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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

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    I think it's all of these. Partly, it's what two successive "me generations" hath wrought, but you're right about what I call the fast-food mentality. And the loosening of societal strictures. People actually think it's okay to wear a t-shirt with a huge f-bomb on it out in public where children can see it, and they think nothing about sharing their most intimate business while yacking on their cells in a grocery store checkout line.

    Maybe we could begin with a little more regard for others. Another plus would not be categorizing those who behave badly as "liberals" or "conservatives": They're unique individuals who are solely and entirely responsible for what they say and do, and lean has little to do with it. Ill-bred, boorish behavior is YOUR choice.
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why would you get angry? It's not like they change their hours on a whim, you know when they are open, you can go when they are open or you can wait. Operating hours are based on profit. Local stores to me have been open 24 hours or not over the years. Walmart seems to go through cycles, either being open 24/7 or closing at midnight. If they're making money from odd times, why shouldn't they be open? If they're not, why should they remain open on the off-chance you might want something? Are you incapable of making plans?
    Your comments are completely irrelevant to my point. Let's see if you can actually identify the point that I was making in context.
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

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    Could Vietnam War have continued with Facebook and Twitter?
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Probably.
    Afghanistan and Iraq had no problem with it.
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

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    Afghanistan and Iraq had no problem with it.
    Yeah. Only difference is that the type of warfare and the American losses were bigger, hence more of an internet outcry. Still, I don't think it would have mattered much.
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Your comments are completely irrelevant to my point. Let's see if you can actually identify the point that I was making in context.
    No, they aren't irrelevant at all. Stores are open because it is profitable for them to be open. If it isn't profitable, they close. It isn't up to the customer to determine when they want the store to be open, it is up to them to go to the store when it is open for business, regardless of their personal desires. Rioting because they don't get their way is absurd and it doesn't matter if it's the middle of March or Christmas eve when the store is closing, they don't get to override the store's decision to close, particularly with violence.
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, they aren't irrelevant at all. Stores are open because it is profitable for them to be open. If it isn't profitable, they close. It isn't up to the customer to determine when they want the store to be open, it is up to them to go to the store when it is open for business, regardless of their personal desires. Rioting because they don't get their way is absurd and it doesn't matter if it's the middle of March or Christmas eve when the store is closing, they don't get to override the store's decision to close, particularly with violence.
    In context of what I was discussing they were entirely irrelevant. You STILL didn't get the context. Wanna try again?
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    an interesting thread - with the exception of the mindless insistence that the liberals alone are responsible for this kind of mob event
    i cannot agree with the presentation that commerce shares responsibility because it makes it easier to buy stuff. to succeed in business one must offer a compelling reason not to buy elsewhere. and convenience is a huge selling point
    i also disagree with the notion that reduced wait times, the result of technological innovations, has caused consumers to 'act a fool' as my grandparents would have characterized the behavior of the walmart shoppers. the ultimate outcome of much engineering is the reduction of wait time. this abbreviation of wait time is nothing new or novel and should not be found as the cause of stupid behavior
    so, what could it be? i would submit that this kind of behavior is the result of inadequate life skills of the walmart mob participants. ultimately, the result of weak parenting. is there anyone who did not know Christmas was approaching, and that commercial activity starts winding down on Christmas eve. if that is accepted as a legitimate presumption, then those walmart shoppers had reason to know that their window for Christmas shopping was going to end at some time Christmas eve. and with that knowledge, they failed to timely plan/execute to meet their shopping needs. fail to plan, then plan to fail. life skills, 101
    in no way do i suggest that this is a recent shortcoming. members of society have been lacking in life skills forever. but i would suggest that a larger portion of a larger population is now without them
    we learn to parent from our parents. sometimes we learn from them what not to do. but generally, we raise/teach our kids in the same way we were taught. but we now have something which was not evident in the not-so-distant past. multiple generations raised by parents/grandparents who themselves were lacking in life skills. families where income arrived in the form of a check on the first of the month; not by having to get up thru the week and earn a living. we have multiple generations who have subsisted without a good education. they were able to get by without attaining skills because they were not forced to do so in a system that provided housing, food, medical help, utilities, and limited discretionary mones for other needs - or wants. well intended public assistance was provided to generation after generation to establish that social safety net. a social safety net especially needed by the kids of the parents receiving the assistance. the parents received that minimal largesse without work and without obligation. and those parents, what life skills have have they acquired by living on the dole. what life skills can they then pass on to their own kids? that mailbox money will still arrive even if you don't get an education. that the check will be larger if you have additional kids
    my suggestion is that we have failed the likes of the walmart mob because we have not imparted society's life skills with that monthly public assistance. what reason do we have to actually expect them to know how to behave if there is no one in their lives to impart such fundamental, such critical life skills information
    so, if the question is what drives the kind of behavior witnessed at the walmart closing, i would submit that it is piss poor parenting, and misdirected public policy that drives that type of outcome
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

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    In bold. So good I'd like to use it in my signature if that's OK with you.
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

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    Something tells me your signature exceeds the 4 line maximum allowed for regular members
    Yeah, I only realized that after a conversation with another member, recently. The Mod Team is probably going to alter that for ALL members, soon.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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