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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

People would just shrug, I think: Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the Hungarian capital Budapest against plans to tax internet use in the biggest anti-government demonstration for years. Huge crowds gathered in the capital’s main squares and there were smaller rallies in six other cities. The government has drafted a law which […]

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Seriously, they’re just finding this out? People in the media must not know any normal working people: A year-long investigation by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) raises questions about a well-known visa program setup to recruit foreign workers to the US: Is it indentured servitude in the high […]

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Wow, this sounds like the same corporate stance the shitty Journal-Register chain I once worked for had. The ed board was told they had to endorse Bush — “or no one.” Personally, I have never seen an election swayed by an endorsement, but they sure do look persuasive in those TV ads, right? This is […]

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It no longer takes my address, which is on the eastern end of my street. Instead, it keeps putting me on the western side, which is halfway across the city.

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Rocket explosion

Just want to point out this Antares rocket on the International Space Station supply mission was outsourced to private industry. Way to go, guys! This video was taken from a passing plane.

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Link: Mortgage Misreporting Widespread and Intentional, Study Shows

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Especially after reading this: Verizon Wireless has been subtly altering the web traffic of its wireless customers for the past two years, inserting a string of about 50 letters, numbers, and characters into data flowing between these customers and the websites they visit. The company—one the country’s largest wireless carriers, providing cell phone service for […]

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I’ve noticed this — I’ve been getting all kinds of charges for things I was never charged for before! Gee, if only we had politicians that could actually fix this: Leo Boudreau of Massachusetts was thrilled to find a psychologist in his insurance network to treat his teenage daughter for emotional stress related to a […]

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Just shut up and take it: October 21, 2014 | Xui Lui has been paying taxes on her condo in Norcross, Ga., since she bought it with cash in 2011. Or at least she was led to believe that. City records show that Lui has paid county taxes and the city tax every year except […]

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I’m sure it’ll all be fine, and that the state regulators were doing their job. Ha ha, just kidding! WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday. North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has […]

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