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Author Name: Moderatorhnk903 8 Comments
Date Added: October 16, 2013 09:10:20 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Category: Rants/Venting Add To Favorites | Text Only
Each day, each minute
Our senses are assaulted
Brains are washed with intent
To get us to buy what we don't need
Big corporations need to line their pockets
To satisfy their shareholders
It is all done in the need for more
Without a care of how it's accomplished
The directive? Get them to buy at any cost
Make sure to have the product expire
Planned obsolescence, so they buy over and over
The cost must be dear, so they don't get what they paid for
But that is not the dearest cost the consumer suffers
Ads make them suffer most in the mind
Often targeting a very precious commodity
Self esteem
Author's Notes:
Are you tired of not getting what you paid for and being made to feel guilty if you don't have the latest in fashion or technology? I am.
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Comment By: FreeKatie on October 19, 2013 02:01:59 PM Report

There is an old saying it's not what they are
selling it's what they are buying. I don't give my money to
companies who have no moral center. Walmart pulled a naughty leopard
costume for child recently because parents said the heck. Now Walmart is pour $50 billion into buying
made in the USA because of all backlash against non USA made products . The best is Walmart consumers said enough of
the toxic junk, so now Walmart is banning toxic chemicals in the products they carry. This is just one company, Campbell's has stopped using BPA lining in their soup cans. We collectively have a voice and it's up to us to stop the BS.

Comment By: FreeWide Awake on October 18, 2013 11:17:41 AM Report
What kills me about ads is the sexual content out in plain view for young children to suffer...I can't go anywhere without my daughter's eyes being assaulted by these.  Rude, inconsiderate and disgusting even to me...and quite often degrading women...Women are expected to dress like sex toys...and to me that teaches young ladies that they are worth very little....used to be it's sexy.  And it's not fair....

Your write is so right, Henry...  


Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on October 17, 2013 04:01:15 PM Report

I make it a practice to by nothing that doesn't carry with it the danger of throat and tongue swelling, erections that last over four hours, stroke and fatal events..... I can't help but wonder what they mean by"fatal event". It can't be too serious, as they always say it in a cheerful tone.

Has this week's new smart phone come out yet? I want to get in line before they're all gone.....len

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 17, 2013 12:44:56 PM Report
Oh I so well understand this..we as mortals just want  more and more keeping up with all the new gadgets!! I am not one of thoses people!! I am a simple woman with simple needs.... Hugs~ She Whispers
Comment By: PremiumLindaM on October 17, 2013 01:27:54 AM Report

That was supposed to read- Your point, not, You point.  :-)




Comment By: PremiumLindaM on October 17, 2013 01:23:23 AM Report

I totally agree Henry. I try to shop for basic rather than the trendy.

You point about planned obsolescence is a good one. I think the

I-Phone is a perfect example of it. A new model comes out every time

we turn around and people line up for days to get the latest and greatest.


Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on October 16, 2013 04:51:11 PM Report
Comment By: FreeAngelique on October 16, 2013 01:46:07 PM Report

Almost everything is so superficial these days.. people just really don't care anymore..

People don't want to think about things anymore. Just being aware about certain things.

I think that's a very very disturbing thing.. it scares me.
Great write :)


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