January 08, 2007

VFW

Walmart takes a lot of crap, so I thought this webpage where the VFW thanks Walmart for their support was pretty cool.

Posted by: Sarah at 11:47 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 In the place of open-air markets we now have big box supercenters. Mom and Pop have given way to the forced smiles of checkout clerks and supervisors in stiff suits. A few questions: -What have we lost in trading authentic community for the rock bottom prices? What is a vibrant neighborhood worth? -How is it that a company that generates $10.5 billion a year can't afford to pay for medical benefits or staff overtime? -Why do the women working for Wal-Mart carry food tamps in their wallets? I have to wonder if the cost to communities is actually good for our economy overall. There must be a system out there that is more interesting, dynamic and fulfilling.

Posted by: Will at January 08, 2007 08:33 PM (QRBGL)

2 http://www.goodmagazine.com/section/Provocations/Unconscious_Consumption I wrote the above Wal-Mart piece, and boy am I getting hammered. LOL.

Posted by: Nancy at January 09, 2007 07:36 PM (8i2KG)

3 I'm not going to pretend I read all of that nancy, but what I did read only raised one question in my mind - do you want your kids to be like sweatshop workers in mexico one day? Or do you want to continue to live in a first world country? Okay, I guess that's kind of two questions.

Posted by: Will Somerset at January 10, 2007 03:23 PM (QRBGL)

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