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December 1st, 2008
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From Stampeding Rreindeers to Stampeding People.
And they call the west the "civilized nations" ....

I just heard the news that somewhere near New York City, A Wal-mart employee was killed on Friday, in a stampede of shoppers trying to save a few dollars.   What the hell, people!  Are we still human??? 

Even after the man was knocked down and lying on the floor injured, people still stomped all over and around him to get their great deals for people they love, with no concern for that man and those who love him.   I wonder a gift recipient would feel if she knew a man died for that toaster oven she didn't really need in the first place.  

And when people were told they had to leave because an employee had been killed they yelled at authorities and refused to stop shopping for the deals they'd waited all night for.    Even an eight-month old pregnant woman was knocked down and injured in the madness.

Are we savages?    Is our need for CD's and stereos so vital to the survival of our species that we have to take on a Darwinian fight for these trite trophies of what will be tomorrow's technological junk?     It's not like we were storming the doors for a limited supply of respirators or antibiotics to survive a pandemic disease -  we were running to fill the pockets of a big corporation under society's insistence that we must bring fleeting joy to our loved-ones with material possessions they could've lived without.  

And for a few hundred dollars saved, only to be lost on the purchase of other unnecessary possessions, no doubt, . a man will spend Christmas in his grave.  

Peace on earth and goodwill toward man and all that.... How did my fellow humans ever come to this?

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From:carynrobin
Date:December 2nd, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
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yeah, i heard about that. *shakes head* how did we come to this? i don't know. the idea that people do this is terrifying. it makes me wonder... people who were trying to save this guy got trampled. i wonder what these people were thinking as they trampled on top of him... i wonder what that defenseless man was thinking as he was dying.
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From:hymnia
Date:December 2nd, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
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I was very disturbed by this story. :(
From:lmeighmy
Date:December 2nd, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
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This kind of thing has happened before, though I don't know if anyone was killed. It's one of the reasons I don't shop on Black Friday. :-(
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From:carynrobin
Date:December 2nd, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
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i like your new icon picture! :-D
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From:kruszer
Date:December 4th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
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thanks! That's me at my brother's wedding this past June. I was in the bridal party on the groom's side. My first wedding appearance - at age 29! oh well... some of us are late bloomers. :)
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