We all know about money Haliburton has been swindling from American taxpayers through all their no-bid contracts to do stuff that the military has traditionally done themselves. Well it looks like AT&T is ripping off American soldiers in Iraq directly now. AT&T has an exclusive contract to install pay-phones for the use of troops in Iraq. AT&T is charging $0.21/minute to call home when their wholesale price is less than $0.01/minute. On top of that, soldiers can’t even buy cheaper calling cards and use them because AT&T is blocking access to other carriers 800 numbers so soldiers can’t use the other cards. Why are we letting huge corporations get away with this shit. The mass media won’t report on it, congress won’t investigate it, most people don’t even know about it. Could it have anything to do with the millions of dollars that huge corporations give to politicians in campaign contributions? How about the millions they spend on advertising on mass media? As usual it all comes down to the almighty dollar. The old saying is that you have spend money to make money, and you have spend big money to make big money. Well the biggest corporations have the most money to spend and they get to make the big bucks.
If you read many blogs or listen to podcasts you probably know what a frappr map is. Frappr uses the google maps api to allow people to create group maps. I’ve now created my own frappr map over on the right column. I’d like to know where people are reading this blog from. Just go over an click on the map and add yourself to the group.