Dillon Azzam

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United Airlines Pilot Shows Just How Much Contempt He Has for Passengers | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>By now, we've all taken sides.<p>Most, I suspect, are on the side not occupied by United Airlines.<p>It got law enforcement to drag a passenger off a plane, breaking his nose and smashing his teeth in …

We pay our elected officials to take care of our communities and our planet. Since Trump took office, the GOP has set out only to destroy<p>Last week I was taking an Uber (I know, I’m sorry, it was a necessity) across an unfamiliar town when the driver, whom I’ll call Randy, started telling me about …

Homelessness

Why are Republicans so cruel to the poor? Paul Ryan’s profound hypocrisy stands for a deeper problem

<b>Paul Ryan (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Salon)</b><p>Paul Ryan has dreamed of slashing Medicaid since his keg-party days — and that blithe hostility is widespread<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>March 23, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>Republican Paul Ryan, like most other members of the U.S. Congress, is a millionaire.<p>Christa Patton is 68 …

How Republicans quietly sabotaged Obamacare long before Trump came into office

Billions that should go to Obamacare are missing, thanks to senators like Marco Rubio<p>Donald Trump suggested that the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) was a clever ruse by our first Black president and his Democratic friends to have a successful health-care system in place for his own …

I love my child too much to put her on the internet

If I've done my job right, by the time my daughter leaves for college she'll have a digital footprint measured in millimeters. That's not because I want to erase her from public life, but because nothing good comes from being online. Having lived the majority of my life wired into the internet, …

Social Media

Caltech's Shocking Lack of Diversity: A Microcosm for the United States?

Caltech has a serious diversity problem. Here are the straight up numbers for undergraduates at Caltech.<p>Only 1% of Caltech undergraduates are African …

Abolishing debt-based currency isn’t a new idea, but it could hold the secret to ending our economies’ environmentally damaging addiction to growth<p>When it comes to global warming, we know that the real problem is not just fossil fuels – it is the logic of endless growth that is built into our …

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