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Old 03-02-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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It's not surprising that GA will back down in the end. They are supposedly still in the running for Amazon HQ2 and using the tax laws to attack corporations for social positions they don't agree with is a sure fire way to send Amazon running away from them.
Well, regardless of whether they back down or not, I hope Amazon is crossing them off their list as we speak. They showed they were more than willing to play politics with Delta. They cannot be trusted.

And I hope the people of Georgia know they were bypassed by Amazon for that very reason.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:01 PM
 
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Has it occurred to you geniuses that it's quite possible to consider the 2nd a nifty idea and at the same time consider the NRA a bunch of slimy lobbyists concerned only with gun industry profits?
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:01 PM
 
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Atlanta has lost its place as a finalist for HQ2 in all likelihood. Basically, in the end, you have Delta ending its relationship with the NRA, a GA legislature that will find a way to please Delta with tax incentives, and Atlanta losing its chance for Amazon HQ2 due to a political stunt by the legislature.

Real property owners in and around Atlanta should take note of who cost them a chance at HQ2
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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We will see. Jim Cramer had an interesting take on it today. Big companies now seem concerned about losing valuable employees over social issues. Apparently it is a millennial thing.
I like.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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We will see. Jim Cramer had an interesting take on it today. Big companies now seem concerned about losing valuable employees over social issues. Apparently it is a millennial thing.
You hear this a lot from senior executives these days. Millennials are very socially conscious and it matters to them that the companies they work for are as well. I suspect this is going to become more and more apparent the higher they climb inside these corporations.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Has it occurred to you geniuses that it's quite possible to consider the 2nd a nifty idea and at the same time consider the NRA a bunch of slimy lobbyists concerned only with gun industry profits?
I don't get this all or you're the enemy mentality either.

Would it kill some of the pro-gun group to admit the NRA is a bunch of self-serving morons as bad as our politicians are? Or that greater restrictions need to be put in place to avoid some of what we've been seeing with the slaughtering of innocent people by sick eff's who never should have been able to get guns in the first place?

I'll never own a gun - have supported the rights of others to own them, but you folks make it tough to feel sympathetic toward you with your unyielding position on things.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:24 PM
 
Location: NY
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Sounds like some are rooting for the demise of Delta because it made the business decision to remove itself from the debate and remain neutral.

The state’s emotional reaction likely eliminated the state from further consideration by Amazon and the 50,000 new jobs they intend to create. The remaining 19 finalists, including Toronto, are likely doing the happy dance.
Delta will hardly be demising anytime soon. But it's wonderful fun watching what happens when a staid American corporation, well respected btw and #71 on the Fortune 500 list, gets in bed with SJWs. And just what kind of class action lawsuit will Delta get hit with if they miss earnings expectations and cut their dividend?

You better believe every other publicly traded American corporation is running this by Legal and paying very close attention to this misfire.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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Sounds like some are rooting for the demise of Delta because it made the business decision to remove itself from the debate and remain neutral.

The state’s emotional reaction likely eliminated the state from further consideration by Amazon and the 50,000 new jobs they intend to create. The remaining 19 finalists, including Toronto, are likely doing the happy dance.
I thought the exact same thing. The move against Delta by Georgia politicians should be a huge red flag to Amazon.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Hmmm... That's not far from what I said about these companies who ended discounts for NRA members--that people were fools to think that it followed that they were anti-gun.

Companies should remain neutral. More importantly, customers shouldn't receive discounts or other perks based on their affiliations.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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Well, regardless of whether they back down or not, I hope Amazon is crossing them off their list as we speak. They showed they were more than willing to play politics with Delta. They cannot be trusted.

And I hope the people of Georgia know they were bypassed by Amazon for that very reason.
amazon announced their decision already?
cite?
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