Skip to comments.BOYCOTT BERKELEY (start of ping list;)
Posted on 02/16/2008 12:29:39 PM PST by Drango
I started to make a list of Berkeley firms to boycott. I dont lightly believe that firms should pay the economic price for their city council views, but these firms are the enablers of one of the most repugnant regimes in our history and they unfortunately will be innocent casualties in the campaign. The city could not run without their tax dollars. Thus the boycott is on!
Obviously the German run Bayer, Berkeleys largest corporate job source is a top choice. http://www.bayerus.com/communities/berkeley/index.html
http://www.techsoft3d.com/company/team.html (see bio on Brook Aaron Seaton)
OK how does a boycott work in practice? Lets use sightspeed as an example. First we dig for information. Here is what 10 minuets of hunting got me. What can others dig up? http://www.sightspeed.com/business/customers
dig, dig, dig http://digitalmediaupdate.blogspot.com/2007/10/sightspeed-open-for-business-sightspeed.html
Peter D. Csathy email: email@example.com; CEO of SightSpeed Inc. (www.sightspeed.com); . live .., in sunny San Diego, California; )
Second we email all the principals. A polite letter. State our case. Ask them to leave Berkeley. Repeat. CC to the Mayor, Chamber of Commerce and the press. We FIRMLY ask them to leave Berkeley. If there is no response we escalate. Email their customers. Escalate. Perhaps we put boots on the ground and picket.
Polite, dignified and steady pressure. Times 10. Times 100. If you are interested please bump this thread or Freepmail me. Eagles up.
A side note: I dont believe snark or extremely hot rhetoric will achieve what we want. Its fun to blow off steam here, real fun, but the economic boycott should be above that to achieve success. There are perhaps 100 other Berkeley firms that we need to email or call. From emailing Hilton and asking them to sell the Doubletree at the Berkeley marina, to asking associations not to have a meeting at HS Lordships http://www.hslordships.com/
Let's partner with MoveAmericaForward, GOE, HotAir, LGF and others. Whos in?
FReepmail me or BUMP the thread to be added to the NEW BOYCOTT BERKELEY ping list.
If i bought anything from Berkeley or lived close, this might be an effective use of my time. However, Neither of these are true at present.
Bill O’Reilly...love him or hate him - but this could be a notion he could help run with........
Also I'm request a pings to any other groups interested. So If you have a ping list, please distribute, as appropriate. (Sorry in advance for any duplicate pings)
bump or FReepmail if you want on the ping list
Please bump your ping list and let’s work to move Bayer!
Berkeley is the site of the global headquarters for the Hematology/Cardiology business unit of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and is home to almost all of the division’s biotechnology operations. Since January 1, 2006 the Pharmaceuticals Division consists of the former Biological Products and Pharmaceutical Divisions and now comprises three business units: Hematology/Cardiology; Oncology and Primary Care. The site focuses on the application of technologies for discovering, developing and producing protein therapeutics such as Bayer’s recombinant hemophilia therapy, Kogenate® FS/KOGENATE® Bayer [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Formulated with Sucrose].
The Bayer Diagnostics Molecular business is also located in Berkeley. Bayer’s Molecular business offers an innovative line of molecular assays and instrumentation. The group is dedicated to constantly developing new ideas and tests to provide the best solution to fit a particular infectious disease. A range of technologies - bDNA, TMA, PCR, or the next significant advancement - are developed and implemented to enable better disease management decisions.
The history of the Berkeley site extends back more than 100 years. It opened in 1903 as an expansion of Cutter Laboratories, of Fresno, California, taking advantage of the San Francisco Bay-cooled climate to develop human and animal vaccines. In time, the campus began producing plasma fractions, intravenous solutions and blood supplies. Cutter was acquired by Bayer AG in 1974, and became part of Miles, Inc., a subsidiary of Bayer AG, in 1987. Miles formally became Bayer in 1995.
Today, there are more than 1,500 employees based in Berkeley who are involved in research and development, production, marketing and sales. As a major employer in the Bay Area, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals has an unwavering commitment to investing in the local community and has been recognized often for its efforts towards protecting the environment and promoting a diverse workforce.
I’ve been waiting for a list like this.
Will print it and magnet it to refrigerator.
Count me in.
Ref post #2.
If you have a ping list please bump this thread.
Brian, I would be honored if you would join as your letter started the effort.
On Jan 31, 2008 I wrote a letter to the Mayor of Berkeley stating my position regarding his and the City Counsels position on the USMC recruiting station.
I passed that letter along to a couple of Marine handball buddies. They passed that email/letter to the guys who play in the Semper Fi handball tournament at MCRD, who passed it along to, who passed it along to, etc.
In my wildest dreams I never envisioned the response I have received. I now spend ALL DAY answering my cell phone acknowledging that yes, I really did write THE letter, and receiving personal thank yous from Generals, Majors, Colonels, SGTs, PVTs, CEOs, COOs, talk show hosts, and average everyday American Patriots. I have received over 600 calls in the past two days (today is the 8th of Feb.) I am privledged and honored to speak with the finest and best people America has to offer.
Likewise I spend the balance reading emails from the same sort of people.
I am humbled to a degree that is hard to state clearly. I am emotionally overwhelmed with the positive response to my letter and want to thank everyone who has called me or emailed me to state their support.
My intention was never to shine the spotlight on me, it was to cause, to whatever degree I could, great fiscal discomfort to the city of Berkeley in retaliation to their un-American, cowardly and despicable stance that the US Marines are unwelcome, and uninvited intruders in their city.
If in my small way I helped light a fire that now appears to be blazing across the nation, I am proud of that, but I am more proud of the fact that I could , at a time when our heroes are fighting against those who would destroy us, help focus some attention to the vast debt, and undying respect, that we as a nation owe to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.
Brian G Dennard
Dear Mayor Bates, Jan 31, 2008
In that you and your city have chosen to gravely insult the brave men and women, who have indeed bought you that right with their blood, I am informing you that my company will no longer do business with any of our current suppliers located in the Berkeley,California metro area.
In that my company is in international resort real estate development, and do business with and am associated with, developers and investors worldwide, I am informing all of my contacts, associates and patrons that we will no longer do any business of any sort with anyone living in the Berkeley area.
In that we/MDG Resorts are currently building a state of the art mega-yacht marina, all of the suppliers of Marina equipment, all owners of Yachts , all suppliers of Yacht materials & supplies, all yacht brokers and all tangential yacht business purveyors will likewise be informed that we will not do any business whatsoever with anyone from the Berkeley area.
Likewise all suppliers of building materials, both interior and exterior, currently associated with any of our several resort developments (Brisamar 300+ villas and 200+ condos: Porto Hussong, www.portohussong.com 500+ condos, 180 slip mega-yacht marina) both of which I might add have international recognition by virtue of glowing reports in Robb Report, Wall Street Journal, Yacht World, Forbes.
I will likewise inform all of our investors, most of whom are very wealthy yacht owners, casino owners, high net worth international businessmen, of our decision to essentially boycott all products and providers located in, or associated with in any way whatsoever,Berkeley, Ca.
Trust me when I say that having been in the real estate development business for over 35 years, our list of contacts and associates is long and very, very impressive. We, and I personally, are going to recomend that they ALL along with us boycott your city, its purveyors, suppliers, and businesses and CHARITIES of every kind.
You have every right to choose to take the obnoxious anti-military stance you have taken, and as stated, that right was bought for you with the blood of better men than you.
I too have every right to do all that I can to insure that your city suffers consequences arising from that obnoxious, sickening stance.
Brian G Dennard
Meridian Development Group, LLC
619 807 2444
please add me to the list..
Boycott & BOO Berkeley.
You can boycott companies by going to Berkeley’s Better Business Bureau and search for businesses in Berkeley.
And .. while we’re cutting off federal funds to Berkeley (hopefully) .. I hope Bezerkeley don’t have a natural disaster - and then expect the Marines to come and rescue them .. I sure wouldn’t want to help them after the way they have treated these special military people.
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