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Are there any businesses or corporations you will not do business with out of principle?.

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posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:03 AM
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I have a little list of businesses I will not use for various reasons.

Hugo Boss....designer of the nazi uniforms.
Apple.....sweat shops.
Pri mark...sweat shops.
Starbucks..just a horrid business for workers rights etc in the uk.
Mcdonalds..killers of a generation.


So any you don't go in for any reason?.




posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:15 AM
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Umm i dont want to break your dream but 90% of all electronics brands are made at foxconn, just like apple and 90% of clothes are made in sweatshops.

So either you violate your principles or go around life naked and without technology.

Mcdonnalds exist since 1940, what generations is exactly that you claim it killed?
edit on 7-3-2015 by Indigent because: wrong sweatshop



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:16 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

I personally won't have anything to do with US government due to their policy of starting groups like ISIS

And their overall philosophy of slow world destruction

Hey ...... You asked. !



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:18 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Wal-Mart is the big one for me. I won't buy anything from there, and I'll gladly pay 20% more at a mom and pop shop.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

Some things we can't just avoid buying but I do all my clothes shopping at thrift shops at least then Iam recycling the clothes and give to charity at the same time.
Mcdonalds? since they became global and made fast food hip and easy but forgot to actually have decent healthy food.
Heck a salad in Mcdonalds is as bad as a burger.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:33 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Not unless there's an alternative available which costs me less or no more than the place I'm supposed to be boycotting. The exceptions to that rule are Walmart (because I hate the place and usually feel so ridiculously unsafe and out of place when I do find myself in one of their cess pools of a store) and Dick's Sporting Goods (because they have an anti-2nd Amendment attitude overall). The absolute #1 thought on my mind has always been and will always be what's in my wallet. Principles are great, but they don't pay the bills or put food on the table.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

French suppliers! From personal experience.

They don't give a # about your contract with them, their word is worth nothing, they refuse to speak any language except french... won't even accept English as a compromise... and when they eventually do - then only to insult you on the phone!!

NEVER deal with them if your business depends on time.

(I know this is sweeping judgement... the french guys I dealt with had multiple chances to prove me wrong though)
edit on 7-3-2015 by ColCurious because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:34 AM
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Heck a salad in Mcdonalds is as bad as a burger.


I had the misfortune of ordering a tea
luke warm milky water with a teabag. I think it was £1



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:38 AM
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Ok then ill admit it, i just have an irrational hate to everyone that dislike McDonald for not being healthy, first what you expect from a 5 bucks meal, and second no one is shoving you their product, if you eat it is by your own free will.


Ill be taking the family to Mcdonalds thanks to you latter today

What i wont get out of principles

Organic brands: overpriced waste of land

Apple: Overpriced

Any overpriced stuff




posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

Fish n Chips cheaper and better for your family.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:43 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

That exist only in your land mate



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:44 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

What you don't have Chippys?.

Noooooooooooooooo!!!.

lol.

Has given me a great idea though, you in the states? I wanna open your first Chippy!!
edit on 7-3-2015 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:48 AM
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Hugo Boss, like many of the companies you mention isn't owned by Hugo Boss, but rather they are a Leveraged buyout of a private equity firm: www.permira.com...

The problem with making these types of lists for me, is they require alot more actual digging then I am fully committed to do. You see Permira also owns a suite of health companies that I go absolutely Gaga for due to their principles, raw material acquisition and bar setting processing.

I am not sure if some of the same folks from Nazi Germany days are still involved at all, but with diversification of investment portfolios I am pretty sure you're supporting someone or something you would rather not be, somewhere.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:52 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Indigent

What you don't have Chippys?.

Noooooooooooooooo!!!.

lol.

Has given me a great idea though, you in the states? I wanna open your first Chippy!!


We call them fries and our Royales with cheese are called Quarter Pounders with Cheese.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Oh we call fries fries, they tend to be stick thin but chippy chips are big and fat.
Oh If you could only taste our chip buttys lol.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 07:01 AM
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Chip butty!!



I'm with you on Apple, not only for the sweatshops but for their bullying business tactics.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 07:23 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Indigent

Fish n Chips cheaper and better for your family.


I used to think that.

Then came Fukushima.






posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 07:23 AM
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I won't support local businesses that don't support the locals.

I've boycotted a former employer because he stopped hiring locals in favor of backpackers because they have no idea what a standard wage is. He even planned to build a trailer park for the backpackers so the money they earned would go straight back into his pocket. A good friend of mine was laid off and replaced by an Indian-No explanation, he was just laid off.

I wish I could boycott every business that outsource their jobs, sadly that is not possible. But if I were to point the finger at anyone, it would be apple. I have never used and hopefully I will never use their products, Listening to them boast about quarterly profits while they avoid paying their fair share of taxes while outsourcing jobs irks me.


edit on 7-3-2015 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 07:28 AM
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My wife and I used to watch the tv show The Amazing Race because we enjoyed watching the teams travelling around the world and participating in local culture in the form of challenges. However, in recent years they have made it impossible for me to watch because of their incessant need to show gay men kissing.

I am not really boycotting the show as much as avoiding it because I find it gross. People can do what they want, but I don't have to watch. Anyway good show, but overblown gay agenda that I can't stomach.
edit on 2015/3/7 by Metallicus because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

You make a valid argument, I too feel much the same way about outsourcing...the politics of the thing they paint as if its all about being humanitarian, but the truth of the matter is cheap labor and increased gross profit margin.



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