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Undercover in Patriot Prayer: Insights From a Vancouver Democrat Who's Been Working Against the Far-Right Group from the Inside - Blogtown - Portland Mercury
Editor’s Note: After publication of this story, a lawyer representing Andy Ngo contacted the Mercury, asking for a retraction and stating that Ngo denies certain claims made by a source quoted in this article. See the full contents of the lawyer’s request here. The Mercury stands by its reporting. —- Since 2017, far-right groups have flocked to notoriously liberal Portland to march, yell, and engage in violent clashes with left-wing activists. Most of these demonstrations...</blockqu...
antifa  activism  alt.right  far.right  portland  pdx  proud.boys  patriot.prayer  grifters 
10 weeks ago by po
Uber Undone | Noah Kulwin
"Silicon Valley began this decade as the bleeding edge of the American economy, where new technologies were said to be building a better future for the whole planet. By its end, the American tech industry will be largely viewed as the labor-destroying, profit-hungry behemoth that it truly is. While Facebook’s inadvertent election-rigging and Google’s near-monopoly on digital advertising might draw more attention as the culprits behind that pendulum swing, it is Uber’s Randian capitalism that most transparently lays bare Silicon Valley villainy. And even from outside the C-suite, from which he was ejected in 2017, Kalanick remains its smug, unapologetic face."
siliconvalley  californianideology  grifters  us  finance  economics  venturecapital  2019  mikeisaac  noahkulwin  technology  technosolutionism  google  facebook  society  traviskalanick  uber  lyft  gigeconomy  labor  inequality  urbanplanning  urban  urbanism  capitalism  neoliberalism 
september 2019 by robertogreco
An Open Letter To Rihanna: Please Reconsider Shaun King’s Diamond Ball Award
Shaun King will weaponize his proximity to you to invalidate further grievances Black women put forth about his abuses. That can’t happen.
shaun-king  david-dennis-jr  newsone.com  rihanna  black-women  fraud  grifters  diamond-ball-awards  clarissa-brooks 
august 2019 by yolandaenoch
How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People
Anna Delvey, born Anna Sorokin, seemed to be an up-and-coming New York socialite. Now she’s charged with grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, and theft of services.
crime  fraud  grifters  grift  interesting 
july 2019 by po
The Unofficial Correction of "Moms Across America"
impossible burger versus 'moms across america'
food  ha  failure  grifters  wackos  woowoo  pdf 
may 2019 by ignatz
Behind the Bastards | Stuff Media
From Hitler’s love of young adult fiction to Saddam Hussein's shameful romance novels, this podcast sheds new, weird light on history's monsters.
podcasts  crime  fraud  scams  grifters  grift  bizarre 
april 2019 by po
The Dropout and The Inventor: Theranos’s uniquely queasy grift - Vox
Holmes’s lies didn’t just cost investors. They trashed the hope of a medical breakthrough.
con.artists  grifters  grift  corruption  theft  crime  fraud  documentary.film  literal.vampires 
march 2019 by po
A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions | The New Yorker
The claim sounds more like a goblin’s curse than like a prognosis, but Mallory was persuasive; the colleague who was initially supportive of him recently said, with a shake of the head, “Yes, I believed that.”...An acquaintance of Mallory’s recently said that “there’s not a lot of confrontation” in publishing. “It’s a business based on hope. You never know what’s going to work.” In the industry, rumors about the “Jake” e-mails were contained—perhaps by discretion or out of people’s embarrassment about having been taken in.
publishing  grifters 
february 2019 by jomc

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