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Forum Post: 1.5 million people working at Mcdonald's and Walmart combined! ...Slavelandia!

Posted 10 years ago on May 31, 2013, 5:01 p.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVNOZjicgvk How is the recovery going for you???



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[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 years ago

That guy tells it like it is


[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 10 years ago

celente is one of the best.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 years ago

I've never heard of Celente, but he kinda reminds me of a folksy Keiser


[-] 1 points by Narley (272) 10 years ago

Another way to look at it is, without Walmart and McDonalds there might be 1.5 million people without jobs.

[-] 3 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 years ago

And yet another way to look at it is

If Walmart paid their people better, tax payers wouldn't have to foot the bill for all the assistance their employees need, which BTW is very unlike Costco employees

And if we didn't out-source so many of our jobs, kids who graduated university would be able to find a job commensurate with their education, hence wouldn't have to be working there defaulting on their loans

And if they were not so greedy, the six heirs to the Walmart fortune wouldn't have as much wealth as the bottom third of our population

And if....and if...and if......

Yeah Narley there are a lot of ways "to look at it",

But your implying that we should just adapt to the current realities is a bit screwey


[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 10 years ago

And yet another way of looking at it is this. Since it's been estimated that for every 1 person employed at Walmart, 1.5 people on Main Street lost their jobs. So, if Walmart didn't exist, the 1.4 million employed there would equate to 2.1 million people still working on Main Street, employed locally, helping the local economies. So, 700,000 MORE Americans would be working now.

And probably being paid a higher wage to boot.

Edit: and the money wouldn't be going into the pockets of the Walton family, but into the pockets of countless small businesses around the US.

[-] 2 points by LeoYo (5909) 10 years ago

If only people around the US actually cared enough to want that.


To preserve the prosperity of the municipality and its local business community, the following ordinances compose FreeDA/MEI.

1. No public service shall be under the management of a private sector entity.

2. No formula business outlet shall exceed the size of the largest local business outlet of the same category.

3. The number of business outlets for any formula business shall be limited to 1 outlet per every 50,000 inhabitants of the local municipal population.

4. All municipal businesses shall have local bank accounts in which their profits shall be retained within the municipality and not be exported to anyplace outside of the municipality.

5. All offshore exports to the municipality shall derive from foreign retail companies owned by natural born citizens of those countries.

There's a few simple things that people around the US could do to legally restrain the impact of big business upon their local economies if they really wanted to. They can engage in direct non-partisan democratic action at the municipal level to limit the economic effect of big businesses but no one with a national voice seems to be interested in promoting awareness of what people can do.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 10 years ago

I think that's a fine list of ideas, Leo. It's definitely something that would have to originate at the local level, but that doesn't mean it's not doable. Of course, it would have to be repeated at different locations also, but again, still doable.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 years ago

Excellent g. Can we keep adding on to this "yet another way to look at it" list so Narley has something to read while he's having his oatmeal tomorrow morning?...lol

Give this one to him so he doesn't miss it, OK?...

I'm going to bed 'cause I'm, going to NY tomorrow, my last trip there before leaving for AK on the 5th


[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 10 years ago

I do like that sense of humor. Yeah, maybe I'll repeat it under his comment so he doesn't miss it.

Good night, my friend. Looks to be a good day tomorrow in NYC.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 years ago

A friend told one of my daughters that her sense of humor was the same as mine, and she said, "Oh God NO!"

Where's Builder when you need him? He could be taking over the "yet another way to look at it" list after your done..lol

Thanks, i hope to have a good day tomorrow...Good Night


[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

You rang, Odin??

Costco has won the right to recreate their empire in Australia. Walmart could not find a pair of hyenas and a donkey to drag their first roadsign across the ditch to Australia.

And while both mickeyD's and Hungry Cracks (burger bling) have a foothold here, now that they've embraced that aspartame poison, their market share will be diminishing by the week.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 years ago

Geesh Builder I almost spilled my coffee laughing when I saw your, "You rang, Odin??" this morning.

So Walmart hasn't come to Australia yet. That's good. Much better Costco than WM. If they do try to open a slave encampment, do your best to pursuade them to open a place up north near the Gulf of Carpentaria, where all the crocs are, OK?

"Hungry Cracks"...that's Aussie slang for Burger King? Otherwise...I'm not sure i want to know

You should start up a meat pie Empire B. I used to get one of those every morning fresh from the baker on my way to work at the Riverdale Ardmona fruit cannery in Berri. It's not really roo...meat is it?

Have you done any work....while i was in dreamland on the "yet another way to look at it" list?


[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

Aaah, the Dog's eye and Dead horse? (meat pie and red sauce)

We've allowed some transparency in consumerist fantasy there, but on the whole, a Dog's eye must contain 30 % meat, and Dead horse must not contain less than 30% sugar. Funny how they work these things out sometimes, isn't it?

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 years ago

"Dog's eye and Dead horse/"...oooh you Aussies are a peculiar lot. I don't think that I would have enjoyed all those meat pies if I knew that

Next time I'm in Oz, it's fish & chips...hold 99% of the salt.. for me, as it's best to eat those sharks before they eat you

Leaving for NY now. It's 6:00 pm there, right...I'll talk to you again about 5:00 am your time


[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 10 years ago

A few here in Tampa are saying that the Aussies wont import ANY us food anymore. Is that true?

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

Why would we need to?

It wouldn't even be cost effective.

Since the Chinese got busted putting ground plastic in baby formula, we've all been reading labels.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 10 years ago

Your daughter's comment was actually an aspect of that very same sense of humor, whether she realizes it or not.

Yeah, where's that Builder when you need him? We need that Aussie input.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 years ago

I never thought of it like that, but I guess you're right....poor kid.


[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 10 years ago

Poor . . . heheheh, you crack me up, Odin. ;-)

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 years ago

Lol...Good I like to make people laugh even if I have to use a little self-deprecating humor

I just got back from a beautiful day at Zuccotti Park in NY.

It was packed... wall to wall people, great conversations and vibes

If anyone still doubts this is a world-wide rev...they're not paying attention

I promised some people that I would put up a thread about ther plight in Turkey, so here goes one of my rare threads


[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

I think it likely that without McD's & Wallfart - that more people might actually be employed for other businesses at a better wage.

[-] 0 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 10 years ago

This is how we become corporate slaves while corporations destroy the environment providing us what we need and want. They blame us for consuming what we need and want.

The educational system has been infiltrated disabling generations from having and using knowledge that makes them independent.

How do we find our way out?

We make a majority, secure our democracy, assure that it is informed and in agreement in an area of prime constitutional intent, putting us in control of the federal directive through Article V.

Congress and the Senate as well as the President have no real voice in Article V IF the states are in agreement on proposals and ratification.

Avoid Slavelandia.