[Vision2020] Save Lefty's

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sun Apr 27 14:37:08 PDT 2008

China is not likely to "go away" for another several thousand years, Arnie.

You are right.  Wal-Mart is not the only retailer contracted to 
wholesalers who manufacture their goods in China.  I am guessing that most 
(if not all) retailers that will be opening their doors within the Hawkins 
motor mall (as I like to refer to it, considering its configuration) are 
contracted to those very same wholesalers.

The answer, then, is simple.


You know.  Like Joe and so many others have been suggesting for quite some 
time now.

Can we count on you, Arnie?

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

> Hansy,
>   Every retailer in America buys from the same suppliers as Wal-Mart.  
If Wal-Mart were to
shut its doors tomorrow, or were not to buy from China and other abusive 
suppliers, then
the abusive suppliers would not go away, they would just sell to Wal-Mart 
using the same abusive tactics. 
>   The shrimp you buy at Wal-Mart for $5.99 is packed by the same slave 
that Target sells
but, for $6.29. The only difference is that Wal-Mart can demand a lower 
price because it
can buy more shrimp from the slave owner. The key is not to ban Wal-Mart, 
but to ban the
>   Did the abolitionist stop buying cotton and tobacco to halt slavery, 
or did they just
ban slavery? Which was the more effective method?
>   Best Regards,
>   Donovan 
> Tom Hansen <idahotom at hotmail.com> wrote:
>       .hmmessage P  {  margin:0px;  padding:0px  }  body.hmmessage  {  
FONT-SIZE: 10pt; 
FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma  }    D. Arnold stated:
> "I blame the US Government for allowing trade with nations that do not 
enforce minimum
human rights and environmental standards."
> You mean like China, one of Wal-Mart's major suppliers?  Are you 
suggesting that it is not
the fault of Wal-Mart's corporate culture, but our government's fault for 
not monitoring
Wal-Mart more closely for "allowing trade with nations that do not enforce 
minimum human
rights and environmental standards"?
> Hmmm.
> You just might be onto to something, Arnie?
> Tom Hansen
> MOscow, Idaho   
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