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    I don't like the way sports ppl are heralded as heroes when they technically just play a freaking game. I dislike the fact they are mostly overpaid.

    I think its ridiculous that everyone is all distressed that oz won less medals in London. There was an inquiry?!? Seriously?!

    I also believe that oz spends to much money on AIS.

    Yes WYD used a sporting venue but they didn't need/demand a new one. An old one was fine.

    Can I ask why I'm being questioned on my boycott choices but others aren't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I don't like the way sports ppl are heralded as heroes when they technically just play a freaking game. I dislike the fact they are mostly overpaid.

    I think its ridiculous that everyone is all distressed that oz won less medals in London. There was an inquiry?!? Seriously?!

    I also believe that oz spends to much money on AIS.

    Yes WYD used a sporting venue but they didn't need/demand a new one. An old one was fine.

    Can I ask why I'm being questioned on my boycott choices but others aren't?

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    I guess I am curious about your boycott choice because sports have some very real knock on benefits to the economy.

    Re the inquiry into the medal tally at the london olympics - this would be because public money is put into training athletes who give us a profile as a sporting nation, to make us competitive on the world stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    I guess I am curious about your boycott choice because sports have some very real knock on benefits to the economy.

    Re the inquiry into the medal tally at the london olympics - this would be because public money is put into training athletes who give us a profile as a sporting nation, to make us competitive on the world stage.
    But other ppl choices to boycott RSPCA or KFC does not get questioned.

    Its very bizarre.

    But I also object to any public money going to sporting events. Kids playing soccer after school no probs. Can't see the point of metro or district or regional comps. Refuse to support them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    But other ppl choices to boycott RSPCA or KFC does not get questioned.

    Its very bizarre.

    But I also object to any public money going to sporting events. Kids playing soccer after school no probs. Can't see the point of metro or district or regional comps. Refuse to support them.

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    Because there are clear, unethical and cruel practices associated with KFC and the RSPCA.

    The Olympics is something a country voluntarily bids for, knowing the cost and the potential profits too. People wanting to compete in sport at high level- I get where you're coming from with public funding, to an extent... But at the same time I can see the benefits too. *shrug* I don't have an issue with you boycotting these things, just found it interesting and wondered why. Boycott away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I don't like the way sports ppl are heralded as heroes when they technically just play a freaking game. I dislike the fact they are mostly overpaid.

    I think its ridiculous that everyone is all distressed that oz won less medals in London. There was an inquiry?!? Seriously?!

    I also believe that oz spends to much money on AIS.

    Yes WYD used a sporting venue but they didn't need/demand a new one. An old one was fine.

    Can I ask why I'm being questioned on my boycott choices but others aren't?

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    Personally I didn't care about the medal tally. I also thought it was ridiculous the way the media carried on.

    The government had to fork out a lot of compensation to the racing industry for the disruption because of world youth day.

    I think people were genuinely curious about your reasons for boycotting the Olympics etc. as it isn't as obvious as other boycotts.

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    It is intresting to see what people boycott.

    For me the one recently is RSPCA as I am in SA and just the lack of support to no kill shelters and the fact they are a power on to themselves as they currently do not have any external or government department that people can question or dispute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by second baby not so easy View Post
    It is intresting to see what people boycott.

    For me the one recently is RSPCA as I am in SA and just the lack of support to no kill shelters and the fact they are a power on to themselves as they currently do not have any external or government department that people can question or dispute.
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    Apple - because I don't want to get locked into their overpriced 'ecosystem' of products and media.

    KFC - admittedly I'd only go there about once a year anyway, usually because friends were going, but I refuse to eat there anymore. Not because of animal treatment issues (though I've learnt about those now) but because they played a series of horrible ads with those annoying brothers from Good Charlotte through every cricket match. What do American popstars and lawn bowls have to do with cricket? I don't know, but I found it very, very irritating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soccer mum View Post
    I dont buy toys from BIG W since they segregate their toy aisles into boys toys and girls toys, and my favourite toy, LEGO, was in the boys toys aisle and scanned at the register as a boys toy when I was 7 years old. 30 years later nothing has changed. I do realise this is a pretty pointless boycott since we end up having to buy a fair bit of hardware from bunnings due to not being able to get the same items elsewhere and they are owned by the same company.
    Just so you know this is incorrect. Bunnings is owned by Westfarmers who also own the kmart and target companies.


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