Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis and points the way out

April 23, 2018

The long read: The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world. For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with images and ideas that are dazzlingly new. It needs to open our eyes to the true causes…

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Apple hits impressive clean energy goal but hurts the environment in another way

April 23, 2018

Solar panels at Apple's Cupertino headquarters help the company generate clean power.Image: apple Apple is patting itself on the back for hitting its goal of 100 percent clean energy. All of the tech company’s facilities around the world are powered by renewable energy, Apple announced Monday. That’s stores, offices, and data centers powered from solar, wind, hydrogen, and other clean energy sources. While impressive that facilities in 43 countries are…

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Chinas Vast Intercontinental Building Plan Is Gaining Momentum

April 22, 2018

Here’s a Quicktake on what Xi describes as the ‘project of the century’ The program isn’t without controversy: debt began operations last year, allowing crude supplies from the Middle East and Africa to reach China faster as shipments no longer need to be transported through the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea. The pipeline is designed to carry 22 million tons of crude a year, representing about 5…

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Mark Zuckerberg: We do not sell data to advertisers

April 22, 2018

While many of us in the tech world are familiar with Facebook’s business model, there is a common misconception among people that Facebook collects information about you and then sells that information to advertisers. Zuckerberg wants everyone (especially the U.S. Senate) to know that’s not the case, and has laid forth the most simple example to explain it. During his testimony, the Facebook CEO clarified to Senator John Cornyn that…

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Almost Everyone In A Photo Of Southwest’s Emergency Landing Wore Their Oxygen Mask Wrong

April 22, 2018

A Southwest Airlines airplane suffered a major engine failure during a flight on Tuesday. Engine shrapnel pierced the airplane’s fuselage, blew out a window, and caused the cabin to depressurize. One passenger died. Some passengers wore their oxygen masks incorrectly during the emergency landing, according to a former flight attendant. Not breathing enough oxygen at high altitudes can lead to loss of consciousness and hinder evacuation procedures. Southwest Airlines Flight 1380…

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FBI Raids Donald Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen’s Records Including The Stormy Daniels Payoff!

April 22, 2018

UPDATE 8:20 P.M. EST: The Washington Post is now reporting sources tell them Cohen is under federal investigation for “bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations.” No more details yet, but NBC News says the heart of the search relates to the payment to Stormy Daniels — which could have led to all of those charges depending on where the hush money really came from. Trump has now commented…

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Aging senators ask ‘Mr. Zuckerberg’ for tech support in hilarious Senate hearing meme

April 21, 2018

Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images In what will probably be the premise of The Social Network 2,Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.  Zuckerberg answered questions about digital privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. And a lot of the senators asking the questions were old. Very old.  SEE ALSO: The best part of Mark Zuckerberg appearing in front of Congress was…

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Mariska Hargitay Takes on the Polices Rape Kit Backlog: They Dont Understand Trauma

April 21, 2018

In a somewhat surprising but incredibly uplifting turn of events, TVs premiere sex crimes detective has dedicated her off-screen life to pursuing justice for sexual-assault survivors. Mariska Hargitay, the beloved Joyful Heart Foundation. I Am Evidence, a new documentary premiering on HBO April 16th, focuses on Joyful Hearts years-long cause: the elimination of Americas six pillars of legislation. We do have a plan, I dont know how many years its…

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A Second Paul Manafort Associate Has Turned on Him

April 21, 2018

Former Trump campaign chief Rick Gates, Manaforts long-time right hand, began cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Muellers office in February. Manaforts attorneys revealed the information about the second former employee in an April 6, 2018, court filing. In the filing, Manaforts attorneys asked the federal judge overseeing the prosecution to block documents found in a storage unit in Alexandria, Virginia, from being used as evidence against him. They argue the…

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5 YouTube Personalities Who Escaped From Scandal Unscathed

April 21, 2018

I’ve come to the conclusion that a big YouTube personality could hunt people on a private island, make a video about it called “Human Death Prank,” and that it would A) get several million views and B) would have no lasting consequences for the YouTuber. We’ve fallen into a pattern wherein there’s a new scandal featuring one of these people every month, and it always ends the same way. The…

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Facebook retracted Zuckerbergs messages from recipients inboxes

April 21, 2018

You can’t remove Facebook messages from the inboxes of people you sent them to, but Facebook did that for Mark Zuckerberg and other executives. Three sources confirm to TechCrunch that old Facebook messages they received from Zuckerberg have disappeared from their Facebook inboxes, while their own replies to him conspicuously remain. An email receipt of a Facebook message from 2010 reviewed by TechCrunch proves Zuckerberg sent people messages that no…

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Open For Business: Tommy Lee Jones Finally Just Turned 18

April 21, 2018

For anyone who was monitoring the Tommy Lee Jones legal fuck clock for years, March 28, 2018 often felt like a day that would never arrive…but it finally did! Agent K himself is officially 18 years old and open for business. Relive the incredible countdown below, but don’t watch it for too long because Tommy Lee Jones is officially of age and waiting for you!

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Waitrose to ban disposable coffee cups

April 20, 2018

Tor Harris, its head of sustainability, said: “We realise this is a major change, but we … are confident the majority of customers will support the environmental benefits.” Four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem MPs call for latte levy Initially, disposable cups will be removed from nine stores by the end of April: Banbury, Billericay, Ipswich, Newmarket, Norwich, Sudbury, Wymondham, Upminster, east London and Fitzroy Street, Cambridge. The…

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You dont think you have a monopoly? Read Sen. Grahams delightful grilling of Zuckerberg

April 20, 2018

Today’s testimony by Mark Zuckerberg in front of a Senate joint committee was often boring or redundant with previous statements. But there was an exchange near the two-hour mark that was pleasantly refreshing: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) doggedly pursuing a common-sense answer from Zuckerberg on the question of whether it had any real competition. Graham doesn’t let Zuckerberg employ his spin on the admittedly complex question of what Facebook’s competitors…

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