walmart stampede kills

Doesn't this happen at least once a year? Why are people surprised now?
 
this is absolutely repulsive...i'd like them to release the video of this and catch some of the people responsible...wal-mart employees too...what's the deal? get out of the way, prepare and train for the black friday crowds...i feel so bad for his family...i saw his dad just in disbelief on cnn.
 
I loved the one interview with the guy in the parking lot and they say

"sir why do you think it happened?"

"He replied,,because of the TV's man,, the TV's"

that really dosen't sound like a good excuse to act like animal to me.:facepalm
 
I come from a fairly Christian family, though I myself do not follow that particular faith. I celebrate Christmas because it is a family tradition, and prefer to spend my time giving money or time to a charitable organization. Of course, every year, I have to put up with garish displays of consumerism in every retail outlet two months before the holidays, and the horrific idea that we should buy tons of stuff and give it to our loved ones because that's the true meaning of Christmas!! :yay:

Well, it never fails that around December 10 or so I find myself fed up with the holiday and in a sour mood. People in my family who are supposed to care about the religious element of this holiday constantly call me, asking me what I want for Christmas. I tell them to either 1) make a donation in my name, or 2) send me money so I can put some use to it.

That line never works. I'm constantly harassed to come up with gift ideas, and even if I don't come up with one, I am given an unnecessary present anyway.

This year, my distaste for the holiday has come early, because this exact same line of thinking-- we must must MUST buy extravagant gifts for everyone so they'll love us!!-- killed someone and caused a woman to miscarry her unborn child. When did Christmas transform into a catering operation for consumer ****es, and when did even the most faithful of Christians lose touch with the true meaning of this holiday?
 
I come from a fairly Christian family, though I myself do not follow that particular faith. I celebrate Christmas because it is a family tradition, and prefer to spend my time giving money or time to a charitable organization. Of course, every year, I have to put up with garish displays of consumerism in every retail outlet two months before the holidays, and the horrific idea that we should buy tons of stuff and give it to our loved ones because that's the true meaning of Christmas!! :yay:

Well, it never fails that around December 10 or so I find myself fed up with the holiday and in a sour mood. People in my family who are supposed to care about the religious element of this holiday constantly call me, asking me what I want for Christmas. I tell them to either 1) make a donation in my name, or 2) send me money so I can put some use to it.

That line never works. I'm constantly harassed to come up with gift ideas, and even if I don't come up with one, I am given an unnecessary present anyway.

This year, my distaste for the holiday has come early, because this exact same line of thinking-- we must must MUST buy extravagant gifts for everyone so they'll love us!!-- killed someone and caused a woman to miscarry her unborn child. When did Christmas transform into a catering operation for consumer ****es, and when did even the most faithful of Christians lose touch with the true meaning of this holiday?

I was so sad to hear this story. I'm really surprised that this hasn't happened more often with stores on the day after Thanksgiving. (To be honest.) I used to work at Walmart and opened the doors the day after a number of times. I always flipped the switch and ran. I saw people push each other, get in fights, rip merchandise out of other customer's hands...it's a crazy environment.
 
I come from a fairly Christian family, though I myself do not follow that particular faith. I celebrate Christmas because it is a family tradition, and prefer to spend my time giving money or time to a charitable organization. Of course, every year, I have to put up with garish displays of consumerism in every retail outlet two months before the holidays, and the horrific idea that we should buy tons of stuff and give it to our loved ones because that's the true meaning of Christmas!! :yay:

Well, it never fails that around December 10 or so I find myself fed up with the holiday and in a sour mood. People in my family who are supposed to care about the religious element of this holiday constantly call me, asking me what I want for Christmas. I tell them to either 1) make a donation in my name, or 2) send me money so I can put some use to it.

That line never works. I'm constantly harassed to come up with gift ideas, and even if I don't come up with one, I am given an unnecessary present anyway.

This year, my distaste for the holiday has come early, because this exact same line of thinking-- we must must MUST buy extravagant gifts for everyone so they'll love us!!-- killed someone and caused a woman to miscarry her unborn child. When did Christmas transform into a catering operation for consumer ****es, and when did even the most faithful of Christians lose touch with the true meaning of this holiday?

I'm reading that the reports of a woman's miscarriage are false. Not that that would take anything away from the rampage that happened.

I deal with this same kind of crap every year. My grandmother has to put up a Christmas tree when's it's too much of a hassle. All the kids in the family need a bunch of toys they don't need and can't be paid for. I have to eat dinner with groups of people who don't like me. And all of this because it's "tradition".

If I'm fortnate to have my own family when I'm older we will have much different traditions. And they sure as hell won't involve buying each other Blu-Ray dvds.
 
If I'm fortnate to have my own family when I'm older we will have much different traditions. And they sure as hell won't involve buying each other Blu-Ray dvds.

Agreed. I'm a universalist and my boyfriend is Jewish, and we've both decided that the holidays are not going to be filled with extravagant gifts like they were in our youth.
 
Agreed. I'm a universalist and my boyfriend is Jewish, and we've both decided that the holidays are not going to be filled with extravagant gifts like they were in our youth.

It's sad but when I think back on Christmas from when I was a child the main thing I remember is the gifts I got. Not spending time with my family (some of whom have now passed) but what the toys I got were. I still see that with my little niece now. She's getting over $100 worth of toys from everyone when she'd be just as happy playing with a cardboard box. It's pretty sad...
 
but that would kill more caregivers than idiots:whatever:

Actually I'm pretty sure there are quite a few more idiots then caregivers in this world.

In the original Black Friday thread I jokingly asked if that was the day when people trampled each other for consumer goods, and some guys "smiled" and said yes.

How desperate is the consumer culture?

I browse youtube watching Black Friday stampedes in disbelief, I live just across the border and never seen anything remotely as savage.

I certainly would be in for a widespread plague though, even if that most probably meant I had to die as well. People are unworthy of all the space they take on this Earth, who over populate it and each year we selfishly expand at the cost of rest of nature.
 
This is why I only go to stores that day in the afternoon if I go at all. This year I took my nieces and nephews to see a movie on Black Friday, feel that was a much better way to spend my time than saving a few bucks on Christmas gifts.
 
This is why I go shopping on like Tuesday like at 8:30 since the mall closes at like 10. :huh:
 
Park my car, Phere. Thanks.
 
This is ****ed up, guys. I mean, I'm sure many of you might disagree, but this is ****ed up to about the level of all these dead children threads. The very fact that a group of people can cause the death of a man without so much as blinking, just to get some items on sale....what the **** does that say about us?
 
I think it says....America loves a good deal?
 
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I think it says...America loves a good deal?

Or Americans would rather trample over people and pregnant women in order to buy that extravagant present than actually act responsibly, because consumerism has become a religious way of life in the past half-century?
 
Or Americans would rather trample over people and pregnant women in order to buy that extravagant present than actually act responsibly, because consumerism has become a religious way of life in the past half-century?

lol, pregnant women aren't people.
 
It's also Wal-Mart.....eww...

*snob*
 
Wal-Mart is a scary scary place.
 
It's also Wal-Mart.....eww...

*snob*

Wal-Mart has more problems than its bargains... namely it's downright deplorable labor practices both domestically and abroad... which is part of the reason why I never shop there.
 

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