PORTLAND, Ore. ( TheStreet) -- If you resisted the urge to skip out on Thanksgiving dessert or Thursday night's last NFL game to head to Target (TGT), Wal-Mart (WMT) or Toys "R" Us and still haven't hit so much as a Web site today, congratulations: You're one of more than half the U.S. population with better things to do today.Roughly 147 million shoppers say they plan to go pushing and shoving for deals this Black Friday weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. In a promising statement about the future of humanity, that number is down from 152 million last year. Of that 147 million, only 71 million are committed to heading out among the unslept, unwashed masses and doing their holiday shopping under any circumstance.
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