Category Archives: State Abuse

New Power

Right-wing politics has a new secret weapon. Can the Left harness it? | Jeremy Heimans An interesting but, to me, insufficient explanation of how Trump got elected. The circumstances that led to Trump began in the 1960s. The world became … Continue reading

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Time To Grovel

February 4, 2019: Cuomo: State facing $2.3 billion shortfall February 7, 2019: De Blasio unveils $92.2 billion budget and warns of ‘tough choices’ as New York City faces big hit in tax revenue February 7, 2019: Facing budget shortfall, Cuomo … Continue reading

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iSpyPhone

Exclusive: UAE used cyber super-weapon to spy on iPhones of foes The ex-Raven operatives described Karma as a tool that could remotely grant access to iPhones simply by uploading phone numbers or email accounts into an automated targeting system. The … Continue reading

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NYC Needs Rental eScooters NOW. Transit Meltdown Ahead.

MTA finance panel gives nod to NYC congestion pricing as ‘attractive’ way to fund agency “Failure of the public transportation system is the single biggest threat to the continued livability and prosperity of the New York metropolitan region,” the report … Continue reading

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Technogentrification Is The Latest Scam

VCs await regulatory clarity on Opportunity Zones, the latest tactic to draw capital to the Heartland That’s the thesis behind Opportunity Zones, a tax incentive program laid out by Congress in last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The incentive … Continue reading

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Know When You’re A Foreign State’s Unwitting Tool

This is why I haven’t yet taken down the Sticky post about the Chinese espionage revelation. It hasn’t caused their agents enough pain yet. Foreign Disinformation is Killing Americans Russia, Iran and China are actively pushing disinformation on social media … Continue reading

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New York City Is Becoming Nowheresville

How Manhattan Became a Rich Ghost Town One might expect that new companies would fill the vacuum, particularly given the evidence that e-commerce companies can boost online sales by opening physical locations. But that brings us to the third problem: … Continue reading

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Lime Doesn’t Quit San Francisco Rental eScooter Battle

Lime Accuses San Francisco of Scooter Discrimination Lime, the electric scooter company backed by Uber Technologies Inc., isn’t done with its fight to get its scooters back on San Francisco’s streets — even if that means keeping other companies out, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Michael Reveals Crapstruction In Florida

‘Unimaginable devastation’:Hurricane Michael wrecks Florida Panhandle with 155mph winds and trounces every home in its path, officially becoming worst EVER to hit the region, as Georgia now prepares for carnage Garbage construction in Florida: Concrete slathered over foam. Who the … Continue reading

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The Latest In The Chinese Espionage Story

Latest, as in yesterday, but after I had to stop doing posts for the day: New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom The more recent manipulation is different from the one described in the Bloomberg Businessweek report … Continue reading

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