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Exciting dump update

Timothy Kincaid

July 3rd, 2012

The National Organization for Marriage’s big dump just keeps growing. Today the number of people who have pledged to look for substitutes for General Mills brands has shot up to 18,003. That’s an increase of 239 people in just one day!

If it keeps up at this rate, by September the NOM dump will be at nearly one hundredth of one percent of the population. And that, my friends, will make General Mills sit up and take notice.

And let’s not forget that this exciting development represents at least 18,000 people nation wide who care enough about this issue to type their name. And that sort of activism can translate to literally dozens of protesters. Truly this grass roots endeavor eclipses even 2010’s Tour of Mostly Empty City Plazas.

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laura michelle
July 3rd, 2012 | LINK

you forgot to figure in population growth. they are losing ground and percentage daily at 293 a day.

homer
July 4th, 2012 | LINK

I had Cheerios for breakfast!

Bernie
July 4th, 2012 | LINK

I Calculated it as such; 18K vs 300M, that leaves a percentage of .006%. WOW, such a tremendous impact. I’m scared. General Mills should be too. LOL

Patrick
July 4th, 2012 | LINK

Well I am going to go by some Green Giant like it’s going out of style? On 2nd thought it’s not going out of style, I will just by a little.

TampaZeke
July 5th, 2012 | LINK

It looks like I’m going to have to break down and buy some NAME BRAND Cheerios for the first time in years!

Yeah, I’m just that cheap.

Désirée
July 5th, 2012 | LINK

does GM make anything that fits with a LCHF lifestyle?

Joel
July 9th, 2012 | LINK

To be fair, 18k vs 300M is not a correct figure to be comparing. You’d have to weigh in how much of that 18k represents the 300M. This is because not everyone whos in favor of dump actually signs the petition. Like in polls when only ~20k participate and a percentage of that votes yes/no/maybe to some question. We then say that it may represent the population and equate proportionally say ~12k that said yes to 180M ppl that say yes.

Because of this I would like to know how many would support GM. Say like 18K NO, ~40k YES? What you are doing, imo, is saying that ~299,982K are saying yes, when that is most probably NOT the case. Unless you can back it up.

Although, in a way i can see that comparing it to other petitions, this one doesnt seem too popular.

Désirée
July 9th, 2012 | LINK

Joel, it’s not that 299,982 are saying “yes” it’s that 299,982 aren’t saying “no.” Most just can’t be bothered. They will continue to buy GM regardless.

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