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Thread: Something to consider before your Walmart walk

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    Something to consider before your Walmart walk

    This is why we carry. But keep your head on a swivel--it's a dangerous place.

    "Police reports from dozens of stores suggest the number of petty crimes committed on Walmart properties nationwide this year will be in the hundreds of thousands. But people dashing out the door with merchandise is the least troubling part of Walmart’s crime problem. More than 200 violent crimes, including attempted kidnappings and multiple stabbings, shootings, and murders, have occurred at the nation’s 4,500 Walmarts this year, or about one a day, according to an analysis of media reports."

    "There’s nothing inevitable about the level of crime at Walmart. It’s the direct, if unintended, result of corporate policy. Beginning as far back as 2000, when former CEO Lee Scott took over, an aggressive cost-cutting crusade led many stores to deteriorate. The famed greeters were removed, taking away a deterrent to theft at the porous entrances and exits. Self-checkout scanners replaced many cashiers. Walmart added stores faster than it hired employees. The company has one worker for every 524 square feet of retail space, a 19 percent increase in space per employee from a decade ago."
    Guns don't kill people. Drivers on cell phones do.

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    Eschew Big Box stores. Shop local, buy local, eat local, brew local, and live local. Shop Mom & Pop stores.

    My only grocery store is 110 years old and the proprietress is 85+ y.o. and still works two 8-hour days per week.
    If TRUMP 2016 loses then I will shrug off my WHITE MAN'S BURDEN and leave the world to the Dindus and Done Nuffins. Read and understand Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged as a prescription for the future. TRUMP 2016

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    The article was a whine session for how bad cops have it some very limited number of Walmarts...geographically speaking that is. While I do not hang at a/any Walmart, the only time I see a cop is when he drives up to my local WallyWorld...and I don't see them often.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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