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  •  its illegal to buy tshirts if you live in gaza?? (0+ / 0-)

    wtf?

    I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don't have as many people who believe it.

    by freaktown on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 09:48:31 AM PDT

    •  Yes (1+ / 0-)
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      To be specific, it's illegal to buy them directly from the Obama campaign if you're not eligible to make a normal contribution. When you "buy" a t-shirt, you're technically making a donation to Obama or the DNC, and in return you're getting a shirt. Check out the policy from the bottom of the order page:

      The first $2300 of each contribution from an individual will be allocated to Obama for America and will be designated for the general election. The next $28,500 of each contribution from an individual will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Any contributor may designate his or her contribution for a particular participant. (Participants are Obama for America and the DNC). The allocation formula above may change if any contributor makes a contribution that, when allocated, would exceed the amount that the contribution may lawfully give to either participant. This limit includes contributions made through the Obama Store. If you have already made the maximum contribution and would like Obama merchandise, please contact Obama for America at (866) 675-2008.

      Emphasis mine. Unless you call them directly - and I'm not sure what happens if you do - then you're making a contribution to Obama, and hence all the normal FEC rules about being a citizen/green card apply (if you look at the checkout page of the Obama store, you'll see that you have to agree to all the normal statements about donating to campaigns).

      You'd think that Obama would license the logos and pictures to some manufacturer for sale outside the US, but I'm not sure how you'd do that within the FEC rules...

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      by Scipio on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 11:48:11 AM PDT

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