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Inhuman Holiday Shopping

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Post by cslewislover » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:56 pm

Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down
By COLLEEN LONG (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
November 28, 2008 9:34 PM EST

NEW YORK - A Wal-Mart discount store worker was killed Friday when "out-of-control" shoppers desperate for bargains broke down the doors at a 5 a.m. sale. Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death, police and witnesses said.

At least four other people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for observation or minor injuries, and the store in Valley Stream on Long Island closed for several hours before reopening.

Shoppers stepped over the man on the ground and streamed into the store. When told to leave, they complained that they had been in line since Thursday morning.

The article is from here: http://my.earthlink.net/article/bus?gui ... 8910873645
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Post by Byblos » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:48 pm

cslewislover wrote:Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down
By COLLEEN LONG (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
November 28, 2008 9:34 PM EST

NEW YORK - A Wal-Mart discount store worker was killed Friday when "out-of-control" shoppers desperate for bargains broke down the doors at a 5 a.m. sale. Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death, police and witnesses said.

At least four other people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for observation or minor injuries, and the store in Valley Stream on Long Island closed for several hours before reopening.

Shoppers stepped over the man on the ground and streamed into the store. When told to leave, they complained that they had been in line since Thursday morning.

The article is from here: http://my.earthlink.net/article/bus?gui ... 8910873645
That Walmart is actually 20 minutes from my house, my wife and I often shop there. We had planned on going there Friday but were staying at my sister's in Jersey and ended at Walmart there. What a terribly senseless tragedy and for what, to save a few bucks on flat screen TV? People have truly lost their sense
of everything moral.
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Post by Swamper » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:30 am

Yet another example of the excessive consumerism and materialism endemic to modern culture. All affected persons will be in my prayers.
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Post by Harry12345 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:28 am

cslewislover wrote:Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down
By COLLEEN LONG (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
November 28, 2008 9:34 PM EST

NEW YORK - A Wal-Mart discount store worker was killed Friday when "out-of-control" shoppers desperate for bargains broke down the doors at a 5 a.m. sale. Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death, police and witnesses said.

At least four other people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for observation or minor injuries, and the store in Valley Stream on Long Island closed for several hours before reopening.

Shoppers stepped over the man on the ground and streamed into the store. When told to leave, they complained that they had been in line since Thursday morning.

The article is from here: http://my.earthlink.net/article/bus?gui ... 8910873645
Makes me want to turn to evolution... humans are obviously no better than common animals. :shakehead: :crying:

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Post by harth1026 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:57 am

I find it utterly disgusting to know there are people out there that honestly believe that human casualties are acceptable simply because you've been waiting in line all day for a sale.

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Post by cslewislover » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:06 am

Yes, I find it unbelievably sick. Even if you were a part of this and just got pushed forward with no control, I'd think a person would be remorseful (hopefully some were) instead of defensive about how long they stood in line.
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Post by Lufia » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:44 am

Those kind of news are exactly why i hate Christmas time. It is not rejoicing time for the birth of our Savior but it is a material consuming fiesta. It has become the greatest money party of the year. The worth of your gift is the worth of your love. People are angry because the don't find what they want, they are angry because they are loading their credit card, they are angry because they don't have time to go shopping, they are angry because you don't drive fast enougt etc People are very agressive in those time, they explode for the slightness reason. I work in a store and i hate christmas time. Sorry for my english, but you get the idea ...

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Post by harth1026 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:01 am

And some people don't understand the idea of "giving". You give a gift to a friend or loved one because you care about them. The moment you have to harm another human being to get that gift, it takes all of the love that went into getting that gift. Unfortunately not many think about that when they go Christmas shopping.

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Post by zoegirl » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:13 pm

I agree, I am becoming more and more into making gifts....I try to get what I need and avoid the stores until Dec. 26th

This is a tragedy and hopefully might make stores rethink how they do the black friday. It's awful to think that happens. And I wonder what the people in Mumbai htink when they wre dealing with the terrorists and hear that a person died because of our collective greed. Here we are the wealthiest nation and we have people acting like animals....
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Post by harth1026 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:58 am

This just in...
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460924,00.html

The family of the victim is suing Walmart. While they believe that the mob was more responsible for the incident, they believe that Walmart could have done more to control the mob. While I agree that Walmart could have done more, I don't see them being at fault at all. There was additional security for that event so it wasn't like there weren't preparing for some extra craziness. And I seriously don't agree with suing Walmart while letting the unapologetic mob itself get away with murder. That is completely wrong and it send the wrong message.

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Post by zoegirl » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:29 am

If I were Walmart (or any other store) I would be thinking seriously right now about ways to automate the doors unlocking and opening. There should be no employee in front of those doors at opening.
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Post by FFC » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:32 am

harth1026 wrote:This just in...
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460924,00.html

The family of the victim is suing Walmart. While they believe that the mob was more responsible for the incident, they believe that Walmart could have done more to control the mob. While I agree that Walmart could have done more, I don't see them being at fault at all. There was additional security for that event so it wasn't like there weren't preparing for some extra craziness. And I seriously don't agree with suing Walmart while letting the unapologetic mob itself get away with murder. That is completely wrong and it send the wrong message.
I agree, but unfortunately Wal-Mart is liable for anything that happens on their property. It is a shame that people had to act like animals. In defense of Wal-Mart who could forsee that...well maybe they should have.
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Post by Cross.eyed » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:33 am

FFC wrote:
harth1026 wrote:This just in...
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460924,00.html

The family of the victim is suing Walmart. While they believe that the mob was more responsible for the incident, they believe that Walmart could have done more to control the mob. While I agree that Walmart could have done more, I don't see them being at fault at all. There was additional security for that event so it wasn't like there weren't preparing for some extra craziness. And I seriously don't agree with suing Walmart while letting the unapologetic mob itself get away with murder. That is completely wrong and it send the wrong message.
I agree, but unfortunately Wal-Mart is liable for anything that happens on their property. It is a shame that people had to act like animals. In defense of Wal-Mart who could forsee that...well maybe they should have.
Yes they should have and so should any other who promote black Friday with special sales in "limited" quanity.

The barbaric crowds have going on since the invention of black Friday but no company (that I've heard of) has taken precautions against injury.

But still, it is a shame Wal-Mart has to take the punch, when clearly the mob should be held culpable.
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Post by FFC » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:09 pm

Cross.eyed wrote:
FFC wrote:
harth1026 wrote:This just in...
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460924,00.html

The family of the victim is suing Walmart. While they believe that the mob was more responsible for the incident, they believe that Walmart could have done more to control the mob. While I agree that Walmart could have done more, I don't see them being at fault at all. There was additional security for that event so it wasn't like there weren't preparing for some extra craziness. And I seriously don't agree with suing Walmart while letting the unapologetic mob itself get away with murder. That is completely wrong and it send the wrong message.
I agree, but unfortunately Wal-Mart is liable for anything that happens on their property. It is a shame that people had to act like animals. In defense of Wal-Mart who could forsee that...well maybe they should have.
Yes they should have and so should any other who promote black Friday with special sales in "limited" quanity.

The barbaric crowds have going on since the invention of black Friday but no company (that I've heard of) has taken precautions against injury.

But still, it is a shame Wal-Mart has to take the punch, when clearly the mob should be held culpable.
I would love to see the mob be held culpable, but where do you begin and where do you end? y:-?
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Post by Harry12345 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:41 pm

The pregnant woman who was sent to the hospital after she got trampled by the mob has now had a miscarriage.

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