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Mastodon: Major anti-LGBTQ contributors since 2022

Posted by live love laugh | Tue Jun 6, 2023, 03:14 PM (2 replies)

Mastodon: Alfalfa male

Posted by live love laugh | Tue Jun 6, 2023, 01:48 AM (9 replies)

God says homosexuality is in

Posted by live love laugh | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 01:42 PM (21 replies)

Walmart: But all we hear about is Bezos and Amazon

“Roughly half of all Walmart stock is owned by the 3 surviving heirs of founder Sam Walton. The Walton family is the richest family on earth with a net worth of around 224 billion in 2023.
In fact, the family dumped about 2.5 million shares in the spring of 2021--worth about $750 million--to get their ownership stake back down below the 50% mark. The largest chunk of the family stock -- about 1.28 billion shares -- are held in a tax-sheltering trust created by dad called Walton Enterprises. Another 245 million shares are held in the Walton family holdings trust.
Each of the surviving children hold individual shares as well.  Robson, Walton's oldest living son, holds more than 3.2 million shares. The wealthiest woman on earth, Alice Walton, holds close to 6.7 million shares. Jim Walton has about 10.5 million shares. Sam walton's three kids have a net worth of more than 60 billion each.  In years past, they've been among the top 10 richest people on earth but in 2023 they are merely 11, 12 and 13.
Every dollar increase in Walmart’s stock price adds another billion in value to the Walton Enterprises Trust and millions to each of the individual Walton siblings stock portfolios. When Walmart buys stock to boost its own market price, it's largely done to increase the wealth of the richest family on earth.
… Therefore, the wages of Walmart workers are suppressed mostly for the Walton families’ benefit. One of every two poorly-paid Walmart workers takes home less pay just so the $224 billion Walton family nest egg grows larger.

This also means that of the $6.2 billion in [taxpayer funded] public benefits spent every year to support Walmart workers [without health insurance or benefits], 3.1 billion is practically a direct subsidy to the richest family on earth.

Should you and I be paying [taxes] to keep Walmart workers afloat or should the Walton family? It certainly seems like they could afford to share a little of that with their workers. After all those 3 Walton heirs sure as hell couldn't run 11,000 Walmart stores all by themselves. Let's make them pay.”

-Scott Bennett


There is a big push and lots of publicity around getting Amazon to unionize. However, nothing is ever said about Walmart. Walmart has used termination, and even threats to close completely in areas to avoid unions—knowing that closing would devastate many because Walmart undercuts and runs away all competitive small businesses when they open.

Why doesn’t the Republican Owned Media investigate this instead of leaving it up to some lone TikToker? (rhetorical question )
Posted by live love laugh | Thu May 25, 2023, 02:35 AM (5 replies)

This TikTok is golden


I know many don’t like to click on links, but it is obviously TikTok.

To briefly explain it is a Republican representative asking a Democratic representative about crime specifically sexual abuse.

The “gift“ is swiftly acknowledged by the Democratic representative who used TFG as an example— being found liable of sexual abuse himself as proof of the GOP’s less than tough stance on crime.

She goes on to talk about Santos being indicted for 13 felony counts, and the GOP doing nothing to distance them self from either.

She urges them to do something within the confines of the legislature instead of pointing fingers elsewhere.
Posted by live love laugh | Mon May 22, 2023, 06:56 PM (6 replies)

Inspirational quote of the day: "Live so that if your life was a book Florida would ban it."

I just found this out there on the internets.

Posted by live love laugh | Sun May 21, 2023, 04:17 PM (18 replies)

Mastodon: Working in tandem

Posted by live love laugh | Sat May 20, 2023, 08:47 PM (2 replies)

Where's the border influx? All I've heard from teevee is that bathrooms are scary.

Posted by live love laugh | Sat May 20, 2023, 05:14 PM (1 replies)

Republican councilman arrested asleep at wheel holding crack pipe

Posted by live love laugh | Fri May 19, 2023, 04:35 PM (8 replies)

Before, every village had an idiot. With social media every idiot has a village.

From Mastodon


Posted by live love laugh | Fri May 19, 2023, 11:59 AM (4 replies)
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