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Old 01-21-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I like to support local businesses and products, but don't boycott something because it was made or produced in another state---that's dumb.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:44 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Not so much because of the state but the distance - I don't buy, for instance, packages of chicken labeled "southern grown" at the store. It isn't because they are from the south, particularly, but because it is from the worst of the mass commercial grow and package areas. If I have to pay more for local, then I just eat a little less chicken.

I'd rather buy local, defined first as my immediate area, then my state, the NW, the west coast - because I think it is foolish and a waste of resources to truck things across the entire country.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Do you boycott certain states?






Certainly not. What kind of stupid question is that?
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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But don't you realize that you are also hurting those employees as much as you may be hurting their employers? You can always complain to management if you see something you don't like in the way it treats its employees. I have done that. But by withholding your patronage of the business, you are witholding hour support of the people who are trying to earn a living there.
In most cases, treatment of employees occurs at the middle management level, where poor sales can impact their job tenure. The employees draw their wage whether I shop there or not.

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Only mississippi. . . . the fact you cant find any radio station that plays anything except gospel and country
Mississippi, paradoxically, is one of the few states that has an effective state-wide network of public radio transmitters, so you can pick up NPR anywhere in the state.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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My partner and I now avoid travelling to states that do not have either marriage equality or a strong same-sex civil unions law. The one exception to this is Pennsylvania, since we live so terribly close, but those are short trips in for a few hours at a time, not going there for holiday breaks and so forth.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Yes I avoid Delaware at all costs. Everything about it just seems so offensive and attrocious. I can't think of a state that is more influentually opressive than Delaware. I actively boycott Delaware and encourage everyone else to do so as well if you know whats good for you. In fact I started a group to march on the Washington Mall next weekend, Stop Delaware!
Hah! I feel that way about Minnesota. I just hate everything about that state! I mean the way Minnesotans talk, it's like they think they live in Canada or something. And their cities are just way too clean... it's like, are they intentionally trying to make the rest of America look bad? It's terrible. And what kind of place has "Twin Cities" anyway? Why wouldn't you just have one big city? Ridiculous! And anyone willing to put up with those kinds of winters has got to have a few screws loose if ya ask me. So in short, yes I do boycott Minnesota
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Warren County, NJ
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Yes I avoid Delaware at all costs. Everything about it just seems so offensive and attrocious. I can't think of a state that is more influentually opressive than Delaware. I actively boycott Delaware and encourage everyone else to do so as well if you know whats good for you. In fact I started a group to march on the Washington Mall next weekend, Stop Delaware!
Rhode Island! It should be annexed into Connecticut.Just so offensive!
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Here's a article from the Arizona Republic listing some of the many cities and counties that boycotted/boycott Arizona.
http://www.azcentral.com/business/ar...otts-list.html
Add me to that list! They were the last state to knowledge MLK day, They have a crazy ass sheriff running around like he is Rambo, And finally until they get rid of that disrespectful old hag of a governor I will not set foot in that state!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Add me to that list! They were the last state to knowledge MLK day, They have a crazy ass sheriff running around like he is Rambo, And finally until they get rid of that disrespectful old hag of a governor I will not set foot in that state!
That's very helpful to the over 900,000 registered Democrats and many progressive people there. It's nice that blue state liberals abandon their allies in the places where help is needed the most while conservatives groups will throw any support they can give to any republican candidate in any "blue" area.

Another unfortunate result of the many county and municipal governments boycotting travel to Arizona is the harsh effect it had on the tens of thousands of Mexican citizen employees at hotels, restaurants, and resorts(most boycotts were travel restrictions). The boycott played into the AZ republican's hands by helping to drive out more Mexican citizens by eliminating demand in industries that heavily employed them (no, it didn't free up jobs for Americans since it was the height of the recession). The law (SB 1070) was never going to be enforced, it would've been astronomically expensive for AZ. We were ground zero for the housing collapse. At that time our state couldn't afford to put toilet paper in interstate rest stops. Arresting, incarcerating, trying, and deporting the over 450,000 known illegal people in Maricopa county was impossible. The intent of the law was to scare Mexican people into moving away, something the boycott and the recession were far more successful at.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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That's very helpful to the over 900,000 registered Democrats and many progressive people there. It's nice that blue state liberals abandon their allies in the places where help is needed the most while conservatives groups will throw any support they can give to any republican candidate in any "blue" area.

Another unfortunate result of the many county and municipal governments boycotting travel to Arizona is the harsh effect it had on the tens of thousands of Mexican citizen employees at hotels, restaurants, and resorts(most boycotts were travel restrictions). The boycott played into the AZ republican's hands by helping to drive out more Mexican citizens by eliminating demand in industries that heavily employed them (no, it didn't free up jobs for Americans since it was the height of the recession). The law (SB 1070) was never going to be enforced, it would've been astronomically expensive for AZ. We were ground zero for the housing collapse. At that time our state couldn't afford to put toilet paper in interstate rest stops. Arresting, incarcerating, trying, and deporting the over 450,000 known illegal people in Maricopa county was impossible. The intent of the law was to scare Mexican people into moving away, something the boycott and the recession were far more successful at.
Glad to be of assistance
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