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Elizabeth Warren's plan to fix capitalism and give more power to workers | The Resistance Now

<i>The Resistance Now is a weekly update on the people, action and ideas driving the protest movement in the US. If you’re not already receiving it by email, subscribe.</i><p><b>The Warren Plan</b><p>Elizabeth Warren this week introduced a plan for legislation that would rein in big business, redistribute wealth and …

Middle-class

World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from 14,000 years ago

Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago.<p>A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape.<p>Engravings on the stone, which …

Archaeology

1856 Map Of Florida Before The Sugar Cane Farms.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Sugar Cane

To Hell With Politics. It Was the Right Thing to Do.

If the free press won't defend itself, who will?<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favorite Living Canadian.)</i><p>One of the dumber arguments that I've heard proposed in reaction to the 400-odd newspapers from around the country that took part in the #FreePress …

Rhode Island

How to Visit One of America’s Geographic Oddities: Point Roberts, Washington

Here at <i>TPG</i>, we’re big fans of extremes and geographic oddities. No visit to Florence is complete without swinging by the microscopic nation of San …

Weird

Brian Kemp’s Bid for Governor Depends on Erasing the Black Vote in Georgia. It’s Working.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp at an election watch party on July 24 in Athens, Georgia. Photo edited by Slate. Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty …

Government

If you want to have a good time, ask a Buddhist | Oliver Burkeman

What with positive emotions being, shall we say, thin on the ground these days – in public life, anyway – I was pleased to encounter this wise insight into how to generate more of them, courtesy of the German-born Buddhist nun Ayya Khema: “We may believe that it’s the quality of the sunset that …

Meditation

This Is Where Japan Might Have Gotten the Idea for Pearl Harbor

The date was November 11, 1940, the place was the southern Italian port of Taranto, and the battle that ensued that night was the prelude to the …

Pearl Harbor

A Giant, Hairy Sea Monster Washed Up on a Beach and Everyone Is Confused

Travel<p>By Dustin Nelson Published On 08/15/2018<p>@dlukenelson<p>By Dustin Nelson @dlukenelson Published On 08/15/2018<p>Is it the bloated corpse of Falcor? A …

Woolly Mammoths

J.J. Redick Told A Horrifying Story About A Car Ride In New York With A Caged Person In The Trunk

J.J. Redick has had a pretty good summer in that he was able to get a nice little payday from the Philadelphia 76ers. The veteran sharpshooter signed a one-year contract with the team last year, and Philly was so happy with his performance that it decided to bring Redick back on a second one-year …

Basketball

In Focus: The ancient roman temple which lay under London, undiscovered for over 17 centuries.

The temple of Mithras has been beautifully reinstated by Museum of London Archaeology under Bloomberg and now sits under the Bloomberg SPACE …

Archaeology

Why Nobody Sang the Beatles Like Aretha

Aretha Franklin’s genius took so many forms — as a singer, a songwriter, an album-crafter, a live performer. But the Queen was also one of history’s …

Music

Watch Kilian Bron’s Wild Descent on Farwell Canyon in 360

The French freeride star shows off his crazy-cool solo flow<p>French freeride star Kilian Bron has a new video out, and it makes us feel like <i>we’re</i> the ones zipping down a gnarly mountain descent into a scenic river valley.<p>Bron, with sponsor Red Bull, took to the stunning landscapes of Farwell Canyon …

Mountain Biking

The Missing States of the United States

Our 50, nifty United States may have had several more siblings if things had turned out differently. For over the past 150 years, more than a few …

War

The Trauma and Resilience Behind Aretha Franklin’s Iconic Soul Music

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died on Thursday. She was 76.<p>It’s been 50 years …

Soul Music

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

‘Fox & Friends’: Defeat of ‘Communist Japan’ Proves U.S. Is a Great Nation

On <i>Fox & Friends</i> on Thursday morning, Ainsley Earhardt proudly recalled the United States defeating “communist Japan.” She was responding to New York …

Andrew Cuomo

Amazingly Clear Remastered Footage of an Amazing 1969 Jimi Hendrix Show in Stockholm, Sweden

In January of 1969, the late, great Jimi Hendrix performed at the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden. For a long time, this amazing show was …

Guitar

The Physics of Catching a Gnarly 80-Foot-Tall Wave

I've never been surfing—but I'm willing to give it a try. I would <i>not</i>, however, be interested in attempting to surf a massive wave like this one off …

Physics

Bruce Lee Podcast #111: The Three Faults

What did Bruce Lee consider to be the Three Faults on our journey towards expanded consciousness and enlightenment?<p>1. The invention of an empirical …

Bruce Lee

Eric Clapton

In the mid 60s graffiti began appearing around London proclaiming: ‘Clapton is God’. A staggering rise to fame, given that his grandparents only …

Guitar

In the 1960s, the U.S. Government Set Off a Pair of Nukes Under Mississippi

It’s a nearly forgotten chapter of Cold War history that seems hard to fathom today—even for those who were there.<p>By all accounts, it felt like the …

Cold War

RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market

RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market after making millions by trading loans that staff described as “total fucking garbage”, according to transcripts released as part of a $4.9bn (£3.8bn) settlement with US prosecutors.<p>Details of internal conversations at the bank emerged just …

Housing Market

Cafeteria Workers Stole Nearly $500,000 in Lunch Money From Schools, Police Say

In the well-to-do town of New Canaan, Conn., families pay top dollar to live on picturesque New England streets, frequent the area’s upscale boutiques and send their children to some of the best schools in the state.<p>But in recent years, a scandal had quietly been brewing at a couple of those …

Middle School

Florida man threatened people 3 different times before shooting man in 'stand your ground' case

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man charged with manslaughter after shooting another man in a Clearwater, Florida, convenience store parking lot has a history of threatening drivers, according to documents from the Pinellas County Circuit Court.<p>Michael Drejka, 47, fatally shot Markeis McGlockton in July after …

Crime

I watched Nicolas Cage movies for 14 hours straight, and I'm sold

What kind of masochists would attend an all-night Nicolas Cage movie marathon? What kind of sadists would program seven of his films in a row? If one wants to observe the famously extravagant American actor for 14 hours straight, why not do it from the comfort of your own home?<p>I ponder these …

Film Festivals

19 Things That Are Way, Way Bigger Than Your Dumb Brain Thought

"I had no idea" - you.

Game of Thrones

Kolaches

This tasty Czech pastry is now a Texan tradition.<p>Non-Texans may be surprised to learn that the Lone Star State has the largest population of …

Food

9 Guitarists You Never Knew Were Left-Handed

According to most studies, left-handed people represent only about 10% of the world's population. Yet this list of left-handed guitarists represents …

A Portland Donut Shop Is At The Center Of The Next #Pizzagate

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 15 years, chances are you’ve heard of Voodoo Doughnut, Portland’s most well-known purveyor of fried dough and counterculture kitsch. But now the donut shop is in the news for a wholly different reason: it has found itself at the center of a new …

Conspiracies