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Five different stores make sudden announcement, claiming “plumbing” issues

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posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:22 PM
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I have no real idea where to post this, I guess as its going on now, its current.



(PrisonPLanet)-Five different stores suddenly announced they were shutting up shop all for the same reason.

Walmarts in Pico Rivera, California, Livingston, Texas, Midland, Texas, Brandon, Florida, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, all made the announcement.

www.prisonplanet.com...

Yes,Im aware, prison Planet makes people roll their eyes,but this time, I've actually looked these up, and ya its accurate.

It's strange and im putting this out there for people to discuss.
Im presenting the videos Ive found,not endorsing them.
So,dont shoot the messenger.







posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: Black_Fox

that does seem odd?? no permits for any wok...and no one is going to get six months to fix a bathrrom problem, they can build a WHOLE walmart in under a year....the stores are fully stocked and they just closed and the employees were just let go with 5 hour notice.



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: research100

if anyone here lives in those areas please let us know if you see any activity going on...tyake some pics for us...thanks



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: research100
a reply to: Black_Fox

that does seem odd?? no permits for any wok...and no one is going to get six months to fix a bathroom problem, they can build a WHOLE walmart in under a year....the stores are fully stocked and they just closed and the employees were just let go with 5 hour notice.




Yep, something more is going on for sure.

Closing with no planning in advance is not something Walmart does unless there is something catastrophically wrong and I doubt "plumbing" would be that reason as Walmart is very strict on contractors and time-tables.


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posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: Black_Fox

Apparently "role players" are in demand.

Must have DoD secret clearance.
Must be able to walk up to 18mi /day
Must be able to ride in a vehicle up to 12 hours.
Pays $14/hr.

source
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posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:43 PM
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You're right, it is weird. Especially in light of the fact that the stores, with the exception of the two in TX, are not even in the same state. You'd think they could have come up with a better story than "plumbing issues". The fact that they're all in different locations, nowhere near each other, makes it kinda hard to believe that they all have the same plumbing problems that will require the same amount of time to resolve. Very strange indeed. Even stranger that they don't seem to care how unbelievable their excuse is.


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posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

Wal Mart working with the DOD on trainings it looks like.

Pretty shotty attempt to cover it up, claiming "plumbing issues". Nice find InverseLookingGlass




posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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Something sounds fishy about this. It shouldn't take six months to fix plumbing problems, they wouldn't have to even close the stores for more than a week or two. I would like to know if the same contractor built the stores closed. I wonder if structural building materials used on these stores were defective. Something is up, and it would be major. It would take a couple of months to just clear the stores and restock them again after very major repairs were made.

Maybe something will emerge later on about this.



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: Black_Fox

Apparently "role players" are in demand.

Must have DoD secret clearance.
Must be able to walk up to 18mi /day
Must be able to ride in a vehicle up to 12 hours.
Pays $14/hr.


source


your "source" says for the phoenix area, none of the Walmart closings listed are in phoenix.



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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Weird!




Walmart announced Monday that it is temporarily closing its Pico Rivera supercenter on Washington Boulevard due to plumbing problems but City Manager Rene Bobadilla said a union official told him that all 530 employees have been laid off.

... James Enriquez, the city’s public works director, said officials have not been notified of plumbing issues at the store. The company would be required to pull permits before undertaking extensive work.

“If I were a property owner I’d want to make sure my store was closed as little as possible,” Enriquez said. “I would want a permit to be in place the day I was going to close — but we haven’t received anything.”
www.democraticunderground.com...


Doesn't make sense!


Walmart said the store’s pharmacy will remain open for 14 days and that customers will be able to access it through a fire door.

Perishable foods at the Pico Rivera Walmart will be donated to area food banks, the company said. Other merchandise will be shifted to other Walmart locations.


WOW!?


Garcia said all of the employees who wish to return to the Pico Rivera store will have to reapply for their positions.


Nice way to filter out the unions and equal pay riff raff.



The store’s 530 workers will continue to be paid for the next 60 days, she said, and Walmart will place as many of them as possible at nearby stores. Those who can’t get jobs at other Walmart locations will be eligible for severance pay.

www.sgvtribune.com...

Great! So to avoid having to pay workers for NOT working, they'll displace workers from stores that they DIDN'T shut down, because they don't have to answer to them for cutting back their hours as long as they still have a job.

Pure Union Busting!


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posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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Remember the real world training announced by the Government?

They announced it about a month ago.

Too busy to look it up but the Regions match.



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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Apparently "role players" are in demand.

Must have DoD secret clearance.
Must be able to walk up to 18mi /day
Must be able to ride in a vehicle up to 12 hours.
Pays $14/hr.


Wondering if that has anything to do with the covert "training exercise" that's going on in TX in July. And there was a person quoted in the OP's article about the WalMart stores making ideal detention facilities. Start putting all these things together and all of a sudden, I'm getting that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. My housemate thinks I'm loony as hell but something is going on here. No doubt about it:

Jade Helm

ETA: Just saw that the OP article referred to Jade Helm as well, so obviously others are drawing the same conclusions as we are.


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posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 04:04 PM
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I thought from the start there is something amiss about Jade Helm . The military is going to try and infiltrate the civilian population of the states in question ? They are telling the people to report anyone or anything strange to the police force ? And now in 4 states WalMart closes 5 stores with little to no warning .For plumbing issues ? For 6 months? The store shelves are still stocked and no closing sales ? "Cuiriouser and curiouser"



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 04:11 PM
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I'm curious more about profit in those areas. From what I'm seeing a couple have very low property value and high crime. It could just be simply they are closing and don't want to make the real issue shown out of embarrassment....whatever that may be.

As for using Walmarts as a detention center...that just really wouldnt work. There are tons of doors and exits all over the store. Be easier to just throw down some barb wire in a circle and put people in. But lets say for the sake of doom porn....it could store alot of equipment that people wouldnt be able to see...shipping bays are already there and tons of space inside to store stuff.

To me this shows more a sign of the economy. Like if Walmart can't even survive how can any business...


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posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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Walmart is known for resisting efforts to unionize its American workforce. But in Canada, one of its stores actually voted to join a union — and then six months later, the company shut the store down.

Walmart employees have been on strike across the country for years calling for better treatment of it's employees. I wouldn't be surprised if these store had been trying to unionize.


By contrast, no Walmart workers are unionized in the United States. The company even has a Powerpoint presentation it uses to get managers to report any signs of workers trying to organize and that warns employees that they will be hurt by joining in. It has threatened its employees that they could lose benefits if they join a union.

Yet workers have repeatedly gone on strike in locations across the country since 2012 to demand that they be allowed to unionize. They have also demanded they be paid at least $25,000 a year and those who want to work full time be given the chance to do so.

Walmart has been found running afoul of labor law during these strikes in the U.S. The National Labor Relations Board is prosecuting the company for violating workers’ rights for unlawfully firing, disciplining, or threatening workers who went on strike.

Link


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posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 04:14 PM
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They also say that the military personnel will be armed with "blanks". And they're sending in SEAL teams and Green Berets? Yeah, something is up. Getting everyone used to the idea, placating the locals so it won't be such a shock when it happens?



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: eisegesis
With previous strikes happening across the country, I wouldn't be surprised if these store had been trying to unionize. I would look a little deeper before busting out the aluminum foil headgear.


they did something like that awhile back ...I forget what it was but one of the spare add on centers or something was trying to unionize and they cut those parts out of their stores. Wish I could remember what it was but that indeed crossed my mind.



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 04:16 PM
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They need six months to bury dissident employees who want a living wage under the foundations. Those rascally Waltons, they'll get you every time.



posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 04:25 PM
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Something is up. One or two stores maybe, but 5 stores closing due to plumbing! This could be due to Unions, Jade Helm, economy or another scenario, Hillary Clinton says she wants camps for adults and less than a month later, big box stores close all at once under suspicious circumstances? Hopefully there will be some leaks coming out soon. This is very strange.

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posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 05:09 PM
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Here are the links to find permits in each area accompanied by the address for each Walmart that is closing.

Permits for the city of Tulsa
(Hit the red icon at the top of the page and add permit layers)

Address: 207 S. Memorial, 74112

That's funny, NO PERMITS have been issued. Not one.

Permits for the city of Brandon

Address is: 1208 E. Brandon Blvd

Located in Hillsborough County.

None there either...

Permits for the city of Midland

Address: 200 E Interstate 20, Midland, TX 79701

I'm having trouble using this one.

Permits for the city of Livingston

Located in Polk County. Address: 1620 W Church St Livingston TX , 77351

This one turned up something. Walmart had remodeling done in 2011.

Otherwise, none that I can see.

Permits for the city of Pico Rivera

Located in LA County. Address: 8500 Washington Blvd, Pico Rivera

This address has a building permit dated for 2001 and the structure built in 2002. The square ft. were almost spot on. The permit says 221,850 sq ft and the news articles states that this Walmart was 223,000 sq ft.

Other than that, none.

I couldn't find any permit for any store pertaining to these closings and every local news outlet for each area is running with the exact same message...


Wal-Mart officials said the problem cropped up with clogs and leaks in plumbing that affected availability of water and drainage around the store.

UPDATE:

Customers skeptical about Walmart plumbing problems


10 News asked a Walmart spokesperson whether the five stores were built from the same design, whether they had the same contractor, anything to understand why all of them closed on the same day for "plumbing issues."

The only thing they have in common, the spokesperson said are the highest number of plumbing incidents.

A Walmart official also told 10 News repairs haven't started yet because they still need to organize the store after so many shoppers came out to take advantage of closing deals.

She added each of these five stores closed, there have been upwards of 100 plumbing or pipe incidents in just the past two years. That, and that alone, is the only connection, according to Walmart officials.

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