US Spends $70k On Ads Denouncing Anti-Islam Film

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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 08:00 AM
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GLaDOS is right.

This is a drop in volume comparison, scale of thousands, when war costs in millions and billions.

No objections to expenditures on war and corporatist welfare socialism, bailouts...

This was not wasted, but a productive expenditure.
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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by GLaDOS
$70K is hardly a lot of money. I don't understand people saying it's a 'waste'.


I see it as a waste because there are few in that region who will buy into the message. And there are also those who will use the message to show it as propaganda to further fuel the flames of hate.

As was said before, while this message is being played, there are Predators & Reapers firing Hellfires at targets on the ground.

Sends mixed signals, don't it?

Also a campaign trip from DC to Cali costs a lot more...all on our tax dime of course.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 09:34 AM
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What's Next? The Obama administration and his conferderates in Hollywood spending $70,000,000.00 of taxpayer dollars on a pro-Muhammad blockbuster movie?
Perhaps Mel Gibson is available.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by burntheships
Is the Obama Administration Clueless?

Either that, or they have an agenda that has a really nasty conclusion to it and we won't see what it is until it's too late ... Does December 21, 2012 come to mind? Yep .. does for me.

As for the $$ spent by the Obama admin on this. It's a waste of money. I get that they are spending $70,000 to try to save $$$ on the other end. But that money would have been better spent trying to RAISE PEOPLE UP ... get them to understand that this is the year 2012 and that they have to learn self control.


Wait, you just said it's a matter of money. Appeasing people short term is $$, while raising the consciousness of hundreds of millions of muslims would take $$$$$$$$$, which we don't have.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by GLaDOS
$70K is hardly a lot of money. I don't understand people saying it's a 'waste'.


Right on. A gallon of fuel in a war zone (and we have a few where we are stuck) costs $400. An advanced prosthetic leg for an Army vet who lost a limb to IED costs multiple thousands of dollars. I don't see any scandalous threads on these topics. All I see that some dimwit would say "we need to be strong!". Sure, let's order some more prosthetic legs.

Direct cost of the unnecessary war in Iraq was $725 BILLION give or take. Can we repossess Dubya's cars and houses now?



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
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Maybe Obama should just keep his mouth shut. I don't believe the Pakistani people need to be taking moral lessons from an administration that has been drone attacking their country since 2004.


I think drone attacks make our country look strong (wink wink). Nobody else has that capability.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by buddhasystem

Originally posted by woodwardjnr
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Maybe Obama should just keep his mouth shut. I don't believe the Pakistani people need to be taking moral lessons from an administration that has been drone attacking their country since 2004.


I think drone attacks make our country look strong (wink wink). Nobody else has that capability.


There are plenty of Armed drones around the world.

The US doesn't have a monopoly on them.

But they do get the most media attention.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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So Martin Schulz bows before the camera with two Saudi's holding a scimitar against his back. Obama appeals and pleases those hatebeards by spending your taxpayers money making apology films..I 'am starting to miss people like Reagan, or even the Bushes for that matter..
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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Didn't Barack and Hillary also tell Pakistan that today is International Peace Day?



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by IAMTAT
Didn't Barack and Hillary also tell Pakistan that today is International Peace Day?


I missed that. Is it?
Do the Drones get the day off?




posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex

Originally posted by buddhasystem

Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by FlyersFan
 


Maybe Obama should just keep his mouth shut. I don't believe the Pakistani people need to be taking moral lessons from an administration that has been drone attacking their country since 2004.


I think drone attacks make our country look strong (wink wink). Nobody else has that capability.


There are plenty of Armed drones around the world.

The US doesn't have a monopoly on them.

But they do get the most media attention.


My bet is that drone fleet of the US dwarfs the next competitor by a large margin, and besides, nobody else has operational experience using armed drones comparable to that of the US.




posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Originally posted by IAMTAT
Didn't Barack and Hillary also tell Pakistan that today is International Peace Day?


I missed that. Is it?
Do the Drones get the day off?


Quick, call the AFB in Nevada, they might not know yet (and they are the actual pilots).



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:03 AM
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Yes let's give Pakistan, the country that was harboring O.B.L. more money, not like the billions we give them in american tax payers isn't enough, our current POTUS has to let them squeeze more blood from our turnip.



posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
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Yes let's give Pakistan, the country that was harboring O.B.L. more money, not like the billions we give them in american tax payers isn't enough, our current POTUS has to let them squeeze more blood from our turnip.


I absolutely adore people who proclaim superior knowledge of how to best conduct US policies in the Middle East and South Asia. I mean, there are some brilliant strategists in every administration who can't crack this nut, but of course we have talent here on ATS who knows exactly how to deal with Pakistan and North Korea. Mitt Romney does not frequent ATS (as far as I know, maybe he was that jerk hiding under a sweet sounding userID), but he also likes to state that he knows. Like we "need to be strong". Like how exactly?

We are stuck in Afghanistan and we need Pakistan really, really badly to keep a foothold there. Any expert advice on how to best handle Pakistan, which is a poor excuse of a functional country, makes me laugh.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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Why the hell are we paying for ads for something that was not the problem?
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Well, I guess they are using the old routine about "throwing SH** against the wall, and hoping some of it stinks". There are an awful lot of gullible people in this country. After all, Obama got elected with his "Hope and change" sh**, and based upon the polls, those people that voted for him are still drinking the cool aid.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
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Yes let's give Pakistan, the country that was harboring O.B.L. more money, not like the billions we give them in american tax payers isn't enough, our current POTUS has to let them squeeze more blood from our turnip.


Pakistan has full potential to harbor not one, but 1,000 senior jihadists, complete with training camps and bomb factories. Has it ever crossed your mind that by keeping Pak on a financial leash, the US may have averted a crisis or two? If you have a recipe of how to deal with Pak, I'm all ears. So far what I hear from the likes of Romney is 100% baloney, and you don't seem to offer substance on these matters either.





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