Time to dust off the old monkey wrench and get some sand ready. Make it economically non-sensical for this to happen. Destroy their machines.
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Jul 17, 2014, 07:25 PM #1
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Jul 17, 2014, 07:36 PM #2Senior Member
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They are like aliens. Walmart must be like from Mars, just trying to slowly take over. Them and Disneyhood. I once read they are planning uranium enrichment underground below the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. I wouldn't put it past them.
Jul 17, 2014, 07:39 PM #3
it's miami, that's not even in this country
no cares given
Jul 18, 2014, 12:06 AM #4
Jul 17, 2014, 07:50 PM #5
And with UM and them, if there were no restrictions on the sale or use of this land, maybe the federal or state government should have put a bid in for it for conservation purposes. But you can hardly fault a public company for trying to flip land for profit. That article never stats how much Walmart paid for the land. A few hundred Mill I would think? They also didn't cite anything in the article that indicates the impact. This is 88 acres or so, of how many? Is it a few thousands of acres? Did walmart already perform due diligence and see results say that trimming down that portion would simply move a few animals down. It was very vague. I would just assume there are two sides to a story. Even though Walmart is a corporate juggernaut, they still deal with public relations and I find it hard to believe that they just said fu** it. It's not like they are known for building on top of Indian Burial grounds and stuff. I am sure they have gone after numerous properties and either been denied, or realized that their impact would be too great.
I have never worked for a company like them, but I have worked for a lot of companies, including financial firms, and a lot of people think everyone is so irresponsible and I have found that not to be true. People at the big boy table talk about these things. A lot of people involved in this probably had to analyse the environmental impact. Since they problems about 8 years ago, Walmart has become a lot more transparent about their business, employees and ethics. When money is on the table, it trumps ethics a lot of the time. But I dunno.
Sad story, but not surprising. With land dwindling and over population a serious concern, it's only a matter of time before we start looking at places differently. State reserves, farm land. All of it.
Jul 18, 2014, 01:19 AM #6
These fugging people at Walmart, and other industrialists, are thinly veiled evil. Why are they evil? Because they do shiiite like this, just like this, frequently. Thus putting on display their callous disregard for the others in the human race as well as other creatures who inhabit this planet.
This, Zach, this is the problem. Want to know why the human race is the scourge of the planet? This, Zach, this right here. Walmart is just like Goldman Sachs in the sense that they are a "vampire squid upon the face of humanity" as so well put by Matt Taibbi.
I'm not going to tell you to grow a set & get a clue as to where you spend your money. Nor would it be my place to say to you that your reasons for shopping at Walmart are mere window-dressing for a lack of ethics. And I certainly would never say to a person with your value system that you lack backbone and thus are part of the problem for the dwindling remainder of the people who still want ethics, who want accountability & who want to end this scurrilous behavior by industrialists like Walmart.
No, I'll leave it up to someone else to make that judgment.
I haven't bought gasoline at Exxon since those pricks pulled their Valdez spill. Haven't bought BP since they destroyed our Gulf. I won't buy McDonalds, not only because it's poison, but because McD's are backers of Sea World aka Torture World. It ain't hard, you make your decisions, there are options & choices.
And here's another example: Gates along with uncle Warren and the rest of the “industrialists” lying all the way down the road. Like the article says, time to take away their free pass.
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Jul 18, 2014, 03:10 PM #7
I guess my best answer to you is that I pick my battles. If I stood up and fought everytime I disagreed with policies or companies in this country, I would have left here years ago. Honestly, I thought about it. I could be the guy saying, "fu** the banks" and keep my money in a matress. I could say "fu** the insurance industry" and go without coverage. I could say, screw the government, because I don't agree with their current administration and evade my taxes. I could say, ohh, there is so much BS on the news, so I would stop watching it....
Hopefully you can see where I am going with this. But not buying gas from BP could make you sleep better at night, but what kind of vehicle do you drive, and what kind of gas milage do you get? Cause if you think Shell, or whoever you are sucking down all your "petro" from is any better or any more responsible than BP, I would say that you are wrong.
So, I am just saying. I pick my battles. Walmart is NOT one of them. They employ a ton of people in this town alone. They treat the local employees well. They offer quality goods and great prices.
I go to sea world, cause it's fun. I eat at McDonald's cause its cheap and it's good. I wear nike's sometimes despite their sweatshops.
Yankee, do you have an iPhone? Do you wear nikes? I mean, I am not going to go back and forth about who is more noble, but unless you sit down and do a life audit and can come to me with a clean record, saying you don't give money to any irresponsible companies, then I really can't get on board with you there.
So, I hear you about your views. That is cool. Whatever makes you sleep at night. I guess I would just say, I have given up on all the BS that doesn't matter. Cause just for the record.
Your votes in the country don't count. Your efforts against BP are futile. McDonald's doesn't miss your business. The banks are, well, you know what they are, you made them money.
You and I are in different parts of our lives. I look at my money, and the companies I do business with and its a free market. Best products, best prices gets my cash. That leaves me with more money to do what I want and give my family more of the things that they want and don't need.
I bet you didn't feel this way when you were burning up jet fuel, getting into SUVs and zipping around the country working for "the man" and the banks. I bet you never asked your driver where the gas was from.
So, maybe you are in a place in life where taking those person stands means something to you.
I am just saying, I am not going to stop doing business with Walmart because they bought a lot in Dade County. It was an incomplete article that screamed sensationalism....
But trust me, if I ever feel like a company like that is being reckless, I mean, any more reckless than EVERY OTHER COMPANY trading publicly that is of ANY value, then I won't shop there.....
A couple palm trees is NOT the tipping point for me....
I am not trying to tell yall Walmart is so great, I am just saying you guys are going down the slippery slope of hypocrisy, and I am just saying be careful. Check out where your wetsuit was made, where your car was made, what mileage you get, where you hat comes from, where your groceries come from, what airlines you use, what news you watch, what bank you use and all that.....
So, you avoid Walmart for whatever reason, then drive past McDonald's to eat at Burger King, and on the way, you stop at Wells Fargo to get some cash out, and you drive an extra 60 miles to go to the aquarium because you hate seaworld.... Find the hidden message in all that.
Again, often times, my specific opinions get challenged on a larger, fundamental level. I am not trying to preach about how great walmart is. I am saying, you all know this, its supposed to be a free market, and Walmart will have the control of said market for EVER until someone competes with them. And if no one can compete with them, you can't really complain. They fought a battle and they won.
I don't believe in the healthcare system either. Ohh well. More people agree with it than don't I guess, so we move on and stop crying over spilled milk. I am not going to move to Costa Rica because Obama is in office.
Know what I mean? I put my wife and daughter above all other things in this world. And if Walmart benefits them, their needs or comfort trumps ANYTHING else that I care about. I like the environment, I like Bald Eagles... But that's not the point. Doing a disservice to my family, based on some noble notion that I have is wrong on every count to me.
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Jul 18, 2014, 09:03 PM #8
Jul 18, 2014, 09:18 PM #9
And I am not going to explain to my 3 year old how I feel about the current country's political climate, and I also don't go over our weekly shopping agenda with her either. I don't sit around sharing my opinions of the world with everyone, I choose to do that on here, with the present company.
Agree to disagree, but yes, day to day life sometimes does become self serving. Call it short sighted, call it what you will. But in my experiences, all of these strong opinions, and boycotting corporations and what you are talking about have never served me in any way. By me taking a stand against Walmart, who am I serving? They care nothing about my business. And if everyone on this forum stops shopping there, Miami/Dade is still getting a Walmart put there. It doesn't change anything. Like I said, I choose my battles based on pretty strong beliefs. I don't have strong enough beliefs to oppose Walmart.
You do you. I will do me. The world will keep spinning. The Banks will stay paid, and Walmart will move on to another town, where everyone will oppose it, nothing will change and three weeks later the entire town will start shopping there. Seen this song and dance for 20 years. The outcome is always the same.
I avoid walmart like the plague. The inexpensive stuff they sell is such garbage, it's either unusable out of the box or falls apart within a couple weeks....if you got something from WM that lasted longer, consider yourself lucky. As far as they're "higher-end" products, they're not that much cheaper than other stores to warrant going out of your way.