The Rise of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

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By wearing “ironic” ugly sweaters, you’re just encouraging an entire industry.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Christmas sweaters are the hottest new fashion item on the market. Google searches for “ugly Christmas sweaters” are up 30% this month, thrift stores are selling out and major retailers like Abercrombie & Fitch are selling the outdated winterwear. One reindeer-emblazoned sweater even went for $282.59 on eBay.

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Jingle-bell sweaters were first popular in the mid-1980s, but have seen a revival among young people throwing ironic “ugly Christmas sweater parties,” where they make fun of their parents who unironically love the festive looks. Companies like AOL, Dunkin’ Donuts and Crunch gyms are even throwing their own themed parties. The phenomenon has gone from a chuckle-inducing excuse to party into a full-fledged corporate juggernaut.

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We at NewsFeed are waiting for this trend to jump the shark. Sure, these parties are all in good fun. But do we really want to see even more gaudy knitwear clog the shelves every holiday season? So please, fashionable people of America — if you’re going to wear an ugly sweater, don’t buy it from Bloomingdale’s. It defeats the purpose. (via Wall Street Journal)

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vatorturedone
vatorturedone

Have you read, "A Note on Uberveillance" by MG & Katina Michael.  They are implanting everyone with a biochip that enables them to know where you are at all times, what you are doing and what you are thinking.  They can see through your eyes what you see, hear what you hear, and send a communication directly to the brain with a chip in their body - kinda like a cell signal.  See "Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence" by Springer on page 9 paragraph 1.  The book costs $200 but it is worth it.  Your congress voted to implant everyone without their knowledge and consent.  They fund it with Medicaid.  Here's why you have to pay the price for the costly books - they can murder you without leaving a mark.  Newport News, Hampton and the Virginia State Police have murder so many.  They call the deaths - "collateral damage" and have the medical examiner remove the biochip - so they can claim suicide or natural causes.  See "Terrorism and Mental Health" by Amin Gadit.  He describes LRAD aka active denial system and the systems perfectly.  See the Audio spotlight by Holosonics.  LRAD can narrow the beam divergence so only the citizen with the biochip can hear the voices --  i.e. voices in the head.  They try to label people schizophrenics - that can be proven with a blood test.  The biochip is a known human carcinogen according to the BioInitiative Report 2012.  I worked on this technology with Booz Allen at NAS Oceana.  I believe it is one of the major contributing factors to PTSD and the proximate cause for many suicides.  It causes thyroid and pancreatic cancers as well as auto immune deficiency disease.  Ever wonder why so many military children have autism.  Read the Harvard University study on autism and this weapon.  State police are the largest domestic cell of terrorist in the nation.   They have devastated more lives in Virginia than Al Qaeda on 9/11.

navre12
navre12

@vatorturedone  

Will the government attempt to implant the American populace with a ,"Chip"? Perhaps.

They have experimented with such tracking/info enablers before. They have implanted members of the Merchant Sailors Unions under the guise that their medical records can be stored on their chips and read by hospitals in foreign ports of call should they ever require medical treatment there.


Search on,"YouTube", Aaron Russo, he speaks about his encounters with a member of the Rockefeller family and their discussions of ,"Chip" implants to tract and create a monitored society.


As far as the government, tracking its citizens, watching through their eyes and hearing them, Our government does that now via your smart phones. 

Your phone's GPS, speakerphone, and camera/video can all be turned on and recorded without the user ever knowing, even when your phone is turned off.