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#77 Aug 03 2012 at 3:22 PM Rating: Good
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It's people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them! Smiley: um


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It's a fast food chain that caters to religions that don't eat beef/pork by selling various chicken sandwiches that all taste the same. Shakes are great though.


Have you learned nothing!?! Smiley: glare
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You think that's chicken you're eating now? Smiley: sly
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You think that's chicken you're eating now? Smiley: sly


No, but it's some protein, guy.
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What's shocking is that you make that connection with skin color and gender, but call it a "slippery slope" when the same exact argument is used on other things like polygamy, minors and bestiality.

Dude, you should have SEEN the sh*tstorm when I tried to marry five kittens.


Only cause 3 of them were boy kittens. Had they been all girl kittens you would have had everybody's support.

Except Flea's.

Edit: Crap, beat to the punch. And by Alma of all people.

Edited, Aug 3rd 2012 5:23pm by Bigdaddyjug
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#82 Aug 03 2012 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, I don't think there's a proper English word for "Not going there because I dislike some aspect of their business practice even though I know it won't change anything" so "boycott" gets used.
I bet there's a German word for it.
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
someproteinguy wrote:
It's people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them! Smiley: um


Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
It's a fast food chain that caters to religions that don't eat beef/pork by selling various chicken sandwiches that all taste the same. Shakes are great though.


Have you learned nothing!?! Smiley: glare
Human flesh supposedly tastes like pork anyway.
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#84 Aug 03 2012 at 5:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, I don't think there's a proper English word for "Not going there because I dislike some aspect of their business practice even though I know it won't change anything" so "boycott" gets used.
I bet there's a German word for it.


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#85 Aug 03 2012 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Eske Esquire wrote:
There are a bunch of possible motivations to boycott, but changing the CEO's opinion likely isn't one of them ... A belief that one could "change his opinion" through an action like boycotting here would be very, very, naive.


Of course you can't change someone's opinion through a boycott. Blanket intolerance and public confrontation never educates anyone, it just makes people stick to their guns harder than ever. Doesn't prevent people from thinking it might work, though. I mean, have you met the world? It's a pretty stupid bunch.

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Yeah, I don't think there's a proper English word for "Not going there because I dislike some aspect of their business practice even though I know it won't change anything" so "boycott" gets used.


Boycott can be used about a lot of things then, can't it? Or is it only a boycott when preaching is involved? Say, if one million players unsubscribed from World of Warcraft (just an example), stating, collectively, that they did it because no new content had been released in ten months. That wouldn't be a boycott, would it? But if those one million players told others to unsubscribe then it'd be a boycott, right?

I don't get what the purpose of a boycott is, though, if it's not to change something. Are people boycotting CFA hoping the CEO will step down or something? People want to put him out on the street for being revealed as anti-***? Sounds a bit like lynching to me. I mean, he sounds like a ****, but really? And if the purpose is to just vent then what's the point? People will eventually go back to eating at CFA and the CEO will still be anti-*** (with some free PR in the bag).

Edited, Aug 4th 2012 2:34am by Mazra
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Mazra wrote:
Boycott can be used about a lot of things then, can't it? Or is it only a boycott when preaching is involved? Say, if one million players unsubscribed from World of Warcraft (just an example), stating, collectively, that they did it because no new content had been released in ten months. That wouldn't be a boycott, would it? But if those one million players told others to unsubscribe then it'd be a boycott, right?

I don't know that people are actually *told* to boycott something and then they follow along like sheep. It's more like, someone some where suggests it, people agree, they suggest it, more people hear and agree, it picks up steam, etc. And I would consider millions of people unsubbing from WoW a boycott. Even if no one suggested it.

Also, IMO, a boycott can occur with just one person. It won't be effective for the most part, but it might make that one person feel better, haha.
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Just staying the one night in Bangkok?

Can't be too careful with your company.


No. I'm doing 2 nights and 3 days. I originally flew into Singapore, but that place is too expensive.
#88 Aug 03 2012 at 9:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't get what the purpose of a boycott is, though, if it's not to change something.

Even if you're not changing something, that doesn't mean you wish to be a part of it. You're not going to make CFA's management any less anti-SSM but that doesn't mean you need to give them your dollars either so they can spend them on causes you disagree with.
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#89 Aug 03 2012 at 10:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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I had two idiots at my job arguing about this all day yesterday, one would say "Buying food from them means you support his homophobia" the other would counter with "by boycotting you are saying freedom of speech is a bad thing". I had to point out to the morons that both of their opinions are "freedom of speech". All this "boycott" is really doing is making Chick-fil-a a ton of money. Half the people locally that went to the boycotts were like "Hey we are *****, love us how we are!!... can I get this without the lettuce".
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#90 Aug 04 2012 at 12:44 AM Rating: Default
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I actually didn't expect such a strong fight back to the boycott. If anything, this shows that there is a notable population in the US who favors marriage between a man and a woman. Go figure...
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Almalieque wrote:
I actually didn't expect such a strong fight back to the boycott. If anything, this shows that there is a notable population in the US who favors marriage between a man and a woman. Go figure...


Smiley: laughSmiley: lolSmiley: laugh
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Belkira wrote:
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I actually didn't expect such a strong fight back to the boycott. If anything, this shows that there is a notable population in the US who favors marriage between a man and a woman. Go figure...


Smiley: laughSmiley: lolSmiley: laugh


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Edited, Aug 4th 2012 11:14am by Almalieque
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Almalieque wrote:
Belkira wrote:
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I actually didn't expect such a strong fight back to the boycott. If anything, this shows that there is a notable population in the US who favors marriage between a man and a woman. Go figure...


Smiley: laughSmiley: lolSmiley: laugh


Smiley: nod

She's laughing AT you, not WITH you, sh*t for brains.

Edited, Aug 4th 2012 4:46am by BrownDuck
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There was a ton of cars backed up for miles at a turnoff that leads to a chik fil a a few days ago, I guess that is what the deal was. I never have eaten there to begin with as I always found them to be overpriced and not that great.

From what I know of the situation sounds like whomever reported the story knew they would get crap stirred up asking the question.
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BrownDuck wrote:
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Belkira wrote:
Almalieque wrote:
I actually didn't expect such a strong fight back to the boycott. If anything, this shows that there is a notable population in the US who favors marriage between a man and a woman. Go figure...


Smiley: laughSmiley: lolSmiley: laugh


Smiley: nod

She's laughing AT you, not WITH you, sh*t for brains.

Edited, Aug 4th 2012 4:46am by BrownDuck


Smiley: lol Do you think before you type Mr. S**t For Brains?

Edited, Aug 4th 2012 12:40pm by Almalieque
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If anything, this shows that there is a notable population in the US who favors marriage between a man and a woman. Go figure...

Sure. Somewhere around 45% of the US population is against SSM which is indeed "notable" even if not a majority.
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Jophiel wrote:
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If anything, this shows that there is a notable population in the US who favors marriage between a man and a woman. Go figure...

Sure. Somewhere around 45% of the US population is against SSM which is indeed "notable" even if not a majority.


Let's not go into the "Less than 1/2 of 1% of any population accurately demonstrates the other 99.6% of the population" argument.

Actions speak louder than words, but hey, feel free to live in your fantasy world.
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Jophiel wrote:
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If anything, this shows that there is a notable population in the US who favors marriage between a man and a woman. Go figure...

Sure. Somewhere around 45% of the US population is against SSM which is indeed "notable" even if not a majority.

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Let's not go into the "Less than 1/2 of 1% of any population accurately demonstrates the other 99.6% of the population" argument.

Actions speak louder than words, but hey, feel free to live in your fantasy world.

You realize that less than 1/2 of 1% of the US population went to Chick-Fil-A, right?

I mean, I'm totally on board that the people who DID go don't represent the rest of the population so I guess we agree there. Was that what you were trying to show?
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I don't know that people are actually *told* to boycott something and then they follow along like sheep. It's more like, someone some where suggests it, people agree, they suggest it, more people hear and agree, it picks up steam, etc. And I would consider millions of people unsubbing from WoW a boycott. Even if no one suggested it.

Also, IMO, a boycott can occur with just one person. It won't be effective for the most part, but it might make that one person feel better, haha.
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Even if you're not changing something, that doesn't mean you wish to be a part of it. You're not going to make CFA's management any less anti-SSM but that doesn't mean you need to give them your dollars either so they can spend them on causes you disagree with.


So a boycott can simply be a way to say "do not like" and nothing more? That's very interesting. It's nothing like what I've ever experienced here, though, which might explain why I'm having a hard time understanding it.

I looked up boycott (boykot) in my Danish dictionary (oh yeah) and it says:
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bevidst undgå at samarbejde eller deltage i en politisk eller forretningsmæssig aktivitet med et land, en virksomhed el.lign. fx som pression, som protest eller pga. uenighed


Translated: purposely avoid cooperation or participation in a political or commercial activity with a country, a business or the like, e.g. as pressure, a protest or due to a disagreement.

I guess that's what you've been saying, it just never occurred to me that a boycott would have no purpose other than to bring awareness to a situation. A boycott here is almost always done with the purpose of reverting or preventing a change. One of our unions is currently boycotting a restaurant because the owner withdrew from that union and joined another. The boycott's goal is to change his mind about it (it will probably end with the government stepping in and deciding, likely in the owner's favor since he's protected by free will). Likewise, Iran, or some other country over there, boycotted our export of chicken or whatever it was, because of the Mohammed picture thing. Their goal was for us to apologize, or prosecute the artist, or something (who cares?).

It might also be that the entire situation is pretty far from what you'd experience here. Homosexuality is generally very accepted in our country and I don't think there are any serious organizations working against that (it would be a bad place to start such a business). As such, this entire thing is pretty distant from anything I've ever experienced.

When I hear the word boycott, though, I can't help but translate it to Danish, and the Danish word implies a purpose (protest, pressure and disagreement implies coming to a common understanding here). In a case like with CFA, you obviously can't change the CEO's mind, so the purpose of the boycott would be for him to apologize publicly. I guess. Like I said, I don't think I've ever experienced anything like it.

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Edited, Aug 4th 2012 7:05pm by Mazra
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In before Aeth links to bi-curious Denmark from SATW.
How about Denmark marrying Sweden and Norway?
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