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Apple hit with $2 bln EU antitrust fine in Spotify case, will appeal

BRUSSELS, March 4 (Reuters) - Brussels fined Apple (AAPL.O), opens new tab 1.84 billion euros ($2 billion) on Monday, the iPhone maker's first ever EU antitrust penalty, for preventing Spotify (SPOT.N), opens new tab and other music streaming services from informing users of payment options outside its App Store.

The European Commission's decision was triggered by a 2019 complaint by Swedish music streaming service Spotify over this restriction and Apple's 30% App Store fees.

https://www.reuters.com/technology/appl ... 024-03-04/
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Jack Teixeira agrees to prison sentence of 16 years over Pentagon leaks – report

Jack Teixeira, the 22-year-old charged with leaking classified US military documents to fellow gamers on a social media platform, agreed on Monday to accept a prison sentence of 16 years.

Teixeira, a member of the Massachusetts air national guard, agreed to plead guilty to all six counts charging him with willful retention and transmission of national defense information, ABC News reported, citing a signed court filing.

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ap215 wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:22 pm Jack Teixeira agrees to prison sentence of 16 years over Pentagon leaks – report

Jack Teixeira, the 22-year-old charged with leaking classified US military documents to fellow gamers on a social media platform, agreed on Monday to accept a prison sentence of 16 years.

Teixeira, a member of the Massachusetts air national guard, agreed to plead guilty to all six counts charging him with willful retention and transmission of national defense information, ABC News reported, citing a signed court filing.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... e-pentagon
He will be under 40 when he is released and probably make millions being a hero to the left.
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Glennfs wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:09 pm He will be under 40 when he is released and probably make millions being a hero to the left.
No, we don't make such people heroes. Your side does, like Kyle Rittenhouse.
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gounion wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:36 pm No, we don't make such people heroes. Your side does, like Kyle Rittenhouse.
Jane Fonda Abby Hoffman members of the black panthers. Do I need to.look some up that is off the top of my head
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Glennfs wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:16 pm Jane Fonda Abby Hoffman members of the black panthers. Do I need to.look some up that is off the top of my head
Yeah, next time go back a hundred years, instead of just 60.

Trump is your party’s hero. ‘Nuff said.
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gounion wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:29 pm Yeah, next time go back a hundred years, instead of just 60.

Trump is your party’s hero. ‘Nuff said.

If I wanted to do that I would have mentioned Eugene Debbs. One of your personal heroes.
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Glennfs wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:09 pm He will be under 40 when he is released and probably make millions being a hero to the left.
Your math is off. Teixeira, as ap215 posted, is 27 years old. If he's sentenced to 16 years in prison that means he'll be 43 years old when he leaves prison.

I doubt anyone will remember him or what he did when he gets out.
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Jane Fonda is mostly a pain in the butt. She's good for attracting cameras to protest demonstrations, and not much else.

Republicans seem to be taking Steve Garvey seriously, but then he's the only Republican anybody ever heard of running for a traditionally Democratic seat in the Senate. I wonder how many of them even remember that his career was as a baseball player for the Dodgers. He was known as The Garve and he was something of a pain in the ass, always using his name recognition to get his completely ignorant kneejerk views onto the Nooz.
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Liberty University agrees to unprecedented $14 million fine for failing to disclose crime data

Liberty University has agreed to pay an unprecedented $14 million fine after the Christian school failed to disclose information about crimes that occurred on its Lynchburg campus, including those involving sexual assaults, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday.

The fine is by far the largest ever levied under the Clery Act, a law that requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to collect data on campus crime and notify students of threats. Schools must disseminate an annual security report that includes crime reports and information on efforts to improve campus safety.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/lib ... -107815036
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Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain, C-SPAN Co-CEOs, Set Retirement

Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain, co-CEOs of C-SPAN, both plan to step down this year. C-SPAN chairman Pat Esser has been working with Kennedy and Swain on succession planning.

Kennedy, also C-SPAN's chief financial officer, has targeted mid-May for his retirement. Matt Deprey, C-SPAN VP of finance, will succeed him. Swain's specific plans have not been revealed.

https://www.nexttv.com/news/rob-kennedy ... retirement
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Glennfs wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:41 pm If I wanted to do that I would have mentioned Eugene Debbs. One of your personal heroes.
You know you’re lying about Debbs. However, I’d take him over your Dear Leader any day.
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Navy demotes Senator Rony Jackson from Rear Admiral (O-8) to Captain (O-7) for not keeping "..within the standards the Navy requires of its leaders.."
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), the former White House physician, retired as a Navy rear admiral in 2019 but was demoted less than two years later, The Washington Post reported.

“The substantiated allegations in the DODIG investigation of Rear Adm (lower half) Ronny Jackson are not in keeping with the standards the Navy requires of its leaders and, as such, the Secretary of the Navy took administrative action in July 2022,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

The DODIG found that Jackson “made sexual and denigrating statements” about a female staff member, drank alcohol and took the sleeping pill Ambien while on the job, and overall contributed to a “negative work environment” while serving as White House physician.
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Sam Ash to close 18 of its 44 US stores – reportedly including branches in Clearwater and Hollywood

The US music retail giant Sam Ash is preparing to close 18 of its 44 stores across the country, including its historic branch in Clearwater, Florida.

READ MORE: Sammy Ash, COO of Sam Ash and namer of the Tube Screamer, dies at 65
An employee at the Clearwater branch, which is housed in a distinctive dome-shaped building, tells Patch that the news “literally came out of nowhere” and that he had been made redundant just after getting promoted. He says he was unsure of the timeline of the store’s closure.

https://guitar.com/news/industry-news/s ... across-us/
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Former president of Honduras convicted in US of aiding drug traffickers

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was convicted Friday in New York of charges that he conspired with drug traffickers and used his military and national police force to enable tons of cocaine to make it unhindered into the United States.

The jury returned its verdict at a federal court after a two-week trial, which has been closely followed in his home country. Hernandez was convicted of conspiring to import cocaine into the U.S. and two weapons counts. The charges carry a mandatory minimum of 40 years in prison and a potential maximum of life. Sentencing was set for June 26.

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Brooklyn preacher known for flashy lifestyle convicted of wire fraud, attempted extortion

A Brooklyn preacher known for his flashy lifestyle and who boasted of his friendship with New York City’s mayor was found guilty in federal court Monday of wire fraud, attempted extortion and lying to the FBI.

Lamor Miller-Whitehead, 47, was found guilty of five counts after a trial in federal court in Manhattan that began late last month. Prosecutors had argued that the preacher exaggerated his ties to Mayor Eric Adams and let greed overtake him as he looted a parishioner’s retirement savings and tried to extort a businessman to fuel his lavish lifestyle.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/c ... n/5216557/
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Dozens of artists and speakers pull out of SXSW festival in protest of military and defense industry sponsorships

(CNN) — Dozens of performers and speakers have canceled appearances at the ongoing South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in protest of event sponsorship from by the US military and defense companies amid the war between Israel and Hamas.

The protesting bands, singers and panelists have shared notes of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza as they announced their withdrawal from South by Southwest – which runs until March 16 – citing major event sponsorship from the US Army and a handful of smaller defense industry partnerships against the backdrop of US government support of Israel in the war.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/13/us/sxsw- ... index.html
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Republicans will no longer get to handpick their judges when they sue Biden

Plaintiffs hoping to reshape federal or state policies will no longer be allowed to choose which judge will hear their case, at least in federal court. A new policy announced Tuesday by the Judicial Conference of the United States, a government body that sets policy for federal courts, targets rules in some federal courts that the conference said “risked creating an appearance of ‘judge shopping.’”

At least in the short term, this policy is a massive victory for the Biden administration — and, indeed, for anyone who believes that federal and state policies should not rise and fall based on one outlier judge’s partisan views.

https://www.vox.com/scotus/2024/3/12/24 ... conference
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Fired? Resigned? Media Matchmaker Michael Kassan Out At UTA’s MediaLink

Michael Kassan is out as CEO of MediaLink, the consultancy he founded that is now owned by UTA, amid a flurry of charges and counterclaims, including whether Kassan resigned or was fired.

Kassan made MediaLink into an important deal-maker by bringing together media companies, marketers and tech companies.

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Don't make a deal with any devilish billionaire on any social media platforms at all it's better to do your own things yourselves.

Musk abruptly cancels ‘The Don Lemon Show’ on X after he sits for the program’s first interview

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk abruptly canceled “The Don Lemon Show” on his social media network X after the former CNN anchor recorded an interview with the billionaire for its as-yet unaired first episode.

Musk owns X, formerly known as Twitter, and frequently proclaims himself a “free speech absolutist.” In a post on X, the San Francisco-based company said only that after careful consideration, it “decided not to enter into a commercial partnership with the show.” It added that Lemon’s show “is welcome to publish its content on X, without censorship, as we believe in providing a platform for creators to scale their work and connect with new communities.”

https://apnews.com/article/elon-musk-do ... 84c734f5db
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Chinese billionaire pleads guilty to straw donor scheme in New York and Rhode Island

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese billionaire pleaded guilty Monday to violating U.S. election laws by funneling illegal straw donations to a New York City official, a member of the U.S. House and a congressional candidate.

Hui Qin, a Chinese film magnate with homes in Manhattan and Long Island, admitted to using his fortune to recruit and reimburse people who made political donations on his behalf, beginning with a New York City race in 2021.

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Pro-Trump Michigan attorney arrested after hearing in DC over leaking Dominion documents

An attorney facing criminal charges for illegally accessing Michigan voting machines after the 2020 election was arrested Monday after a hearing in a separate case in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Stefanie Lambert was arrested by U.S. Marshals after a hearing over possible sanctions against her for disseminating confidential emails from Dominion Voting Systems, the target of conspiracy theories over former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss. Lambert obtained the Dominion emails by representing Patrick Byrne, a prominent funder of election conspiracy theorists who is being sued by Dominion for defamation.

https://apnews.com/article/voting-machi ... 837c4f6b3e
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Foundation cancels RBG award ceremony that would have honored Musk, Murdoch after family’s outcry

(CNN) — The foundation that selected SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch and other honorees as recipients of an award named after Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Monday it is canceling its award ceremony after receiving pushback from the late justice’s family.

Julie Opperman, chair of the Opperman Foundation, said in a statement “that the last thing we intended was to offend the family and friends of RBG.”

https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/18/politics ... index.html
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ap215 wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:27 am Foundation cancels RBG award ceremony that would have honored Musk, Murdoch after family’s outcry

(CNN) — The foundation that selected SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch and other honorees as recipients of an award named after Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Monday it is canceling its award ceremony after receiving pushback from the late justice’s family.

Julie Opperman, chair of the Opperman Foundation, said in a statement “that the last thing we intended was to offend the family and friends of RBG.”

https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/18/politics ... index.html
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I suppose the ones that threaten your life on social media are open minded conservatives.
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