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Old 11-23-2014, 11:13 PM
 
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I do not hate Walmart.............
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Old 11-24-2014, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Obesity follows where Walmart goes!
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I powerfully object to inane posts.
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:24 AM
 
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Obesity follows where Walmart goes!
This isn't as outlandish as it may sound.

I never understood how people at the poverty level could be overweight until I realized that many cheap foods are fatty foods. Walmart usually has large displays of low priced twinkies/whatever near the checkouts.

So, as much as I cannot blame walmart for the obesity of Americans, I can say they make a profit off of it and the rest of us pay for diabetes and heart medications.
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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I never understood how people at the poverty level could be overweight until I realized that many cheap foods are fatty foods. Walmart usually has large displays of low priced twinkies/whatever near the checkouts.

So, as much as I cannot blame walmart for the obesity of Americans, I can say they make a profit off of it and the rest of us pay for diabetes and heart medications.
Unlike every other grocery store in America that also carries Hostess, Li'l Debby, and other useless sweet processed foods?

Yet another mind-blowing example of someone singling out Walmart for doing what every other retail business in America does and saying it's bad.

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Walmart could easily slice a couple billion from the payroll and bonuses of their owners, put it back into the business, and show a profit.
Really? They could slice $2 billion off the payroll/bonuses of upper management? That's a lot of money. I don't quite believe that.
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Old 11-24-2014, 12:04 PM
 
Location: NW AR
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This isn't as outlandish as it may sound.

I never understood how people at the poverty level could be overweight until I realized that many cheap foods are fatty foods. Walmart usually has large displays of low priced twinkies/whatever near the checkouts.

So, as much as I cannot blame walmart for the obesity of Americans, I can say they make a profit off of it and the rest of us pay for diabetes and heart medications.
little Debbie used to be in Decatur Arkansas. Walmart just started caring hostess products again. Those are mainly for kids. Every retail chain carries granola bars. A million excuses it seems. lol. No one can control what people eat. I guess at a certain weight it wouldn't matter but there are such things called "gyms" as well.
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Old 11-24-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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I don't blame walmart for obese customers, I think they, and many others profit from it.

I just commented elsewhere that all walmart has done is empower China.
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: NW AR
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Nope. To the above.. everything us assembled in Mexico. Look at the news. It use to be China. Also diabetis is not just a young persons disease. Older people rely on youger people for cancer treatments and whatevevr else. The country has gone to part time jobs.. so some people can't win and give. Part time jobs started in the eighties and replacing full time jobs so this is the result of that decision. I can hardly post.. so later

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Old 11-24-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Obesity follows where Walmart goes!
Dunno about that, I lost 45 pounds and WM is only 2 miles away.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: NW AR
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Dunno about that, I lost 45 pounds and WM is only 2 miles away.
Good for you! I'll re-type my other post. Sometimes, I can barely post to this forum. Seriously, sometimes impossible.

RE: Nope. To the above.. everything is assembled in Mexico. Look at the news. It use to be China. Also diabetes is not just a young persons disease. Older people rely on younger people for cancer treatments and whatever else. This country has gone to part time jobs.. so some people can't win and give. Part time jobs started in the LATE eighties and were replacing full time jobs.. so this is the result of that decision.

I think Karma is Btch and I don't think people that were making these decisions in the late 80's were counting on getting old with this kind of economy.
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