Why More Corporate Agendas Are Reflecting Social Issues

By Matthew Campbell and Jacqueline Simmons | March 2, 2018

  • March 2, 2018 at 1:11 pm
    Jack says:
    Hot debate. What do you think?
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    Because if they don’t liberals will set fires, protest ?

  • March 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm
    Craig Cornell says:
    Hot debate. What do you think?
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    Love the heart picture, Insurance Journal. Because if you are against the NRA, you are
    compassionate by definition in PC America (aka: non-thinking America).

    FBI Statistics for 2016 on homicides in America: number of murders with a semi-automatic rifle: 18. Total killed with rifles of all kinds: 374. Number of people killed with a handgun: over 3,000. With a knife: 1,604. With hands, feet, fists: 656.

    Liberals: BAN the AR-15!!!!! (Ignore the fact that semi-automatic weapons have been around for decades – see M16 – and mass killings were rare 40 years ago).

    • March 2, 2018 at 2:24 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      Based on the stats you have provided, I am 5X more likely to be murdered by a gun than a foot and/or fist and over 2X more likely to be murdered by a gun than a knife. I’ll take my chances with the knife, hands, and feet. Now, what you are omitting are accidental deaths by gun and suicides. Care to look up and share those numbers? How about people who were shot by a gun but didn’t die and now how their lives medically altered for the remainder of their days? I’m curious about them, too.

      Like Ronald Raygun, I believe in some gun controls.

      • March 2, 2018 at 2:28 pm
        Craig Cornell says:
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        • March 2, 2018 at 3:29 pm
          Captain Planet says:
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          I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!

          • March 2, 2018 at 4:41 pm
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            Stop copying me!! :)

        • March 2, 2018 at 4:49 pm
          helpingout says:
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          Craig,
          This issue is not about confiscating handguns in America. It is more about the regulation of guns. If you do not support more regulation then you are supporting those who do commit these crimes indirectly. If you are a law abiding citizen why should you care if you can get a gun and have to wait a few days to pass every check? If you fail then you should not own one.

          • March 2, 2018 at 5:24 pm
            Craig Cornell says:
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            Background checks? Guess who has been against universal background checks for decades? Democrats, led by their ACLU masters. You see, forcing the mentally ill to be registered is not only a violation of their privacy but a violation of their civil rights as well.

            So good luck with background checks that don’t include the mentally ill, which defines nearly every single mass shooter in memory.

            Spare me the self-righteous condescension and show real compassion by studying the issue honestly.

          • March 5, 2018 at 10:02 am
            Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
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            You’ve missed the point about bodyguards that carry weapons to protect VIPs and, specifically, liberal politicians that are pushing to rescind 2nd Amendment Rights. Liberal politicians are hypocrites in not calling for their bodyguards to be disarmed. Why?

      • March 2, 2018 at 2:39 pm
        Jack Kanauph says:
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        Captain, Don’t you think that if someone is going to murder, then someone is going to murder any way that is available to them?
        I too believe in gun control. Assault rifles do not need to be available to the public. Doesn’t matter if there were only 18 assault rifle murders in 2016, which must not be correct since the Pulse Club shooting was in 2016. The average American can do without an assault rifle. If murderers are going to murder, let’s make it difficult to kill a mass amount of people.

        • March 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm
          Craig Cornell says:
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          The Pulse killer used 2 guns. One was a Glock pistol, which kills just as rapidly as a semi-automatic rifle, is easier to conceal, and is just as “semi-automatic” as the big, scary guns you are so focused on.

          But otherwise, right on . . . don’t let facts get in the way.

          • March 2, 2018 at 5:08 pm
            Jack Kanauph says:
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            Craig, you didn’t mention the other gun. Wasn’t it a MCX, which is basically an assault rifle??? What did you say about facts??? Maybe you can tell us why people need assault rifles and therefore they should be available to purchase?

        • March 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm
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          Jack Kanauph (hilarious name I doubt most have picked up on),
          Yes, I agree with you, a murderer is going to commit the act. Yes, let’s make it most difficult to increase the death tally marks in any single event. Want to shoot that type of militarized weapon? Cool, head to a gun club where you can shoot one and leave it there. No one needs to have a weapon intended to hunt humans.

          • March 2, 2018 at 5:09 pm
            Jack Kanauph says:
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            Thanks.

          • March 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm
            cubicle rat says:
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            holy shnikies…I’ve been reading your name for a long time and never even noticed anything about it.

            well played, sir! WELL PLAYED!!!

  • March 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm
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    They are faked into it by bots making themselves look like thousands of people.

    • March 2, 2018 at 4:51 pm
      helpingout says:
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      The bots are the ones actually arguing for less gun control. The bots, that have been proven to exist, are for the republican agenda on this. Every Intelligence Agency has agreed.

      • March 5, 2018 at 10:04 am
        Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
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        Link?

        • March 5, 2018 at 11:18 am
          StopIt says:
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          that is comical coming from you.

        • March 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm
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          Wonder why the Oscars had 500 armed guards last night while the message was anti gun. Hypocrisy much?

          • March 5, 2018 at 12:50 pm
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            Is anyone trying to take guns away from the police? Because that’s who had the guns at the Oscars … you know, people who have passed background checks and gun training before they could become officers of the law.

  • March 2, 2018 at 2:27 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    The article makes a good point: Most corporations will act, or react, if it can affect their bottom line.
    It will be the individuals coming together that will effectuate change.

  • March 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm
    Cut the Bias says:
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    Liberals are the majority, live in areas with the most amount of wealth, and are by and large more educated. Why wouldn’t you cater to the majority when it expresses its motives?

    This is simple economics. If they had something to gain by sticking with a different opinion, they would. FedEx has said, “NRA discounts stay, we won’t discriminate” but if they lose enough sizable contracts? You better believe they will change their tune like many already have.

    • March 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm
      Craig Cornell says:
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      Your analysis is largely correct that businesses are motivated by profit. But you miss the larger point: political correctness drives the money decisions. Conservatives generally don’t give a crap if a business supports Global Warming or Gun Control or any other political drivel; we recognize it is cynical and just ignore it, so long as nobody (the Left) is trying to destroy that business. For the most part, conservatives just want government and businesses to leave us alone. Dont’ take all our money and don’t tell us what to do.

      But businesses know that the Left is religious about their political beliefs, and so businesses play them for the fools they know them to be. “Shop at Starbucks! Schwartz said he cares about diversity/equality/blah blah blah.” And Schwartz gets richer selling fools his $4. coffee . . .

      • March 8, 2018 at 4:19 am
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        This is InsuranceJournal. Big corporate insurance buyers are in their 40s at the youngest, while most major decisions about brokers and carriers are being made by guys in their 50s and 60s. This article’s focus on “millenials” being social justice warriors sounds good but really does not speak to who the players are.

  • March 6, 2018 at 2:58 pm
    Craig Cornell says:
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    So now we learn that the shooter in Parkland DIDN’T use high capacity magazines.

    One more argument down the drain for the gun control crowd. . .

    Meanwhile, the overwhelming government incompetence (FBI, Brower County Sheriffs, the campus Deputy at the school at the time, 40+ investigations of the shooter without any effort to take away his guns) destroys another argument of the gun control crowd: if you take away guns, the government actually WON’T protect you, even when given tons of warning.

    As the expression goes for gun rights advocates: when seconds count, the police are only minutes away. (Or in the case of Parkland, hours away . . .)

    • March 6, 2018 at 5:21 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      “Now I have a machine gun. Ho-Ho-Ho”

  • March 8, 2018 at 3:13 pm
    Craig Cornell says:
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    Listen, everybody! Can you hear that?

    That sound is crickets as the Parkland killings leave the news cycle and nothing gets done.
    Again. Just like every time. Until next time. When the pretenders can bash the NRA one more time. Over and over.

    You would think by now lefties would be so expert on this issue they could explain how to stop mass killers.

    You would think lefties would finally recognizing that taking 300 million guns away from Americans is a sad joke of an idea.

    You would think lefties would finally reconsider putting ALL mentally ill people on the list of people who can’t buy any guns, that the ACLU needs to be stopped for good on this issue.

    You would think lefties would care as much as they pretend they do. . .

    • March 8, 2018 at 3:55 pm
      sal says:
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      can we at least agree that SOMETHING needs to be done to stop school shootings? I don’t think taking ALL guns away is a good idea, just like you. However, I do think they need to be more difficult to get, and certain kinds do not need to be available outside of military or police use.

      Please note: This is my opinion. Yours may very well be different. You are not my enemy if that’s the case.

      • March 8, 2018 at 4:57 pm
        Craig Cornell says:
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        It is easy to kill a LOT of people using normal handguns with regular magazines.

        My frustration is that so many people posture as if they care about this issue but never take the time to fill in the gaps in their knowledge about what to do about it. It reveals a mass phony pretension in our society now.

        The simple solution is to recognize that “assault weapons” kill very, very few people and banning them would solve almost nothing. Over 6,000. people each year are killed with handguns, and many handguns can be fired as rapidly as a semi-automatic rifle.

        The simple solution is to recognize that mental illness is the common thread and ban sales to anyone who is mentally ill. But the left will never get behind this. Current law requires a court to make a determination that someone is mentally ill before banning gun sales to that person, and court determinations like this are extremely rare.

        The complicated solution is what is happening in society to cause mass shootings that didn’t happen 40 years ago. And the left does not want to go there either, as focusing on issues like family breakdown, violent media, widespread psychotropic drugs, and social isolation detract from the only thing the left ever wants to talk about: gun control.



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