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from Yahoo: ORANGE CITY, Fla. - A mob of shoppers rushing for a sale on DVD players trampled the first woman in line and knocked her unconscious as they scrambled for the shelves at a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Wow, what can one say when faced with stupidity of such a degree.

Just thankful I haven't been to a Walmart for years, nor will I go.

"I made a trip to Walmart to check in with my Amerika. There they were. Mulleted and super-wide, staggering down the aisles" - Henry Rollins


Much has been written about "mob psychology". That is a good example of the pack racing to purchase something before someone else.

When I read things like this I always try to reflect on my own behavior and guard against such things.


The article stated that the trampled woman was trying to get a $29 DVD player. It also said Wal-Mart was kind enough to place one on HOLD for her. DAMN!! They can't give her a damn $29 DVD player as a token? After all, they do bear some responsibility for this as owners of the store.


If Wal-mart gave it to her they would be admitting some fault, and then her lawyers would crucify them.



You're implying this is capitalism, and not human nature. In Communist Russia, they used to line up not for $29 DVDs, but for toilet paper. They would have rioted, but then they would have been shot or shipped out to the gulag -- or maybe starved to death as an ethnic group if Stalin's policies still held.

People, in general, suck. A person can be grand, wonderful, caring, great, etc. -- but people suck.


Rush song from "Roll the Bones" talks a lot about this. "We will pay the price, but we will not count the cost."



That would only happen at a Walmart. Try that same gig at Macy's and you have a different story. Try $299 perfume or something.


this K-mart story is just a reflection of us:

We want it quick, cheap and now...and fuck you for being in my way, you bastard! But, have a nice day, and Happy Holidays!

Wait...did I just post that?

Oh well, y'all know what I mean. Then again, maybe the crowd was all hyped up on that MAG-10 stuff. Better call the senators to ban it. Too dangerous, that supplement!