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Most thinking people in the United States (all ten of them) now admit that Wal-Mart is the great Satan of retailing. And even some of the less intelligent people on our planet realize it as well. So then why is Wal-Mart still here, why is it still expanding, why haven’t we gotten rid of this disease that plagues us? Its simple, really. People are selfish. They know what shopping at Wal-Mart does and they don’t really care.

So what is so bad about Wal-Mart? And why is shopping there so bad? And most importantly, why are the people who shop at Wal-Mart so bad?

First off, just try going to the hardware department and finding anyone who knows anything about hardware. You won’t find it. In fact, you’ll be lucky to find anyone who can even tell you where something is. While you are in the hardware department, try to find a plunger made in the United States. Wal-Mart is partly responsible for the increasing rampant stupidity that infects our country.

    Wal-Mart has destroyed good brands that made quality products – like Rubbermaid – which cost a good many jobs that paid well by constantly forcing US jobs overseas. You can learn more about this by watching Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. Our country has lost hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs with good benefits and retirement plans, to be replaced by low paying dead end jobs at Wal-Mart with no benefits and no retirement.

    Speaking of benefits and retirement plans, do you know what Wal-Mart tells its employees to do when and if they complain about not being able to afford medical treatment? Wal-Mart must give them a discount on their insurance of something, right? Nope. Instead, Wal-Mart sends them to the welfare office where our tax dollars provide – at no cost to Wal-Mart – health coverage, housing, food and retirement.

    We all know the crimes of Wal-Mart. They have been extensively covered in the media and elsewhere. I started to rehash them here, but there is no need. Those who continue to say “Hey, what’s so bad about Wal-Mart?” are simply burying their heads in the sand so that they don’t have to face the fact that their continued patronage of Wal-Mart is ruining our country.

    Bottom line: If you shop at Wal-Mart, you are a selfish prick. When you shop at Wal-Mart, every dollar you spend screams “I want my plastic crap from China for a few pennies less than anywhere else, and I don’t give a damn how many people die, lose their jobs, get thrown out of their homes or get sold into slavery to make it happen. I also don’t give a damn how bad my country gets screwed, because I am more important, my needs wants are above all and I am what matters – all that matters.”


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    Most people with any intelligence whatsoever will admit to you that our public schools are failing their students miserably. Every day, students graduate ignorant of how our country works, how laws are made and how to drive, among many other things. And just because you have a degree on your wall, doesn’t mean that you’re any smarter. A study released in 2005 by the U.S. Department of Education shows that only 25% of college graduates were “proficiently literate,” that is, “using printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.” More discussion on this study can be found here.

    One of the things many people seem to be ignorant about is the name of the country they live in. They seem to erroneously refer to this country with one word: America. Yet – and I know this may come as a huge surprise to some of you – there is no country called “America”. Not now, not in the past – never! It never existed. EVER! Yet everyday, we hear people refer to this mythical place. We also have TV shows named after it like American Morning. People refer to those who live in the United States as “Americans”. Folks refer to American universities, American film, American celebrities, American culture and on and on. And then there are Native Americans. And on Oklahoma’s license plates, its used in the state’s latest marketing slogan “Native America”. When will the lunacy stop?

    The country “America” does not exist! And I blame the public schools for this incompetence because they provide children at early ages with books, usually titled “American History”. And while there is a land mass known as the Americas (comprised of North America and South America) these books almost always cover United States history under the title of American History. No wonder kids think they live in America. These are people (textbook authors) should know better! They should know that children are impressionable when young and when you fill their little heads with incorrect information they will never unlearn it.

    Its called The United States of America. Or just United States would also be acceptable. But not just America because that refers to a country that is not found on any map, or any globe and instead refers collectively to two entire continents. Lets try to be intelligent for once and use the correct name to refer something.

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    Welcome to the other personal blog of Keith Kimmel. Confused yet? Sorry about that. Let me explain:

    You see, I already have a blog called In Corruption We Trust. I originally started ICWT to discuss my ever-increasing dislike for what the United States has morphed into: an out of control theocracy that is quickly devolving into a police state, spending monster, terrorist state, big brother, nanny and third world country all rolled into one. Now, lets get something straight right here and now: I love my country, I hate my government. There is a big difference that some folks still fail to grasp.

    Anyway, I intended to write ICWT in a journalistic style that is professional in nature but always providing the details that mainstream reporters leave out like docket numbers in court cases, etc. Additionally, I endeavored to report only the facts and letting the reader choose the sides – a concept completely lost on the modern reporter in this era of managed news. These days, its not enough to help the reader choose sides, we have to only give him one side of the facts as well.

    I think I have succeeded in this quest for the most part, but I am human and I confess that I have been unable to overcome the urge to inject a personal jab here and there into a story. Unfortunately, that style made ICWT a news site first and a personal blog almost not at all. And that’s what need this blog is intended to fill: this is a place where I no longer need to temper my reporting, remain fair or present both sides of the story.

    While nearly every ICWT story starts with (and often quotes from) a mainstream (and sometimes not so mainstream) news story, this blog will simply be more of a collection of my personal writings. It would be more accurate to say that this blog will help you gain insight into the man behind ICWT. This site will compliment and expand upon my personal platform.

    In fact, most writings here will start from one or more planks and then work from there to encompass one or more current events. In other words, this will simply be a dump of what is going through my mind. Like my personal website, this will be undiluted Keith Kimmel which may be hazardious to one’s health. Caution is advised and you should consult with your doctor before you begin, change or discontinue a Keith Kimmel regimen.

    And just in case you are wondering: I am not planning on shuttering ICWT. Quite the contarary. I have a renewed intrest in the site and will be working towards keeping it one of the leading publications avaliable online for free that combines tasteful advertising and web design with real news of real importance.

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