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Posted Sat Nov 29 2008: from Reuters:
Surging shoppers kill New York Wal-Mart worker
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A man working for discount retailer Wal-Mart was killed on Friday in a stampede by frenzied shoppers who broke down doors and surged into a Long Island, New York store, a police spokesman said. The 34-year-old man was at the entrance of the Valley Stream Wal-Mart store just after it opened at 5 a.m. and was knocked to the ground, the police report said.... Wal-Mart said it was saddened by the death of the man, who was working for a temporary employment agency serving the retailer, and by the injuries suffered by shoppers.
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'Doc Jim says:
This poor temp worker had no idea how temp he was gonna be.
Why's this story on our site? 1) this level of insane consumerism is what's got us into this Apocalyptic pickle in the first place 2) at some point, some story is going to sink in and become a cultural tipping point 3) it's one of the Seven Signs of the Apocalypse

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