From CNBC here:
- Chicago has offered to let Amazon pocket $1.32 billion in income taxes paid by its own workers.
- Fresno has a novel plan to give Amazon special authority over how the company’s taxes are spent.
- Boston has offered to set up an “Amazon Task Force” of city employees working on the company’s behalf.
- Stonecrest, Georgia even offered to cannibalize itself, to give Bezos the chance to become mayor of a 345 acre annex that would be known as “Amazon, Georgia.”
It would be easier and healthier just to break Amazon up or restrict its power in the marketplace.
Boston has basically offered slaves to Amazon. Are they going to put fresh oil on Jeff Bezos’ bald head each day or does he already have a robot doing that?
Headline from Salon:
Uber’s flying car project shows the company’s desperation
This is such a no brainer.
Flying cars are a lot of work, they just need to combine sex and cars for chrissakes.
From the Guardian here:
Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. It’s a finding that experts said might be driven by the popularity of first-person shooter video games such as Call of Duty and the increasing prominence of military-style guns in the consumer market.
Fuck me, I don’t even know what to say to this.
Headline from Mother Jones:
LAPD Officers Unwittingly Film Themselves Putting Cocaine in a Suspect’s Wallet
From Bloomberg here:
A few years ago, Amazon.com Inc. triggered a robot arms race when it purchased a company called Kiva Systems, maker of automated warehouse robots. Now its would-be rivals are landing bigger and bigger cash injections to try to compete with the e-commerce giant.
Locus Robotics, a spinoff of a warehouse company that decided to build its own robots after the Amazon deal in 2012, raised another $25 million in venture capital, bringing its total funding to more than $33 million, the company announced last week.
I urge people to stop shopping at Amazon for this holiday season. And after that as well. This is not a company that cares anything about you except stuffing goods and services up your ass.
You don’t want to get all melodramatic with invocations of evil, but this company is not on your side.