McDonald's can pay. Join the McBoycott. : antiwork. Kevin McCarthy said in an hours-long floor speech that no one elected Biden to be FDR, prompting AOC to shout 'I did!' : politics. McDonald’s Employment Boycott shareable media : antiwork. Hearing on Fracking Wastewater Well in Sioux County, NE (clip) Over 2,000 pounds of fresh pork being rejected by the walmart distribution center because the sell by dates occur when their stores are closed for Thanksgiving. This product will still be safe to eat for the next 15 days but they won't even attempt to sel.
Egypt eradicates Hep C with a two-drug three-month therapy costing $45. The US is still gripped by Hep C, same treatment costs $80,000. : ABoringDystopia. A federal jury decided Wednesday that the company must pay the state’s minimum wage - $13.69 per hour - to the detainees working inside one of its for-profit i. Oklahoma Proposes Letting Gas Utility Charge A $1,400 ‘Exit Fee’ To Go Electric.
Oklahoma’s biggest natural gas utility could soon charge customers who switch to electric stoves and heating systems an “exit fee” of nearly $1,400 to disconnect service, HuffPost has learned, setting a precedent that could help the industry lock millions of Americans into fossil fuel use for decades.
The proposal is part of a larger bid by Oklahoma Natural Gas to sell off debt it incurred when fuel prices skyrocketed during a historic cold snap last February. It is currently being negotiated before a judge at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. The provision, which would apply only to customers who terminate service specifically to go electric, could be approved as early as December and come into force no later than June. $200 million in gold extracted in Amazon mine through illegal licenses. Gana Gold generated R$ 1.1 billion (US$ 200 million) in revenue using illegally-obtained environmental licenses in Brazil, equivalent to 3 tons of gold extracted.By the company’s own reckoning, its operations should be producing annual revenues of around R$ 30 million ($6 million) if operating within licensing limits.Located inside a conservation area, the company has extracted 32 times more gold than the projected estimate it made to the regulating agency.An embargo has been placed on Gana Gold along with R$ 10 million (US$ 2 million) in fines following reports of illegal activity.
A gold mine hidden in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon generated nearly $200 million in revenue in just over a year for Gana Gold Mineração, according to Brazil’s National Mining Agency (ANM). In addition to the unusually high earnings, Gana Gold is also suspect for extracting 32 times more gold than their projected estimates. Itaituba, where Gana Gold is headquartered, stands out in this scenario. Top %1 conspiracy : SandersForPresident. This is why they strike : antiwork. That's a lot of words for "I hate poor people l" : antiwork. History lesson about why Amazon’s “company towns” are a bad idea. By @starklyjd on Twitter : antiwork. A funny 70s cartoon I found on Facebook. : PoliticalHumor.
Since Paris was signed, our banks have funded climate chaos to the tune of $700B. Canadian banks have financed oil, gas, and coal companies to the tune of nearly $700 billion since the Paris Agreement was signed, and could be more at risk than they’re letting on.
That’s according to a new report from Amsterdam-headquartered research firm Profundo, commissioned by Greenpeace Canada, that found the big five Canadian banks — RBC, BMO, TD, CIBC, and Scotiabank — are all in the top 25 banks worldwide to finance fossil fuel companies. The study analyzed the big five, and the Desjardins Group (DG), from January 2016 to December 2020. This is so sad to me □ : antiwork. Exxon Lobbyist Caught on Camera Going Full Cartoon Villain (2021) [00:14:28] : Documentaries. Arkansas hospital exec says employees are walking off the job: 'They couldn't take it anymore' : news.
The Nazi Past of JAB Holdings, Owner of Krispy Kreme, Panera and Other Familiar Brands. The Reimann family, which owns the controlling stake in JAB Holdings and is the second richest family in Germany, admitted in 2019 the company used slave labor during World War II.
Today, JAB owns well-known brands such as Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Pret A Manger. In 1823, Johann Adam Benckiser established a chemical and industrial manufacturing company based in Germany. EU Commission fines Volkswagen and BMW $1 billion for emissions collusion.
In a statement on Thursday, the Commission said the three German carmakers, along with Volkswagen subsidiaries Audi and Porsche, breached EU antitrust rules by agreeing to avoid competing on technical development in the area of nitrogen oxide cleaning.
The charges relate to conduct that took place between 2009 and 2014, when the carmakers held "regular technical meetings" to discuss the development of technology that eliminates harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel passenger cars, according to the Commission. "The five car manufacturers Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche possessed the technology to reduce harmful emissions beyond what was legally required under EU emission standards. But they avoided to compete on using this technology's full potential to clean better than what is required by law," the EU Commission's top antitrust official, Margrethe Vestager, said in the statement. "In today's world, polluting less is an important characteristic of any car. A Massachusetts Democrat Flush With Pharma Cash Echoes Industry Talking Points.
The group of centrist Democratic lawmakers who announced their concerns in May about H.R. 3, House Democrats’ prescription drug affordability bill, featured plenty of the usual suspects, including Rep.
Scott Peters (D-Calif.), who received the seventh-most contributions from pharmaceutical industry PACs and led an unsuccessful pressure campaign to stop the Biden administration from supporting a waiver of international patent rules for the COVID-19 vaccine. But politics watchers were more surprised to see Rep. The Sackler Family's Opioid Settlement and Billionaire Justice.
Yet the Sacklers were unchastened.
Last year, Purdue pleaded guilty to a new set of felony charges related to the marketing of OxyContin. Once again, none of the Sacklers were charged criminally; instead, they agreed to pay a relatively meager $225 million to settle a civil investigation, without any admission of wrongdoing. Astonishingly, prosecutors appear to have settled with the Sacklers without ever bothering to interview them.
Chick-fil-A’s profits are being used to push anti-trans state laws & kill the Equality Act. Christian billionaires like Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy and Betsy DeVos are funding one of "the most sophisticated dark money operations" to roll back LGBTQ rights. : Back to work, slaves. You think you have a choice? That’s cute. : antiwork. Fairlife Dairy allows their cattleworkers to do coke, throw calves around, cut off their tails, hit them with rebar, stomp on their heads, and they let them die in extreme heat. The mothers lose their voices crying out for their babies. : vegan.
Amazon Wants to Eat Health Care Next - The tech giant may be opening its own pharmacies, and Google wants to mine patient data. The goal is not to fix a broken system but to exploit it. Testing the Ban Hammer : ABoringDystopia. Long working hours are a killer, WHO study shows. I see your nurse lunch and raise you a rock... : ABoringDystopia. 'Champions League of tax avoidance:' Uber used 50 Dutch shell companies to dodge taxes on nearly $6 billion in revenue, report says.
Uber used around 50 Dutch shell companies to help reduce its global tax burden, an Australian research group found.
Despite earning $5.8 billion in global revenues in 2019, Uber claimed a $4.5 billion loss for tax purposes. One researcher called Uber’s alleged scheme “the Champions League of tax avoidance.”See more stories on Insider’s business page. Uber has been using a complex tax shelter involving around 50 Dutch shell companies to reduce its global tax bill, according to recent research from the Center for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research. In 2019, Uber claimed $4.5 billion in global operating losses (excluding the US and China) for tax purposes – in reality, it brought in $5.8 billion in operating revenue, according to CICTAR, an Australia-based research group. “This is the Champions League of tax avoidance,” CICTAR principal analyst Jason Ward told Dutch news magazine De Groene Amsterdammer.
California officials tell Nestlé to halt 'authorized' water diversions. California water officials on Friday issued a draft order telling Nestlé to "cease and desist" taking much of the millions of gallons of water it pipes out of the San Bernardino National Forest to sell as Arrowhead brand bottled water.
The order, which must be approved by the California Water Resources Control Board, caps years of regulatory probes and a public outcry over the company’s water pipeline in the San Bernardino Mountains, where opponents argue that siphoning away water harms spring-fed Strawberry Creek and the wildlife that depends on it. Nestlé’s use of water from the national forest 70 miles east of Los Angeles generated opposition and protests from area residents — and a lawsuit by environmental groups —after a 2015 investigation by The Desert Sun revealed that the U.S. The Gig Economy Is Coming for Millions of American Jobs - California’s vote to classify Uber and Lyft drivers as contractors has emboldened other employers to eliminate salaried positions—and has become a cornerstone of bigger plans to “Uberize” the U.S. She sells sea shells rap (lyric/ music video) : dogelore. Exxon Knew about Climate Change Almost 40 Years Ago. Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue, according to a recent investigation from InsideClimate News.
This knowledge did not prevent the company (now ExxonMobil and the world’s largest oil and gas company) from spending decades refusing to publicly acknowledge climate change and even promoting climate misinformation—an approach many have likened to the lies spread by the tobacco industry regarding the health risks of smoking. Both industries were conscious that their products wouldn’t stay profitable once the world understood the risks, so much so that they used the same consultants to develop strategies on how to communicate with the public.
Now you know who you're actually buying from : coolguides. THE COCA COLA CASE (2013) - Coca-Cola used right wing suads to murder trade unionists in Colombia. story of corp greed, injustice and state collusion. [1:25:55] : Documentaries. Oil companies buying up EV charging networks: Shell acquires ubitricity : Futurology. How Boy Scouts Child Abuse Cover-Up Was Exposed. On November 16, the U.S. passed a milestone: the end of a window of less than nine months in which nearly 92,700 people came forward with shocking sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America. By way of comparison, in the last 15 years there have been some 15,000 credible child sex abuse allegations reported against the Catholic Church. The allegations of sexual abuse against the Boy Scouts include highly violent attacks. More than half of the claimants, according to Tim Kosnoff, an attorney who has spent years representing victims of child sexual abuse, described behavior that would constitute a Class A felony — “the most serious child sex offenses,” Kosnoff said.
Cover-ups by Scout officials were frequent. Instead of informing authorities, the officials told the subjects of the allegations to quietly leave the organization. The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills. Early last year, executives at a small hospital an hour north of Spokane, Wash., started using a company called EmCare to staff and run their emergency room. The hospital had been struggling to find doctors to work in its E.R., and turning to EmCare was something hundreds of other hospitals across the country had done. That’s when the trouble began. Before EmCare, about 6 percent of patient visits in the hospital’s emergency room were billed for the most complex, expensive level of care.
Bug Blamed for Instagram Unexpectedly Accessing Camera in iOS 14. Some users have noticed that Instagram is unexpectedly accessing the camera, reports The Verge. Users have reported that the green "camera on" indicator was displayed in iOS 14 when scrolling through their feed, but not taking a photo or a video. In a statement to The Verge, a spokesperson for Instagram said that the behavior was a bug and is being fixed. "We only access your camera when you tell us to — for example, when you swipe from Feed to Camera. The Controversial History of United Fruit. BRIAN KENNY: You’re listening to one of the most famous commercial jingles of all time performed by singer Patti Clayton in 1944. Patti gave voice to the animated Miss Chiquita Banana, a curvaceous cartoon in a bright red dress who balanced a bowl of fruit on her head while dancing the Salsa.
At its peak, the Chiquita banana jingle was played up to 346 times a day on radio stations across America, making Miss Chiquita a household name long before she danced into living rooms on televisions in the 1950s. In the coming decades, she would help to make bananas the most popular fruit in the United States, but what Americans didn’t know about the cheery looking fruit with the iconic blue sticker was the upheaval it left in its wake. Today, we’ll hear from professor Geoff Jones about his case entitled, “The Octopus and The Generals: The United Fruit Company in Guatemala.” Scientology PPP: Criticized Religion Rakes in Millions. The Church of Scientology and businesses operated by Scientology have received at least 30 different Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans worth approximately $4 million, according to government PPP data released on Tuesday.
Eleven news organizations successfully convinced federal judge James Boasberg of the public interest in releasing the data this week. As of this writing, the Daily Dot has identified 30 loans, while continuing to search under the names of many other Church of Scientology-operated companies. Data initially released in July showed the Church of Scientology received three loans, but updated figures and disclosures of all loan amounts under $150,000 gave a clearer picture of Scientology’s windfall from the PPP program.
Science fiction author L. Tyson faces allegations managers were instructed to lie about COVID spread. America's 50 worst charities rake in nearly $1 billion for corporate fundraisers. EU fines drug makers for keeping cheap medicine off market. Epsilon Theory. Comcast Prepares to Screw Over Millions With Data Caps in 2021.