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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    i avoid walmart unless there's absolutely no other option due to the way they treat their employees. my ex fiancee's mom worked there, and the way she was treated upset me enough that i'd seriously consider participating in a unionization effort for a local store.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    I boycott all the gasoline majors. Try to buy local. Give to charities that spend locally i.e. food pantries, Salvation Army, historical societies, schools, etc. All spending in my Community.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Chick-Fil-A requires employees to dress like fags.

    That's just wrong.

    Boycott Chick-Fil-A

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    I boycott any business that is a gun free zones. Like the 100 businesses in Seattle that are gun free zones

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    I intensely dislike Apple. Primarily for their over-the-top annoying smugness... and that of their fans.

    I can't say that I never ever ever buy anything from them, but I always give somebody else first shot, and if it is even close I go with the competitor.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I shop at Wal-Mart all the time. But around 30 years ago at a McDonalds, they refused to put lettuce on a hamburger for the wife and I haven't been back to a McDonald's since. I don't know if that is a boycott or just not going back because of bad service. the only other thing I can think of is I will never go see a jane Fonda movie. But since she hasn't made any movies in over a couple of hundred years, it is no big thing either.
    This has been my biggest beef (no pun intended) with McD's over the years... they're way too inflexible. They have improved ever so slightly, but they're still too inflexible.

    But, you're going to make me retract what I said in post #1. I do boycott somebody over social/political views: I will no longer watch Oliver Stone movies.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This has been my biggest beef (no pun intended) with McD's over the years... they're way too inflexible. They have improved ever so slightly, but they're still too inflexible.

    But, you're going to make me retract what I said in post #1. I do boycott somebody over social/political views: I will no longer watch Oliver Stone movies.
    Everybody has something. Fonda in my case isn't over social views although I guess it could fall into the political arena. But when she went to Hanoi and sat in that anti-aircraft gun that was too much for me. I understood being against the war, that's all well and good, but he action was directly abetting and helping the enemy. that is a very long time to hold a grudge, but as far as I am concerned she earned. If she confined her protests and action to the states, I would have thought nothing of it. I didn't even care if Bill Clinton demonstrated in England. But to go to Hanoi, that was too much.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you boycott particular businesses? If so, which ones and why?
    Yes, we have certainly boycotted particular businesses and for all of the above reasons.

    The way I see it, spending money is one of the few controls I have in the world. Giving my money to the bottom line of a business that I don't support is likely the best way for me to influence change.

    Some of the particular places that I've boycotted are:

    • Chick-fil-A (which was very painful, because I like their food)
    • Marks' Barber Shop
    • Wal Mart


    I'm sure there are others, but generally once we decide to stop patronizing a business we put it out of our minds. So, I likely wouldn't know what else we boycott.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Hmph. I can't say no, but is a relatively minor factor. I stopped drinking Blue Moon after I learned it was made by the Coors Brothers, but I never really liked Blue Moon and the Coors Brothers as a business don't have any redeeming attributes that would let me overlook their support of right-wing think tanks and lobbying groups whose influence over Washington I dislike.
    I did the same thing with Naked Drinks, when I found out they were operated by Pepsi I stopped buying them.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Yes, we have certainly boycotted particular businesses and for all of the above reasons.

    The way I see it, spending money is one of the few controls I have in the world. Giving my money to the bottom line of a business that I don't support is likely the best way for me to influence change.

    Some of the particular places that I've boycotted are:

    • Chick-fil-A (which was very painful, because I like their food)
    • Marks' Barber Shop
    • Wal Mart


    I'm sure there are others, but generally once we decide to stop patronizing a business we put it out of our minds. So, I likely wouldn't know what else we boycott.
    About the only business I avoid is Chevron.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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