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Yet another spasm of lunacy

If you like yogurt, and if your store carries a brand from New York called Chobani, please consider buying it.

The owner is a Turkish immigrant, Mr. Ulukaya. He bought a defunct yogurt factory in central New York a few years back, revived it using a yogurt recipe from his homeland, and it's now a billion-dollar business with a second location in Twin Falls, ID. He's instituted profit sharing for his employees, gives paid paternity leave, has created more than 2,000 jobs, and keeps dozens of New York dairy farmers in business because he buys as much milk as they can produce. He actively employs legal immigrants who have been resettled in the area, recently founded the Tent Foundation which works to help immigrants find work (so, y'know, they can pay taxes!), and spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on how corporations can help with the refugee crisis.

So: A hardworking immigrant achieves the American Dream, creates thousands of jobs, treats his employees generously, does his bit to help solve a serious world crisis, and is "walking the walk" about turning immigrants into productive tax-paying citizens. Sounds like the right wing's dream guy, right?

Nope. Breitbart and others in the far-right conspiracy-sphere are spreading lies about the company, suggesting a boycott of the product, and encouraging death threats against Mr. Ulukaya personally.

I'm really starting to believe that there is a small but loud segment of the far right that is quite literally insane.

God I can't wait for this election to be over. Every single particle of it has depressed me unutterably.


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Nov. 1st, 2016 10:45 am (UTC)
He sounds like an upstanding, admirable man, and I hope this all works out for him. I hope this all works out for all of us. Quite frankly, Trump scares the shit out of me. After 9/11, the office of the president was given too much power to go over the heads of congress. I'm afraid of the damage he could do to our world.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 08:18 am (UTC)
I already eat it, so it's good. And I never listen to 'Journalistic' rumors. I mean, who does these days? No, wait... my friend actually thought that Megyn Kelly was fired, and facebook is a cesspool of rumors and outright lies. I'm being too optimistic.
Nov. 8th, 2016 05:12 pm (UTC)
Indeed and this is from up here in Canada, eh. I will include some more light WORDS OF WISDOM in my blog to come!
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