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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

So sick of these businesses who can’t even extend human kindness to the people who help them make their money: Last week, a delivery driver for a restaurant in Napierville, Illinois made what he thought was a reasonable request–he needed time off to have cancer surgery. He says that his manager responded in about the […]

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No, really. They’re not even Swedish! They’re a “charity” that’s based in the Netherlands, allegedly to promote design and architecture. But they don’t spend much of their money – they seem to be a big old tax shelter: Ikea’s association with Swedishness and Swedish values is so ironic that one would be hard pressed to […]

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One can only hope, since he has no credibility and it would help defuse the tense situation in Ferguson: Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown on August 9, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, according to people close to […]

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Via the Intercept, a story we should all be watching: Coverage of the midterm elections has, understandably, focused on the shift in political power from Democrats toward Republicans. But behind the scenes, another major story has been playing out. Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of […]

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I’m glad I didn’t have girls, and I’m glad neither of my sons would have dreamed of joining a frat. Because this shit has always gone on, and people have always punished the women who report it. Rolling Stone: Sipping from a plastic cup, Jackie grimaced, then discreetly spilled her spiked punch onto the sludgy […]

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If this keeps up, I won’t have anyplace left to shop! Kmart will open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year and remain open for 42 hours, meaning that many employees will have to come to work to staff shifts. While the company says it tries to fill the slots with volunteers […]

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Do you suppose there is anyone in the entire country who’s surprised by this? I imagine even the nursery school set has caught on by now: From his desk in Lower Manhattan, a banker at Goldman Sachs thumbed through confidential documents — courtesy of a source inside the United States government. The banker came to […]

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Very interesting to those of us who are watching the Christie administration soap opera: As Chris Christie draws closer to a run for president, there’s intensifying scrutiny of donations flowing to his political organizations from executives at financial firms that manage ever-larger slices of New Jersey’s $80 billion state pension system. Now, the Christie political […]

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Here’s a “hit head on desk” moment for you! While their Senate colleagues were engaged in a fiery debate over the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline, the House on Tuesday quietly passed a bill that environmentalists say would hamper the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to use the best scientific information when crafting regulations to […]

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Senate vote on Keystone XL.

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