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Big box stores again

Dear Orchidland,

I just came across a site that those who have followed (and
participated in) the intermittent arguments here about Wally World,
etc. may find interesting. I know Hanuman won’t post the link so, if
you’re curious, enter “choose the blue” in Google.

I don’t know what the actual basis is for this data (employee
donations seem to be included), but it gave me pause. Seems I may
have been cutting my own throat at Home Depot, too. The big surprise
was Costco, where I’ve never even considered shopping. Maybe I’ll
reconsider.

During my investigation of a possible relocation to Mexico, I
learned that Sam’s Club has invaded them, too, so I have no idea how
many of you in non-US locations may also find this information
relevant.

Rock on!
Lisa Orlando
Aphrodite’s Ornaments
(I’ve always wanted to close with that double entendre, so I’m being
self-indulgent…)

During my investigation of a possible relocation to Mexico, I
learned that Sam’s Club has invaded them, too, so I have no idea how
many of you in non-US locations may also find this information
relevant.

Sam’s club has been in Mexico for more than 6 years . …

Warmest regards, RT

A very interesting site. Just starting at the top of their list at
Automotive, under Auto Makers, Toyota is listed as 74% Blue. Under
Car Dealers, Toyota is listed as 74% Red. Hmmmmm…

Then, I read their FAQ. Anyone considering the weight of this web
site’s would be very well-served to read the FAQ under
the heading “Where does the come from?” The disclaimer
there is quite sobering.

I understand what they want to do and I am as sympathetic to it as a
US citizen can be, but a lot more research by a group that is
willing to shoulder the responsibility of accurate fact-reporting is
in order. These folks lay no claim to any accuracy, and we’ve all
had enough of that. Especially the international members of this
group.

James in SoFl

Thanks, Lisa. That IS interesting. I never thought of myself as a
color-coded person! Corporations do make a difference, but as a
political activist I do know that grassroots people-power also makes
a huge difference. I intensely dislike categorization of people,
though. According to that site I’m a “Red” – ooooh, evil Reds! –
but my views cannot be so easily put into neat little slots. I shop
locally owned small businesses when possible and avoid as many big
corporations as possible, and that seems to be the best solution for
me in this ever-difficult-to-navigate world. Lest we really open a
pandora’s box, though, we should keep political references and stuff
off this discussion!!