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  • TV ads and US Demographics

    01/04/2021 9:47:49 AM PST · by econjack · 165 replies
    NA ^ | 1/4/2021 | econjack
    Do current TV ads reflect the current demographics in the US? If so, over half the US couples are bi-racial or gay. I guess I just haven't been paying attention to what's going on around me. Anyone else notice this, or am I just watching different ads?
  • 50 Years Ago: The Last Cigarette Ad Appears on Television

    01/02/2021 2:07:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    The end of televised cigarette ads changed everything from the entertainment industry to advertising itself. Tyler SageAt 11:50 PM on Jan. 1, 1971, the last television ad for cigarettes ran on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, signaling the end of an era and shifting the media world in ways that are still being felt today. You can see the minute-long spot below. It features Virginia Slims' controversial attempt to cash in on the women's liberation movement with the tag line "You've come a long way, baby." Tobacco has played a role in American life for almost as long as...
  • The Fabricated Organic Food Market

    12/08/2020 10:10:02 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 12/08/20 | David Lightsey, MS
    In short, the organic industry knows that unless they can effectively demonize conventionally grown produce by creating a consumer misconception of superior safety and health of organics, using blatantly false and deceptive marketing methods, then the foundation of the whole organic food industry and its ability to enhance sales would be impossible. Consumers would simply be unable to justify the additional cost of the produce or products based upon the facts. Over the next few weeks, we will consider organic vs. conventional food adapted from The Myths of Nutrition Science. We will consider five typical consumer misconceptions, which leads them...
  • Chinese State-Run Outlet Continues Paying US Newspapers Millions to Publish Its Propaganda......

    11/24/2020 5:39:52 PM PST · by caww · 10 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 11/23/2020 updated 11/24/2020 | BY LI HAI
    China Daily, the Chinese regime’s propaganda outlet, has spent millions for the past 6 months on U.S. publications, according to its statement filed last week with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.....China Daily is headquartered in Beijing, China. It is owned by the Publicity Department, an internal division of the China Communist Party. The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, the Seattle Times .... some of the notable receivers. Los Angeles Times received $340,000 for advertisements and $111,501 for printing newspapers in the past six months. China Daily has spent millions running supplements—called “China...
  • Controversial 'Ahhh Soul' billboard replaced with one featuring Donald Trump referencing 'Mexicans'

    11/06/2020 11:00:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 6 NOV 2020 | Marcus Hughes
    The company behind the ads on Newport Road, Cardiff, said they intend to use 'humour and satire to challenge bigotry'A controversial advertising hoarding featuring Kim Jong-un has been replaced with another billboard depicting Donald Trump with a reference to "Mexicans". An advert for the Soulful Food Company showing an image of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in front of a mushroom cloud with the words "Ahhh, Soul!" appeared in Cardiff's Newport Road earlier this week. The company later apologised and said it would be removing the advert following complaints from some who suggested the billboard's message was racist. The advertisement...
  • Republican Jewish group runs $3.5m TV ad campaign targeting Florida

    10/01/2020 2:50:41 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10/01/2020 | Jacob Magid
    The Republican Jewish Coalition on Thursday announced a $3.5 million TV ad campaign targeting Jewish voters in the key swing state of Florida. The commercials will run in the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties in south Florida, where roughly half a million Jews live. “The three most important battleground states are Florida, Florida and Florida,” RJC executive director Matt Brooks told The Times of Israel. “As we saw with the victory by [Florida] Governor Ron DeSantis, an increase in the Jewish vote can have a significant impact in Republicans winning,” he said. Desantis edged out his Democratic challenger in...
  • Woke Capitalism: How Huge Corporations Demonstrate Status by Endorsing Political Radicalism

    09/08/2020 4:24:25 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 20 replies ^ | 9/8/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    It’s a rather strange claim of the American far left that their interests are opposed to that of corporate America, because there’s virtually no evidence to support it. Quite the contrary: During the wave of Black Lives Matter rioting that took place during the early summer of 2020, American corporations marched in lockstep. Not only did they use social media to swear fealty to this political movement, but they also made massive internal changes in conformity with BLM propaganda.
  • American Derringer Pistol

    09/04/2020 5:09:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/4/20 | J Dickson
    Small hideout guns tend to be small caliber and that means ineffectual stoppers. The current crop of ultra-light polymer-framed .32s and .380s with double action only trigger mechanisms are also very hard to hit anything with. There is a more effective alternative available. American Derringer has beefed up the traditional Remington Double Derringer to .45 Colt caliber and it also will chamber the 2½-inch .410 shotgun shells. The .45 Colt is a one-shot stopper with a hit to the vitals, and you have two shots. It is a close range weapon, but then most gunfights are also close range and...
  • Chiappa Little Badger Survival Rifle

    08/28/2020 4:36:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 63 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/28/20 | F Jardim
    The Little Badger's overall design principal is minimalistic. The Chiappa engineers gave the little gun everything it needs. I first encountered the Chiappa Little Badger single-shot, I pegged it as a survival rifle. It comes in basic black, either in 22LR or 22WMR, both of which are fine for small game. With an overall length of 31 inches, it is already small, but it also folds over and onto itself, creating an extremely compact triangle about 16.5 inches tall and 8 inches across the base. It weighs less than 3 pounds, making it only slightly heavier than large center-fire...
  • Shielding more Than SWAT

    08/27/2020 7:00:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/27/20 | R Taylor
    Handheld Armor Has Come A Long Way Since Roman Times - Turn on the 6 o’clock news, and eventually you’ll see a "bulletproof" shield in use. They're standard equipment for law enforcement entry teams, but thanks to Sandy Hook, civilian-market shields now include everything from bulletproof clipboards and backpacks to full-on police-style shields. School districts in a number of states have started working shields disguised as whiteboards into their "lockdown” strategies. "For the past 15 years, most of what we've done is for the military," says Emily Heinauer with Hardwire LLC ( We armored the sides of many of the...
  • SilencerCo – The Doom Of Boom

    08/26/2020 7:18:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/26/20 | T Taysom
    Silencerco aims to Upend thoughts on Suppressors - Guns have been around in one form or another for 800 years. Much has changed, but the firearms industry cannot be accused of being on the leading edge of technology. The 1911 handgun is still widely used and adored, as is the AR-15. The 1911 by its name alone tells you that it has passed the century mark, and the AR-15 is more than 50 years old. These are just two examples of the antiquated technology employed by most firearms industry manufacturers; but not all of them. THE BEGINNING What happens when...
  • Volquartsen's .22LR Featherweight

    08/25/2020 4:54:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/25/20 | O Volk
    Volquartsen's .22LR Featherweight - The original function of the basic Ruger 10-22 was reliable shooting with passable accuracy. Over time more specialized models appeared, such as heavy-barreled target versions for utmost accuracy, and lightweight take-down designs for portability. Gunmaker Scott Volquartsen’s genius was to find a way to combine light weight with high accuracy. His UltraLite .22 is a featherweight even by rimfire standards, with the barreled action massing under 2.5 pounds, and the lightest of the stocks adding less than a pound to that. The lighter weight is mainly attributed to the materials used for the barrel: a carbon-fiber...
  • Uberti 1876 Winchester

    08/19/2020 9:10:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/19/20 | M Nesbitt
    Our man with the black powder on his hands tests loads for the 'new' .50-95 1876 Winchester manufactured by Uberti. One big difference between the old and new .50-95-caliber rifles is that the original Winchesters from 1879 had a rate of twist in their barrels of one turn in 60 inches. That was for the very short 300- or 312-grain .50-caliber bullets. Today’s copies of those guns, namely the Uberti version of the old Winchester Model 1876, have barrels with one turn in 48 inches. That simply means the new .50-95s will perform with slightly heavier bullets. When it was...
  • CZ 75 Kadet .22LR Adapter Kit

    08/11/2020 7:09:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/20 | R Reed
    Conversion kit unit that gives CZ-75 owner two guns in one. While there are many dedicated .22 LR pistols on the market, one of the best for everyday use is not a pistol in the pure sense, but instead is a conversion kit for the popular CZ-75 from the Czech Republic. And although this is not a new product, it remains one of the best of its kind on the market. The CZ-75 Kadet (and the more recent Kadet II) .22 LR conversion kit is a CZ factory-made unit that allows a shooter to quickly and easily convert a CZ-75...
  • Testing SIG Sauer’s P226 Air Pistol

    08/04/2020 5:43:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/4/20 | T Claycomb
    At first glance the SIG P226 air pistol could be mixed up with the SIG P226, which comes in 9mm and .40 caliber, which is a pistol preferred by elite military forces around the world. I can see how their airgun could be used for training purposes and you could do a lot of inexpensive training with a pistol that so closely resembles your real one. The P226 air pistol uses a conventional size 12-gram Co2 canister, which slips into the back of the grip. The magazine pops out of the bottom the same way it would on any modern...
  • Windham Carbon Fiber AR-15

    06/18/2020 6:53:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/18/20 | N Gray
    Since the weight of an AR-15 rifle varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and model to model, it can sometimes be an undesirable element for women who shoot them. A fully accessorized AR-15 can weigh upwards of 10 or more pounds with a fully loaded, high-capacity magazine. This weight can cause the shooter to lean backwards to compensate, and in turn, makes these heavier guns un-enjoyable. If you’re physically fit and do strength training, weight has a reduced affect, but supporting a heavier rifle will eventually affect the shooter causing them to focus more on the weight and less on the...
  • Companies That Boycott Facebook Continue to Advertise on Russian Social Media Platform

    07/07/2020 6:44:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6, 2020 | Alana Goodman
    Advertisers that are now boycotting Facebook to protest "hate speech" have spent years running ads and marketing campaigns on a Russian social media platform that bans gay-rights groups and is known as a haven for white supremacists. Over 100 companies announced a boycott of Facebook last week in protest of divisive political speech on the website. The boycott coincides with a public pressure campaign led by Joe Biden and other top Democrats to press Facebook to enforce stricter control over President Trump’s postings. But many of these companies—including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Adidas, and Reebok—have been regular advertisers on VK, a popular...
  • Mark Zuckerberg loses $7 billion as companies drop ads Facebook shares dropped 8.3% on Friday

    06/27/2020 1:21:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 52 replies
    Foxnew ^ | 6-27-20 | Audrey Conklin
    Facebook shares dropped 8.3 percent on Friday, eliminating $56 billion from the company's market value, after British-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever joined a number of other big brands in pulling its advertisements from the site, according to Bloomberg. Zuckerberg now ranks at No. 4 on the index with a net worth of $82.3 billion, behind Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton CEO Bernard Arnault. COCA-COLA PAUSES PAID ADVERTISING ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS Companies ranging from Verizon to Ben & Jerry's to The North Face are pulling ads from Facebook and Instagram...
  • Soros-Funded Priorities USA Action Anti-Trump Ad BOMBARDED TV Last 2 Weeks

    06/22/2020 1:51:13 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/22/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Left-wing super PAC Priorities USA Action continued to bombard the TV airwaves with misleading ads in an attempt to destroy President Donald Trump.
  • Nancy Green, Freed Slave and Trailblazing Corporate Model, Was 1st Aunt Jemima

    06/18/2020 6:54:47 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2020 | Penny Starr
    Pepsico, the corporation that owns the Aunt Jemima brand, is erasing the name and the logo portrait of a black woman “to make progress toward racial equality” and in doing so is also erasing the legacy of Nancy Green, a freed slave who had a long career with the Quaker Oats company as a storyteller, actress, and singer. Miss Green was born a slave in Montgomery County, Kentucky. Chris Rutt, a newspaperman, and Charles Underwood bought the Pearl Milling Company and had the original idea of developing and packaging a ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour. To survive in a highly competitive...