Category Archives: Corporatization of America

Supercenter Nation getting a little closer to reality

Walmart is transforming Supercenters into virtual spaceships. This is exactly like what happens in Supercenter. Virtual spaceship. Check. Inside Walmart. Check. Transports patrons to military-themed first person shooter combat game. Check. All in the name of sales and marketing. Check.   … Continue reading

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Fennica passes through Portland after protest from Greenpeace (slideshow)

Click below to change images. Click images to enlarge. Greenpeace St. Johns Protest, Portland Oregon

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Kayak and Rappeling Protest – St. Johns Bridge – Portland, Oregon

I can almost taste the tears of Shell Oil executives when their billion-dollar oil venture gets waylaid by a bunch of hippies hanging from the Saint Johns Bridge, here in my town of Portland. As of about 4:30 PST, today, … Continue reading

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Should Walmart be selling worthless shoes?

Interesting video here: Most people would say, “hey, what do you expect for such a low price?” But that’s just the thing–Walmart consumes resources and sells junk–real, literal junk–to people that just can’t afford to spend that much money, leaving … Continue reading

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Walmart – “Nuke it from Orbit” approach to Unionizing stores

Reuter’s has the story of how Warmart, or Walmart, would rather cut its own hand off than see even an inkling of fair wages for workers. You read it in Supercenter first, folks. That is a fictional account of how … Continue reading

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CFO steals $95,000 from employee vacation benefits at Wet Seal clothing company

It’s not aberrant behavior, it’s how you get ahead in business. This week, the chain clothing store “Wet Seal” surprised employees by shutting its doors immediately, after indicating to employees that such a move would not happen. This, according to … Continue reading

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David Graeber’s “Debt: The First 5,000 Years” is a must-read

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SUPERCENTER – The Newspaper

I’ve been meaning to create this for a long time, an artifact from the fictional world of Supercenter, the Supercenter News, replete with propaganda supporting the War on Pepsicon and the embracing of conspicuous consumption. Plus several excerpts from the … Continue reading

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Koipocalpyse

The abandoned malls of our time…so very fascinating and alluring, for some strange reason. Now imagine when the rest of humanity finally succumbs to only holy hellfire or another and we leave our concrete legacy to the animals. Imagine, if … Continue reading

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Portland won’t invest in abusive companies – Bye, bye Walmart

Cities invest capital just like people, and due to a Portland city initiative to only invest in socially responsible companies, Walmart is out. “A company’s policies and practices have a direct impact on families and individuals living and working in … Continue reading

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