Saturday, October 10, 2009

I guess signs like these will become illegal in Olympic Vancouver

The BC government wants to pass a law banning certain signs like these during the Bancouver Olympic Games.

It might be time for another sponsor boycott.

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics


Anonymous said...

Ya, Skinny, I agree with the "Consumer Power" idea - unfortunately it is not used nearly enough by people to cause change.

I guess I am allready an outsider. This might sound like bragging, but as I went through the page of corporate symbols you linked for us, there did not seem to be any that I patronise - partly because I am poor, and partly because I have health problems and I stay away from processed foods.

I do not patronise by spending MY money on MacD or Snickers or Coca Cola, not Air Canada, not the electronics makers listed, not life insurance, none of the banks listed, not those car makers [and never a new car],no Addidas, and I avoid Johnson and Johnson like the plague they are.

Okay, ya, I AM bragging... I consider it "enlightenment", but also it is a protest.

Skinny Dipper said...

For many people, it would be difficult to boycott everything (or nothing in your case) because we are so dependent on somethings. I can't give up my VISA card. I can reduce my reliance in it and also avoid participating in any VISA Olympic promotion contests. I do think that people can do a small part to boycott some of the sponsors in differing degrees.

penlan said...

Out of the 2 lists, including the ones you have on a previous post, the only one I can't boycott is Canada Post.

Jon said...

Absolutely ridiculous. I'd like to say I can't believe it, but unfortunately, I can.

Skinny Dipper said...

Until this proposed BC law came about, I was ambivalent about the Winter Olympics. I didn't care about the Olympics. However, I wasn't going to call for any kind of boycott.

While the powers-that-be may state that the sign law is meant to stop the local coffee shop from advertising "Olympic"-sized espressos, I think the legislators know why they are supporting the sign law: to suppress dissension against the Olympics.

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