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Old July 2, 2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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Boycott Chicago?

How many of you are business people who do business with people inside the Chicago city limits - would it be worth it, publicity-wise, to publicize a boycott of that area? I'm very disturbed by the racist decisions which their city council has been making.
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Old July 2, 2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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Actually I enjoy going to Chicago.

There is something nice about being legally armed where the general populace is not, in a twisted sort of way. The same can be said for Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and New York City.

I'll be in Los Angeles next week, armed and legal.

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Old July 2, 2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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Most of Chicago is not Mayor Daley, his goon squad or gang bangers. A boycott would hurt neither of those two groups but would hurt the average hardworking man and woman in Chicago. Not a good idea.
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Old July 2, 2010, 03:06 PM   #4
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If it's a city of more than roughly 5,000 people then I've pretty much boycotted it already....
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Old July 2, 2010, 03:41 PM   #5
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A boycott is not really a L and CR issue, esp. when it is so ill-defined.

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