Is This Horrifying? Yes. Did It Save A Few Lives? You Be The Judge.

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WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT! Here’s a pretty brutal compilation of Canadian videos warning of accidents in the workplace. I have no idea if these actually make anyone behave safer, but it certainly indicates Canada’s dedication to the issue.   Read more: http://upworthy.com/is-this-horrifying-yes-did-it-save-a-few-lives-you-be-the-judge

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Meet Tiffany. She Works For Walmart, And She’s Got Something To Tell You.

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There’s something wrong with this picture. Well, actually a lot of somethings… Fact Check Time! 1. America’s taxpayers subsidize Walmart to the tune of $900,000 per year per store: umm, yes. 2. The majority of Walmart employees earn less than $23,850 (U.S. poverty line for a family of four). Here’s source 1 and source 2. […]

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I’m Starting To Think About My Tax Return, And This Guy Makes A Ton Of Sense

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Most of us don’t have the option to NOT pay federal income tax (well, we do, but eventually at a huge financial and personal cost) but what this bishop has to say is spot-on — that is, why is our tax money going to fund wars and the military-industrial complex when we’ve got people starving […]

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Why Are We Always Trying To Stop The People Who Want To HELP Our Country?

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While I don’t doubt that most Americans know a lot about what immigration reform will mean for their country, perhaps not everyone knows about these potential big benefits explained in this video. Regardless of how you feel about the politics, maybe it’s time for America to rethink the issue. Read more: http://upworthy.com/why-are-we-always-trying-to-stop-the-people-who-want-to-help-our-country-2

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WTF? McDonald's Figured Out Another Way To Screw Its Own Employees.

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Some McDonald’s locations around the country are experimenting with paying employees using preloaded Visa debit cards. Wanna bet there was debate at corporate about the possibility of using McDonald’s gift cards for payroll as well? Read more: http://upworthy.com/wtf-mcdonalds-figured-out-another-way-to-screw-its-own-employees-5

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A Doctor Has Spent Decades Dressing Up Like A Homeless Man. The Reason Is Fantastic.

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What would prompt a highly educated person to start dressing like a homeless person and working with another man who “terrified” him? Doing good, of course! If you’re interested in learning more about what Dr. Jim Withers is doing to provide medical care to the homeless, you can read all about it. Operation Safety Net […]

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No Job, No Money, No Problem: This Restaurant Is Happy To Serve You

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You know that old joke about forgetting your wallet and having to wash the dishes to pay for your meal?  It turns out that was actually the seed of a pretty brilliant idea. In a society that’s got a pretty depressing unemployment problem, I bet it’s more than nice to be able to go out […]

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And Now For Your 1 Minute Of Inspiration — How Change Happens

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Collective action — the art of working together with others to achieve a common goal — is as old as human beings themselves. Though it’s sometimes a challenge, if we hope to change things for the better in our personal lives, at work, in our communities, and in our political systems, that’s the starting point. […]

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