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wanderer


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alec
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 7:46 PM
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psst - gramps -

don't know anything about this site - but found many stories about this and chose this one.

http://www.thenation.com/article/167236/coca-cola-and-pepsi-drop-alec

maybe businesses are finally waking up?? power to the people!
Gramps


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Re: alec
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 11:15 PM   in response to: wanderer in response to: wanderer
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I had signed a couple of petitions on facebook demanding Coca Cola and Pepsi stop supporting ALEC.

You can thank ALEC for the Stand Your Ground laws (along with the NRA).
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Re: alec
Posted: Apr 9, 2012 6:49 PM   in response to: Gramps in response to: Gramps
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nother one gramps!!

http://www.rollcall.com/news/gates_foundation_will_withdraw_support_for_alec_nonprofit-213689-1.html?pos

dare we dream that the people are taking the government back? one can hope.
Gramps


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Re: alec
Posted: Apr 9, 2012 8:44 PM   in response to: wanderer in response to: wanderer
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About time! But AT&T, UPS, Exxon Mobil, Pfizer & Wal-Mart are still supporting them. I think UPS and Pfizer may back out. Wal-Mart, ATT and Exxon Mobil will stay the course.
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Re: alec
Posted: Apr 9, 2012 8:57 PM   in response to: Gramps in response to: Gramps
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I saw that the Bill and Linda Gates foundation was also fingered. I feel bad about that. As far as I'm concerned, ATT can go. They're terrible.
Turtletoes2


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Re: alec
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 3:39 PM   in response to: wanderer in response to: wanderer
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I got that in the E-Mail today. Now I've signed up to hassle ATT. They are the worst.

Have any of you been aware of Dylan Rattigan and "hot spotting" ?

http://www.dylanratigan.com/2012/02/13/ending-the-stranglehold-of-the-prison-industrial-complex-on-america/

Saw a little of it on T. V. and low and behold, checked mail and something in there referring to it.
Rattigan says:
¿The war on drugs is a monumental failure by any measure. Drug consumption, cost, this failed experiment has turned into a breeding ground for a prison system that is based on racism. An African-American is ten times more likely to be incarcerated for the exact same drug crimes as a white American. In order to keep this drug war alive, we are paying an astronomical price,¿ said Dylan.

¿The cost of incarcerating 150,000 prisoners is $3.3 billion in 2010. And yet prescription drugs, pills, marijuana, are more prevalent in our society than ever. It is time to start treating drugs for what they are ¿ a massive public health crisis, and funnel those wasted billions of dollars toward real reeducation and using people in the human capital that we are destroying in our society to harness and release it in our goal to create 30 million jobs.¿
Turtletoes2


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Re: alec
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 3:43 PM   in response to: Turtletoes2 in response to: Turtletoes2
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I'm a little out of it. Had some pre-canerous growths removed and a biopsy.
I look and feel like -- tihs-- { backwards.}.
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Re: alec
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:40 PM   in response to: Turtletoes2 in response to: Turtletoes2
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Hope you start feeling better soon : (
Gramps


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Re: alec
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:29 PM   in response to: Turtletoes2 in response to: Turtletoes2
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Sorry to hear this, turtletoes. Hope you will be getting better quickly. Last year they took a couple of pre cancerous spots off my nose. This completely blew me away. I have fairly dark skin. I seldom got sunburns. No history of it on either side of my family. But I had it. Now I have to remember to where a hat when I am outside.