Sunday, November 30, 2008

Was it Black or Bloody Friday?

An employee at Wal-Mart was killed yesterday when "out-of-control" shoppers broke down the doors at a sale at the discount giant's store in Long Island, New York.

People were queuing outside shops all over the country waiting for the doors to open at... 5 am! First official reports from companies monitoring formally tens of thousands of retail outlets concluded that more stuff was sold yesterday (10.6B USD) than a year ago...

So, where the crisis? Where's the Big Depression V2.0 ? I mean, c'm on! BTW, early reports on Black Friday shopping published yesterday have been talking about lesser sales due to the current financial crisis and 'related recession'. Based on no real data, a pathetic reporter somewhere was predicting more of the negative horseshit we are fed up listening to as he thought that he was serving the interests of the public by providing his own recessionary perceptions in writing. What an a-hole...

Nowadays, all media worldwide make a habit of bullshitting in spades as they try to spread bad sentiment and panic among the herds of consumers and drive down anything that moves. It smells so much like a global conspiracy fed by worldwide sources of evil so badly that, at the end, I'm gonna believe the theory after all. Only thing I don't know is who's behind such a conspiracy, if any, if it was for real. Would it be members of the G.W. Bush clan? I doubt it. They are far too stupid to pull out somethin' like this! How about KGB Inc? Nay... Maybe that North Korean dictator (from his grave...not?).

Anyway, if people are crazy enough to queue out in the cold in freezing temperatures in front of the Wal-Marts, Macy's, J.C. Penney's and all the rest, and they end up stampeding workers to death in the process, what more can I say? You got it! Yep! BIG DEPRESSION!

I don't even believe there is a single place in entire Europe with our 500 million inhabitants where one shop (other than occasional grocery night-shops) went open ever at 5am. In the US you have shops opening at midnight for special launches of long awaited products and of course you have the 5th Avenue Apple Store, a non stop circus of shoppers and geniuses, that is open 24x7. I'm still waiting for real evidence of the crisis hitting consumers, other than a few Banks going down because of the greed, arrogance and stupidity of their managers; the rest is quasi fiction concentrated around whatever the leeches of the press decide to publish to make an extra pathetic buck and lead their miserable lives into nothingness!

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