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“Retailers hope to set tone for holiday season”

Across the country, predawn crowds, some armed with tents as they gathered as early as noon on Thanksgiving Day, were reported outside of Best Buy Co. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other big-box retailers and malls to capture early-hour bargains on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that marks the start of retailers’ biggest selling season of the year.

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Hey – I think there’s something wrong here. Without sounding bitter or cynical, I think that we might want to re-evaluate our priorities in this country.

Shopocalypse indeed. Do you think that “Black Friday” is going to mean the same thing anymore? Is this the end of this unfortunate and unsustainable “tradition?”

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