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BoingBoing is Helping Incite Civil Unrest. Mass protests are dangerous with foreign troops on US soil, waiting for an excuse to clamp down. Reddit organized "Restore the Fourth." Reddit is owned by Conde Nast, which is part of the international conglomerate that owns 40% of the assets of 43,000 transnational companies, 60% of their net earnings, and censors the news to Americans. http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1107/1107.5728v2.pdf I am in touch with the Council of Governors and Peter F. Verga, Assistant Secretary of Defense of Homeland Defense and American Security Affairs. In the last twenty years the number of corporations owning the majority of U.S. media outlets went from 50 to 5: Time Warner, Walt Disney, News Corporation (Murdoch), Viacom and Bertelsmann (Germany). Diversity in the news is further restricted by the interlocking members on boards of directors of these media giants. ( News Corp, Disney, Viacom and Time Warner have 45 interlocking directors).
Right you are! Restore the Fourth.
Freddy deBoer writes that he’s been telling the same joke for years about Silicon Valley’s only product, which might be universalized as “At last, a way to verb with nouns on the internet!” But the social-media techopoly is stable, now, and so the venture capitalists have moved on to the three terrible trends that will […]
Alex Wood is an addict but won’t give up his smartphone. But he has five strategies for limiting its control over him: “I used to wake up tired. My body would ache and my head felt sore, like waking up with a hangover. Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]
We just got the Sport model of the EPIKGO hoverboard at my office. Besides being terribly chic, it’s apparently bulletproof.
Bamboo has lots of uses beyond just being panda food. Things like bikes, roads, scaffolding, and musical instruments are made from the fast-growing grass. But unless you are participating in a tropical-themed LARP, you probably wouldn’t want a shirt made from bamboo stalks. So why do bamboo bed sheets make any sense? Because yarn extracted from […]
If you want to work in tech, but don’t have any desire to code web apps to help businesses sell things to other business, you might want to consider a career in cybersecurity. Judging from the apparent complete infiltration of Russian hackers in American cyberspace, it seems fair to speculate that there’s a major shortage of […]
All moms are different. But all moms like getting flowers on Mother’s Day, and that’s a fact (not, however a fact we can document in any fashion.) Instead of getting chewed out for forgetting to call her on the second Sunday of May, you can take care of it ahead of time with Teleflora’s flower […]