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Hobby Lobby: Latest in Evolution of Corporate Consitutional Rights

The History of Corporate Constitutional Rights In light of this week’s Hobby Lobby ruling that corporations are persons under the law which can hold religious beliefs, I thought it would be good to revisit the origin and evolution of corporate personhood and corporate constitutional rights. While the word corporation never appears in the Constitution, the Supreme Court has been slowly expanding rights for corporations …

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Selling Domain Names Heating Up

While some people worried that the emergence of new gTld extensions (e.g. .ninja) would flood the domain name aftermarket, I’ve actually seen new attention and interest in my own domain portfolio. In the past few months, I’ve netted six sales: Lead1.com $275, ZenEye.com $339, RadioDna.com $69, SonicPlanet.com $499, ActiveChristian.com $250 and Newscloud.net $239. How do I sell my domain names? I host my domains …

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Seattle’s Hourly Wage for City Light’s Carrasco vs. New Minimum

Here’s how Seattle’s new staged $15 minimum wage compares to that of its two $170,000 deputy mayors and the proposed $365,000 salary for City Light head Jorge Carrasco. See also: Seattle Contracts for $47,500 to Improve Search Results for Top Administrator.

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Seattle Contracts for $47,500 to Improve Search Results for Top Administrator

Excellent piece by The Seattle Times’ Jim Brunner today on Seattle’s contracting $47,500 to improve the Google search results for the city’s highest paid administrator, Jorge Corrasco. Corrasco, already paid $245,000 annually for leading Seattle City Light, is under consideration for a nutty $120,000 raise. While the city has cut the contract short, here’s a pdf of the cached Huffington …

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Amazon’s Impact on Seattle Dating Resonated Widely

I had no idea that GeekWire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff. The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women definitely touched a nerve, here and around the web. While I support Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ vision of an urban …

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Yes, You Can Spend $750 in International Data Roaming in One Minute on AT&T

Update: Thanks to Slashdot, BoingBoing and T-Mobile CEO John Legere for sharing this! Apparently it’s possible to run up a $750 international data roaming bill in one minute on AT&T. Last week, after driving across the Canadian border at Blaine, I got disoriented trying to double back to Highway 99. I pulled into an outdoor shopping mall, stopped into Notti Biscotti (couldn’t …

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Frequent Campaign Contributor, Infrequent Voter

Given the overwhelming influence of money in politics these days, it’s easy to get cynical about voting. Even I’m not sure any longer that it makes much of a difference and recently have stopped voting as frequently. Still, it’s sad to see when cynicism washes over the 0.1%, people like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who together control 22% of the country’s …

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