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Number of deaths and injuries reported during the Black Friday Madness from 2008-2013.
Black Friday Death Count
I'm a Cyber Monday guy anyways.
"When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” - Naguib Mahfouz
What's scary is if people will act this way over saving a dollar, how will they act if there is a real problem. Say, no food for a while, no gas, no power. How many anti gun folk think they will be able to keep what they have or that they will be able to protect their own. Mass civil unrest, no police response to speak of, on your own.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.
The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.
Living is dangerous enough without the hype of a massive "shopping event" to stir people up to levels of insanity.
Not a big fan of Black Friday for many reasons, this being the main one. I like living, why would I want to take the chance of dying over merchandise possibly made in China that I can get pretty much anytime of the year? Even if the "price" is spectacular, why chance it?
I guess some people are just nuts.
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The Man Prayer. "Im a man, I can change, if I have to.....I guess!" ~ Red Green
WHOOPEEDEEDO. 7 dead in 5 years? More people die each year in America from lightning strikes or shark attacks or golf accidents. Seriously, 7 dead in 5 years is a complete statistical joke.
I American and I Ameriwill!
Seriously? People get in accidents after falling asleep all the time, he could have just as easily been going to an early morning football practice or going to see a friend. Talk about manipulating stats to your point of view. Make that 6 in 5 years.Teen returning home from Black Friday shopping fell asleep at wheel, killed in wreck
Oh wait, here's the next two deaths:
Another car accident after going shopping? That's just a chance you take every time you get in a car. 4 in 5 years.Father charged in crash that killed daughters after Black Friday shopping
Read the article...he died from a prior heart condition that had nothing to do with black friday shopping...that's just when it happened to happen. And read further in the article and they disprove their own title and say the only reliable source (the wife that was with him) says people weren't stepping over him, in fact 6 different nurses stopped and performed CPR while the ambulance came.Black Friday: Target Shoppers Step Over Walter Vance As He Collapses, Dies
3 in 5 years.
From what I see, there's been 3 actual "black friday deaths" in 5 years. Now, that's still horrible and stupid...but I just really get annoyed when they spoof their info to make it more dramatic.
Maybe the Libs can use this data to introduce some Common Sense Shopping Laws. It's a flawed as any other data they use to further their causes.
I wonder how many people die on Wal Mart property everyday?
Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.