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curious

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Aug 20, 2011
 
This is for people who hate Walmart. I named it Walmart sucks so there would be no confusion. If you are a Walmart fan this thread is not for you. Don't get on it and get all offended. Make your own thread for people who like it!

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Aug 20, 2011
 
I honestly can't imagine why anybody would care that much one way or another unless they work there. They are stores not nationalities. Wal-Mart is a giant corporation with some questionable practices but it isn't like Kroger is a mom and pop either. The way I see it these places are products of our economic system which is partially dictated by our political system. If you have a problem with Wal-Mart then you may have a problem with capitalism. Wal-Mart has succeeded by maximizing profits and crushing the competition. That's the American way. I'm not saying I like Wal-Mart but but if you really think their behavior is wrong then are you willing to allow new regulations to be put in place to change it or do you just like to complain? Sure they pay their employees the bare minimum and import products from other countries but so do all the other stores around here. Employees at other retail stores are not making any more money. Wal-Mart just happens to be the best at it. If you really think other chains care more about the public or their workers then you are deluding yourselves. The problem has more to do with the system then any one particular store or chain or stores.
Lyndon

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Aug 20, 2011
 
curious wrote:
This is for people who hate Walmart. I named it Walmart sucks so there would be no confusion. If you are a Walmart fan this thread is not for you. Don't get on it and get all offended. Make your own thread for people who like it!
So why do you hate it so much?

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Aug 20, 2011
 
As much as I loathe Walmart, I realize they are the largest money-maker and won't be going anywhere anytime soon. However, Walmart will never be able to become so large that they will become a monopoly. Just as Ma Bell about that.
curious

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Aug 20, 2011
 
Lyndon wrote:
<quoted text>So why do you hate it so much?
Because I can.
Libertarian

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Aug 21, 2011
 
THE Bed Bug Bob wrote:
As much as I loathe Walmart, I realize they are the largest money-maker and won't be going anywhere anytime soon. However, Walmart will never be able to become so large that they will become a monopoly. Just as Ma Bell about that.
Only because big government won't allow any monopolies that are private and uses force to limit their freedom.

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Aug 21, 2011
 
Libertarian wrote:
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Only because big government won't allow any monopolies that are private and uses force to limit their freedom.
Freedom? Let's say Walmart were the only choice left in which to shop. How much would prices be jacked up accordingly? It's not good for consumers.
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Aug 21, 2011
 
THE Bed Bug Bob wrote:
<quoted text>Freedom? Let's say Walmart were the only choice left in which to shop. How much would prices be jacked up accordingly? It's not good for consumers.
Where does the constitution guarantee consumer's well being?
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Aug 21, 2011
 
curious wrote:
This is for people who hate Walmart. I named it Walmart sucks so there would be no confusion. If you are a Walmart fan this thread is not for you. Don't get on it and get all offended. Make your own thread for people who like it!
Ahhh.... so sad :( They not let you in again?

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Aug 21, 2011
 
Libertarian wrote:
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Where does the constitution guarantee consumer's well being?
Please... Why is the constitution brought out for every damn argument? Monopolies are BAD for the people. Here's a tiny example. The BP gas station/truck stop on 641 north heading out of town...there is not another station in site and they charge (usually) 15 cents more per gallon for fuel. They have a tiny monopoly on that little area in which they serve. Now imagine (again) Walmart being the ONLY store anywhere. Are you willing to pay $15 for a loaf of bread? Oh yeah...that's Walmart's right huh? F--K the consumer, right?
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Aug 21, 2011
 
THE Bed Bug Bob wrote:
<quoted text>Please... Why is the constitution brought out for every damn argument? Monopolies are BAD for the people. Here's a tiny example. The BP gas station/truck stop on 641 north heading out of town...there is not another station in site and they charge (usually) 15 cents more per gallon for fuel. They have a tiny monopoly on that little area in which they serve. Now imagine (again) Walmart being the ONLY store anywhere. Are you willing to pay $15 for a loaf of bread? Oh yeah...that's Walmart's right huh? F--K the consumer, right?
Because laws must be constitutional. Did you not take civics in school?
curious

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Aug 21, 2011
 
Meh wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhh.... so sad :( They not let you in again?
Not for Walmart fans. I know your too stupid to read and comprehend this but... Start you own thread. You can call it I love Walmart so much I want Jerry Cooper's balls in my mouth.

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Aug 21, 2011
 
Libertarian wrote:
<quoted text>Where does the constitution guarantee consumer's well being?
Congress is given power to pass laws without making amendments to the constitution. Anti-trust laws are such laws and date back to the 1800's pre civil War.
The courts have ruled many times on this issuse:
U.S. v. Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) in 1945
U.S. v. AT&T
U.S. v. Microsoft

So in spirit the constitution does in fact guarantee consumer well being to a point. And the law of the land does without a doubt.
Clyde

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Aug 21, 2011
 
All Wal-Mart stores smell like farts from customers and employees.
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Aug 21, 2011
 
Which amendment guarantees consumer well being? I seem to be missing it.

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Aug 21, 2011
 
Libertarian wrote:
Which amendment guarantees consumer well being? I seem to be missing it.
I just answered this question. Reread it.
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Aug 21, 2011
 
Willett wrote:
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I just answered this question. Reread it.
I guess you haven't read the 10th amendment.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

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Aug 21, 2011
 
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I guess you haven't read the 10th amendment.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
So what. The Constitution is a document created by men 235 years ago. It isn't some sacred text from a higher power or anything. Your treating it like Dogma.

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Aug 21, 2011
 
Libertarian wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you haven't read the 10th amendment.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_...

State's rights have never, will never, should never trump Fed law. Anti-trust laws are Fed law.

What is right for one state, or more appropriately the ruling party of said state, is not always right for the U.S. as a whole. The courts have upheld this on both the state and Fed level for over 200 years. The 10th is used as a way to force state laws to supercede Fed law and allow the non-ruling party to try and force down fed laws they disagree with.

Civ 101 stuff buddy.

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Aug 21, 2011
 
Windom Earle wrote:
<quoted text>So what. The Constitution is a document created by men 235 years ago. It isn't some sacred text from a higher power or anything. Your treating it like Dogma.
Yes and No. It is kinda a Dogma now. The strength and weakness of it is that it is so open to interpretation that it as caused some problems. Take the 2nd.

In the 1990's a farm got land from the Fed gov. On it was a missile silo. Of coruse when the fed realized this they moved to take back the land and items within the silo, some news storys say it had a nuke it it others say non-nuke missile but no one can say for sure.
Now the farmer said he got the land thru legal channels and the silo and whatever where inside where his, the Fed said that a civ did not have the the right to own a missile. The farmers lawyers said that the 2nd gave him the right to own whatever arms he wished as long as he legally paid for them.

Long story short the Fed took back the land and silo. Is that legal under the 2nd? The authers never wanted a farmer to own a WMD. But the 2nd doesn't come out and say he can only own small arms. See? Open.

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