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"Not One Damn Dime Day"

Discussion in 'News' started by ERIZENO, Jan 6, 2005.


    ERIZENO Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2003 Messages: 1,999 Likes Received: 28
    I remember people trying this for gas prices a few years ago without much success, however its worth sharing with as many people as possible. I know I wont be spending shit, hope more follow.

    Subject: Not One Dime Day
    From: Bill Moyers
    Not One 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 forms 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, Target... 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 and funnel cash into American politics.

    "Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting the troops.
    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 home.

    There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wingagenda 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 to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people.

    Please share this email with as many people as possible Commercial speech must not be the only free speech in America!

    Bill Moyers
  2. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    bill moyers is a fuck tard.

    ERIZENO Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2003 Messages: 1,999 Likes Received: 28
    i will agree with that, however it isnt about who came up with the idea. its just a good idea and worth a try.

    fuck everyone and everything ...
  4. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    adbusters already sponsors "buy nothing day"
  5. haunts

    haunts Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2004 Messages: 297 Likes Received: 0
    i dont understand why moyers wouldnt just support buy nothing day, you could double the numbers and the types of people involved with the project.
    makes no sense to me.
  6. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I understand the theory behind this...but in all honesty...how is this going to do anything other than hurt retail businesses? why would we want to hurt our already fragile economy? if it was just oil...I'd be all over it. Is it just supposed to be a threat of the power of the american people and what they can do when properly motivated? Americans are too entirely lazy for this to be a consistent threat. Sure some will do it for one day. Most already do. How many would participate if it was more than one day?

    edit because of targeting the big corporations...ie Walmart, Target etc. I'd be all for this as long as the focus was on major corporations only. Not spending any money at the local coffee shop or bakery is gonna do nothing but fuck a hardworking american with his own business.

    keep it simple. keep it corporate.
  7. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    This isn't going to do a damn thing. For every damn dime not spent on not one damn dime day, the same people not spending any are going to be spending twice as many later to buy needed supplies. The basic logic behind something like this has to be massively flawed to assume that corporate america will be hurt if there is one day of lowered spending.
  8. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    steveaustin knows the deal.
  9. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    fuck the economy.

    i am ready for the decline of the american empire.
    my tax dollars are going down the toilet, the u.s. dollar is tanking.
    fuck it.

    these days, i hardly buy anything that isn't food, plane tickets, rent/living expenses or paint

    everything is so homogenized and globalized now anyway.
    you could also argue that we're hurting other nation's economies by boycotting "buy"

    i am tired of the capitalist system

    i was thinking this morning...
    the American Dream started out as freedom of speech/religion/etc
    then it became the pursuit of happiness/manifest destiny.
    somewhere along the line, it became get rich quick.

    .i'm over it.
  10. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    "Buy NOTHING day.But you could by our anti consumerism magazine for 12 bucks a pop".

    Adbusters has some good ideas, but it's stupid to sell an anti capitalist magazine for that much money.
  11. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 1,974 Likes Received: 6
    How about not one dime month?
  12. robJ

    robJ Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 385 Likes Received: 0

    I think I recall a email that went around some time last year urging people not to buy fuel on on a certain date.......

    thats like telling me not to wipe my ass after I shit... it just aint going to happen.
    Its a interesting idea and would cause some havok, then again it could also hurt the small business owners, the people that really keep are economy going. As far as huge corporations if we could boycott them for week and it wouldn't change shit, they would just raise there prices to make up for lost revenue
    (( Target= that shit is french owned and they refuse to contribute charity funds to U.S veterans organizations so fuck them anyway ))
  13. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    It would work, if anyone would do it, and being since most people don't care about anything but football, it wouldn't happen.
  14. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    wait football is on? guess i gotta pay the cable bill.
  15. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0