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Old 09-27-2007, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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An international pro-family organization, Watchmen on the Walls (WOW), has announced its participation in the boycott of Ford Motor Company.

The announcement comes 18 months into the boycott that began in the United States, and WOW says it will now help spread it to Russian-speaking countries near its headquarters in Latvia. The Watchmen help to "coordinate pro-family opposition to the international homosexual movement," according to spokesman Dr. Scott Lively, who says the organization will promote the boycott using its network of activists in more than ten countries.

Russian-based group will help promote Ford boycott (OneNewsNow.com) (broken link)
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:41 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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This is great news! The Russians protest Gay pride Parades in Sacramento too.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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This is great news! The Russians protest Gay pride Parades in Sacramento too.
I don't think I would agree that it is great news but it is true, the Russian immigrants and gay community have had some clashes in Sacramento:

News - Czar of media mini-empire - sacbee.com (http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/381857.html - broken link)
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:36 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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Ford's U.S. Sales Plummet 21 Percent

Ford's U.S. sales plummeted 21 percent in September as the automaker saw a steep drop-off in car sales, while Toyota reported a 4 percent decline, according to results released Tuesday.
Ford Motor Co.'s car sales dropped 39 percent compared with last September, while its truck sales dipped 5 percent. Sales of Ford's F- 150 pickup, long the best-selling vehicle in the United States, fell 21 percent as newer pickups from General Motors Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp. stole its thunder.


You would think they would get the message and stop marketing to how some people like their sex. It gives you the impression they are marketing sex instead of cars.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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What it all boils down to to me is that Ford had better put out a new car that appeals to me or I'm buying from some other company, such as Toyota the next time I'm in the new car market.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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What it all boils down to to me is that Ford had better put out a new car that appeals to me or I'm buying from some other company, such as Toyota the next time I'm in the new car market.
And it does not help when you are alienating millions of buyers because as a company they have decided to promote alternative sexual lifestyles
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Small patch of terra firma
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You would think they would get the message and stop marketing to how some people like their sex. It gives you the impression they are marketing sex instead of cars.
You must really hate gay people as you seem to always try to attach gay people to a negative idea or impression. Obviously your numbers only assume that it “must be” because of their preference of equality. However they don’t build the type of cars that appeal to the mass market (including the rest of the world). That’s why their numbers are dropping. Toyota has a bette appeal around the world, smaller and more fuel efficient.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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You must really hate gay people as you seem to always try to attach gay people to a negative idea or impression. Obviously your numbers only assume that it “must be” because of their preference of equality. However they don’t build the type of cars that appeal to the mass market (including the rest of the world). That’s why their numbers are dropping. Toyota has a bette appeal around the world, smaller and more fuel efficient.

You are wrong. I hate things they do but I could not pick out a gay person I hate. It does not help that Ford is alienating millions of buyers. Their loss.
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I don't understand the context here. Is Ford building gay cars? If so, how are they gay? I mean, are they all pink or rainbow colored or something? Are the sparkplugs inserted into the exhaust pipes? Do their pickups have vanity mirrors?

What is up here people?
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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sorry but ford is doomed. It's not only the cars that are their problem, but their name has become synonymous with poor quality (fire or rollover daily). Best thing they could do is change their name and create a whole new lineup (minus the f-150 series)
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