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    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
    May I ask why?

    I have worked for a religious organisation in the past and what they were doing for the local community and for social justice was truely inspiring. It was not for profit so the church made no money from them.

    I'm not religious at all and was I was always treated well.

    Like every business/organisation there are often troubles along the way. I don't know why you would boycott "all" religious organisations when so many are changing the lives of so many disadvantaged for the better.

    We had weekly reflections about life in general and it was an amazing added bonus to our job. It was so spiritual and thought provoking and inspiring.

    Sure, if you have had first hand negative experiences with a particular organisation you should definitely boycott. Just be open minded to the good work some are doing.
    I think it's nice that you enjoyed your work there, but I do not believe that any good comes from religion and therefore my choice for me, is to boycott all religious organisations. I don't have issue with anybody else who does but for me I don't want to support or have any part of it. I do have an open mind, which is why these views are my own and I don't expect others to share them.

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    Religious organisations generally, although our local second hand shop is salvos so will give them some stuff as an exception
    Panasonic, as they once ripped me off
    Mcdonalds, KFC etc as the food is crap
    Cage eggs
    Rainforest timbers
    Qantas as crap service
    Private schools

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaraB View Post
    I will never watch a Woody Allen film- not that I think I'm missing much. That man is a f*cking creep. Had sex with his adopted Asian daughter and later married her and had a child! Mia Farrow (his wife at the time) is a sweet beautiful woman who deserved so very much better.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/201...by-woody-allen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addison View Post
    I know people boycott Kmart, though their brand new tshirts for children are cheaper than the Salvos in my state charge in their 'op' shop for used clothing for children.
    But at what price to the people who make them and the environmental cost?

    T-shirts *should* cost more than that, even second hand ones.

    To answer the OP I've almost given up on the concept of boycotting certain businesses. The way they all link up at the top, it's almost impossible.

    I buy Australian made where possible, and handmade where I can afford to. I try to avoid the "oh it's only $3, I'll have twelve!" and "it was only cheap, I don't care if it breaks in a month" mentality that seems to have gripped Australia's consumers. As such I search for quality, ethically made items, and if that means I can afford fewer then so be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaraB View Post
    I will never watch a Woody Allen film- not that I think I'm missing much. That man is a f*cking creep. Had sex with his adopted Asian daughter and later married her and had a child! Mia Farrow (his wife at the time) is a sweet beautiful woman who deserved so very much better.
    Today I read the saddest open letter from Mia Farrow's other adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, describing what Woody Allen did to her when she was 7. I won't be able to watch his movies anymore either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    No I'm not antisemitic. If it was a Jewish owned company based in Australia or basically without monetary ties back to Israel I would buy from them.
    My husband is middle eastern so it's a hot topic in our household.
    I think most Jewish companies in Australia would send donations back to Israel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    I think most Jewish companies in Australia would send donations back to Israel.
    You are probably right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiloMel View Post
    Harvey Norman - sexist Gerry Harvey and his cracking it about GST on OS products when change to the industry satisfied his products that was fine. I'm not making a comment on the GST issue more on his hypocritical views.
    out of interest what were his sexist comments? I dont recall hearing about that! I dont tend to buy anything from HN as they are nearly always more expensive than other stores.

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