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Old 01-27-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: USA
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Simply no. Why bother when you don't know where what came from half the time? I don't really care. The people need jobs.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:00 AM
 
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Do you refuse to buy products made in certain states or refuse to travel to certain states because you dislike their politics or culture?
I don't "boycott" per se, but I see little reason to go to some small Red States, especially in the Bible Belt. Texas and LA are the two big exceptions. Both amazing states even if for the most part, I don't subscribe to that political wing.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I think anybody who boycotts anything from a state or treats anybody badly based on state of origin is a total blasted idiot. Their opinions do not count and they are probably losers to boot.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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New Hampshire has really been pissing me off lately. As soon as I figure out what they make there, I'm not buying it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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As soon as you pipe down on the "hypocritical" and "spout off" and "nonsense" talk.


bigot
noun
a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.
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I think I've been in every metro over a million except Phoenix. I can't say I have ever noticed any difference in the cleanliness of any city. They are all the same. In a windy place, more trash blows around, In a humid place, the air holds the smells longer. Newly-paved streets do not make a city clean, nor do recycling bins..
You and I can both go to the same city, and if I drive down one street and you drive down another, one of us will call the place dirty and the other clean.
Well, considering that you've never been to Phoenix, I would hardly call my words "nonsense"...just sayin'...
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I boycott products, not states.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Nope. It's all good.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Pine Ridge, Florida
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I've been to liberal forums and there are people telling how they avoid traveling to or through Red states. A lot of people in the Northeast perceive the South as being inhabited by ignorant, uneducated, Bible-thumping, racist rednecks and other red states inhabited by tea partiers. I've seen posters on forums who say they will not connect flights at, say, Dallas-Fort Worth airport because they refuse to set foot in Texas. Texas, in particular, is a state that many East Coast and West Coast liberals will not be caught dead in.

If these people would get over their biases they will see that the so-called "red" states are diverse, with people of different backgrounds. They are likely to encounter the hospitality that the South was famous for. They'll also see the ethnic diversity of Texas; it's hard to miss the state's Hispanic heritage being displayed. I know these liberals would not mind visiting Austin, a liberal island in a seemingly conservative sea.

I myself do not boycott states because of their politics. However, a locale's politics may influence where I want to live. I don't mind visiting California because it is a scenic state. However I will not live there because of the taxes, high cost of living, and the local politics.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Do you refuse to buy products made in certain states or refuse to travel to certain states because you dislike their politics or culture?
No, because I am not insane.

Even in those states that have horrible, backwards governments, there are still some good people living there.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: IN
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I tend to boycott traveling anywhere through northern Illinois because I HATE Chicago traffic and having to pay the insane tolls to use the highways. No, I don't have an EZPass because I don't drive through there often.
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