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Live Brave Coalition?

I just saw an ad from the "Live Brave Coalition" - essentially just feel happy stuff saying that if you go about your lives the terrorists lose. Not a bad message, but I was curious who paid for it.
http://bbbnewyork.org/disasterrelief...etail&ID=26028

Apparently Motorola. Why? Well, the Japanese like a strong dollar so we buy their stuff (they have a history of trying to manipulate the currency market). Is this a plot to bolster the US economy so we buy more cell phones and save the Japanese economy? If so, is it wrong?

I'm thinking that this is a great positive investment, but it will be interesting to see if they end up tying the Motorola brand to the message. I had a hard time spotting a logo and most of the cars were Fords. There is no American alternative for cell phones, but to launch a campaign like this in the hopes that it will affect cell phones and cable modems is kind of odd. Of course, the Japanese are notorious for creating inter-corporate relationships a la kvining's view of American monoliths.

Just wondering what other opinions are and I'm bored of the free speech thread.[}:)]

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Motorola is run by “brain�, he wants to rule over the world.
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Motorola is an American company, located in Schaumburg, IL outside of Chicago, so I'm not sure where the currency and Japanese come into it.

I agree, if we just go about our lives and keep the terrorist threat in PERSPECTIVE instead of the reactionary we're all gonna get killed by terrorists so take away our rights save us US Government paranoia, we might just get through this trying time. Seems like those with the least to fear from terrorists (hillbillies in BFE USA) are the most frightened. Those of us in the firing line (DC in my case) somehow manage to keep a realistic outlook on the whole thing.
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Motorola is an American company, located in Schaumburg, IL outside of Chicago, so I'm not sure where the currency and Japanese come into it.

I agree, if we just go about our lives and keep the terrorist threat in PERSPECTIVE instead of the reactionary we're all gonna get killed by terrorists so take away our rights save us US Government paranoia, we might just get through this trying time. Seems like those with the least to fear from terrorists (hillbillies in BFE USA) are the most frightened. Those of us in the firing line (DC in my case) somehow manage to keep a realistic outlook on the whole thing.
I take back the Japanese conspiracy theories - the Japanese-sounding name and Japanese-themed marketing I've been seeing fooled me. Turns out Motorola was always a US company and is a compound word for a Motor Victrola.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola

You learn something new every day.[:I]

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Motorola is run by “brain�, he wants to rule over the world.

That is too funny! Too appropriate! Too truthfull! Too sadly correct.
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Motorola is run by “brain�, he wants to rule over the world.
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