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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:19 AM
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"3 free iTunes downloads for signing up to be contacted by National Guard"
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2005/09/29.html#a5161



Army National Guard recruiting through iTunes

Army recruiting through iTunes

Yes-it's that bad. Join up and get 3 free downloads. I kid you not.

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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:25 AM
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1. They better be 3 tunes from the Lennon-Cobain jam sessions
--p!
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:58 AM
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21. Or the Miles Davis-Jimi Hendrix sessions.
:)
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:02 AM
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22. I' sure those who go AWOL have intersting playlists in their Ipods
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:28 AM
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28. LOL! Too funny!
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:27 AM
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2. I'm sure coming home from Iraq without your legs is worth more than that
But I'm just saying...
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:58 AM
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9. Only three tunes...
...sounds as skimpy as the play list in Herr Bush's Ipod.

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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:41 AM
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18. Freeky dude Just Freeky.But also true
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DemInDistress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:32 AM
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3. What would 3 downloads cost?
@.99 each Total-2.97 cents.....Am I wrong ???
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:46 AM
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5. That's the going rate...
...$2.97.

Funny on one hand, pathetic on the other. I wonder who the mastermind behind this one was.
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:37 AM
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4. Wouldn't this mean that...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 02:39 AM by darkism
"blue" Apple would be partnered with the Army?

Macheads, ready, set, spin! :D
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:48 AM
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6. According to the Web Site, no...they aren't partners...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 03:07 AM by Bush_Eats_Beef
If you go to the link:

http://www.clk4.com/NGD_10359/index.cgi

...the following disclaimer is at the bottom of the page:

"iTunes and the iTunes Music Store are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion. Click here to read iTunes Terms and Conditions."
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:59 AM
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10. Proof that I should read the site before posting.
But I really wish Apple had been part of the promotion so I could watch the Jobs fanboys' heads explode. :D
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:52 AM
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7. Bwahahahahaha....
Sounds like a late night TV infomercial sales pitch...
Act now kids, and we'll include 3 of your favorite songs!!!

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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:01 AM
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11. Yep...Leadership skills AND free music! WOW!
The only thing missiong is "All you can eat jumbo shrimp night."

:evilgrin:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:14 AM
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25. "Serving your community part-time?"
Yeah, there's an awful lot of PT work in Iraq, I hear...

PART TIME? Who the hell are they kidding?

I know the Guard is supposed to be PT, but this isn't America, it's the United Servants of PNAC.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:54 AM
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8. sell your soul to the U.S. gov't for $3.00....
Cheap at the price.
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kma3346 Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:21 AM
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12. I just emailed Apple
Here's what I wrote:

"I was very disturbed to see iTunes downloads being used as an enticement to encourage people to allow themselves to be contacted by the National Guard. This goes against everything I would think that Apple stands for. This is being discussed a lot in the news blogs like Raw Story, Democratic Underground, and several other blogs. Some people are even talking about boycotting iTunes because of this.

Please consider not allowing this type of use for your products. It's really bad for Apple's image (and extremely bad for the kids who end up signing up)."

-------------------------------

I don't know if it will do any good, but it's worth a try (and it made me feel better to do something about it since I'm an Apple fan).

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:16 AM
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26. The Apple disclaimer is posted upthread.
Your post is the first I've heard about any proposed "boycott."
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kma3346 Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:53 AM
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29. I think it's still worth a try to email Apple about this
OK, I saw a mention of boycotting in the comments on Crooks and Liars, and overreacted. And you're absolutely right, the disclaimer is shown in the small print of the site, but it's still the lead story in several blogs and it certainly puts Apple in a bad light. In fact, the headline for the story at Raw Story "itunes Becomes Recruiting Tool."

That's why I wanted to email Apple about it. I remember a while back that Apple had a widget on their web site that was affiliated with the disgusting "Club Gitmo" merchandise site (through no fault of their own--the widget was created by a third-party). After it was brought to the attention of DU readers, people started emailing Apple about it and they promptly removed it from their web site.

Apple is a progressive and liberal-minded company. In fact, they donated around $78,000 to the Democratic party and 0 to the Republican party last year (see buyblue.org), so I think they might be open to this.

I don't know if they can stop certain unsavory uses of their products and services, but it's worth a try in my opinion.

Here's their web site's contact page:

http://www.apple.com/contact /

They don't have a general comments email address, but I sent my message to Apple.com feedback and product feedback (iTunes)
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:26 AM
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13. Pathetic.They will do ANYTHING for the opportunity to send
men off to die.
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:30 AM
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14. And what a way to go.
To die or be maimed while working as a whore for Haliburton.
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:32 AM
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15. LOL. That's pathetic
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:34 AM
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16. You'd think that they would...
...offer three more if the preferences of the youngsters were marching tunes.

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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:36 AM
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17. Oh my, For some reason, that is freeking me out.In a scary way
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:44 AM
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19. I was in the U.S. Army for nine years...
...and served in Operation Just Cause in Panama. Just think how freaked out I feel at seeing yet another Bush war underway after seeing first hand how the U.S. military is treated like a tool to do the dirty contract work of an evil family like the Bushes.

I know how you feel better then you know.



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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:51 AM
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20. OMG ...That really makes me hate him.Like HATE him.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:46 AM
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23. Geez . . . I'd hold out for a free toaster. nt
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:51 AM
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24. Are our children's lives so cheap?
I want to hear someone denounce this on the floor in both houses of Congress.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:44 PM
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31. Exactly
This is an insult. You can't put a value on it.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:46 PM
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32. This story should be gotten into the press. I think I'll forward this
thread to Olbermann.
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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:19 AM
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27. that's worth about $3
wowie.
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:53 PM
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30. Anyone noticed two major upcoming movie releases are actually recruiting
films? A step up, I guess, from pro-war documentaries in prior war-time.

Two films I've recently seen trailers of are: "Jarhead"; and "Anapolis." The trailers of both are so over-the-top gung-ho sign-'em-up, 'isn't glorious being a soldier in current-day war?'

Recruitments must really be down when major movie studios do star-studded major films misleading and glorifying becoming a soldier in current-day unjustified war/conflicts.
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DarienComp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:57 PM
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33. Wait wait wait... THREE free downloads???? AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Not one, not two, but THREE free downloads. And they're just GIVING them away??

I can't believe it. God knows there is absolutely no other way for me to download music for free, so WHERE DO I SIGN UP????

<sarcasm>
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:58 PM
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34. Sell your life for a song nt
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