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  • Amazon Prime Now brought me candy in 23 minutes (New ONE HOUR Delivery)

    12/19/2014 12:05:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Engadget ^ | December 18, 2014 | Devindra Hardawar
    Amazon's new one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, works so well it might just inspire entirely new levels of laziness in all of us. After all, why bother going to the store when you just need to shell out $7.99 to get anything brought to your door in an hour? But as anyone who's made Seamless or GrubHub food deliveries an essential part of their diet can tell you, this sort of instant gratification can be dangerously addictive. And eventually, you might end up having no reason to leave your house at all. As the Amazon courier handed me a bag...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 180 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • Obama's DOJ is bringing its big guns to the Apple e-book appeal

    12/12/2014 3:03:21 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | DECEMBER 11, 2014, 12:11 PM EST | by Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    The primary job of the Solicitor General’s office is to argue cases before the Supreme Court. Why is it taking Amazon’s side on this appeal? Here’s a surprise. The e-book antitrust trial that went so badly against Apple two years ago is headed to an appeals court Monday and there’s a new name on the docket. Arguing for the U.S., alongside the lawyers for the antitrust division who handled the trial, will be Malcom Stewart, one of the biggest guns in the office of the U.S. Solicitor General. For the Solicitor General’s office to argue a case at this level...
  • Eaten Alive Viewers Outraged Man Wasn’t Actually Eaten Alive

    12/08/2014 7:04:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Time ^ | December 8, 2014 | James Hibberd
    Apparently the only thing worse than promising a man will be eaten alive by an anaconda is for a man to not be eaten alive by an anaconda. Many viewers felt Discovery had pledged adventurer Paul Rosolie would be utterly consumed by an anaconda on his special Sunday night. After all, the show was called Eaten Alive and its official programming guide description told viewers that a man “enters the belly of an anaconda.”
  • The Party Is Over for Amazon: The retail giant was unstoppable—until this year. What happened?

    12/04/2014 7:06:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    New Republic ^ | December 2, 2014 | Danny Vinik
    At Business Insider’s annual Ignition conference Tuesday, CEO Jeff Bezos explained why Amazon's stock price keeps rising despite almost zero profits: The company continues to invest in new businesses, and Amazon’s investors are OK with that. "If you're going to take bold bets, they're going to be experiments," he said. "And if they're experiments, you don't know ahead of time if they're going to work. Experiments are by their very nature prone to failure. But a few big successes compensate for dozens and dozens of things that didn't work.” But Amazon hit a road bump in 2014: Its stock is...
  • Amazon Reveals the Robots at the Heart of Its Epic Cyber Monday Operation

    12/01/2014 11:56:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 30, 2014 | Andrea Chang
    This holiday season, Amazon's little helper is an orange, 320-pound robot called Kiva. The robots -- more than 15,000 of them companywide -- are part of Amazon's high-tech effort to get orders to customers faster. By lifting shelves of Amazon products off the ground and speedily delivering them to employee stations, the robots dramatically reduce the time it takes for workers to find items and put them into boxes for shipment.
  • It's that time of year for another reminder of how to donate for free (there is a free lunch!)

    If you enter Amazon's website through this link, you can donate 0.5% of each purchase to the charity of your choice. Mine is the NRA. It bears repeating that this is entirely free....Amazon pays for the donation, not you. A good way to donate if you are going to be doing any Christmas shopping.
  • Radical Ferguson Group Starts Amazon Wedding Registry to Get People to Buy Their Riot Supplies

    11/17/2014 8:58:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The radical Missouri Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) organization (formerly ACORN) set up a wedding registry on Amazon to get people to buy their rioting supplies. Shipping Address: Shona Clarkson – St. Louis, MO Event Date: August 9, 2016 Couples’ Style: For specific questions about this registry email KeithRose.Ferguson@gmail.com And PLEASE contact KeithRose.Ferguson@gmail.com if you have made a purchase so that we can personally send our thanks and keep you updated on our work. As the (non)indictment announcement approaches, it is so important that we have all of the supplies delivered and ready to be put into use on...
  • Wal-Mart told store managers to match online prices with Amazon

    11/13/2014 5:17:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-13-14 | Nathan Layne
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc has informed managers of its roughly 5,000 stores across the United States that they can match prices with Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers, the head of the company's U.S. business said on Thursday.
  • Amazon Testing Air Drones For Parcels Delivery

    11/13/2014 1:18:58 AM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 11/13/2014 | Itar Tass
    The world's biggest Internet-retailer Amazon is going to start testing air drones for delivery of parcels in Britain. Two years after buying the Cambridge startup Evi Technologies, the company turned to looking for engineers and experts who can help with the tests, the Business Insider reported. It is likely that the military specialists will be involved in the tests. The drones will be flying over Cambridge. The date of the start is not yet announced. The project named Prime Air in future will allow the customers to receive their parcels within 30 minutes after the order confirmation. The Amazon drones...
  • Harry Bosch TV series

    11/08/2014 2:06:40 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November 8, 2014
    Detective Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch  is a literary character created by Michael Connelly in the 1992 novel The Black Echo, and the lead character in a police procedural series now numbering seventeen novels. The novels are more or less coincident in time frame with the year in which they were published. Harry, as he is commonly known by his associates, is a veteran police homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Bosch was named after the 15th century Dutch artist, Hieronymus Bosch. A new TV series - Bosch - based on the character in the books, will be starting in...
  • Teen's quest for Amazon 'medicine' ends in tragedy (died to get high)

    10/25/2014 5:00:19 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat October 25, 2014 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around. "I really tried to discourage him ... I kept telling him over and over, there are no easy answers in life," Ingeborg Oswald said. But she knew she couldn't stop him. Overshadowed by his "overachieving" triplet brother and sister, Oswald said Kyle "was going through this...
  • Amazon is running out of excuses for losses

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 23, 2014 | Nicole Goodkind
    Amazon.com Inc. reports quarter three earnings today and analysts are expecting a loss of $0.75 per share according to FactSet. That’s a significant jump from their loss of $0.09 per share for the same period last year. Amazon follows a “profitless prosperity” model so losses aren’t unexpected, and typically Wall Street shrugs them off. This year, however, Amazon (AMZN) has seen more than a 20% drop in value on the NASDAQ. Wall Street is becoming restless-- is it time for Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos to start focusing on the bottom line? Yahoo Finance’s Henry Blodget believes that investors are clearly...
  • Paul Krugman Uncovers a Right-Wing Conspiracy at Amazon.com

    10/22/2014 12:12:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    The Times columnist suggests a government crackdown for selling conservative books too quickly. Big-government aficionado Paul Krugman is calling for “public action to curb the power” of an entity he can’t quite bring himself to call a monopoly, even as he nonetheless compares its “abuses” to those of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil company. The subject of his ire? “Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America,” Krugman whines. “Does Amazon really have robber-baron-type market power? When it comes to books, definitely,” Krugman insists. “Amazon overwhelmingly dominates online book...
  • Which States Make You Pay an Amazon Sales Tax

    10/05/2014 3:54:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-1-14 | Greg Bensinger
    Amazon.com today begins collecting sales tax from purchasers in Minnesota and Maryland, marking the 22nd and 23rd states where the online retailer assesses the levy. With the new states, about 69% of Americans—nearly 219 million people—will be subject to tax on their Amazon purchases. That's a big switch from a few years ago, when Amazon fought to protect customers from sales tax, viewing it as a competitive advantage over brick-and-mortar rivals. Now, Amazon perceives itself as disadvantaged versus online rivals such as eBay and Overstock. That's because a 1992 Supreme Court ruling allows states to apply sales tax to any...
  • Mysterious Earthen Rings Predate Amazon Rainforest

    07/10/2014 12:35:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 07, 2014 03:37pm ET | Stephanie Pappas
    Carson and his colleagues wanted to explore the question of whether early Amazonians had a major impact on the forest. They focused on the Amazon of northeastern Bolivia, where they had sediment cores from two lakes nearby major earthworks sites. These sediment cores hold ancient pollen grains and charcoal from long-ago fires, and can hint at the climate and ecosystem that existed when the sediment was laid down as far back as 6,000 years ago. An examination of the two cores — one from the large lake, Laguna Oricore, and one from the smaller lake, Laguna Granja — revealed a...
  • Mineral dust plays key role in cloud formation and chemistry

    05/10/2013 11:29:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 9 May 2013 | Simon Hadlington
    Scientists flew a plane into high up cirrus clouds and used a sampler that resembled a hair dryer to examine cloud formation © Karl FroydMineral dust that swirls up into the atmosphere from Earth’s surface plays a far more important role in both cloud formation and cloud chemistry than was previously realised. The findings will feed into models of cloud formation and chemistry to help produce more accurate assessments of the role of clouds in climate change.Relatively little is understood about the formation of cirrus clouds, wispy ‘horsetails’ that are made of ice crystals and form at extremely high altitudes...
  • The Green Sahara, A Desert In Bloom

    10/03/2008 11:55:57 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies · 837+ views
    Science News, ScienceDaily ^ | September 30, 2008 | Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel
    Reconstructing the climate of the past is an important tool for scientists to better understand and predict future climate changes that are the result of the present-day global warming. Although there is still little known about the Earth's tropical and subtropical regions, these regions are thought to play an important role in both the evolution of prehistoric man and global climate changes. New North African climate reconstructions reveal three 'green Sahara' episodes during which the present-day Sahara Desert was almost completely covered with extensive grasslands, lakes and ponds over the course of the last 120.000 years. The findings of Dr....
  • Support the NRA each and every time you shop at Amazon.....at no cost to you!!!!

    10/04/2014 11:31:01 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    Shop at Amazon through https://smile.amazon.com and .5% of each purchase will be donated to the NRA. An easy way to donate. Few people know about this. You need to remember to go through that link each time however.
  • Bonkers: Amazon Includes Racism Warning For Tom & Jerry Cartoons

    10/01/2014 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/01/2014 | Matthew Balan
    Fans of the zany Tom and Jerry cartoons from the golden age of animation might be in for a shock, as the classic shorts now carry a politically-correct warning on Amazon's streaming video service. On Tuesday, BBC correspondent Sean Coughlan reported that on Amazon Prime, the "Tom and Jerry: The Complete Second Volume is accompanied by the caution: 'Tom and Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today.'" Coughlan spotlighted the criticism of University of Kent professor of sociology Frank Furendi, who blasted...
  • Amazon to collect Minnesota sales tax starting Oct. 1

    09/23/2014 2:13:50 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-23-14 | KAVITA KUMAR
    Amazon.com Inc. will begin collecting sales taxes from Minnesota customers next week, ending a cost advantage it’s enjoyed over brick-and-mortar retailers in the state. The news also triggered a mystery. Online-only retailers don’t need to charge sales tax in Minnesota unless they have physical presence or affiliated business here. Monday’s revelation led to speculation that Amazon may open a warehouse, data center or some other operation in the state or buy an existing firm. The company was vague about what prompted the change, though it said it “will be required” to do so starting Oct. 1. “We’re considering various opportunities...
  • Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

    08/15/2014 11:40:02 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 08/14/2014 | HILLEL ITALIE
    The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. In a letter published this week in The New York Times, Bill Hamilton criticized the online retailer for "turning the facts inside out" by alleging that the British author known for the novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" had urged publishers in the 1930s to join together and stop the rise of paperbacks. "I'm both appalled and wryly amused that Amazon's tactics should come straight out of Orwell's own nightmare dystopia, '1984,'" Hamilton wrote.
  • Monkey Business at Amazon

    Hmm, what's this? We noticed that overnight eight 5-star reviews for Stephen Meyer's book Darwin's Doubt were mysteriously erased. Just vanished. Since these were positive reviews, it is unlikely they were "abusive" which is the normal criterion that Amazon has for removing reviews. Interesting. These kinds of shenanigans always seem to happen when our critics are feeling maximally pressed because they can't answer our arguments on the merits. They thus see the need to resort to schemes and tricks. It's an admission of intellectual defeat. We've also heard claims about people trying to reshelf Meyer's book in the religion section...
  • Kim Komando: 3 surprising things that spy on you that you can't stop

    08/10/2014 12:22:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Komando.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Kim Komando
    Do you ever feel like you're being watched? In the past, you could chalk it up to paranoia, close the curtains and get on with your life. Thanks to technology, it's not just your imagination. You really are being watched in your home, at work and everywhere in between. From online advertisers and hackers to the NSA and other government agencies, everyone is trying to keep tabs on you. And things keep getting worse. If you think you know every gadget and organization that's a danger, think again. Here are three things spying on you that you probably didn't know...
  • Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle Possibly for First Time

    08/02/2014 6:05:03 AM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/31/14 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers, according to a Brazilian group that tracks such jungle tribes. The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released today by the Brazilian indigenous authority FUNAI. The tribal men are naked except...
  • Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle Possibly for First Time

    08/01/2014 1:23:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/31/2014 | Peru
    A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers, according a Brazilian group that tracks such jungle tribes. The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released today by the Brazilian indigenous authority FUNAI. The tribal men are naked except for...
  • Book Publishing Needs Socialism to Save It ("need" to suppress competition like France does)

    07/27/2014 2:24:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 46 replies
    bookmarketingbuzzblog.blogspot.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Brian Feinblum
    Book Publishing Needs Socialism to Save It Let me just state up front that I love America and wouldn’t live anywhere else but, I also believe there’s room for a blend of socialism and capitalism to exist in a democratic society, and when it comes to how books are sold or treated, I prefer what the French and other advanced nations do. They protect books and the printed word. I applaud them—and so should you. Here in the U.S., thanks largely to Amazon, books have become commoditized. You can buy clothes based on price—or a desk or the hotel you...
  • Targeted Amazon Ads

    07/22/2014 1:06:53 PM PDT · by chaosagent · 18 replies
    I run Amazon ads on my blog and do pretty well. But I regularly see targeted Amazon ads on other sites like Facebook and Weather.com that show me ads based on things I recently searched for on Amazon. However I have not figured out how to do this with any of the Amazon Associate tools that are offered. Anyone know about how to do this?
  • How The CIA Partnered With Amazon And Changed Intelligence

    07/14/2014 11:17:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Defense One ^ | 7/11/14 | Frank Konkel
    The intelligence community is about to get the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to the chest. This summer, a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services for the Central Intelligence Agency over the past year will begin servicing all 17 agencies that make up the intelligence community.
  • Hillary's 'Hard Choices' Plunges Below Amazon Top 100 Less Than Month After Release

    07/09/2014 7:36:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 9, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Less than a month after its official release date of June 10, Hillary Clinton's book, "Hard Choices," has today plunged below the Amazon Top 100 list to a humbling #102 as of this writing. Over at Simon & Schuster, the book publisher who paid Hillary a big campaign contribution in the form of a whopping $14 million advance, there is now a lot of angry finger pointing according to the New York Post's Page Six. Just as humbling is the news that Hillary's book has been replaced at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list by Edward...
  • Hillary's "Hard Choices" Now #71 On Amazon

    07/07/2014 12:39:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Amazon.Com ^ | July 7, 2014
    #71
  • Hillary's Book Now #54 On Amazon (How Long Before It goes BELOW Top 100?)

    07/02/2014 9:21:22 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Amazon.Com ^ | July 2, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    #54
  • Drone Laws Extend to Include Toy UAVs

    06/30/2014 4:26:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Kioskea ^ | 06/30/14 | Nicole Motta
    According to a notice released by the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration last Monday, the new regulations now include Amazon drones and even some toy planes. Before Monday's notice, the FAA had distinguished model aircraft from small drones according to their usage: commercial or recreational. Hobbyists were free to use model aircraft as they pleased but with these new rules, even toy quadcopters are considered drones and require users to have special permits to operate them. The Hubsan FPV X4 Mini RTF Quadcopter is targeted towards children but this, and other first-person-view model aircraft, will require a...
  • JOLT: HILLARY BOOK FALLS OUT OF TOP 10 AMAZON AFTER ONE WEEK... (Drudge Headline)

    06/21/2014 5:22:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | June 21, 2014 | Matt Drudge
    [No text. Just a headline that links to Amazon which shows her book at #11.]
  • These Amazon reviews for Hillary Clinton’s new book are HILARIOUS

    06/12/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Young Conservatives.com ^ | 6/12/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    Here are some of the funniest reviews for Hillary’s new book on Amazon. As of right now, the 1 star reviews have a commanding lead. Sickening: I became violently ill before finishing the first chapter and had to burn it in a bio-hazard incinerator. Dangerous stuff. Boring: The directions on shampoo were more interesting than this. I feel like the Clintons owe me 4 hours of my life back. Toilet Paper: Totally unequivocally pure unadulterated stinky no good terrible crap. I would not recommend using this as toilet paper, maybe kindling, do not waste your money.
  • The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

    05/25/2014 9:30:53 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 61 replies
    io9.com ^ | 5/22/2014 | George Dvorsky
    The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World 152,35526 George DvorskyProfile George Dvorsky ExpandThe importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — and these ten are the most significant.Just a quick refresher before we get started. Though there's no formal definition, computer scientists describe algorithms as a set of rules that define a sequence of operations. They're a series of instructions that tell a computer how it's supposed to solve a problem or achieve a certain...
  • Low-dose birth control requires Rx while abortion-causing drug Plan B available on Amazon

    05/26/2014 8:15:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Amazon has recently made the morning-after pill Plan B, a so-called emergency contraceptive, available online. For about $20, anyone can have an abortion-inducing drug with high doses of contraceptive hormones shipped right to their door step. (And when we say “anyone,” that includes statutory rapists who want to use the drug on young victims without their consent.) On the other hand, to obtain low-dose hormonal birth control pills, you’ll have to schedule a doctor’s appointment, be examined, and obtain a prescription. According to Students for Life of America, an organization working to expose the dangers and victimizing potential of Plan...
  • US Patent Office Grants 'Photography Against A White Background' Patent To Amazon

    05/10/2014 12:25:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Techdirt ^ | May 8, 2014
    US Patent Office Grants 'Photography Against A White Background' Patent To Amazon from the maybe-someone-at-the-office-checked-the-wrong-box? dept The US Patent and Trademark Office is frequently maligned for its baffling/terrible decisions... and rightfully so. Because this is exactly the sort of thing for which the USPTO should be maligned. Udi Tirosh at DIY Photography has uncovered a recently granted patent for the previously-unheard of process of photographing things/people against a white backdrop... to of all companies, Amazon. I am not really sure how to tag this other than a big #fail for the USPTO, or a huge Kudos for Amazon's IP attorneys....
  • Guy buys router on Amazon, router is crap, posts negative review, gets sued.

    05/06/2014 11:38:22 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 56 replies
    Amazon ^ | 5/7/2014 | Amazon
    This isn't me...some guy bought a router that was crap on Amazon and posted a negative review on Amazon about the router. A few days later he receives a letter from a company representing the manufacturer threatening to sue him and others for damages related to any negative reviews. Photos of the threatening letter
  • Amazon now urged to blacklist 'haters'

    05/02/2014 5:30:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 5-1-14 | Bob Unruh
    For many years, the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled groups with values it doesn’t tolerate as “hate groups,” but now the organization is taking its attacks a step further, demanding Amazon and PayPal blacklist bloggers and websites that don’t fall in line with its leftist agenda. Headlined “Financing Hate” in the group’s Intelligence Report publication, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, listed 91 “hate groups” ranging from those clearly on the fringe to mainstream bloggers and websites such as Catholic Family News, Atlas Shrugs, Jihad Watch, WND and the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. Clearly stating its opposition,...
  • Police investigate mysterious Amazon package filled with condoms sent to 8-year-old...

    04/21/2014 4:56:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    NY daily news ^ | Erik Badia , Barry Paddock , Rich Schapiro
    FULL TITLE: Police investigate mysterious Amazon package filled with condoms sent to 8-year-old Staten Island girl Cops are trying to unwrap a mystery in Staten Island after someone sent extra strength condoms to an 8-year-old girl. Christine Angelides, 38, told the Daily News she initially believed the Amazon delivery to her daughter was an innocent mistake. But after a company rep insisted it was no error, she called the cops. “This is alarming,” said Angelides, who received the two packages of Durex condoms on Tuesday.
  • Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition

    04/04/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 3, 2014 | Byron York
    Immigration reform advocates are fond of citing broad support for their cause. But in fact the coalition behind the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive reform bill is fragile and loosely cobbled together. How could Big Labor and the Chamber of Commerce and the tech world and Big Agriculture all unite behind one bill? Very tentatively. It wouldn't take much to break the coalition apart. And if that happens, the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform could blow up, not just for the moment, but for some time to come. And there are signs that is exactly what is occurring now....
  • OfficeSuite Professional 7 (Android) Free on Amazon.com Today

    03/24/2014 12:51:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 33 replies
    amazon.com ^ | 3/24/2014 | Vanity
    The link leads to the Amazon.com product description page. I haven't tried the app before but it looks like something I've been wanting and I thought I would spread the word.
  • Amazon set to flex its cloud-computing arm

    03/24/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    Marketwatch.com ^ | 3/24/2014 | Rex Crum
    <p>But for the average consumer, there is a part of Amazon’s AMZN -2.60% business that they may know little, if anything about, yet has the potential to become one of the company’s biggest sources of revenue and profit margins: Amazon Web Services.</p>
  • The Drone That Shot Down the Feds

    03/22/2014 7:47:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3-21-14 | David Feith
    Hong Kong Jeff Bezos at Amazon hasn't done it. Nor has Fred Smith at FedEx FDX +0.21% or Scott Davis at UPS. No American CEO has persuaded Washington to relax its chokehold on commercial drone use in the United States. But this month a 29-year-old Austrian entrepreneur living here in Asia broke Washington's drone monopoly, winning a court case that may clear the way for drones to deliver packages to your doorstep. Overseas and at home, the U.S. government has pioneered the use of drones for military, intelligence and law-enforcement purposes. But while other countries have applied drones—usually smaller, simpler,...
  • Who Could It Be? Mystery Silicon Valley Tech Company Moving Into San Jose's Largest Office Space

    03/20/2014 12:40:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 | Kris Sanchez and Riya Bhattacharjee
    Who’s the mystery tenant moving into San Jose's biggest-ever office park? That’s the million-dollar question everyone in Silicon Valley is scrambling to answer. Speculation started flying as soon as San Jose city officials approved the 2-million square-foot office project on North First Street and Brokaw Road in North San Jose on Wednesday. The list of potential occupants includes everybody from Seattle-based Microsoft and Amazon, to locals Apple, Google and Facebook. So far, the only person at City Hall who reportedly knows the name of the company is San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, and he’s not talking. "The company name is...
  • Shrunken Heads!

    03/17/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    No, not 2x Obama voters   talkin bout the real deal here...   Even though numerous savage tribes in the southern hemisphere have engaged in 'head hunting' and cannibalism well into the 20th Century -as in the case of Michael Rockefeller, who got lost in the wrong neighborhood in 1961- only a handful of sub-tribes of the Shuar people (Amazon basin in Ecuador/Peru) are known to have actually shrunken human heads.   And they continued this gruesome ritual up until the 1950s, where they got cranked-up on psychedelic tea, marched into battle with other tribes, scored a kill, chopped their head off, then made a little ornament out of it. Leftists...
  • Freeper Novel

    03/14/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 14 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 3/14/2014 | Bern Pearson
    Desperate to keep his job at defense contractor Prospero Industries, Havelock must locate their mysterious top salesman, Nick Necropolis, and report the status of a planned $30 million cash deal. But Nick is dead. Now, to keep his job Havelock must hide the corpse and complete the deal. But Nick’s body keeps getting moved to where it will be found…then, Havelock is threatened. The Israelis will kill him if the deal goes through and the Syrians will kill him if it doesn’t. As if matters couldn’t be worse…Havelock discovers what it is he’s selling. Humor. Action/adventure.
  • Judge rules commercial drones are legal, undoing six-year ban

    03/08/2014 12:11:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 6, 2014 | Adrianne Jeffries
    An administrative judge on the National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that the commercial use of small drones is in fact legal, despite six years of Federal Aviation Administration statements to the contrary. Today Judge Patrick Geraghty dismissed a $10,000 fine levied by the FAA against Raphael Pirker, a Swiss drone operator who used a camera drone to film on the University of Virginia campus. "At the time of respondent's model aircraft operation ... there was no enforceable FAA rule or FAR Regulation application to model aircraft or for classifying model aircraft as an UAS," the judge writes. The ruling...
  • Amazon Merchants Say SKU Limits Will Decimate Their Bottom Lines

    03/06/2014 8:12:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Trove ^ | March 6, 2014 | Christopher Zara, International Business Times
    A number of Amazon.com sellers are furious over an abrupt change that limits the number of “novelty” items they’re allowed to sell. Reuters Entrepreneurs who have built their livelihoods around the massive retail ecosphere that is Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) are once again being reminded who is running the show. According to a number of third-party Amazon merchants, a recent change that limits the amount of items they’re allowed to sell on the Amazon Marketplace is going to devastate their bottom lines. Last month, the Seattle-based retail giant began informing some merchants that SKU caps are being imposed on “novelty” items,...