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Where do you see Wal Mart and Home Depot pull out of town after they have "decimated" them?
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Bixby, Oklahoma for one...
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So what you're saying is that Wal Mart or Home Depot moved into Bixby, drove out all of the mom-n-pop businesses (which has been demonstrated to be a falisy, but we'll assume it for the sake of the discussion), and then having successfully closed down all of these salt of the earth businesses, pulled out of Bixby themselves?
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Falisy my ass. I see it happen quite a bit. Lou
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Then please show us just *ONE* documented example of HD or Walmart forcing customers to shop in their stores. Just one. Put up or stick a sock in it.
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To make sure there is no hidden words in your text that I am missing, I will write it out in exact terms...
-It is a fact that Wal Mart moved into Bixby. -It is a fact that shortly there after, a large number of the small privately owned retailers (Mom and Pop shops if you will) located in and near the town closed up shop and ceased to operate as a business entity. -It is a fact, that less than 5 years after opening, Wal Mart pulled up stakes and left.
Those are the facts of one small rural town. Call it a falisy if you like.
To say ALL mom and pop shops are gone is not accurate. This is most likely true in ANY of the cases... But it certainly did have a negative impact on the number of small retailers in the town.

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OK, please lets try and get it right - the word is "fallacy".

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Correction noted and appreciated.
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Engineer not an English major... Either way, the point was made.
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I'm not an English major either it's just that the language can be quite elegant when used properly and very cumbersome when used haphazardly.

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Or could it be a falsity?
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No, that's what under-developed women wear under their blouses.
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The word is "fallacy". And speaking of fallacies... it is NOT a fact that Bixby OK is a "small rural town". Bixby OK is a suburb of Tulsa, with a population of some 16 or 18 thousand.
Bixby is right on the Arkansas River. There are four or five WalMart stores just across the river from Bixby.
So... if you couldn't get even that little bit right, it doesn't seem there's much reason to put any stock in your other claims, either. Care to substantiate them? Note: "everybody knows it happened" won't fly. Let's see some actual, you know, *proof*.
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I lived there about 20 years ago... It was not even near 16-18k when WalMart came and abruptly left. You are trying to teach the wrong person about Bixby from the era of Wal Mart.
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OK, fine -- but I'm still waiting for some actual facts. You haven't supplied any yet.

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Are you blind, or can't you read?
-It is a fact that Wal Mart moved into Bixby. -It is a fact that shortly there after, a large number of the small privately owned retailers (Mom and Pop shops if you will) located in and near the town closed up shop and ceased to operate as a business entity. -It is a fact, that less than 5 years after opening, Wal Mart pulled up stakes and left.
Those are the facts.
Here is the meaning of fact should you choose to read it...
fact /fkt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[fakt] noun 1. something that actually exists; reality; truth 2. something known to exist or to have happened: Space travel is now a fact. 3. a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true
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Are you stupid?

No, those are your _claims_. Substantiate them, and I'll agree they're facts.

Don't lecture me on the meaning of the word "fact" when you yourself are clearly unable to distinguish it from the word "claim".
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Fine, I give up. If you want to ignore the truth... suit yourself.
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you repeatedly to substantiate those claims, which you have so far shown yourself unwilling (or unable) to do -- so I'll be ignoring your unsubstantiated claims. *You* are the one ignoring the truth; to wit, that you haven't actually posted any facts yet.
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Mike 'Flyin'8' wrote:

WalMart stores within 10 miles of Bixby, OK:
1.     Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1597     4.26 miles from Bixby                      2.     Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #3295     5.84 miles from Bixby                          3.     Neighborhood Market Store #2395     6.88 miles from Bixby                           4.     Neighborhood Market Store #2880     7.27 miles from Bixby                          5.     Neighborhood Market Store #3508     7.80 miles from Bixby                          6.     Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #992     8.37 miles from Bixby                          7.     Wal-Mart Store #894     8.56 miles from Bixby                          8.     Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #472     9.07 miles from Bixby    
There are quite a few other stores in the Tulsa area.
It looks like WalMart still has a pretty strong    presence in and around Bixby.    
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