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Which heavily advertised products do you think might crash and burn?

Which products, which are being heavily advertised at the moment, do you expect to crash and burn?

I mean that figuratively, not literally.

I'm thinking along the lines of the early 2000s website pets.com, which heavily advertised before going broke.

Have you played Atari today?

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There's one that I thought was a joke when I first saw the ad: VIPooh.

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Despite ridicule by Joan Rivers among many others, "I've fallen and I can't get up!" seems to just keep chugging along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQlpDiXPZHQ

It's one of the ad campaigns that you might expect to crash and burn but hasn't so far. Wikipedia says they started in 1987 and have had some setbacks and reorganizations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Alert_Emergency_Response

"Talk amongst yourselves." ~ Linda Richman

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I remember in the late 90's there was WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK which guaranteed loans and mortgages at the drop of a hat. they went under quickly because they didn't ask for enough collateral or proof that you could afford it.


I have a hard time believing some things are going to make it due to the fact that they are advertised where they are not sold...

in nyc there is no way to get to a SONIC, RED ROBIN, WALMART, in NYC... KFC is only in Queens.

Oh God. Fortune vomits on my eiderdown once more.

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That Simply Fit board, a lot of reviews say the board cracks under less than half its holding weight limit.

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That could be a question of weight distribution. Those weight limits are usually given for the weight being spread out over the surface, but put even half the weight at the farthest point from the support and it's toast.

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I don't trust any of those companies that are pushing "reverse mortgages." If your property is paid in full why would you allow some bank or mortgage company to get its claws on it?
I don't fully understand the concept but to me it sounds awfully suspicious. As more people wake up and do some serious research we may see this fall by the wayside in the future.

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This was one of Reagan's brainchildren. And you know how dumb and his advisers were about economics. For most seniors, it's a disaster, but for some folks who are very, very old, it can keep them in their homes a few more years.

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Reagan and his advisers weren't dumb, they were devious. They conned the naïve public into believing supply-side economics would benefit everyone. We are still suffering the consequences of these policies to this day, with an ever-widening wealth gap. The latest statistics I've seen show 40% of this country's wealth being in the hands of the upper 1%.

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Reagan and his advisers were better than anyone we've had since :-)
Supply side economics benefit the most people. A rising tide lifts all boats.
We are NOT 'suffering the consequences' of his policies. We are suffering the consequences of if the internet bubble, NAFTA, and Clinton's Community Reinvestment Act - along with other Democrats in Congress and throughout the land - who forced banks, under lawsuits, to give mortgages to people who would obviously never pay the loans back.\
Low taxes and a good, pro-business approach always helps the economy - such as when both Reagan and JFK did it.

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Then why did the wealth gap really begin to widen during the Reagan years? It's been getting worse ever since.

When you have some time on your hands, you should read this article. Sorry, it is a bit lengthy:
http://www.cbpp.org/research/poverty-and-inequality/a-guide-to-statistics-on-historical-trends-in-income-inequality?fa=view&id=3629

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The Reagan years were remembered for record high interest rates, record numbrs of home foreclosures, the birth of the work-out industry (to rehab loans in default), and the death of the auto industry (will the last person leaving Detroit, please turn out the lights?).


Don't blame me, I voted for Hillary.

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The record high interest rates were inherited from Carter. When Reagan took office inflation was at 16% and within 3 years he had it down to 4%. That's why Mondale only got 13 electoral votes. If things were even remotely like you say, Reagan never would have gotten the second term let alone had such a decisive victory.

Somehow I've got a feeling that 91 at the end of your name is your birth year because you really sound like you didn't live through that time period.

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91 has no significance. I was working in the mortgage industry during the 80s and remember them vividly.

Don't blame me, I voted for Hillary.

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"91 has no significance. I was working in the mortgage industry during the 80s and remember them vividly.

Don't blame me, I voted for Hillary."

If you were working in the mortgage industry during the 80's, how could you possibly not understand what the industry was like under Carter, and how much better it did during the the Reagan administration? Carter nearly destroyed this country! (sort of like how Obama has) with ultra-high interest rates, high inflation, high unemployment, fuel shortages & gas lines, constant threat of a nuclear WW3.... Reagan came and saved it.
I guess saying you voted for Hillary tells all we need to know 😞

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I remember a lot of foreclosures during the Reagan administration. I also remember that Carter left a big surplus in the Treasury when he left office. No Republican has ever done that.

Don't blame me, I voted for Hillary.

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Do you also remember the hostages he left? And the gas lines? And the threat of war with Russia? And the 21% interest rates? And the start of the decline of American manufacturing?
I dont have the figures about the treasury, so cant comment on that. I'll just say, a person has to be insane or a liar to suggest this country was better off under Carter than under Reagan.
It's not even a matter of personal opinion. Things were going downhill fast under Carter. Even the staunchest Democrat would admit that. It's just a fact. Reagan came in by an overwhelming landslide (thanks to many Democrat voters) and changed the whole outlook of this country.
Thats why the 80's are derogatorily referred to as the 'decade of greed' - the country was in a revival - people were making money finally, people were buying things, businesses were hiring, businesses were starting, America was gaining respect around the world. people were proud again to be Americans.
As an aside, I think Carter is a great man (unlike Obama). I know he truly wanted what was best for America, and he did what he thought was right. He was just in the wrong job. He was a terrible President. Perhaps he was simply too nice, too trusting, too much of a pushover. For whatever reason, he simply did a horrible job running this country. I honestly cant believe there are people who would say otherwise.

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I remember that Iran had evidently worked out a deal with Reagan to hold the hostages until he was sworn in. Just another crooked Republican.



Don't blame me, I voted for Hillary.

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do you really think all republicans are crooked? or that not one democrat is crooked?



Oh God. Fortune vomits on my eiderdown once more.

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Careful, you'll wrinkle the foil in her hat.

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how can it wrinkle? you're sitting on it!
Oh God. Fortune vomits on my eiderdown once more.

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"I remember that Iran had evidently worked out a deal with Reagan to hold the hostages until he was sworn in. Just another crooked Republican. "

Oh, you remember he "evidently" did? And what evidence do you remember???

I'm curious, because I remember Iran publicly stating that they would never give in to Carter. I also remember it was well-publicly-known that Iran was much more apprehensive (or you could use the words timid or even scared) of the tough, take-no-prisoners, America-first, incoming President.

And rescuing our hostages after all that time of incompetence doesnt sound 'crooked' to me. Nor most Americans. It sounds like a President who knows how to gets things done, in America's best interests. Sort of the exact situation we're experiencing in the present time.😀

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I remember Reagan announcing in his inaugural speech that the hostages were now free. A little too coincidental, IMO.



Don't blame me, I voted for Hillary.

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No coincidence, nothing crooked. Iran publicly stated they would not release the hostages to carter.

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Those Star Shower holiday projectors are hideous. I cannot imagine something so cheap and trashy looking ever catching on significantly, and yet just about every general purpose department store has its own version of this monstrosity. I don't know if this gimmick will crash and burn, but I can still hope.

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YES!!! It honestly looks like a million snipers have a bead on your house when the lights are set to red only.

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I doubt if it will crash. My husband and I went to his high school reunion a little over a year ago, and the DJ was using one for special effect lights to light up the dance floor. If they were a little less money than they are right now I may buy one one day. But at 30 dollars, I really need the food more than I need to spend money on one at this time.

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HMOs including Medicare Advantage plans. Too much money spent on advertising, limited selection of providers, the infamous 'death panels'.

Don't blame me, I voted for Hillary.
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