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brian_eggleston
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7/7/2011 11:42:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I am boycotting wakiwax surfboard wax, which is produced by hbc.naturals.

http://www.hbc-naturals.com...

The company actually boasts that the product contains "beeswax, coconut oil, pine and kauri gum".

That is to say it contains wax stolen from non-human animals, the oil of a non-sustainable food source and gum made from a non-renewable fossilised tree sap.

So, while children in the developing world are going hungry, these ruthless, grasping capitalist bastards are selling coconut-scented wax to decadent surfboarders who don't care if third world children starve to death just so long as their boards smell nice.

If you want to join my campaign against this blatant exploitation of the planet's finite resources in pursuit of profit, then meet me in my local pub after work tonight: http://www.flickr.com...
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7/7/2011 11:49:53 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Seriously though, I am boycotting BT (formerly British Telecom) because of their ties with the Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq.

"Bezeq are deeply involved in supplying telecommunication services to illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, yet despite this, Bezeq International was accepted into BT's ‘Global Alliance' in January of this year."

http://www.bigcampaign.org...
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7/7/2011 11:57:02 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/7/2011 11:49:53 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Seriously though, I am boycotting BT (formerly British Telecom) because of their ties with the Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq.

"Bezeq are deeply involved in supplying telecommunication services to illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, yet despite this, Bezeq International was accepted into BT's ‘Global Alliance' in January of this year."

http://www.bigcampaign.org...

If you have a problem with Israel being there shouldn't you blame your own country for putting them there?
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7/7/2011 12:02:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/7/2011 11:53:24 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
I'm going to visit London in a few weeks.

Cool, I'll buy you a pint. Are you coming for business or pleasure?

However, I'll be down in the South of France between 29th July and 15th August - I hope this doesn't clash with the dates of your visit.
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7/7/2011 12:10:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/7/2011 12:02:08 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 7/7/2011 11:53:24 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
I'm going to visit London in a few weeks.

Cool, I'll buy you a pint. Are you coming for business or pleasure?

However, I'll be down in the South of France between 29th July and 15th August - I hope this doesn't clash with the dates of your visit.

Well rats... I'll just have to make pals with another Limey at one of the local pubs then.
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7/7/2011 12:13:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/7/2011 11:57:02 AM, BennyW wrote:
At 7/7/2011 11:49:53 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Seriously though, I am boycotting BT (formerly British Telecom) because of their ties with the Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq.

"Bezeq are deeply involved in supplying telecommunication services to illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, yet despite this, Bezeq International was accepted into BT's ‘Global Alliance' in January of this year."

http://www.bigcampaign.org...

If you have a problem with Israel being there shouldn't you blame your own country for putting them there?

Very good point.

It was Lord Balfour who promised Zionist Jews a home in what was then Palestine, which was a British Mandate at the time.

In a letter to Lord Rothschild he wrote:

"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

Now history shows that the Zionists were given an inch but took a mile.
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7/7/2011 12:19:29 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/7/2011 12:10:47 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 7/7/2011 12:02:08 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 7/7/2011 11:53:24 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
I'm going to visit London in a few weeks.

Cool, I'll buy you a pint. Are you coming for business or pleasure?

However, I'll be down in the South of France between 29th July and 15th August - I hope this doesn't clash with the dates of your visit.

Well rats... I'll just have to make pals with another Limey at one of the local pubs then.

Not many of us Limeys living in London - it's the most multi-cultural city in the world, you know.

Make an effort to pop into my local, it's a floating pub called the Wibbly-Wobbly.

http://maps.google.co.uk...

On Sunday afternoons they have karaoke and one of the barmaids' daughter usually gets up and sings a few songs - she's brilliant, in fact, she's a finalist in this year's X-Factor.
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7/7/2011 12:29:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/7/2011 12:13:37 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 7/7/2011 11:57:02 AM, BennyW wrote:
At 7/7/2011 11:49:53 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Seriously though, I am boycotting BT (formerly British Telecom) because of their ties with the Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq.

"Bezeq are deeply involved in supplying telecommunication services to illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, yet despite this, Bezeq International was accepted into BT's ‘Global Alliance' in January of this year."

http://www.bigcampaign.org...

If you have a problem with Israel being there shouldn't you blame your own country for putting them there?

Very good point.

It was Lord Balfour who promised Zionist Jews a home in what was then Palestine, which was a British Mandate at the time.

In a letter to Lord Rothschild he wrote:

"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

Now history shows that the Zionists were given an inch but took a mile.

Now what I don't understand when people say Palestine is being occupied is the fact that before Britain came in and divided up the area into Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon, no one had any claim to it and it was pretty much an undesirable location.
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7/7/2011 12:55:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/7/2011 12:29:08 PM, BennyW wrote:
At 7/7/2011 12:13:37 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 7/7/2011 11:57:02 AM, BennyW wrote:
At 7/7/2011 11:49:53 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Seriously though, I am boycotting BT (formerly British Telecom) because of their ties with the Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq.

"Bezeq are deeply involved in supplying telecommunication services to illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, yet despite this, Bezeq International was accepted into BT's ‘Global Alliance' in January of this year."

http://www.bigcampaign.org...

If you have a problem with Israel being there shouldn't you blame your own country for putting them there?

Very good point.

It was Lord Balfour who promised Zionist Jews a home in what was then Palestine, which was a British Mandate at the time.

In a letter to Lord Rothschild he wrote:

"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

Now history shows that the Zionists were given an inch but took a mile.

Now what I don't understand when people say Palestine is being occupied is the fact that before Britain came in and divided up the area into Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon, no one had any claim to it and it was pretty much an undesirable location.

The carve-up of Palestine was indeed very regrettable and the Israel-Palestine issue is the cause of much ire in the Islamic world and is used as an (invalid) excuse by Muslim terrorists for their actions.

However, at the end of the Second World War it was clear that a homeland needed to be found for displaced Jews. I believe the front-runner was Uganda until Palestine pipped it at the post.
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7/13/2011 11:30:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/13/2011 2:50:30 AM, FREEDO wrote:
I am boycotting McDonalds and plan on many more. Coke Cola will probably be my next.

My list:

-Costco
-Nike
-All Gas Stations
-Pepsi, Coke
-Bottled Water
-Meat
-Wal Mart
-Fast Food. (Even KFC *sad face)
-US Military Donations
-Toys R Us

WHOS A HIPPY NAO? BEEYOTCH! :P
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7/14/2011 5:07:44 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
http://memegenerator.net...
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7/14/2011 4:51:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Tampon companies abuse commercial cotton, so I boycott the entire industry.
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7/14/2011 5:07:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
i'm boycotting phoning the police, because they'd probably arrest me. or at least in usage the crafty bastards!
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7/14/2011 5:16:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/14/2011 5:13:16 PM, darkkermit wrote:
I boycott products I don't want.

which necessitates evil in the producer?
DATCMOTO's moustache makes him look like an eejit...

edit: nah, i'm jealous... God's an eejit definitely though!
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7/14/2011 5:20:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
i feel i'd be wrongly arrested...
DATCMOTO's moustache makes him look like an eejit...

edit: nah, i'm jealous... God's an eejit definitely though!
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7/14/2011 5:36:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/14/2011 5:16:24 PM, el-badgero wrote:
At 7/14/2011 5:13:16 PM, darkkermit wrote:
I boycott products I don't want.

which necessitates evil in the producer?

I actually don't eat meat. I know there are some companies that are very unethical. For example, coca cola has been accused of killing union leaders.
http://killercoke.org...
However, it's such a common company, its almost impossible to boycott it. Plus, it's not like he fingers of the dead union leaders are in the coke product itself, so It doesn't psychologically impact me as much as eating meat.
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7/14/2011 5:38:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
you twisted bastard...
DATCMOTO's moustache makes him look like an eejit...

edit: nah, i'm jealous... God's an eejit definitely though!
Ragnar_Rahl
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7/15/2011 1:15:41 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/14/2011 5:36:36 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 7/14/2011 5:16:24 PM, el-badgero wrote:
At 7/14/2011 5:13:16 PM, darkkermit wrote:
I boycott products I don't want.

which necessitates evil in the producer?

I actually don't eat meat. I know there are some companies that are very unethical. For example, coca cola has been accused of killing union leaders.
http://killercoke.org...

, "For nine years the 450 workers at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Guatemala City fought a battle for their jobs, their trade union and their lives. Three times they occupied the plant — on the last occasion for 13 months. Three General Secretaries of their union were murdered and five other workers killed. Four more were kidnapped and have disappeared. Against all the odds they survived."
So wait, they didn't like the terms of their jobs, so instead of leaving until they got a better offer like civilized people, they deliberately denied Coca Cola use of their property by forcible occupation, and THEN got killed? Sounds like the ****ers deserved it.

Am I missing something here?
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7/15/2011 1:18:15 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Another snippet from there:

In April 2007, 16 Coke subcontracted workers were fired for joining SINALTRAINAL, the Colombian food workers union. This was a warning to all outsourced workers in the Coca-Cola System: You have no rights! Do not join a union!
No, it's not a warning that they have no rights. It's a warning that Coca Cola has rights to determine conditions of employment.

Gee, maybe if Coca Cola were treated as though it had rights, it might treat others the same way.
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7/15/2011 1:36:26 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/7/2011 12:29:08 PM, BennyW wrote:
At 7/7/2011 12:13:37 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 7/7/2011 11:57:02 AM, BennyW wrote:
At 7/7/2011 11:49:53 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Seriously though, I am boycotting BT (formerly British Telecom) because of their ties with the Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq.

"Bezeq are deeply involved in supplying telecommunication services to illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, yet despite this, Bezeq International was accepted into BT's ‘Global Alliance' in January of this year."

http://www.bigcampaign.org...

If you have a problem with Israel being there shouldn't you blame your own country for putting them there?

Very good point.

It was Lord Balfour who promised Zionist Jews a home in what was then Palestine, which was a British Mandate at the time.

In a letter to Lord Rothschild he wrote:

"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

Now history shows that the Zionists were given an inch but took a mile.

Now what I don't understand when people say Palestine is being occupied is the fact that before Britain came in and divided up the area into Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon, no one had any claim to it and it was pretty much an undesirable location.

What about the people who lived there?
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