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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Feeling sorry for them is not part of the question. Part of the question is: What do you suggest for people who don't have the option of looking for another job? Are they supposed to allow corporations to abuse them?
    They're not being abused by anyone. They are dealing with the consequences of the choices they made in their own lives. If they want to blame someone for what happens to them, they only have to look in the mirror. They did it to themselves. Now you expect people to feel sorry for them, and yes, that is exactly what you want, because they screwed up their own lives and now want special privileges.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    They're not being abused by anyone. They are dealing with the consequences of the choices they made in their own lives. If they want to blame someone for what happens to them, they only have to look in the mirror. They did it to themselves. Now you expect people to feel sorry for them, and yes, that is exactly what you want, because they screwed up their own lives and now want special privileges.

    Sorry, doesn't work that way.
    Everyone working at WalMart "screwed up their own lives?"

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    So...how did the strike go?
    What strike?
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Just a big heads up here. She's been posting here for almost 4 years. You just joined 151 incoherent posts ago. Nobody's had a problem with her posts or her ability to understand what she reads. There are at least 2 of us who are suffering from vertigo because of your posts.

    That's your Thanksgiving present.
    i'm not surprised that, given the current state of political discourse on the internet and most of what i've seen posted here since i've joined, that you guys would have an issue understanding someone who posts like me. you guys are so used to having arguments where it's one side against another side where no one wants to recognize any gray area or see the big picture that i don't blame you for having trouble with my comments on this topic.

    i do my best to elevate my posts beyond "unions bad, capitalism good, walmart bad" but if you prefer to only discuss this topic with folks whose viewpoints you can sort into a neat little category, i'm pretty sure you can always put me on ignore.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Then, if they are free to change their mind about when they work, they are equally free to get themslves another job in a business that closes on Thanksgiving day, and the store is free to replace them with people who don't care for turkey all that much.
    exactly. the store is free to replace them if they can. that's why i don't understand why people have an issue with a strike.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by bg85 View Post
    i'm not surprised that, given the current state of political discourse on the internet and most of what i've seen posted here since i've joined, that you guys would have an issue understanding someone who posts like me. you guys are so used to having arguments where it's one side against another side where no one wants to recognize any gray area or see the big picture that i don't blame you for having trouble with my comments on this topic.

    i do my best to elevate my posts beyond "unions bad, capitalism good, walmart bad" but if you prefer to only discuss this topic with folks whose viewpoints you can sort into a neat little category, i'm pretty sure you can always put me on ignore.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Why would I put you on ignore?
    i don't know. something about my posting style in this thread seems to bother you though, so i thought i'd point that option out to you if you hadn't thought of it already

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by bg85 View Post
    i don't know. something about my posting style in this thread seems to bother you though, so i thought i'd point that option out to you if you hadn't thought of it already
    It doesn't bother me. It makes me laugh that you went after Superfly when she's been posting here for years, and nobody except you ever claimed her posts were not understandable.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, they've signed a yellow dog contract?
    You can put whatever derogatory union approved label on it you want....
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    It doesn't bother me. It makes me laugh that you went after Superfly when she's been posting here for years, and nobody except you ever claimed her posts were not understandable.
    you said you were suffering from vertigo because of my posts. clearly something about them was bothering you.

    i have never "gone after" anyone on the internet. if you go back and re-read what i said, maybe you'll see the point i was trying to make by asking if she thought workers should be legally required to show up. obviously she does not think that (because it is a ridiculous position) but based on the context of what i said and her response i asked the question to try and point out the ridiculousness of criticizing someone for wanting to stay home on a holiday or exercising their right to not show up to work if they don't want to (and to face the consequences of doing so).

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