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Title: wallmart protest
Post by: mrddixon on May 22, 2008, 09:47:37 AM
There is a Wallmart trying to open up shop in town and my girlfriends parents are loud thick skulled liberals (but in a sweet way) who are protesting the fuck against its opening. Dinners with them are awkward. I never say shit.(http://tn3-1.deviantart.com/fs30/300W/i/2008/134/4/c/protest_by_mrddixon.jpg)
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Taors on May 22, 2008, 07:19:13 PM
Good, because Wal-Mart is a corporation, which should be opposed by libertarians of all varieties. Join your girlfriend's parents in their protest against evil.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: mrddixon on May 23, 2008, 02:59:05 PM
I disagree. walmart couldnt compete as well if they didnt become incorporated. A company that size would probaly be buried by its compepetition, who are talking advantage of incorporation. I mean,they would be stupid not to. Its the governments fault for making corporations possible, not the businesses that have to take advantage if they want to remain competitive.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: mrddixon on May 23, 2008, 03:04:43 PM
besides, the point of the picture is that people demonize big business, even though their percived "evils" pale in comparison to the governments.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: LordMarius on May 23, 2008, 04:04:15 PM
Good, because Wal-Mart is a corporation, which should be opposed by libertarians of all varieties. Join your girlfriend's parents in their protest against evil.

Yeah, and go right ahead and protest against me as well. I pay income tax for all of my three jobs. I'm evil.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Andy on May 23, 2008, 06:55:35 PM
I disagree. walmart couldnt compete as well if they didnt become incorporated. A company that size would probaly be buried by its compepetition, who are talking advantage of incorporation. I mean,they would be stupid not to. Its the governments fault for making corporations possible, not the businesses that have to take advantage if they want to remain competitive.

O.K. I'm off to join the DEA, its the governments fault for offering me such a tempting money making position. I am blameless. 

Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: AntonLee on May 24, 2008, 03:25:11 AM
I'm just surprised they are against Wal-Mart. . . most liberals I know are preaching peace but ready to have our government roll tanks into the parking lot at Mobil/Exxon Headquarters. . .ready to make them a state run operation.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Zhwazi on May 24, 2008, 02:09:50 PM
besides, the point of the picture is that people demonize big business, even though their percived "evils" pale in comparison to the governments.
You're walking down the street and a thug jumps out in front of you with a bag. At the same time, you feel the cold barrel of a pistol press into the back of your neck, then slowly pull away. The thug in front of you tells you to not make a noise and put all your valuable belongings in the bag. You comply, and some $200 worth of cash and electronics goes in the bag. The thug runs away. You turn around to get a look at the gunman, only to find he hasn't been there since he pulled the gun off your neck.

The next day, you see the thug at the supermarket, more respectably dressed, loading a few boxes of beer in his trunk, talking on your cellphone, ordering a few pizzas, as you overhear.

But you shouldn't be mad at him. He only did what was perfectly rational at the time, his crime is nothing compared to the guy (if it was a guy) that pushed a gun into your neck. Without that theft, he wouldn't have been able to dress as well or afford to throw a party that evening. Right? It's all the gunman's fault, he's the one you need to find.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: mrddixon on May 24, 2008, 07:01:22 PM
But you shouldn't be mad at him. He only did what was perfectly rational at the time, his crime is nothing compared to the guy (if it was a guy) that pushed a gun into your neck. Without that theft, he wouldn't have been able to dress as well or afford to throw a party that evening. Right? It's all the gunman's fault, he's the one you need to find.
But wallmart isnt robbing me if i voluntarily choose to shop there, so i dont think the analogy is apt.

O.K. I'm off to join the DEA, its the governments fault for offering me such a tempting money making position. I am blameless.
ok ok, wallmart is somewhat complicit. but is the solution for me to protest walmarts right to build a store on land i dont own? I think its wiser to attack the root of the problem that allows walmart market place advantages, which of course is the italians.  Besides, who isnt complicit when it comes to taking advantage of government services?
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Zhwazi on May 24, 2008, 07:24:33 PM
But you shouldn't be mad at him. He only did what was perfectly rational at the time, his crime is nothing compared to the guy (if it was a guy) that pushed a gun into your neck. Without that theft, he wouldn't have been able to dress as well or afford to throw a party that evening. Right? It's all the gunman's fault, he's the one you need to find.
But wallmart isnt robbing me if i voluntarily choose to shop there, so i dont think the analogy is apt.
It's a flawless analogy, you just don't want to see it. There's this paradigm of libertarian thought you're using, I call it the "HURR I DONT SEE A GUN OR A BUREAUCRAT THAT MEANS ITS VOLUNTARY HURR" school. You didn't see the thug with the gun, remember? But it sure as hell influenced the way you behaved. It happens so often that you don't even know how to see it. It's so pervasive that it's like trying to describe water to a fish.

I could also extend the analogy, but if you've got the half-brain it takes to understand what I'm talking about then I don't have to, and if you don't, then it would be pointless to.

Also, it's Wal-Mart. Not Wallmart. Might want to fix that in your picture.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on May 24, 2008, 07:53:06 PM
And what's so bad about evil Wal-Mart?
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: mrddixon on May 25, 2008, 12:34:52 PM
It's a flawless analogy, you just balh blah blah

Please dont talk down to me. i understand the logic of your analogy, but look dude, its not so black and white. I use the public Library here, and yeah, that influences others who dont use the library, and yes there is indeed a gun involved, but am i evil? No more then you when you use the roads. Youre right, the gun is pervasive, but we are all complicit; im just trying to suggest we go after the root of the problem, not the symptoms.

Your arguments would have more traction if you werent so belligerent and self-righteous. You sound like a hatefilled dork who got his ass beat all through high school and is now trying to take it on people by beating them up in forums.
Ive just recently started exploring forums and i find it amazing that so many people are just plain dicks to anyone who doesnt agree with them. Man, what is it with you people? This is the first time ive responded to you in kind. WALLLLLMart


Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Zhwazi on May 25, 2008, 01:15:53 PM
Please dont talk down to me.
Act like you're smarter than the average libertarian and I'll stop.

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i understand the logic of your analogy, but look dude, its not so black and white.
It is black and white. If you see shades of gray then you're not looking close enough. And you obviously don't understand the analogy if you think "wallmart isnt robbing me if i voluntarily choose to shop there" somehow rebuts it.

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I use the public Library here, and yeah, that influences others who dont use the library, and yes there is indeed a gun involved, but am i evil? No more then you when you use the roads. Youre right, the gun is pervasive, but we are all complicit; im just trying to suggest we go after the root of the problem, not the symptoms.
Yeah, you obviously don't get my analogy at all, this stuff has nothing to do with it.

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Your arguments would have more traction if you werent so belligerent and self-righteous. You sound like a hatefilled dork who got his ass beat all through high school and is now trying to take it on people by beating them up in forums.
Your picture is belligerent and self-righteous, can you not see that? Do you think it's actually going to persuade any Wal-Mart protesters? And you're telling me about giving traction to my arguments, are you? Hah.

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Ive just recently started exploring forums and i find it amazing that so many people are just plain dicks to anyone who doesnt agree with them. Man, what is it with you people? This is the first time ive responded to you in kind.
...yet you don't see that your picture makes you look like a "just plain dick" to people who disagree with you about what they should be protesting? I'm responding to you in kind, you simply don't seem to have realized that.

Edit: 45 minutes in GIMP.
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4899/protestbymrddixoneditbymc7.jpg)
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Taors on May 25, 2008, 06:29:35 PM
And what's so bad about evil Wal-Mart?

Learn how to read.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: hellbilly on May 25, 2008, 11:45:15 PM
Why don't y'all just go to Target instead?

I do & here's why... The prices are actually cheaper on many day-to-day items, the stores don't usually smell like diapers and spoiled milk, I haven't seen box cutters lying around on shelves at Target, many shoppers at Mal-Wart shuffle their feet around the isles looking dazed and strung out on Valium.. etc.

Really, I'm willing to bet the average IQ of a Target shopper is higher than that of Mal-Wart's clientèle.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: mrddixon on May 28, 2008, 09:33:12 PM
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...yet you don't see that your picture makes you look like a "just plain dick" to people who disagree with you about what they should be protesting? I'm responding to you in kind, you simply don't seem to have realized that.
Please. A picture is a lot different than an personal attack on an individiual.
Part of being an adult is respecting anothers ideas, even if you disagree with them. Grow up, dude.
Go ahead and reply if you want, but this getting old
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Zhwazi on May 28, 2008, 10:36:30 PM
Please. A picture is a lot different than an personal attack on an individiual.
No it's not. How? Because you just don't feel like it's personal when you make a picture? If you think you're shouting out into the void "wallmart [sic] protesters are idiots!" and some wallmart [sic] protester was standing right next to you or within earshot, do you really think they're not going to take it personally, no matter what your intent or how you feel you were doing it?

War is impersonal now that we use guns instead of swords. Does that make it less of an act of murder? No.

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Part of being an adult is respecting anothers ideas, even if you disagree with them. Grow up, dude.
Wow! More hypocrisy! A thread about a picture wherein you disrespect wallmart [sic] protesters' ideas and now you're telling me about respecting people's ideas being the mature thing to do! I have a harder and harder time taking you seriously every time you say something. You aren't even mature by your own standards!

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Go ahead and reply if you want, but this getting old
It's getting old because deep down you know I'm destroying you and you don't like it one bit. I'm making you look like a hypocrite and you don't like that. That's not the reaction you were hoping for. It wasn't your goal. In fact, it's the exact opposite! You posted this here to get props and now look, you're getting made fun of. It sure sucks doesn't it? Moreso because you also know that I'm right. You know you're being inconsistent. You could think this through far enough to know that wallmart [sic] protesters are an ineffectual lot, but you didn't think far enough ahead to recurse this principle. You can't rationalize it to yourself sufficiently, you have to face the fact of why you did this, why you made it, and why you posted it here. You have to. But you don't want to. So it nags. And because it nags, you'll keep coming back to the thread. You aren't even doing anything to shut me up that involves thinking far enough ahead to factor in recursion. It's not like I'm going to shut up about the hypocrisies I observe in you because of half-assed rebuttals like you're giving, or I'm just going to all of a sudden become bored with this thread.

If you think I'm wrong then prove it. State your intention in posting it here. Call it venting frustration and hatred, call it seeking artistic criticism from a not-terribly-artistic forum, call it looking for the sympathy of others by insulting what you believe to be a shared enemy. After a diatribe in which I so arrogantly describe my suspicions about your thought process I'd love to discover that I was wrong, and I imagine you'd love to show me that too. So let's hear it. Describe your intentions in such a way that they are both sensible and make you look like a good person. Describe why it's in fact not inconsistent to do what you are doing.

Think before you type.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: hellbilly on May 30, 2008, 10:09:09 PM
..yeah, but why dontcha go to Target instead?
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: OUND on May 30, 2008, 11:46:01 PM
..yeah, but why dontcha go to Target instead?
Can't really complain. Thus the whole point of going to Wal-Mart just to start a hissy fit while buying Cheap Chinese Crap is wasted.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Freedom_Man on May 16, 2009, 09:49:28 AM
Good, because Wal-Mart is a corporation, which should be opposed by libertarians of all varieties. Join your girlfriend's parents in their protest against evil.

Yeah, and go right ahead and protest against me as well. I pay income tax for all of my three jobs. I'm evil.

Not evil you're either stupid or ignorant. If you REALLY believe you pay income tax for your jobs.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Elitist Bitch on May 16, 2009, 11:08:31 AM
Why are you necroing year-old threads?

Half the people in this thread don't even post here anymore.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: rookie on May 18, 2009, 11:54:07 PM
Why are you necroing year-old threads?

Half the people in this thread don't even post here anymore.


Why are you protesting activity in the Photoshop board?

Hardly anyone ever posts in here.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: pattylee loves dogs on February 13, 2010, 11:24:28 PM
Check out family dollar for the best price on detergent, and stuff like that.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: rookie on February 14, 2010, 01:25:58 PM
Check out family dollar for the best price on detergent, and stuff like that.



ORLY!?
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: ForumTroll on February 14, 2010, 01:42:58 PM
wat
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Laetitia on February 14, 2010, 02:26:40 PM
"wallmart" still bugs the crap out of me. Maybe more now than it did the last time it popped up on recent topics.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Hairy Brown on April 04, 2010, 01:45:03 AM
walmart has the bestest prices. these people go there http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/ they be lowballing
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Zhwazi on April 05, 2010, 01:18:03 PM
Wow, I can't believe this thread got bumped again o.o
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Ecolitan on April 05, 2010, 01:21:35 PM
Family Dollar doesn't always beat Wal-Mart on detergent and dog food but it is a lot closer to my house and less crowded and they carry that Awesome household cleaner.
Title: Re: wallmart protest
Post by: Bill Brasky on April 05, 2010, 03:01:16 PM
The size of WalMart helps other similar retailers reach those competitive low prices.  Walmart contracts with manufacturers and reaches a low price if the company wants to have their product sold there.  In turn, that manufacturers competitors have to stay competitive, and market their similar product at a relatively similar price. 

It doesn't work to the penny, but it makes a price point.  How much is Windex?  Its about $4, I guess - because I saw it at WalMart.