Black Friday Madness

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  1. spinnaker

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    Anyone join in?

    Joy to the world. Peace to all. What could possibly be worth all of this madness and hate? God help us when it is something that really matter like food and water that people are after.





     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    I did a little Black Friday shopping on the internet, it was pretty quiet.:p
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  3. DerStrom8

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    I actually went out Black Friday shopping, but up in my neck of the woods it's really not a big to-do. Traffic was minimal, and why occasionally it was hard finding a parking spot it really wasn't at all unpleasant.
     
  4. atferrari

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    My daughter said something about a day when people buy more than usual.
     
  5. Wendy

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    It does get crazy, they even have the police on scene. I choose not to participate, unless I need some milk or eggs.
     
  6. ISB123

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    Spend whole day in Barn clearing dung after that you can move mountains.
     
  7. tracecom

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    Wife made a late afternoon trip to nearest MSA. Said traffic was unbelievable, and crowds terrible. I stayed home. :D
     
  8. #12

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    I jacked up a Ford Explorer and traced the starter wiring. Absolutely peaceful. Not even a squirrel annoying me.

    Well, there was a lizard on the coil spring, but he just watched. We have very polite lizards in Florida.
     
  9. wayneh

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    I found a curb-alert (free) Craftsman table saw on craigslist and made it there in time to snag it! That's the extent of my Black Friday participation.
     
  10. GopherT

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    Wow! 100% discount.
     
  11. GopherT

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    Be careful out there...



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  12. Alec_t

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    Shopped Thursday to avoid BF :).
     
  13. DerStrom8

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    I absolutely refuse to shop on Thanksgiving. It only supports the companies that force their employees to work on a holiday that should be spent with their families.
     
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  14. spinnaker

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    I think Alec is teasing. From Wales so I doubt they have Thanksgiving the same day, if at all. Which brings up another interesting topic, What countries have a Thanksgiving? I know Canada has one and of course the US but other than that I do not know.
     
  15. Alec_t

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    Correct. We don't have a Thanksgiving day here. And BF is a recent import from your side of the pond!
     
  16. spinnaker

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    Is BF on the same day there as it is here in the US?

    And I am guessing there is no Walmart where the nuts can be found?
     
  17. #12

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    Please don't take our, "shopping days" seriously. They are just greed-fests created by the retailers.
     
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  18. Sinus23

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    Same here, our first black Friday was 2 years ago I think.
     
  19. tracecom

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    So few give anyone thanks for anything. After all, if you don't believe in God, who do you thank? your employer? your government? yourself? Wal-Mart?
     
  20. wayneh

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    Thanksgiving wasn't only about thanking a deity, it was a celebration of having discovered free enterprise.

    William Bradford soon realized the pilgrims' social structure, a sort of communal arrangement, wasn't working. Able-bodied workers were unwilling to work because they knew the fruit of their labor just went into the communal coffers. William Bradford abandoned that arrangement and unleashed the workers, allowing all to keep the fruits of their labor. The society soon had enough surplus to enable trade with the native Americans, who were also better off as a result of having a productive trading partner.

    Thanksgiving is an homage to capitalism. You might say it is only proper to celebrate by engaging in trade as a sporting event.
     
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