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Sun May 26, 2013, 05:40 PM

I'm getting tired of tarsands ads...

They are running them non stop up here. It seems to be getting worse by the week. The tar sands companies must be making a real huge PR push of late. TV ads, YouTube ads, ads before movies I'm sick of these ads. Clean energy, environmentally conscious my ass. They must be pouring shit loads of money at this. There has been a real huge spike in these PR aids in the last few months. Sadly it will probably work

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Reply I'm getting tired of tarsands ads... (Original post)
Locut0s May 2013 OP
PDJane May 2013 #1
Locut0s May 2013 #2
PDJane May 2013 #3
Locut0s May 2013 #6
Quantess May 2013 #4
limpyhobbler May 2013 #5
Locut0s May 2013 #8
Locut0s May 2013 #7
limpyhobbler May 2013 #9
Locut0s May 2013 #10

Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:30 PM

1. It might not.

The Toronto Star exposed it as the current Harper administration's tactic before those ads became normal in the mass media. It's greenwashing, and practically the entire country knows it. Then, of course, there's the fraudulent election tactics and a bunch of other things....this may backfire, badly. It certainly has here in Toronto.

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Response to PDJane (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:16 PM

2. Hope so. So it's not just me, you noticed these ads too?

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:52 PM

3. oh, hell no.By the way, the government of Canada is spending on those ads too.

And they are saying that the route through the arctic is safe, because the sea ice would help contain the spill.

I'm hoping that Canadians are smarter than to swallow that sh**.

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Response to PDJane (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:15 PM

6. Lol, what sea ice?...

Projections show that arctic sea ice may be gone in the summer by 2020 to 2050 due, ironically in this case, to global warming. And I love how that's a positive, don't even bother to deny that breaks and leaks will occur just say that they are easier to contain there.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:55 PM

4. Whatever. I'm tired of "asian ladies by mail order" ads

or occasionally "find your dream russian lady" ads. Especially since I'm a heterosexual woman.

Fuck these tone deaf advertisers

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:08 PM

5. We ought to ban these ads on the same basis we ban tobacco ads from TV.

It's a public health issue. Sadly, in this case money does equal speech.

The American people are subjected to these sort of corporate lies and propaganda pretty much constantly.

It also has the effect of oil companies buying off the media channels, because they pay big bucks to get these ads on the air. So the media are beholden to these goons for money.





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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:23 PM

8. The first ad...

Love how they just treat Canada as defacto on board with all this. Nope they aren't a sovereign country, and they aren't going to have a say in this, if we have anything to say about it.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:20 PM

7. Here's one of the big ones being played...

Seen this one on TV and before movies a lot:



Here's another:

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:40 PM

9. Wow. That's pretty horrible.

It's frustrating because it's so one sided. At least here in the States.

Oil companies have money to spend on ads but there's really no equal time response from an opposing viewpoint.

We're allowed to speak but the paid media tends to swamp out any alternative message.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:50 PM

10. No different here in Canada...

I think we don't feel quite as desperate because we have a larger left wing populous and a genuine left wing party, NDP, but that doesn't mean that money doesn't win at the end of the day here just as much as the US. How much money does it take to run pro oil ads at the beginning of Ironman 3, Fast and Furious, (almost every movie). Shit loads, no way we can compete with that. Sure I've seen some anti oil sands ads but they tend not to run back to back on prime time TV.

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