UPDATE 1-US lawmakers: Wal-Mart CEO k...

UPDATE 1-US lawmakers: Wal-Mart CEO knew of Mexico bribe claim

There are 23 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 10, 2013, titled UPDATE 1-US lawmakers: Wal-Mart CEO knew of Mexico bribe claim. In it, Reuters reports that:

U.S. lawmakers on Thursday released emails that appeared to show Wal-Mart Chief Executive Mike Duke knew as far back as 2005 of allegations that company representatives had bribed Mexican officials.

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Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#1 Jan 10, 2013
Bribed Mexican officials?

That's the way it works in Mexico.

Without the grease, nothing gets accomplished.
MaryMartin

United States

#2 Jan 10, 2013
A Wal Mart source says gun sales are going through the roof. They are one of the fastest selling items. W M wants to be helpful, but when it contradicts sales, that is where it stops. As long as guns are legal W M will keep selling them. Personally, I think there will be much hand wringing, and gnashing of teeth, and there will be a limited ban on high capacity clips, but in the end nothing will be done. Democrats held the Congress for 40 years until they passd the last wapon an 1994, then they lost the House.
Cat74

United States

#3 Jan 10, 2013
This is the Democrats trying to demonize W M. It won't work. Gun owners will not be brainwashed into letting the Democrats grab their guns. Look around you. Many of the loudest Democrats screaming for gun control a few weks ago have falen silent since they heard from their constituents.
CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#5 Jan 10, 2013
51% of Americans voted in hopes that Obama forces ALL private sector employers out of business.
The goal for his second term is 24% unemployment in the private sector.
Sheik Yerbouti

Southampton, PA

#6 Jan 10, 2013
In Mexico if you have the money you can buy your way out of pretty much anything short of murder. One bit of advice; get the bribe taken care of as soon as possible and avoid going to the police station. You will then have more people to bribe. Corruption has its benefits!
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#7 Jan 10, 2013
Fast and Furious has something to say about Wallmart in Mexico? Obama is a jerk-off.
Les Claypool

United States

#8 Jan 10, 2013
Wow! US judicial corporation lawmakers accusing someone else of bribes?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#9 Jan 10, 2013
MaryMartin wrote:
A Wal Mart source says gun sales are going through the roof. They are one of the fastest selling items. W M wants to be helpful, but when it contradicts sales, that is where it stops. As long as guns are legal W M will keep selling them. Personally, I think there will be much hand wringing, and gnashing of teeth, and there will be a limited ban on high capacity clips, but in the end nothing will be done. Democrats held the Congress for 40 years until they passd the last wapon an 1994, then they lost the House.
Things are different now. More people are discovering that the NRA has no clothes - and no balls.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#10 Jan 10, 2013
CSULB Josh wrote:
51% of Americans voted in hopes that Obama forces ALL private sector employers out of business.
The goal for his second term is 24% unemployment in the private sector.
Let's start with you and see where it goes.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#11 Jan 10, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
Fast and Furious has something to say about Wallmart in Mexico? Obama is a jerk-off.
And you are probably a crescent-shaped penis.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#12 Jan 10, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
Bribed Mexican officials?
That's the way it works in Mexico.
Without the grease, nothing gets accomplished.
Like our Congress.

But, we call them "campaign contributions."
Influence is for sale and the lobbyists scamper around
the halls of Congress paying for it.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#13 Jan 10, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
This is the Democrats trying to demonize W M. It won't work. Gun owners will not be brainwashed into letting the Democrats grab their guns. Look around you. Many of the loudest Democrats screaming for gun control a few weks ago have falen silent since they heard from their constituents.
Many of the loudest?

Which ones? Can you name a couple?
Cat74

United States

#14 Jan 10, 2013
The NRA has no clothes? They have signed up 100,000 new members since December 20th. They are aiming for 500,000 in the next few months. They will use that money to run candidates that understand the Constitution.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#15 Jan 11, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Many of the loudest?
Which ones? Can you name a couple?
The loudest speakers AGAINST the second amendment are Obama and Rahm Emanuel (mayor of Chicago and Obama's former Chief of Staff)
Ninthman

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#16 Jan 11, 2013
"Walmart is have a Fast and Furious sale"

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#17 Jan 11, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Things are different now. More people are discovering that the NRA has no clothes - and no balls.
Surly you don't mean the 100,000 new members that just signed up. If you are big on taking our guns, come and get them, or are you going to rely on Obama and his life time protections.

au contraire

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#18 Jan 11, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
"Walmart is have a Fast and Furious sale"
I hear they have lifesize cutouts of Eric Holder with a AR-15. Maybe he will sell it to KSM the master mind of 9/11, since he can't seem to bring him to trial or before a military tribunal.

au contraire

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#20 Jan 11, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The NRA has no clothes? They have signed up 100,000 new members since December 20th. They are aiming for 500,000 in the next few months. They will use that money to run candidates that understand the Constitution.
When you look at liberals and Obama, you see them ignore our laws, the constitution and the bible. It is clear they do not have any intention in continuing what made this country great. Their followers will continue to believe that there really is a magic lamp, until the chains go on and reality sinks in.
Justin

Richmond, VA

#24 Jan 11, 2013
I wonder how many US politicians paid bribes when building their retirements homes in Mexico?

It's the same thing.
ToldYa

Lampasas, TX

#25 Jan 11, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
This is the Democrats trying to demonize W M. It won't work. Gun owners will not be brainwashed into letting the Democrats grab their guns. Look around you. Many of the loudest Democrats screaming for gun control a few weks ago have falen silent since they heard from their constituents.
Ugh........walmart does enough to demonize their company on their own without any help from anyone else. The two lawmakers who released the documents are indeed democrats. The democratic party however loves walmart - the Walton family's donation to the Obama campaign was measured in millions - they are also giving a pile of money to the party for the swearing in party for Obama. Waxman and Cummins are hot at walmart but the democrats love walmart.

You think walmart was drug into the gun control meeting with Biden? they made a big public event of not wanting to go to the meeting and then acted like they had reconsidered - great theatre. It is payback time for walmart's donations - watch and see if walmart does not see the benefits of new restrictions on gun shows the administration will propose (gun shows compete for sales with walmart) and the cherry on top will be that individual sellers and small gun sellers will be required to have an official background check run on anyone that wants to buy a gun from them. Naturally those checks can be run at walmart for a nominal fee.

Walmart is not the great defender of 2nd Amendment rights like many think they are - walmart has been actively looking for ways to stop selling guns for years - they simply couldn't find anything that could replace those lost sales or they would be gone. The same exact discussion has been held over and over at walmart on cigarettes - if they had a way to make up the lost sales they would have been gone to.

Walmart WAS at one point a company based on conservative values - this is NOT the same company. The values were carried forward by David Glass after Sam passed away but when Glass left and the fair haired wonder boy Lee Scott took the helm the values shifted immensely. Those with conservative values have long since left the executive branch of walmart. These are not Obama's enemies running the company now - they are his contributors.

I believe that as the values changed so did the ethics - PBAM - Profit By Any Means. That's the walmart way!

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