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(The Atlantic)   Amazon employee asks boss Jeff Bezos for $200k to support marriage equality; he responds by giving $2.5 million   (theatlantic.com) divider line 142
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2012-07-27 01:20:52 PM
Awesome. Makes me glad to be an Amazon customer.
 
2012-07-27 01:28:28 PM
Just for that I'm ordering something from my wishlist.
 
2012-07-27 01:31:47 PM
i716.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-27 01:33:33 PM
Makes me glad that I spend entirely too much time and money on his site.
 
2012-07-27 01:46:52 PM
I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.
 
2012-07-27 01:50:27 PM

serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.


Not for anything, but Chick-fil-A gave 2 million dollars as a corporation. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos gave it as private individuals.
 
2012-07-27 02:06:06 PM

RexTalionis: serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.

Not for anything, but Chick-fil-A gave 2 million dollars as a corporation. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos gave it as private individuals.


Yeah, but that's a pretty tough distinction to make since:
1) Corporations are people too
2) Chick-fil-a is privately owned.
3) People are giving Amazon the credit for the Bezoses' donation.

/ Is Bezoses' the correct plural possessive form of Bezos?
 
2012-07-27 02:09:24 PM
Just for that I bought the bluray of Strike Witches season one, despite already having it on dvd. Hey, I have to deal with my chicken sandwich withdrawal somehow.
 
2012-07-27 02:09:47 PM

serial_crusher: RexTalionis: serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.

Not for anything, but Chick-fil-A gave 2 million dollars as a corporation. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos gave it as private individuals.

Yeah, but that's a pretty tough distinction to make since:
1) Corporations are people too
2) Chick-fil-a is privately owned.
3) People are giving Amazon the credit for the Bezoses' donation.

/ Is Bezoses' the correct plural possessive form of Bezos?


Frankly, I don't care that Chick-fil-A gave money to anti-same-sex marriage organizations. It's entirely their right to do so. Just like it's entirely the right of individuals to go and boycott them if they don't agree. If conservative Christians want to boycott Amazon, they can go right ahead.
 
2012-07-27 02:27:54 PM
Chump change for Bezos, but evidently he's human. Now tell me how I square this with the fact that Amazon political contributions go almost 2-1 for republicans.
 
2012-07-27 02:28:01 PM

serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.


How about "Corporations should stay out of the business of promoting bigotry, hatred, social inequality, and the denial of rights to significant segments of the population"? Does that ruffle your feathers?
 
2012-07-27 02:42:13 PM

kronicfeld: serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.

How about "Corporations should stay out of the business of promoting bigotry, hatred, social inequality, and the denial of rights to significant segments of the population"? Does that ruffle your feathers?


ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING
 
2012-07-27 02:51:43 PM

kronicfeld: serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.

How about "Corporations should stay out of the business of promoting bigotry, hatred, social inequality, and the denial of rights to significant segments of the population"? Does that ruffle your feathers?


No, that doesn't ruffle my feathers at all. I just criticized those other guys for lying about that being their real reason. Why would my feathers be ruffled by somebody who's actually honest and has enough of a spine to state their real reasons?

I like how partisan our politics have become, that people can't tell the difference between somebody attacking a bad argument vs somebody attacking the conclusion made by that argument.
Chick-fil-a are a bunch of jerks, but for the reasons you said, not for the reasons a bunch of "moderate" idiots who are trying to be nice about it say.
/ That said, their sandwiches are pretty good, so they can have my hate money.
// Amazon can have my money too, even though I do think the correct solution to marriage inequality is to abolish government-sanctioned marriage, not to extend it to more people.
 
2012-07-27 02:53:19 PM
Great. Now I feel worse about not even ponying up $10 a month for the Human Rights Campaign person standing at the bus stop today with the binder and clipboard.
 
2012-07-27 02:55:22 PM
By the way...

"Jen," the e-mail said, "this is right for so many reasons. We're in for $2.5 million. Jeff & MacKenzie."

That might be one of the greatest e-mails ever sent.
 
2012-07-27 02:57:13 PM

FishyFred: By the way...

"Jen," the e-mail said, "this is right for so many reasons. We're in for $2.5 million. Jeff & MacKenzie."

That might be one of the greatest e-mails ever sent.


not even close. i got one the other day that is going to net me over $10M once i help this guy get the money out of his nigeria.
 
2012-07-27 03:00:58 PM

serial_crusher: Yeah, but that's a pretty tough distinction to make since:
1) Corporations are people too


Eh, no. They've been granted some of the same rights as people, which is in and of itself a cause of contention, but they're not people.
 
2012-07-27 03:04:58 PM

FishyFred: Great. Now I feel worse about not even ponying up $10 a month for the Human Rights Campaign person standing at the bus stop today with the binder and clipboard.


1) don't ever give those people money. Even if you support the cause 100%, that form of fund raising is abhorrent and dangerous, and is totally open to fraud.

2) Don't support the HRC. They had good intentions, but now they're all about keeping their own political capital, even at the expense of transpeople.
 
2012-07-27 03:19:46 PM
And yet he ignored my plea to get Amazon to give customers a choice in which package delivery service that gets used.
 
2012-07-27 03:23:28 PM
So if you buy the Chick-fil-a founder's book on Amazon, which side are you on?
 
2012-07-27 03:38:51 PM

hammettman: Now tell me how I square this with the fact that Amazon political contributions go almost 2-1 for republicans.


Just because you support Republican's for business/financial reasons, doesn't mean you agree with them on social or other issues.
 
2012-07-27 03:47:14 PM
Looks like somebody just made the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP and, therefore, America.
 
2012-07-27 03:48:28 PM

serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.


"All of them?"

Interesting, I've seen a few anti-CFA comments on my facebook, and not one said "because corporations should stay out of politics.

That said, I'm not trying to use said strawman to paint an entire group of people with the broad brush of hypocrisy, so that could be part of my problem.
 
2012-07-27 03:49:13 PM
Looks like I am going to be buying my pickle-adorned chicken from Amazon from now on!
 
2012-07-27 03:49:46 PM
Great. Now all the Republican mayors will threaten to keep Amazon stores out of their cities.
 
2012-07-27 03:50:04 PM

serial_crusher: the correct solution to marriage inequality is to abolish government-sanctioned marriage, not to extend it to more people.


The correct solution to marriage inequality is to abolish religious marriage.

You want to have your marriage blessed by your priest or rabbi or what have you, go for it. But if you want your marriage to be legal in the eyes of the government and give you government benefits and rights, it should be primarily a government institution.

And please don't trot out the tired, old 'traditional marriage' argument. If you go that route, non-religious, government marriages pre-date the inception of Christianity, but really, we don't live then, we live in the 21st century. The definition of 'marriage' is fluid, ever-changing, and should be brought up to date with current human rights standards (as it has been in the past).
 
2012-07-27 03:51:01 PM

Serious Black: Looks like somebody just made the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP and, therefore, America.


Is there way to summon that guy who maintains the list on Fark? Like a GOP bat signal?
 
2012-07-27 03:53:00 PM

JerseyTim: So if you buy the Chick-fil-a founder's book on Amazon, which side are you on?


images.t-nation.com
The 'funny' side. You know, not funny "Ha-Ha"...
 
2012-07-27 03:53:01 PM
Order it. You know you want to now.


www.amazon.com/Hot-Spicy-Chicken-Breast-Filet/dp/B005JTMRLW
 
2012-07-27 03:54:35 PM

serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.


A) I didn't know Steve Bezos was a corporation. HE IS NOT. So it's completely different. He is not doing it with other people's money like Chick-fil-A

B) I think for many people it's more about tolerance vs. intolerance.
 
2012-07-27 03:56:20 PM
Of course he supported them. Everyone knows that Amazon is named after the tribe of ancient warrior women from the island of Lesbos. So Amazon is named after Lesbians. Of course they support marriage equality.
 
2012-07-27 03:56:30 PM

serial_crusher: RexTalionis: serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.

Not for anything, but Chick-fil-A gave 2 million dollars as a corporation. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos gave it as private individuals.

Yeah, but that's a pretty tough distinction to make since:
1) Corporations are people too
2) Chick-fil-a is privately owned.
3) People are giving Amazon the credit for the Bezoses' donation.

/ Is Bezoses' the correct plural possessive form of Bezos?


Wow way to double down on the stupid.

So then when you spend YOUR money it is equal to your employer sponsoring it? Because that is the stupid argument you are making.
 
2012-07-27 03:56:38 PM
Sweet, this will help offset the guilt I have when buying things from them over the treatment of their warehouse staff.
 
2012-07-27 03:57:08 PM

coeyagi: Serious Black: Looks like somebody just made the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP and, therefore, America.

Is there way to summon that guy who maintains the list on Fark? Like a GOP bat signal?


I think it's LecterTheChef...I've included this list from the most recent thread I can find with him posting it and amending it.

List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):
Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable news except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions
Colleges
Teachers
Professors
ACORN
National Endowment for the Arts
Gays
Judges
NPR
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
The Muppets
Iowa Republicans
Low-Flow Toilets
Penguins
Rainbows
United States Secret Service
Nuns
Jeff Bezos
 
2012-07-27 03:57:24 PM
Just for this I'm gonna look at G.D.'s wish list. Again.
 
2012-07-27 03:57:57 PM
FTA:

"Jen," the e-mail said, "this is right for so many reasons. We're in for $2.5 million. Jeff & MacKenzie."

I like it when we find out that there are actual humans in the top income brackets. Good on you, Mr. Bezos.

Since I live in Olympia Washington this is something I am very glad to see. The anti-gay bigots have been out in force trying to quash this referendum with everything their narrow little minds can come up with, and one weapon to fight them is piles of cash.
 
2012-07-27 03:58:30 PM
I'd boycott Amazon and anything that supports it but I just farking love caipirinhas
 
2012-07-27 03:58:41 PM

serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.


You don't have any friends.
 
2012-07-27 03:59:47 PM

Serious Black: coeyagi: Serious Black: Looks like somebody just made the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP and, therefore, America.

Is there way to summon that guy who maintains the list on Fark? Like a GOP bat signal?

I think it's LecterTheChef...I've included this list from the most recent thread I can find with him posting it and amending it.

List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):
Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable news except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions
Colleges
Teachers
Professors
ACORN
National Endowment for the Arts
Gays
Judges
NPR
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
The Muppets
Iowa Republicans
Low-Flow Toilets
Penguins
Rainbows
United States Secret Service
Nuns
Jeff Bezos


Argh! The list should also include the following:

Breast Cancer Screenings
Chrysler
Clint Eastwood
Robert Deniro
Tom Hanks
Glenn Frey
Bono
Bono Impersonators
Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson
Norman Rockwell
James Cameron
Dr. Seuss
 
2012-07-27 04:02:58 PM
That's some, "Here, go buy yourself some more money," money right there.
 
2012-07-27 04:03:50 PM

FishyFred: Great. Now I feel worse about not even ponying up $10 a month for the Human Rights Campaign person standing at the bus stop today with the binder and clipboard.


Don't feel bad. The HRC is bullshiat. If you really want to help give to one of your local state organizations, Glaad/Glad or Lambda Legal.

Those are the ones doing the real work.
 
2012-07-27 04:03:54 PM

CommieTaoist: Just for that I bought the bluray of Strike Witches season one, despite already having it on dvd. Hey, I have to deal with my chicken sandwich withdrawal somehow.


I'm sure you watch it for the plot.

/that, or the disc with episode 7 is scratched from overuse
 
2012-07-27 04:04:43 PM
man, i forgot how much i loved the LOPCATGOPATA
 
2012-07-27 04:04:45 PM

serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.


Yeah I know, right? It's like how everyone cheered Seal Team Six, but when Sideshow Bob does essentially the same thing they get all pissy. Hypocrites.
 
2012-07-27 04:05:19 PM

Serious Black: Argh! The list should also include the following:

Breast Cancer Screenings



Doesn't their support for free trans-vaginal ultrasounds cancel that out?
 
2012-07-27 04:05:33 PM

Fart_Machine: Great. Now all the Republican mayors will threaten to keep Amazon stores out of their cities.


bah, Best Buy is gonna go out of business anyway
 
2012-07-27 04:05:42 PM

serial_crusher: 1) Corporations are people too


Which is why we need legislation to allow corporations to marry.
 
2012-07-27 04:06:48 PM

jekxrb: serial_crusher: the correct solution to marriage inequality is to abolish government-sanctioned marriage, not to extend it to more people.

The correct solution to marriage inequality is to abolish religious marriage.

You want to have your marriage blessed by your priest or rabbi or what have you, go for it. But if you want your marriage to be legal in the eyes of the government and give you government benefits and rights, it should be primarily a government institution.

And please don't trot out the tired, old 'traditional marriage' argument. If you go that route, non-religious, government marriages pre-date the inception of Christianity, but really, we don't live then, we live in the 21st century. The definition of 'marriage' is fluid, ever-changing, and should be brought up to date with current human rights standards (as it has been in the past).


I think you misunderstand (which is odd, because I think I've gotten into this discussion with you before). My take is just that the government shouldn't give people special benefits or rights just because they're married (straight or gay), not that anybody needs to defend any "traditional" definition of marriage. Like you said, if a straight or gay couple wants to have their marriage blessed by a priest, good for them. But if they want special treatment when they file their income taxes, I start getting cranky. Your personal relationship is none of government's business.
 
2012-07-27 04:06:59 PM
Awesome story.

Thanks Submitter, sent it to a few friends.
 
2012-07-27 04:08:10 PM

serial_crusher: I'm enjoying all the Facebook posts from friends of mine who criticized Chick-fil-A "because corporations should stay out of politics", but now love Amazon sooo much.


Yeah that's like, back in the 60's, if a restaurant put up a sign that said "Whites Only," people would get mad at the restaurant for getting involved in the whole race thing, but if a restaurant put up a sign that said, "Everybody Welcome, No Exceptions," those same people would praise that restaurant to the skies, because somehow that's different.

Disgusting.
 
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