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86. That does happen. A very successful business woman, whose huband's business
Edited on Fri Nov-28-08 11:44 AM by 1monster
depended largely on her business, was seriously injured in a Huge Discount Chain Store (don't want to name it because I don't want them gunning for me, but you can surely guess which one) when an inexperienced fork lift operator hit her.

She sued. The Huge Discount Chain Store lawyers, with the court's consent, forced her to take an I.Q. test, with which she did not do well.

Then the Huge Discount Chain Store lawyers were able get a drastically low award based on the planted idea that she did not have a large earning capacity because of her poor scoring on the I.Q. test.

The award barely covered medical costs to that date (of courese, her legal fees, too) and didn't address future medical care costs needed as a result of the accident, or that, because she was unable to work for several months, both her business and her husband's business were decimated to the point they ceased to exist.

Moral of story:

1. When suing BIG BUSINESSES, always get the absolute best lawyer/shark money can possibly buy.

2. Always sue for legal fees as a separate issue.

3. Be prepared for any low-down, unfair, quasi-legal tactic the other side can throw.

4. Be prepared to be in court for years, if necessary.

5. Be aware that they will use any tactic to break you down. If you give up the fight, they win.
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  -New meaning of Black Friday. Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Frid no_hypocrisy  Nov-28-08 09:12 AM   #0 
  - Jeesus, how stupid.  tekisui   Nov-28-08 09:13 AM   #1 
  - WalMart Takes Life Insurance Out On Many Workers Where WalMart Is The Beneficiary  rcsl1998   Nov-28-08 02:58 PM   #170 
  - I remember reading that was one of their "better business " practices.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-28-08 04:03 PM   #185 
  - A lot of companies do that  proud2Blib   Nov-29-08 12:07 PM   #268 
  - I was thinking the same thing until I saw their prices on XBoxes  TheEuclideanOne   Nov-28-08 05:04 PM   #213 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-28-08 07:43 PM   #236 
  - Good God... Dying a horrendous death on behalf of Walmart!  hlthe2b   Nov-28-08 09:13 AM   #2 
  - Wal*Mart better pay up to the families who suffered losses.  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-28-08 09:14 AM   #4 
  - More likely WalMart had a life insurance policy on the employee  rurallib   Nov-28-08 09:20 AM   #9 
  - Yeah, no surprise there. Can the families bring a wrongful death suit against them? It's not  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-28-08 09:23 AM   #11 
  - Something tells me they have probably already started intimidating  rurallib   Nov-28-08 09:28 AM   #15 
  - My bet is they offer a small amount of money in exchange for not being sued. Probably give them  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-28-08 09:33 AM   #17 
  - That does happen. A very successful business woman, whose huband's business  1monster   Nov-28-08 11:42 AM   #86 
  - Excellent post. More people need to be aware of this information. There must be groups out there  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-28-08 12:43 PM   #127 
  - A small amount in the form of  Sherman A1   Nov-28-08 12:10 PM   #106 
  - Here's how Wal-Crook will get out of any litigation...  Prag   Nov-28-08 11:41 AM   #83 
     - Bingo. Wal-Mart won't pay a dime. They hire temps for this very reason.  yardwork   Nov-28-08 01:56 PM   #152 
        - it says here he was a temp. maintenance worker  CountAllVotes   Nov-28-08 02:33 PM   #162 
           - a maintenence employee is not a security officer, which is who they needed  SemperEadem   Nov-28-08 03:54 PM   #182 
              - I hope not. Wal-Mart created the unsafe situation and put everyone at risk.  yardwork   Nov-28-08 06:18 PM   #222 
              - one thing is for sure  CountAllVotes   Nov-28-08 08:14 PM   #240 
  - No, they should sue the SHOPPERS they are the ones that did it.  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:05 PM   #99 
     - Bullshit. Wal-Pigs created the situation where this happened  ItsTheMediaStupid   Nov-28-08 12:21 PM   #112 
     - It happened on Wal*Mart property under conditions they provided. They could easily have  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-28-08 12:51 PM   #131 
     - Exactly.  Window   Nov-28-08 05:04 PM   #215 
     - Wrong!  minnesota_liberal   Nov-28-08 02:05 PM   #156 
     - I happen to agree with you.  Le Taz Hot   Nov-29-08 08:13 AM   #259 
  - "Dead Peasant's Insurance" ....  understandinglife   Nov-28-08 10:55 AM   #61 
     - I heard that they keep it going  arikara   Nov-28-08 01:29 PM   #142 
     - Supposedly, Dead Peasant Insurance is illegal in Florida, but some  1monster   Nov-28-08 02:35 PM   #164 
     - This needs to become illegal nationwide.  Bette Noir   Nov-28-08 04:01 PM   #184 
  - It's Wal-Mart; they'll bill the victim's family for cleanup, probably (nt)  Posteritatis   Nov-28-08 02:25 PM   #161 
  - I blame the unruly mob not the store.  emilyg   Nov-28-08 07:15 PM   #226 
  - Unbelievable. I hate our consumer mindset in this country. I used to buy into it but  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-28-08 09:14 AM   #3 
  - I did too............  rucognizant   Nov-28-08 01:44 PM   #149 
  - How desperate does a group have to be to trample someone to death?  OhioBlues   Nov-28-08 09:14 AM   #5 
  - What's even more sickening....the store stayed open and customers saved $$$!!!!  file83   Nov-28-08 11:12 AM   #66 
  - No. they closed the store down. It's in the article. n/t  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:06 PM   #100 
  - Will they sue the dead woman's family  FloridaJudy   Nov-28-08 02:33 PM   #163 
  - They closed the store.  emilyg   Nov-28-08 07:15 PM   #227 
     - Only for a few hours.  kath   Nov-28-08 11:33 PM   #245 
  - More like "insane" than "desperate"  jmowreader   Nov-28-08 11:14 AM   #69 
  - True, and no one NEEDS a job in retail sales  MicaelS   Nov-28-08 11:30 AM   #80 
  - A job is a need; an HDTV is a want  jmowreader   Nov-28-08 12:40 PM   #124 
  - Imagine what all that phrenetic human energy could accomplish if it was aimed  bushmeister0   Nov-28-08 02:14 PM   #157 
  - "Amazing how so many people in this country just "know" what other people "need"."  eShirl   Nov-28-08 12:45 PM   #129 
  - It really doesn't take a lot of imagination my friend!  Butch350   Nov-28-08 07:55 PM   #237 
  - Bullshit  ekwhite   Nov-29-08 12:20 AM   #247 
  - Amazing how some people are so addicted to stuff that they truly  clear eye   Nov-28-08 03:49 PM   #180 
  - It's those "Quantities strictly limited" sales that need to stop.  Bette Noir   Nov-28-08 04:05 PM   #186 
  - they do this every year, last year they knocked some woman unconcious.  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:03 PM   #97 
  - A perfect punchline on the joke that is Christmas in this country.  cliffordu   Nov-28-08 09:15 AM   #6 
  - they should let few people in at a time.  JI7   Nov-28-08 09:15 AM   #7 
  - They want the chaos... Suggests big demand on TV....  hlthe2b   Nov-28-08 09:18 AM   #8 
  - Apparently, that's what happened  BattyDem   Nov-28-08 11:29 AM   #79 
  - It is a mob/herd mentality. People revert to their instinctual monkey nature  MUAD_DIB   Nov-28-08 11:42 AM   #85 
  - Right. That's why I avoid sports arenas, too. nt  valerief   Nov-28-08 11:59 AM   #91 
  - And the constant fighting. I was tricked into going on Black Friday once  DeepBlueDem   Nov-28-08 12:45 PM   #128 
  - what a bunch of thugs , fucking disgusting  JI7   Nov-28-08 05:57 PM   #220 
  - The guy who was killed was trying to do just that--  clear eye   Nov-28-08 03:53 PM   #181 
  - How is this possible with the economy they way it is?  Xenotime   Nov-28-08 09:23 AM   #10 
  - Wal*Mart is pretty cheap compared to a lot of places. Perhaps there were  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-28-08 09:25 AM   #12 
  - It is called working  bamalib   Nov-28-08 11:16 AM   #70 
     - Stories? Drama? Is that you, Phil Gramm..  Waiting For Everyman   Nov-28-08 07:29 PM   #232 
  - who's going to jail?  harmonicon   Nov-28-08 09:27 AM   #13 
  - My question is who punches his time clock?  file83   Nov-28-08 11:17 AM   #71 
  - The SHOPPERS who did this should go to jail. n/t  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:06 PM   #101 
     - them and others too, I would think  harmonicon   Nov-28-08 01:33 PM   #145 
  - How horrific..  gypsymuse   Nov-28-08 09:27 AM   #14 
  - Wal-Mart kills and supports Chinese atrocities.  onehandle   Nov-28-08 09:32 AM   #16 
  - fucking animals  DS1   Nov-28-08 09:34 AM   #18 
  - On behalf of animals I respectfully request that you withdraw that  Peregrine Took   Nov-28-08 07:33 PM   #233 
  - that's horribly sad  AusDem   Nov-28-08 09:36 AM   # 
  - Bet this becomes the plotline for a Law & Order episode  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-28-08 09:36 AM   #19 
  - Actually, there was an episode of Law and Order recently  Pharlo   Nov-28-08 02:17 PM   #158 
  - Oh yeah, I saw that  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-28-08 02:46 PM   #168 
  - That was a good one...  BrklynLiberal   Nov-28-08 04:09 PM   #189 
  - I love your sig line!  FloridaJudy   Nov-28-08 02:38 PM   #167 
  - I'm thinking _Boston Legal_, with Alan Shore doing the rant. nt  tblue37   Nov-28-08 05:48 PM   #219 
  - there's something terribly wrong with this country when people  UpInArms   Nov-28-08 09:37 AM   #20 
  - Agreed. There is blood on EVERY FUCKING ONEs hands who..  Xenotime   Nov-28-08 09:39 AM   #22 
  - so what are you saying?  skepticscott   Nov-28-08 12:59 PM   #132 
  - Yes! I never shop on Black Friday. And rarely go into Wal Mart.  Acadia Blue   Nov-28-08 05:00 PM   #211 
  - Sometimes I think we've peaked as a species and are now in steep decline. NT  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-28-08 09:39 AM   #21 
  - We are DEVO n/t  drmeow   Nov-28-08 03:04 PM   #172 
  - Amazing to go and buy even cheaper Chinese crap...its not worth it.  Historic NY   Nov-28-08 09:40 AM   #23 
  - May be it's time to ban limited supply loss-leaders  TrogL   Nov-28-08 09:45 AM   #24 
  - Exactly.  Hansel   Nov-28-08 12:25 PM   #117 
  - Everyone in those crowds should be arrested and put in jail.  Meldread   Nov-28-08 09:46 AM   #25 
  - I'll ascribe some of the fault to WM  wtmusic   Nov-28-08 09:54 AM   #26 
  - Wal-Mart created the setting - allowing a few things to be sold at really  higher class   Nov-28-08 10:12 AM   #34 
  - Until we see a video  BecauseBushSaysSo   Nov-28-08 01:04 PM   #133 
  - Considering that Riot Control Police arrest peaceful people at peace rallies...  file83   Nov-28-08 11:21 AM   #72 
  - yes!  dana_b   Nov-28-08 12:18 PM   #111 
  - That's a very good point!  Raksha   Nov-28-08 04:53 PM   #208 
  - Truer words were never spoken  Downtown Hound   Nov-28-08 07:41 PM   #235 
  - We are speaking of Wall Mart  quakerboy   Nov-29-08 01:31 AM   #250 
  - It is Wal-Mart's fault for creating the dangerous situation. They didn't protect people.  yardwork   Nov-28-08 11:22 AM   #73 
  - Penny pinching Wal Mart. No security, and no planning.  Acadia Blue   Nov-28-08 05:01 PM   #212 
  - abso-fucking-lutely!! I wouldn't behave like that, regardless of the "deal"  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:08 PM   #102 
  - see my post 132 above  skepticscott   Nov-28-08 01:09 PM   #137 
  - Make them all work as temps at Wal-Muck for the rest of their lives!  bushmeister0   Nov-28-08 02:22 PM   #159 
  - As a farmer I object to that remark  English Lady   Nov-28-08 03:39 PM   #178 
  - What a culture. I wonder if the people responsible for killing this poor worker learned  harun   Nov-28-08 09:59 AM   #27 
  - Thge news said that people kept rushing in after the guy fell down, was crushed, and  BrklynLiberal   Nov-28-08 04:11 PM   #190 
     - Not surprised. We live in a society of the "I" not the "We".  harun   Nov-29-08 11:29 AM   #266 
  - and some red state moran  CitizenPatriot   Nov-28-08 10:00 AM   #28 
  - Sadly, this happens every single year  strategery blunder   Nov-28-08 10:04 AM   #29 
  - absolutely walmart has some responsibility in this - crowd control is  brandnewlaptop   Nov-28-08 10:05 AM   #30 
  - this happened in Dec. '05 at WalMart: they took the last DVD player  MisterP   Nov-28-08 04:51 PM   #204 
  - That gives me images of Dawn of the Dead for some reason  slackmaster   Nov-28-08 10:05 AM   #31 
  - my first thought  d_b   Nov-28-08 10:27 AM   #47 
  - OMG. You're sooooo right. nt  valerief   Nov-28-08 12:00 PM   #92 
  - It's time we made a serious effort to de-escalate the Christmas shopping / giving feedback loop  stubtoe   Nov-28-08 10:09 AM   #32 
  - Doubt if very many of those shoppers were looking for gifts to give  Wednesdays   Nov-28-08 10:17 AM   #38 
  - Bingo! They sell this stuff on EBAY. You always see it the next day after Black Friday.  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:16 PM   #110 
  - Amen!!  dana_b   Nov-28-08 12:21 PM   #114 
  - It's not like it hasn't been tried ....  GOTV   Nov-28-08 12:33 PM   #121 
     - I bought nothing today myself.  ekwhite   Nov-29-08 12:33 AM   #248 
  - Are all those eager shoppers going to tell the recipients of their gifts  shadowknows69   Nov-28-08 10:11 AM   #33 
  - Who do you blame, Wal-Mart or the morons going after the deals?  liberal N proud   Nov-28-08 10:12 AM   #35 
  - Wal-Mart! This happened last year. They could have set up plans  whutgives   Nov-28-08 10:16 AM   #36 
  - Exactly  liberal N proud   Nov-28-08 10:17 AM   #39 
  - BOTH! But the mob is more to blame. I know of no one that would act that way..  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:13 PM   #107 
     - Mob mentality  liberal N proud   Nov-28-08 01:10 PM   #138 
  - What was on sale that would cause such a commotion?  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-28-08 10:17 AM   #37 
  - $400 Laptops, $600 Flat Screen TV's  liberal N proud   Nov-28-08 10:19 AM   #41 
  - Fry's Electronics has a laptop on sale for $299.  file83   Nov-28-08 11:22 AM   #74 
     - I saw that advertised last night  dana_b   Nov-28-08 12:23 PM   #116 
  - Remember Cabbage Patch Dolls?  slackmaster   Nov-28-08 10:32 AM   #49 
     - yeah, like Teddy Ruxpin  704wipes   Nov-28-08 07:22 PM   #228 
     - I Worked  RobinA   Nov-28-08 10:48 PM   #244 
  - I do hope,.....  JimboBillyBubbaBob   Nov-28-08 10:18 AM   #40 
  - You really think the surveillance tape will see the light of day?  Wednesdays   Nov-28-08 10:22 AM   #43 
  - Obviously greed and materialism is more important than life. nt  jwirr   Nov-28-08 10:21 AM   #42 
  - P.E.T.W.W.  NOW tense   Nov-28-08 10:23 AM   #44 
  - what a buncha fucking freaks  d_b   Nov-28-08 10:23 AM   #45 
  - i'm surprised that hasn't happened more often in these stampedes  Blue_Tires   Nov-28-08 10:25 AM   #46 
  - Good God, that is so senseless.  liberalmuse   Nov-28-08 10:30 AM   #48 
  - The article says that the shopping continued.  yardwork   Nov-28-08 11:25 AM   #77 
  - They used to have the bridal dress sales at Filenes Basement in Boston.  MUAD_DIB   Nov-28-08 12:04 PM   #98 
  - christmas zombies unleashed!!!  scarface2004   Nov-28-08 10:37 AM   #50 
  - This is surreal. Apparently the humanity in a lot of humans is nonexistant.  acmavm   Nov-28-08 10:38 AM   #51 
  - Images of the French Revolution come to mind  CitizenPatriot   Nov-28-08 10:38 AM   #52 
  - Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede  DogPoundPup   Nov-28-08 10:40 AM   #53 
  - What a sick society this is! What will it take, armed guards!?! n.t  BridgeTheGap   Nov-28-08 10:40 AM   #54 
  - WTF is WRONG with people????  kestrel91316   Nov-28-08 10:40 AM   #55 
  - Cops should have shut everyone in the crime scene (store) IN, and held them all responsible...  demodonkey   Nov-28-08 10:40 AM   #56 
  - Hell yes they should have  shadowknows69   Nov-28-08 12:03 PM   #96 
  - Lots of things can incite a riot or a stampede. The sad part of this story is  gristy   Nov-28-08 10:40 AM   #57 
  - Great way to celebrate Christ's birthday. Just great....  demodonkey   Nov-28-08 10:44 AM   #58 
  - and 200 people just kept rushing past and over this man . . .  OneBlueSky   Nov-28-08 10:47 AM   #59 
  - I can believe it . . .  DollyM   Nov-28-08 11:01 AM   #65 
  - Hugs to your mother and your family.  yardwork   Nov-28-08 11:27 AM   #78 
  - And the majority of these "doorbuster shoppers" SELL the shit on EBAY the next day!!!  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:10 PM   #104 
  - all for some cheap crap that will wind up in the trash by feburary  Serge A Storms   Nov-28-08 10:54 AM   #60 
  - Try Buy Nothing Day today...  RoccoR5955   Nov-28-08 10:55 AM   #62 
  - THE OUTRAGE SHOULD ALSO BE the store stayed open with a dead person lying in the door!  DogPoundPup   Nov-28-08 10:58 AM   #63 
  - No, they closed the store.  cryingshame   Nov-28-08 11:43 AM   #87 
     - Probably only because it was the scene of a murder. nt  valerief   Nov-28-08 12:01 PM   #93 
        - No, I'm sure they were HORRIFIED that their fellow employee was killed by those assholes.  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:14 PM   #108 
           - If headquarters said to keep it open, it would stay open. Coworkers feelings play no role in these  valerief   Nov-28-08 12:36 PM   #123 
  - So, this is what the world falling apart looks like.  Liberal_Lurker   Nov-28-08 10:59 AM   #64 
  - I lay the blame with the store manager  Gargoyle   Nov-28-08 11:12 AM   #67 
  - I blame the frenzied greedy shitheads who can't control themselves  DS1   Nov-28-08 11:23 AM   #75 
  - disgusting  Skittles   Nov-28-08 11:13 AM   #68 
  - The End of Consumer Capitalism  iamahaingttta   Nov-28-08 11:25 AM   #76 
  - Yet another reason I don't shop at Walmart.  kmlewis   Nov-28-08 11:35 AM   #81 
  - The news said the baby was fine.--no miscarriage nt  eilen   Nov-29-08 01:23 PM   #273 
  - This is what happens when people's status is so dependent on STUFF  Danmel   Nov-28-08 11:38 AM   #82 
  - Baby Jesus would weep...  LiberalEsto   Nov-28-08 11:42 AM   #84 
  - I embrace your past paragraph whole heartedly. This fellow's death must not be in vain.  cryingshame   Nov-28-08 11:46 AM   #88 
  - Very well said  tilsammans   Nov-28-08 12:35 PM   #122 
  - A movement. That's what we need.  Bette Noir   Nov-28-08 04:28 PM   #198 
     - Oddly enough I'm giving a sermon about that Sunday  LiberalEsto   Nov-28-08 04:51 PM   #205 
  - People would be liable in Germany for this  lebkuchen   Nov-28-08 11:48 AM   #89 
  - Has Bush been prosecuted for his war crimes yet? No, it's an anything-goes crime culture here. nt  valerief   Nov-28-08 12:02 PM   #95 
  - until consequence is established....  lebkuchen   Nov-28-08 12:32 PM   #120 
  - Hear hear!  mvd   Nov-28-08 01:05 PM   #134 
  - That is what we need in the US,Lebkuchen,  Kajsa   Nov-28-08 06:08 PM   #221 
     - I think Americans are concerned about lawsuits/bureacratic hassle if they do help  lebkuchen   Nov-29-08 12:17 PM   #269 
        - Excellent point, Lebkuchen.  Kajsa   Nov-29-08 05:40 PM   #278 
  - free market capitalism at it's worst.  HEyHEY   Nov-28-08 11:55 AM   #90 
  - More like mob behavior at its worst  Psephos   Nov-28-08 03:05 PM   # 
  - How awful. People are pigs. I don't blame Walmart entirely, I blame the shoppers.  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:02 PM   #94 
  - Walmart could have done more, but I agree..  mvd   Nov-28-08 01:07 PM   #136 
  - I heard that the pregnant woman miscarried  lebkuchen   Nov-28-08 01:14 PM   #139 
  - A woman at Kay Bee Toys got crushed trying buy a Mutant Ninja Turtle for her kid  bushmeister0   Nov-28-08 02:37 PM   #165 
     - I was there for Super Mario 4 or Super Metroid or something.  Touchdown   Nov-29-08 03:44 AM   #253 
  - That's sad. These people are adults?  Wetzelbill   Nov-28-08 12:09 PM   #103 
  - they've posted some pics prior to the door opening  ksimons   Nov-28-08 12:10 PM   #105 
  - The people BROKE down the door ahead of opening time. All to sell that shit on EBAY.  progressivebydesign   Nov-28-08 12:14 PM   #109 
  - they broke it down?  DS1   Nov-28-08 12:23 PM   #115 
  - No doubt. Walmart is the guilty party for willfully setting up conditions for this stampede.  gristy   Nov-28-08 12:31 PM   #119 
     - Nah...  bush still has to go   Nov-28-08 01:35 PM   #147 
     - Could it be called criminallly negligent homicide on the part of Wal-Mart??  BrklynLiberal   Nov-28-08 04:15 PM   #192 
  - I hope they all said "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays"  jberryhill   Nov-28-08 12:21 PM   #113 
  - one worker at the door to control order....  lebkuchen   Nov-28-08 12:41 PM   #126 
     - NYT says 6 - 10 workers were trying to hold crowd back  RamboLiberal   Nov-29-08 06:20 AM   #256 
  - How tragic...  OhioChick   Nov-28-08 12:31 PM   #118 
  - Sick. Disgusting. Horrifying. I can't think of a word strong enough to describe this.  quiet.american   Nov-28-08 12:41 PM   #125 
  - it's not the first time, and it won't be the last  eShirl   Nov-28-08 12:47 PM   #130 
  - How tragic and unnecessary.  Chorophyll   Nov-28-08 01:06 PM   #135 
  - Wow, Mery Christmas to you, Morons.  bklyncowgirl   Nov-28-08 01:19 PM   #140 
  - This article says the shoppers were escorted from the store with their  28erl   Nov-28-08 01:24 PM   #141 
  - But think about the ECONOMY!!!!!!!  bush still has to go   Nov-28-08 01:33 PM   #144 
  - Another death to make The Waltons richer  mntleo2   Nov-28-08 01:32 PM   #143 
  - Muslims get trampled in Mecca by religious fervor. We get trampled by consumer greed.  McCamy Taylor   Nov-28-08 01:33 PM   #146 
  - Even Hindus get trampled in riots of religious fervor  slackmaster   Nov-29-08 09:07 AM   #262 
  - Disgusting...  Libertas1776   Nov-28-08 01:38 PM   #148 
  - There's Bush's 23% Support  fascisthunter   Nov-28-08 01:47 PM   #150 
  - Will this break the hold consumerism has on people?  in search of sanity   Nov-28-08 01:53 PM   #151 
  - It's all forgiven as long as they keep the Christ in Christmas  AllyCat   Nov-28-08 02:03 PM   #153 
  - Black Fridays at ALL stores  Iwillnevergiveup   Nov-28-08 02:03 PM   #154 
  - that store should be shut down  MATTMAN   Nov-28-08 02:04 PM   #155 
  - I despise Wal-Mart, but this time they are not to blame.  El Fuego   Nov-28-08 02:25 PM   #160 
  - What Walmart did was incite a riot. That is against the law.  gristy   Nov-28-08 03:18 PM   #176 
     - By having a SALE???  El Fuego   Nov-28-08 04:20 PM   #195 
        - Heck, didn't they call it a "Door Buster"?  Bette Noir   Nov-28-08 04:34 PM   #202 
           - Well, there ya go! Can't blame them for following directions well.  El Fuego   Nov-28-08 04:53 PM   #207 
  - accomplice to murder  PatrynXX   Nov-28-08 02:37 PM   #166 
  - A wild-eyed man from the Middle East  FloridaJudy   Nov-28-08 02:56 PM   #169 
  - god bless us, everyone  frylock   Nov-28-08 03:01 PM   #171 
  - Just yeserday I saw a bumper sticker that said,  Roon   Nov-28-08 04:13 PM   #191 
  - Two people killed in Toys R Us in California  liberal N proud   Nov-28-08 03:05 PM   #173 
  - At Least One Person Shot at Toys-R-Us in Palm Desert  no_hypocrisy   Nov-28-08 03:14 PM   #174 
  - Wonder if any of them noticed the blood on their shoes later?  MetaTrope   Nov-28-08 03:16 PM   #175 
  - This is a horrible tragedy, he should NOT  Kajsa   Nov-28-08 03:37 PM   #177 
  - There was at least one other worker with him.  lizzy   Nov-28-08 03:47 PM   #179 
     - I'm glad he wasn't alone,  Kajsa   Nov-28-08 04:05 PM   #187 
  - Dear God.  Bette Noir   Nov-28-08 03:55 PM   #183 
  - This was a tragedy..a real tragedy...but if it had to happen, it could not have happened to a more  BrklynLiberal   Nov-28-08 04:08 PM   #188 
  - It didn't happen to Wal-mart.  clear eye   Nov-28-08 04:27 PM   #197 
  - I absolutely disagree. This did happen to Walmart, and they will pay a price in many ways  gristy   Nov-28-08 05:35 PM   #218 
     - Riiiiiiight. ;-(  clear eye   Nov-29-08 08:51 AM   #260 
  - IT would have been alright If  Optimistic   Nov-28-08 04:32 PM   #201 
  - Welcome to DU. Point well taken.  no_hypocrisy   Nov-28-08 04:52 PM   #206 
  - The tragedy was the death of the employee. What WalMart deserves is the horrific PR that they will  BrklynLiberal   Nov-28-08 05:12 PM   #216 
  - Geez.. Don't these people realize Wal-Mart will have the same sale in a few weeks?  gatorboy   Nov-28-08 04:15 PM   #193 
  - This is horrific-just think how people will behave if this country sinks into the Great Depression 2  TheGoldenRule   Nov-28-08 04:20 PM   #194 
  - There is no feeling of togetherness anymore  cushla_machree   Nov-28-08 04:32 PM   #200 
     - Yep-it will be just like the Wild West.  TheGoldenRule   Nov-28-08 04:56 PM   #209 
  - Time has come to ban Black Friday,Unless  Optimistic   Nov-28-08 04:26 PM   #196 
  - How idiotic  bamalib   Nov-28-08 04:40 PM   #203 
  - I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner  Moosepoop   Nov-28-08 04:31 PM   #199 
  - I hope the family sues Wal Mart and wins. I hate those bloate parasites  Acadia Blue   Nov-28-08 04:59 PM   #210 
  - SAFETY IS OUR 2ND PRIORITY----- PROFIT IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY.... GET OVER IT ! ! !  happygoluckytoyou   Nov-28-08 05:04 PM   #214 
  - Imagine how the food lines will be when the time comes.  Career Prole   Nov-28-08 05:34 PM   #217 
  - But LI is wealthy, isn't it? And what's worse, the man was a temp to boot.  Waiting For Everyman   Nov-28-08 06:30 PM   #223 
  - This store is on the NYC border, 90%+++ of the customers are from Queens  nedbal   Nov-28-08 07:29 PM   #231 
  - Wow, that's more depressing. And thanks though.  Waiting For Everyman   Nov-29-08 01:08 AM   #249 
  - There are fairly sizeable poor areas in L.I.,  clear eye   Nov-29-08 01:05 PM   #271 
  - A post from someone who used to work at Wal-Marts and opened the doors  BrklynLiberal   Nov-28-08 06:31 PM   #224 
  - Wal-Mart gave me a great price on pajamas for my three boys--  valerief   Nov-28-08 07:14 PM   #225 
  - Here's what's going to happen  Nasprin   Nov-28-08 07:23 PM   #229 
  - That is EXACTLY what will happen.  Jamastiene   Nov-29-08 10:12 AM   #264 
  - Talk about the dark side of humanity - Absolutely no reason in the f-ing world  Hawaii Hiker   Nov-28-08 07:28 PM   #230 
  - Dies for a minimum wage job  Downtown Hound   Nov-28-08 07:37 PM   #234 
  - Terrible.  kenfrequed   Nov-28-08 08:05 PM   #238 
  - Now that we've vented, remember one thing...  Butch350   Nov-28-08 08:13 PM   #239 
  - DU was created to facilitate changing things for the better. n/t  clear eye   Nov-29-08 01:16 PM   #272 
  - Have these tragedies happened at other stores? Or is this unique to Wal Mart?  muntrv   Nov-28-08 08:24 PM   #241 
  - The more I read of this, the less I think Wal-Mart could've handled it  silverojo   Nov-28-08 09:50 PM   #242 
  - Black Friday really sickens me as well. Consumerism at its worst.  Jennicut   Nov-28-08 10:19 PM   #243 
  - Wrong. It could have been handled outside before the store opened.  clear eye   Nov-29-08 01:31 PM   #275 
  - so FUCKING SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!  jennied   Nov-28-08 11:59 PM   #246 
  - Jdimytai Damour - American-Born Son of Haitian immigrants  RamboLiberal   Nov-29-08 02:29 AM   #251 
  - Photos of the Scene  RamboLiberal   Nov-29-08 03:42 AM   #252 
  - More from NYT - the warnings of mob mentality and danger were there  RamboLiberal   Nov-29-08 03:46 AM   #254 
  - The NYT published this story in THE BUSINESS SECTION. Not NY Region, not  no_hypocrisy   Nov-29-08 09:03 AM   #261 
  - And human beings are different from animals in which way again??  ForeignSpectator   Nov-29-08 04:53 AM   #255 
  - Human beings are the most dangerous animals on the face of the planet.  Jamastiene   Nov-29-08 10:14 AM   #265 
  - More info on the story from Newsday FWIW  RamboLiberal   Nov-29-08 06:45 AM   #257 
  - The "additional security" was probably posted inside to stop shoplifting,  clear eye   Nov-29-08 01:54 PM   #277 
  - Victim's Life a Struggle  RamboLiberal   Nov-29-08 07:01 AM   #258 
  - As long as the workers remembered to say "Merry Christmas" not "Happy Holidays"  nichomachus   Nov-29-08 09:27 AM   #263 
  - Yes. Hey, O'Lielly, here's your REAL war on Christmas. nt  hvn_nbr_2   Nov-29-08 11:50 AM   #267 
  - How long will it be before someone sells a Tee Shirt that  alfredo   Nov-29-08 01:04 PM   #270 
  - everyone knows the risk n/t  excess_3   Nov-29-08 01:25 PM   #274 
     - What a waste.  SCRUBDASHRUB   Nov-29-08 01:53 PM   #276 

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