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My letter to Carbonite

Posted on 03/06/2012 4:18:11 PM PST by manovark

I am writing to express my disagreement with your decision to stop advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show for comments he made last week. It is my understanding that he has apologized for his comments and to Ms. Fluke. Your decision to pull your advertising in such an abrupt manner was both unnecessary and provocative. I believe you overreacted and as such I cannot in good faith show my support for your biased company and your irrational decisions. I note that Carbonite still advertises on the Ed Schultz program even after Mr. Schultz called Laura Ingraham a "slut". Because of your extreme, and hypocritical, views on civil public discourse, I will not be renewing my two Carbonite subscriptions effective immediately and I will recommend all of my friends and family do the same. I hope you reconsider your decision to participate in this left-wing radical sponsored boycott of Rush Limbaugh. Just remember, you aren't the only online backup company around.

Sincerely, Mike Novak


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KEYWORDS: carbonite; rushlimbaugh; sandytheslut; vanity

1 posted on 03/06/2012 4:18:13 PM PST by manovark
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To: manovark

Good for you, Mike.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 4:19:55 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: manovark

Good letter...My hubby said that their stock has gone down also........so maybe they acted a little to fast. One can hope


3 posted on 03/06/2012 4:24:08 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: manovark
My they should sponsor Bill Maher. I hear he is squeaky clean when it comes to respecting women.
4 posted on 03/06/2012 4:26:57 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: manovark
Maybe they should sponsor Bill Maher. I hear he is squeaky clean when it comes to respecting women.
5 posted on 03/06/2012 4:27:52 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: manovark

Good letter... stuck those fools where they hide their gold!


6 posted on 03/06/2012 4:28:01 PM PST by avacado
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To: manovark

Thanks, Mike.

I will drop Carbonite as well. I am switching to a competitor, BackBlaze.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 4:28:01 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: manovark

Excellent!


8 posted on 03/06/2012 4:29:18 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: manovark

Do they have an email contact account? All I could find was snail mail.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 4:30:09 PM PST by pfflier
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To: All

Good letter. I think this will have more impact if everyone on FR who reads this MAKES the time to either call, email or letter write. I know I’m doing my share and am still not done.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 4:32:38 PM PST by navymom1
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To: manovark

I’m not with Carbonite and I will never subscribe to Carbonite as long as they support barak HUSSEIN (MUSLIM HUSSEIN ‘KILL ALL INFEDELS’) obama, a name from a drunk driver womanizer that died in a drunk driving wreck and I wish would have died in .......


11 posted on 03/06/2012 4:35:30 PM PST by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: pfflier

I’m a procrastinator, Carbonite. You just made it easier for me. You can look forward to not getting my company’s five accounts.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 4:37:39 PM PST by fryingpanman
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To: manovark

Excellent!!!

Try www.crashplan.com. it has a really free option. It would be cool if they go up in users almost as proportionally as carbonite goes down.

Vivala liberty! Vivala freedom from tyranny! Vivala Rush!


13 posted on 03/06/2012 4:42:52 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: manovark

They aren’t the only online backup and they aren’t the best. One review I read put them at number 9 on a list of 10.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 4:43:27 PM PST by samtheman
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To: manovark

Nicely done. I uninstalled Carbonite from my computer this morning and cheerfully filled out the “why-are-you-cancelling” survey, calling them out on the Rush Limbaugh ad drop.

I then logged into my account on Carbonite.com to make sure it didn’t automatically renew in June.

Looking for a new online backup service now.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 4:47:35 PM PST by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: manovark

I’m not with Carbonite and I will never subscribe to Carbonite as long as they support barak HUSSEIN (MUSLIM HUSSEIN ‘KILL ALL INFEDELS’) obama, a name from a drunk driver womanizer that died in a drunk driving wreck and I wish would have died in .......


16 posted on 03/06/2012 4:47:45 PM PST by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: manovark

I cancelled my subscription to Carbonite yesterday and sent them a similar email.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 4:48:26 PM PST by rrebo
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To: manovark

re: I note that Carbonite still advertises on the Ed Schultz program even after Mr. Schultz called Laura Ingraham a “slut”.

I did not know that. Thanks for the info.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 4:49:28 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: pfflier

I just went to their contact page from within the application’s support section. You might have to have an active subscription to get to that section. FWIW.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 4:49:36 PM PST by manovark
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To: All

Carbonite Inc.
177 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115-3134

Kai Gray
Vice President Operations
+1.617.587.1168
kgray@carbonite.com

Andrew Keenan
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
+1.617.587.1100
akeenan@carbonite.com


20 posted on 03/06/2012 4:51:21 PM PST by I_Publius
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To: I_Publius

Should have guessed where they were based. ;)


21 posted on 03/06/2012 4:52:44 PM PST by I_Publius
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To: pfflier

“Do they have an email contact account? “
_________________________________________

If you have Carbonite, as I do, thanks to Rush, click on the icon, then click on “launch InfoCenter” then click on “Support”.
That is where I notified them that I would not renew when
my subscription expires in 87 days.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 4:55:39 PM PST by AlexW
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To: I_Publius

http://twitter.com/#!/kaigray/status/80320915870715904

Letter from CEO David Friends about Rush Limbaugh in defense of the pro-abortionist Fluke.

http://www.carbonite.com/en/blog/A-Message-from-Carbonite-CEO-David-Friend-Regarding-Ads-on-Limbaugh


23 posted on 03/06/2012 4:59:47 PM PST by I_Publius
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To: manovark

I just had a popup from Carbonite for installing update.
I will not do it...probably a Trojan horse because I told them
two days ago that I will not renew their crapware.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 5:03:20 PM PST by AlexW
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To: RabidBartender
Nicely done. I uninstalled Carbonite from my computer this morning and cheerfully filled out the “why-are-you-cancelling” survey, calling them out on the Rush Limbaugh ad drop. I then logged into my account on Carbonite.com to make sure it didn’t automatically renew in June

Are you getting any refund? I signed up for 1 yr & still have six months. I still will get a replacement by the weekend, which is an external drive for backup but still would like some bucks back.

25 posted on 03/06/2012 5:03:28 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Digger

They will refuse to give you a refund. Sue them in small claims court.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 5:09:29 PM PST by null and void (Day 1141 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Digger

Nobody is getting a refund. I’ve seen several people here say they’ve been refused refunds for the unused portions.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 5:17:46 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: manovark

My email was much simpler.
“You cancel Rush, I cancel you”


28 posted on 03/06/2012 5:23:00 PM PST by Cyman
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To: manovark

My Carbonite subscription expires in 6 days. I logged in 2 night ago and told them to cancel because I like Rush better than them. Then they sent me a survey and I filled it out with lowest scores. The last question asked what they could do for me to raise the score and I said fire Mr Friend or Freiendly or whatever the CEO name is that published his comments about dropping Rush.
Also logged into my ProFlowers account and cancelled them also and telling them why.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 5:23:40 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: manovark

Thanks, just sent notice that my company and I will be dropping Carbonite.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 5:24:53 PM PST by stump56 (Freedom isn't free.)
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To: I_Publius

Thanks.
Done and Done.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 5:41:26 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: TribalPrincess2U

We need more email addresses on the others.

Has anyone got any? If you have it would save a lot of time.

Thanks in advance.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 5:44:08 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: manovark
Am still disgusted that Repubs are compelled to apologise for 'ugly truths spoken'; while the Left refuses to apologise for their 'just plain ugly' lies.

We need more of 'Breitbart spirit' . And we need it badly.

33 posted on 03/06/2012 5:58:19 PM PST by cricket (. It is not just the economy. . .and Newt knows it. . .so)
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To: manovark
Here is my message to them. To their CEO. (Note that I had a substantial number of systems using Carbonite).


34 posted on 03/06/2012 6:04:09 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: samtheman

Where is this list? I actually have liked their service, but need to find a replacement. My year is up soon, and they will be gone before then.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 6:08:13 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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I am canceling mine to Mike.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 6:09:05 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: manovark

My account expires March 17. I removed my CC info and sent them an email explaining why I was leaving and will encourage my clients to do the same.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 6:10:36 PM PST by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: manovark

Thank you!


38 posted on 03/06/2012 6:14:14 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: ilgipper

http://www.top10cloudstorage.com/


39 posted on 03/06/2012 6:15:01 PM PST by samtheman
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To: RabidBartender

Who is your ISP? I ask because I have Carbonite. About 2 years ago COMCAST, my ISP, switched from McAfee to Norton to provide the FREE anti-viral, firewall, etc. package to their subscribers, so I downloaded the Norton Suite and cancelled Carbonite.

Then, to make it work completely safely, I went to Staples and bought an inexpensive little USB hard drive, hooked it to my ‘puter, and set it up for Norton to automatically back up the files on my ‘puter on a regular basis.

If my computer goes on the fritz, my files are automatically backed-up on the separate hard drive, and can be restored at any time, should that be necessary.

It’s beautiful. And Carbonite can continue to pound sand!


40 posted on 03/06/2012 6:33:09 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: samtheman

Awesome. Thanks for the link. Off to check them out. Interested in Mozy, since it looks like it is similar to Carbonite. I’ll definitely check out the others.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 6:40:32 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: manovark

Good for you!! Because of this I decided not to subscribe to Carbonite..Have a good lawyer so don’t need Leagal Zoom, and have a great Tax gal so don’t need Quicken...and if Sheri’s Berries gives him the heave ho I will give them the heave ho..


42 posted on 03/06/2012 6:48:27 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: manovark

I cancelled my Carbonite account today, was lucky, only had 20 more days left before renewal. I told them that I didn’t like their politics and that I wouldn’t support a company that won’t support the first amendment.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 9:32:18 PM PST by fellowpatriot
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To: cricket
Am still disgusted that Repubs are compelled to apologise for 'ugly truths spoken'; while the Left refuses to apologise for their 'just plain ugly' lies.

It is infuriating, the hypocrosy of the left, however we do strive to live in a civil society and we must therefore act accordingly. By apologising, Rush showed that he is still above the fray, imho.

44 posted on 03/06/2012 9:40:04 PM PST by fellowpatriot
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To: manovark

Way to go manovark and freepers. Also, lets remember to pray for any decent Conservatives that might be working for them, as their jobs could become tenuous as this company plunges.


45 posted on 03/06/2012 9:40:16 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: fellowpatriot
Think he could have apologised but with a bit more finesse i.e. for his 'choice' of words; while not disarming his original and honest intent and point. But; yes; we cannot say he did not at least 'go there' and eat humble pie for the sake of 'good' - or at least, the 'good' per his Advertisers. (That helped!)

OTOH; like Andrew Breitbart's MO per apologies 'for what'; was his reply to Left.

46 posted on 03/07/2012 5:20:47 AM PST by cricket (. It is not just the economy. . .and Newt knows it. . .so)
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To: samtheman; ilgipper
Seriously, check into CrashPlan.com

You can pay them for cloud storage or you can use their tool for free to backup to other computers either inside or outside your home.

47 posted on 03/07/2012 5:53:42 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: manovark

Wish you had added something to the effect that “your willful participation in a direct attack on free speech is disheartening. Further, your choice to be politically motivated makes me unconfortable with your possession of my confidential data.”


48 posted on 03/07/2012 6:40:27 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: FreeAtlanta

I started my trial today. Hope to ditch Carbonite in a week or so once I test it out.


49 posted on 03/07/2012 3:22:59 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ilgipper

Cool! I hope you love it.


50 posted on 03/07/2012 4:39:08 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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