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Harry Potter and the Dark Lord Waldemart

While Bentonville, Arkansas prepares to put its dark mark over Eureka, we chuckle at YouTube videos.


[h/t Giggles]

  1. Ponder z
    February 26, 2012 at 7:01 am

    What about this guy Kirk, getting demoted?

    Humboldt County Community Development Services Director Kirk Girard will no longer oversee the county’s planning and building department if the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approves splitting the department in two.

    As of April 1, Girard would be the director of economic and resource development, and a separate director would oversee planning and building. According to a staff report prepared for Tuesday’s meeting, the board anticipates meeting in closed session March 13 to consider an appointment for the planning and building position.

  2. February 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

    “What about this guy Kirk, getting demoted?” 7.01

    What surprises me is that they let him continue in the Natural Resources area.
    It is in the coastal wetlands that tremendous harm has been done.
    Please, our coastline deserves so much better!
    Demand honesty and transparency AND fully-functioning coastal wetlands- remove Girard from natural resources.
    “TS today paints a bad picture of Mad River Bio. History has shown that Ron LaValley/et al did not help the plover populations on the north coast only his and his cronies pocket books. PCJV and the goose problem is even worse.Hopefully when this all shakes out the ugly picture of using eco issues for personal gain will finally be revealed. This goes very deep. University,recovery units,fedaral agencies, state parks, phony grant projects, all will need to be investigated. Everyone should call your legislators and ask that they request the DOJ get involved.” Anon.

  3. High Finance
    February 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Amazingly good quality of production in the video although I’m sure it violates a dozen trademark laws.

    It is a silly video just like the anti-Wal Mart hysteria is silly.

  4. Eric Kirk
    February 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

    HF – Satire is pretty much always covered in the Fair Use Doctrine. Every case I’ve read about has gone that way. Even the Mickey Mouse racket laws which prevent anyone from doing to Disney what Disney has done to the Brothers Grimm doesn’t don’t cover satire.

  5. Anonymous
    February 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Why no post on Eureka paying out yet more money due to the inappropriate actions of its former police chief?

  6. 69er
    February 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    That wouldn’t be right to post here as this is the place to post only that what is anti Kirk, anti Tyson, anti Harpham, and anti Arkley. Seems to be it’s main purpose.

  7. 713
    February 27, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I did not realize Walmart was involved in funding the MPLA process. Maybe I won’t shop there after all.

  8. February 27, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Having lived in a town before and after the arrival of a Walmart, I can say with experience, it is a terrible thing to the local economy.

    I lived for several years in Athens, Ohio. This town, very much like Arcata, is a college town, and was, in the early 2000s, populated mostly by locally owned businesses. The town fought against Walmart coming in for more than a decade before losing, and in 2002, Walmart opened in Athens. By the end of 2003, more than 70% of the local businesses were gone. And not the ONLY place in the county (it is a very small county in rural Ohio) to get the majority of daily needed items is at the Athens Walmart. These items are now lower quality, imported (mostly from China) and the local economy has not even come close to recovering.

    While this is certainly an extreme case, and Eureka won’t be harmed as drastically, Walmart does, with malice and forethought, underprice goods sold at local shops to eliminate competition. I have seen it. And it is an awful thing to witness the death of a local economy.

  9. February 27, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Isn’t that exactly the national model? The more disenfranchised the population is; the more they will mindlessly accept whatever is offered them. I’m sure those who support this model; consider small, locally-owned business as a nuisance that creates “uppity Serfs.”
    It’s like the whole process is designed to turn Americans into something less than they are now.
    This is same process that members of the WTO have used on “Third-World” countries for decades; flood the markets with imports, disenfranchise the local citizenry, which used to do for itself.
    Look at how that has worked out for those local populations.

  10. Giggles
    February 27, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Glad you liked the silly movie.

    I thought the phoenix looked kinda like FunGuy (aka “Kinetic Chicken”).

    But seriously, folks… The only way to resist WalMart is to use a page right out of the Darque Forces Defencery Manual:

    Page 319… ‘If you don’t like them, don’t shop there.’

    Imagine if Eureka was the first community to not only vote them out, but years later, to watch WalMart fail due to lack of business.

    Imagine headlines “Eureka WalMart Fails Due to Lack of Patronage.”

    Don’t just wail and moan, don’t rattle yer chains – patronize mom & pop, the co-op and the private shops you want to see still alive next year and just dun go to WalMart.

    I’m gonna vote with my $$ this time.

  11. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

    But WalMart doesnt close stores that dont perform, they subsidize them with other markets and they gain a strong hold nationally. This is how slowly but surely big boxes take over. There was a time when I would not walk in the door of Costco, out of principle. (I now have a card and can not beat their price for printing photos). The battle was to not let them open their doors.

  12. Just Middle Class
    February 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Anyone who thinks that WalMart will not get shoppers is clearly out of touch with reality. We all make personal choices of where to shop and those who do not like the place will not shop there, but that is a small number.

  13. Reality Check
    February 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Just Middle Class says:
    February 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

    “Anyone who thinks that WalMart will not get shoppers is clearly out of touch with reality.”

    I’m with you. All this crying about American jobs being exported. Its called “Free Enterprise”, and as Mr. High Finance has attempted to articulate to H & Co., this means freedom to export jobs AND freedom to compete with 3rd World Children for said jobs. As long as I can get a $39 microwave oven, extra-big ass fries, and load them up in my F-350 Ram-Thruster Turbo 4WD Super-Duty King Cab Truck, then I am truly free. Welcome to Eureka, Wall*Mart !

  14. Eleanor
    February 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I don’t get the reference because I am adult. You do know that those books are for children, right?

  15. Plain Jane
    February 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I’m an adult too, Eleanor, but anyone who doesn’t get the reference must have had no exposure to news, TV, movie theaters, or children since 1997. How comfy is that cave?

  16. February 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    “…this means freedom to export jobs..”

    Exporting jobs is treason.

    It is an attack on the national security of the country.

    Anyone who supports and facilitates the disenfranchisement of American citizens is a traitor.

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