Archive for June, 2005

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR DOLLARS ARE…?

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

This is not an us vs them issue. My community suffers when it hemorrhages cash. China’s trade surplus with the United States was $162 billion in 2004, a 30.6% increase since 2003 and the United States’ largest bilateral deficit. From Newsweek: To get a sense of how completely China dominates low-cost manufacturing, consider Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart […]

City of Lorain protest permit

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

wal-mart protest permits Originally uploaded by Wal-Mart Movie. Posted to the Walmart Movie flickr page…

LEGAL FIREWORKS…?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Just in time to celebrate the 4th of July, Conneticut’s State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has demanded that Wal Mart stores in his state remove Piccolo Petes from their shelves. Blumenthal told Wal Mart that: Sales of these dangerous devices should stop immediately. Wal-Mart or TNT Fireworks will face legal fireworks in state court, if […]

Wal-Mart Unhealthy for Communities?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

From The Neighborhood Retail Alliance Blog: [T]he Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness, a 200 member coalition of hospital administrators, community health advocates, and concerned individuals has officially come out against Wal-Mart coming to the Richmond County. This group, who we have been in contact with, is worried about uninsured and underinsured Wal-Mart workers burdening […]

WAL MART HEIR DIES IN CRASH…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Wal Mart heir John Walton died yesterday in the crash of his homebuilt experimental aircraft. Walton was one of Sam Walton’s three sons and served on the Wal Mart board. Forbes magazine in its March issued said that Walton was the 11th most wealthy person in the world with a net worth of $18.2 billion. […]

PLEASE SIR, MAY I HAVE SOME MORE…?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.) is not happy with an agreement between the Department of Labor and Wal Mart. The pact, part of a larger settlement reached between the DOL and the Bentonville Behemoth after the company was found guilty of child-labor law violations in January, grants Wal Mart a 15-day advance notice before the […]

Las Vegas Wal Mart picketing

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Union vs Wal Mart in Las Vegas #1 Originally uploaded by Wal-Mart Movie. Union people on the line in LV.

Residents Against A Sellwood/Ardenwald Walmart

Monday, June 27th, 2005

NoSellwoodWalmart.com. Noticing a trend in URLs?

RUSH HOUR ON QUIGLEY ROAD…

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Back on Thursday, 16 June, the Ohio Department of Transportation held what it billed as it’s first and last public meeting to seek comment on the Quigley Road Connector joining I-71 North and West 14th Street to the Cuyahoga Valley and the land to be privately developed at Steelyard Commons. I had some problems viewing […]

The Power of Bentonville

Monday, June 27th, 2005

The Power of Bentonville Originally uploaded by GeorgeNemeth. Doin’ the Walmart cheer…

Over the rainbow?

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Paintings 022 Originally uploaded by sparkletrash. Do you really think this is where “the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true”? Kind of creepy how the sign just says “Always”. It might as well say “Forever, Amen”.

Duncanville, TX

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Duncanville #949 Originally uploaded by Wal-Mart Movie. When Walmart closed, other stores closed too – Radio Shack, Sally Beauty Supply, CitiFinancial, Dollar Mart.

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENTS NEXT WEEKEND…!

Sunday, June 26th, 2005

I finally got a chance to meet John Ettorre not once but twice, on consecutive evenings this month. Last Thursday John blogged about a minor epiphany concerning buying locally. He was at Borders when he realized he could order the same book from Susanne at Mac’s Backs and keep more of his money working in […]

Wal-Mart and Women’s rights

Sunday, June 26th, 2005

From Women’s eNews: The political battle over the “morning after pill” is raging, with proposed legislation in 15 states that would protect a pharmacist’s right to refuse to fill prescriptionS on “moral” grounds. Wal-Mart has already laid down its own law. America’s largest retailer and one of its largest pharmacies doesn’t stock emergency contraception at […]

HOLY $%^&, 1 IN 115…!

Saturday, June 25th, 2005

According to John Dicker’s The United States Of Wal Mart, one in every 115 workers in the United States is employed by Wal Mart. 1 in #$%^&*^ 115! Can you get your head around that? I can’t. Buzzflash says Picker’s book is an: …irreverent, hard-hitting examination of the world’s largest-and most reviled-corporation, which reveals that […]