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(The Daily Beast)   Don't have enough crushing guilt in your life? Throw this one on the pile: You're probably funding Syrian warlords every time you buy groceries   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-11-23 10:59:14 AM  
29 votes:
Still better than donating to Susan G. Komen.
 
2020-11-23 12:14:17 PM  
14 votes:
Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?
 
2020-11-23 12:22:11 PM  
13 votes:
Nope

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2020-11-23 11:10:20 AM  
13 votes:
You think that's bad? You're subsidizing Jeff Bezos with your taxes, which automatically come out of every paycheck if you're on W-4 like most people.

At least with the groceries you get something beneficial to yourself for it.
 
2020-11-23 12:16:31 PM  
11 votes:
All those taxes you paid? You funded health care to save Trump from COVID. The guy who literally murdered more americans than anyone in history.
 
2020-11-23 12:34:09 PM  
6 votes:
One thing I've learned is that it's actually impossible to verify whether you're spending ethically or not.

Even if you donate all your money to charity, what if that charity asked its employees to stay late one time? What if they have a boss that made a callous comment about an employee's weight at the holiday party? You're enabling that now.

Do your best, and don't worry about things you can't possibly know.
 
2020-11-23 12:18:06 PM  
6 votes:
I'm already funding billionaires who seem to want to destroy America, cause environmental collapse, prevent affordable education and cost-limit healthcare for the masses. I dunno that funding a warlord would be any worse for me.
 
2020-11-23 12:19:09 PM  
5 votes:
That's why the olive oil I buy is produced rightcheer in the heartland of the US of A..
 
2020-11-23 11:13:28 AM  
5 votes:
Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline
 
2020-11-23 12:22:14 PM  
4 votes:
Olive oil has always been sketchy, Italian mafia has had that locked down for a while now.
 
2020-11-23 12:26:26 PM  
3 votes:
Who the hell picks up olive oil "every time they buy groceries," subby?  If you're doing that, it's not normal.  Or healthy.  You're supposed to use it in moderation for cooking, not nude wrestle in it.
 
2020-11-23 12:22:24 PM  
3 votes:

keldaria: dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?

That was my thought. I mean I cook with a decent amount of olive oil but I don't go through more than a bottle a month or 2, if not longer


Not just any olive oil, but a very specific brand:

Syrian exile Nidal Shaikho should have been delighted when he found a bottle of his hometown olive oil at a grocery store in upstate New York. Shaikho comes from Afrin, Syria's Holy City of Olives, whose produce is famed across the Middle East.

Afrin is better know for its nasal decongestants.
 
2020-11-23 12:19:01 PM  
3 votes:
I am going to start boycotting olive oil from now on because I don't want to support murderous shiatheels.

And as soon as I do this line of coke, I will tell you what a superior person I am.
 
2020-11-23 2:48:23 PM  
2 votes:
And yet ANOTHER Daily Beast "members only" article.

Fark used to not allow shiat like this. Now, they've removed that policy and we get shiat like this. Fark you, subby.
 
2020-11-23 12:48:57 PM  
2 votes:
I prefer supporting the mafia.

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2020-11-23 12:34:15 PM  
2 votes:
Don't have enough crushing guilt in your life? Throw this one on the pile: You're probably funding Syrian warlords every time you buy groceries pay taxes.

FTFY.
 
2020-11-23 12:23:00 PM  
2 votes:
I've landed on a members only article.  And I didn't even need to practice landings.

/9/11
 
2020-11-23 12:20:58 PM  
2 votes:

SecondaryControl: I'm already funding billionaires who seem to want to destroy America, cause environmental collapse, prevent affordable education and cost-limit healthcare for the masses. I dunno that funding a warlord would be any worse for me.


Well, at least the Warlords didn't cancel season 3 of The Tick.
 
2020-11-23 12:19:44 PM  
2 votes:
I only buy organic and regionally sourced olive oil from Greece and Italy. It's worth it.
 
2020-11-23 12:18:47 PM  
2 votes:
First, they made me guilty about my copious opiate intake which apparently was underwriting the Taliban, now they are coming for my lube?

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2020-11-23 12:15:06 PM  
2 votes:
Good, I only wish I could give money directly to Satan.

Oh wait, I already bought that Kid Rock box set.
 
2020-11-24 1:10:51 AM  
1 vote:

halifaxdatageek: One thing I've learned is that it's actually impossible to verify whether you're spending ethically or not.

Even if you donate all your money to charity, what if that charity asked its employees to stay late one time? What if they have a boss that made a callous comment about an employee's weight at the holiday party? You're enabling that now.

Do your best, and don't worry about things you can't possibly know.


Wasn't that a plot device in "the Good Place?"
 
2020-11-23 3:32:20 PM  
1 vote:

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Do you know the way to Mordor: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline

Not directly, but if you ever pay for a bus ticket, you are doing that by proxy.

Not if it's electric.


Eh, you're just supporting child/slave labor in Africa if you're using/driving any sort of electric vehicle.
 
2020-11-23 3:27:17 PM  
1 vote:

Do you know the way to Mordor: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline

Not directly, but if you ever pay for a bus ticket, you are doing that by proxy.


Not if it's electric.
 
2020-11-23 1:57:58 PM  
1 vote:
CSB
My mom's cousins opened up their own oil and vinegar shop some years back. Actually I don't think I've ever tried any. Maybe I'll order some.
https://www.oldtownoil.com/
 
2020-11-23 1:10:38 PM  
1 vote:
I shudder to think about where all the money is actually going - every time you buy something that is made in China...

Don't know how long it's going to take before people realize that they are literally buying the machines that will destroy them
 
2020-11-23 1:06:01 PM  
1 vote:

ObscureNameHere: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Every time I buy gasoline I am finding Middle eastern Dictators.

Every time I buy from Amazon I am lining Bezos's pockets.

So what.

/ I don't buy gasoline

No you don't,or at least not much   The USA gets 40% of its oil from Canada, and I think a further 20% from Venezuela.


Closer to 49% from Canada.

OPEC (of which Venezuela is a member) only accounts for about 18% of US petroleum imports.

https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/o​i​l-and-petroleum-products/imports-and-e​xports.php

And it should be pointed out that while we are still a net importer of crude oil, we are a net exporter of refined petroleum and of natural gas.
 
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2020-11-23 1:02:52 PM  
1 vote:

notyoucoach: Nope

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Same here. It's expensive, but worth it, especially with all the fake olive oil floating around out there.
 
2020-11-23 12:33:37 PM  
1 vote:

dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?


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2020-11-23 12:31:28 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-11-23 12:30:30 PM  
1 vote:
I buy virign olive oil that doesn't come from turkey. They list the nation of origin on the bottles.

If they do not. You are not buying virgin olive oil
 
2020-11-23 12:16:02 PM  
1 vote:

dbirchall: Wait, there are people who grab olive oil every time they buy groceries?


That was my thought. I mean I cook with a decent amount of olive oil but I don't go through more than a bottle a month or 2, if not longer
 
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