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  •  I'm with you webranding. I don't get it. (0+ / 0-)

    maybe it's cuz I'm in a similar business but I just don't get it. If they want to pen the platform up so that other types of groups can start petitions (or more accurately, begin promoting the thing as a place for everyone, not just progressives), I just don't see what;s wrong with that.

    businesses change, grow, morph into different things. in fact I just recently made a decision with my commercial business that we'd only do cause productions. I literally decided to walk away from doing production work for hotels and restaurants and clothiers etc. and will only now do cause production. That's not where my business started in 1998. And I can't imagine being pigeonholed if I wanted to expand my business of go in a new direction.

    I just don't think the owners of the business have to be a "progressive" business.

    For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

    by mdmslle on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 05:38:35 PM PDT

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    •  It's not about the business (0+ / 0-)

      It's about what it says and what it does. Case in point: Susan Komen Foundation got into a lot of hot water when they decided to turn their business model into a political one. They fell on their sword as they tried to lie their way out of it. Meanwhile many women felt betrayed and used.

      Change.org doesn't sound like they are poor by any means - just not as rich as they want to be.

      Or, as a friend of mine in college (the daughter of a millionaire) said to me: "Promise me you never ever become a millionaire. My father is one and all he ever thinks about is money."

      That was 30+ years ago and I've kept my promise ;)

      Hon, Mr. Eastwood borrowed our chair again...

      by feloneouscat on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 12:29:47 PM PDT

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