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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Corporations are not a privately owned businesses.
    And 'corporations' had what exactly to do with your comment on capitalism?

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    And 'corporations' had what exactly to do with your comment on capitalism?
    Uhmm my comment was sarcasm to begin with.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Corporations are not a privately owned businesses.
    Private corporations are.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I reread your posts and they fail to rise to even that lowly standard. If you do not have comtempt for small town America perhaps you should refrain from vitriolic outbursts such as



    Do not despair as you are not alone. Sam Walton professed to love small town America then participated in much of its destruction by wiping out Main Street small businesses. So your contempt of what you falsely profess to appreciate is not something only you are guilty of.
    Not creating jobs doesn't do anything to help small town America, believe it, or not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Uhmm my comment was sarcasm to begin with.
    So...the usual stuff then...you dont really have **** to add to a conversation...you pop in to make a snarky comment...and this time like so many others, not only was it NOT funny OR relevant but it didnt even make sense and your follow on comment wasnt related. I gotcha...

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not creating jobs doesn't do anything to help small town America, believe it, or not.
    Generally speaking, jobs are good -- good for the people who fill them, good for the businesses where the money gets spent, good for the tax bases they join, and so on.

    Specifically speaking, the real issue isn't job creation -- it's how the jobs are created.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Generally speaking, jobs are good -- good for the people who fill them, good for the businesses where the money gets spent, good for the tax bases they join, and so on.

    Specifically speaking, the real issue isn't job creation -- it's how the jobs are created.
    The, "how", is irrelevant, if no jobs are created.

    One thing is for sure, to create more jobs, a community has to bring in a company that will create those jobs.

    Let me fall back on my own personal experience, again:

    A tire company wanted to build a plant in my hometown; "ohhhh, no, no, no, that'll be bad. We don't want that".

    A recycling company want to build a facility; "ohhhh, no, no, no, that'll be bad. We don't want that".

    A fertilizer company wanted to build a plant to produce amonia; "ohhhh, no, no, no, that'll be bad. We don't want that".

    Finally, in the late 90's, after the old fart, small town nay-sayers died off, or were too old to raise sand, a federal prison was built there.

    Good! Right? Nice, cushy gubmint jobs. Wanna hear the punchline? Most of the people in that area can't even qualify for a job as a janitor, much less anything else.

    Now, the land that all those other companies wanted to build their facilities on, has a federal prison sitting on it and it ain't goin' no where.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    So...the usual stuff then...you dont really have **** to add to a conversation...you pop in to make a snarky comment...and this time like so many others, not only was it NOT funny OR relevant but it didnt even make sense and your follow on comment wasnt related. I gotcha...
    I guess my "snarky" comment went over your head.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Hmm openers :
    What supply chain is the store using? American made? Chinese?
    How is the profit distributed? --wage ranges, dividends, etc
    Was Wal-Mart kept out with simple zoning, street, and infrastructure cost restrictions? If so, legal. They want to go there, the town can decide what costs to alleviate and which ones not to.
    If the store is well run it will be a net asset to the town in terms of product, profit, tax and wages. If not...it wont.

    As usual, the report tells about 1/3 of the real story. Lots we do not know.

    All said, I wish em luck.

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    Re: Community Builds A Store and Keeps Walmarts Out

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I guess my "snarky" comment went over your head.
    Apparently over your own as well.

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