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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Couldn't the 'township board' have easily avoided the 'ky necessity' by merely saying no?
    Just like any big developers coming into a town, commercial or residential, I'm sure plenty of 'wheels get greased.'
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    sure ..... just like the single mother of four can say NO to the jerk who asks to move in with her and will bring his 660 bucks a week with him.
    There is no excuse for a woman to allow a 'jerk' around her children. That is worse than poverty. Even the right foster home would be better than that. And I grew up seeing the foster care system up pretty close through my church...by no means is it all bad.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    I've wondered that myself many times, voting against their own best interests is so bizarre. If you look at the right-wingers on this site though they all complain about how others are mooching off of them. They're either all rich (doubt it) or they are delusional and think their failures can be attributed to welfare moochers. "If it just wasn't for THEM I'd be rich". They're too cowardly to go after those they worship, so they pick on the weakest people in society.

    You can bet there are also significant paid networks that output their propaganda everywhere they can. They own thousands of radio stations across the country where the spew their crap, certainly they do it on the internet as well. There's several people on this forum and many other sites I frequent that I suspect. I wouldn't be surprised if this forum was owned and created as a result of such things as it is setup for it.
    At some point, after reading some of the history of conservatism - from Edmund Burke to modern times, I have to wonder if "conservativism" is just a form of identity politics, as it shape-shifts its way through a variety of different political stances over the years....trade and tariff regulations would be the most obvious shift over the ages, as conservative used to mean isolationism and protectionism, while now it means laissez-faire liberalism on trade, and even accepting internationally enforced trading rules. Same thing goes with banking! The only constant is that conservatives will always be on side of "god and country".

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    BRAVO!!!! Those are the stories I love to hear.
    Thank you!

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    excellent question. Can we avoid reality?

    Think about this: on the standard IQ scale, 100 is considered as average and the midpoint of the population. So what do we do with the scores of millions who are below that?
    Anyone can learn a skill or trade....our education system isnt set up for that but it could be. Some schools are associated with vocational schools. Parents need to be more pro-active at an earlier age with their kids, as do school counselors.

    Too many people just graduate high school (if, they even do) and just let life 'happen' to them. No wonder they dont get anywhere.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    There is no excuse for a woman to allow a 'jerk' around her children. That is worse than poverty. Even the right foster home would be better than that. And I grew up seeing the foster care system up pretty close through my church...by no means is it all bad.
    We are in total agreement. All I was attempting to do was to show that sometimes people are in tough situations with very limited options that pretty much doom them to lose.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Anyone can learn a skill or trade....our education system isnt set up for that but it could be. Some schools are associated with vocational schools. Parents need to be more pro-active at an earlier age with their kids, as do school counselors.

    Too many people just graduate high school (if, they even do) and just let life 'happen' to them. No wonder they dont get anywhere.
    You have hit the nail firmly upon its head. Yes, we need to encourage and assist more people with trade careers like plumbing, electrical and other skills where they can make a good living at.

    Sadly, we no longer live in an agricultural economy which has a place for all. And when that turned into to a manufacturing or industrial economy, not only could we transfer everybody but we had to go around to world to supply all the extra land needed. We are fast becoming a nation where a good 25% of the people are no longer necessary in a technological economy.

    That is the big problem of the 21st century. What do we do with those people who will not become plumbers?
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Last time I checked, the UFCW union is an American entity, with afficiates in Canada - the UFCW said nothing about only stopping its unionization drives in Canada - secondly, last time I checked, the NLRB is an American entity with no jurisdication or authority in Canada so my references to them are not related to Canada.

    Finally, as for Walmart's commercials, they are simply trying to put truth out to counter the media and liberal bias against them. If Walmart commercials insult you, you must feel awful about the propaganda pieces the Obama administration offers up.

    Lol. Ok, you've convinced me. Working at Walmart is sunshine, rainbows, and opportunity. I must have been brainwashed by the Obama propaganda machine, which placed false memories of my friends and family working at that ****hole. Thanks for clearing it up, and have a good one.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    So no problem - let's just raise the minimum wage so that people who are making it and working over 32 hours a week don't qualify for food stamps and can pay for health insurance.

    Problem solved. WalMart can keep paying minimum wage, but we are no longer subsidizing them.
    I disagree.

    Revenue – Costs = Profit/ Loss

    If you raise wages (costs), then you have lower profits AND/OR higher prices.

    The former (lowers profits) means you probably have to lay off people, which means more people have no job which defeats the purpose of raising the minimum wage.

    The latter (higher prices) means that consumers can afford less products. And considering many shoppers at places like Walmart are on fixed incomes, that can really hurt them.


    This idea that raising the minimum wage is the magic pill is simply false...you cannot raise costs (with no greater productivity) without lowering profits...not realistically possible.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Just like any big developers coming into a town, commercial or residential, I'm sure plenty of 'wheels get greased.'
    The most disturbing thing I was told was after the town committed to certain things and well after infrastructure construction was under way - WM came back and insisted on other concessions. And this was after the town had put in a road, sewer line and other things at their expense. They basically said they would not break ground and simply walk away if they did not get what they wanted. They had a deal on the property which allowed them to do that at only the cost of some option money and a down payment. So the seller would have got screwed also.

    And they did.
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