Coolest Cooler Kickstarter campaign on track to beat Kickstarter record

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Coolest Cooler

A man in Oregon has set out to reinvent the cooler that you take to the beach or on camping trips. He has already raised $3 million for the project, and his fundraising effort is on track to possibly beat the Kickstarter record, The Oregonian reports. (Video)

 

 

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Kickstarter hits 100,000 funded projects, $631 million in total pledges

Kickstarter founders Charles Adler, Perry Chen, and Yancey Strickler

Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website, has hit a major milestone.  It finally passed over 100,000 campaigns, according to statistics released by the company. In the three years since it launched, Kickstarter has made otherwise nontraditional crowdfunding a legitimate form of project financing.

 

 

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The data crunchers who helped Obama win the election

Obama’s data crunchers.

The backroom data crunchers who powered Barack Obama’s campaign to victory noticed last spring that George Clooney had an almost gravitational tug on West Coast females ages 40 to 49. The women were far and away the single demographic group most likely to hand over cash, for a chance to dine in Hollywood with Clooney — and Obama.

 

 

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Rebranding the USA – ‘United States of Awesome Possibilities’

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The dots in the campaign’s logo reate a “21st-century brand”.

 “United States of Awesome Possibilities” – The tagline for a new ad campaign designed to promote the U.S. of A., an effort to boost business and leisure travel in order to spur economic growth, Advertising Age reports.

 

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Texas Oil Companies Funding Campaign to Overturn California Climate Law

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At least the war on the environment is going well?

A few years ago, the state of California passed a landmark bill designed to reign in carbon pollution to 1990 levels by 2020, and Governor Schwarzenegger signed it into law. Now, the trailblazing law is beginning to take effect — but wouldn’t you know it? The fossil fuel industry and conservative politicians who ally themselves with it are attempting to shut it down. In particular, a number of Texas-based oil companies have begun funneling millions of dollars into misleading campaigns designed to overturn California’s law.

Proposition 23 is the Big Oil-backed prop that would overturn CA’s climate law. Fueld by the Tea Party ideology popular in conservative circles, the GOP’s top candidates for Senator and Governor have been publicly calling to overturn the law as well — predictably, they’re attempting to label it a jobs killer. Thankfully, California voters aren’t buying the nonsense…

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Billboard campaign in New York Asks Youths To Pull Up Sagging Pants

 

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Just say NO to crack!
A new billboard campaign in Brooklyn is asking young people to clean up their acts by pulling up their pants. It’s a public appeal to “stop the sag.”
The 22-foot tall billboards will feature the backsides of two male models with their pants so low their underwear is exposed. They will appear in six locations around Brooklyn, primarily in Crown Heights. State Sen. Eric Adams unveiled the prototype on Sunday.
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Outgoing Lawmakers Spend Campaign Donor Contributions

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Watchdogs  say the spending by outgoing lawmakers raises questions about whether it is an appropriate use of donors’ money.

After announcing plans to leave the House of Representatives, Florida Democrat Robert Wexler went on to spend more than $340,000 of his campaign funds on staff bonuses, airline tickets and other expenses.

 

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Corporate ‘Candidate’ Running for Congress in Campaign Stunt

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Murray Hill Inc. running for Congress

Murray Hill might be the perfect candidate for this political moment: young, bold, media-savvy, a Washington outsider eager to reshape the way things are done in the nation’s capital. And if these are cynical times, well, then, it’s safe to say Murray Hill is by far the most cynical.

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A Corporation Has Announced It Will Run For Congress

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Just what we need. Murray Hill Incorporated has just announced its intention to run for Congress in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Murray Hill Inc. is believed to be the first “corporate person” to exercise its constitutional right to run for office. As Supreme Court observer Lyle Denniston wrote in his SCOTUSblog, “If anything, the decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission conferred new dignity on corporate “persons,” treating them — under the First Amendment free-speech clause — as the equal of human beings.”

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Night with a Futurist on the Future of Politics with Host Tom Tancredo

Night with a Futurist on the Future of Politics with Host Tom Tancredo

Tom Tancredo at the Night with a Futurist on the Future of Politics

Tuesday’s Night with a Futurist offered perspectives on “The Future of Politics” provided by five-term Colorado Congressman and recent Presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo. Tancredo, who stood out during the Republican debates for his deeply held opinions on immigration and border security, prefaced his remarks by indicating he approaches the political system through “a partisan filter” and this vantage point would likely bleed into his remarks. He then went on to describe his start in politics in1975, which was prompted during his career as a 9th grade civics teacher in Arvada, Colorado. In an effort to motivate his students to become involved in public affairs, Tancredo pledged that if the whole class performed extra credit by getting involved with an issue or a campaign, he would run for public office. The class not only followed through on the challenge but also voted on which office Tancredo should pursue, and shortly thereafter he won his race for the Colorado State Senate.

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