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check before creating a new topic January 10, 2006 7:22 PM

I have updated the boycotts list in the announcements section of the group home page. There were a lot of boycotts that people had started multiple threads on.†Please check there before starting a new topic. To search for a company, click in the white space and hit ctrl-f.

I have split them up into general topics, animal rights boycotts, some industries and the remaining boycotts are down the bottom.

If you find any errors or have suggestions for groupings please let me know.

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 January 10, 2006 7:30 PM

Also, please check the thread list for threads started after today. I don't update the home page very often.  [ send green star]
 January 17, 2006 10:26 PM

I changed the colour of the linked headings to black. Let me know if this stuffs it up for your browser. The headings I changed are buy-cotts, gasoline, automotive and food. Do they look OK to everyone else? Are they underlined? They are for me, but they weren't in the preview mode which had me scratching my head for a while.

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 March 15, 2006 5:49 PM

updated again  [ send green star]
 July 19, 2006 5:43 AM

Ooppss ... I didn't read this before creating the KFC topic! Sorry ... . †Was it already a thread in this group?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 19, 2006 5:08 PM

Just copy it into the old thread and I'll get rid of the new one.

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 July 19, 2006 8:48 PM

Moved!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
oops, I'm sorry! July 21, 2006 1:07 AM

I didn't first check to see if anyone else had first started a thread about you sending group invites in responce to having received a green star from that individual.

My Bad.

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 July 21, 2006 1:10 AM

Buddy, if you're looking for something to do you could invite your friends along to this group.  [ send green star]
 July 21, 2006 1:11 AM

Freediver's petition  [ send green star]
 July 21, 2006 1:13 AM

Maybe we should boycott Care2. I can't invite friends anywhere. It just doesn't work. Whole thing bogs down. I get a blank screen. N. Body has been asking about the problem but so far nothing's changed.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 21, 2006 1:14 AM

The admin may not take him seriously. Group invites works slowly for all of us.  [ send green star]
OK, ... July 21, 2006 1:22 AM

I just received a Green Star from FD, so I'm gonna leave him alone now.

I honestly thought though, that all he ever done was send group invites

Now I gotta go find the new groups and threads I joined tonight†to give him a hard time, and let people know that he really DOES "on occasion", send Green Stars.

Sorry to have sloppied up this thread FD, you may delete my posts, no hard feelings - we can always†reread them in DMA.† Thanks Sarvo, I'll try and catch ya in another thread here ... Buddy

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anonymous Let's look at the injustice suffered by Buddhists and others in Krishna-loving India October 16, 2006 1:19 PM

Of course the Hare Krishna attest they are not Hindu per se... they had nothing to do with establishing the Caste System: yet their Karmic instruction teaches them to do nothing. Christ would never have been a Krishna type - dabbling in Tantra Leelas for his own august, pleasurable edification... he accepted this shallow glory not when tempted in the desert with untold temporal powers!† And unlike Prabhupada's self-serving admonition of Gandhi, Christ went out of his way to question the orthodoxy of his day; infact, he went so far out on a limb he literally got crucified to be more inclusive of what his contemporary Pharisee deemed untouchable. On the other hand Krishna taught a Dharma of exclusivity - teaching how to cleanse ones higher "caste" of demons: demons could, by that line of teaching include: Sikhs, Moslems, Buddhists and also Christians. Curious how the Krishna are so generous and deserving in how others may look up to them... for they will not come down to help another - lower on the totem - get up onto his feet!

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: john† To: <Al >; Cc: Ted
October 16, 2006

Re: Sarvo should get off Tantric id and detach into Budd nirvana

Man's mind is tricky and mostly negative. Hence all the untrue phenomena that prevails everywhere on the earth plane. You have fools saying good this and that and others hollering all is bad. So it does go.

Al: from those not afraid of the future : http://www.rael. org
~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~† India's Untouchables turn to Buddhism in protest at discrimination by Hindus By Justin Huggler in Delhi Published:†13 October 2006
Across India this month, thousands of Hindus from the former Untouchable castes are converting to Buddhism in protest at the continuing discrimination they face. Mass conversion ceremonies are being held throughout the month, from Delhi in the north, to Hyderabad in the south. Organisers are claiming that more than 100,000 people have already converted.
Conversion is a highly charged political issue. Several states have passed laws this year making it harder to convert, and the mass ceremonies will infuriate Hindu nationalist parties that have been campaigning to stop lower caste Hindus changing their religion.
But for many Dalits, as Untouchables are now known, conversion is the only way to escape the oppression they still face in Hindu society. Untouchability has been illegal in India since independence, but it is still commonly practised. In many villages Dalits are not allowed to drink clean water from a well. In some areas, tea shops keep a different glass for Dalits to use, so higher-caste Hindus are not "polluted" by drinking from the same vessel, even after it has been washed. After the 2004 tsunami, Dalit survivors in Tamil  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 October 16, 2006 1:29 PM

You don't even have to give Al rope. He takes it all by himself and knots it into a noose and everything.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous you're so cute Sarvo... October 17, 2006 11:33 AM

True enough. Why argue with authority?

Was watching the BBC this morning. First story televized those children in India who worked the junk yards. Even with the recent law against child labor, an act which was outlawed in England in the nineteenth century, and to think India did get rid of her English dominance back during Gandhi's time, that the old barbarian tribal caste norms resurfaced! These children are in turn barred from school. Reminds one of other religious institution child scandals. BUT. Let's not get into that kettle of fish!

One could of course do a song and dance in the market place and take away the attention from such unsavory matters... or simply tighten the Gorgian knot on the matter!† SNAP to it!†
Silence....ssshh. Don't wake the cyclopse... And so, if permitted to breath and speak (should sore Sarvo not "yank" his Chic cowboy rope - me?† I'm just a Canuck - never painted up my nose, nor do I have a long dangling - a touch nervous - trigger finger), come on all... relax. Enjoy the lampoon. The story's current and real. In fact I got better tech support from the Philippines than from India. They too both have a miriad kids rummaging through their trash.

... it is important to note that post-Communism boycotting, such as your group's, should not just be some socially liberal anti-establishment ploy out to get cheap unsolicited attention.

To get better immersed in the subject, I attended, uninvited, the Quebec City G7 free-for-all rukus where tear-gas cannisters were shot over and through a wire fence at angry youthful mob - some disenchanted were from as far away as Oregon. There was an Anglican priest in his church robes from Vancouver surrounded by his entourage of gypsie do-gooders. One poor fellow next to me swooned into a coma when a gunshot cannisters hit directly into his face; I turned to look and was about to be the next candidate for a colossal headache - maybe my camera made me look like the press. I later stood back with some American press - up a steep hill looking down at absolute mayhem.†

Luckily I had a WWII vet (a decoy) sitting in my car parked nearby with Ontario plates - getting a wiff of the foul air - or one of those do-gooder demonstrators might have smashed up its windshield - that's why all the homes in the downtown were boarded up. There were no tears of remorse as George Bush, our then Prime Minister, and a dozen or so South American presidents sat nicely tucked inside the hotel auditorium hardly aware of what the matter was out in the dark.

When I was driving back the old timer, I could smell him badly - the diapers were overloaded and I had kept him too long from his Old Soldier's home where he normally sat hunched over, asleep in his wheelchair. But since the trip back to Ottawa was too long I decided to stop off at my cousin's in Montreal. I kept the apartment window open throughout the night, as my cousin and his dad, a recent immigrant from the USSR,† slept discretely on the floor boards in the other room.

What gets me about India is that they do not allow other faiths to flourish. Hindus or Baghavagita readers are bigots in their own country ... but expect equal access over in America.

Don't take my hand in it... take your own rope and stretch out your own knotty conclusion...

http://news. independent. asia/article1868 080.ece India's Untouchables turn to Buddhism in protest at discrimination by Hindus By Justin Huggler in Delhi Published:†13 October 2006
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 October 17, 2006 12:06 PM

Am I the only one who sees Al's posts as being deletably off-topic to the max?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous actually John's comment was: "Tricky Tricky... And you thought Nixon was bad" ... October 17, 2006 1:05 PM

Delete it Sarv. Boycott as you merrily will. Kill objective perspective. Be the clown hangman at your own circus.

and if you dare... read what others truly think. By the way the comparative article following, is quite timely: October 22! In the bigger picture nothing is off topic.

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: <>
To: Al; Cc: Ted
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:47:39 AM
Subject: Yes Johnny, dear... but this article was written by an Adventist for Adventists...

No matter how you cut it White was a wonder. Amazing! Something was surely working there. Only Advents go by the Bible. Most others are just dissemblers. Do you fink around the semblers, Al?† Get your shoes on right so you can stand up.† Sarvo floats up...wonder his robe does not fly off. He sure is flying these days. But I told him he would have to get behind the mirror to get anywhere...seems the front is what he likes best for now. Ego must go if you want to really show. Kill the Buddha on the road (the ego)

quote from an Adventist:
"Parties are supposed to be fun, especially birthday parties. So why is ours
such a pain? Iím talking here about our 1844 birthday party. Like all
birthdays, it rolls around every year. Why canít we just make peace
with it and get on with life? Itís as if a woman were facing her 29th
birthday every year.

Our (this refers to you white overexposed SDAs) annual October 22 anguish cannot be resolved in just one short column.
Several tensions ďnaturalĒ to our human condition are at work here,
tensions heightened as a result of sin. But those tensions help explain
why we choose up sides with such intensity.
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anonymous actually more injustice lies deep beyond our well sheltered shore October 17, 2006 3:05 PM

Low-caste Hindus adopt new faith
- now that's really going all out and boycotting!

Woman being baptised in Nagpur
Thousands attended the conversion ceremonies in Nagpur
Thousands of people have been attending mass ceremonies in India at which hundreds of low-caste Hindus (Dalits) converted to Buddhism and Christianity.

The events in the central city of Nagpur are part of a protest against the injustices of India's caste system.

By converting, Dalits - once known as Untouchables - can escape the prejudice and discrimination they normally face.

The ceremonies mark the 50th anniversary of the adoption of Buddhism by the scholar Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

He was the first prominent Dalit to urge low-caste Indians to embrace Buddhism.

As the chief architect of India's constitution, he wrote anti-discrimination provisions and quota systems into the country's law.

But four-fifths of India's Dalits live in often isolated rural areas, and† traditional prejudice has persisted in spite of official laws.

'Cry for dignity'

The Dalits arrived by the truckload at a public park in Nagpur for ceremonies, which began with religious leaders giving fiery speeches against the treatment of lower castes.

Reuters reported that dozens of riot policemen had turned out at the sprawling park.

Udit Raj, a Dalit leader, told the BBC that around 2,500 people converted to Christianity and Buddhism.

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 October 17, 2006 5:03 PM

Al, does this have anything to do with checking before creating a new topic? Does it have anything to do with boycotts?  [ send green star]
 October 17, 2006 6:02 PM

You cannot currently send a star to Freediver because you have done so within the last week.

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anonymous sorry I can't see you... you've got too big a point... I mean fish. October 17, 2006 6:58 PM

No F.F.
And in deference to your age, does that have anything to do with anything...? Why don't you boycott Care2 like Sarvo here? Noticed you poor rebels were fishing in your tub. Obviously now, you're snug as a bug having had your forefathers displace your dispossessed aboriginal. I'm judging from your colour, of course. So now Mate, you've got plenty of time to go fishing for speckled boycotts... whatever, or damaged coral reefs. Really now, if you have to ask such a minnow of a question... then, what's it all about, Alfie?

So guy(?) - you - hiding behind your trophy, with that reel
catchy stage name... and the other: the professor of virtue of mythic proportion; and ad hoc representative of Old World tradition - tried & true. Wonderful group, eh? (God what a pretend crew!) Listen. Is it beneath you First World people to learn that a third world "people" [despised for millennia in India - and not to be entertained in polite conversation by boycott boy-scouts... gee whiz, only fooling. Now. Have not heard one person in this forum express their aghast or minor displeasure, at the very least... why, every one's contemplating their belly button so to speak... tantric yoga, you know ole chap. Oh! Sharp! Carry on. Just wash behind them ears, you hear?] should boycott their detestable god awful Hindu caste system to the point of converting to Buddhism and Christianity? Seriously, does this not remind one of Gautama who 2 1/2 millennia ago likewise sloughed the slippery snake skin of Shiva and indeed came to deny all Hindu deity - to instead contemplate the tabula rasa
of nirvana? Do you realize that Buddha's devotees - native to India originally - were almost entirely ostracized - pushed off into Sri Lanka and the Far East? So man, if you have nothing better to do, come over and boycott the bastion of bigotts - be they kangaroo court types or plain old cow worshipper/dung gatherers.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 October 17, 2006 7:06 PM

Wow. That was....... interesting. This could have been fun, but this is the wrong group for it. Al has been blocked. Co-hosts, please leave his posts here in case anyone wonders why.  [ send green star]
 October 17, 2006 7:46 PM

I had to block him from Care2Guru too. I had to delete all his posts too because they were so Godawful messy. I was naturally annoyed and then relieved when other members of the group asked that he be removed.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Blessed Ostara March 20, 2007 7:43 AM

Welcome awake Earth! So lovely to see you green again!† Blessed Be.† Wishing you and yours a lovely Spring!†††††† CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK

to all my Click to Donate heros who click daily for our Mother Earth.† Love to all of you!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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