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  • Amazon's HQ2 Going to a City You've Never Heard of, Site Claims

    09/20/2018 9:01:36 AM PDT · by Hostage · 50 replies
    Newsmax (ugh) ^ | 19 September 2018 | Bill Hoffmann
    The site, founded by best-selling author/researcher Bert Sperling, claims that Amazon – a company whose stock surpassed $1 trillion in valuation earlier this month -- will put its roots down in a relatively remote area of Northern Virginia known as Oatlands. If that name doesn’t exactly ring a bell, don’t feel badly. Oatlands is a leafy, unincorporated community just outside Leesburg, Va. -- and Leesburg itself only has about 52,000 residents. “We can now confidently say that the new Amazon HQ2 will be located … in Northern Virginia near the Maryland border, in a small community that hasn’t been mentioned...
  • Amazon has patented a system that would put workers in a cage, on top of a robot

    09/10/2018 10:05:19 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 49 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/10/2018 | Matt Day, Benjamin Romano
    I think they left something out of the picture...
  • Amazon calls Bernie Sanders' claims of poor worker conditions 'inaccurate and misleading'

    08/29/2018 4:50:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8-29-18 | sara csalinas
    "While Senator Sanders plays politics and makes misleading accusations, we are expending real money and effort upskilling people," Amazon said in the blog post. "No one knows what it's like to work in one of our fulfillment centers better than the skilled and dedicated people who do it every day. That's why we are encouraging all employees to take Senator Sanders up on his request and respond with their actual experience." Sanders, in a statement sent to CNBC, reiterated claims that Amazon workers are forced to rely on government programs. Amazon, he said, "has been less than forthcoming with information...
  • Keith Ellison Demands Amazon Stop Selling Books the SPLC Hates

    07/23/2018 3:51:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 23, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Last week, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, wrote to Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos , demanding that he no longer sell at Amazon any material that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) dislikes. Yes, it has come to this. Ellison’s letter to Bezos focuses on an alleged neo-Nazi’s material being sold at Amazon and published through Amazon’s self-publishing service. However, Ellison makes clear that his intentions are far more sweeping, particularly with his opening gambit: I am writing to you with my concerns about the amount of money Amazon has made from the sale...
  • How Jeff Bezos and Amazon Are Inviting China Into America’s DoD Computers

    07/01/2018 10:27:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2018 | David Wallace
    Amazon originally started out many years ago selling books online. But owner Jeff Bezos has aggressively led it to now selling everything online, making Bezos one of the richest men in world history. Bezos's corporate empire includes Amazon Web Services (AWS), a leading pioneer of cloud computing services. Cloud computing enables anyone in an organization worldwide to access the organization’s documents and data online. That enables the organization’s employees to collaborate and communicate online, from anywhere in the world. America’s Defense Department is now trying to catch up to the world’s leading multinational companies to adopt cloud computing for America’s...
  • 2nd Installment: CALLIN' OUT Amazon/Jeffrey Bozos.

    06/15/2018 11:44:18 AM PDT · by cvolkay · 15 replies
    6/15/2018 | Chris Volkay
    Well this is my 2nd installment in my legal battle of legendary titans: The showdown between me and Jeffrey Bozos. Just as a matter of record, are you aware that Mr. Bozos made something like 40 billion dollar last year. And I come along and asked for a paltry, measly, infinitesimally small teeny weeny, baby amount of a mere 600 dollars for their negligence and another about 4,000 for the poor business practices and he's not willing to part with a dime. Hmm, let's see. I'm not good with math but 40 billion minus 4,950 dollars = well, he's got...
  • Suing Amazon & Jeff Bezos

    06/13/2018 2:45:54 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 63 replies
    6/13 | Chris Volkay
    I am currently suing Jeff Bezos and Amazon. because they really do have, without a doubt, the worst customer service on all known planets. A culture of lying among a confederacy of dunces. I made the mistake of buying 6-100 dollar amazon gift cards to give out as presents. alas they were stolen out of my car. So I quickly contacted Amazon so the could cancel the gift cards so the thieves wouldn't have time to use them. What did I get from Amazon's customer service? It was like we were all back in the cold war and I was...
  • Head tax supporters attended Sawant’s rally in Seattle

    05/12/2018 6:45:20 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 24 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 5/12/18 | Mynorthwest.com
    Kshama Sawant’s rally “March on Amazon! Tax Big Biz to Build Affordable Housing!” was planned well before a committee passed a head tax on big businesses, including Amazon. The full Seattle City Council is expected to vote on the proposal on Monday. ”Our message today for the council is to stay strong,” Kshama Sawant – one of the most vocal proponents of the tax – told KTTH’s Jason Rantz at the rally. The rally on Saturday began at Seattle Central College Plaza and preceded a march to Amazon’s headquarters in South Lake Union. This is extortion,” the events Facebook page...
  • SPLC GETS CATHOLICS REMOVED FROM AMAZON SMILE

    04/27/2018 7:14:11 AM PDT · by risen_feenix · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/25/2018 | David Nussman
    Amazon.com has removed a Catholic group from its donation feature. The AmazonSmile Participation Agreement states that certain categories of organizations are not eligible to participate in AmazonSmile. We rely on the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine which charities are in certain ineligible categories. You have been excluded from the AmazonSmile program because the Southern Poverty Law Center lists Saint Benedict Center Inc in an ineligible category.
  • Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump's Syria strike failed, didn't take out much of anything

    04/17/2018 7:18:02 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 111 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    Israeli officials cited in a Ynetnews report characterized the missile strike on Friday by the US, the UK, and France on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria as a failure. Multiple Israeli government and military sources suggested the strike was not effective in hurting Syria's ability to conduct chemical attacks. These officials also criticized President Donald Trump's talking about the strike beforehand. The latest strike most likely didn't change anything on the battlefield in Syria, and it's hard to know how much of the chemical weapons stockpile it hit.
  • Trump Is Right About Amazon

    04/12/2018 9:02:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    Critics might be right that President Trump is more interested in attacking the Washington Post than the Amazon/U.S. Postal Service shipping deal. But Trump is right that the deal is a bad one for the Postal Service and for U.S. taxpayers.As I wrote last September, Amazon has a deal with the Postal Service to handle the last mile of delivery for its packages. Even though Amazon presorts most of the packages and prepares them for delivery at its depots, the Postal Service has continued to improperly allocate its costs, which has resulted in undercharging Amazon for delivery of those packages by...
  • Donald Trump: the Washington Post Is ‘Made Up Garbage

    04/09/2018 5:08:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/08/2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump denounced the Washington Post in a Sunday Twitter post, criticizing a story about his chief of staff, General John Kelly. “The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact. Story after story is made up garbage—more like a poorly written novel than good reporting,” Trump wrote on Twitter. The Washington Post reported that Kelly was experiencing a “downward arc” of influence in the White House while Trump was breaking free of his effort to instill more discipline. The story cited sixteen anonymous sources who were inside the White House, outside advisers, and confidants of the president. “Always...
  • He Was The World’s Richest Man

    04/04/2018 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | Andrew Benjamin
    He bet a quarter billion on something maybe worth 60 Million, to bully, damage, and hopefully to destroy this president, and paid $18 billion for it. Who is laughing now? Bezos, a virulent Trump hater, used the Washington Post, a paper of repute at one time, to perform regular, predictable and malevolent daily blitzkriegs on the candidacy, and after he was elected, on the presidency of the man We, the People, elected to the nation’s highest office, his family, his associates, his policies, and his ideas. In other words, Bezos and the Washington Post colluded, cooperated and conspired with the...
  • White House on Amazon: Trump always looking to level the playing field

    03/28/2018 12:53:59 PM PDT · by onehipdad · 80 replies
    Axios ^ | 3/28/2018 | Alayna Treene
    Fielding questions over whether President Trump wants to go after Amazon and it's tax treatment, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday that Trump is "always looking to create a level playing field for all businesses and this no different." But she added that the president has no specific policies to address that at this time. The backdrop: Axios' Jonathan Swan reported earlier today that Trump hates Amazon, which led Amazon shares to drop 6% at market open.
  • Good News or Bad News

    03/21/2018 6:01:59 PM PDT · by upchuck · 9 replies
    email | Mar 21, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Four recent news stories caused me to think about the current political environment, and how we increasingly reframe news to fit our ideological understanding of the world. It seems that more and more, information means something totally different to people depending on their outlook – to the point that people with differing political positions can appear to be living in alternate realities. Consider how some might react to these four unrelated, recent events: 1. The Daily Caller reported on March 15 that 2 million Americans got off food stamps in President Trump’s first year. Citing a recent assessment by the...
  • Peter Thiel: Europe is cracking down on Silicon Valley out of 'jealousy'

    03/20/2018 8:58:03 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mar 2018 | Olivia Solon
    European regulators are clamping down on Silicon Valley companies because they are “jealous” of the success of the technology industry in the US, according to PayPal co-founder and investor Peter Thiel. Speaking about the looming threat of regulation for these companies, Thiel said that the “threat is probably greater in Europe” and there are “good reasons and bad reasons”. “The good reasons are these privacy concerns and the bad reasons are there are no successful tech companies in Europe and they are jealous of the US so they are punishing us,” he said at the Economic Club of New York...
  • Defense Agency To Begin Moving Classified Data to Amazon's Secret Cloud After Protest

    03/13/2018 8:03:55 PM PDT · by slag · 30 replies
    .nextgov.com ^ | MARCH 13, 2018 12:19 PM ET | By Frank Konkel
    For the first time, the Defense Department will begin moving classified data and applications to Amazon Web Services’ Secret Region—the same cloud environment developed for the CIA and intelligence community several years ago. The Defense Department’s sole-source decision—a contract awarded without a full and open competition—was protested by Microsoft, which itself offers a variety of cloud services to the federal government.
  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Washington Post and the CIA (06/02/2017)

    03/09/2018 2:28:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Published: 06/02/2017 at 7:58 PM | Joseph Farah
    Joseph Farah It must be nice to be Jeff Bezos.How do you become one of the richest men in the world by founding a company that only recently gave a thought to profitability?Amazon has been around a long time. It’s one of the few Internet companies that was doing business 20 years ago, when I launched WorldNetDaily.com, now known as WND.com.But it was less than three years ago that Amazon began to achieve any profits to speak of. And, even today, you’d be shocked to know how high its revenues are and how relatively low its profits are. snip...
  • Why is Jeff Bezos building a giant ‘millennial' clock inside a mountain? [$42M!]

    02/21/2018 7:18:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.techradar.com ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | By Jamie Carter
    The Long Now Foundation’s clock is a symbol for multi-generational thinking Jeff Bezos wants us all to be good ancestors. The Amazon supremo just tweeted that installation has begun on one of his pet projects of the last decade, the 10,000 Year Clock, also called the Clock of the Long Now. Designed to stay accurate for that huge time period, the giant clock will tick once a year, moving its century hand every 100 years, and send out a cuckoo once a millennia – just 10 times in its life. And it costs US$ 42 million. What is Bezos thinking?...
  • Amazon Employees Are Very Interested in a Particular Article About Arlington(Virginia)

    02/20/2018 2:44:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 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...