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  • in reply to: Scioto Mile – News & Updates #440736

    Klablut
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    The USAF memorial in Virginia or RAF museum beacon come to mind for Columbus. Too bad I stink at uploading picts on here.

    in reply to: Scioto Mile – News & Updates #440734

    Klablut
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    Pickerington_Kyle said:
    I think they should build something symbolic in Columbus. Make this thing come to the ground. yes. Columbus Needs something that gets recognized by other cities such as:
    The Space Needle in Seattle, The Statue of Liberty, The sun sphere in Knoxville, The Stratosphere in Las Vegas, The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, etc.

    I think they should build something to do with aviation. Since were the state that founded air travel.

    Agreed. Building on aviation would be a theme of discovery. Like it or not, we live in a city named after Columbus. Also, Ohio is, of course, the birthplace of John Glenn. Masts, wings etc., something that looks towards the future and honors the past.

    in reply to: Is cu mssgebrd just a crclejrk of frnds who try to be cool? #386037

    Klablut
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    Awesome! 192 posts and almost 3,000 views on a bs post that I thought Walker would just delete anyhow. Thanks for proving my point.

    Cookie – thank you, thank you, thank you. You get it. The others, yet again (yawn) are like ants to a candy bar. Dropped at crcle jrk no less.

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385091

    Klablut
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    Core_Models wrote >>

    somertimeoh wrote >>

    Daz wrote >>

    Core_Models wrote >>
    As the first person to officially refer to me as middle-aged, I now hate you gram. ;)

    Yeah, that does make you seem younger than you actually are.

    Oooof, having just turned 30 I’m super sensitive to these age classifications now. If Core is OLDER than middle-aged am I middle aged?? I don’t like your scale, Daz, not one bit ;)

    Yeah, that’s hardcore man.
    hard…fucking…core.

    Hilarious! Lol

    in reply to: Kids in Restaurants #385701

    Klablut
    Member

    Core_Models wrote >>

    osulew wrote >>

    CheeseFoodie wrote >>
    I love the St. James Tavern, but if I took a kid in there, I’d expect Lew to punch me in the taint:) I’d expect the same if I even considered stepping foot in a Chucky Cheese!

    I’m not sure who’d punch ya first, me or Michelle. :)
    However, I did spend the end of a long evening in there distributing my children’s chewable circus animal vitamins to patrons of the SJT. What’s even weirder is I think nearly everyone accepted them and ate em.

    They didn’t think they were vitamins…and they want their money back.

    So fucking funny, Did you post this after you were taking pix of pre-teens or before?

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385090

    Klablut
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    Core_Models wrote >>
    As the first person to officially refer to me as middle-aged, I now hate you gram. ;)

    Ha ha ha

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385089

    Klablut
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    Core_Models wrote >>
    I would, btw, like to take a moment and give a big shout out to C/U though. Every where else in the world where I interact with people, I’m considered a borderline hippie…
    here, I’m the spokesman for corporate greed and a right winger to the core.
    I’d like to thank a certain Facebook friend for pointing this out to me, you know who you are…
    VIVA LA CAPITALISM!

    Thank that friend of yours asshat because it matters. Borderline hippy w/ what you argue?? lol More like borderline hyprocrite w/ a sprinkling of who-gives-a-shit – I just saved a dollar! Or is it just because you want to argue and try to be cool to your friends?

    So you and others attack me because I agree w/ a poster but do not say anything about her? Why is that? Because you and your friends are fucking cowards? Is she someone you met on a “meetup” and do not want to stir the pot? Get some balls bitches
    .
    Anyone who shops at WM in full knowledge of all the lawsuits and controversy are fucking greedy. Greedy bitches all of you because you can spend an extra dollar or two but you wont. Greed is good!! You obviously dont care about the suffering of others. What great citizens you are. Cowards, Greedy, Selfish and above all just too cool to care. Wally World rocks! Soo fucking pathetic.

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #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.

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385060

    Klablut
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    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.

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385057

    Klablut
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    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

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385053

    Klablut
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    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.

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385049

    Klablut
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    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.

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385045

    Klablut
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    gramarye wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>
    There is a high cost to your savings and you could spend about the same amount of money or less at other stores by using coupons and stocking up on items you use while they are on sale. Stores that actually pay their workers more and offer solid benefits. But the choice is yours. I am just trying to be a better consumer. I am not perfect but trying to better educate myself on the practices of companies who advertise and invite us into their stores.

    Wal-Mart accepts coupons, too, you know.
    Also, how much more do Target, Sears, and JC Penney pay than Wal-Mart?
    As for myself, I’m content being a “bad” consumer if shopping at Wal-Mart makes one a “bad” consumer. Of course, some of what I save at Wal-Mart goes to a little local Italian market that carries Jeni’s, and some of what I save at Wal-Mart goes to a small, independent fresh produce grocer and deli that exists quite happily and successfully right around the corner from a Wal-Mart. And yes, some goes into my IRA and saving up for a down payment on a house someday (or maybe just a big payoff of my student loans). You won’t catch me apologizing for any of the above–the judgment of people who are that reflexively judgmental against Wal-Mart isn’t a judgment that deserves attention.

    There is no reflex about it. Its based on overwhelming facts.

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385042

    Klablut
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    Snarf wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>

    Snarf wrote >>

    Klablut wrote >>

    Twixlen wrote >>
    I “get” what both sides of this arguement are saying…. because I’ve felt both things. I mean, if someone is willing and able to sell something at a cheaper price than other folks in town with the same items, why on earth wouldn’t I take advantage of that? That’s the free market. Also, why do I care what WalMart does or doesn’t carry – what their own corporate culture deems as vulgar or appropriate – since I can find whatever I want in other stores or on the internet?
    And yet, I have a problem with it. I remember when WalMart came to the nearest town when I was a kid – how excited we were. It was a tiny store by today’s standards (this is mid/late 1970’s), and it was a big deal to get hired by WalMart. They had tough standards for their employees, and rewarded them in kind. It was a store that had brought many different stores under one roof – but it wasn’t necessarily cheaper. It was just a convenience thing.
    Compare that to modern WalMart. Now, stores are deliberately built within miles of one another to drive out local competition. Once that competition is gone, one store is usually the clear favorite, and the other store is mothballed – to sit empty, since WalMart will not sell their former stores to anyone deemed competition. In some cases, these stores have gotten so blighted, they’ve ended up being torn down with taxpayer money. We’ve seen this happen here in town (not necessarily the taxpayer tear-down, but the empty space) – I know I’ve seen it happen in other towns.
    WalMart DOES censor – they’ve admitted to that censorship, in the guise of creating a more “family friendly” environment. It makes me uncomfortable when a corporation wants to be my parent, or to parent. Because they are so very huge, record labels, magazines, books and such have either changed their cover/content entirely, or create a separate “WalMart” version. So, in all those small towns, where WalMart has driven out competition, and the vast majority of folks do all their shopping there – do they realize their choices are limited? Pema Chodron has some of the bestselling religion/spirituality books on Amazon – has anyone ever seen one of her books in a WalMart, the largest box store in the world? I’ve never seen a book there on anything but conventional Christianity, or generally very conservative values. And yup, it’s WalMart’s choice to limit selection in any way they please, but it makes me very uncomfortable to have them make those kinds of choices. Especially considering that they deliberately limit the choices of shopping locations in smaller towns.
    It’s taking me too long to articulate this – I’m sure ya’ll’ve moved on to discussing why it is so many folks feel like pajama bottoms and slippers are acceptible attire in some stores, blah blah blah.
    For me, there are problems with WalMart – they’ve had class action problems with how they’ve treated women in the workplace (deliberately limiting advancement, less pay, etc), they play games with hours of employees to keep them from qualifying for insurance (this was NY, not sure of OH rules), they censor (remember the Brokeback Mountain debacle?)… and when they are the largest private employer, the largest retailer, they ARE making choices for people.

    Thank you. There are a ton of issues with this company. Some just want to turn a blind eye because of the savings. It’s quite sad actually.

    And you, martyr of spending, are so SO much better than those people.

    I don’t think so but thanks for voting. Some people just don’t have much choice in the matter.
    Walmart’s increasing drive for profits and moving into other product markets caused huge food and business ‘deserts’ in the USA – especially in small towns. Arrivals of Wal-Mart stores are particularly scary because when local business is completely smashed and profits come down (when the incomes of local communities are lowered by the decline of competitive business) the company immediately removes its store to the nearest bigger town. Most of these cases involve removing stores from a couple of smaller towns to one bigger one, hence the name ‘strategy of consolidation’. Local business cannot come back to life immediately, so people in the smaller towns are still dependent on Wal-Mart and therefore have to cover much longer distances for their shopping trips. The process thus creates more traffic as well as social dislocation.
    While others may feel that they have to shop at WM due to budget constraints.
    The battle against Wal-Mart in U.S. is about maintaining quality community living standards. The true legacy of Wal-Mart isn’t lower prices. The true legacy of Wal-Mart is lower living standards for hard working Americans and those overseas. The fact is for every Wal-Mart store that opens, jobs are lost to the community, the tax base shrinks, the number of workers with health benefits declines, and the number of workers eligible for welfare increases.
    From a study conducted by Consumer Reports: surveyed 30,666 of its readers over a year’s time, asking them to rank experiences and products at 11 retailers, including Wal-Mart. Consumer Reports issued this brief disclaimer: “Results might not reflect experiences of the U.S. population.”
    Wal-Mart will not be reprinting the Consumer Report survey on its website. The results are not very flattering—and they’re not very different from a similar survey the magazine published eight years ago.
    For openers: “Last year shoppers spent $405 billion at Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer. But according to a new study by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, they might be better off if they switch stores.”
    Consumers shop at Wal-Mart for one reason only: presumed low prices. But CR readers said prices at the 10 other retailers (which included JCPenney, Sears, and Target) were “at least as good.”
    Almost 75% of Wal-Mart shoppers found at least one problem to complain about, and half had two or more complaints. In terms of overall store rating, Wal-Mart finished 10th out of 11 stores, barely nosing out Kmart at dead last.
    “Wal-Mart was near the bottom of the Ratings,” CR concludes. “The number of complaints about Wal-Mart’s lines and narrow aisles was above average. About 44% of its shoppers had a problem with the staff if they sought help. Quality of apparel, jewelry, kitchenware, and electronics was rated below average.”

    Too long, didn’t read.

    Of course not, why let facts get in the way when one can lazily take potshots? Some of you pop a boner over saving money and honestly believe that WM does great things because it employs so many people. Well Enron, Goldman Sachs, Halliburton etc also employ or have employed many people.

    There is a high cost to your savings and you could spend about the same amount of money or less at other stores by using coupons and stocking up on items you use while they are on sale. Stores that actually pay their workers more and offer solid benefits. But the choice is yours. I am just trying to be a better consumer. I am not perfect but trying to better educate myself on the practices of companies who advertise and invite us into their stores.

    in reply to: WalMart is “Going Urban” with New Stores #385034

    Klablut
    Member

    gramarye wrote >>
    Well, if we got rid of Medicaid, then fewer Wal-Mart employees in Ohio would be using Medicaid, wouldn’t they?

    Yes – just let them get sick and die. Don’t worry, you got a get deal on _____.

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