So I went to buy these really comfortable shoes on-line for a horrifying $90 a pair (Charles would have been horrified at the thought of such cheap shoes) . . . with free shipping because I was buying two . . . but just before I completed my purchase, seeing the APPLY PROMO CODE field on the checkout page, I Googled FLORSCHEIM PROMO CODE, clicked the first entry that appeared, cut and pasted the code into the field, and completed the purchase for 25% off, saving $45. Elapsed time for the Google detour-cut-and-paste? Maybe 30 seconds. If I could make $45 every 30 seconds for a year, I’d have an extra $47 million. Moral: any time you’re about to make a significant on-line purchase, take a few seconds to check for a promo code.
CHRIS HAYES ON $50,000-A-PLATE DINNERS
So you have to watch this video essay on the corrosive effect of political fundraisers. Really. You have to. One distinction I would make between that Chris Hayes does not: at ours, the donors want their taxes raised (and campaign contribution limits lowered); at theirs, the donors want their taxes lowered (and campaign contribution limits infinite). Also, our top ask is a bargain — only $40,000 a plate.
So their dinners and our dinners are really not the same. But still. Watch this powerful piece.
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It was only 80 years from the time Darwin published ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES until we detonated the first nuclear bomb. In the lifetime of one person, we went from figuring out where we came from to figuring out how to get rid of ourselves.~Paleontologist Jack Horner
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