Seattle Now Wants to Repeal Controversial Amazon Tax

Seattle Now Wants to Repeal Controversial Amazon Tax

Less than a month after unanimously passing a literal tax on jobs, the Seattle City Council is looking to reverse course. Yesterday Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, along with seven of nine city councilmembers, released a statement announcing their intention to repeal the controversial employee head tax. “It is clear that the ordinance will lead to […]

Amazon Chief Tribesman Wahu Sumpe Pauchuluuu Resigns|Humor

Amazon Chief Tribesman Wahu Sumpe Pauchuluuu Resigns|Humor

SHOCK: Pauchuluuu’s cabinet, yesterday. IQUITOS (WAHUU VILLAGE): Amazon Chief Tribesman Wahu Sumpe Pauchuluuu today confirmed has submitted his resignation after learning the shocking defeat of Malaysia's Barisan National during the 14th General Election that was held on May 9. The defeat of Malaysia's 60 year ruling party is not just felted across Malaysia only, but […]

In Seattle, Amazon Shrugs

In Seattle, Amazon Shrugs

We’re not yet halfway through 2018, but this year’s winner of the Chutzpah Award should probably go to Kshama Sawant, a member of the Seattle City Council. On Monday the city slapped large companies with a new employee head tax to address the city’s homelessness problem. Amazon employs more than 45,000 residents and will have […]

Seattle’s Idiotic Tax on Amazon

The tyranny of local government was on full display this week. The culprits are some greedy members of the Seattle City Council. Backed by their union friends, they just voted to impose a “head tax” on large employers, such as Amazon and Starbucks. The real victims, of course, will be the companies’ employees. Thanks to […]

Colombia’s peace deal unwittingly unleashed hell on the Amazon

Colombia’s peace deal unwittingly unleashed hell on the Amazon

The FARC guerrillas once protected the Amazon rainforest in ColombiaCarlos Villalon / Redux / eyevine By Luke Taylor in Colombia AS RAIN lashes down on San José del Guaviare, Angélica Rojas Moncada of the Foundation for Conservation and Sustainable Development breathes a sigh of relief. “Thank God,” she says. “There are already three fires burning […]

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten struggles to retake the lead from Amazon

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten struggles to retake the lead from Amazon

RAKUTEN is a jack-of-all-trades. Since pioneering e-commerce in Japan in 1997, it has been a rare example of a highly entrepreneurial Japanese firm. Today it spans more than 70 businesses providing credit cards, a travel agency, a golf-reservation system, matchmaking, wedding planning and insurance. It owns Viber, a calling and messaging app and has invested […]

Trump attacks Amazon, again, over U.S. postal rates

Trump attacks Amazon, again, over U.S. postal rates

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump launched his second attack in a week on Amazon.com Inc on Saturday, accusing the world’s biggest online retailer of getting unfairly cheap rates from the U.S. Postal Service and not paying enough tax. Trump’s comments on Twitter reiterated criticisms he made on Thursday about the company. He may have […]

Lost villages from centuries ago found in the Amazon rainforest

Lost villages from centuries ago found in the Amazon rainforest

Site Mt05, a circular enclosure on a hilltop in the AmazonJosé Iriarte By Michael Le Page The remains of dozens of fortified villages, built before the arrival of Europeans, have been found in a relatively remote region of the Amazon. It seems the southern periphery of the Amazon was home to a million people before […]