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Man Dies After Wal-Mart Stampede, Throng Of Unruly Black Friday Bargain-Hunters Knock Down Door, Killing Man – CBS News

This is unreal.  People trampled this person to death so they could get their mark-down Christmas-crap sooner.  I agree with Rod Dreher: “Makes you wonder if we don’t deserve at some collective level what we’re about to get on the economic front (bearing in mind that the rain falls, alas, on the just and the unjust).”

A worker died after being trampled by a throng of unruly shoppers when a suburban Wal-Mart opened for the holiday sales rush Friday, authorities said.

At least three other people were injured.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in Bentonville, Ark., would not confirm the reports of a stampede but said a “medical emergency” had caused the company to close the store, which is in Valley Stream on Long Island.

Nassau County police said the 34-year-old worker was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 6 a.m., an hour after the store opened. The cause of death was not immediately known.

A police statement said shortly after 5 a.m., a throng of shoppers “physically broke down the doors, knocking (the worker) to the ground.” Police also said a 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a hospital for observation and three other shoppers suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospitals.

The exact cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s office, detectives said.

The dead worker’s name was not released.

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The Jewish hostages are dead – Crunchy Con

Just reported out of Mumbai: the hostages at the Chabad center are dead. Moshe Holtzberg, the two year old son of the rabbi and his wife, a child who escaped with the center’s cook, is now an orphan.

Thanks, Muslim terrorists! You do so much for the world. Your Mumbai adventures on behalf of your faith have killed scores of people, and have jacked up tensions between two nuclear powers that hate each other. And now there are reports that British nationals of Pakistani origin may be involved in the attack — something that, if true, could make life very difficult for Brit-Paks.

Good thing this bloody-minded intolerance is limited to a small number of Muslims, right? Except for the 10,000 to 20,000 ordinary Muslims who assaulted a Coptic Christian church in Cairo this week. Excerpt:

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