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GEORGE COLGAN

(Timing may not be everything, but it is a factor.)

CHOKING PROSPERITY

These current federal politicians and bureaucrats are continuously blockading and delaying major projects that would produce wealth, jobs and prosperity to all. These governing criminals no longer care about funding their jurisdictions by taxes from produced wealth, they have found that it is easier to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars and to overtax industry, small business and the middle class. What happens when the Golden Goose is finally dead and their credit runs out? Are they planning on taking our resource-rich country that they won’t let Canadians develop and selling it to foreign interests?

JOHN ALLEN

(Time’s running short, too, as the Golden Goose isn’t looking that healthy these days.)

ELITE WHINING

The world is in utter, almost unprecedented, chaos. We all just want to lead ‘normal” lives again. Why, why, WHY

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a man holding a gun: Gil McGowan, Alberta Federation of Labour president.


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Gil McGowan, Alberta Federation of Labour president.

The group behind a website that posts the names of Alberta businesses that have donated to pro-UCP causes refused to back down Tuesday, in spite of Premier Jason Kenney’s condemnation of what he called “deeply disturbing” political tactics.

Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, said his organization stands by the website it launched this week listing 166 businesses across the province that have made donations to conservative-leaning third-party advertisers and political action committees (PACs). The website, boycottucpdonors.ca , urges Albertans not to shop at or financially support the named businesses, which include car dealerships, home builders, energy companies and more.

The donor lists for PACs such as Shaping Alberta’s Future and the Alberta Advantage Fund are already public thanks to Alberta’s election laws, and McGowan said the AFL is simply putting the information in one

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The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) has launched a website that calls for Albertans to boycott businesses that have previously donated to pro-UCP Political Action Committees (PACs) before the last provincial election.



text: AFL website, boycottucpdonors.ca


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AFL website, boycottucpdonors.ca

PACs are a political, third-party advertiser, a person, corporation or group which is required to register with Elections Alberta when it spends more than $1,000 on political advertising outside of an election period.

Read more: Alberta unions launch ‘resistance’ campaign against provincial budget cuts

BoycottUCPdonors.ca lists dozens of Alberta businesses across the province using an interactive map. The AFL said it wanted Albertans to make “informed consumer choices.”

“These are businesses that have been bankrolling the UCP agenda,” said AFL president Gil McGowan. “An agenda that is kicking Albertans while they’re down.”

McGowan said, by providing money to campaigns that helped Kenney’s conservatives, these businesses have made it clear they don’t support

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Less than two weeks before the start of Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales promotion is set to start, protestors rallied outside CEO Jeff Bezos’ Beverly Hills home to call for higher pay for Amazon warehouse workers and higher taxes on wealthy Americans.

Nearly a hundred protesters marched on Sunday, according to organizers of the rally. Former and current Amazon workers were joined by groups including United Teachers Los Angeles, Sunrise LA and Extinction Rebellion, which lobbies for action to combat climate change.

“The richest man in the world made $88 billion in the course of the pandemic. It’s time to fight back,” Chris Smalls, one of the protest’s leaders, told CBS MoneyWatch. 

Smalls worked at an Amazon warehouse in New York City until March, when he organized a walkout and was fired shortly thereafter.

Protesters issued a series of demands, including

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RIYADH/ISTANBUL, Oct 4 (Reuters)The head of Saudi Arabia’s Chambers of Commerce has called for a boycott of Turkish products amid merchants’ reports that animosity between Ankara and Riyadh is hindering the flow of goods between the two regional powers.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been at odds for some years over foreign policy and attitudes towards Islamist political groups. The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi’s Istanbul consulate in 2018 escalated tensions sharply.

This year the two countries blocked some of each other’s news websites.

“A boycott of everything Turkish, be it imports, investment or tourism, is the responsibility of every Saudi ‘trader and consumer’, in response to the continued hostility of the Turkish government against our leadership, country and citizens,” businessman Ajlan al-Ajlan said on Twitter on Saturday.

The Saudi Chambers of Commerce is a non-government group of

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RIYADH/ISTANBUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The head of Saudi Arabia’s Chambers of Commerce has called for a boycott of Turkish products amid merchants’ reports that animosity between Ankara and Riyadh is hindering the flow of goods between the two regional powers.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been at odds for some years over foreign policy and attitudes towards Islamist political groups. The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi’s Istanbul consulate in 2018 escalated tensions sharply.

This year the two countries blocked some of each other’s news websites.

“A boycott of everything Turkish, be it imports, investment or tourism, is the responsibility of every Saudi ‘trader and consumer’, in response to the continued hostility of the Turkish government against our leadership, country and citizens,” businessman Ajlan al-Ajlan said on Twitter on Saturday.

The Saudi Chambers of Commerce is a non-government group of private

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  • Hobby Lobby is once again in hot water in response to a now-viral tweet that allegedly shows a display of decorative letters at one of the company’s locations that reads “USA Vote Trump.” 
  • The boycott is one of several efforts made against the company in the past decade, in response to its controversial stances on everything from reproductive rights to coronavirus safety policies. 
  • “I’m not a fan of Hobby Lobby. I would never shop there,” Kari Brekke, the author of the viral tweet, told Business Insider.”I’m a Democrat. I hate the company.”
  • Some Twitter users pointed out that another customer may have arranged the letters rather than an employee.
  • Hobby Lobby did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request to comment. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Shoppers are once again calling for a boycott of Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts company that’s no stranger to controversy. 

The growing #BoycottHobbyLobby

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Donald Trump has a long history of violating contracts with his contractors and workers when he was running casinos.

And now he’s turning his back on Ohio workers because his feelings got hurt.

Trump’s tweet about Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., calling for a boycott of a company that has been in business for more than 100 years and employs thousands of workers here in Ohio, is an attack on workers, their integrity and the good name of Goodyear Tire & Rubber worldwide. I know the Goodyear CEO, Richard Kramer. He is an honorable man, an exemplary leader, and dedicated to Goodyear and the region. He and Goodyear are shining stars in Northeast Ohio.

Some in our region may be thinking, well, I’m glad it was Goodyear and not Progressive Insurance, Parker Hannifin, Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland Clinic or J.M. Smucker Co.

That’s the problem, though. The next time, it could be

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A cargo plane operated by Etihad Airways prepares to land at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on June 9, 2020. The United Arab Emirates flew its first publicly announced flight to Israel on May 20, when Etihad sent medical supplies to help Palestinians cope with the coronavirus.

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The president of the United Arab Emirates has issued a decree canceling a law on boycotting Israel and allowing trade and financial agreements between the two countries, the UAE official news agency WAM reported on Saturday.

The decree from UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan aims at “supporting bilateral cooperation in order to arrive at (the establishment) of bilateral relations,” the agency said.

The announcement comes as El Al Airlines plans to operate Israel’s first direct flight between Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi, carrying an Israeli delegation

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign is launching a new ad focusing on Republican President Donald Trump’s call for a boycott of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., seizing on a ready-made political opportunity they feel can help the Democratic nominee flip the state as the Nov. 3 election approaches.

The Biden campaign has been laying the groundwork to dig in on the economy for weeks, but the Goodyear ad marks a shift to a more offensive strategy for the Democrats, who plan to focus on the economic turmoil in the state, including the president’s attacks against a century-old company. The 30-second spot will run in the Cleveland market next week, timed to coincide with the Republican National Convention where Trump will officially accept the nomination.

“A company with a 122-year history in Akron, Ohio, thousands of American workers and competitors all over the world, and a

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