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Consumer Protection Whac-A-Mole With the Private Insurance Companies

While the Affordable Care Act banned some of worst practices of the private insurance companies, it didn't stop these companies from finding new ways to screw you over.

Jack Lew’s Misinformation on the U.S. Corporate Tax System

In a recent letter to Congress’s tax writing committees, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew wrote that Congress should act to prevent U.S. corporations from inverting (the practice of a U.S. company merging with a foreign company and moving...Show More Summary

Premiere: The Garment District - “Cavendish on Whist”

Pittsburgh, PA multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Baron’s (The Garment District) debut LP, If You Take Your Magic Slow, suits any mage, any size. Practicing dewy mirages? Check “Secondhand Sunburn” for patrons of Le Sera, Copenhagen act Halasan Bazar, or the distorted rifts of At Echo Lake. Show More Summary

Stallo: Practical and Elegant Cups Upcycled from Glass Bottles

Three Italian product design students from Portugal's Matosinhos School of Art and Design have created Stallo, a set of elegant cups upcycled from glass bottles. Created as an act of protest against throwaway consumerism, Stallo celebrates the notion that

EPA: Rolling Coal Is Verboten According To Clean Air Act

Once upon a time, tractor pull attendees who witnessed diesels churn out black smoke under the strain of a very heavy trailer decided to make their diesel-powered pickups do the same thing, sans said heavy trailer. The practice came to be known as “rolling coal,” and until last week, was nothing more than a potential […]

Ag Groups Take Issue with Interpretive Rule

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s promise that under the proposed rules defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) “all normal farming practices are exempt – period” may be falling on deaf ears in the agriculture community. McCarthy is visiting Missouri this week to explain the proposed rules but she faces an uphill battle from the... Read More

Why At Least One FIFA Player Should Protest The World Cup Final

Imagine the impact if a player from one of the remaining FIFA semifinal World Cup teams (Germany, Brazil, The Netherlands, or Argentina) were to engage in an act of protest against FIFA for it’s Imperial practices that have literarily...Show More Summary

Live Speedruns Let You Experience Your Favourite Games In Record Time [Stuff to Watch]

Speedrunning is the act of completing a video game in the fastest possible time, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that the practice has gained quite a following online. In addition to an ever-growing collections of speedrun...Show More Summary

Exorcism Of The Day

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Acting! Jason struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, and he had demons that will make you jump out of your seat! Hundreds of years ago his ancestors practiced human sacrifice! This is what it led to today. You must witness what happened after the exorcism. It will touch your heart like few things you're ever seen.

American Flag Act Would Require 100 Percent Made In USA, Not Made In China

The American flag act is entirely an appropriate subject for July 4, 2014. This piece of legislation would require all American flags to be 100 percent made in the USA, not made in China as has become common practice. In a related report by The Inquisitr, it seems like the American flag is under attack

Rupert Murdoch’s troubles are far from over

2 weeks agoNews : The Great Debate

With convictions secured in Britain for bribing public officials, there is already enough evidence for U.S. authorities to pursue News Corp. under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

FCPA Inc.: Recommendations from Mike Koehler, the “FCPA Professor”

Categories: Commentary, Public Sector, Supplier Management, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management Tags: Incendiary Tidbits This is the second in a two-part series on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Part 1 of which we published yesterday. Show More Summary

FCPA Inc.: How the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Became an Industry Unto Itself

Categories: Commentary, Public Sector, Supplier Management, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management Tags: Incendiary Tidbits Does the following sound like you? You have clients or prospects in the public sector overseas. You do business...Show More Summary

Virginia GOPers Practice A Little B&E To Block Medicaid Expansion

The trick is, Gov. Terry McAuliffe only has so long to examine the budget, and the Republicans are doing what is called "upping the ante." This involves illegal entry into the governor's office, and then acting all shocked and amazed that the governor noticed! You have to watch those southern Republicans. Show More Summary

Movie Review: Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler spoof rom-com clichés in They Came Together

Parody, in its purest form, is an act of both mockery and appreciation. True masters of the practice possess a bone-deep understanding of their targets; they skewer because they love—or at least, because they’ve done their homework.Show More Summary

Research needed on approaches to prevent attacks on health care during armed conflict

Deliberate attacks on patients, hospitals, and clinics during armed conflict are atrocious acts, state the PLOS Medicine editors writing in an editorial in this week's PLOS Medicine, and call for more research on the practical approaches to preventing such attacks, as well as studies that evaluate interventions to improve health care in conflict settings. read more

Chicago cures itself of patronage, judge rules, so constraints go away

Chicago, which helped define the nature and power of political machines, was released from constraints on its hiring practices because it had cleaned up its act and had put into place rules to eliminate illegal patronage, a federal judge decided Monday.

State versions of the False Claims Act

The Chamber has been tracking this major engine of contingency-fee litigation as it jumps from federal practice to the realm of similar state laws vigorously lobbied for by the plaintiff’s bar. I have an opinion piece in the Baltimore...Show More Summary

Intel Forced to Pay $1.4 Billion Fine for Anti-Competitive Practices Against AMD

U.S. chipmaker Intel lost on Thursday its challenge against a record 1.06 billion euro ($1.44 billion) European Union fine handed down five years ago, as Europe’s second highest court said regulators did not act too harshly. The European Commission in its 2009 decision said Intel tried to thwart rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) by giving... Read More

Let’s stop taxpayer-paid collection of union dues

By Rick Saccone, triblive.com Right now, state and local governments are acting as campaign bundlers, collecting dollars from public employees that are being used for political purposes. This practice is fundamentally wrong.

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