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'Clock is ticking' on companies exploiting 'gig economy' says Labour MP

Influential Labour MP Frank Field has said the “clock is ticking” against companies who exploit workers trapped in the gig economy. On Thursday ministers ordered a crackdown on companies using large numbers of self-employed or agency workers following an investigation by the Guardian into low pay at the delivery company Hermes. Field warned that other firms could now face scrutiny, revealing his office had been …

At long last, America's racist, crazy tough-on-crime prosecutors are losing elections

Historically, being an elected prosecutor was a sweet gig: operating with “unchecked power and no transparency,” you generally got to run unopposed for re-election, and on the rare instances in which someone did dare to run against the incumbent, the incumbent usually won. Prosecutors are the reason that so many Americans were put behind bars on the basis of flimsy forensic evidence based …

Luxury Goods Market Hampered by Terror Threats, US Election

MILAN, Italy — The terror threat in Europe, a strong dollar and uncertainty over the US presidential elections have eroded the confidence of the globe’s big-spenders, holding luxury purchases flat in 2016, according to a study released Thursday. Spending on luxury apparel, accessories and other personal items is expected to hold steady at 249 billion euros ($273 million) this year, a study by Bain Consultancy for …

Trump's chances of winning sink to 8% amid Republican fears Clinton may take Texas

The New York Times’ presidential forecast has millionaire Republican Donald Trump at his lowest ebb of the campaign, with only an 8 percent chance of winning the Nov. 8 general election. A victory by Mr. Trump remains possible: Mrs. Clinton’s chance of losing is about the same as the probability that an N.F.L. kicker misses a 31-yard field goal. The analysis corresponds closely …

ADL report indicates anti-semitism against journalists has exploded on Twitter

According to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League, anti-semitic hate speech targeting journalists has seen a meteoric rise on Twitter — thanks to the rhetoric in the 2016 Presidential Campaign. The organization, which has a long history of battling anti-Semitism (both real and perceived), established its task force in June in response to what was already a marked rise in anti-semitic abuse of reporters …

"It's Not OK." After Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape, celebrities share their sexual assault experiences

This video released today from the social media campaign “Humanity for Hilary” features Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other women who share their own experience of surviving sexual assault. It’s a powerful response to recent events surrounding the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. Sexual assault is “not okay,” the women say. From The …

A Surreal Vic Berger Edit of Melania Trump's Charm Offensive with Anderson Cooper on CNN

A Surreal Vic Berger Edit of Melania Trump’s Charm Offensive with Anderson Cooper on CNN / Boing Boing Here’s Vic Berger’s hilarious and disturbing edit of Melania Trump’s interview with Anderson Cooper on the Trump tapes. report this ad Tommy Edison, the very funny “Blind Film Critic,” who has been without sight since birth, answers the question: “Does it bother you that …

Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States / Boing Boing Vogue today endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first ever female president of the United States of America, and ran this gorgeous portrait of our future POTUS by photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, in December 1993. For all the chaos and unpredictability and the sometimes appalling spectacle of …

I'm Predicting There Will Be Blood on Election Day — And for a Long Time After That

We are three weeks away from Election Day, and I think it is increasingly clear that the election isn’t going to be “over” on November 9 — rather, it will have only reached the next chapter in an increasingly painful and baroque series of events that doesn’t seem to have any logical end. And the … Continue reading Source link

SNL's Trump/Clinton debate sketch makes Saturday Night great again

We laughed so hard, we woke up the neighbors — if you need any further enticement, look no farther than this endorsement from the pencil-neck Hitler wannabe with a face from Wal-Mart himself: report this ad Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz and angel investor Ron Conway have donated to San Francisco’s Proposition Q: if passed, “the city would give residents of tent encampments …