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Thread: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

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    Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    Wow. This just seems so over-the-top to me. I think our nation has absolutely lost its collective mind worrying about terrorism. This kind of message seems incredibly Big Brotherish. Do we really need Janet Napolitano to warn us to report suspicious activity in the Wal-Mart parking lot? I mean, really?

    What do you guys think? Is it appropriate for DHS to produce this kind of message to air in Wal-Mart? Is it appropriate for Wal-Mart to air such a message? (And please don't post any bull**** like "zomg private company they do what they want lol." I already know Wal-Mart's opinion; I'm asking for yours.)

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    Re: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    It's kinda messed up and I think it's a mistake not to really define "suspicious".
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    Re: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    A scared population is a submissive population.

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    Re: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    What do mean aire? Like over a PA system? I say no.
    On their TVs in the electronics? Sure, why not.
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    Re: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    I don't think this has anything to do with fear. As for if it should be done, I could honestly care less. But since it's probably paid for by taxes, I am against it. I don't see any reason to be against the message or anything like that.

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    Re: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    What do mean aire? Like over a PA system? I say no.
    On their TVs in the electronics? Sure, why not.
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    Re: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    Sure, air it in Walmart. I'll never have to see it.

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    Re: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    There simply MUST be more here than meets the eye...some kind of partnership with Corporate America or something.

    I could see public service announcements like this on television actually; but at a WalMart? Just plain strange. Like TwiLight Zone strange.
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    Re: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    I say no. If Walmart wishes to have a spokeperson warn you about terrorist and other stuff then that is Walmart's business. But Public officials should not be doing this. It gets their foot in the in door for other types of broadcasts and stuff.If there is really a danger outside then a Wal-mart manager can get on the PA system to warn people.
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    Re: Wal-Mart to start airing Homeland Security messages

    Yesterday, my mother sent me some nonsense e-mail about muslims attacking us in the air. It was a fraudulent piece written by a man who wasn't even on the flight on which the scenario supposedly occurred.

    My parents shop at Walmart. I'm sure the message will be received loud and clear--by them (and others like them)--who are just afraid of the evil muslim menace.

    I think we are going to perish, as a species, from drowning in our own stupidity.

    p.s. This is exactly why I never set foot in Walmart.

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