Archive for the 'Gambling' Category

Walmart is “shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”

Friday, October 30th, 2009

There’s part of me that reads this and just yawns: Walmart has severed ties with one of the country’s major blueberry growers after an ABC News investigation found children, including one as young as five-years-old, working in its fields. The children were discovered at the Adkin Blue Ribbon Packing Company, in South Haven, Michigan, this […]

Walmart Logic

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

One of Walmart’s common themes is that you save money by spending money. So if you buy a $15 item for $10 then you have “saved” $5, not spent $10. Apparently this inverted logic works well in other areas as well. Sweet Dreams in Hard Times Add to Lottery Sales “When people view themselves as […]


Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Shop at Wal-Mart. Buy lots of cheap plastic crap from China. Gamble away what ever is left in your bank account. Installing the lottery equivalent of one-armed bandits in its stores is not Wal-Mart’s idea, but the company admits it likes the money. From Raleigh, North Carolina, News & Observer: Officials in charge of North […]