Category: Corporate Power

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Fifth Anniversary of Woman’s Marriage to a Corporation

Today marks what would have been the fifth anniversary of Angela Vogel’s marriage to my corporation, Corporate Person. On July 17th, 2012, King County granted their right to marry and then took to Facebook later to tell the couple that...

/ July 17, 2017
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Forget Boeing, Microsoft’s Tax Break Costs $776 Million

On Tuesday, The Seattle Times’ columnist Danny Westneat expressed shock that Boeing’s tax breaks cost the state $304 million last year. He failed to mention that the legislature’s actions in 2010 allowed Microsoft to save $776 million in taxes this...

/ May 5, 2016

Arc de Triomphe Without Cars and Tourists

Here’s a recent view of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe in a rare moment of being free of cars and people. During the 2015 UN Climate Conference, activists had stained the road around the site in green. I happened by when...

/ January 17, 2016

Capital One Credit Card Fraud Detection Stupidly Shuts Down Accounts

Final Update 10/15/15: After emailing with the Capital One support person below and given that they’d provided the credit that I asked for, I reactivated my accounts to give the new text alert system a try. Their exec support team called...

/ October 2, 2015

When Banks Turn Off Your Credit Cards to “Protect” You From “Fraud”

Closing My Capital One Account to Get Help I’m waiting for Capital One’s senior support team to reach out to me to discuss whether or not I will finalize my request to close my accounts with them. Today, for approximately the...

/ September 28, 2015
Lifewise Out of Pocket Maximum

The Out of Pocket Maximum That Isn’t

The Affordable Care Act's Out of Pocket Maximum isn't what you'd expect. In Washington State, it's insurance fraud.

/ September 25, 2015

Un-truthful Carrier: Ten Lies T-Mobile Told Me About My Data Plan

Last June, I wrote a post called “Yes, You Can Spend $750 in International Data Roaming in One Minute on AT&T” which quickly went viral. In it, I mentioned my plan to switch to T-Mobile which led to this tweet...

/ February 21, 2015