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What I can do ... right now ...
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Posted on 11/09/2012 8:27:35 AM PST by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

In the spirit of this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2957539/posts

... I am doing this one, small thing ...

Whenever there is a financial transaction in my life, I insert 'soft language' about the election:

Example: When cancelling a service, I respond calmly and dispassionately when they ask:

"Due to my personal budget, I can't afford this service anymore. In light of the current election, I need to prepare for financial uncertainty."

Another: Buying an item in a store ... salesperson tries to up-sell me on another item, again I say:

"Thank you for the recommendation. However, due to the current election, I can't risk the extra cost in my personal finances/budget."

That's it. Simple and sweet. Not ANOTHER word. Always be courteous. If they push back or argue ("get in their faces" tactic), DO NOT take the bait. Just be a lady or gentleman, smile and excuse yourself.

Thoughts? This a great way to indirectly exclaim "elections have consequences".


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1 posted on 11/09/2012 8:27:35 AM PST by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

Good idea.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 8:33:11 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

There is no need to justify or explain your choice. There is power in keeping your reasoning to yourself.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 8:37:07 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

I think we should march on Washington


4 posted on 11/09/2012 8:39:11 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

We did. Nothing happened. We need to fight with our dollars...that is the ONLY power we have left.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 8:41:29 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cboldt
Yes, Cboldt, there is power in silence, but there is power in messaging ...

Short Message, then silence is what I recommend.

6 posted on 11/09/2012 8:50:15 AM PST by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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To: who knows what evil?; driftdiver
I think we should march on Washington

We did. Nothing happened. We need to fight with our dollars...that is the ONLY power we have left.

I think we should do BOTH!


7 posted on 11/09/2012 8:54:33 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

I’m doing this with almost EVERY donation request we receive...and, this is the time of year they’re being mailed out. Also doing this with each catalogue I receive (well, except the guns and ammo ones)...to remove my name from their mailing list, due to the election I won’t be able to afford anything in their catalogue, any longer.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 8:57:42 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long

That’s fine with me, but I only expect results from the ‘dollar’ option. Washington ALWAYS ignores us...always. See: ObamaCare.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 9:11:04 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jane Long

No, no no. Just let them keep mailing them. They are expensive to mail. What they really want is your email address because that is free for now. I just went thru a bunch of the steady emails I get and unsubscribed.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 9:11:50 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Cboldt; Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

In this case, there just might be more power in these kind of responses.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 9:14:07 AM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Jane Long; who knows what evil?

I didn’t say we should have a nice polite picnic by the reflecting pool like we did before.

I said I thought we should march on Washington. With righteous anger and intent. I’m not advocating violence but none of us seem willing to cause offense or heck even let them know we value our freedom.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 9:19:43 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

I was at walmart today. I inspected everything I bought to make sure it didn’t come from a blue state. It did not take that long....I saw “SouthPaw” beer but upon inspection, it came from Wisconsin or somewhere like that. I put that crap back on the shelf.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 9:23:21 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: who knows what evil?; Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey; driftdiver
>>I think we should march on Washington
>
>We did. Nothing happened.

We weren't armed, and we weren't prepared to forcibly drive them out (or decorate lamp-posts).
But then again, I think we should expose them for the traitors they are; we could force their hand on the immigration issue:
-- have the governors declare states of invasion, summon the militia to militarily secure the border (a dissent in the Arizona v. United States case said that's the only sovereignty left to states).
-- demand federal government support via Art 4, Sec 4
-- if the fed-gov refuses, or more likely tries to declare such actions void, pursue them with Treason charges (issuing warrants for the arrests of those complicit)
-- optional: offer money rewards for their capture.

14 posted on 11/09/2012 9:27:15 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

we have done this already with our cable TV (good riddance!) and our most of our magazine and newspaper subscriptions.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 9:28:17 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

Wonder what it would be like if we could get some conservative stamps made up and just start stamping it on every bill we use . Stop using debit cards and go paper.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 9:44:46 AM PST by Kadric
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To: Jane Long

I plan to do the same. We are inundated with calls from the fire and police auxiliaries, they are relentless. From now on they get zilch.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 9:45:44 AM PST by surrey
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To: Gaffer; All
I saw “SouthPaw” beer but upon inspection, it came from Wisconsin or somewhere like that.

Interestingly, in Wisconsin, local elections went strongly Republican.

18 posted on 11/09/2012 9:52:58 AM PST by marktwain
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To: driftdiver
!!!! I think we should march on Washington !!!!

Why? The corrupt media won’t cover it. And if they did, those who participated in the march would be vilified as extreme radicals or labeled with some other moniker that makes them look like psychotic loons. If 50,000 marched the media would say a few dozen hicks and hayseeds showed up. It would be a total waste of time and probably do more harm then good.

19 posted on 11/09/2012 9:53:12 AM PST by Valk Rider
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To: driftdiver
!!!! I think we should march on Washington !!!! Why? The corrupt media won't cover it. And if they did, those who participated in the march would be vilified as extreme radicals or labeled with some other moniker that makes them look like psychotic loons. If 50,000 marched the media would say a few dozen hicks and hayseeds showed up. It would be a total waste of time and probably do more harm then good.
20 posted on 11/09/2012 9:54:14 AM PST by Valk Rider
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To: Gaffer
I inspected everything I bought to make sure it didn’t come from a blue state./I>

An excellent idea. First it was the commie countries' products, then hussein's companies and now blue states' but there are plenty of products out there to choose from. Easy enough to do if we just take a few minutes to be aware. Also, don't feed the beast by cutting back on all unnecessary purchases.

21 posted on 11/09/2012 9:56:00 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: marktwain

Maybe....but the beer was probably shipped to the rail line via union truckers. Regardless, it is easier to just strike off a whole state than it is to go to a lower level.

California, New York, Mass, Penn, NJ, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, etc....Let the Democrats buy their stuff, or move somewhere else.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 9:57:50 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: surrey

I was on a happy high last month thinking the country was going to be saved and donated to the local fire dept. Tuesday night I was kicking myself for doing it.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 10:00:32 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Gaffer
"California, New York, Mass, Penn, NJ, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, etc....Let the Democrats buy their stuff, or move somewhere else."

Hey I live in Ohio and I am all for it! I will buy from Red states when I must buy new products. But those will be few and far between!

24 posted on 11/09/2012 10:01:27 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: marktwain

BTW, I do, where I can, discriminate further down the state structure. For example, I do not do business with any company inside the city limits of Atlanta.

There are things like utilities, etc. that are only based there and other stuff that is funneled through rail and truck depots there, but I will not give them any more (e.g., city taxes and workers in Atlanta) than humanly possible.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 10:02:26 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey; mickie; flaglady47
I take a little different tack from the "soft" approach recommended above.

If the airhead clerks and the crabby old salesladies ask if "there's anything else you need today", I say, "Nope, in view of the fact that the idiot voters of this country voted that Commie thief back in the White House, I DON'T need or want anything else or I'll end up in the poor house where you're gonna be already!"

Now that's language they can REALLY understand!

Leni

26 posted on 11/09/2012 10:09:04 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
I like the passion, M-Gal, however, I do think the soft approach has the most effect initially.

If there is a hostile reaction, by all means, protect yourself ... but know that most attackers 'want' the fight and won't heed your words at all anyway.

I move on to the next opportunity. There is a time and arena to fight (TV debates, commercials, etc.) But, I think calm, neutral words work best to get the point across within the infected culture, without giving anyone the opportunity to excuse you as a 'hothead', 'nutjob', 'extremist' ...

27 posted on 11/09/2012 11:04:34 AM PST by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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To: Valk Rider

And not paying your taxes would work better?


28 posted on 11/09/2012 11:07:40 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kadric
HmmmMMMmm?

... a "secret sign that's known" ... a la Raglan Road

Interesting ...

29 posted on 11/09/2012 1:08:07 PM PST by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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To: driftdiver

***** And not paying your taxes would work better? *****

Your choices have been depleted.


30 posted on 11/11/2012 7:13:30 AM PST by Valk Rider
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