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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    I don't really boycott anyone, as i'm not trying to force or coerce them into changing.... i just simply refuse to due business with them.

    Apple.... if you put a knife to my throat and told me to buy an Apple product, i'd lean forward and slice my own throat on your blade.
    ....horrible company, horribly fanatical fanbois... overall, it's a scourge on the universe.
    God doesn't hate fags.. God hates Apple.

    Walmart... unless it's a product I can find nowhere else on planet earth, I won't be walking though your doors.... you might do **** legally, but you are unethical as hell.

    Wendy's.... God intended hamburgers to be round, not square... seriously, it's in the bible.

    Subway.... your customer service is nearly as bad as your ingredients.... tell the pimply faced asshole highschooler to put another row of that turkey-like substance on my bread sandwich with a smile or i'll choke him with the Italian cheesy herb bread.... oh wait, I can't do that, 'cuz you are always ****ing out of it...sure, whatever, give me the oatmeal bread... yes, I know it's the only one you actually have in stock.

    7-11... a big gulp is 32 ounces... so it follows that a double gulp would be 64 ounces.....somewhere along the lines, you changed it to 48 ounces.
    I can almost tolerate that, but even 48 ounces is a lie... yes, i checked, ... I poured 12 ounce cans of beer into your 48 ounce cup.. I got almost 2.5 beers in there, filled to the brim.
    ......by my calculations, you double-****ed me....so, **** you back.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I don't know if I'd base my opinion on a state of 30 million people over a Mark Dice video.
    No, but I got "sentenced" there for a couple of years and know a little about what I speak.

    ...and the video speaks for itself.

    ...just sayin'
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Absolutely, and likewise.

    Thanks for debate over the use of the term boycott. I've always liked debating the use of any particular word.
    you're welcome. A word can mean many different things to different people.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Walmart, Carls Jr, Nestles, Target, Dominos, Coors. I try to avoid products made in China, but sometimes have no choice, or I get lazy.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I boycott idiocy and overt ideology.

    Most companies are not like that so I don't avoid them.

    I would avoid business owned by the Koch brothers, if possible. But as they do not have consumer goods, that I know of.

    I do tend to avoid certain places like Walmart, but if they had something I wanted at a very good price I would shop there
    the Kochs have many consumer products....

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    No, but I got "sentenced" there for a couple of years and know a little about what I speak.
    I got "sentenced" here about ten years ago, likely a similar story.

    However, when the sentence was up I decided I liked the place so much that I stuck around. California definitely isn't for everyone, but for my money I can't find a place that I'd rather be.

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    ...and the video speaks for itself.

    ...just sayin'
    I've seen some pretty good, and accurate, takedowns of California and Californians. To me though, the video wasn't really convincing. He came off as overly dry and I'm quite sure the people signing the petition were likely not listening to him and probably only signed it so that he'd go away.

    In my current work I need to sign a lot of things, typically I can't focus on writing and listing at the same time. So I'm quite sure that the people signing the petition didn't hear half of what he was saying.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    I don't boycott businesses based on social or political issues. Those are pretty far down my list of why or why not to patronize a particular business, and are nearly always eclipsed by other considerations.

    I do boycott some businesses based on how they treat me. For example there's a very nice shooting range near my house that I refuse to go to because, among other things, I've repeatedly been treated poorly by the staff there.
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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    A word can mean many different things to different people.
    Living with a Rhetoric major, I can definitely agree with that.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I got "sentenced" here about ten years ago, likely a similar story.

    However, when the sentence was up I decided I liked the place so much that I stuck around. California definitely isn't for everyone, but for my money I can't find a place that I'd rather be.

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    where ya at in Cali?

    I spend a lot of my early years in Cali, including all my high school years... and a few more years while I was in uniform.

    I loved Cali back then..... but that Cali is long gone, never to return.

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    Re: Do you boycott particular businesses?

    Not "particular businesses", but there's a similarity:

    I wouldn't use the word "boycott" - I don't think I am actually "right" about this, and I don't think other people should follow my example - but when I do shopping and see "Made in China" or "Made in Vietnam" labels on an item, I put it back.

    It is all about disgust. I grew up in a Communist country, and I don't want to buy, or visit, or touch anything controlled by Communists, even reformed ones, even controlled only nominally.

    I will be the first to object against higher tariffs or sanctions. "Our guys" - average workers, honest entrepreneurs, even dissidents - are more likely to suffer from them than the powers-to-be. It is not rational. But disgust is a powerful force. I don't want to wear a jacket that makes me wince every time I take it off the hanger. I would rather pay a bit more and buy a jacket of the same quality Made in Taiwan or Made in Poland, if I cannot afford Made in USA or Made in Italy.

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