Wal-Mart Moves to Trademark 'The Ten Commandments'

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BENTONVILLE, AK (The Disassociated Press) April 11, 2007 – Mega retailer Wal-Mart, which often finds itself at the center of controversial lawsuits and legal disputes, is once again headed back to court. In this case, however, it’s Wal-Mart in the role of the protagonist...

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I can see it now... "Thou shalt not steal" posted over every aisle. "Honour thy father and mother (and Visa and Mastercard and Interac) " at every checkout.

I'm guessing they won't be pushing the "thou shalt not covet" angle very hard, especially when they have a nifty gas BBQ on sale for $114.36.
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I wonder what God would have to say about the trademark issue..................
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chonsigirl;592401 wrote: I wonder what God would have to say about the trademark issue..................



He wouldn't be too pleased.

He's doing ads for Target.

Hey, if William Shatner can be a pitchman, why not ??
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Thou shalt not steal would work well. Hmm...though shalt not shop at target?
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They can then trademark the 12 Days of Christmas...make them the 12 days of Walmart. A different unique gift item on sale every day for 12 days. The only clincher, whatever day it is, that is how many you must buy.
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Next thing you know,Michael Jackson will own the beatles music. Blasphemy I say.:cool:
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Well, the news has nothing better to do than go after big retailers. I have to say, walmart has low prices than other retailers. I think if people would leave them alone, the prices might even be lower. This is my opion. I have worked in retail for 21 years , they do it to all the retailers that are good. This means, Walmart must be good.
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Are you serious?
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I'm so glad you asked. An answer from the OP will be interesting.
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The best thing God could do would be to raise Sam from the dead and let him take a switch to his children.
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Do you have seven days a week retailing in the States?
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gmc;671274 wrote: Do you have seven days a week retailing in the States?


We do, hell we have 365 day retailing in the US. I see where you are going, and it is clever, but considering most folks call Sunday the sabbath when it is actually Saturday you can see the problem there.
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KB.;671284 wrote: We do, hell we have 365 day retailing in the US. I see where you are going, and it is clever, but considering most folks call Sunday the sabbath when it is actually Saturday you can see the problem there.


I was just curious. We do but Sunday retailing was opposed by religious groups who very much a minority here-I just wondered if there was opposition to it on religious grounds in the states.
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gmc;671512 wrote: I was just curious. We do but Sunday retailing was opposed by religious groups who very much a minority here-I just wondered if there was opposition to it on religious grounds in the states.


I'm sure someone opposes it, I do, but I don't work Sundays unless I want to. Sunday is usually the busiest day. Most retailers start there sales on Sundays so for those great bargain deals (shitty trash I wouldn't burn) to be had you need to get in early.
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gmc lives in Scotland which has the same commerce-frenzied deregulation that the US has.

England retains a degree of calm though not to the extent it used to. Large stores (which here means anything larger than a family-run shop with a single cash register - I've no idea what the real definition is in law, but that's what it feels like) can only open for up to 6 hours on Sunday, no earlier than 10am and no later than 6pm, and they're forbidden from opening on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.
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