Microsoft Funds Anti-Hunting Movement: Another Reason to Buy Macintosh!

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    Microsoft Funds Anti-Hunting Movement; Sportsmen nationwide called to take action
    U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance ^ | May 31 2007 |

    Posted on 06/05/2007 2:44:35 PM EDT

    (Columbus) – Microsoft has rejected a U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance request to abandon its partnership with the nation’s leading anti-hunting organization.

    Microsoft, the software giant, will make a $100,000 donation to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and is partnering with the group on a pilot program called the i’m Initiative. Through the new program, whenever a Windows Live Messenger user has a conversation using i’m, Microsoft will give a portion of the program’s advertising revenue to one of ten organizations selected by the user. The HSUS is one of the choices, and there is no limit to the amount of money that can be donated.

    The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, the nation’s leading sportsmen’s advocacy organization, has urged Microsoft to end its support of HSUS, but the company refused. According to Microsoft representative Tara Kriese, Microsoft believes the i’m Initiative is “a great way to enable people to help causes that are important to them.”

    “Microsoft is going to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars, probably more, into an organization that recently issued a manifesto that targets hunting for extinction,” said USSA President Bud Pidgeon. “If there was ever a time for sportsmen to take grassroots action, this is it.”

    Sportsmen should contact Microsoft and demand that its financial support of HSUS be terminated. Contact Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft, 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052. Phone: (425) 882-8080. Fax: (425) 936-7329.

    The Humane Society of the United States opposes all animal use, including trapping, hunting and fishing. It was a key player in the campaigns to outlaw dove hunting in Michigan, trapping in California, and black bear hunting in Colorado. The organization has created a hit list of hunting traditions that it hopes to dismantle, including bear hunting and hunting with hounds.

    “The HSUS already has a multi-million dollar budget that it invests in legislative and ballot campaigns to ban trapping and hunting,” said Pidgeon. “The partnership that it has formed with Microsoft, the maker of the Xbox, will allow the organization to make money hand over fist, and continue to fund efforts to ban outdoor sports.”

    Sportsmen can make a difference in an issue like this. Companies such as Iams, General Mills, Accor Hotels, Pet Safe, Sears, and Ace Hardware ended relationships with HSUS after thousands of sportsmen levied strong protest.

    In 2002, Jeep raised the ire of sportsmen when it aired a blatantly, anti-hunting commercial called the “Deer Hunter.” After a flood of sportsmen’s contacts, Jeep pulled the commercial in three days.

    The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organization that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.




    NOTE: Could Microsoft get any more liberal than THIS?! If Microsoft wants to side with fascist PETAheads and fascist ARAs, then they have the right, but I have the right to stop using their products and funding their socialist liberal agendas by switching to Mac and/or even Linux
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    I can agree with the switch to Linux, but I think Mac/ Apple is even more leftie.....
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    Just keep on hacking their software

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    Maybe...

    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    I can agree with the switch to Linux, but I think Mac/ Apple is even more leftie.....
    Sure but at least JOBS isn't handing out $$$ to Brady or anything else. Even if he is doing that, I use his products for the GOOD of my nation!
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    Hacktivism Arise! Or, buy a Mac.

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    Well, this laptop of mine is going to be the last one that runs M$ software as default (I've made that decision earlier than this announcement). In the fall when my service contract runs out, I will be buying a new laptop that has the ability to run Xen and guest OS's without their explicit support. I will be running Linux (probably Ubuntu or Debian) and have M$ as a guest only for Quicken or Word/Excel.

    I run linux on my servers and develop in linux at work. I hate the fact that I still have M$ on my laptop. It's just those few pesky M$ only apps that I am still using.

    M$ is much like liberal theology. They know what is good for you, take away your freedom and then expect you to pay through the nose to have your freedom taken away. Don't pee on my leg and then tell me it is raining.

    I've always seen a similarity between OSS and 2A.

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    Uh, where has the Humane Society come down on hunting outside of the canned hunting ranches? Which are about as ethical and humane as genocide in my book, not to mention completely unsporting.

    I think this sportsmen guy has them confused with PETA.

    Although, that is really aside from the fact that Vista sucks and for the first time in history Mac does have a better operating system.
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    If only the hunters knew who their real enemys were. They do not seem to realize that these people are all the same.

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    MS is an interesting dichotmy!

    Bill Gates and the MS Corporation are totally anti-2A.

    However, they have a very active gun club, sponsored by the Corporation in Redmond!!
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