Still Just Zeek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 
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Re: “Arkley's Word

You notice whenever you ask somebody who wants a trader joe's in the area why they're so adamant about it, the first thing they say is because they love the chocolate covered cherries? The supporters of home depot above remind me of that. And, like most internet "dialog" on matters that matter, it appears everybody's already made up their mind anyway so what's the point. In the very least I HOPE HOPE HOPE casual readers with discerning interest really look into what it means to stick a multi-national conglomerate in the heart of our community. Please notice the magic logic used above that it will create jobs and stabilize the economy coupled with a frightening lack of interest in addressing the mountains of evidence that it would not. Home Depot makes money for Home Depot and their associates, and the people responsible for sticking it in the parking lot, period. It simultaneously, and relatively quickly, lowers the standard of living for the blue collar workforce around it. Over more time,that affects everybody. Jesse, I would say your comment about the good ol' boys resisting change is delicious irony if it wasn't part of a reality that affects my friends and family. If you look at the bigger picture...on a national level (aka the OTHER crappy economy)...opting for a Home Depot is the mode of the norm. It's not change at all. It's part of the problem that created the mess we're in, and continues to smear it around. A very temporary fix, overall digging a deeper hole for everybody. The proof is there, the studies have been going on for a long time. There won't be a breaking point, but the same gradual whimpering decline that's been going on for a long time, as these companies have the money and resources to keep themselves comfortable, and the people complacent all the while. Philanthropy would be to turn the area into a park, not fill a bank account with quick real estate gains. Change would be to give people with alternate ideas a chance to implement long term solutions for long term stability.

Posted by Still Just Zeek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on 05/13/2010 at 12:06 PM

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