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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:38 PM
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Staples in Panic re- flood of PRO-Sinclair calls & e-mails -- ideas?
You may recall, Staples recently withdrew their advertising from Sinclair. I have it from reliable source that since then, Staples has received over 5,000 calls and e-mails protesting that decision, and their marketing folks are in complete panic.

Obviously, we cd mount a counter-counter e-mail campaign . . .
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thoughtanarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:42 PM
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1. I'm in.
Of course I'm not in any sinclair broadcasting range, but I have a staples nearby...

Contact info?

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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:43 PM
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2. I emailed them in support of this decision
on Tues. or Weds. we should all send emails in support!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:44 PM
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3. They were always on my boycott list
they've always made big contribution$ to the GOP.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:52 PM
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5. email even if you don't shop there
You can still help them reform their evil ways, even if you don't support them financially. :)
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:52 PM
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4. Done
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:53 PM
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6. Here's a link
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:57 PM
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7. Please consider
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 02:58 PM by plan9_pub
this proposal to deal with this kind of issue. It would allow an effective counter-attack

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

David Allen
www.thoughtcrimes.org
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:01 PM
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13. EXACTLY my concern
I think your proposed site is an EXCELLENT idea--exactly what's needed for this and other purposes. (Power to the people!)

If there's a way to do it legally, I think it would also be great if it had mechanisms for contributing $$ to various representatives and/or issues.

I assume you've seen the work in this thread:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Have those folks seen your idea?
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:29 PM
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16. No, I haven't.
Can you post a link to the proposal thread. I don't want to post myself as I don't want to run afoul of the spamming rule.

David Allen
www.thoughtcrimes.org

The taste of Republican butt does not improve with age.

"The NeoCons can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They do not feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:24 PM
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14. I was going to use this thread as an example of what I was talking
about in your other one. Everyone was on the same page when the Sinclair boycott was started, with everyone scattered it's harder to be only partly as effective. Maybe in the short term one of web pages that are already up can be decided upon as 'home base'. Would a poll of which board is visited most be helpful? What web page do you visit most for your dem/progressive information 1) moveon 2) DU, etc.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:15 PM
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8. Done
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:30 PM
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9. MoveOn and Freepress.net have gone after Sinclair
in the past. Perhaps one or both of them would do it again. Try also alternet.org.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:36 PM
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10. done n/t
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:39 PM
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11. Isn't Sinclair the employer of that "journalist" that was on the
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 03:49 PM by merh
WH payroll? Maybe we need to tell Staples that they made a wise choice in not supporting that corrupt company!

Done!
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:00 PM
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12. DUPE -Self-Deleted
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 04:03 PM by Vinnie From Indy
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:38 PM
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15. Done
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:40 PM
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17. I think someone needs to explain to Staples what "freeping" means.
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:42 PM by Raksha
They might be big Republican donors, but they are probably unaware that right-wing zealots tend to gang up on polls, get personally involved in negative letter-writing campaigns, etc. in order to inflate the perception of their actual numbers. Those 5000 e-mails, faxes, etc. are NOT an accurate reflection of public opinion and could easily have been generated by 500 freepers all writing 10 letters apiece! Somebody needs to clue them in. Who knows? They might just decide to become Democratic donors!
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