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There should be a reality show where flat-earthers have to find the edge of the world.
50166
Utah ski resort gets a 1 Star review from a guy in Los Angeles because the mountain was too difficult. They used the one star review to advertise what the mountain is best known for.
10123
Who the fuck cares ??
5700
Heatmap of my Location During Last 2 Years Living in Austin, Texas [OC]
32048
Too wholesome
32719
The Golden Gate Bridge opening to the public for the first time back in 1937, and yes, it almost collapsed.
7304
Linda Hamilton Set to Return to 'Terminator' Franchise
8960
Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the RNC to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election
9923
Chase Headley works a two ball walk
14014
Stacked rafts
6330
Failed Soccer Bicycle Kick
16841
Me too Qui-Gon, me too.
24407
Perfect catch and camera look
40408
Redditor zooms in on the wristwatch that a facepalming John Kelly is wearing and cross-references the time with the timeline of the speech Trump was giving at the UN, confirming the photo as a genuine reaction to the POtuS' remarks.
23531
Skeleton of Russian soldier still has gear
22552
Going under the knife tomorrow morning. I'll be damned if I'm not repping even when I'm down. Fuck cancer.
10740
*triggered*
14148
People who have time for studying, meeting your friends, sleeping enough, working out, what's your secret? What time-management tips can you give?
4784
Wood Stormtrooper Carving
9445
Parking lot in Alaska
7708
Am I using deez nuts right?
13065
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Unveils $20M in Grants for Climate Change, Wildlife Conservation
7899
This statue of a guy eating babies in Bern, Switzerland
3189
M.I.A. - Paper Planes [Hiphop]
23312
?? Hawk doesn't give up and gets the big ?? fish.
5149
So my dad called me upstairs to see something, and this is what I witnessed
4447
US solar plant costs fall another 30 per cent in just one year
1297
IAMA PLAYERUNKNOWN, AMA!
2295
Told my foster cat she was gonna be a mother soon. She seems alarmed.
4577
Classic Lasagna
6268
SJW mode activated.... Cringe level 100%!
22765
The way this polar bear casually pushes off and floats.
13396
Skull, pencil, A5, 2017.
13958
BREAKING NEWS: President Trump’s twitter account just got hacked!
3770
My phone also takes perfectly framed photos while falling
25480
Netflix spent 100 million dollars on two Seinfield specials and the rights to Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. That's roughly the same amount HBO spent on the entirety of GOT season 6.
19218
In the film "American Beauty", this scene represents Lester's feeling toward his dead-end job. The feeling of imprisonment.
6138
meow_irl
3468
The "I just woke up at 3 in the morning in the 2000's" Starter Pack
12234
10 year old girl wins Kent Bazemore's UNO tournament
3213 comiconomist This is one of the shitiest headlines I have ever seen: it gives the impression the (acting) FTC chair holds the *exact opposite view* than she actually expresses in her speech. Here's a relevant extract of the article that does a better job summarizing her view: > A speech Tuesday by the acting chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission **pushes back, hard, against a growing clamor among those who fear Internet companies are getting too big**. > Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Maureen Ohlhausen said that the public must **ask itself whether unelected government bureaucrats are the best qualified to pick the winners and losers in high tech markets**. > ... > As Ohlhausen put it in her speech, **the fear is that** “we are spiraling towards a dystopian future where a few giant technology companies will ultimately gain sustained control over our economic lives.” > ... > Current U.S. antitrust regulations focus on consumer welfare. **Ohlhausen said technological platforms don't necessarily win simply because they had a big portion of the market at one time**. > ... > The litmus test, for her, is that **antitrust enforcement must turn on the specific facts on an individual case, with the focus of actual likely harm to consumers**. The goal, she said, is to "protect free and open markets for the benefit of consumers." > ... > **U.S. antitrust rules have come to focus solely on the potential damage to consumers, so if prices remain low, the damage to distributors and other middle-men, and the potential damage to the entire nation's commercial infrastructure, is not considered.** > ... > Ohlhausen ended her speech by saying that she was neither "a champion of today's leading Internet firms nor their foe." > Rather, she, and the FTC, have "vigorously supported policy positions that they sometimes love and sometimes hate." People should read the fracking article, and whoever wrote that headline is either incredibly incompetent or incredibly overworked. Edit: The headline now reads "Internet companies too big? FTC chair says more than market share counts", which is a fair headline - now we just need Reddit to be able to edit headlines as well!
4073 azurecyan Some would say we're already there.
716 3346378 So stop giving them tax dollars and regulatory protections.
204 W0LF_JK **Short history on Trade Monopolies in US**. The anti-Sherman trust act (1890) was made so as to be almost unenforceable. Loosely worded so as to discourage monopolies but keep the state from enforcing it in any applicable ways. In *United States v E.C Knight Company (1895)* the nail was put in the coffin when the government was rebuffed and the courts deemed an exchange of stock that gave the Knight company control of 95 percent of the sugar refining business not a trade. **This changed.** In 1901 in order to corner the New England market James Jerome Hill (President of the Great Northern Railway) backed by J.P Morgan (President of Northern Pacific Railroad) started a buyout of the Chicago, Burlignton, and Quincy railroad which was countered by President of the Union and Southern Pacific Railroad-->Edward Henry Harriman. This 'stock war' threatened to cause a crash on the New York Stock Exchange but thankfully Harriman backed out and the duo won control. In order to prevent another 'stock war' James Hill and J.P Morgan put the three companies under the control of the Northern Securities Company--> a **holding company** that had voting control over all of the three of railroads. This is where it gets interesting. President McKinley personally didn't believe it a monopoly and didn't care. Yet he was assassinated not long after he took office and his VP took his place. President Roosevelt compared to his predecessor did see the Northern Securities company a monopoly and got his Justice department to go after it. Ultimately this was decided in *Northern Securities Company vs United States (1904)*. Interestingly enough the government was able to convince the court that an exchange of stock was indeed a trade reversing their decision from the *Knight Case (1895)*. This small change paved the way for progressivism to keep business accountable in the years following. (Note: The anti Sherman trust act has since been hobbled again which is why we haven't seen a major prosecution since Enron) [**Semantics let alone Technology can make a hell of a difference in regards to upholding laws.**](https://www.policeone.com/police-products/investigation/articles/389338006-From-RICO-to-analytics-How-technology-can-speed-up-gang-investigations/) Tech will save us from The Technology monopoly. Edit: Interesting to note who led the Enron prosecution...
165 cabose7 nothing about how ISPs are too big though...
328 Keinichn My girlfriend and I always joke that it's going to get to the point where Amazon, Google, and Disney are fighting it out for who owns the world.
28 iYeaMikeDave Some of the big tech heads have more logical sounding policies for the economy than actual politicians
124 DoLittlest Amazon has freaked me out for awhile now. Mostly because they don't do much other than make it possible to never leave your house.
46 Murkwater You mean like the three credit bureaus? You know the ones that control what happens to everyone's lives' as far as mortgage, car loans, insurance, being able to buy a house, being able to rent an apartment, or get the right job? Those companies! Those three! Edit: kammaz aund priods... N qustn markz
836 Kaarous Antitrust suits incoming. And they richly deserve it.
69 Jynx3 As opposed to a few credit bureau, a few oil companies, a few banks and a few shopping outlets.