Loyal customer confronts rude laundry owner. You won’t believe what happened next.

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I made it my personal mission to not let the owner’s angry energy bother me.

“Good morning,” I’d smile. It was always an effusive “please” and “thank you” when I needed change and I’d never leave without wishing him a good day. Since I often walked past Sparkle Plenty during the course of my day, I’d look in and wave to the couple. As much as it seemed to pain him, the man would usually wave back.

One day, however, I began to tire of his negativity and considered joining the exodus from Sparkle Plenty. I’m a “destroyer” by nature but it often takes me a while to get into full reinvention mode. But, with aspects of my non-laundry life requiring re-evaluation, it seemed the ideal time to finally tell this guy off and start fresh in a different establishment.

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What “Who Took Johnny” can teach us about “sex” trafficking, filmmaking, and missing children

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From the Who Took Johnny press kit: There are currently almost 90,000 unsolved missing person cases in the department of justice database, and it’s clear that even with all of the advancements in technology and public awareness, the problem of missing and exploited children has only gotten worse since Johnny disappeared over 30 years ago. Understandably with such an ugly issue, people would rather skip-over reading about these stories or change the channel of a news report, pretending the problem doesn’t exist, rather than confront the brutality of the exploitation and trafficking of children in our country.

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You’ll never BELIEVE who Chomsky could “absolutely” vote for! (but her ex-president husband already knows)

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Another presidential election charade is upon us and I’m reminded of something the late Pakistani dissident, Eqbal Ahmad once said about Noam Chomsky in the book, Confronting Empire (2000): “He (Chomsky) has never wavered. He has never fallen into the trap of saying, ‘Clinton will do better.’ Or ‘Nixon was bad but Carter at least had a human rights presidency.’ There is a consistency of substance, of posture, of outlook in his work.”

Sounds good in theory but along came 2004, when Chomsky said stuff like this: “Anyone who says ‘I don’t care if Bush gets elected’ is basically telling poor and working people in the country, ‘I don’t care if your lives are destroyed’.” And this: “Despite the limited differences [between Bush and Kerry] both domestically and internationally, there are differences. In a system of immense power, small differences can translate into large outcomes.”

Let’s step back and recognize how the 2004 election proved that the high profile Left is irrelevant. Chomsky and Howard Zinn were joined in the vocal, visible, and vile Anybody-But-Bush ranks by “stars” like Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, Medea Benjamin, Sean Penn, Barbra Streisand, Manning Marable, Naomi Klien, Phil Donahue, Barbara Ehrenreich, Martin Sheen, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Cornel West, etc. etc.

News flash: John Kerry still lost.

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What if #FeelTheBern is just a Hope & Change sequel?

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“Even though it is candidate-centered, there is no doubt that the campaign is a social movement, one greater than the candidate himself ever imagined. … Not since Robert Kennedy’s 1968 campaign has there been a passion to imagine the world anew like the passion and unprecedented numbers of people mobilized in this campaign.”

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