Anyone else up for boycotting Exxon Mobil?

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    May 24, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    Exxon Defies Calls to Add Gays to Anti-bias Policy


    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/business/a-corporate-giants-missing-support-for-gay-rights.html?hp&_r=0/url]
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    May 24, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    They lost me since Valdez
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    May 25, 2013 1:42 PM GMT
    theantijock saidThey lost me since Valdez


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    May 25, 2013 2:17 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI've been boycotting them since Exxon bought Mobil and dropped their antidiscrimination policy.


    Same here.
  • AMoonHawk

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    May 25, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
    Only buy Shell
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    May 25, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
    I would hope that you've been boycotting Citgo and Petro Express (They sell Citgo) long before Exxon/Mobil.
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    May 25, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI've been boycotting them since Exxon bought Mobil and dropped their antidiscrimination policy.

    Me, too. Mobil was relatively gay-friendly until it merged with Exxon.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/business/a-corporate-giants-missing-support-for-gay-rights.html?hp&_r=0

    "Mobil Oil had polices protecting gay and lesbian employees from discrimination, and extended benefits to same-sex couples. But Exxon rescinded them when it acquired Mobil in 1999. It eliminated the same protections and benefits when it acquired XTO Energy in 2009."

    "Exxon Mobil ranks last in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index of the Fortune 1000 corporations, with a score of negative 25 out of a possible 100. The company received the first and thus far only negative score for “engaging in activities that undermine L.G.B.T. equality,” an H.R.C. spokesman said. “Exxon Mobil is in a class by itself, and I don’t mean that in a positive sense,” said Deena Fidas, H.R.C.’s deputy director for the workplace project."
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    May 25, 2013 2:31 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidOnly buy Shell


    Suppose to boycott shell too, according to amnesty international. Caring out human rights abuses in the Niger delta.
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    May 25, 2013 2:39 PM GMT
    Like if it matters. They are way to large for a boycott. Exxon is almost done building a $50 BILLION World Headquarter about half a mile from my house. IT SUCKS!
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    May 25, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    ExxonMobil has the lowest score possible on HRC's Corporate Equality Index of -25.

    Chevron has a perfect 100 score. Both Shell and BP America have good scores of 95 and 90.
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    May 25, 2013 4:08 PM GMT
    I don't care, but you all are free to march around with signs ifyou want to.
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    May 25, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    And they've been active in funding denial of climate change, a problem they (and other oil companies) have helped cause.
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    May 25, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    Wow, I did not realize this. Not sure how this got past me. Thanks for the info, Chevron and Shell are both local here so I'll support them.
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    May 25, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    Shawnathan saidThey mostly operate through Imperial Oil here. I'm not sure how they rank in equality.

    Exxon Mobil says they comply with the laws of the countries in which they operate, including on matters of gay rights. The US does not recognize gay rights, due to DOMA among other things. But in US States that do recognize them, Exxon Mobile operations in those States still do not comply. Therefore some of those States are taking them to court.
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    May 25, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    I don't think I have any worries. I haven't seen an Exxon station in years and there are only one or two Mobil stations left in my area.

    Still will not buy from BP. Need to boycott them for non-gay reasons.
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    May 25, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    Unfortunately the gas station right next to my house is Exxon, and I get discounts from grocery shopping. Can't afford to pass up taking 50 cents to $1 off every gallon and it's convenience when I'm late. icon_sad.gif
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    May 25, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    Perhaps Obama should give back almost $500K in campaign and inaugural contributions he accepted from ExxonMobil.
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    May 25, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    They're way too big, unfortunately boycotting them wont do shit to their business but at least you can sleep at night knowing you didnt contribute to their actions.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    May 25, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    Since we are all in a boycott mood, I'm changing the tone of this thread to give praise to a company that received the highest rating from HRC.....

    My employer! Wyndham Worldwide.

    Nailed another 100 percent score from them and we'll even have representatives from the Orlando HRC chapter in our office soon as June is Pride Month for us with a number of activities.

    Forget the others. Book your hotel stays with us.
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    May 25, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    I haven't bought a drop of gas from Exxon since the Valdez disaster.
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    May 25, 2013 6:05 PM GMT
    A company that big has so many product lines that they are probably making some amount of money on pretty much every thing that you buy. And who knows where the (very few remaining) independent gas stations fuel comes from? It all ultimately comes from the same few refineries.

    Anyway, I did some work for them a couple of years ago. They took forever to pay, although not the worst of the big companies. The thing that I remember is that to get paid, I had to telephone their accounts payable department in Singapore. icon_confused.gif I probably could have tacked some extra zeroes onto the invoice and they would never have noticed.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 25, 2013 6:21 PM GMT
    I don't even know where one is at besides winn dixie and shell have there thing going so I only shop there and get discounted gas. If you ask me though, I think they are all evil, destructive and have too much power. We should not be giving any of them subsidies so that they will make billions of us.
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    May 25, 2013 6:24 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidPerhaps Obama should give back almost $500K in campaign and inaugural contributions he accepted from ExxonMobil.


    President Obama would never do that. I don't know where some of you get your information but that is wrong. The President is against the oil companies so why would he take any money from them? It makes no sense at all.
  • Apparition

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    May 25, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    i havent bought gasoline since i was mowing lawns when i was 10. That was a texaco and gas was 50 cents.

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    May 25, 2013 7:34 PM GMT
    I haven't bought from ExxonMobil since the Valdez disaster, but that's not the only reason. They are the highest priced stations here and in most places I travel; I'm not going to spend the extra dollars when i can get the same product for significantly cheaper across the street. And of course the aforementioned issues are a concern.

    I also don't trust them. They were recently posting record profits during a period that people were buying less gas, yet claimed not to be gouging their customers; that doesn't add up - how can consumers be buying less yet they're making record profits? They said the $ were beng spent on research and finding new fuel fields, etc. By definition, if that were the case it would be spent and thus not creating record profits.