How to Write a Tech-Panic Manifesto


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First you need a villain. Google and Facebook should suffice, but if you can throw in Apple, Amazon, or Twitter, that's even better.

How to Write a Tech-Panic Manifesto


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First you need a villain. Google and Facebook should suffice, but if you can throw in Apple, Amazon, or Twitter, that's even better.

Public Cynicism Enables Costly Political Hypocrisy

The political hypocrisy of crony capitalism - touting market capitalism while making taxpayers fund corporate welfare - is a rare and unfortunate case of bipartisan consensus. Republicans openly embrace it, but many Democrats also fall prey to government-guaranteed corporate capitalism when they believe it to be politically expedient.

What Good Are “Reporters” Even At Fox News?

Or just CLICK THIS LINK to start shopping for anything. Don't worry - anything you buy through it will pay Daily Pundit a commission! Thanks! Just caught one of the FOX no-name blowdries "reporting" on the House tax cut bill thusly: "Republicans say their bill will deliver a massive tax cut for the middle class.

McCaskill, Blunt pitch Missouri cities for Amazon HQ2

Seattle-based Amazon is considering opening a second headquarters somewhere in North America, and Missouri politicians are making a pitch for it to be in the Show-Me State. Missouri's U.S. senators are pitching the Kansas City and St. Louis metropolitan areas as potential sites for Amazon's second headquarters.

Ninth Circuit Rejects Claim That Amazon’s Terms and Conditions Are an Unconscionable Contract

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court's ruling that had sent a putative class action against Amazon over its pricing practices to arbitration, as per Amazon's terms of service. ). In finding that Amazon's "Conditions of Use" were not unconscionable and presented in a reasonable manner, this holding differs from a Second Circuit decision from last year that declined to compel arbitration because reasonable minds could disagree regarding the sufficiency of notice provided to Amazon.com customers when placing an order through the website.

Amazon opens bidding to US cities for $US5b ‘HQ2’

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would build a $US5 billion second headquarters in North America, kicking off a competition between cities and states to offer tax cuts and incentives that could bring 50,000 new jobs. The largest e-commerce company said it intended to create "HQ2", a headquarters that would be a "full equal" to its Seattle office, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement.

Teen jumps out of plane emergency door at San Francisco

Lawsuits filed against construction company blamed for power outage on North Carolina's Outer Banks, forcing visitors off beaches and leaving tourist-dependent businesses without income. Lawsuits filed against construction company blamed for power outage on North Carolina's Outer Banks, forcing visitors off beaches and leaving tourist-dependent businesses without income.

Teen jumps out of plane emergency door at San Francisco

Lawsuits filed against construction company blamed for power outage on North Carolina's Outer Banks, forcing visitors off beaches and leaving tourist-dependent businesses without income. Lawsuits filed against construction company blamed for power outage on North Carolina's Outer Banks, forcing visitors off beaches and leaving tourist-dependent businesses without income.

Amazon under investigation for selling goods to Iranian embassy

Amazon.com is under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, the online giant said Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company says it sold and delivered about $34,000 worth of products - including books, software, consumer electronics, musical instruments and jewelry - to an Iranian embassy, as well as to others with links to the Iranian government, between January 2012 and June 2017.

GBBO winner Candice Brown looks a trifle animated

Scaramucci's furious wife 'was pregnant when she filed for divorce and gave birth while he was with Trump at the Boy Scout jamboree - then he met his premature son FOUR DAYS later after f-word rant' 'Weak, weak, weak': How Trump never forgave Reince Priebus for urging him to DROP OUT of the race for president over P***ygate and demeaned his chief of staff by summoning him to the Oval Office to kill a fly Illegal immigrant who has been deported to Mexico 20 TIMES 'rapes a 65-year-old woman at knife-point' just months after Portland released him from jail under 'sanctuary' policy Hawaiians make the magic happen, New Yorkers herd cats and Arizonians build synergy: Top office cliches in job listings by state Back from the dead! Family who took their beloved boxer to the vet to be euthanized are stunned to find out she was put up for adoption and given a new name instead The geek who really ... (more)

Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid step out

Scaramucci's furious wife 'was pregnant when she filed for divorce and gave birth while he was with Trump at the Boy Scout jamboree - then he met his premature son FOUR DAYS later after f-word rant' 'Weak, weak, weak': How Trump never forgave Reince Priebus for urging him to DROP OUT of the race for president over P***ygate and demeaned his chief of staff by summoning him to the Oval Office to kill a fly Illegal immigrant who has been deported to Mexico 20 TIMES 'rapes a 65-year-old woman at knife-point' just months after Portland released him from jail under 'sanctuary' policy Hawaiians make the magic happen, New Yorkers herd cats and Arizonians build synergy: Top office cliches in job listings by state Back from the dead! Family who took their beloved boxer to the vet to be euthanized are stunned to find out she was put up for adoption and given a new name instead The geek who really ... (more)

Australian Survivor’s Locky Gilbert SLAMS Ninja Warrior

Scaramucci's furious wife 'was pregnant when she filed for divorce and gave birth while he was with Trump at the Boy Scout jamboree - then he met his premature son FOUR DAYS later after f-word rant' 'Weak, weak, weak': How Trump never forgave Reince Priebus for urging him to DROP OUT of the race for president over P***ygate and demeaned his chief of staff by summoning him to the Oval Office to kill a fly Illegal immigrant who has been deported to Mexico 20 TIMES 'rapes a 65-year-old woman at knife-point' just months after Portland released him from jail under 'sanctuary' policy Hawaiians make the magic happen, New Yorkers herd cats and Arizonians build synergy: Top office cliches in job listings by state Back from the dead! Family who took their beloved boxer to the vet to be euthanized are stunned to find out she was put up for adoption and given a new name instead The geek who really ... (more)

Quentin Letts watches Girl From The North Country

Scaramucci called Priebus 'a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic' and 'c**k blocker' who he'd called the FBI on and accused Steve Bannon of 'sucking his own c**k' in foul-mouthed rant Former Miami Dolphins cheerleader and Palm Beach state attorney announce they are getting divorced because of her staunch support for Trump that left her feeling 'isolated in the marriage' Senate passes Russia sanctions bill with veto-proof majority after Trump's new spokesman suggests that he might not sign it in Toe the line on repealing Obamacare or your state will lose federal cash: Trump White House's threat to wavering Alaska senators revealed Man, 18, is killed in Ohio Fair horror crash FIVE days after enlisting in Marines: Girlfriend, 19, also badly injured on the ride, only learned of his death when asking to see him post-surgery Attorney for man accused of raping Alabama student who committed suicide ... (more)

Trump reopens fight on internet sales tax

In a tweet Wednesday criticizing the Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Trump called the publication "the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes ." Amazon in April started collecting sales taxes on purchases in every state that levies a sales tax.

President Invents ‘Internet Taxes’ Because, Yeah, He’s *That* Smart

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! Time magazine asked President Trump to remove fake covers featuring the commander-in-chief; if only Smithsonian Magazine would show similar courage about the . The EPA is rolling back regulations on drinking water and, in a totally unrelated development, the population of Flint, Michigan, is roughly the size of Trump's margin of victory in that state.

Jeff Bezos to build Alabama rocket engine factory

A private spaceflight company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a powerful new rocket engine in Alabama for space flight, the company and state officials announced Monday. Blue Origin President Robert Meyerson said his company is seeking a production contract with United Launch Alliance, a private company that provides satellite launches for the U.S. government and others.

Amazon Sues Former Exec Over Suspicions He Took Trade Secrets To New Startup

JANUARY 28: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos participate in the opening ceremony of the newspaper's new location January 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Kerry and Bezos worked to help free Post reporter Jason Rezaian after he spent 18 months in an Iranian prison after he was jailed and tried in secret for espionage.

Security, parking, garbage irk Ivanka Trump’s DC neighbors

Residents of a posh Washington neighborhood say the Trump clan doesn't make for very good neighbors, hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting on the curb. A big part of the complaint: a huge security presence, with even a trip to the playground requiring three vans.

Feminism: Reality Is a Social Construct

Feminism was always crazy, but since the 1990s, the movement's inherent madness has been augmented by the French-influenced postmodernism of academic intellectuals. The enormous influence of Professor Judith Butler's Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity has served as the vehicle by which French philosopher Michel Foucault became a feminist idol.

Amazon to collect taxes on state sales

Seattle-based Amazon on March 1 will begin collecting taxes on its sales to Arkansans and paying those taxes to the state government, Amazon spokesman Jill Kerr said Friday. Amazon's announcement came four days after the Arkansas Senate voted 23-9 to approve legislation aimed at persuading Amazon and some other companies that have no physical presence in Arkansas to collect taxes on their sales and remit the receipts to the state.

Mexico foreign minister denies changing Trump wall speech

'THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!' Furious Donald Trump tweets that he'll appeal San Francisco court's ruling as judges unanimously REFUSE to reinstate his travel ban Ohio State University student, 21, is shot dead and left near a public park just a day after she failed to return home from work and her car was reported missing Trump reaffirms 'one China' policy in call with President Xi in apparent move to soothe tensions over post-election phone call with Taiwan leader Hillary Clinton was 'replaced on Vogue cover by Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner after election loss' as fashion bible reveals it will cover Melania Trump moving forward 'I never thought I would use this phrase - FAKE NEWS:' Mexican foreign minister forced to deny that he rewrote Donald Trump's border wall speech with Jared Kushner Shocking moment 18-year-old serial offender is shot dead a fraction of a second after ... (more)

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Jeff Bezos sold his first book on Amazon.com way back in 1995 . A decade later, Amazon topped a hundred billion dollars in revenue , fueled by the sale of everything from toilet paper to washing machines .

Smaller states rejoice as Amazon finally collects sales tax

Many online shoppers in the United States have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from Amazon. But the Seattle e-commerce giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have any distribution centers or corporate offices.

Navy: Wind farm opposed by GOP lawmakers wona t harm radar

The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centers for Amazon.com Inc. poses a threat to national security. State legislative leaders have asked the incoming Trump administration to either kill or require major changes to the nearly completed wind farm, which they said will interfere with the operation of a military radar installation that scans for aircraft and ships hundreds of miles out over the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean.

Tech’s power shifts as Obama fades to Trump

Internet companies have stormed onto D.C.'s lobbying scene, opening up in-house shops and hiring established lobbyists to gain influence. Google, Amazon and Facebook increased their spending on Washington lobbyists over the last eight years and are closing the gap overall with the telecommunications industry, an older power in the capital.

Amazon dreams of blimps for flying warehouses

A patent for what Amazon calls an "aerial fulfillment center" includes drawings of how stuff you buy would be warehoused in the air, then delivered to a home by a drone dropped from the blimp. "This whole idea of having drones come down through air traffic lanes, I can't see how the FAA would ever approve that and certainly the airline industry would oppose that," said Scott Hamilton, an aviation-industry consultant for Leeham Company.

Trump Tries to Soothe Tech Chiefs With Pledge He’s an Ally

Technology industry leaders including Facebook Inc.'s Sheryl Sandberg and Amazon.com Inc.'s Jeff Bezos met with Donald Trump on Wednesday, seeking to persuade a man whose presidential bid many of them opposed to avoid policies they believe would hurt their companies. Jobs, immigration and China were major topics, while infrastructure, education and repatriation of technology companies' overseas cash were also discussed, according to a person briefed on the summit.

Trump Tech Meltdown Hits Fourth Day as Amazon Cut by $35 Billion

The stock market's post-election bifurcation sharpened Monday as technology shares extended their worst performance since the start of the bull market on speculation Donald Trump's trade and immigration policies will translate into lower earnings. Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc. led the S&P 500 Information Technology Index down 1.7 percent for the biggest retreat since September.

Amazon Enters U.K. Restaurant-Delivery Wars With Prime Offering

Amazon.com Inc. has extended its U.S. restaurant delivery service to London, entering a fiercely competitive market as it seeks to capture more of Britons' online food spending. The free, one-hour delivery service is available in certain post codes for the online retailer's Prime customers, and includes restaurants such as Michelin-starred Benares, Levant, Strada and Crazy Bear.

Private Is Better

But I take heart knowing that America's founders imposed checks and balances, so there will be limits on what bad things the next president can do. Politicians say there are so many things only government should do -- explore outer space, provide airport security, supply utilities, etc.