Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sears is a good citizen for supporting our military

Lauren Spangler-Young sent me this one. It appears to be a chain letter.


The letter reads:


I know I needed this reminder since Sears isn't always my first choice. Amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and they haven't withdrawn from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?


How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for military duty? By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up.


Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years.


I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution. I suggest we all shop at Sears, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement it well deserves.


Adrienne Espinosa wrote:

Decided to check this before I sent it forward. So I sent the following e-mail to the Sears Customer Service Department:


I received this e-mail and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the Internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your company. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of another store for a like item, even if it's cheaper at that store.



This is their answer to my e-mail:


Dear Customer:


Thank you for contacting Sears. The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback.


Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.


Bill Thorn

Sears Customer Care




Adrienne Espinosa also wrote:


It's verified! By Snopes.com at:





Friday, November 16, 2007

SBP submitted as idea for PRI Consumed

Yesterday I submitted the SystemBigPlay.org idea as one of the ideas for the American Public Media Consumed website. http://sustainability.publicradio.org/consumer_dilemma/. I noticed that they changed the title of my idea and gave it a feasibility rating of 20%.  I think that only reflects how stuck our culture is in the current value chain.  For I indent for the SystemBigPlay.org project to go forward.  They did leave the web link in though.  Nice of them.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

UK Police Advert

Mike Duffy from the UK sent me this one.




Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Work on new SystemBigPlay.org website has begun

There is a new System Big Play web site under construction at www.SystemBigPlay.org.  Since quite a bit of time had been spent gathering materials for various grant proposals, the web site is a natural consequence.  Material is slowly migrating from draft form on my computer to on the web.  I hope to have a newsletter out soon.