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 Post subject: What do you think of "Bumvertising"?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:02 am 
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I don't know if you're aware of this but there is a guy, a recent grad who is finding a use for the homeless. He has been a typical opportunist capitalist up unto now, but he is venturing into a vague area of ethics by exploiting the weak and desperate for his own gain. He decided that since homeless people are standing there anyway, he'd jazz up their otherwise drab cardboard signs with some flashy green stickers, and advertise his poker club. Where does this sit with you people. Is he being an exploitive opportunist, or a man exercising the American way by seizing an opportunity and using it to further his monetary gains?

Here are some sites. His name by the way, is Benjamin Rogovy, President and Chief of Front Door Enterprises. He calls it "Bumvertising". Cute or Cruel? Oppression or Opportunity?

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/240 ... ing13.html
http://www.bumvertising.com/
http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories ... 02319.html
www.komotv.com/stories/38492.htm


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:19 am 
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where does sit sit with me?


ummmm...the message i got is that playing poker and losing could land you in a card board box.

( i don't gamble, nor do i ever play cards for money)


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 Post subject: You get the cards you're dealt.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:54 am 
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Yeah, but is it esthetically more pleasing to have all those bright green stickers on your new cardboard home? Are they "Glow in the dark' and therefore more detectable by floodlights from squad cars, making them easier targets? Could you make a waterproof roof out of them, if you plastered enough of them on?


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This man is helping the poor about the same way George Bush is helping Iraq.

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