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Anyone noticing minor changes/problems in daily life?

Sorry, these problems PALE in comparison to those people with the virus, but I am noticing some other small changes in this Post-Covid world. The Grocery Store will not allow you to use your reusable grocery bags and they will not recycle pop cans until further notice. The Store is barely able to keep up restocking shelves for this small town.
And, for a while I had a clogged toilet and was about to call a plumber. I was able to get it unplugged, but will plumbers be able to make house calls during the Covid Quarantine?

Anyone else facing new minor issues? I'm left wondering if we will ever return to normal.

So we are having Milquetoast for supper...

What wine pairs well with that??

The Bloomberg ad in the middle of the debate

Is just WRONG. Buying off democracy just burns me.

Sanders & Socialism: Debate Between Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman & Socialist Economist Richard Wolff



I would like to post this in the Video and MultiMedia Forum, but I'm afraid it would get locked out.

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film) FRONTLINE


Alexa, can you save us?

THE TRUMPS, THE KUSHNERS AND AMERICAN GREED ANDREA BERNSTEIN


THE TRUMPS, THE KUSHNERS AND AMERICAN GREED - Andrea Bernstein


Has anyone read this book yet? I just ordered it.

Everything Sen. Elizabeth Warren Said at the Las Vegas Democratic Debate NBC New York

Elizabeth Warren goes viral EXCORIATING Bloomberg on debate stage

A democracy lost to corporate socialism The Hill



"Many of the retail stores you walk into, especially big box retailers and in some cases entire shopping centers, legally keep the sales taxes you pay at the cash register," he said. "That's because government bought the land, often after condemning it through eminent domain and had the buildings erected to the specifications of the company, but the land and building are actually owned by a government entity, and the cost of buying the land and putting up the building are paid for with your taxpayer dollars. That's not capitalism. That's not market economics. It's a system in which governments pick winners and create losers."

"Johnston cited several examples of corporate socialism. In Lockport, N.Y., Yahoo is receiving $2 million for every job it creates in the area, which pay on average $45,000 annually. Alcoa is currently receiving $5.6 billion in electricity discounts from New York state, which would be better spent decreasing utility rates for residents across the state. Boeing has received billions in subsidies to build a plant in South Carolina, while transparency remains elusive regarding the exact worth of the subsidies and incentives the company received. In his 2007 book "Free Lunch," Johnston discusses how a corporation like Cabela's received $32 million in government subsidies to build, at the time, the largest outdoor recreational gear store in the country in Hamburg, Pa., while a local competitor who sold the same products at lower prices went out of business because of the deal."

https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/economy-budget/268947-a-democracy-lost-to-corporate-socialism
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