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Old 03-31-2016, 09:57 PM
 
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The Space Station MIR announced Thursday, it will be boycotting NC and will no longer visit Crabtree Valley Mall or patronize any more Duke games.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Default New one - Washington Post

Here's a new one from the Washington Post

"The cunning trick in North Carolina’s radical new anti-LGBT law"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...anti-lgbt-law/
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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Default "..prohibits any city from..."

This is a particularly interesting quote from the article:

"The second part of North Carolina’s bill prohibits any city or county from creating new anti-discrimination laws. It’s very similar to laws already on the books in Tennessee and Arkansas, all of which are carefully worded not to mention gay people at all. The impact of these laws is clear though. In North Carolina, for instance, the immediate effect will be to make LGBT discrimination legal again in Charlotte."
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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At what point does it become an issue for you. I am guessing never and to hell with everyone. Hopefully the Governor and others will see the light and do what is the best for the state and its people and its monies.
Did you even read the article I posted? I am highlighting the hypocrisy from these companies trying to make an "easy" PR move while pretending other issues don't exist. Apple continues to have it's products manufactured in China, a place with human rights violations in factories and horrible environmental controls. Bank of America has offices in Saudi Arabia, which if you've read the article will execute gay people. NY governor Cuomo is banning "non-essential" (why would tax payers have to pay for any non-essential travel) for state employees yet he visited Cuba, a place that locked up AIDS patients for years.

It's all wrong and needs to be highlighted.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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Did you even read the article I posted? I am highlighting the hypocrisy from these companies trying to make an "easy" PR move while pretending other issues don't exist. Apple continues to have it's products manufactured in China, a place with human rights violations in factories and horrible environmental controls. Bank of America has offices in Saudi Arabia, which if you've read the article will execute gay people. NY governor Cuomo is banning "non-essential" (why would tax payers have to pay for any non-essential travel) for state employees yet he visited Cuba, a place that locked up AIDS patients for years.

It's all wrong and needs to be highlighted.


True. But this about the HB2 bill and its effects on business and the people of NC. Trying to change the focus should not and does not work and will not change the true colors of those who are for it.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:46 PM
 
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True. But this about the HB2 bill and its effects on business and the people of NC. Trying to change the focus should not and does not work and will not change the true colors of those who are for it.

Wrong.

It "works" because it is always appropriate to point out hypocrisy--which in this case exposes Cuomo as a PC opportunist masquerading as a humanitarian.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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Default And now Pepsi..

"PepsiCo CEO asks North Carolina gov to repeal new law"

PepsiCo CEO asks North Carolina gov to repeal new law | Fox News
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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Wrong.

It "works" because it is always appropriate to point out hypocrisy--which in this case exposes Cuomo as a PC opportunist masquerading as a humanitarian.
Yes, and it also exposes the republicans in the NC General Assembly as big government activists masquerading as small government conservatives. Hypocrites!
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Oh please. 11 out of 82 yes votes in the house and none in the senate were democrats. The facts are that the republican leadership called the special session and it passed almost exclusively with republican support. No democrat would have had a chance to vote for it if not for the republicans being in charge.
Democrats from the senate were ready to also vote for the bill before the walk out from the senate. You can all please all you want, but the truth is, there were Democrats who voted for the bill.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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San Fran and NYC as well Boston votes tomorrow and mayor said he would sign it if passed


Just in......Add the State of Washington
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Add West Palm Beach, FL and Vermont to the list.
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and CT
... and Philadelphia.

These prohibitions on official "non-essential travel" are symbolic and have very little meaning. They are designed to curry favor with local communities and voters.

The significant actions will be if conferences, conventions, and events are cancelled. That is what worries the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
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