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  • France calls for EU to regulate Web giants to counter dominance [wages war against achievement]

    09/19/2013 8:21:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Leila Abboud | September 19, 2013
    PARIS (Reuters) - France is pushing for the European Union to regulate global internet companies like Google Inc (GOOG.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) more aggressively, to counter their growing dominance over online commerce and services. In an interview published by Liberation newspaper on Thursday, France's minister for the digital economy, Fleur Pellerin, said Europe needed new regulatory powers to intervene much earlier, to level the playing field in the internet economy and allow the emergence of alternatives in Europe to U.S. Web giants. She said Europe needed to be able to act quickly, as soon as problems...
  • Former CIA chiefs seek halt to interrogation probe

    09/18/2009 11:01:18 AM PDT · by delacoert · 26 replies · 2,351+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | September 18, 2009
    WASHINGTON — Seven former CIA directors are asking President Barack Obama to quash Attorney GeneralEric Holder's investigation into harsh CIA interrogations of terror suspects during the Bush administration. The request came in a letter Friday from CIA directors who served both Democratic and Republican presidents, including three who served former President George W. Bush. Holder announced in August that he was appointing an independent counsel to investigate incidents of potential abuse that were reported by the CIA inspector general to the Justice Department.
  • Resist The Urge To Punish Success ( RE: Goldman Sachs)

    07/20/2009 12:21:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 83 replies · 881+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, July 19, 2009 | Mark Gimein
    Money can't buy love? For proof, look no further than Goldman Sachs. Last week, the firm reported a spectacular quarterly profit -- close to $3.5 billion for the bank and about $385,000 in compensation for each employee for the first half of the year -- and right on cue, the braying began for the heads of the Goldmanites. Earlier this month, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, in a comprehensive exercise in conspiracy mongering, primed the pump of outrage with his article "The Great American Bubble Machine." Now a chorus of supporters has chimed in, shocked that in a recession the evil...
  • Liberal MOVEON.org says CALL CONGRESS today to OPPOSE TAX CUTS (Barf Alert)

    05/14/2003 10:11:49 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies · 286+ views
    Another leftist group (in addition to the DNC and NEA Teacher's union) is asking it's minions to call Congress TODAY, May 14 with a NO TAX CUT message. The NEA has a toll free number to call Congress - 888-280-6279. ******************************* From: Peter Schurman, MoveOn.org Subject: Call Washington: Who gains from the tax & budget cuts? Date: May 14, 2003 Dear MoveOn member, This is it -- the culmination of our countdown. We need your help. Today, hundreds of thousands of people will call on their Senators to vote against new tax cuts for millionaires, so we can save our...