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14248
I'm a 27 year old Saudi woman, I'm currently locked in my room, my mom just disowned me and my brother is threatening to kill me. i need help.
6167
Introducing the 2018 Red Bull Racing F1 Challenger: The RB14
9548
Precise Crowd Control in Tokyo Japan for Comic Market
10332
Entire brick wall smoothed out by the ocean
6383
Guy mountain bikes down cliff
13740
Scoreboard at the hockey game I attended
14171
Cleaning products damage women's lungs as badly as a 20-a-day cigarette habit
9525
EA vs Reddit: At last we will reveal ourselves to EA, at last we will have our good Star Wars games
14326
We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years
71807
The Dad Tax
39276
Nobody dared...
19558
Forgotten but not gone
31124
Newton knew it, Darwin agreed
17630
This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. May he have a speedy recovery. (x-post r/pics)
14832
Decapitation prank
33318
Experience Japanese Wood Joinery
6785
Nate Diaz in the crowd tonight
22131
DAY ONE WITH MY TESLA!
57445
Married with young kids and rarely time to play games. Wife bought me a game 2 weeks ago and had some time to play tonight.
6752
'The Lion King' Live-Action Remake Cutting Classic Song 'Be Prepared' from Animated Film
23710
2 kids dressed as 'tall man' unable to gain admission to 'Black Panther'
11822
TIL after journalist Paulette Cooper wrote an article criticizing the Church of Scientology, they tried to get her committed to a psychiatric ward by writing her name and number on street walls, subscribing her to pornographic mail lists, and faking bomb threats with her stationary and fingerprints.
23865
A joke my 8-year old made up: What do you call a chicken that's afraid of the dark?
18226
Falcon Heavy flame motion for days, my remote camera image | Teslarati
35519
German Bobsled Team Crashes Into 1st Place
69106
Actions speak louder than words... And sometimes they scream
3016
Be careful of spoof exchanges. Would you have noticed this one?
18383
Dancing like no one is watching
5237
Homeward Bound
49770
GF and I adopted this dude from the shelter yesterday. He follows her everywhere and does this when she sits down.
45464
Fergie gives what may be the worst performance of the National Anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.
5243
Decapitation fuckery
10983
So this guy payed my friend to get my number...what a charmer
14998
What a pretty afternoon.
15188
Worst fortune cookie ever
16235
What's something that someone said that made you instantly hate them?
3088
After "Butterfingers" Cory's accident, it took months of psyche rehab and gallons of glue to get him back on his Harley
1543
I know gun control arguments are pointless, but this one brings the heat
8689
Her bio said she was a fiddle player, this ensued...
6396
Anon appreciates Theodore Roosevelt
3219 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!
4074 azurecyan Some would say we're already there.
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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...
166 cabose7 nothing about how ISPs are too big though...
320 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.
26 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.
48 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
831 Kaarous Antitrust suits incoming. And they richly deserve it.
63 Jynx3 As opposed to a few credit bureau, a few oil companies, a few banks and a few shopping outlets.