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Reality Check

Camden, AR

#26467 Aug 21, 2013
Pondering wrote:
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Another example of a bunch of conservative kids getting into mischief because they have entirely to much time on their hands.
Wow, you knew that how?
disgusted

San Jose, CA

#26468 Aug 21, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
You should have keep your pinion about Forever 21 to yourself.
First the company its self denies the claim you made, said its move had nothing to do with Obama care. So one, or more than likely both, of you Christians are lying.
Secondly a privet Christian company that according to its CEO Do Won Chang told CNN last September that the company was on track to make $4 billion in 2012.
Bank of America analysts lauded Forever 21 as "the most transformative retail concept."
What do its customers think of this.
"Your first priority should be the people that work to bring you your profit, not lining the pockets of your executives. Shame on you for being yet another company to leech off of the American people," wrote another.
Just lost my daughter's time and my dollars," one commenter wrote. "Your politics should not victimize your workers'
..........
What do you think Jesus would have done with $4 billion dollars profit?
Screw a handful of workers out of benefits, and claim to be a Christian held company.
Would he have lied, to make it fit his political agenda?
You have judged me on many occasions of not being able to answer that type of questions, due to your judgment, of me being non Christian, but I will take a swing at this one, and say,
Fu*k NO, he would not have.
You, Barney, are an idiot, and a bigger embarrassment to your political party than Howard Dean and his,'I Have a Scream' rant!
You would be wise to remember this little embarrassing post of yours before you decide to call anyone else out on spelling or confusion!
This was a pathetic attempt at literacy.

In many ways, you remind Me of Mr. Magoo...that virtually blind cartoon character from the '50's that stumbled and bumbled his way through life, thinking his vision is clear and nothing is wrong with him, yet causing chaos to everyone around him due to his refusal to recognize his blindness!
Yes, I think you and Mr. Magoo May very well be one and the same!
disgusted

San Jose, CA

#26469 Aug 21, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
Forever 21, a Christian company.
Tangentially, Forever 21 has been part of a class-action lawsuit in which former employees alleged that they weren't paid for overtime.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Forever 21 clothing is being produced in "sweatshop-like conditions" by workers in Los Angeles-area factories, the agency said in a press release on Thursday.
Its owners, Korean-American devout christians, print the phrase "John 3:16," a Biblical verse, on the bottom all of the store's yellow shopping bags.
In 2001, 19 Latino garment workers, aided by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, sued the company, saying they had worked 10 or 12 hour days without overtime in dirty and unsafe conditions. In 2004, when the case was settled,
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed an action to enforce a subpoena issued to Los Angeles-based apparel retailer Forever 21 seeking documents related to the companyís apparel contractors and manufacturers. The Department initially issued the subpoena on Aug. 16. but the company has not complied with the demands.
A recent investigation by the departmentís Wage and Hour Division found significant evidence of violations of the Fair Labor Standards Actís minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions by vendors supplying goods to Forever 21.
Forever 21 has also been accused of infringing on designs from other fashion brands. Recently, designer Diane von FŁrstenberg has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 for duplicating her dress designs.[19] Since that time Furstenberg has settled with the company for undisclosed terms.[20] Singer and designer Gwen Stefani has filed a federal lawsuit against the fashion megachain, claiming the retailer illegally ripped off her Harajuku Lovers designs.[21] Designer Anna Sui has also filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 alleging that Forever 21 sold and offered for sale numerous women's fast fashion clothing items bearing a striking similarity to her products featured at the most recent New York Fashion Week shows
WTF has Obama have to do with Christian owned company?
More cut and pastes from Mr. Magoo!!
And the audacity to accuse others of an inability to 'see' things?!?!
You old, blind fool!
disgusted

San Jose, CA

#26470 Aug 21, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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The first half of your post says pretty much what I said in my post so I'm not sure why you repeated it other than to get the attention off the fact that they cut hours to 1/2 hr below the Obamacare cutoff. No matter what they say, you know why they did it. As for your second half rant you need to read Matthew 20: 1-16. You will see that Jesus might not have done what you expect him to do. Jesus doesn't have a political agenda and he doesn't lie. As for me judging you, I have done no such thing. I have called you a democrat, liberal, progressive, and a socialist. None of which you have denied or refuted. That is not the same thing as judging you. Now if I had said that your actions towards me were so bad that there was no way you could be saved, THAT would be judging you. Or if I said you were the lowest of the low in society, THAT would have been judging you. To call you what you are is not the same as judging you. Try Matthew 7: 15-23.
You have not judged Barney, so please don't think that anyone thinks that you have.
Barney is just weighted down by the liberal chip he is forced to wear on both shoulders.
He is so weary from their excessive weight, he isn't able to process the realities of life.
disgusted

Conway, AR

#26471 Aug 21, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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Wow, you knew that how?
I'm thinking that the Jonesboro post-er, posted this in jest.
(In light of past events in the judicial system...)
disgusted

San Jose, CA

#26472 Aug 21, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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He is the poster child of the disaster known as Obamacare that is forcing companies like Forever 21 to cut hours or risk going out of business. You see, companies will protect themselves first to insure there is a place to work for their employees. Are the conditions for sales reps better or worse since Obamacare? Did they have more benefits or less benefits before Obamacare? As much as you hate to admit it, you know the answer.
Mr. Magoo is currently scouring liberal sites, to cut and paste here, so that he appears wise.
Apparently, he readily believes all of the lies that are readily given to answer the reality of what we are living.
His inability to see will continue to be his downfall.
Pondering

Jonesboro, AR

#26473 Aug 21, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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Wow, you knew that how?
Observation, you see so many black tattooed conservatives
not 21

Conway, AR

#26474 Aug 21, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
Forever 21, a Christian company.
Tangentially, Forever 21 has been part of a class-action lawsuit in which former employees alleged that they weren't paid for overtime.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Forever 21 clothing is being produced in "sweatshop-like conditions" by workers in Los Angeles-area factories, the agency said in a press release on Thursday.

In 2001, 19 Latino garment workers, aided by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, sued the company, saying they had worked 10 or 12 hour days without overtime in dirty and unsafe conditions. In 2004, when the case was settled,

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed an action to enforce a subpoena issued to Los Angeles-based apparel retailer Forever 21 seeking documents related to the companyís apparel contractors and manufacturers. The Department initially issued the subpoena on Aug. 16. but the company has not complied with the demands.

A recent investigation by the departmentís Wage and Hour Division found significant evidence of violations of the Fair Labor Standards Actís minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions by vendors supplying goods to Forever 21.

Forever 21 has also been accused of infringing on designs from other fashion brands. Recently, designer Diane von FŁrstenberg has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 for duplicating her dress designs.[19] Since that time Furstenberg has settled with the company for undisclosed terms.[20] Singer and designer Gwen Stefani has filed a federal lawsuit against the fashion megachain, claiming the retailer illegally ripped off her Harajuku Lovers designs.[21] Designer Anna Sui has also filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 alleging that Forever 21 sold and offered for sale numerous women's fast fashion clothing items bearing a striking similarity to her products featured at the most recent New York Fashion Week shows
I took my kids shopping there, and despite the name of the store, I am not Forever 21.
Maybe I can sue for false advertisement.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#26476 Aug 22, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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He is the poster child of the disaster known as Obamacare that is forcing companies like Forever 21 to cut hours or risk going out of business. You see, companies will protect themselves first to insure there is a place to work for their employees. Are the conditions for sales reps better or worse since Obamacare? Did they have more benefits or less benefits before Obamacare? As much as you hate to admit it, you know the answer.

"cut hours or risk going out of business"

Seriously, you have no clue do you?

That company is the 376th-biggest private company in the U.S. and
a worth of $1 billion, per FORBES MAGZ.

The company, which the couple owns, estimates sales of $1.7 billion and net income of $135 million for the fiscal year ending February 2009, up 37% and 25% respectively. The retailer has 460 stores in 13 countries, including one in Korea and one in China that both opened last year.

Actually it is not stores like forever 21 you need worry about, its companies like Wall-Mart that will transfer the burden to the tax payer while they continue to line their pockets with cash.

Wall-Mart was all about the ACA, now look what they are doing.

Walmart is focused on keeping the majority of workers to part-time hours only.

A new hiring policy uncovered by Reuters shows that nearly half of its stores are only hiring part-time employees, thus avoiding the mandate to provide health care or pay a fine.

This is nothing new to Wall Mart they have done this for years, but it could be catching up now.

"complaints about understaffed stores with empty shelves and inventory piling up in warehouses and back rooms. It seems even Walmart canít operate on such a lean staff. Dirty stores, parking lots in disarray and out-of stocks donít bode well for sales and stores canít operate that way for long periods".

The recovering economy could also help force Walmart, and other like-minded employers, to back off this policy and hire full-time workers with benefits. A dwindling labor pool and competition for employees does wonders for workerís rights.

Market forces at work could work in employees favor, but in the meantime itís a disturbing trend. One designed to shirk an employers responsibility under the very healthcare act it advocated for.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauraheller/2013/...
cray cray

Tampa, FL

#26477 Aug 22, 2013
This be cray
guess

Little Rock, AR

#26478 Aug 22, 2013
Don't listen to barney. He's been smoking wacky weed again. Won't face reality come January America will be a part time nation. And you can thank your buddy Obama barney for making happen. You don't have a clue how business are run. Too much over head means less hiring. You're wrong walmart is not the only company that are hiring part workers. Every company in America is making adjustments because obamacare may sink them. Wake up barney the is the new America that your fine president promise. No longer land of opportunity and land of the free, now it will be land of part time workers and government control. Remember this what you wanted barney you voted for him. Now you have to take your obamacare medicine.
right wing

Jonesboro, AR

#26479 Aug 22, 2013
Righty
puzzled

United States

#26480 Aug 22, 2013
guess wrote:
Don't listen to barney. He's been smoking wacky weed again. Won't face reality come January America will be a part time nation. And you can thank your buddy Obama barney for making happen. You don't have a clue how business are run. Too much over head means less hiring. You're wrong walmart is not the only company that are hiring part workers. Every company in America is making adjustments because obamacare may sink them. Wake up barney the is the new America that your fine president promise. No longer land of opportunity and land of the free, now it will be land of part time workers and government control. Remember this what you wanted barney you voted for him. Now you have to take your obamacare medicine.
Every company in America manufactures their goods offshore every one and they started before Walmart. Remember WalMart made in America until they were forced to compete
puzzled

United States

#26481 Aug 22, 2013
right wing wrote:
Righty
Right now every company in America is laying off workers and canceling insurance in order to not only compete but to remain viable. Thanks to Obsmacare which is a disgrace.
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#26482 Aug 22, 2013
puzzled wrote:
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Every company in America manufactures their goods offshore every one and they started before Walmart. Remember WalMart made in America until they were forced to compete
You have it wrong. Wal Mart invented the phrase "Made in ______". They were the forerunner in getting products imported in the retail market. Everyone else was forced to do as Wal Mart did or get left behind.
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#26484 Aug 22, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
"cut hours or risk going out of business"
Seriously, you have no clue do you?
That company is the 376th-biggest private company in the U.S. and
a worth of $1 billion, per FORBES MAGZ.
The company, which the couple owns, estimates sales of $1.7 billion and net income of $135 million for the fiscal year ending February 2009, up 37% and 25% respectively. The retailer has 460 stores in 13 countries, including one in Korea and one in China that both opened last year.
Actually it is not stores like forever 21 you need worry about, its companies like Wall-Mart that will transfer the burden to the tax payer while they continue to line their pockets with cash.
Wall-Mart was all about the ACA, now look what they are doing.
Walmart is focused on keeping the majority of workers to part-time hours only.
A new hiring policy uncovered by Reuters shows that nearly half of its stores are only hiring part-time employees, thus avoiding the mandate to provide health care or pay a fine.
This is nothing new to Wall Mart they have done this for years, but it could be catching up now.
"complaints about understaffed stores with empty shelves and inventory piling up in warehouses and back rooms. It seems even Walmart canít operate on such a lean staff. Dirty stores, parking lots in disarray and out-of stocks donít bode well for sales and stores canít operate that way for long periods".
The recovering economy could also help force Walmart, and other like-minded employers, to back off this policy and hire full-time workers with benefits. A dwindling labor pool and competition for employees does wonders for workerís rights.
Market forces at work could work in employees favor, but in the meantime itís a disturbing trend. One designed to shirk an employers responsibility under the very healthcare act it advocated for.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauraheller/2013/...
You clearly have no idea about business numbers do you? You realize that the "profits" shown on a balance sheet has NOTHING to do with what's actually in a companies bank account or anywhere else for that matter? I can tell you that a profit number is only for investors to feel good about themselves and their investments and there are a thousand and one ways to change that number. I'm not saying I agree with it because I don't but that's the way it is. Your Wal Mart piece simply reinforces what I was saying.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#26485 Aug 23, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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You clearly have no idea about business numbers do you? You realize that the "profits" shown on a balance sheet has NOTHING to do with what's actually in a companies bank account or anywhere else for that matter? I can tell you that a profit number is only for investors to feel good about themselves and their investments and there are a thousand and one ways to change that number. I'm not saying I agree with it because I don't but that's the way it is. Your Wal Mart piece simply reinforces what I was saying.
I realize the article was talking about the company's worth and net annual income. It did not say a damn thing about "profits" nor did I. Show me how smart you are again, it didn't woke this time.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#26486 Aug 23, 2013


BTW Mr. Business, they are a private company.


Therefore no need to make anyone feel good about their investment. Except themselves, and the church of course.

Reality Check

Camden, AR

#26487 Aug 23, 2013
Where is Mr Obama on this?
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/22/89...

He should come out and say that his grandfather could very well have looked like Mr. Belton (Obama's mom is white you know). We'll see if it is random acts of violence such as this and Treyvon Martin that Obama sympathizes with or just when the person doing the killing is light skinned and the victim is black. I think we all know the answer. The thing that put the Martin case in the spotlight is the media grabbed it and ran. This video got no more than local coverage for no better reason than it wasn't in the liberal agenda. Barney, being a vet, should be outraged at this but since it shines a bad light on Obama and the left wing media, I'm not sure how he'll see it. The fact that it came from The Blaze may be enough to cause Barney to look the other way.

I used to not give Glen Beck a second thought, and still don't on some aspects, BUT he finds things that point out just how hypocritical those who are looking to destroy America are.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#26488 Aug 23, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
Where is Mr Obama on this?
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/22/89...
He should come out and say that his grandfather could very well have looked like Mr. Belton (Obama's mom is white you know). We'll see if it is random acts of violence such as this and Treyvon Martin that Obama sympathizes with or just when the person doing the killing is light skinned and the victim is black. I think we all know the answer. The thing that put the Martin case in the spotlight is the media grabbed it and ran. This video got no more than local coverage for no better reason than it wasn't in the liberal agenda. Barney, being a vet, should be outraged at this but since it shines a bad light on Obama and the left wing media, I'm not sure how he'll see it. The fact that it came from The Blaze may be enough to cause Barney to look the other way.
I used to not give Glen Beck a second thought, and still don't on some aspects, BUT he finds things that point out just how hypocritical those who are looking to destroy America are.
A 16 year old black kid has been arrested in less than 24 hrs., and charged with murder in this incident, what do you think the odds are this young black man arrested for this crime will walk away with a not guilty verdict like Zimmerman did.

This story is being covered by CNN, NBC, USA TODAY, and FOX
among many others.

Tell me who/what is destroying American lives again.

CAN YOU SAY, REPUBLICAN sequestration?

When the deficit is falling faster than any time since WW II, but you folks never bring that up any more, why is that? You use to run your mouth about that all the time.

Happen to notice a rise in crime in our nations cities, like Spokane WA. of late?

HMMMMMMMMM, could that have anything to do with less police officers on the streets due to budget cuts ?

case was an random act of violence is pathetic, and profoundly ignorant.

The racial bigotry contained in your post is simply disgusting.

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