Prop8 Boycott

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  1. B_JasonDawgxxx

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    BOYCOTT THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES
    THEY DONATED TO YES ON 8

    AES Corp.
    Affiliated Computer Services
    AgReserves
    American Express
    Avista Corp.
    American Express Company
    Azul
    Beneficial Financial Group
    Bonneville International Corporation
    Black & Decker
    Brigham Young University
    Cadence Design
    Cornerstone Realty Income Trust Inc
    Corvis
    Central Pacific Bank
    1-800-Contacts
    Cygnus Inc.
    Diebold
    Dell Computer
    Deseret Management Corporation
    Dionex
    Downey Savings and Loan
    EarthShell
    ElCoyote Restaurant Resturant in Los Angeles
    Fisher-Price, Inc
    Five Star Quality Care, Inc.
    Franklin Covey
    Hillenbrand Industries
    Headwaters, Inc.
    Heinz Asia/Pacific
    Hollywood Entertainment (Hollywood Video)
    Host Marriott (Marriot Hotels and Resorts
    Iomega
    JetBlue
    JP Realty
    KeyCorp
    Knight Transportation
    Kroger foods (Ralph's and Albertsons)
    K-Swiss Inc.
    La Quinta Properties, Inc (La quinta Hotels)
    Micrel Semiconductor
    Micro General
    Merit Medical Systems
    Monaco Coach
    Microsemi Corp.
    Myriad Genetics
    Novell
    NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    NuSkin
    Oil States International
    Oakley
    Priceline.com Inc.
    Phelps Dodge Corp.
    Ryder Systems
    SkyWest Airlines
    Specta
    Sunrider International
    Swift Transportation
    Tropical Sportswear
    Williams Companies, Inc.
    Zions Bancorp
    Radio Stations
    Chicago KTMX-FM and WCLR-FM
    Dallas KAAM-AM, KZPS-FM and KAFM-FM
    Kansas City KMBZ-AM and KMBR-FM
    Los Angeles KBIG-FM
    New York WNSR-FM
    Phoenix KMEO-AM/FM
    Salt Lake KSL-AM
    San Francisco KOIT-AM/FM
    Seattle KIRO-AM and KSEA-FM
     
  2. surferboy

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    awesome
     
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    good place to start..... thanks for the list
     
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    Diebold! The company that makes almost all the ATM machines and voting machines used in the continental United States. If anyone was looking for a conspiracy theory they should have started there and not with black people.
     
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    Avista Corp. is providing the gas that keeps my home warm and allows us to cook our meals.Dell computer is how I'm viewing this thread.I like to eat,stay warm in the winter and surf the internet.a boycott won't happen in this house.
     
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    I'm willing to participate in a boycott over this, but I'd like to verify the names on the list, because I think there's a lot of misinformation out there.

    AfterEllen.com, for example, has a list of companies to boycott here which is completely different and doesn't include any of the major corporations found on Jason's list.

    The LA Times has a search engine for contributions for and against Proposition 8, and I was unable to verify (for example) American Express or Kroger as contributors.
     
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    Maybe because your rights arent at stake here. Stay warm and surf the net.
     
  8. mindseye

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    That's uncalled-for -- here in rural Virginia, for example, we have no choice in who heats our home; there's only one provider to our county. I wouldn't ask anyone to endanger their health for our boycott.

    If someone's home is heated by Avista gas, and that's their only provider, I wouldn't judge them for keeping their family warm.
     
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    I Hardly think its uncalled for. Funny but I thought his comment was greatly uncalled for.
     
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    Ah, boycotts. One of the few things that makes praying look effective.
     
  11. Principessa

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    Please forgive my naivete, but why are there people outside of California giving money to end gay marriage? :confused: IMO if they don't get to vote on it, then they don't have a dog in the fight and should butt out. :cool:
     
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    I disagree. Most of the studies showing that boycotts don't work focus on the effect the boycott has on the company being boycotted: Disney (for example) was such a huge company that the AFA couldn't muster enough clout to force them to change their policies (source).

    But there's a secondary effect of boycotts: Boycotts create an opportunity for smaller businesses to find a niche market to appeal to. The Disney boycott didn't change Disney, but it sure changed Big Idea Productions. Their Christian-themed VeggieTales cartoon franchise had been languishing in VHS bins in local movie outlets before the boycott; after the boycott, they successfully pitched a full-length movie and a TV series.

    A boycott of businesses that supported Proposition 8 can be a needed boost to smaller progressive, socially-responsible companies during a time when the national economy is weak.
     
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    I admit I'm very uninformed about this subject, but luckily I live in North Carolina so I don't really have to be too concerned about it right now, but somebody please help me understand... what's the difference between calling it a 'domestic partnership' vs 'same-sex marriage'? Is it only a matter of nomenclature?
     
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    Not just a matter of nomenclature. Marriage is a legal status that confers at least 1,149 specific legal rights to couples, not all of which are covered under 'domestic partnership' laws.
     
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    I see. Thanks.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. Why are media outlets from the midwest and east coast donating money to the cause?
     
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    gay marriage is a tough call to most americans...i would rather see a civil marriage be allowed than a religious marriage be allowed...to co-mingle the marriage with legal/moral issues is where the battle lies...the moral majority in the USA, will never bow to the GAY rights issue...maybe not never but for the next say generation or until the FEDERAL GOV steps in to make it a law of the land...we will never adopt same sex marriage...the boycotts never work...we all need/want food,fuel to think not buying these services will change anything is silly...gay rights will have to come from WASHINGTON...i do not think PRES OBAMA will address this...just my opinion...personally i am for gay rights
     
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    sounds like a monopoly. please excuse me for beign naive, but how is that legal?



    very good questions. i think it's because religious zealots feel it's their need to force their beliefs down the throats of everyone around them. which is kinda ironic, seeing as how this country was basically founded for escape religious persecution. but, i got something on my side to end their fuckin "oh, separation of church and state isn't explicitly said in the constitution. america was founded on christian values!"

    it's called the treaty of tripoli. article 11 of the treaty, first sentence:

    oh snap! and this treaty was ratified and signed by john adams, one of our founding fathers!

     
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    It's a monopoly in the sense that no other businesses have moved into our rural area. For years we only had one grocery store, too.
     
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    There's a black unmarked helicopter above your house as you are reading this post.
     
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