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Walmart apologizes after company Twitter account calls Sen. Josh Hawley a ‘#soreloser’ — #BoycottWalmart trends

Walmart has issued a public apology to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) after the company’s Twitter account criticized the senator for announcing he will object during the Electoral College certification, calling him a “#soreloser.”

Hawley on Wednesday became the first U.S. senator to declare his intention to object to the Electoral College certification on Jan. 6. “Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard. I will object on January 6 on their behalf,” Hawley tweeted.

In response, the verified corporate Twitter account for Walmart wrote, “Go ahead. Get your 2 hour debate. #soreloser.” That tweet has since been deleted, but not before Hawley captured a screenshot and replied back.

“Thanks ?@Walmart? for your insulting condescension. Now that you’ve insulted 75 million Americans, will you at least apologize for using slave labor?” Hawley asked.

In a follow-up tweet, he added: “Or maybe you’d like to apologize for the pathetic wages you pay your workers as you drive mom and pop stores out of business.”

Walmart did issue an apology for the tweet but not for the things Hawley accused the company of doing.

“The tweet was mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team who intended to publish this comment to their personal account,” Walmart senior manager Casey Staheli said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “We have removed the post and have no intention of commenting on the subject of certifying the electoral college. We apologize to Senator Hawley for this error and any confusion about our position.”

On Jan. 6, Congress will meet in a joint session to certify the results of the Electoral College vote, which President-elect Joe Biden won 306 to President Donald Trump’s 232. According to the Congressional Research Service, when the certificate or papers documenting each state’s electoral votes is read during the session, the president of the Senate (Vice President Pence) will call for objections, if there are any. An objection may be made by presenting the Senate president with a written document signed by one member of the House of Representatives and one member of the Senate listing the grounds for their objection. At this point, the joint session will be suspended and each house of Congress will consider the objection separately. Both houses must agree to the objection by simple majority vote, otherwise it will fail and the electoral votes will be counted.

It is extraordinarily unlikely that the Democratic majority in the House will vote to discount the electoral votes of any state that declared Joe Biden the winner, and therefore any objection filed by Hawley or others is all but certain to fail after debate on the matter is finished and each house of Congress votes.

After Walmart’s interaction with Hawley, #BoycottWalmart trended on Twitter.

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Walmart pulls all guns, ammo from stores’ shelves, citing potential post-election social unrest and violence

Walmart announced on Thursday that it would be removing all guns and ammunition from sales floor displays ahead of the 2020 presidential election, which will take place on Tuesday.

The move is said to be an attempt to tamp down the potential for theft of firearms if any of the company’s stores are broken into amid ongoing social unrest across the country.

What are the details?

In a statement, Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg told CNN Business, “We have seen some isolated civil unrest and as we have done on several occasions over the last few years, we have moved our firearms and ammunition off the sales floor as a precaution for the safety of our associates and customers.”

The items, according to the spokesperson, will remain available for purchase.

Fox Business reported that in an internal memo to store managers on Wednesday, Walmart requested staffers to yank guns and ammo from shelves “due to the current unrest in isolated areas of the country and out of an abundance of caution.”

Of the move, Bloomberg tweeted, “Walmart has temporarily pulled ammunition and guns off its shelves ahead of any possible civil unrest that could take place following next week’s election[.]”

What else?

According to Buzzfeed News, the outlet pointed out that it sells guns and ammo in approximately 50% of its stores across the country.

The company made a similar decision over the summer following the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests and looting.

Walmart’s announcement also comes in the wake of mass protests and looting in Philadelphia following the police-involved shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

On Tuesday, local authorities announced that a “large crowd of 1000 is looting businesses” in the Port Richmond neighborhood.

The news of the latest decision was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

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Federal Reserve Banking Terrorist Says We Need Another Lockdown To “Save” The Economy

A member of the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee said on Sunday that the only way to secure a robust economic recovery is to lock down the country again.  These people will stop at nothing until we all end up their tagged and tracked slaves.

The International Banking Cartel, which is bringing in the New World Order quickly, must crash the economy and decimate the dollar in order to go to a digital one world currency where every transaction can be tracked and traced along with people. These “creatures” as they’ve been called by Greg Manarinno before, want total world domination and another lockdown would finish off what’s left of small businesses so they can implement their goals through the Walmarts across the globe. (Corporations merging with the government is fascism and this the goal on a worldwide scale.)

“If we were to lock down hard for a month or six weeks, we could get the case count down so that our testing and our contact tracing was actually enough to control it the way that it’s happening in the Northeast right now,” said  Neal Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, who appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation. “That’s the only way we’re really going to have a real robust economic recovery.”

Kashkari wants to shut down to do intensive testing, tracking, and tracing. It has nothing to do with the economy, other than the more money they create, the faster the dollar will implode.

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The only way to have a recovery to remove the Federal Reserve and the government that has meddled in the lives of the many in order to control them. Prepare your mind first. All your preps are worthless if you cannot save your mind/spirit during this horrific spiritual war on all of us. 

Stop giving others power over you. In history, it has ALWAYS turned into rule over the many by the few. People say I offer no solutions. I do, but most don’t like them because it requires critical thinking and an exit from the left-right paradigm that’s been in control of your mind for your whole life. The easiest way to beat those who want your subjugation (banking cartel and government) is to just live. Voting doesn’t matter, the Fed chooses the president and most politicians all the way down except maybe the mayors of small insignificant towns.  Actually, in most of my articles towards the end, I offer a simple solution, and the only one that will actually work: stop believing ANYONE has power over you.  You were not born to be a slave and others were not born to be your master.

Stop living in fear, but be aware of what’s coming so you can prepare. Live your life freely the way the creator intended. If you need help understanding this situation and why you should never allow anyone to have power over you, steal from you, or control you, read Larken Rose’s The Most Dangerous Superstition. This book is essential and something the powers that shouldn’t be don’t ever want you to figure out.  Reading this book removes all illusions, however, so if you like being coddled or lied to about the true nature of power, and giving your power to other people (be they politicians or bankers) you’ll have a hard time getting through this. If you do read this book, it’s life-changing, empowering, and eye-opening. You’ll undergo your own “apocalypse” or limiting of the veil.

The solution is simple: enough people need to wake up and realize NO ONE has the right tow own them or control them.

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Shoppers banned from Walmart after flaunting swastika face masks in store

A couple were caught on video wearing face masks with swastikas on them while shopping at a Walmart in Minnesota. The woman wearing a swastika face mask claims she’s “not a Nazi.”

A man and woman were seen on video at the checkout of the Walmart in Marshall, Minn. On Saturday, the couple were wearing red face masks with large swastikas in the middle. The video was posted to Facebook by Raphaela Mueller, and it has since gone viral on several social media platforms.

“You can’t be American and wear that mask,” a witness is heard saying in the video. “We literally had a war about this.”

“I’m not a Nazi,” the woman wearing the swastika mask responds. “I’m trying to tell people what’s going to happen in America. If you vote for Biden, you are going to be in Nazi Germany. That’s what it is going to be like… socialism is gonna happen here in America.”

The Marshall Police Department responded to several calls regarding the couple wearing the masks at the Walmart. Marshall PD Sergeant Jason Buysse said the 59-year-old man and the 64-year-old woman were issued a notice of trespass. Police said the couple left the store without further incident, according to the Star Tribune.

Walmart issued a statement regarding the incident:

“What happened today at our store in Marshall, MN is unacceptable. We strive to provide a safe and comfortable shopping environment for all our customers and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in any aspect of our business. We are asking everyone to wear face coverings when they enter our stores for their safety and the safety of others and it’s unfortunate that some individuals have taken this pandemic as an opportunity to create a distressing situation for customers and associates in our store.”

The trespass notices issued to the couple prevent them from visiting any Walmart facility for one year, according to KARE.

Walmart started requiring customers to wear face masks on July 20. Walmart, as well as other retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, Home Depot, and Lowe’s, walked back their mask mandates last week. The retailers won’t enforce their mask requirements because there were several confrontations between anti-mask customers and other patrons or employees. The companies want to avoid potentially dangerous encounters over people who don’t want to wear masks.

“With every requirement there are exceptions that have been established to avoid escalating the situation and putting our associates in harm’s way,” a Walmart representative said. “Our goal is to keep associates from a physical confrontation in the stores.”

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Walmart, Home Depot and other retailers walk back face mask mandates, will serve maskless customers

Some of the biggest U.S. retailers have instituted mandatory mask policies over the past two weeks to combat the spread of COVID-19, including Walmart. The Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs from some of America’s biggest corporations, called for companies to require face mask mandates for customers of retail locations and restaurants. However, a week later, many companies are walking back their mask mandates following several highly publicized incidents centered around wearing face coverings.

Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other nationwide retailers said they would serve customers even if they violate mask mandates, according to CNN. The change in policy is to prevent confrontations between customers and employees.

The companies want to avoid negative publicity and potential violence stemming from customers refusing to wear face masks in stores. This comes after multiple events where customers became irate, including one instance where a man brandished a gun at a Walmart employee because of the mask mandate.

A Florida man threatened to kill a fellow shopper at the Walmart in Royal Palm Beach on July 12. The man, Vincent Bruce Scavetta, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and improper exhibition of a firearm, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Earlier this month, two women confronted a man in a store because he wasn’t wearing a face mask. A woman trashed a Target store in Arizona because of the mask mandate. A Texas woman was angry that a 7-Eleven convenience store required face coverings, so she spit all over the counter.

An incident of a maskless Florida man clashing with a Walmart employee in Orlando went viral in June. In May, there was a tense encounter between a man who refused to wear a mask and a Costco worker. Two California men were caught on video attacking a Target security guard because he told them to wear a mask.

A Walmart training video recommends that its employees deal with anti-mask customers by letting “them continue to shop” and avoid any physical altercation.

“With every requirement there are exceptions that have been established to avoid escalating the situation and putting our associates in harm’s way,” a Walmart representative told CNN. “Our goal is to keep associates from a physical confrontation in the stores.”

“We will not ask our associates to put their safety at risk by confronting customers about wearing masks,” a Lowe’s spokesperson said.

Home Depot said its mask policy is like the company’s shoplifting policy, and no employee should put themselves in danger. “It’s too dangerous to forcibly or physically deny entry,” a spokesperson for the home improvement company said.

“In the event of non-compliance [the store] will expedite their transaction and provide them with other options for their future needs,” such as delivery and drive-thru, CVS said.

On Friday, McDonald’s announced that starting on Aug. 1, everyone is required to wear a face mask when visiting any of its restaurants.

“[I]n order to protect the safety of our employees and customers, we will ask all customers to wear face coverings when entering our US restaurants effective August 1,” McDonald’s said in the press release. “While nearly 82% of our restaurants are in states or localities that require facial coverings for both crew and customers today, it’s important we protect the safety of all employees and customers.”

McDonald’s added that employees would receive “de-escalation training” to deal with customers who refuse to wear masks. The fast-food behemoth said it plans to “take care” of patrons who refuse to wear masks in a “friendly, expedited way.”

You can see a list of stores that have mandatory mask policies here.

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Louisiana man allegedly runs his car into officer who told him to wear a mask in Walmart

A Louisiana man was arrested after hitting a police officer with his car after being told to wear a face mask at a Walmart store, according to The Hill.

Louisiana has a statewide mandate for people older than the age of 8 to wear masks in public, and Walmart has a nationwide store policy requiring masks for all shoppers that will begin Monday, regardless of state rules.

What happened? Ricky Taylor, 64, was in Walmart without a mask Tuesday. A West Monroe Police Department officer approached him and told him to put a mask on.

Taylor refused, and allegedly told the officer “You can’t make me wear a f***ing mask” and “I’m not wearing a f***ing mask.” Taylor claims he has a medical condition that should exempt him from any mask requirement.

According to the arrest report, Taylor refused to give the officer his driver’s license and attempted to leave the store. The officer followed him to his car, and tried to relay the license plate number to dispatch.

While the officer was standing by the car, Taylor allegedly backed the car into the officer multiple times, causing him to lose his balance. Taylor claims he didn’t know the officer was standing back there. Another officer showed up to help apprehend Taylor, who resisted arrest.

Taylor spent the night in jail before being released on $2,250 bond. He has been charged with disorderly conduct, resisting an officer and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer.

More about mask rules: Although Louisiana has a statewide mask mandate, the governor has specifically said it is not enforceable by law enforcement agencies. Therefore, departments like West Monroe will not attempt to enforce it in public places.

Businesses are a different story. The officers have the right to implement mask policies, and to ask people to leave if they don’t comply with those policies. If a customer refuses to leave, they can be charged with trespassing. That’s the charge the aforementioned Walmart store was reportedly seeking.

“However, businesses are required to insist customers wear masks,” read a post on the West Monroe Police Department Facebook page. “If you enter a business and are told to wear a mask, compliance is expected. Business owners do have the right to require customers to wear masks and ask them to leave if they do not. Should the customer refuse the business owners request and also refuse to leave when asked to leave for non-compliance, the customer could possibly face criminal charges of trespassing for refusing to leave the premises after being told to do so. If you are asked to leave, then do so to avoid this situation.”

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Don’t shop at Walmart if you don’t want to wear a mask: Retailer now requires all customers to wear masks inside US stores

Walmart will now require all customers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores, according to a Wednesday news release from the company.

At the time of this writing, researchers at Johns Hopkins University estimate that there have been at least 3,448,625 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States.

What are the details?

In a statement, Walmart U.S. Chief Operating Officer Dacona Smith said that the mandate will go into effect next week.

“To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering starting Monday, July 20,” the statement read. “This will give us time to inform customers and members of the changes, post signage, and train associates on the new protocols.”

The company also pointed out that 65% of its stores are located in areas where there is some form of mask-wearing mandate.

The statement added, “While we’re certainly not the first business to require face coverings, we know this is a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of others in our facilities.”

Stores to add health ambassadors

The company will also implement the new mandate by positioning “health ambassadors” near the stores’ entrances to monitor the wearing of masks inside the building.

“Our ambassadors will receive special training to help make the process as smooth as possible for customers,” the statement added. “The ambassadors, identifiable by their black polo shirt, will work with customers who show up at a store without a face covering to try and find a solution.”

Stores will also have a single entrance for all shoppers.

“We know it may not be possible for everyone to wear a face covering,” the statement added. “Our associates will be trained on those exceptions to help reduce friction for the shopper and make the process as easy as possible for everyone.”

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Strange Things Happening: Epstein, Maxwell, Online Retailers, & Child Trafficking

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Very strange things took place at the online retailer, Wayfair in recent days. The “fact-checkers” have already made sure to classify this “conspiracy theory” as “false” though, so don’t think about it, and go back to sleep.

The newest “news” that mainstream media is desperately trying to get you to ignore, involves child trafficking.  It’s not a complete shock, but when the media distracts and the “fact-checkers” go into overdrive for something they claim is “false,” we should probably take a closer look at what’s going on.

Social media users shared screenshots of the cabinets, which cost upward of $14,000, and speculated that the items were in fact missing children who could be purchased through Wayfair’s website, according to a report by Business Insider. The odd thing that they won’t explain, however, is how the overpriced cabinets and throw pillows came with the names of missing children:

Don’t worry though! Wayfair investigated themselves and found that they have done nothing wrong and the mainstream media agrees. “There is, of course, no truth to these claims,” a Wayfair spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider. “The products in question are industrial grade cabinets that are accurately priced.” What about the $9,999.00 for a personalized throw pillow named after missing children? Were those priced accurately? Who do these people think they are trying to fool?

There is also a long list of ties to Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Wayfair. Probably just a coincidence, right? The mainstream media also conversely ignored the fact that Wayfair’s CEO, Niraj Shah, also serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

As Josh Sigurdson says in the video below “there are huge child trafficking rings and the government is involved.” He says Wayfair provides beds for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and a lot of children mysteriously go missing from their custody. Mainstream media sources will back up those claims, but they did not connect the dots, as alternative media has been doing.  Listen at 8:00 for Sigurdson’s explanation and the “dot-connecting” you will not hear about on Fox News or CNN. MSM, all of them, are covering this up:

“All I know, is with Walmart, Amazon, and Wayfair getting caught with all these high priced items with names of missing people, tied to codes and order numbers that if you search on Yandex come up with children, it could be a huge 4Chan hoax, but something really weird is happening,” says Sigurdson.

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Those are fairly uncommon names, but it’s probably a coincidence, right? Some social media users said the names of the cabinets —  Neriah, Yaritza, Samiyah, and Alyvia all appeared to match the names of missing children.  And oddly, since Wayfair said they did nothing wrong after the posts picked up steam on social media, the cabinet listings suddenly disappeared from the company’s website. This obviously generated even more suspicion. If the cabinets were accurately priced, why remove them? Why not just take the names off?

“There is, of course, no truth to these claims,” a Wayfair spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider. “The products in question are industrial grade cabinets that are accurately priced. Recognizing that the photos and descriptions provided by the supplier did not adequately explain the high price point, we have temporarily removed the products from site to rename them and to provide a more in-depth description and photos that accurately depict the product to clarify the price point.”

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States — that’s roughly 2,000 per day. Of those, there are 115 child “stranger abduction” cases each year, which means the child was taken by an unknown person. –ABC News

It could all be a coincidence.  Maybe, but what we do know is pretty disturbing, and the mainstream media isn’t even looking just a little bit into this.  They immediately did damage control for Wayfair instead of investigating it. “I think there is some form of legitimacy to this, I just don’t know what it is yet,” Sigurdson added.


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Walmart declares it will stop selling ‘All Lives Matter’ merchandise

Walmart announced Monday that it will no longer allow the sale of “All Lives Matter” merchandise on its website following recent backlash over clothing posted to the site that used variations of the “Black Lives Matter” slogan.

What is happening?

The Hill said last week that the retail chain began receiving fire for selling shirts emblazoned with derivatives of Black Lives Matter, including “All Lives Matter,” “Blue Lives Matter,” “Irish Lives Matter,” and “Homeless Lives Matter.” Social media users attacked Walmart for “mocking” the BLM movement, CNN reported.

Walmart responded that it would review all of the “Lives Matter” goods listed on its website, including items sold by third-party vendors.

USA Today reported Monday night that Walmart decided to put the kibosh on the sale of “All Lives Matter” merchandise “indefinitely.”

“We fundamentally believe all lives do matter and every individual deserves respect,” the company said in a statement, according to USA Today. “However, as we listened, we came to understand that the way some, but not all, people are using the phrase ‘All Lives Matter’ in the current environment intentionally minimized the focus on the painful reality of racial inequity.”

The retail giant did say, however, that it would still allow the sale of some “Lives Matter” variants, but those items would be scrutinized to make sure they meet the business’ standards, the New York Post noted.

The is the second time in as many weeks that Walmart has taken action in the wake of recent racial justice protests. Last week, the company announced that it would remove the Mississippi state flag from all of its stores because the flag bears a Confederate emblem.

Walmart spokesperson Anne Hatfield said when the ban was announced: “We believe it’s the right thing to do, and is consistent with Walmart’s position to not sell merchandise with the confederate flag from stores and online sites, as part of our commitment to provide a welcoming and inclusive experience for all of our customers in the communities we serve.”

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Walmart removes Mississippi flag from stores due to Confederate emblem

Walmart has removed the Mississippi flag from all its stores and its website because the flag features a Confederate emblem, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported.

Why are they doing this? “We believe it’s the right thing to do, and is consistent with Walmart’s position to not sell merchandise with the confederate flag from stores and online sites, as part of our commitment to provide a welcoming and inclusive experience for all of our customers in the communities we serve,” Walmart spokesperson Anne Hatfield said in a statement to the Commercial Appeal.

The decision to remove the state flag from stores reportedly occurred “a couple of weeks ago.” Walmart banned the sale of Confederate flag merchandise in 2015.

What’s going on with the flag debate? During this renewed push for the removal of Confederate monuments and symbols in public, there has also been a resurgence of opposition to Mississippi’s state flag.

CNN Business reported that the state’s major public universities, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, have stopped flying the flag. The city of Gulfport also banned the flag because it is “a painful reminder of past days of transgressions in this State and has also been used by some as an image of hatred, divisiveness, and violence.”

The NCAA’s Southeastern Conference told the state of Mississippi recently that if it does not change its flag, the state could be precluded from hosting championship events.

The Mississippi Baptist Convention, which has more than 500,000 members and 2,100 churches, issued a statement in opposition of the flag.

“While some may see the current flag as a celebration of heritage, a significant portion of our state sees it as a relic of racism and a symbol of hatred,” the statement read. “The racial overtones of this flag’s appearance make this discussion a moral issue.”

Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said any change to the state flag should be approved through a statewide election. In 2001, Mississippi voters chose to keep the design.

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Walmart replaces all cashiers with self-checkout in one store — and they may roll it out all over the country

Superstore giant Walmart is testing out a new policy replacing all cashiers at one of their stores with self-checkout kiosks, and they’re considering doing it all over the country.

The pilot program is being implemented at their store in Fayetteville, Arkansas, but if it is successful it could be heading to stores all across the country.

Customers that need assistance will still be able to get help from employees, said a spokesperson for Walmart.

The goal of the program is to increase safety in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic by limiting human interaction. An added benefit is an increase in speed of checking out purchases.

Feedback from customers and employees will be used to gauge the successfulness of the program.

The increase in self-checkout kiosks may have important ramifications for the nationwide minimum wage debate. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees, and also the largest in the United States, with 1.3 million workers.

It will also have implications for the question of how many of the jobs that have been lost during the course of the coronavirus pandemic will be lost permanently.

In April 2019 Walmart announced that they would be expanding their fleet of robots to replace human workers in specific jobs.

Here’s a local news video about the new policy:

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Colorado health department closes area Walmart after 3 COVID-19 deaths and several more cases

The Walmart in Aurora, Colorado, is closed after three COVID-19 deaths and at least six more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reportedly associated with the store.

On Thursday, the Denver Post reported that employees and customers sent several complaints to the health department.

What are the details?

The Tri-County Health Department closed the Walmart after it determined that there were at least three COVID-19-related deaths because of the business.

An employee, her husband, and a store security guard all succumbed to the deadly virus.

“There are six additional confirmed cases among employees,” a release from the health department reported, as well as three more possible cases awaiting official confirmation.

At the time of this writing, Johns Hopkins University researchers estimate that there have been at least 11,278 confirmed COVID-19 cases across Colorado, with at least 552 deaths.

“We are extremely saddened by this news and offer our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the three people we lost,” Dr. John M. Douglas Jr., director of the health department, said. “These deaths underscore the severity of the highly contagious coronavirus, and the need for diligent safety precautions to prevent any further spread, including the wearing of masks.”

According to the Post, “The store was ordered closed Thursday afternoon as the health department received multiple complaints from employees and shoppers regarding the lack of social distancing, too many people in the store at one time, and employees not wearing masks or face coverings.”

The health department said that the Walmart violated the “‘Fourth Updated Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements’ issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment on April 9. The documents demanded an immediate closure.”

“It has been determined that you have violated the Public Health Order by operating your business in a manner that does not adhere to Section II A referring to critical businesses that must adhere to Social Distancing Requirements at all times,” the order added. “Also, it has been determined there is an outbreak amongst employees at the store.”

You can read the health department’s full release on the matter here as well as below.

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Walmart and Sam’s Club to require all employees to wear face masks starting Monday

Walmart, the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, will require all employees to wear face masks starting on Monday. The immense retail chain will also encourage shoppers to don face coverings as a way to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Walmart made the announcement in a letter to its employees that was posted on the retailer’s website.

“On Monday, we will begin requiring associates to wear masks or other face coverings at work,” the letter read. “This includes our stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers, as well as in our corporate offices.”

Employees of Sam’s Club, the membership warehouse that is owned by Walmart, will also have to wear masks.

The letter, which was written by Walmart President and CEO John Furner, as well as Sam’s Club President and CEO Kath McLay, said the change in policy was congruent to the revision in health advisories regarding face masks and coronavirus protection.

“We have evolved our policy on face coverings from optional to mandatory as public health guidance has shifted,” the CEOs said in the letter. “The CDC now recommends wearing face coverings in public settings, including grocery stores, to help curb the spread of the virus.”

“Although most state and local governments do not mandate the use of face coverings in public settings, the CDC has reported that recent studies show a significant portion of individuals with the virus lack symptoms and can transmit the virus,” the letter said. “With this knowledge, we believe it is simply in everyone’s best interest to use masks or face coverings to curb the spread of this disease.”

Employees are permitted to use their own masks at work as long as they are up to standards; otherwise Walmart and Sam’s Club will provide them with PPE.

Shoppers also are being encouraged to wear face masks as part of the retailers’ response to COVID-19.

On April 3, Walmart announced that it would limit the number of customers who could be in the store at one time.

“Stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store’s capacity,” the retailer stated as its effort to help customers make sure they are practicing social distancing.

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A security guard told a man he couldn’t enter Walmart over social distancing. The man then rammed his car into the guard.

A man who worked as a security guard was seriously injured when a man allegedly rammed into him with his car after the guard tried to enforce Walmart’s social distancing rules.

The harrowing attack occurred in Quebec, Canada, on Saturday.

The 25-year-old man and his female companion attempted to enter the Walmart when the security guard told them that the store would only allow one person per car into the store.

The man apparently grew enraged and left with his companion. The man then allegedly rammed the guard with his car.

The guard ended up on the hood of the car, and slammed his head on the pavement when the driver maneuvered to shake him off.

The guard suffered was hospitalized with life-threatening head injuries.

The man was later arrested by law enforcement at his home. He was charged with armed assault with a vehicle, aggravated assault, and hit and run. Police say the charges may change if the condition of the guard changes.

The family of the security guard said that he is the father of five children.

Here’s a local news video about the attack:

Walmart security guard run over by man frustrated by COVID-19 measures

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Teenager charged with making terror threats after claiming on Snapchat she had coronavirus and was spreading it

A teenage woman was arrested in Carrollton, Texas, after she posted videos to social media claiming she had coronavirus and was spreading it intentionally.

Carrollton police released a statement indicating they had charged 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga for making terroristic threats.

In the videos posted to Snapchat, Maradiaga shows herself getting a coronavirus test at a drive-thru medical site. Then she goes to Walmart and threatens to intentionally spread the disease.

“I’m here at Walmart about to infest every (expletive), because if I’m going down, all you (expletive) are going down,” she says, according to NBC-DFW.

In another scene, she offers to cough on anyone who wants to catch coronavirus.

“If you want to get the coronavirus and (expletive) die, call me,” she says. “I’ll meet you up and I will shorten your life.”

Teen threatens to spread COVID-19

Police contacted her family and Maradiaga later surrendered to police on Tuesday.

After being arrested, she claimed that she did not actually have the disease, but police said they had no evidence to prove the assertion.

A court ordered that Maradiaga would have to undergo a 21 day quarantine if she were to be released on bond for the third degree felony charge.

Here’s a local news video about her arrest:

Teen Arrested After Sharing Snapchat Falsely ‘Spreading’ Coronavirus At Walmart

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Walmart shopper reportedly sprays Lysol in cashier’s eyes after cashier insists there is a limit on purchases

A Massachusetts woman reportedly sprayed Lysol in a Walmart cashier’s eyes after the cashier told the shopper that there was a quantity limit on the disinfectant spray.

The incident took place in Leicester on March 27, according to reports.

What are the details?

In a Monday news release, the Leicester Police Department revealed that it is still seeking the female suspect and her whereabouts.

“Leicester PD is attempting to identify the female in the attached photograph for an ADW that occurred on 3/27 at Walmart,” a Facebook post from the department read. “The female suspect was informed by a cashier that there was a limit on the number of Lysol disinfectant cans that she was trying to purchase. The female responded by spraying the cashier in the eyes with the Lysol requiring a response from EMS.”

The department also shared a photo of the suspect, who can be described as an African American woman wearing a dark-colored jacket, dark pants, sunglasses, and was carrying what appears to be a tote bag following the incident.

“She then completed her purchase and left in what is believed to have been an Uber. Anyone with information is requested to contact Officer Matthew Soojian at (508) 892-7010 ext. 2066 or,” the post concluded. “Thank you in advance for any assistance.”

Walmart and other stores have restricted the number of Lysol products and other disinfectant supplies due to the overwhelming demand for such products during the COVID-19 outbreak.

At the time of this writing, there has been at least 1,365,004 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide. At least 76,240 people have died because of the deadly and highly contagious virus.

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‘Very George Orwell of them’: Drone, parking lot loudspeakers urge people to socially distance — and folks are getting creeped out

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local authorities are cracking down on outdoor activities in order to slow the spread of the virus:

Technology cracks the whip

But we’re also seeing crackdowns via technology. TheBlaze previously reported on a California police department that’s considering the use of drones to “educate the public about the dangers” of the coronavirus.

Now feast your eyes on a drone flying by a Manhattan park on Saturday doing just that, courtesy of CBS News:

The drone had a loudspeaker and sent a message to strollers: “This is the Anti-COVID-19 volunteer drone task force. Please maintain a social distance of at least six feet. Again, please maintain social distancing. Please help stop the spread of this virus. For your own safety and your family’s safety, please maintain social distancing. Thank you for your cooperation. We are all in this together.”

Not to be outdone, a Twitter user posted a video of parking lot loudspeaker outside a Walmart with a very similar message to shoppers:

“Please remember to wash your hands often, stay home if you’re sick, and practice good social separation of at least six feet when possible. Loitering inside or outside of the store is strictly prohibited. Thank you for choosing Walmart,” the recorded message noted.

Here’s another Walmart loudspeaker message:

‘Very George Orwell of them’

To say some folks were creeped out by the drone and parking lot loudspeaker videos is an understatement. Here are some of the comments:

  • “That’s very George Orwell of them.”
  • “That ‘we are all in this together’ crap is f’in creepy. Sounds uber-fascist.”
  • “This is happens when u put democrats in power.”
  • “1984 China Techno Tyranny! This is sick! I do not consent!”
  • “This is the weirdest dystopia plot ever.”
  • “This is becoming downright creepy.”
  • “Makes no sense — totally not going to stop the infection rate, but they are teaching people how to behave and to follow orders.”
  • “At first I thought Russia…. but I was wrong it seems.”
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In the midst of chaos, Walmart — bugaboo of the left — hires 25,000 new workers in its first week of a massive hiring push

The U.S. — nay, the world — got some really, really bad news Thursday morning: Weekly new jobless claims hit a record level of 3.28 million. Couple that with the $2 trillion (actually $6 trillion) coronavirus bill rushing through Congress designed to help Americans in dire straits while piling on more U.S. debt, and one could be excused for exhibiting extreme levels of pessimism.

But there is at least one piece of good economic news buried in all of the day’s negative headlines.

Walmart announced Thursday that it hired some 25,000 new employees this week, Fortune reported.

Evil Walmart to the rescue?

The left has long tried to convince the country that Walmart is evil, hating the chain that provides cheap goods for Americans largely because Big Labor doesn’t like the store’s opposition to unionizing employees. But now Walmart might be one of the nation’s white knights — for both the right and the left — as unemployment lines grow.

Last week, Walmart declared it would hire 150,000 more temporary workers and give $365 million worth of bonuses to current employees.

In its first week of the new hiring surge, the big-box chain says it has signed up 25,000 employees.

According to Fortune, Walmart has shortened the hiring process “by eliminating formal interviews and written job offers, giving store managers authority to make verbal offers right away.” This has reportedly shortened the process from two weeks or more to just a few hours.

Walmart’s executive vice president of corporate affairs, Dan Bartlett, said the company is seeing an application surge and that by getting around the traditional hiring format that involved regional hiring managers, “stores are able to engage directly at the ground level,” Fortune reported.

What else?

Some current Walmart employees have complained that the company should be offering more hours to current part-time employees instead of making new hires, the outlet reported.

But Bartlett said that’s already occurring, noting that stores are prioritizing increased hours for existing employees before bringing on new hires.

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Man licks Walmart deodorants amid coronavirus pandemic; another intentionally coughs on a Wegmans clerk. Now they’re being charged with making terroristic threats.

Authorities charged a man with a terroristic threat after they say he was caught on camera licking Walmart deodorants during the COVID-19 outbreak.

What are the details?

According to
Business Insider, authorities arrested 26-year-old Cody Lee Pfister of Missouri after he was allegedly caught “licking the merchandise after making a ‘Corona Virus’ statement at Walmart and posting it to social media.”

In the video, which was widely shared across several social media platforms, Pfister says, “Who’s scared of the coronavirus? Don’t touch your mouth.” He then goes on to lick several deodorants on a shelf.

In a statement, the Warrenton (Missouri) Police Department said, “[A] local resident who took a video of themselves licking the merchandise after making a ‘Corona Virus’ statement at Walmart and posting it to social media has been taken into custody.”

The outlet reported that Pfister was charged with a terroristic threat in the second degree.

Pfister is scheduled for a Wednesday hearing.

What else?

Another man is facing similar charges after intentionally coughing on a grocery store clerk at a New Jersey Wegmans.

WNYW-TV reported on Tuesday that authorities charged 50-year-old George Falcone of Freehold, New Jersey, with a terroristic threat after he reportedly told a female Wegmans employee that he was positive for COVID-19 and then intentionally coughing on her.

In a statement, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said, “He coughed on the woman and told her, after doing so, that he had coronavirus.”

Falcone reportedly coughed on the employee after she asked him for more personal space.

Authorities also charged Falcone with harassment and obstruction of justice.

“We will not take any non-compliant behavior,” Murphy added.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Falcone’s actions were unacceptable.

“These are extremely difficult times in which all of us are called upon to be considerate of each other — not to engage in intimidation and spread fear, as alleged in this case,” Grewal said. “We must do everything we can to deter this type of conduct and any similar conduct that harms others during this emergency.”

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Walmart to hire 150,000 more workers, awards $365 million in bonuses to employees for working through pandemic

Big box grocery giant Walmart announced that they would be rewarding their workers with bonuses, and hiring 350,000 more workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

While the government response to the virus is taking an immense toll on the United States economy, Walmart appears to be benefitting from the increase of Americans shopping to stock up for quarantines.

The bonuses totaling $365 million will come to $300 for each full-time employee and $150 for each part-time employee.

Walmart is also shortening the hiring two-week application process to get people approved for work within 24 hours. Those jobs will begin as temporary jobs but could transition to permanent jobs over time.

Those new workers will likely come from industries that have been devastated by the response of some state governments to the coronavirus. Some states have seen such a great increase in unemployment applications that their systems are shutting down.

Walmart is also working to help provide coronavirus testing to respond to the pandemic.

Amazon, the online competitor to Walmart, also so an increase in sales and announced that they would be seeking to hire 100,000 new employees in order to meet the jump in demand.

Here’s a Walmart exec on the bonuses:


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Man in hazmat suit storms Walmart, sprays merchandise with unknown substance

arrested a hazmat suit-clad man after he reportedly stormed a Las Vegas Walmart and sprayed merchandise with an unknown liquid.

What are the details?

According to the
Las Vegas Review-Journal, the unnamed man allegedly entered the Walmart Saturday night wearing the alarming outfit.

Upon entry, the man reportedly began spraying items at what seemed to be random. He then left the Walmart, but was tailed by a shopper, who called police and reported the man’s license plate.

reported that Walmart evacuated the store following the occurrence.

Officer Aden OcampoGomez, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department, said that at least 13 people came into contact with the unknown substance. The spokesperson noted that no one was injured or exhibited any odd symptoms in connection with the bizarre happening.

The department also said authorities are working to identify the substance, but have not yet divulged the charges the man could be facing.

OcampoGomez added, “We are very thankful to the individuals who were able to see something and say something. It was because of them that we have [a] suspect in custody.”

Authorities also urged citizens to avoid panic-buying.

“One of the things we want to urge the public is that we know that there’s a difficult time going on with the world right now [because of COVID-19],” OcampoGomez said. “But there is no reason for you guys to be going into the stores late at night and hoarding some of the supplies, due to the fact that there are plenty of supplies left in stores at this point.”

Walmart evacuated after hazmat suited man sprays liquid