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  • #385054

    dru
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    gramarye wrote >>
    I have an interesting (or potentially mindnumbingly boring–no accounting for taste) question to bring Columbus back into this conversation:
    Where would this go?
    I used to think that if Wal-Mart were going to make a go of it in downtown Columbus, they’d just buy up a good part of City Center for a song and go to town on it. It doesn’t look like that’s an option anymore now that we have at least nebular plans in motion for doing something with all that space. I think there are some older buildings and parking lots closer to (but not quite to) CSCC and CCAD that might work for a midsized store (Wal-Mart or otherwise), but the ability of downtown to support a truly large-footprint store is shrinking. This is, of course, a good thing, because it means that downtown has been growing and the low-hanging fruit in terms of underused parcels are getting snapped up, but it does present a challenge for people trying to conceive of ways of getting a single large establishment onto the map downtown.

    i know a former casino site that needs occupancy.

    but there’s also the spot near the Arena where the oft rumored new Giant Eagle or new Whole Foods was slated. It’s near a lot of new rental properties and close to all the housing in VV and HW.

    there’s also a lot of property along Spring east of 4th, which would service the area you talk about + the new Edwards community.

    but I don’t know if they’re talking CBD in their plans for Chicago. the one in the article referenced is on Chicago’s south side. So should we be talking about somewhere on Cleveland Ave in MG, or down on Parsons, or the Buster Douglas property on Main?

    #385055
    rus
    rus
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    Klablut wrote >>

    Core_Models wrote >>
    Actually, your postings have been reprints from sites like Walmartwatch (without actually crediting them). Your complaints about Wal-mart are 100% clear to me. You think they should pay their employees more, should be kinder to their competition, carry different stuff, offer better benefits, etc. My opinion is a pretty simple one…start a company and do that yourself, because this company is doing what it feels best and is within federally regulated guidelines.
    ETA: Still amused by a borderline Communist bitching that Wal-mart buys stuff from China btw…thanks for that at least.

    So effing what? They are facts. If I wanted to post all the controversies of WM – it would be a very, very long post.
    And what exactly do you contribute to society? A modeling agency that contributes to the ideal of what a women should look like? Anoxeria and bullimia and depression are not things that I would be proud of.

    http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=plagiarism

    Noun

    S: (n) plagiarism (a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work)
    S: (n) plagiarism, plagiarization, plagiarisation, piracy (the act of plagiarizing; taking someone’s words or ideas as if they were your own)

    #385056
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    Klablut wrote >>

    Core_Models wrote >>

    why let facts get in the way when one can lazily take potshots?

    The minute you post some, I’ll read them.

    You should look into your anger problems and get to the root of the problem(s) on why you are such a miserable person. Your arguments are pathetic to say the least:
    WM is good because they employ people.
    You can’t have an opinion based on the breakfast item you ate and where you live.
    You don’t know a thing about me and what sacrifices I had to go through in order to finally purchase a home and what socio-economic status I came out of.
    You have offered nothing intelligent or thought provoking to this conversation. I hope that you have quality heath insur. so you can get some meds. My postings here have been in defense of blue collar workers and the sruggles they go trough. You can throw stones all you like – go ahead. Hope it makes you feel better. But it wont take away from what a prick you are.

    lol @ you saying someone has anger issues.

    double lol @ you then calling someone a prick.

    #385057

    Klablut
    Member

    ETA: Still amused by a borderline Communist bitching that Wal-mart buys stuff from China btw…thanks for that at least.

    It is not bitching. These are real concerns. You are the one who brought up cancer cause by an Ohio plant and I am glad you did. The article from the Guardian concerning Chinese cancer villages is quite the eye opener. And no, can’t say that all of the products go to WM. But they have tremendous power and influence over these things being by far the world’s largest and richest retailer. Other companies then mimmick their practices in order to stay competitve.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/07/china-cancer-villages-industrial-pollution

    #385058

    Tenzo
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    You don’t know a thing about me and what sacrifices I had to go through in order to finally purchase a home and what socio-economic status I came out of.

    Nor does anyone care.
    Just because life gave you lumps doesn’t make your opinion more important than others.

    Reminds me of a guy who used to post here who felt anyone who had more money than him should have their rights taken away.

    Supply and demand determines wage. If people refused to work at Walmart for the wage offered; Walmart would have to pay a higher wage to employ them.

    So it’s really the people who work at Walmarts fault.

    #385059

    Core_Models
    Member

    Klablut wrote >>
    ETA: Still amused by a borderline Communist bitching that Wal-mart buys stuff from China btw…thanks for that at least.
    It is not bitching. These are real concerns. You are the one who brought up cancer cause by an Ohio plant and I am glad you did. The article from the Guardian concerning Chinese cancer villages is quite the eye opener. And no, can’t say that all of the products go to WM. But they have tremendous power and influence over these things being by far the world’s largest and richest retailer. Other companies then mimmick their practices in order to stay competitve.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/07/china-cancer-villages-industrial-pollution

    So wait…I just want to get you on this…

    Other companies (NOT Wal-mart) buying items made in China that have carcinogens in them (which should have never been imported to begin with)…is still the fault of Wal-mart because those companies are trying to be like them.

    Yeah, I can’t believe I questioned your factual arguments…

    So effing what? They are facts. If I wanted to post all the controversies of WM – it would be a very, very long post.

    And what exactly do you contribute to society? A modeling agency that contributes to the ideal of what a women should look like? Anoxeria and bullimia and depression are not things that I would be proud of

    Yeah, I’ll get right on addressing my anger issues…thanks for the tip!

    #385060

    Klablut
    Member

    Tenzo wrote >>

    You don’t know a thing about me and what sacrifices I had to go through in order to finally purchase a home and what socio-economic status I came out of.

    Nor does anyone care.
    Just because life gave you lumps doesn’t make your opinion more important than others.
    Reminds me of a guy who used to post here who felt anyone who had more money than him should have their rights taken away.
    Supply and demand determines wage. If people refused to work at Walmart for the wage offered; Walmart would have to pay a higher wage to employ them.
    So it’s really the people who work at Walmarts fault.

    That is exactly right – no one should care. The location of where I live and what I ate for breakfast on a certain day means nothing in this conversation. It was not brought up by me.

    It is not the workers at WM faults when they are they only game in town based upon their aggressive policies.

    #385061

    Cookie
    Member

    Tenzo wrote >>

    You don’t know a thing about me and what sacrifices I had to go through in order to finally purchase a home and what socio-economic status I came out of.

    Nor does anyone care.

    I would have thought so too.

    #385062

    Klablut
    Member

    Sadly this great site produces such pathetic posts by sycophants. Friends who back each other up with snide comments by trying to be witty and cool. Continue to contribute to a suckier future by your ill-advised choices. Good for you. You are too cool to care.

    #385063
    rus
    rus
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    Klablut wrote >>
    Sadly this great site produces such pathetic posts by sycophants. Friends who back each other up with snide comments by trying to be witty and cool. Continue to contribute to a suckier future by your ill-advised choices. Good for you. You are too cool to care.

    As opposed to everyone falling all over themselves to tell you how right you are?

    #385064

    gramarye
    Participant

    Klablut wrote >>
    Sadly this great site produces such pathetic posts by sycophants. Friends who back each other up with snide comments by trying to be witty and cool … You are too cool to care.

    Riiiiiight … Core and I have never disagreed …

    #385065
    rus
    rus
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    Mercurius wrote >>
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/opinion/06diamond.html

    In light of the ‘wal-mart is the source of all evil’ vibe, this deserves a bump.

    Let’s start with Wal-Mart. Obviously, a business can save money by finding ways to spend less while maintaining sales. This is what Wal-Mart did with fuel costs, which the company reduced by $26 million per year simply by changing the way it managed its enormous truck fleet. Instead of running a truck’s engine all night to heat or cool the cab during mandatory 10-hour rest stops, the company installed small auxiliary power units to do the job. In addition to lowering fuel costs, the move eliminated the carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking 18,300 passenger vehicles off the road.

    Wal-Mart is also working to double the fuel efficiency of its truck fleet by 2015, thereby saving more than $200 million a year at the pump. Among the efficient prototypes now being tested are trucks that burn biofuels generated from waste grease at Wal-Mart’s delis. Similarly, as the country’s biggest private user of electricity, Wal-Mart is saving money by decreasing store energy use.

    Another Wal-Mart example involves lowering costs associated with packaging materials. Wal-Mart now sells only concentrated liquid laundry detergents in North America, which has reduced the size of packaging by up to 50 percent. Wal-Mart stores also have machines called bailers that recycle plastics that once would have been discarded. Wal-Mart’s eventual goal is to end up with no packaging waste.

    One last Wal-Mart example shows how a company can save money in the long run by buying from sustainably managed sources. Because most wild fisheries are managed unsustainably, prices for Chilean sea bass and Atlantic tuna have been soaring. To my pleasant astonishment, in 2006 Wal-Mart decided to switch, within five years, all its purchases of wild-caught seafood to fisheries certified as sustainable.

    #385066

    JoeMitchell
    Member

    roy wrote >>

    JoeMitchell wrote >>
    they do have an awesome return policy though, 90 days no questions asked, a few years ago we stepped up to an HDTV, bought it the day before the first osu/usc game then returned it on black friday for a better model and savings

    Seriously, you did that?

    I am not sure if you are being facetious, but yes Walmart basically allows you to test drive anything

    #385067

    JoeMitchell
    Member

    Klablut wrote
    Some of you pop a boner over saving money

    Finally someone noticed, I was starting to become a little embarrassed

    #385068

    Tenzo
    Participant

    rus wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>
    Sadly this great site produces such pathetic posts by sycophants. Friends who back each other up with snide comments by trying to be witty and cool. Continue to contribute to a suckier future by your ill-advised choices. Good for you. You are too cool to care.

    As opposed to everyone falling all over themselves to tell you how right you are?

    Actually, Klub, I rather like my future, thank you very much.
    and I’ll take it over the one you are suggesting any day.

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