Business Corruption and Malfeasance


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Tensions are bubbling up at thirsty Arizona alfalfa farms as foreign firms exploit unregulated water

  • Al Dahra, an Emirati agribusiness, has caused backyard wells to dry up in rural Arizona, leading to tensions with the local community.
  • The Al Dahra operation requires an estimated 15,000 to 16,000 acre feet of water per year, sparking concerns among neighboring farmers about potential water shortages for agriculture in the future.
  • Foreign companies, including Al Dahra, are exploiting the water resources in drought-stricken areas like Arizona for agricultural purposes, exacerbating water scarcity issues.


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Target Shoppers STUNNED After TRUTH About Black Friday SCAM Gets EXPOSED In Store!​



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Facebook's Former Head of DEI Pleads Guilty to Swindling the Company Out of $4 Million

Here’s one case where no one can deny that corporate DEI was a scam. A former head of DEI programs for Facebook has pleaded guilty to swindling the company out of $4 million, not including whatever money they were spending on her actual salary.

Barbara Furlow-Smiles, who served as lead strategist and global head of employee resource groups and diversity engagement at Facebook, used the stolen funds to live an extravagant lifestyle that spanned from California to Georgia, prosecutors said.
From approximately January 2017 to September 2021, Furlow-Smiles led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs at Facebook and was responsible for developing and executing DEI initiatives, operations, and engagement programs,” according to the DOJ.

According to a DOJ press release, Smiles actually had two different scams going. The first involved paying people she knew for fake work they hadn’t done. These friends would then deliver the bulk of that money back to her in cash.


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This Company Wants To Convert Straight Men​

Michael Knowles V. Pornhub​

Undercover Video Shows PornHub Employees Want Porn To Steer Young People’s Sexual Identities

Employee Dillon Rice, a senior script writer at the company, is seen arguing that pornography usage could be beneficial for preteens. “Let’s say you’re 12 years old, you’re still figuring out your sexuality, maybe even your gender, wouldn’t it be helpful to see not a celebration but maybe just a … normalization of something that you think is what you want?” Rice is seen saying.

Rice went on to specifically reference a pornography site centered around transgender individuals, remarking, “Let’s say I was 12 and I saw TransAngels … it would help me figure out what I do like and what I don’t like.”

Knowles said the attempt to steer viewers’ sexual tastes flies in the face of one of the core arguments that emerged from the sexual revolution. “The thing that is so shocking to me is that we’ve been told for my entire life by the left, by the pro-pornography people, by the sexual revolutionaries, that sexual desire is innate and immutable,” Knowles says. “Nobody becomes gay or bisexual.”



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Top insurance CEO announces that white male new hires must be personally signed off by herself, as part of the firm’s drive to improve diversity

“Not because I don’t trust my team but [because] I want to make sure that the process followed for that recruitment has been diverse, has been properly done, and is not just a phone call to a mate saying, ‘Would you like a job? Pop up and we’ll fix it up for you,’” she said according to multiple outlets.

It is understood that Blanc’s comments apply only to senior hires at Aviva, who make up around 5% of the firm’s overall roles. Currently, 60% of the group are men.

“The scope of the charter is to get more women into senior management roles,” Blanc explained the reasoning for the measure. “My belief is if you have more women in senior management roles, this behavior will go away.”

“We will always hire the best person for the job and ensure that Aviva has a diverse workforce that reflects the customers we serve,” an Aviva spokesperson told Fortune.


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Nippon Steel’s $14.1 billion deal for US Steel sparks criticism

Japan’s Nippon Steel agreed to buy US Steel Corp for $14.1 billion, the companies announced on Monday, sparking criticism about the firm’s ownership in an industry crucial to US national security.

A major US steelworkers’ union and a top US politician came out against the Japanese conglomerate’s all-cash agreement to acquire the US firm for $55 per share.

The deal price marks a 40 percent premium on US Steel’s closing price on Friday and represents an equity value of about $14.1 billion, the companies said in a statement.

Nippon will also assume the US firm’s debt, taking the total value of the agreement to $14.9 billion.

The US company’s share price finished the trading day up more than 26 percent on Wall Street following the announcement.

Nippon Steel Corporation Announces Acquisition Of United States Steel Corporation In Multi-Billion Dollar Deal

“NSC has a proven track record of acquiring, operating, and investing in steel mill facilities globally — and we are confident that, like our strategy, this combination is truly Best for All,” David Burritt, CEO of U.S. Steel, said in the press release. “For our U.S. Steel employees, who I continue to be thankful for, the transaction combines like-minded steel companies with an unwavering focus on safety, shared goals, values, and strategies underpinned by rich histories. For customers, U.S. Steel and NSC create a truly global steel company with combined capabilities and innovation capable of meeting our customers’ evolving needs.”

NSC will continue to honor all agreements between U.S. Steel and the United Steelworkers Union, pointing to the company’s history of working with unions. U.S. Steel will maintain its name, brand and current American headquarters, operating under NSC.

The acquisition follows a strategy by NSC to acquire integrated steel mills to expand its global market share, according to a press release from NSC. The Japanese firm acquired Essar Steel in India in December 2019 and G Steel and GJ Steel in Thailand in March 2022.

Fetterman Wants to Block Sale of U.S. Steel to Japanese Company

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) said he would do “anything” to block Japanese steelmaker Nippon Steel’s acquisition of U.S. Steel.

Nippon Steel bought U.S. Steel for $14.9 billion. U.S. Steel will keep its name and headquarters in Pittsburgh.

From The Hill:

“I’m gonna do everything I can to block it,” Fetterman wrote on X.
“I live across the street from U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thompson plant in Braddock,” Fetterman said in a statement. “It’s absolutely outrageous that U.S. Steel has agreed to sell themselves to a foreign company. Steel is always about security – both our national security and the economic security of our steel communities. I am committed to doing anything I can do, using my platform and my position, to block this foreign sale.”

J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie founded U.S. Steel 122 years ago.

Nippon Steel already has a huge hold on the world’s steel market, but buying U.S. steel gives it an upper hand in America’s auto industry.

Owning U.S. steel gives Nippon Steel access to the “specialized steel used in electric vehicles.”

Nippon Steel will become the second-largest steelmaker in the world. Chican’s Baowu Steel Group holds the top spot.

The United Steelworkers union lashed out at the deal, mainly because Nippon Steel and U.S. Steel did not consult with them before they made the deal.


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Wayfair CEO sends a harsh wake-up call to employees

The CEO recently informed employees that further blurring the line between work and life is the recipe for success and is pushing for staff to put in more overtime, according to an email Shah wrote to his employees, which was obtained by Business Insider last week.

“Working long hours, being responsive, blending work and life, is not anything to shy away from,” he wrote in the email. “There is not a lot of history of laziness being rewarded with success. Hard work is an essential ingredient in any recipe for success.”

Shah informed staff that this is a change that will be pushed for in the “weeks and months to come,” citing that the most successful people he knows follow this work culture.


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Harvard slammed for threatening The Post in bid to keep Claudine Gay plagiarism scandal secret: ‘Shameful’

“Harvard has been terrified of losing donations and taxpayer funding since they were exposed for harboring antisemitism,” he told The Post.

“Claudine Gay claimed to support free speech and truthful inquiry in her congressional testimony, but now the university is threatening journalists and lying to protect its reputation and over $50 billion endowment.”

A law firm representing the elite university sent The Post a threatening legal letter in late October, dubbing accusations that Gay plagiarized from other academics “demonstrably false” and insisting that her work was “cited and properly credited.”

It threatened to sue The Post for “immense” damages and insisted that The Post’s reporting “must not be published.”



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Atlanta restaurant receives threats after putting 4% health insurance charge on diners' checks after its staff premiums rocketed

  • JenChan's, a family-owned restaurant in southeast Atlanta, Georgia, added a four percent charge to diners' checks to provide insurance for its employees
  • A customer was upset about paying an extra $2 and sent threats to the owners

An Atlanta restaurant was threatened for charging diners an extra four percent health insurance fee after its employees' premiums tripled last year.
JenChan's, a family-owned fusion restaurant in southeast Atlanta, Georgia, added a four percent charge to diners' checks to provide insurance for its full-time employees.

Most customers have been supportive, but a few were upset about paying a dollar or two and sent threats on social media platforms.
'I've never seen a family that needs to be beaten up more; make that healthcare come in handy,' an angry customer wrote in an abusive post on the restaurant's Facebook page.

'They ate food here, dined in, and said nothing while they were here,' Sam Hammer, lead bartender at the restaurant, told Atlanta News First.


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Amazon hit with $35M fine for ‘excessively intrusive’ worker productivity monitoring

The French Data Protection Authority, or CNIL, called out the company’s branch in the country, Amazon France Logistique, for requiring employees to use a barcode scanner to track their progress on tasks – such as storing items on shelves or packing them up for shipment.

Regulators said Amazon France Logistique set up three productivity tracking alerts that were found to be illegal – one that sent an error message if employees had scanned items “too quickly,” one that tracked “idle time” of 10 minutes or more” and one that tracked “periods of scanner interruption between one and ten minutes.”

“Indicators tracking the inactivity time of employees’ scanners were put in place,” the agency said in a statement. “The CNIL ruled that it was illegal to set up a system measuring work interruptions with such accuracy, potentially requiring employees to justify every break or interruption.”

The CNIL also accused Amazon of “excessive” storage of employees’ performance data regarding their daily asks.

The company was found to have committed several breaches of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.


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The Biden Administration has dealt a devastating blow to America by opening up the southern border to all comers. The influx of illegals threatens our national security and our economy, and it has placed an intolerable burden on the border states. How intolerable, is demonstrated by the panic that seizes blue cities when they are faced with a tiny fraction of the burden suffered by communities near the open border.
Joe Biden’s border policy is unconstitutional. Under Article II, his most fundamental duty as president is to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Biden has not faithfully executed our immigration laws; rather, he has deliberately sabotaged and negated them. This is an impeachable offense, but what to do in the meantime?

In Texas, a constitutional crisis may be brewing. Governor Greg Abbott, having had enough of the scofflaw Biden Administration, had fencing erected along the border to discourage illegal migration. Biden, determined to illegally undermine our country, directed that the fencing be torn down so that more illegals can pour in. The case reached the Supreme Court, which voted 5-4 to overturn a Court of Appeals decision that enjoined federal border agents from cutting the wire. So for now, the Court has the feds back in control.
As Steve wrote yesterday, Governor Abbott is not backing down. He is asserting Texas’s constitutional right to defend itself against foreign invasion. Yesterday’s memo throws down the gauntlet and says that Texas will continue to defend its border. It is an impressive document, possibly of historic import:




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Somebody on the Maryland subreddit asked if/will Maryland stand with Texas. A lot of people living in Maryland do not like Texas. Shocker!


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Somebody on the Maryland subreddit asked if/will Maryland stand with Texas. A lot of people living in Maryland do not like Texas. Shocker!
I don't understand the Governors of States like New York and Illinois.
Their mayors are crying about being over run by illegals no money to support.
Logic would dictate they would be accompanying the republicans to stop the invasion.

But not a word.

Will Maryland stand with Texas? C'mon man does anyone really think our HMFIC in Annapolis will take a stand LMAO


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Logic would dictate they would be accompanying the republicans to stop the invasion.

Well there is your problem, Progressives are not operating on logic

1. Feelings
2. Political Corruption
a. Illegals to Replace White Americans
b. Turn Red States Blue
c. Add to Population Numbers to Blue States to move Congressional Seats / Electoral College


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🔥 Look out below! Social media has been lit this week with dire predictions of an imminent global financial collapse because the world’s most valuable real-estate investment firm, Evergrande, is bankrupt. But I think it might actually be a good sign. Anyway, you might be seeing social media hot-takes like this Exhibit A:

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Before we talk about China, let’s first see what’s happening here in the States. Let me show you a few recent examples, although there are many. Our next exhibit is the Washington Business Journal’s unsurprising story yesterday headlined, “Rosslyn office building acquired for a fraction of its last sale price.

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TIAA paid $145 million for the 300,000-square-foot, 19-story Washington D.C. Xerox Building in 2011. It just sold on January 5th for $25 million. That’s quite a discount.

It’s not only happening in D.C. The commercial real estate fire sale is ongoing in New York, as well. Just one example from Forbes, in December:

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It’s on sale coast to coast on commercial! On the Left Coast, last August the Daily Mail ran a story reporting that downtown San Fransisco commercial real estate has been marked down to a striking 70% discount:

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The “going out for business” sale is even happening, to a somewhat lesser degree, in bright-red states like Florida, where other types of real estate remain sky-high:

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I hope it is clear this is nothing unique to China. But now let’s look at the infamous Chinese super-mega investment firm, the MechaGodzilla of Chinese commercial real estate investment. The New York Times ran a story on the Firm’s bankruptcy yesterday:

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First of all, this story is nothing new. Evergrande has been languishing in the slough of default for two years now, and last August filed for bankruptcy in the United States. On Monday, a Hong Kong court ordered Evergrande to wind up operations and liquidate the company.

The company’s debt exceeds its assets by over $300 billion in U.S. dollars. At those figures it looks like the second-biggest bankruptcy in history (after Lehman Brothers imploded in 2008 leaving over $600B in unpaid debt). Evergrande still could be the biggest bankruptcy in world history, depending how things shake out.

It was a poorly-kept secret that Evergrande was essentially a subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party, which has been enthusiastically dabbling in quasi-fascist capitalism the last few decades. The company’s bankruptcy is spreading not just amongst its investors and banks but to odd political contacts, like Harvard, which lost a $115M grant that Evergrande had pledged for Harvard’s help covering up Covid’s lab origins.

One suspects its those political losses troubling corporate media the most.

It’s the pandemic, stupid. Evergrande defaulted a year into the pandemic. The now-cratering commercial real estate market in the United States followed closely behind. Both can be blamed on our germaphobic experts, who legalized lockdowns and required remote offices and leveraged the laptop class because, while isolating humans might be terrible for a whole lot of reasons, it sure cuts down on transmissible disease.

The idea was you can’t transmit any disease if you don’t contact anybody. No contact, no trace. Simple in concept. Impossible to execute.

Once they prioritized reducing transmissible infections above everything else, the death of the commercial real estate market was a foregone conclusion. It’s one more thing we have to thank the CDC and the other covid “experts” for.

Always look on the bright side. Here’s the thing. One of my commercial litigation practice’s specialties is chapter 11 commercial bankruptcy. It is a complex and high-stakes world of its own. But it is also a miraculous part of our incredibly resilient economic system. Here’s how it works.

Take for example the Xerox building in Washington, DC. In times of major financial disruption, an asset like the Xerox building can get temporarily “stuck.” At the time of sale this month, the Xerox building was at least 40% unoccupied. It was not even earning enough to pay its bank loan. Worse, they couldn’t get any replacement tenants because the rent was too high, which it needed to be to pay the bank loans.

The building couldn’t attract new tenants with lower rates, because then its existing tenants would demand lower rents too, and it would be a financial death spiral.

But a bankruptcy, or a fire-sale liquidation, resets the whole price matrix. A new owner comes in and buys the building for a fraction of the previous price. The new owner can then charge tenants a fraction of the previous rent. This creates opportunities for smaller businesses to move up to locations that used to be financially inaccessible.

Or lower rents could resuscitate the big firms from their work-from-home comas, since the cost of maintaining a commercial office might fall dramatically. Even if not, even if the work-from-home revolution is permanent, we’re seeing a new trend to convert commercial office buildings into residential condos and apartments.

Through the fire-sale process, a “stuck” asset can be converted into a useful, profitable one.

So the Evergrande meltdown, which is not unique, is not new, and is happening in nearly every commercial market, will ultimately spur a good economic result. I’m not saying it will be painless, but I don’t see a global collapse. It could even lead to an improved recovery.