Mommy, Why Did 1% Get 93% Of The Economic Recovery?

If you haven’t noticed, plutocrats (really, really rich guys) have hijacked the economy, bending everything from jobs to legislation to their will. If you want to know the how and why your and/or your neighbor’s house is in foreclosure, watch this video (or at least jump to the time stamps for the essential intel) — then spread the word.

(7:55)Host Bill Moyers asks, “Where does this vast inequality take America?”

(11:00)Journalist Matt Taibbi compares Americanow to post-Communist Russia.

(17:58)Both Matt and financial journalist Chrystia Freeland discuss the civil warwithin the 1%

(25:55)Do the super-rich feel entitled?

(31:45)Ah yes: discussion of the bailouts as required to save civilization.

(40:45)How does Obama relate to these plutocrats?

(44:10)Obama and the Democrats pose an existential question to the plutocrats thatmakes them very, very anxious.

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A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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People have clearly missed their free treats.

The COVID-19 pandemic had us waving a sad farewell to many of life’s modern conveniences. And where it certainly hasn’t been the worst loss, not having free samples at grocery stores has undoubtedly been a buzzkill. Sure, one can shop around without the enticing scent of hot, fresh artisan pizza cut into tiny slices or testing out the latest fancy ice cream … but is it as joyful? Not so much.

Trader Joe’s, famous for its prepandemic sampling stations, has recently brought the tradition back to life, and customers are practically dancing through the aisles.

On the big comeback weekend, people flocked to social media to share images and videos of their free treats, including festive Halloween cookies (because who doesn’t love TJ’s holiday themed items?) along with hopeful messages for the future.
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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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