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I live in a retail-dense area, and treat Black Friday like the zombie apocalypse: Stock plenty of food, lock the doors and stay the hell home. Every year, videos like this confirm that I’ve made the right decision.






Only in America folks! Xeni Jardin recounts this nutty Walmart meth cooking story at BoingBoing: Apparently, corporate profits just aren’t enough for some global megabusinesses these days: a Walmart store in South…


Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don’t know exactly how the 1% does what it does. The mainstream media hasn’t explained it, and the 1% likes things that way.

That’s why we’ve created a new video series unmasking those in the 1% who are exploiting the 99%–name by name, fact by fact. Each short video–one minute apiece–lays out the truth about a different tycoon. These aren’t opinions; these are facts, condensed into bite-sized chunks. Occupy has already revealed the country’s widespread outrage at the 1%; now it’s time for the plutocracy’s dirty deeds to be common knowledge.

The best part? Brave New Foundation’s audience chose the people we’re highlighting. We solicited suggestions on nominees, narrowed them down to 30, and let our audience vote on which ones they thought deserved to be exposed. The new videos represent five of the top vote-getters, with more videos on the way for the rest. Here’s one:

Of course, the 1% would like to keep its activities shrouded in secrecy…





CNN reports on a new public-private partnership between Walmart and Department of Homeland Security for a program called ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ which  “encourages the American public to take an active role in ensuring the safety and security of the nation.” Beginning in 2011, shoppers will be shown this Orwellian video message on Walmart checkout screens: