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Kasia Tarczynska – America’s Most Prosperous Companies Get $2 Million Per Job Subsidy at Their Data Centers

Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, America’s most well-known brands and most prosperous firms, are demanding that states and localities provide them ever-larger economic development subsidies to support their data centers. Last year these five tech giants reported nearly $120 billion in pre-tax profits, and yet they told states and localities they needed financial help to build new data centers, …

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Zaid Jilani – Whoa, Pentagon Influences TV Shows Like ‘American Idol’? New Documents Show Scary Collaboration

It’s a little-known fact that the Pentagon has for years directly influenced the production [3] of a wide variety of television programming. In fact, in instances where the producing companies are accessing military hardware, the Department of Defense requires approval of the scripts, a process which can result in line-by-line edits by the government of film and television plots and dialogue. …