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Walmart Worker Fired for Helping Assaulted Woman

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After a Walmart employee stepped in to help a woman being assaulted in the store’s parking lot, the last thing he expected was to lose his job. Unfortunately for Kristopher Oswald, 30, that is exactly what happened at the Walmart in Hartland, Michigan.

Oswald said that he was eating in his car on his break earlier this week when he heard a woman screaming and saw a man hanging onto the hood of her car. When he walked over to see what was going on and to find out if the woman needed help, the man attacked Oswald. Oswald was punched in the head while the man screamed “I’m going to kill you” at him.

Just as Oswald gained an advantage on the man attacking him and was able to get on top of him, two other men came up from behind and jumped Oswald. Livingston County Sheriff deputies arrived to end the attack. While most would want to give Oswald a pat on the back for trying to help a woman he thought was in trouble, Walmart decided to fire him.

“The last thing I expected was to not have a job,” said Oswald, who stocked pet food shelves during the graveyard shift. The reason Oswald was given on his termination papers for being fired was “after a violation of company policy on his lunch break, it was determined to end his temporary assignment.” Oswald had only been with Walmart for seven weeks and was on a 180-day probation period.

What are your thoughts on Walmart firing Kristopher Oswald? Respond below.

Ashley Hardie, representative for Walmart, spoke briefly on the matter and said that firing Oswald was “a tough decision, one that we don’t take lightly, and he’s no longer with the company.”

When Oswald was asked if he would change his actions in the situation if he could, he said, “I will always do the right thing.”

Many people are outraged over the Walmart worker being let go and some are threatening to boycott the retail giant. A Phoenix, Arizona woman, Paula Reed, started a petition on Change.org asking Walmart to hire back Kristopher Oswald.

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Walmart Worker Fired for Helping Assaulted Woman
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  • Our country is dumb.

    Lets see, in America this week:

    1. A jobless, hungry woman got arrested over $2.87.
    2. A Walmart employee was fired because he helped a woman who was being assaulted.
    3. A elementary school banned “tag” to protect its students.
    4. A elementary school traumatized children with a fake shooting drill.
    5. A elementary school banned balls at recess in order to protect students.
    6. Our government lost $24 billion dollars because our leaders simply couldn’t get along.
    7. A high school girl was expelled and arrested after she picked up her drunk girlfriend at a party to make sure her friend was safe.

    Ladies and gentleman — I submit to you that our country is dumb as hell. We are a nation of morons and have lost all sight of what is right and wrong. My evidence is listed above. There is a conspiracy out there that says the Illuminati is trying to dumb down society. I never believed in conspiracy theories before but I just might start believing now. Things are getting ridiculous in this nation.

  • songwritermark

    It is a sad day when one of the world’s largest people (remember, corporations are people-thank you supreme court!) cannot think for itself and honor this courageous individual for his selfless concern for human life. Maybe the rest of us humans can survive life WITHOUT Walmart, as all Walmart seems to care about is rigid rules and not human life. The world would be a better place with more people like Kristopher Oswald, and less people like Walmart!

    • Michael S Morgan

      I don’t know since when Wal-Mart has a policy against company violence, that’s news to me. 20 years ago I was assaulted by a Wal-Mart store manager, my shoulder pulled halfway out of place when he grabbed my hand and slung me into the shopping cart rail. I wasn’t shoplifting, loitering or anything else. All I did was just talking with one of his employees, who I had earlier filled out a compliment card for. I didn’t know the young lady was his girlfriend (on the side) And the Manager, Rex Boney, of the Hanford, California store was at the time a married man. I saw no justice in that. When I tried to pursue legal action against the firm, me and my family was constantly threatened.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in thes country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in thes country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • http://yahoo.com Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • http://yahoo.com Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • http://yahoo.com Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • http://yahoo.com Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • http://yahoo.com Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • http://yahoo.com Michael S Morgan

    Twenty years ago, I was physically assaulted by a manager of a Wal Mart store in Hanford, California. I was a regular customer who had done a lot of business with the store at the time. The reason he grabbed my arm, and slung me into the shopping cart rail was due to the fact that sometime earlier that week, i had filled out a compliment cart for one of his female employees(they had that program at the time, where, by filling out a “compliment card” a customer could promote an employee based on how well you were served by the employee at the time you would be shopping in the store) Turns out the young lady I tried to promote was his on-the-side girlfriend. Only problem was, the manager, Rex Boney, was a married man, and he had just been promoted to manager of the store, and he felt that I was “getting in his way” So when I tried to seek legal action against the store, both myself and my Mom was threatened ( in several ways with retaliation) unless I forgot my case against him and the store. Now it’s been all this time, I still suffer the physical effects and He’s selling real estate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and doing well at it. Where was Wal-Mart’s damnable policy in place when it would have benefited me? That SOB should have been fired, not this boy who was trying to save someone. Our system in this country is just ass backwards. Mike in Fresno, Ca.

  • Feddup

    Every day WalMart gives me another reason not to shop there. They have over the years shown there true colors. Sam Walton is probably turning over in his grave. Oh well, “Meijer, Target, here I come !!”

  • http://Yahoo.com Wilfred RamosdeJesus

    I believe we need more people like this hero who came to the aid of a Wal-Mart customer. Wal-Mart should be proud of this young man. I would be to know that I’m shopping at a store whose employees care about their customers. I’m 65 yrs. old and would go out of my way to shop at such a place. Not a store that discourages getting involved in protecting their livelihood.Please Wal-Mart make him a hero and give him a raise in pay and make him a manager for the great example.

  • Kepontryn

    Never doubt that you were where you were supposed to be that day. You did the right thing. There is so much violence against women and I believe this guy was there to harm and maybe even kill this woman. You keep on telling the world you will always do the right thing. Don’t ever let them change who you are. I am proud of you and this is going to work out in your favor whether this giant bully called Walmart thinks it should or not. C’mon people let’s get to change.org and help. Better yet…does anyone have a better job for him?

  • dan

    this is why i do not shop at any walmart, they are ran by bigoted uber rich hillbillies who do not care about their employees. perhaps they shpuld take there overpriced chinese junk and move to china….

  • Theresa Beernaert

    I was fired from Comcast Service Center in June, for asking a mother in the line if she could Please not hit her son (approx. 18 mos)in front of me!!! So, disgusted you have to compromise your beliefs and morals for these Corporations!