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Amazon is a prime example of flawed tax system

Opinion Originally published February 20, 2019 at 4:00 pmUpdated February 20, 2019 at 4:03 pm You pay more in federal taxes than Amazon, thanks to GOP Congress. By David Horsey Guest cartoonist Amazon and other giant corporations got huge tax breaks in the Republican tax-cut bill. Amazon, in fact, paid no federal taxes in 2018.…

A new meaning to ‘crushing it’ with trade war

Originally published February 15, 2019 at 11:47 amUpdated February 15, 2019 at 11:50 am Trade war with China is creating casualties in our state and across the U.S. The tariffs that the Trump administration has imposed on China and Beijing’s retaliatory sanctions against American goods have done serious damage to American farmers, exporters and consumers,…

Give ‘Doom Patrol,’ and DC Universe Streaming, A Chance

Give ‘Doom Patrol,’ and DC Universe Streaming, A Chance This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The current war between the seemingly endless number of new streaming TV services actually reminds me a lot of classic video game console wars. Your service/console can have all sorts of cool…

How You Can Get a Uni Watch Hockey Jersey by Wafflebored

Over the last several years, we’ve showcased lots of projects by the gifted jersey DIYer who calls himself Wafflebored. In a few instances, Wafflebored has very generously donated some of his homemade jerseys for our year-end raffles. But despite many requests and offers from Uni Watch readers, he has declined to sell his jerseys or…

‘Eugene V. Debs’ Resurrects A Stubborn Question: Why Is Labor History So Boring?

Why is labor history so boring? Left-leaning intellectuals have worried at this question for decades. Back in 1983, Irving Howe suggested that the field’s notorious leadenness stems from a deep-seated attraction to ideas over people. “The Marxist mind finds itself drawn, with an almost punitive willfulness, to such abstractions as ‘social forces,’ ‘political positions,’ and…

3D cartoon-like explosion in 180 lines of bare C++

This is a software ray marching rendering. It is closely related to my software raytracer. If you are looking for a software rasterizer, check the other part of the lectures. This article shows a trivial implementation of a ray marching, the goal is to go a little bit beyond simple spheres I rendered in my…

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