How Amazon is screwing the USA


#121

There’s much better ways to make change with these companies. I like the shareholder approach. They don’t like it when their bottom lins is challenged.


#122

before being rudely interrupted by a meatshield I had tried to open a discussion into what makes the communities who rely on WalMart run. Low wage jobs, government assistance, no schooling, a day-ahead-of-the-hounds mentality, lack of choices (we have all seen and understood that what - decades now?). They will go to the closest, cheapest place to shop, and have no consciousness re: quality/durability of product, potential alternatives etc. Everything in their lives is extremely immediate - from satisfying need, to gratification. Everything quite ephemeral. Many of them being rural or ruralish, are Republican - that in spite of their dependence on Democratic championed programs. The armor of the system is quite sturdy - they are less inclined to protest and community action. It seems to me that replacing an SSI check with education and useful work would yield more than a boycott. These people are lacking in self worth - so those are the issues to address first, not imagining they will shut down the one store available to them that’s in their range of travel, and budget.


#123

I don’t expect anyone to protest their own self interests but I don’t think people often know what their best interest is until it’s too late.


#124

Well - case in point.

I see Spoon is about to be oppositional - do his meatshield thang. I got more important things to do.


#125

Huh?


#126

WalMart - and the communities they serve?


#127

Before copping a 'tude about it, you really should consider that what drives Walmart dominated communities is actually not the same topic as “How Amazon is screwing the USA.”

Perhaps if you started a new thread without any ad hom trolls in the OP, about your preferred subject, you might get the conversation you claim to seek.


#128

I’ll tell you - Walmart fucks over communities.


#129

Are he and I not conversing?


#130

Would you like to see me use the entire moderator’s toolbox on this thread?


#131

I suppose you are, if you skip over the butthurt callouts.


#132

I did not introduce WalMart into the thread - Lotus did not object, but as I mentioned - her loyal meatshield is just being oppositional and embarrassing himself further. I hope he receives the reward he craves.


#133

And the callouts on the butthurt callouts. :slight_smile:


#134

If it makes you feel powerful, in charge, useful. It’s all you’ll have to do to make you feel good about you today. Clearly intelligent discourse is beyond you - so slash away, meatshield.


#135

Thanks for the reminder. So do I.


#136

I don’t now about Spoon, but I feel really goof about me today!


#137

…be off then.


#138

I suppose I could say that was beneath you - but it wasn’t.


#139

This thread needs a group hug.


#140

If at first your troll doesn’t succeed, try, try again! Of course, we know you always do!