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Friday, March 28, 2014

Advertising Genius

It doesn't take much these days to pander to the consuming public. The days of the drummers and the medicine show have been replaced by the 3 minute video and the sixty second commercial television message. I'd like to say that all the sideshow barkers are gone but we have one in the White House and he reads on from his teleprompter rather than memorizing his pitch to buy elixir, or ObamaCare, or his red line threat to some third world potentate.

Advertising is all about presenting a multi-ethnic, nature friendly, female empowering, line of bullshit as showcased in this video:

All you need to do now is to insert your company's logo and it can be shown on any media presentation as an example of what a cool widget you're making - - or if you're in the green energy business (subsidiary of the Democratic Party and funded by the American public's largess), explaining how you're really nice people (because you love ethnic diversity and the environment) even if you bilked the tax payer out of a a few hundred million dollars and went bankrupt.

Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($43 million)*
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.2 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
Abound Solar ($400 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
Johnson Controls ($299 million)
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
Range Fuels ($80 million)*
Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
GreenVolts ($500,000)
Vestas ($50 million)
LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
Navistar ($39 million)
Satcon ($3 million)*
Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)