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12 Ways To Occupy Black Friday


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Nancy
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Code Pink's reminder of ways to make a difference right now.



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Cheryl O. (82)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 7:33 pm
Thank you so much for that. Our Thanksgiving and Christmas has been hijacked by greedy big business all while the real people who just want to survive are now drowning. THAT IS NOT THE AMERICAN WAY
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 8:16 pm
Thanks for the heads up.
 

Rebecca S. (61)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 9:28 pm
I think I'm going to go the 'buy nothing' route :)
 

Teresa Cowley (272)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 9:39 pm
Thank you for this article!
For years I have been getting more frustrated and fed-up because "The Holidays" are never an enjoyable, family-oriented time of year, but instead just a time to make the "greed-barons" even richer!
This year, I'll begin to implement some of these suggestions and change my own attitude--if no where else, in MY home the holiday season will be for family and friends!
If any one else has anymore suggestions, please share them--thank you.
Cheryl, you're right, this is NOT the American Way--we badly need to turn our America around!
 

JL A. (281)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 10:17 pm
One thing not among the twelve is to donate to a worthy cause in someone's name--many environmental and groups meeting needs in developing countries or in response to disasters will provide a card describing what the gift buys--some focus on education (give to a teacher) others on health (give to people working in health care) others are agricultural (give to farmers)...the amount given doesn't have to be a lot and one way that goes with the saying in a truer kind of way "It's the thought that counts."
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (411)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:41 am
Don't like shopping and don't if I don't have to!
 

Danuta Watola (1239)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 3:47 am
noted
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:39 am
I am with you!
 

Joanne Dixon (41)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 3:05 pm
I'm about half through with a handmade for my BFF. I also really, really like J.L.'s suggestion. I'm sure this does not need to be said to this group, but shopping on the internet does not count as buying local. :-)
 

Rose Grabowski (0)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:11 pm
I am in. No spending tomorrow or at Wal-Mart ever again
 

Nancy C. (813)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:32 pm
I always do something with prints of old photos that bring back warm memories. As much as I can manage for charity and on Tree Nation I enjoy throughout the year. I squeeze out meals for my kitty friends outside. When I see him, I give a dollar or a few to our neighborhood homeless man. He uses it in the supermarket.
 

Teresa Cowley (272)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:28 am
Thank you for three excellent suggestions JLA, Joanne and Nancy--and all the ideas are beautifully simple and can be done even by those of us (which, I imagine, is MOST of us) without an abundance of "extra".
I'm also going to pass these ideas along to some of my friends, who I know will appreciate the suggestions.
Thanks again!
 

Dave C. (232)
Friday November 23, 2012, 8:43 am
Awesome!!! good list, thanks.
 

Melania Padilla (191)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:18 am
Thanks, cool stuff
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Friday November 23, 2012, 2:17 pm
Already doing most of the suggestions and will gladly do the rest. I've never been a shopper, except for family groceries. Thanks, Nancy.
 

AWAY AWAY (39)
Friday November 23, 2012, 3:44 pm
I bought nothing and I do make my own gifts. That's what my daughter wants.....made by Mom!
 

donald Baumgartner (5)
Friday November 23, 2012, 4:48 pm
I DON'T shop on " black friday"!!!!!
 

Kathleen B. (37)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:54 pm
I refuse to shop on black Friday, blue Monday, Ruby Tuesday, this year. After 9eleven when people wanted to volunteer to help, GWBush told us to go shopping.
He was serious, if we quit shopping, seriously boycott shopping except for necessities, we could end this swaggering, blustering experiment in empire.

 

Kathleen B. (37)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:55 pm
I refuse to shop on black Friday, blue Monday, Ruby Tuesday, this year. After 9eleven when people wanted to volunteer to help, GWBush told us to go shopping.
He was serious, if we quit shopping, seriously boycott shopping except for necessities, we could end this swaggering, blustering experiment in empire.

 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Friday November 23, 2012, 7:42 pm
Thanks. I don't shop...except at the thrift stores, where I would counsel all to go. Do remember, though, that Goodwill is no longer a charitable organization. They are franchised and make more money than the department stores. No wonder; they pay for none of their merchandise and pay minimum wage to their employees. Makes me angry that they continue to paint themselves as charitable.
 

Sergio Padilla (61)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 4:29 pm
good to know, even though we don't have that here in Nicaragua (in some stores only, but is not that widespread)
 
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