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  • PETA Pig billboard: 'He died for your sins'(Barf Alert)

    03/01/2004 8:54:04 AM PST · by wolicy_ponk · 64 replies · 429+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | march 1, 2004 | Ron Strom
    PETA ad to go up before Easter meant to generate compassion for animals Posted: March 1, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Ron Strom © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is preparing to put up what they call "faith-based billboards" before Easter, one of which features a photo of a pig and the caption, "He died for your sins – go vegetarian." PETA links pigs to Jesus in billboard campaign PETA says the obvious reference to Jesus Christ's crucifixion is meant to generate compassion for the countless animals killed in the meat-eating culture. "We have a number...
  • Rude and Uninformed. A reflection on a recent billboard campaign by Atheist Humanists

    12/21/2012 2:24:54 PM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 20, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I was asked by the Young Adult group in my parish to address some ads on our local buses and subway trains here in Washington. The members of the Young adult group found the ads offensive and troubling, especially since they were aimed at kids. The ads are posted by the American “Humanist” Association (AHA) and are indeed aimed at kids and teenagers. The focus of the message is “Kids without God: You’re not the only one.” I have altered the ad at the upper right of this post to avoid listing its website but as you can see God...
  • Billboards Target Christian Porn Addicts

    02/12/2004 5:05:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 66 replies · 136+ views
    ABC 7 News ^ | Thursday February 12, 2004
    DALLAS (AP) - Chocolates are always nice, and a diamond necklace would be delightful. But a Dallas-based ministry thinks it has a better idea for Valentine's Day. "Her gift for Valentines? Stop looking at porn," proclaim billboards put up by NetAccountability, a nonprofit software company that aims to help Christians confront the "secret sin" of pornography. If national surveys are any indication, it is a personal battle waged by millions of Christians. Almost 18 percent of people who called themselves born-again Christians admitted visiting Internet porn sites, according to a 2000 survey of 1,031 adults by the evangelical group Focus...
  • PETA seeks Chinese approval for nude Pam Anderson billboards

    12/15/2004 12:43:29 PM PST · by TheBigB · 52 replies · 7,774+ views
    A naked Pamela Anderson will beckon from Chinese billboards in a new anti-fur campaign _ if the former "Baywatch" star can get past the censors. The posters, featuring the slogan "Give fur the cold shoulder" in English, show the Canadian-born actress topless with her back to the camera and an arm partly hiding her right breast. An image of falling snow appears above Chinese characters reading "cold shoulders are nothing compared to the pain they feel," and "please don't wear fur." China's straight-laced media regulators have yet to give the posters a green light, said Jason Baker, a Hong Kong-based...
  • Atheists Use Times Square Billboard for Anti-Christmas Pitch

    12/21/2012 9:57:26 AM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.14.12 | Dave Bohon
    A group called American Atheists has posted a high-profile billboard in New York City's Times Square depicting Christianity as a “myth,” apparently mocking Jesus Christ on the cross. The group, which first launched its Christmas “myth” campaign in 2010, ramped up its campaign with a giant sign that features an image of Santa Claus, an equally large picture portraying a suffering Jesus on the cross, along with the phrase, “Keep the Merry — Dump the Myth!”David Silverman, president of the atheist club, claimed in a press release that his group thinks “a large population of Christians are actually 'atheists'...
  • American Atheists' Billboard Calls for Christmas Minus "Myth" of Christ

    12/13/2012 1:19:26 PM PST · by InHisService · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12-11-12 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "We know that a large population of 'Christians' are actually atheists who feel trapped in their family's religion. If you know god is a myth, you do not have to lie and call yourself 'Christian' in order to have a festive holiday season. You can be merry without the myth, and indeed, you should," said David Silverman, President of American Atheists.
  • Knights of Columbus Lead Charge to 'Keep Christ in Christmas'

    12/10/2006 9:27:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Columbia ^ | 12.07.06
    Order takes message to tens of millions through public service announcements and tree lightings. Keep Christ in Christmas Ads  • Television Ad 1 (rm, 30 sec., 985 kb) • Television Ad 2 (rm, 30 sec., 893 kb) • Radio Ad 1 (mp3, 28 sec., 455 kb) • Radio Ad 2 (mp3, 28 sec., 342 kb) • Radio Ad 3 (mp3, 18 sec., 288 kb) Millions of people in North America will get the message to “Keep Christ in Christmas” thanks to public service announcements from the Knights of Columbus that will be aired in the United States and Canada during the Christmas season.Radio spots encouraging people to “Keep Christ in Christmas” in...
  • Florida Billboards Blame Bush for Hurricanes

    10/27/2004 8:09:48 AM PDT · by eartotheground · 37 replies · 1,266+ views
    CNSNews.com Morning Editor ^ | October 26, 2004 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Because President George W. Bush has "ignored the threat of global warming," Floridians can expect to be hit by increasingly destructive hurricanes, a new billboard campaign says. The billboards, going up along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando -- a week before the presidential election -- read, "Global warming equals worse hurricanes. George Bush just doesn't get it." The billboards show a photo of a hurricane swirling toward Florida. The campaign is co-sponsored by Scientists and Engineers for Change and Environment2004. The NAACP National Voter Fund is also involved in the effort to blame Bush for ignoring global...
  • Dear Christians, We Hate You. Sincerely, Atheists

    12/08/2013 12:35:03 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 274 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 8, 2013 | JP
    Imagine if an activist group blanketed a major city with 55 billboards urging that illegal aliens go back to their own country. Or that homosexuality is a crime against nature. Or that Muslims are responsible for most of the world’s terrorist attacks. The mainstream media would be all over the story. Organizations – like La Raza, like GLAAD, like CAIR – would organize protests. President Obama would publicly condemn the billboards (while defending illegals, homosexuals and Islam). And the sponsors of the billboards would be branded a “hate group.” Yet, there has been little outrage over the 55 billboards that...
  • Health Insurance Exchange Politics Play Out on Mini-Cassia Billboards (Idaho)

    11/10/2013 5:08:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Magic Valley ^ | 11/10/13 | LAURIE WELCH
    BURLEY • Billboards are popping up in Mini-Cassia exclaiming, “They didn’t need to implement ObamaCare.” “They,” whose names are listed on the billboards are District 27 legislators, Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, and Rep. Fred Wood, R-Burley. **SNIP** All the names of legislators who voted for the state insurance exchange will not make their way onto a billboard because there is “not enough room” on a billboard, Hoffman wrote in an email to the Times-News.
  • Billboards with wrong election date to be corrected (Detroit)

    08/13/2013 8:13:42 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 11 replies
    Fox 2 News Detroit ^ | 8-13-13 | Alexis Wiley
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Billboards reminding Detroiters their vote is their voice are all over the city. They also mistakenly say the general election is September 2. Apparently the Detroit City Clerk's Office wanted the billboards updated on September 2 with the date of the general election. Clearly, the person responsible for the work got a little confused. No one caught the mistake until Clerk Janice Winfrey spotted the botched billboards and called the president of International Outdoor on Saturday, the same day the billboards were updated. The executive told us it was an honest mistake and his company's first in...
  • Administration Pressures Washington DOT

    04/23/2013 10:46:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    A series of signs critical of President Obama may cost the State of Washington its share of federal aid for highway construction. The signs are on private property but can be seen by travelers on I-5 about 90 miles south of Seattle near the town of Chehalis. “Interstate highways are 90% funded by the federal government,” said USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood. “It is improper that they be exploited for the communication of messages opposing the government.” The Secretary added “we’d regret having to resort to withholding funds, but when people don’t show the appropriate respect for all the President is...
  • Charlotte billboards will rip religion, politics

    Charlotte billboards will rip religion, politicsModified: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 TAMPA, Fla. A prominent atheist group is using next month’s Democratic National Convention to take aim at the presidential candidates’ religion, putting up billboards targeting Mormonism and Christianity in Charlotte. “Our political system … depends too much on religion and not enough on substance,” said David Silverman, president of American Atheists. “Religion is silly and religion has components that are inherently divisive. … There is no place for any of that in the political system.” The billboards go up Monday and will stay up for a month at a cost...
  • Anyone Having Problems Seeing What's on The New LED/LCD Billboards Along Highways?

    12/04/2011 1:24:16 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 12/4/2011 | Me
    These new billboards have been popping up along 75 Central in Dallas, replacing the older "paper" billboards. They are bright but unreadable at times. Just asking.
  • NAACP Denounces Pro-Life Billboards Decrying Black Abortions

    06/20/2011 4:25:31 PM PDT · by julieee · 20 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 20, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    NAACP Denounces Pro-Life Billboards Decrying Black Abortions The NAACP is not happy with a new campaign sponsored by a black pro-life advocate that has new billboards placed in Atlanta, Georgia with the message “Abortion Enslaves Us” and “The 14th Amendment Made Us Members. Abortion Dismembers.” http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/20/naacp-denounces-pro-life-billboards-decrying-black-abortions/
  • Shirts -n- Signs for Us Embittered Clingers

    06/07/2011 1:03:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Judgment Day rapture for CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel

    04/28/2011 10:46:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/28/11 | Jessica Heslam
    CBS Outdoor and Clear Channel are cashing in on the disturbing end-of-the-world ad campaign in the Bay State as dozens of expensive local billboards are plastered with a doom and gloom “Judgment Day” May 21 message. Michael Garcia, who is heading the billboard blitz for Family Radio, a California-based Christian network, said the ads are emblazoned on 50 Clear Channel properties in the Boston market and on another half-dozen CBS Outdoor-owned billboards. Between 1,200 and 1,500 of the ominous billboards are strewn around the country, mostly on CBS-owned properties, according to Family Radio. One industry insider estimates the national billboard...
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • 'Bandit' Obama billboard sparks storm in US city

    10/14/2010 9:52:14 AM PDT · by IntolerantOfTreason · 34 replies
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (AFP) – A billboard depicting Barack Obama as an Islamist suicide bomber, a gay and a Mexican bandit has triggered a storm of criticism in a western US city weeks ahead of crucial polls.
  • Groups protest voter fraud ads

    10/13/2010 5:25:25 AM PDT · by chickadee · 43 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 12, 2010 | Georgia Pabst
    Several community groups Tuesday condemned billboards throughout Milwaukee that warn "Voter Fraud is a Felony," saying they are an attempt by right-wing sources to intimidate and suppress minority voting. At a press conference in front of one of the billboards at S. 22nd St. and W. Morgan Ave., the groups called on Clear Channel Outdoor, the owner of the billboards, to take down the ads and disclose who paid for them. The bottom of the billboards, which show people behind jail bars, the words "We Voted Illegally" and the penalty for voting illegally, disclose only that the billboards were paid...
  • FEN launches awareness campaign (The Hidden Cost of Government-Great Billboard!)

    05/26/2010 10:53:19 AM PDT · by Luke813 · 7 replies · 931+ views
    The Free Enterprise Nation Blog ^ | May 19, 2010 | Luke813
    Jim MacDougald, CEO of The Free Enterprise Nation, appearing on Fox and Friends discussing the launch of the new billboard campaign going up in select major cities across the US. The focus is on bringing awareness to the outrageous issues affecting our economy, and how the hidden costs of government are draining the taxpayers in the private sector.
  • Another couple Billboards in Minnesota

    05/17/2010 5:44:01 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 28 replies · 2,237+ views
    Someone in Minnesota is on the ball.
  • New billboards in MN ask: Had enough Hope and Change?

    05/14/2010 8:48:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies · 1,446+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    A new pair of billboards protesting the Barack Obama presidency and the Democratic agenda have appeared in Minnesota, sponsored by the same group that brought us “Miss Me Yet?” and the reminder of Ronald Reagan. This time, one of the billboard companies (CBS) required an identification, due to the political nature of the messaging, even though no laws require such disclosure. The group of businesspeople who sponsored these billboards have formed Freedom Boards Across America, and plan even more such messages in the months to come:
  • "BillboardsAgainstObama" Ready to Go National - Video

    04/06/2010 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies · 944+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 6, 2010 | Brian
    Sample Billboards Here is video of Tommy Newberry - from BillboardsAgainstObama.com - talking with Neil Cavuto about their movement of small businessowners who are using billboards to state their opposition to what President Obama is doing to America and the free market system. Their movement began with billboards in the Atlanta, Georgia area, but it has gotten so much support and attention, that Newberry said it won't be long before you start seeing the billboards pop up around the nation. They are working on 50 designs that donors can choose from to help pay for. "We are now very well...
  • ‘Anti-Obama’ Billboards Go Viral (And the rookie Hussein doesn't like being called a socialist)

    04/05/2010 10:23:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies · 2,855+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/05/10 | Elizabeth Prann
    ‘Anti-Obama’ Billboards Go ViralApril 5, 2010 - 1:19 PM | by: Elizabeth Prann If you have something to say – put it on a billboard. Atlanta commuters are noticing electronic billboards in metro Atlanta posting anti-Obama messages. The idea turns what is normally a staple of commercial advertising into a platform for political opinions - a bumper-sticker slogan aimed at a wider audience. The signs include: ‘Stop Obama’s Socialism.” “If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention.” “Now It’s Personal! America’s Coming for You Congress! Vote Liberals Out in 2010.” “Stop the Lies.” The billboard sponsors consists of about 12...
  • Anti-Obama billboards pop up around Atlanta

    04/03/2010 6:40:25 PM PDT · by funfan · 29 replies · 2,237+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 2, 2010 | Christian Boone
    Talk radio is no longer the only outlet for metro Atlanta commuters opposed to President Barack Obama's policies.
  • Billboards from around the country (Pics)

    03/15/2010 8:13:54 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 69 replies · 3,791+ views
    Everyone | March 15 2010 | Me
  • Local billboards target Mormon doctrine

    01/11/2010 3:54:09 PM PST · by Colofornian · 183 replies · 1,721+ views
    Idaho State Journal ^ | Jan. 9, 2010 | Sean Ellis
    POCATELLO — One of the organizers of a media campaign that is using billboards in Pocatello and other cities seeking to convince Mormons of perceived errors in their faith says the group is not attacking members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "The reason we do this is that we really do have a love for the Mormon people,” says Mark Cares, president of the group that is organizing the campaign. “Our ministry is to reach out to the LDS people.” He says while the campaign does question LDS doctrine, it is not meant to attack Mormons....
  • Nampa pastor leads drive to convert Mormons

    12/29/2009 10:35:17 AM PST · by Colofornian · 70 replies · 1,330+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | Dec. 27, 2009 | Nate Sunderland
    A media campaign has been launched in eastern Idaho against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The "Speaking the Truth in Love to Mormons" campaign was started by the Truth in Love Ministry... Five billboards have been placed in heavily Mormon southeastern Idaho... SNIP The "Feeling Worthy?" message "targets a foundational fact of Mormonism, the need for all Mormons to achieve worthiness in order to receive eternal life," according to campaign literature. The campaign says God's truth is "the concept of free and full forgiveness through Christ" rather than the "earned forgiveness taught in Mormonism." "There is an...
  • Atheist Bus Ads and Billboards - Thinly Disguised Propaganda

    12/12/2009 8:16:36 AM PST · by MarianoApologeticus · 9 replies · 715+ views
    Let us see if we can follow the bouncing ball and comment the dots of atheist propaganda: 1) Atheist activists such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, etc. condemn the overwhelming majority of parents who have ever lives as “child abusers,” “brainwashers,” etc. for teaching their children their religion. They do this while admitting that they want society to step in and that this will lead to children choosing no religion at all—their goal is to interrupt families in order to encourage atheism in children: evidence here2) Next, they admit that they teach “science” and “evolution” as being synonymous with atheism,...
  • Crazy Billboards From Around The World

    11/18/2009 10:37:25 AM PST · by jxb7076 · 3 replies · 1,205+ views
    hubpages.com ^ | 11/18/09 | JXB7076
    Submitted for entertainment purposes only.
  • New 'birth certificate' billboard erected in Florida

    10/12/2009 9:57:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 21 replies · 1,891+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 13, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – While millions of Americans every day continue to see "Where's the birth certificate?" billboards, the organizer of the effort says he has a much bigger campaign in mind. As the latest billboard was erected gratis by an outdoor advertising company in Ocala, Fla., Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND said he won't be happy until all Americans are seeing them every day – in fact, until Barack Obama himself is bumping into them at every turn. Drivers in Ocala, Fla., see the "Where's the birth certificate ?" message"It should be pretty clear to everyone by...
  • Billboard Brouhaha (Billy Dee Williams "racist and perverse" malt liquor ads)

    07/08/2009 8:47:44 PM PDT · by tlb · 49 replies · 3,008+ views
    wilx ^ | July 8, 2009 | AP
    ETROIT (AP) -- Some members of the Detroit City Council say they're unhappy with billboards throughout the city that boast Colt 45 malt liquor "works every time." The council spent part of Tuesday looking at ways to regulate such advertising after residents complained they were offended by the billboards featuring a cartoon representation of actor Billy Dee Williams. Councilwoman JoAnn Watson says, "This is killing our community." Watson says she's worried the billboards are targeted specifically at Detroiters, calling it "an issue of racism and perversity."
  • Jessica Alba Off the Hook for Shark Attack

    06/15/2009 5:23:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 1,452+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/15/09
    Call it catch and release. Jessica Alba will not face any criminal charges for plastering shark posters all over Oklahoma City on behalf of a conservation group. "The decision has been made to close the case," police Sgt. Gary Knight says in a statement. "The case will not be presented to the district attorney's office." Alba found herself in hot water last week when photos surfaced of her papering over a United Way billboard as part of a guerrilla-style campaign for White Mike, an L.A.-based group aiming to raise awareness of the endangered great white shark. She quickly apologized for...
  • Billboards of Hate

    05/07/2009 2:54:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1,380+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 07, 2009 | Janet Levy
    On April 21, Cindy Sheehan -- known for camping outside President Bush's ranch in 2005 to protest her son's military death in Iraq -- joined representatives from the Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel. Sheehan and representatives of the 12 organizations that make up the Coalition dedicated 10 billboards in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which call for ending American military aid to Israel. The billboard message, "Tell Congress: Stop Killing Children, No More Military Aid to Israel," refers to a U.S. pledge to aid Israel over a ten-year period. The billboard features a picture of an Israeli tank juxtaposed with...
  • Ahmadinejad's Billboards Removed From Tehran

    03/08/2009 5:48:55 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 462+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | March 06, 2009 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    Iran's Oil Ministry had reportedly installed giant billboards across the capital to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country's oil industry. But reports say that some of the billboards, which depicted a huge Ahmadinejad standing in front of what appears to be an oil refinery, were removed by Tehran's municipality. The Oil Ministry has said that the removal of the billboards is a "political decision" by the municipality. Yet according to a report by Press TV, funded by the Iranian government, no senior official from the municipality is willing to take responsibility for the removal: The municipality said the pictures...
  • S.F. fighting to collect fines over billboards

    12/02/2008 8:06:05 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 427+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/2/8 | Robert Selna
    San Francisco's yearlong campaign to crack down on illegal billboards and collect large fines is running up against lawsuits brought by advertising companies challenging the validity of city sign restrictions. According to city Planning Department officials, a three-person enforcement team has located more than 250 illegal billboards and sought fines against the company owners and landlords totaling about $1.5 million. Only $50,500 of that has been collected, however, . . .
  • McReynolds talks TxDOT at First Friday luncheon

    03/11/2008 1:24:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 407+ views
    Diboll Free Press ^ | March 12, 2008 | Jerry Gaulding
    Senior executives of the Texas Department of Transportation can expect some heavy grilling from state legislators when the state Legislature convenes next January, state Rep. Jim McReynolds said Friday. Speaking to the monthly First Friday luncheon of The Chamber, Lufkin-Angelina County, McReynolds said many legislators, especially those from rural East Texas, are unhappy with TxDOT leaders over the Trans- Texas Corridor project and how it has incorporated plans for an Interstate 69 through the region. McReynolds said he attended all four of the TxDOT hearings on the TTC held in his district, which included one in Diboll, and "never heard...
  • America Supports You: Billboards Build Gratitude for Troops

    02/26/2008 3:41:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 105+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2008 – A troop-support group in a small southern Michigan town is working to raise public awareness and appreciation for troops and their families. “‘Operation Never Forgotten’ bridges the gap between our military and civilian worlds by creating nonpartisan national awareness advertising for our troops, veterans and their families,” Linda Kelly, the group’s president and founder, said. “(The organization) has rolled out over 500 billboards across America on highways and in airports from Times Square to L.A.” The billboards display an unmistakable military theme with phrases encouraging viewers to remember and support the military and their...
  • Slovak Health Ministry Revokes Hospital Abortion Law in Face of Effective "Right-to-Life" Campaign

    09/29/2007 11:52:02 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 150+ views
    http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/sep/07092503.html ^ | September 25, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    Slovak Health Ministry Revokes Hospital Abortion Law in Face of Effective "Right-to-Life" Campaign 500 Centre for Bioethical Reform explicit abortion billboards had powerful effect By Peter J. Smith BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, September 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "Right to Life" defenders won an impressive victory in Slovakia with the Health Ministry rescinding a law that forced all hospitals to provide abortions. Even the Slovak branch of Planned Parenthood attributed the graphic abortion truth campaign of Pravo Na Zivot for the Ministry's retreat over the abortion requirement. Pravo Na Zivot waged a relentless campaign starting in September to awaken Slovaks to the violence...
  • 500 Graphic Abortion Billboards Go Up in Slovakia Marking 50th Anniversary of Legalization

    09/09/2007 9:24:57 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 290+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 7, 2007
    500 Graphic Abortion Billboards Go Up in Slovakia Marking 50th Anniversary of Legalization BRATISLAVA, September 7, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion in Slovakia.  In this time 1.37 million unborn children have been killed under the communist legislation.  The current population of Slovakia is only 5 million. In order to show the Slovak people the reality of abortion and to break the conspiracy of silence which surrounds this issue the first phase of a new national campaign, Pravo Na Zivot, was launched this week with the public display of 500 graphic abortion...
  • An Old Religion Says No To Billboards (Zoroastrians)

    06/12/2007 3:02:27 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 605+ views
    Bell South ^ | 6-12-2007 | Ramola Talwar Badam
    An Old Religion Says No to Billboards Published: 6/12/07, 5:25 AM EDT By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM MUMBAI, India (AP) - Some might see the towering billboards that rise out of a centuries-old Mumbai funeral ground as a message from beyond the grave. But the signs - which exhort motorists to "Rev up your night life" by buying a popular car - have bitterly divided the city's Parsi community since they were erected last week, with many people saying they desecrate the sanctity of the place. Trustees of the funeral ground, who authorized the billboards, say they are needed to...
  • Mystery surrounds ‘God’s’ billboards

    02/20/2006 3:55:58 PM PST · by JRios1968 · 39 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | 20 Feb 2006 | ANA MCKENZIE
    There’s one billboard that stands out among the crowd advertising health care, car sales and upcoming political figures. It’s completely white with a few black words that read things like “You think it’s hot here?” and “Let’s meet me at my house Sunday before the game.” The advertiser isn’t someone you can directly call or e-mail. The “advertiser” is God. “The messages are often playful but are generally positive in na-ture,” said the Rev. Robert E. Maher of St. Joseph’s church in Edinburg. “I applaud the effort to gently remind people of some of the more important things in life.”
  • Group opposes Perry's transportation plan but endorses him

    02/04/2006 2:25:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 515+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 3, 2006 | Jim Vertuno (Associated Press)
    Despite ardent opposition to Gov. Rick Perry's Trans Texas Corridor transportation plan, the political arm of the Texas Farm Bureau has decided to endorse Perry's bid for re-election. "It's not just about the corridor. We will continue to oppose it, and will kill it if we can," farm bureau spokesman Gene Hall said Friday. "(But) the farm bureau is not a single-issue organization." Perry, the son of West Texas tenant farmers, has worked well with the farm bureau on other issues such as water rights and the government seizure of private property known as eminent domain, Hall said. Officially, the...
  • Near-nude models on billboards 'pose risk to drivers'

    11/22/2005 5:14:37 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 887+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 23 November 2005 | ALAN JONES
    ROADSIDE distractions ranging from advertisements featuring scantily-clad women to Christmas lights are ruining motorists' concentration, with a quarter admitting to veering out of their lane while driving. A survey of 2,000 adults in the UK showed that one in four had admitted veering out of their lane because their attention had wandered to an off-road object. Advertisements, flashing signs and Christmas decorations caused a third of motorists to lose concentration, the poll found. Many motorists said that they were distracted for up to five seconds, which equates to the length of a football pitch if the car was travelling at...
  • Paramount Takes Down Some 50 Cent Billboards After Protest From Asap

    10/29/2005 12:35:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 503+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-29-05 1506EDT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - They're probably not going to see the movie, either. Activists in a south Los Angeles neighborhood staged a rally to protest the billboard for the upcoming 50 Cent film "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." Paramount Pictures is removing some of the billboards as a result. The billboards depict the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone in his right. At least two were near schools. A studio spokesman said Friday that Paramount was evaluating the locations of the billboards and taking some down. He declined further...
  • Alaska travel billboards gain national attention

    10/07/2005 10:20:51 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 6 replies · 565+ views
    ktuu.com ^ | 10-6-05 | Angela Unruh
    Anchorage, Alaska - A campaign to boost Alaska tourism is getting national media attention, and that attention has piqued the curiosity of thousands, if not millions, of people. It was Monday when Alaska B4UDIE billboards were unveiled in Seattle, Los Angeles and Minneapolis, as a way to promote Alaska tourism. “We're hoping they do a double-take, but not too long of a double-take while they're driving,” said Ron Peck, president, Alaska Travel Industry Association.
  • Billboards at UN Blast 60 Years of Failure and Corruption [Pictures posted]

    09/15/2005 10:15:26 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 11 replies · 1,699+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | September 15, 2005 | Chris Field
    As President Bush addressed the United Nations Wednesday, a new advertising campaign blasting the world organization was going on just outside the UN's New York City headquarters. While the UN began celebrating its 60th anniversary, signs reading "Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60" were plastered on locations surrounding the Turtle Bay building. The advertisements for a new, in-depth documentary on UN failures were purchased by the Citizens United Foundation (view the trailer here). The ad campaign was timed to begin Wednesday as 170 heads of state gathered in NYC for the United Nations World Summit. The ads are located...
  • Check the Map! Are we in Vermont Yet?

    05/22/2005 5:04:48 AM PDT · by cantfindagoodscreenname · 18 replies · 919+ views
    Check the map! Are we in Vermont yet?By SHAWNE K. WICKHAMSunday News Staff Jeannie Johnson actually groaned aloud when she heard they had to cut down New Hampshire trees for two Vermont billboards that are quickly becoming infamous. The story just keeps getting worse. Johnson is the coordinator of the governor’s highway safety program in Vermont. That agency paid thousands of dollars to put up two billboards in the middle of New Hampshire that have been turning heads and sparking conversations. Trees were cleared to provide a view of a new billboard on I-293 promoting seatbelt use in Vermont. (BOB...
  • No billboards in space?

    05/21/2005 9:26:06 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies · 418+ views
    My Way News ^ | 5-20-2005 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government does not want billboards in space. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed on Thursday to amend its regulations to ensure that it can enforce a law that prohibits "obtrusive" advertising in zero gravity. "Objects placed in orbit, if large enough, could be seen by people around the world for long periods of time," the FAA said in a regulatory filing. Currently, the FAA lacks the authority to enforce the existing law. For instance, outsized billboards deployed by a space company into low Earth orbit could appear as large as the moon and be seen without...