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Old 02-24-2018, 07:52 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I kinda feel sorry for that guy. Cuz I mean, it took quite some time to find out that both lead and CFCs were causing severe environmental damage, so for years this guy was feeling pretty good about his industry-disrupting inventions and then one day out of the blue people are like "your discovery may have doomed humanity".
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Facing sceptical reporters at a press conference in October 1924, Thomas Midgley dramatically produced a container of tetraethyl lead - the additive in question - and washed his hands in it.
"I'm not taking any chance whatever," Midgley declared. "Nor would I... doing that every day."
Midgley was - perhaps - being a little disingenuous. He had recently spent several months in Florida, recuperating from lead poisoning.
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Midgley breezily assured the surgeon general that "the average street will probably be so free from lead that it will be impossible to detect it or its absorption", although he conceded that "no actual experimental data has been taken".
He failed to apply science, wrecked havoc on the environment & possibly is responsible for the deaths of who knows how many. Not much sympathy from me.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:34 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I'm also unsure of what the NRA itself was getting from these companies, if anything at all.
If it is anything like the AARP (which I belong to), you get to tout all the discounts as a membership benefit, which encourages more people to join. Checking the NRA website, they do in fact tout these membership discount deals.
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If anyone has a link to companies still attached to the nra I'd like to see it so I can avoid them.

The NRA is being supported by these companies - ThinkProgress
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In early 2013, weeks after the Sandy Hook shooting, ThinkProgress published a similar list. Since that time, several companies have discontinued their relationships with the pro-gun group. Following a grassroots pressure campaign led by the global advocacy group Avaaz.org, both Best Western and Wyndham hotels stopped offering an NRA discount.

“We did end our discount with the NRA at the end of last year,” Maire Griffin, Wyndham’s vice president of global communications, told ThinkProgress. “We no longer will offer this discount, period.”

A similar pressure campaign by a coalition of LGBTQ rights groups and gun violence prevention organizations began pressuring FedEx to do the same in 2016, but has not yet had success.
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You want complete dumbassery? I was reading several threads on Twitter about this over the past couple of days, and the sheer amount of NRA gunslinging wild west wannabes are screaming discrimination, racism, and oppression, because they can no longer get discounts for flying United, or renting at Enterprise.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:28 PM   #35 (permalink)
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You want complete dumbassery? I was reading several threads on Twitter about this over the past couple of days, and the sheer amount of NRA gunslinging wild west wannabes are screaming discrimination, racism, and oppression, because they can no longer get discounts for flying United, or renting at Enterprise.
So they can use their AAA membership instead.

Unless it was never about the discount.
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:15 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Oddly enough, that's exactly what I tweeted in response to a couple of them.
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I don't even need to read them to imagine how caustic they are.
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I kinda feel sorry for that guy. Cuz I mean
Another thing to blame on it being early. At first I thought you said you felt sorry for Ted Cruz.
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LOL...surprise! There's no reason a non-American would necessarily know about it of course; but religious nutjobbery is indeed a central and tremendous part of the gun-worship culture in the US. They typically speak of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution as if it were some 11th Commandment written by God himself, and the language and forcing of that connection is not accidental.
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I'm also unsure of what the NRA itself was getting from these companies, if anything at all.
Probably a line on their 'why join' (or whatever they call it) page. The NRA gets more memberships, the company gets advertising.
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He failed to apply science, wrecked havoc on the environment & possibly is responsible for the deaths of who knows how many. Not much sympathy from me.
On Tyson's version of Cosmos awhile back he covered the story as part of an episode, here is the full show.


edit: Oop, only part of the show, it is out there somewhere.

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Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Tells Delta To Give NRA Back Its Discounts, Or Else
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Why does he hate free enterprise?
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Why does he hate free enterprise?
Evidently, if conservatives aren't getting a special discount instead of a regular price, they're being persecuted.

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That bastard blocked me on Twitter because I asked him if he snowflaked much.
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So, first, it was stupid to take away the tax break to begin with, but they were lucky Delta didn't leave then, but obviously they hate prosperity too, since if they do piss of Delta enough, there will be an awful lot of jobs lost.
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Evidently, if conservatives aren't getting a special discount instead of a regular price, they're being persecuted.
Who again are supposed to be the special snowflakes? I forget.
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Just requires one other large, central city to offer Delta a good hub, and he'll regret making that threat.
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