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    To Get Hurricane Rebuilding Contracts, Texas Contractors Must Pledge Not to Boycott Israel

    The Intercept Exposes Texas Thought Control Policy: To Get Hurricane Rebuilding Contracts, Texas Contractors Must Pledge Not to Boycott Israel

    If You’re a Texan looking to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, you’d better not boycott Israel. …
    If you’re confused why the two things are related, look to a bill that Texas’s Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law in July. House Bill 89 prohibits the state from entering into contract with a business unless it “does not boycott Israel; and will not boycott Israel during the term of the contract.”

    The law applies even to businesses that would refuse to buy products made in illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land — as it defines Israel as both Israel proper and “Israeli-controlled territory.” …

    check out a sample application :



    Texas’s law is similar to the Kansas law that went into force this past summer. Under that law, a teacher is being punished for following her Mennonite Church’s guidance to boycott some companies that do business related to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians. …

    “It is absolutely unconscionable for state and local governments to impose political litmus tests on disaster relief funds for people devastated by Hurricane Harvey,” …
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    I'm past infuriated by this $#@! and settled on simply amused.

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    Seems to apply only to foreign companies doing business with the State of Texas. http://www.expressnews.com/news/loca...l-12184395.php

    Texas ban on business with “anti-Israel” companies largely symbolic

    AUSTIN — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott made a strong show of support for Israel in May, putting his name to a law that prevents state investment or contracts with companies that boycott the country.

    “Any anti-Israel policy is an anti-Texas policy,” he declared at the bill-signing ceremony, held at a Jewish community center.

    But, as it turns out, the policy that took effect Sept. 1 is largely symbolic. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts identified only two foreign companies affected by the ban; the state isn’t doing business with either.

    Senate sponsor Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, said he is confident the law will act as a deterrent going forward.

    “We are not only talking about businesses today, but also tomorrow,” he said in a statement. “Should any think about changing strategies to boycott Israel, maybe they will think twice.”

    In passing the law this year with bipartisan support, Texas joined a growing group of roughly 17 states that restrict government investment with companies that participate in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel. Launched in 2005 by Palestinian groups, the initiative aims to put economic pressure on Israel to stop the country’s settlement of Palestinian territories, among other goals.

    The two companies identified by the comptroller deny that they boycott Israel.

    “It is completely inaccurate to say we have a boycott in place with Israel,” said Russ Brady, a spokesman for The Co-operative Group in the United Kingdom, in an email. “Co-op members have instructed us not to have any trade with those businesses operating out of the occupied territories… It is not a ban on Israeli companies.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Seems to apply only to foreign companies doing business with the State of Texas.
    I guess that makes it ok then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparebulb View Post
    I guess that makes it ok then.
    States rights FTW?
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    When do they annex us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Seems to apply only to foreign companies doing business with the State of Texas. http://www.expressnews.com/news/loca...l-12184395.php

    More at link.
    Leave it to the Zippy to spread false information. As if that would make it OK even were it true.
    However Zippy's assertion is just more disinformation. It is completely false. (A link to the full text of the actual bill is below.)

    Zippy's link to the article is not good as a subscription is required, so have to rely on zippy's quote.
    Zippy quotes that "only two foreign companies are affected". Maybe only two foreign companies have been placed on the blacklist so far, but the statute does not limit itself to only "foreign companies." The statute applies to all companies, partnerships, sole-proprietorships, LLCs, associations, organizations, etc.

    The comptroller may have only identified two foreign companies so far as boycotters, and thus forbidden them from any state contracts, but every company anywhere in the world is forbidden from any Texas state contracts unless they certify they don't and won't participate in the boycott. It is an ominous chilling effect and a serious affront to free speech and thought.

    Further, even what Zippy does quote provides serious reason for concern,
    "Senate sponsor Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, said he is confident the law will act as a deterrent going forward. 'We are not only talking about businesses today, but also tomorrow,' he said in a statement. 'Should any think about changing strategies to boycott Israel, maybe they will think twice.'”

    Here is a link to the complete text of the now passed bill: Bill text
    There is nothing in the statute limiting or even suggesting it is limited to only foreign companies. To the contrary it explicitly apply to any "for-profit sole proprietorship, organization, association, corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or limited liability company, including a wholly owned subsidiary, majority-owned subsidiary, parent company, or affiliate of those entities or business associations".
    Last edited by AZJoe; 10-20-2017 at 10:13 AM.
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    #GOTtREASON?

    Please tell me why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    I'm past infuriated by this $#@! and settled on simply amused.
    Burn baby burn at this point.

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    To get Harvey relief funds, residents of Dickinson must vow not to boycott Israel

    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/harvey/2017/10/19/get-harvey-relief-funds-residents-dickinson-must-vow-boycott-israel
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    Article 1, Section 10:

    No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; ... No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, ... enter into any Agreement or Compact ... with a foreign Power
    There is simply no legal basis to include such a clause in a public act and it reeks of zealotry, and most likely is a blatant I Amend. violation.
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    Stupid goyim...


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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJoe View Post
    Leave it to the Zippy to spread false information.
    Yep; this is par for the course for the Zipper John Group. It has gotten really bad with their new group members.
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    which one of yall fuckers wrote the "ron paul" racist news letters
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    If TX gov really believes in Israeli values, why doesn't he try to make Texas more like Israel by providing free abotions to Texans instead of such dumb gestures jestures?
    By sending more money to Israel, seems like he is enabling killing of more babies. Hypocrite of first order. Don't know if he surfs this forum but if he does, Greg where do you stand on US tax payers funded baby killing?

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    Jan 7, 2014 - .. a federally subsidized universal health care system ...









    Where does Greg stand on fellow Texan CUFI ("Christians United for Israel") founder John Hagee who is seen by many jews as an anti-semite?
    Texas Governor Greg Abbot is probably not an anti-semite or racist but he seems to share some of the hypocrisies and contradictions with founder of Texas's christian zionist group CUFI that many jews see as anti-semitic.



    Quote Originally Posted by AZJoe View Post
    The Intercept Exposes Texas Thought Control Policy: To Get Hurricane Rebuilding Contracts, Texas Contractors Must Pledge Not to Boycott Israel

    If You’re a Texan looking to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, you’d better not boycott Israel. …
    If you’re confused why the two things are related, look to a bill that Texas’s Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law in July. House Bill 89 prohibits the state from entering into contract with a business unless it “does not boycott Israel; and will not boycott Israel during the term of the contract.”

    The law applies even to businesses that would refuse to buy products made in illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land — as it defines Israel as both Israel proper and “Israeli-controlled territory.” …

    check out a sample application :



    Texas’s law is similar to the Kansas law that went into force this past summer. Under that law, a teacher is being punished for following her Mennonite Church’s guidance to boycott some companies that do business related to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians. …

    “It is absolutely unconscionable for state and local governments to impose political litmus tests on disaster relief funds for people devastated by Hurricane Harvey,” …


    9/11 was to punish U.S. for Israel policy: Philip Zelikow 9/11 Commission Exec. Dir.

    Texas is the home of famous CUFI (Christians United for Israel) and its leader John Hagee had called 9/11 "God's Judgment".
    Certainly not all but seems there is no shortage of people in TX with very little understanding of current history.

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    Anti-Israel policies are anti-Texas policies

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    Is Israel our new nations capital, should we change the pledge?
    If that happened, probably half of America would take a knee during such a pledge in the post Iraq/Benghazi/Syria/Afghan wars world.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Seems to apply only to foreign companies doing business with the State of Texas. http://www.expressnews.com/news/loca...l-12184395.php



    More at link.
    Zippy do you applaud this move, condemn it.... or remain cautiously non-opinionated on this child rights issue?

    If it's the last one, you don't need to say anything in response to this Q.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Seems to apply only to foreign companies doing business with the State of Texas. http://www.expressnews.com/news/loca...l-12184395.php



    More at link.
    Is you sure about that?


    Texas city drops Israel boycott ban for individuals but says businesses must still reject BDS to get hurricane aid

    US Politics Jesse Rubin on October 26, 2017
    Following media uproar, Dickinson, Texas, decided today it will no longer require private citizens affected by Hurricane Harvey to sign a pledge guaranteeing they will not boycott Israel as a condition to receiving help. But businesses seeking aid must reject Israel boycott.

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