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Black Friday - Something's WRONG With Our Society!

 
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I just have to say, something is SERIOUSLY WRONG with our society.

Years ago, stores would at 8AM instead of 9AM on black Friday to accomodate customers, and increase profit. Then, they knocked it back to 6 and 7 AM. Then, it was 4 and 5 AM. Last year, lots of stores opened at midnight. This year, it's even worse. Some of them here opened early this Thanksgiving morning, took a quick break for lunch, and will be open all night and tomorrow too.

And, what does this all boil down to? GREED! Businesses will go to ANY length to get that extra dollar, even if it means forcing employees to sacrifice their Thanksgiving with their families, or making them get there at 10 PM to open the store at midnight. It just gets worse and worse. Soon, Thanksgiving will become Black Thursday, and will be completely wiped out!

I thought to myself, customers would find this ridiculous. Boy, was I wrong! The local news showed lines wrapped around parking lots that would put a Michael Jackson concert to shame. These people have had no sleep, and have been standing in the cold for hours...all to get a $5 coupon, or 20% off handtowels. And to make things worse, they're EXCITED to be there! They're peeking in windows, and running and snatching things like bats out of hell when the stores open!!! They fight over items like it's a life or death situation!

I don't know who's crazier...the businesses who stoop to this level, or the shoppers(sheep) who think they can't be happy unless they become slaves to the businesses, acting like crazed hooligans!

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"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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No comments?
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"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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I just heard on CBS radio news...

That people are "breaking" their current televisions so they can purchase a "new" one at a huge discount on Black Friday.

We as a society are on the brink...
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I just heard on CBS radio news...

That people are "breaking" their current televisions so they can purchase a "new" one at a huge discount on Black Friday.

We as a society are on the brink...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14380192


Yes we are. God help us!
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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Why this whole, black bit in Friday? What is the meaning?
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Why this whole, black bit in Friday? What is the meaning?
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It's affectionately called "Black" Friday by employees, because its' the worst day of the year to be working in retail. I know. I worked at a toy store during Black Friday, and trust me. At the end of the day, you're DEAD. I got there early that day, and didn't leave until 5 AM the next day.

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"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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Thanks to whoever gave the stars!
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"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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Last Edited by Dease on 11/23/2012 02:32 AM
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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I'm not sure about other places but the Wal-Mart near where I live opened its doors at 8pm tonight...on Thanksgiving. I think Best Buy was opening their doors at 9pm today as well.
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I'm not sure about other places but the Wal-Mart near where I live opened its doors at 8pm tonight...on Thanksgiving. I think Best Buy was opening their doors at 9pm today as well.
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Yeah. Our Wal-Mart is open all night, and our Best Buy is opening at 9PM as well. It's SICK!
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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Bigger TV so they can be more effectively brainwashed lol
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Why this whole, black bit in Friday? What is the meaning?
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It's affectionately called "Black" Friday by employees, because its' the worst day of the year to be working in retail. I know. I worked at a toy store during Black Friday, and trust me. At the end of the day, you're DEAD. I got there early that day, and didn't leave until 5 AM the next day.
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Thank you.

Well, that is one negative name for such a day. Hence the dark, as opposed to light. Just the negativity in the term, "black friday" is frightening.


I did a little more digging and indeed, more or less like you said:


"The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.[4][5] Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black".[4][6]"
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Sounds like a day to stay home and eat leftovers!
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I believe it's called Black Friday because the retailers hope to have their profits in the 'black' instead of in the 'red'....anyone know for sure?

Anyway, I hate it and never go!
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Remember kids, nothing says "Christian" like beating the shit out of another shopper in the toy department at Walmart on Black Friday chuckle
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Why this whole, black bit in Friday? What is the meaning?
 Quoting: 2012Portal


It's affectionately called "Black" Friday by employees, because its' the worst day of the year to be working in retail. I know. I worked at a toy store during Black Friday, and trust me. At the end of the day, you're DEAD. I got there early that day, and didn't leave until 5 AM the next day.
 Quoting: Dease


Thank you.

Well, that is one negative name for such a day. Hence the dark, as opposed to light. Just the negativity in the term, "black friday" is frightening.


I did a little more digging and indeed, more or less like you said:


"The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.[4][5] Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black".[4][6]"
[link to en.wikipedia.org]



Sounds like a day to stay home and eat leftovers!
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Indeed! That's what we did!
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"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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Our American society has been trained to be consumers, first and foremost.
Apollo astronauts couldn't have passed through Van Allen's Belt. Van Allen wore suspenders.
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Our American society has been trained to be consumers, first and foremost.
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Remember what President Bush said when, a couple weeks after 9/11, American businesses saw a drop in sales, because people were "waiting for the other shoe to drop" and holding on to their money and not spending. He said, "Go out and go shopping! Take your family to Disneyworld!"
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I believe it's called Black Friday because the retailers hope to have their profits in the 'black' instead of in the 'red'....anyone know for sure?

Anyway, I hate it and never go!
 Quoting: Jeepster


Same here!
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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Our American society has been trained to be consumers, first and foremost.
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That's right. They're controlled by the shopping industry.
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"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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God these vids make me sick. What the hell is wrong with people. What made them this way?

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Our American society has been trained to be consumers, first and foremost.
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Remember what President Bush said when, a couple weeks after 9/11, American businesses saw a drop in sales, because people were "waiting for the other shoe to drop" and holding on to their money and not spending. He said, "Go out and go shopping! Take your family to Disneyworld!"
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I am shaking my head right now...
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"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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God these vids make me sick. What the hell is wrong with people. What made them this way?

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LOL, I know! They're fighting like wild animals!
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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I'd just like to ask that guy in the video if his discount was worth getting his face rearranged.
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"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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My sister called me and said she had seen some of the shopping video's on the news and could not believe her eyes.

She made the comment how it made some many Americans look so bad and ignorant and just pathetic and stupid and gross. She was really discussed after having had viewed it.

Canada has boxing day sales after Christmas. I have never seen a mob like this at a store ver. Nobody camps out to get deals ever. Nobody fights over stuff ever. So what makes us different that we don't act like this. I don't have that answer but the way in which these people act to get STUFF is sick. It really is.

When you look around at the state of the world and all the problems and you see all these people just pileing shit into carts thats totally usless I have to shake my head. I don't get it anymore. People have lost sight of whats important in this world.

You can't blame the bussinesses because thats their jobs to supply goods and services to those that want the shit they sell. They all have to compete so they all do it. Can't blame them.

These people are not human anymore. This is not what its about.

I spent 500 dollars today and bought 600 kg of mixed grains and cereals and beans and sprouts to bake with and plant with and it will last 4 of us for 6 mnths in a pinch. They bought DVD's and players and shit shit shit and more shit shit shit. What are they going to do with all this shit when it hits the fan. Most probably could not afford what they bought and most probably went on the good old credit cards.

I read somwhere that they were going to ban these kinds of sales. I remember reading somwhere that some people got trampled a couple years ago trying to get inside the doors when the store opened. No wonder the rest of the world thinks that Americans are fucked up. They should ban thses Black Friday Monday sales. Its getting out of hand.
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I don't blame the businesses as much as I blame the customers. If customers stayed at home with their families on Thanksgiving instead of buying cheap Chinese shit for 10% off, businesses wouldn't open. The Great Wal-Mart of China and other retailers are merely satisfying the demands of their customers. I will agree that it sucks employers don't offer more pay on Black Friday, but oh well. If you don't like the job, quit.

Society starts with the individual. When individuals stop being mindless sheep, materialistic and start respecting themselves, only then will our society change for the better.

On a side note, remember that many of these people voted. Isn't democracy grand?

That being said, I can't wait for the 2012 Black Friday compilation video.
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No comments?
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I would say a lot of comments, but I don't want to type obscenity laced frustrations towards 90% of mainstream society.
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the only thing wrong with our society is u

for not shopping

time to run with the lions cowards


"oh boo hoo, americans shop, god forbid, lets talk to the russian mafia and chink torture units, they are better"

anti american

anti shopping

anti god

thats waht u are

god likes shoppers = u can tell cause they are not injun sewer rats in the gutter begging

and i am off, to buy a new crucifix

silver

to ward off glp whittlke ittle complainers that hate god
and like the nazis or somethng
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shoppers are out , mov3'm buy'n , eat'n

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My sister called me and said she had seen some of the shopping video's on the news and could not believe her eyes.

She made the comment how it made some many Americans look so bad and ignorant and just pathetic and stupid and gross. She was really discussed after having had viewed it.

Canada has boxing day sales after Christmas. I have never seen a mob like this at a store ver. Nobody camps out to get deals ever. Nobody fights over stuff ever. So what makes us different that we don't act like this. I don't have that answer but the way in which these people act to get STUFF is sick. It really is.

When you look around at the state of the world and all the problems and you see all these people just pileing shit into carts thats totally usless I have to shake my head. I don't get it anymore. People have lost sight of whats important in this world.

You can't blame the bussinesses because thats their jobs to supply goods and services to those that want the shit they sell. They all have to compete so they all do it. Can't blame them.

These people are not human anymore. This is not what its about.

I spent 500 dollars today and bought 600 kg of mixed grains and cereals and beans and sprouts to bake with and plant with and it will last 4 of us for 6 mnths in a pinch. They bought DVD's and players and shit shit shit and more shit shit shit. What are they going to do with all this shit when it hits the fan. Most probably could not afford what they bought and most probably went on the good old credit cards.

I read somwhere that they were going to ban these kinds of sales. I remember reading somwhere that some people got trampled a couple years ago trying to get inside the doors when the store opened. No wonder the rest of the world thinks that Americans are fucked up. They should ban thses Black Friday Monday sales. Its getting out of hand.
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Many of these people are ignorant because they've been brainwashed by our federal govt. They teach them that having material things will bring them happiness.

I'm sorry, but I do blame the businesses because there's a limit. Greed can NEVER be satisfied. It always wants more. The CEOs of these businesses don't care about their employees. ALl they care about is putting money in their pocket, regardless of how it affects their employee's lives or well-being.

Most of them do put it on credit cards. This leads to more debt, and unhappiness, in which case they buy more STUFF to make them feel better. It's a vicoius cycle.

I dont' think they'll ever realize, the happiest people are the ones who live simple lives, putting value on the things that matter. It is all about the people you love, and spending time with them...not material things!
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23

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