Shopping kills

A Wal-Mart employee is trampled to death by insane shoppers on Buy Nothing Day.
The New York Times reports on a Buy Nothing Day tragedy:
A Wal-Mart employee in suburban New York died after being trampled by a crush of shoppers who tore down the front doors and thronged into the store early Friday morning...The 34-year-old employee, who was not identified, was knocked down by a crowd that broke down the doors of the Wal-Mart at the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, N.Y., and surged into the store. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 6 a.m.
One shopper, Kimberly Cribbs, said she was standing near the back of the crowd at around 5 a.m. on Friday when people started pulling the doors from their hinges and rushing into the store. She said several people were knocked to the ground, and parents had to grab their children by the hands to keep them from being caught in the crush.“They were falling all over each other,” she said. “It was terrible.”
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I am so wise

Railing against, TV, video games, and fast food are the consumer choices and politics of many of those in parents' generation. When using unoriginal boilerplate insults plagiarized from those equally ill-informed as you, you need to realize that is a risk that you'll deploy totally inappropriate rhetoric and come off making an idiot one's self. Also, symphonies are the entertainment option of the elite including the corporate elite. That's why prices are so high and entrance is so restricted. Jesus, symphonies often accept money from and invest their endowments in the worst offenders in corporate America who are trying to spiffy up their public relations image.

I am so wise

Railing against, TV, video games, and fast food are the consumer choices and politics of many of those in parents' generation. When using unoriginal boilerplate insults plagiarized from those equally ill-informed as you, you need to realize that is a risk that you'll deploy totally inappropriate rhetoric and come off making an idiot one's self. Also, symphonies are the entertainment option of the elite including the corporate elite. That's why prices are so high and entrance is so restricted. Jesus, symphonies often accept money from and invest their endowments in the worst offenders in corporate America who are trying to spiffy up their public relations image.

Anonymous

ok, so where is your source on the symphony thing? You ALWAYS demand sources out of people, without quoting your own sources 100 percent of the time. Also, reading one article about something doesn't make you an expert. Come back when you've written a full thesis, that's been defended, and passed the test. Until then, your arguments mean nothing. Usually they consist of "you are wrong for said reasons (insert article written by monkeys)" then if the person making the original comment defends themselves, your argument goes "insert Jesus' name somewhere in the hopes it will get people riled up" (you always assume everyone is christian!) then it goes "your arguments suck because I don't like them, then insert name of controversial American" ie. "Karl Rove" or some other nonsense. Get over yourself. There, I "quoted" you. Is that enough of a source for you?

Anonymous

ok, so where is your source on the symphony thing? You ALWAYS demand sources out of people, without quoting your own sources 100 percent of the time. Also, reading one article about something doesn't make you an expert. Come back when you've written a full thesis, that's been defended, and passed the test. Until then, your arguments mean nothing. Usually they consist of "you are wrong for said reasons (insert article written by monkeys)" then if the person making the original comment defends themselves, your argument goes "insert Jesus' name somewhere in the hopes it will get people riled up" (you always assume everyone is christian!) then it goes "your arguments suck because I don't like them, then insert name of controversial American" ie. "Karl Rove" or some other nonsense. Get over yourself. There, I "quoted" you. Is that enough of a source for you?

I am so wise

Here's a list of corporate funders for the BSO out of Baltimore (http://www.bsomusic.org/main.taf?p=2,4,3) Did you notice all the banks, many of them who are now begging for bailouts? Then there's Constellation Energy Group which is notorious in Baltimore for jacking up rates, getting the state government to surrender subpoena power in return for a few dollars off electric bills, and building nuclear plants. Then you have Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman which make big bucks in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and other war zones selling weapons. Now, I'll turn to the CSO in Chicago (http://www.cso.org/main.taf?p=12,8,6) On this list you’ll find Caterpillar (they sell the IDF the equipment used to level Palestinian homes, BP America (oil and gas baby), lots and lots of banks looking for handouts. You have Kraft foods. Read Kalle’s book and you’ll find his view on Kraft and some cigarette company. Another list (http://www.cso.org/main.taf?p=12,8,4) shows Boeing, a major weapons manufacturer, Motorola, Inc (best known for its phones, it too manufactures weapons (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/641/t/6225/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=1344) and even more banks. You know what, enjoy your symphony subsidized by dishonestly absconded dollars, money earned through the leveling of Palestinian land, or the manufacturing of nuclear waste. I’ll stick with my far less bloody video games. It may be less intellectual stimulating, but at least the full cost is burdened by me, not innocent victims. Jesus, do you do any research on what you engage in and support or do you just play herd monkey and follow the crowd?

I am so wise

Here's a list of corporate funders for the BSO out of Baltimore (http://www.bsomusic.org/main.taf?p=2,4,3) Did you notice all the banks, many of them who are now begging for bailouts? Then there's Constellation Energy Group which is notorious in Baltimore for jacking up rates, getting the state government to surrender subpoena power in return for a few dollars off electric bills, and building nuclear plants. Then you have Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman which make big bucks in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and other war zones selling weapons. Now, I'll turn to the CSO in Chicago (http://www.cso.org/main.taf?p=12,8,6) On this list you’ll find Caterpillar (they sell the IDF the equipment used to level Palestinian homes, BP America (oil and gas baby), lots and lots of banks looking for handouts. You have Kraft foods. Read Kalle’s book and you’ll find his view on Kraft and some cigarette company. Another list (http://www.cso.org/main.taf?p=12,8,4) shows Boeing, a major weapons manufacturer, Motorola, Inc (best known for its phones, it too manufactures weapons (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/641/t/6225/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=1344) and even more banks. You know what, enjoy your symphony subsidized by dishonestly absconded dollars, money earned through the leveling of Palestinian land, or the manufacturing of nuclear waste. I’ll stick with my far less bloody video games. It may be less intellectual stimulating, but at least the full cost is burdened by me, not innocent victims. Jesus, do you do any research on what you engage in and support or do you just play herd monkey and follow the crowd?

JEvins

Very expensive and exclusive. This is from the very same BSO website. http://www.bsomusic.org/main.taf?p=1,10 Jesus, don't you do any research? Ass! I know how to link pages too. Also do you think that for one minute ANY manufacturing is good for the environment. Those chemicals that went into making your gaming system and all of its components are very friendly to our environment. Not to mention the fuel cost to transport them. What about all of the air pollution made by the factories that produce it. What about that big HD tv you have buy in order to enjoy such great story lines and graphics. Oh, and that awesome home stereo you need to enjoy such great soundtracks. You totally front the bill %100. This all means nothing any ways. Its too late for our species. We have destroyed everything. You are so very very wise. Your education will mean nothing when this whole system hopefully collapses. If the planet doesnt take care of us first. TTFN.

JEvins

Very expensive and exclusive. This is from the very same BSO website. http://www.bsomusic.org/main.taf?p=1,10 Jesus, don't you do any research? Ass! I know how to link pages too. Also do you think that for one minute ANY manufacturing is good for the environment. Those chemicals that went into making your gaming system and all of its components are very friendly to our environment. Not to mention the fuel cost to transport them. What about all of the air pollution made by the factories that produce it. What about that big HD tv you have buy in order to enjoy such great story lines and graphics. Oh, and that awesome home stereo you need to enjoy such great soundtracks. You totally front the bill %100. This all means nothing any ways. Its too late for our species. We have destroyed everything. You are so very very wise. Your education will mean nothing when this whole system hopefully collapses. If the planet doesnt take care of us first. TTFN.

I am so wise

How do you think those seats are made so affordable? Museum admissions, symphonies tickets, and other non-profit events are rarely the true cost of events. The events are subsidizes by sponsors, like Lockheed Martin, Constellation Energy, and the banks, which do so to spiffy up their image. Also, those seats are designed for the poor elite in American society- students. If a poor family from Baltimore's Westside war zone rolled up to the BSO, they’d be most unwelcome. From personal experience, I can vouch for the fact that they may not be outright ejected, but they'll be made to feel uncomfortable. Unless you think Lockheed Martin donates money out the generosity of its soul? Perhaps they want the BSO to purchase F-16s for their air superiority needs? Do you think that for one minute ANY manufacturing is good for the environment. I think that symphony manufacturing should be the first to go given its elitist pretensions, limited appeal, and the affinity subnormals like you have for it. Also, for the record, I have a regular TV that I got free over a decade and not I am music fan. I am so eco-friendly, I have not replaced the broken sound card on my system. “education will mean nothing when this whole system hopefully collapses.” Actually, my favorite area of study is Yugoslavia and I’ve made a close study of how small bands of low-skill, lightly militants were able to secure large cities under their domain with, sometimes, a dozen or so people. That’s actually helpful knowledge in the event of societal collapse. Dare I ask when you think society will collapse? Nothing silences an ill-informed doomsayer like a missed deadline of doom.

I am so wise

How do you think those seats are made so affordable? Museum admissions, symphonies tickets, and other non-profit events are rarely the true cost of events. The events are subsidizes by sponsors, like Lockheed Martin, Constellation Energy, and the banks, which do so to spiffy up their image. Also, those seats are designed for the poor elite in American society- students. If a poor family from Baltimore's Westside war zone rolled up to the BSO, they’d be most unwelcome. From personal experience, I can vouch for the fact that they may not be outright ejected, but they'll be made to feel uncomfortable. Unless you think Lockheed Martin donates money out the generosity of its soul? Perhaps they want the BSO to purchase F-16s for their air superiority needs? Do you think that for one minute ANY manufacturing is good for the environment. I think that symphony manufacturing should be the first to go given its elitist pretensions, limited appeal, and the affinity subnormals like you have for it. Also, for the record, I have a regular TV that I got free over a decade and not I am music fan. I am so eco-friendly, I have not replaced the broken sound card on my system. “education will mean nothing when this whole system hopefully collapses.” Actually, my favorite area of study is Yugoslavia and I’ve made a close study of how small bands of low-skill, lightly militants were able to secure large cities under their domain with, sometimes, a dozen or so people. That’s actually helpful knowledge in the event of societal collapse. Dare I ask when you think society will collapse? Nothing silences an ill-informed doomsayer like a missed deadline of doom.

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