Archive for May 18th, 2013

How Walmart Paid $24 Million In Bribes To Build On Sacred Mayan Ruins
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How Walmart Paid $24 Million In Bribes To Build On Sacred Mayan Ruins

Screen captured image from video footage of a protest against a Walmart illegally built on the site of Mayan ruins in Teotihuacán, Mexico from The New York Times. As the old saying goes, the three main requirements for success in retail are, “location, location, and location.” No wonder Walmart’s top brass had such a hankering for […]

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The Tragically Short Life and Activism of Malcolm Shabazz
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The Tragically Short Life and Activism of Malcolm Shabazz

By Dave Zirin Malcolm Shabazz had everything going for him. He was 28 years old, handsome as hell and a remarkably charismatic public speaker. He was an activist, an organizer and a proud father. He also had the blessing of being the grandson of Malcolm X. Malcolm Shabazz had everything going against him. He was […]

A New ‘Smart Rifle’ Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses… What Are The Implications?
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A New ‘Smart Rifle’ Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses… What Are The Implications?

Enlarge image A TrackingPoint rifle features a high-tech scope that includes a laser rangefinder and a Wi-Fi server. A new rifle goes on sale on Wednesday, and it’s not like any other. It uses lasers and computers to make shooters very accurate. A startup gun company in Texas developed the rifle, which is so effective […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SURVEILLED EMPLOYEES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS…
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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SURVEILLED EMPLOYEES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS…

  AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SURVEILLED EMPLOYEES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: As an American Citizen, student of history, and lover of the freedoms afforded me by the Constitution of the United States of America, please accept my deepest sympathy and understanding for the outrage you certainly feel to have the Government of this… a […]

America’s New Oligarchs—Fwd.us and Silicon Valley’s Shady 1%ers
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America’s New Oligarchs—Fwd.us and Silicon Valley’s Shady 1%ers

Americans love their tech gurus, but the feeling isn’t mutual. Joel Kotkin on the new ruling class that’s gaming the system and jerking the rest of us around. By Joel Kotkin When Steve Jobs died in October 2011, crowds of mourners gathered outside of Apple stores, leaving impromptu memorials to the fallen businessman. Many in Occupy […]