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Retail-pocalypse?

WALMART LEADS NATIONWIDE SHUTTERING OF BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES Michael Snyder over at The Economic Collapse Blog has an interesting post up this week discussing America’s “Retail Apocalypse.”  Or “Retail-pocalypse,” as we’ve taken to calling it. “Major retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting…

WALMART LEADS NATIONWIDE SHUTTERING OF BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES

Michael Snyder over at The Economic Collapse Blog has an interesting post up this week discussing America’s “Retail Apocalypse.”  Or “Retail-pocalypse,” as we’ve taken to calling it.

“Major retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail locations that are still open all over the country,” Snyder wrote.  “It appears that the retail apocalypse that made so many headlines in 2015 has gone to an entirely new level as we enter 2016.”

Included in his evidence?

A whopping 269 Walmart store closings … including 154 locations in the United States.

Hold up …

Are any of those store closings in South Carolina?

Because the last time we checked, Walmart was supposed to be in the ongoing process of creating 4,000 new jobs in South Carolina …

Since we roll deep over in Bentonville, Arkansas (the location of Walmart’s world headquarters), we figured we would fire off an email to Walmart’s corporate communications office to see what they had to say …

(We’ll let you know when they let us know).

Obviously the broader retail slowdown is terrible news for an economy which “grew” at an annualized rate of only 0.69 percent during the fourth quarter of 2015.

Is really there any doubt at this point that the “recovery” is over?

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105 comments

999" February 2, 2016 at 1:33 pm

it’s the gubmint-if you ain’t scared,you ain’t right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH0ESpEktJw

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Lucifer "flip" Beelzebub February 2, 2016 at 1:52 pm

I like that number upside down.

I love government, the bigger the better. More welfare for me. LMAO!!!

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Yawn February 2, 2016 at 1:35 pm

People are doing more and more of their shopping online. Big deal.

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flip February 2, 2016 at 2:05 pm

It is already killing Best Buy and various office supply stores.

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J. "Herbert" Smith February 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm

I know what boys like,

I know what guys want,

I know what boys like,

Boys like, boys like me… Mmmmhmmm…

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Derp February 2, 2016 at 1:39 pm

A site called ‘The Economic Collaspe Blog’ is talking about a retail apocalypse?
Why do people like to sit online and scare themselves silly over bullshit?

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flip February 2, 2016 at 2:55 pm

Believing in conspiracy theories makes people feel like things are actually being controlled because the notion of uncertainty scares the shit out of em.

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm

“Last October (2104), the retail giant disclosed that it was in the process of building about 450 Neighborhood Markets in the U.S. over the next two years. According to a Forbes contributor, “The new Walmart management team is suggesting there could be thousands in five years.” Although these are often described as Walmart’s “small format” stores, they are only small relative to supercenters. An average Neighborhood Market is 43,000 square feet, or about the size of a football field.”

Seems the closin’s is just to own the new’uns!!!

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shifty henry February 2, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Last October (2104 — gee whiz, did I oversleep..!!

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 1:56 pm

:)

Point is, they’re closing stores, but opening more new ones.

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You're An Asshole February 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Point is, Walmart is going to be mostly just a grocery store.

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Oh no – a one-stop-shop for groceries, cheap clothing, high transfat and you can get glasses and a bank account.

You're An Asshole February 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Oh no – a one stop shop grocery store with no cheap clothing, lots of fatty foods, no glasses, and no money orders and check cashing services for you.

flip February 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Don’t forget the mobility scooters, that’s the only way pogo can navigate the store.

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm

When BERNIE outlaws cars I will still have my scooter! I painted it red for the motherland!

BERNIE!!!

flip February 2, 2016 at 2:36 pm

I’ve even got you fawning over Bernie now. LMAO!!! It’s fun to manipulate you.

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm

You worked hard today.Will needs to give you a bonus.

flip February 2, 2016 at 4:29 pm

Did Will hire you yet? No? Damn. I guess you’ll have to keep swiping your EBT card.

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Well, not for me. But you’ll be welcome. Still!!!!

You're An Asshole February 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

I own space in your brain. Isn’t that nice? :-)

flip February 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm

At least he has a brain.

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Because you don’t have one – right?

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:27 pm

How long does it take to go from Guest to sign-on with Disques, to sign off, use guest, sign onto another dumb Disques account, go back to guest. I mean, you’re Flip, you’re guest, you’re Terry, you’re Guest, you’re Jerry, you’re Guest, you’re Flip again.

flip February 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm

When you have no job or life it’s amazing how much time you can spend on here doing stuff. Pogo’s got more time in the world to kill than anyone else here. Even Will probably has to take a time out to change a diaper or run to the store.

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Trip to South Carolina and Florida next couple weeks.Phoenix next month.Life is so good.

Basketball game to officiate tonight.May God Bless all of you.

It was fun today!

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Oh brother. The ficitional saga continues.

flip February 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Rocky and I paid for that. You’re welcome, welfare leech.

flip February 2, 2016 at 7:26 pm

Do you take money under the table to ignore penalties?

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Yes.When Trump is elected all those goods from China will be gone and BERNIE will open up a chain of flea markets for illegals and pay em $40 an hour to smoke dope all day.

Herman W. "Buz" Martin February 2, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Yeah. The Grand Strand these days has many blighted areas, much unemployment, virtually no real off-season surge in tourism and shopping. Yet no Walmart big boxes have closed, and they’re building new neighborhood markets, for which they’re hiring. Maybe the Chinese are taking over Walmart and boosting their presence here. They just love American stores that sell hell out of their shit.

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Sleepy the Dwarf February 3, 2016 at 7:01 am

A brand-new Neighborhood Market has recently opened At Cedar Springs (suburban southeast side of Spartanburg) near old Camp Croft. Nice store, and will be only about 5 miles away from the store closed at Pacolet. Several former Pacolet employees will be at the Cedar Springs store.

Store in Pacolet was admittedly too small (part of a ‘pilot’ program tried and now terminated by WalMart) and did not have enough variety of merchandise to be economically viable. Remember, WalMart is “for profit” and the stockholders are the ones that set the policies (although indirectly). Stock price has been stable through most of the recession. “Sound Business Decision” comes to mind.

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BiggieTea February 2, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Winnsboro, SC Walmart is closing.

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J. "Herbert" Smith February 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Tango, is that you? Wishin’ you’d come by and bring me some good news! Mmmmmmm…..

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shifty henry February 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Walmart posted their closings last week …..

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Sic Semper Tyrannis February 2, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Saw that too, too bad they shut down all the mom and pop stores.

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shifty henry February 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm

The retail outlet chain “OLLIE’S” is taking some of the Walmart business because they will have items WM doesn’t have. Also Ollie’s has so much different stuff. If you find a bargain priced item or an item you especially like buy more than one because they may never have it again.

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Tazmaniac February 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

The Walmart distribution are being turned into FEMA death camps because they have a secure “military looking” entrance and constantine wire on the fence. I just learned that on the interweb thingy. All this time thinking they were keeping crackheads from robbing them blind.

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shifty henry February 2, 2016 at 2:29 pm

TAZ..!! Are you drinking that cheap coffee again — you know, the stuff from the Congo — that comes in those sock sacks labeled “Brown Rice”..??

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Cheap coffee from Walmart?

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Tazmaniac February 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Funny you say that. I had a guy that worked for me whose Mother-in Law gifted him with a membership in the Beer of the Month Club. We tried a beer from Africa, S. Africa I believe, labeled Bull Elephant. It came in a clear bottle with very crude printing that included the head of an elephant. The beer was the color of Coke and had a alcohol content like liquor. At the bottom of the bottle was an assortment of straw/hay, sand and pebbles kind of held together with gooey brown syrup. Man, did that stuff knock us on our ass! His M-I-L was always trying to get his wife to leave him citing that he was an alcoholic which made her gift evil and funny as Hell all at the same time.

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Hope he left her. If you gots a MIL like that – it’s best to move on.

Tazmaniac February 2, 2016 at 2:56 pm

His wife and her family were filthy rich old school money of the Winter Park, Fl. variety. One of the few people in my life that I’ve known that worked even though he didn’t have to. Said it got him out of the house. His check went to his hobbies (investing) and our tab at the pub next door. His wife was loaded from her trust and he was just waiting on the old bitty to die.

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Long wait.

shifty henry February 2, 2016 at 3:18 pm

haw! haw! —- that’s a great story!

The Colonel (R) February 2, 2016 at 2:12 pm

This is like snowmageddon, and floodmageddon and all the other “Chicken Little…the sky is falling” bovine excreta “click seekers” (like Will) post for the clicks.

Three stores of the 111 in South Carolina are being closed Pacolet, Gray Court and Winsborro. http://www.wistv.com/story/30976303/midlands-walmart-among-three-closing-in-sc

The Pacolet and Gray Court stores were “neighborhood markets” an ill advised experiment in smaller and express service stores that Wal-Mart rolled out a couple of years ago. Only the Winsborro store was a traditional “Superstore”. Of the 154 US stores Wal-Mart is closing only 12 are “Super Centers”. The distribution centers Wally World is opening/expanding in South Carolina are not closing. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/01/15/list-of-walmart-stores-closing/78852898/

Relax, you can still get groceries, beer, a new tire, a boat anchor and fertilizer all in one trip at more than 108 other Wally Worlds and be greeted by more that 31,000 “dedicated” Wally World employees in our fair state (oh by the way, their average hourly wage is $13.20 almost twice the minimum wage) http://corporate.walmart.com/our-story/locations/united-states/south-carolina#/united-states/south-carolina

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vicupstate February 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm

None of that fits the FITS narrative, so it isn’t true.

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R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Please share ‘your’ narrative on picking losers.

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flip February 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm

There’s only one loser here, and that’s you. LMAO!!!

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:16 pm

No thanks. I prefer Target.

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R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:16 pm

Just had an oil change and tires rotated yesterday at Wal Mart for less than $30.00 on my new Impala.

If my boy BERNIE had his way it would cost $90.

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flip February 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

So you got shit tires put on your car? Oh that’s right you are homeless. Go fetch us some coffee will you?

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Chinese tires installed by a high school drop out and the car has that “shimmy shimmy” he likes.

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R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Not nice.That high school drop out probably pays for for your NON citizen mother in laws Obamacare subsidy?

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Remember when you predicted Trump would win Iowa and Ohio State would take the National title, and the Eagles would call back Tebow? Ah, those were the days.

flip February 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

I bet he predicted a Romney victory too just like Tango.

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Well, they’re the same person, so – yeah!!!

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Not Tango however I heard Terry is watching EVERY letter you post?

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Through your eyes.

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Just telling you as a friend.

flip February 2, 2016 at 2:33 pm

No one here considers you a friend, buddy.

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

pogo does.ernera and Rogue do.GT did until you couldn’t defeat him in the arena of ideas and ‘outed’ him,his family and job.

They do that shit in Russia and Cuba!!! Go BERNIE!!!!!

flip February 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm

You are pogo. GT is gone because of his own dumbass self. Rogue and erneba just tolerate you.

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

I left Boz out.

flip February 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm

People you stalk aren’t your friends either.

mamatiger92 February 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm

But, you wouldn’t bring someone’s family into it, right?

9" February 2, 2016 at 3:34 pm

NO.That’s the ‘hippy hippy shake’.They wrote a song about it that even The Beatles covered
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ke8mzgex4U

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Obama told me if I keep my tire pressure right I would get 125 mpg.BERNIE told me he is gonna take our cars and make us ride bikes.I am sad.

BEERRRRRRNIEEEE!!!!

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flip February 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Obama said that regular maintenance would improve gas mileage. It isn’t much different than what Republicans suggested during the Bush years.

Gas prices are pretty low now though thanks to Obama restoring the economy from the Bush disaster.

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Bam!!!! You just Bammed the Flip man!!! Bam Bam!!!!!

flip February 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

It’s too easy. I made him download a bunch of stuff just to copy me. Gay pride stuff, black power stuff, he seemed to stop at the satanic stuff though. Guess being an incorrigible prick doesn’t make God unhappy but downloading an upside down cross does.

R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

DAMN! Why the hell did I pay $3.50 a gallon for 6.5 years under Obama?

Average price when he took office was less than it is now.

BERNIE gonna may cars illegal.He likes the Cuba model of cars on blocks to save the planet.

LoL February 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Hey flip/pogo, how do you feel now that Cruz slapped the shit out of your boy Trump?

The Colonel (R) February 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm

But haven’t you heard, that whole “raise the minimum wage, raise the cost of living” thing is just a republican myth – oh wait, it’s not: https://www.aei.org/publication/minimum-wage-effect-from-jan-to-sept-seattle-msa-restaurant-jobs-fell-700-vs-5800-food-jobs-in-rest-of-state/

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R. "Bernie" Flipdud February 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Col you are one smart dude exposing my boy BERNIE like that.He ain’t gonna be happy though.I wrote him and said you would make a great KGB guy if he is elected and declares martial law.

BEEEERRRRRNIIIEEE!!!

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Tazmaniac February 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Sooo…just to be clear, they are NOT turning Walmart in to human versions of rodent bait stations? If they are, 22LR ammo would be the perfect bait!

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The Colonel (R) February 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Wasn’t that fascinating – the lady seemed so coherent and appeared to be totally sincere. I googled the whole Wal-Mart turned into DHS FEMA camps thing and you wouldn’t believe how many people are talking about it: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=walmarts%20being%20turned%20into%20%20site%3Ayoutube.com

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Who was the lady? Sarah Palin?

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The Colonel (R) February 2, 2016 at 2:33 pm

This lady: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH0ESpEktJw

Wow, just wow…

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

I can’t——stop——-laughing——— boomin’ noise——–

So she’s been livin’ over there for a year and a half, what I wanna know is, where the heck did she come from before that. Boomin’ noises. Like a 105 or a 60mm tube? Gee, wonderin’ where that could come from? And that West Coast thing.

OK – she’s goin’ Trump!!!!

Tazmaniac February 2, 2016 at 2:48 pm

It is her neighbor trying to perfect a new Meth recipe.

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Of F-16s coming out of Sumter and heading west? Or – just the booming in her head from when she suffered that Rossi red wine hangover?

The Colonel (R) February 2, 2016 at 3:17 pm

The gold mines, railroad switch yards, hunters, her husband trying to gaslight her…

Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Damn it. I just got the keyboard cleaned off.

Sic Semper Tyrannis February 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm

They are testing the crematorium located underground. All part of the Fuhrer’s plan, should Trump become president.

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Loujtanner February 3, 2016 at 4:28 am

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shifty henry February 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

I think that the Superstores to be closed are within 10 miles of another Superstore……

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The Colonel (R) February 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

They’re closing them all in Puerto Rico because they’re to hard to support.

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Well, plantains along the road are cheaper.

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9" February 2, 2016 at 3:42 pm

‘groceries, beer, a new tire, a boat anchor and fertilizer all in one trip’
What about the new cute pharmacist ? He says he’s got a morning-after pill for Flip…

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Tazmaniac February 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Washing his hand with hot, soapy water will take care of that.

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The Colonel (R) February 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Is retroactive abortion legal now?

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9" February 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm

I hope.He said the later the better..

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Connected Broker February 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Wrong – Gray Court was an “Express” store model. Even smaller than the Neighborhood Markets and essentially a glorified hybrid Dollar General / Gas Station. Ill advised yes but Wal Mart is adding new stores just as these are closing.

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Emale February 2, 2016 at 2:21 pm

When Trump is Elected, America will become for self sufficient with TrumpMarts.

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Rocky Verdad February 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Can I get cheap ties there?

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flip February 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Cheap tires made of old toupes glued together.

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shifty henry February 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

cleverly done..!! (saved)

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Emale February 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

You the elastic from your neighbors worn out panties.

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erneba February 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm

“Is really there any doubt at this point that the “recovery” is over?”
No, many people missed it.

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weezl February 2, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Once again Will and his crack staff are late to the party.

It was announced TWO weeks ago that the WalMart Express stores located in Pacolet and Grays Court and the WalMart Superstore in Winnsboro are among the 154 stores. Just about every main stream media outlet reported on this story at the time WalMart made its initial announcement on 12/26/16 and its closed store list on 1/16/16.

Oh well, back to useless sports stories, spreading lies and spewing libertard bullshit.

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The Colonel (R) February 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Pot, meet kettle… we’ve covered that ground already…

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weezl February 2, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Go back to playing with your toy soldiers in your name believe command.

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