September 26th, 2002

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Big money behind "inspirational" billboard campaign



I was digging up all the information on this, and I found something on google that explains my findings exactly, but it's written better.
Check this out if you're bored.

http://home.teleport.com/~alliance/2002/april/billboard.html


If you've seen these, or any of the other "Pass it on" billboards or commercials, and have been suspicious about their source, you're not alone. On Feb. 18, "REXELLA" posted to the Portland Indymedia website expressing annoyance ("Gross, isn't it?") about the little girl billboard, pointed out that "The Foundation for a Better Life" is the apparent funder, and surmised, "From the amount of exposure they're able to afford, it wouldn't be a long shot to assume there's big money somewhere. Anybody have any leads?"

As it turns out, several people did have leads that they posted to the Portland Indymedia newswire as they found them. Before long, a money trail was uncovered that led to Philip Anschutz, whom the BBC has described as having "a reputation as one of the hungriest of U.S. corporate vultures."


The relevant thread on indymedia they were mentioning is here:
http://portland.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=7597
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Now who feels like competing at RC5-72 when it comes out? :-)
http://stats.distributed.net/participant/psummary.php?project_id=5&id=225316

Anyway, I just renewed my account. Wow. I forgot how fast this site actually goes when you pay for the privlege.
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Sweet. Everything's falling in line, and my plans are taking shape.

The frustrations of life are finally getting off my nuts, and maybe, just maybe, the plans I've been making for the last 3 weeks will finally fall into place as I want them to.

It begins.

And I know this is nondescript. I don't feel like typing out my master scheme.
denisbaldwin, this vague post is for you. ;-)
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