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AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes | Ars Technica
AT&T can sign contracts promising one price then charge more and there is no recourse.
personal_net  evil  at&t  via:boingboing  ArsTechnica 
11 days ago by mcherm
China Grew Two Cotton Leaves On The Moon IEEE Spectrum - IEEE Spectrum
Of course it froze in the lunar night, but for a brief moment a cotton seed grew two leaves.
space  via:HackerNews  personal_net 
22 days ago by mcherm
Fugitive on run for 17 years found living in cave by a drone - BBC News
It is no longer possible to escape from the world anywhere on the planet.
law  via:HackerNews  personal_net 
23 days ago by mcherm
How the Unchecked Power of Judges Is Hurting Poor Texans – Texas Monthly
In Texas, systems for the legal defense of the poor vary by county. In many places judges assign all cases to a few lawyers who are good at being fast but not good at defending clients.
law  personal_net  via:reddit 
8 weeks ago by mcherm
This Is How Things Work Now At G/O Media
A shockingly blatant indictment of this media company's new management. Largely focuses on how new top-level management that were all white males were put in place over existing diverse leadership without even interviewing the existing leaders.
journalism  management  via:boingboing  personal_net 
9 weeks ago by mcherm
Unable to flip the bird | Baroque Potion
A strange confluence of laws: the artwork is illegal to sell, but the IRS insists it has substantial value.
law  taxes  personal_net 
10 weeks ago by mcherm
U.S. Economy: Personal Bad Behavior Isn't What Causes Poverty - Bloomberg
Bloomberg Opinion: "US conservatives say poverty is the fault of the poor for doing drugs, having kids out of wedlock, and not working hard. People in Japan do all these things, yet Japan has a high poverty rate."
economics  personal_net  via:reddit 
11 weeks ago by mcherm
The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted of Domestic Violence — ProPublica
It could be worse... at least most places in the country don't have a police force that is entirely staffed with recently convicted criminals.
police  via:reddit  personal_net 
july 2019 by mcherm
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