Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hillary-Mart



Another article with video with Sam Wal-mart praising ole hill.
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Kansas Firm Airs Candid Wal-Mart Videos

By MARCUS KABEL – 19 hours ago

Wal-Mart's internal meetings are on display in three decades worth of videos made by a Kansas production company scrambling to stay in business after Wal-Mart stopped using the firm.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. dropped longtime contractor Flagler Productions in 2006. In response to losing its biggest customer, the small company has opened its archive, for a fee, to researchers who include plaintiffs' lawyers and union critics seeking clips of unguarded moments at the world's largest retailer.

Those moments never meant for public display include a scene of male managers parading in drag at an executive meeting, a clip used by union-backed critics at Wal-Mart Watch for a recent advertisement castigating the retailer's attitude toward female employees.

"The videos provide insight into the company's real corporate culture when they're not in the public eye," Wal-Mart Watch spokeswoman Stacie Lock Temple said Tuesday.

Much of the interest in the candid videos is coming from plaintiff lawyers pursuing cases against Wal-Mart.

"The rarity is that it exists at all," said Brad Seligman, lead attorney in a massive class-action lawsuit that alleges Wal-Mart discriminated systemically against female employees.

"Once in a while you come upon documents that are helpful in a case," the Berkeley, Calif.-based lawyer added. "What's amazing about this is that this company has a video record going back many years showing senior management in at times fairly candid situations."

Seligman said one clip from Lenexa, Kan.-based Flagler shows Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton in the late 1980s telling the board of directors that not enough women were in management.

Wal-Mart denies it discriminates against women and in recent years has published its annual women and minority hiring statistics.

Wal-Mart said it is unhappy with the public airing of its video record.

"Needless to say, we did not pay Flagler Productions to tape internal meetings with this aftermarket in mind," Wal-Mart spokeswoman Daphne Moore said.

She declined to comment on any legal steps the company might be considering.

Flagler says Wal-Mart has no legal power over the videos because the two sides did not sign a contract when founder Mike Flagler was hired in the 1970s to produce Wal-Mart meetings and management conferences.

@ AP

Flagler Productions on YouTube

Tee Hee! The biggest employer of sweat shop labor overseas does not have their stuff together enough to have a signed contract with the production company filming it's little get togethers, (extravaganzas). Greed must have clouded their vision.

Combine that with the skeleton in ole hills closet rising to the surface and so obvious even the MSM cannot leave it alone.

I really hate rich crooks, don't you?

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24 comments:

Saladin said...

I should save this for the Friday Funnies, but I couldn't resist. VERY funny, short video.


Pirates and Emperors - Schoolhouse Rock

micki said...

Alan, that article was provided as another POV. You, and others, are entitled to dismiss it. I posted in, in part, because it does speak, even if not directly, to the fact that not ALL young thinkers are enthralled with Obama and his hope message.

I happen to believe that divergent viewpoints should be welcomed, rather than ridiculed.

DEN said...

Make the little chillins aware of their uncles evil tendencies.

Yup!

micki said...

The Journal of Young Investigators provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work as part of an editorial team, with a goal of producing a top-notch scientific journal geared to address their needs.

The Journal is a testing ground for students considering a career in science writing, and provides undergraduate scientists an outlet to experience scientific publishing.

For gawdsakes, I never suggested it was the Holy Grail. But, I do happen to think it's a good training ground.

micki said...

Make the little chillins aware of their uncles evil tendencies.

What does that mean?

DEN said...

Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes has left the network after it suspended her over comments she made at a station fundraiser last week.

A statement from the station's chairman, Charlie Kireker, and president, Mark Green, to be released Thursday says the popular progressive host decided to leave after the station suspended her over the off-air comments. The statement was obtained in advance by RAW STORY.

Last week Air America suspended Randi Rhodes for abusive, obscene language at a recent public appearance in San Francisco which was sponsored by an Air America affiliate station.

Air America Media was informed last night by Ms. Rhodes that she has chosen to terminate her employment with the company. We wish her well and thank her for past services to Air America.

We will soon announce exciting new talent and programming that will accelerate Air America's growth in the future.
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No better than Imus and Nappy headed ho's I suppose.

When you are a major public figure discretion should be used.

DEN said...

Micki, It means I was responding to Sals post.

micki said...

Thanks for the explanation....

micki said...

I couldn't bring up the video for some reason...wouldn't load.

Tried again. No luck.

David B. Benson said...

Alan --- After a quick read of both BHO's and HRC's energy policy statements, these looked like tweedle-de-dum and dweedle-de-dee to me.

Others, more in the know, appear able to ascertain a difference.

With regard to science policy, the young writer was able to find differences in the two candidates' statements, although I must confess it looks like another case of tweedle-de-dee and tweedle-de-dum to me...

DEN said...

Wild world out there, keep your eyes peeled for crooks and feds, get to know what is around you wherever you are.

Alan said...

Alan, that article was provided as another POV.
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I happen to believe that divergent viewpoints should be welcomed, rather than ridiculed.


blah blah blah

Busted again while spinning, and now trying to 'clean it up'. "a diff POV" That's funny.
Dontcha hate it when a dumb ol' martial arts-watching hick points out how rediculous your post is? lol

And I corrected you mainly because that "just saying" line irks tha shyt outta me. As if we SHOULD know what you said already but you had to remind us. *gag*
Also, it sounded like you channeled the private at the other blog. That's a doofus-ass saying he used alot... and prolly still does.

Alan said...

For gawdsakes, I never suggested it was the Holy Grail.

blah blah blah AGAIN

Uh huh. 'Cept I remember the words "peer reviewed" that you posted. If it happens to not jive with the rest of our's definition of that saying... well, that's just a minor descretion. Right?
hahaha

DEN said...

Now kids! play nicely, we still have free speech here, and should respect others opinions no matter how wacko they seem.

Take me for instance, wackiest of wackos from Mineesota ya know, finally thawing out in California.
Those old previously frozen bones ya know.

Hey those guys are getting a BIG ASS blizzard tonite, BRRRR!

The mere mention of blizzard gives me a chill, BRRRR!

Oh back to wackos, we all got a bit of wacko in us and it's best to admit it early to save on humiliation later, but stay cool, we got a rough road ahead and it's a crap shoot where we will end up.

Carry on!

Alan said...

With regard to science policy, the young writer was able to find differences in the two candidates' statements, although I must confess it looks like another case of tweedle-de-dee and tweedle-de-dum to me...

Yeah, he sounded like a wannabe policy wonk instead of a wannabe scientist. Your "tweedle-de-dee and tweedle-de-dum" line was funny.

*but we're not making fun of you Micki... well, Dr B wasn't.
LOL

Alan said...

Yeah I hear ya Den. Thing is, I WILL vote for Hillary if she wins the nomination. She's still leaps and bounds ahead of McPain... but then, the Big O is looking down at both of 'em.

micki said...

Alan...whatever.

Make fun all you want, if that's what you need.

micki said...

But, Alan...for your edification...did it ever occur to you that the young, aspiring science writers may have been using the term "peer review" as meaning that their work was being vetted by their "peers?"...as in being reviewed by their own societal group, such as age, status or grade?

PS Please delete me from your email list.

Alan said...

Make fun all you want, if that's what you need.

lol @ "need"

You keep posting the "jokes", I'll keep making fun of it while showing how silly it is.

Alan said...

...did it ever occur to you that the young, aspiring science writers may have been using the term "peer review" as meaning that their work was being vetted by their "peers?"...

Uh huh, it DID. AFTER I read it. But that wasn't what YOU were referring to when you posted it. Like I said, BUSTED AGAIN WHILE SPINNING. hahaha

Alan said...

And if you didn't notice, I had ALREADY taken you off my list. I think it was the comment about my 'boys' that did it. I mean, I've never told you that lying, ehh spinning, made your girls sag.
LOL

Saladin said...

Alan, being the same ole same ole. BORING Know It All. He posits the PPOV, being the Pointless Point Of View, for your info. If it doesn't jive with his world view, it is without merit, so give it up.

DEN said...

You know, all this conflicting opinion stuff is interesting. Unlike the trolls of yore and their vitriol hatred.

Not merely shit slinging, rather keyboard jousting.

Topic segue:

27% of America will vote for McInsane, same as the chimp crowd.

McCandidate with fries sir?

Dems got it sewed up barring another 'Pearl Harbor' event.

DEN said...

Friday Funnies coming up in a couple hours, I got up early today, sleep in tomorrow.