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Walmart. Are they selling us much more than we realize?

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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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I have placed this thread in Skunk Works because there are quite a few claims made in the Walmart video that I have problems with, but it stills raised some interesting questions.

I have been concerned for a while now, about the large number of towns that have been obliterated from the map in the blink of an eye, within the last six months. I am only going to post a recent one, but the Internet is is full of videos of recent catastrophes.

I find it interesting that so little attention is being placed on the severity of the devastation that has been visited on so many around the world. The kind of death tolls and devastation that should be considered News worthy and would be rallying people together. Yet we are being constantly bombarded by the News and other media venues, with reports that cause a widening divide.

Around here when you hear Walmart, the first thing that comes to mind for most, is Jade Helm. Jade Helm has dropped off the radar, but there have been reports of odd military activity taking place clandestinely, all over America. So, when I saw this Walmart video, it got the gears to turning.

Maybe there is a lot more that we need to be paying attention to, and we really are being deliberately distracted. I know that first thing that some will espouse is, "Doom Porn". Maybe it is, but porn is usually used to prepared one to be screwed.





edit on 27-6-2016 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: Word edit.




posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

I don't shop there.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

should be called China-Mart....everything there is literally from China....so I don't shop there either



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

I don't shop there.

For some it may not be a matter of choice, and it does seem to to fit the needs of many.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn




OK. Three minutes into the video and I'm "outta here" on it. I guess it was the setup in the OP that coupled Walmart and Jade Helm into some sinister system that was going to devour us all. I'm a bit sensitive to that connection in that I live where the unqualified fear was induced into Bastrop, Texas, about the impending arrival of Jade Helm last summer. Anybody remember the doomporn about it? Here it is revived by being coupled with Walmart being the sinister Witch of the West...or something.

Actually, I would expect Walmart and its vast, well-organized distribution centers around the US would be vitally important to the US government as a survival safety net for food goods and products that FEMA could never possibly provide given a large, regional catastrophe. It makes perfect sense to enlist them in the survival of a population seriously effected by a calamity of mass proportions. Those Walmart semi-trucks can load from any or all of their regional distribution centers and roll to the effected areas in hours versus the national guard and Army getting saddled up, acquiring the necessary items and getting them to the scene. So what if Walmart being given federal money to provided this safety net? Who else in thousands of communities across the US has that capability to deliver goods within 24 hours?

I don't love Walmart, but I don't hate them either. In the current American economy they play a vital function and that role could well be deeper than most of us imaging, but it does not mean it all goes down to some sinister intent embedded in the very core of the business. So many people want to believe in zombies these days....



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

WOW. Your second Video Is Creepy/Scary, to say the least. Shows Walmart for what it is. Compliant to the Agenda facing Us all, here in The U.S.of A. Thanx for this Thread!



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: Aliensun

I dunno. If indeed Walmart will be used for the Good of Us all, in the event of catastrophic events, fine. But there is the possibility it will NOT be used in that way, and in the way it is presented here in this OP.

Maybe it is just the Cynical side of Me seeing that as more of a possibility, than for it to be used for Our good...

Either way, is it not good that it has been brought up here? I think so. But obviously, that is just My opinion...

Syx



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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I will watch later..when I think of Walmart..I think corporate welfare, globalist leanings , destroyer of the mom and pop, they disgust me..lol Reminds me of the movie Demolition man, set in the future where every restaurant is Taco Bell.
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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

I think it is ALL in the title of Your first video and I quote "SIGNS OF THE END PART 181" ...

When ChinaMa...Walmart® started out they prided their stores with "Made in the USA" products and now the only thing in there "Made in America" are the people working their 32 hrs. a week, if they worked 40 hrs. then Walmart would have to pay for their health insurance, this way they don't have to pay health insurance and still have them work a few hours of OverTime with NO overtime wages..

Then the Waltons who already rank in the US's Wealthiest, use US Taxpayer money to buy up Western farms and ranches for their water rights. (Welfare Ranchers)

They rank #1 as far as what plastic bags are strewn about the roadways here, so much I endearingly call them "Flori-Duh Tumbleweeds" And when 'They' blow up Mother Earth and they most certainly will, the only thing left will be Florida Tumbleweeds..



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

should be called China-Mart....everything there is literally from China....so I don't shop there either

Considering the number of complaints that have been reported about China's goods and products, it would seem that a business like Walmart, that advertises good old American values, would be selling such a large number of China's products.


News about Consumer Safety and China, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Consumer Safety and China



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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In that kind of scenario, military resources will be utilized to protect resources, Walmart has a lot of those.

In fact I can see a scenario where different armed gangs try to take and hold those resources (like food distribution centers), military units being better armed and all.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn




OK. Three minutes into the video and I'm "outta here" on it. I guess it was the setup in the OP that coupled Walmart and Jade Helm into some sinister system that was going to devour us all. I'm a bit sensitive to that connection in that I live where the unqualified fear was induced into Bastrop, Texas, about the impending arrival of Jade Helm last summer. Anybody remember the doomporn about it? Here it is revived by being coupled with Walmart being the sinister Witch of the West...or something.

Actually, I would expect Walmart and its vast, well-organized distribution centers around the US would be vitally important to the US government as a survival safety net for food goods and products that FEMA could never possibly provide given a large, regional catastrophe. It makes perfect sense to enlist them in the survival of a population seriously effected by a calamity of mass proportions. Those Walmart semi-trucks can load from any or all of their regional distribution centers and roll to the effected areas in hours versus the national guard and Army getting saddled up, acquiring the necessary items and getting them to the scene. So what if Walmart being given federal money to provided this safety net? Who else in thousands of communities across the US has that capability to deliver goods within 24 hours?

I don't love Walmart, but I don't hate them either. In the current American economy they play a vital function and that role could well be deeper than most of us imaging, but it does not mean it all goes down to some sinister intent embedded in the very core of the business. So many people want to believe in zombies these days....


You are correct, Walmart and other major retailer like Target keep emergency supplies, water, batteries, flash lights ect in storage to be shipped to US disaster areas, They do it all the time.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: SyxPak

Maybe it is just the Cynical side of Me seeing that as more of a possibility, than for it to be used for Our good...

The lies and the deception they used to expand their operations, has fueled the the distrust.

Is Wal-Mart closing stores for 'repairs,' or to punish activist workers?

As Aliensun pointed out, Walmart is a very valuable asset for any government.

Actually, I would expect Walmart and its vast, well-organized distribution centers around the US would be vitally important to the US government as a survival safety net for food goods and products that FEMA could never possibly provide given a large, regional catastrophe. It makes perfect sense to enlist them in the survival of a population seriously effected by a calamity of mass proportions. Those Walmart semi-trucks can load from any or all of their regional distribution centers and roll to the effected areas in hours versus the national guard and Army getting saddled up, acquiring the necessary items and getting them to the scene. So what if Walmart being given federal money to provided this safety net? Who else in thousands of communities across the US has that capability to deliver goods within 24 hours?

The problem is that for many, the government doesn't seem to be putting our best interest first.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: MrSpad

You are correct, Walmart and other major retailer like Target keep emergency supplies, water, batteries, flash lights ect in storage to be shipped to US disaster areas, They do it all the time.

I would hope that all major retailers and every individual for that matter, will store emergency supplies. Especially now, when more than ever, it seems we are facing new emergencies all over the planet.

The Walmart operation is a lot bigger than just storing emergency supplies. I think their lack of transparency is what has people questioning their motives.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

I'm pretty much with Aliensun on this one. The first video begins with catastrophic FICTIONAL destruction along with a portentous voice and dramatic music. I turned it off. Even though the rest of the video might have offered nothing more than a roundup of weekly news, the clear propagandistic appeal to fear that was established in the opening moments moves the video from informative to plain doom porn. One calls for conscious consideration, the other unconscious reaction.

The second video has ominous music playing in the background while the woman's voice drones on an on with dire words. Again the music sets the tone of fear which the narrative adds to. Again, propagandistic. When ever I hear that combination using music of dramatic import coupled with that kind of voice I avoid it. Someone wants to control my awarness, rather to just inform me.

Any sinister plot between the government and Walmart should be considered in the other direction. Rather than Walmart being a tool of government oppression, things to me seem that the government is a tool of big business oppression, which of course Walmart is a part.

If as Aliensun suggests, that indeed Walmart will be used for distribution civil coordination centers when the shtf, it only secures Walmarts influence over communities, and this is right in line with not only the thinking of government but the larger thinking of big business.

The concept of a ready made military is interesting, but I can see it more as a step up in commercial security forces from pimple faced boys to husky men.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: MrSpad

You are correct, Walmart and other major retailer like Target keep emergency supplies, water, batteries, flash lights ect in storage to be shipped to US disaster areas, They do it all the time.

I would hope that all major retailers and every individual for that matter, will store emergency supplies. Especially now, when more than ever, it seems we are facing new emergencies all over the planet.

The Walmart operation is a lot bigger than just storing emergency supplies. I think their lack of transparency is what has people questioning their motives.




Their motive is to make money. That has never been a secret.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

Even though the rest of the video might have offered nothing more than a roundup of weekly news, the clear propagandistic appeal to fear that was established in the opening moments moves the video from informative to plain doom porn.

The majority of the first video is a roundup of the news of the day, that shows how devastating mother nature can be.

I didn't make the videos. I think that most people that make YouTube videos are experimenting with their Hollywood producer inner selves. We have been so influenced by the media and Hollywood that many think to make a video view worthy they have to add the perfect score, and dramatic effect. Usually the effect is a fail, and can be most annoying, so I have learned to separate the wheat from the chaff. Mute works wonders in most situations.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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I find it interesting that so little attention is being placed on the severity of the devastation that has been visited on so many around the world. The kind of death tolls and devastation that should be considered News worthy and would be rallying people together. Yet we are being constantly bombarded by the News and other media venues, with reports that cause a widening divide.


I watched the entire first video and all that has shown up on the news. And people are rallying around about the fires, floods, etc, that's one reason they're hitting people with carbon taxes and climate accords, talking non stop about climate change....there's actually a lot of attention being paid to those incidents.
Certainly nothing remotely connected to Walmart...
In other countries, when we hear "Walmart" it just means cheap shopping. And some weirdly dressed people.
Weird doom connections seem to only be in the US.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: snowspirit

I watched the entire first video and all that has shown up on the news. And people are rallying around about the fires, floods, etc, that's one reason they're hitting people with carbon taxes and climate accords, talking non stop about climate change....there's actually a lot of attention being paid to those incidents. Certainly nothing remotely connected to Walmart...

Yes, the news reports it and moves on. I have no problem with that, but if the news is going to repeatedly rehash a story, I would rather it be about the problems and needs of people in desperate need of our support, and our compassion, instead of issues that continue to stir up hate and divide.

If Walmart has become the government epicenter for emergencies, with the floods, tornadoes, and fires going on all around the US right now, they should have their hands full.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 01:36 PM
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originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
I don't shop there.


a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn For some it may not be a matter of choice, and it does seem to to fit the needs of many.

I too have a cynical side of me... always watching and waiting for who's gonna use what to force me to buy with.. other than dollars, gold, silver, change or barter.. I've seen a couple Wally Worlds use thumbprints for purchases, assuming you have to set up an account through Walmart with thumbprint to tie your account to it. I don't shop Walmart, but the majority of my extended family does because the Wally Worlds of small towns have destroyed the mom and pop shops and small grocery stores that have been in those areas for many decades. If you want food or things for your home, you have to shop Walmart.. Not even all places have Home Depots yet but if they do, then there's no need for any other shops in those small towns. Sometimes stuff like this makes me wish I was born in the early 1900's.. even though I like it now.. ha!


originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn The problem is that for many, the government doesn't seem to be putting our best interest first.

I don't think the government has been putting our best interest first since the day of our declaration.

I enjoy watching the videos, makes you wonder more and wish more that I had some land to live off grid or prepare to do so. Now sharing those videos on facebook or other means just makes people think you cray cray



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