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  • Launch PT-305!

    03/10/2016 7:35:16 AM PST · by Charles Martel · 45 replies
    National WWII Museum blog ^ | March 7, 2016 | National WWII Museum
    WWII patrol-torpedo (PT) boats were a perfect naval expression of the American Spirit at war. Today, just four of these combat-veteran PT boats still exist in the United States. PT-305 is the only one that is fully restored. Now, after a $3.3 million restoration effort and more than 100,000 hours of work by a dedicated corps of over 200 volunteers, PT-305 is ready to hit the water.
  • Have we finally gone too far on crowdfunding?

    12/20/2015 2:07:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this month I was reading an article from Ester Bloom at The Atlantic dealing with the burgeoning trend of crowdfunding which raises some perplexing questions. She starts out by noting that there’s been something of a cultural shift in America on the subject of money. There was a time when asking for money was a rather uncomfortable subject and people generally only fell back on that approach as a last resort. It was not that long ago that people were squeamish about asking each other for money. Bringing up the subject of personal finances at all used to be...
  • Creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Starts Kickstarter Campaign to #BringBackMST3K

    11/10/2015 2:39:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    pastemagazine.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Eric Van Allen
    In a not-too-distant future, you could be watching brand-new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Joel Hodgson, the creator and original host of MST3K, has turned to Kickstarter to campaign for a new season of the cult-classic movie-riffing series. Returning to the line-up are the original bots, Tom Servo and Crow, to mock and joke through each unbearable film. The asking price? $2 million is the initial goal, which will allow the team to shoot three brand new episodes of MST3K. Each additional $1.1 million after that will allow them to shoot another three episodes, up to 12 episodes. The...
  • 3D printer supplier announces launch of project on Kickstarter (CNC engraving, laser-cutting & PCB)

    08/12/2015 3:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | August 12, 2015 | Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co., Ltd
    ZHUHAI, China, Aug. 12, 2015 /PR Newswire/ -- Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co., Ltd, a leading 3D printer manufacturer in China, announced the debut of its latest multi-functional 3D printer, the Formaker, on the world's biggest crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, kicking off a 30-day crowdfunding campaign. The Formaker, priced at US$999 on the crowdfunding platform, deploys a modular design and integrates four powerful functionalities: high-precision 3D printing, CNC engraving, laser cutting and PCB etching, making the printer one of the most compelling and dedicated multi-functional desktop devices available in the market. Weighing in at 26 lbs., the Formaker features a robust metal...
  • Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes

    02/02/2015 12:29:06 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 72 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | January 29, 2015 | David Pogue
    It was one of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns. Its inventors sought $800,000 in funding from the public — but raised a gigantic $6.2 million. The project: the PonoPlayer, “a revolution in music listening.” It was designed to play back music files that use up to 20 times more data than the MP3 files that gave the first pocket music players a bad name. “Everyone who’s ever heard PonoMusic will tell you that the difference is surprising and dramatic,” Pono wrote on Kickstarter. “They tell us that not only do they hear the difference; they feel it in their body, in...
  • Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company

    01/05/2015 7:32:10 AM PST · by TigerTale · 4 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | 01-02-15 | Jason Auld
    In August of 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait triggering a quick response from the United States. Ground troops and aircraft were rapidly deployed to protect the country of Saudi Arabia. The first boots on the ground were from the historic 82nd Airborne Division- America's Guard of Honor. Now, almost 25 years later there are very few accounts of what it was like for the soldiers on the ground. The photo book "Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company" will tell the story of B Co 313th Military Intelligence Battalion in their own words and photos.
  • Dan Aykroyd endorses UFO Kickstarter campaign

    11/29/2014 8:44:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Open Minds ^ | November 28, 2014 | Alejandro Rojas
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Dan Aykroyd, longtime paranormal and UFO enthusiast, has made an endorsement video for the Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON) Kickstarter campaign. Aykroyd’s work in TV and film is legendary, and he is a major UFO buff. The extent of his interested was demonstrated in the 2012 documentary Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs. It is 2 hours of Aykroyd talking about UFOs, which may sound boring to some, but I loved it. His level of knowledge on the history of the phenomena is remarkable. He shows he is at par with some of the top researchers in the field. A video released...
  • Kickstarter revises standards after banning Gosnell film, but denies connection

    06/06/2014 7:20:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life site news ^ | Dustin Siggins
    BROOKLYN, NY, June 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Two months after Kickstarter rejected two pro-life films because of its project standards, the nation's largest crowdsourcing website has streamlined those standards. In a June 3 blog post, Kickstarter announced that its approval process has been simplified, whittling a laundry list of rules "down to three basic principles." Additionally, rather than ask for approval, project organizations will have the option to simply click a "Launch Now" button that will allow projects to launch without approval from Kickstarter's editors. Credit: Kickstarter.com "Gosnell" filmmaker Phelim McAleer told The Daily Signal that the changes are "a...
  • Kermit Gosnell, the one serial killer Hollywood won’t touch

    05/11/2014 6:15:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2014 | Lila Rose
    If what the media publishes daily is any indicator, Americans seem fascinated with killers. We’re confronted with headlines about the likes of Oscar Pistorius, Amanda Knox and Jodi Arias. When the news is slow, Americans can change the channel to procedurals, such as “Law and Order: SVU” and “Criminal Minds.” When the procedurals lag, producers and directors come up with serial-killer-glorifying programs like “Dexter,” which just finished its eighth season last year, or the 2007 mystery thriller, “Zodiac.” It’s strange to see Hollywood refuse to touch the story of the worst serial killer in America’s history — and to see...
  • Filmmaker protests Kickstarter’s ‘censorship’ of abortion film

    05/01/2014 5:18:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 30, 2014 | Danika Fears
    In protest of the crowd-funding site’s “censorship” of his TV movie project about convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, McAleer commissioned a bold billboard near Kickstarter’s Brooklyn headquarters. Modal Trigger Photo: AP “Kicked out by Kickstarter,” reads the giant sign, which was put up on Tuesday afternoon. “Gosnell movie raises $1 million … and counting! To the public — we say ‘Thank you!’ To Kickstarter — we say … ‘You Stink at Censorship!’” McAleer raised funds for his last film, “FrackNation,” on Kickstarter, so the filmmaker didn’t think twice about turning to the site again for his latest project. But soon...
  • Touchdown! Franciscans reach goal with a winning kick (restoration project)

    04/16/2014 2:41:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | April 14, 2014 | Carol Glatz
    ROME — Bypassing strapped government funding, a community of Franciscan friars in Rome was able to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars in 30 days through the crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter.The small cell where St. Francis of Assisi used to sleep when he came to Rome. (Screengrab from the Franciscans’ Kickstarter webpage) The Franciscans in charge of the Church of St. Francis at Ripa will be using the money to restore the darkened, crumbling cell where St. Francis of Assisi stayed during his visits to Rome.More than 1,100 people, mostly from the United States, contributed to the Franciscans’...
  • Is the Start-up Site, Kickstarter kicking out pro-life projects?

    04/16/2014 12:39:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    For the second time, producers of a planned pro-life film effort have had to switch from Kickstarter to IndieGoGo for their crowdfunding efforts. Filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McIlhenny took their Gosnell Movie project to IndieGoGo after Kickstarter insisted that they could shut down the effort at any time if they didn’t like the language used to promote it, and another pro-life project called Stolen Moments has gotten a rejection letter from Kickstarter as well. The rejection, nearly two weeks ago, was on the basis of the campaign being, er … “self help” (via Katie Pavlich): For the life of...
  • Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming Censorship

    04/02/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Diago · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 1, 2014 2:44 PM | Josh Encinias
    --> NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          www.nationalreview.com           April 1, 2014 2:44 PM Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming CensorshipFilmmakers have raised over $195,000 in five days By Josh Encinias Makers of a film on abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell say the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter singled out their project for special objections. They have ankled the massively popular platform in favor of another crowdfunding site. Ann and Phelim Media have  raised nearly $200,000 in five days on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a planned movie about Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted in 2013 on a host of charges including multiple illegal...
  • Kickstarter hacked, with data stolen for an unknown number of customers

    02/15/2014 2:12:32 PM PST · by Monty22002 · 6 replies
    The Verge ^ | 2/15/2014
    Hackers breached Kickstarter's defenses and stole the information of an unspecified number of customers, the company disclosed today. The company learned of the breach on Wednesday from law enforcement officials, and quickly resolved the breach, Kickstarter said today. It did not disclose how the breach occurred. No credit card data was accessed, the popular crowdfunding site said, but hackers did gain access to usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. The company recommends that all users create new passwords for their accounts and any other accounts that use the same password.
  • Assaulted:Civil Rights Under Fire (Finishing Fund Campaign)

    02/01/2013 2:54:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    kickstarter.com ^ | 23 January, 2013 | Kris Koenig
    We're raising funds to finish our film and release it in theaters by March 2013. Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire raised $71,140 here on Kickstart last fall - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/assaulted/assaulted. Since then we completed filming while the issue of guns in America has become the leading political debate due to the tragedy at Newtown. Assaulted - Civil Rights Under Fire When the subject of gun control laws are discussed, rarely are they associated with the civil rights movement and the quest for equal rights for all. This film will compare the historical aspects of gun control targeting the indigenous tribes of...
  • Libertarian leaning game on Facebook looks to be the 'anti-ville' pill

    09/14/2012 2:46:46 PM PDT · by DebraAI · 2 replies
    PRWeb ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Lodispoto
    I posted news about this not too long ago, and again months ago when I got in a little trouble. This is City Federation's press release and it is related to politics in a number of ways. Firstly it is a libertarian and Conservative leaning in their trivia sections, and all over the site. Secondly the game is not politically correct and they are going after Zynga which is. Zynga is all over Facebook and is their top social game maker. If members here recall they actually removed a building that was a wedding chapel as it was the politically...
  • I love a ballad in print alife... (Iraqi Shakespeare troupe)

    03/16/2012 12:19:40 AM PDT · by ash-housewares · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 15 Mar. 2012 | Karl Kahler
    To be or not to be on a plane from Iraq to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this midsummer -- that is the $30,000 question. Proving that the whole world truly is a stage, a Bay Area-educated English and drama professor has assembled a college troupe of Shakespearean actors in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, that has been invited to perform at the showcase for all things Bard in Ashland, Ore. But as Oregon is many leagues from Iraq, and it costs numerous ducats to fly there, the professor is seeking the public's help to raise the money to transport 10 Iraqi Othellos, Hamlets...