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Have a happy Independence Day. Be careful with fireworks. They are a dangerous toy. And take a minute to try to hold some truths to be self-evident, or whatever.Two big things happened this week.First, Warren Buffet gave away a shitload of money.And then we discovered, exactly how much of a shitload..




Have a happy Independence Day. Be careful with fireworks. They are a dangerous toy. And take a minute to try to hold some truths to be self-evident, or whatever.

Two big things happened this week.
First, Warren Buffet gave away a shitload of money.
And then we discovered, exactly how much of a shitload it really was.
Second, the New York Times destroyed America and everything America stands for. And then people got really angry about it. And then they got angry to the point of absurdity.
Other than that, there were some important court rulings about military tribunals and carbon emissions and sex, and gays, and all sorts of fun stuff.
Also, we provide a simple way to prove you're smarter than your friends, and prove you're a better citizen. Regardless of your scores, you are unquestionably both smarter and a better citizen than the indicted Governor of Kentucky.
And, for good measure, when your fireworks set your flag on fire on Tuesday, no need to worry about Johnny Law. You're all set.

Happy 4th. See you on Wednesday.
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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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