The Marketing of Patriotic Memorabilia - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-23-2001, 11:10 AM   #1
New Yorker
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Posts: 2,551
Local Time: 12:10 PM
The Marketing of Patriotic Memorabilia

I'm growing a bit wary of the folks who are cashing in on patriotism. Yesterday I saw an advert for a coin being produced by a mint -- possibly Franklin Mint -- commemorating American heroes/Sept. 11. The mint promises that $5.00 from every sale will go a fund for the families of the survivors. I am VERY skeptical that the money will ever make it to said fund, unless the mint is subjected to a government-imposed audit.

Anyway, just venting a bit.

pub crawler is offline  
Old 12-23-2001, 11:54 AM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Lilly's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: back and to the left
Posts: 8,523
Local Time: 01:10 PM
I know what you mean. WTF are those people thinking? It pisses me off to no end...

Taste is the enemy of art.

Lilly is offline  
Old 12-23-2001, 12:08 PM   #3
Blue Crack Distributor
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Yeah, it's way too much.

And in our world of plenty
We can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
At Christmas time
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 12-24-2001, 12:49 AM   #4
love, blood, life
zonelistener's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: six convenient metro locations
Posts: 14,730
Local Time: 01:10 PM

And the people selling NYFD and NYPD stuff. Just bugs the hell out of me!
zonelistener is offline  
Old 12-24-2001, 07:25 PM   #5
The Fly
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: wrapped around Bono's little finger
Posts: 196
Local Time: 07:10 PM
The porno with "patriotic themes" in our email spam is particularly onerous. The flags flapping on the cars are now torn, filthy dirty, and hanging in anybody going to tell these people how you properly handle a flag? The ones hanging from balconies are also filthy dirty and in shreds. Every page in the newspaper is some slimebag trying to sell us something wrapped in a flag.
U2live is offline  
Old 12-25-2001, 01:53 AM   #6
Danospano's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,415
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Minted Coins, American flags, Bumper Stickers, Lee Greenwood CDs, and all those other symbols are for the symbol-minded.

If you want to donate money, send it directly to someone. Don't give it to the United Way or whoever. Just do some research and send the money personally. That's what I'd do. Just remember that nearly every single person who lost a loved one in the attack is going to recieve tons of cash from insurance companies. Just remember that...
Danospano is offline  
Old 12-25-2001, 02:26 AM   #7
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Denver,CO
Posts: 1,388
Local Time: 12:10 PM
Not sure about tons. I lost my third cousin in the attacks and his widow will only recieve around $300,000 of government relief and his $25,000 life insurance policy. She has recieved nothing from the American Red Cross other than meals and mail and is dealing with funeral costs as we speak. Not a very good trade for a loving husband I don't think. And if you do the math, $300,000 broken down into 20 years (probably the amount of years my cousin would have worked before he retired) it only works out to $15,000 dollars a year. That is WAY below poverty level for a wife and child. I hope things change and she ends up getting the so called TONS. Most of her help will come from her family and friends...not the government, American Red Cross, September 11th fund, or the Franklin Mint.

Well the God I believe in isn't short of cash..Mister!

cmb737 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright ©