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Old 05-10-2003, 01:05 PM
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Updated French Products List

(Please forward this list.)

Founders Quote: "...Commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice." --Thomas Jefferson (1797)

We now know that the French not only provided intelligence to
Iraq, compromising Operation Iraqi Freedom, they also provided
Saddam's key Ba'athist henchmen passports enabling them to flee
Iraq and escape war crimes prosecution for executing coalition
POWs and forcing Iraqi women and children to act as human shields.
Some companies on this list are American-based with American
employees. To avoid French products without compromising American
families, we encourage you to target only consumer goods labeled
"Product of France".

Air Liquide, Alcatel, Allegra (allergy medication), Aqualung
(including: Spirotechnique, Technisub, US Divers, and SeaQuest),
AXA Advisors Bank of the West (owned by BNP Paribas), Beneteau
(boats), BF Goodrich (owned by Michelin), BIC (razors, pens
and lighters), Biotherm (cosmetics), Black Bush, Bollinger
(champagne), Car & Driver Magazine, Cartier, Chanel, Cheese
labeled "Product of France", Chivas Regal (scotch), Christian
Dior, Christian Lacroix, Club Med (vacations), Culligan (owned by
Vivendi), Daniel Cremieux, Dannon (yogurt and dairy foods), DKNY,
Dom Perignon, Durand Crystal, Elle Magazine, Essilor Optical
Products, Evian bottled water, Fina gas stations and Fina Oil
(billions invested in Iraqi oil fields), First Hawaiian Bank,
George Magazine, Givenchy, Glenlivet (scotch), Hachette Filipacchi
New Media, Hennessy, Hermes, Jacobs Creek (owned by Pernod Ricard
since 1989), Jameson (whiskey), Krups (coffee and cappuccino
makers), Lancome, Le Creuset (cookware), L'Oreal (health and
beauty products), Louis Vuitton, Magellan Navigational Equipment,
Marie Claire, Martel Cognac, Maybelline, Méphisto (shoes and
clothes), Michelin (tires and auto parts), Mikasa (crystal and
glass), Moet (champagne), Motel 6, Motown Records, MP3.com, Mumms
(champagne), Nissan (cars; majority owned by Renault), Nivea,
Normany Butter, Ondeo/Nalco Water Treatement, Parents Magazine,
Peugeot (automobiles), Perrier Sparkling Water, Pierre Cardin,
Playstation Magazine, ProScan (owned by Thomson Electronics,
France), Publicis Group (including Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising),
RCA (televisions and electronics; owned by Thomson Electronics),
Red Magazine, Red Roof Inns (owned by Accor group in France),
Renault (automobiles), Road & Track Magazine, Roquefort cheese
(all Roquefort cheese is made in France), Rowenta (toasters, irons,
coffee makers, etc,), Royal Canadian, Salomon (skis), Seagram's
Gin, Sierra Software and Computer Games, Sitram Cookware, Smart
& Final, Sofitel (hotels, owned by Accor), Sparkletts (water,
owned by Danone), Spencer Gifts, Sundance Channel, Taylor Made
(golf), Technicolor, T-Fal (kitchenware), UbiSoft (computer games),
Uniroyal, Universal Studios (music, movies and amusement parks;
owned by Vivendi-Universal), USFilter, Veuve Clicquot Champagne,
Vittel, VIVENDI-SEAGRAM, Wild Turkey (bourbon), Wine and
Champagne labeled "Product of France", Woman's Day Magazine,
Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Rocher, Zodiac Inflatable Boats.

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Old 05-10-2003, 06:35 PM
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Tracy,

I understand the point you're making, but have to differ.

Let's say their is a company in the US that supports a cause that I don't believe in. The only way I can influence a change in that company is by not buying their products. Of course, by not buying their products, I indirectly affect the lives of those innocent employees that merely manufacture the products, but don't decide what causes their company endorses. How else would I be able to influence that company? Write the CEO and say that I don't support his causes but also continue to buy his products? That wouldn't yield any result.

Same thing with the French. If enough people stop buying their products, enough of the French business owners will influence their government to stop acting the way it has.

Of course, any sanctions our government takes on the French will indrectly do the same thing to otherwise innocent French citizens. Would you have us not do anything because French citizens may be affected?

For the record, I don't hate the French people. I've been to France and enjoyed it a lot. But if I'm to take any action, this is the most effective thing I can do. I'm not asking anyone else to boycott, just giving the information if someone wants it.

Just a thought...

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