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Boycott Cambells soup - alaric - 01-11-2009

didishroom Wrote:yes!  good men, do nothing!  allow evil to flourish.
<B>You're not buying a can won't make a difference at all. And since it's not a sin to buy a can, what's the big deal?</B>
<B>No offense but personally these little boycotts are silly and seem to be just a way to make people think they are making a difference when it's not. It's lazy activism. You want campbell to stop donating to immoral things?; get big and loud about it. Not "<FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff66">I'll buy Progresso tonight. There I sure showed them!" </FONT></B>
Actually if 20 million people did just that it would.
Your deductions on how boycotts are not effective are totally inaccurate. When these big corporations like Cambell start even feeling the smallest effect of the slightest reduction due in part to a boycott they change their tune in a hurry, believe me, the "gay" ads will disappear in a heartbeat when the dollars stop trickling in.

One man(or woman) can make a difference, don't fool yourself.



Boycott Cambells soup - Satori - 01-11-2009

Maybe someone whose memory is better than mine can help me out here, but I sorta remember back in the late '80s or early '90s, Idaho was going to adopt some kind of abortion restriction and the pro-aborts managed to put a stop to it by boycotting Idaho potatoes. Yes, boycotting does work, but I think you probably have to let the manufacturers or farmers know why you're not buying their products.



Boycott Cambells soup - Historian - 01-11-2009

didishroom Wrote:yes!  good men, do nothing!  allow evil to flourish.
<B>You're not buying a can won't make a difference at all. And since it's not a sin to buy a can, what's the big deal?</B>
<B>No offense but personally these little boycotts are silly and seem to be just a way to make people think they are making a difference when it's not. It's lazy activism. You want campbell to stop donating to immoral things?; get big and loud about it. Not "I'll buy Progresso tonight. There I sure showed them!" </B>

yes!  good men, do nothing!!  Let evil flourish!!!



Boycott Cambells soup - didishroom - 01-11-2009

Wow, you have the capabilites of a parrot! Good for you.



Boycott Cambells soup - Historian - 01-11-2009

didishroom Wrote:Wow, you have the capabilites of a parrot! Good for you.

yeah...sure, ok.  

snap your fingers, didi--go ahead snap 'em!  you just changed the world.



Boycott Cambells soup - Satori - 01-11-2009

God bless Internet archives. Looky what I found:


Veto of Idaho Abortion Bill Is Possible <FONT color=#004276><!-- ADX= Frame4A </FONT><!-- #adxToolSponsor <!-- .toolsContainer <!-- .articleTools <!-- .toolsRight By TIMOTHY EGAN, SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES Published: March 30, 1990LEAD: Faced with one of the most difficult decisions in his long political career, Gov. Cecil D. Andrus, today offered the first hint that he might veto a restrictive abortion bill passed by the Idaho Legislature last week.
Faced with one of the most difficult decisions in his long political career, Gov. Cecil D. Andrus, today offered the first hint that he might veto a restrictive abortion bill passed by the Idaho Legislature last week.
Governor Andrus, a longtime opponent of abortion and a Democrat in a state dominated by Republicans, said he had not yet reached a final decision about the bill. But he said he was particularly troubled by provisions that could, in some instances, prevent a victim of rape or incest from obtaining an abortion in the state.
He insisted that he would not be influenced by aggressive lobbying campaigns by those on both sides of the abortion question that have taken aim at the heart of Idaho's economy: its potato industry and tourism.
''I am concerned that this bill may narrow it to the point where a woman who has suffered rape, incest or a threat to her life might be unable to receive an abortion,'' he said. ''Basically, that's what I'm agonizing over.''

Decision Expected Soon
The Governor, who is expected to decide soon, has three options. He could sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without his signature.
The last option is unlikely, said Marc Johnson, the Governor's press secretary. ''I know of only one instance where he's let something become law without his signature,'' he said. ''That's not his preferred way of doing business.''
The bill at the center of the battle was designed to give the Supreme Court of the United States a way to challenge its landmark decision in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion.
The Governor's office, normally a quiet reception center for schoolchildren and curious visitors, has received more than 2,000 phone calls a day on the measure. #10,000 Pounds of Potatoes Today, supporters of abortion rights, who have threatened to boycott Idaho's No. 1 crop, dumped 10,000 pounds of potatoes on the Capitol steps. On Wednesday abortion opponents were out in force at the same place, many of them carrying signs reading, ''Pro-life, pro-spud.''
Idaho produces 10 billion pounds of potatoes every year, worth $650 million to the state's farmers. That represents nearly one of every three potatoes grown in America.
''I can't ignore that threat, but it will not have anything to do with my decision,'' Governor Andrus has said. ''I will not be pressured by one group or another.''
Ever since Molly Yard, the president of the National Organization for Women, first raised the boycott threat earlier this week, groups favoring the bill have pledged to eat three times as many Idaho potatoes as before if the measure becomes law.
''We are calling for the massive increase of purchases of Idaho potatoes,'' said Beverly LaHaye, the president of the Concerned Women for America.

'I Had No Idea'
Mark Ricks, a state senator who opposes abortion and is also a potato farmer, said the boycott calls caught him by surprise.
''I had no idea these kinds of repercussions would result,'' he said. ''I think it's unjust and narrow minded.''
Business leaders, too, said they are dismayed by the events.
''It's inappropriate and unfortunate that the potato industry has become involved with abortion politics,'' said Fred Zerza, a spokesman for the J. R. Simplot Company, a concern that provides french fries for McDonald's Corporation.
Jim Hawkins, director of the Idaho Commerce Department, said the Governor's attempts to revive this state's economy could be threatened by the abortion issue.



Boycott Cambells soup - alaric - 01-11-2009

Satori Wrote:Maybe someone whose memory is better than mine can help me out here, but I sorta remember back in the late '80s or early '90s, Idaho was going to adopt some kind of abortion restriction and the pro-aborts managed to put a stop to it by boycotting Idaho potatoes. Yes, boycotting does work, but I think you probably have to let the manufacturers or farmers know why you're not buying their products.
I agree, but now, with the help of the Internet, we really can get the word out and don't worry, these companies have people in their PR divisions to know exactly why their being boycotted.
Believe me, the most effective way to put a stop to some of these anti-Christian/Catholic policies is to bury them financially. When the numbers start to drop, they'll drop all this gay stuff pronto. Don't think they have some kind of agenda  of tolerance for respecting alternate lifestyles, those at the top answer to one thing and one thing only, their God, and his name is money.



Boycott Cambells soup - didishroom - 01-11-2009

yeah...sure, ok.  

snap your fingers, didi--go ahead snap 'em!  you just changed the world
.

<b>Whatever that means....[Image: eyes.gif]</b>



Boycott Cambells soup - Historian - 01-11-2009

didishroom Wrote:yeah...sure, ok.  

snap your fingers, didi--go ahead snap 'em!  you just changed the world
.

<B>Whatever that means....[Image: eyes.gif]</B>

at least you're consistent...most of the times.

In case you missed my reply, the first paragraph of your post on the Priest/Dating thread was brilliant.  I mean that sincerely.  It was great.



Boycott Cambells soup - DrBombay - 01-11-2009

Soup is good food. 

I try not to dwell on things like this.  I was going through my mutual fund prospectus the other day and was apalled to find the kind of companies it contained. Believe me, ignorance truly is bliss.  What am I supposed to do, cash out my mutual funds in a bear market?  No thank you.

I maintain that a remote cooperation in evil is preferable to a proximate occasion of sin.  As long as the former doesn't morph into the latter, I don't see a problem.

And thank you in advance for your Aquinian condemnations. I don't know how I managed to make it to this point without such pronounced moral clarity and spiritual enlightenment.  You have truly brought a whole new perspective to my life.  Now go to hell.  [Image: tounge2.gif]