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Old 12-06-2014, 01:06 PM
 
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I'm watching the news and it's getting ridiculous. I wouldn't want to shop at Macys if the protestors were ruining it for everyone and making it unpleasant. It's really going to interfere with the holiday generating revenue that all retailers look forward to every holiday season.

I also noticed a lot of the protestors are young teens probably in college and they don't realize the damage they're inflicting on businesses. Why shoild businesses close down because of their protest? It's just tragic.
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Old 12-06-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Are they actually going inside Macys and rioting in there?
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Old 12-06-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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While I'm not pleased by their activities (and think more trespass and disorder conduct arrests need to be made), it is worth noting that they are going later at night when the crowds are starting to thin. Plus, there's always online shopping

Apart from the clear illegality and recklessness of these protester actions, however, my main problem is that they are potentially putting lives at risk (which, given the nature of their protests, is ironic). How are emergency response vehicles supposed to get through all of that. This is more important when the difference between life and death depends on seconds.
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Old 12-06-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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They're not rioting, but who wants to shop when you can look at merchandise because there's 100 plus bodies laying on the floor and keeping you from going from the bedding department to the shoe department? It's unpleasant.
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Old 12-06-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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I doubt they'll make even a slight dent. Hell, people we come in just to see the show, and buy something while they're here.

I will say, I'm sorry Giuliani isn't the mayor handling this. He would have had these protests, bottled up and shut down by now. Bla is just letting them happen. He's probably disappointed he can't be out there blocking traffic with them.
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Old 12-06-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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I doubt they'll make even a slight dent. Hell, people we come in just to see the show, and buy something while they're here.

I will say, I'm sorry Giuliani isn't the mayor handling this. He would have had these protests, bottled up and shut down by now. Bla is just letting them happen. He's probably disappointed he can't be out there blocking traffic with them.
Giuliani supported term limits years ago and term limited himself from ever being mayor again. How just. He is done politically as he isn't wanted for state wide or national office. The Giuliani era is OVER!
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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Are they actually going inside Macys and rioting in there?
The idiots went into Macys Herald Square and did what they are calling a "die in" by laying on the floor in Macys. MORONS. They should have been arrested. Macys has nothing to do with what happened with Eric Garner and nothing to do with whatever they disagree with re: the NYPD.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I'm watching the news and it's getting ridiculous. I wouldn't want to shop at Macys if the protestors were ruining it for everyone and making it unpleasant. It's really going to interfere with the holiday generating revenue that all retailers look forward to every holiday season.

I also noticed a lot of the protestors are young teens probably in college and they don't realize the damage they're inflicting on businesses. Why shoild businesses close down because of their protest? It's just tragic.
I think that's the point. hit the money
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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people ... come in just to see the show
OWS was on the tourist bus tours!
I visited Montreal during the student riots in 2012. There was a pitched battle in front of my hotel!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Qu...udent_protests
Local police made a ton of overtime. Also won the street fights.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:23 PM
 
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From a law enforcement standpoint, Bloomberg continued Giuliani'so policies. So those policies were in force for twenty years.

But I agreen with you. That era is now over. Bla is more interested in not offending his core constituent groups, and promoting his leftist political agenda, than suppressing crime and providing a safe environment in the city.

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Giuliani supported term limits years ago and term limited himself from ever being mayor again. How just. He is done politically as he isn't wanted for state wide or national office. The Giuliani era is OVER!
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