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Old 06-07-2019, 07:05 AM
Status: "The nicest curve on a woman's body is her smile" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Pig farmers are sure glad. Lots of waste means free feed. City folks have no idea.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:05 AM
 
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Yes. It's EVERYWHERE.

Here's my day yesterday: Went to MACYs, and asked to give money to help gay people. Then went to lunch, and there was a line above the tip line to donate to something-or-other. Then to the grocery store where I was asked to give to support soldiers. (At least that's not a controversial lefty issue.) Then outside the grocery, some lowlife asked me for money because his car ran out of gas. (Yeah, right.) And, last stop, to the pet store, where I was asked for another donation (to homeless animals, so again, at least it's not for a social lefty cause). And then, at the corner of the parking lot, a homeless guy (there's a homeless shelter nearby, to which I donate) going up to cars at the stop sign, asking for money.

It just never ends. We have entered a new era of society where everyone has their hand out, constantly.
Totally agree. I say no to all of it. I will give a donation to any friends who ask for it if their kid is raising money or they are. Also, make donations to Breastcancer.org because the community was a godsend when I went through treatment. Unfortunately, they have gone rather left with antiTrump rhetoric. They don't allow politics but as usual, if it's left leaning, they don't do much to stop it as many other forums I have seen.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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I will admit this type of thing gets on my nerves as well. I don't care if they jar on the counter or even if a question pops up on the credit card machine, but don't ask me if I want to give a dollar for this or that group. Unlike some posters, I don't see this as a left or right thing.
Agree. I feel like we are talking about two different issues here. One is the money grab at the counter. The other is when Bob Igor boycotts Georgia for their stance on baby killing. Two completely different animals.

Sadly, my husband's company does this virtue signaling stuff. They are not the worst offenders I have seen. No position on baby killing yet to my knowledge.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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The Left is smart. They use the unlimited corporate power which was granted by conservatives to advance left-wing social agendas.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:14 AM
 
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The Left is smart. They use the unlimited corporate power which was granted by conservatives to advance left-wing social agendas.
....and apparently use it to reduce their own tax bill.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:16 AM
 
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Corporations react to those who scream loudest and no one but the fruit loops scream the loudest in perpetual outrage demanding special rights.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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We all know about Gilette's commercial, and how their razors are great for transgendered women. I've got another one:

MACY's. I was shopping there, and their cause of the week is the gay community apparently. Literally every 10 minutes, a recording came on the PA system about donating to the LBGTQR community. (I find these constant PA announcements annoying anyway.....like "attention Kmart shoppers.") Then, at checkout, I was asked if I would like to donate to help gay people.

And it's not just MACYs.If I have four errands to run, I will have been asked to donate to a special cause four times. Five errands, five times. It's a very annoying pattern that seems to be the Modus Operandi these days, and I wish it would stop. I give generously to charities of my own choosing and don't like being badgered for money at every turn.

I also wonder if these stores deduct the money they collect as a charitable deduction off their profits. Anyone know?
Itís the nature of capitalism to tie public interest to opportunities to separate people from their money.

In the run-up to the Super Bowl, everything is football related. In October, everything is pink.
Get ready for Christmas in July coming soon.


June is PRIDE month so retailers would be extremely remiss not to use it to their advantage.
And those retailers in particular who rely on the most desirable demographic to fill their coffers sure donít want to risk losing that base by not being socially conscious.

ďMillennials prefer to do business with corporations and brands with pro-social messages, sustainable manufacturing methods and ethical business standards.Ē

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahla.../#2a837da54990

Itís just business.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:22 AM
 
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Corporations react to those who scream loudest and no one but the fruit loops scream the loudest in perpetual outrage demanding special rights.
They don't scream the loudest .

The MSM gives them the most press. /shrug/

Ask yourself why.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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I was just reminded that Tomís shoes was another one to jump into progressive pet causes this year by using their internet marketing to promote gun control legislation.

I like Tomís shoes. Theyíre cute, comfortable, and their business plan of ďone for oneĒ, meaning every pair bought = a pair donated is something that I like. I do not appreciate however my email address being used to send me whiny over-the-top pleas from their faceless CEO admonishing our current gun laws and encouraging me to buy their products in an effort to help support that cause. As I result Iíve not bought any Tomís this year. Iíll follow suit with other companies that concentrate on social issues over delivering consistent product quality to consumers, too.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:24 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Eat at Chick Fil-A and shop at Hobby Lobby. Problem solved.

It’s because of stuff like this that I fear a theocratic dictatorship is on its way in the USA.
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