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Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:50 AM

Boycott Uline products. CEO Dick Uihlein donated big money for the 1-6 insurrection.




Snip < "A billionaire businessman from the Chicago area has been the primary source of political funding for an ultra-conservative group that participated in the “March to Save America” rally that preceded last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, documents show. "





https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-area-billionaire-gave-millions-to-patriots-group-that-backed-pro-trump-rally/a5ea9afa-e58f-4987-a698-7d847c244189

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Reply Boycott Uline products. CEO Dick Uihlein donated big money for the 1-6 insurrection. (Original post)
sarcasmo Mar 2021 OP
lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #1
Wednesdays Mar 2021 #2
Bobstandard Mar 2021 #3
Lochloosa Mar 2021 #6
Lettuce Be Mar 2021 #10
MineralMan Mar 2021 #4
NewHendoLib Mar 2021 #5
Johnny2X2X Mar 2021 #7
lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #8
Celerity Mar 2021 #9
Firestorm49 Mar 2021 #11
tanyev Mar 2021 #12
Midnight Writer Mar 2021 #13
EndlessWire Mar 2021 #14
tanyev Mar 2021 #20
WarGamer Mar 2021 #15
lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #17
WarGamer Mar 2021 #18
lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #19
lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #16

Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:52 AM

1. That could be tricky. Anytime you buy something, it might be shipped in a Uline carton.

They make billions and billions of shipping boxes.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:54 AM

2. Their web page showing their products

These are things I normally don't buy, anyway.
https://www.uline.com/cls_uline/Uline-Products

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 10:56 AM

3. Instead, call and ask for a catalog

They send out a fat catalog several times each year. Each time it costs them about $6. Useful as door stops.

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Response to Bobstandard (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:12 AM

6. I get two every couple of months at work.

Straight to recycling.

In a purchasing manager and can't understand getting catalogs anymore. Everything I do is online now.

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Response to Bobstandard (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 12:04 PM

10. Excellent idea, just requested one.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:05 AM

4. I Used to Buy Shipping and Packing Boxes from Uline.

It's tough to replace that company if you use a lot of boxes, even if you're moving. Buying boxes locally costs over twice as much at least, and the places you buy them from probably buy wholesale from Uline.

There aren't a lot of options for quantity box buying on a small to medium scale, really. Not that ship quickly and offer a very wide selection of box sizes.

Here's one:

https://www.globalindustrial.com/c/packaging/boxes-cartons

If you live in a major metro area, there is probably a company near you that sells boxes at decent prices. However, they may also be buying them from Uline.

You can also buy boxes on Amazon, but their sourcing for boxes is unknown.

It's a real problem.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:11 AM

5. Only thing I get from them are coin envelopes for storing saved garden seeds.

I'll have to seek another source.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:36 AM

7. In another country

A company who funded a terrorist attack like this would be seized. This company had to know what 1/6 was going to turn into, yet they paid for the terrorists to attack our Democracy and kill people.

If they had been a foreign company their assets would have been frozen.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:38 AM

8. +1 All the funders should be rounded up.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 11:49 AM

9. If they helped fund it they need to be tried and then locked up, and the their wealth

expropriated to help pay for the damage they caused as kingpin funders of a terrorist organisation. Break those billionaire traitors on the wheel of justice.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 12:36 PM

11. I listen to Aardvark radio. The My Pillow something or other runs ads on the station.

Fully knowing it would do no good, I contacted Aardvark to express my displeasure of having to listen to advertising by an insurrectionist and actually got a reply that they received my information and “passed it on.”

He still advertises on the station, but at least I let them know that the ads make my bowels move.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 01:24 PM

12. Wife Liz doubled down on her support for Trump on the Uline website.

Every so often she pens a ‘Liz’s Letter’, gifting the world with her musings on business and trade. She’s hinted at politics in them and anyone who knew about the Uihleins would certainly understand her subtext, but she went all in on the last one. Guess they learned nothing from their bouts with Covid.

"America First" was President Trump's policy. He made his moves to lower taxes, increase tariffs, renegotiate new trade deals, support immigration laws, stop endless wars and stop America from paying the lion's share for everything, especially NATO. I am a believer in these policies, but they take time.

Then Trump lost.

Now we have the Democrats coming in and, surely, they will have a different policy than "America First." The problem is, how are we going to compete? We need a clearly defined policy and time to make it work.


https://www.uline.com/Corporate/About_President

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 02:23 PM

13. I wish these billionaires would just leave us alone.

Old bastards already have more of the pie than they can ever eat.

Why don't they go enjoy their riches, live their best life, and leave the rest of us in peace?

The scariest words in the English language? "I'm a billionaire, and I'm going to setup a PAC."

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 03:00 PM

14. At the risk of being beaten to a pulp

I am not sure that everyone who participated in the Insurrection actually knew that's what they were doing. Certainly, if they were beating cops, they didn't have to understand exactly what was happening. A criminal act is a criminal act.

Our history is filled with instances when we occupied government buildings in order to make a point. I think when you add in the real moment of governmental process and an attempt to stop that process, that's when they should have stepped back. But, their intent was to support what Trump wanted, and that was to prevent Biden's victory. There was motive, intent, and execution of a plan.

But, I think that not everybody knew. It seems to me that there were two groups. First, a core of true insurrectionists who wanted to overcome and probably execute Trump's enemies. These people had the plan, and protection from presumed insiders. Second, a group of truly stupid individuals to form a mob of cover for the core group. These people didn't have to know what was *really* going on. They just had to follow the bell leader. Which is what they did. Mob mentality then took over, and a riot was born.

Is it possible that this billionaire did not know that such an insurrection plan was afoot? Yes, we can despise fascist assholes who think they should be in power to exclude the rest of us. But, how do we differentiate between someone who is merely an asshole, and one who wants to act on it to such an extent that a coup is born?

I am constantly amazed that the Repubs advertise their motives, intent, and future moves. They are so easy to read. But, would they have told a donor "why, yes, we are going to try to execute the Congress?" I don't think that would have been a "need to know" moment.

I think that all some people need to hear is the word "billionaire" to make someone guilty of this act. The rest of us can make a mistake, quietly vow to never make it again, and slip away to other things. These guys can't. It's a very public record, and what they do with their money is watched.

The only thing that might make it right would be to declare immediately that "yes, I did that," and "no, I will not make that mistake again." Otherwise, you slip into the mantle and have to own it.

I'm not saying that this company didn't support Trump. I think surely it did. But, I am not sure that it supported what happened on Jan. 6th.

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 05:25 PM

20. There's been plenty of time for them to denounce the events of Jan. 6th.

I find no evidence that they have.

Billionaires Who Championed Trump Have Now Gone Largely Quiet
By Anders Melin and Devon Pendleton
January 8, 2021, 11:01 AM CST

They bankrolled Donald Trump. They applauded his tax cuts. They cheered as the stock market soared. Now, the sound coming from some of the president’s wealthiest donors is this: silence.

As chaos engulfs the White House and Democrats talk of impeachment, few of these billionaires have much to say about the president they showered with many millions in campaign contributions.

Also silent were Richard and Liz Uihlein, owners of Uline Inc., who’ve poured tens of millions into conservative causes in recent years. Hedge fund manager John Paulson didn’t respond to a message seeking comment, nor did Charles Dolan, whose family controls the Madison Square Garden companies.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-08/billionaires-who-championed-trump-have-now-gone-largely-quiet

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 03:04 PM

15. Any evidence those funds (for the rally) were used to fund the criminals?

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 03:10 PM

17. The rally was always planned as a criminal attack.

So, yes, funding the rally was synonymous with funding the assault.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 03:14 PM

18. Any evidence of that? So 30,000 people came and 500 went inside the Capitol?



Hey, if you've got evidence, I'd love to see it.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 03:20 PM

19. Sure; I'm the FBI. But 1:60 is a pretty good ratio for the tip of the spear.



The 500 who entered were boosted by the 29500 right behind them. Kinda like the Navy Seals, followed by Marines, followed by Army. Only evil.

The evidence will come out. We may need to replace Wray first.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 03:09 PM

16. Dick-ulate him.

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