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Another For-profit Stands Up for Free Speech: Government Harvesting Records of Resisters

Share28<p>Share3<p>Tweet26<p>Email<p>Shares 57<p>By Elvert Barnes from Baltimore, Maryland, USA (01a.DisruptJ20.Sticker.WDC.5January2016) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via …

Nonprofits

Google has fired the employee behind that controversial diversity manifesto

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>After a controversial memo by a Google engineer about diversity programs at the company and gender differences went viral over the weekend, sparking an explosive reaction on social media, the search giant did not dispute media reports late Monday that the employee had …

Diversity

Settlements for Company Sins Can No Longer Aid Other Projects, Sessions Says

When companies settle claims of wrongdoing, they are often compelled to pay for environmental or community development projects as well as pay fines and direct compensation to victims. Sometimes the third-party payments are only marginally related to the damages caused by the company’s actions.<p>To …

People Are Calling In to a New 'Criminal Alien' Hotline With Reports of Extraterrestrials

On Wednesday, the administration launched a new office to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens.” Some rang in with reports of UFOs.<p>The term “alien” is used in legal contexts to denote those present in the United States who aren’t citizens. But some callers are using a new hotline …

Immigration

Immigration Law Pocket Field Guide, 2015 Edition

Shared via Kindle. Description: This latest edition of the Immigration Law Pocket Field Guide from LexisNexis is an essential item in the pocket of …

De-Unionize the IRS! Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!

Internal Revenue Service
Success

Portland pilot program puts homeless in residents' backyards

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box.<p>A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners. Under the pilot program taking effect this …

Housing

Antarctic ice has set an unexpected record, and scientists are struggling to figure out why

There’s no mistaking it now. Even though we don’t have the final numbers, it is abundantly clear that the sea ice ringing the Antarctic continent has fallen precipitously — reaching a record low just a few short years after it reached a record <i>high</i>.<p>In 38 years of records dating back to 1979, the sea …

Global Warming

Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington

(Corrects Feb. 25 story to show event took place Wednesday, not Saturday. Corrects second paragraph to past tense from present tense, corrects paragraph 5 to clarify ambassador spoke before event.)<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Kuwaiti government could pay up to $60,000 to President Donald Trump's …

The Company That Ruined The Bookstore Industry Is Doing The Unthinkable

North America

How Illegal Immigration Harms Black Americans, According to Civil Rights Commissioner

As the Trump administration gets ready to tackle illegal immigration, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission noted the impact on the black …

Immigration

Dakota Access Pipeline: Army issuing final permit

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Army Corps of Engineers has granted an easement in North Dakota for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, allowing the project to move toward completion despite the protests of Native Americans and environmentalists.<p>"With this action, Dakota Access now has received all federal …

Injustice

Why I Turned Down a $100,000 Deal on Shark Tank

One entrepreneur reveals how a moment of clarity led her to walk away from a life-changing offer.<p>Two weeks ago, I went from being Lisa Binderow, yoga teacher turned entrepreneur and mom-to-be, to contestant and survivor of ABC’s <i>Shark Tank</i>. Barbara Corcoran made me an offer for 40 percent of my …

#175: Writing without Bullshit, with Josh Bernoff, Author and Analyst, Without Bullshit

Business Strategy

Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean

Shared via Kindle. Description: Joining the ranks of classics like The Elements of Style and On Writing Well, Writing Without Bullshit helps …

McDonald’s To Give Away 10,000 Bottles Of Big Mac Sauce

Who has the time or energy to make a copycat version of McDonald’s special sauce for their home-cooked burgers when you could just use a bottle of …

Food

Man's Search for Meaning

Shared via Kindle. Description: Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death …

Starbucks Cancels Evenings Program, Takes Wine and Beer Off Menus

For the past few years, <b>Starbucks has been trying to get people to come into its stores</b> in the afternoons and evenings by promoting beer, wine, and …

Starbucks

The Indian government is considering introducing a Universal Basic Income

LONDON — The Indian government is contemplating introducing a Universal Basic Income, according to one of the leading advocates of the scheme.<p>Professor Guy Standing, an economist who co-founded advocate group Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) in 1986, told Business Insider that the Indian …

Basic Income

How Under Armour Could Sprint Past Its Footwear Sales Goals

Under Armour's newest connected shoes. Image source: Under Armour.<p><b>Under Armour</b> (NYSE: UAA) (NYSE: UA) announced new connected shoes in December, thereby doubling down on connected footwear. These shoes follow an array of new shoes announced in 2016 across multiple categories, all of which are …

Stocks

Can Alexa help solve a murder case? Police think so, but Amazon won't give up the data

When police responded to a home in Bentonville, Ark., one Sunday morning in November 2015, they discovered Victor Collins' dead body in the backyard. Police records describe a grim scene: Collins' body was floating face up in a hot tub, his left eye and lips dark and swollen.<p>The resident who had …

Lawsuit Claims McDonald’s Value Meals Are No Value At All

One man is questioning the value of McDonald’s (mcd) combo deals in court.<p>James Gertie of Des Plaines, Ill., has filed a consumer fraud class action …

Food

Scientists scramble to protect research on climate change

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Some scientists and academics are embarking on a frenzied mission to archive reams of scientific data on climate change, energized by a concern that a Trump administration could seek to wipe government websites of hard-earned research.<p>Environmentalists and researchers encountered …

Climate

There Is a Crack in Everything, That’s How the Light Gets In: Leonard Cohen on Democracy and Its Redemptions

A generous reminder that we must aim for “a revelation in the heart rather than a confrontation or a call-to-arms or a defense.”<p>Trained as a poet and ordained as a Buddhist monk, <b>Leonard Cohen</b> (September 21, 1934–November 7, 2016) is our patron saint of sorrow and redemption. He wrote songs partway …

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