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    Unfortunately, I have stumbled across some information that, according to my own personal code of ethics, prevents me from enjoying the Festival this year.

    The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is organized by Goldenvoice, a company bought in 2001 by Concerts West, a subsidiary of AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group), headed by Philip Anschutz. And this is where my problem lies, at the top. Philip Anschutz maligns himself heavily against my own interests, having used to his wealth to:

    (1) Support Colorado's 1992 Amendment 2
    (2) Fund The Discovery Institute
    (3) Bankroll the Media Research Center and the Institute for "American Values"

    I don't really expect everyone to have problems with the things he's done or the people and causes he's connected with, but I do. Maybe there are others who feel the same way, so I feel obligated to let you all know. I wonder if some of the artists coming to the Festival this year would care to know about something like this.

    Peace.

    sources:

    http://www.allbusiness.com/services/...4569802-1.html

    http://old.mediatransparency.org/story.php?storyID=218

    http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa...y-History.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Anschutz

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    Yes. Make sure you punish yourself. That'll show him.
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    OK?? SO?? Don't Care...bring my Coachella on!!!
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    The festival is also funded by thousands of people who shelled out $300 to watch Belle and Sebastian.

    That pretty much balances it out.

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    I hate when people are maligned against my interests.
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    Hey rubber toe, it's a message board not a English essay. NERD

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberto73 View Post
    I hate when people are maligned against my interests.
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    Here are some interesting facts...


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    the unicorns are my favorite part of that Gaychella poster. Ya know you'll never get thrown from the back of one. Bet you could rest your head on their stomachs and take a nap with absolutely no fear of any issue. You can feel a unicorn smile inside. They are just such sweet and gentle creatures.

    Maybe that's why they are ficticious...nobody is that nice.

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    that's pretty lame but not nearly enough reason to boycott.

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    Thank you Gypsylander, I think it is important that we all pitch in to do research, and spread the word about who we are giving our money to. I am a true believer that we all vote with our dollars, and that making informed decisions on how we spend our money is what shapes our communties.

    With that said, I think in this case it is not really black and white. If you posted that the owner of the mini mart by my appartment was donating to the wrong organizations, I would stop shopping there, that is straight forward and the statement has very little collateral damage. However, if we all passed on going to Coachella because the guy that owns the company, that owns a company, that owns GV, is doing things we don't agree with, Coachella could cease to exist. People, some of whome are supporters of equal rights, would lose their jobs, local food vendors that normally make money at the festival would lose a great deal of revenue, and moments like thousands of people singing Blackbird would no longer have a forum. This seems like a lot of collateral damage for, what would amount to a little more than a blip on someone like Philip Anschutz's radar.

    May I offer an allternative? If you still want to go, get yourself a ticket, enjoy the music and the community, but while you are there, try to meet some people that you could recruit for the equal rights movement. Don't bother people when you do it, that just gives the cause a bad name, but use the gathering of people as a platform for your agenda. It seems to me a better way to say f**k you to Philip Anschutz.
    Last edited by MaryS; 01-27-2010 at 01:19 PM.

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    "seize to exist"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezrRckr View Post
    "seize to exist"
    Thanks for clearing that up, people might have been confused! I have to admit though, I have typed stranger things when I type while listening to boring conference calls, it is a hazard of multitasking...

    Maybe now you could offer something to the debate that is occurring, or do you just correct other people's posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryS View Post
    Thanks for clearing that up, people might have been confused! I have to admit though, I have typed stranger things when I type while listening to boring conference calls, it is a hazard of multitasking...

    Maybe now you could offer something to the debate that is occurring, or do you just correct other people's posts?
    I applaude you for being able to do both at once. I get into too much trouble when my mind wanders from the, yet another, pointless meeting I have to go to.
    "It's in the K" - Martha Stewart

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    October 13 // Corin Tucker Band @ The El Rey
    (someone should give me Sufjan Stevens tickets, aint got none of those)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beavington View Post
    I applaude you for being able to do both at once. I get into too much trouble when my mind wanders from the, yet another, pointless meeting I have to go to.
    I am not all the good at it, the worst is talking over AIM with someone about the meeting. I will look back at the chats sometimes and it looks like two second graders typing with their face

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    sure, i'll offer that it's entertaining to point out when self-righteous retards dilute their self-righteous grandstanding with poor writing and by being too lazy to go back and correct their poor writing.

    "some of whome"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezrRckr View Post
    sure, i'll offer that it's entertaining to point out when self-righteous retards dilute their self-righteous grandstanding with poor writing and by being too lazy to go back and correct their poor writing.

    "some of whome"
    Dam you are like the jock in high school that yells out insults at people who are walking by....It wasn't funny then, it isn't funny now, but it will forever be douchebag....I guess everyone needs a legacy though! Douche on my friend, it takes all kinds

    I will even edit my post for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryS View Post
    I will even edit my post for you
    "some of whome"

    so now we've learned that not only do you spell for shit, but you also have poor listening skills. most importantly, this thread only serves to demonstrate poor judgment at choosing one's battles. yup, you're the one(s) i want on the front lines to save the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezrRckr View Post
    "some of whome"

    so now we've learned that not only do you spell for shit, but you also have poor listening skills. most importantly, this thread only serves to demonstrate poor judgment at choosing one's battles. yup, you're the one(s) i want on the front lines to save the world.
    Careful, if you get too worked up one side of your collar might fall down and then where would you be?

    Take a deep breath, skip tonight’s dose of the roids, head to the tanning salon for a relaxing session, and curl up with a bottle of Ed Hardy before bed.

    I promise, tomorrow is a new day, full of many people you can tear down for a nice self esteem boost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryS View Post
    Careful, if you get too worked up one side of your collar might fall down and then where would you be?

    Take a deep breath, skip tonight’s dose of the roids, head to the tanning salon for a relaxing session, and curl up with a bottle of Ed Hardy before bed.

    I promise, tomorrow is a new day, full of many people you can tear down for a nice self esteem boost!
    ive decided i love you. Youve said more interesting things in 26 posts than most people with 5000+ say.
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    (someone should give me Sufjan Stevens tickets, aint got none of those)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezrRckr View Post
    "some of whome"

    so now we've learned that not only do you spell for shit, but you also have poor listening skills. most importantly, this thread only serves to demonstrate poor judgment at choosing one's battles. yup, you're the one(s) i want on the front lines to save the world.

    dude why are you jumping down mary's throat when she's on our side? gypsy is the one who's being ridiculous. i've appreciated mary's posts.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ardentbiscuit View Post
    This is the equivalent of musical water boarding.

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    Mary, Geez is just being cantankerous because this board has been inundated with frustrating new posters who ask ridiculous questions (you aren't one of those), make bizarre statements (you also don't fall into that category), or who merely don't proofread before posting. It irritates me too, because I am a self-righteous grammar geek. However, I like what you had to say. It's important to consider that all of our money isn't going directly to Anschutz when we purchase our ticket. And gypsy, you probably could make connections with people at the festival who are interested in, but have yet to get involved with, equal rights. A solo-boycott doesn't really send a very strong message, so it's probably best to get your voice heard.

    Did I spel eerythin rite Geez?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Mary, Geez is just being cantankerous because this board has been inundated with frustrating new posters who ask ridiculous questions (you aren't one of those), make bizarre statements (you also don't fall into that category), or who merely don't proofread before posting. It irritates me too, because I am a self-righteous grammar geek. However, I like what you had to say. It's important to consider that all of our money isn't going directly to Anschutz when we purchase our ticket. And gypsy, you probably could make connections with people at the festival who are interested in, but have yet to get involved with, equal rights. A solo-boycott doesn't really send a very strong message, so it's probably best to get your voice heard.

    Did I spel eerythin rite Geez?
    shut the fuck up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Mary, Geez is just being cantankerous because this board has been inundated with frustrating new posters who ask ridiculous questions (you aren't one of those), make bizarre statements (you also don't fall into that category), or who merely don't proofread before posting. It irritates me too, because I am a self-righteous grammar geek. However, I like what you had to say.
    Thanks, I was trying not to be an intrusion I have gone to Coachella for years so I can promise no stupid questions. I will try to work on my spelling

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    The rhetorical quality of an insult works better when you include a subject, Jon. Like, shut the fuck up, bitch. But...point taken. This is a terrible thread to begin with.

    11/28: Dixon @ TBA
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    12/6: Dream Police @ Brick and Mortar
    12/12: Ancient Methods @ Mercer
    12/13: RRose, Carlos Souffrant @ TBA
    12/17: Sleepy Sun @ Brick and Mortar

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    Odi profanum vulgus et arceo. I hate the unholy rabble and keep them away - Horace.
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    you did it wrong. change it to "cease the day"

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    I didn't make it.

    But I did laugh at it.

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