Occupy San Diego had a busy day Friday, invading Wal Mart stores and continuing what Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit called “its outreach program of thuggery, harassment and intimidation.”
Poster “Juneboarder” wrote at Democratic Underground:
Approximately 75 people met up this morning at a transit center with the knowledge of flash mob that will happen and nothing else. I was a little apprehensive being that I didn’t know how we could incoroprate dancing into the 99% movement, nor having much ability to dance. Their idea on the flash mob was that we’d all enter Walmart inconspicuously and shop for 30 minutes, filling up our carts as much as possible. Then we’d meet at the front to check out and the first person to get up to a checker calls asks the cashier to page their child (Michael Check) to the checkstand cause they’re ready to leave, and then right after the page:
Citizens of Walmart!!
Greetings and welcome back from the food coma!!
In the spirit of holiday giving, we believe a discussion is in order about the meaning of value and low cost.
For every low-priced product purchased at Walmart, your communities pay the difference.
Every price drop represents mistreated workers who STILL cannot feed their families, STILL cannot afford their homes, and STILL cannot payoff their tuitions.
Every sweet deal can be attributed to our jobs being outsourced from American communities.
Each item on sale helps bankrupt small businesses.
YOU, YOUR COMMUNITIES, AND YOUR WORKERS ARE BEING ABUSED!!
Walmart intentionally underemploys, forgoing REAL benefits for social services, costing California taxpayers $86 million annually.
Walmart employees are overworked, underpaid, and left under-insured in poor and unsafe conditions.
Walmart could fire its employees for the mere mention of forming a workers union; which is the best tool American workers have to protect their rights.
Corporate beasts such as this one bleed our communities dry by putting the local business owners, who actually have personal stake in your communities, at a disadvantage against these gluttonous juggernauts. Yet they have the nerve to tell you it’s for your benefit.
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THE SCAM!!
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY DOLLAR-COLLARS FOR OUR FAMILIES!!
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANY OF THIS!!
SELF-MADE GIFTS HAVE MORE POWER ANYWAY!!
So this holiday season, give yourselves, your families, and your communities the gift of empowerment!!
SHOP SMALL BUSINESS!!
Thank you, Exit Safely, and remember to smile…
“Juneboarder” adds that “there was applause as we all 75 left our carts and exited the disgusting, big box store.”
“We received thumbs ups from employess, smiles from most, claps at the end, and when walking out the three cops there smiled at us as we walked past shouting, “We are the 99%, YOU are the 99%!” We did the same to a second Walmart and then had to call it a day since other activities were planned,” the poster claimed.
But according to NBC San Diego, supervisors tried to clear the protesters out, but to no avail. Police were called, but the activists had left before authorities arrived.
After invading the store on Murphy Canyon Road, protesters moved to the Wal Mart on Shawline Street.
NBC adds that “shoppers who witnessed the demonstration at the Murphy Canyon store expressed mixed feelings.”
“The message was nice, that they want to do small business and support the community and all that — Which is great,” said a woman who identified herself as Elizabeth. “But at the same time, they’re penalizing the people who have to work here, by having to deal with it and clean up after them. So it could have been handled differently.”
Gene Cubbison wrote that other shoppers were “rubbed the wrong way,” despite “Juneboarder’s” claim.
“This is a generation of people that want a handout,” said one man identified only as ‘Chris.’
“And they need to realize that hard work is the only thing that’s gonna bring this country together and make it stronger. Period.”
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