Black Friday Death Count

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    England's decided to adopt Black Friday sales and it's all going bad. They seem to have completely forgotten their famed ability to queue in an orderly manner. Nobody's died yet, thankfully.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30241459
     

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    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    I've heard that the death rate goes way up this weekend starting with Fake ID Wednesday.
     
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    What is Fake ID Wednesday? I've never I heard of that!
     
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    There's a broken wrist in England so far, and several arrests (not counting the punches and kicks, etc). No deaths as far as I can tell, and it seems to be all over now.

    Just for interest: These sort of sales do not exist in Germany. In my opinion, they never will. I don't think there would be much left of the country after, if they were. They are the greatest bargain hunters I've ever come across. :)

    As far as I ever saw, the French don't do it either - purely for reasons of lack of style, I would think.

    In Spain, they'd all start chatting and forget they were there to get a bargain - plus, they wouldn't want to mess up their clothes.

    In the Netherlands, people are just too laid back and nice to start pushing and shoving, and they always have some great bargains anyway.

    Just my opinion. Happy to be corrected by anyone who knows these countries better than I do.
     
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    Me neither. But I'm thinking it's a joke we're both missing?
     
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    No frenzy evident in Providence RI, commercial streets around the very nice Providence Place mall orderly, no road rage, etc.

    Well, at least no one honked horns or shook fists when I politely ducked into my turn lane at Exit 19.
     
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    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    It's where the kids come home from college and go out drinking on the night before Thanksgiving.
     
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    Now I know lol! Thanks Standreid!
     
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    Ha, ha. I've heard the Wednesday night before TG is the biggest bar night of the year, even more so than NY's eve. I've never heard of it referred to Fake ID Wednesday.
     
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    Overnight email alert: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/police-man-shoots-woman-self-at-nordstrom/29976262

    Police: Man shoots woman, self at Nordstrom

    Shooter is dead, woman in critical condition


    Author: By Dave Alsup and Holly Yan CNN

    Published On: Nov 28 2014 10:56:55 PM EST Updated On: Nov 29 2014 03:32:32 AM EST

    (CNN) -
    A bustling Nordstrom store packed with holiday shoppers became the scene of a deadly shooting Friday night when a man shot a woman and then himself, Chicago officials said...

    ...The man died and the woman was critically injured, said spokesman Larry Langford of the Chicago Fire Department...
     
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    Sadly, she's died as well now.

    'Authorities say a 22-year-old woman died a day after she was shot inside a Nordstrom department store in Chicago during Black Friday shopping.

    The Cook County medical examiner’s office said 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein was pronounced dead at 3.43pm on Saturday. Authorities say 31-year-old Marcus Dee shot Ezaldein before killing himself.'

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...an-shot-dead-black-friday-shopping?CMP=twt_gu
     
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    Nordstrom's Victim Dies Day Before Birthday

    Family members say she was shot in the back of the head and had a severe brain injury


    Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 • Updated at 9:34 AM CST

    The 22-year-old female Nordstrom's worker who was shot Friday night by her ex-boyfriend died at Northwestern Hospital Saturday night, according to officials with the hospital.

    Family members say Nadia Ezaldein was supposed to come home after work to celebrate her 22nd birthday...

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...s-in-Critical-284221881.html?partner=xfinity1
     
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