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WalMart is openng in RP Building a new store to open by the end of this year or beginning of 2009. Can Home Depot and Costco be far behind?
Oh PULEEEEEZE!!! I'm not getting into a discussion of the pros/cons on Walmart....but blaming allof the problems in Mexico on American "big business" moving plants to China, etc., is ridiculous! There has been and will be the "haves" and the "have nots" in Mexico, and rampant corruption is heavily ingrained in the culture of the country. The "haves" don't want a middle class.jerry said:Bob you sell out. Chinese slaves make crap for 100 bucks a month and live in places you wouldn't put your dog. Screw china,If American big business hadn't moved the factories to China for a small price gain over mexico 15 years ago we would now have a solid Mexican middle class living in mexico not Davenport Iowa.
But is that Walmart's fault?....or the fault of the people dumping garbage everywhere. The rv park where I used to keep my trailer has pools that they rent out to the locals, and for parties. Whenever there was a party (birthday, wedding, christening, etc.) you would find broken beer bottles and garbage (including diapers) everywhere....even though there were plenty of garbage cans provided!Stuart said:My only gripe?
Walmart will only increase the plague of empty plastic bags that litter every Mexican town I've ever been in. In Mexico, you can always tell when you're approaching a town. You need only notice the empty plastic bags in every fence, cactus, shrub, and bush. Town ahead! :|
Both, actually. I'd love to see a return to paper bags. But that kills trees! So, it's a Catch-22 -- the environmental damage done by paper OR plastic. But yeah, I think the only place I've ever been that was trashier than Mexico was Italy. Might have had something to do with the time of the year (New Year). People just literally chucked anything they didn't want anymore out into the streets. Looked like a war zone New Years Day with dead TVs, appliances, mountains of trash, you name it, everywhere on the streets.rockyptjoe said:
As most of you know HEMP is a resource that is not being used because of our outdated laws. Now if Mexico started making, never mind..LOLRoberto said:Stuart,
A Mexican friend call the plastic bag the real flag of Mexico since you see it flying everywhere.
Much paper is made from trees specifically grown to make paper and not cutting forests. The best pulp trees are the fast growers. So paper is probably a better option and it can be recycled.
You know, after re-reading that drivel to my girlfriend, she asked "What world did he come from?" She's a former Walmart shopper, former after reading about Herm Teague. It's nice that you can dismiss the life of a respected citizen and veteran in order to make inane statements about our litigious system. Herm didn't want to sue everyone to profit, just his $3500 in medical bills paid. Worrying about his debt put him on his deathbed, thanks to Walmart. It's personally insulting to me that you would lump Herm in with that coffee suing 'lady'.Roberto said:Herm Teague is more a victim of a distorted, hysterical reporting system than of Wal Mart. They're picking over the poor guy's bones to sell news. It's difficult to establish anything from that disjointed story. If you believe WalllyWorld controls the entire judicial system try some Prolixin, it's great for paranod delusions. It sounds like the poor guy was drinking a soda, went into cardiac arrest, fell over and hit his head. It sounds like he had maybe 4 layers of insurance and nobody payed if he had lots of unpaid medical bills. His liar, er lawyer, was clearly incompetent, they should have sued all of the insurance providers, Coke, the manufacturer of the soda machine, the manufacturer of the soda container, the manufacturer of the chair he was sitting on, the manufacturer of the flooring too and the fellow employee that did not diagnose the problem correctly and several bystanders who might have been able to catch him when he fell, then the community in which it occured because they don't have an ordinance requiring the guy to wear a helmet, but should. Mc Donalds lost a case to a woman who was in a car and put a cup of coffee in a soft styrofoam cup between her legs, squeezing it and popping the top, spilling it and burning herself. The coffee temperature was to blame, not the inane behavior of the lady :eek3: :eek3: Yeah, poor Herm was surely the victim of our system but why Walmart?