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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    I'm not gonna be a hypocrite. Technically I did buy something on black Friday. I went over to a employee owned store in a nearby smalltown and bought an item that was $10.00 less than it nomally is (something we needed).

    The nearest outlet center had and estimated attendance of 60,000 and jammed up the nearby interstate. That's fine for people who don't mind the crowds. I don't think there was any violence there and I hope it stimulated the economy. Tommorrow we plan to attend the Ducks/Beavers civil war football game. Similar traffic jams and crowd size are expected there. I hope the crowd's not violent there either. We'll see. Crazed glazed eyed soccer moms and beered up football fans have their similarities, LOL.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Yes - snuggling together for warmth and sharing good laughter and company one second . . . and trampling and pepper spraying each other the next.

    Seems to me that things are fine until they enter the storefront. Maybe they should just have a national camp-out for charity and spare the violence and drama.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Wow. Such a damn shock. Not Black Friday is proof that people in general suck and care more about stuff then their fellow mankind I also think anybody that goes out in this madness each year are nuts.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Sounds like people were enjoying themselves. I can not see any fun whatsoever in rock climbing, but eh, some people do.
    These folks were not enjoying it at all. Madness all over the country and this is just a few reports.
    U.S. News - Black Friday violence: 2 shot in armed robberies, 15 others pepper-sprayed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    These folks were not enjoying it at all. Madness all over the country and this is just a few reports.
    U.S. News - Black Friday violence: 2 shot in armed robberies, 15 others pepper-sprayed
    While tragic, out of how many millions partaking in the event?
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    While tragic, out of how many millions partaking in the event?
    The thuggery didn't occur in only one burg; it occurred in several. Not mine, at least so far as I know after reading the local news online, and I guess not in yours, insofar as you know. But I don't think this is the main point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    The thuggery didn't occur in only one burg; it occurred in several. Not mine, at least so far as I know after reading the local news online, and I guess not in yours, insofar as you know. But I don't think this is the main point.
    That despite it being a great moment in the marketplace, during one of the best moments of the year, people become brutish thugs. I understand the point. I just find it horribly overstated and distorted considering the opportunity it affords families and friends. Then that some throw out the banner of materialism, as if they live that banal of an existence. Hogwash.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That despite it being a great moment in the marketplace, during one of the best moments of the year, people become brutish thugs. I understand the point. I just find it horribly overstated and distorted considering the opportunity it affords families and friends. Then that some throw out the banner of materialism, as if they live that banal of an existence. Hogwash.
    Well, apparently some do live that banal of an existence. Doesn't excuse the individual choice to be a thug--to attempt to take by violence what isn't yours out of some selfish notion that you are somehow more "deserving" than others and that your criminal ( or only boorish) behavior is somehow justified. It isn't.

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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    While tragic, out of how many millions partaking in the event?
    Don't you think this madness must stop at some point? It is every damn year. Enough is enough. But of course you are happy cause you got your goods without being tramped to DEATH! Enjoy your crap.
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    Re: Violence mars Black Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    This is nothing but the lowest form of life. Pure and total human trash. It's embarrassing that the rest of the world sees this, but it is a large part of what America is these days.

    I am sick and tired of seeing videos of gangs of kids fighting, of women fighting. I don't know people like that. I never have. How can anyone have so little respect for themselves to be involved in any of this crap? I truly do not understand it. But, hey that's America, all about the bling.
    There were always people like that...that have been doing the same things forever...whats changed is, there are cameras everywhere now and everyone has a cellphone and some carry two and 3 of them. Cops have always seen this kind of thing

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