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  • Amazon Employees Are Very Interested in a Particular Article About Arlington(Virginia)

    02/20/2018 2:44:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    ARLnow.com ^ | 2-20-18 | ARLnow
    So from where is all this newfound interest in Arlington County’s sustainability bonafides coming? From Amazon.com, it seems. The vast majority of the traffic to the page over the past week that can be tracked came from what appears to be an internal Amazon.com page devoted to its HQ2 search. Arlington, of course, is in the running as one of the potential landing spots for the company’s second headquarters.No other page on ARLnow.com has a similar level of traffic coming from Amazon. Last week a noted NYU professor who has written about the company opined that New York City and...
  • Gay activists ask Amazon to avoid these cities for its second HQ

    02/01/2018 5:33:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 1, 2018 | Ariel Jao
    Amazon has trimmed its list of potential cities for its second headquarters down to twenty. But one group of gay activists is pressuring the company to avoid some of the locations that made the cut. The tech behemoth, currently headquartered in Seattle, launched a public search for the site of its second headquarters, or HQ2, last year. It said it would spend $50 billion on constructing the new headquarters and is expecting to hire a workforce of 50,000 people. When the company requested proposals, more than 238 cities from across North America responded.
  • Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create health care company

    01/30/2018 5:00:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 59 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 30, 2018 7:26 am | Colleen Kelleher | @KelleherWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will create an independent health care company that is “free from profit-making incentives” that will aim to reduce healthcare costs for their U.S. workers. The focus of the company will be technology solutions “that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” a news release says. “The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy. Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable. Rather, we...
  • #BabyGise

    01/27/2018 9:12:40 AM PST · by XEHRpa · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/26/2018 | Michael Sheridan
    #BabyGise was born in 1915. This birth certificate was filled out on Texas paperwork. it is the birth announcement of Lawrence Preston Gise. He was born in Texas in 1915, but the paperwork is being filed in 1951? And he is being claimed by someone in Arlington VA/ They had to file the paperwork in 1951 because for that last 36 years, Lawrence Preston Gise went only by the name of #BabyGise The CIA raises people on a farm and when ready, they claim them and ship them out to Arlington. Who is Lawrence Preston Gise? Apparantly Jeff Bezos grandfather
  • WaPo Staffers Fighting for Better Wages Told to Sit Down, Shut Up, and Be Grateful for Jeff Bezos

    01/24/2018 1:29:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    splinternews.com ^ | 1/23/2018 | David Uberti
    The narrative casting Jeff Bezos as a transformative media baron reached new heights in 2017. His Washington Post consistently set the political agenda while claiming two straight years of profitability. Bezos himself glowed on the red carpet as an improbable journalism hero when Steven Spielberg’s The Post, a fictionalized account of the newspaper’s publication of The Pentagon Papers, opened in December. Bezos is worth $111 billion. He is the richest man in the world. But over the past eight months, his prized media outlet has repeatedly stymied requests for better pay and benefits from the employees who’ve driven its renaissance....
  • Amazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, with no checkout lines and no cashiers

    01/22/2018 7:01:51 AM PST · by ak267 · 24 replies
    recode ^ | 1-22-18 | Jason Del Ray
    Amazon Go allows customers to grab items and just walk out without stopping to pay. =============================================== Amazon’s store of the future has been five years in the making. But the unveiling is just about here. Amazon Go, the company’s first brick-and-mortar convenience store, will open to the public on Monday on the ground floor of Amazon’s new headquarters on Seventh Avenue in Seattle. Though the unveiling will take place about a year later than the company originally planned, it will still be met with great intrigue because of the store’s unique technology that Amazon believes can make checkout lines a...
  • Amazon narrows the list of metro areas for its new headquarters to 20

    01/18/2018 7:39:11 AM PST · by Tenacious 1 · 82 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/18/18 | Sara Salinas
    Amazon said Thursday it narrowed the list of potential sites for its second headquarters to 20 locations. Amazon said it will spend $5 billion in the place where it builds its second headquarters and will employ 50,000 there. The company previously said it was looking at metropolitan areas with 1 million people and a stable, business-friendly environment. The remaining 20 places are: Atlanta Austin, Texas Boston Chicago Columbus, Ohio Dallas Denver Indianapolis Los Angeles Miami Montgomery County, Md. Nashville, Tenn. Newark, N.J. New York City Northern Virginia Philadelphia Pittsburgh Raleigh, N.C. Toronto Washington, D.C.
  • Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million in college scholarships for 'dreamers'

    01/12/2018 9:29:11 AM PST · by bitt · 77 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 1/12/2018 | Sara Selinas
    Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' 41 Mins Ago | 00:41 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $33 million in college scholarships for "dreamers" — childhood undocumented immigrants granted stay in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. TheDream.Us, a nonprofit working toward college access for undocumented immigrants, said the donation from Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is the largest in the organization's history and will fund 1,000 scholarships. "My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan," Bezos said...
  • Jeff Bezos is now the richest man EVER: Amazon CEO's fortune rockets <tr>

    01/09/2018 8:54:59 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    Jeff Bezos, the newly minted richest man in the world, is now the wealthiest person of all-time after his fortune soared to new heights. Shares in Amazon hit an all-time high on Monday, which lifted Bezos’ net worth to a record $105.1billion, according to Bloomberg. That figure eclipses the $100billion worth that Microsoft boss Bill Gates amassed back in April 1999. In the last 12 months, Amazon’s stock has climbed by nearly 57 per cent. So far in 2018, the e-commerce giant’s shares have jumped 6.6 per cent. Amazon continued its dominance over the recent holiday period, grabbing 89 per...
  • Jeff Bezos Humiliation: Amazon Employees Embroiled In Sex Trafficking Scandal

    12/26/2017 1:31:20 AM PST · by SteveH · 69 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | December 25, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    According to a new report, Amazon employees appear to have been caught ‘purchasing services from trafficked sex workers.’ Engadget reports: The tech industry has a clear history of sexism and misogyny, but a recent Newsweek report highlights another problem. The publication got its hands on a slew of emails sent to brothels and pimps between 2014 and 2016 that document the industry’s patronage of brothels and purchasing of services from trafficked sex workers. Among the emails, which were obtained through a public records request to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, were 67 sent from Microsoft employee email accounts, 63 from...
  • The Latest: Washington Post banned from Moore gathering

    12/12/2017 3:37:14 PM PST · by Hadean · 38 replies
    Chron.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2017
    Alabama Republican Roy Moore's campaign says The Washington Post is not being let into his election night gathering in Montgomery. The Post first reported the allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. Moore campaign spokeswoman Hannah Ford confirmed the newspaper is not being granted press credentials. The campaign told the newspaper it had reviewed its request and was denying them. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's election for a U.S. Senate seat.
  • Driver delivering Amazon packages caught on camera pooping in driveway

    12/01/2017 1:59:22 PM PST · by Gamecock · 66 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 12/1/2017
    SACRAMENTO, California -- A contracted Amazon driver in a marked U-Haul van was caught on camera making an unwanted delivery - human waste. The deposit happened on a suburban Sacramento street in a quiet cul-de-sac. The homeowner did not want to be interviewed on-camera, but shared home surveillance video captured this week showing the delivery driver making a human deposit on the curb, right next to his driveway. Then the female driver ran back into the van before eventually taking off. The driver was making a delivery for Amazon, but worked independently. Nevertheless, Amazon has taken responsibility for what happened....
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth $100B thanks to Black Friday boom

    11/26/2017 8:46:56 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/25/17 | YELENA DZHANOVA
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has reached a net worth of $100 billion — it's enough this holiday to buy over half a billion Echo speakers or pay the yearly subscriptions of more than 670 million Amazon Music Unlimited accounts. The online retail mogul this week surpassed Bill Gates on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, advancing almost $11 billion past the Microsoft co-founder. He can thank Black Friday sales for helping Amazon shares to jump more than 2 percent and online holiday sales to increase by more than 18 percent since last year, Bloomberg reported.
  • This City Hall, brought to you by Amazon

    11/26/2017 10:16:10 AM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 24 November 2017 | Danny Westneat
    A review of some of the bids to woo Amazon’s HQ2 to other cities and states shows it’s not all about the money. In some cases democracy itself is a bargaining chip. ___ Example: Chicago has offered to let Amazon pocket $1.32 billion in income taxes paid by its own workers. This is truly perverse. Called a personal income-tax diversion, the workers must still pay the full taxes, but instead of the state getting the money to use for schools, roads or whatever, Amazon would get to keep it all instead. “The result is that workers are, in effect, paying...
  • WaPo Reporter Janell Ross Gave Strategy Briefing at Secret Dem Gathering

    11/24/2017 10:38:55 AM PST · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2017 | John Nolte
    Washington Post reporter Janelle Ross sat on a panel at a secret gathering of Democrats where she offered strategic advice, according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. Left-wing billionaire George Soros was also in attendance. Ross presents herself and is presented by the Post as an objective journalist. She primarily covers politics and race, and much of her focus is on the Trump administration. Nevertheless, Ross’s Twitter feed is that of a left-wing activist, and back in 2015, with no evidence, Ross smeared then-presidential candidate Jeb Bush in such a sleazy way, even MSNBC felt the need to...
  • Moore seeks to refocus campaign on conservative religious values amid firestorm

    11/12/2017 8:10:09 PM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | Nov 12, 2017 | Elise Viebeck, Dino Grandoni and John Wagner
    Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama sought to refocus his campaign on the conservative religious ideals most likely to motivate his base voters, dismissing the national firestorm over allegations of sexual misconduct while Breitbart News worked to discredit his accusers. Addressing a gathering at the Huntsville Christian Academy in Huntsville, Ala., on Sunday night, the former judge suggested that he was investigating his accusers, threatened to sue The Washington Post and called on the United States to restore its culture by going “back to God.” “We can be proud of where we came from and where we’re going if...
  • Mother of Roy Moore Accuser: Washington Post Reporters Convinced My Daughter to Go Public

    11/12/2017 6:40:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/12/17 | Aaron Klein
    The mother of Leigh Corfman, who says that Alabama Senatorial Candidate Roy Moore tried to engage in a sexual encounter with her when she was 14, told Breitbart News that the Washington Post worked to convince her daughter to give an interview about the allegations against Moore.Speaking by phone to Breitbart News on Saturday, Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71, further stated that her daughter would not have come forward if it weren’t for The Post reporter’s alleged actions. Corfman went public with her accusations against Moore in a Washington Post interview published last week in which she alleged that Moore...
  • McConnell: Moore should step down if allegations true

    11/09/2017 11:20:29 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 331 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Senate Republican leadership is calling for Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore to step down as the party's nominee if new allegations of his inappropriate sexual conduct against a 14-year old girl in 1979 are true. Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) released brief statements on Thursday, shortly after The Washington Post published the allegations. "If these allegations are true, he must step aside," McConnell said. Gardner's statement echoed that from McConnell. “The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling,” he said. “If these allegations are found...
  • Washington Post Plans to Hit Roy Moore with Allegations of Inappropriate Relations with [tr]

    11/09/2017 9:45:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 9, 2017 | Aaron Klein
    The Washington Post is imminently planning to run a piece targeting Judge Roy Moore claiming that he engaged in inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls thirty-four years ago. The alleged incidents, all strongly denied by Moore, were said to have taken place between 1977 and 1982. Breitbart News obtained details of the forthcoming Post story from the newspaper’s letter detailing the allegations sent to Moore’s campaign for comment.
  • Amazon.com "Suggestions" mostly Leftist pulp

    10/31/2017 11:26:34 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    "Capitalism Dies in Ignorance"-Jonah KyleMy new quote is dedicated to the anti-homage of Jeff Bezos, lead candidate to become the post-Constitutional overlord of what used to be America, is a proven cronyist who clearly sees the endgame of a soft coup that destroys America and capitalism. I don't normally comment on private business, but Amazon.com is starting to morph into suppressing conservative and even moderate American principles. Disclosure: I do have an Amazon account, though I have not used it for purchase the past couple of years, so my browsers had been logging into them automatically for that time. This...