Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 14, 2002 11:16 PM
This is a great step forward...too bad it happens to be WalMart, whom I wouldn't give one dollar of my hard-earned money to EVER.
Forget the well-known music/book censorship--that's just kid's stuff. Think about the fact they refuse to stock emergency contraceptives for women (as well as misopristol, the so-called 'abortion drug') in their in-store pharmacies. In many places, WalMart is the only place for low-income women to get such products.
Think about their viciously anti-competitive business practices (think MS is bad?). Their goal is not to fairly compete with local retailers--it is to obliterate them (*all* of them) by any means necessary.
Think about their virus-like invasion of small-town communities, buying off the local politicians and landowners--then leveling everything for their vast parking lots and shopping centers. The prototypical American homogenization.