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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:54 PM
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Teachers, firefighters, cops target M&I with boycott (bank closes doors)
Source: Milwaukie Wisconsin Sentinal Journal

Teachers, firefighters and police officers said they would begin a boycott of M&I Bank if the bank does not begin publicly opposing Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to curtail collective bargaining for public workers.

Unions representing those groups said they would start other boycotts of businesses that backed Walker in his campaign.

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/117756068.html



I have seen posts that the firemen withdrew all their money today and one of the branches closed over it! This bank is a big supporter of Scott Walker.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:59 PM
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1. Woot!
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:07 PM
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8. And a much louder WOOT.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 11:20 AM
Response to Reply #8
87. WOOT to the MAX!!!
KnR!
:dem:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 07:04 PM
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28. LINK FOR ARTICLE ABOUT CLOSED BANK IS DOWN IN THE POSTINGS!
I goofed up and didn't reference it right
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howmad1 Donating Member (959 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:29 PM
Response to Reply #1
59. Gee, it's too bad M&I bank had to close down.
But not to worry; Obama and crew will find a way to bail them out if they get in trouble.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 12:10 PM
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102. I can't wait for spring break when the teachers have a chance to get to the bank
There will probably be quite a money pull out at that time...that's my guess.
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:59 PM
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2. Just don't read the comments
:puke:
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:03 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. Seriously!!!
Where's my alka seltzer?
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:04 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. Thanks for the late warning.
I read some.

They've gotta have it all their way.
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:42 PM
Response to Reply #2
17. After reading those comments
I now understand how Walker got elected.

French Revolution in reverse. Middle class slobs demanding those other middle class slobs be brought down a few pegs. And the republicans laugh at how easy this is.
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think Donating Member (316 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:36 PM
Response to Reply #17
39. The Drudge Report has been linking to jsonline.com
and it shows. Please let people know that is why you are seeing all those evil posts!
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:41 PM
Response to Reply #17
40. these are all probably written by 2 or 3 shills and their sock puppets
I've had a lot of previous experience with this board... :eyes:
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:48 PM
Response to Reply #40
63. yeah Trolls
or KKK folk etc...
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 06:29 AM
Response to Reply #40
75. I always wonder about that.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 07:08 PM
Response to Reply #2
29. Comments always skew to the extreme Right
all of those entitled RW keyboard commandos typing away on their parents' computers all day, living on trust funds and handouts.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:22 PM
Response to Reply #29
33. Its amazing what they are able to get away with. Some of it is straight up threatning.
And yet I got kicked off our local newspaper chat page for reasons I still don't know.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:33 AM
Response to Reply #33
77. Yeah-you also have to wonder who sent the "death threat" emails to the Thugs
...just in time for them to have a "security" excuse for not letting anyone into the Capitol before the Assembly vote.
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Left_Is_Right Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 11:40 AM
Response to Reply #33
89. don't feel too bad...
I think 2 out of about 50 posts I made on hp got thru...I just stopped posting there

Lefty
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:53 AM
Response to Reply #29
72. I think it's far more likely they are being paid by Koch whores n/t
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:55 AM
Response to Reply #72
74. These employees are all over the net.
Hell, they are right on this thread.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 07:59 PM
Response to Reply #2
30. Maybe those fake computer people HB Gary was talking about send them
It is amazing how fast the hate comments get posted on newspaper sites.
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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:24 PM
Response to Reply #30
34. That's the whole idea behing DU.
Repost here. Discuss.

:)
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 11:25 PM
Response to Reply #34
100. very true
and very fun
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:05 PM
Response to Reply #2
48. Those comments are just
horrid...all coming from the little cubicles located at the Heritage Foundation in DC. The occupants of the cubicles get maybe $12 to $15/hour. They'd love to be part of a Union, but they're just too afraid.

Fook 'em.
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:12 PM
Response to Reply #2
99. I have a friend who blogs for a small Wisconsin newspaper
(in the community section, where just about anyone can start a blog). Anyway, she moderates and gets to approve comments before they are published, and she knows for certain, for sure, that the most hateful, right wing, anti-teacher, anti-union comments come from out of state. And they post multiple responses from multiple user names.

This isn't to say that there are not those type of opinions out there, but that the opposition is organized, and perhaps paid, and definitely committed to destroying what is left of the middle class. Her feeling is that, from the the choice of wording and sentence structure, they are older teabagger types. Think the Glenn Beck rallies.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:53 PM
Response to Reply #99
105. oh...youmean the ones
who are getting social security and medicaid but are denouncing socialized medicine? Those are the ones that make me maddest! No medical care for children...just for ME!
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:59 PM
Original message
Solidarity, brothers and sisters
:applause:
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:59 PM
Response to Original message
3. Perfect. Support a repug, lose your business.
Scorched Earth Republicans make me sick.
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jacquelope Donating Member (364 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:40 AM
Response to Reply #3
85. How about
we start targeting liberal employers for support?

De-fund their base, fund ours...
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:05 PM
Response to Original message
6. K and R for action
Excellent.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:41 PM
Response to Reply #6
16. Also
can someone put up the list of products that the Koch Brothers make and/or sell.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:45 PM
Response to Reply #16
18. Can I kick your response?
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 06:13 PM by Kingofalldems
I know one--Brawny paper towels.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:19 PM
Response to Reply #16
49. DU article on boycot products:
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:53 AM
Response to Reply #49
79. Thanks - especially for the links
K&R& Bookmarked
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:07 PM
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7. Any questions now about the power of money?
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:09 PM
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9. Solidarity Forever !...nt
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Lucky Luciano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:11 PM
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10. Will become BMO (Bank of Montreal) once ther merger closes.
The protesters would be winning if the deal spread widens much with continued withdrawals and BMO has to reconsider if it is worth paying the breakup fee...I doubt any of that will happen.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:12 PM
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11. When will businesses realize
that they need all those "little people" and their disputed wages?
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:17 PM
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12. I wonder where AFSCME banks.
And also WI AFL sector -- not just the individuals, but the BIG union accounts.
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GillesDeleuze Donating Member (841 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:18 PM
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13. THIS IS ILLEGAL (closing a bank to avoid withdrawls)
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 05:51 PM by GillesDeleuze
Report this to all authorities, local, state, federal and financial.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:27 PM
Response to Reply #13
15. done
:rofl:
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FeelingBlue Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:58 PM
Response to Reply #15
27. Really?
Did you report this to someone? Who did you go to? You are amazing. :applause: :applause:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:07 PM
Response to Reply #13
21. The article doesn't say the bank closed its doors.
I'd like to know where the OP got that info.
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GillesDeleuze Donating Member (841 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:35 AM
Response to Reply #21
84. i work around the corner, it closed.
and our nonprofit has about a quarter mil at that branch.
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:25 PM
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14. Good for them. Damn banks.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:58 PM
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19. We have the real power, we just have to step up and use it before it's too late.
these Republicons with their Koch Klan and their Supreme Court and their bought and paid for media are not going to give up their fight, so we cannot give up ours. Yesterday is just their next step in taking everything for themselves at our expense. They need to be stopped and only we, in mass, can stop this right wing radical sickness from spreading and killing off all of our futures.
Lou
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:04 PM
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20. Umm...the actual headline doesn't have the phrase (bank closes doors) nt
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 06:06 PM by Critters2
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #20
22. is that a big no no?
i saw some other people do it but it seems not so many now that I'm really paying attention. I just joined a couple days ago so i'm kinda feeling out the rules.

i certainly don't want to get my privileges removed. I like it here too much!
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:30 PM
Response to Reply #22
23. it was too late to edit
sorry about that :0( i will be better in the future.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #23
24. Sorry. Didn't notice you were new. Yeah, it's a violation, but not a huge one.
Supposed to quote headlines directly in the subject line, then opine in the body of the post.

Do you have a link showing the bank closed early?

Oh, and welcome to DU! :hi:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:38 PM
Response to Reply #24
26. Here's a link to the article about the bank closing.
I should have put this in my original post but it was too late:

http://www.dane101.com/current/2011/03/10/firefighters_...
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:52 AM
Response to Reply #26
69. Don't worry, Snout! Live & learn. Great video on that link, so thanks!
:hi:
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idrahaje Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:26 PM
Response to Reply #24
35. Can see the headline now.
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 08:27 PM by idrahaje
Newbie creates uproar. :) But never count the newbie's out. And right now we really need some humor. Or the Right wing will win. They want us to do something stupid. They don't want us to sing etc. They want us to push others around. So hey if the newbie attracted attention. Groovy. I remember M&I barely. Been just over a decade since I last lived in Wisconsin. Sure did miss it. Right now.. Illinois seems to be a better spot to go.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:34 PM
Response to Reply #23
38. You learn quickly, so you ain't a GOPer.
Welcome to DU, Snoutport.

You're doing just fine here.



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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 01:36 AM
Response to Reply #38
101. thank you for the welcome!
and thanks for the compliment too :0)
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:34 PM
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25. Here's a link showing that the bank closed early:
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 06:35 PM by Critters2
http://www.dane101.com/current/2011/03/10/firefighters_...

on edit, quoting:
Update 3 p.m.: A call to M&I's Capitol Square branch confirms the bank is closed for the rest of the day.
When the firefighters arrived at the Capitol this morning they started the chant "MOVE YOUR MONEY!" Firefighters Local 311 President Joe Conway told the audience they should move their money out of M&I Bank. The bank was one of the leading contributors to the Walker campaign due to contributions by current and former executives and board members. Detailed contributions are available via the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. In a statement to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last month the bank said "Individual employees may choose, at their own discretion and based on their political beliefs, to make contributions to political campaigns."
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:45 PM
Response to Reply #25
42. We were up there this afternoon - cops were outside guarding M&I garage area
and they weren't Madison police. There were about 5 or 6, and all had camouflage pants, army green shirts that I believe said "Police" on the front, and were kind of creepy looking.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:11 PM
Response to Reply #42
46. scary
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:10 PM
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31. That is how you do it, close accounts and withdraw you're cash.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:32 PM
Response to Reply #31
37. i've been wanting to switch to a local savings and loan
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 01:50 AM
Response to Reply #37
107. We've been doing business now with a local credit union -- it's been good!!
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:12 PM
Response to Original message
32. that`s how you make the movement work...
don`t get mad-get even
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:31 PM
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36. That's a good idea
A general strike is an even better idea. The two together make a wonderful combination.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:45 PM
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41. This is how to do it. We can do this on a national scale and stop republican
supporting corporations from taking over our government and take our country back through general strikes and focused boycotts.

Wisconsin Democrats have done brought me back to the party. After Dems extended the Bu*h tax breaks for the wealthy I was finished with Senate Democrats (particularly Reid) and Obama as well. Wisconsin Dems made me remember why I had been a proud yellowdog Democrat all my life. At this point, I still have no faith in Reid,the rest of the corporatist Senators, and Obama.

If they want my support they need to start acting like my new heroes, the Democratic State Senators of Wisconsin.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:58 PM
Response to Reply #41
44. which banks have supported the right?
but which banks are bad banks?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:44 PM
Response to Reply #44
61. Well, I just discovered that this info is a lot more difficult to find now
that BuyBlue.org is no longer operational and since the SCOTUS decided that corporations could make anonymous donations. But it is not just the banks that need to be boycotted, it is all corporations that support anti-democratic politicians like Walker.

Walmart is an easy place to start if you are new to boycotting right wing businesses.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:55 PM
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43. That is the key. I wish we could get a giant boycott of all Koch products going.
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 08:55 PM by MasonJar
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:24 PM
Response to Reply #43
50. See post #49
:)
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:00 PM
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45. By tomorrow Wall Street will replace the chump change with petty cash
Recall is the best solution. Until they steal the elections. Then all bets are off.
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brewens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:33 PM
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47. We can stick it to Squat Walker this way and they can't really hit us back.
How many businesses or corporations that support Democrats could Republicans boycott and take down? Not anywhere as many as we can hit of theirs.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:13 AM
Response to Reply #47
83. LOcal Credit Unions
The whole Democratic population should switch over to locally owned credit unions
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brewens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #83
92. Credit union member since about 1978. Some at least used to
have some membership restrictions. I have used other banks at times but only when it was to my advantage for business.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:27 PM
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51. Don't quit - take them on from all angles.! n/t
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:32 PM
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52. In a world where we've made money = free speech...
... this is just voting with one's pocketbook. How odd that conservatives would poo poo it. :nopity:

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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:48 PM
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53. They're on to something. Now if the Boomers would unite and use this sort
of tactic on....just about anything....we would see some change. Seventy-nine million could scare just about any corporation.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #53
55. I agree we need to start targeting our enemies in just this way
Class war now!
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:52 PM
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54. Vote with your money. nt
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:01 PM
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56. I see the dime-a-dancers are swarming JSOnline. Hmmm, hmmm,
pizza tomorrow.
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mwrguy Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:13 PM
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57. Mixed thoughts on this
This would probably be a good tactic to keep banks from supporting candidates that the union opposes, but at the time of the donations the unions supported Walker. If you wield punitive power like that you have to let prospective targets know what decisions will arouse your ire ahead of time to be an effective deterrent, and in this case they are punishing someone for endorsing their own candidate.

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Buenaventura Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:25 PM
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58. Excellent! k&r n/t
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Buenaventura Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:34 PM
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60. Another link (to the Wisconsin State Journal article)
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politic...

M&I Bank cites safety concerns, but I suspect the real reason is that they can't cover the withdrawals. They'll probably have to ask Snott Walker for a bailout.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:45 PM
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62. just don't read the comments on that page
Bunch of trolls there. And don't know much about whats going on...
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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:52 PM
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64. Good. Let the punishment commence.
Make them regret the day they ever heard of that piss-ant Walker.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:01 AM
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65. Sounds like a good plan to me. nt
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:02 AM
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66. Any groups or businesses from outside MI that supported him? nt
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 06:01 PM
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109. There is a list of his biggest donors on DU somewhere
anyone still have that link?
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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:44 AM
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67. A Song to support: "War on the Workers"
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 01:05 AM by JanDutchy
But First this one :

The Internationale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk69e1Vcmvg

Europe is watching you and will support via ILO!



In order to support you mentally,I found this song, by Anne Feeney

She made it for the Union Song Contest - great initiative - where you can find more. I put the link here.

"War on the Workers"

http://members.unionsongcontest.org/entries#47275

Submitted by: Anne Feeney

She stated: "
This song sums up, for me, the experience of working people ever since PATCO. It *is* a war on workers, unions, health and safety standards, the environment, public education, social security - the legacy our parents and grandparents gave to us through their sacrifices. It's time we started calling the shots again!"
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:54 AM
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68. The Achilles heal of these right wing pricks is that they failed to notice that the people they are

are attacking are their customers. Credit Unions should
get behind the workers and leave the banksters sucking
eggs.
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:08 AM
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70. Union Sunrise
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:10 AM
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71. KNR! n/t
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:53 AM
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73. I hope the citizens of Wisconsin
follow suit.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:24 AM
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76. Dirty fuckers right there. I hope every dime comes out!
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:14 AM
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110. me too!
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:49 AM
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78. That's what democracy looks like
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:01 AM
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80. It's time to start playing hard ball.
They want a plutocracy.....let's hit them where it hurts.

I think a general strike of several days is in order. And while there is a strike and protestes around the capitol-how about circulating some recall petitions...this is what Democracy looks like.
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Maineman Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:36 AM
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81. good idea, but...
Choose your targets wisely. Will there be collateral damage? Will you turn the public against you? Be careful. Think it through. Recalls would seem to be the best actual solution. Don't mess those up by turning the public against you. Good luck!!
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:45 AM
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82. Absolutely friggin brilliant! THIS is how to run a revolution. Huge K&R! nt
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Left_Is_Right Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 11:14 AM
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86. walkers final solution
I think these tell the story...




Lefty,
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raouldukelives Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 11:27 AM
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88. K&R
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 11:40 AM
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90. Run on the Bank!
:rofl:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 09:10 PM
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104. anyone know if wells fargo is good, bad or evil?
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perdita9 Donating Member (408 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:40 PM
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91. Money: It's the only thing Republicans understand
They'll cooperate with you if you threaten their wallet.

Kudos to the WI firefighters!
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Liberalynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:50 PM
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93. I know they won't do this because they have a conscience
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 12:52 PM by Liberalynn
but I wish they could wage a strike across the entire state. I'd like to see all these asshats who don't want to pay for the services provided, be really forced to live without them, and then see if they are willing to keep talking so big about how over paid the people who provide them are!
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:55 PM
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94. A good start! Any counterparts in MI, FL, OH, PA, IN ???
If banks in those states are also on board with this destructive right wing wave, it'd be a good time to take them down a few notches as well. Thank you to Wisconsin citizens for demonstrating how to deal with these "people" (aka corporations).
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:56 PM
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95. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Snoutport.
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colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:57 PM
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96. Hit 'em the only place where it hurts -
in their wallets!
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AKDavy Donating Member (227 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:15 PM
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97. $$$$$$$ = Power
Stop spending money.
Watch their financial empires crumble.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 02:33 PM
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108. CNN just announced Walmart is downsizing... boycott might be working!
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:49 PM
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98. If I was a customer of M&I Bank today I would be a former customer
I would be pulling my money out of that bank as soon as possible and getting accounts set up with a local bank or credit union post haste.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 09:30 AM
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112. Hopefully there are a lot of people in WI who think like you nt
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 03:49 PM
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103. So glad to hear it! //nt
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 01:44 AM
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106. This is the way -- organize -- can't get anywhere without it !!
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 12:19 AM
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111. Kick
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