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By Chris Floyd

Source: Empire Burlesque

I don’t really want to go too far down the road on this when there are far more important things happening in the world, but really, take just a moment to look at the language…

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What’s behind Ukraine’s secret weapons deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

From Global Research, February 25, 2015
By Eric Zuesse

U.S. President Barack Obama apparently is going ahead with his plan for NATO missiles to be placed in Ukraine aimed against Moscow, but found a way to do it that won’t violate the warnings by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin against Washington’s directly supplying those arms to Ukraine (such as is demanded of Obama by congressional Republicans, and even by a few hawkish Democrats — all passionate supporters of Hillary Clinton). 2,276 more words

The Market for Secrets: A Truce Between 'Serial' and The Intercept

The Internet is many things, but it is one thing for sure: a market for secrets. From Wikileaks to the Sony hacks, the secret told online is a story that sticks, a gift that keeps regifting. 999 more words

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Today's Glenn Greenwald: Last week's Glenn Greenwald is "extremely misinformed" about First Look Media

Five days ago, Glenn Greenwald responded angrily to critics who suggested that The Intercept’s attempts to discredit the popular Serial podcast were motivated by click-whoring. The fearless truth-teller wrote on Reddit: 254 more words

Tech

The new Evan Williams, ladies and gentlemen

Well that’s amazing timing. Two days ago, I wrote a post about conflict-averse media owners, citing as one example Twitter and Medium founder Evan Williams. 223 more words

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The Washington Post is now, apparently, a tech company

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has turned the Washington Post into a tech company.

The Financial Times reports that the Post will soon license its content management system — the software which allows the company to publish stories online — to some of the smaller newspapers which already license and republish the Post’s journalism. 251 more words

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E-commerce in the Philippines

In the recent days, former Philippine president and now Manila mayor Joseph Estrada praises DILG secretary Mar Roxas for establishing the e-commerce in the Philippines (when Mar was Erap’s DTI secretary), let’s take a lookback on how the e-commerce was started in the Philippines: 294 more words

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