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Originally posted by wayno
Originally posted by CanadianDream420
These signs have been all over Calgary Metro/Buses/Downtown-Core for years...
Not for just for "terrorists" but for all the drug dealings, drunken punk kids, drunken rowdy natives, suspicious boxes left on side streets.. you know.
I was prepared to announce how disgusting this whole thing has become, but was even more shocked to hear this going on in Canada. I am Canadian but haven't seen this here in Ontario, yet.
This just sucks beyond belief. What justification is there for putting these in Walmart or any other grocery store or chain store used daily by ordinary citizens other than to produce paranoia? Has someone decided that airplanes and skyscrapers are "yesterday's" hot targets and now its shopping centres??
I think governments want to appear to be doing something; unfortunately they are doing stupid, useless things and morally wrong things when they try to inundate the popultion with illogical fears of their own neighbours. That is destuction of quality of life at its core.
Originally posted by antar
You know people shout out loud about England having so many spy cameras all over the place but at least they were honest to their people/citizens about it, here in the States they are putting the spyware in but keeping it on the hush. This is a far worse scenario than what happened in England because at least they knew and were given the respect of knowing this just feels like a slime ball takeover without the respect owed to us who created this once great nation.
Originally posted by leakat
I am in no way supportive of WalMart.
However, I feel obligated to make this situation more evident.
I am from a rather small community. The mom and pop stores we used to have around were crushed by competition from a nearby WalMart. Now it is almost the only place at which to shop without travelling at least 45 minutes. The people in this community can not afford to travel that far to avoid WalMart, and also can not afford the higher prices for American products. Since most local businesses have been shut down, WalMart also employs a large population of the community.
This is one of the largest problems with fighting WalMart. They have made it nearly impossible for many Americans to do so without risking their livelihoods and making many sacrifices. Avoiding WalMart would greatly reduce the standard of living for people in this area.
I understand that IS possible to avoid shopping at WalMart, but it is often extremely difficult.
Originally posted by whaaa
Fascism from the rightwing neocons grasp for control once again.
WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country
They're not trying to make people fear their neighbors, they're trying to BUILD community by encouraging people to protect and watch over one another - by reporting crime and making sure that victims of crime get heard.
People bullying old people on the bus, ....
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
If the DHS is looking to Wal Mart to help boost national security then that should clearly show everyone just how truly F'd we are.