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  • Analysts are speculating about Apple buying Disney: 'A tech/media juggernaut like no other'

    04/13/2017 10:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 13, 2017 | Rob Price
    Could Apple buy Disney? It would be a huge deal, worth hundreds of billions of dollars — and that's what analysts are speculating about on Thursday. Research from RBC Capital Markets says such a merger would produce a "tech/media juggernaut like no other" — the combination of the biggest tech company in the world and a near-century-old cultural titan. "The resultant company would be massive, with enough cash and balance sheet capacity to change the nature of the hardware, service, and content industries," the analysts wrote in a note to investors....
  • Trump Plans to Sign Repeal of Obama-Era Broadband Rules on Internet Privacy

    04/03/2017 11:51:10 AM PDT · by johnk · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1 Apr 2017 | SEAN MORAN
    Breitbart News spoke with Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment, about his organization’s opposition to the FCC’s broadband privacy rule. Kerpen told Breitbart News that the criticism against removing this regulation is unwarranted. “This is a deliberate disinformation campaign from the usual suspects from the tech-left and the media, and they’re completely misrepresenting the issue, and the conservatives are falling for the fake news narrative,” he told Breitbart News. “Up until 2015, the FTC protected consumer privacy, and then the FCC Net Neutrality order eviscerated the consumer protections at the FTC by pre-empting FTC’s jurisdiction. The FCC then came around...
  • Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble ousted from Monopoly board game

    03/17/2017 7:52:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2017 10:01 AM EDT | Wayne Parry
    Monopoly is making changes: The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game. In their place this fall will be a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky. …
  • Bernie Sanders: Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal

    03/10/2017 8:32:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 March 2017 | Bernie Sanders
    Donald J. Trump told the American people during his presidential campaign, “This country is being drained of its jobs and its money because we have stupid people making bad deals.” He promised to make better deals, ones in which we would win so much we “may even get tired of winning.” Now his administration, through the Army, is on the brink of making a bad deal, giving a French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, the exclusive license to patents and thus a monopoly to sell a vaccine against the Zika virus. If Mr. Trump allows this deal, Sanofi will be able to...
  • Monopoly is ditching the thimble, a token of the past (Freeper assistance needed)

    02/17/2017 6:13:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    PBS ^ | February 16, 2017 | Michael Rios
    It’s game over for Monopoly’s iconic thimble token. Hasbro, Inc. announced the classic game piece will not be part of an updated version of the board game. In January, the company launched a worldwide vote, asking fans to pick eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the game. Fans were allowed to choose from more than 50 game pieces, including current and new tokens. Some of the new options included a rubber duck, a bunny slipper and an emoji.
  • 'Jerusalem Monopoly' headed to a toy store near you

    12/11/2016 5:55:29 PM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/16 | Gary Willig
    Special Jerusalem-based version of popular board game Monopoly arrives as city prepares to celebrate 50 years since reunification. Jerusalem has been fought over for millennia, and continues to be to this day. The struggles have often turned violent, as the city has been battled over by many civilizations, including the Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Ottomans. Through it all, the Jewish people have never forgotten their connection to Jerusalem. Now families can play for control of the holy city from the comfort of their living rooms. Kodkod, which produces Monopoly games in Israel, has announced that it is creating...
  • Trump's win isn't the end, says Levin. Time to hold this new 'GOP monopoly' accountable

    11/11/2016 1:54:46 PM PST · by 198ml · 107 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/9/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Wednesday night on the “Mark Levin Show,” Conservative Review’s Editor-in-Chief addressed the historic election that swept Republicans into power and placed Donald Trump in the White House. Levin offered his congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump, but he reminded his audience that it was not Trump who defeated Hillary Clinton. Rather, the constitutional conservatives who went forth and voted for him are the real victors.
  • Syngenta-ChemChina deal faces delay

    11/01/2016 6:59:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Agriculture Wire (origninal article from Black Sea Grain) ^ | 1 November 2016 | UkrAgroConsult (original article)
    Although considerable progress has been made on the regulatory front concerning ChemChina’s $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta, the transaction now is not expected to close by the end of the year, said Erik Fyrwald, chief executive officer of Syngenta. “We achieved national security clearance from CFIUS in the U.S. and anti-trust clearance from a total of 11 regulatory authorities,” Fyrwald said during an Oct. 25 conference call with analysts. “The key outstanding anti-trust approvals are the E.U., for which we filed on Sept. 23, and the U.S., where we are ready to file, subject to updated feedback from the FTC,...
  • ‘I’m Not Ashamed’ producer considering suing Google for anti-Christian bias

    10/29/2016 7:59:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2016 | Tom Quimby
    Politicians in Washington aren’t going to care much right now about a movie depicting the short life of a Christian girl, according to film producer Chuck Howard. But that’s not going to stop the Nashville resident from trying to motivate lawmakers to take on Google and dismantle what he says has become a biased media monopoly. ... faith-based film “I’m Not Ashamed,” .. film’s trailer garnered over 5 million views before YouTube removed the channel nearly a year ago. The channel was recently reinstated after The Hollywood Reporter contacted YouTube about the incident. However, the channel was hit with a...
  • Sanders joins Trump in opposition to AT&T-Time Warner deal

    10/24/2016 5:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | October 25, 2016 | Web Team in New Delhi
    Just a day after the Republican Party candidate in the US presidential elections, Donald Trump, opposed the AT&T’s proposed $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner Inc, Vermont Senator and Democratic Party leader, Bernie Sanders joined the similar call. Sanders, on Sunday, joined the political opposition to the mega deal by demanding the Obama administration to kill it. He tweeted that:(TWEET-AT-LINK) The buy out of Time Warner Inc — a media and entertainment conglomerate which also owns media organisations like CNN — by AT&T — a telecommunications behemoth — at $85.4 billion is considered one of the largest in the...
  • Outdoor giant Bass Pro Shops to acquire rival Cabela's for $5.5B

    10/03/2016 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 95 replies
    The Chicago Tribune‎ ^ | October 03, 2016 | Tribune news services
    Outdoor gear giants Bass Pro and Cabela's will combine in $5.5 billion deal announced Monday. The deal will give Cabela's shareholders $65.50 cash per share, but it creates uncertainty about jobs in the retailer's home state of Nebraska. The combined companies plan to keep some operations in Sidney and Lincoln, Nebraska, but it's not immediately clear how many jobs might be lost. Bass Pro CEO Johnny Morris says he hopes to continue growing the Cabela's brand alongside his own Springfield, Missouri, based chain.
  • I Told You So: Health Care, ACA

    08/20/2016 9:14:02 AM PDT · by BDParrish · 16 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | August 18,2016 | Karl Denninger
    This rate of acceleration will, as I have repeatedly pointed out, bankrupt the Federal Government within the next administration's term. It will in fact exceed all current federal spending within the next 10 years. Neither of these events will actually come to pass because you cannot have a government when you can't pay the light bill in Washington DC. There is exactly one way to stop this from happening and that is to start prosecuting and imprisoning, right now, each and every instance of price-fixing (Sherman/Clayton), attempts to monopolize markets (Sherman/Clayton again), pricing discrimination of like kind and quantity for...
  • Latest Version of Monopoly is Called 'Ultimate Banking' and is Completely Cashless

    02/17/2016 7:06:02 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 2/16/2016 | Michael Krieger
    The war on cash has been in the works for a very, very long time, but the propaganda campaign to convince an always gullible public to accearnest late last spring. For example, here are a few excerpts from the post, Martin Armstrong Reports on a Secret Meeting in London to Ban Cash:
  • Monopoly Ultimate Banking goes cashless to oust the family cheat

    02/16/2016 2:10:20 PM PST · by EBH · 11 replies
    Trusted Reviews ^ | 15 February 2016 | Chris Smith
    If you've never come close to murdering members of your own family over a friendly game of Monopoly, you're probably doing it wrong. We don't think we've ever played a game where someone didn't have a hidden stash of cash, tried to swipe a C-Note while no-one is looking or bargained for their lives, prolonging the agony for way longer than necessary. Now a new version of the game is seeking to settle those dangerously vociferous arguments once and for all by doing away with paper money altogether and bringing the game into a digital age. The Monopoly Ultimate Banking...
  • Progressivism and propaganda - the game of Monopoly

    12/18/2015 10:45:04 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    Long before progressives used video games as a vehicle for their embedded message, Long before progressives used TV shows as a vehicle for their embedded message, Long before progressives used hollywood as a vehicle for their embedded message, There was Monopoly. More specifically, the original name of Monopoly was The Landlord's Game. To be fair to the Parker Brothers, they did(probably) do some watering down of the original agenda. But much of the original framework remains. Have you ever asked yourself why there are railroads on the board? That's a remnant of the war on trusts; the war on the...
  • The Landlord's Game

    12/18/2015 9:54:42 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Land and Freedom: An International Record of Single Tax Progress, Volume 2 | 1904 | Lizzie J. Magie
    THE LANDLORDS' GAME-AN INTERESTING INVENTION OF A YOUNG LADY IN WASHINGTON BY WHICH CHILDREN AT THEIR PLAY MAY BE TAUGHT THE TRUE LAWS OF ECONOMICS. Miss Lizzie J. Magie, a single taxer of Washington, D. C., has invented an ingenious game, played with checkers and dice as is parcheesi, and thus describes it for the REVIEW : "It is a practical demonstration of the present system of land-grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences," says Miss Magie. "It might well have been called the 'Game of Life,' as it contains all the elements of success and failure in the...
  • Outbox vs. USPS: How the Post Office Killed Digital Mail

    12/07/2015 9:05:29 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    InsideSources ^ | April 28, 2014 | Derek Khanna
    Evan Baehr and Will Davis, were summoned to Washington for a meeting with the Postmaster General. Evan and Will wondered what it could be, "They must have seen the recent coverage in CNBC, maybe they'll help our company expand?" Or, "maybe they wanted the traditional photo opportunity and positive media buzz that political actors care so much about. Surely their company made the Post Office look good, right?" But when the Postmaster General came out to meet them, the stark reality became clear, they weren't interested in a photo-op.As Evan and Will describe it: "This 30-minute meeting was the end...
  • Debt ceiling lifted, and the same day, debt jumps $339B

    11/03/2015 5:01:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/3/2015 | PETE KASPEROWICZ
    The U.S. national debt jumped $339 billion on Monday, the same day President Obama signed into law legislation suspending the debt ceiling. That legislation allowed the government to borrow as much as it wants above the $18.1 trillion debt ceiling that had been in place. The website that reports the exact tally of the debt said the U.S. government owed $18.153 trillion last Friday, and said that number surged to $18.492 on Monday. The increase reflects an increasingly common pattern that can be seen in the total U.S. debt level when the debt ceiling is reached.
  • A Historical Perspective: The Banking Monopoly

    10/21/2015 4:35:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Banking Swindle ^ | 02/20/2014 | Stack Jones
    In 1913, the U.S. Congress passed a bill called the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. This bill allowed an independent group to privatize, and take control of America’s monetary system. The Federal Reserve Bank’s name was chosen to deceive the American people into believing that it is a branch of the U.S. government. It isn’t. This privately held monopoly gives great power to a handful of international bankers ... The Federal Reserve has no reserves. The name was created prior to the Federal Reserve Act being passed in 1913. This was done to make Americans believe the U.S. banking system...
  • Budweiser, Miller beer owners craft a $106 billion merger deal [Obamanomics]

    10/13/2015 4:42:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 10/13/15
    The sixth time was the charm as British-based brewer SABMiller on Tuesday accepted in principle a $106 billion takeover offer from Anheuser Busch InBev that will create the world's biggest beer company and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.