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10-16-2013 09:55 PM

Wal-Mart vs. The Morons (NOT A JOKE)

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every

3. Wal-Mart will sell
more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all

4. Wal-Mart is bigger
than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the
world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.

6. Wal-Mart is the
largest company in the history of the

7. Wal-Mart now sells
more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and
keep in mind they did this in only fifteen

8. During this same
period, 31 big supermarket chains sought

9. Wal-Mart now
sells more food than any other store in the

10. Wal-Mart has approx
3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super
Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five
years ago.

11. This year 7.2
billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth’s population is
approximately 6.5

12. 90% of all
Americans live within fifteen miles of a

You may think that I
am complaining, but I am really laying the
ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

This should be read and
understood by all Americans… Democrats,
Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature

It is now official that the majority of you are corrupt and ineffective:

a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 237 years to get it right and it is broke.

b.. Social Security was
established in 1935. You have had 77 years to
get it right and it is broke.

c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 48 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our
money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.

e.. Medicare and
Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 47 years to get it right and they are broke.

f.. Freddie Mac was
established in 1970. You have had 42 years to get it right and it is broke.

g.. The Department of
Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a
year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 35 years to get it right and it is an
abysmal failure.

You have
FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax


keep this circulating. It is very well stated.
Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of some of
our “duly elected’ (they never read anything)
and their staff will clue them in on how Americans feel.
We have lost our minds to “Political Correctness”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“broke” & can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,???

In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti ,
Chile , Japan and Turkey ..And Pakistan ….....previous home of Bin Laden. Literally,

Our retired seniors living on a ‘fixed income’ receive no
extra aid nor do they get any special breaks—nadda beyond shopping

Congress wants to freeze Social Security payments…
You do know that Congress voted themselves a pay raise
for 2013??? Google this—it’s

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#1 posted 10-16-2013 10:01 PM

Dear Greg…could you be a bit more specific…....seriously, I think the whole bunch should be fired.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 10-16-2013 10:09 PM

Perhaps instead of writing about it why don’t you do something about it????

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 10:19 PM

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 10:20 PM

Bogey I have been doing something about it. In every election.

-- Life is good.

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#5 posted 10-17-2013 12:07 AM

Although I have always felt that we needed business people to run the government, they would never do it. No money in it. The good ones are not patriotic enough to go without getting paid like the private sector.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 10-17-2013 01:22 AM

greg very well written and thought out.i agree with everything you said.

this “affordable healthcare”is gonna really sink the economy.GOD HELP US.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 10-17-2013 02:10 AM

“Affordable Healthcare”...oxymoron?


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#8 posted 10-17-2013 06:15 AM

Keep spreading the word Greg. I’d say that’s doing something about it.

Oh, and how about a flat income tax for EVERYONE, including businesses. It would take all of 15 minutes for anyone to do their taxes. Even those that don’t speak English. And we could get rid of 90% of the IRS.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 10-17-2013 08:06 AM

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

Please explain how there is an economic crisis / recession in the US if the above is true.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#10 posted 10-17-2013 12:03 PM

How bout Greg for president?? :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 10-17-2013 12:33 PM

I agree with all you stated, and I’d love to do something about it like BogeyGuy says, but other than voting – which I religiously do – I feel somewhat helpless as an individual to change things. Besides, like this forum here, I see many Americans make statements of agreement to these thoughts, but still – the elections go the opposite direction. I can’t figure that one out. Am I the only “stupid voter” here? Maybe the nation has reached saturation on the “freebie receivers” perspective, and now we’ve created a sufficient number of them that they are running things in the elections.
Monte makes a good point, citizens aren’t willing to run the government if there isn’t anything in it for them personally. Hard to get volunteers to give up making good money for their families so as to run the government. I don’t even think term limitations would solve this situation.
Spreading this forum is one possible solution, but I doubt that it’ll change things. If anyone comes up with a solution, I’d love to hear it.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#12 posted 10-17-2013 12:49 PM

Without sliding into another quagmire of useless bitching about our country that has become so prevalent lately,
I would like to point out that over the past 63 years since I was born, that maybe this country has done SOMETHING right in spite of all of the things that people like to point out that we have screwed up. How about funding for medical research that has eliminated polio and created vaccines that help prevent numerous illnesses. How about all of the efforts to help those elderly and less fortunate get food that they need through some government programs. How about food safety? Airline safety? A functioning national highway system? The best armed forces on the planet that keep getting sent to god awful places to fight in wars that are money pits for the American economy. Just to name a few.
How many people want Jamie Dimon to run this Country? Don’t everybody jump at once. A lot of things don’t get done because of the lobbying of Congress by whatever people, organizations or businesses that have a dog in a particular fight and spend copious amounts of money to sway elections in their favor. I agree with Monte there is not enough money in politics for the people running businesses when they can make a whole s*tload of bucks running a company that may or may not make any money under their “leadership”? Congress keeps voting themselves pay raises while trying to cut funding for programs that help the average American. I stand by the principle that we should not spend a single dime overseas until 0 children in this country go to bed hungry! We feed the world but neglect our own. Can we do things better? Absolutely! But I for one can’t think of a better place to live than in this Country, where we have the freedoms (albeit diminished lately) that the rest of the world can only dream about.
Civility needs to return to our society. The “in your face” attitude that used to be limited to a small portion of the population is now front and center in everything, including politics. We publicly say things about persons, true or false that amaze and sadden me. Things that if said in a one on one situation between two adults would probably lead to an physical altercation of some sort. We all need to step back a bit, take a breath and find some common ground that we can all work from to solve the problems of this Nation. The childish pettiness, sniping, name calling and finger pointing so visible in the past few weeks needs to stop. From all sides.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#13 posted 10-17-2013 01:26 PM

Wow, I thought talks of politics were outlawed here? Because people were “forced” to read it.

Anyway, Woodbum you are spot on on the last statement you made.”Civility needs to return to our society”.

How does that happen? What is the cause of this lack of civility? My guess, is the education system. We are so interested in our own agenda and political correctness that we do not teach anymore. My favorite quote is this…
“…the current culture of education has displaced parents as the primary instructors of children in favor of professionals who try their best to recreate the home environment at school; has the federal government rather than the community determining the structure of equal educational opportunity; has deserted the idea that memorization trains the brain; has fostered a loss of literacy by replacing the study of original writings with abridged textbooks; and has created a populace unable to engage in reasonable discourse. We have rejected the historically successful model of rigorous, classical education in favor of entertainment and job training.” Leigh Bortins

How many of you have even read and studied the Constitution? The Federalist papers?
How many of you have ever studied economics?
Many of our Politicians call themselves progressives. Have you ever studied progressivism?
How many of you have ever studies Slavery? Do you know that there were black Slave owners? Did you know the first slave owner in the U.S. was a black Guy?

Very, Very few of people can answer these questions. If all our children had an introduction course to learn the basics of economics don’t you think we could all come together and have intellectual conversations about Capitalism, socialism or the likes?

Right now we have people who argue talking points. They dont know why they believe what they beleive. They just think it’s right without absolutely no historical facts or evidence to back up their statement.

I watched an Interview awhile back of Al Sharpton and a politician. Al started to mock the guy because he called the U.S. a republic and not a democracy. How many of you even know that? Do you even know what a Republic is?

Education is the problem. Thats my take on it.

-- Your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be free from you.

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#14 posted 10-17-2013 02:01 PM

Murch posted,

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.
Please explain how there is an economic crisis / recession in the US if the above is true.

Well, with a population of 313.9 million people in the USA, that is about 11 cents per hour per person.
Another marketing number I have seen, which is probably a few years old, was that the average dollars spent for each shopper’s visit to Walmart was $14.75. So if you divide that out you would see that each American goes to Walmart and spends $14.75 once every 5 1/2 days.

I can believe that number. Some people go to Walmart more than once a day, but others may rarely ever go, but we are talking averages here.

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#15 posted 10-17-2013 02:37 PM

As has been stated by various people in different ways, Congress has discovered that it can bribe the people
with their own money (taxes). Now they are bribing the people with their childrens’ and grandchildrens’
money through the national debt. Look at the countries that are having problems because their debt is
too big and the people still insist that are owed the money just because, with no idea of where the money
should come from. I vote every election, even work as an election official to make sure the polling places
can stay open. But nobody can cure stupid and the pressure to politicians to keep bribing the people so
they can keep being elected to “lead” the country seems to be a vicious circle. Can not think of a real
cure, so I guess I will go play in the shop until my blood pressure goes back down.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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