How has your day "without" been?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by nbs2, May 1, 2006.

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How was your day today compared with most others

  1. I don't live near an "affected" area

    21 vote(s)
    15.8%
  2. I hadn't noticed/No change

    84 vote(s)
    63.2%
  3. Slightly Affected

    12 vote(s)
    9.0%
  4. Very Affected

    9 vote(s)
    6.8%
  5. I participated in today's events

    7 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. nbs2 macrumors 68030

    nbs2

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    #1
    IF YOU HAVE A POLITICAL COMMENT TO MAKE, POST IT IN THE POLITICAL FORUM!

    I suppose those of you outside the US may not really care, since one day is as good as another. But, I was wondering how everybody else has been affected. I'm not looking for profound comments, just an honest opinion.

    EDIT: by without immigrants, I am referring to the "Day without immigrants" that was supposed to be today. I guess something like a real life "Day without a mexican" or something.

    EDIT AGAIN: Political Comments....go here
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Without what?

    Edit: Just check cnn.com... oh that... ermmm... I wouldn't have even known it was going on if you hadn't told me. But then again, I cultivate and process all my bamboo by myself.
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    #3
    haven't noticed any difference.

    All my teachers are here, custodians are here. College is the same as it was on wednesday when i was last here.

    Not one bit of difference
     
  4. MattG macrumors 68040

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    #4
    First two restaurants I went to were closed...the one we ended up going to was pretty busy because of it.
     
  5. vniow macrumors G4

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    There's a protest down the street from where I work but otherwise its business as usual.
     
  6. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Well, the line for starbucks was long this morning. My commute wasn't really affected by the thousands taking off of work to protest since I don't go downtown. But my girlfriend said she nearly hit a group of people that were marching down the middle of the street. I told her she should have because they were jaywalking. :D

    IF your going to protest, please stay on the sidewalks so the rest of us can go to work and make money. Thank you.
     
  7. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    I haven't left the house so it's business as usual.

    But I won't be going anywhere near downtown today, that's for sure.
     
  8. OutThere macrumors 603

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    #8
    I wasn't aware this was happening...but it's a good move anyway.

    My dad is an immigrant, but he's back in the fatherland visiting relatives this week. :p
     
  9. dansuz1 macrumors member

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    #9
    A couple of my favorite restaurants were closed and the cleaners at my gym weren't working. Other than that, all is normal.
     
  10. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    #10
    Life Without

    Had an interruption in my Landscaping project today.
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    No change noticed by me.

    Although, I have been at college all day. I think that some of the businesses in town had people (illegal immigrants and concerned workers alike) protesting.
     
  12. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    My wife is a teacher here in Las Vegas. She said that she had 9 students today, when she usually has 17-ish.

    That's pretty noticeable.

    I would think, based on geographical location, that some areas might be more affected than others.
     
  13. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Didn't affect me. The only hispanic family in town *OWNS* the pizzeria so they are in. :)

    \great bunch of people
    \\their son just joined our scout troop
     
  14. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Went to run an errand today at lunch and noticed no change... but then all I did was pick up some shredder oil from Office Depot.

    Oh, yeah, and our FedEx delivery came on time, too.
     
  15. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    I've been up on campus all day. It has been really light but then again, it is finals week so I imagine that some of the students have already finished and are long gone for the summer.

    Did have one hispanic chick come up to my desk and ask me where she could go watch a movie here in the library.....whatever that's worth?
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow, I should say so! :eek:

    This is probably very true.
     
  17. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #17
    No difference whatsoever today - not before work, not commuting to/from work, not at work. None.

    I support the idea; I just haven't seen an impact in my life today.
     
  18. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    I haven't really noticed today, perhaps because I've been cooped up in the office all day. It's weird, though, because when they did this the other week (just the demonstrations) I noticed it a lot. I guess they're just not hanging out downtown this time or something, because last time everyone was out near the courthouses.
     
  19. vniow macrumors G4

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    Uh oh, I hear sirens outside my work, hope its nothing serious. :(
     
  20. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    #20
    It's interesting to see how many people here are saying that their day "without" hasn't been all that different from a day "with" -- other than the nuisance factor of having streets blocked off for the protestors. Keep that in mind when you're watching the evening news coverage of today's events, which will no doubt portray this as a devastating blow to the country.
     
  21. njmac macrumors 68000

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    #21
    Today, this did not affect me. On Saturday night at the restaurant I work at - if the dishwashers didn't show up - it would have affected me in a big way.
     
  22. nbs2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's why I put up the poll. I had noticed that there was nothing going on today. I haven't been all over the place, but I would think that Baltimore would be a mess, but it hasn't. Talking to my friends in DC, they haven't really been bothered either, beyond too many people walking around and clogging sidewalks.

    I thought we would have more people being affected - MR members are all over the US (and world)...
     
  23. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    #23
    i would think it would totally depend on the location. middle of nowhere midwest, and i think i'm probably one of 10 in a several hundred mile radius that would even know this was going on. dish network is kind enough to keep me connected to the outside world. except when the wind blows, or it rains, or snows, or leaves grow on trees. :mad:

    big impact in urban areas, no impact out here. difficult to guage how effective that might be overall.
     
  24. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Hopefully everything is okay- it would be a shame to see the protests get violent and have someone get hurt or killed. :eek:
     
  25. njmac macrumors 68000

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    #25
    I was surprised to read that Perdue chicken co. and some other huge meat processors closed dozens of factories. I wouldn't have thought big big businesses like those would close because of illegals.

    Be prepared for the price of chicken to go up. The company won't want to eat the profit. no pun intended.
     

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