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AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit

Hemisphere isn’t a “partnership” but rather a product AT&T developed, marketed, and sold at a cost of millions of dollars per year to taxpayers. No warrant is required to make use of the company’s massive trove of data, according to … Continue reading

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With NFL Rams gone, St. Louis still stuck with stadium debt

A few years ago, to maintain the stadium’s top-tier status, the Rams sought an estimated $700 million of improvements. St. Louis balked, and the Rams started looking elsewhere. To cover costs, the city paid about $6 million for annual debt … Continue reading

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More proof the US defense industry has nothing to do with defending America

Yes, the USAF admitted, the A-10 survived the war as well as its fast competitors; and yes, they had to admit that the A-10 flew more sorties per day because it took way less maintenance; and yeah, it was true … Continue reading

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Beverly Hills 90H20, the first ‘crafted’ water launched

A new mineral water created by a ‘water sommelier’ claims to be the first expressly made to match fine wine and dining. via Beverly Hills 90H20, the first ‘crafted’ water launched – Decanter.

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Inside a Hollywood heist

One measure of the true cost of these programs is whether states recoup their subsidies through increased tax revenue. A comprehensive review of the recent literature produced by states in 2009 (when these programs were at their peak) finds consistent, … Continue reading

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