Monthly Archives: December 2019

In Memoriam

2019 is over. Let’s say goodbye to a few of those who left us: those in your family who were loved, as well as U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, candidate H. Ross Perot, journalist … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding & Cannabis ETFs Lag Market

The stock market has hit record highs this year and has gained 23% in 2019. Continuing year-end list writing is the one that notes that the worst Exchange Traded Funds of the year were those that invested in cannabis companies … Continue reading

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Year End List of Failures

The end of the year brings us year-end lists, and this time, from TechCrunch, is its list of startups that failed. Nothing in 2019 was as spectacular as the explosive, fraud-infested burnout of Theranos. But, it was a bad year … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Save The Koalas

A charity crowdfunding site (you know which one) has raised over $2.2 Million Australian versus a $25,000 goal to help save the koalas from the devastating forest fires ravaging the country. It’s estimated that “85 percent of the Port Macquarie … Continue reading

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Supercharging Charitable Crowdfunding

As we go into this holiday season, we remember that many of us have been lucky to have enough to eat. A group of mothers in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, have organized a charity crowdfunding campaign for the local foodbank. But, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tied To Calls For Resurrection

Nothing is more sad than the death of an infant. A California couple lost their 2 year old daughter and have asked that local mega-church conduct prayers for her resurrection. At the same time, a church member has established a … Continue reading

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Insane Salaries Paid By Streamers

Notwithstanding the fact that over 7,000 writers have fired their talent agents in the still on-going battle between the Writers Guild and the agencies, the ten percenters have found a new golden egg. Streaming. Variety now tells how crazy the … Continue reading

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Year’s Biggest Flops

It’s almost the end of the year and with that comes year-end reviews. A new one from 24/7Wall Street looks at the biggest product flops of 2019, including: #1 WeWork – previously valued at $47Billion, now $5Billion, fired its CEO, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Cricket Sauce

Sometimes the future doesn’t look so good. Join Earth is crowdfunding the pre-sale of its new soy sauce. Not a big deal until you understand that the condiment is made from farm-raised crickets. A set of two 100 milliliter bottles … Continue reading

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Chinese Crowdfunding Fraudsters Arrested

Since the press is tightly controlled in China, it’s not often you hear of impressive crowdfunding scams coming from there. But the South China Morning Post, an English language newspaper in fraught Hong Kong, reports that a group known as … Continue reading

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