Super Wal-mart still in progress

Super Wal-mart still in progress

There are 141 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from Feb 6, 2009, titled Super Wal-mart still in progress. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

The Wal-Mart Supercenter proposed for Oroville is still moving through environmental studies, with traffic impacts now being assessed.

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Dan

Olivehurst, CA

#122 Feb 27, 2009
woo fung poo wrote:
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Walmart accounts for 11% of the total American trade deficit alone . Walmart sells under .00002% of American produced goods . Walmart has its own overseas factories . Walmart is ripping off the entire world and your worried about a local making a couple of bucks to spend within the community ?
Give your money to Walmart and its gone forever . At least a local guy might spend that same money within the community and just maybe you will see that same dollar again !
walmart pays its own bills, not like the great usa run by gw bush
Publius2

United States

#123 Feb 27, 2009
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>walmart pays its own bills, not like the great usa run by gw bush
Bush was a rank amateur compared to Obama. That whooshing sound you hear in Congress is America's future being flushed down the toilet.
Dan

Olivehurst, CA

#124 Feb 27, 2009
another oroville parent wrote:
excellent intelligent post!!!! thank you thank you thank you! <quoted text>
hi
Dan

Olivehurst, CA

#125 Feb 27, 2009
your own government by the people for the people and the rest of the lies....wake up.....god helps those who helps themselves...if you have money your a winner if not ur a loser that has to shop at wal-mart... and if i dont tell u how to live dont give me any sh.t on how i should live or where to shop.....u dont speak for me or pay my bills so mind ur own business!!!!!! butte county the poorest county in the state and the dumbest because its full of republicans who are rich,for the rich like the farms and ranches here that always cry poor......
Dan

Olivehurst, CA

#126 Feb 28, 2009
Publius2 wrote:
<quoted text>Bush was a rank amateur compared to Obama. That whooshing sound you hear in Congress is America's future being flushed down the toilet.
i dont hear that....your head must be in your toilet or you live in a outhouse?
woo fung poo

Camano Island, WA

#127 Feb 28, 2009
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>walmart pays its own bills, not like the great usa run by gw bush
You had better research that notion , In most cases Walmart strong arms the local municipality into a deal that pays little or no property tax or building fees , Because if the local municipality does not concede the tax break , Walmart threatens to set up shop just outside their juristicion .
woo fung poo

Camano Island, WA

#128 Feb 28, 2009
Dan wrote:
your own government by the people for the people and the rest of the lies....wake up.....god helps those who helps themselves...if you have money your a winner if not ur a loser that has to shop at wal-mart... and if i dont tell u how to live dont give me any sh.t on how i should live or where to shop.....u dont speak for me or pay my bills so mind ur own business!!!!!! butte county the poorest county in the state and the dumbest because its full of republicans who are rich,for the rich like the farms and ranches here that always cry poor......
The government should only help those who help themselves also , The parasitical society we have now would rebuild .

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

Since: Feb 09

Butte County

#130 Mar 2, 2009
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>you wont live long enough to see walmart fail!!!!!!!
Time will tell. I don't think it will be very long before Wally starts closing stores.

What's going to keep them in business if nobody has any money to shop there?

By promoting and participating in the system that eliminates American jobs, they have dug their own grave.
Monte

West Palm Beach, FL

#131 Mar 2, 2009
woo fung poo, you are correct about how Walmart strongarms local governments when they come to town. There was a great documentery on the bullshit Walmart does on HBO...

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

Since: Feb 09

Butte County

#132 Mar 2, 2009
jja

Chico, CA

#133 Mar 8, 2011
I can't wait for the super walmart the prices are so affordable and I can finally stretch out my money. You be amazed at what I spend with four in my family and when I lived in the south I shopped at the superwalmart there and saved tons of money. The other stores are a rip off and in this economic times we need something to help us stretch our money. As far as jobs are concerned I have heard from many people that Walmart actually pays their employees well and offers insurance. I have a friend who is disabled and he has been working for walmart for years and he gets all his meds at the $4 rate and insurance that takes care of all his medical and sugical needs. He has spina bifida and can barely walk but he works there and they are so nice to him, he loves working for them. Now that is my kind of store. One that cares and saves me money Come On Walmart!!
Sum 1 who cares

Hilmar, CA

#134 Mar 8, 2011
jja wrote:
I can't wait for the super walmart the prices are so affordable and I can finally stretch out my money. You be amazed at what I spend with four in my family and when I lived in the south I shopped at the superwalmart there and saved tons of money. The other stores are a rip off and in this economic times we need something to help us stretch our money. As far as jobs are concerned I have heard from many people that Walmart actually pays their employees well and offers insurance. I have a friend who is disabled and he has been working for walmart for years and he gets all his meds at the $4 rate and insurance that takes care of all his medical and sugical needs. He has spina bifida and can barely walk but he works there and they are so nice to him, he loves working for them. Now that is my kind of store. One that cares and saves me money Come On Walmart!!
Wal-China is going to ruin the area. You think they pay people a descent ammount, then go work for them. Go ahead and make that minimum wage. We import everything, we dont export a damned thing. Wal-China is jst making it worse. They are no better then any terrorist. They are slowly destroying this country for their selfish greed.
Green today, Saves tomorrow.

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

Since: Feb 09

Butte County

#135 Mar 17, 2011
Wow. Talk about resurrecting an aged thread!

There doesn't seem to be a whole lot happening at the proposed site so far. A few surveyor's flags.

Will the new Super-Wally sell guns?

If so, I might visit every 10 days or so...;)
Brad

Chico, CA

#136 Jan 9, 2012
Paradise Mom wrote:
Unbelievable. Is Butte County going to let Wal-Mart suck up the entire retail market?
This is disgusting and wrong.
Somebody needs to do something or we are going to lose hundreds of jobs in Paradise, Oroville and Chico when all the small businesses close.
Is this why we live here? Do we really want to be a Wal-Mart poster child?
Good grief.
I agree!
mary

Portola, CA

#137 Nov 8, 2012
Why drive to Chico or Sacramento to buy higher quality items that are still made in China? Talk about messing up the environment, all that driving can't be helping our air. Also, why shop in smaller stores, pay twice as much for something that isn't quite what you wanted, also made in China, then after the compromise, driving somewhere else to buy what you wanted originally? I've done exactly this more times than I care to admit. A Super Center Walmart would at least give us some more choices. And who wouldn't prefer shopping in their own city when possible???!!! I know I would.
Tracyroundtree

United States

#138 Sep 26, 2016
Wal Fart wrote:
What a bunch of freaking grumpy, whining jerks. You don't like Wal-Mart? Then don't shop there, pinheads.
I totally agree. I lived in big cities where the entire Hannity Wal-Mart we currently have in Oroville would fit inside the garden dept of the super Wal-Mart. I am SO EXCITED to finally actually have a real place to shop and choose from a variety of items instead of two or three..... Super Wal-Mart's offer so much. It means another super market where now we are pretty much limited to 3..... I know there is a lot of controversary suriunding Wal-Mart's buying policies..... Many stores that offer quality at low prices face the same scrutiny. I CANT WAIT. anyone with kids who seem to outgrow everything before you can get it in the closet knows...... WALMART SAVES ALOT OF MONEY and butts.... WHEN WILL IT OPEN???? DOES ANYONE KNOW??? I will be the first in line. I HOPE THEY HAVE THE DELI AS YOU ENTER WITH THE POPCORN SHRIMP AND CHICKEN.
Tracyroundtree

United States

#139 Sep 26, 2016
South County wrote:
Wow. Talk about resurrecting an aged thread!

There doesn't seem to be a whole lot happening at the proposed site so far. A few surveyor's flags.

Will the new Super-Wally sell guns?

If so, I might visit every 10 days or so...;)
It looks about ready to go now
Tracyroundtree

United States

#140 Sep 26, 2016
woo fung poo wrote:
<quoted text>

You had better research that notion , In most cases Walmart strong arms the local municipality into a deal that pays little or no property tax or building fees , Because if the local municipality does not concede the tax break , Walmart threatens to set up shop just outside their juristicion .
Well this one is way the heck out there surrounded by no other shops and I believe next to a cemetery. No local businesses were strongarmed. In fact the couple small places out there will probably end up with more customers because of the Super center's placement.
Tracyroundtree

United States

#141 Sep 26, 2016
jja wrote:
I can't wait for the super walmart the prices are so affordable and I can finally stretch out my money. You be amazed at what I spend with four in my family and when I lived in the south I shopped at the superwalmart there and saved tons of money. The other stores are a rip off and in this economic times we need something to help us stretch our money. As far as jobs are concerned I have heard from many people that Walmart actually pays their employees well and offers insurance. I have a friend who is disabled and he has been working for walmart for years and he gets all his meds at the $4 rate and insurance that takes care of all his medical and sugical needs. He has spina bifida and can barely walk but he works there and they are so nice to him, he loves working for them. Now that is my kind of store. One that cares and saves me money Come On Walmart!!
Me too. I can't wait. Oroville is so far behind in the Times and we have so few choices when it comes to retail stores places to shop. Some of us can't really even get to Chico let alone afford the places there. If you struggle to feedxand clothe a child or children as many of us do this new super center is lije a godsend. I love the super Wal-Mart's they have so much to offer. Its a nice feeling when you are able to buy all the things your family needs and you feel glad that they look decent clean and taken care of. Wal-Mart's low pricing helps me do that for my family.
Nobody seems upset about the fact that we only have 3 grocery stores to choose from.... One that is extravagantly expensive another whose quality is questionable and the third is a hit and miss place where you can never be sure they will have what you need!!! I think superwalmart will help balance that out as well.
Tracyroundtree

United States

#142 Sep 26, 2016
mary wrote:
Why drive to Chico or Sacramento to buy higher quality items that are still made in China? Talk about messing up the environment, all that driving can't be helping our air. Also, why shop in smaller stores, pay twice as much for something that isn't quite what you wanted, also made in China, then after the compromise, driving somewhere else to buy what you wanted originally? I've done exactly this more times than I care to admit. A Super Center Walmart would at least give us some more choices. And who wouldn't prefer shopping in their own city when possible???!!! I know I would.
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