February 18, 2008

DON'T SIT BACK--DO SOMETHING!


We all know that the purpose of capitalism is to make money. Unfortunately, most companies don’t care where or how they get their money…just as long as they are making a profit. Regrettably, that is the way the world works.


These American businesses have locations in Aruba and we, the boycotters, need to alert them to the unconscionable illegal business practices and the despicable government and individuals that run the island of Aruba.


Do we sit back with our thumbs up our butts and do nothing? I say HELL NO! Write these American based companies and tell them how Americans are treated in Aruba. It may make a difference…but due to greed and profits, maybe they won’t. At least they will be aware that there are thousands of people who are furious with the way Aruba has handled the case of Natalee Holloway and realize that the CONSUMERS are the ones in control.


Yes…we, the “little people” are the ones filling the pockets of the big-wig CEOs. If it weren’t for us, they would have no business.


The following list is just some of the American companies that do business in Aruba. Write them and tell them what you think! The grassroots movement is counting on you to voice your opinion and make a difference!


McDonald’s
McDonald’s Plaza
Oak Brook, IL 60523 USA
Phone: 630-623-3000
Web: http://www.mcdonalds.com

(Isn’t this where Papa picked up Urine and Natalee!!!)


Wendy’s
4288 West Dublin-Granville Road
P.O. Box 256
Dublin, OH 43017-0256 USA
Phone: 614-764-3100
Web: http://www.wendys.com


(Taco Bell and Pizza Hut)
1441 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, KY 40213 USA
Phone: 502-874-8300
Web: http://www.yum.com


NIKE
1 Bowerman Dr.
Beaverton, OR 97005-6453 USA
Phone: 503-671-6453
Web: http://www.nike.com


Toyota
1300 Cravens Ave
Torrance, CA 90501 USA
Phone: 310-468-4000
Web: http://www.toyota.com


Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
650 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022 USA
Phone: 212-318-7000
Web: http://www.polo.com


Disney
500 S Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521 USA
Phone: 818-560-1000
Web: http://www.disney.go.com


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the travel boards. Alot of people go to them when wanting to know things about Aruba. Trip Advisor, MSN Travel boards, Craigslist Travel boards, Lonely Planets Travel boards and Yahoo Travel message boards.

Richard said...

And let's not forget the cruise lines. They are finding that the Caribbean market is going downhill ... it's the target of price slashing, demand is low and is going lower, and apparently see the Caribbean only as a destination for the bottom end of the market.

Do we remember that a year or so ago, Carnival Cruises (I think that was the one) decided that it would no longer stop at Aruba? It made some excuse about fuel oil costs, but everyone knew that was bogus. There simply wasn't demand.

Imagine the impact if we all wrote to the cruise lines ... one at a time, maybe ... timing our letters so they would get a certain number every day ... and said that we might be interested in a Caribbean cruise, but would not consider using any cruise line that stopped at Aruba.

The cruise lines are dangerous enough in themselves ... remember the case of Amy Bradley, who vanished from a cruise ship in March 1998 as it was docking at Curacao. Just the day before it was in Aruba, and crew members wanted to take her to Carlos 'n' Charlies.
There is strong evidence that Amy remains alive, but in a situation of duress.

In any event, the stench that surrounds Aruba's name is cause enough to stay away. If enough people told the cruise lines, maybe even they would catch on.

Anonymous said...

patrick didn't sit back, he got up and did something good for natalee.
dennisintn