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Osamasux Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:05 AM
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Poll question: Will you boycott Staples because of their revised Sinclair position?
They looked to be pulling all advertising from Sinclair, but now issued a press release saying they would not. Possibly because of threats from Sinclair.

http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:06 AM
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1. They're red anyway IIRC.... nt
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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:13 AM
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2. Okay. Office Max, Office Depot and KInkos are Republican
Where do we shop?
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:21 AM
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4. The internet?
If anyone can suggest a good online business supply site that is blue, I'll be there.
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Osamasux Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:11 AM
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6. I guess since Staples has decided to single themselves out
and specifically spoken out in favor of Sinclair and against Media Matters for America, we single them out as well. Shop at one of the others and boycott Staples. Concentrate the effect, don't spread it around and dilute it.

The Media Matters site shows thoroughly documented evidence that
  1. Staples informed Media Matters in writing that they were pulling their advertising from Sinclair as of January 10th
  2. Staples replied to our email complaints during that period with similar statements about no advertising on Sinclair after January 10th
  3. Staples reviewed and approved the language in the Media Matters January 4th press release.

We will not allow them to backslide from their position without paying a heavy price.

As soon as we have an adverse effect on some of these businesses, others change their tune. Very, very few of them are as committed to RW causes as Sinclair and Fox. They will stand with the Right as long as it doesn't cost them much to do so. Make them pay and they will become neutral. (I don't expect to get them to go as far as supporting progressive issues.)

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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:35 AM
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9. I go to Costco
it's just tough to find the room for those giant boxes of paper!
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rockedthevoteinMA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:16 AM
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3. um they have the monopoly on supplies up here ... n/t
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:28 AM
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5. Costco has some office supplies. They're true blue.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:18 AM
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7. Yup better prices and in bulk which is great for small businesses...
Screw Staples.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:39 PM
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12. That should be our motto!
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:34 AM
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8. YES ... they are HUGE Mitt Romney supporters ...
i will never shop there again ...
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:37 AM
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10. Not that its important...but your choices are lacking...
how about "NO: I am fairly well satisfied with their response"?
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:44 AM
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11. I love the last option
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