Archive for May, 2005

Collision Bend » Quality vs. Quantity

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Will Kessel is doing some heavy lifting with this post. An excerpt: America is in denial, big-time. We want it cheap, discounted. No discount – no purchase. “I wanna discount!” is all I ever heard when I worked as an optician. “Discount” this and “discount” that. What did I do to prevent me from losing […]

No Cleveland Wal*Mart and The Neighborhood Retail Alliance

Monday, May 30th, 2005

NoClevelandWalmart.org is linked to by The Neighborhood Retail Alliance AKA Mom And Pop NYC. They’ve covered a lot of ground in the couple months they’ve been blogging, so check out their excellent work. As I’m reading their posts, The Response to “Hypocrisy of the Wal-Mart Bashers” jumped out at me. Why? Adrianne Shropshire, Executive Director […]

Sage Lewis: Wal*Mart History

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Fellow NEO blogger Sage Lewis links to another PBS special titled Store Wars in this post.

No Cleveland Walmart » Comment Policy

Monday, May 30th, 2005

I had to delete a comment today. I should have done this sooner, because I anticipated the sort of anonymous, partisan name calling said commenter pulled. Before you comment on this blog, please read the No Cleveland Walmart Comment Policy, which is permanently linked in the sidebar. Here it is as well: The comment section […]

The buzz in Lakewood on Wal*Mart

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Steve FitzGerald summarizes a discussion board topic on his blog at Cleveland.com: “Wal-Mart is a symbol of the basic problem with capitalism. If a company provides goods at a lower price than its rivals, but at the detriment to society as a whole, what does the populace do? Recent history has shown that they will […]

Pain and fever

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

103_0330 Originally uploaded by thisisdrew.

Ain’t that America?

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

103_0337 Originally uploaded by thisisdrew.

unsettling

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

unsettling Originally uploaded by Spyderella. The caption on this photo reads “Is anyone else distrubed by the idea of ‘Wal-Mart Realty'”?

Ghost in a Shell

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Ghost in a Shell Originally uploaded by byrdhouse. Another town, another empty big box…

The fight for our economic future

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Jim Morana writes: Over the last few weeks I’ve given quite a bit of thought to whether or not I should lend a hand in the fight to stop Walmart from coming to Cleveland’s Steelyard. Despite my interest in helping many of the good folks already fighting, I just never heard any reason that compelled […]

TEACH; YOUR CHILDREN WELL..

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

I have a confession to make. I have shopped at Wal Mart. In fact, I used to be a fairly regular customer. But I stopped several months ago, before Steelyard Commons became an issue. One of the things I used to see in the store were little signs about Wal Mart’s support for various charities. […]

Walmart and the American Dream

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

A bit further down, you’ll see a picture of a display at Wal*mart where the person taking the image exclaims $0.94 mustard mustard is the American Dream. I hope they were being sarcastic. Economic development expert Don Iannone recently posted this to his blog and linked to this article at CSMonitor.com: The American dream, at […]

Walmart doesn’t have all the answers

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Walmart Originally uploaded by seanich.

Amish Supercenter

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

111_1111 Originally uploaded by citizenkafka.

low prices

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

low prices Originally uploaded by washed up.