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The Age of the High-Flying Tech (HFT) Gadgeteer Is Upon Us--Flying Machines & New Wheeled Things.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.12.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Put down your tablet--unless you're flying a gyrocopter or a "drone", or you're sailing on a fan or jet-powered hovercraft, or a two wheeled hoverboard... And look up in the sky for new high-flying tech (HFT) or down the street to see a pack of kids coming, each on some one-wheeled thing--something new is upon us.

U.S. Capitol Gyrocopter Landing Exposes Security Problems, Senate Report Finds

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The high-profile gyrocopter landing at the U.S. Capitol in April exposed security lapses that included communications an...

Florida Man Who Landed Gyrocopter At U.S. Capitol Rejects Plea Deals

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds has rejected two plea deals and said on Wednesday hi...

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Rejects Plea Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

By John Clarke WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds rejected a plea deal ...

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Pleads Not Guilty

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol pleaded not guilty on Thur...

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Indicted

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in April faces up to 9-1/2 years in prison a...

How Doug Hughes Took Free Speech to New Heights

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

And as long as the Supreme Court interprets "free speech" to include spending untold fortunes in elections, it seems fair to also define free speech as a peaceful protest on public grounds, or even public airspace.

Gyrocopter Pilot Flew for Reform, Might Land in Prison

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.18.2016 | DC
Medea Benjamin

Doug Hughes, a mailman from Florida who recently made headline news for flying his gyrocopter onto the West Lawn at the U.S. Capitol Building has been charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace, which can potentially land him up to four years in prison, plus fines. I had the chance to interview him about his cause of getting money out of politics.

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: Clinton's Economic Message Doesn't Worry Wall Street Bankers Because They Don't Believe Her | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

This week, Hillary Clinton launched her campaign, but didn't order sofritas at Chipotle, the House of Representatives voted to offer upward of $250 bi...

U.S. Charges Florida Man Who Landed Helicopter Near U.S. Capitol

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - A Florida man who caused a major security scare after landing a small helicopter on the west lawn of the U.S. capit...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Chuck Schumer Very Alarmed By The Threat Of Gyrocopters | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants to know “how the heck” a man was able to fly a small aircraft, known as a gyrocopter, onto the Cap...

Small Aircraft Lands On Capitol Hill Lawn, Pilot Taken Into Custody

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

A man was taken into custody after landing a small aircraft on the Capitol Hill lawn Wednesday afternoon. The Capitol Visitor's Center was temporar...

WATCH: This Flying Car Makes Its Maiden Voyage | Posted 06.03.2012 | Weird News

When you imagine a flying car, it usually looks like something out of The Jetsons or Back to the Future. Sadly, today's flying cars look more like lac...