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Costco Refuses to Let Man Return Panic-Bought Toilet Paper Used

EDEN PRARIE, MN — A local man attempted to return nearly two hundred rolls of toilet paper purchased at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic but was asked to leave when Costco (COST) personnel found that the product had not only already been opened, but had been soiled extensively. Known for their generous returns policy, bulk sizes of household goods, and grease-laden pizzas and chicken bakes, the warehouse in the Minneapolis suburb was plagued by selfish consumers over-buying toilet paper at the fearing new stay-at-home orders.… Read more

More Than a Discount for Veterans, This Supermarket is Charging the Taliban Extra

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — To show support for America’s troops, the supermarket chain Food Lion is offering an extra 10% discount to U.S. military veterans and their families, and, to show their on-going disapproval of international terrorism, is actually demanding that verified members of the Taliban pay 10% more.

“Some companies may think that simply helping our vets is enough,” says Deke Shanahan, Food Lion Vice President for Dairy, Tobacco and Public Relations, “but do not have specific policies to discourage enemies of the state from shopping alongside them.… Read more

Quaker Oats to Change Name, Says William Penn ‘Does Not Represent Our Commitment to Crass Materialism’

CHICAGO — The Quaker Oats Company, has announced plans to retire their century-old mascot amid backlash over the character’s history, acknowledging that “the Quaker principles of simplicity and integrity are incompatible with our corporate mission to embrace the extremes of Capitalism.”

Critics of the company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, says that the move is in the right direction, but some activist investors claim that Quaker Oats knew the image of William Penn “promoted outdated values,” such as stewardship in the community and devotion to integrity in all aspects of life, for years without taking action.… Read more

Struggling Economy Bolstered as Doughnut Shops End Police Discounts

NORTH KINGSTON, R.I. — While the world economy struggles to rebound from a historic drop in consumer demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, some communities have found much needed dollars by making members of the police and military pay full price for coffee and doughnuts, especially as many companies are distancing themselves from over-militarized law enforcement organizations.… Read more

Do Video Games that Glorify Loot Boxes Cause More Looting?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — With many Americans aghast at the destruction following some of the peaceful protests against police brutality, critics of the video game industry say that heavy promotion of loot boxes in games has caused young people to repeat the behavior in real life. Publishers like Electronic Arts have defended the mechanic in the immensely popular Star Wars Battlefront II, claiming that any connection between the randomly-generated digital grab bags and razing big box retail stores in righteous anger is purely coincidental.… Read more

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