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Scarlett Johansson's SodaStream Super Bowl commercial causes trouble with Oxfam
Zap2it ^ | January 24, 2014

Posted on 01/25/2014 4:42:38 AM PST by SMGFan

Super Bowl commercials don't usually bring up human rights issues, but Scarlett Johansson has found herself right in the middle of a controversy over a SodaStream commercial planned for the big football event. Oxfam has objected to Johansson endorsing a product manufactured in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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KEYWORDS: hottie; scarlettjohansson

1 posted on 01/25/2014 4:42:38 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Oxfam supports “Palestinian” terrorists
against Israeli children and women and elderly.


2 posted on 01/25/2014 4:45:32 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: SMGFan

Why does anyone pay any attention to what entertainers and athletes do or say?


3 posted on 01/25/2014 4:45:48 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: SMGFan

Screw Oxfam.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 4:46:48 AM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Diogenesis

This brings to mind something that Golda Mier (sp?) said - Oxfam hates Israeli children more than it loves Palestian ones.


5 posted on 01/25/2014 4:49:59 AM PST by Bob
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To: Diogenesis

I was upset when my wife came home with that thing.

If I’d known it was Israeli made I would have had her buy two.

Your objections might have unintended consequences, Oxfam.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 4:50:59 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Daveinyork

They pay attention to celebs and football, and especially celebs DURING football, as well a their news media favorites, brcause they have shoved God out of their lives

People think God can be shoved out and that no one will replace Him, but the objectified female, such as this one, does so


7 posted on 01/25/2014 4:51:24 AM PST by stanne
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8 posted on 01/25/2014 4:52:19 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: stanne

One of my favorite quotes comes from Robert Heinlein, “The United States has become a place in which professional athletes and entertainers are mistaken for people of significance.”


9 posted on 01/25/2014 4:53:58 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Daveinyork

Very true. I recall from the movie “Gettysburg” how Harrison’s formerly an actor and currently a spy, place in the world was described at the end: that one of Lee’s subordinates ran into him after the war, and they spoke, but since Lee’s subordinate was a gentleman and Harrison “a player” it wasn’t a long conversation.

Similar thing happened two weeks ago on Downton Abbey (wife makes me watch - I swear!). The Lord relegated the accomplished opera singer to her room, but was browbeat by his wife (hmmmm I’m sensing a theme here) into having her down at the main table for dinner.


10 posted on 01/25/2014 5:04:07 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: SMGFan

What is Oxfam and how do you get rid of it?


11 posted on 01/25/2014 5:06:22 AM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Daveinyork

People pay attention because their politicians are not listening to them.

Note just yesterday the thread where it was discussed how celebrity Michele is endorsing Subway Foods.

This is a two way street. Gone are the days when a private company could sell or not sell, to anyone without coming under some sort of reproach.

Much like Germany pre-Hitler, the shunning of businesses they don’t fit the politically correct perceptions, will have one of two things happen.

In many ways, a portion of our population is culturally moving into the realm of brownshirt business models. We are not watching an odd play of events taking place in New York, everyone knows what the Gov. said and now what the Mayor of NYC supports, yet...there is a commercial running offering a 10 tax exemption to bring your business or start your business in New York. Is that only restricted to politically correct businesses?

Why does anyone pay attention? Because the ridicule of not being PC correct is total destruction.

When Rome was falling apart they didn’t bring bread to the masses, they brought entertainment to distract the masses from their pitiful lives. The Roman elites understood exactly what the masses craved...an escape from reality.

Some things have not changed, except not the model has been tweaked to not only act like a distraction, but be used as a political tool to control the meme.


12 posted on 01/25/2014 5:07:35 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: SMGFan

Tell Oxwhatever to go pound commie, muzzie, racist sand.


13 posted on 01/25/2014 5:24:08 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: SMGFan; MeganC
According to Da Rules....


14 posted on 01/25/2014 5:28:54 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: SMGFan
I had never heard of them, here is what they "say" they are...

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Just another do-gooder cult I guess. Seems to me people against poverty would be all for something that fight poverty, like a BUSINESS.

15 posted on 01/25/2014 5:29:41 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Daveinyork
One of my favorite quotes comes from Robert Heinlein

Would you happen to have any recommendations for any of Heinlein's best works?
I'm running out of audiobooks to listen to while at work.
16 posted on 01/25/2014 5:34:33 AM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: KC_Lion

Pleasant to look at, but... isn’t she the one who gets semiannual HIV tests? I guess it’s a good thing that Lindsey Lohan isn’t the only “village bicycle” in Hollywood.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 5:46:46 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: KC_Lion

Is that Scarlett Johansson?


18 posted on 01/25/2014 5:50:17 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: SMGFan

I loved the first two Iron Man movies. The only part I didn’t like was Scarlet in the second movie, as a Ninja warrior princess, taking out a dozen security guards. What does she weigh, 95 lbs.?


19 posted on 01/25/2014 5:51:03 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SMGFan

She is an Oxfam spokesperson. So that’s the pickle she is in. Love it when these hollywood do gooders are shown to be hypocrites. This broad would be the first one screaming at sodastream for its “unfair labor practices” if she wasn’t getting paid in ads.


20 posted on 01/25/2014 5:53:11 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: KC_Lion
I was curious.

Are Scarlett Johansson's breasts real?

21 posted on 01/25/2014 5:55:04 AM PST by csvset
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To: Charles Martel
She is a physically beautiful woman, but empty upstairs, filled with liberalism.

But I guess I will give her some credit for spending some time with the troops, especially this gallant Marine who seems to be trying as hard as he can not to look down her blouse...

It is too bad. If she had a conservative brain, she would make me weak-kneed, but since her beauty is mostly skin deep, she is attractive to me the way a beautiful object is.

22 posted on 01/25/2014 5:59:54 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Charles Martel; R. Scott; csvset; MeganC; Lazamataz; GOPsterinMA
Yes that is Scarlett Johansson.

And as for them being real, Being a Certified Examiner of said Anatomical Parts, I would have to do an in depth Study...


23 posted on 01/25/2014 6:00:07 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: RandallFlagg

I know you did not ask me, but:

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Starship Troopers


24 posted on 01/25/2014 6:07:15 AM PST by EEGator
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To: csvset
Some large breasts are real. I had a friend back in the late 60s with a genetic problem ─ her breasts never stopped growing. When a 38 DD became too tight she would have them reduced to a B cup. Several years later she was again a double D. I have a friend today who wears a 38 DD, she actually needs a 36 E but they are hard to find. Even Victoria’s Secret doesn’t carry it.
25 posted on 01/25/2014 6:09:20 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: KC_Lion

You’d have palpate.


26 posted on 01/25/2014 6:11:53 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: SMGFan

Who or what is Oxfam?


27 posted on 01/25/2014 6:13:57 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: EEGator

SWEET!
I’m on it. Thank you.


28 posted on 01/25/2014 6:17:57 AM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I would bet if you dug deeper you would find Soros behind Oxfam.


29 posted on 01/25/2014 6:21:27 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: SMGFan

Oxfam is a communist front organization. Johansson is former sqeeze of commie Sean Penn. No winners here.


30 posted on 01/25/2014 6:23:33 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: SMGFan

I could make a better determination if I could see some pictures of the offender Miss Johansson


31 posted on 01/25/2014 6:32:34 AM PST by globoreally
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To: SMGFan

The anti soda stream people are stupid jerks, nutcases and jackasses. They stormed a hardware store in San Francisco a few years ago confronting customers and employees alike.


32 posted on 01/25/2014 6:36:39 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Daveinyork
Why does anyone pay any attention to what entertainers and athletes do or say?

That is one of THE questions of the age. My guess is that it has something to do with good old fashioned idolatry and a lack of critical thinking skills.
33 posted on 01/25/2014 6:41:12 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: RandallFlagg

Starship Troopers


34 posted on 01/25/2014 6:41:53 AM PST by ebshumidors
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To: RandallFlagg

Heinlein wrote so many, and I’ve read a bunch, and haven’t even scratched the surface. I’d start with his classic, Stranger in a Strange Land, and then The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. The Number of the Beast was intriguing. many of his later works are sequels to those two. Oh yeah, don’t forget Starship Trooper, both the book and the movie, and Time Enough for Love. Friday was also quite good. Revolt in 2100 and Methuselah’s Children. His mind was quite fertile and sometimes quite warped.


35 posted on 01/25/2014 6:46:17 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: SMGFan
I may be mistaken, but I think Scarlett Johansson is Jewish...or at least from a Jewish background

So she probably doesn't really care what Oxfam thinks...or Yassir Arafat demon children...

36 posted on 01/25/2014 6:52:22 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RandallFlagg

My pleasure. They both won the Hugo Award for Best SciFi novel.

Stranger in a Strange Land is another good one.


37 posted on 01/25/2014 6:53:34 AM PST by EEGator
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To: SMGFan

Oxfam is quite Anti Semitic


38 posted on 01/25/2014 7:04:50 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: EEGator; RandallFlagg

As another who was not asked, I heartily second the two recommendations made by EEGator:

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Starship Troopers

I’ll toss in another one from a different author but similar genre:

Voyage From Yesteryear by James P. Hogan


39 posted on 01/25/2014 7:35:08 AM PST by aragorn (We do indeed live in interesting times. FUBO.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

But men flying around wearing costumes made of metal, throwing cars and displaying impossible feats of strength was a-ok in your book?


40 posted on 01/25/2014 8:23:26 AM PST by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: aragorn

They really are two great novels.

I’ll have to check out your other recommendation...thanks.


41 posted on 01/25/2014 8:25:46 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator; RandallFlagg; aragorn

If I may also chime in where the conversation involves one of my favorite authors, I would highly recommend “The Past Through Tomorrow,” a collection he called his Future History, including some of his most intriguing and thought-provoking short stories and novellas. Many of his later novels had their genesis in stories and characters introduced here.


42 posted on 01/25/2014 1:34:44 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad (When you´re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: Popman
I may be mistaken, but I think Scarlett Johansson is Jewish...or at least from a Jewish background

You're correct. Her mother Melanie Sloan is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.

43 posted on 01/25/2014 7:18:31 PM PST by roadcat
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To: bkopto; Popman
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25969766

She quit being an “ambassador” for OXFAM just recently after all of this.

44 posted on 01/30/2014 7:57:35 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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