Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday is overrated?

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Black Friday is overrated

By Amaris Dominguez
Spartan Daily
November 22, 2010

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Amaris Dominguez, staff writer

It’s that time of year again, when people quickly recover from their Thanksgiving-induced food comas and set off on a shopping frenzy in the wee hours of the morning.

Yes — Black Friday is approaching.

Nov. 26, otherwise known as Black Friday, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

Stores extend their hours and offer major savings to consumers looking for the best deals on gifts for others and themselves.

It marks the time when people leave their manners and common courtesy at home....

One Response to “Black Friday is overrated”

Ted Rudow III,MA says:
November 23, 2010
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see.And I beheld, and to a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine (Revelation 6:5-6 KJV.).

This black horse’s rider with the pair of balances in his hand symbolizes the rich capitalists who have a major impact on world conditions through their manipulation of national economies. Only one other verse in the Bible pictures a man with balances or scales: The merchant uses dishonest scales; he loves to defraud (Hosea 12:7 NIV).

Another prophet, Amos, also said the merchants the wealthy capitalists of his day who were robbing the poor instead of helping them set forth wheat, making the ephah [unit of measure] small, and the shekel [price] great and falsifying the balances by deceit.
Ted Rudow III,MA
class of 1996

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