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EVENTS PLANNED FOR BUY NOTHING DAY??

Looking for anyone who may be planning/attending any events around PDX for Buy Nothing Day. Anyone planning/attending/ or interested, gimme a shout out @  karmapoliceme@yahoo.com
Looking for anyone who may be planning/attending any events around PDX for Buy Nothing Day. Anyone planning/attending/ or interested, gimme a shout out @  karmapoliceme@yahoo.com

Buy Nothing Day Is A Perfect Idea 16.Nov.2015 04:09

blues

Remember, it's on "Black Friday", the "traditional" shopping frenzy on the day after Thanksgiving (It's on Friday, November 27).

One possibility: Ask people to buy _only_ small dark chocolate bars, or maybe small Kit Kat snacks, etc. Then on "Black Friday" stand on the sidewalk with a basket and ask them to "donate" the wrappers. Hey, at least it's food. Then "contribute" all the wrappers to the local Chamber of Commerce. Might send a message.

What a parade of junk from China they offer, while trying to pretend to be the saviors of the "Free-just- pay-later Moreget":

Walmart
 http://www.walmart.com/

Costco
 http://www.costco.com/

Kroger
 http://www.thekrogerco.com/

Home Depot
 http://www.homedepot.com/

Target
 http://www.target.com/

Endless loads of crap!

Meanwhile our "friends" at the supposedly liberal TRUTHOUT (California domestic nonprofit news corporation) seem to think we should change the name to "Independence Day"!

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TRUTHOUT -- From Buy Nothing Day to Independence Day -- 11/26/14
 http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/27678-from-buy-nothing-day-to-independence-day

[....] First, by being inherently "anti" and focusing on the word "nothing," it subtly validates the lies that corporate marketing preaches. Without buying, one infers, there is a gap - literally nothingness. That's the logic of the corporate marketing department. The really powerful and radical truth is that there is freedom in having a day (or a life) in which you do not depend on the acquisition of physical objects for meaning. That thought is in there right now, but it is obscured, and therefore less powerful than it could be. Moving into the more positive space is radical because it reclaims the idea of happiness; it doesn't define it against the enemy's logic, which, as any cognitive scientist will tell you, is a way of activating and validating their frame. We are not fighting for "nothing." We are fighting for freedom, and therefore everything. [....]
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There's always somebody with a cop-out.

had to laugh 17.Nov.2015 08:40

shaker

I did a search of Buy-Nothing-Day. Besides the ubiquitous wikipedia citation common to just about everything and blogs in which the authors suppress ads, I had to laugh at all the references in which I was plastered with hawking all manner of products.

Stay The Fuck Home On BLACK FRIDAY!!! 17.Nov.2015 22:33

blues

Worst Black Friday Disasters

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9ZOTo1K_Kp0

America The Beautiful.

Wal-Mart Nation.

Worse than science fiction.

Black Friday Shoppers Shot Dead! 17.Nov.2015 22:48

blues

Get used to trampling. (For valuable appliances!) It's a talent:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AnCBDIwHsE