North Korea: Maybe The Sanctions Are Not So Popular Worldwide

Many nations seem to be very ambivalent about the sanctions on North Korea. I wonder if one reason for thr urgency of the talks comes from that ambivalence. Here is a list of countries violating the sanctions by category: Military-related sanctions violations: Angola, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, […]

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Seattle’s Head Tax and the Infrastructure of ANTIFA Bullying

In Seattle, the City Council’s plan to raise tens of millions of additional dollars every year for homeless services by taxing large corporations $500 for each employee in Seattle, has been very unpopular. At $500 per employee per year, the Head Tax would raise $75 mlllion a year. Large demonstrations of construction workers opposing the […]

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Google: Alternatives

David Pierce Table: “Personal Technology: Outside the Google Bubble, Digital Life Is Fine: Table: Free or Equally Prices Alternatives Are Available For All Google Services”, in Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2018. p. B12. Google services: Competing services) > Youtube: Vimeo. Google Photos: Apple Photos. Google Home: Amazon Echo. Google Docs: Dropbox Paper. Youtube TV: […]

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Google Intervenes in Elections: Three Documents

I think this might represent a couple of billion dollars worth of excessive campaign contributions by Google. [Summary] “Google Is Labeling A Trump-Supporting Republican State Senator A ‘BIGOT’”, in VICE News, June 1, 2018. Trudy Wade (https://www.trudywade.com/). Trudy Wade is a Republican state senator from North Carolina and an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump. But […]

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Seattle High Tech: Who Gets the Jobs?

Table: “Fast Rise of Foreign-Born Tech Workers in Seattle: Where Foreign Born Tech Workers Come From”, in Seattle Times, January 18, 2018. p. A1. India: 23195 (40.8%). Canada: 3427 (13.5%). China: 7680 (13.5%). Russia: 3349 (5.9%). South Korea: 1998 (3.5%). Vietnam: 1683 (3%). Philippines: 1194 (2.3%). Mexico: 1081 (1.9%). England: 965 (1.7%). Germany: 865 (1.5%). […]

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