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Are the nationwide Walmart closures connected to detention centers for American citizens?

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(INTELLIHUB Special Report) — At least five Walmart stores throughout the country have announced that they are closing for up to six months due to plumbing issues.

Are the nationwide Walmart closures connected to detention centers for American citizens?

Stores in California, Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma closed Tuesday with little to no warning, in some cases without even letting the city know, leaving thousands of people without jobs (Walmart claims employees can move to another store) and sparking widespread theories as to the real reason for the abrupt closures.

The SGV Tribune in California reported:

Walmart announced Monday that it is temporarily closing its Pico Rivera supercenter on Washington Boulevard due to plumbing problems but City Manager Rene Bobadilla said a union official told him that all 530 employees have been laid off.


James Enriquez, the city’s public works director, said officials have not been notified of plumbing issues at the store. The company would be required to pull permits before undertaking extensive work.

“If I were a property owner I’d want to make sure my store was closed as little as possible,” Enriquez said. “I would want a permit to be in place the day I was going to close — but we haven’t received anything.”

An article in the Tampa Bay Tribune included a vague statement from Walmart that has already been disputed by local shoppers and contractors that have worked at Wal-Mart stores in the past.

Company officials would not describe the issue with the plumbing, but Wal-Mart spokeswoman Amanda Hennenberg issued a statement, saying, “We will immediately begin the process to address these issues and intend to reopen the store as soon as all of the plumbing issues are resolved. Deciding to close a store is not a decision we make lightly, but after careful consideration, we felt it was necessary to make these repairs so we can better serve our customers and the community in the long run.”

Wal-Mart officials said the problem cropped up with clogs and leaks in plumbing that affected availability of water and drainage around the store.

Employees who work at the Brandon site can seek a transfer to another store if a similar job opening is available. Otherwise, they will be paid for 60 days of work, in accordance with state labor laws.

As noted in an article, an electrician who has done work in Walmart stores in the past questioned the vague reasons given by management for the closures.

“I’m an electrician and I used to work for a company that did repairs at Walmart’s, they make the contractors jump through hoops so they do not have to shut down or cause any inconvenience.”

“If it really was a plumbing issue, they would build completely new restrooms first then repair any issue afterwards. Also, knowing Walmart’s timelines, there is no way in hell any contractors would have 6 months to complete any repair project.”

Another comment posted in response to an article about the Walmart closure in Livingston, Texas disputed the reasoning for the closing. (Quote slightly edited for clarity)

“There is more to this story, this makes no sense. Since 1995 this store has had plumbing issues, this store has had several remodels where plumbing was worked on yet it stayed open. Within the past year this store has went down hill quick, worst management ive ever seen, RUDEST associates ive ever seen, dirtiest store ive ever seen.”

“The thing that really makes no sense is corporate spent all that money putting in gas pumps and there going to close it down. Bentonville is not going to take that kind of loss.”

Reasons for the closures include Walmart’s official reason, major building code violations, and decontamination of radioactive food from Fukushima. Although some in alternative media have brushed aside possible connections to Jade Helm and martial law, the random closing of multiple massive stores at the same time as the run up to Jade Helm deserves, at the very least, closer examination.

The closures may end up being nothing more than simple plumbing issues but when you consider FEMA’s past statements and documented plans to use large, empty department stores as holding centers in the event of widespread social unrest or a massive influx of immigrants, they take on a more sinister meaning.

In a report published in July 2014 on, Shepard Ambellas outlined a plan by the Department of Defense and FEMA to use, “abandoned or unused department stores, shopping malls and warehouses as camps to accommodate the mass human influx from South America.”

New Republics Lauren Markham also reported:

FEMA Wants to House Migrant Children in Empty Big Box Stores

In recent weeks, FEMA representatives have sent mass emails to advocacy networks throughout the country soliciting potential detention facilities and offering guidelines for acceptable spaces.

The guidelines include being “Within 50 miles of major city (Pop ~200K)/airport; available for lease; able to be fenced or have adequate security.” Showers and toilets are preferable, according to the guidelines, but not necessaryso long as there is outdoor space for “staging areas for shower/restroom/laundry/kitchen trailers, etc.”

Also preferred but not necessary, according to the email, is a kitchen, a cafeteria, recreational space, and classroom space. Suggestions for potentially workable locations? “Office space, warehouse, big box store, shopping mall with interior concourse, event venues, hotel or dorms, aircraft hangers”provided that they are vacant and able to be leased.

Since the failures of Hurricane Katrina, faith in FEMA to adequately respond to large-scale crisis situations has remained shaky at best. These pleas for empty big box stores do not restore much confidence.

Although FEMA has used a massive influx of immigrants as the reason for needing detention centers, their power to control the entire country in the event of a martial law scenario could easily lead them to use the centers for American citizens.

Shepard also dug up a 2008 thread on the conspiracy website Above Top Secret that noted how Walmart had received at least 1 billion in government subsidies.

I started thinking the other day about the theories out there about the government building detention centers to hold citizens who might cause trouble when martial law is declared.

I then remembered seeing something about Wal-Mart closing down stores. I started to search around and have decided that there might be a possibility that these ideas are tied together. These are old figures but should be enough to get the discussion going.

CNN Money back on May 24, 2004 had an article about a watchdog group reporting Wal-Mart had received about 1 Billion dollars in government subsidies to expand their business, building stores, buying property and such.

That is a decent amount of money that Wal-Mart is getting to increase the number of stores across the country.

Wal-Mart also has a habit of closing down stores and then building new stores in other cities and towns. They still own these closed stores and usually put them up for lease or sale but very few actually get leased or sold because they are too big and cost too much for most businesses to use.

On average as of March 2005 Wal-Mart had about 350 empty stores across the U.S with a combined total area of about 26.7 million sq ft.

The fact that Wal-Mart has worked hand in hand with the Department of Homeland Security in the past is what lead many to question the store closings in the first place. This history includes the infamous see something say something campaign launched by the former Homeland Security secretary known affectionately as “Big Sis.”

DHS and Walmart: Partners in Promoting “If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign

In December 2010, then Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made waves with her announcement of a partnership between DHS and Walmart. Comparing the announcement to 1984, many saw this as one of the largest retailers in the country joining with the government to promote spying on your neighbors.

A press release praising the partnership detailed how a DHS produced video would now play at the checkout lines of over 200 stores.

Secretary Napolitano has teamed up with the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, to promote the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.

Beginning today, more than 230 Walmart stores will play this video at select checkout lanes. In the coming weeks, a total of 588 stores will show the video featuring Secretary Napolitano reminding shoppers to contact local law enforcement to report suspicious activity.

“Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe” the Secretary said today, adding “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”

The “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign is our way of engaging and empowering the public and key front line employees to take an active role in identifying and reporting indicators of terrorism, crime, and threats.

As the busy holiday shopping season ramps up, this video will serve as a dynamic way to encourage the public to remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping our country safe.

Although clearly Walmart has been willing to work closely with the government in the past and FEMA absolutely does have the executive power to take over any store they want, many will undoubtedly consider this mere conspiracy theory or fear mongering due to lack of direct evidence. But is asking questions and putting together connections really a bad thing?

The planned use of large shopping centers as well as sports stadiums to house immigrants or citizens during a major crisis has a long, documented history. The only question that remains now is when or if their planned use will become a reality.

Read more coverage of Jade Helm 2015 here

Fed. Gov. actively seeking role-players for simulation; relocation of U.S. citizenry to detention camps ahead of impending martial law?

Additional Sources:

Livingston Walmart closing for 6 months, displacing 400 workers – KTRE

North Midland Walmart Closing For At Least Six Months – NorthWest9

Plumbing Issues Temporarily Close Walmart At Admiral And Memorial – NewsOne6

1984 Arrives in America – Drudge Report

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    • Ghostbear70

      Rule 39: “There is no such thing as coincidence.” – Gibbs (NCIS) With Jade Helm coming soon everyone will be watching what happens around the world to find a connection. They will try and make you watch something else instead and forget about JH. Our government has a history of hiding things ever since Roosevelt creating National Security laws. Be Vigilant!

      • srsly1

        Me thinks you watch too much tv

    • Watt B Wong

      Once any things, if you stop the workers from getting to this location, they can not harm any citizen. Stop their easy travel in/out and you stop government powers over you and help you fellow citizen. Do you know how to remove the government powers over your city once Martial Law starts? Please read this real world working plan to remove The Police State and the Gov from your city once Martial Law starts. Please make viral and pass on to all freedom loving people as I am doing for you.


      Your local Police Officers ARE YOUR #1 government enforcers who will force you and your community at the point of their weapons to comply with them, but this story gives you specific info how to stop them. Read and you will see how to stop them, and no, they will not be getting military backup as everyone is brainwashed into thinking…

    • Unxplainable.Net

      Most likely Walmart is closing these stores as “Union Prevention”.

      Walmart has shut down entire stores and departments in the past because they unionized..

      Babylonian Style Leaders prefer owning their slaves and depriving them of representation. And the Fed laws make it too easy for corporations to threaten union development away.

    • Watt B Wong

      :?: Here’s the #1 question NO ONE ever talks about is WHO is “The General Ordering” the Military To do all these illegal actions in the first place Right? THE HIGHEST #1 RANKING U.S. MILITARY COMMANDER INSIDE THE PENTAGON/WHITE HOUSE IS YOUR U.S. CITIZENS AND NATIONS TOP ENEMY; who is allowing and ordering ALL the military below him to perform ALL these illegal orders like Jade Helm, Ft Lauderdale Exercise in our streets (with military war weapons and black helecopters)! HIS NAME IS GENERAL MARTIN E. DEMPSEY and here is a short history of him. Now you have a name of who the actual Militaries #1 HIGH TREASONOUS INDIVIDUAL IS Ordering all these military crimes on your soil, and against 1S1S; etc..:

      Do not be fooled but doesn’t this ALL start with the #1 military Dishonorable Treasonus Criminal Wearing the Uniform to Give HIS Orders this down to all his troops and to the entire Military? Also, HE WAS APPOINTED by your President himself for that Position in 2011, so now you know how easily your President can push around your military without a single question?

      HE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED as the #1 top commander, who is the very highest ranking military in uniform WHO HAS PROVEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN ON ORDERING ALL THESE ILLEGAL ORDERS for the last YEARS?! WAKE UP PEOPLE and START TALKING WHO REALLY IS ORDERING ALL THESE ILLEGAL MILITARY PERSONNEL!!! He and his other Pentagon dishonorable Traiter Generals and Admirals are all literally Sleeping with the Enemy in bed with 0bama and are the “KEY” to your Government military control over you! Not ONE ACTION by the military can happen WITHOUT General Dempsey’s DIRECT ORDER! Start spreading the truth on who really is ordering these treasunus actions against your nation AND START ACTING TO REMOVE HIM!

      Didn’t you ever wonder why none of these so called disgruntled US Generals and Admirals refuse to do one thing in their power and knowledge to stop this out of control government? They all value bribe money more then honor and they refuse to get involved because the government would arrest them for all the dishonorable criminal orders/actions they ordered down to their troops while they wore their uniform. Keep quiet or personally get exposed for the criminal actions each have taken that crossed their desks that were illegal? Each sold their heart, soul and Constitutional Oath to the devil, and now want to go to heaven, and play the innocent card to the citizens. :wink:

      • srsly1

        I’ve read this EXACT comment four times today already. Do you just go around and cut/paste it into every article?

    • albertan

      Trash Bag Janet. What a joke that scank is.

    • g-man

      Are the nationwide Walmart closures connected to detention centers for American citizens?

      you people are cultural idiots. walmart has been losing marketshare for the last 4 years. google it, get a life.

    • Mike Rotchurts

      Walmart has 11000 retail stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and you worry about 5 closing and becoming detention centres lol…

    • srsly1

      NO!!! These will NOT be detention centers. ISIS has leased them out for training facilities. They will be coordinating their attack on the US in conjunction with the coming of nibiru and the blood moons……Oooga Booga!

    • Dustdevil

      Deal with it. Making backroom deals with Wal-Mart for 30-years is the ONLY WAY that the government could ensure sufficient ‘storage space’ for ‘unwanteds’ in the nation, when they needed it. In the 1970′s, the government tried its best to create ‘new elementary and high schools’ constructed VERY SIMILAR to prisons. They had no windows, cinder block walls, and the ability to totally ‘lock down’ if they needed. Everyone thought that the structures were ‘strange’, ‘unfriendly’, and for many WWII vets, some even raised the concerns of ‘new internment camps’. The idea was simple, if every community had a school like this, and the government needed it, they could shut school under martial law and turn the schools into gated, fenced internment facilities. What went wrong? The closer the government got to success, the more community elders saw them for what they were, and too much outcry happened. The cost seconded their problem in a Jimmy-Carter-era of Inflation economics.

      The answer came in the very early 1980′s. The idea of making local schools ‘internment camps’ ended, to stop the ‘suspicion’. It was at this point that Sam Walton stepped on stage. In return for his ‘Made in America’ promise, and local prices that can’t be beat, he set up massive employment and job promises with the feds. In return for his job creation for trucking companies, suppliers, contractors and millions of workers, not to mention good prices for products to retail customers, the feds made promises to not give him grief, to help him if needed, in return for one major thing – that in event of ‘need’, they could make use of a sufficient number of his stores for ‘their purposes’.

      Conspiracy? Ask yourself how many local U.S. communities have a Wal-Mart. Ask yourself what happened to ‘internment camp prison construction protocols on new schools’. Ask yourself what better cover could the feds ask for, if they planned to need martial law confinement facilities for millions, than a signficant number of WM stores and their giant parking lots. Oh, yeah, ask yourself why the Walton family has multiple 100,000 plus acre ranches in Argentina (where Hitler and many Socialists ran to after WWII, and where most modern Billionaires have ranches now – like Oprah, the Bushes, etc. do), except that they are ‘on the inside’ to whatever it is that the Feds know about what is soon coming.

      It’s NOT coincidence when you have that many points line up.

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