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  • Square trying to de-bank our company for having disagreeable political views on our web site

    04/30/2024 1:51:03 PM PDT · by kellymcneill · 24 replies
    I am the owner of which is a web site that allows people to find entertainment content (movies, tv shows, games, podcasts etc) that don't incorporate woke content. We have a donation mechanism (connected to square credit card processing) that allows people to offer money if they found our service useful. After having received an anonymous donation ($1) that (for some reason) raised a red flag in square's system by whomever it was that donated it, square was compelled to look more into our company and (most likely) the non-woke criteria we utilize to determine which shows get added...
  • Worldwide Cyber Attack? Outage of Payment Processing Affecting Square, CashApp, Apple Pay, and More

    09/08/2023 6:57:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/08/2023 | Megan Fox
    Square, a company that supplies point of sale (POS) systems to small businesses that allow for credit card processing, has been down all day Thursday, affecting users in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, France, and Spain. Square is one of the largest suppliers of POS systems to all kinds of businesses, like restaurants, salons, tattoo parlors, boutiques, and much more. According to the website, Square is “Trusted by millions of businesses worldwide.”Without the ability to process credit cards, many businesses have reported turning away customers who don’t have cash—or taking an enormous risk and writing down credit card...
  • Leaving PayPal? Here Are Your Christian Alternatives For Online Commerce

    11/08/2022 9:52:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Return to Tradition ^ | October 22, 2021 | Return to Tradition
    Leaving PayPal? Here Are Your Christian Alternatives For Online Commerce Christian and neutral alternatives to PayPal exist.
  • Superspreader Event: 200,000 People Pack Tiananmen Square for Birthday of Communist China

    10/03/2022 9:01:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2022 | FRANCES MARTEL
    China’s Communist Party boasted this weekend of packing Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, site of the party’s most famous massacre, with over 200,000 people to celebrate the fall of China to communism. The event follows a month in which as many as 70 cities and towns across China were forced into pandemic lockdowns, allegedly to prevent the spread of Chinese coronavirus. China is one of the few countries left in the world to respond to increasing rates of Chinese coronavirus cases by forcing cities full of millions of people into lockdowns, attracting criticism from the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and scaring away...
  • H&R Block Sues Square For Copyright Infringement As Jack Dorsey Changes Its Name To ‘Block’

    12/17/2021 3:31:11 AM PST · by DFG · 19 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 12/16/2021 | Ben Zeisloft
    Tax preparation company H&R Block is suing Block — formerly known as Square — for copyright infringement. Until the end of November, Jack Dorsey was the chief executive of both Twitter and Square. Upon Dorsey’s resignation from Twitter, Square — a financial services and digital payments company with many services that overlap those of H&R Block — changed its name to Block in recognition of its blockchain technology capabilities.
  • Climate change reshaped earth with extreme weather this year

    10/30/2021 11:47:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2021 | By SETH BORENSTEIN
    Fires raged. Rivers flooded. Ice melted. Droughts baked. Storms brewed. Temperatures soared. And people died. Climate change in 2021 reshaped life on planet Earth through extreme weather. World leaders are gathering in Scotland to try to accelerate the fight to curb climate change. So far, it’s not working, as the world keeps getting hotter and its weather more extreme, scientists and government officials say. They don’t have to point far back in time or far off for examples. There have been deadly floods in Belgium, Germany, China and Tennessee. Fire blazed in parts of the U.S. West, Greece and even...
  • Gunshots heard near George Floyd Square on anniversary of murder

    05/25/2021 10:37:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thehill ^ | 05/25/2021 | Olafimihhan Oshin
    Gunshots were heard near the intersection named after George Floyd in Minneapolis on the first anniversary of his murder. Video from the scene posted on Twitter by Associated Press journalist Phillip Crowther captured the shots, and the AP later reported the gunfire. Crowther said people were sheltering in place at the intersection.
  • COVID fight could return ‘to square one’: experts sound vaccines alarm

    05/21/2021 1:07:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/21/2021 | Reuters
    India’s export ban on COVID-19 shots risks dragging the battle against the pandemic “back to square one” unless wealthy nations step in to plug a gaping hole in the COVAX global vaccine-sharing scheme, health specialists said on Thursday. COVAX, which is critical for poorer countries, relies on AstraZeneca shots made by the Serum Institute of India, the world’s biggest maker of vaccines. It was already around 100 million doses short of where it had planned to be when India halted exports a month ago amid a surge in infections there.
  • Breaking: Video Shows The Moment A Woman And Child Were Shot By A Black Man In Times Square

    05/08/2021 5:10:49 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 29 replies
    USA Supreme ^ | 05.08.2021 | George Rowe
    Three people were hospitalized Saturday evening after a shooting in Times Square left the youngest victim, a 4-year-old girl, injured and started the NYPD on a manhunt for the gunman responsible. A senior NYPD official with direct knowledge of the investigation confirmed to NBC New York that all three victims were unintended targets of the shooting, and a preliminary investigation suggests none of them are related. The young girl was struck in the leg, a 24-year-old woman was hit in her thigh and a 44-year-old woman was shot in the foot, police said. All three victims were taken to nearby...
  • Minneapolis’ George Floyd Square features special instructions for White people

    04/22/2021 7:23:01 AM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/2021 | Bradford Betz
    White people wanting to visit George Floyd Square, the intersection where the 46-year-old Black man died last May, will need to heed special instructions. The intersection of E. 38th Street and Chicago Avenue – where a bystander recorded the now-famous video that showed then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck – was converted into a memorial and renamed George Floyd Square shortly after his death. A sign near the entrance of the Square welcomes visitors to "A Sacred Space for Community, Public Grief, and Protest." The sign notes that the area is where Floyd "took his...
  • Music Industry Calls Out Twitter’s Poor Moderation Before Congressional Hearing

    03/30/2021 5:08:43 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 15 replies
    Billboard via MSN ^ | March 25, 2021 | Michah Singleton
    The U.S. music industry’s leading trade organizations collectively slammed Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey for not taking down copyrighted material fast enough in a letter to Congress ahead of Thursday’s (Mar 25) hearing on disinformation on social media platforms. Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke during the hearing.The letter called out Twitter’s “failure to meet the most basic standards of responsible moderation with respect to other illegal activity — specifically, the rampant theft of creative works on its platform,” as the groups asked the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer...
  • California State Park Shop Believes Square Deactivated Account Over Replica Firearms

    02/11/2021 12:25:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 11, 2021 | Vicki Gonzalez
    A California state park concessionaire is accusing the contactless payment operator Square of abruptly deactivating their account without warning. The shop believes the misunderstanding involves the sale of non-firing replica firearms. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is the CEO of Square, Inc. The company began as a portable credit card reader geared toward small businesses. Columbia Booksellers and Variety Store is contracted with Columbia Historic State Park in Tuolumne County, which is a preserved 1850s gold rush town. “The building was built in 1854,” owner Michael Sharp said. “Columbia became a boomtown overnight and there were thousands of miners and prospectors...
  • Tech giant cuts off services to Columbia (CA)bookstore

    01/23/2021 8:13:01 AM PST · by keat · 31 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | January 23, 2021 | Marijke Rowland
    During the Gold Rush era it celebrates, the owners of Columbia Booksellers & Variety Store might settle their disputes with dueling pistols at dawn. But today, non-firing replicas of the very kinds of guns that would have been brandished during that time period appear to be at the center of a dispute between the small locally owned Tuolumne County shop and major San Francisco tech company Square, Inc. The store had to close both its physical location in Columbia State Historic Park and its online website sales due to the tech giant abruptly canceling its contract earlier this week. Now...
  • FinCEN’s Crypto Rules Aren’t as Unfair as Jack Dorsey Says

    01/12/2021 11:27:51 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 2 replies
    Coindesk ^ | January 12, 2021 | P.Koning
    ....What’s at stake? Up till now, exchanges like Coinbase haven’t bothered to de-anonymize the non-custodial wallet owners that either send cryptocurrency to exchanges or receive cryptocurrency from exchanges. In effect, if you had a few thousand dollars in bitcoins in a paper wallet, Coinbase wouldn’t ID you if you transferred those bitcoins to a Coinbase account. FinCEN – a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury that defines rules for combating money laundering – has proposed changing this. U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges and other financial institutions dealing in cryptocurrency would be required to start collecting information about owners of non-custodial...
  • Jack Dorsey and Square against Mnuchin's proposed new crypto rule

    01/11/2021 9:27:32 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 15 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 01/04/2021 | Stephen Alpher, SA News Editor
    To review, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is attempting to push through an 11th-hour action aimed at throwing a regulatory wrench into the cryptocurrency markets. The proposed new rule looks to expand Know Your Customer (KYC) obligations to parties who may not even be customers. Typically, there's a 30-day comment period before proposals like this can be implemented, which would take the date past Jan. 20, when Mnuchin will have been shown the door at Treasury. And the incoming administration is likely to have a friendlier stance towards the crypto market than the current one. Treasury, however is using some fancy...
  • 2017 Is the Year of the Square Pizza

    02/07/2017 10:42:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Grub Street ^ | Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite Share Tweet Share Share Pin It Email Comment Print
    With few exceptions, New York has always been a round-pie, thin-crust town. (They don’t call it a “regular” slice for nothing.) Recently, though, the square has stepped into the spotlight, thanks largely to an obscure midwestern interloper called Detroit-style pizza, which arrived in Williamsburg last spring and proceeded to give our hometown Sicilian something of an inferiority complex. Luckily, a local movement was happening at the same time, with talented bakers reinvigorating old forms like the grandma pie and the upside-down Sicilian, and rogue Italian pizzaioli rebelling against the Neapolitan orthodoxy with newfangled Roman pizza al taglio and souped-up focaccia....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Desnuda duo attacks man after saying he snuck photo in Times Square; one remains at large

    09/13/2016 7:07:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 13, 2016 | Rocco Parascandola
    A 70-year-old man in Times Square got more than a dressing down when a nude performer accused him of snapping her photo while she was on a meal break — she doused him with coffee and punched him in the eye, police sources said. The painted naked lady ran off after the Saturday attack, but another nude performer, or desnuda, Tarrah Merill, 18, was charged with felony assault against a person 65 or older because she jumped into the fray and attacked the victim, sources said.
  • Toys R Us follows in the footsteps of F.A.O Schwarz and closes flagship Times Square store [tr]

    12/31/2015 6:43:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    For decades, excited children visiting New York begged their parents for a visit to a toy store unlike any other - complete with 60-foot indoor Ferris wheel, 20-foot animated T Rex and a life-size Barbie dollhouse. For hundreds of thousands of youngsters, the Toys R Us store in Times Square, the brand's flagship property, held a special place in the imagination as a store where dreams really did become reality. However, that dream sadly came to an end after 14 years yesterday as the store closed its doors to shoppers - following on the heels of fellow toy shop F.A.O...
  • NYPD Chief admits his officers are powerless to stop a Times Square desnuda parading her [tr]

    09/16/2015 5:20:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15, 2015 | James Gordon
    New York's top cop has said the only reason a police officer told a Times Square desnuda to cover up her two-year-old daughter was because it was cold rather than any law she may have been breaking. NYPD Chief Bill Bratton told reporters that he was frustrated with the current situation at the Crossroads of the World that allows women to parade around topless in exchange for tips. “That’s the craziness of this issue of ‘artistic freedom’ when it goes to the extent of [the mother] — if in fact that was the mother — exploiting that young child for...
  • Desnuda brings topless toddler to panhandle in Times Square

    09/15/2015 11:11:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 15, 2015 | y Sophia Rosenbaum and Joe Tacopino
    A Times Square desnuda put a strange new twist on Bring Your Daughter to Work Day when she went panhandling alongside her topless toddler on Monday. Painted lady Maria Diaz arrived on Broadway around 4 p.m. wearing a frilly black skirt with only a drawing of a black heart covering her breasts, according to witnesses and a video.