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The Companies Vying to Turn Asteroids Into Filling Stations
Offbeat  (tags: space, business, companies, fuel, asteroids, Bill, Congress, USA )

Ray
- 54 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Private companies want to mine asteroids for fuel, and build filling stations in space. A bill now in front of the US Congress would help by allowing them to own what they discover - but it might, if passed, meet stiff international opposition.
Is Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use Beneficial to the Society?
Offbeat  (tags: culture, business, crime, goodnews, off-beat, society )

Tonya
- 59 days ago - inquisitr.com
America is gradually taking a softer -- or, at least, less harsh -- stance against recreational use of marijuana, or cannabis. Some of the largest cities have begun to either completely legalize smoking weed or reduce the penalty for consuming it.
Procter and Gamble Exit Pet Food Industry
Offbeat  (tags: Procter and game, spectrum holdings, mars, pet food, Iams, Europe, business )

Scooby
- 60 days ago - uk.mobile.reuters.com
The company, which had been under pressure from investors to exit the pet food category, sold 80 percent of its global pet food business, including the Iams and Eukanuba brands, to privately held confectioner Mars Inc for $2.9 billion in April.
Your Funny for the Week!   video
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, business, funny, goodnews, interesting, off-beat, odd, humor, unusual )

AWAYNOW
- 63 days ago - youtube.com
Oldie and none of you youngsters will get this! Rest of us will ha ha!
Save the Wild Tigers of Vietnam - ForceChange
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, animals, government, habitatdestruction, nature, protection, wildlife, trees, world, globalwarming, pollution, activists, culture, death, education, environment, ethics, government )

Wendy
- 72 days ago - forcechange.com
Please sign this petition to urge the Prime Minister Tan Dung Nguyen and the Vietnamese government to strengthen their enforcement of banning illegal trading and poaching while also preserving the remaining forests, loss of which is the biggest threat
'Exceptional' 232-Carat White Diamond Found in S.Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, business, dimanonds, ethics, humans, interesting, society, unusual )

Caree
- 73 days ago - news.msn.com
A 232-carat white diamond worth as much as $20 million has been discovered at a South African mine famed for its big-gem finds. The stone is... of exceptional size and clarity, and is a magnificent example of the large, high quality diamonds for which the
He Dropped One Letter In His Name While Applying For Jobs, And The Responses Rolled In
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, names, discrimination, jobs, viewpoints, prejudice, people, jobs, Hispanic, racism, business, careers )

Robert
- 77 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
His name is José Zamora, and he had a routine. During his months-long job search, he says he logged onto his computer every morning and combed the internet for listings, applying to everything he felt qualified for.
Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Found in US - Appear to Be Either Tapping Calls or Reading Text
Offbeat  (tags: americans, business, design, ethics, government, news, odd, protection, safety, technology )

Caree
- 79 days ago - t.money.msn.com
Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week. Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts. 17 bogus...
Labor Day News: Is Labor's Demise, the Demise of the USA?
Offbeat  (tags: Labor Day, Labor Day Holiday, Labor Day Weekend, americans, bizarre, business, culture, ethics, government, humor, news, off-beat, society, unusual )

Betsy
- 83 days ago - informationclearinghouse.info
September 01, 2014 "ICH" - Labor Day is a holiday that has outlived its time. Like Christmas, Labor Day has become a time-out period. As Christmas has become a shopping spree, Labor Day has become the last summer holiday.
Whoa! - Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat and Never Has Been Company Insists
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, design, funny, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, society, world, bizarre, children, business, culture, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, society, unusual, world )

Caree
- 86 days ago - news.msn.com
Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas isn't a
Terminally Ill Girl Gets Puppy After Internet Scam
Offbeat  (tags: animals, business, children, crime, culture, goodnews, humans, off-beat, pets, society )

Lone
- 91 days ago - abc7.com
A terminally ill girl now has a puppy after her mother tried to buy one from an online ad, but was scammed instead.
Zack's Shack: Utah Boy's Lemonade Stand Sends Wheelchairs to Developing Countries
Offbeat  (tags: lemonade stand, wheelchairs, boy, cookies and lemonade, Developing Countries, business, children, culture, food, humans, society )

Lone
- 145 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Eleven-year-old Zack Francom's lemonade stands are changing lives. Since 2010, the Provo, Utah, boy has been selling cookies and lemonade at his annual Zack's Shack to buy wheelchairs for people in developing countries.
Please Can You Demand That David Cameron Puts Our Bees Before Syngenta's Profits?
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, green, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, world, wildlife, weather, water, trees, protection, habitat, activists, culture, dishonesty, death, ethics, fami )

Wendy
- 148 days ago - secure.38degrees.org.uk
"If the government approves Syngenta's kneejerk and cynical application then the public are bound to question whether ministers are too close to the agrochemical companies and too distant from the ecology that feeds us.".
Michael's Revolution #9   video
Offbeat  (tags: activists, americans, goodnews, government, health, interesting, society, humans, ethics, elections, freedoms, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, best, ethics, humanrights, israel, middle-east, UnitedNations, world, bizarre, business, children, ethics, inter )

Michael
- 154 days ago - youtube.com
A hard to believe story which will all add. How many will believe that Michael of Daniel 12;1, is the child of Revelations 12, and #9 from the Beatles song Revolution #9 where Lennon says near the end, "Take this brother may it serve you well.?"
Extreme Food Waste: Corporate Dispute Leads to Trashing of 950,000 Jars of Peanut Butter
Offbeat  (tags: peanut butter, Costco, starvation, business dispute, americans, bizarre, business, food, humans, off-beat, society )

Kamia
- 235 days ago - takepart.com
In the face of SNAP being lowered, low-income families doing without and seniors starving, Costco allowed nearly a million perfectly-decent jars of peanut butter to be sent to the dump, rather than a food pantry!
 

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