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Unread 07-21-2012, 8:17 PM   #141
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The Secret Formula?
1 Part Jersey Shore water
1 Part marinara gravy
1 Part extract of Greenwoodochromis
1 Part Yuengling

Probably better for you than Monster!

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I was banned from their page as well. I posted about twice per day.
The last time I was banned from something on the net I decided to create EastCoastCichlids.org ...maybe THIS time I will create an Energy Drink!
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Unread 07-21-2012, 8:53 PM   #142
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Some how I haven't been banned yet. I don't think they can keep up or they just don't care about their page now. I have been seeing lots of porn on their page.


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Unread 07-22-2012, 5:50 AM   #143
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I signed the petition last night. Let's do this.

I also just uploaded this video. Maybe it can be helpful. :/

Support Monster Aquaria - Attack of the Telmatochromis Dhonti
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Unread 07-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #144
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Unread 07-22-2012, 1:43 PM   #145
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Thanks Chris.

Someone commented on the video and suggested contacting the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org) for help. They seem like they may be able to help.
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Unread 07-22-2012, 5:33 PM   #146
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From their site:

"Blue Zoo Radio is live every Sunday evening at 8pm EST. The archives are available for immediate download to your computer, iPod or Mp3 player OR you can stream them on your computer ON Demand. "

http://www.bluezooradio.com/
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Unread 07-22-2012, 9:29 PM   #147
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I don't like energy drinks anyway.



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Unread 07-22-2012, 10:37 PM   #148
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I've been mixing it up with special interests for about 25 years now beginning with the HJ Heinz Co. and currently with Dupont, and I can tell you that these guys are so insulated and so smug in their elitist opulent self-regard that it's going to take more than idle threats. I'm thinking more along these lines:



Monster Beverage Corporation
Rodney Sacks, CEO
Santa Monica, CA

Dear Rodney:

It has recently come to my attention that your company's ambitions regarding the sale of hyper-caffeinated beverages to youth and other discriminating consumer demographic groups have evolved to the point that your legal affairs department is now engaged in attempts to obtain dominion over the letter "M" and the English word "Monster". I refer to the recent suit filed against Monster FishKeepers Aquarium Network (MFA) claiming that the use of these marks constitutes trademark infringement and would cause confusion with your company's own MONSTER™, MONSTER ENERGY®, and MONSTER “Claw M®” marks/products.

While your own staff and expert legal team, whom doubtless earn fabulous amounts of money commensurate with your own $65.81 million 5-year corporate compensation package, may not be able to differentiate between a live freshwater fish and an aluminum can containing excessive amounts of caffeine designed to seduce young consumers and coach potatoes into believing that human vitality can simply be bought, I am quite certain that most people can discriminate between the two, and that your company is not so much at risk from external infringement of its marketing and branding so much as it is from internal ineptitude, incompetency and a misguided and utter lack of sense regarding what truly represents the best interests of MBC, formerly Hansen's Natural, or MNST as it is designated on the New York Stock Exchange. In so far as you sold 150,000 MNST shares at an average price of $75.29 on June 13, 2012 for a total transaction amount of $11,293,500.00, as well as 1,020,000 shares of MNST stock in December, January, March and May, I must say that I view the personal decision to liquidate your holdings in the company as extremely astute given indications that the Monster Beverage Company's senior management and corporate counsel are running amok.

Fish-keeping is the second most popular hobby in the United States and there are presently over ten million households in America that maintain aquariums for fish, and several hundred state, regional and national aquarium clubs and societies. As CEO you might consider asking your legal department, corporate affairs and particularly your consumer relations departments to reassess MBC/MNST's near and long-term corporate strategy in light of the fact that they seem to be doing their utmost to antagonize a very large part of the US consumer market with what may be one of the most ridiculous lawsuits ever filed. If you and they choose to ignore this suggestion at the risk of bringing ridicule to a company that at the end of the day appears to derive its greatest share of glory (and revenue) from selling stimulants to unwitting teenagers, well, go for it. I daresay that your company will ultimately lose in the all-important court of public opinion, face tremendous ridicule, and loss or depression of market share in the process, but then that will only make your recent decision and that of other board members to sell your shares in the company appear prescient.

My friends and associates already view the evolution of this issue with great interest, and are anticipating your legal department's next gambit with respect to achieving suzerainty over a letter of the alphabet, and an English word that has been in common usage for as long as the language has existed and doubtless articulated in some fashion since the dawn of human speech. Much of our discussion revolves around the next logical target in this otherwise illogical and indeed irrational case of corporate paranoia, the likely disinclination to similarly take on attorneys representing River Monsters or Monster Fish of the National Geographic Channel, and the distinct possibility that nationally celebrated comedians, talk-show hosts, journalists and bloggers will seize upon this as the newest example of inane corporate activity and an omen of similarly misguided action by companies wishing to be accorded ownership for parts of the English language.

While your use of the word monster is a prized corporate asset, as a policy analyst and communications professional it occurs to me that it could easily become a liability in so far as monster and monstrous may soon be used to describe the company and its personnel rather than its products. For my part, it is my devote hope that this case goes to trial, for unless I am mistaken, any judge in the land worth their salt would be hard pressed not to laugh out loud before dismissing it on multiple grounds.

As of yesterday a boycott was started against your company and its products. By the end of next week every fish club in America will know about it, and after that the community of manufacturers and retailers whom support the hobby and indeed rely on it for their livelihoods will be enjoined. Thereafter and if necessary, it will promulgate through social networking, the internet and other means throughout the dog, cat, reptile and larger pet-keeping community so that in a very short time virtually every associated household, forum, website and related retail outlet in the country will know of MBC's predatory intent as it pertains to a respected member and voice for America's true national pastime. Materials are being prepared (read as "viral marketing") for distribution on the web that I believe you and your shareholders will find to be a source of great interest if not necessarily amusement, the content, timbre and distribution of which will depend on if you chose to proceed with the lawsuit, and how long any choice to do so persists.

If you really want to know what it is to create a monster, by all means continue, though if you pause to reflect I believe you'll find that your company needs the public relations nightmare you're courting far less than it does the termination of the Monster Fishkeepers logo and brand. In any case, if your company does not withdraw the lawsuit against MFK by the end of this month, much of what ensues will beyond you and your company’s ability to control.

My best to you and yours,
Samuel F. LaBudde
Washington, DC


NOTE: This draft text of a hypothetical personal communication in no way represents the position, policy or views of the Capital Cichlid Association, its affiliates or members.

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Unread 07-22-2012, 11:27 PM   #149
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Good job on Blue Zoo tonight, Li!

If anyone missed it, you can still listen to it from the archives.



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Unread 07-23-2012, 7:02 AM   #150
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Good job on Blue Zoo tonight, Li!
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Unread 07-23-2012, 10:47 AM   #151
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Wow Sam!!!!!
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Unread 07-23-2012, 1:10 PM   #152
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How did you get yourself banned?
I posted twice per day.
Never got nasty. Just things like supporte MFK and "I can tell the difference between a fish and a drink, Can you?"



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Unread 07-23-2012, 2:03 PM   #153
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six times today so far. Even answered a some guys question about the law suit.
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Unread 07-24-2012, 11:28 AM   #154
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We're just short of 5,000 signatures. Keep them coming!



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Unread 07-24-2012, 11:38 AM   #155
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Unread 07-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #156
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I haven't been around here for a while, but have been helping the MFK case by posting the petition to my facebook, using my FB friend list to personally invite people to sign the petition (you can send out 15 invitations/day), posting on the Monster Energy FB site, and posting/reposting various other related links so all my non-fish friends understand what is happening. I hope this works out for Li and the Monster Network.



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Unread 07-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #157
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Got back from vaca last night, this blows.
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Unread 07-24-2012, 2:33 PM   #158
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The public can not post on the main Monster Energy facebook page anymore. I wonder how that happened?



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Unread 07-24-2012, 2:38 PM   #159
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Hit them on Twitter and if your lucky eenough it might just spread.
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Unread 07-24-2012, 2:50 PM   #160
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The public can not post on the main Monster Energy facebook page anymore. I wonder how that happened?
I just did, you must have been banned...
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