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Boycotts work.... They helped to end slavery in Britian..

I'm tired of these half ass attempts to apologize for them.

Oh, lets not boycott Rush's sponsors it will only hurt the working man....

Lets give Papa John 14 cents with a note .

Applebeas is a franchise that sends money to their corporate headquarters so just don't order appetizers or drinks..

What a bunch of crap.

WTF is wrong with you people?

One of the earliest examples was the boycott in England of sugar produced by slaves. In 1791, after Parliament refused to abolish slavery, thousands of pamphlets were printed encouraging the boycott. Sales of sugar dropped by between a third and a half. By contrast sales of Indian sugar, untainted by slavery, rose tenfold in two years. In an early example of fair trade, shops began selling sugar guaranteed to be have been produced by 'free men'.

Successful boycotts of the last 20 years


Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:17 AM (5 replies)

Let’s review Petraeus’ recent record

Let’s review Petraeus’ recent record: the surge in Iraq, which failed in most of its stated goals; the surge in Afghanistan, which also looks to have failed; and turning the CIA into a paramilitary organization which has assassinated American citizens (even a child) with no due process.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:04 PM (5 replies)

Papa needs a new pair of shoes.

Papa john needs your pizza money cause he needs a new pair shoes for his little old house.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:28 AM (6 replies)

Any chance the CIA's killer drone hits will decrease?

Since Petraus wanted even more killer drones in Oct.

Salon article.

The CIA has asked the White House for a significant expansion in its fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles. If approved, the agency could add as many as 10 drones to an inventory of between 30 and 35 already amassed. The Washington Post reported Thursday:

The proposal by CIA Director David H. Petraeus would bolster the agency’s ability to sustain its campaigns of lethal strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and enable it, if directed, to shift aircraft to emerging al-Qaeda threats in North Africa or other trouble spots, officials said.


Me?....... I think the CIA does as it pleases behind it super secret doors.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:03 AM (0 replies)

Gallup: 2012 election had the largest gender gap in recorded history

President Obama won women by 12 percentage points, while Mitt Romney won men by 8. That’s a 20-point gender gap, edging out the 1984 election when Ronald Reagan defeated Democrat Walter Mondale in a landslide.
Reagan won both men and women in that election, but carried men by 28 points and women by only 10 – a disparity of 18 points.

2012 was the fifth straight election to feature a double-digit gender gap.

Still, Romney performed better among women than Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) did in 2008. Obama had a 14-point advantage among female voters over his GOP counterpart that year. Romney also outperformed McCain among men in this election – in 2008 Obama and McCain split the male vote.

The politics of gender played a significant role throughout the 2012 election, as Romney looked to cut into Obama’s advantage among female voters by framing the economy as a women’s issue.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:23 AM (9 replies)

Three somewhat similar maps

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:19 AM (16 replies)

Lockheed Martin, Home Of Today’s Second Ethics-Driven Resignation

Move over, David Petraeus. You’re not the only leading member of the defense establishment to be in hot water over your personal life this afternoon.

Christopher E. Kubasik, the vice-chairman, president and COO of defense giant Lockheed Martin LMT +0.07%, who was scheduled to become the company’s CEO in January, resigned today after it was confirmed he had a “close personal relationship with a subordinate employee.”

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 9, 2012 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] announced today that its board of directors asked for and received the resignation of Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. The board also elected Marillyn A. Hewson, 58, president and COO, and a director effective immediately, and chief executive officer (CEO) and president effective January 1, 2013. Hewson will also retain her role as executive vice president of Electronic Systems business area until the end of this year.

Kubasik, previously slated to become CEO in January, resigned after an ethics investigation confirmed that he had a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee. His actions violated the company’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, but did not affect the company’s operational or financial performance.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:24 AM (2 replies)

Real Fox Headline:Republican Soul Searching Probably Mostly Pointless

I was just surfing to see what Fox was up to ...... I really didn't need to read the article but the headline wrote itself.....LOL

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:41 PM (10 replies)

Mapping Racist Tweets after the election

Mapping Racist Tweets in Response to President Obama's Re-election
During the day after the 2012 presidential election we took note of a spike in hate speech on Twitter referring to President Obama's re-election, as chronicled by Jezebel (thanks to Chris Van Dyke for bringing this our attention). It is a useful reminder that technology reflects the society in which it is based, both the good and the bad. Information space is not divorced from everyday life and racism extends into the geoweb and helps shapes its contours; and in turn, data from the geoweb can be used to reflect the geographies of racist practice back onto the places from which they emerged.

Using DOLLY we collected all the geocoded tweets from the last week (beginning November 1) with racist terms that also reference the election in order to understand how these everyday acts of explicit racism are spatially distributed. Given the nature of these search terms, we've buried the details at the bottom of this post in a footnote [1].

Given our interest in the geography of information we wanted to see how this type of hate speech overlaid on physical space. To do this we aggregated the 395 hate tweets to the state level and then normalized them by comparing them to the total number of geocoded tweets coming out of that state in the same time period [2]. We used a location quotient inspired measure (LQ) that indicates each state's share of election hate speech tweet relative to its total number of tweets.[3] A score of 1.0 indicates that a state has relatively the same number of hate speech tweets as its total number of tweets. Scores above 1.0 indicate that hate speech is more prevalent than all tweets, suggesting that the state's "twitterspace" contains more racists post-election tweets than the norm.

So, are these tweets relatively evenly distributed? Or do some states have higher specializations in racist tweets? The answer is shown in the map below (also available here in an interactive version) in which the location of individual tweets (indicated by red dots)[4] are overlaid on color coded states. Yellow shading indicates states that have a relatively lower amount of post-election hate tweets (compared to their overall tweeting patterns) and all states shaded in green have a higher amount. The darker the green color the higher the location quotient measure for hate tweets.

The map is larger and more interactive at the link.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:10 AM (0 replies)

GOP Girl learning of the defeat

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:13 AM (65 replies)
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