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  • APPLE, NIKE LOBBY AGAINST CRACKING DOWN ON FORCED LABOR SUPPLIERS IN CHINA

    11/30/2020 2:32:50 PM PST · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    Outkick ^ | 11/30/2020 | Bobby Burack
    LeBron James would be proud. The New York Times reports that Apple, Nike, and Coca-Cola are among the many global companies and business groups lobbying Congress to weaken a bipartisan bill that cracks down on human rights abuses and forced labor in China. “The bill also targets so-called poverty alleviation and pairing programs that ship Muslims from impoverished areas to work in factories elsewhere, which human rights groups say are often coercive.” For human rights supporters, the bill is great news. For companies that care about their bottom line first, it’s terrible. The legislation, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act,...
  • Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

    10/20/2020 10:04:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 20 | By Theodore Schleifer
    A little-known Democratic super PAC backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest donors is quietly unleashing a torrent of television spending in the final weeks of the presidential campaign in a last-minute attempt to oust President Donald Trump, Recode has learned. The barrage of late money — which includes at least $22 million from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz — figures among one of the most expensive and aggressive plays yet by tech billionaires, who have spent years studying how to maximize the return they get from each additional dollar they spend on politics. Moskovitz is placing his single biggest public...
  • Lincoln Project targets Senate races in Alaska, Maine, Montana with $4M ad buy

    07/29/2020 10:44:19 AM PDT · by RandFan · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29 | BY JULIA MANCHESTER
    The Lincoln Project, a GOP anti-Trump group, on Wednesday launched a $4 million ad buy targeting Senate contests in Maine, Alaska and Montana. The buy, which was first reported by Axios, will air for seven to 10 days in key markets in the three states. The ads in Alaska and Maine express support for challengers to Republican incumbent Sens. Steve Daines (Mont.) and Dan Sullivan (Alaska). The spots are dubbed "Real" in Alaska and "Strong" in Montana. The group endorsed Democrat Al Gross in its ad in Alaska ahead of the state's Democratic and independent primary on Aug. 18. Meanwhile,...
  • Coronavirus: Bill Gates condemns Donald Trump for stopping US payments to World Health Organisation

    04/15/2020 1:27:58 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 93 replies
    sky.com ^ | 15 April 2020 | By Sharon Marris,
    Bill Gates has said Donald Trump's decision to stop US funding of the World Health Organisation "during a world health crisis" is as "dangerous as it sounds". The Microsoft founder tweeted:"Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever."
  • Warren Buffett Laments SJW Companies: ‘This Is the Shareholders’ Money’

    01/02/2020 10:41:26 PM PST · by aquila48 · 37 replies
    Money&Markets ^ | Jan 2, 2020 | JT Crowe
    "Legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway founder and CEO Warren Buffett said it’s high time companies stop acting as moral arbiters, social activists and SJWs — social justice warriors — and instead focus their efforts on their primary responsibility: making money for their shareholders. This comes alongside the announcement that Berkshire Hathaway is pouring about $30 billion into wind turbines and infrastructure in Iowa. The plan, according to Buffett, is to turn the state into “the wind capital of the world, the Saudi Arabia of wind.” Among the corporate consensus these days is a call to be “doing well by doing...
  • Megabillionaire Mark Zuckerberg on Billionaires: ‘No One Deserves that Much Money’

    10/05/2019 7:10:18 AM PDT · by abb · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 4, 2019 | Lucas Nolan
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is worth an estimated $69 billion, stated in a recent internal Q&A that he sympathizes with Bernie Sanders’ view on billionaires, and agrees that “no one deserves to have that much money.” CNBC reports that during a livestreamed employee Q&A call this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed a number of topics including politics. Zuckerberg was asked to respond to Senator Bernie Sanders’s comment that billionaires should not exist, and gave a surprising answer given that Zuckerberg himself is worth $69 billion. “I understand where he’s coming from,” Zuckerberg said. “I don’t know that I...
  • Can Self-Regulation Save Facebook?

    08/21/2019 4:20:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2019 | Erich Reimer
    On Tuesday Facebook released the results of a study on bias within and by the platform against conservative perspectives and activity on the platform. It was led by former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and his team at corporate law firm Covington & Burling LLP.The report confirmed what many had already been experiencing firsthand in the years since social media has become central to global communications, business, governance, and interactivity – that many voices on the right felt subject to arbitrary purposefully targeted restrictions on their ability to operate freely within the terms of services of the platform.Senator Kyl and...
  • Bill Gates is no longer the second-richest person alive

    07/17/2019 5:55:53 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07-17-19 | Yaron Steinbuch
    He’s still in rarefied air, but Bill Gates is no longer the world’s second-richest person. For the first time in the seven-year history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the Microsoft co-founder dropped to the No. 3 slot — giving way to France’s Bernard Arnault on Tuesday, Bloomberg News reports. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos still occupies the top spot in the exclusive club. Arnault, the CEO of luxury goods maker LVMH, has a net worth of about $107.6 billion, having added $39 billion to his fortune in the past year — the largest individual gain by far among the 500 people...
  • Beto apologizes to campaign staff: ‘I was a giant asshole to be around sometimes’

    05/28/2019 9:01:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    FULL TITLE: Beto Apologizes To Campaign Staff: ‘I Was A Giant Asshole To Be Around Sometimes’ 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke apologized to his campaign staff for being a “giant asshole” at times during his failed Senate bid, video released Tuesday shows. In “Running with Beto,” a documentary premiering Tuesday on HBO, O’Rourke gathered with a group of campaign staffers to thank them before giving his concession speech after losing to Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterm election. “I just feel very, very lucky, and I love you guys more than you’ll ever know,” O’Rourke said in...
  • CEOs descend on Washington demanding carbon price (only 11.65 years left)

    05/23/2019 2:04:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Chron ^ | 5/22/19 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Top officials from 75 companies descended on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to try to convince lawmakers to support the creation of a carbon price mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Among them were more than 20 companies from the Fortune 500, including brand names like Levi's, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi, along with European oil majors BP and Shell, who took meetings with Republicans and Democrats in Congress in a bid to increase momentum for legislation addressing climate change. **SNIP** At a press conference Wednesday, none of the executives gathered gave any chance to a carbon price passing...
  • Untold Stories: The American Workers Replaced by the H-1B Visa Program

    05/06/2019 2:57:50 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 69 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 04 May 2019 | Matthew Sussis
    Eleven Americans explain how Big Tech’s cheap foreign labor cost them their livelihoods.
  • Facebook, Google Pour Big Money Into Lobbying Congress While Blacklisting Conservatives

    05/04/2019 9:39:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2019 | Sean Moran
    Facebook and Google increasingly influence Congress as the social media giants censor conservative and alternative voices, dominate the Internet, and violate Americans’ privacy. Facebook announced on Thursday that they have banned several conservative personalities such as Infowars host Alex Jones, Infowars contributor and YouTube personality Paul Joseph Watson, journalist and activist Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulus. The social media giant also banned Louis Farrakhan from its platforms. Facebook said that they banned these personalities because they were “dangerous.” Amid calls for greater regulation of social media companies’ potential anticompetitive behavior, censorship of conservative and alternative voices, and privacy violations, Facebook...
  • SpaceX's Raptor Engine Hits Power Level for Starship Launches, Elon Musk Says

    02/11/2019 9:00:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Space.com ^ | February 11, 2019 04:03pm ET | Meghan Bartels,
    The Raptor engine is designed to power the spaceship currently known as Starship as part of the rocket assembly currently known as Super Heavy (previously dubbed the BFR). The first Raptor test fire took place in September 2016, when the company was targeting an uncrewed Mars launch in 2018. Three Raptor engines like this one are built in to the Starship Hopper, which has been under construction in Texas and which SpaceX will use to begin testing the rocket technology in real life. SpaceX plans to assemble 31 Raptor engines into the Super Heavy rockets, with another seven Raptors on...
  • Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else

    02/09/2019 4:47:18 AM PST · by free_life · 13 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Feb 8/2019 | Glenn Greenwald
    Full tile: Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else IF BEZOS WERE the political victim of surveillance state abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic. That’s because Amazon, the company that has made Bezos the planet’s richest human being, is a critical partner for the U.S. Government in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling surveillance state. Indeed, one of the largest components of Amazon’s business, and thus one of the most important sources of Bezos’ vast wealth and power, is working with...
  • Food Makers Invent Brands for Only Amazon to Sell

    01/25/2019 3:30:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 25, 2019 | Annie Gasparro and Laura Stevens
    To build a big line of exclusive products on its site, Amazon.com Inc. is pushing other brand manufacturers to do most of the work. The online retail giant is asking consumer-goods companies to create brands exclusively for Amazon after finding that developing them on its own is too costly and time-consuming, according to people familiar with the strategy. Equal sweeteners and nutrition brand GNC are among the first to launch products through an accelerator program Amazon launched last year to outsource the work. Mattress maker Tuft & Needle also recently created a new brand called Nod exclusively for Amazon. Amazon’s...
  • BLOWBACK OVER 'WE BELIEVE' AD SUGGESTS GILLETTE IS NO NIKE

    01/22/2019 9:09:58 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 43 replies
    Ad Age ^ | 1/22/19 | by Jack Neff
    P&G Brand Director Pankaj Bhalla tells Ad Age its goal was to provoke conversation, so Gillette no doubt expected polarization. And this is, after all, an era when brands increasingly take a stand on social issues, as Nike did with a ballsy campaign that sided with Colin Kaepernick on the issue of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. But there's one glaring difference between Nike and Gillette: Nike's primary customers are young urban millennials who support brands that stand up for causes and tend to sympathize with Kaepernick's protest. Many of the customers for Gillette, a 117-year-old brand, are...
  • ‘Isn’t that ILLEGAL?!’ Beto O’Rourke shares photo to prove he voted and Ben Shapiro has QUESTIONS

    11/06/2018 9:12:23 AM PST · by DFG · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/06/2018 | Sam J
    Awww how adorable, Beto O’Rourke voted and so did his wife … wait, and his kids?
  • Fashion Magazines Indoctrinating Young Women To Vote Left

    11/06/2018 6:52:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Fashion and beauty magazines are struggling to stay relevant these days. With young women turning to Instagram and YouTube for style tips, print magazines are becoming a dying breed. In a plaintive attempt to remain connected, fashion and beauty magazines rushed into politics to cling for dear life. But not just politics — socialism, to be exact. Some headlines from Vogue and Teen Vogue:April 11, 2018 - What “Capitalism” Is and How It Affects PeopleMay 10, 2018 - Who Is Karl Marx: Meet the Anti-Capitalist ScholarJune 25, 2018 - 28-Year-Old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Might Just Be the Future of the Democratic PartyOctober 15,...
  • Explosive Device Found Near George Soros’s Home in Westchester County

    10/22/2018 8:01:59 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/22/18 | Sarah Mervosh and William K. Rashbaum
    An explosive device was found on Monday near the Westchester County home of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist who is a favorite target of right-wing groups, according to a law enforcement official. The device did not explode on its own, and bomb squad technicians “proactively detonated” it, the official said.
  • Former Mayor Bloomberg changes party affiliation to Democrat

    10/10/2018 5:40:17 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 26 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 10/10/2018
    EWWWWWW YORK (WABC) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he has formally changed his voter registration to Democrat. The move is being seen as a possible step toward running for president in 2020. Bloomberg, 76, has recently said he is actively considering running for president as a Democrat. Changing his New York State voting registration is his most overt move to date toward a possible White House campaign.