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Stop into Starbucks today or tomorrow and get FREE coffee! Woo hoo -- FREE COFFEE! Of course, you have to pay it forward by first buying someone else a cup of coffee.  So it's not really free.

The point being made by Starbucks boss Howard Schultz is that if America can get along, so can our elected leaders in D.C. 

"In times like these, a small act of generosity and civility can make a big difference," says the ad that was placed in several papers yesterday.