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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #270 on: June 24, 2021, 09:57:00 am »
Probably because little people don't have the resources to make big newsworthy complaints.

I'm not sure what your point is. Shoplifting from small mom and pop shops is bad. Stealing from big corporations? Victimless crime.

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« Reply #271 on: June 24, 2021, 11:07:44 am »
I'm not sure what your point is. Shoplifting from small mom and pop shops is bad. Stealing from big corporations? Victimless crime.

As a consumer, you are the victim. These are also the same people who will steal anything that isn't nailed down, including your kid's bike. 99% chance the bike he was riding was stolen.
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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #272 on: June 24, 2021, 12:00:02 pm »
I'm not sure what your point is. Shoplifting from small mom and pop shops is bad. Stealing from big corporations? Victimless crime.

How big does the company have to be before itís ďvictimlessĒ? 

Are the sales reps, who may not want the store they work at stolen from, not worthy of being left alone by the thieves to do their jobs? 

Can these folks grab stuff out of peopleís hands, shove clerks, push down old ladies on their way out?  Or does that create a victim, in your slightly twisted view on reality where people should just steal stuff if they want it?

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #273 on: June 24, 2021, 12:25:55 pm »
As a consumer, you are the victim. These are also the same people who will steal anything that isn't nailed down, including your kid's bike. 99% chance the bike he was riding was stolen.

I'm a victim of corporate greed, it's true.

As for the rest: what's your point?

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #274 on: June 24, 2021, 12:28:25 pm »
How big does the company have to be before itís ďvictimlessĒ? 

Let's say a billion dollars.

Walgreen's is 150 times that, CVS 250 times.

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Are the sales reps, who may not want the store they work at stolen from, not worthy of being left alone by the thieves to do their jobs? 

Can these folks grab stuff out of peopleís hands, shove clerks, push down old ladies on their way out?  Or does that create a victim, in your slightly twisted view on reality where people should just steal stuff if they want it?

Yeah if people get physically hurt in the process, they are victims. But I'm not gonna cry about shoplifting from a chain store ever.

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #275 on: June 24, 2021, 04:01:30 pm »
I'm a victim of corporate greed, it's true.

As for the rest: what's your point?
The person he stole that bike from is a victim, he doesnít care how big or rich his victims are,  thatís your issue. Business will cover their costs and you will do it for them. That isnít greed, itís staying in business.
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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #276 on: June 24, 2021, 04:25:20 pm »
I'm not sure what your point is. Shoplifting from small mom and pop shops is bad. Stealing from big corporations? Victimless crime.

What about all the regular working people who are shareholders saving for retirement?  What about all the consumers who have to pay higher prices to cover the cost of losses from theft?
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #277 on: June 24, 2021, 04:27:02 pm »
Let's say a billion dollars.

Walgreen's is 150 times that, CVS 250 times.

So some old people have to pay more for their drugs because of people like this d-bag.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #278 on: June 24, 2021, 05:45:10 pm »
The person he stole that bike from is a victim, he doesnít care how big or rich his victims are,  thatís your issue. Business will cover their costs and you will do it for them. That isnít greed, itís staying in business.

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #279 on: June 24, 2021, 05:48:40 pm »
What about all the regular working people who are shareholders saving for retirement?  What about all the consumers who have to pay higher prices to cover the cost of losses from theft?

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So some old people have to pay more for their drugs because of people like this d-bag.

Corporations love easy marks like you who think a guy stealing $30 worth of toothpaste and tampons is responsible for higher costs but an executive receiving $23M in compensation has nothing to do with it.


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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #280 on: June 24, 2021, 05:57:18 pm »
Corporations love easy marks like you who think a guy stealing $30 worth of toothpaste and tampons is responsible for higher costs but an executive receiving $23M in compensation has nothing to do with it.

You think only 1 person is stealing?

Walmart has about $3 billion in theft annually. 


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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #281 on: June 24, 2021, 08:11:11 pm »
Corporations love easy marks like you who think a guy stealing $30 worth of toothpaste and tampons is responsible for higher costs but an executive receiving $23M in compensation has nothing to do with it.

Don't put words in my mouth.
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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #282 on: June 25, 2021, 09:56:43 am »
You think only 1 person is stealing?

Walmart has about $3 billion in theft annually.

That's 0.005% of their annual revenue.

So yeah, IDGAF.

Also there's this:

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Walmart last increased their minimum wage in January 2018 to $11 an hour, an announcement which included employee bonuses up to $1000 each, citing the Trump tax cut as the driver of the increases. Only employees with at least 20 years of service would receive the full $1000 bonus. Less than 24 hours after Walmart touted bonuses and wage increases, they announced the closure of 63 Samís Club stores resulting in the layoff of over 10,000 workers. Walmartís expected savings from the Trump tax cut is $2.2 billion, but less than one-third of that is likely to go toward bonuses and wage increases.

Walmart also has a reputation for wage theft. It's the leading wage theft employer in the United States, with more than $1.4 billion paid in wage theft fines and settlements since 2000, according to a June 2018 report by Good Jobs First. The report noted it is the only retailer in top 25 most penalized companies in the United States.

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #283 on: June 25, 2021, 11:14:25 am »
That's 0.005% of their annual revenue.

So yeah, IDGAF.

Also there's this:

Itís 1% of their revenue.

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #284 on: June 25, 2021, 01:51:42 pm »
Itís 1% of their revenue.

WalMart's revenue is $559B a year.