By buying Chinese (or Sri Lanka or Bangledeshi, etc.) we are improving the
life of both seller and buyer.
I suppose there are those, like you, who insist on driving a Rolls and
buying their clothes from Seville Row.
Funny how that one jumps out at ya. I don't know what I found more
interesting-- that they still exist; that Lowe's has them; or that it
'caught Heybub's eye'.<g>
I'm picturing Christmas morning-- He and his bride are still in their
nightgown's out at the tree. She has lovingly gotten everything on
his list. . . but he's only got eyes for that disco ball.
Watch me tie this thread to your comment:
Depends on what you mean, "hurt anyone else." Many nation-wide chains have
had to adjust their "Black Friday" hours in Massachusetts because of
17th-century law prohibiting work on Thanksgiving.
"Some chains that had promoted midnight sales are amending their early-bird
hours to comply with the state's 17th-century blue laws. The rules prohibit
retail employees from working until the clock strikes 12 a.m. after
Thanksgiving - leaving no time for staff to prepare for midnight openings."
Ha!! I live in Bergen county, NJ. Blue laws galore. Only hardware,
gasstations, food stores and restaurants are open on Sundays. Biggest
concentrations of malls etc are rather close to the intersection of Rts 4
and 17, including an Ikea. Paramus voters repeatedly have voted down a
repeal of the blue laws. Traffic is a nightmare on Saturdays, despite a
rather large % of religious Jews. Canon fire down Rt 17 on Sundays won't
hurt anyone, in a Dutch manner of speaking.
IOW, respecting those blue laws is respecting someone's opinions/feelings
and therefore quite acceptable. Of course in the next county near me,
Passaic, there are no blue laws and several "economic development" areas
where the salestax is 3.5% rather than 7%. There are plenty of Lowes and
HD in either county.
That "battle" will always go on, I'm afraid. It's the level of violence
that is deplorable. IMNSHO, while there is some predestination/fate, it
is a "manifest destiny" to consciously steer our free will.
Then, I guess, I don't see the difference between non-violent persecution
and an honest discussion of differences of opinion.
As an agnostic/atheist, that's not in my purview. While generalizations
have a basis in averaged perceptions, people aren't averages, but
individuals. Judge individuals, not groups, unless the whole of the
group poses a threat. If it is individuals, focus on them, especially
I said, it was my opinions, implying yours may be different.
Are you baiting me???
No, since you insist on arguing using your own dictionary (typical of
leftists), I want a good reference point. I have to understand what the color
of the sky is in your universe, before I can begin to understand you (I
already got that you're a socialist).
I'm just giving you back what you said before. YOU need to defend that
or retract it.
I'm probably not understanding you. What governs the goose, should
govern the gander.
People do have the right to be free and do the (legit) work they want.
Why are you not getting that?
As a customer I have the right to choose where I shop AND buy what is
legitimate merchandise. To say that the customer can only go "where
they're wanted" sounds very racist to me. Mormons aren't allowed to buy
from Muslims in your book?
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