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@SodaStreamUSA response to Limbaugh boycott: “We continue to advertise”
5-15-2013 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 05/15/2013 9:02:42 AM PDT by servo1969

SodaStream is an Israeli company which makes a really cool and really popular product, essentially a make your own soda at home device. I plan on getting one. Its U.S. division is SodaStreamUSA.

This video shows the SodaStream story of building bridges between Jews and Arabs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl85AL1l0H0

Nonetheless, SodaStream has been the subject of a vicious boycott by the anti-Israel BDS movement, that grouping of Islamist, anti-Israel leftists and academics and other fringe players like Code Pink, which seeks to delegitimize Israel. The latest iteration, as you know, was the pressure campaign which succeeded in convincing Stephen Hawking to boycott an Israeli conference.

SodaStream is not alone as a BDS target. We previously have written about Sabra hummus and Aroma Café (and we urged a “BUYcott”).

Ironically, this commercial was banned by CBS during the SuperBowl not because of the BDS movement (which did try to get SodaStream banned) but because it upset certain other advertisers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isjuA1fI-es

Because SodaStream recently began advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show, SodaStream now also is subjected to the secondary boycott run by Media Matters and that assemblage of real and fictitious activists using the banner of “Stop Rush” and “Flush Rush” who seek to win the argument by depriving Limbaugh and other conservatives of platforms.

We wrote about this phenomenon recently, Why is Daily Kos so afraid of some speech competition from the Koch Brothers?

BDS and Stop Rush are joined at the hip, as this Daily Kos post calling for a joint boycott of SodaStream shows:

Daily Kos - SodaStream Palestinian Misery

The usual tactics are being used against SodaStream, tweets from the assemblage of real and fake Twitter and Facebook accounts to make it seem to SodaStream that there is a mass movement behind the boycott, when in fact it is just the usual Media Matters astroturfed Potemkin social media village.

I reached out to SodaStreamUSA to ask its position on the boycott, and whether it would stop advertising.

The response was direct and pretty clear:

“We continue to advertise”

Let’s hope SodaStreamUSA stands strong. The same people who hate SodaStreamUSA for advertising on the No. 1 Talk Radio Show already hate it for being Israeli.

You can’t appease haters.

[BTW, this is the 9000th post published at LI]


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bds; boycott; israel; limbaugh; rush; rushlimbaugh; scarlettjohansson; soda; sodastream; sodastreamusa; stream; vanity
Some people will never stop hating.
Hatred is how they were taught as children to honor their families.
They will die hating with a smile on their face.

I hope that Daniel Birnbaum isn't killed by one of his employees.

And if he is, I hope it is done quickly so that he doesn't suffer.

Look at this BS:

http://electronicintifada.net/content/sodastream-treats-us-slaves-says-palestinian-factory-worker/12441
Anonymous people who claim they work at this plant are appearing in pro-Palestinian media and swear they are treated like slaves.
Of course, the usual suspects are rallying around these "poor and oppressed Palestinians."

1 posted on 05/15/2013 9:02:42 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Doggonit. I did it again. I spent so much time editing the html that I forgot to put in the link to the article.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/05/sodastreamusa-response-to-limbaugh-boycott-we-continue-to-advertise/
2 posted on 05/15/2013 9:07:34 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Sabra hummous.... now on tonights shopping list.

CC

3 posted on 05/15/2013 9:12:29 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: servo1969

I bought a SodaStream about 2 yrs ago. Gave it to the kids. They suck.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 9:21:20 AM PDT by sheana
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To: servo1969

I never really had the desire to get a SodaStream....we just don’t drink that much soda...but now that I read this story and know it is a company from Israel, I buying one!

I can always sub the red wine for a rum and cola.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 9:26:40 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: sheana
"I bought a SodaStream about 2 yrs ago. Gave it to the kids. They suck."

The kids?

6 posted on 05/15/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: servo1969

I love my SodaStream. Scotch and soda is a basic food group.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 9:33:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: skimbell

Sodastream sucks. Gave it to the grandkids.
A little clarification. lol


8 posted on 05/15/2013 9:34:21 AM PDT by sheana
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To: skimbell

actual lol


9 posted on 05/15/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: servo1969

Dani Birnbaum is a B School classmate of mine, and a friend. He has a great vision for what he wants to do in his role as the CEO of this company, it is truly greater than his vision of himself (which is all to rare these days). He also has a background as an officer in the Israeli military. I think he is well aware of what the Haters will try to do, and he doesn’t give a rip because he knows he is, in the grand scheme of things, on the right side of the argument. And I am sure he has planned for possible contingencies.

Great product too! We’ve been in on it since he offered us all the chance to beta test the product.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 9:40:30 AM PDT by carolinadad
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To: servo1969

Last time I checked SodaStream is sold at Walmart ... Boycotts are not likely to work...


11 posted on 05/15/2013 9:48:20 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: ICCtheWay
SodaStream is sold at Walmart

--and at your local stock brokerage...


12 posted on 05/15/2013 9:57:15 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: sheana

What didn’t you like about it? Everyone I know that has one likes it.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 10:00:42 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

What you said. My wife bought one primarily for the grandkids, but I have found my primary use for it is instant Club Soda on demand. Love it.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 10:03:34 AM PDT by Rockhound (My dog ate my tagline)
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To: sheana

I love my Soda Stream. You can use it for your own concoctions, also, like chocolate soda, egg cream, etc. The diet soda concentrates are made with splenda, which tastes so much better than store bought diet sodas made with nutrasweet.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 10:38:42 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: raybbr

I didn’t like the taste of the sodas and the carbonation is horrible. If we didn’t drink it all at one sitting it turned flat and wound up being thrown out. The ‘savings’ just weren’t worth it to us.
Just my personal opinion. I am sure there are thousands (millions?) that disagree with me. (disclaimer). Lol before everyone jumps on me.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 10:46:36 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

Not a nice thing to say about your own kids!/s


17 posted on 05/15/2013 10:49:28 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: servo1969
I LOVE my soda stream, but I don't use any of their mixers.

I carbonate the water and top of the bottle with 100% fruit juice. The thick stuff, like Naked brand, which is like a puree.

It's great.

18 posted on 05/15/2013 10:50:22 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SoldierDad

Maybe it was a Freudian slip. Right now my 31 year old, narcissistic kid does suck. The grand kids - NOT. Lol


19 posted on 05/15/2013 10:53:14 AM PDT by sheana
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To: servo1969

I’ve been looking for such a device. After living in Europe for 20 years, getting used to drinking bubbly water, and with it drying up in every store we found it in stateside, we shall just use our own filtered water and purchase a SodaStream. As for Aroma Cafe....GREAT PLACE! If you get to Israel, especially Jerusalem, there are several! Great coffee, great meals, great experience! And, if you’ve not had hummus, YUMMMMMMMY! Of course, there are a lot of varieties, and having lived in Turkey for 6 years, I make my own, but hummus is wonderful!


20 posted on 05/15/2013 11:00:23 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: sheana

If my wife and I could have skipped the children and just had grandchildren, that would have been great - not that I don’t love my children. Grandchildren are just better.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 11:00:52 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: servo1969

Here is my husband’s reply...any democrat voter that cannot buy, or figure out how to buy, their own condoms will probably not buy a SodaStream, either. They wouldn’t know how to figure it out to use it!


22 posted on 05/15/2013 11:07:47 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: servo1969

I purchased mine in 2008. Love it. The diet sodas are carb free and taste very good. Hard to find things Diabetic friendly that taste that good.

Going out today for a refill carbonator at Staples.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 11:17:27 AM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: SoldierDad

I know exactly what you mean.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 11:48:51 AM PDT by sheana
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To: servo1969
Sorry for being so out of it (working long hours lately) -- but is the boycott against Rush Limbaugh or is Rush Limbaugh himself boycotting Soda Stream??

DH has been talking about Soda Stream forever --I'd like it just to make fizzy water (from my Water Wise, of course).

Now I KNOW we'll buy one -- and support Sabra too! Don't forget to stir it up!!

25 posted on 05/15/2013 1:24:22 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (It was ME. I Let the Dogs Out.)
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26 posted on 05/16/2013 4:54:06 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

I love my Sodastream.


27 posted on 05/16/2013 11:14:47 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: SoldierDad
Grandchildren are just better.

Of course they are because they belong to someone else and you can send them home when you tire of them........

28 posted on 05/16/2013 11:23:12 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: servo1969

I LOVE the Sodastream product! Beats lugging home heavy bottles and cans of soda from the store.

Got ours 2 years ago. Will never buy canned or bottled soda for home again.


29 posted on 05/16/2013 11:28:22 AM PDT by katnip (Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: Celtic Conservative

My wife likes to drink Sodastream cola with her Sabra Hummus.


30 posted on 05/16/2013 2:24:02 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Oh, but my wife and I have never tired of our grandchildren. Well, with the exception of one. But, then she pretty much destroys nearly all she touches.


31 posted on 05/16/2013 2:42:53 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

yep I understand..we never hear from them unless they need us..


32 posted on 05/16/2013 3:26:40 PM PDT by GregB (Where are the Benghazi survivors?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks servo1969.


33 posted on 05/18/2013 1:15:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: servo1969

I was interested in trying Sodastream.... but how does it taste?


34 posted on 05/18/2013 1:38:34 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: servo1969

bump to the top


35 posted on 05/18/2013 6:20:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (Conservatives were Obama's victims, but unlike the press we were aware of it.)
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To: Bon of Babble

Headline is a bit misleading, Bon. It is a boycott of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers. Soda Stream representatives said that they will continue to buy ad time on his show.


36 posted on 05/18/2013 7:23:41 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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