Walmart closed stores and the conspiracy.

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Walmart have closed five stores with six hours notice for 'plumbing repairs' for six months in the south of the US. The coincidence is that there is a military exercise called 'Jade Helm 15' which lasts for two months in this area and has the conspiracy theorists in full flow. http://uk.businessinsider.com/wal-mart-and-jade-helm-conspiracy-theory-2015-4?r=US http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-is-walmart-closing-stores-to-remodel-20150421-column.html#page= http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2015/04/30/closed-walmarts-to-be-guerilla-warfare-staging-areas-in-response-to-invasion http://www.truthandaction.org/operation-jade-helm-massive-military-drill-across-7-states-unconventional-warfare/
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Well it's an open and shut case isn't it? You don't need to be a conspiracy theorist to realise what is going on. Obama has to go out with a bang and best way is to make a tough statement and bang up all these pinko, commie, liberal, pooftah, namby pambys and show those goddam tea party red necks what the US is really about!!
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Keep in mind Hillary was on the firm's board of directors at one time. Something she and her supporters always neglect to mention. :)

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Does "temporarily laying off staff" (which eventually drifts into permanence) cost a company less than outright closure and the resultant redundancy payments? U.S. company law remains a closed book to me.

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Walmart have closed five stores with six hours notice for 'plumbing repairs' for six months in the south of the US. The coincidence is that there is a military exercise called 'Jade Helm 15' which lasts for two months in this area and has the conspiracy theorists in full flow.
Closure of major retail outlets for six months to resolve "plumbing" problems does seem a bit OTT, they could knock down and completely rebuild a superstore from the ground up in that time scale, but it does seem to need a great overdose of paranoia to link a few long-term store closures to impending imposition of widespread martial law, extraction of "agitators", and/or full blown ISIS assaults on mainland USA etc etc ..... Of course, the truth could be somewhere between the two extremes....? Maybe some Walmart Stores are being closed to allow "modifications" to make them suitable for use as some sort of Military operations centre in time of need/crisis? As with all conspiracy theories, a creative mind has taken a tiny thread of truth, stretched it byond all reason, added one or two drops of plausibility (e.g. closures coinciding with a major military exercise) and then spun it into something far fetched, but those who wish to see shadows behind every bush can rarely see where reality stops and "make-believe" takes over. Still, when they start wholesale "chem trailing" over the whole of the South West USA as Jade Helm starts, then I guess the doubters will know its for real :D