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2020-09-17 11:09:08 PM  
That's not new.
 
2020-09-17 11:10:22 PM  

bloobeary: That's not new.


Done in one.
 
2020-09-17 11:14:58 PM  
I miss going up to Canada. The Chinese food in Richmond, BC is second to none in North America.
 
2020-09-17 11:16:25 PM  
If kids can attend school remotely, why can't adults?

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2020-09-17 11:18:48 PM  
But he was a celebrity, in an emergency.

Also, is it snowing in space?
 
2020-09-17 11:21:03 PM  
The mistake was in getting caught, obviously
 
2020-09-17 11:21:54 PM  
FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.
 
2020-09-17 11:28:03 PM  

mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.


I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?
 
2020-09-17 11:35:36 PM  
A US citizen can obtain an investor visa to just about any country, any time, if they can show that they will invest a million bucks or so in the local economy.   They don't quarantine money and the people that have it.
 
2020-09-17 11:41:19 PM  

johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?


We use a bunch of U-Line packaging/shipping materials at work.  They have a comprehensive selection of boxes, tape, bubble wraps, strapping, etc etc etc.  But for a few years now, there have been culture-war bullshiat "editorials" inserted into their physical catalogs.  Pages that specifically call out California as being a non-American hellscape chock-a-bloc with commies stealing your hard earned money and freedom.  While they merrily mail those same catalogs to customers at California addresses.

I need to tell our Purchasing dept to give U-Line the finger and start buying from local California companies for our boxes and sh*t.  Donating to Trumpy might be the last straw for her.
 
2020-09-17 11:50:56 PM  
Je suis shocked.
 
2020-09-17 11:51:59 PM  

Bonzo_1116: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

We use a bunch of U-Line packaging/shipping materials at work.  They have a comprehensive selection of boxes, tape, bubble wraps, strapping, etc etc etc.  But for a few years now, there have been culture-war bullshiat "editorials" inserted into their physical catalogs.  Pages that specifically call out California as being a non-American hellscape chock-a-bloc with commies stealing your hard earned money and freedom.  While they merrily mail those same catalogs to customers at California addresses.

I need to tell our Purchasing dept to give U-Line the finger and start buying from local California companies for our boxes and sh*t.  Donating to Trumpy might be the last straw for her.


I hope she listens
 
2020-09-18 12:02:21 AM  

johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?


Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.
 
2020-09-18 12:04:18 AM  

mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.


So it's not really that important, fair enough.
 
2020-09-18 12:05:00 AM  
Where is my shocked face
This is how a double standard works
 
2020-09-18 12:11:16 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I miss going up to Canada. The Chinese food in Richmond, BC is second to none in North America.


That community has a huge Asian community. My grandma lived there and always had her racist complaints handy.
The food is all good there, for sure.
 
2020-09-18 12:14:17 AM  

Resident Muslim: Je suis shockéed.


ftfy
 
2020-09-18 12:17:22 AM  

mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.


Damn, I've put some good coin into Uline over the years. I wonder if they'll miss my business.
 
2020-09-18 12:20:42 AM  

johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: ...
So it's not really that important, fair enough.


Might high horse there.
 
2020-09-18 12:21:27 AM  

doosh: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: ...
So it's not really that important, fair enough.

Might high horse there.


Might low bar there
 
2020-09-18 12:24:18 AM  
Not many of the rules apply when you're a billionare.
 
2020-09-18 12:38:46 AM  
U-line is a trump-supporting company eh?  Ah well, lessie what your competitors offer instead then.
 
2020-09-18 12:39:55 AM  

johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.

So it's not really that important, fair enough.


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2020-09-18 12:50:58 AM  
Uline is full retail for _everything_, plus shipping. Seriously if Staples has it, it won't be more.

It's just lazy people ordering from them. Try a little harder.
Pretend you're spending your own money. Amazon is almost always cheaper.

They should be out of business, but employees mostly don't care. Sleepwalking the day 'ULine, we've got an account.'

On the other hand, they won't pay you more if you save them money. Uline gives freebee NFL gear etc. Fark your boss, Uline it is.
 
2020-09-18 12:58:49 AM  

The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: Uline is full retail for _everything_, plus shipping. Seriously if Staples has it, it won't be more.

It's just lazy people ordering from them. Try a little harder.
Pretend you're spending your own money. Amazon is almost always cheaper.

They should be out of business, but employees mostly don't care. Sleepwalking the day 'ULine, we've got an account.'

On the other hand, they won't pay you more if you save them money. Uline gives freebee NFL gear etc. Fark your boss, Uline it is.


I wish that were true. The selection of shipping boxes on Amazon (or ebay) is much smaller.
 
2020-09-18 1:11:26 AM  

doosh: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

Damn, I've put some good coin into Uline over the years. I wonder if they'll miss my business.


The way they sh*t-talk California, its people, and its companies...well. maybe they won't.

If they lose 1/8th of the US market I won't cry for Madam Uihlein, they've been alienating us for years.

/A bunch of their stuff is hecho en China anyway.  Better to use local cali goods, biatches.
 
2020-09-18 5:59:50 AM  

mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.

So it's not really that important, fair enough.

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2020-09-18 6:41:59 AM  

johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.

So it's not really that important, fair enough.


It's the no-cost "virtue signaling" that's important here.

Actually taking an informed and impactful action smacks of hard work.

/nobody ain't got time for that
 
2020-09-18 7:42:17 AM  
A rich person, inconvenienced? I think not. Everyone knows viruses don't work on rich people. They staff out their illnesses.
 
2020-09-18 9:54:04 AM  
Canada really put this quarantine in for political reasons and then they let in a rich Trump supporter who probably gave them a bribe like free Uline supplies.
 
2020-09-18 10:12:08 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.

So it's not really that important, fair enough.

It's the no-cost "virtue signaling" that's important here.

Actually taking an informed and impactful action smacks of hard work.

/nobody ain't got time for that


Bullshiat. It is a bad faith argument that I'm rebutting. It isn't possible to know the background and activities for every company we interact with. Just one single shopping cart of groceries and you have many dozens of companies to research. It is not an honest or practical suggestion.

johnny_vegas either realizes this and is responding in bad faith or doesn't and has not even bothered to think about what he's suggesting. Either way it was a very stupid thing to say.
 
2020-09-18 10:34:57 AM  

mongbiohazard: PapermonkeyExpress: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.

So it's not really that important, fair enough.

It's the no-cost "virtue signaling" that's important here.

Actually taking an informed and impactful action smacks of hard work.

/nobody ain't got time for that

Bullshiat. It is a bad faith argument that I'm rebutting. It isn't possible to know the background and activities for every company we interact with. Just one single shopping cart of groceries and you have many dozens of companies to research. It is not an honest or practical suggestion.

johnny_vegas either realizes this and is responding in bad faith or doesn't and has not even bothered to think about what he's suggesting. Either way it was a very stupid thing to say.


Let's make it easy for you
 
2020-09-18 10:53:07 AM  

johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: PapermonkeyExpress: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.

So it's not really that important, fair enough.

It's the no-cost "virtue signaling" that's important here.

Actually taking an informed and impactful action smacks of hard work.

/nobody ain't got time for that

Bullshiat. It is a bad faith argument that I'm rebutting. It isn't possible to know the background and activities for every company we interact with. Just one single shopping cart of groceries and you have many dozens of companies to research. It is not an honest or practical suggestion.

johnny_vegas either realizes this and is responding in bad faith or doesn't and has not even bothered to think about what he's suggesting. Either way it was a very stupid thing to say.

Let's make it easy for you


You don't come here for the hunting do you?
 
2020-09-18 11:24:33 AM  

mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: PapermonkeyExpress: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.

So it's not really that important, fair enough.

It's the no-cost "virtue signaling" that's important here.

Actually taking an informed and impactful action smacks of hard work.

/nobody ain't got time for that

Bullshiat. It is a bad faith argument that I'm rebutting. It isn't possible to know the background and activities for every company we interact with. Just one single shopping cart of groceries and you have many dozens of companies to research. It is not an honest or practical suggestion.

johnny_vegas either realizes this and is responding in bad faith or doesn't and has not even bothered to think about what he's suggesting. Either way it was a very stupid thing to say.

Let's make it easy for you

You don't come here for the hunting do you?


As I reread this in the light of day with a cup of coffee, it becomes very clear that I am the one doing the virtue signaling as if I had the best way to express a personal sentiment or if there was only one way to support one's viewpoint.  Not to mention varied means insist on varied levels of possible actions.
TL;DR:  I recognize I was out of line and I am sorry.
 
2020-09-18 11:29:14 AM  

johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: PapermonkeyExpress: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: johnny_vegas: mongbiohazard: FTFA: Yesterday, a CBC News investigation revealed that Liz Uihlein - the 75-year-old president and CEO of Uline Inc., a Wisconsin-based retailer of shipping, packing and janitorial supplies - flew to Toronto on her private jet Aug. 25 to visit one of the company's facilities in Milton, Ont. Two senior executives joined her on the trip.
Uihlein and her husband are currently the top donors to the Republican Party.

I did not know those things. Somebody 'aint buying Uline products anymore. It's not like I was loyal to them before or anything, but I've bought stuff from them before at work and at home.

Not anymore.

I get the desire to influence decisions by boycotting or to set a moral bar by which you will stand regarding what you consume, but if it's that important to you why don't you do your research before you buy these products instead of getting surprised when they are mentioned in some random article?

Because if you actually pay attention to it, and you aren't some person who buys the same brand of everything all the time (and still, pretty much even if you are), every damn thing in our lives comes from a huge assortment of different companies. And with different companies in between, or supplying precursor products. And other companies handling marketing, distribution, etc. Your life is floating on a quilt woven from a million fibers of different corporations.

Nobody has time to research them all. Nor does that fact that you haven't dedicated your free time to that and made every shopping trip a hellish nightmare of smartphone googling absolve you of your duty to act according to your conscience once you do find out.

If you'd like to dedicate your life to unpaid research though, more power to you and let me know what you find out.

So it's not really that important, fair enough.

It's the no-cost "virtue signaling" that's important here.

Actually taking an informed and impactful action smacks of hard work.

/nobody ain't got time for that

Bullshiat. It is a bad faith argument that I'm rebutting. It isn't possible to know the background and activities for every company we interact with. Just one single shopping cart of groceries and you have many dozens of companies to research. It is not an honest or practical suggestion.

johnny_vegas either realizes this and is responding in bad faith or doesn't and has not even bothered to think about what he's suggesting. Either way it was a very stupid thing to say.

Let's make it easy for you

You don't come here for the hunting do you?

As I reread this in the light of day with a cup of coffee, it becomes very clear that I am the one doing the virtue signaling as if I had the best way to express a personal sentiment or if there was only one way to support one's viewpoint.  Not to mention varied means insist on varied levels of possible actions.
TL;DR:  I recognize I was out of line and I am sorry.


That is rare to admit, and commendable to do so.
 
2020-09-18 11:48:13 AM  
You could always buy your way into Canada. For as little as $250,000-$500,000 and a promise to make jobs, they'll take anybody.

By the way, I believe the photograph does not show the Missus, but her body double, George. Great guy. Used to be a wrestler in the 1940s, name of Gorgious.
 
2020-09-18 12:18:42 PM  
Made the mistake of doing poor cover-up job.
 
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