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Salutations, readers. It's time for weekend festivities-including but not limited to Postopolis! and International Pillow Fight Day....


Salutations, readers. It's time for weekend festivities-including but not limited to Postopolis! and International Pillow Fight Day. Zounds.This week commenced with Earth Hour, a global, hour-long renunciation of electricity as a symbolic gesture of our dedication to the planet's health. Concurrently, the conservative-backed Human Achievement Hour asked people to leave their lights on in celebration of man's history of greatness and environmental degradation.In financial news-a guaranteed a crowd pleaser these days-the United States got a new tax on cigarettes, we made predictions about the G20 summit (and drooled over its menu), some daft poster-makers illustrated Zimbabwe's inflation situation, carbon-trading revealed its threats to the poor, and we found some ways to find fruit for free.Detroit got shut down. America got a new energy plan. The Aptera got screwed by the letter of the law. And the National Mall got a new museum-or, at least, the promise of one.Don't forget to read up on the the new Choose GOOD Global Giving Program. It means a lot to us-and a number of organizations around the world.Have a lovely weekend, friends.Image via our study of Post Tramatic Stress Disorder among veterans.
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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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