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HEY! DOMINO PIZZA PEOPLE, what was your objection to the thread MNHQ have just pulled? Was it that your founder funded an anti-abortion group that bullied women having late-term medical terminations?

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AitchTwoToTangOh Wed 23-Sep-09 10:38:19

... was it Greeny saying that your pizza bases are made of pastry?

or something else? grin

MamaG Wed 23-Sep-09 10:42:19

grin

meltedmarsbars Wed 23-Sep-09 10:43:25

shock

Hassled Wed 23-Sep-09 10:43:48

Was that pulled? I read that thread - all fascinating stuff. Maybe it was the AEG/gas chambers connection rather than Dominos?

NormaStanleyFletchachacha Wed 23-Sep-09 10:44:07

Oh - I missed this

I always miss stuff

tell all

cheesesarnie Wed 23-Sep-09 10:44:20

ive missed it all again.hmm

Thredworm Wed 23-Sep-09 10:45:59

Please tell me what I have missed? Was it a reeelly interesting thread just pretending to be about pizza bases?

FlamingoDuBeke Wed 23-Sep-09 10:46:49

shock Elaborate!

AitchTwoToTangOh Wed 23-Sep-09 10:46:50

interesting read

ThingOne Wed 23-Sep-09 10:47:32

Do tell us more, aitch.

PortAndLemon Wed 23-Sep-09 10:49:32

Although as Tom Monaghan is in his seventies, sold Dominos well over a decade ago, and has nothing whatsoever to do with it any more, I can't really see the relevance of discussing his foundations/sponsored groups and linking them to Dominos. It's half-implying that buying Dominos pizza channels money to his groups, which it doesn't, and that's a bit unfair on the AFAIK completely unconnected people who own the chain now and just make slightly greasy pastry-based pizza.

[Disclaimer: didn't see pulled thread]

moodlumthehoodlum Wed 23-Sep-09 10:51:21

blimey, never judge a thread by its title. I thought the pizza base one was just that - a dough discussion. Clearly not. I always miss stuff.

AitchTwoToTangOh Wed 23-Sep-09 10:52:03

och, we got into a wee discussion about murder etc. someguy was on hand to keep everything in perspective for us silly women, but basically it's kinda interesting to muse over the ethics of buying pizza from a company founded by Tom Monaghan. (must stress, he no longer owns the company. i imagine that's the sort of thing that the dominos corporate comms dept would like me to stress).

i think he sold up in '98. that's close enough for the taste to linger for me, i must say...

and that article is kinda interesting on the link between OR rhetoric and behaviour and the recent murder of a late-term termination specialist (in his church, which was nice).

AitchTwoToTangOh Wed 23-Sep-09 10:55:10

PandL, i think that is a fair enough perspective, for you. but not for me, no way. smile

Mind you, i saw those 60 minutes reports at the time, they really were shocking. presumably Tom Monaghan did as well, in 1991, while he was channelling his personal pizza fortune into funding those bullies, and so i took a stand against his product. for me, it is tainted irretrievably. but not for everyone, which is fine. smile

sarah293 Wed 23-Sep-09 10:56:16

Message withdrawn

TheBalladofGayTony Wed 23-Sep-09 10:58:26

on this principle we should all become survivialists living on bush tucka. any successful multi-national company will have involved some unsavoury types in their creation.

having said that pizza's from chain restaurants are vile you might as well walk in ans ask someon to shit on aplate

NormaStanleyFletchachacha Wed 23-Sep-09 10:58:55

Riven - if they do will you come and get me too? grin

PortAndLemon Wed 23-Sep-09 11:00:06

What "taste", though? The money has nothing to do with him any more. Fine, if you unwittingly bought Domino's pizza at some time in the 90s and want to self-flagellate then go right ahead, but when there are real and enormous human rights abuses of all sorts being committed right now by global corporations and the people who currently own them I do think it is bizarre to focus instead (or, OK, "as well" but still spending energy that could be spent on current issues) on the fact that someone reprehensible used to own a company but doesn't any more.

Thredworm Wed 23-Sep-09 11:01:18

lol at unsavoury savoury manufacturers, and the base behaviour of a pizza company.

PortAndLemon Wed 23-Sep-09 11:01:46

(Cross-posted, but I'd still basically say that with slightly different phrasing)

TheBalladofGayTony Wed 23-Sep-09 11:02:27

stop being so cheesey

AitchTwoToTangOh Wed 23-Sep-09 11:07:56

see, i don't have to become a survivalist just because i don't want to buy a dominos pizza, and i don't have to just not buy from one company. abso-freakin-lutely are other companies up to some right dodgy stuff, and it's my choice to buy from them. i never understand the 'by that logic' logic. it's generally an argument for doing nothing at all.

let's say i find out that Col Sanders, far from being a lovely whiskery human brand, was actually funding the ku klux klan, i think i'd be entitled to go off his brand of fried chicken. (this despite the fact that i'm not even sure if he owned the brand and that he must be long dead now in any case). i'm also perfectly entitled to post 'did you know that col sanders was funding... etc' on here and see if anyone else has anything to say about it.

TheBalladofGayTony Wed 23-Sep-09 11:10:43

yes you have a right to do whatever the hell you want aitch.

KerryMumbles Wed 23-Sep-09 11:11:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AitchTwoToTangOh Wed 23-Sep-09 11:13:09

excellent, tony. grin

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