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The 'Hope and Change' Sticky Note Campaign

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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This is brilliant! Public activism at its finest.

As consumers are faced with seemingly endless price increases on food and gasoline, a Facebook Group has decided to take matters into their own hands and do something about it.

Apparently originating in Georgia, consumers are leaving sticky notes in public venues, thanking Obama for the higher prices they are paying. It began by leaving the notes at gas station pumps while filling up, and has now morphed to grocery stores.

The instructions are pretty simple.

Purchase a pad of large sticky notes. Write on each one, "How's that Hope & Change working out for you?" Every time you stop to fill your vehicle with gas, place your sticky note somewhere on the pump before you drive away. DO NOT be destructive in ANY way! Place your sticky note somewhere, so as not to impede the next customer's ability to read the pump's digital readout.









posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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Oh this is so unfair to the golfing, piece prize recieptant.I mean Hope and Change is the only promise he kept .
I mean you can only Hope you will get change from a hundred for a stick of gum .No???



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Americans no longer want change, they just want their money back.


Sad to say, after Bernanke's press conference today, I think there is no end insight to rising prices.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Public activism at its finest? Sticking meaningless slogans next to high prices without anything to back up the claim that Obama is responsible for said prices? This is empty-headed sloganeering at its most pointless. Obama just happens to be an empty suit academic who is stuck in the hot-seat when the bill for the couple decades of a "free trade" and warmongering has come due.

How exactly is Obama raising the price of gas? Is he also generating near-record profits for oil companies? I guess it's all that socialism I keep hearing about that's selling the government piece by piece to huge corporations which actually set the prices. Obama is clearly the first president to be a slave to his corporate overlords, right?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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Yes, public activism at its finest. It's high time Americans started doing something other than complaining about high prices. Would you rather people did nothing and just bent over even further?

Yes, Obama does support high gas prices. He may be the sap stuck in the driver's seat after years of reckless driving but he has done nothing to help at this point.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 04:32 PM
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Sticking a note on a gas pump is doing something about high prices? A note that features a partisan slogan that will be ignored by 50% of the population and that is preaching to the choir to the other 50%?

Ok. Got it.

I think I'll go to the local cemetery and put a post-it on the grave of a fallen soldier that says "Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity." That should put an end to these senseless undeclared wars.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by RobertAntonWeishaupt
How exactly is Obama raising the price of gas?


Everything bad is Obama's fault. Hadn't you heard?


I can see the gas station owners and grocery store owners getting all pissed off about this because now they have to pick up the litter that these annoying people are leaving all over their establishment.

In fact, I think they should be charged for littering.
Wait till someone slips on a yellow stickie that flutters to the floor in the supermarket. This is a stupid idea.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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This is brilliant.

True grassroots campaign and there is no way and no room for accusations of racism or blame-Bush-politics.

Best of all, there is no idiotic birther issue that can be connected to this.

And yes Obama is responsible for high gas prices.

Obama banned oil drilling, yet for some reason he funds oil drilling in Brazil.

Obama's spending policies have hurt the currency. Honestly, this has been ongoing way before Obama but I thought there was hope and change.

Obama decided to declare a half-ass war with Libya.

Obama's banker friends are making tons of cash speculating on oil even though there is no shortage of supply.

Best of all, I have a near infinite supply of sticky notes.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Everything bad is Obama's fault. Hadn't you heard?



I could have sworn I heard the same thing a few years ago, only with a different President's name.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by RobertAntonWeishaupt
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Sticking a note on a gas pump is doing something about high prices? A note that features a partisan slogan that will be ignored by 50% of the population and that is preaching to the choir to the other 50%?


Maybe you're right. Maybe people should do nothing. They should just accept the high prices until it becomes too much for them to bear and then go on a senseless killing spree starting with their wife and children and ending with a suicide. Not like that would ever happen.

Yeah, that's the ticket. No peaceful outlet for the anger, rage and frustration every time someone fills up their tank or buys groceries for their family.

And to use a partisan slogan directed at a sitting president? How dare they. We all know that the president should never be blamed for the state of the economy and it has never happened before.

I'm sorry, we just seem to disagree on this. I still think it is a peaceful way for people to get involved and feel like they are doing something positive.

Oh yeah, I did a quick search to see if anyone had ever actually slipped on a sticky note... couldn't find anything.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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But that's just it. They AREN'T doing anything. They might FEEL like they are doing something, but if they filled their tank rather than taking public transit or biking or taking some other action to tell the oil companies that $3.85+ a gallon is too much to stand, then they have done nothing but validate the oil company's price gouging.

I'm just as angry at the gas prices at the next guy. That's why I'm taking the bus now. Yeah, I have to go in a bit early to pull it off, but it's worth it. The oil companies raise their prices, they get LESS of my money. If everyone followed the same principle, then the oil companies would be forced through market forces to make their product more affordable.

But if you think that the multi-millionaires who pull the strings are going to be shocked to their senses by a bunch of post-it notes, have at.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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For those that don't like sticky notes...I thought I'd post this here....



How's that Hope and Change working out for you this year?

For me it sucks. After seeing my husband spend the past 11 years traveling the Highway Interstate System I would like to see the ole man get a job that keeps him locally around the house instead of having to travel the US. Truck driver pay SUCKS!!! They work way too hard for the pay they get. Whether you own your own truck or not...it's your life 24/7. Don't worry if you don't like the pay. We got some Mexicans that will be happy to drive for nothing. Crack that wipe. Back to work.

Join FB sticky note movement: The 'Hope and Change' Sticky Note Campaign (Until Jan. 20th, 2013)

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