My Billboards Are Up

Discussion in 'Politics' started by iratollah, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. iratollah

    iratollah Active Member

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    Haven't been around here much the last couple of months. Almost no free time as my grass roots activist group has come to be like a second job. No good deed goes unpunished.

    We weren't very happy about the pro-Hamas billboards that were up around Houston and Dallas back at the beginning of the year, so I put up a few of my own.

    Within one week of our billboards going up, we made international news. Al-Jazeera contacted us for a story, Bahrain Gulf News and Ha'aretz wrote about us. Many bloggers latched on and we even got mention on Stormfront, which you can imagine wasn't too flattering. Over 1200 unique website visits in the first week.

    We have more boards to follow. Unlike the other guys, we tried to be sure that we have independent citations backing everything we post. Most of our feedback has been very positive. Those who dislike our boards seem unable to challenge our message, they throw up red herrings instead.

    The good news is the number of noobs in my grass-roots group who have asked me to take them to the range and teach them how to shoot. Many of these folks were raised with anti-gun attitudes and they're coming around.

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  2. Texas1911

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    Cool deal man. How much are those billboards anyways?
     
  3. M. Sage

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    That's good stuff! Preaching (real) tolerance instead of trying to prop up the Hamas terrorists. I like it.

    Kudos!
     
  4. iratollah

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    Thanks for asking. The billboards are not cheap.

    Not including design costs or IP rights, it costs about $750 to print the vinyl. Installation is extra. Price of the billboard depends on location. I have one going up at the end of this month that is $10k for one month at that high traffic location.

    I started this group kind of by accident about a year and a half ago and never solicited a single dime in donations. Folks liked our work and started offering up donations. We quietly approached a small group with the idea for our billboards and people opened their wallets. A lot of Christians have joined in supporting us, they realize the dangers that Hamas poses to Christians living in the Middle East. We discuss this on our website: Bridge Houston

    Few people realize that the Hamas charter even mentions Rotary club members specifically as enemies of their faith. We are trying to make Americans aware that this group isn't just a danger to their neighbors, as they discuss exporting Sharia law to the rest of the world. Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, used to be 80% Christian. Today it's about 20% Christian and they are desperate to leave. Bethlehem will soon become part of the Caliphate and you can be certain that remaining churches will be destroyed.

    We hope to put up more boards. While we've never previously solicited donations, the magnitude of this project along with how very popular it's proven have compelled us to accept contributions. If you like what we're doing, visit our website to learn how you can help us continue this program.
     
  5. TriggerTime

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    Glad to "meet you." I've seen the one on the SW Freeway near Weslayen and always thought it was great. Never knew the story behind it. Thanks for posting it.

    Great work!
     
  6. DCortez

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    I wondered what happened to you. Good luck with the billboards and the group.
     
  7. iratollah

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    Hmmm, the one on the SW Fwy at Weslayen is what motivated me to put up my boards. That one still had Hamas hiding behind children. The one you saw had a very different message and they had only one citation for any of their revisionist 'facts', which is a totally discredited website hosted by a 911 truther and established hate monger. They also solicited donations 'for the children', yet when questioned about how does a donor know that the funds won't be used to buy weapons the answer was, "Trust us."

    Mine are currently on Richmond near Hillcroft and on Hwy 6 near Beechnut. Putting up another one this month on 59.
     
  8. iratollah

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    Thanks, nice to know I was missed.

    I'm putting in at least 25-30 hours a week on running my grass-roots group. I had no idea it would grow as quickly nor be as demanding on my time. I come home from my paying job and work another 5 - 6 hours on my volunteer job. The more you do the more people expect you to do. I just thought it was important that someone publicly stand up to the haters, even if they happen to be part of an international terrorist organization.

    There are many upsides, including having met and become close with some outstanding people from various backgrounds (like my lieutenant in the photo).
     
  9. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    Damn hippies! I do agree with educating Westerners about Hamas, but teaching tolerance to islam is to submit to it, and I for one will never submit to 'allah' or anything else the descendants of the bastard promote.

    Eli
     
  10. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    Oh yeah - page 2 of your site has a typo.
     

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