Pete Buttigieg reveals the clients he consulted for at McKinsey, a company he now calls ‘amoral’

Under mounting pressure for transparency, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed a list of clients he worked for while a consultant at McKinsey & Company between 2007 and 2010. The clients include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws, Best Buy, and several US government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Energy, the United States Postal Service, and the US Department of Defense. Less than two years after Buttigieg consulted for Blue Cross of Michigan, the company announced dramatic spending cuts, laid off almost 10% of its employees in 2009, and increased premiums. Buttigieg has described himself as a low-level employee with “little… Read More

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A Trek Through the Mysterious Accursed Mountains

In a remote mountain fastness, a grizzled man traverses a steep ridge with his herd of 160 goats. Above him, dramatic silver peaks rise into the sky. It is spring; the man is headed to higher ground, to let his animals graze and to rest among the edelweiss of the Alpine meadows. In the winter, he will move his herd back down to the lush green valley below, where the mountains give way to glacial rivers and thick forests, home to bears, lynx, wolves, and wild boar. But for now, nothing is heard but the clop-clop-clop of hooves—and, once in a while, the distant tinkling of cowbells. This is the… Read More

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The Pentagon orders operational training pause for all Saudi students in the US after NAS Pensacola shooting

The Pentagon has ordered a pause on operational training for all Saudi military personnel training in the US in the wake of the Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting. The move will limit training for all 852 Saudi students training at US military facilities to the classroom, pending the completion of a review of relevant vetting and security procedures. This decision follows a deadly shooting Friday in which a member of the Saudi military killed three and injured several others at NAS Pensacola. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Department of Defense has ordered a pause on operational training for all Saudi military personnel training in the US as… Read More

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Seattle port officials approve face recognition guardrails as feds waffle on the controversial tech

Delta is the first airline to launch a biometric terminal in the U.S. with facial recognition technology. (Delta Photo) The Port of Seattle established new rules governing the use of biometric screening Tuesday amid an ongoing global debate over facial recognition technology. The vote comes as civil rights groups pressure government agencies across the country to get their arms around biometric screening. Meanwhile, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is scrambling to implement a federal mandate that requires facial recognition screening for “100 percent of all international passengers” by 2021. The new principles will guide the port as it reviews proposals to implement technologies like facial recognition and fingerprint screening at… Read More

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