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betsygee Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:57 PM
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Inauguration Day protest
There's an email circulating the Internet, maybe you've seen it, urging people to spend 'not one damned dime' on Inauguration Day as a protest to the Iraq war. See http://www.notonedamndime.com/boycott /

As a spin-off of this idea, some friends and I have decided to make a more visible statement: wear black arm bands on January 20.

In emailing friends, message boards, and groups I'm involved with, I'm finding out a lot of people are already planning to do this and others liked the idea and will be doing it. If you think it's a good idea, please wear black, or wear a black arm band on January 20, Inauguration Day, in protest of the Iraq war and this administration's policies that created the war. And tell your friends!
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purduejake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:17 AM
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1. Great idea...
but I doubt anybody here in Indiana will even know what it means. I hope I can make it to DC so I can be part of a real protest. =)
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RabidNation Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:03 AM
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2. Like nancy reagan says: Just Say No
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 02:06 AM by RabidNation
hey...while on the subject...

please check out <http://www.black-thursday.com > - don't go to work, don't buy anything. OPT OUT OF THE ECONOMY on January 20.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:13 AM
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3. Apparently this is spreading like a virus (I hope)
It's ditto at http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe /. I read this a few days ago and it sounds like a great idea to me. I, for one, will plan ahead and will not spend one darn PENNY (I'll be sure to get my lottery tics on the 19th).
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:46 AM
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4. I am doing it
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 03:48 AM by Skittles
alas, few people will see it as I'll be off work (always have Thursdays off) and I'm not spending money that day.
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easttexaslefty Donating Member (740 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:38 AM
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5. We are having a funeral
for american freedom in Dallas. 3 coffins, 3 routes, converging in downtown Dallas and of course, I will not spend a dime that day.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:57 AM
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6. Really can't go shopping 'cause I'll be too busy protesting.
The black arm band is a great idea.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:12 PM
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7. Hi easttexaslefty!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:37 PM
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8. Not one dime!
I'm on board.
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jjtss Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:38 PM
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9. In addition..........
Do not watch the ceremonies on TV. That is also a good economic protest. Wear Black and black out the media controlled by the Bush Crime Family
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:43 PM
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11. How will the TV know if I am watching it?
I don't have a Nielsen box.

Or can the cable company tell that now?
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:42 PM
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10. Could you post this in the "Economic activism and
Progressive living" forum in DU groups as well?

Thanks!

:hi:
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ChristianButLiberal Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:51 PM
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12. Count me in
Here is a similar (if not the same) site:

www.notoneredcent.com


And here is a story about it on FauxNews:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,143977,00.html



As for me, my wallet stays at home...well accept for my license, and kudos to idea to war black.
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ChristianButLiberal Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:25 PM
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13. horrible grammer
geez, my grammer is horrible. Let me re-type the last line:


As for me, my wallet stays at home...well except for my license...and kudos to the idea to wear black.


Sorry bout' that guys.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:49 PM
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14. Man, I posted a response on their blog
some of those freepers are just psycho. And they can't spell. Crazy and stupid. I'd pity them if I didn't loathe them so much.
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count all votes Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:50 PM
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15. More spinoffs
Hi: I'm a newbie to DU. I belong to a lot of anti-bush, anti-rw, anti-neocon yahoo groups, I even moderate a few. I have been pushing this strike on the US for over a month. Another great site is http://www.black-thursday.com/home.html

BLACK THURSDAY, January 20, 2005
The Idea Is Simple.
Just Like The President.

This January 20th:

- Call in sick to work
- Don't buy anything
...and write to your newspaper, your senator and your representative to tell them why.

They have a FABULOUS FLYER!
http://www.black-thursday.com/thursdayflyer.pdf

I had been sending out an email "SHUT DOWN THE US ECONOMY FOR 24 HOURS ON JANUARY 20". I don't think the MSM will report on DC protests if 10 million people showed up. But if we hit them in their pocketbooks, which is the only thing they really care about, I think we could call attention to the stolen election.

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count all votes Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:52 PM
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16. Sorry, I didn't see that previous post about the Black Thursday site
Does anyone have an union contacts. I think that could go a long way to getting this going.
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jeanarrett Donating Member (813 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 04:42 PM
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17. I just printed up 20 of these from that website
Edited on Fri Jan-14-05 04:43 PM by jeanarrett
and I'm going to post them all over all weekend!

You could also go to www.freewayblogger.com . They are probably doing some freeway blogging about the inauguration.
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Gay Ranger Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 04:49 PM
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18. Goddammit!
Edited on Fri Jan-14-05 04:49 PM by Gay Ranger
I own a Quick Lube and Oil Change Business. I also sell Interstate Batteries and my supplier always comes on thursdays. He didn't come by yesterday (he was sick and his replacement missed my stop) so while I won't make any personal purchases, I will have to make some business ones. :grr: :mad: x(
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ImADeanDem Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 11:54 PM
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19. Ranger, as a small business owner...
What do you think about this "not one damn dime" idea? I initially thought it was a great idea, but I've recently seem some emails circulating that suggest it may not have the impact we hope it will. Small businesses will be disproportionately harmed by a "boycott" (a Thursday's worth of sales obviously doesn't mean as much to Walmart as it does to "Susie's Flower Shop"), and small biz owners are more likely to be Dem supporters than are the corporate CEOs. I'm not sure if we really want that kind of "collateral damage."

I'd be interested in everyone's thoughts on this, but particularly Gay Ranger's or any other small business owner's. Thanks!
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Gay Ranger Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 09:38 AM
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20. My Honest Opinion of the Whole Thing is...
that it is a farce. It will have a negligible effect if any at all. Freeperville will have a big laugh over how the whole thing fizzles and we will look even weaker and more ineffective. Remember the big "gas revolt" last summer? Gas sales were actually up!

If we don't turn our power off before we go to bed wednesday night, like or not, we are going to be participating in the economy. Been to freeperville lately? The are holding off on all their major purchases until that day.

I really don't think that this type of protest is going to amount to much. Most of my customers are service companies and other small businesses so I won't be affected.

It would be a good thing if it worked, but these things rarely, if ever do and history bears this out.
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