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  •  Oh heck, I take it even further. (9+ / 0-)

    I observe "Buy Nothing Day" on Black Friday. It's really the only holiday I observe religiously.

    Sadly, these sales stunts are not targeted towards anyone who might read DKos, so I doubt our direct pushback will have much impact. We'd need to focus on spreading the meme with the (probably limited) number of friends and colleagues who might partake.

    You can call it "class warfare" -- we call it "common sense"

    by kenlac on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:18:39 AM PST

    •  True, but you have to start somewhere. (3+ / 0-)
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      It might take several years to push back on something that has grown up over a couple of decades. But no time like the present to start!

      I will not shop on Thanksgiving nor before 10am on the following Friday out of solidarity with retail workers! Please do the same.

      by Something the Dog Said on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:31:33 AM PST

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      •  True as well. (3+ / 0-)

        And to clarify: when I say "limited number who might patake" I mean not that we'd fail at being persuasive, but that we probably already don't have many friends and associates who would, because it's likely we choose to be friends with like minded people as it is.

        It's that tricky thing -- how to persuade someone who doesn't think like you, and do it without creating conflict.

        You can call it "class warfare" -- we call it "common sense"

        by kenlac on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:37:17 AM PST

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        •  I have plenty of Redneck friens (3+ / 0-)

          here in TX, heck, I'm pretty much a Redneck myself.

          I just tell them without a big lecture, just a couple of short reasons.

          Has not created a conflict.

          Tell them, Early Black Friday is all a gimmick anyway, designed to get your money into their pockets for a lot of crap that we don't even need.

          WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Nov: Voting Rights Martyrs

          by JayRaye on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:10:52 AM PST

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