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Rockntractor
11-22-2011, 09:54 PM
By: Cadie Thompson
Producer, CNBC.com
Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest "the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street."

Organizers are encouraging consumers to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded, according to the Stop Black Friday website.

The goal of the movement is to impact the profits of major corporations this holiday season.
"The idea is simple, hit the corporations that corrupt and control American politics where it hurts, their profits, " states the Occupy Black Friday Facebook page.

A few of the retailers the protesters plan on targeting include Neiman Marcus, Amazon and Wal-Mart.

Their website states the following:

"Keep in mind that we are not occupying small businesses or hardworking people—we must make a distinction between the businesses that are in the pockets of Wall Street and the businesses that serve our local communities.

We are NOT anti-capitalist. Just anti-crapitalist.

Below is a shortlist for publicly traded large businesses to Occupy or to boycott on Black Friday. Luckily, most of them don't have good presents anyway. If you want to see the top 100 retail businesses for 2010 to boycott, click here.

On Black Friday, Occupy or boycott:



http://www.cnbc.com/id/45402815
Shoppers have your pepper spray handy!

NJCardFan
11-22-2011, 10:16 PM
Impede me in any shape, way, or form and you'll find out what happens when the glutes meet concrete. For the wee wee's of the world, I will physically move you out of my way.

Novaheart
11-22-2011, 10:18 PM
I would actually like them to occupy my local super walmart. It's such an obnoxious place.

Saturday evening I thought I had beat the system. I wore earplugs to Walmart. They effectively deadened most of the stuff which routinely irritates the hell out of me; the screaming infants, the unparented children and the adults who were, as well as the walkie-talkies ie the people who manage to share their every thought in the course of grocery shopping. Of course, it also helped quiet the screaming harpie on the PA system and the now ubiquitous television sets on the end of every other aisle.

Or so I thought. There was this one bunch who were so loud and obnoxious even their peers were distancing themselves.

And to top it all off, at 8:30 when I went to check out, there were three open lines and an express lane for a 100,000 square foot supercenter. I really wouldn't mind if they had some kind of bench system for waiting in line. But after a long day, and then hiking around Walmart, I want to sit a minute.

Kay
11-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Impede me in any shape, way, or form and you'll find out what happens when the glutes meet concrete. For the wee wee's of the world, I will physically move you out of my way.

Oh this will be fun. Can you just imagine the dweebs we've been seeing in the OWS videos standing between a crowd of Walmartites and the Black Friday special. Lord have mercy.

Apache
11-22-2011, 10:34 PM
I could really care less about black friday, the specials, the crowds, the whole mess....

But what I give to see them impede my mom (God rest her soul), on that day :D

It would take weeks to identify the victims :cool:

NJCardFan
11-22-2011, 10:53 PM
Oh this will be fun. Can you just imagine the dweebs we've been seeing in the OWS videos standing between a crowd of Walmartites and the Black Friday special. Lord have mercy.

You have a point so to you lurkers out there, have the guts to be standing in front of Walmart's doors Thursday night at 9:59pm.

Elspeth
11-22-2011, 10:56 PM
So how are they going to prevent people from shopping on Amazon? Macys.com?

Defiant1
11-22-2011, 10:58 PM
I would actually like them to occupy my local super walmart. It's such an obnoxious place.

Saturday evening I thought I had beat the system. I wore earplugs to Walmart. They effectively deadened most of the stuff which routinely irritates the hell out of me; the screaming infants, the unparented children and the adults who were, as well as the walkie-talkies ie the people who manage to share their every thought in the course of grocery shopping. Of course, it also helped quiet the screaming harpie on the PA system and the now ubiquitous television sets on the end of every other aisle.

Or so I thought. There was this one bunch who were so loud and obnoxious even their peers were distancing themselves.

And to top it all off, at 8:30 when I went to check out, there were three open lines and an express lane for a 100,000 square foot supercenter. I really wouldn't mind if they had some kind of bench system for waiting in line. But after a long day, and then hiking around Walmart, I want to sit a minute.

Nova, it has to suck to be you. Based upon your location, the people you are talking about are Obama voters, your team.

Since we have some history together, I invite you down to the red county of Charlotte, we will shop together at my Wal-mart. You won't experience the hell that defines your location.

Novaheart
11-23-2011, 12:40 AM
Nova, it has to suck to be you. Based upon your location, the people you are talking about are Obama voters, your team.

Since we have some history together, I invite you down to the red county of Charlotte, we will shop together at my Wal-mart. You won't experience the hell that defines your location.

I appreciate the offer, When I simply cannot bear the thought of Skyway Walmart, I splurge and go to Walmart in Pi-nellas Park. As a rule, Walmarts which sell guns and ammo are superior to those which don't.

Wei Wu Wei
11-23-2011, 02:04 AM
Impede me in any shape, way, or form and you'll find out what happens when the glutes meet concrete. For the wee wee's of the world, I will physically move you out of my way.

There is no force in this world more terrifying than a Big Tough Man who isn't able to go shopping.

Wei Wu Wei
11-23-2011, 02:05 AM
"I plead no contest to the charge of aggravated assault your honor. You would have done the same, those jeans were FABULOUS and the hot sales had me all worked up into a sweat!"

Rockntractor
11-23-2011, 02:07 AM
There is no force in this world more terrifying than a Big Tough Man who isn't able to go shopping.

Ya think?:confused:

Wei Wu Wei
11-23-2011, 02:08 AM
So how are they going to prevent people from shopping on Amazon? Macys.com?

occupy keyboards

http://www.petwellbeing.com/articles/uploaded_images/PawSense-Typing-755184.jpg

Wei Wu Wei
11-23-2011, 02:09 AM
Ya think?:confused:

NJCardFan

Combat specialist, heavylifter, short fuse, and dedicated shopper.

Elspeth
11-23-2011, 02:26 AM
occupy keyboards

Easy way to divert Occupy Cat:

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm239/spectral_music/143304-425x320-Cat-rolling-in-catnip.jpg

Note to the DEA: It's CATNIP!

Rockntractor
11-23-2011, 02:27 AM
NJCardFan

Combat specialist, heavylifter, short fuse, and dedicated shopper.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/97260_700b.jpg


:eek:

Elspeth
11-23-2011, 03:24 AM
OUCH!

Rockntractor, you gotta warn people!!


http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm239/spectral_music/clorox_bleach_bottle.jpg

Zathras
11-23-2011, 03:54 AM
NJCardFan

Combat specialist, heavylifter, short fuse, and dedicated shopper.

Wee Wee

All around DUmbass and empty headed fool.

Witmaster
11-23-2011, 04:09 AM
There is no force in this world more terrifying than a Big Tough Man who isn't able to go shopping.

I don't think it's so much an issue of wanting to "go shopping" as it is the issue of a bunch of morons who think they can physically obstruct someone's freedom to move about and travel and expect nothing to be done about it.

Of course, I suspect their motives run deeper than just "protesting publicly traded retailers". They've already demonstrated their propensity to incite violence. I suspect they're hoping for the same results here as well. They think of themselves as martyrs.

I think of them as doormats.

txradioguy
11-23-2011, 05:48 AM
http://www.cnbc.com/id/45402815
Shoppers have your pepper spray handy!

More like Lysol!

SarasotaRepub
11-23-2011, 09:48 AM
It would be hilarious to see a bunch of these OWS hippies trampled to death by Wal-Mart shoppers. :D

They'd wish they had some pepper spray...:eek::D

We need a Pepper Spray emoicon...

Tipsycatlover
11-23-2011, 10:57 AM
Every year someone is trampled to death in the black friday sale crush. OWS at least deserves it.

The thing to do is go into a crowded Wal-Mart and start a whisper rumor that OWS is going to shut the store down. Watch the fun begin.

DumbAss Tanker
11-23-2011, 12:11 PM
The fundamental flaw in this plan is that it would involve them actually getting up early enough to disrupt the opening rush in these stores at zero dark thirty. Seriously, what are the chances of that actually happening on any appreciable scale?

:popcorn:

Arroyo_Doble
11-23-2011, 12:19 PM
Doorbuster tent sale!

Tipsycatlover
11-23-2011, 12:38 PM
The fundamental flaw in this plan is that it would involve them actually getting up early enough to disrupt the opening rush in these stores at zero dark thirty. Seriously, what are the chances of that actually happening on any appreciable scale?

:popcorn:

That would be zero dark thirty LAST WEEK!

Adam Wood
11-23-2011, 12:51 PM
I can't help but think about the Black Friday trampling deaths each year. This year I'll smile.

Bailey
11-23-2011, 12:58 PM
I can't help but think about the Black Friday trampling deaths each year. This year I'll smile.

I love the secene every black friday of a group of large women storming a Walmart or Kmart, I would laugh my ass off if a dozen of the OWS people get killed by being trampled lol

AmPat
11-23-2011, 02:37 PM
Impede me in any shape, way, or form and you'll find out what happens when the glutes meet concrete. For the wee wee's of the world, I will physically move you out of my way.

I'm with you.:cool:

Apache
11-23-2011, 04:34 PM
occupy keyboards

http://www.petwellbeing.com/articles/uploaded_images/PawSense-Typing-755184.jpg

THAT"S FUNNY RIGHT THERE!!!! I DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE:D

Apache
11-23-2011, 04:37 PM
NJCardFan

Combat specialist, heavylifter, short fuse, and dedicated shopper.

you think anyone short of GOD would've stopped my Mom?

JB
11-23-2011, 04:53 PM
The fundamental flaw in this plan is that it would involve them actually getting up early enough to disrupt the opening rush in these stores at zero dark thirty.True. :D

There was just an article on here about the drum circle idiot getting the crap beat out of him for banging his drum at 7 AM to wake everyone up for the day.

Silverhair
11-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Many years ago I worked a at Maison-Blanche store when they had their Black Friday sales. It was amazing to see the women charge through the doors when they opened. They came running in like Marines storming a beach from an Assault Landing Craft. Woe to any OWSer stupid enough to try to stop that rush.

Prediction: OWS will fail to have any effect but will claim victory anyway.

Rockntractor
11-23-2011, 07:46 PM
They will leave on stretchers.

CueSi
11-24-2011, 12:05 AM
If they come close to impeding shoppers at my counter, I will beat them to death with a pair of designer heels. I volunteered for this shift.

~QC

Rockntractor
11-24-2011, 12:07 AM
If they come close to impeding shoppers at my counter, I will beat them to death with a pair of designer heels. I volunteered for this shift.

~QC

6" 4" what color?:confused:

NJCardFan
11-24-2011, 01:30 AM
There is no force in this world more terrifying than a Big Tough Man who isn't able to go shopping.

As usual you're too stupid to get the point. :rolleyes:

NJCardFan
11-24-2011, 01:31 AM
NJCardFan

Combat specialist, heavylifter, short fuse, and dedicated shopper.
Please have the guts to say this to my face. Please.

AmPat
11-24-2011, 11:33 AM
Please have the guts to say this to my face. Please.

No, Wei Widdle Nose Picker will puff his bird-like chest up only behind the anonymity of the internet. Liberals always opt to hide behind the police they so despise when a real man threatens to cave their face in. :cool:
I found a picture of Wei Wei:
http://i44.tinypic.com/alrj0y.gif

Silverhair
11-24-2011, 12:35 PM
No, Wei Widdle Nose Picker will puff his bird-like chest up only behind the anonymity of the internet. Liberals always opt to hide behind the police they so despise when a real man threatens to cave their face in. :cool:
I found a picture of Wei Wei:
http://i44.tinypic.com/alrj0y.gif

There was a movie in which Hulk Hogan wore a pink tutu. It was a hilarious scene.

Odysseus
11-24-2011, 03:02 PM
There is no force in this world more terrifying than a Big Tough Man who isn't able to go shopping.
If the big, tough man is being impeded by a bunch of morons who think that their message is more important than his right to engage in commerce, then yeah, that would be terrifying. Why is it that you think that only your side has rights?

"I plead no contest to the charge of aggravated assault your honor. You would have done the same, those jeans were FABULOUS and the hot sales had me all worked up into a sweat!"
More like:
Defendent: "Your honor, I plead not guilty to the charge of aggravated assault on the grounds of self-defense and cite the illegal detention imposed upon me by the plaintiffs who sought, without any legal authority, to block access to the store and threaten anyone passing with bodily harm. I also cite their possession of a variety of weapons and history of violence against persons opposed to their bizarre agenda and would enter the video tapes of their conduct at the store entrance as exhibit A."
Judge: "Case dismissed. (turns to the plaintiff) Young man, given your behavior in the video, can you give me one good reason not to cite you for contempt?"
OWS tool: "Uh, he, like, totally oppressed me, man! He's a fascist and so are you! You're out of order! And he's out of order! The whole country is out of order! Attica! Attica! No justice! No Peace!...uh... what was the question?"
Judge (To bailiff): "30 days for contempt, followed by mandatory rehab. And make sure that he takes a shower, for God's sake. We'll have a half hour recess to air out the courtroom before the next case."


If they come close to impeding shoppers at my counter, I will beat them to death with a pair of designer heels. I volunteered for this shift.

~QC
And that's the other side of the equation. It's not just the shoppers who will suffer, but the employees who volunteered for overtime pay or who work on commissions and who will lose money because these idiots want to ratchet up the drama in their pathetic lives.

What aisle is the pepper spray on?

txradioguy
11-24-2011, 03:56 PM
This thread and the one about NASCAR have highlighted perfectly the latent just below the surface homophobia and racism that is alive and well in the Democrat Party.

Somewhere...Al Gore, Sr...Robert Byrd....and Bull Connor are smiling.

CueSi
11-24-2011, 05:27 PM
6" 4" what color?:confused:

Probably the pink glittery ones, which are probably by Marciano and 5.5" . My counter/bay is across from shoes and I probably would use a shoe as a weapon if the OWS got stupid. But I sense some shoppers are armed, so it may be moot. :p



And that's the other side of the equation. It's not just the shoppers who will suffer, but the employees who volunteered for overtime pay or who work on commissions and who will lose money because these idiots want to ratchet up the drama in their pathetic lives.

What aisle is the pepper spray on?

That's what I'm saying. If #OccupyRetail goes down, they will NOT like it. We're supposed to be the 'little guy' and . . . well, they're hurting us more than that 1%. The 1% has personal shoppers, trunk shows, and can get stuff w/o ever leaving the house.

I'd have to make my own Pepper spray. :p

~QC

Adam Wood
11-24-2011, 10:37 PM
Probably the pink glittery ones, which are probably by Marciano and 5.5" . My counter/bay is across from shoes and I probably would use a shoe as a weapon if the OWS got stupid. But I sense some shoppers are armed, so it may be moot. :p



That's what I'm saying. If #OccupyRetail goes down, they will NOT like it. We're supposed to be the 'little guy' and . . . well, they're hurting us more than that 1%. The 1% has personal shoppers, trunk shows, and can get stuff w/o ever leaving the house.

I'd have to make my own Pepper spray. :p

~QC
Be sure to get some buht jolokia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhut_Jolokia_chili_pepper) if you're going to make your own. That stuff makes habañero look like fucking gummi bears.

AmPat
11-25-2011, 09:17 AM
Be sure to get some buht jolokia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhut_Jolokia_chili_pepper) if you're going to make your own. That stuff makes habañero look like fucking gummi bears.

Watch some you tube videos of people eating it sometime. Entertaining is an understatement.:D

Tipsycatlover
11-25-2011, 09:23 AM
OWS blinked.

Faced with the normal level of violence at black friday sales, they have determined that a stay at home boycott will do.

It's wise, since they are so afraid of pepper spray, shoppers will gladly pepper spray one another to get that sale. No one was hurt, must not have been OWS in the crowd.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501363_162-57331142/woman-pepper-sprays-other-black-friday-shoppers/

The fearful OWS won't face this.

http://www.twitvid.com/QM7T7

Tipsycatlover
11-25-2011, 10:06 AM
Just in.

Shoppers at a San Leandro Wal Mart got into a shootout. One man taken to the hospital.

OWS is going to step into this!

Kay
11-25-2011, 04:29 PM
I can't believe people go so crazy over a one day sale like this.

Elspeth
11-25-2011, 04:52 PM
I can't believe people go so crazy over a one day sale like this.

Enough hype can make anything look like a must. A dear friend at Thanksgiving dinner was being urged and begged and cajoled by her 12-year-old son to please, please, please, go to ToysRUs which, he said, was opening at 10pm on Thanksgiving night. This friend had a horrible cold and we finally all convinced her not to go. I'm so glad we did.

Odysseus
11-26-2011, 11:12 AM
So how are they going to prevent people from shopping on Amazon? Macys.com?

Denial of service attacks, or possibly hacking.