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MNB user Bill Drew had some thoughts about the class action sit charging that Target’s website is not accessible enough to blind people:

My son, Austin, is 12 and has Down syndrome, and I'd like to think that having him has opened my eyes to the world of those with disabilities, and I am an advocate for rights for those with disabilities, but are there no boundaries to the extent a company must go in order to create "equal footing?" Austin can read at a first grade level, so when he is older, should I sue a restaurant because he is disabled and as a result of this disability cannot read a menu? Should I take legal action against a news organization because he cannot read their paper or their website? No, I don't think so. I do know that it is MY responsibility to help him in any way I can; I also realize that there are going to be limitations based on his disabilities. Yes, I want to be able to minimize those limitations, and the ADA helps do that. I also want him to strive to be all that he can be. But there must be a point at which companies can say, "Enough."

Regarding various stories saying that companies are endeavoring to be more “green” even as some consumers question whether these are just marketing moves, one MNB user wrote:

Given all the other surveys that demonstrate the ignorance of “the average American” , which survey should we be questioning? The average American who distrusts the green movement by industry perhaps in the context of their president saying global warming is a hoax? Or the large number of intelligent and successful industry leaders who realize it may be in their interest not just for PR purposes but also for their bottom line. What car are you going to drive when oil goes over $100 a barrel and gas eventually hits $5.00 a gallon either from high priced oil or low value US Dollars? How about bread at $5.00 a loaf as grain prices continue up as the US government continues to subsidize ethanol production?
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