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    #43158 - 05/29/08 08:20 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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there is cheap carbon on ebay if you can't find it locally




You don't live near one of the 4000 Wal*Mart's? :strokebeard:




Fuck Walmart, I won't shop there, plus I live in the mountains  and our very little town voted against ruining the local economy with another god damn wallyworld competing against mom and pop shops. Walmart has turned so many small towns into ghost towns.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Evan]
    #43558 - 05/30/08 04:08 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Fuck Walmart, I won't shop there, plus I live in the mountains  and our very little town voted against ruining the local economy with another god damn wallyworld competing against mom and pop shops.




Ruining the local economy means not having the goods you want to purchase available to you? :shrug:

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Walmart has turned so many small towns into ghost towns. 




Probably not, but its neither here nor there as far as this thread is concerned.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #43590 - 05/30/08 06:54 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Walmart has turned so many small towns into ghost towns.




Probably not, but its neither here nor there as far as this thread is concerned.




If Walmart creates ghost towns, where do all those fat ladies come from?


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #43912 - 05/30/08 09:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Probably not



Actually they are statistically proven to hurt economies in small towns, and it was published in our local paper and is the exact reason we don't have a walmart. Not to mention their laughable ethics behind the whole shebang. Check out the movie 'Walmart the High Cost of Low Prices'

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Ruining the local economy means not having the goods you want to purchase available to you? :shrug:





Yes, I live in a town of under 10,000 people and probably 50% are retired and the others commute very far to go to work. If a walmart enters and these Mom and Pop stores which make up my town can't compete, which they obviously can't, that means that when they go out of business the people who work there have no job and the only place in town is Wal-mart. I'm not working at walmart or going to get excited about them 'always lowering prices' because its convenient. I love how people act like Walmart is doing a great service to the American people, cheap plastic crap is available pretty much everywhere else. Our economy here locally is shit as of lately with the way the whole economy is going and it took me 3 months to get a job, if a walmart was here it would be the biggest attraction and our town voted against it because of the statistics printed in the local paper and because we chose to live in the mountains to not be near walmarts and all the bullshit that comes along with american consumer culture. We just want to chill in the mountains. 

I'de rather order my carbon on the internet and never see a supercenter in the beautiful california mountains.


Oh yeah and hanky the good plus size ladies come from casino and roller rink duh. bingo room chain smokers.

But anyway didn't want to derail this topic I was just trying to let people know there was cheap carbon on the internet if they happen to live in a town without a wally world.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Evan]
    #44128 - 05/31/08 09:15 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

For the internet and its low low prices :bowdown:


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Evan]
    #44194 - 05/31/08 12:17 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Yes, I live in a town of under 10,000 people and probably 50% are retired and the others commute very far to go to work. If a walmart enters and these Mom and Pop stores which make up my town can't compete, which they obviously can't, that means that when they go out of business the people who work there have no job and the only place in town is Wal-mart.




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because we chose to live in the mountains to not be near walmarts and all the bullshit that comes along with american consumer culture. We just want to chill in the mountains.




There is nothing wrong with preferring that one's local commerce stays with smaller, locally-owned stores, or with preferring that a big-box store and that which comes along with it remains out of one's town for aesthetic or any other reason, but the idea that a Wal*Mart or any other large, commercially-owned store is bad for local economy is false. One opening up might change the dynamics of the local economy, such that smaller businesses unable to compete go out of business, but that doesn't mean it is negative for the local economy itself. Once again, whether or not those kinds of changes to the dynamics and nature of the local economy is preferable is an entirely different manner, but the idea that it wouldn't be good for the local economy itself is false. These stores hire people as well and pay a lot of local taxes.

I'll move this section into its own thread in the off-topic forum so as to not interrupt the on-topicness any longer. :wink:


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #44199 - 05/31/08 12:44 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Fuck Walmart




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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: MFDoom666]
    #44202 - 05/31/08 12:52 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Theres not a walmart near me.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: highasfuck]
    #44203 - 05/31/08 12:54 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Target ftw walmart is dirty as fuck and the employees are creepers


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #44346 - 05/31/08 06:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Yes, I live in a town of under 10,000 people and probably 50% are retired and the others commute very far to go to work. If a walmart enters and these Mom and Pop stores which make up my town can't compete, which they obviously can't, that means that when they go out of business the people who work there have no job and the only place in town is Wal-mart.




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because we chose to live in the mountains to not be near walmarts and all the bullshit that comes along with american consumer culture. We just want to chill in the mountains.




There is nothing wrong with preferring that one's local commerce stays with smaller, locally-owned stores, or with preferring that a big-box store and that which comes along with it remains out of one's town for aesthetic or any other reason, but the idea that a Wal*Mart or any other large, commercially-owned store is bad for local economy is false. One opening up might change the dynamics of the local economy, such that smaller businesses unable to compete go out of business, but that doesn't mean it is negative for the local economy itself. Once again, whether or not those kinds of changes to the dynamics and nature of the local economy is preferable is an entirely different manner, but the idea that it wouldn't be good for the local economy itself is false. These stores hire people as well and pay a lot of local taxes.

I'll move this section into its own thread in the off-topic forum so as to not interrupt the on-topicness any longer. :wink:




They hire people, but Walmart strives to have as few people as possible and pay them as little as possible. The shops that Walmart puts out of business often do the opposite.

The small shops, also, take the money they make and since the owners live locally, all of the money goes back into the local economy. However with Walmart, a lot of the profit leaves the local economy and goes elsewhere to the owners.

Walmart does pay a lot of tax. However, if there was no Walmart, people still have to buy stuff and they would buy from the small shops. Combined, they pay a lot of taxes too.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: kidaihuan]
    #44348 - 05/31/08 06:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

damn, it's just wallmart, what's the deal with that. I hate to think of a big corporate business putting small business out of work. But in all reality, I'd buy what they have, because why not.

    :shrug: it's part of the world, what can you do?


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Iamasmoker]
    #44349 - 05/31/08 06:57 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Theyre putting alot of people out of business. Thats the big deal. Doesnt effect the consumer but if effects the average joe looking for a job.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: highasfuck]
    #44353 - 05/31/08 07:04 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

shit, but thousands of companies do that. I worked with construction for 7 months, that shit put people the fuck out of business.

I mean, yeah, you got lots of people with jobs. So no ones LOOSING a job. But it's another example of a corporate shit screw. You make 12.50 doing all the work, the people who own and design and sell the buildings and construction companies are billionaires.

if it were up to me, I'd fuckin tear down every business, where the owner makes more than 100 times more than the person working at the ground level.

I mean face it, if business was fair, the person working ground level would make at least 5% of what the owner made, equal parts work labor, equal parts work business and such. I mean, it sounds ridiculous.

but damn, maybe the world would be far, and no one would be too rich or poor if everyone had to share.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #44384 - 05/31/08 07:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Yes, I live in a town of under 10,000 people and probably 50% are retired and the others commute very far to go to work. If a walmart enters and these Mom and Pop stores which make up my town can't compete, which they obviously can't, that means that when they go out of business the people who work there have no job and the only place in town is Wal-mart.




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because we chose to live in the mountains to not be near walmarts and all the bullshit that comes along with american consumer culture. We just want to chill in the mountains.




One opening up might change the dynamics of the local economy, such that smaller businesses unable to compete go out of business, but that doesn't mean it is negative for the local economy itself.




My town has survived on small businesses for over 75 years if all the small businesses go out of business how is that not bad for the local economy. everything else would close down and walmart would be left standing. The new dynamic would be walmart in the mountains with a bunch of poor fools.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Iamasmoker]
    #44385 - 05/31/08 07:55 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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damn, it's just wallmart, what's the deal with that. I hate to think of a big corporate business putting small business out of work. But in all reality, I'd buy what they have, because why not?





You just answered your own question.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Evan]
    #44399 - 05/31/08 08:22 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

the only time i ever go to wal mart is if i feel like stealing something. i really hate those stores.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: mel_lonta_tauda]
    #44400 - 05/31/08 08:22 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I like Walmart 'cause it's cheap and I'm poor.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Tangerines]
    #44404 - 05/31/08 08:25 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I bet the ones in your area aren't infested with Mexicans.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: andyistic]
    #44405 - 05/31/08 08:26 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Probably not as much as where you are at, but they are here. They are everywhere.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Tangerines]
    #44406 - 05/31/08 08:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

They are like roaches.

You spray and spray, yet they continue to flourish.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: andyistic]
    #44426 - 05/31/08 08:57 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

god damn, i mean.... god damn :ooo::blush::eek:


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Evan]
    #44713 - 06/01/08 04:06 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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My town has survived on small businesses for over 75 years if all the small businesses go out of business how is that not bad for the local economy. everything else would close down and walmart would be left standing. The new dynamic would be walmart in the mountains with a bunch of poor fools.




How many small businesses in this area would actually face competition from Wal*Mart, and how many people do they employ? Your idea of Wal*Mart coming in and everything else vanishing and only a bunch of poor fools left is quite the gross exaggeration.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: highasfuck]
    #44714 - 06/01/08 04:07 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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highasfuck said:
Theyre putting alot of people out of business. Thats the big deal. Doesnt effect the consumer but if effects the average joe looking for a job.




Wal*Mart accounts for 10% of all non-automotive retail sales. Where are all of these people going out of business? :sherlock:


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #44716 - 06/01/08 04:25 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

WTF?

If everyone starts shopping at Walmart, obviously they are no longer buying where they bought before.

It's not like Walmart magically creates new consumers.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: kidaihuan]
    #45499 - 06/01/08 06:39 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Obviously, but it isn't as if other businesses are dying from the plague. You still haven't suggested why its so horrible that one business would be more successful than another business. You were living in a fantasy land earlier, saying that Wal*Mart only hires enough people to do the work they need done and will only pay as much as they need to pay in order to keep that many people working there, while suggesting that these small businesses go the opposite way - which, logically, would be hiring as many people as they can and paying them as much as they can. Of course, this obviously isn't true, and if it were, its no wonder they went out of business because they wouldn't know how to run a business. :lol:


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: kidaihuan]
    #45547 - 06/01/08 06:45 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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The small shops, also, take the money they make and since the owners live locally, all of the money goes back into the local economy. However with Walmart, a lot of the profit leaves the local economy and goes elsewhere to the owners.




Actually, most of the profit that one store generates covers the cost of the operations of the company which sets the stage for the store to do business. Any profit the company collectively generates is only due to the fact that there are thousands of stores, and this profit margin is pretty slim compared to other corporations. Any profit that the owner of a local business ( a truly local business where the guy actually lives there) is probably not that large to begin with. The savings on consumer items is passed along to the consumer, who lives in the locality, as well as the income all of the workers generate, which is taxed, not to mention the other taxes the company would have to pay for the store. You also asserted that the combination of smaller businesses which would close due to Wal*Mart would equate into the same amount of taxes being paid, but I doubt this is true.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #46074 - 06/01/08 07:50 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

So you are saying Wal+Mart is better because you advocate paying more taxes to the government?

:lol:

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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: kidaihuan]
    #47805 - 06/01/08 12:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I like wal mart because it's cheap. That is as far as I give a shit.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Tangerines]
    #47807 - 06/01/08 12:28 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

why would anyone defend that megabeast?

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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #47809 - 06/01/08 12:30 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I've never been in a walmart and I hope to never have to.

I've been in Target once that I can remember, their fucking defiling of good music in their commercials is beyond forgiveness.

I've been in Kmart numerous times, but I understand a walmart is much worse.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: kidaihuan]
    #47840 - 06/01/08 01:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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So you are saying Wal+Mart is better because you advocate paying more taxes to the government?

:lol:

Fund the drug war!




I appreciate your attempt at honest discussion. :cuckoo: :lol:


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    #47990 - 06/01/08 04:25 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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why would anyone defend that megabeast?

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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: Evan]
    #47995 - 06/01/08 04:32 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Walmart pays hundreds of employees when you would have just been paying a hand full of kids and old people at your normal mom and pop shop.

Plus if your small town got a walmart it would have brought customers from all the towns surrounding you bringing your town more money.

Walmart haters suck, i get more shit for my money at walmart and it boosts the economy, watch shit shit to find out why your a moron.

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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: implee]
    #48057 - 06/01/08 05:33 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

boooo


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    #48059 - 06/01/08 05:36 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Walmart haters suck, i get more shit for my money at walmart and it boosts the economy, watch shit shit to find out why your a moron.




I watched that shit shit, and it really is shit


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    #48062 - 06/01/08 05:40 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i wonder how much money penn and teller got from wal-mart.


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    #48063 - 06/01/08 05:40 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i used to like bullshit
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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: wowitch420]
    #48070 - 06/01/08 05:45 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

walmart just epitomizes the things people hate about capitalism


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: Compass]
    #48088 - 06/01/08 07:06 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

For a prime example of how much bullshit there was in that episode of Bullshit: notice how they brush aside a lot of negative claims about the employment practices, citing how much Walmart treats its fulltime employees.  The thing is, Walmart just hires enough people that they can have everyone work less than fulltime.  They refuse to let employees work fulltime if at all possible.  This is very effective at minimizing the benefits that are legally required for fulltime workers.

And the part defending sweatshop practices? :nonono:


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: Sativus]
    #48089 - 06/01/08 07:11 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

walmartz good for going on a jacking spree for candy :tongue:


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: Sativus]
    #48098 - 06/01/08 07:16 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Sativus said:
The thing is, Walmart just hires enough people that they can have everyone work less than fulltime. They refuse to let employees work fulltime if at all possible.




Source?


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: Coaster]
    #48099 - 06/01/08 07:16 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Walmart - The High Cost of Low Prices
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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: Evan]
    #48104 - 06/01/08 07:25 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

that video always pisses me off when i see it:mad2:


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: mel_lonta_tauda]
    #48106 - 06/01/08 07:30 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Who wants to watch an hour and half of Wal*Mart blab?


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: andyistic]
    #48112 - 06/01/08 07:31 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

haha yeah a little long, and cheesey music taboot.


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: Evan]
    #48119 - 06/01/08 07:34 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I love Wal*Mart 4L!


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: Tangerines]
    #48301 - 06/01/08 09:37 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i like using thier bathrooms
i reserve them for heady dumps-on-the-go.


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: wowitch420]
    #48340 - 06/01/08 11:04 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Walmart is alright in my book. I shop around though, I dont buy everything there. Meijers is doing alright.

Walmart just had a good business plan, and they saved themselves money by not paying out HUGE salaries to it's high ups (compared to other companies)

Plus it's awesome that all the new stores are starting to go solar and green.

I'm sure Walmart is fucking shit up in a few communities, but I think the overall economy is effecting our situation more.


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Re: Wal*Mart [Re: zippo420]
    #48342 - 06/01/08 11:06 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

P.S.

Fuck the consumer, it's all our fault anyways.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: andyistic]
    #49860 - 06/03/08 02:12 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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andyistic said:
They are like roaches.

You spray and spray, yet they continue to flourish.




wow that is a really fucking stupid comment you piece of shit.


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Re: DIY Carbon Scrubber (moved) [Re: beatyou]
    #49864 - 06/03/08 02:16 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)



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