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Investors flee Carbonite after Limbaugh announcement
The Daily Caller ^ | 3/6/12 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/06/2012 3:13:32 PM PST by Nachum

On Saturday, Carbonite CEO David Friend released a statement on his company’s website declaring that Carbonite had decided to “withdraw” advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in the wake of his controversial remarks involving Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because it will “ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse”:

Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.

However, it hasn’t done much to contribute to his company’s stock price. Since the market opened on Monday through its close today, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ:CARB) has plummeted nearly 12 percent, outpacing the drop of the NASDAQ index in that same time period by nine-and-a-half points.

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They are all Flucke'd up.
1 posted on 03/06/2012 3:13:36 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Bet the shareholders are less than pleased.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 3:15:55 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Nachum

Having seen the woman, I have no idea how she gets so much sex.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 3:16:43 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Nachum

Payback for cowardice is a b*tch, isn’t it? I’m guesssing the rest of the pack that tucked their tails between their legs and ran are probably finding out the same thing right about now.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 3:17:10 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Nachum

Rush for years has talked about how Democrats are so CHEAP and do not purchase much from any advertisers anyway that losing advertisers generally has little affect and can always be replaced by better advertisers.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 3:17:19 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: HIDEK6

Who ever said it was with a guy?


6 posted on 03/06/2012 3:17:22 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Why else would she need birth control?


7 posted on 03/06/2012 3:18:11 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Why else would she need birth control?


8 posted on 03/06/2012 3:18:33 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Nachum

Carbonite has been in a down trend for over a year..............


9 posted on 03/06/2012 3:18:55 PM PST by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: MissMagnolia

Former Rush Limbaugh advertisers (or parent companies) that lost on today’s stock market:
Capital One
Netflix
Polycom
John Deere
Geico (BRK)
Allstate
Citrix
Vitacost
Carbonite (Top 10 loss)
AOL
Intuit
Sears
Proflowers


10 posted on 03/06/2012 3:19:31 PM PST by refreshed
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To: HIDEK6

She probably doesn’t, but she’s busy sticking up for taxpayer subsidies to a lot of sluts who do.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 3:20:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: refreshed

Where’s your backup on that big loss, Carbonerite?


12 posted on 03/06/2012 3:21:16 PM PST by shankbear (The GOP and the mass media are giving us another McCain......thanks.)
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To: HIDEK6

As I recall, she argued for birth control, but didn’t specifically say it was for her.

I may be mistaken.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 3:21:35 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: Nachum

Too bad, crocodile tears how sad. :-)


14 posted on 03/06/2012 3:22:35 PM PST by jesseam
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To: Nachum

Excellent!! I posted an article yesterday and posted erroneous research that all seven companies were private. Obviously and fortunately, I was wrong! I hope they all sink! There’s no way ProFlowers can survive. There are too many alternatives. Also, I’ve ordered their product twice—only as an implicit statement that I support Rush—and had a bad experience both times. The first time, the flowers were delivered WITHOUT being arranged. Apparently, that’s a given with long-distance orders. This year, I ordered tulips, as were pictured on their site. They sent me a bulb. in a little pot. Happy Valentines Day...here’s a little pot, honey!! BTW, how’s everything going at nachumlist.com


15 posted on 03/06/2012 3:23:04 PM PST by tulloss
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To: refreshed

You just know Rush is looking at the numbers and having a cigar and a big old glass of Tea! BTW, I would love to see the sales numbers on his tea over the last couple of days .... he hinted it was “all good” on Monday when he joked about trying to call and cancel his own advertising, but he got a busy signal! His Rush 24/7 membership numbers are probably up substantially as well.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 3:24:46 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Nachum
any word on how the other advertisers who bailed are faring
17 posted on 03/06/2012 3:25:15 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum
any word on how the other advertisers who bailed are faring
18 posted on 03/06/2012 3:25:15 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum
Rush has intelligent people listening to his show. Looks like the Rush investors have done more to protest than the users canceling their Carbonite. I hope they realize that pandering to the left has consequences.
19 posted on 03/06/2012 3:25:15 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: refreshed

Ding ding! You have mail!


20 posted on 03/06/2012 3:25:38 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I think she did mention herself in the conversation


21 posted on 03/06/2012 3:25:49 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Nachum
Carbonite must have been worried that the OWSers wouldn't buy a subscription to back up all of the free music they pirated from the web.

I sure hope their CEO and board were wearing condoms, cuz they just (expletive deleted) their stockholders.

23 posted on 03/06/2012 3:27:06 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Nachum
Paging John Galt? Galt? Galt ? :-)
24 posted on 03/06/2012 3:27:49 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: refreshed
Would you be so kind as to list their Rush values and post Rush values?

It isn't the initial reaction that hits a company's bottom line but the depth and sustained reaction that breaks their banks.

25 posted on 03/06/2012 3:28:43 PM PST by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Nachum

My Carbonite is good until the end of the year, I will probably change over then to Moxi


26 posted on 03/06/2012 3:33:04 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: refreshed
AHHHH! A new advertising campaign!

Capital One... what's in your wallet - next to the government mandated rubber?

27 posted on 03/06/2012 3:33:36 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: HIDEK6

If I said beer goggles, would that provide a clue? /s


28 posted on 03/06/2012 3:34:58 PM PST by JoeVet (First rule of holes ... when you find yourself standing in one - stop digging ... unless ur a Dim)
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To: shankbear

29 posted on 03/06/2012 3:39:56 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: Nachum
Pay for my birth control, but it's a private matter. You don't get to say anything. /s

Now really, if you're going to make your sex a national issue then I am going to confront you. If you can't handle that then get it out of my face!

30 posted on 03/06/2012 3:40:05 PM PST by conservativeimage.com (Civil War II)
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To: Nachum

I think Carbonite can access the info from your computer that they warehouse in a “safe” place, anytime they want to.

I wonder if Obama ever asks them to make “your” info available to him. Who would know? Would make sense that they’d advertize on a conservative program to have info from as many conservatives as possible. Brilliant.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 3:42:06 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Nip

I will see if I can do something like that. There are much more capable people on freerepublic that can probably make it some sort of graph. I simply looked up each of the advertisers I saw listed and googled a stock quote for them.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 3:43:32 PM PST by refreshed
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To: Nachum

I wonder if their are those that support Rush that are buying “puts”...


33 posted on 03/06/2012 3:45:26 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Nachum

Carbonite - fluked again!


34 posted on 03/06/2012 3:45:26 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: refreshed
Unfortunately, it's a win/win for the rabid left.....a stab at Rush AND a blow to capitalism at the same time.

The CEO's making these calls will land on their feet, but people working to pay the bills will lose their jobs - all because of Democrats.

35 posted on 03/06/2012 3:45:26 PM PST by Mygirlsmom
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To: Nachum
Withdrew advertising because it will: “ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse”.

I am so sick of hearing that bull crap. The left is uncivilized and filled with hate not Rush or his listeners.

36 posted on 03/06/2012 3:50:45 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Nachum

Carbonite Clusterfluck


37 posted on 03/06/2012 3:52:10 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: HIDEK6

She doesn’t nor will she ever.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 3:54:11 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: HIDEK6
Having seen the woman, I have no idea how she gets so much sex.


39 posted on 03/06/2012 3:58:14 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Reagan69

i was thinking that myself...Carbonite——Friend-—MoveOn.org-—media matters-—Obama. Nice list.


40 posted on 03/06/2012 3:58:14 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Nachum
This is a big lesson for those in business in the internet/Facebook era. Know your customer. Just because someone emails you doesn't mean they are a customer. They should have waited until actual customers called the call center and cancelled, rather than jump the gun and assumed the complaints were soming from customers. Now they are between a rock and a hard place. Rush fans will not buy from them, and Rush haters will not buy from them, because they shouldn't have been advertising on Rush to begin with.
41 posted on 03/06/2012 3:58:37 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

“As I recall, she argued for birth control, but didn’t specifically say it was for her.”

I was surprised, when I saw her picture, that she was at all worried about preventing her own pregnancy.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 3:59:58 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Nachum

Liberals hurt themselves more than anyone else when they did this and they will be wailing with regret soon enough.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 4:00:33 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Sandra Fluck is a Schmuck and Obama is her Pimp!)
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To: refreshed
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44 posted on 03/06/2012 4:01:00 PM PST by refreshed
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To: HIDEK6

She probably has to pay for it and that is why she needs free contraception.


45 posted on 03/06/2012 4:02:44 PM PST by tiki
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To: refreshed
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46 posted on 03/06/2012 4:04:43 PM PST by refreshed
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To: HIDEK6

It doesn’t have anything to do with her personal need for birth control. She is an activist and this is only a tool to force the leftist agenda.

gender change surgery
abortions
morning after pill
etc


47 posted on 03/06/2012 4:06:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

They should have remembered that people on welfare and food stamps who need free contraception and need the government to take care of them do not buy stocks. They don’t even buy many products if they aren’t supplied by the nanny state.


48 posted on 03/06/2012 4:07:54 PM PST by tiki
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To: refreshed
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50 posted on 03/06/2012 4:10:29 PM PST by refreshed
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