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And the award for best performance in a safety video goes to...
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My mom in the early 90s. She painted her own shield.
29630
Me after doing the bare minimum
32041
The Pokémon Company are running out of ideas.
10816
TIL that Abraham Lincoln once gave a speech so enthralling that reporters in the audience stopped taking notes and now we don't know what he said.
10901
Relevant and relatable
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Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty to lying and conspiracy against the United States
9912
That logic
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hmmm
22545
Love to shutterstock see this kind of stuff
8010
"Treasured Family Pet"
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That's an intelligent bird
13317
How Plo Koon could have survived Order 66.
8150
bRAvE SoLdIeR GeTs ObLITerAtEd bY StATE oF ThE ARt tRIpMiNE
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When is he gonno-rrhealize
28752
Double the Preparation
75190
Actual pothole in Michigan
8424
Went on my first audition after a hiatus (screw PTSD), booked the gig and smiled with teeth for the first time in over a year!
19244
We can't have a drinking problem if we don't have a problem drinking right? Haha *click*
23216
This albino owl is fuckin ??????
10857
German foreign Office release wholesome travel advisory for Germans in Canada after amazing semi-final victory
6946
HMF while I secure the skate park
23790
Conference of Stones
7095
Well that's not rapey at all
12259
CPAC is a gun free zone
9253
Humble.
6884
Catching the fishy
33151
A perfect takedown
71983
"I'll handle this, human."
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Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light that could eventually be used in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.
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When washing your car and a guy parks behind you, instantly gets out and impatiently crosses his arms...
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Picked up my phone off a blanket
5075
A superb conversation with Bob Ross
11436
"In My Father’s house are many mansions"
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Let’s post the dumb, illegal things we do to social media. WCGW?
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Close enough
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MRW I don't understand the new subreddit theme, but am fully on board
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Guy steps on ghillie suit guy
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott: You must be 21 to buy a gun
6326
let me show you a magic trick
3226 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.
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200 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...
162 cabose7 nothing about how ISPs are too big though...
317 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.
27 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
828 Kaarous Antitrust suits incoming. And they richly deserve it.
64 Jynx3 As opposed to a few credit bureau, a few oil companies, a few banks and a few shopping outlets.