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493 weeks ago @ Deep Thoughts - Let The Mormon Boycott... · 0 replies · +1 points

Two things:

1) To be clear the specific hotels owned by this group are:

Courtyard by Marriott (184 Rooms)
2150 Market Center Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
Date opened: June 15, 1991

Courtyard by Marriott (145 Room)
5835 Owens Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Date opened: June 20, 2000

Courtyard by Marriott (245 Room)
8651 Spectrum Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123
Date opened: March 15, 2002

Courtyard by Marriott (190 Room)
2100 Empire Avenue
Burbank, CA 91504
Date opened: October 4, 2002

Courtyard by Marriott (179 Room)
8506 Fenton Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Date opened: August 8, 2005

Residence Inn by Marriott (121 Rooms)
2000 Faraday Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Date opened: August 24, 1999

Residence Inn by Marriott (150 Rooms)
2135 East El Segundo Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245
Date opened: April 19, 2001

Residence Inn by Marriott (95 Rooms)
12011 Scripps Highlands Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131
Date opened: August 26, 2003

Residence Inn by Marriott (160 Rooms)
30950 Russell Ranch Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Date Opened: August 7, 2007

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
(118 Rooms)
630 W. John Carpenter Frwy
Irving, TX 75039
Date opened: January 7, 1998

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
(106 Rooms)
3701 NE Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Date opened: May 9, 1997

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
(116 Rooms)
2110 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
Date opened: October 7, 1995

SpringHill Suites by Marriott (137 Room)
12032 Scripps Highlands Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131
Date opened: May 9, 2003

Homewood Suites Hilton (150 Rooms)
2576 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106
Date opened: September 24, 2007

And 2) I'll have the same argument with you I have had with other fundamentalist evangelicals that lead and participate in boycotts. Assume that your boycott has some negative effect, and that the counter boycott by Prop 8 supporters doesn't more than make up for the lost business.

When Jimmy the hotel maintenance guy loses his job in the initial round of cutbacks as business levels drop, what do you say to his daughter when they lose their home and have to move leaving all of her friends behind? Do you explain that her pain is just roadkill on your ideological highway? Do you try to pretend that it is all really the OWNERS fault even though he is the guy that built the business in the first place and paid Daddy's check until recently?

Or do you choose to realize that boycotts (like unwise and ill executed invasions of foreign countries) always hurt the innocent first?

497 weeks ago @ Deep Thoughts - Graffiti and downtown LA · 0 replies · +1 points

Now that is art dammit.

It was so visually arresting when I first saw it that I immediately downloaded it as my background so that I could see it more often.

Do you have it in any higher resolution? (I have the 1280x912 resolution from Flickr)

497 weeks ago @ Deep Thoughts - Not So Buena #4 · 0 replies · +1 points

I love it, it looks like one of those shots of Beruit from the late 80s.

504 weeks ago @ Deep Thoughts - Another charge for Ter... · 1 reply · +1 points

Intense debate seems to take a long time to load