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MB, if you were perceiving a criticism of your post, it certainly wasn’t coming from this direction, and to be honest, I didn’t see one from WB either. You may be right about the regional distribution issue, but overall they’ve shown that their large-scale planning is something less than brilliant. Not only nationally, but internationally they’ve made some pretty poor business decisions. Just look at the list of 154 stores closing in the US, which is part of 269 stores closing worldwide. Yes, they’re opening a lot more, but look at what they did. A very large number of these US stores are in small towns that are dying. Walmart swooped into town, drove the small businesses out of business as the towns were in trouble, then they pulled up stakes leaving even more people out of work in an already weakened town. (Of course some might say they are contributing mightily to the Cloward Piven strategy, but that’s a whole ‘nother conspiracy theory….)

They’re no better at helping the nation or the world than FEMA or DHS. It’s solely about money and power – certainly not altruism. And they’re proving they’re not even all that good at the money and power angle, except where it includes destruction of economies.