Motel 6, Red Roof Inn - Americans Boycott France !

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  1. LadyEagle

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    All these companies are owned by the French:

    Motel 6, Red Roof Inn

    Dannon Yogurt

    L'Oreal hair products

    Culligan Water

    BIC (Razors, Pens & Lighters)
    Started in 1945 by Marcel Bich. Originally based just outside of Paris. Began trading on the Paris Stock Exchange in 1972. 40.5% Publicly traded. Bich family still owns 33.5%.

    BF Goodrich
    Owned by Michelin

    Uniroyal Tires
    Owned by Michelin

    Other French products:

    http://www.metrospy.com/boycott_brands.htm
     
  2. Johnv

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    Since these companies also have factories in the US that employ American workers, I think it's possible that we will be hurting our own neighbors.

    There's an already interesting poll going on about this subject.

    Click Here to go to that thread/poll

    [ March 10, 2003, 09:06 PM: Message edited by: Johnv ]
     
  3. LadyEagle

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    Good point.

    If, as an American, I found out my place of employment was owned by the French, I might be real tempted to look for work elsewhere.

    Americans are boycotting to make a political statement where it hurts - quarterly profits - & I don't blame anyone who boycotts.

    And, as you know, I've been pushing BUY AMERICAN for years, being that I'm opposed to Free World Trade. [​IMG]
     
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    Not me. I wouldn't equate the owner of my company, if he were a French citizen, to the actions of the French government. But I guess it would depend on the situation. I already know several people who are boycotting "french bread", even though the biggest maker of French bread in the US is an American bakery.

    It's important to think about the actions we undertake before we do them in cases as this.

    Just my $.02
     
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    today when i ordered my big mac i told 'em to hold the french fries...
     
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    Hello John,

    When we, the American public, put pressure upon French business owners they will cry out to the French government to take actions that will cause the mighty American dollars to start flowing again. That is the way boycotts work. You know, let's say ABC is broadcasting a T.V. show that we find morally offensive. In addition to boycotting the ABC network as a whole we can also bring pressure upon ABC by boycotting the companies that advertise on ABC, especially those that advertise during the time slot that offensive program is on the air. The same thing goes for boycotting French owned businesses. We know full well that the French government does not own the business. However, when the French businessmen start to feel the pinch on their budgets they will cry out to the French government for help.

    The same goes for your Frech Bread example. When that big U.S. bakery feels the pinch on its budget hopefully its owners will speak out and bring their corporate voice against the French government and call on the French to come along side the U.S. (or they could call it Franco-American Bread :D ).
     
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    Do they sell Renault or Citron cars in the U.S?
     
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    my opinion. if you choose to do business with our enemies then no financial or military aid. it follows that we are financing our enemies through a third party. as far as boycott goes. I try to reasonably aviod products made outside the US and activly seek to avoid products of countries who openly oppose us. Such as France, China etc.
     
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    I posted this in another thread, but I think it bears repeating. While I don't like the fact that France is not seeing eye to eye with us on Iraq, and while I don't like the fact that they're doing business with Iraq, I think they're looking out for their own interests. What it comes down to is that their interests are not our interests. While we can yell and scream at them to see it as we do, we cannot fault them for taking a stance that they feel is best for them.

    It may be silly, it may be stupid, it may be damaging to us, and I may not like it, but it's not immoral.
     
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    I thought the french bread thing was a joke. Should I stop putting my daughters hair in a french braid now? Don't you think this is a bit rediculous?

    Laurenda

    [ March 16, 2003, 08:10 PM: Message edited by: Wisdom Seeker ]
     
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    First of all I think those who favour boycotting the French are substituting the French as the real enemy over Iraq. It should be remembered that the French are not alone in opposing an impending war. There are the Germans, Russians, and Chinese, not to mention many other smaller nations.

    Secondly, I think that those who favour ostracising and warring with their French neighbours because they view them as the enemy, are also missing Jesus' injunction of Matt 5:44-48, not to mention Romans 12:14-21.

    I am no bleeding heart leftie, in fact I am a Christian fundamentalist, who is politically conservative. But beloved brethren, when I read the posts of those berating and hating all things French,, for no other reason than your political angle on a probable Gulf war, I wonder if the practice of your faith is in any way distinctive from those who are godless in society?
     
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    The real effect will happen in tourism and trade, and any subsidies our govt provides the French.
     
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    David Moore said "It should be remembered that the French are not alone in opposing an impending war. There are the Germans, Russians, and Chinese, not to mention many other smaller nations."
    The difference is the French owe us... BIG. The French openly ridicule and mock the US when the only reason they even exist as a nation is the Americans. The others have been enemies in the past, they don't owe any alliegence to us and we don't expect any. Iraq is the thug down the street who is bullying the whole neighborhood. Freance is our girlfriend who we find in bed with that very thug. Iraq's behavior is expected. France's behavior hurts us, we have come to expect it, but it hurts all the same.
     
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    Fair enough, Mark, but that still doesn't negate our responsibilities to Scripture. We are still to bless those who curse us.
     
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    Not in today's economy.
     
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    I know that an American Christian through Crown Group, Inc, owns the Red Roof Inn in Lincoln, Nebraska. This group also owns Settle Inn and Suites. They are the only people that I know of that will let pastors stay for free in their prophets chamber. They also have a program called Marriage Oasis. Marriage Oasis is a program through the local church where they let a married couple stay in the Honeymoon Suite for free, once they go through the church's program. As a pastor, my wife and I need to take advantage of this before I have anyone in my church participate in the marriage oasis program. :D [​IMG] :eek:
     
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    Sorry, I am not looking for another job any time soon. The French are paying my Bible college bill, so I don't mind too much. BTW, many Red Roof Inns are franchised. Ours is.
     
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    What am I wading into?

    Anyway, here I go. I am actually glad I stumbled on this discussion tread, because I can try to correct some misperceptions (one can always try, can’t one?)

    Introducing myself. I am a Frenchman, I was born in Lyon back in 1945; I am 59 years old and an elder in a small Canadian Baptist Church in Morinville, Alberta (a short 30 km North of Edmonton). Architect by trade, I came to Canada 30 years ago and was found by my precious Savior shortly after my wife and I settled here.

    As I did not travel extensively through it, I do not know the United States as well as I would like. I regret this fact, for many of my friends are Americans (Love John MacArthur). Last year, I drove from Edmonton to Dallas TX to help my newlywed daughter in her move there as she followed her husband who is completing his fellowship at Dallas Children Hospital (They both work there, he as a pediatric neurosurgeon and she as an ICU nurse).

    Our first order of business, once in Dallas, was to find a good Baptist Church that would prominently display and teach the precious Doctrines of Grace. I stand amazed at how quickly Alex and Sandrine were accepted and, for the past year, how they grew in the Lord and came to really love the brotherhood there. It was wonderful to see how these Texans made them to feel loved and welcomed; because of these precious brothers and sisters, very quickly, Dallas became, well... home for them.

    Would it surprise you brethren if I asserted here that the vast majority of French peoples love the United State and its freedom loving peoples? Would it also surprise you if I said that ALL in France will never forget the sacrifice of courageous GI's in 1944?

    Today, In France, my compatriots are befuddled at the anti French feeling displayed on the airwaves. My brothers and sisters in Christ, France is not the enemy (as I read in a post), keep an open mind, remember scriptures "Faithful are the wounds of a FRIEND".

    Love in His precious name.
     
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    Here's a list of American Companies that are being targetted for Boycott to protest America and President Bush. :
    Philip Morris
    General Electric
    Dell Computer
    Chevron-Texaco
    Exxon-Esso-Mobil
    Coca Cola
    McDonald's
    Limited Brands
    Pfizer
    General Motors
    MBNA
    UPS
    Bristol Myers Squibb
    PepsiCo
    Ford
    Wal-Mart
    Gap
    Motorola
    Time Warner/AOL
    Disney
    IBM
    Shell
    BP Amoco
    Amway
    FedEx
    Anheuser Busch
    Revlon
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    Dear Mr. Petit,

    Thank you for posting your remarks. I appreciated reading your point of view. It was a welcome change from my personal experience.

    Unfortunately...it's always the people that suffer in things like this. Boycotts, I do not believe solve much of anything. They are however how the people can feel empowered that they are doing something...in a situation that they are relatively powerless to control.

    God bless you and keep you.

    In Christ,
    Laurenda
     

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