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WALMART joins DEPT. HOMELAND SECURITY  Reply with quote  

588 stores in 27 states expected to join anti-terror initiative :

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/walmart-joins-see-something-say-something-campaign




this is crazy.



apparently they have never heard of www.peopleofwalmart.com
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:50 pm
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"Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe," said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. "I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something' campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities."

Could we sound any more dystopian...
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:37 pm
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See Arrrgh



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LOL @ "hometown security"

Just another reason why Wal-Mart is bad for communities. "Don't trust your neighbors! Report them to your local... Wal-Mart!"
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:44 pm
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Just another reason not to shop at Walmart.
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:48 pm
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When I was laid off earlier this year, I worked at a Walmart for around 4 months until I found something better. Since leaving, I still talk to some people that still work there.

2 nights ago, management of the store announced something during a nightly meeting with the staff. I thought this was funny........

A man was in Walmart for 8 hours walking around. During this 8 hours, he slowly loaded up 2 full fullsize suitcases w/ blu-ray movies. During this 8 hours, not 1 employee noticed him. He ended his Walmart visit w/ a trip to lawn and garden, where he threw the 2 suitcases over the fence, where he then climbed out and walked off w/ a shitload of Blu-Ray movies.

Walmart can't stop their own stuff from walking out the door, much less stop terrorism. Most people I worked w/ could barely count.
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:09 pm
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This walmart hate is silly. Fucking silly I tell you!
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:17 pm
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going to walmart is always a fun adventure into the people zoo
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:52 pm
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I wonder if "falling prices" are a threat to hometown security.
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:08 pm
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I remember this campaign from riding the amtrak/metro. It's nothing substantial, just another symbolic PR gesture encouraging snitch culture.
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:09 pm
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I will punch a Walmart in the face
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:43 pm
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Confidential wrote:
I remember this campaign from riding the amtrak/metro. It's nothing substantial, just another symbolic PR gesture encouraging snitch culture.

snitch culture? you wouldn't snitch on a terrorist?

the times square bomb plot was foiled when a street vendor noticed a suspicious vehicle and notified a cop.

i'm sure there are plenty of bullshit involved - people "saying something" after they notice a brown guy with a beard - but this isn't a pointless program.
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:49 pm
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Yeah, it's totally worth the paranoia. We're under attack! Especially at our nation's Walmarts.
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:57 pm
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Raoul DeGroot wrote:
Yeah, it's totally worth the paranoia.


i was thinking this was a perfect (well, maybe not perfect) example of why terrorist groups dont need to launch another attack.
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:01 pm
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Our response to attacks meant to provoke fear is to stay in a state of fear on some "na na na can't touch us" bullshit. It's unfortuntate that the aims of terrorists are the same as the national media, and political system. Fear eats the soul, and there's a lot of people living fat at the top here.

Horror would seem to be the only genre worth working in anymore.
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crash wrote:
Confidential wrote:
I remember this campaign from riding the amtrak/metro. It's nothing substantial, just another symbolic PR gesture encouraging snitch culture.

snitch culture? you wouldn't snitch on a terrorist?

the times square bomb plot was foiled when a street vendor noticed a suspicious vehicle and notified a cop.

i'm sure there are plenty of bullshit involved - people "saying something" after they notice a brown guy with a beard - but this isn't a pointless program.


it still a concern that people are being encouraged to make and to voice security complaints and concerns regarding other citizens to a company that has nothing to do with "law and order". oh crap i cant get a loan, someone complained to walmart about their fears that i am a terrorist, now i'm black listed.

i'd like to know what devices are in place to guarentee the security of the information taken about citizens, and what their rights are to guarentee any information gained by walmart is not kept or sold once any allegations are resolved. or more importantly in terms of distribution, before they're resolved.
Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:20 pm
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