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  • California drought: What would Israel do?

    05/22/2015 1:08:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    Jweekly ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Dan Pine
    From a distance, the reservoir appears topped by a flotilla of rubber duckies. On closer inspection, the water’s surface is packed with thousands of free-floating, 13-inch plastic balls, clustered to form an undulating cover. Developed by the Israeli startup Neotop (formerly known as Top-It-Up), the mass of balls serves as a floating cooling tower, reducing surface temperatures, algae and evaporation up to 95 percent. It’s one of many potential water-saving solutions to come out of Israel’s high-tech dream factory. This could make a difference in California. With the state’s reservoirs at historic lows — the two biggest, Shasta Lake and...
  • Minister Danny Danon: Boycott the Boycotters

    05/20/2015 1:40:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Hezki Ezra
    Moves to ban the Israel Football Association (IFA) from international soccer club FIFA will not help coexistence, Science and Technology Minister MK Danny Danon (Likud) told Arutz Sheva Wednesday night. "Boycotting Israel will not help them," Danon said. "We're here and we're staying here." "I call on all international institutions: Boycott the boycotters," he added. "Whoever calls for a boycott of Israel should also be boycotted." "[Head of the 'Palestine Football Association'] Jibril Rajoub think it promotes the Palestinian cause - I inform him that he achieves the exact opposite." Danon's remarks follow less than 24 hours after a law...
  • You Can't Sit With Us (Ted Cruz & A Gay Sophie's Choice on Fire Island) [Not for the squeamish]

    04/28/2015 7:08:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | April 27, 2015 | Eric Ulloa, playwright and actor
    Fire Island is a magical place. After my first trip out to the Pines a decade ago, I remember describing it as "Wonderland" to those friends who had yet to experience it. The moment the ferry slowly pulled into the harbor, I was smiling ear to ear as I watched a sanctuary reveal itself before me. Men were walking hand in hand with no fear of a dirty look or dangerous encounter. Pride flags blew in the breeze from every rooftop. You could dance the hours away into the night and then feel the ocean breeze whip across your face...
  • Christians: Unite Behind Your Economic Clout

    04/09/2015 3:36:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/09/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Get focused, get organized, and get economically determined. You have nothing to lose but the reflexive disrespect of those who have grown quite comfortable bashing your religion with impunity Dear Christian Americans, it’s cards on the table time. As someone who deeply respects your faith, I feel compelled to offer you some heartfelt advice: That “turn the other cheek” thing isn’t working anymore. In America, there’s a take-no-prisoners culture war going on, courtesy of an American Left whose definition of tolerance begins and ends with, “You either agree with us, or you’re bigots.” In the rest of the world, as...
  • Welcome to the era of the Left boycotting states

    04/06/2015 8:22:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While the media was busy selling a false narrative about RFRA in Indiana (specifically that it was targeting the LGBT community while entirely failing to mention anything to do with them) the rest of the Left was paying close attention. Even though the state level representatives elected by the citizens were willing to craft a bill which ensured the right to observe the religious convictions of all the state’s residents – yes, even the Christians – and the governor they elected was willing to sign it, they were quickly sent scurrying for the trenches when some well monied interests...
  • ..IN Gov. Mike Pence wins: Moral superiority, “religious freedom,” social media hypocrisy...

    04/03/2015 1:16:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | April 2, 2015 | Victoria Barrett
    This is how Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wins: Moral superiority, “religious freedom,” social media hypocrisy and the problem with #BoycottIndiana Let's stop patting ourselves on the back: Public pressure hurt Indiana's activists and enhanced governor's profile This morning, members of the Indiana General Assembly and a selection of Indianapolis business leaders appeared at a press conference to announce amendments to the RFRA that Gov. Mike Pence signed into law last week. The changes represent a limited victory for supporters of human rights. If you think the ill-conceived, celebrity-endorsed consumer boycott of Indiana had anything to do with the alteration of...
  • Call for Targeted Nat'l Boycotts of Profit-Heavy Products of Big Companies Who Bend to Fascist Few

    04/02/2015 6:28:59 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 41 replies
    April 2, 2015 | Self
    Since 1996, Gallup polls show that a significant plurality of Americans identify as conservative. Never more than a quarter identify as liberals. A map of the USA that is mostly red shows the congressional districts of the House of Representatives. Money talks. The success of the left is based on the money flow. Despite their smaller numbers, they have learned how to coalesce their energy in order to turn the money spigot on and how to turn the money spigot off. If corporations come to know and fear the prodigious economic power of the conservative and conservative leaning majority, the...
  • The following companies support the homosexual movement by funding their political terrorism:

    04/01/2015 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 71 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | April 1, 2015 | Steelers6
    AT&T,Inc. Abercrombie & Fitch Aetna American Express American Airlines Apple Computers BP Bank of America Barnes and Noble Best Buy Boston Scientific Chevron Chrysler Corporation Citi Coca Cola Cox Enterprises Credit Suisse Deloitte Dell Diageo Ernest & Young LLP The Gap General Mills Goldman Sachs Google Hershey's Hewlett-Packard (HP Computers) Home Depot IBM JPMorgan Chase & Co. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Levi-Strauss Lexus The Limited Lincoln Financial Group MGM Resorts International Macy's Inc Metlife Microsoft Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Morgan Stanley Nationwide Insurance Nike Nordstrom's Northrup Grumman Office Depot Orbitz PepsiCo Prudential Replacements LTD Shell Showtime Staples...
  • Time to Boycott Apple, Angie's List, New York, Connecticut, DC, Washington, San Fran

    03/31/2015 10:46:38 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 54 replies
    vanity | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    Sell Stocks, facebook and twitter your friends. Cancel vacations in these states and reschedule to Indiana, Arkansas or any of the other 30 States that aren't boycotting Indiana that have RFRA laws.
  • Apple’s Tim Cook is dangerous and a flaming hypocrite

    03/30/2015 1:35:15 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/30/2015 | By: streiff (Diary)
    Ordinarily I wouldnÂ’t concern myself with what some billionaire far-left oligarch thinks. Usually, they donÂ’t think about much beyond making money and having millions of people they neither know or respect suck up to them. AppleÂ’s Steve Jobs made a career of this type of self-important asshattery. His successor, Tim Cook is no different. Weighing in on the Indiana RFRA law signed by Governor Mike Pence last week, Cook has demonstrated he is not only has distinctly fascistic tendencies (part of the whole billionaire far-left oligarch thing) and scarcely as passing knowledge of the US Constitution and the issue at...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Compares Indiana Law to Jim Crow Laws in Scathing Op-Ed

    03/30/2015 12:19:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2015 | AFP
    Apple chief Tim Cook slammed what he called a wave of “dangerous” laws in several US states that he said promote discrimination and erode equality, in an editorial published Sunday. Cook — one of the most prominent chief executives to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality — wrote in the Washington Post that so-called “religious freedom” laws passed in several states threaten to undo progress toward greater equality. "There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Cook wrote in the editorial.
  • Boycott Fail: Chick-Fil-A Opens Slew Of New Stores Nationwide…

    03/29/2015 1:42:18 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 63 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3/28/2015
    Chick-Fil-A Opens Slew of New Stores Nationwide Despite the occasional negative press, Chick-Fil-A’s franchises are thriving throughout the United States. Shortly after the arrival of spring, new Chick-Fil-A restaurants are cropping up in states like Florida and Pennsylvania, signaling that the chain responsible for “Eat More Chicken” ads continues to outperform competitors, such as KFC and Church’s. As reported by the Palm Beach Post, Chick-Fil-A’s newest restaurant held a grand opening in Delray Beach, Florida on March 26 to hundreds of people anxiously awaiting its debut. For more than 24 hours, customers camped outside the new restaurant hoping to be...
  • George Takei Asks Twitter Followers to #BoycottIndiana Over Religious Objections Law

    03/27/2015 8:26:55 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 46 replies
    TIME ^ | March 26, 2015 | Eliana Dockterman
    Critics say the Religious Freedom Restoration Act legalizes discrimination Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday that allows business owners to deny same-sex couples service on religious grounds, then quickly defended it. Within hours, Star Trek actor and LGBT activist George Takei took his outrage to Twitter using the hashtag #BoycottIndiana, which began trending. Democratic lawmakers, LGBT rights activists and civil liberties groups have argued that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act legalizes discrimination.
  • German government refuses to label BDS as anti-Semitic

    03/08/2015 9:53:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 3/8/15 | NIV ELIS
    Germany has rejected a definition of anti-Semitism that labels the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as anti-Semitic. Responding to a legislative questionnaire released Thursday by leading Green Party MP Volker Beck, the Merkel administration wrote that “there does not exist a general academic definition” of anti-Semitism. Beck, who heads the German- Israel parliamentary group in the Bundestag, sharply criticized the Merkel administration: “Here the federal government has cowered,” he said. “There is no doubt of the anti-Semitic motivation within the spectrum of the BDS campaign. BDS aims essentially against Jewish Israelis and is therefore anti-Semitic. Whoever aggressively boycotts Israeli...
  • Top U.K. University Blacklists Israeli Academic Institutions

    03/06/2015 2:38:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Britain’s School of Oriental and African Studies joins the Jew-hatred parade. Last week, in yet another familiarly tiresome portrayal of anti-Semitism parading itself as Palestinian “solidarity,” students and staff at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) voted to initiate a boycott against all Israeli academic institutions. The vote at one of the United Kingdom’s top universities was conducted over the course of a week, and after the announcement late Friday afternoon, partying broke out on the central London campus—along with a request for university authorities to cut their ties to Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. Unsurprisingly, the vote was part...
  • Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

    02/16/2015 8:50:06 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/13/15 | Kevin J. Jones
    New York City, N.Y., Feb 13, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty. The Arcus Foundation and the Ford Foundation have spent over $3 million in combined spending against religious liberty exemptions since 2013, according to a CNA review of tax forms and grant listings. John Lomperis of the Institute for Religion and Democracy – a D.C.-based ecumenical Christian think tank...
  • Dem boycott of Netanyahu address to Congress grows

    02/09/2015 10:07:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    the hill ^ | 2/9/15 | Justin Sink and Mike Lillis
    More than a dozen congressional Democrats say they plan to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress amid conflicting signals over whether he will pull out from the March 3 address. Netanyahu struck a defiant tone during a campaign event in Israel on Monday, saying he was “determined” to present the case for why Israel opposed the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran “before the members of Congress and the American people.” “This is not a political issue or a party issue, neither here nor there. This is an existential issue, and I approach it...
  • After Announcing Netanyahu Boycott, VP Biden & Kerry Meet With Herzog (Major Bibi Opponent)

    02/08/2015 2:30:32 PM PST · by xzins · 93 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 8 Feb 15 | Jacob Kornbluh
    After announcing he will be skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”s speech to Congress for a trip abroad, US Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry both met on Saturday with Labor leader Isaac Herzog on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, Germany. The two sides insisted that the meetings were informal. But it reportedly revolved around security matters and the Zionist Union’s defense strategy, Israeli media reported. On Friday, Biden announced he’ll miss Netanyahu’s speech to Congress due to a pre-scheduled overseas trip, yet unnamed. Both Kerry and President Barack Obama said last month...
  • When is a Boycott of Israel not a Boycott?

    02/08/2015 6:01:39 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/7/2015 | Michael Curtis
    There are understandable differences of opinion between the American and Israel leaders on the issue of Islamist terrorism. It is wholly appropriate and desirable that they should be heard in the U.S. Congress. It is therefore painful that some honorable Democratic members of Congress should be so misguided as to declare that they will not attend the Israeli leader’s address. John Lewis (Georgia), a hero of the civil rights movement, G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Eric Blumenauer (Oregon) are among those who are engaging in what is tantamount to a boycott of Israel. According...
  • Report: Obama White House Told Black Caucus to Boycott Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech

    02/07/2015 5:26:47 AM PST · by blueyon · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 2/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    Joe Biden will skip Israeli Prime Minister’s Congressional speech in March. He is going to leave the country. Minority Leader Pelosi says Democrats will be busy and she hopes the event won’t take place. And now we know that the Obama administration told Black Caucus members to skip the speech and to publicly speak out against it. The Daily Mail reported: Two prominent black Democrats in the House of Representatives are vowing to skip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next month, a move that a White House insider says was put in motion by the Obama administration.
  • Talk Radio’s Advertising Problem

    02/05/2015 9:38:11 AM PST · by fifedom · 89 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 3, 2015 | Hannah Karp
    There are plenty of people listening to talk radio. But over the past three years, it has become increasingly difficult to make money off it. Many national advertisers have fled from such stations in recent years, seeking to avoid associating their brands with potentially controversial programming. Radio executives said the erosion of ad dollars from talk stations was driven in part by a series of organized social-media campaigns by liberal activists in early 2012 that scared away advertisers.
  • Superbowl Beer Boycott! Heineken, Guiness & Sam Adams

    01/29/2015 1:17:38 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    These companies pulled out of the St. Patrick's day parade because gay advocacy groups were not allowed to march under their own banner. Here is a list of all the brands involved: Beer: GUINESS, SAM ADAMS, Tusker, Smithwick’s, Red Stripe, Harp Lager, Kilkenny, Kaliber, Windhoek, HEINEKEN, Amstel, Buckler, Beamish & Crawford, Murphy’s, Tui Scotch whisky: Johnnie Walker, Buchanan’s, Cardhu, Justerini & Brooks (J&B), Bell’s, Black & White, White Horse, Logan, Caol Ila, Vat 69, Oban, Talisker, Lagavulin, Glen Ord, Glenkinchie, Dalwhinnie, Cragganmore, Clynelish, Singleton, Haig, Royal Lochnagar, Glen Elgin, Knockando, The Dimple Pinch Vodka: Smirnoff, Cîroc, Silent Sam, Popov, Ketel...
  • In Case You Were Wondering What Companies Are Helping To Fund Al Sharpton's Race War...

    01/03/2015 4:08:54 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    I'm not one for boycotts, but I am one for data. And I like this kind of data. It's just good to have data when spending money. That's all. I mean, if I have no choice in keeping a SIGNIFICANTLY large portion of my money from being squandered by the folks that I've freaking employed up on the Hill (like drunk girls on Spring break with their Daddy's credit cards), I'm going to be as informed as possible with what's left of said money. Thus, the data thing. You know. According to the source article above and the New York...
  • Major corporations funding “gay” indoctrination in elementary schools across America.

    12/29/2014 7:27:53 AM PST · by massmike · 59 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 12/29/2014 | n/a
    It's every parent's nightmare, but true: Major U.S. corporations are funding a campaign of sophisticated, psychologically intrusive "gay" indoctrination programs targeting very young children in elementary schools across America. It’s part of a very well-planned and well-funded effort to reach children as young as possible without their parents’ intervention. The national program, called “Welcoming Schools”, skillfully works on the minds of young children in three ways: (1) Introducing the concept of homosexuality to children. (2) Telling them that homosexuality is normal and natural. (3) Telling them that their parents or friends who portray homosexuality in a less than positive way...
  • List of MSNBC Sponsors (BOYCOTT!!!)

    12/21/2014 10:55:31 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Kelly Truth Squad ^ | 6-26-2014 | Kelly Truth Squad
    Interested in boycotting MSNBC? Here is a list of the network’s sponsors. Alcatel press@alcatel-lucent.com Anheuser-Busch http://contactus.anheuser-busch.com/Email/email.aspx?Si… Ann Taylor http://www.anntaylorstorescorp.com/contact/index.asp (call or fax) Avon http://shop.avon.com/shop/assist_email_us.asp Banco Nacional de Mexico https://portal.banamex.com.mx/esp/atencion_queremos_esc… Cambridge Technology Partners marketing@ctp-consulting.com Catalyst http://www.catalyst.org/page/50/contact-us Champion International http://support.crosspath.com/support/?sess=101.106.99.1… Chase Manhattan https://www.chase.com/index.jsp?pg_name=ccpmapp/shared/… Choice-Point http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/contact / Chubb Corporation http://www.chubb.com/marketing/chubb2340.html Coca-Cola http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/contactus / Community Health Systems http://www.chs.net/company_overview/contact_us.html Dell Computer http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/supp… Delphi Automotive http://delphi.com/contact/other / Fiat http://www.fiat.com/cgi-bin/pbrand.dll/FIAT_COM/contact… Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Cont… Honeywell http://www51.honeywell.com/honeywell/contact-support/co… Illinois Tool Works Illinois Tool Works International Speedy http://www.speedyintl.com/contact_us.php Internet Security Systems http://www.securitystoreusa.com/help.asp Invemed http://www.manta.com/c/mm2gr8n/invemed-associates-llc Morgan Chase & Co. http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/About-JPMC/media… Kellogg media.hotline@kellogg.com Kimberly-Clark http://www.kimberly-clark.com/ask/kimberly-clark/countr… Knight-Ridder http://www.mcclatchy.com/2006/06/12/380/contact-us.html Microtune http://www.microtune.com/company/contact_us.shtml Morgan Gauranty Trust http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/About-JPMC/media…...
  • UNRWA Spokesman Calls for Boycott of Israeli Paper

    12/08/2014 4:28:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 7/12/14 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In an amazing breach of sworn neutrality, to say nothing of civility, a UN spokesperson on social media attacked the Jerusalem Post and its editor and called for a boycott of the paper. Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Arab refugees posted the following on his UNRWA Twitter account: Link to Twitter Gunness lost his cool over an op-ed written by a Palestinian Arab and published in the Jerusalem Post which blamed UNRWA for prolonging the suffering of his people in order to justify its existence and deepen its coffers. Bassem Eid, the...
  • Ferguson Protesters Take Over Water Tower Plaza, Urge Black Friday Boycott

    11/28/2014 12:38:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Newsradio WBBM-FM ^ | November 28, 2014 | Mike Krauser
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Dozens of activists staged a demonstration Friday morning at the Historic Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, calling for a boycott to protest the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. With anger still simmering over the grand jury’s refusal to charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson with any crime for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, protests have continued throughout the week across the U.S. Protesters have called for a boycott of Black Friday shopping, in an effort to call attention to what they called the inherent injustice of capitalism. “We’re in a system...
  • Why blacks are urging a Black Friday boycott

    11/27/2014 5:36:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2014 | Soledad O'Brien and Rose Arce
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Once again, the streets are electric with anger after a white police officer evades charges for fatally shooting a black man. Sirens screech and wood batons push back marchers protesting from Missouri to New York to Los Angeles. This time the cadence of "No Justice, No Peace" has been replaced with "Hand's Up. Don't Shoot." But there was another sign raised above the crowd in a recent protest in New York: "Doing Nothing with Saying Nothing. Changes Nothing." The mathematics of this one are clear. Something's gotta give. A loose network led by African Americans in the film and arts...
  • Ferguson Michael Brown Shooting: 'Boycott Black Friday' Aims to Hit America Where it Hurts

    11/25/2014 8:00:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 168 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 11/25/14 | Samantha Payne
    Momentum is building on social media to boycott the Black Friday sales in order to hit corporate America "where it hurts" over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition is organising the 'No Justice, No Profit' boycott campaign on Thanksgiving Day (27 November), through to Sunday. Black Friday is traditionally the day that kicks off the Christmas buying period with retailers across America offering big discounts to jump-start the busiest shopping days of the year.
  • Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over GMO Lawsuit

    11/16/2014 6:00:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 15, 2014 | Miriam Coleman
    Neil Young is seeking a new source for his daily latte. The rocker announced on his website this week that he's boycotting Starbucks over the coffee company's involvement in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont's new requirements to label genetically modified ingredients.
  • Walgreens Donates $100,000 to Promote “Homo-Sex” (Warning:Disturbing images at link)

    11/09/2014 12:44:13 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    http://mrconservative.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jodi Swan
    Though it hasn’t been well-publicized, Walgreens has been donating a substantial amount of money to the LGBT movement. In 2006, the drugstore was a Platinum-Level sponsor of the Chicago “Gay Games,” which are also know as the “Gay Olympics.” The event touts itself as the “world’s largest sporting and cultural event organized by, and specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). The Wikipedia description of the “Gay Games” reveals that they were started in 1982 in San Francisco, CA, and are held every four years. Unlike the real Olympics, there are no qualifying requirements to compete, so literally anyone...
  • Israel Greenlights Coca-Cola Factory in Gaza

    11/03/2014 8:07:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 11/3/2014, 7:28 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Construction of a Coca-Cola factory in Gaza is set to begin this week after being green-lighted by Israel’s defense establishment. A major advantage of the new factory is that it will create jobs for thousands of Palestinians—first for construction builders, and then some 3,000 factory workers.The factory is to be built in the Karni industrial area. The construction period will take six months. …
  • This Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable

    10/13/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | Oct. 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as something like the anti-Chick-fil-A, celebrating LGBT pride and vehemently opposing Minnesota’s proposed gay marriage ban. All of that is very nice—but come on, this is 2014. If you’re a food company and you haven’t made an adorable ad featuring a gay couple with their children, you’re just another face in the pro-gay corporate crowd. Luckily, General Mills has now decided to get with the program, releasing a commercial with a gay couple, their adopted daughter, and a bowl of Cheerios. And the ad is just as impossibly cute as...
  • Coke and Pepsi Sign up For New Calorie-Reduction Pledge (at Clinton Global Initiative)

    09/23/2014 3:23:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | 9/23/14 | E.J. Schultz.
    The nation's largest soda marketers -- which have been feeling the heat from health advocates -- on Tuesday pledged to reduce beverage calories consumed per person nationally by 20% by 2025. Executives from PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Co. and Dr Pepper Snapple group announced the goal in New York City at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.
  • Rush Limbaugh strikes back at DCCC

    09/17/2014 4:05:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | September 17, 2014
    A representative for Rush Limbaugh is accusing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee of intentionally lying about the radio host's remarks in "a disturbing and cynical attempt to fundraise from the serious problem of sexual abuse." "The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee emails about Rush Limbaugh are an intentional lie, using 10 words carefully selected from his full comments to imply the opposite of what he actually said," Brian Glicklich, a spokesperson for Limbaugh, told POLITICO on Wednesday. On Tuesday, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel sent a blast email asking supporters to sign a petition calling on Limbaugh's sponsors to pull their advertising...
  • Smartphone app reveals the politics in your shopping cart

    08/26/2014 3:56:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/25/2014 | Rebecca Bratek
    Herbal tea, Clorox wipes and Skippy peanut butter have a little blue in them, while Folgers coffee and Campbell's soup are as red as their labels. Finding out where your favorite brands lie on the political spectrum is now as easy as scanning bar codes with your iPhone. BuyPartisan, a free smartphone application developed by former Capitol Hill staffer Matthew Colbert, gives users the chance to learn more about the political leanings of the makers of supermarket items. By compiling campaign finance data from the top Fortune 500 companies and matching it with their products, the app lets consumers scan...
  • Gay wedding expo held amid same-sex marriage fight

    08/18/2014 5:50:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | 8/18/14
    ....Gay Nuptials, a gay-friendly wedding expo, held its inaugural event at the Hagen Park Community Center in Wilton Manors....
  • Travelodge removes the Bible from every room: chain 'doesn't want to discriminate'

    08/16/2014 6:51:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | August 15, 2014 | By RICHARD MARSDEN
    One of Britain’s biggest hotel chains has removed Bibles from its rooms to avoid upsetting non-Christians. The decision by Travelodge has been condemned as ‘tragic and bizarre’ by the Church of England, which says Bibles in hotel rooms are important to provide hope, comfort and inspiration to travellers. But the chain, which runs 500 hotels, said the country was becoming increasingly multicultural and it had taken the action for ‘diversity reasons’. It said the policy was implemented ‘in order not to discriminate against any religion’ – despite having had no complaints from guests. Bibles were taken away at the same...
  • Pro-marriage group asks for boycott of Chase

    07/23/2014 10:53:37 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    One News Now ^ | 7/21/14 | Charlie Butts
    The National Organization for Marriage is calling for a public response to an employee survey conducted internally by J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. Workers at the financial institution leaked information on the so-called confidential survey, which asked in part if they identified as LGBT and whether they were an ally of the LGBT community (see earlier story). Joe Grabowski, with the National Organization for Marriage, tells OneNewsNow that this survey was intrusive into the private beliefs of the employees. “It's a very invasive question,” he says. “And one could certainly imagine - especially in the wake of things like the forced...
  • 2014 ESPYs: First Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam Holds Hands With Boyfriend On Red Carpet

    07/17/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Entertainmentwise.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Alicia Adejobi
    During the ceremony, Michael gave an incredibly emotionally-charged acceptance speech Michael Sam became the hero of the 2014 ESPYs last night when he not only proudly walked the red carpet with his boyfriend, but also brought the audience to tears with his emotional and inspiring speech when accepting an award for his incredible courage.
  • Obama’s Economic Boycott Against Israel Adopted by 17 EU Nations

    07/06/2014 7:28:44 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 4 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | July 6, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Since January of last year the European Union has been threatening to boycott any company or entity that does business with the West Bank of Israel. The sanctions, perversely designed by Secretary of State John Kerry, were meant to punish Israel for its settlements in the West Bank and encourage the Jewish nation to adopt Kerry’s peace process framework. The economic boycott threat was entirely one-sided against Israel. Because there were no consequences for the Palestinian Authority should they abandon the peace process, it gave the PA every reason to harden their position and wait for the EU to act...
  • VFW CALLS FOR BOYCOTT UNTIL MEXICO RELEASES U.S. MARINE

    06/25/2014 8:40:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    VFW.org ^ | June 25, 2014
    VFW CALLS FOR BOYCOTT UNTIL MEXICO RELEASES U.S. MARINE VFW CALLS FOR NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF MEXICAN PRODUCTS AND TRAVEL UNTIL MARINE IS RELEASE June 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is calling for a nationwide boycott of Mexican products and travel until Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is released from a Mexican jail. “This combat Marine has been languishing away since he was arrested March 31 for allegedly crossing the border accidentally with three personal firearms that were legally registered in the States but not in Mexico,” said VFW National Commander William A....
  • Released AWOL Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Idaho Homecoming Event Lines-Up List of Corporate Sponsors ...

    06/03/2014 7:50:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    BringBoweBack2014.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Bowe Is Back 2014
    The following is a listing of corporate sponsors supporting the homecoming of the self-professed America hating Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who was traded for five top Taliban terrorists by President Barack Hussein Obama ... From BringBoweBack2014.com website: Sponsors Thank you to all our sponsors. The City of Hailey The Hailey Police Department The Hailey Chamber of Commerce Luke’s pharmacy Wood River Motors Silver Creek Ford Sun Valley Aminal Center Wayne Willich and Friends Brennans Carpet Hailey Auto Exchange Candace Ireland Insurance The Snow Bunny Tim Jeneson Insurance Valley Paint & Floor Mountain Lifestyles Property Services, Inc. Wood River Insurance Copy And...
  • Palestinian Boycott Movement Bites the Hand that Feeds It

    06/01/2014 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Herb London
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Jed Babbin. It’s not unusual for left-wing billionaire activist George Soros to be opposed or even protested by conservatives. But when Soros is attacked by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, it’s nothing other than political fratricide. The goal of the BDS movement is to stop investment in Israel and keep countries from importing products from Israel. There is more than a little irony in the announcement last Wednesday that the BDS Movement is supposedly boycotting Soros and his network of funds and foundations because of his investment in SodaStream and...
  • Drawing A Line

    05/18/2014 4:49:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Conservatives have long sat by as radical progressive liberals curb-stomp anyone who disagrees with their ideology. On principle, we refuse to boycott anything. That’s a tactic of the left, and the right likes to stick to the high ground, even though it means losing ground every day to the forces of tyranny. Well, enough is enough. Scientists who practice actual science and demand something crazy like proof before advocating for government regulations and taxes on what you exhale are harassed out of their fields. Science has devolved from posing a theory and setting about proving or disproving it to a...
  • Danny Glover Calls for Boycott of Israel

    05/14/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 5/14/2014, 4:45 AM | Elad Benari
    Actor Danny Glover is one among several celebrities who on Tuesday called for a boycott of Israel, according to JNS. The celebrities are featured in a documentary film entitled “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” which is being screened at the DocAviv festival in Tel Aviv. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel,” 12 signatories said in a statement quoted by JNS. The signatories, including Grace Lee Boggs herself, said they were “shocked” about the film’s screening at DocAviv on May 13 and 15, which...
  • Miami Dolphins Fine, Suspend Safety Don Jones for Tweet Against Same-Sex Kiss

    05/13/2014 5:43:23 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 79 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | May 13, 2014 | Heather Clark
    MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have fined and suspended safety Don Jones for Tweeting his disapproval of a same-sex kiss that aired on ESPN this past weekend. ESPN carried footage of Michael Sam’s reaction on Saturday as he learned that he had been selected by the St. Louis Rams, making their 249th choice overall. Sam and his partner Vito Cammisano embraced and kissed each other on national television upon receipt of the news, drawing applause from some and disapproval from others. Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was among those who expressed his disagreement of the public act, commenting on Twitter...
  • NFL: I am taking a stand

    05/12/2014 6:22:28 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 68 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Dear NFL, This notice is to inform you on my cancellation of my subscriptions to NFL products and it's institution. This is not so much a boycott as it is a matter of principle. Allow me to explain.
  • Lobbyist threatens 'relentless national boycott' of whichever NFL team drafts openly gay Michael Sam

    05/09/2014 12:58:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2014 | Leon Watson
    Extreme Christian lobbyist threatens 'relentless national boycott' of whichever NFL team drafts openly gay rookie Michael Sam An influential Christian lobbyist has said he is planning to build a 'national coalition' to relentlessly boycott any team that drafts gay NFL prospect Michael Sam. Jack Burkman, head of the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm J.M. Burkman & Assoc., said he would 'leverage his political clout' to ensure that the franchise that selects the player would get 'roughed up financially.' ... 'We shall exercise our First Amendment rights and shall not stop until the drafting NFL franchise cannot sell a single ticket, jersey...
  • NBA Players Were Willing to Boycott If Sterling Wasn't Punished

    04/29/2014 2:07:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/29/2014 | By COLLEEN CURRY
    The NBA Players Association threatened to boycott the league if swift, punitive action wasn't taken against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist comments he made against African-Americans, the players said today. Roger Mason, the NBPA vice president, described a league-wide phone call that took place Monday night among players and league executives in which the players had threatened to walk if NBA Commissioner Adam Silver went easy on Sterling. Earlier today, Silver announced the NBA had banned Sterling for life and asked the Board of Governors to force a sale of the team. "We had a call with...