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  • Trump Revokes Press Credentials from Washington Post after Latest Dishonest Hit Pieace

    06/13/2016 4:44:43 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ...The Wall Street Journal reported: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday said his campaign is revoking the press credentials of the Washington Post, citing its coverage of the candidate’s comments on the Orlando shooting. “Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” Mr. Trump said in a post on Facebook. Press credentials typically give reporters access to campaign events and press conferences. “We no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its need for...
  • U.S. Set to Approve Moon Mission by Commercial Space Venture

    06/08/2016 8:56:18 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2016 | Andy Pasztor
    U.S. officials appear poised to make history by approving the first private space mission to go beyond Earth's orbit, according to people familiar with the details. The government's endorsement would eliminate the largest regulatory hurdle to plans by Moon Express, a relatively obscure space startup, to land a roughly 20-pound package of scientific hardware on the Moon sometime next year. It also would provide the biggest federal boost yet for unmanned commercial space exploration and, potentially, the first in an array of for-profit ventures throughout the solar system. The expected decision, said the people familiar with the details, is expected...
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trump’s Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valley’s first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. He’s not the valley’s kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valley’s vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • India's Mini-Shuttle Blasts Into Elon Musk's Race For Space

    05/23/2016 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 21 replies
    www.ndtv.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Anurag Kotoky, Ganesh Nagarajan, Bloomberg
    India successfully launched a scale model of a reusable spacecraft on Monday, a project that in time could pit the nation against billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in the race to make access to space cheaper and easier. The winged vessel -- one-fifth of full size -- blasted off on a rocket from Sriharikota base on the southeastern coast, the Indian Space Research Organisation said. The spacecraft reached an altitude of 65 kilometers (40 miles) and glided back at supersonic speeds for a splashdown in the Bay of Bengal. The test took about 13 minutes.
  • Donald Trump/John Miller Washington Post Tape [1991 interview] (video)

    05/14/2016 4:27:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    Video LinkThis is the tape recently sent anonymously to WaPo and WaPo ran with it as gotcha news insisting the Trump spox is actually Trump.Turns out Trump is the anonymous person who sent the old video tape to WaPo and pwned then in the media.Here is the video of Megyn Kelly coming to the realization that it was Trump who was in control of the entire situation...Video Link.Just brilliant. I guess Trump showed Jeff Bezos who's boss.
  • Washington Post assigns army of 20 to dig into 'every phase' of Trump's life

    05/11/2016 3:10:29 PM PDT · by detective · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/16 | Paul Bedard
    The Washington Post has built a sizable army of reporters to dig into every facet of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's life under orders of new owner Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Democratic Party donor. Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward revealed Wednesday that the Post has assigned 20 staffers to Trump. In addition the paper plans a book. "There's a lot we don't know," he told the National Association of Realtors convention in Washington. "We have 20 people working on Trump, we're going to do a book, we're doing articles about every phase of his life," he added.
  • BOYCOTT! AMAZON’S JEFF BEZOS Hires 20 To Take Down Trump…Trump Fires Back! [Video]

    05/13/2016 8:39:23 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 68 replies
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is using the Washington Post and a team of 20 “diggers” to take down Donald Trump. Bezos bought the Washington Post and is using it to dig up dirt on Trump to prevent him from being president. Trump responds in the video below: “He’s using the Washington Post for power so that politicians in Washington don’t tax Amazon like they should be taxed… He’s using that for political power against me and against other people. And I tell you what, we can’t let him get away with it… What he’s doing is wrong. – Donald Trump
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The International Space Station over Earth

    04/18/2016 1:11:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    NASA ^ | Monday, April 18, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The International Space Station is the largest object ever constructed by humans in space. The station perimeter extends over roughly the area of a football field, although only a small fraction of this is composed of modules habitable by humans. The station is so large that it could not be launched all at once -- it continues to be built piecemeal. To function, the ISS needs huge trusses, some over 15 meters long and with masses over 10,000 kilograms, to keep it rigid and to route electricity and liquid coolants. Pictured above, the immense space station was photographed from...
  • Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

    04/03/2016 6:04:26 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 38 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 4/2/2016 | Emily Calandrelli
    Remember when Blue Origin made history by vertically landing a rocket after launching it into space? Remember when they reused that same rocket and then landed it again? Well, today Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, once again, launched that very same New Shepard rocket and successfully landed it for a third time. At 11:28 AM EST, Bezos announced the successful landing of the New Shepard suborbital rocket as well as the crew capsule that it was carrying into space. While the rocket will eventually be used for crewed missions, there were no humans on this flight. Unlike previous launches where the...
  • Banned by the Publisher (How a Conservative writer got blackballed by Harper Collins)

    02/09/2016 11:08:08 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Nick Cole's Books ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nick Cole
    ... I launched a book this week and I went Indie with it. Indie means I released it on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing. I had to. My Publisher, HarperVoyager, refused to publish it because of some of the ideas I wrote about in it. In other words, they were attempting to effectively ban a book because they felt the ideas and concepts I was writing about were dangerous and more importantly, not in keeping with their philosophical ideals. They felt my ideas weren't socially acceptable and were "guaranteed to lose fifty percent of my audience" as related back to...
  • Reusability is revolutionizing the economics of spaceflight

    12/31/2015 11:48:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    wtexas.com ^ | Molly Solana
    Space X's Elon Musk predicts that the reusable rocket will reduce the cost of accessing space by at least hundredfold. SpaceX and Blue Origin, both have succeeded in landing rocket back on earth, but in different zones. On December 21, SpaceX has returned its 15-storey booster rocket upright and in intact form to a landing pad at a Cape Canaveral. It was big feat and one of the factors was a $60 million worth machinery was recovered. Blue Origin, a privately owned company created by Jeff Bezos, has launched and landed its own booster rocket for a suborbital flight. Indeed,...
  • #EndTheWarOnScience

    11/02/2014 6:22:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-2-2014 | MOTUS
    You may recall that back in the early years of the Age of Obama NASA decided to go in a new direction. No longer satisfied with their mission to explore space, they decided to pursue the much sexier goal of promoting Muslim self esteem - because nothing is as important as self esteem.Since NASA was exiting the rocket business in order to set up a public relations agency, they subcontracted the outer space division to private investors handpicked by bureaucrats. Alas, CHANGE is difficult and the NASA switch proved to be no exception; our outsourced space program has recently experienced...
  • Amazon Boss Shows Off Spacecraft (Bezos' Blue Origin Flight Test)

    01/04/2007 9:21:28 AM PST · by anymouse · 33 replies · 1,212+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 4, 2007
    The billionaire founder of Amazon.com has released the first images of the launch of a private spacecraft that could bring space travel to the masses. A video of the cone-shaped Goddard vehicle shows it climbing to about 85m (285ft) before returning back to Earth. The test launch took place in November 2006 in a remote part of Texas, but details have only now been released. The images mark the first time Jeff Bezos has broken his silence on the work of his space company, Blue Origin. Writing on the company's website, Mr Bezos said: "We're working, patiently and step-by-step, to...
  • Amazon.com Exec to Open Aerospace Venture [Jeff Bezos]

    12/26/2005 1:14:48 PM PST · by aculeus · 3 replies · 405+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 26, 2005 | AP
    KENT, Wash., Dec. 26, 2005 (AP Online delivered by Newstex) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos expects a rocket-ship complex for his aerospace venture Blue Origin to open early next year. City records show that an office and warehouse he's revamping in this south Seattle suburb will be used to design and build spacecraft and engines. Blue Origin has released few details about the project. But a Texas newspaper editor who interviewed Bezos earlier this year said the billionaire talked sending a spaceship into orbit that launches and lands vertically, like a rocket, and eventually building spaceships that can orbit...
  • Bezos brings space race to Kent as he plans a passenger rocket

    12/26/2005 10:11:24 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 7 replies · 293+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12/25/05 | Sandi Doughton
    The new space race has touched down in Kent, where Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos is building a rocket-ship complex set to open early next year. Blue Origin, Bezos' aerospace company, will use the facility to design and build spacecraft and engines. The company's near-term goal is to develop a vehicle that can take passengers on a thrill ride to the edge of space. But eventually, Bezos has said, he wants to build spaceships powerful enough to orbit the Earth. He even hopes to establish permanent colonies in space someday.
  • One small step for space tourism

    12/16/2004 9:53:04 PM PST · by Brett66 · 2 replies · 296+ views
    The Economist ^ | 12/16/04 | The economist
    One small step for space tourism... If plans for a new range of suborbital vehicles get off the drawing board, then holidays in space could get off the ground In the past year, a lot has changed in the field of human spaceflight. In January, President George Bush brushed aside the fact that America's entire space-shuttle fleet was grounded when he announced grandiose plans to put people back on the moon, and then to launch a manned mission to Mars. In June, Burt Rutan, an American aeronautical engineer, showed that human spaceflight was no longer the preserve of governments by...
  • Jeff Bezos Strikes Down Russian Space Rocket Engine Maker

    09/20/2014 7:48:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | September 19, 2014 (Issue # 1829) | Matthew Bodner
    In a surprise turn of events, U.S. space industry behemoth United Launch Alliance, or ULA, and Blue Origin — a secretive space startup owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos — have unveiled an American rocket engine that may end Russia's supremacy in the field. [....] The development of the engine, known as the Blue Engine 4, or BE-4, will certainly strike NPO Energomash, Russia's premier rocket engine design firm, analysts say.
  • NASA is Building the Largest Rocket of All Time For a 2018 Launch

    09/01/2014 1:34:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 56 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 31, 2014 | Staff
    NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing even the mighty Saturn V (363 feet), the rocket that took humanity to the moon. It will also be more powerful, with 20 percent more thrust using liquid hydrogen and oxygen as fuel. Last week, NASA announced that the Space Launch System, SLS for short, is on track to perform its first unmanned test launch in 2018. The larger goal...
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms Salvaged Engine is from Apollo 11

    07/19/2013 4:13:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-19-2013 | Mandy Nagy
    Bear with me, LI readers – I’m a little bit of a geek, so I find stories like these exciting. It might not be of interest to everyone, but I do think there’s one point about it that will resonate with all of you. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos started Bezos Expeditions (as well as the space exploration venture Blue Origin) out of his “passions for science, engineering, and exploration.” Bezos, like so many others, watched Apollo 11′s launch from his television as a child in 1969. Days prior, the mission began when five F-1 rocket engines fired together in a...
  • Capitalism In Space

    08/14/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | August 10th, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    Ever since the Obama administration’s rollout of its space policy two and a half years ago, conventional ideological wisdom has been turned on its head. An administration that had seemed eager to increase government involvement in everything from auto companies to health care proposed a more competitive, privatized approach to spaceflight, and people claiming to be conservatives blasted it, demanding that the traditional (and failing) NASA monopoly continue. Jim Muncy, a former aide on space policy to California congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R.), put it cleverly: “Democrats don’t think that capitalism works within the atmosphere, and Republicans apparently don’t think it...
  • Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos aims to bring up Apollo 11's sunken engines

    03/28/2012 5:24:03 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies
    Cosmic Log (MSNBC) ^ | 03/28/2012 | Alan Boyle
    Amazon.com's billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, says he's funded a successful effort to locate the mammoth rocket engines that sent the Apollo 11 mission on the first leg of its mission to the moon — and now he's planning to bring them up from the Atlantic Ocean floor.... The five F-1 rocket engines were on the first stage of Apollo 11's Saturn 5 rocket, which dropped into the Atlantic just minutes after liftoff in 1969. In an online statement, Bezos acknowledges that the undersea artifacts, like other hardware associated with the space effort, still belongs to NASA — and he imagines...
  • Back to the Moon — For a Fraction of the Old Price: Gingrich is right...

    02/02/2012 5:06:21 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/3/12 | CHARLES MILLER
    As a former NASA executive, I am saddened by the media response to Newt Gingrich's proposal that we return to the moon. The mockery and ridicule does America a great disservice. Space exploration and development is an important national issue. It's not only possible and necessary to safeguard our future—it can be a lot cheaper than anybody dreams.
  • Can the private sector make a breakthrough in space access?

    06/08/2009 4:59:01 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 12 replies · 290+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 06/08/09 | John F. McGowan
    Many space enthusiasts embrace the idea that private entrepreneurs can achieve a breakthrough in space access where large government funded efforts have repeatedly failed. This belief remains widespread despite many years of many failures by the private sector. Previous failures include Kistler Aerospace and Rotary Rocket, among many others. Current hopes are pinned on Elon Musk and SpaceX, Richard Branson/Burt Rutan and Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin, and miscellaneous other entrepreneurs and firms. Yet common business practices in modern high technology firms and the historical pattern of major technological inventions and scientific discoveries are in clear conflict, raising...
  • The Path Not Taken

    06/13/2007 3:15:07 AM PDT · by Mr170IQ · 5 replies · 413+ views
    The New Atlantis ^ | Summer 2004 | Rand Simberg
    Summer 2004 The Path Not Taken Rand Simberg n June 21, 2004, with thousands in attendance in the small southern California desert town of Mojave, a sexagenarian test pilot performed the first trip to space in a privately-built spacecraft. SpaceShipOne, as it is called, cost less than $30 million and was funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Occurring seventeen months after the loss of the shuttle Columbia put America’s manned space program on hiatus, the SpaceShipOne flight received a surprising amount of publicity. The achievement, while impressive, was also limited: SpaceShipOne’s flight was only a suborbital test, roughly the equivalent...
  • Market for space odysseys growing astronomically

    09/02/2006 5:39:43 PM PDT · by saganite · 54 replies · 700+ views
    Times Online ^ | 3 Sep 06 | David Robertson
    AFTER the destruction of America’s Columbia space shuttle three years ago, the final frontier was in danger of becoming a frontier too far. The shuttle programme began to be wound down, aspirations for the International Space Station were scaled back and scientific projects such as the Hubble telescope were decommissioned. However, beyond the shuttle, space is a booming market and, for the first time, much of the drive is coming from the private sector. The multibillion-dollar satellite business continues to be very important to companies including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and EADS, which builds the Ariane rocket. Russia, China and Japan...
  • Aldridge Commission Report Wednesday (this is a brand new space venture)

    06/17/2004 2:17:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies · 196+ views
    SciScoop ^ | June 16, 2004 | Arthur P. Smith
    The Aldridge Commission on the new plan for space exploration is scheduled to release its report Wednesday, June 16th, at noon. The much anticipated report has already hit the news, with reports in many newspapers Monday and Tuesday, following a leak to the Associated Press. The following is adapted from a letter I wrote on this to Newsday's science staff this morning. The call for private industry "to assume the primary role of providing services to NASA, and most immediately in accessing low Earth orbit" could potentially be something very new. One of NASA's first responses to the "new vision"...
  • SpaceX and the Russian Rocket Mess

    06/13/2015 8:55:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | June 12, 2015 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    The first thing to notice is how rapidly Elon Musk's SpaceX is altering the market for government-sponsored rocket launches. Witness how frequently the words "to compete with SpaceX" appear in industry statements and press coverage. To compete with SpaceX, say multiple reports, the United Launch Alliance, the Pentagon's traditional supplier, is developing a new Vulcan rocket powered by a reusable engine designed by Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin. Because of SpaceX, says Aviation Week magazine, Japan's government has instructed Mitsubishi to cut in half the cost of the Japanese workhorse rocket, and China is planning a new family of kerosene-fueled Long...
  • Jeff Bezos' Spaceship Takes Flight

    04/30/2015 8:47:14 AM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/30/2015 | Alex Knapp
    On April 7, Blue Origin President Rob Meyerson said that the space company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would be conducting its first unmanned test flights “later this year.” As it turns out, “later this year” meant “three weeks.” The company has announced that it had conducted the first flight of its New Shepard space vehicle yesterday. The propulsion module, powered by Blue Origin’s BE-3 rocket engine, took the New Shepard space capsule up to a speed of over Mach 3. The capsule then separated from the propulsion module and flew to an altitude of 307,000 feet before beginning...
  • Amazon Founder invests in Canadian Fusion Venture

    08/12/2011 10:10:51 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 16 replies
    Coldfusion3.com ^ | Aug 12 2011 | admin
    Amazon Founder invests in Canadian Fusion Venture August 12, 2011 http://coldfusion3.com/blog/amazon-founder-invests-in-canadian-fusion-venture American billionaire, Jeff Bezos, the man behind Amazon.com has reportedly invested in a Canadian company that is trying to develop a cold fusion process that uses hydrogen and seawater. General Fusion based in Vancouver, British Columbia, reportedly raised $19.5 million in venture capital for the development of a cold fusion or Low Energy Nuclear Reaction process in May. Part of this money apparently came from Bezos’ company Bezos Expeditions. Jeff Bezos The funds will be used to finance the building of a plant to demonstrate General Fusion’s cold...
  • Jeff Bezos Invests $19.5 Million in General Fusion's Nuclear Technology

    05/06/2011 12:24:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05.05.2011 at 5:43 pm | By Clay Dillow
    This is the fusion company that PopSci said might save the world Bring up the prospect of fusion power, and often eyes glaze over. It’s not that it’s not a thrilling prospect--cheap and inexhaustible energy would solve a lot of problems here on planet Earth--but it’s been such a pipe dream for so long that it’s often hard to make people care. But at least one person with a proven track record in recognizing potential when he sees it has taken an interest in a fusion-powered future: Amazon founder and gazillionaire Jeff Bezos has thrown $19.5 million to Canada’s General...
  • Jimmy Carter says Pope Francis promised ‘women should have a greater role’

    03/27/2014 6:00:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/26/14 | Michelle Boorstein
    Former President Jimmy Carter isn’t exactly known for withholding his opinion, so it wasn’t surprising on Wednesday to hear him say he typed out and mailed a letter to Pope Francis challenging the pontiff on the status of women in the Catholic Church. “He promised me he thought women should have a greater role,” the 39th U.S. president told an audience during an appearance at The Washington Post. Carter was promoting his new book “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.”Answering questions from journalists David Ignatius and Sally Quinn, Carter talked about the intersection of religion and gender...
  • Bombshell In WaPo/Keystone Scandal: Did the Post Coordinate With Congressional Democrats?

    03/26/2014 9:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Post’s attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Post’s story of March 20. The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in...
  • Rand Paul: The most intriguing man in today’s Republican Party

    03/26/2014 5:37:47 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 35 replies
    Rand Paul is the most intriguing — and for Democrats, perhaps the most frightening — figure in today’s Republican Party. The Kentucky senator, who is more than flirting with a 2016 presidential run, is making a smart play for the millennial generation that was key to President Obama’s twin victories and that his own party has convincingly repelled. Paul’s unlikely pilgrimage to the progressive precincts of the University of California at Berkeley offered the most convincing evidence so far that he is serious about carving out this (sorry, President Clinton) third way space — and a demonstration of his potential...
  • Here’s how you benefit from the Koch brothers [with video]

    03/26/2014 6:00:10 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 3 replies
    AEI ^ | Mark J. Perry | March 25, 2014
    The video above is from the Washington Post titled “Here’s How You SupportPersonally Benefit from the Koch Brothers,” with a little editing of the title and one segment of the video below, to reflect the fact that voluntary market exchanges are “win-win” or “positive-sum” outcomes, meaning that they benefit both the buyer and the seller: And whether or not you agree with the Koch Brothers, you’ve probably contributed to their fortunegreatly benefited personally from the products and services they provide. Ever use Brawny paper towels?  They’re made by Georgia Pacific, a Koch company. Another Georgia Pacific product – Angel...
  • The Washington Post has fallen and it can't get up

    03/23/2014 1:12:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Jeff Bezos, the multi-billionaire (via Amazon.com) new owner of the Washington Post has got a messy situation on his hands, and unless he steps in, it appears that his new property is in danger of losing the prestige that was its primary asset. After a false hit piece on the Koch Brothers claiming they were the largest holder of Canadian oil sands land rights was devastatingly debunked by John Hinderaker of Powerline (see also: Washington Post busted!), the authors of the incorrect article responded conceding nothing, not apologizing or retracting their falsehoods, but only made their situation worse. As Jonah...
  • Ecuadorian Navy Airlifts Jeff Bezos From Cruise Ship Following Kidney Stone Attack

    01/04/2014 4:13:13 PM PST · by lbryce · 55 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 4, 2014 | Carl Frenzen
    Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos suffered a kidney stone attack while in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and had to be airlifted by an Ecuadorian navy helicopter to his personal jet, then flown to the US for surgery, according to ABC News. Bezos is said to have suffered the attack on January 1st aboard a cruise ship, according to local media outlet Galapagos Digital. The helicopter's pilot was quoted by another Spanish-language outlet, El Comercio, as saying he received messages of thanks from Bezo's family and business partners. We've reached out to Amazon for comment on the situation and will update...
  • Report: Ezra Klein to Leave WaPo After Jeff Bezos Kills $10M Dream Project

    01/03/2014 7:00:52 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/3/2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    As new owner Jeff Bezos begins his tenure as the head man for the Washington Post, Wonkblog editor Ezra Klein is reportedly making plans to exit the paper after being denied funding for a pet project. Klein built a media presence on the Internet, newspapers, and TV as a "wonk" at a young age. Now, he apparently wants to expand his reach in the media with an extensive new website that he wanted the Washington Post to fund.
  • Ezra Klein Is Said to Plan to Leave Washington Post

    01/03/2014 3:34:41 PM PST · by mojito · 22 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 1/2/2014 | Ravi Somaiya
    Ezra Klein, an analyst, columnist and television commentator who runs The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, is making plans to leave the newspaper after failing to win support for a new website he wanted to create within the company, according to four people with knowledge of the negotiations. Mr. Klein, who quickly ascended into the ranks of the Washington media establishment with a multiplatform blend of policy nuance and number-crunching on Wonkblog, approached Katharine Weymouth, the Post’s publisher, in recent weeks, the people said. After consultation with the newspaper’s editor, Marty Baron, according to one of the people, he put forward a...
  • WH Tried to Interfere with WaPo´s NSA Story

    08/16/2013 6:42:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    The Washington Post´s article detailing the fourth amendment abuses by the NSA got some push back from the administration who attempted to "edit" the article before publication. The internal audit referenced in the article was obtained by the WaPo from Edward Snowden. The details of the audit indicated repeated and growing privacy violations by the NSA, violations which included obtaining thousands of American citizen´s communications records and using methods of information collection that were later deemed unconstitutional by a court. The Post was able to interview John Delong, NSA director of compliance for the article and they were initially
  • Mourn Not the Post, but the Press

    08/07/2013 1:17:06 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | August 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the past week, The New York Times Co. announced it was selling the Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry, and Washington Post Chairman Donald Graham announced Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos was buying the paper that Graham's family has run for decades. Both papers went cheap. The Times bought the Globe in 1993 for $1.1 billion and is now selling it for $70 million. The price tag on the Post was just $250 million. The combined $320 million market value of these two big-city dailies is about as much as the federal government now spends in...
  • Journalists respond with snark and awe to Washington Post sale

    08/05/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill's Twitter Room ^ | August 5, 2013 | Lara Seligman
    Journalists responded with shock, awe and a predictable amount of snark to the news that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos had bought The Washington Post. The news was announced Monday afternoon. Bezos himself, rather than his company, bought the Washington newspaper for roughly $250 million. The sale includes just the Post and not other publications owned by The Washington Post Company. Esquire's Chris Jones joked about Bezos's decision not to buy the contrarian Slate.com, which The Washington Post Company owned for the last few years.....
  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses. Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60...
  • Jeff Bezos Resurrects Lost Apollo 11 Engines From Ocean Floor

    04/12/2013 6:30:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Mashable ^ | March 20, 2013 | Amanda Wills
    The exploration team used Remotely Operated Vehicles to find the engines, which sat on the ocean floor, more than 14,000 feet below sea level. Bezos described the experience as "otherworldly," noting the engines' burial site was eerily similar to space: a feeling of microgravity and a seemingly endless black horizon. After decades of exposure to the ocean's harsh conditions, the engines are corroded, and many are missing the original serial numbers. This will make the identification process more difficult. Bezos will work with NASA to restore two of the F-1 engines' hardware and prevent further corrosion. They will eventually go...
  • Jeff Bezos Calls Sales Tax Requirements On Amazon Unconstitutional

    05/17/2011 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 15 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 5/17/11 | timothy
    Steve1960 writes "Amazon.com chief Jeff Bezos says the online retailer won't collect tax from most of its 90 million customers until Congress clearly mandates it. Although a growing number of states are demanding that Amazon collect and remit tax on sales within their borders, such demands are 'interference in interstate commerce' and prohibited by the Constitution, Bezos said."
  • Kindle, iPad, MacMillan, and the Death of a Business Model

    02/02/2010 10:15:39 AM PST · by AJKauf · 21 replies · 962+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 2 | Charlie MArtin
    f you visited Amazon.com this weekend, hoping to buy a book that happened to have been published by MacMillan, you got a rude surprise. You couldn’t do it. Whether you hoped to buy an e-book for the Kindle, or an old-fashioned physical book, Amazon wouldn’t sell it to you. In a protest against the pricing model that MacMillan and other publishers had negotiated with Apple for the iBookstore, Amazon simply removed the “buy” button from MacMillan’s books. The protest didn’t last very long — just long enough to be noticed and to make the New York Times on the evening...
  • Amazon’s Kindle Draws the Reader In (I MUST HAVE ONE!!!)

    05/18/2008 7:19:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies · 173+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 17, 2008 | Charlie Martin
    This morning, I decided to drop down to my local coffee establishment for a breakfast of coffee, eggs, and some morning reading. I had a lot of new things, and pre-coffee I’m not up to making decisions, so I just brought several things to read: Peter Kramer’s Against Depression; Marianne Williamson’s The Age of Miracles; Wayne Dyer’s Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao; and for a little more rigorous reading of Buddhism I brought The Dhammapada, D.T. Suzuki’s Manual on Zen Buddhism, Steve Hagen’s Meditation Now or Never, and Buddhism Is Not What You...
  • Blue Origin: Rocket Plans Spotlighted

    06/13/2005 5:48:12 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 418+ views
    space.com ^ | 06/13/05 | Leonard David
    Details of a new passenger-carrying rocket are emerging from Blue Origin, the Seattle-based company spearheaded by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com. The first test flight of the rocket in unpiloted mode is slated for late next year. On the group’s web site, they have posted an update on their reusable launch vehicle (RLV) work. The exposure is tied to steps needed in securing an operator license from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation in Washington, D.C. That FAA office has had several meetings with Blue Origin, said Patricia Smith, Associate Administrator for the Office of Commercial...
  • County Abuzz As Bezos Plans Spaceport (Texas Commercial Space)

    03/12/2005 8:08:13 PM PST · by anymouse · 10 replies · 537+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/12/05 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    VAN HORN, Texas - Even skeptical locals, who've become wary over the years of city slickers with big ideas for their town, perked up when Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos made his pitch — a spaceport for commercial travel into the beyond. Bezos flew into this West Texas town a few weeks ago to tell key leaders how he planned to use his newly acquired 165,000 acres of desolate ranch land. He also gave his only interview so far on the spaceport to the Van Horn Advocate, the weekly newspaper Larry Simpson runs from the back of his Radio Shack store....
  • Banned at Amazon: Waking the Dead

    07/03/2004 2:37:52 PM PDT · by mrustow · 12 replies · 485+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 4 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    (I first submitted the following movie review to Amazon.com on May 20. On May 26, I resubmitted it. At 926 words, it is well under the site’s 1000-word limit, and I “bleeped” all foul language with dashes. And yet, Amazon’s politburo killed the review without explanation.) Waking the Dead is perfectly mediocre: 50 percent wonderful, and 50 percent dreadful. It tells of a man’s reaction to the mid-1970s political murder of the love of his life, a love whom he cannot bid farewell. Set during the early 1980s, we see flashbacks to his love affair, as in the present, while...
  • Banned at Amazon: Bookseller Rigs Reviewer Rankings

    07/20/2003 11:36:30 AM PDT · by mrustow · 102 replies · 653+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 21 July 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    (Suppressed amazon.com review) Who'll Stop the Rain? Making Ends Meet:How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Workby Kathryn Edin, Laura LeinRussell Sage Foundation, March 1997$22.00, ISBN: 087154234X 3 1/2 stars out of 5 During the early 1980s, social scientists noticed that welfare mothers were spending three to six times their official incomes. In his exquisitely written foreword, Harvard sociologist Christopher Jencks argues persuasively that in a "conspiracy of silence," conservatives didn't want to admit that mothers could not survive on welfare checks alone, while "liberals" didn't want to admit that clients had unreported resources. Jencks and his colleagues asked where...