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Author: CrazyOtto Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2247  
Subject: Re: 2000 Presidential Election Date: 1/1/2001 10:03 AM
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Frolix8 makes a fair point about political contributions from companies as an SRI issue. While he's compiling a boycott list he may also want to add all the companies who contributed to the Republican Party (since apparently he doesn't like them) and maybe even those that contributed to the Democractic party - since all of these companies are breaking the letter and spirit of the law. In the US it is illegal for any company to give a direct contribution or collective personal contributions ("bundling") that are compensated by the company... a law that is so completely ignored that most people don't realise such contributions are actually illegal. But then look who's getting the money and ask, who's going to enforce that law?!

As for the political nature of the comments (which are IMO OT for this board) couldn't resist my $0.02 worth:

Hoffa writes:
In general, given their campaigns, I find it very unlikely that Bush will do anything with regard to the environment that Gore would not have done.

My same feeling. The only real difference between the D's and the R's is that the D's say progressive things (sometimes) and never do them (8 years later what have they done for enviro issues, healthcare, etc???) while the R's never say progressive things and never do them. So basically it's two right wing parties, only one with a little more progressive wrapping paper around it. As an aboriginal leader in Australia said recently about the right wing, "In the desert it is better to have a snake out in the open where you can see it, rather than hidden in the rocks." At least under the Bush Reich progressives will be on the alert and ready to fight for what matters to them - rather than being complacent and trusting a greenwashed D party to take care of everything. And in the end, many of these enviro issues are controlled by local politicians - and even opening of Federal lands, under the power of DC, can easily be shut down by well organised activists on the scene a la numerous logging cases in the NW US and native land claims in BC.

Otto


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