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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:27 AM
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Walmart got the SMACK DOWN in Inglewood. The voters SAID NO...
Oddly, can't find a link!!!!

But we Californians DO represent what's right about the world....

YAYAYAYAY!
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:29 AM
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1. Get ready for a lawsuit
They're suing Contra Costa County and thinking of suing Oakland for denying them access. As if they have the right to invade our neighborhoods.

Still, good for the voters of Inglewood!
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:32 AM
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2. link...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:32 AM
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3. Link (registration req'd)
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 10:32 AM by GOPisEvil
http://www.statesman.com/business/content/shared-gen/ap...

By ALEX VEIGA
AP Business Writer




INGLEWOOD, Calif. Voters rejected a ballot measure that would have cleared the way for a colossal Wal Mart in this Los Angeles suburb, one of several communities across the nation to resist the retailer's advances.

Activists who opposed the measure which would have allowed Wal Mart to skirt zoning, traffic and environmental reviews said it would hurt the community by inviting the Supercenter to drive out small business and encourage sprawl.


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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:34 AM
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4. That is wonderful and if they try a lawsuit, just put up a website to
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 10:35 AM by efhmc
garnish funds and to publish tales of Wallyworld's harm to small business and to community spirit. It's is about time this giant was put in its place.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:34 AM
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5. Yeah!! I Guess The People In Inglewood Were Too Smart...
...to fall for those awful commercials with the "we brought pride to the neighborhood," omg! The arrogance...showing a black woman sweeping her porch presumabley because a Walmart moved in??? WALMART BROUGHT US JOBS WE ARE SO GRATEFUL. Gimme a freaking break, they would have destroyed every small business in Inglewood, and there are a lot of them.

You know it's ironic, GWB's oft-repeated "small business is the engine of our economy" schtick, and the GOP's cushy relationship with relentless small business killer Walmart.

I don't live in the voting area for this but, PROUD OF L.A. TODAY, YAY INGLEWOOD. WalMart can just keep their mega stores the hell out of here.
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joefree1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:35 AM
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6. What?! Yeeeeeeaaaaaaah!
Next thing you know Bush will get voted out of office. Corporatist will cry into their glass of whine. Ann Koulter will marry Rush and together go to rehab.

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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:37 AM
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7. Wow! Y'all got to vote??
Here the people were generally opposed to the new walmart but the city council allowed it. construction is not complete but the original proposal involved replacing "low income housing" ie "projects" that were torn down to make room. Of course there was no replacement of low income housing. We were screwed!
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:40 AM
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8. The way I understand it is that Wal-Mart paid for that referendum, in
(Is that the case?)order to bypass city government that had said no.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:41 AM
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9. Good for the voters! Now all we need to do is get the rest of
the country to stop frequenting Walmarts too!

I'm not saying don't go there at all. There are some products, especially canned foods and cereals that are worth the trip, but stores don't make much money on those, and a lot of time they just break even. The idea with Walart is to have the groceries to entice you into the store, and while you're there, you'll buy a lot of other stuff.

I suggest people take the time to go to other stores for the other stuff!

Walmart is spending a lot of money running ads to improve their image. Only thier actions will do that! Their actions won't change until the public stop supporting them.
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truthspeaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:43 AM
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10. another link (Yahoo!/AP)
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=509&e=4...

With all 29 precincts and absentee ballots counted late Tuesday night, Inglewood voters opposed the measure 60.6 percent to 39.3 percent, said Gabby Contreras of the city clerk's office.


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