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By Jack Ryan
Walmart (+2.07%) rolled out a plan to help fund its employees' college tuition, books, and fees.
For just $1 a day, Walmart employees will be able to earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain Management, or pursue a minor in yodeling.
Which schools? The University of Florida, Brandman University, and Bellevue University (go Bruins!)—colleges that specialize in adult learning. Why it's a big deal: With 1.4 million workers, Walmart is the largest private U.S. employer. And as you might have heard...it doesn't have a great reputation for how it treats employees. But it can't afford that reputation anymore
Unemployment is below 4%, which means companies are in a giant rugby scrum for qualified workers.
What that looks like IRL: Employers are pulling out all the stops (raising the minimum wage, expanding parental leave, tuition reimbursement) to attract and retain qualified workers.
Thankfully Walmart allows trucks to park overnight in their lots or these people may have never been found.
What is a Christian Man's MORAL responsibility to protect his own life, or that of his immediate or spiritual family?By James Thomas Rook Jr.
SCENARIO: You are at a packed Kingdom Hall on Memorial night, and ten minutes into the remembrance talk, six masked people with weapons enter the Kingdom Hall and begin shooting everyone they can, without any conversation.
You are shot in the left side of your face and most of those teeth are gone.
Before you know what is going on twelve Brothers and Sisters have been shot, screaming and panic ensues, and there is blood and bodies and brains all over, and the shooting continues.
Would it be fitting for a Brother to use his handgun to return fire on the murderers to try and save his own life, or the lives of his Brothers and Sisters?
Or, in PubSpeak ... "Would it be fitting for a Christian to keep a firearm, such as a handgun or a rifle, for protection against other humans?" ( July 2017 Watchtower )
This raises MANY Theocratic, moral, ethical, legal, and Societial policy questions ... all of which have REAL answers.
What is the RIGHT thing for a responsible Christian to do?
I love the idea of having my items ready for pickup as I walk in the store. Evidently it holds up to 300 packages inside.
I personally would have chosen a blue or green color for the kiosk though. This color denotes "cautiion" to me personally. (Although I do NOTICE it very well which might have been the idea)
Questions remain though: Will a line start to form at the pickup kiosk?
Where does the payment transaction happen? Online or right at the kiosk?
By The Librarian
What a ship...no wonder 'Made in China ' is displacing North
American made goods big time. This monster transports goods
across the Pacific in just 5 days! Another two will soon be
These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart - to get its imported
goods from China ... They hold an incredible 15,000 containers
and have a 207 foot deck beam! A full crew is just 13 people
on a ship longer than a US Aircraft Carrier, which has a crew of
5,000. With its 207' beam it is too big to fit through the Panama
or Suez Canals ... It is strictly transpacific.
Cruise speed: 31 knots. The goods arrive four days before the
typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a China-to-California run.
91% of Walmart products are made in China. So this behemoth
is hugely competitive - even if carrying perishable goods.
The ship was built in 5 sections. The sections are floated together
and then welded. The command bridge, higher than a 10-story
building, has 11 cargo crane rigs that can operate simultaneously
unloading the entire ship in less than two hours.
Country of origin - Denmark
Length - 1,302 ft
Width - 207 ft
Net cargo - 123,200 tons
Engine - 14 cylinders in-line diesel engine (110,000 BHP)
Cruise Speed - 31 knots
Cargo capacity - 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 cubic feet)
Crew - 13 people!
First trip - Sept. 08, 2006
Construction cost - US $145,000,000+
Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water
resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of fuel annually.
A documentary in late March, 2010, on the History Channel,
noted that all of these containers are returned to China,
EMPTY! Yep, that's right. We send nothing back on these ships.
Via Tina B.
By The Librarian
I saw this
Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. and would like to know if the Walton's sell any books similar to this with an anti-Presbyterian theme? I remember the Walton's attending the Presbyterian church in Bentonville, Arkansas
Could Wal*Mart be considered a purveyor of "hate speech"?
Will JW's boycott Wal*Mart?
By Money & Finance
Alix Steel reviews Wal-Mart's fourth-quarter earnings report. (Source: Bloomberg)