Monthly Archives: July 2019

Desperate Parents and College-Bound Kids

First, we had “Operation Varsity Blue,” a sting in which 50+ parents, coaches, test administrators, etc. were caught getting kids admitted to prestige colleges by laying down serious scratch, from $15,000 to $6+ million. Now we have “Operation Signing Over … Continue reading

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McKinsey in the Oklahoma Opioid Trial

Talk about your embarrassing PowerPoint presentation! McKinsey, consultant to Johnson & Johnson, prepared a PowerPoint presentation in 2002 that included the following question: “Are we properly targeting and influencing prescription behavior to pain clinics?” McKinsey explained that its work for … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Now the Chief Compliance Officer for Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requiring Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to sign off personally on the company’s compliance with privacy protection requirements for Facebook users. The step comes because it is clear that Facebook violated the provisions of a … Continue reading

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“His feeling was that he was not special because he was the first person to walk on the moon, and that he wouldn’t have done it if it weren’t for the thousands of people who worked on the mission.”

Ross Wales, personal lawyer for Neil Armstrong, reflecting on the sales of Armstrong’s mementos by Armstrong’s sons. Mr. Wales noted that Mr. Armstrong quit giving autographs when he learned that people were selling them. A leader who refuses recognition and … Continue reading

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Equifax to Pay $650 Million to Settle Its Data Breach

As a result, the Equifax security breach that affected 147 million customers will net those customers, maybe $2.04 each because only $300 million is slated for the consumers affected by the breach. These security breaches, as well as folks finding … Continue reading

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U.S. Foreign News Agency: Fake Hotel Receipts and Fake News

The news agency, started by the United States during World War II, has been the trusted source of information for citizens in countries around the world that do not embrace freedom of the press. A series of problems at the … Continue reading

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Boeing Sets Aside $5 Billion to Cover Customer Losses

The hits just keep coming for Boeing. Boeing announced on Thursday, July 18, 2019, that it was setting aside $5.6 billion to cover the costs of compensating airlines that have had grounded flights because of the international and prolonged grounding … Continue reading

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Starbucks Boots the Cops: Anxious Customer “Did Not Feel Safe” with Police Officers

So, the barista, full sensitized by Starbucks’ one-day-stand-down-anti-bias training asked the police officers to skedaddle. Oh, what times are these when police officers are free to wander the streets and enter coffee shops. They got some nerve. Starbucks initially told … Continue reading

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“Rabbit Ball,” “Juiced Baseballs,” and Record Home Runs

MLB Commissioner, Rob Manford, denies any intestinal manipulation. Tony Clark, the players’ association’s executive director, begs to differ. Mr. Manford acknowledged that the sports is considering new specifications. And, beneath it all is an interesting conflict of interest. MLB purchased … Continue reading

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Tesla Has Record Deliveries

“I want to be clear that there is not a demand problem.” Those are Elon Musk’s words as he indicated that total delivers would be between 80,000-90,000 cars. He indicated there might be an all-time record for deliveries. The things … Continue reading

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Genetic Genealogy: DNA Samples Are Solving Cold-Case Crimes

Those DNA tests that the family history sites run are quite fun. You can find relatives that you never knew that you had. However, once those DNA profiles are out there for public consumption, crimes can be solved. For example, … Continue reading

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Boeing Begins Gives $100 Million to Families of Victims of Two 737-Max-Jet-Crashes

In what is its strongest statement of responsibility for the crashes of two of its 737 Max jets, Boeing will give $100 million to support the families of the victims. Government and nonprofit organizations will assist in the distribution of … Continue reading

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The Diversity CEOs

The methodology description is fuzzy, but USA Today published a study by Comparably on the “Top-rated CEOs for Diversity.” The data were collected from June 7, 2018-June 7, 2019 and were collected from a pool of “ethnically diverse” employees (anonymously). … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Tackle the NJ Convictions for “Bridgegate”

Aide to former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Bridget Kelly) and Port Authority executives Bill Baroni and David Wilder were convicted of federal crimes for creating a traffic jam closing of highways leading to the George Washington Bridge. They said … Continue reading

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