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  • Mark Zuckerberg to face vote calling for him to stand down and to hire a new board chair [tr]

    05/30/2019 8:02:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2019 | Ian Randall
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is facing a vote calling for him to stand down at the firm's annual shareholder meeting, being held today. It comes after calls for the CEO to stand down as chairman of the board and appoint a new successor. The move is unlikely to pass without Zuckerberg's agreement, however, as he controls 58 per cent of the vote.
  • Opinion: It’s official: The Trump tax cuts were a bust (YUuuge Barf Alert)

    01/31/2019 4:41:58 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Market Watch.com ^ | 1/31/2019 | Howard Gold
    Right before Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, President Trump proclaimed: “It’ll be fantastic for the middle-income people and for jobs, most of all ... I think we could go to 4%, 5% or even 6% [GDP growth], ultimately. We are back. We are really going to start to rock.” A year later, it’s very clear that the tax cuts boosted gross domestic product and jobs a bit — and just for one year. Its effects are fading as U.S. GDP growth appears likely to weaken in 2019. The only thing that “rocked” were corporate...
  • Inside Facebook's 'cult-like' workplace, where dissent is discouraged and employees [tr]

    01/08/2019 10:55:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 8, 2018 | Salvador Rodriguez
    At a company-wide town hall in early October, numerous Facebook employees got in line to speak about their experiences with sexual harassment. The company called the special town hall after head of policy Joel Kaplan caused an internal uproar for appearing at the congressional hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. A young female employee was among those who got up to speak, addressing her comments directly to COO Sheryl Sandberg. "I was reticent to speak, Sheryl, because the pressure for us to act as though everything is fine and that we love working here is so great that it hurts," she...
  • The internet war on sex is here

    12/07/2018 10:39:03 PM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies
    engaget ^ | 8DEC18 | Violet Blue
    During the Great Internet Sex War, that began in the United States during its Facebook Era, people were forced to stockpile their porn. Lube was bought by the drum and hidden in bunkers, alongside vibrators and air-gapped computers holding valuable troves of accurate, non judgemental sex information. Gimp suits were stored upright, oiled, and ready for doomsday's call. Explicit gifs became a black market commodity, and there were rumors of a Thunderdome ruled by cam girls. Every sexual identity, except the singular one deemed safe by the corporations, went into hiding. Fear prevented even the mere mention of sexual pleasure...
  • Surviving The Woke Workplace

    11/20/2018 6:12:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    American Conservative ^ | November 19, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    A reader sent me the following e-mail, which I have edited a bit to protect her privacy, and the privacy of others mentioned here: I wanted to bring this to your attention. My husband had a conversation with a young friend of ours who is a recent college grad. He has been working at [a major retailer] for the last year. I’m not sure what his title is, but we have encountered him at the store. He is a great worker and has earned a number of company awards for his performance. He related to my husband that he had...
  • OneJet has yet to resume service from Pittsburgh International as planned (Corporate Welfare)

    10/03/2018 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 14 replies
    Tribune Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 3 October 2018 | Theresa Clift
    Updated 2 hours ago Startup airline OneJet did not resume ticket sales Monday as planned, and it’s unclear whether it ever will. The carrier announced Aug. 29 it was suspending all flights for eight weeks during an “operational transition,” but planned to resume ticket sales Oct. 1. As of Wednesday, the announcement was still posted to the carrier’s website , but when customers go to book a flight, the site says no flights are available to any destination. OneJet CEO Matt Maguire did not return calls seeking comment. Airport spokesman Bob Kerlik said airport officials have not received any information...
  • 18 Harsh Truths About Corporate Life Nobody Will Ever Tell You

    07/29/2018 6:35:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 88 replies
    Mensxp ^ | 29JUL18 | Ankush Bahuguna
    <p>Twenties are the time when most of us take up our first jobs. Even though it’s great to finally start earning and ‘be on your own’, corporate life is nothing like we imagine it to be in our younger years. It’s stressful and unrewarding. Here are 18 harsh truths about corporate life nobody will ever tell you.</p>
  • These companies are cutting ties with the NRA

    02/23/2018 6:50:12 PM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 23, 2018 | Krystal Hu
    Corporate America is taking on the country’s most powerful gun lobby group. In the wake of the mass shooting in a Florida high school last week, companies are dropping their partnerships with the National Rifle Association (NRA), which touts 5 million members. According to a list compiled by ThinkProgress, an advocacy organization, there are at least 22 corporations, including car-rental companies and financial institutions that have been offering discounts to NRA members. As the #BoycottNRA movement picks up steam, some companies have cut ties.
  • Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘$h!thole’ countries

    01/11/2018 1:53:02 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 140 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | Josh Dawsey
    President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday. The comments left lawmakers taken aback, according to people familiar with their reactions. Sens....
  • The United States Is Already a Low-Tax Country(barf alert)

    12/13/2017 4:14:00 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 12th 2017 | Annie Lowrey
    The United States is a low-tax country. This is not a widely accepted point, granted. The share of Americans who say that their taxes are too high is at roughly 50 percent, a 15-year peak. Moreover, Republicans have sold their tax bill as an essential tax cut for America’s income-starved, tax-strangled families and businesses, promising to deliver $4,000 a year to the average family and huge boosts to corporate investment. “Today, America has one of the least competitive tax rates on planet Earth, 60 percent. Think of that, 60 percent higher than the average in the developed world. So our...
  • Republicans Stick With Big Corporate Tax Cuts in House Bill

    11/02/2017 7:01:18 AM PDT · by rb22982 · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/2/17 | Richard Rubin
    WASHINGTON—House Republicans, seeking the biggest transformation of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years, aim to permanently chop the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%, compress the number of individual income tax brackets, and repeal the taxes paid by large estates starting in 2024, according to a detailed summary of the plan reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. To partly offset that lost revenue, Republicans plan to curtail the deductions individuals take for state and local tax payments and the ones businesses get for the interest they pay on debt. But the plan being released Thursday morning...
  • DNC creates new restrictions for corporate donations (as donors dry up)

    10/22/2017 4:57:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 10/21/17 | John Bowden
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday passed a resolution banning donations from corporate contributors whose areas of interest come into conflict with the DNC's stated values. The resolution, which was introduced by California member Christine Pelosi, passed unanimously. Pelosi is the daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Pelosi has introduced similar resolutions before that were shot down over concerns over which industries the measures would target. The move was celebrated on Twitter by progressive members of the Democratic Party who have been pushing to reduce corporate influence in the party.
  • Technocratic Corporate Global Government Moving To Install Martial Law, Overthrow Trump...

    08/21/2017 1:57:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Who is Antifa? Antifa started out in the blue-collar factories in Nazi-Germany in opposition to Hitler. On the ground-level, Antifa had the best of intentions. However, they eventually became a tool of the Far-Left under the control of George Soros to further His agenda. It is sad to see an organization, which had its roots in Nazi-Germany opposing Hitler, fall under the control of a man, who was in fact a Nazi collaborator. George Soros is a Hungarian Jew, who is responsible for turning in other Hungarian Jews over to the Nazi SS for extermination. This is the man who...
  • Exelon, Microsoft among latest donors to Obama Foundation

    07/14/2017 1:15:39 PM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 14, 2017 | Manya Brachear Pashman
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  • Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries With a Stolen N.S.A. Tool

    05/12/2017 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | By DAN BILEFSKY and NICOLE PERLROTH
    Hackers using a tool stolen from the United States government conducted extensive cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries around the world, severely disrupting Britain’s public health system and wreaking havoc on computers elsewhere, including Russia. The tool was leaked by a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, which has been dumping stolen N.S.A. hacking tools online since last year. Microsoft rolled out a patch for the vulnerability in March, but hackers apparently took advantage of the fact that vulnerable targets — particularly hospitals — had yet to update their systems. The malware was circulated by email. Targets were...
  • Jamie Dimon Warns "Something Is Wrong" With The US

    04/04/2017 4:50:03 PM PDT · by vannrox · 27 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4apr17 | Tyler Durden
    While Jamie Dimon tried to maintain his traditionally optimistic outlook in his annual letter to shareholders, there was a distinct undertone of pessimism in the latest 45 page letter released earlier today, in which he writes that while the U.S. is "truly an exceptional country," probably stronger than ever before, he cautions that "something is wrong - and it's holding us back."Here are the highlights from the gloomy passage reposted below in its entirety.Dimon's letter notes that the economy has been growing much more slowly in last decade or two than in the 50 years before then, with real...
  • People First or Well Connected Developers?

    03/10/2017 9:27:17 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/10/2017 | Michael LaFaive
    The Michigan Senate has advanced legislation that amounts to handing taxpayer cash over to well-connected developers. According to the nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency, the bills would transfer up to $1.8 billion from regular taxpayers to these special interests over the next 20 years. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Capitol, a state House committee has advanced legislation to deliver some income tax relief to regular Michigan families. The bill would roll back a “temporary” tax hike imposed by Democrats in 2007 and made permanent by Republicans in 2012. That tax hike has extracted at least $6.3 billion from families...
  • FL Amendment 1 "Smart Solar" scam

    10/15/2016 2:58:29 PM PDT · by plsjr · 14 replies
    Self ^ | 10/15/2016 | Self
    Florida voters, please do your homework. The PAC behind this amendment is massively funded by th FL utility companies, who are not interested in changes that do not benefit their bottom line. http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article94661792.html http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2016/10/15/amendment-burn-solar-firms-customers/92156076/
  • Earnest Stumped – Lame, Death To America Reasons He Says Obama Must Pass TPP

    09/29/2016 1:04:45 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 6 replies
    Constitutionrising.com ^ | September 28, 2016 | Rick Wells
    The reporter asks White House spokesliar Josh Earnest questions regarding the determination of Hussein Obama to force through what should be titled the Corporate Government Fascism Enablement And Benefits Act, what is deceptively marketed as a trade agreement, TPP. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is strongly opposed by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton claims to have flip-flopped her position and now be opposed to it. That’s a point that Donald Trump made in the first debate, that she was initially in favor of it and her newfound dedication to its defeat is tepid at best. He also voiced his belief that if...
  • Some Business Leaders Abandon GOP (barf alert)

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    Politics Election 2016 Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton Democratic presidential candidate to get backing from executives, some of whom cite unease with Trump’s candidacy By Laura Meckler June 23, 2016 12:09 a.m. ET More than 50 business executives, including several longtime Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday as her campaign seeks to capitalize on discomfort with Republican Donald Trump. They include Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T Services Inc., and Dan Akerson, who held top positions at General Motors Co. and Nextel Communications Inc. A Clinton campaign aide provided the list. The endorsements reflect...