Because when you put a sign up next to a freeway, people will read it until somebody takes it down.
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Major-General Smedley D. Butler: Common Sense (November 1935)I spent thirty-three years and four months in active service as a member of our country's most agile military force---the Marine Corps. I have served in all commissioned ranks from a second lieutenant to major-general. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers, In short I was a racketeer for capitalismThus, I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place to live for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in…. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American Sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras "right" for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. During those years I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. I was rewarded honors, medals, promotion. Looking back on it, I feel I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was operate his racket in three city districts. We Marines operated on three continents." http://lexrex.com/enlightened/articles/warisaracket.htm
Those Boston tally signs have always been the most moving of all of the freeway bloggings.Faceless numbers.Each one adding up to a shitload of tragicly unnecessary pain and heartache.All thanks to one liar (and all of his shameless supporting ilk).
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