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    Boycott Specialized and Monster Energy...

    Boycott Specialized and Monster Energy...

    Until this is resolved, we should all boycott "Monster" energy drink, as well as Specialized, since they are in bed together with their racing team.

    It seems that the bastards at Monster are suing a small microbrewery in Vermont for making a barleywine named; "Vermonster". Check out the youtube link below, for more info, then register your dissatisfaction here: http://www.monsterenergy.com/web/guest/contact

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbG_w...layer_embedded

    Here is the message that I sent them:

    I am a mountain biker, and when I first heard that you were sponsoring a race team, I was very excited, and began using your product to support a company that supports the sport that I love.

    Today, I came across a message on an internet forum, that mentioned that you have filed a Cease and Desist order against a small brewery in Vermont, for marketing a barleywine called Vermonster. Somehow, someone at your company thinks that this is a trademark infringement. I, personally, as a consumer, would have never made any more connection between the two different names, than I would have made between FIRST Interstate Bank and the FIRST Baptist Church.

    That being said, I will say that having been a small business owner, myself, I find it abhorent that a billion dollar corporation would bully a small mom and pop business, over something that is really so much of a non-issue.

    I must therefore CEASE AND DESIST purchasing any of your products, until such time as you CEASE AND DESIST harrassing the folks at the Rock ART Brewery.

    Furthermore, I will campaign very aggressively on as many internet forums as possible to get as many mountain bikers and other people as possible to CEASE AND DESIST purchasing your products until such time as I receive notification from your company that you have dropped this frivolous lawsuit.

    Most mountain bikers are beer drinkers, and most of them prefer microbrews over watery crap like Buttwiper. Most of them are also likely to prefer microbrews over your energy drink, especially when there are now so many alternatives on the market. Mountain bikers have also been bullied over land access issues, by well funded equestrian groups and political parties such as the Sierra Club, so they are highly likely to identify with and align themselves with the small guy who is being bullied by the corporate giant.

    Until such time as I receive notification from your company that you have dropped your ridiculous lawsuit against the Rock Art Brewery, I will take all of the money I formerly spent on your product and spend it on theirs. I will aggressively campaign for as many of my fellow mountain bikers and other folks to do the same, and to spread the word to as many people as they can.

    When you look at your bottom line in the future, you WILL see the error of your ways!!! The sooner you CEASE AND DESIST with your frivolous lawsuit, the less economic damage you will cause yourselves!!!!!

    Lawyers suck!!!!! Frivolous lawsuits suck!!!!!



    Do you think that they will be smart enough to notice that while MTBR has a "Beer" Forum, it has no "Energy Drink" Forum?
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    i go to college in vermont. go rock art!

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    While we're at it someone should sue the maker of Flypaper pedals because you need to use a special set of cranks to make them work.
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    It is resolved !!!

    Monster backed down....People power triumphed over corporate hype !!!!

    http://www.rockartbrewery.com/

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    It is resolved !!!

    Monster backed down....People power triumphed over corporate hype !!!!

    http://www.rockartbrewery.com/

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    we should boycott people posting the same thing on more than one thread

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    Looks like it's been resolved

    http://rockartbrewery.com/
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    monster'll probably drop this. negative publicity will hurt them more in the wallet. david will slay goliath in this match easily.
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    Who drinks all those energy drinks anyway? Seriously, they are basically poison for your body. I guess its no different to people who smoke
    blah blah blah

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    Hell I own a specialized road bike... No fear though I will just remove the "il" from the down tube and then instead "specialized" spelt down the down tube I will have "special ed". Now that some guerilla branding tactics.

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    If you boycotted all the companies that file frivolous lawsuits, you'd be walking around naked and riding a 30-yr old tri-cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx
    Hell I own a specialized road bike... No fear though I will just remove the "il" from the down tube and then instead "specialized" spelt down the down tube I will have "special ed". Now that some guerilla branding tactics.
    Now thats funny!

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    This was an exhausting 31 minutes. Glad this is resolved.

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    im boycotting monster because its the most disgusting, fowl drink on the planet!

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    They are my favorite brewers ever. A Senator of ours even got involved in this fiasco...
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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    It is resolved !!!

    Monster backed down....People power triumphed over corporate hype !!!!

    http://www.rockartbrewery.com/

    friggen awesome!!

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    Ha that's nothing. You should see what this other "Monster" company sues people for

    http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/20...r-case-to-ebay

    Is there something about company with "Monster" in their name???

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    from what i heard this was resolved, and wow, every forum i go to on MTBR has this post in it. I am pretty sure monster sponsors quite a few other race teams. Oh well, i guess i should stop riding my kawasaki also, lol.
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    I can't see how you would want to hold Specialized responsible for something one of their Sponsor's did....

    ...that would be like holding me responsible for a car accident one of my co-workers caused. Just because we have an association, doesn't mean we are both at fault...

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    thats like holding wearhouser responsible cause the make the paper that monster energy drink used to apply for suits against others, and bic also since they make the ink pens that fill out the forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozlongboarder
    Who drinks all those energy drinks anyway? Seriously, they are basically poison for your body. I guess its no different to people who smoke
    Boycott Monster? No problem...never drink it anyway.

    Specialized? Not so easy...I've been wanting to try out the '10 FSR 29er.
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    Please take this crap elsewhere. I'm sick of seeing it everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerJoe
    we should boycott people posting the same thing on more than one thread
    +1
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    So this is on the 29er forum for exactly what reason?

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    FWIW, Vermonster is a very high grade of cannabis.








    Just sayin'

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