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Jon Stewart Slams Obama Executive Privilege, Fast and Furious, and Eric Holder

The games
"Differentiate your party’s use of executive privileges from the previous administrations"
Or for Republicans
"Reconcile your current outrage at the Obama administrations use of executive privilege with your former apologia for Bush’s use of the same"
Yup.

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reuters:

Amazon is working hard to limit the amount of states requiring the collection of sales tax on online purchases. The company recently struck a deal with the state of Texas in which the state agreed to delay the collection of sales tax. [REUTERS]

Anyone feel like Amazon should nip this problem in the bud for good?

Amazon packed up and left their Irving store not long ago over the state taxes. Yes, wonderful, good job state. Make the business and jobs go away, that’ll get you money. Anyway, I’m proud of them for standing their ground.

shortformblog:

reuters:

Amazon is working hard to limit the amount of states requiring the collection of sales tax on online purchases. The company recently struck a deal with the state of Texas in which the state agreed to delay the collection of sales tax. [REUTERS]

Anyone feel like Amazon should nip this problem in the bud for good?

Amazon packed up and left their Irving store not long ago over the state taxes. Yes, wonderful, good job state. Make the business and jobs go away, that’ll get you money. Anyway, I’m proud of them for standing their ground.

Who owns your “news”?

disobey:

NBC / MSNBC

Owned by a weapons and military hardware manufacturer. Donated over  $3.5 million to George Bush’s 2000 election campaign. Donated over $1 million to Obama’s 2008 election campaign, and over $127,000 to his 2012 campaign thusfar.

Time Warner

Donated over $1.6 million to Bush’s 2000 campaign. Ten Time Warner Executives donated the maximum amount allowed by law to Bush’s 2004 campaign. Donated nearly $1 million to Obama in 2008, and has already given over $100,000 to his 2012 election campaign.

Westinghouse / CBS

Owned by the Carlyle Group, which includes both George Bush Senior and G.W. Bush, as well as Obama Federal Reserve Board of Governors apointee, Jerome Powell. Additionally former Secretary of State James Baker; former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci (who currently owns CBS); former Clinton Chief of Staff Mack McLarty, and former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt.

ABC

Owned by Disney, a longtime opponent of environmental protections. Donated over $600,000 to George Bush’s 2000 election campaign. Donated $100,000 to Obama’s 2008 election campaign. Donated over $600,000 to Congressmen in 2012 alone, and has donated over $60,000 to President Obama thusfar in 2012.

Wall Street Journal and FOX Networks

Owned by Rupert Murdoch (board of directors of Phillip Morris). Donated $2.9 million to George Bush’s campaign in 2000. 

Politico

The President and CEO of Politico is Frederick J. Ryan Jr., who is also chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, and former personal special assistant to President Reagan. Owned by Allbritton Communications, an affiliate of Disney/ABC since 1997. 

The Washington Post

The Washington Post is owned by The Washington Post Co. and the Graham family. The news outlet itself does not generate revenue for the company, but has been actively losing money for several years. However, its other division, the education company Kaplan, generates over 61% of The Post Co.’s revenue. In turn, over 90% of Kaplan’s revenue is made up of federal funding and loans. Any wrong moves by the Washington Post’s reporting could suddenly end them as a company.


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thepoliticalnotebook:

Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old Iraqi woman living in Southern California, was taken off life support today, succumbing to injuries sustained in a brutal tire iron beating on Wednesday. Shaima was found in her living room, and according to her daughter Fatima and the police investigating, a note was found near her saying “Go back to your country, you terrorist.”

Shaima was a mother of five who has been in the US with her family since the mid-1990s. She was described by her friend Sura Alzaidy as “respectful modest muhajiba.” Her daughter tearfully addressed her mother’s attackers during a media interview, saying “You took my mother away from me. You took my best friend away from me. Why? Why did you do it?”

[Daily MailAFP]

[H/T: thatsassyarab]

A terrible incident that more people should know about. This happens in our country. This should not happen.

Sad.

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rubyvroom:

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msbarrows:

hostilemakeover:

Papers are refusing to run this week’s Doonsbury. It should be seen.

It’s good to know that there are newspapers that have carried it.

Like I said yesterday. I love Doonesbury. I love that they are not afraid to take on big topics. I was impressed with how they handled MST. That papers won’t run this is shameful.

They can run articles and editorials about the legislation, but a cartoon depicting the results is TOO MUCH. 

That’s actually pretty good.

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HSBC faces money-laundering investigation in Senate
A big company with big problems: Reuters is reporting that HSBC is facing some tough allegations in the Senate, with the company reportedly getting investigated for its role in sketchy money-laundering practices. Reuters reports that while the scale of the investigation isn’t known, signs point to breakdowns in the company’s anti-money-laundering systems. In response to the Senate allegations, the company’s spokesman responded: ”We have ongoing discussions with officials on a number of regulatory and compliance matters. The nature of these discussions is confidential; in all cases, we are cooperating.” Read more at the link. (awesome, incredibly fitting photo by Flickr user Will Survive) source
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A big company with big problems: Reuters is reporting that HSBC is facing some tough allegations in the Senate, with the company reportedly getting investigated for its role in sketchy money-laundering practices. Reuters reports that while the scale of the investigation isn’t known, signs point to breakdowns in the company’s anti-money-laundering systems. In response to the Senate allegations, the company’s spokesman responded: ”We have ongoing discussions with officials on a number of regulatory and compliance matters. The nature of these discussions is confidential; in all cases, we are cooperating.” Read more at the link. (awesome, incredibly fitting photo by Flickr user Will Survive) source

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