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Worker Co-Ops Are Wildly Successful But U.S. Media Ignores them
Post Date: 2018-05-21 08:37:37 by A Pole
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In 1967, the CIA Created the Label "Conspiracy Theorists" ... to Attack Anyone Who Challenges the "Official" Narrative
Post Date: 2018-05-18 05:56:01 by Deckard
Conspiracy Theorists USED TO Be Accepted As NormalDemocracy and free market capitalism were founded on conspiracy theories.The Magna Carta, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and other founding Western documents were based on conspiracy theories. Greek democracy and free market capitalism were also based on conspiracy theories.But those were the bad old days
Things have now changed.The CIA Coined the Term Conspiracy Theorist In 1967That all changed in the 1960s.Specifically, in April 1967, the CIA wrote a dispatch which coined the term conspiracy theories
and recommended methods for discrediting such theories. The dispatch was marked ...
Irate Woman Denied Restroom Access Defecates On Floor, Then Throws It At Staff
Post Date: 2018-05-17 03:00:22 by Tooconservative
A woman who was reportedly denied access to the restroom at a Canadian Tim Hortons restaurant on Wednesday decided to go anyway right on the floor in front of staff, customers and a surveillance camera. But that wasnt the worst part. The silent video posted by Liveleak shows the woman getting into a verbal confrontation with staff before backing up, squatting, doing her business right on the floor, then picking it up and throwing it across the counter before exiting the restaurant. According to The Province, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Holly Largy confirmed that officials were called regarding the incident and the woman was arrested and and released. ...
Make China great again? We must find a way to save Chinese jobs at ZTE, says Trump
Post Date: 2018-05-14 12:14:45 by Tooconservative
Theres a strategy here, I think, but hoo boy is it weird watching President MAGA tweet about the importance of saving Chinese jobs. Especially when those jobs are at a telecom company which has been accused repeatedly of acting as a surveillance arm of the Chinese government. Members of Congress have been calling ZTE a national security threat since the end of Obamas first term. The Pentagon has banned military bases from selling the companys phones and U.S. intel honchos publicly warned American citizens against using them a few months ago. Now heres Trump, the great protectionist, a man who was threatening China with $100 billion in new tariffs five weeks ago, ...
China is mining data from workers’ brains to spot depressed employees
Post Date: 2018-04-30 11:48:49 by Willie Green
China is mining data directly from workers' brains using mind-reading hats to spot emotional and depressed employeesChina is monitoring the brain activity of employees in its factories and militaryThe technology works by placing wireless sensors in workers' hats or capsWhen combined with AI, the gadgets can spot workplace rage and anxietyEmployers use this 'emotional surveillance technology' to boost productivity and profits by tweaking workflowsChina is monitoring the brain activity of employees in its factories, state-owned enterprises and military on an 'industrial scale'.The technology works by placing wireless sensors in workers' hats or caps that when ...
Goldman Sachs Report Warns Pharma Companies That Curing Disease Is Bad For Business
Post Date: 2018-04-30 06:23:23 by Deckard
Free Thought Project by John Vibes There has always been some suspicion that pharmaceutical companies would rather keep people sick and on drugs than cure them in one shot and lose the ability to create return customers. Although the massive motive here is easy to see, with the industry bringing in over $453 billion in the United States alone in 2017, many people have a hard time considering that these companies dont have their customers best interest at heart. The idea that these companies would want to keep us sick is dismissed by many as a conspiracy theory, but lets not forget that these companies and their high-level investors ...
Airlines Know You Hate the Airport, and Are Trying to Do Something About It
Post Date: 2018-04-12 09:35:41 by Willie Green
Competition between airlines is heating up over airport expansion plans. American Airlines Group Inc. signed on last month to a $8.5 billion renovation at OHare International Airport after bristling for months at what it argued was preferential treatment for the Chicago gateways largest tenant, United Continental Holdings Inc. American, United and other carriers at OHare agreed to new airport leases that will underpin funding plans for an expansion that is being mirrored at other big hubs across the country. From Los Angeles to New York to Atlanta and dozens of other airports, airlines and local officials are planning $100 billion in renovations over the next few ...
Former Speaker Of U.S. House Of Representatives Lights Up A Cannabis Company
Post Date: 2018-04-12 09:22:24 by Willie Green
By now its no secret the former Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, excitingly, is an advisor to a cannabis company that owns and operates medical marijuana production and retail facilities. As an investment firm established in 2014, High Street Capital Partners, LLC, (HSC), quickly invested in the medical marijuana industry. Over the past four years, the company provided capital to cannabis operations across the U.S. At the end of 2017 HSC decided to pursue a strategy that changed not only the company's direction from mere investment to outright ownership, but also changed its name in March 2018 to Acreage Holdings (AH). ...
U.S. Trade Deficit with China Has Eliminated at Least 3.4M American Jobs
Post Date: 2018-04-05 19:30:09 by 3-Dee
U.S. Trade Deficit with China Has Eliminated at Least 3.4M American Jobs by John Binder 5 Apr 2018 The United States trade deficit with China has eliminated at least 3.5 million American jobs since 2001, data reveals. As President Trump is set to release a package of $50 billion worth of tariffs and restrictions on Chinese investments, the U.S. goods trade deficit with China remains at $29.3 billion. Since 2001, free trade with China has cost millions of Americans their jobs. For example, in a report by the Economic Policy Institute, between 2001 and 2015, about 3.4 million U.S. jobs were lost due to the countrys trade deficit with China. Of the 3.4 million U.S. jobs ...
California threatens Weedmaps over promotion of illegal cannabis shops
Post Date: 2018-03-28 17:10:03 by misterwhite
Californias cannabis czar issued a cease and desist order to Weedmaps, directing the Irvine internet company that maps marijuana dispensaries to immediately stop promoting businesses that dont have state licenses. You are aiding and abetting in violation of state cannabis laws, states the letter from Lori Ajax, chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control. If the company doesnt immediately drop advertisements for unlicensed businesses, Ajax said Weedmaps could face criminal and civil penalties, including civil fines for each illegal ad. The warning is the only cease and desist letter sent by the state to an advertising company, according to bureau spokesman Alex ...
Citigroup Announces Gun Control Requirements for Clients and Small Businesses
Post Date: 2018-03-25 17:27:34 by 3-Dee
Citi group, the fourth-largest bank in the United States, has announced it will no longer do business with clients that do not meet a host of progressive gun control requirements, none of which are mandated by federal law. In a blog post, Citi group announced: Under this new policy, we will require new retail sector clients or partners to adhere to these best practices: (1) they dont sell firearms to someone who hasnt passed a background check, (2) they restrict the sale of firearms for individuals under 21 years of age, and (3) they dont sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines. This policy will apply across the firm, including to small business, commercial and ...
Study: Calif. Pot Industry Staying Illegal to Escape State’s High Taxes, Onerous Regulations
Post Date: 2018-03-11 13:21:20 by misterwhite
Californias trademark high taxes and overwhelming, onerous, costly and confusing regulations are preventing the state from reaping the revenue benefits of legalizing the $7 billion marijuana market, a new study by the California Growers Association concludes. As of Thursday, Californias Bureau of Cannabis Control has sent about 980 warning letters to unlicensed pot sellers and ordered a marketing company to stop advertising vendors who dont have permits, Bureau Chief of Communications Alex Traverso told CNSNews.com. Less than one percent (0.78%) of the states 68,150 marijuana growers have obtained licenses, and as little as 25 percent of the cannabis consumed in ...
Trump’s Tariff Turducken
Post Date: 2018-03-08 07:53:42 by Deckard
Trump is getting heat for his threat to impose tariffs on imported cars in order to help American car companies. But what about all the American cars built outside America?And what about the import brands that build their cars here?GM and Ford and FiatChrysler have plants in Mexico. The American 1500 series trucks they build there are shipped here. They are objectively imported. Should they be tariffized?Toyota has a yuge operation in California. Nissan builds its trucks in Tennessee. Honda has plants in Ohio. BMW builds SUVS in South Carolina. Are these imported cars? Should they receive protection from the foreign competition ...
Top 10 traits of a good tester
Post Date: 2018-03-02 03:53:39 by A Pole
hen we start our career, we all start as an empty box, eager to learn and start earning handsome money to spend and start family. We set our goals and start working towards the goal and adding things to the box. We introspect to find where we are in the scale when it comes to our goal. Click for Full Text!
Buffett Makes Fools of the Experts
Post Date: 2018-02-28 09:43:27 by Tooconservative
In 2007, Warren Buffett took a $1 million bet on an investment. He won. In his annual letter to Berkshire-Hathaway investors, made public on Saturday, he detailed the wagers final tallies. Here was Buffetts original bet: Over a ten-year period commencing on January 1, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2017, the S&P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds, when performance is measured on a basis net of fees, costs and expenses. He wagered, in other words, that if he placed his money in a fund that simply tracks the 500 largest stocks in the United States, he would come out ahead of someone who places the same amount of money with any combination ...
Newsweek is unable to pay its bills, faces eviction
Post Date: 2018-02-27 21:04:29 by Tooconservative
When we checked in with Newsweek last week, the magazine had just published a news article critical of the magazines owners. That article only saw the light of day after a number of reporters and editors threatened to quit if it were spiked. It came after two top editors were fired and a raid based on an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney. Today, the Daily Beast reports the struggling magazine is unable to pay its rent and may face eviction. Guardian Life Insurance, the sub-landlord for the companys downtown Manhattan office, informed International Business Times Inc. in late November that it owed several hundred thousand dollars representing unpaid, ...
A Million Dollars a Minute
Post Date: 2018-02-15 23:12:18 by U don't know me
A Million Dollars a Minute By Andrew P. Napolitano February 15, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - Imagine you open the faucet of your kitchen sink expecting water and instead out comes cash. Now imagine that it comes out at the rate of $1 million a minute. You call your plumber, who thinks youre crazy. To get you off the phone, he opines that it is your sink and therefore must be your money. So you spend it wildly. Then you realize that the money wasnt yours and you owe it back. Now imagine that this happens every minute of every day for the next three years. At the end of the three years, you owe back more than $6 trillion. So you borrow $6 trillion to pay back ...
'Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal': Employees say Whole Foods is using 'scorecards' to punish them
Post Date: 2018-02-11 09:43:35 by 3-Dee
'Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal': Employees say Whole Foods is using 'scorecards' to punish them Whole Foods uses checklists called "scorecards" and tests called "walks" to ensure stores comply with a new inventory-management system. Employees say the system has crushed morale and led to widespread food shortages. "The stress has created such a tense working environment," a supervisor at a West Coast Whole Foods store said. "Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal." Many employees at both the corporate and the store levels don't understand how OTS works, employees said. Whole Foods has a new ...
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Post Date: 2018-02-09 07:55:59 by A K A Stone
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Lies, Lies & OMG More Lies
Post Date: 2018-02-06 13:20:16 by U don't know me
Lies, Lies & OMG More Lies By Jim Quinn The Burning Platform February 6, 2018 There are three types of lies lies, damn lies, and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli Every month the government apparatchiks at the Bureau of Lies and Scams (BLS) dutifully announces inflation is still running below 2%. Janet Yellen then gives a speech where she notes her concern inflation is too low and she needs to keep interest rates near zero to save humanity from the scourge of too low inflation. I dont know how I could survive without 2% inflation reducing my purchasing power. This week they reported year over year inflation of 1.9%. Just right to keep Janet from raising ...
Bitcoin price falls below $6,000 as banker signals crackdown
Post Date: 2018-02-06 07:58:17 by Gatlin
The price of bitcoin fell below $6,000 (£4,300) for the first time this year as a leading central banker said it posed a threat to financial stability and signalled a global clampdown on the cryptocurrency. The new head of the Bank for International Settlements, Augustine Carstens, said bitcoin had become a combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster that threatened to undermine public trust in central banks. If authorities do not act pre-emptively, cryptocurrencies could become more interconnected with the main financial system and become a threat to financial stability, he said, speaking at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. ...
Senate to spotlight virtual currencies as bitcoin plunges
Post Date: 2018-02-06 02:43:30 by Gatlin
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Digital currencies such as bitcoin will be in the spotlight again on Tuesday as lawmakers in the U.S. Senate question top markets watchdogs over how to better regulate the highly volatile and risky emerging asset class. Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will give testimony to the Senate Banking Committee amid growing global unease about the risks virtual currencies pose to investors and the financial system. The hearing follows a rout in the price of bitcoin, which plunged more than 15 percent to near a three-month low on Monday on concerns ...
History Is Repeating for Bitcoin
Post Date: 2018-02-04 23:31:58 by Gatlin
The tail end of 2017 represented the height of Bitcoin-mania. References to the virtual currency were everywhere, and the meme HODL (short for holding in the Bitcoin community) became almost as ubiquitous as FANG -- short for Action Alerts PLUS holding Facebook (FB) , Trifecta Stocks name Amazon (AMZN) , Netflix (NFLX) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) . Now that bitcoin has reversed course, the excitement is fading. However, for those who have been following bitcoin for years, the current sequence of events seems familiar. Back in 2013, after trading quietly for years, bitcoin roared from below $100 to above $1000. What happened? Prior to that time, most people simply weren't aware ...
Major Banks Ban Buying Bitcoin With Your Credit Card
Post Date: 2018-02-04 23:18:39 by Gatlin
Most major U.S. credit card issuers have now banned the use of their cards to buy Bitcoin or other digital currencies, in a move intended to decrease both financial and legal risk. Bank of America began blocking cryptocurrency purchases on Friday, according to Bloomberg. JPMorgan did the same on Saturday. Citigroup also says it is halting cryptocurrency purchases on credit, and Capital One and Discover had already enacted their own bans. That means all of the top five credit card issuers have announced or implemented bans. The moves are above all in the banks self-interest. As Fortune previously reported, the mania surrounding cryptocurrency late last year appears to have motivated ...
Facebook is banning all ads promoting cryptocurrencies — including bitcoin and ICOs
Post Date: 2018-02-04 22:42:25 by Gatlin
Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the company is calling financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.That means no advertiser even those that operate legal, legitimate businesses will be able to promote things like bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings ICOs for short or binary options, according to a Facebook blog post. That also means that crypto-genius James Altucher, whose ads have appeared all over the internet and have become a meme of sorts for the entire ...
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