Seeing your note about the guy who was stampeded, and then reading about it,
just makes me sick. Though I am in the retail business, it really saddens me
that "holiday shopping" has come to this. What kind of people would trample
a guy so they can save five bucks on a pair of shoes? When I think about the
fact that I'm sharing the roads with those same people, most of whom are
ineffectually piloting 2-ton metal cages, it gives me the creeps.
I must say, the whole WalMart thing represents what is worst about America.
I know plenty of people who shop there, and say they do so to "save money".
But, did they ever stop to think, "why am I saving money?," or, "What are the
long term consequences of my actions?" Well, I was going to write more about
this, but then a quick Google search turned up a great rant here:
Onto the ipod: What kind of speakers are you using? (hopefully not headphones?)
I use the I-ride stereo, which is a decent way to avoid using headphones on the
bike... they are promising a newer, Hi-fi version soon. There's also the new CyFi
speaker, but I have yet to try it - it is a bit pricey.
--- In email@example.com, "Carl Ray" <kwikfile@...> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> There is a really cool sale going on at Griffin Technology right now til end
> of November... Almost all their stuff is free shipping and deep discounts.
> You can buy an iFM that enables your ipod to be an FM radio.
> So in my case I cam listen to Democracy Now on the way to work while riding
> my bike. On the return trip I can listen to my iPod music library.
> iFM is not to be confused with the other products that Griffin makes that
> work with your car so it transmit over your radio.
> iFM becomes a radio receiver for the iPod.
> Normal price $49.99
> sale price $19.99
> less discount -$5.00
> Total $14.99
> SAVE $35.00 FREE SHIPPING TOO.
> Please Keep the walmart employee and lady who was stampeded at walmart today
> in your prayers.
> thank you...
> "Our planes and automobiles have made it possible for us to go anywhere and
> see nothing, but our simpler, slower means of conveyance, our feet and our
> bicycles and wind-powered boats, still connect us to this earth that is not
> ours to master, but to treasure."
> Kent Peterson