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  • Monday, January 31, 2005

    Boycott Bush

    From the Boycott Bush website In April 2001, Gerd Leipold the Greenpeace International Executive Director stated "The American public can register their opinions at the ballot box, but for the rest of the world, all we can do is register our opinions via the marketplace." Indeed, we can all register our opinions, thanks to efforts to make available lists of products made by companies which have assisted the Republican party. The top 10 UK brands which can be boycotted are: 1 Esso 2 Maxwell House 3 Microsoft 4 MBNA 5 Lucozade 6 ASDA 7 Hotpoint 8 AOL 9 Budweiser 10 Walkers crisps

    12 Comments:

    At 2/01/2005 12:22:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks for the shopping list :)
    I'll be patronising these guys for sure.

    Do you ever post anything positive ? You must have posted every negative article you could find about the Iraqi election for example.

    I guess you're one of those who thought Reagan was warmongering to stand up to the Soviets and refute the cozy politics of moral equivalence.

    You were wrong then and you're wrong now.

     
    At 2/01/2005 01:26:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Of course you'll be patronising then. You are Islam Karimov supporter.

    Say, have you ever whigned to the mainstream media because they don't show enougn happy, happy news for you?

    And how exactly is this story connected to Reagan, non-sequitur boy?

     
    At 2/01/2005 05:00:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Negative news, positive news, whatever. The problem is that there's a large left-leaning contingent in the Press who go out of their way to report anything the US does in the most negative light possible, hence the example of the reporting regarding Reagan's initiatives in the 80s where similar attitudes were common.
    Regarding non-sequitors, the continued reference to this Karimov character is a good example. I suppose you're saying every ally must pass the squeaky clean test, well the world isn't like that, probably never will be. A good historical example being US/UK support to Stalin in WW2.

     
    At 2/01/2005 05:10:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great commentary in Jan 29th & 31st postings.
    http://www.melaniephillips.com/diary/archives/2005_01.html

     
    At 2/01/2005 08:53:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Yes, I have made some positive posts about hopes for peace in south Sudan, Sri Lanka and Sengal.

     
    At 2/01/2005 08:54:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    If leaders set the standards of "good against evil", then surely they should stick to those standards, after all, it is them who have set those standards, not us.

     
    At 2/01/2005 10:31:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm just stating your name, Islam Karimov supporter. I thought you were supposed to be the greatest fascism fighter to crack a whip since Indiana Jones, and you don't even know who Islam Karimov is? Jeeze. He's one of Bush's thugs. And the man is more than not "squeaky clean". He is every bit as brutal as Daddy Bush's past client, Saddam. But I'm not surprised you are making excuses for him, though. You've already made excuses for Saddam saying that the U.S. needed him to go after Iran.

    Oi, so much for Article VI of the U.S. Constitution.

    In the mean time, you could stop supporting Karimov now and he would not be able to keep on killing and oppressing human rights in his own country. That would, of course, ruin the excuses for a future invasion; but it would save all the lives in the mean time and all those who would be killed in the invasion. Crack that whip, Indy.

     
    At 2/01/2005 07:28:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    There's a post on Islam Karimov and his rogue regime which I think should still be on the main page here, it may be worthwhile for all the faithful sheep to have a read.

     
    At 2/01/2005 11:32:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Don't worry. He won't read it.

     
    At 2/03/2005 08:19:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why would you punish Microsoft ?? For there Political outlook ?? In the 2004 election cycle, at least through late August, Microsoft political support favored the Democrats recieving 61 percent of all forms of Microsoft political contributions and Republicans got 39 percent..
    In the 2004 election cycle, Microsoft employees ratcheted up their giving to Democrats to 73 percent of a $1.13 million total.
    Perhaps you dont like Bill Gates and resent his efforts in worldwide charity.
    * $1 billion over 20 years to establish the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program, which will support promising minority students through college and some kinds of graduate school.
    * $750 million over five years to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, which includes the World Health Organization, the Rockefeller Foundation, Unicef, pharmaceutical companies and the World Bank.
    * $350 million over three years to teachers, administrators, school districts and schools to improve America’s K-12 education, starting in Washington State.
    * $200 million to the Gates Library Program, which is wiring public libraries in America’s poorest communities in an effort to close the “digital divide.”
    * $100 million to the Gates Children’s Vaccine Program, which will accelerate delivery of lifesaving vaccines to children in the poorest countries of the world.
    * $50 million to the Maternal Mortality Reduction Program, run by the Columbia University School of Public Health.
    * $50 million to the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, to conduct research on promising candidates for a malaria vaccine.
    * $50 million to an international group called the Alliance for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer.
    * $50 million to a fund for global polio eradication, led by the World Health Organization, Unicef, Rotary International and the U.N. Foundation.
    * $40 million to the International Vaccine Institute, a research program based in Seoul, South Korea.
    * $28 million to Unicef for the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus.
    * $25 million to the Sequella Global Tuberculosis Foundation.
    * $25 million to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, which is creating coalitions of research scientists, pharmaceutical companies and governments in developing countries to look for a safe, effective, widely accessible vaccine against AIDS.

    Or perhaps you simply dont know what you are talking about and hide behind all your vicious retoric

     
    At 2/03/2005 01:34:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Those figures are based on the top donors to the Republican party, in case you hadn't noticed, it is they who are in power, and their backers are promoting the Bush regimes crusades of death and destruction at present.

     
    At 2/04/2005 11:10:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God Bill Gates is overpaid? What kind of argument is that? I'm feeling like I'm taking crazy pills again.

    Why the need to wait for some rich guy to feel guilty enough that he gives returns to the society that produced him. He is precisely the problem. Money for minority kids to go to school which they can't do because of inequality - something Bill is a very big part of. And instead of tax breaks for Microsoft - last year the GAO found that 61% of U.S. corporations odn't pay a cent in taxes - how about taxing them the proper amount and using the money to pay for vaccines, schools, libraries, women's health, research on a malaria vaccine, etc. Or perhaps you simply dont know what you are talking about and hide behind all your vicious retoric.

     

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