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  • First Nike, now Levis

    WTF is with these corporations playing politics? I hope their f ucking stock tanks!

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...tiative-we-si/

    Company president and CEO Chip Bergh penned an op-ed for Fortune magazine saying business leaders have a responsibility to speak up on issues that threaten the American “fabric.”

    “We can’t take on every issue. But as business leaders with power in the public and political arenas, we simply cannot stand by silently when it comes to the issues that threaten the very fabric of the communities where we live and work,” he wrote. “While taking a stand can be unpopular with some, doing nothing is no longer an option. That’s why Levi Strauss & Co. is stepping up our support for gun violence prevention.”

    Mr. Bergh said the company is stepping up its gun-control activism in three areas: First, by creating the Safer Tomorrow Fund, which will direct more than $1 million in philanthropic grants to boosting gun-control groups; Second, by partnering with Everytown for Gun Safety and Michael Bloomberg to form Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety; And third, by doubling the company’s usual employee donation match to organizations aligned with the new Safer Tomorrow Fund.


    F uck you, "Chip"!!!!!

    I have been a life-long "Levis" guy, not anymore. I will never spend another penny with this company. Please go to thier website (https://www.levi.com/US/en_US/?Camp=...E&gclsrc=aw.ds), scroll to the bottom, and use the "feedback" link to politely but firmly let them know how you feel about companies that engage in political activism.
    Beer is like porn, you can buy it but it's more fun to make your own

    I have to bend over too far

    I get a boner.

    bareback every couple of days, GTG. Bareback, brokeback, same $hit!

    I joined a support group to help me deal with my social anxiety but I just can't seem to work up the nerve to go to a meeting......

  • #2
    Done
    She wants to be your belly gun

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    • #3
      done
      besides the chinese Levi's are crap
      I went to Carhartt years ago
      “The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power in power.” – Gerry Spence

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      • #4

        Everyone should boycot Levi's because they are leftists that are out to take your rights, and particularly the right to own guns. M

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Peter, the friendly neighborhood gunsmith
        Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:30 AM
        Subject: Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

        Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

        NRA-ILA | Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

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        Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Am...




        Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans.
        As Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, the pants came to symbolize American freedom. As Stanford Historian Niall Ferguson points out in his book, Civilization: The West and the Rest, during the Cold War, the American pants were so desirable behind the Iron Curtain that citizens would break any number of laws to obtain them. At one point the company even celebrated America€ ¢â’ ’¹s armed heritage in a circa 1950 advertising brochure, € ¢â’ ’¼Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s Gallery of Western Guns & Gunfighters.€ ¢â’ ’½ It€ ¢â’ ’¹s with some irony then that Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s has abandoned this rugged image to team up with a billionaire oligarch in an effort to empower the government to trample upon the fundamental rights of the American people.

        On September 4th, Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s CEO Chip Bergh announced that the San Francisco-based clothing manufacturer (which also owns Dockers) would openly advocate for gun control. As part of this campaign, the company will donate more than $1 million to radical anti-gun groups, including Michael Bloomberg front-group Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords, formerly Americans for Responsible Solutions and the Legal Community Against Violence. The company will also match employee donations to these groups and is encouraging its staff to devote their time to anti-gun activism.

        Further, Bergh stated that the company has joined the Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety. The business wing of Bloomberg€ ¢â’ ’¹s outfit is dedicated to leveraging member companies€ ¢â’ ’¹ € ¢â’ ’¼market footprint€ ¢â’ ¦ employee networks, [and] public communications platforms€ ¢â’ ’½ to diminish Americans€ ¢â’ ’¹ Second Amendment rights.

        In a repulsive insult to the nation€ ¢â’ ’¹s 100 million gun owners, Bergh likened Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s campaign to restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans to previous company efforts aimed at combatting pre-Civil Rights Era racial bigotry.

        Since the late 1990s, Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s has used its name and resources to attack gun rights. In 1999, the company gave $100,000 to gun control group PAX, followed by a $250,000 donation in 2000 and another $100,000 in 2001.

        PAX was founded in 1998 by Dan Gross, who went on to become president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. PAX would go on to change its name to the Center to Prevent Youth Violence and later merge with the Brady Campaign.

        Much like Bloomberg€ ¢â’ ’¹s Everytown, PAX placed an emphasis on attracting corporate partners to their gun control efforts. As part of Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s relationship with PAX, in 1999 the apparel company teamed up with the band Goo Goo Dolls to attract support for the anti-gun group during the Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s Fuse € ¢â’ ’¹99 summer concert tour. Concert goers, and visitors to Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s website, were encouraged to sign the PAX Youth Petition. Moreover, the denim company donated a percentage of all Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s Fuse € ¢â’ ’¹99 t-shirt proceeds to the gun control group.

        The PAX Youth Petition endorsed a variety of severe gun control measures that have repeatedly been rejected by the American public through their elected representatives. The document called for the € ¢â’ ’¼licensing and registration of guns, like automobiles.€ ¢â’ ’½ The petition also demanded the € ¢â’ ’¼elimination of assault weapons and other weapons of war.€ ¢â’ ’½ As the 1994 Clinton € ¢â’ ’¼Assault Weapons€ ¢â’ ’½ ban was in place at the time of the petition, this imprecise demand appeared to call for prohibiting the sale of the remaining lawful semi-automatic firearms, confiscation of the firearms grandfathered under the ban, or both.

        Given the majority of Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s 165-year history, Bergh€ ¢â’ ’¹s decision to use a formerly-quintessential American company to attack a quintessential American right is a particularly sad episode in the current surge in corporate virtue-signaling. We can only assume that Levi€ ¢â’ ’¹s accountants have determined that resulting skinny jeans sales will be enough to offset the permanent damage to their once-cherished brand.


        “The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power in power.” – Gerry Spence

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        • #5
          Originally posted by thughes View Post
          “We can’t take on every issue. But as business leaders with power in the public and political arenas, we simply cannot stand by silently when it comes to the issues that threaten the very fabric of the communities where we live and work,”
          I'm assuming the pun is intentional but the irony isn't.

          Levi's tend to be a bit too pricey for me anyways.
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