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  • Hillary Clinton Adds $300,000 To Milwaukee TV Commercial Spending

    11/01/2016 9:15:38 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies ^ | Nov 1, 2016
    The sudden splurge on Milwaukees four major-network affiliates and cable seems to indicate the Hillary Clinton campaign is concerned about winning Wisconsin.
  • Spacewalkers attach docking adapter to space station for commercial vehicles

    Attached to the stations no-longer-needed shuttle port at the front of the station, the Boeing-built International Docking Adapter will allow spacecraft from both companies to bring crews to the outpost, ending NASAs sole reliance on Russian Soyuz ferry ships. A second IDA is expected to be attached in 2018. It is amazing that now weve opened up a new chapter in the story of the International Space Station, putting the front door on this for future commercial vehicles, radioed station commander Jeff Williams, who worked with astronaut Kate Rubins to attach and outfit the IDA. Congratulations to the entire team....
  • McDonald's-ad-featuring-gay-son-coming-out-sparks-controversy

    03/10/2016 10:30:32 PM PST · by Kudsman · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2016 | Fox News
    Religious groups in Taiwan are calling for a boycott of McDonalds after the fast food giant premiered a commercial they say promotes gay issues." The minute-and-a-half ad features a boy coming out to his father by writing, I like boys on a McCafe coffee cup and sliding it across the table.
  • A Funny but Helpful Look at Original Sin in A Doritos Commercial

    02/13/2016 8:26:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-12-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Funny but Helpful Look at Original Sin in A Doritos Commercial Msgr. Charles Pope - February 12, 2016 - People oversimplify Original Sin in various ways. Some reduce it to the mere eating of a piece of fruit rather than the act of disobedience, mistrust, and ingratitude it really was.Others miss the subtle but important difference in the descriptions of Adam's sin compared to Eve's. Of Eve's sin, Eve herself is a witness. She said, The serpent tricked me and so I ate it (Gen 3:13). But of Adam's sin God said, Because you listened to your wife...
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Thank you for everything, America!

    02/07/2016 11:58:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 7, 2016 | Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
    22 years ago I arrived in the US with nothing but dreams. Today, I'll be in a Super Bowl commercial. Thank you for everything, America! Thank YOU for being there with me. #SB50 #onlyinamerica On a more sad note, I reported on Twitter yesterday that former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away. Thank you for coming forward. Thank you for speaking. Enjoy the next level. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos Behind the Scenes of Our Super Secret Commercial | 2016 Taco Bell

    02/03/2016 2:45:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 1, 2016 | Taco Bell
    Try Taco Bell's new ----- It's ----- of ----- and it's totally -----. Just ask Alien Expert Giorgio Tsoukalos.
  • Good Will

    12/25/2015 4:49:56 AM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 3 replies
    Speculations ^ | Dec, 2002 | anonymous
    Is Christmas too "commercial?" The parking lots were full today. Today, and in prior days, busy people took time out from their busy schedules, and, using money they usually work pretty hard for (or will in the future), they thought of people besides themselves. They studied things and shopped and dealt with crowds and fatigue and spent more than they know they should have, seeking just the right gifts; frivolous with time and money. And frivolous with Good Will, if there can be such a thing. But I think there can be no such thing as frivolity with Good Will...
  • Campbell's defends 'Star Wars' commercial with gay fathers

    10/11/2015 4:23:37 PM PDT · by bgill · 139 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Michael Tanenbaum
    A new commercial from Camden-based Campbell's Soup Company features two fathers feeding their son 'Star Wars'-themed soup has come under fire from critics, but the company says it was creating a real reflection of the American family in the contemporary United States. The commercial, a promotion ahead of the December release of 'The Force Awakens,' shows the fathers riffing on Darth Vader's bombshell 'Star Wars' quote: "I am your father!" The company developed the idea as part of its "Made for Real, Real Life" campaign, a tagline that aims to capture what's going on people's lives when they eat soup,...
  • Ad released online poking fun at Kim Davis using Tide products will not air on TV

    09/15/2015 2:51:55 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    WCPO Cincinatti ^ | 9/15/15 | Jesse Folk
    CINCINNATI A commercial released Tuesday that poked fun at the recent same-sex marriage fight in Rowan County, Kentucky using Tide products will not air on television. The commercial, which was not backed by home goods giant Procter & Gamble, was a spec spot, said director Mark Nickelsburg...
  • Red Rose Tea chimps (Burgh Thing?)

    08/30/2015 10:35:58 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies ^ | Published on February 11, 2013 | MrAlcue You Tube account
    Another late night/early morning whimsical post concerning music and a memorable TV commercial. Here's the link to the 1960's Red Rose song, very catchy.
  • NASSCO launches 'green' containership

    04/21/2015 5:22:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    U~T San Diego ^ | APRIL 19, 2015 | Gary Robbins
    General Dynamics-NASSCO has launched Isla Bella, the first liquid natural gas-powered container ship that the Barrio Logan shipyard has built for the company TOTE. The 764-foot-long vessel slid down the launch ways Saturday at NASSCO, the last major shipyard on the West Coast. The company also is building a second vessel for TOTE under a contract that was signed in 2012. NASSCO said in a statement that the Marlin-class container ships will be the largest dry-cargo ships of any kind in the world powered by LNG. The vessels ... will significantly decrease emissions while increasing fuel efficiency as compared to...
  • Public holidays: Shop opening hours: [New Zealand shops have to close Good Friday, Easter]

    There are 3 days when almost all shops are required to be closed under the Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act 1990. These days are: Christmas Day Good Friday Easter Sunday; and ANZAC Day, until 1.00 pm on 25 April.
  • Starbucks Unveils Its First LBGT Commercial and it Aint Pretty

    11/02/2014 12:01:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | November 1, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    More and more companies are going gay while at the same time denigrating anybody who has an issue with same-sex, alternate sex, slice and dice sex (transgenderism), and take-your-pick sex. When it was found out that Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich opposed same-sex marriage, so much pressure was put on him because of his anti-same sex marriage views (he donated to Proposition 8) that he believed that he couldnt do anything but resign. The Gaystapo would have made it unbearable for him and the company for Eich if he had remain as CEO. There is a long trail of persecution from...
  • Commander Riker wants to help you with your IT solutions.

    10/28/2014 7:56:42 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Jonathan Frakes and the Enterprise-D appear in this 90's ad for the (now defunct) software company Boole & Babbage.
  • Actor James Mason does a wine commercial...for Thunderbird

    10/27/2014 9:40:19 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    I guess Orson Welles wasn't the only actor to hawk cheap wine to pay the bills. Yikes!
  • New Army Commercial Sends Pitiful Message to the World

    09/14/2014 2:41:41 PM PDT · by publius321 · 136 replies ^ | September 14, 2014 | Scott Ryan
    When I saw this commercial, I honestly thought perhaps the Army is now making ads specifically targeting homosexuals. (We all know that it's just a matter of time.) I'm definitely ---not--- saying that graphic artists are all homosexuals. However...
  • Hilarious!! Is This The Best Commercial Ever Made? Wait Until You See The End!!

    03/24/2014 6:32:35 PM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies ^ | Unknown | None
    Just a funny pet-centric commercial for late in the day.
  • Liberals Outraged by Cadillac Ad

    03/06/2014 6:32:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 3-6-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen, ladies and gentlemen, the new Cadillac commercial for their new electric car? (interruption) You haven't? It features the actor Neal McDonough. Do you watch Justified? (interruption) Well, Neal McDonough was in Justified two years ago. He's got this baby-shaped head, blue eyes, short, blond hair. He can play the nicest next-door neighbor or the evilest villain you've ever found. He is the actor in this commercial. The left hates this commercial. There are caustic posts on leftist websites, and even mainstream news sites, Huffing and Puffington Post. They're outraged over the Cadillac ad! If you've seen...
  • This Anti-Skipping School Ad Is The Most Disturbing Thing Ive Ever Seen (Awesome!)

    02/03/2014 3:06:41 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 57 replies ^ | January 31, 2014 | Jessica Blankenship
    Video at this link
  • Market Closing Prop. 13 Commercial Property Tax Gap

    01/07/2014 12:40:49 PM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 2 replies ^ | January 6, 2013 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Almost 36 years after it was passed by voters, controversy continues to swirl around Proposition 13, the 1978 tax limitation measure. Periodic calls to repeal or modify it, supposedly to gain more tax revenue, so far have gone nowhere. The main objection is that its unfair because homeowners and especially businesses that have held their properties for decades pay less in property tax than new property owners. Prop. 13 assesses taxes at 1 percent of value, plus a maximum of 2 percent more per year due to property value increases and inflation. Property is reassessed when it changes...
  • Exclusive -- ESPN Reverses Course, Will Air Ad Containing Words 'God,' 'Jesus'

    12/12/2013 6:05:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart Sports
    **UPDATE** Breitbart News exclusively learned on Thursday afternoon that ESPN will air the original ad on Saturday from Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with the words "Jesus" and "God." ESPN issued this statement to Breitbart News on Thursday: We have again reviewed the ads submitted for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Childrens Medical Center and have concluded that we will accept the original requested commercial. It will run in Saturdays VCU at Northern Iowa basketball game on ESPNU. This decision is consistent with our practice of individual review of all ads under our commercial advocacy standards.
  • VANITY: Does Anyone Remember This Commercial?

    10/31/2013 11:40:38 AM PDT · by Raven6 · 58 replies
    self | 10-31-2013 | Raven6
    Okay folks... I've had this eating at me for a couple of years and am to the point that I am seeking help from my FReinds.Here is the deal... When I was a kid growing up in the late 1960's, there was a television commercial/PSA that was nothing more than a male voiceover and slow motion video of a hydrogen bomb explosion. Other than the voiceover, the only sound was a gong being struck everytime another "blossom" of the explosion would flare.Does anyone else remember this? If so, does anyone with a better memory than mine have any further details...
  • Mattress Firm Commercial ["I Made an 8 year mistake"; applies to the USA]

    10/05/2013 5:33:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2013 | a genius copywriter
    Published on Aug 7, 2013 Mattress Firm Commercial
  • Hump day causing distraction in CT school

    10/04/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    CNN Headline News ^ | 4:56 PM EDT, Thu October 03, 2013 | (HLN Raising America Staff)
    Geico might be known for its little lizard, but it's the camel thats stirring up trouble. You might have seen their latest commercial. A camel walks through a workplace asking people what day it is. Hes super excited about it being hump day. Funny, right? Teachers at least one Connecticut middle school arent fans, because the kids are screaming HUMP DAY in the halls, students told HLN affiliate WFSB. They say its distracting, and they want it to stop.
  • Jamie Foxx Channels President Obama for Education [Racist Impersonates Clown]

    09/19/2013 6:35:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies ^ | 9/17/13
    ... Jamie Foxx is featured in a new PSA for the University of California's "Promise for Education" campaign, raising money for University of California undergrads.Watch Foxx do his uncanny impersonations of President Barack Obama....
  • Famous Products Invented for the Military (Now in commercial use)

    08/20/2013 2:09:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 08/20/2013
    Source: Thinkstock While most people think private enterprise is responsible for innovation, a great deal of the technology Americans rely on comes from another well-known source: the U.S. military.Over the years, the military, and the private enterprises developing products for the military, have created some of the most important products we use today. Some of the inventions have been less groundbreaking than others, such as Silly Putty and Aviator sunglasses. But some military research also directly led to significant innovations such as the microwave oven and the GPS.Click here to see the eight famous productsThe military contracted out most...
  • Does JCPenney's Back-to-School Ad Really Promote Bullying?

    08/15/2013 9:29:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | August 14, 2013
    A JCPenney back-to-school ad that implies kids will be friendless unless they wear the right clothing is promoting bullying, charged a flurry of critics on social media this week. Your ad about cool kids wearing JCPenney clothes, showing a child sitting alone at lunch is despicable, fired off one Facebook user. Another added, How clueless are you? What a horrible bully-promoting commercial. Twitter users have called it tone deaf and more self-immolation for the company. The ad, posted online by the retailer in late July and aired as part of a TV campaign earlier this summer, includes a shot of...
  • FAA will require airline pilots to have at least 1,500 flight hours

    07/10/2013 3:26:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/10/2013 | Terry Maxon
    The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday said it was making final a rule that says all commercial airline pilots hired by U.S. carriers will be required to have at least 1,500 hours of flight time. The Air Line Pilots Association, which praised the new rule, said it goes into effect Aug. 1. The FAA, in announcing that the rule will be published soon, said the new requirements were adopted in reaction to the crash of a Colgan Air airplane near Buffalo, N.Y., in 2009, in which both the captain and first officer were relatively inexperienced.
  • This Father's Day, say it with bacon

    06/05/2013 9:13:03 AM PDT · by UB355 · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/5/2013 | Duane Dudek
    Funny ad from Oscar Mayer - with corporate headquarters in Madison - is part parody of those soft-focus jewelry ads for women that appear during Christmas and Mother's Day, and part real thing. Too bad they couldn't get Jane Seymour to appear in it.
  • Men's Wearhouse fires the 'I guarantee it' guy

    06/19/2013 7:23:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 6/19/13
    Men's Wearhouse executive chairman George Zimmer has been "terminated," the clothing retailer said on Wednesday. Zimmer opened the company's first store in Houston in 1973. He's been the bearded face of Men's Wearhouse (MW) in television ads for years, famously promising men "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
  • Pam Anderson ad banned for being sexist and degrading to women

    06/06/2013 6:37:11 PM PDT · by Stoat · 34 replies
    The NYPost is now a "link only" site at Free Republic; please click on the article link above. Yes, the video is embedded there as well ;-)
  • Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: "The Challenge" [funny car commercial]

    05/08/2013 1:39:03 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 6, 2013 | Audi of America
    Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: "The Challenge" Funny Audi car commercial.

    05/05/2013 7:42:25 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2013 | Jason Felch and Jack Dolan
    Change of ownership, key to reassessment, is cut-and-dried for homeowners but not businesses. It means a loss of tens of millions of dollars a year in tax revenue. The original deal Dell, one of the worlds richest men, agrees to pay $200 million for the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica in 2006. A few months later The deal is reshuffled to avoid a legal change in ownership by buying the company that owns the hotel, rather than the Miramar itself. Dell brings in his wife, Susan, and a third party entity controlled by investment managers Glenn Fuhrman and John Phelan....
  • In a Commercial, a Tacit Acceptance of Islam in America

    02/08/2013 2:14:00 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN
    On a Sunday afternoon several months ago, I was engaged in one of my favorite religious rituals, watching pro football on television. During a break in the game, I reflexively clicked the mute button on the remote control. But my eyes stayed fixed on a startling commercial. The screen showed a balding man with tawny skin and a salt-and-pepper goatee, and seconds later it spelled out his name: Mujahid Abdul-Rashid. The advertisement went on to show him fishing, playing in a yard with two toddlers, and sitting down to a family meal. One week later, again during an N.F.L. game,...
  • Staten Island couple fights for their future [Angry at INSURANCE company...not Obama's Ineptitude]

    01/08/2013 5:54:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies ^ | 1/3/13 | Judy L. Randall
    ... Sheila and Dominic Traina of New Dorp Beach have become the Staten Island poster family for Hurricane Sandy.... ...[The Occupier of the Oval Office] walked down their block, he heard about their plight firsthand, and wrote a note to the couples grandchildren promising them he would help... The couple recently turned down a $10,000 payout from AllState, their insurance carrier for the 43 years they lived in the house, saying it was vastly inadequate... They describe their local AllState agent as very insensitive to their view of what happened and to their overall concerns. And theyre upset that an...
  • I saw a Romney/Ryan commercial in California (Sacramento) last night, anyone else seen one? (Vanity)

    11/03/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT · by RogerWilko · 24 replies
    N/A | 11/3/2012 | Me
    I was watching either Channel 58 or 3 (I was channel surfing, I don't remember which one it was) and these 3 or 4 women came on, and said they voted for Obama or Clinton the last couple of elections, and then talked about all the bad things going on in the country and they were all voting for Romney/Ryan! Anyone else in CA see this commercial? Do they actually think they have a chance in CA?!
  • Jim "Jonesian" Obama Campaign Violating Children AGAIN

    10/31/2012 1:07:17 PM PDT · by publius321 · 4 replies
    After making this video I got home from work, turned on my TV and learned that they were not content to limit their abuse to school children. Serial rapists and killers like Ted Bundy, testify how it takes more and more to satiate their lusts. That is the only way I can explain to myself how the left sends Michael Moore to the convalescent home to abuse, violate and disgrace the elderly. Following are some troubling observations & "Jonesian" similarities to the most notorious cultists and the Obama campaign... (video linked above)
  • NFL's Victor Cruz blindly advances Evil & Deception

    10/08/2012 6:24:13 PM PDT · by publius321 · 8 replies ^ | 10/5/2012 | Scott Ryan
    An outspoken NY Giant's receiver blinded by race urges youth to work diligently to elect the nation's leading proponent of abortion, homosexuality and persecution of Israel. Enough is enough. "Christians" who place more importance on skin color than obedience to the God to Whom they profess worship - need to chose this day whom they will follow and be called on their deception. (Video)
  • Monetizing Facebook's Users Could Be Quickly Accomplished

    08/28/2012 6:49:38 PM PDT · by publius321 · 38 replies
    SeekingAlpha ^ | Scott Ryan
    Facebook (FB) claims to have more than 800 million monthly users. The postulate seems to be that imposing a subscription fee would spell destruction for Facebook, driving away an enormous number of users. I agree. Getting that degree of "critical mass" is catching lighting in a bottle. If Facebook should blow it now, they will never get it back. Look at For all intents and purposes... (continued)
  • Toyota Japans sexy new topless ad featuring transgender model shocks viewers

    08/24/2012 10:45:05 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 48 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 24AUG2012 | Steven Simonitch
    TOKYO — A racy new Japanese ad campaign launched for the 2012 Toyota Auris, or Corolla as it’s known in some markets, has been causing a commotion for boldly challenging convention — and probably not in the way you would think. Have a look at the commercial here. The star of the commercial is 19-year-old Ukrainian transgender model Stav Strashko. The commercial ends with the campaign’s tagline “Turn Your Rear to Common Sense” (常識にお尻を向けろ). Check out a short interview with Stav about the commercial here.
  • Capitalism In Space

    08/14/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | August 10th, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    Ever since the Obama administrations rollout of its space policy two and a half years ago, conventional ideological wisdom has been turned on its head. An administration that had seemed eager to increase government involvement in everything from auto companies to health care proposed a more competitive, privatized approach to spaceflight, and people claiming to be conservatives blasted it, demanding that the traditional (and failing) NASA monopoly continue. Jim Muncy, a former aide on space policy to California congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R.), put it cleverly: Democrats dont think that capitalism works within the atmosphere, and Republicans apparently dont think it...
  • Vanity: Long time freeper needs an assist

    05/15/2012 10:11:48 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/15/2012 | T4B
    I need some help putting my virtual fingers on an advertisement I saw on television a number of years ago. As I remember it, the script was something like this: Internet start up advertises on TV (maybe super bowl)Start up staff excitedly watch ad and then run to web page that counts orders as they come into siteStaff cheers when first few orders start countingStaff is perplexed when orders become an avalancheCut-away to voice and text/logo overlay for IBM or Microsoft or somebody Anyone who can remember key things in the ad please post. OR, if you can do a...
  • Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled

    04/23/2012 8:32:40 PM PDT · by anymouse · 56 replies ^ | 4/23/2012 | Mike Wall
    A newly unveiled company with some high-profile backers including filmmaker James Cameron and Google co-founder Larry Page has announced plans to mine near-Earth asteroids for resources such as precious metals and water. Planetary Resources, Inc. intends to sell these materials, generating a healthy profit for itself. But it also aims to advance humanity's exploration and exploitation of space, with resource extraction serving as an anchor industry that helps our species spread throughout the solar system. (snip) "We're out there right now, talking to customers," Anderson said. "We are open for discussions with companies aerospace companies, mining companies,...
  • Is anyone else really enjoying the Lowes' TV Commercials? Good art!! (chat)

    04/20/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 12 replies
    tv | 4 20 12 | Mamzelle
    I was dazzled with the first CGI commercial that showed a wife and husband drawing lines on their walls and the lines turning (with CGI magic) into fabulous home improvements. I just saw a CGI with Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal fixing up their bird house, then one with Family Squirrel solving their overflow acorn storage problem. Hey. Everything doesn't have to be doom and gloom. Seems like there's better art in commercials than on the shows themselves.
  • Alternatives to donor based, ie, freepathon business model?

    I've checked with an ad agency. We can probably raise the funds we need to operate FR at our current level and at the current market price for online advertising if we run a banner ad at the top of every page and at least one rectangular ad in the above the fold body of the page and a couple rectangular ads in the sidebar. If that doesn't generate enough revenue, we can also run pop ups or pop unders and we can even run audio and video ads if need be. But of course, if we go full bore...
  • VIDEO: FUnniest Commercial Ever!!!

    03/07/2012 7:30:20 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 5, 2012 | DollarShaveClub
  • Virgin Galactic's first commercial spaceship to test-fly this year

    02/28/2012 11:31:21 PM PST · by xzins · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Cincinnati Sun ^ | Tuesday 28th February, 2012
    Virgin Galactic, an offshoot of Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is planning to test-fly its first spaceship beyond the Earth's atmosphere this year, with commercial suborbital passenger service to follow in 2013 or 2014, company officials have announced. Nearly 500 customers have signed up for rides on SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spaceship being built and tested by Scaled Composites, an aerospace company founded by aircraft designer Burt Rutan and now owned by Northrop Grumman. The suborbital flights, which cost 200,000 dollars per person, are designed to reach an altitude of about 68 miles, giving fliers a few minutes to experience zero...
  • Congress Demands Drones Over America

    02/10/2012 8:42:52 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies ^ | February 10, 2012 | Harley Geiger
    Congress is demanding drones in the air over the United States - without considering the civil liberties issues. Within the span of three days last week, the House and then the Senate passed a law - H.R. 658 - requiring the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to speed up, within 90 days, its current licensing process for government use of drones domestically and to open the national airspace to drone aircraft for commercial and private use by October 2015. While the law requires the FAA to develop guidance on drone safety, the law says absolutely nothing about the privacy or transparency...
  • Armageddon at the Strip Mall (Many commercial mortgages are already in default with more to come)

    02/06/2012 7:05:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2012 | Kevin Williamson
    Remember 2007? Glory days, right? Everything was booming, and nothing was booming quite as much as real estate especially commercial real estate. Malls, hotels, warehouses, industrial parks: Everything was being built, and everything was being financed on ridiculously generous terms. Remember interest-only loans? Good times. But commercial real estate is different from residential in one important way: Your standard residential mortgage goes 20 to 30 years. Your standard commercial loan goes for five years, at the end of which you either make a big balloon payment (what it is that balloons remind me of?) or you refinance, the idea...
  • Ferris Bueller Super Bowl ad: Why it's online now, and why Broderick at first refused to star

    01/31/2012 9:42:33 PM PST · by AngieGal · 62 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 1/30/12 | Honda
    Sundays Super Bowl halftime ad break is still almost a week away, but you can get a sneak peek at Hondas new Ferris Bueller-inspired spot by clicking below. In fact, youll get a whole lot more than a peek: This is the full two-and-a-half minute version of Matthew Broderick reprising his role in an homage to the iconic 1986 John Hughes comedy. The clip that will be broadcast during halftime where ad time costs $3.5 million for 30 seconds will be only one minute long.