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Billboard Alteration Salutes U.S. Military in Iraq

[WE DID NOT DO THIS BILLBOARD, BUT WE LOVE IT] The improvement was executed by the California Department of Corrections. {Warning: Geocities site frequently die because of traffic}

[UPDATE] The CDC Geocities site is down, but you can view their fantastic improvements here

Photo Credit: CDC
Photo credit: Unnamed CDC Operative

Press Release from the CDC:

As a private institution dedicated to protecting California from the state’s most criminal advertising, the California Department of Corrections salutes the private security firms who have provided invaluable assistance to our colleagues in the U.S. military.

The advertisement is currently at liberty and it seems to have successfully readjusted to public life. However, the billboard will remain under surveillance by department staff to prevent recidivism and any potential lapse into its prior criminal behavior.

The California Department of Corrections is a private institution dedicated to the protection of the public through the alteration, rehabilitation and improvement of California’s most criminal advertising. Initiated in 1994, the department is operated by individuals who feel that California’s correctional facilities have been insufficiently managing the state’s most criminal elements.

For additional information on department programs and operations, please visit the CDC website at www.geocities.com/billboardcorrections or email the Office of Communications at cdc [at] revolutionist.com {esp. if you want a hirez photo, cause we here at the BLF didn’t take the photo -mrk}.

Congratulations to the CDC for another excellent improvment, check out more of the CDC’s award-winning advertising

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  8. Richard Harlos Says:

    I’m so conflicted over this ad. I appreciate it for exposing the simplicity of the message that what we did to detainees in Guantanamo and elsewhere was just unacceptable. At the same time, I am an American and love my country for the principles that helped bring it into being (not necessarily for what it’s become in the last 100+ years or so).

  9. LaCroix Says:

    This was not done by the CDC. Here is their real website (www.corr.ca.gov/). They are not privately owned, but are a bureaucratic entity within the state of California. While it would have been nice of them do so, they did not make this billboard. Think about it, why would a government agency send out a press release that didn’t include the home address of said agency? Or also, why did they not include a statement on the billboard addressing the fact that it was done by the CDC?

    While I love a good prank (especially this one), don’t get too cocky about saying the CDC did it. They are quasi-law-enforcement, after all.

  10. kyle Says:

    no, of course the real corrections dept didn’t do it, but that doesn’t stop another group from calling themselves the dept of corrections

  11. joe obvious Says:

    LaCroix, Wow, you are quick. Perhaps you don’t understand the word IRONY. Thanks for reading though. geesh…

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  17. susan Says:

    This ad is really creative. Simple yet so meaningful.

  18. Laura Says:

    I am disappointed by this ad. I know there are a lot of meanings on this ad depending on the ones reading it.

  19. Estatscok Says:

    Is this gonna end someday??