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"Toshiba" glowing at the top of the clock in Times Square - not a happy camper here

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posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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Did this make anybody else feel sick? We just watched (time-delayed) the ball drop in New York, because they don't seem to be showing any local events, here in Phoenix, as we ticked over to the new year, and the utter rampant commercialism made me feel seriously ill. The worst of all was the neon "Toshiba" sign crowning the top of the clock in Times Square. How sick is that? It would have been bad enough if it was an American corporation, but good grief.




posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:25 AM
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absolutely, reminds me of some japanese cities, neon overload



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:28 AM
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reply to post by jazzguy
 

Yeah, but it wasn't the neon - it was the fact the number one thing being shown on our TV, over and over, was "Toshiba", a non-US company.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:29 AM
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What did you expect, some organic farmers logo.......



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:33 AM
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I imagine for quite a few years now that timesquare has probably been lit by foreign tech, broadcasted by foreign tech and probably sponsored by foreign companies... there's no surprise to me..

I can't say I like it.. but blame corporate america for that.. they are the ones making the deals that allow it to be possible.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:36 AM
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If it has to be so obviously commercialized, I would prefer that at least at one of our biggest national holidays, we would at least have American companies, rather than non-US companies given preference for the top spots. Just another clear signal that all that matters at the top is the almighty dollar.

Good night, and happy new year, folks.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:38 AM
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Well New Years isnt just an "National Holiday"
I heard they celebrate it world wide...

...no offense meant...


HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!!!
edit on 1/1/12 by EvolEric because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:50 AM
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Gotta agree with that, New Years is not a national holiday, if you are going to have a problem with the commercialization of a holiday....I'm on board, but it is all or nothing....You know what I mean? Complain about ANY company logo being that blatant or don't complain...Because when I was a kid looking over dick clark's shoulder, there was just a ball....That is what I want to see.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:51 AM
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Originally posted by gwynnhwyfar
reply to post by mileysubet
 

If it has to be so obviously commercialized, I would prefer that at least at one of our biggest national holidays, we would at least have American companies, rather than non-US companies given preference for the top spots. Just another clear signal that all that matters at the top is the almighty dollar.

Good night, and happy new year, folks.



I am not sure what is not been obvious about the commercialization of America.

Sounds like to me that you are in denial about the issue, and wish to remain in that state of mind.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 01:55 AM
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the joy of consumerism.

look at us all fancy on the internet.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 02:21 AM
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Look at all the ads on ATS

damn consumeremisasnm

No, but really. Why watch TV? lol
One of the main staples of USA TV at least is commercials, which include a lot of foreign car commercials.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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design in japan made in china taxed in the US. everybody win except for dell.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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Wow, you guys really aren't bothered by this? I guess that must be how we got to this point. Peace.






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