Any thread on 9/11 Texas mattress commercial yet?

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  1. the Tick

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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, but just so it is clear, "globalism" isn't the opposite of "nationalism."
     
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    ^ I know. Just throwing out the dichotomy for future discussion. ;)
     
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    not at all. Glad to run into to someone else that gets it!
     
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    I think of globalism as a term that is mostly used in reference to free trade deals. Like NAFTA or TPP. And people who are against it are anti globalization.
     
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    thats a lot more than $0.02 cents.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalism
    click the link and read there is a hell of a lot more to it.
     
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    If you account for (grade) inflation, they're D- students. :eek:
     
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    :spit your good.
     
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    I think he's got the value just about right.:)
     
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    Okay, so I just watched the actual ad there for the first time. However bad I imagined it might be, that was worse. Much worse. In a world where I've ceased to be amazed at how clueless people can be, it manages to be beyond amazing.

    And there were two other guys in the ad. And at least a camera person, probably a small crew. And one or more TV stations that aired it. And no one said "Hold on a minute, this looks like a really bad idea..."?

    (Edit: I notice now it was "social media video" so that explains the TV station part--I couldn't believe a TV station would air it. And that would require less sets of eyes on the thing in general.)
     
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    I go between extremes on humanity (pessimism v optimism) but I became much happier when I decided to stop caring about being offended by anything I see on the internet. It's terrible but people also tend to way over-react to this kind of calculated publicity stunt.
     
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    from the "apology" video: "We're Miracle Mattress, we make miracles happen... and for us to be in danger... that is something we never wanted to happen"

    DERP! No sympathy for these idiots.
     
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    The owner is very photogenic, she should avoid the gimmicks and just do the ads in a teddy. :barf
     
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    They closed their business.
     
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    9/11 commercial and the Walmart display are such poor taste, I cannot even fathom how anyone could remotely think it's a good thing. I don't think that day is about sales, as so many "holidays" have become.

    Kap is another story, quite interesting to me actually. I think the message he is trying to convey is disjointed, uninformed, and shows some immaturity on his part. If anything, he's fanning racism with his police pig socks, stereotypes, etc. If you want to mouth off on issues, you should be armed with as many facts as possible.

    However, I deeply admire the courage it takes to do something so public about a cause he believes in. Bottom line is the flag is a piece of fabric. We can symbolism it, idealize it, worship it, burn it, whatever, but the meaning it has is what we have created. Obviously it means more to some than others, as does the anthem.

    The America love it or leave it crowd seem to miss Kap is exercising the same fundamental right they argue our military fights for. I think that's the weird dichotomy here, or irony. No one is talking about Kap's message, they are arguing over whether he should stand or sit for a song.

    In that sense, I would say his protest has failed. No one is talking about the issue he wants to shed light on.

    In some ways, I think we're moving backwards in our fight towards injustices and freedom.
     
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    Ray Charles saw that coming.
     
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    Indefinitely could mean anything, like a week, to allow things to cool down. They'll likely change their dba, get new signs and literature and hope people forget. When you sign a lease you often personally guarantee it, walking off isn't an option unless you were near bankruptcy to begin with.
     
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    You've got to be kidding !!!?
     

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