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Old 11-30-2008, 08:05 AM   #31
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on 12 o'clock news last night, they said they are looking at film of what happened at the Wal Mart store. They said they are wanting to identify customers to prosecute? How can this be? I thought Wal Mart would be responsible?
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:32 AM   #32
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on 12 o'clock news last night, they said they are looking at film of what happened at the Wal Mart store. They said they are wanting to identify customers to prosecute? How can this be? I thought Wal Mart would be responsible?
Just because you want a good deal at Wal-Mart, doesn't discharge you from abiding by all laws - I think if you stepped or shoved someone down, then yes, you should be questioned and/or prosecuted.

WM doesn't bare the sole responsiblity for this - although they are certainly culpable and should have provided adequate security and crowd control. The human beings (shoppers) are the ones who didn't act humanely.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:22 AM   #33
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I dont live to far from the walmart in question.

I personally hate the holiday season becuase of all this. People are crazy lunatics and they never think about the season and jsut be a nice person. The holidays are totally going immoral and losing there meaning more and more each year.

Walmart should be held responsible along with all those lunatics who didnt even stop to help the guy up. this all could have been so easily avoided if people were civil human beings.

I really think that these black friday sales should be banned. It takes away resources from law enforcement and causes nothing problems and all for what. you saved 5% off what ever you were buying? in the grand scheme of things. is it really worth it.


As far as gift giving this year and past years ive been trying to make it easier and easier every year and making it more about the holiday spirit then the gift giving. With our freinds we used to do a secret santa but last year we all donated to First Candle in the name of our Freinds child loss. (To make a donation: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/fc/donation.jsp) (The site Individual Giving)

With my parents and siblings we do a secret santa and we do a secret santa and grab bag with my in laws (grab bag is loads of fun) and thats all.

keep it simple and enjoyable. Keeping it real and jsut enjoying each others company
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:10 PM   #34
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I just had a terrible thought, pardon me for opening up but I need someone's insight.

Whenever I have to go traveling, the people just seem to want to run over each other when boarding. My friend told me she fell down when she returned from trip and no one stopped to help her up, just walked around her. If this incident which is in the news since it happened, if nothing is done about this, do you think if it happens other places that they will just accept it? This is really scary. What will happen to people if they are not able to walk as fast as others? I am thankful they are bringing attention and do want to punish the ones who pushed the guy down.

thanks for your response. We have to tolerate road rage and cell phones which is scary enough. Only my opinion.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:21 PM   #35
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This morning it was reported the 'employee' was a security guard ... That opens a new dimension to this ...


WHen I was a kid Christmas was a magical time with the lights, decorations, sounds and smells.WHen I went shopping it wa with Dad and for a couple of hours at a time, at most. The 'experience' was over before it began.

Then I got older, and then I got my drivers license. I was taller so I could see more and I could spend more time in the stores.

I think I was 17 or 18 when the truth of retail Christmas hit me. I can still remember the long moment when I realized Retail Christmas was a scam. Heck, could say it was the moment I realized the truth behind Marketing etal.

Now IF I give a gift it's because of utility and something that person probably wouldn't cough up for themselves. Between Wife and I we get things for the house, this year it was a refrigerator, last year a bed (and dSLR and computer but those were more business items).

A couple of years after Wife and I married we decided to give gifts at Epiphany. What we found was once the urge to spend was resisted at Christmas (extended family pressures) a more rational approach can be taken for Epiphany. So much so that we have talked ourselves out of buying anything for the last decade or so, and the price slashing after Christmas can take some real discipline to resist.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:29 PM   #36
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Isn't it amazing how wise we get the older we get? You write about much wisdom you've received in your life. May it continue as our days go by. thanks for sharing.
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