Simple enough: his profile doesn't fit established media narratives from the left or right.
1. The suspect was Muslim, but as of yet there's no evidence he was a jihadist.
2. He was mentally ill.
3. He used neither a handgun nor an 'assault weapon'. He used a .22.
4. He tried to buy a handgun earlier, but was denied by a gun store.
5. He had voted in 3 elections, but wasn't a US citizen (Washington State doesn't require proof of citizenship).
6. He held a green card, but had been arrested more than once and charged with a laundry list of crimes. read more
Lawmakers were skeptical last week when Mylan chief executive Heather Bresch said that the company made only $100 in profit for a two-pack of EpiPens. During a House hearing, Bresch repeatedly referred to a poster board showing how little of the $608 list price trickled back to the company. The incredulity was warranted: The profits Bresch told Congress about were calculated after factoring in the 37.5 percent U.S. tax rate, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission first reported by the Wall Street Journal. That tax rate is more than five times the overall tax rate the company actually paid last year and much higher than its actual U.S. tax rate, which tax specialists have pegged at close to zero.
Job destruction caused by technology is not a futuristic concern. It is something we have been living with for two generations. A simple linear trend suggests that by mid-century about a quarter of men between 25 and 54 will not be working at any moment.
I think this likely a substantial underestimate unless something is done for a number of reasons.
First everything we hear and see regarding technology suggests the rate of job destruction will pick up. Think of the elimination of drivers, and of those who work behind cash registers.
Second, the gains in average education and health of the workforce over the last 50 years are unlikely to be repeated.
Third, to the extent that non-work is contagious, it is likely to grow exponentially rather than at a linear rate.
Fourth, declining marriage rates are likely to raise rates of labor force withdrawal given that non-work is much more common for unmarried than married men.
President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday.
The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton's private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between Clinton and Obama, but the longtime Clinton aide did not recognize the name of the sender.
"Once informed that the sender's name is believed to be a pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: 'How is this not classified?'" the report says. "Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president's use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email." read more
In the few moments the mainstream wasn't stoking the flames of race war, it shoved triviality down our throats -- the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie -- as if someone's personal life is of serious consequence to the rest of us because they hail from the upper economic echelons.
These ridiculous divisive tactics are precisely why alternative, independent media exists -- and while corporate media bullhorned these narratives, indie journalists continued covering any number of issues of astonishing importance unfolding in the background. read more