Facebook paid only 0.3% taxes on $1.34 billion in profits

Facebook earned over $1.34 billion in profits, yet because of various tax gimicks involving the country of Ireland and the Cayman Islands, they only paid $4.64 million in taxes. That works out to be a tax rate of 0.3%. If it wasn’t for the Internet, Facebook wouldn’t exist. If it wasn’t for the federal government, … Continue reading “Facebook paid only 0.3% taxes on $1.34 billion in profits”

Statue of Hitler kneeling in prayer placed in former Warsaw Jewish ghetto

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created a statue of Adolf Hitler kneeling in prayer and then placed the statue in the middle of a former Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. The ghetto at one time was the home of 254,000 Jews as they awaited transportation to the Treblinka death camp. To say that some people have … Continue reading “Statue of Hitler kneeling in prayer placed in former Warsaw Jewish ghetto”

Comic book writer Dan Slott gets death threats

From a Dan Slott interview posted on Comic Book Resources in late August: I’m really happy with our 1-2-3 punch of #698, #699 and #700. I think people are not going to forget this one. This story will raise some really strong emotions in Spider-Man fans. It will probably be one of the biggest things … Continue reading “Comic book writer Dan Slott gets death threats”

Turns out clothes sold by Unionmade aren't made by union workers

Unionmade, a San Fransisco-based clothier that sells upscale, trendy crap to hipsters with too much money, was sent a cease-and-desist letter by AFL-CIO, the country’s leading organized labor group. In the letter, they state that the company’s name is misleading and causes people to believe that its $225 cotton hoodies are in fact made by … Continue reading “Turns out clothes sold by Unionmade aren't made by union workers”

Do not be surprised when a comic book artist rips you off

I read an interesting article on Bleeding Cool about the troubles people are having with comic book artist Jason Craig. He’s currently the artist for Dynamite’s Evil Ernie. Last year people commissioned him to do comic book character sketches. They paid Jason Craig upfront. Jason Craig has personal problems Because of a whole host of personal problems … Continue reading “Do not be surprised when a comic book artist rips you off”