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Good News For Thanksgiving Weekend!!

posted by Jael Ever @ 11:05 AM
November 25, 2011

 Forget what the politicians say about a depressed economy.  Retailers expect the highest after Thanksgiving and Christmas season sells this season than they have had in years.  They are cautiously optimistic and upbeat!

 According to the Retail Council of New York, retailers said, “In keeping with their concerns about the economy, 49 percent of survey participants believe the biggest deciding factor for their customers when selecting gifts will be price. This is followed by 27 percent of retailers who believe good quality merchandise is a deciding factor, and 17 percent who say shoppers will be buying practical gifts.”  So stores are preparing to lower prices on quality practical goods.

 Shop owners also said that they will purchase the same or more inventory than last year and will probably hire additional people for Christmas as well. Stores will hold Black Friday sales earlier, and on-line sellers expect to break records too.

 Gas prices are lower than last year to accommodate shoppers, and many stores will hold longer hours, and open on Thanksgiving Day as well.  They believe that only thing that could interfere with great holiday sales is the weather!

 In other Good News, the 15th of this month was ‘America Recycles Day.’  A nonprofit research group, Tellus Institute, issued a report titled, “Less Pollution, More Jobs” which is said to prove that “increasing the nation’s recycling rate from 33% to 75% by 2030 would reduce pollution and create an extra 1.5 million jobs.”
 Associated Press reporter Joy Lewis says the “report finds that waste diversion, unlike disposal, is more labor intensive and thus 85 % of the new jobs result from collecting, processing, and composting trash as well as making new products with recycled materials.  It says a 75% recycling or diversion rate would generate 2.3 million jobs by 2030––1.1 million more jobs than would occur if the United States kept on it current recycling pace . . .”

 The report says that if this recycling program were to be initiated, “carbon dioxide emissions would fall 276 million metric tons by 2030 — equivalent to taking 50 million cars off the road.”  The study was prepared for the Blue Green Alliance, SEIU (Service Employees International Union), the Natural Resources Defense Council, Teamsters, Recycling Works!, and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.

 The Thanksgiving and Christmas season is also the time to prepare for God. Just as the blessed couple prepared for the miraculous birth, people must prepare for Him in their hearts and for His return to earth.  As wholesale Christian Bibles state, “If ye do return unto The LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods . . . and prepare your hearts unto The LORD and serve Him only: He will deliver you. . . (1 Samuel 7: 3).”  Let’s keep that Word in mind this season!

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