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17. capitalism turns people into animals
capitalism elevates greed into the only virtue
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  -Sought: Wal-Mart Shoppers Who Trampled NY Worker Hissyspit  Nov-29-08 07:01 AM   #0 
  - IMO they don't have to look very far if they want to affix blame  tularetom   Nov-29-08 07:11 AM   #1 
  - Eh, you beat me to it.  Prag   Nov-29-08 07:17 AM   #3 
  - Yep, damn them for offering such attractive sales....  WriteDown   Nov-29-08 11:13 AM   #33 
  - See my link below  Oak2004   Nov-29-08 12:37 PM   #41 
  - Worth posting some of that:  Hannah Bell   Nov-30-08 01:42 AM   #64 
  - Companies have a legal obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment.  yardwork   Nov-29-08 12:38 PM   #42 
  - You can throw Toys R Us in that mix as well...  WriteDown   Nov-29-08 12:39 PM   #43 
  - Yes, and Wal Mart is at fault for not having security and gigantic  Acadia Blue   Nov-29-08 04:35 PM   #58 
  - Best Buy passes out tickets to people in line (first come, first serve)  qanda   Nov-29-08 01:30 PM   #51 
  - Wal-mart will likely collect on his life insurance policy too.  heliarc   Nov-29-08 02:30 PM   #56 
  - Is Walmart unionized?  lebkuchen   Nov-29-08 12:14 PM   #40 
  - Certainly NOT.  surrealAmerican   Nov-29-08 12:46 PM   #46 
     - That's what happened in Germany, and they're gone now  lebkuchen   Nov-29-08 01:02 PM   #48 
        - Give them a choice: permit unions, or the government will seize alr industry assets  Vidar   Nov-30-08 07:31 PM   #67 
  - "nothing to do with any shoppers"  ZombieHorde   Nov-29-08 07:57 PM   #61 
  - Wal-Mart thinks they have nothing to account for  crys630   Nov-30-08 12:52 AM   #63 
  - Did the security cams catch a picture of a...  Prag   Nov-29-08 07:16 AM   #2 
  - Also, the people who actually trampled the man probably didn't intend to do so.  yardwork   Nov-29-08 12:41 PM   #44 
  - The one good thing about this horrible story  JNelson6563   Nov-29-08 07:24 AM   #4 
  - The police could interview the first 100 or so who paid by debit or credit card.  no_hypocrisy   Nov-29-08 07:29 AM   #5 
  - I think you nailed a good angle. Plenty of faces in that crowd to ID also  ohio2007   Nov-29-08 08:17 AM   #13 
     - The people in the front were being pushed by the people behind them  Merlot   Nov-29-08 10:23 AM   #21 
  - "customers stepped over him and became irate when officials said the store was closing"  Edweird   Nov-29-08 07:44 AM   #6 
  - Treat people like animals and they become animals. n/t  geomon666   Nov-29-08 07:53 AM   #7 
  - greed turns humans into animals  ohio2007   Nov-29-08 08:29 AM   #14 
     - capitalism turns people into animals  DBoon   Nov-29-08 09:19 AM   #17 
        - Bluray turns people into animals. nt  WriteDown   Nov-29-08 11:14 AM   #34 
           - and soylent green is made out of people  ohio2007   Nov-29-08 01:51 PM   #53 
  - Credit card transactions  liberal N proud   Nov-29-08 07:55 AM   #8 
  - Right, bring them in, match them up on the video, and then  FarCenter   Nov-29-08 08:08 AM   #11 
  - Well, as all the customers did their part - arrest them all. At leats we're not in Iran...  HypnoToad   Nov-29-08 07:58 AM   #9 
  - an uncontrolled crowd like that is a human tsunami wave  eShirl   Nov-29-08 08:06 AM   #10 
  - Yes  Oak2004   Nov-29-08 10:06 AM   #18 
  - But that's too reasonable. We must blame the crowd because, well, just because! n/t  Doremus   Nov-29-08 10:31 AM   #23 
  - LOL!  BecauseBushSaysSo   Nov-29-08 12:55 PM   #47 
  - You should design European soccer stadiums.  WriteDown   Nov-29-08 11:16 AM   #35 
     - Common, no. Has happened, yes.  Oak2004   Nov-29-08 11:56 AM   #37 
  - You have a good point.  Sugar Smack   Nov-29-08 10:27 AM   #22 
  - video of the stampede  ohio2007   Nov-29-08 08:10 AM   #12 
  - Amazing only one person died!  genevat   Nov-29-08 08:42 AM   #15 
  - Um, that's an old video. I haven't seen any video from the recent one.  Doremus   Nov-29-08 10:34 AM   #24 
  - um, that's thanksgiving 2005.  Hannah Bell   Nov-30-08 01:58 AM   #65 
  - that's old but about 20 seconds into it you see a guy who keeps pushing people down  JI7   Nov-30-08 02:07 AM   #66 
  - If this had happened at an anti-war demonstration  DBoon   Nov-29-08 09:18 AM   #16 
  - Trampling deaths happened at a Who concert in Cincinnati  TheBorealAvenger   Nov-29-08 10:38 AM   #27 
     - I remember it very well. That's when I learned about the physics of crowds.  yardwork   Nov-29-08 12:46 PM   #45 
     - interesting...  shanti   Nov-29-08 01:07 PM   #49 
        - Good point. I always remind my kids of the dangers of large crowds.  yardwork   Nov-29-08 02:14 PM   #54 
     - My very good friend's son died in that one.  glinda   Nov-29-08 01:14 PM   #50 
     - by 1979, The Who were respectably mainstream  DBoon   Nov-29-08 02:50 PM   #57 
        - People who don't know *anything* are still not hesitant to offer their opinions  TheBorealAvenger   Nov-29-08 07:39 PM   #60 
  - Why was there a stampede?  DiverDave   Nov-29-08 10:14 AM   #19 
  - I've avreaged 2-3 arena-sized rock concerts per year...  Iggo   Nov-29-08 10:18 AM   #20 
  - Yes; remember 'festival seating' at that Who concert and how that led to deaths?  Maeve   Nov-29-08 10:36 AM   #26 
     - If I remember correctly...  Iggo   Nov-29-08 10:58 AM   #31 
        - You have it right  Maeve   Nov-29-08 01:31 PM   #52 
  - No one deliberately tampled anyone people!  lunatica   Nov-29-08 10:34 AM   #25 
  - You are correct, but Wal*mart management was negligent  TheBorealAvenger   Nov-29-08 10:41 AM   #29 
  - Oh me me me...  snooper2   Dec-01-08 10:01 AM   #71 
  - Ironic that another mob has arisen to criticize the first mob.  Doremus   Nov-29-08 10:39 AM   #28 
  - The crowd was doing EXACTLY what was expected  Steerpike_Denver   Nov-29-08 10:47 AM   #30 
  - At Wal-Mart it's called a Blitz  MessiahRp   Nov-29-08 11:11 AM   #32 
     - A link on the subject:  Oak2004   Nov-29-08 11:58 AM   #38 
  - WAL-MART  JohnAB   Nov-29-08 11:23 AM   #36 
  - Yeah. We get it. Could you stop shouting?  mycritters2   Nov-29-08 09:14 PM   #62 
  - They should be holding the company to account  47of74   Nov-29-08 12:01 PM   #39 
  - The local district attorney shouldn't go after individual shoppers unless he also goes after Wal-Mar  Selatius   Nov-29-08 02:24 PM   #55 
  - Someone has to go to jail  Ignorimus   Nov-29-08 05:17 PM   #59 
  - They're too busy playing with their bloody electronics to be bothered.  pinniped   Dec-01-08 05:00 AM   #68 
  - I hope they prosecute ever single person that....  Zombie2   Dec-01-08 05:21 AM   #69 
  - Stupid Materialistic Humans  snooper2   Dec-01-08 09:55 AM   #70 

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