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Crazed shoppers pile up at Target
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Posted on 11/26/2010 10:05:57 AM PST by traumer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Shoppers waited out in the cold wet weather for hours. When the doors opened at 4 a.m. the Black Friday chaos turned ugly.

*** VIDEO at the link ***

Seconds after the doors opened, something went dangerously wrong.

Crazed Black Friday shoppers began piling up on each other.

"It went from controlled to a mob in less than five minutes and it just got nasty," said a shopper.

When officials heard the screams, they ran over right away to help.

Shopper Rich Mathewson said, "It was a lot of angry people just jumping in after we waited patiently for a long time. It actually started way before that, people started getting angry at everybody."

After it happened, one man bent over in pain but he took off into the North Buffalo Target store seconds later, along with everyone else.

Seconds after the pile up, shoppers got back to business. News 4 called store officials to see if anyone was injured, but no one was available to comment.

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1 posted on 11/26/2010 10:06:01 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Christmas now is just plain sick .....


2 posted on 11/26/2010 10:07:54 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: traumer
4 AM. I could get up and go out and face a violent mob of crazed shoppers, or roll over and go back to sleep.

Decisions, decisions.

3 posted on 11/26/2010 10:08:26 AM PST by AU72
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To: AU72

CONSUMER - CUSTOMER - MINDLESS LOCUST


4 posted on 11/26/2010 10:09:32 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Being at the door at 4am for a BF sale is like jumping into a lion’s den at the zoo. You deserve what you get because if you’re gonna be stupid, you better learn to be tough.


5 posted on 11/26/2010 10:09:54 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: AU72

I got up at 4 to take a wiz. That’s about it.


6 posted on 11/26/2010 10:10:12 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: traumer

(Obama money!)

7 posted on 11/26/2010 10:11:03 AM PST by maggief
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To: AU72

That’s I think of it. Sit out in the cold waiting for a possible deal and angry people or I could cuddle with my husband. That was an easy decision.


8 posted on 11/26/2010 10:12:01 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: traumer

Someone should do a blue state vs red state talley of black friday trampling incidents...


9 posted on 11/26/2010 10:14:14 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: traumer
A story/picture of a society which has been methodically groomed to not value human life or human lives as God-given and unique.... in jungle terms it is called the survival of the fittest... “Love thy neighbor as thyself” has been laughed out of our schools, beginning the Pre-K and finding its ultimate seat in universities, and out of our workplace as the out-of-date thoughts of the “unwashed”.

I'm reminded of C.S. Lewis words about the school system in England “we create men without chests...”

10 posted on 11/26/2010 10:15:39 AM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: Yet_Again
Oh, and America...



...Chairman Mao is laughing at you.
11 posted on 11/26/2010 10:15:39 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: maggief

Is that why they call it black friday?


12 posted on 11/26/2010 10:16:20 AM PST by de.rm (Bang, bang, . . bang. Shhh=Bush, the elder, E. Howard Hunt, LBJ, Mrs, Edgar Hoover)
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To: maggief

Yep


13 posted on 11/26/2010 10:17:45 AM PST by RnMomof7 (Gal 4:16 asks "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?")
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To: bareford101
Starve the Beast!
14 posted on 11/26/2010 10:19:08 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: traumer
Experience the joy of the Christmas Season! I have two daughters in their 20s. I ordered a few things on-line for them and that's it. Everyone together at Christmas dinner puts a smile on my face.
15 posted on 11/26/2010 10:19:16 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!)
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To: traumer

Black Friday, the High Holy Day of the Idiot Nation.


16 posted on 11/26/2010 10:20:26 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: de.rm

Did anybody see Fox about an hour ago? They interviewed a black shopper with the caption below “Black Friday Shopper.” It was just funny...lawsuit to follow!


17 posted on 11/26/2010 10:20:31 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: traumer

People have scrimped and saved, sweating out inflation and their devalued money, and now they can get some deals they can afford. Watch the media pump it up as a sign the economy is improving. That will go along with a boost in employment preceding a sharp drop in January.


18 posted on 11/26/2010 10:21:12 AM PST by pallis
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To: de.rm

I’ll fly down to Muswellbrook.


19 posted on 11/26/2010 10:21:31 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: traumer
Seconds after the doors opened, something went dangerously wrong.

Not really. This happens every year.

Just like the "running with the bulls" it is expected and not at all surprising that people are going to get injured on Black Friday.

20 posted on 11/26/2010 10:22:57 AM PST by Drew68
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To: dfwgator

TV turned America into an idiot nation along with Hollywood and the rest of the media.


21 posted on 11/26/2010 10:23:12 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: pallis

People sleep out 10+ hours in the rain to save $100....then spend time shopping.

Not much “savings” when you view it on a per hour basis.


22 posted on 11/26/2010 10:23:13 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: maggief

"PLEASE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!! We have more than enough new Rick Astley CDs in stock."

23 posted on 11/26/2010 10:23:53 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami (2012: "Ich bin ein Tea Party-er!")
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To: Drew68
Just like the "running with the bulls"...

Lol - succinct description.

24 posted on 11/26/2010 10:25:29 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami (2012: "Ich bin ein Tea Party-er!")
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To: Conservative Tsunami

LOL!


25 posted on 11/26/2010 10:25:51 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: traumer
"The mobs of great cities add just so much to the support of pure government, as sores do to the strength of the human body."

Thomas Jefferson

26 posted on 11/26/2010 10:25:54 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: maggief

I use to go to Toys R Us on Black Friday in a very RED state and would wait in line for maybe 30 minutes, no more, with a few other nice and gentle soccer Mom’s and grab what I needed, pay and out the door in less than 15 minutes.

I would NEVER go up against this sort of mob you have pictured to save a buck or snag that must have toy. My kids are now 13 & 16 and we sleep late. :)


27 posted on 11/26/2010 10:26:00 AM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: dfwgator

I’m just a sick, twisted freak, cuz me and my kids get up, grab some hot coffee and egg mcmuffins and sit in the parking lot at Walmart or Target and are entertained as we watch them rush the door like cattle, then argue and fight.

There is nothing I want bad enough to actually mingle with those people.


28 posted on 11/26/2010 10:27:45 AM PST by kevslisababy
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To: maggief

**** Mob rules ****


29 posted on 11/26/2010 10:28:33 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

I’d bet you’d be hard pressed to find any of them willing to spend a dime on health insurance, but they’ll camp out on the sidewalk the night before in order to spend hundreds on stuff they want, but don’t really need.


30 posted on 11/26/2010 10:29:48 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great quote.


31 posted on 11/26/2010 10:29:48 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: maggief

“Black Friday” sale at 4am. Why does it look like a riot in Senegal?


32 posted on 11/26/2010 10:30:15 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Qwackertoo

I’ll have no part of Black Friday.

(Just to be clear, the image I posted was a Detroit mob storming the gates for “Obama money” ... same mentality, IMHO.)


33 posted on 11/26/2010 10:30:50 AM PST by maggief
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To: traumer

“Crazed Black..” just stop there...


34 posted on 11/26/2010 10:32:05 AM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: PowderMonkey

Hey Obama told them it’d be taken care of. Don’t ruin the buzz.

These are the same people that crank their heat they have no intention of paying during the winter ‘can’t shut off’ period, and when they complain about their apartment being too hot, the hvac guy responding finds the heater set to 90 and the windows open. No freaking joke.


35 posted on 11/26/2010 10:32:31 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: dfwgator

8^D

36 posted on 11/26/2010 10:33:38 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami (2012: "Ich bin ein Tea Party-er!")
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To: Conservative Tsunami

“Where da white women at ? “


37 posted on 11/26/2010 10:33:56 AM PST by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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To: Pavegunner72

Did you see the video? Lot’s of white trash there as well.


38 posted on 11/26/2010 10:34:43 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Jefferson didn’t like urbs. He had a point.


39 posted on 11/26/2010 10:35:49 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: snooter55
“Where da white women at ? “

Heh! I thought of that too.

40 posted on 11/26/2010 10:36:18 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami (2012: "Ich bin ein Tea Party-er!")
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To: SkyDancer

We drove past the mall here in Buffalo a while ago just to laugh at the nuts.
Then we went to a brand new store and picked up a 37 inch flat screen and a blu ray player for 408.00. Helps to know the owner who is also delivering and setting it up for free :)
My kind of shopping!


41 posted on 11/26/2010 10:37:07 AM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: 4yearlurker

Here, here, 4yearlurker! That’s exactly how my two daughters and I do it.


42 posted on 11/26/2010 10:39:54 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: 4yearlurker

“Everyone together at Christmas dinner puts a smile on my face.”

I wholeheartedly agree! There are no babies/kids around here yet [unfortunately], and we’ve all decided to not do much of anything, just a token gift. Not a one of us can think of anything we need that we don’t already have.


43 posted on 11/26/2010 10:40:24 AM PST by Heart of Georgia (OBAMA: One Big Awful Mistake America)
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To: traumer
If this is the only incidence of Black Friday violence across this huge nation it isn't much.

If I was making minimum wage I would likely be joining in with the crowd to get a fabulous deal on a big screen TV...both for the savings and the novelty of the experience (when you make minimum, you can't afford a whole lot of entertainment).

Same goes for the guy I saw camping out 7 hours early to get in for the midnight showing of Harry Potter. My first reaction was ridicule but then I thought "who am I to ridicule"? If that's the entertainment he can afford, let him enjoy himself. And I hope he had a good time.

44 posted on 11/26/2010 10:40:49 AM PST by what's up
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To: dfwgator
I’ll fly down to Muswellbrook.

Well done!

45 posted on 11/26/2010 10:41:19 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: traumer

If I was manager of one of those stores I swear I’d put all the sale crap in a trailer or something and pull it up about 10 minutes after these lunatics stampeded into the store. People out to be ashamed.


46 posted on 11/26/2010 10:43:37 AM PST by bigbob
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To: kevslisababy

Thanks for giving me an idea of what to do with my free time next year. :)


47 posted on 11/26/2010 10:46:33 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: traumer

A good number of people slept in their cars to be the first shoppers at the Target Store in Bangor, ME. I guess TVs and other products were at half price. Inventory sold out quickly. All check out counters fully staffed. Extra cashiers on hand to give breaks.
Parking lot full.

Mad rush last weekend too! Bus loads of Canadians came down for holiday shopping. Hundreds car pooled as well.


48 posted on 11/26/2010 10:47:15 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: dfwgator

Why would you refer to these white people as “white trash”.....


49 posted on 11/26/2010 10:47:21 AM PST by northwinds
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To: traumer
I figured out this scam decades ago; later verified by a girlfriend who was a JC Penneys dept store manager. Most stores raise prices by 20-25% the week before, and then they slash prices 15-18% on Black Friday (and most special shopping holidays). People are paying more than they normally would. The IQ of the bargain shopper is highly predictable and profitable for the vendor.
50 posted on 11/26/2010 10:48:09 AM PST by T. Jefferson (Batton down the hatches, full speed in reverse)
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