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Can Wind Turbines Blow the Rust Off the Rust Belt?

A few months ago, we profiled John Fetterman, the mayor of a formerly dying Pennsylvania steel town named Braddock. Fetterman has been trying to...


A few months ago, we profiled John Fetterman, the mayor of a formerly dying Pennsylvania steel town named Braddock. Fetterman has been trying to revitalize Braddock by bringing in new young residents and converting the economy from old industrial to new, creative, and filled with sustainable industries. You can read our full piece on him here.Fetterman has become a big supporter of the new climate bill, based on the argument that they're going to have to build all these wind turbines somewhere, and what better place than cities that already have built-in industrial capacity. He testified to that effect in a Senate hearing on the new bill, which is currently being considered by the body. His constituents, he said, aren't that keen on being seen as environmentalists, but now they realize that "there are 250 tons of steel in a windmill."

Fetterman is also the star of a series of pretty spectacular ads emphasizing how cap-and-trade legislation can help revitalize parts of the crumbling American industry. You can see all the ads here (they are part of The Cap Solution, a website devoted to promoting cap-and-trade legislation's positive effects). I've included two of my favorites below:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbPrVtA5v6c

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiWSzA5PG70
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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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In a typical work day, people who smoke take more breaks than those who do not. Every few hours they pop outside to have a smoke and usually take a coworker with them.

Don Bryden, Managing director at KCJ Training and Employment Solutions in Swindon, England, thinks that nonsmokers and smokers should be treated equally, so he's giving those who refrain from smoking four extra days to compensate.

Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

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