“Crime is WAY WAY WAY down over the era when they allowed the fuel companies to poison us with lead in the gas. They never let on about all the aggressions caused by that lead they were poisoning us with. Crime rate has dropped parallel with the lowering of lead in the environment.
Ramona Jackson on Apr 27, 2014 at 18:07:32
“Are you suggesting there's a direct correlation between gasoline lead reduction and crime reduction?”
Oct 15, 2013 at 14:04:50
“Germany is nearly 100 percent unionized. Walmart tried to compete here and couldn't make it. They left after losing a billion dollars. Enjoy.”
dudet on Nov 6, 2013 at 09:38:40
“They left where I am at too because food can be purchased cheaper in other stores than by walmart....think about it...it has to get shipped all the way here, plus all the other crap from China, and then Walmart had to pay additional costs for everything involved with the gas, lights, storage, so on and so forth.”
Cyber Nick on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:40:40
“Germany has much better shops than Walmart—shops that pay a living wage and benefits thanks to strong unions. Not much slave labor in Germany compared to the U. S.”
“Who else on the planet has figured out so many possible permutations on three basic ingredients? Defies logic. Look towards Taco Bell for the location of the missing dark matter. They are apparently hogging up all the Higgs Bosons over there. Enjoy.”
“Her actions hurt the chances of other women being hired as no employer wants to deal with all the baggage these broken women drag into,the workplace. The guy didn't deserve to be fired and she obviously never deserved to be employed in the industry in the first instance if she doesn't like dongle jokes. Enjoy.”
Dec 23, 2012 at 04:47:00
“Zero Dark Thirty has the plausible deniability of fiction.
You know what isn't fiction? The fact we tortured a bunch of innocent Iraqis looking for Bush's bogus WMD's and justice has not yet been served. I will continue to remind the body politic at every juncture and will not relent until I have taken my last breath as an American citizen.
We went so far as to torture the testicles of toddlers in our Quixotic and ill conceived rush through Arabia.
“Walmart is evil in so many ways I hate to see so much misplaced focus on the actions of the security and store personnel. What happened in that parking lot over those DVD players is NOT SOMETHING that Walmart wants to happen. They want to work the staff split shifts and part time to avoid paying full-time wages. They want to abuse them in other ways too numerous to mention here, but THEY DO NOT want them tackling and killing people in the parking lot. THEY HAVE A WRITTEN POLICY AGAINST THAT!
Walmart has ruined much of America, but don't blame the corporation for the actions of wannabe cops they hired WHO WERE TOLD NOT TO DO what they did, and then blame it on anybody other than the PEOPLE involved. If a Walmart employee goes crazy and starts stabbing people in the aisles, that isn't Walmart's fault either. Did I mention that Walmart is evil? They tried to buy their way into the German market (spent a billion dollars in the process), but forced to comply with European labor laws and laws against selling below cost to destroy your competition, they weren't even able to bring their cheap junk to market as cheaply as their competitors. When forced to play on a level field, Walmart folded like a $10 Walmart lawn chair at a Weight Watchers convention.
“The ONE thing they teach all employees is NOT to do exactly what was done here.
Walmart DOES NOT WANT this kind of publicity. They have loss insurance already covered. Proper course of action would have been to let him flee, then turn over the video(s) to cops. What happened in the parking lot was most likely a combination of poor training, adrenaline and Dirty Harry machismo of Walmart wannabe cops.
When this goes to court (civil), Walmart will pull files out of the folders of every employee involved in this death and show where they signed not to pursue fleeing felons. Mark my words. I'm willing to bet there are previous cases in Walmart history. The policy of nonintervention by employees is pretty much standard across the retail industry from what I experienced working a couple decades in and around it. Enjoy.”
“Should they have just let the guy walk off with the DVD players?
Yes. That is exactly what they should have done. Now you know. I certainly would not want, nor expect, that my kid or wife would be tasked with being a cashier, stock person AND security officer, as requirement for a part time job with no insurance that doesn't even pay a living wage.
Having worked retail at many levels, I can assure you that the position of every major retailer I am aware of it NOT TO CONFRONT shoplifters. The store is already paying for loss insurance. They do not want to be paying disability claims on an employee who decides to confront and potentially get hurt, not to mention the potential liability if three of your employees crush the poor bastard to death on the concrete outside the store. Taking the kind of actions these Walmart employees took would get you FIRED from most places, not rewarded.
“I think the Republicans have tried to package their new age Christian Reconstructionism about as many different ways as they can and nobody is buying it. Some of them are starting to figure out that "rapists rights", even if supported by "scripture" is about as popular with the public as a return to biblical slavery. Fortunately for the Dems, most REPS are still fighting about what kind of new dress to put on their "pig" and not getting rid of the pig altogether. Enjoy.”
“Apple sales are dropping SO fast that the Chinese factories can't produce them quickly enough. Also, Romney will win the 2012 election in a landslide (This news update brought to you by Karl Rove & Co) Enjoy.”
“They gotta learn about bankster fraud sooner or later. You don't shy away from selling them on a fake Santa Claus even though you know they are gonna be hurt to find out that is a lie. Why should you protect them against the truth? Enjoy.”
Isabella Johannson on Aug 9, 2012 at 10:36:20
“Ahhh, there is that compassion I was looking for. Disturbing. Here's to wishing you never have to go through this.”