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Old 11-29-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Christmas shoppers became violent on Black Friday. This behavior cancels out any message from public displays of the Nativity.

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It seems with each passing year the madness on Black Friday gets even worse. This year, there were reports of fights and rioting from coast to coast.
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One man that was lying on the ground remembers thinking “I don’t want to die here” while he was being trampled by crazed shoppers….
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Crowds were becoming so violent at a Wal-Mart in Sacramento, California that the police actually evacuated the store early Friday morning.
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9 Shocking Examples Of Black Friday Violence
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Default Commercialism, not atheism, is ruining Christmas

Amen to tha... I mean, yea, like it says.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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It's pretty disgusting. I wish that black friday crap could just be eliminated. Riots, people trampled to death...it's disgusting...
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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I suspect it's neither commercialism or atheism but the fact that money just doesn't seem to buy much any more and it's got everyone on edge.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Christmas shoppers became violent on Black Friday. This behavior cancels out any message from public displays of the Nativity.







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9 Shocking Examples Of Black Friday Violence
Commercialism ruined Christmas a long time ago.

Black Friday has just revealed what America has really become. A place were large numbers of people derive their value and self esteem based on what they can buy.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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Commercialism ruined Christmas a long time ago.

Black Friday has just revealed what America has really become. A place were large numbers of people derive their value and self esteem based on what they can buy.
Ya took the words out of my mouth .Too much commericalism,not enough on what is important .
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:57 PM
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With 300 million Americans, isolated incidents of shoppers acting poorly on one day is not a big deal (or anything new).

And for the "something has to be done" control freaks...
We can bring the troops home and station them outside the stores for Black Friday.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Commercialism ruined Christmas a long time ago.
Yes, I've been hearing that since I was a kid back in the 50s.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Christmas shoppers became violent on Black Friday. This behavior cancels out any message from public displays of the Nativity.







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9 Shocking Examples Of Black Friday Violence
WWJS?? (Where Would Jesus Shop?)
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Those people in the videos remind me of when I used to visit Uncle Pete's farm and I'd help him slop the pigs (that means feed the pigs for you rural challenged folks). You'd dump the slop into the trough and run like hell because the pigs would come flying from everywhere to feed!
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