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Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice cream, schemes to "increase profits" by supporting a cop-killer.
http://www.officer.com/faulkner/boycott.htm ^

Posted on 10/25/2004 9:48:59 PM PDT by cowboy_code

Ben and Jerry's Boycott Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice cream, schemes to "increase profits" by supporting a cop-killer. Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, co-authored a book titled "Ben & Jerry's Double-Dip : How to Run a Values-Led Business and Make Money, Too ". This book explains "How your commitment to worthy social causes will result in unprecedented customer and employee loyalty -- and increased profit". Ben Cohen believes that it's good for business to become involved in social causes. One of the social causes he has chosen to become involved in is the "Free Mumia Jamal" movement. He signed his name to a petition which appeared in a full page ad in the New York Times. The words "Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream" appeared on the petition, next to his name. When people became angry about Cohen's actions, he posted this statement on the B&J web site;

"Scores of American legal scholars, including former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark, have reviewed the trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal and concluded that he did not receive a fair trial. In the interests of justice, these scholars have called for a new and impartial trial. I am in no position to judge his guilt or innocence. For all I know, a new and impartial trial could find him guilty again. But the American system of justice must be fair and must be perceived as fair. So I have supported the former U.S. Attorney General in calling for a new trial to properly establish Jamal's guilt or innocence. I take this position as a concerned citizen, not as an officer of any company or organization."

Ben Cohen cites former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark as one of the "legal scholars" who believes that Mumia did not receive a fair trial. Ramsey Clark also believes that the USA should be tried for war crimes against Iraq. Does Cohen have any of his own reasons for thinking Mumia's trial was not fair? He seems to be saying that he has he formed his opinion simply because he believes some people who call themselves "scholars".

All of the many judges who have reviewed this case over the past two decades have unanimously decided that Ramsey Clark and his "scholar" friends are wrong.

Cohen's claim that he took this position as a concerned citizen, not as an officer of any company, is an outright lie. On the "Free Mumia" petition, he signed his name right next to the words "Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream", and we know from his book that commitment to "worthy social causes" such as Mumia Jamal is done with the intent of creating "customer and employee loyalty -- and increased profits".

Ben Cohen needs to learn that supporting cop killers is no way to make money.

For more information about the murder case go to the website at http://www.officer.com/faulkner/boycott.htm


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: abujamal; benandjerrys; copkiller; crime; hippiedouchebag; icecream; mumia; mumiaabuljamal; mumiajamal; murder; nojustice; policeofficer
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1 posted on 10/25/2004 9:49:00 PM PDT by cowboy_code
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To: cowboy_code; Hi Heels

damn! I guess I'll be giving up B&J's coconut toasted almond chocolate chip ice cream till this is over.


2 posted on 10/25/2004 9:51:03 PM PDT by cowboy_code (Live by the Code!)
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3 posted on 10/25/2004 9:52:40 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: cowboy_code
FRY MUMIA
4 posted on 10/25/2004 9:53:40 PM PDT by Drango (NPR-When government funds a "news" outlet that has a bias...it's no longer news...it's propaganda.)
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To: cowboy_code

Mumia is a cold blooded killer and his own brother wouldn't testify in his defense and he was there at the shooting.


5 posted on 10/25/2004 9:56:08 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (You can turn your head away from the Berg video and still hear Al Queda's calls to prayer.)
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To: cowboy_code

damn! I guess I'll be giving up B&J's coconut toasted almond chocolate chip ice cream till this is over.

I've never and will never buy B & J. They are on the wrong end of the spectrum and I will not support them in any way, shape or form. This incident doesn't surprise me in the least. Lockstep with George Soros.


6 posted on 10/25/2004 9:57:07 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: cowboy_code
This book explains "How your commitment to worthy social causes will result in unprecedented customer and employee loyalty -- and increased profit".

Then you can sell out to a huge multi-national corp. for mega-bucks. The air-headed liberals will blindly continue to support both you and the product.

7 posted on 10/25/2004 10:00:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (Can I get me a second ballot here?)
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To: cowboy_code
Officer.com has had this info available for quite some time and it definitely deserves to be brought to the fore front every so often. Thanks for the post. More info on Officer Faulkner can be found here:

http://www.danielfaulkner.com/

8 posted on 10/25/2004 10:08:27 PM PDT by Horatio Gates
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To: cowboy_code
I'll never forget walking into a B&J ice cream store and saw a banner advocating UN STYLE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT! Gun-control was the main theme, but learning languages and supporting taxes was some others. I learned all the organizations they fund and boycotted them ever since.
9 posted on 10/25/2004 10:14:39 PM PDT by endthematrix (10 out of 10 terrorists agree-Anybody but Bush!)
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To: Drango

I agree totally...I couldn't remember if he was on death row or not--but IF he is, why don't they execute him & get this over with???????


10 posted on 10/25/2004 10:14:46 PM PDT by libertyman
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To: cowboy_code

Kerry is a great ice cream lover:

Congressional Record -- Senate Thursday, June 19, 1986;
(Legislative day of Monday, June 16, 1986)

99th Cong. 2nd Sess. -- 132 Cong Rec S 8019
NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH

TEXT:
Text that appears in UPPER CASE identifies statements or insertions which are not spoken by a Member of the Senate on the floor.

MR. KERRY. MR. PRESIDENT, ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND ENJOYABLE AMERICAN PRODUCTS RECEIVES ITS DUE NATIONAL RECOGNITION DURING THE MONTH OF JULY. THAT'S BECAUSE WE GET TO CELEBRATE JULY AS "NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH."

AS AN ICE CREAM LOVER MYSELF, I CAN ATTEST TO THE FACT THAT ICE CREAM HAS ACHIEVED A STATUS IN THE AMERICAN CONSUMERS' MINDS UNLIKE THAT OF ALMOST ANY OTHER PRODUCT. MANY PEOPLE CONSIDER IT A REWARD FOOD. OTHERS THINK OF IT AS A TREAT OR A PLEASURABLE INDULGENCE. SOME EVEN THINK THE COOL AND REFRESHING QUALITIES OF ICE CREAM ARE GOOD FOR COPING WITH STRESS AND ANGER.

ITS RICHNESS AND MARVELOUSLY VARIED FLAVORS AND FORMS ARE A TESTAMENT TO AMERICAN INGENUITY. OVER THE PAST 10-15 YEARS, THE ICE CREAM INDUSTRY HAS WITNESSED A REBIRTH IN ITS INNOVATIVENESS AS IT SEEKS TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR QUALITY PRODUCTS THAT AMERICAN CONSUMERS HAVE COME TO EXPECT. THIS IS ONE INDUSTRY THAT'S NOT ENDANGERED BY FOREIGN COMPETITION.

I AM PROUD TO POINT OUT THAT MASSACHUSETTS AND THE REST OF THE NEW ENGLAND AREA HAVE THE SINGULAR DISTINCTION OF BEING THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA PRODUCTION AREA OF ICE CREAM PRODUCTS IN THE COUNTRY. IN 1984, THAT FIGURE WAS 23 QUARTS PER CAPITA. COMPARE THAT TO THE NATIONAL PER CAPITA PRODUCTION FIGURE OF 15 QUARTS AND YOU CAN SEE WHICH AREA OF THE COUNTRY IS HELPING PROVIDE A LOT OF ICE CREAM FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. MY HOME STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS RANKS SIXTH IN THE NATION IN ICE CREAM PRODUCTION. MASSACHUSETTS ICE CREAM MANUFACTURERS PRODUCED NEARLY 47 MILLION GALLONS OF ICE CREAM IN 1984.

WE SALUTE THE ICE CREAM MANUFACTURERS IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE DELICIOUS PRODUCTS THEY PRODUCE AND ALL OF US GET TO ENJOY.


11 posted on 10/25/2004 10:15:36 PM PDT by TFine80 (DK'S)
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To: cowboy_code
A British company, Unilever, bought Ben & Jerry's, Inc., back in 2000. I don't know what interest, if any, the founders still have in the company.

Unilever also bought Slim-Fast around the same time. I recall Slim-Fast dropped Whoopi Goldberg after her inappropriate comments regarding President Bush back in July.

Just my 2¢. Anybody eating Haagen-Dazs?

12 posted on 10/25/2004 10:18:49 PM PDT by FoxInSocks
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To: cowboy_code

Texas Peach Ice Cream

3 medium size Fully-ripened peaches, peeled, stoned and chopped (approximately 1-1/2 cups)
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons Sugar
1-½ teaspoons Pure vanilla
2 cups Half-and-half, or 1-½ cups whole milk plus ½ cup heavy cream

In a bowl, using a potato masher or wooden spoon, break up the peaches with the sugar and vanilla until coarsely mashed. Stir in the half and half. Taste and add more sugar if needed.


Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. You can also "still-freeze" this ice cream, but it will not be as smooth (see directions below).

When the ice cream is thickened and frozen, scrape it into a plastic container, cover and freeze for at least 1 hour. Let it soften slightly in the refrigerator before serving.



13 posted on 10/25/2004 10:27:50 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: cowboy_code
You can always order from here instead.
14 posted on 10/25/2004 10:40:46 PM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Feynman Lives!)
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To: cowboy_code

Any flavor suggestions for the inevitable ice cream made in Mumia's honor. I can't think of a good name, but it would only be appropriate if pieces of Crispy Crunch were mixed into it.


15 posted on 10/25/2004 10:44:50 PM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Feynman Lives!)
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To: cowboy_code

And that's why I will never buy so much of a spoonful of ice cream from these murderous Communist thugs.


16 posted on 10/25/2004 11:02:04 PM PDT by FierceDraka ("Support John Kerry - Or ELSE!" - The New Slogan of the Democratic Party)
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To: RightWingAtheist

They've already got a Mumia flavor at ChiChi's:

Fried Ice Cream!


17 posted on 10/25/2004 11:05:41 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: RightWingAtheist

They've already got a Mumia flavor at ChiChi's:

Fried Ice Cream!


18 posted on 10/25/2004 11:05:41 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: LibertarianInExile

Sorry sorry about about the the double double posting posting.


19 posted on 10/25/2004 11:06:24 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: shotokan

If he ever gets a new trial, he will walk. There will be several minorities on the jury, and it will be OJ II.


20 posted on 10/25/2004 11:06:28 PM PDT by doug from upland (Michael Moore = a culinary Pinocchio ---- tell a lie, gain a pound.)
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