How To Get Ahead In American Politics

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29 Oct 2006

Uzi Nissan, an Israeli ex-pat living in the US for the past 30 years, has been president of Nissan Computers Inc. for the past 15. As a computer repair and consulting firm, they bought the nissan.com domain in 1994, before auto-makers even considered an internet presence. In 1999, the Nissan Motor company filed suit against him for cybersquatting and tarnishing their trademark. This degenerated into a lengthy legal battle that is still ongoing these days, I believe. Uzi Nissan uses his nissan.com site to wage his personal public-opinion war against the Japanese auto-maker, including calls for a boycott (yes, , I remember what we talked about) and insinuations abount un-American activities by the Nissan Motor corporation. What I found most amusing, though, was Uzi Nissan’s appeal to the common, oh so very common denominator among his American readers – not only are the pages chock-full of American flags, used for everything from bumper-sticker backgrounds, headers and bullet-points, he also has a delightful sidebar detailing Nissan Motors’ French Connections! It seems that

“The French automaker Renault holds a 44.4% controlling interest in Nissan Motor.  15% of the French automaker Renault, is in the hands of the French government.”

Hey, it worked for Bush.

Special added bonus: ב”ה in the top-most corner of the site. Aren’t there limitations on what you can do and can’t do with ב”ה’d documents?

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How To Get Ahead In American Politics

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Anonymous

29 בOctober, 2006 בשעה 18:59

well…

clearly the man is of poor taste, but by the information he gives, i don’t see how the motor company can hope to have a case. what am i missing?

d.k.

p.s. ב”ה’d docs are unlimited. it’s בע”מ’d docs that are limited.

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yggdrasil

29 בOctober, 2006 בשעה 22:53

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Personally, I don’t give a rodent’s posterior about his chances for success. That much was mainly filler. Exposition, if you will. It’s the fact that any association with the French can be construed in the USA that amuses me – especially since you can trace this all the way back to Thomas Jefferson – his tenure in France as the USA’s first ambassador and the manners he supposedly acquired there were a part of Madison’s 1800 election campaign.

I wonder if attitudes towards France have changed now, when domestic US support for the Iraqi war is at a ridiculous low. I’m guessing “no”.

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ygurvitz

30 בOctober, 2006 בשעה 08:17

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Surely you mean “Adams’ 1800 campaign”?

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yggdrasil

30 בOctober, 2006 בשעה 18:42

Re: well…

Surely.

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Anonymous

30 בOctober, 2006 בשעה 12:16

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I don’t think this kind of attitude towards the French is something particularly American. It’s universal. And the fact that they have great food, wonderful wine, beautiful women, exquisite art, lovely beaches, breath-taking mountains (and so on) doesn’t help one bit.

What made me wonder in this story is the story itself. What case would the motor company be presenting? It seems corporate bullying might be at least as dominant an American meme as francophobia.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6144533F-2B39-4B0D-ACFE-06CC841EF296.htm

dk

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