Daily Archives: November 28, 2008

Black Friday Stampede @ Walmart – Valley Stream, LI

What is wrong with people?

What is wrong with people?

Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede.

Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede.

With our current ailing economy, there are sacrifices one has to make this holiday shopping season. Unfortunately, the temporary maintenance worker at the Valley Stream, Long Island Walmart didn’t think he would be the sacrificial lamb of the post-Thanksgiving consumer onslaught. How can people be this stupid? Where is the common sense and decency that is our responsibility as a people to one another? Is this the change for which we fought so hard? Obviously our right to consume has consumed us. My heart goes out to the worker’s family and friends and the poor pregnant woman who miscarried after also being pushed to the ground and trampled underfoot.

Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

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Me & Emmett Kelly, Jr. – Long Island Jewish Hospital – September 1969

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After having my appendix removed and being delirious in an oxygen tent with 106°+ fever, I woke up thinking I was dead. Next to me, watching me sleep, was Emmett Kelly, Jr. with his sad clown face. I remember saying, ” Hey, you’re Emmett Kelly, Jr.” His eyes popped out and he almost smiled. After getting me up for my first walk, we went to the playroom and played with the blocks for a while and then he went to visit other children.

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