Tuesday, December 16, 2008

UPDATE: CHANGE OF PLANS [was: Boycott]

Update: Because of the savvy comment reading by my friend Megan and her further research I am able to provide some further information concerning 'The Hewlett Foundation'. Hence the reason I took HP's logo off this post.

So - let me make this correction and make it clear: HP is not connected with this Foundation so there IS NO NEED TO BOYCOTT HP!

Thanks Megan ;)

Below is the original post:

We are definitely a boycotting type of family. It's not always easy to keep up but this company is just screaming for a boycott, in my opinion.

h/t: Therese

5 comments:

Regina said...

good thing we are macies...unless, of course, you say mac too shall be boycotted
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Paula in MN said...

Thanks for letting me know -- two weeks ago I bought 4 cartridges. Now I have time to research refurbished cartridges!

Megan said...

This was in the comment section below the article you linked to, might be worth it to check and see if there is a connection or not. (I copied and pasted the section below, these are not my words)

Interesting article, but you should check your facts first before spouting off about a boycott of a company's products. Fact #1: Hewlett-Packard Co. is not giving any money for or against abortion. The Hewlett Foundation is. The Hewlett Foundation has NOTHING to do with the Hewlett-Packard Company. Fact #2: Mark Hurd, the CEO and Chairman of HP has NOTHING to do with the Hewlett Foundation. Fact#3: There are no Hewlett family members on the board of HP or employed by HP. In fact, the Hewlett Foundation has sold off most, if not all, of its HP stock in the past 8 years. You may be making a good point in being upset with how the private and independent Hewlett Foundation has allocated its funds, but boycotting the Hewlett-Packard Company, which has no connections to the foundation, is a very misdirected idea.

December 14, 2008 8:37 AM

Secular Heretic said...

Megan, when I asked him to support his claims on my blog with evidence, he never replied.

This makes me doubt what he said is even true.

Therese said...

Shelly,

Looking at your link, William Hewlett is the founder of both so they must be related in some way.

I suppose the bottom line is where does the foundation get their money?