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Monsanto: The Gigantic Evil Megacorp (That's Actually Kinda a Pipsqueak)
Business  (tags: Monsanto, Evil MegaCorp, Publically Listed, Runt, Not That Big, Economics, Politics, Science, Hype )

Brian
- 10 hours ago - tacit.livejournal.com
"As big companies go, Monsanto is a runt. In terms of gross revenue, it is almost exactly the same size as Whole Foods and Starbucks. It's smaller than The Gap, way smaller than 7-11 and UPS, a tiny fraction of the size of Home Depot..."
Ten Candidates for the Next NFL Commissioner: A Purely Speculative Guide
Society & Culture  (tags: news, interesting, sports, NFL Commissioner, candidates, Roger Goddell, Americans, women, politics )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - businessweek.com
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is in a fight to keep his job after widespread criticism of the way he handled the Ray Rice scandal. The National Organization for Women, among others, has called for Goodell's resignation.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Prevent An Oil-Fueled Tragedy in the Arctic Ocean
Environment  (tags: polar bears, wildlife, oil drilling, energy, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, politics, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 13 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Polar bears and hundreds of other majestic creatures depend on a healthy Arctic Ocean for survival, but their habitat is at risk. The federal government continues to move toward offshore oil drilling in this wild and wonderful environment
Republicans Caught in A Colossal Lie About Unemployment Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, unemployment benefits, congress, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, corruption, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 13 hours ago - dailykos.com
Extending benefits to unemployed workers beyond the 26 weeks provided by most states has little effect on the unemployment rate and essentially no impact on labor force participation, a recent working paper released by the Federal Reserve Board found.
Al Qaeda Hopes to Exploit the Plight of Myanmar's Embattled Muslims
World  (tags: world, politics, religion, Myanmar AlQaeda, Rohingya, Buddhists, violence, asia, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 13 hours ago - globalpost.com
But the terror group is bound to worsen their woes.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Cove Point: The Next Keystone XL?
Environment  (tags: Cove Point Proposal, fracked gas, activism, pipelines, pipelinesecosystems, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, water, protection, nature, politics, pollution, Sustainabililty )

Cal
- 17 hours ago - secure.earthjustice.org
Virginia-based Dominion Resources wants to build a massive export facility in Cove Point, MD that would pipe fracked gas from Pennsylvania, supercool and liquefy it, and ship it halfway across the globe to be burned.
Israeli Leaders Condemn Military Refuseniks as 'Criminal'
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, military, ethics, dishonesty, Human Rights, freedoms, rights, middle-east, news, government, politics, world, society )

Carrie
- 18 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
Israeli leaders on Monday condemned members of an elite military intelligence unit as "criminal" for signing a letter last week declaring their refusal to spy on Palestinians, local media reported.
The Lonely Path of Israel's Military Dissenters
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, military, ethics, government, middle-east, world, politics, news, crime, violence, conflict, freedoms, interesting )

Carrie
- 18 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
Those who refuse to serve in Gaza war face brief jail sentences, but they believe their small number will slowly grow. The IDF was unable to answer Al Jazeera's query about the number of soldiers who'd declined to serve in Gaza, and what consequences...
Regulator Slow to Respond to Deadly Vehicle Defects
Business  (tags: world, usa, technology, politics, news, marketing, humans, economy, regulation, vehicles, defects, General Motors, chevrolet, safety )

Darren
- 19 hours ago - nytimes.com
General Motors published an article in February on its Chevrolet website trumpeting an achievement certain to help sell a lot of cars. Its 2014 Chevys had earned more five-star overall safety ratings in a new car assessment program than had any other. . .
Bernie Sanders in Iowa: Soldiers Didn't Die 'So Billionaires Could Buy Elections' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, candidates, elections, news, Iowa, Bernie Sanders, politics, Citizen's United, Supreme Court, economy, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said over the weekend that his top priority was overturning the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision because he did not believe that U.S. armed forces had "fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy election
Remember 'Bring Back Our Girls'? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since
World  (tags: 'Bring Back Our Girls', Nigeria, Boko Haram, kidnapping, Human Rights, government, ethics, corruption, crime, violence, world, society, politics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. More than 270 of the schoolgirls found themselves in the clutches of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Fox's 'Victim Advocate' Attacks Women's Group for Calling for Roger Goddell to Resign (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, sports, NFL, Roger Goddell, Wendy Murphy, ethics, culture, society, women, children, violence, rights, politics, family )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
A Fox News panel concluded on Sunday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell was not going to step down so groups like the National Organization for Women should stop calling for him to resign.
Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders: I'M 'Thinking About Running' in 2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, elections, americans, 2016, Bernie Sanders, usa )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - newsmax.com
"One of the reasons I'm going to Iowa is to get a sense of how people feel about it," he said of his candidacy. "Look, the truth is (there is) profound anger at both political parties, more and more people are becoming independent."
Ohio Senator: GOP Majority Would Get Obama 'to the Table' on Keystone XL
Environment  (tags: Keystone XL Ppeline, protection, ecosystems, environment, politics, energy )

Cal
- 1 day ago - csmonitor.com
No major energy legislation has passed the Senate since 2007, but that could change if Republicans take control in November's midterm elections.
Arctic Gateway Pipeline: Alberta Looks Far, Far North to Potential Oilsands Export Route
Environment  (tags: forests, energy, destruction, ecosystems, environment, humans, pollution, protection, oceans, politics, nature )

Cal
- 1 day ago - desmog.ca
While the Keystone XL, Northern Gateway, Trans Mountain and Energy East pipelines remain stalled in political upheaval, environmental opposition and regulatory processing, the government of Alberta could start moving landlocked oil to tidal waters via the
 

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