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post #76 of 97
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
So it's ok to buy an election if it's in support of a candidate they support?

While that is cute logic it isn't sound logic. I don't think you can infer the inverse from his statement.

Boycotts have a long an storied history. They work. Ask Rosa Parks. To make light of their power and meaning, no matter the political motive is assinine and childish. Not to mention historically inaccurate.
post #77 of 97
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Originally Posted by Nosu3 View Post
No, but can you not see how the donation will effect an anti or pro-gay rights person differently? I don't think all of the people boycotting are even doing it for pro-gay rights, but also because this has brought much attention to the fact that these corporations are contributing to elections with their profits that the consumer does not have control of (unless they boycott).
Is there any corporation which does not do that?
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Originally Posted by Stokely View Post
While that is cute logic it isn't sound logic. I don't think you can infer the inverse from his statement. Boycotts have a long an storied history. They work. Ask Rosa Parks. To make light of their power and meaning, no matter the political motive is assinine and childish. Not to mention historically inaccurate.
I didn't infer anything, I asked him a question. And I question your assertion that boycotts "work". I do not know of any study that can give a percentage of successful boycotts. The Montgomery boycott worked because the majority of the bus riders were black and engaged in the boycott. I don't know that would be the case in Red Wing's situation.
post #78 of 97
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Edited by Nosu3 - 11/15/11 at 3:35pm
post #79 of 97
Man, the whole contract of exchange of money/goods is that the seller gives you an object or service, and in exchange you give them money so that they can obtain objects or services they want.

The cost of any good or service, therefore, has a coefficient of "seller activity"; if a seller spends the money on aims that you agree with, that has additional benefits from you (i.e. if you support the survival of small-scale artisanship, so you buy a Barbera suit). The opposite also applies. If spending money on Red Wings and knowing that some of that money will go to a hateful asshole is too high of a price, it's totally reasonable not to pay that price.

But what do I know, apparently I don't actually have these opinions, apparently I'm just trying to look "hip and progressive".
post #80 of 97
Similarly, I haven't bought BP gas at all this week.
post #81 of 97
Damn I want their boots more now.
post #82 of 97
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post
Similarly, I haven't bought BP gas at all this week.

Well then, you're probably an idiot. You should look up on why boycotting BP at the pump is pretty much completely useless.

Actually, I'll do it for you.

Why Boycotting BP Isn't Helping Anybody
Boycott BP? That Hurts Station Owners -- Not the Company
Expert: BP Boycott Won't Hurt Company
post #83 of 97
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Edited by Nosu3 - 11/15/11 at 3:35pm
post #84 of 97
I will say this is the first I've heard of BP compensating station owners. I had heard previously they had made no effort whatsoever to help. Glad they decided to stop being a dick about it.

Also I have read the majority of gas station owners are still under ironclad contracts with BP, and they do not have the option of switching who they buy oil from, or whose name appears on the sign for many years to come.

Furthermore just because people enter a contract with Exxon, does not mean you will get Exxon oil. Trade agreements between oil companies are everywhere. As I understand it, there are gas reserves in certain spots across the country. If you own a gas station, and have a contract to use Exxon gas, but your station is 1,000 miles from Exxon's reserves, and 50 miles from BP's, you will be getting 100% BP gas, even though you are under contract with Exxon, and vice versa. So my point is, money is still going to BP through these trade agreements.

Also here's a good article on why all gas companies pretty much suck anyways (though I still personally think BP is one, if not the worst [yes, I actually hate BP, too]): Boycott BP! Because it’s much better to give your money to Exxon.
post #85 of 97
i love red wing
post #86 of 97
I placed my order for black cherry GTs at the Right Wing store this morning - $220 plus state sales tax.
post #87 of 97

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Edited by Nosu3 - 11/15/11 at 3:35pm
post #88 of 97
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Originally Posted by onion View Post
Well then, you're probably an idiot. You should look up on why boycotting BP at the pump is pretty much completely useless.

Actually, I'll do it for you.

Why Boycotting BP Isn't Helping Anybody
Boycott BP? That Hurts Station Owners -- Not the Company
Expert: BP Boycott Won't Hurt Company

PSA: This is what happens when the dim-witted do not pick up sarcasm. Please re-read the post spud.
post #89 of 97
How has this threak not been moved to the CEsspool?
post #90 of 97
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Originally Posted by Superfluous Man View Post
I heard Red Wing uses leather from cows and cows are people too!

Best poast in threak.
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