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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    This is what corporate America has wrought.

    Last night coming home from our friends house for Thanksgiving and celebration we decided to go past Best Buy and Target. There was no violence that I know of, but at 10PM the parking lot was full and lines encircle both stores. Shear stupidity, in my opinion.
    It's the fault of the corporations that there are idiots living in this country?

    I would blame the nanny state more, because these people have been protected from their stupidity.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Wow, I certainly didn't see these lines being drawn!
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Not unexpected, but in response to all those with the "black Friday is horrible" argument, I just have to say that for a lot of people, particularly in our current economic state, Black Friday offers them an opportunity to buy gifts, clothing, other necessary items for the children, themselves and family. Obviously, the dark side of today are the people who are willing to resort to violence and disregard humanity for waffle irons, but there are plenty of people who do not stoop so low and definitely benefit from the discounts on this day.

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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    This is what corporate America has wrought.

    Last night coming home from our friends house for Thanksgiving and celebration we decided to go past Best Buy and Target. There was no violence that I know of, but at 10PM the parking lot was full and lines encircle both stores. Shear stupidity, in my opinion.
    You are welcome to try the alternative.

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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

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    You are welcome to try the alternative.

    Hello false dichotomy. How are you doing? Still as factitious as ever?
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You are welcome to try the alternative.


    Ah yes, the usual bull**** fallacy whenever someone is critical of the system -- either shut up because you should count yourself lucky it's not the bottom of the barrel, or shut up because the bottom of the barrel is the only alternative available.

    The very fact that America is such a great country is why we can expect better of her, be critical of her failings even in the face of monumental suffering elsewhere.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's the fault of the corporations that there are idiots living in this country?

    I would blame the nanny state more, because these people have been protected from their stupidity.
    Huh? :

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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You are welcome to try the alternative.

    You must live in binary world. It's either black or white, 1 or 0 to you - absolutely nothing in between. I live in a different world that you do. Perhaps you've picked the wrong moniker for yourself...

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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    I stood around and conversed with nice people for two hours while in Best Buy, even though incredibly crowded. A ton of please and thank you's were exchanged, even though you could hardly move in the store. Smiles galore. Walmart was pleasant as hell. Not a peep here. All is quiet on the Northern front. We are pleasant folk. Thank you corporate America for providing a better leisurely lifestyle for me and my family.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Only for those participating in the madness. The rest of us are "Tsk-tsking," LOL.
    Yeah, like expressing disgust at women who spit in the street. Same people, no doubt.










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