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what's online: legitimizing marijuana

medical marijuana, california, and federal law have some nice fuzziness going on:

Medical marijuana is legal in California, but federal law still bans sales. Amid the uncertainty that this creates — including the occasional raid by federal agents — a full-fledged industry has blossomed, taking in about $2 billion a year and generating $100 million in state sales taxes, CNBC reported.

nytimes.com: what’s online, by dan mitchell

what's online:legitimizing marijuana

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what’s online: legitimizing marijuana

medical marijuana, california, and federal law have some nice fuzziness going on:

Medical marijuana is legal in California, but federal law still bans sales. Amid the uncertainty that this creates — including the occasional raid by federal agents — a full-fledged industry has blossomed, taking in about $2 billion a year and generating $100 million in state sales taxes, CNBC reported.

nytimes.com: what’s online, by dan mitchell

what's online:legitimizing marijuana

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happy birthday, brooklyn bridge!

today is the brooklyn bridge’s 125th birthday. brooklyn bridge, you don’t look a day over 90.
events / history

art note: my friend silver asked me to make him a graphic he could put on a t-shirt, so i dusted off an old illustration, cleaned it up a bit, dropped some type (before seeing the official logo). if you see silver today in boston walking around wearing a shirt with this graphic on it, please complement him on his nice shirt, he put a LOT more work into it than i did.

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what's online: shoe seller's secret of success

zappos is so obsessed with getting the right people to work for them, that they offer new hires a thousand dollars to quit after training. yes, they pay people to quit.

The theory, according to Mr. Taylor, is that the people who take the money “obviously don’t have the sense of commitment” Zappos requires from its employees. The company says about 10 percent of its trainees take the offer.

nytimes.com: what’s online, by dan mitchell

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what’s online: shoe seller’s secret of success

zappos is so obsessed with getting the right people to work for them, that they offer new hires a thousand dollars to quit after training. yes, they pay people to quit.

The theory, according to Mr. Taylor, is that the people who take the money “obviously don’t have the sense of commitment” Zappos requires from its employees. The company says about 10 percent of its trainees take the offer.

nytimes.com: what’s online, by dan mitchell

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what's online: frustrating the pirates

anders bylund of ars technica writes about how big media can combat piracy by offering better versions of what piracy offers:

Media piracy will always be with us. But the pirates, Mr. Bylund writes, “can be beaten — it happens all the time — but not primarily by means of legal threats and lawsuits.” Rather, he says: “You subjugate these rebels with the tools of free enterprise. Piracy is just another business model, and the pirates will lose and go away when you come up with a better model.”

nytimes.com: what’s online, by dan mitchell

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what’s online: frustrating the pirates

anders bylund of ars technica writes about how big media can combat piracy by offering better versions of what piracy offers:

Media piracy will always be with us. But the pirates, Mr. Bylund writes, “can be beaten — it happens all the time — but not primarily by means of legal threats and lawsuits.” Rather, he says: “You subjugate these rebels with the tools of free enterprise. Piracy is just another business model, and the pirates will lose and go away when you come up with a better model.”

nytimes.com: what’s online, by dan mitchell

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