Not One Damn Dime Day

Discussion in 'Protest' started by vampress, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. vampress

    vampress Member

    Not One Damn Dime Day - Jan 20, 2005
    >>Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in
    >>Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage to
    >>oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not
    >>One Damn Dime Day" in America.
    >>On "Not One Damn Dime Day" those who oppose what is happening in our
    >>name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all
    >>of consumer spending.
    >>During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money. Not one damn
    >>dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for impulse
    >>purchases. Not one damn dime for nothing for 24 hours.
    >>On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Wal-Mart, Kmart and
    >>Please don't go to the mall or the local convenience store. Please
    >>don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all for that matter).
    >>For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy down.
    >>The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq
    >>is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for starting it and
    >>that it is their responsibility to stop it.
    >>"Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work for
    >>the people of the United States of America, not for the international
    >>corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent the corporations
    >>funnel cash into American politics.
    >> "Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting the troops. The
    >>politicians put the troops in harm's way.
    >> Now 1,200 brave young Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqis
    >>have died. The politicians owe our troops a plan - a way to come
    >>There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing
    >>agenda to rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" you take action by
    >>doing nothing.
    >>You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed.
    >> For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, to remind our
    >>religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility
    >>end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people.
  2. whispers

    whispers sweet and sour

    yeah that will just scare them.......people who normally do not buy much .......not purchasing for one whole day
  3. Kandahar

    Kandahar Banned

    It'll never work. For one thing, over half of this country doesn't care enough about politics to even vote. Of those who did vote, over half of them voted for Bush. Of the remaining 25%, maybe only a third to half of them would support your boycott even in theory if they knew about it.

    Boycotts are somewhat ineffective when they don't have popular support, when they last for a short and specified length of time regardless of the outcome, and when even the participants fill the pockets of the people they're boycotting by buying MORE on the day before or the day after the boycott.
  4. Spastic_Monkey

    Spastic_Monkey Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I would not spend anything, but I'm gonna be at school, and I need to eat, so yeah, I'm gonna be buying food.
  5. RevoMystic

    RevoMystic Member

    spastic, why not bring lunch to school that day? Make yourself a sandwich, or something to microwave (if they have a microwave at school). Or buy your lunch the day before. There's things you can do if you choose to do them. If you buy anything that day, it'll be your own choice and yours alone.
  6. Mr MiGu

    Mr MiGu King of the Zombies

    is it ok if i still spend money on pot?
  7. RevoMystic

    RevoMystic Member

    haha, as long as none of the profit goes to the government.

    good point Migu!!

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