Google Beats Facebook To Acquire Solar Drone Company

As you will read below, I had previously reported on Facebook's interest in Titan Aerospace, a solar drone company that could presumably facilitate a truly World Wide Web that would cover the globe with a blanket of aerial communication. It now appears that Google has taken the lead, purchasing the company for what some speculate

Corporate Profits And Tax Loopholes

Record US corporate profits are the beneficiary of easy money, near zero interest rates and monopolist aided government tax policies. The upward surge in earnings since the depths of the financial collapse proves one incontrovertible fact; namely, tax regulations, implemented to aid favorite companies, is the operational model of the corporatist economy. Americans for tax

Underground Commerce Is The Real Economy

As the deadline for filing yearly income taxes is rapidly approaching, businesses especially hard pressed to make a profit in a depressed economy struggle with their tax compliance. Reporting legitimate deductions and costs is the easy part. When you are losing money, disclosing a diminished income stream based upon lower margins, is not a difficult

Obama Is Making Money On Privatized Prisons And Slave Labor

Since the advent of privatized prisons in 1984, America has witnessed the passage of laws that require zero tolerance and mandatory sentencing, without regard for any extenuating circumstances. These two factors walk hand in hand as the increasingly privatized American justice system is designed to produce as many prisoners as possible. Our prison system is

IBM, Cisco, GE & AT&T Form Industrial Internet Consortium

The Industrial Internet has made quite a few headlines since GE announced its existence a couple of years ago, but this is one of the biggest so far – tech heavyweights IBM, Cisco, GE and AT&T have all teamed up to form the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership group that’s been established with

Soylent Green: Company Wants You To EAT Your Favorite Celebrity

Company says it wants to make salami from celebrity body tissue A company is aiming to take advantage of the mindless celebrity worship culture by planning to feed fanatics their favorite celebrities. Hundreds of people are petitioning celebrities to donate tissue samples to, a company that says it will produce “artisanal salami” from celebrity

Kickstarter-Funded Project Sells Out To Facebook For $2 Billion

Hindsight is always 20-20, that is, unless you're looking through virtual-reality goggles — then, things may get really crazy. Just minutes after Facebook's announcement that it acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion on Tuesday, early supporters of the project took to Kickstarter to voice their displeasure about the deal. "What in hell was the point

Transnational Opposition To Russian Sanctions

The vast gulf between corporate economic interests and political gamesmanship is vividly made clear with the calls for sanctions against Russia. Now that the Crimea referendum has resulted in a ninety-six plus desire to join the Russian Federation, the politico chess players in the West are eager to make Putin suffer. Former Soviet chess master Garry

Death Of A Salesman: How UN Agenda 21 Kills Small Business

Small business.  The chance to conceive an idea and bring it to fruition has appealed to those who hoped to work for themselves and develop a dream into an independent reality.  All across the world men and women buy and resell, make, bake, craft, and create goods and services that they hope to grow into

Big Brother Surveillance – It Is Not Just For Governments Anymore

Traditionally, when we have thought of “Big Brother technology” we have thought of government oppression.  But these days, it isn’t just governments that are using creepy new technologies to spy on all of us.  As you will see below, “Big Brother surveillance” has become very big business.  In the information age, knowledge is power, and

20 Facts About The Great U.S. Retail Apocalypse That Will Blow Your Mind

If the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are major retail chains closing thousands of stores?  If we truly are in an "economic recovery", then why do sales figures continue to go down for large retailers all over the country?  Without a doubt, the rise of Internet retailing giants such as have had

Bitcoin CEO Found Dead In Singapore, Suicide Suspected

A young American woman who ran the First Meta bitcoin exchange was found dead in her Singapore apartment last week. Police are investigating the “unnatural death”. Autumn Radtke was found on the morning of February 26 after Police received an emergency call from an apartment building. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A preliminary police investigation has

Obamacare Surcharge Appearing On Restaurant Bills Across The Country

Americans’ wallets begin feeling the employer mandate sting The small business mandate doesn’t go into effect until 2015, but restaurants across the country are already passing the extra costs associated with having to offer healthcare to their employees on to consumers. Double D’s Sourdough Pizza in Denver recently started adding a five percent charge to

FDA Spies On Whistleblowers To Protect Big Pharma (VIDEO)

Government Agency Takes Screenshots of Whistleblowers’ Computers EVERY 7 SECONDS for YEARS We reported in 2012: When one of the most respected radiologists  in America – the former head of the radiology department at Yale University – attempted to blow the whistle on the fact that the FDA had approved a medical device manufactured by

Kids For Cash Scheme Exposes Horrors Of For-Profit Prisons (VIDEO)

The fact that the United States leads the world in prison population is becoming common knowledge. Somewhat lesser known is the direct connection between corporate prisons and incarceration rates. There is no starker example of this than Louisiana, which leads the world in for-profit prisons and, just coincidentally, happens to have the world's highest prison

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