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post #31 of 46
Yes. Jim, you have understood what I meant. We have come to depend on credit because our incomes keep us, well, impoverished.
post #32 of 46

Walmart employee trampled on "Black Friday"

First off, kudos to you my fellow culinarians. At least YOU give a d**n about this and are as outraged as I was. I wrote a letter to the East Valley "Spitune" (Tribune) here in Phoenix Metro AZ and only got 3 (count em 3) replies. As I recently got my hand out of a cast, may I please finish the rest of this message with the letter I wrote. Not to say that it's great, but it does adequately show MY outrage. Thank you for YOUR outrage and concern. Cantor Posner aka Chef Boy of Dees


Wal-MartWal-Mart employee killed by mob of animals (I’vebeen sick all day over this)

Happy Shopping Days? Full of holiday cheer? Show Yeshua (Jesus) just how much you love him. Kill a Walmart employee so YOU or your family can be the FIRST to have the latest piece ofdrek (stuff on bottom of shoes when you ‘step in it’). In Nassau NY, the animals waiting for a ‘Black Friday’ sale started a feeding frenzy as soon as the doors were unlocked. Not even waiting until the poor man got out of the way, the animals RUSHED through the doors knocking him to the ground…and just kept going. Not even when some others employees tried to protect him, not even when they also knocked down an 8 month pregnant woman (last report, she and baby are still alive.) In fact, when they tried to close the store later to investigate, the animals started to complain and bare their fangs.

What is WRONG people? Are you MAD? Are you OUTRAGED? Or are you just planning to be careful when YOU shop for YOUR krap-o-la? My Lord Yeshua, whose birth you are supposedly celebrating during this time of year, received very simple gifts common for that era. The Magi did not bring herds of camels…servants…a bigger tent. No, they brought three simple gifts for the new born king. PLEASE, think twice about Yeshua before you go deep into debt so your little prince/princess will be happy…at least for a few days. Your children will learn to accept that ‘things’ don’t show your love for them. I pray that this year, we all start to “think a second time” about what are most important in your life. In my life, FIRST is my G-d, my wife is second, my friends and relatives are third. Everything else come after that. “Think a Second Time” please.


Hark the Herald Angel cry

now'sthe time to buy buy buy...Be there first and screw the rest...I deserve the very best...Praise me, all my family now...to my GREED you all should bow...Too bad that some one has died...My frugality can't be denied. Hark the Herald Angels SING...glory to me...the shopping King.

Sad, Sad day. For those of you who do, please include this mans family in your prayers...and I say once again..."Think A Second Time."

Thank you for reading this and caring. May G-d be with us all this year and may next year be the best year ever.
Cantor Posner aka ChefBoyof Dees

"An Armed Society is a Polite Society"--Robert A Heinlein

"You either Do or Don't Do...There is no TRY" --Yodah
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"An Armed Society is a Polite Society"--Robert A Heinlein

"You either Do or Don't Do...There is no TRY" --Yodah
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post #33 of 46
No dear, this sentence steered the direction of the conversation elsewhere... Unless you can explain what this sentence has to do with the trampling of a security guard at Walmart on black friday.

People, rich and poor alike, do what they have to do to survive. Some work prestigious jobs, others are down and out. The issue at hand is neither what one does for a living, nor is it credit cards they use to shop, nor is it the sadness of their circumstances. The truth is that the people lined up to go into Walmart that fateful day were all kinds of people, I'm willing to bet. It wasn't a mob of buskers or homeless people waiting since the early hours of the night in order to spend their sad little amount of money. And that's what's so baffling about it - you figure that people who otherwise progress logically through their day, live peaceful lives, accumulate into mass chaos over a perceived bargain, their unruliness magnified by overindulgence of thanksgiving day food, lack of sleep, and the scramble to be one of the first customers in the store to receive their free piece of junk.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #34 of 46
A guy who had to take a part-time job at Walmart, a company not known for the high wage and incredible benefits it bestows upon its employees, gets trampled by some people looking for a bargain on a television set. See the connection?

How many people don't even listen to the buskers' music? Honestly, you don't seem to (you just think about the fact that they're making, according to you, lots of money). Likewise, the people trampling the Walmart security guard did not notice him.
post #35 of 46
We had a case of similar 'sale rage' in the UK last year. A new Ikea store opened - the people 'stormed' the warehouse.

FOR IKEA crap....
post #36 of 46
I would bet most of the people who were part of that rush at Wal-Mart are re-thinking their values. It seems they had a riot state of mind. I have shopped at Wal-mart only once because I don't care for the place, but I don't put all the blame on Wal-Mart for what happened. They should have changed plans, though. This situation was out of hand before the doors opened.

By the way, contract workers are often on a different pay scale, which could be lower or higher. I know that from my previous work at Hewlett Packard.
post #37 of 46
I don't see what buskers have to do with Walmart employees other than people do what they have to do to make a living and shouldn't be judged for it. And how would you know whether or not I listen to buskers? I merely provided a link to show you that busking can be very lucrative for a lot of musicians and those musicians would probably not care to be looked down on as "sad." I would gladly continue this exchange if your statements made any sense to me but they don't so I'm out.

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post #38 of 46
I know you won't understand this, but I'm going to say it again anyway.

It is very sad that a man has to lose his life for a Walmart job.
It is very sad that children have to sing on the street (busk) for money.

I do not find it sad that Steve Fossett lost his life in the manner he did. He had a choice about the risks he took. The busking children and the Walmart employee obviously had not so much choice or they would be working in more lucrative professions.
post #39 of 46
Yeah i dont think it was wal-marts fault at all i think it was just the people and im not sure what the employee was doing like standing right in front of the crowd but if anything it was the people
post #40 of 46
It is sad when a man loses his life over any job at all. It is sad that any child has to work, and frankly it's illegal.

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post #41 of 46
The Walmart employee was a shelf-stocker. He had gone to open the doors, which is why he found himself in front of the crowd. That is my understanding anyway.

It is not sad when a soldier loses his life in war, especially if he is a volunteer. Rather, it is heroic. He loses his life for what is hopefully good cause (stopping tyrrany, for example).

It is really sad when a man with, obviously, little choice in job loses his life over some cheap tv sets.

Tv set, stopping tyrrany... now which might be better to die for?
post #42 of 46
We are not supposed to discuss politics on the forums so I am respectfully side stepping a discussion that is geared towards talking about soldiers dying to protect us from tyranny.

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post #43 of 46
Don't know what you were thinking, but I had the American Revolution in mind. I hardly think anyone would call that controversial politics considering it happened so long ago.

Btw, your comment where you referred to me as your "dear" was hardly respectful. That being so, I do not take your comment that you are "respectfully" doing anything as sincere.
post #44 of 46
I was referring to JustJim when I said dear - because it was you who changed the topic from the man being trampled in a walmart to busking.

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post #45 of 46
Corporate America is to blame. It isn't only people losing their lives. The number of people being permanently injured because the boss doesn't care if you are hurt is huge. I am one of those statistics even though I am back in college to try to get back to at least part time work. Corporate greed is the issue.
post #46 of 46
It is greed, but I'm not sure whose greed. When I see so many people, whether working for corporations or not, working for peanuts, I wonder what we've chosen to become. It's more about the image than about the substance. This is what I meant about presents instead of presence. Cheap Walmart wrapped stuff suddenly is more important than the people one shares time with. The turkey is more important than the company on Thanksgiving. People have become nothing more than objects. Dare I say... It's SAD.
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