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« Reply #5910 on: January 16, 2017, 10:32:55 AM »
The issue is that black lives matter really has been turned into a political movement way beyond its initial meaning. I am strongly in favor of the core statement of true equality, I think that many non-minorities are willfully ignoring the subtle racism that blacks deal with constantly, but how can I agree with the Black Lives Matter movement when it goes out of its way to condemn what it calls the apartheid state of Israel and genocide against Palestinians - which has absolutely nothing to do with its core mission?
I would expect WF to not allow it. I always wonder why companies offer things like this when it is only going to turn into a can of worms.
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« Reply #5911 on: January 16, 2017, 10:35:45 AM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/why-wells-fargo-rejected-a-teacher%e2%80%99s-black-lives-matter-debit-card-design/ar-AAlRtW1?li=BBnbfcL

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A Wells Fargo spokesman said on Friday that it rejected Nash's image because company policy “prohibits political and trademarked or copyrighted images.”

But "Black Lives Matter" is a movement, not a trademarked brand. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected applications to trademark "Black Lives Matter" for clothing sales because the slogan is "commonly used in rallies dedicated to raising awareness of civil rights, protesting violence, and conveying the message of support for the same."


The spokesman clearly stated the reason, that they prohibit political statements on their cards, and that they err on the side of caution. MSN commentary- but you mentioned that you also reject trademarked content and there's no trademark involved here! This dishonesty is why the left keeps losing.

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« Reply #5912 on: January 16, 2017, 10:38:10 AM »
The spokesman clearly stated the reason, that they prohibit political statements on their cards, and that they err on the side of caution. MSN commentary- but you mentioned that you also reject trademarked content and there's no trademark involved here! This dishonesty is why the left keeps losing.

Not really. The article implied that Black Lives Matter should be considered social justice not political, and that the fact that people might take offense to the phrase is itself offensive
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« Reply #5914 on: January 16, 2017, 10:44:11 AM »
Not really. The article implied that Black Lives Matter should be considered social justice not political, and that the fact that people might take offense to the phrase is itself offensive

My point is the writer didn't even consider that BLM can be portrayed as a political statement, so they laughingly try to figure out how it violates patents. Completely absurd.
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« Reply #5915 on: January 16, 2017, 10:45:10 AM »
My point is the writer didn't even consider that BLM can be portrayed as a political statement, so they laughingly try to figure out how it violates patents. Completely absurd.

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« Reply #5917 on: January 16, 2017, 10:49:12 AM »
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265449/trumps-jews-and-obamas-jews-daniel-greenfield
Very interesting article articulated a certain aspect of Jews supporting trump that I think @jtz has been struggling with

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« Reply #5918 on: January 16, 2017, 10:52:55 AM »
Very interesting article articulated a certain aspect of Jews supporting trump that I think @jtz has been struggling with
Make no mistake I know exactly where the Jewish support came from.
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« Reply #5919 on: January 16, 2017, 10:55:59 AM »
Make no mistake I know exactly where the Jewish support came from.
I didn't mean that u weren't aware just it articulates the depth of that feeling which causes some to ignore a lot of trumps negatives

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« Reply #5920 on: January 16, 2017, 10:56:46 AM »
True but sad: “Russian Rush Limbaugh”
Who are they referring to by that?
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« Reply #5921 on: January 16, 2017, 10:57:58 AM »
I didn't mean that u weren't aware just it articulates the depth of that feeling which causes some to ignore a lot of trumps negatives
Fair point.
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« Reply #5922 on: January 16, 2017, 11:00:27 AM »
Make no mistake I think I know exactly where the Jewish support came from.
FTFY. I think you have the basic idea and probably understand much better than most Catholics but are still missing many of the subtleties that only someone who lived it can fully understand. Somewhat similar to how I can never fully understand racial issues the way an AA does.
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« Reply #5923 on: January 16, 2017, 11:11:49 AM »
I think you have the basic idea and probably understand much better than most Catholics but are still missing many of the subtleties that only someone who lived it can fully understand.
What does me being Catholic have to do with anything?
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« Reply #5924 on: January 16, 2017, 11:14:01 AM »
What does me being Catholic have to do with anything?
That you are not an orthodox Jew. It could have just as easily been gentile or whatever other term you want to use.
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