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#1

Dear Orchidland,

I just came across a site that those who have followed (and
participated in) the intermittent arguments here about Wally World,
etc. may find interesting. I know Hanuman won’t post the link so, if
you’re curious, enter “choose the blue” in Google.

I don’t know what the actual basis is for this data (employee
donations seem to be included), but it gave me pause. Seems I may
have been cutting my own throat at Home Depot, too. The big surprise
was Costco, where I’ve never even considered shopping. Maybe I’ll
reconsider.

During my investigation of a possible relocation to Mexico, I
learned that Sam’s Club has invaded them, too, so I have no idea how
many of you in non-US locations may also find this information
relevant.

Rock on!
Lisa Orlando
Aphrodite’s Ornaments
(I’ve always wanted to close with that double entendre, so I’m being
self-indulgent…)


#2

During my investigation of a possible relocation to Mexico, I
learned that Sam’s Club has invaded them, too, so I have no idea how
many of you in non-US locations may also find this information
relevant.

Sam’s club has been in Mexico for more than 6 years . …

Warmest regards, RT


#3

A very interesting site. Just starting at the top of their list at
Automotive, under Auto Makers, Toyota is listed as 74% Blue. Under
Car Dealers, Toyota is listed as 74% Red. Hmmmmm…

Then, I read their FAQ. Anyone considering the weight of this web
site’s would be very well-served to read the FAQ under
the heading “Where does the come from?” The disclaimer
there is quite sobering.

I understand what they want to do and I am as sympathetic to it as a
US citizen can be, but a lot more research by a group that is
willing to shoulder the responsibility of accurate fact-reporting is
in order. These folks lay no claim to any accuracy, and we’ve all
had enough of that. Especially the international members of this
group.

James in SoFl


#4

Thanks, Lisa. That IS interesting. I never thought of myself as a
color-coded person! Corporations do make a difference, but as a
political activist I do know that grassroots people-power also makes
a huge difference. I intensely dislike categorization of people,
though. According to that site I’m a “Red” – ooooh, evil Reds! –
but my views cannot be so easily put into neat little slots. I shop
locally owned small businesses when possible and avoid as many big
corporations as possible, and that seems to be the best solution for
me in this ever-difficult-to-navigate world. Lest we really open a
pandora’s box, though, we should keep political references and stuff
off this discussion!!