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Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede ^ | Friday, November 28th 2008, 9:30 AM | JOE GOULD

Posted on 11/28/2008 7:02:13 AM PST by GQuagmire

A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.

The unidentified worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: barbarians; blackfriday; greed; itsjustasalefolks; moralabsolutes; retail; sin; urbansavages
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To: djf
When did people start acting like farm animals?

It's happened, periodically, throughout world history. Check the Bible, if you'd like to see a few really ancient examples.

101 posted on 11/28/2008 8:02:06 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: A knight without armor


102 posted on 11/28/2008 8:02:23 AM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Nextrush

Where are these Wal-Marts? Why is there a problem with identifying them?

103 posted on 11/28/2008 8:04:25 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Kirkwood

Actually, minor children own nothing, unless they are under court supervision.

104 posted on 11/28/2008 8:04:48 AM PST by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: GQuagmire

105 posted on 11/28/2008 8:05:17 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Paved Paradise

>>”One must always consider that kinds of people that even come out for these things... a lot of them are the people who are very low socioeconomic status (thus, need the deals)and many are the greedy selfish types that will do anything to save a buck.”<<

Also, there are people that like to shop there just to avoid pretentious upity arrogant yuppies that comdemn and label people for trying to ‘save a buck’.

106 posted on 11/28/2008 8:05:21 AM PST by panaxanax ("Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those that don't." T.Jefferson)
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To: netmilsmom

Is your name Barack Obama? So you want to redistribute the wealth???

The fact is that when a child receives a gift, it belongs to them, not the parents. When you take things from kids, you are teaching them that liberals have the right to take things away their entire life. Parents have a responsibility to TEACH children to be charitable and not cling to things. When you allow children to think about what charity means and be actively involved in the process, you are giving them a valuable lesson that will last a lifetime. When you just take their things and tell them that their opinions don’t matter, you are teaching them that socialism is the ultimate power and that freedom means nothing.

I’m really surprised when so-called conservatives totally screw up their kids this way by treating them like they are human garbage instead of taking the time to teach them to be charitable. The fact that those kids wound up getting more stuff to replace what was taken compounds the idea that liberalism is the ultimate power of giving and taking. If you want to teach your kids that way, please keep them away from mine who are being taught values.

107 posted on 11/28/2008 8:05:52 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: netmilsmom; CindyDawg
But it sounded like the parents didn’t know that lesson to teach it.

I think you have something there.

On Wednesday, with a little help from Daddy, our 10yo went through her clothes and has a fairly large pile that will be taken to the Hospice Thrift Store tomorrow.

I guess we're doing something right, because at the moment she is in her room doing the same thing with toys.....

108 posted on 11/28/2008 8:06:23 AM PST by Gabz (Is a sarcasm tag really needed?)
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To: Scotswife
I’m reminded of last year’s Toys R Us ad for a $300 Zune on sale that day for $100. Hundreds waited outside for hours in the bitter winter wind. How many did they actually have in stock? 15.

I've never understood this. They have a sale on the most popular toy for ridiculously low prices. A thousand people show up. They lose money on the sale and they have 985 pissed off people who probably stomp out of the store without buying anything. Or maybe the first steal a few things before leaving, just to 'get even.'

If the thing is in demand, sell it at full price! You will get rid off all of them quickly, you will make a profit, and will not have a bunch of angry losers in your store.

109 posted on 11/28/2008 8:07:11 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Abathar

I got an e-mail from TSC regarding an early sales.:’)

110 posted on 11/28/2008 8:08:50 AM PST by CindyDawg (Lord, please bless America)
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To: GQuagmire

I went to Super Walmart last night to get dog food. The store was almost empty, so I picked up some stuff. The Walmart depicted in the article must not stay open 24/7. However, what can possess people to want something so badly that they will ignore all courtesies to get something cheap? I avoid store crowds, and am disgusted at the mob rule when it comes to doing something so ordinary. It’s too bad these kinds of people can’t get so serious about the real issues that we are facing. Every person who was part of the crowd, was guilty of manslaughter. Whether volunary or involuntary, they killed someone because of their greed.

111 posted on 11/28/2008 8:09:16 AM PST by Jaidyn
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To: RetiredArmy
Oh, well until the next day, when her daughter in law took them to Toys R Us and bought them over $100 worth of crap.

I never knew it was so valuable. I've been just flushing it down the toilet.

What's your brother's phone number? I'll make him a great deal.


112 posted on 11/28/2008 8:10:56 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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There’s nothing funny about this.

There isn't, but black humor is how a lot of us deal with this kind of stuff.

113 posted on 11/28/2008 8:10:58 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: GQuagmire

I hope his family sues Wal-Mart big time.

Yes, I really do.

114 posted on 11/28/2008 8:11:58 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Right Wing Assault

That’s why I don’t go to these big sales. “Limited quantities, No rainchecks” is a big clue.

115 posted on 11/28/2008 8:12:03 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: GQuagmire

I just feel enormous disgust when cameras, inside a store, show the onrush of people, pushing and running to be the first inside -— to get at bargains, and usually non-essentials. What a materialistic world we are in.

Maybe it is because I HATE shopping, but I just don’t understand the need for this sort of mayhem. Sure people get bargains, but why stage such spectacles to get them? Greed on dispay?

116 posted on 11/28/2008 8:13:24 AM PST by Exit148 (Giants versus Jets? How 'bout a tie.)
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To: atfblogger

Nice way to spend Thanksgiving, IMHO

117 posted on 11/28/2008 8:13:25 AM PST by Seajay (Ordem e Progresso)
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To: CindyDawg

I get them from Rural King, wife gets four new tires tomorrow at 6am... }:-)

118 posted on 11/28/2008 8:15:06 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: GQuagmire

Now that’s change.

119 posted on 11/28/2008 8:16:25 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: RetiredArmy
" We have refused for years to even go near a store on Friday, Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving. I DO NOT go to malls after about November 15th until after the New Year. I purchase any gifts I am going to buy over the Internet and have the mail man bring them."

You and me both. I've done the same things for the past 12 years or so and noticed my stress level at the holidays went way down.
120 posted on 11/28/2008 8:16:38 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (RINO = Big government, blue blood, country club Vichy Republicans)
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