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  • Retailersí sales fall in final week ahead of Christmas

    12/23/2013 5:43:59 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Market Watch ^ | December 23, 2013 | Andria Cheng
    He said itís crucial for retailers to get sales post Christmas as consumers visit stores to redeem gift cards, which donít count as sales until after they are redeemed. In fact, Dec. 26 and this Saturday both are expected to be among the seasonís top 10 shopping days. ďThereís a lot of money thatís still out there.Ē Meanwhile, weak in-store sales are being partly offset by growth online. Online sales between Dec. 15 and Dec. 18, for instance, jumped 13%, with 23% traffic growth, according to Custora Pulse, which tracks real time data from over 100 U.S. retailers. Indeed, other...
  • Target holiday cyber breach hits 40 million payment cards

    12/18/2013 7:38:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Payment card data was stolen from an unknown number of Target Corp customers starting on the busy Black Friday weekend in a major breach at the U.S. retailer, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Secret Service is investigating, according to a spokesman for the agency, which safeguards the nation's payment systems. Target officials did not respond to requests for comment. Investigators believe the data was obtained via software installed on machines that customers use to swipe magnetic strips on their cards when paying for merchandise at Target stores, according to the person who was not authorized to...
  • Virginia Sets Record Gun Sales on Black Friday

    12/04/2013 6:59:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Virginia gun sales reached a new record for number of firearms sold on Black Friday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Gun transactions in Virginia totaled 3,902 on Black Friday, a 1.2 percent increase over the previous record of 3,856 transactions on the same day in 2012, according to the latest Virginia State Police figures of mandatory criminal-background checks of gun buyers.The Black Friday numbers helped boost Virginiaís overall gun transactions to 429,154 through the end of November, or 17.5 percent more than during the same period last year, Virginia Firearms Transaction Center data show.With an additional†2,539 transactions processed during the first...
  • Forget the Grinch Ė Obamacare Stole Christmas

    12/04/2013 9:26:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Retailers and investors are bemoaning the fact that Black Friday sales failed to put stores back in the black for the year. In fact, this year, it might as well be called Red Friday, in regards to the ledger balances that stores were reporting Monday morning. Many excuses have surfaced, including the populist notion that stores angered their would-be shoppers by opening on Thanksgiving Day. In reality, given the economic ďhealthĒ of America in the age of Obamanomics, a holiday spending splurge was never really in the cards for 2013. While some people like to direct their anger toward the...
  • Catfight! Police hunt for two women who sparked huge Black Friday mall brawlÖ (Annapolis Mall)

    12/04/2013 2:26:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/3/2013
    Police are hunting for two young female suspects after a massive early-morning brawl broke out in a Victoria's Secret in a Maryland mall on Black Friday.A 17-year-old shopper told Anne Arundel County Police that a woman 'poked her in the eye' in Annapolis Mall, sparking a massive melee that was caught on camera by a fellow shopper.The footage shows the girl standing in the middle of the Black Friday crowd and speaking to another woman, whom she told police she had never seen before.Scroll down for video Fight! A teenager throws a defensive punch after apparently being hit by a...
  • Black Friday: Dark Night Rises

    12/03/2013 5:02:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    "If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." -- John Lennon "Black Friday" was a metaphor beyond the merchants' bottom line. Headlines on last Friday's Drudge Report reflect a culture that is being trampled by the greed and me-only attitude of a growing number of us: "Mall mayhem... Suspected shoplifter shot after dragging cop through KOHL's parking lot... Brawls. .. Man stabbed over parking spot... Shopper Kicked Out Of WALMART For Filming Fight... Man shot walking home with big screen... Shoppers Trampled in Race for $49 Tablet... SALVATION ARMY kettles stolen... Woman pulls stun gun...
  • Cops: Woman pulls stun gun in fight over Walmart shopping cart

    11/30/2013 10:13:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Foxny ^ | Luke Funk
    NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - A Thanksgiving shopper is facing criminal charges after police say she pulled a stun gun in a dispute over a shopping cart outside of a Walmart store. Police say it happened Thursday at about 7:18 p.m. at the Walmart in Linden, N.J. Officers assigned to the store were alerted to a dispute in the parking lot between two women. An on-duty Linden Fire Department captain on scene monitoring the crowd situation told an officer that one of the women had a stun gun. Police spoke to a victim, a 42 year old from Staten Island, who...
  • Walmart officials comfortable with security after Rialto ĎBlack Fridayí brawl....

    11/29/2013 10:49:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Sun ^ | Doug Saunders
    FULL TITLE: Walmart officials comfortable with security after Rialto ĎBlack Fridayí brawl sends police officer to hospital RIALTO >> Walmart officials say they are comfortable with the security in place Thursday night, despite three fights at a store here Thursday night. ďThe fight at the Rialto store was an unfortunate and isolated incident to an otherwise very safe event,Ē corporate spokeswoman Betsy Harden said. ďProviding our customers with the best and safest shopping experience is always our top priority.Ē Police officers descended on Walmart in Rialto after a brawl between two men injured a police officer who tried to break...
  • Philadelphia: Women Get Into Stun Gun Fight Inside Pa. Mall (Brawl VIDEO)

    11/29/2013 5:34:13 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 53 replies
    http://www.nbcdfw.com ^ | 11/29/2013 | 5nbcdfw.com
    A joyous time of year.... Merry Christmas!
  • Black Friday: A Shameful Orgy Of Materialism For A Morally Bankrupt Nation

    11/29/2013 4:53:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog ^ | 11/29/2013 | Michael Snyder
    It has been called "America's most disturbing holiday". Black Friday is the day when millions of average Americans wait outside retail stores in the middle of the night in the freezing cold to spend more money that they do not have for more cheap Chinese-made products that they do not need. It is a day when the rest of the world makes fun of Americans for behaving like "rabid animals" and "zombies" as we indulge in a tsunami of greed. It truly is a shameful orgy of materialism for a morally bankrupt nation. It is being projected that approximately 140...
  • Is "Black Friday" Racist?

    11/29/2013 2:58:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 57 replies
    blackquillandink dot com ^ | Nov 2013 | Lillpop
    By John W. Lillpop In the summer of 2008, Dallas County commissioners discussing traffic ticket collections were jolted when Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, used the term ¬ďback hole¬Ē to describe the recurring problem of lost paperwork. Mayfield¬ís statement was immediately challenged by Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black. Price belted out a loud ¬ďExcuse me!¬Ē and proceeded to upbraid Mayfield by saying that the problem of lost paperwork was the unwelcome byproduct of a ¬ďwhite hole.¬Ē That caused Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy. This dust...
  • The Joy of a Different Kind of Life

    11/29/2013 1:35:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    St. Jude's. Food drives. Toys 4 Tots. Coat collections. 'Tis the season for charity -- all the world's inspired by the Christmas spirit once Thanksgiving comes around. You can't help but wonder about the rest of the year, though. The word "solidarity" is a little worn, and, at times, poorly understood, but it refers to something more than a few sporadic acts of generosity. It presumes the creation of a new mindset that thinks in terms of community and the priority of the life of all over the appropriation of goods by a few. The Sunday before we celebrated...
  • Wal-Mart Black Friday fight for TV 2013

    11/29/2013 1:08:26 PM PST · by Jean S · 40 replies
    Video at link.
  • Black Friday 2013: Beer doorbuster draws big crowd to Lakefront Brewery.

    11/29/2013 10:15:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-29-13 | Rick Romell
    It doesn't get more Milwaukee than this: Hundreds of beer lovers lined up at Lakefront Brewery on N. Commerce Street - 350 of them by 7:30 a.m. - to buy the local craft brewer's special "Black Friday" ale. "I was here at midnight - midnight!" said first-in-line Derek Fry, 28, of Franklin. And he was happy to be there. The annual sale of the India-style pale ale - a potent 10% alcohol brew offered in 22-ounce bottles at $10 each - is as more festival than doorbuster. "This is the quintessential beer community," Fry said as he waited for his...
  • Black Friday violence reported as retailers usher in start of holiday shopping season

    11/29/2013 7:32:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    My Foxdc.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Fox News
    The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as at least a dozen national retail chains from Macy's to Gap to Target opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day despite planned protests from workers' rights groups opposed to employees working on the holiday.
  • Thanksgiving and Black Friday - A Tradition or a Tragedy

    11/29/2013 3:39:24 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 21 replies
    Political Realities WordPress Blog ^ | 11/29/13 | LD Jackson
    Let me start this post by openly declaring how much of a shopper I am not. I don't mind going to the store and picking up a few items, if I know what I am going after, but just browsing around drives me out of my mind. I also dislike the crowding and attitude that seems to go with so many of the sales you see on Black Friday. I supposed I could blame it on the retailers, but that's really not where the fault lies. Yes, they are opening earlier on Thanksgiving every year and Black Friday is still...
  • Honor God Ė Not Mammon Ė On Thanksgiving

    11/24/2013 8:05:17 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 24, 2013 | JP
    There was a time in this nationís history when merchants had proper respect for Thanksgiving, a holy day our Founding Fathers set aside ďto acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor,Ē as President George Washington proclaimed in 1789. Until 1939, merchants dared not even kickoff the end of year shopping season until well after Thanksgiving for fear they would be accused of defiling a day sacred to the nationís Christian faithful. Not until 1939 would merchants totally commercialize the season between Thanksgiving and...
  • Canadian car buyers blocked from cheaper U.S. prices

    11/22/2013 1:36:05 PM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    CBC News ^ | November 22, 2013 | Megan Griffith-Greene
    Canadians are being given a hard time when they try to buy from dealerships south of the border By Megan Griffith-Greene, CBC News Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:00 AM ETCanadians planning a trip south of the border next week to take advantage of Black Friday deals may run into roadblocks if a car is on their shopping list. A CBC Marketplace investigation reveals automakers are preventing Canadians from taking advantage of cheaper car prices south of the border.Marketplace found price differences of thousands of dollars in the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the same model car on different sides of the...
  • War on Christmas Starts Early

    11/18/2013 10:20:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Dan Holler
    As the holiday shopping season approaches, consumer may find an unlikely adversary: the retail industry. According to reports, ďbig retailers like Walmart and Apple ramp up their holiday ads early this seasonĒ and ďRepresentatives from leading retail associations name online sales tax legislation as a chief concern for their members right now.Ē Thatís right, the retail industry is targeting online Christmas shopping. What proponents misleadingly call the ďMarketplace Fairness ActĒ would significantly increase the cost of buying goods on the Internet. The bill would force online businesses to collect and remit sales tax based on each customerís location. Put another...
  • Media Drops The Ball On Union Front Group Protests

    11/09/2013 9:09:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | Ryan Williams
    As we approach the Holiday Season and Black Friday, there will inevitably be a number of media reports purporting that employees at large companies like Wal-Mart are striking throughout the country. Last Thanksgiving, prominent media outlets like CNN, NBC and the Huffington Post widely and falsely reported that hundreds of protests were being staged by Wal-Mart employees throughout the nation. Before reporting the same false story this year, reporters should consider asking a few basic questions like exactly how many of these protesters are in fact Wal-Mart employees? They might be surprised to find that an overwhelming proportion of...
  • GOP anger at Ted Cruz hits Senate floor

    09/26/2013 3:53:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/26/13 | MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    The GOPís anger at Sen. Ted Cruz ó expressed mostly in private meetings this week ó burst onto the usually collegial Senate floor on Thursday, with Sen. Bob Corker excoriating his Texas Republican colleague for blocking a quick vote to avert a government shutdown next week. In a highly unusual Republican v. Republican exchange, Corker accused Cruz of delaying a Thursday vote simply to create a ďshowĒ to cater to his conservative activist supporters at the expense of making good policy. -snip- Cruz shot back. ďWhy is Majority Leader Harry Reid going to vote the same way youíre proposing to...
  • Five Moroccans nabbed in Texas courthouse break-in

    10/19/2011 11:29:34 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | By William Spain
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Five Moroccan nationals arrested Wednesday for breaking into a San Antonio courthouse were found to have pictures of public buildings, water systems and malls across the country, Reuters reports. While they were nabbed by local police, the suspects will be interrogated by a joint terrorism task force that includes the FBI and immigration enforcement authorities, the wire service reported.
  • CNN Asks If Traditional Marriage Defenders Are 'On the Wrong Side of History'

    03/25/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/25/2013 | Matt Hadro
    Hyping "growing support" for same-sex marriage, CNN's Carol Costello asked a supporter of California's Proposition 8 on Monday if he was "on the wrong side of history" for legally defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Her tone fits right with Friday's CNN panel where a traditional marriage supporter was disgustingly marginalized as a segregationist and compared to a slave owner. Costello cited GOP strategist Karl Rove admitting that he could see a Republican presidential candidate publicly support same-sex marriage in 2016. She then asked Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, "Austin, you heard what Karl Rove...
  • South Glastonbury Woman Sues Crystal Mall For Black Friday Fall

    12/08/2012 7:39:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Glastonbury Patch ^ | December 7, 2012 | Paul Petrone
    A South Glastonbury woman is in the midst of a lawsuit against the Crystal Mall after she sued the Waterford shopping center when she slipped and fell on a puddle at 4:30 a.m. on Black Friday 2009. Diane Mincarelli filed a suit against the mall in December of 2011 after she slipped and fell on water on the floor of the mall at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 27, 2009. November 27, 2009 was the day after Thanksgiving that year, a day commonly referred to as Black Friday as retailers, including the Crystal Mall, offer special deals and open at earlier...
  • Our 'gimme dat' culture (John Rocker sees Black Friday mentality becoming societal norm)

    12/04/2012 12:20:23 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | John Rocker
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A uniquely American phenomenon, there’s nothing better than sitting down to a hearty meal in the company of family, friends and loved ones. Thanksgiving is special in that it’s about appreciating what you have with the people who mean the most to you. At the risk of igniting an ACLU lawsuit, Thanksgiving also is the start of the holiday Christmas season. While the radio stations and department stores switch to Christmas mode the day after Halloween, no one really gets into the spirit until the turkey gets roasted on the fourth Thursday of...
  • Abortion backers try to justify Planned Parenthoodís Black Friday specials

    11/30/2012 8:19:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 11.30.2012 | Jill Stanek
    One never knows which posts are going to get more attention than others. (Iím usually wrong when I guess, actually.) So I was surprised my blog on Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coastís Black Friday specials got quite a bit of traction, from Fox to the Christian Post to Human Events. All the attention forced a response from the other side. Writers at both Jezebel and RH Reality Check disputed whether Planned Parenthoodís Black Friday $10 discount could be applied to abortions, although why should they care? If one supports unfettered abortion access, what does it matter...
  • Police Remove Congressman-Elect Grayson From Local Walmart For Union Agitating

    11/27/2012 8:17:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | November 26, 2012 | Tom Tillison
    In spite of the embarrassing antics on full display during his first term in Congress, the voters in Floridaís CD09 saw fit to send Alan Grayson back to Washington, D.C. Naturally, the extreme elements of the far left supported Graysonís return to office, but so too did many of our friends and neighbors. Perhaps even family members. He was also a recipient of overwhelming support from the Hispanic community, particularly those of Puerto Rican descent. And labor unions. Thereís no doubt he also received a fair share of votes from the disaffected and disengaged for the sheer entertainment value such...
  • Mayhem Alert: Eleven Reasons I Donít Shop on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 9:47:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 24, 2012 | Clash Daily
    ‚ÄėGang fight‚Äô at Black Friday sale‚Ķ¬†Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper‚ĶShots fired outside WALMART‚ĶShoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS‚ĶCustomers run over in parking lot‚Ķ [Scroll down -TSR]Woman busted after throwing merchandise‚ĶThousands storm VICTORIA‚ÄôS SECRET‚ĶVIDEO: Insane battle over phones‚Ķ [Theme from "Superjail" started to run through my head as I watched this -TSR]Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007‚ĶShoplifter tries to mace security guards‚Ķ [Scroll down -TSR]Men Steal Boy‚Äôs Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND‚Ķ
  • Call volume shuts down FBIís firearm background checks, stops Maine sales on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 6:34:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Banghor Daily News ^ | Nov 23, 2012 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    Call volume shuts down FBIís firearm background checks, stops Maine sales on Black Friday By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Posted Nov. 23, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. BREWER, Maine ó Sometime early on Black Friday, the FBIís National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, went down and stopped all gun sales, Bangor-area gun dealers said. High call volumes caused ďintermittent outagesĒ in the system, an FBI spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon. ďIt means we canít sell no damn guns,Ē Rick Lozier, a manager at Van Raymond Outfitters in Brewer, said at about 1:15 p.m. ďNICS is down, which means nobody is...
  • Black Friday sales online top $1 billion for first time: comScore

    11/25/2012 6:44:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:44pm EST | Alistair Barr
    Black Friday retail sales online this year topped $1 billion for the first time ever as more consumers used the Internet do their early holiday shopping, comScore Inc said on Sunday. Online sales jumped 26 percent on Black Friday to $1.04 billion from sales of $816 million on the corresponding day last year, according to comScore data. Ö E-commerce accounts for less than 10 percent of consumer spending in the United States. However, it is growing much faster than bricks-and-mortar retail as shoppers are lured by low prices, convenience, faster shipping and wide selection. Ö
  • Cops: Walmart shoplifter dies after confrontation with workers

    11/25/2012 3:02:06 PM PST · by Arthurio · 30 replies
    A police investigation is under way, after a man suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart died during his confrontation with store employees. According to a police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, the incident happened at the Walmart on Fairington Road in Lithonia. The police report said that about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a middle aged man was caught shoplifting two DVD players. He exited the front door of the store and three employees caught him in the parking lot, where a physical altercation took place while they detained him. When police arrived, they found the employees on top...
  • Woman arrested after scuffle over laptop at Greeley Walmart

    11/24/2012 7:57:23 PM PST · by Arthurio · 69 replies
    GREELEY, Colo. Ė A woman was arrested and charged with felony robbery after a scuffle during a late-night Thanksgiving sale at a Greeley Walmart. The Greeley Tribune reported that 22-year-old Amino Idris faces felony robbery charges after she allegedly knocked down another shopper and took a laptop out of her hands during a door-buster sale at the Walmart Supercenter located at 3103 S. 23rd Ave., in Greeley.
  • Retailers Blame Drop In Black Friday Sales On Black Thursday

    11/25/2012 11:18:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 25, 2012
    <p>With all bad news on the tape now having a suitable "explanation", be it a prior president, a tropical storm, the weather being too hot, the weather being too cold, the weather being just right, but never, ever someone actually taking blame for the fact that life is what happens when corporate CEOs (and sovereign presidents) are busy making "priced to perfection" plans. So it is with what is now a confirmed flop of a Black Friday, which according to ShopperTrak saw sales drop by nearly 2% to $11.2 from 2011, which in turn was a 6.6% gain over 2010 (and would be revised to far lower once all the refunds and exchanges to cash took place in the two weeks later). This occurred despite a 3.5% increase in retail foot traffic to 307.7 million store visits. The nominal drop in retail sales also occurred despite a nearly 1% increase in the total US population over last Thanksgiving, and a 2% Y/Y inflation. But fear not: the ad hoc excuse for this "surprising" loss in purchasing power is already handy: it is all Black Thursday's fault, or the latest idiotic attempt by retailers to cannibalize their own future sales by diluting the exclusivity of Black Friday, and which will force all retailers to follow the sovereigns in a race to the bottom, as soon every day will be the equivalent of Black Friday. But at least retailers have another 364 years worth of excuses for the conceivable future to excuse any and all store weakness. Next year: it's all Black Wednesday's fault.</p>
  • Police: Mass. man left tot in car to shop on Black Friday, went home with new TV but no boy

    11/24/2012 4:05:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 11.24.2012 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind. Police, alerted by store security, found the boy asleep in the vehicle in a Kmart parking lot at about 1:30 a.m. Friday. They forced their way into the car and took the boy to the hospital as a precaution. Meanwhile, they tracked the man to his Springfield home.
  • Guns fly out the door on Black Friday

    11/24/2012 8:09:01 AM PST · by JohnPierce · 32 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | November 24, 2012 | John Pierce
    This Black Friday marked a personal first for me. I actually stood in line, in the cold, just to be one of the first shoppers allowed into a store when it opened at Midnight. --IMAGE HERE-- So what was I after? Was it the latest electronics? Could it have been a video game system? Perhaps even a sale on tennis shoes? No, no, and no. The only thing that could have convinced me to engage in what I had always characterized as silly behavior was of course Ö cheap guns! And I was certainly not the only one. My brother-in-law...
  • ABC Calls Black Friday An 'Orgy Of Capitalism'

    11/24/2012 7:07:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's enough to make an MSMer nostalgic for the good old days of the Soviet Union, when the masses didn't stampede into stores because there was little of interest to buy and little money to buy it with, and the good stuff was reserved for the ruling elites at special shops. Here's how ABC's Dan Harris opened today's Good Morning America: "This morning, Black and Blue Friday. America's annual orgy of capitalism gets dicey." Capitalism? Really? Is that the problem? View the video here.
  • Are Black Friday Riots A Preview Of The Civil Unrest That Is Coming When Society Breaks Down?

    11/24/2012 6:54:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    TEC ^ | 11/23/2012 | Michael Snyder
    If Americans will trample one another just to save a few dollars on a television, what will they do when society breaks down and the survival of their families is at stake? Once in a while an event comes along that gives us a peek into what life could be like when the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is stripped away. For example, when Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey there was rampant looting and within days people were digging around in supermarket dumpsters looking for food. Sadly, "Black Friday" also gives...
  • Itís beginning to look a lot like chaos

    11/24/2012 6:37:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 23 November, 2012 | Dave Workman
    While there will be the typical reports of ďBlack FridayĒ shopping surges on Seattle, Spokane and Portland news broadcasts, itís not likely anyone will trump the tale out of San Antonio Friday morning, where an armed shopper discouraged a line-jumping thug who pushed and punched his way into a store. According to the NBC affiliate in Dallas, the unidentified shopper in San Antonio will not be charged after drawing his legally-carried handgun. He had just been punched in the face, and other shoppers at a Sears store were pushed and otherwise harassed by the line-jumper. When the gun came out,...
  • Man Pulls Gun on Rowdy, Line-Cutting Black Friday Shopper

    11/23/2012 3:44:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    NBC5 ^ | 11/23.2012 | NBC
    Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a San Antonio mall where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store. Police Sgt. Rob Carey tells the San Antonio Express-News a man rushed into the store when it opened Thursday night to get to the front of a line, started arguing with people and tried cutting in front of them.
  • Protests greet shoppers at Walmarts nationwide

    11/23/2012 5:18:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11.23.2012 | SARAH SKIDMORE
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ó Wal-Mart workers and supporters marched in protest at a number of stores nationwide Thursday and Friday, blasting the wages, benefits and treatment of employees of the world's largest retailer. The efforts seemed to do little to keep shoppers away though ó Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it was its best Black Friday ever. In Paramount, Calif., authorities arrested a small group of protesters Friday outside a Walmart. Elizabeth Brennan of Warehouse Workers United said nine people, including three employees, were arrested shortly after 12 noon for blocking the street outside the store in Paramount. At one point,...
  • CHAOS! Shoppers pushed, shoved during Black Friday rampage

    11/23/2012 4:52:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WOAI ^ | 11.23.2012 | WOAI
    Is Black Friday out of control? MOULTRIE, Ga. - Shoppers mobbing stores to find the best Black Friday deals started on Thursday evening this year. Video posted online showed the scene at one store as shoppers rushed a display and grabbed at merchandise.
  • WATCH: Fight breaks out over phones on Black Friday

    11/23/2012 4:24:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WOAI ^ | 11.23.2012 | WOAI
    Must have been some deal...
  • Boy, 14, robbed outside Arundel Mills after Black Friday shopping trip

    11/23/2012 4:14:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    baltimoresun ^ | 11.23.2012 | scott dance
    A group of five men robbed a 14-year-old boy of his shopping bag outside Arundel Mills mall after he walked out of a Bed Bath & Beyond store about 2 a.m. Friday, Anne Arundel County Police said. The victim told police the men accosted him on the sidewalk just outside the store, one of them punched him and another stole a bag containing merchandise he had just purchased. The suspects, who the boy described as black men aged 17 to 21 wearing black North Face jackets and jeans, ran away toward the mall's Bass Pro Shops entrance. Police searched the...
  • Black Friday 2012: Rush at Victoria's Secret Pink at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kan.

    11/23/2012 4:07:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    KSHB41 ^ | 11.23.2012 | KSHB
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - It looked like a Justin Bieber concert -- and it all started over some yoga pants. What seemed like thousands of teen girls and young women crowded the entrance at Victoriaís Secret Pink at Oak Park Mall as it prepared to open the gate to Black Friday shoppers at midnight. Around the world | More shopping holidays http://bit.ly/QzOUQV Mall security guards attempted to control the crowd outside the store, which was really more like a hundred or so, as the gate went up. But the crowd was pushing its way in, so a store manager had...
  • Live updates: Black Friday shoppers smash door at Urban Outfitters

    11/23/2012 3:57:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    latimes ^ | 11.23.2012 | Frank Shyong
    Shoppers surged into an Urban Outfitters store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica after midnight Friday and smashed a tall glass door, injuring about five people, authorities said. Paramedics treated a few shoppers for minor cuts but no one was transported to the hospital by ambulance, said Sgt. Marty Fine of the Santa Monica Police Department. "It was just too many people, too fast," Fine said. PHOTOS: The Black Friday rush Around midnight, at least 100 people had lined up for Urban Outfitters' Black Friday deals, which offered up to 50% off on some items. When the 12-foot...
  • Heckler Ridicules Black Friday Shoppers

    11/23/2012 2:14:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    1045wfla.com ^ | November 23, 2012 | Staff
    A heckler openly mocked shoppers at an Oceanside, California Best Buy as they waited for Black Friday deals. The man can be heard shouting 'you zombies are the reason Thanksgiving and the holidays are being destroyed' and other anti-Black Friday comments as shoppers filed in the store.
  • Thanksgiving Day shopping called 'assault' on family life

    11/22/2012 2:16:10 PM PST · by NYer · 88 replies
    cna ^ | November 22, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver, Colo., Nov 22, 2012 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The expansion of Thanksgiving weekend shopping to the holiday itself has raised concerns among both workers and clergy who worry that the change puts family time at risk. Father Sinclair Oubre, Spiritual Moderator of the Texas-based Catholic Labor Network, said the store openings are a ‚Äúdisturbing trend‚ÄĚ that is ‚Äúan assault on the family.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúWe have almost completed the evolutionary process of having two classes of workers: those who get holidays off, and can stay with their families, and those who are forced to work, so that those who...
  • Black Friday Begins (Early): Walmart Workers Already Striking in at Least Seven States

    11/22/2012 11:31:32 PM PST · by matt04 · 126 replies
    Itís on. A year and a half after retail workers announced the founding of a new Walmart employee group, five months after guest workers struck a Walmart seafood supplier, and seven weeks after the countryís first multi-store Walmart strikes, the Black Friday strike has begun. ... Expectations are high for a historic strike. Given Walmartís role as the dominant employer of our era, the current wave of work stoppages is already among the countryís most consequential twenty-first century strikes. But in interviews this month, workers and organizers described todayís actions as a turning point, not a climax, in their struggle...
  • Walmart Spokesman: Black Friday Will Go On

    11/21/2012 3:13:11 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Foxbusiness ^ | November 21-2012
    Video:....David Tovar, Walmart spokesperson, on the retail chainís suit against the NLRB for rallying against its Black Friday sales and promotions.
  • Wal-Mart workers plan walk-out to protest Black Friday hours

    11/21/2012 3:20:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    WPXI ^ | 11/21/2012 | ap
    Federal labor officials said Tuesday they donít expect to decide before Thursday on whether to seek an injunction on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday. Thatís the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The worldís largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. It said the demonstrations organized by union-backed OUR Walmart threaten to disrupt its business and intimidate customers and other store workers....