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How Much Does It Cost to Win a Seat in the U.S. Senate? (And Other Random Statistics)
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, government, interesting, statistics )

Kathy
- 279 days ago - yesmagazine.org
Average cost of a losing campaign for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, 2012: $540,022
TAKE ACTION NOW! Support Tennessee Wilderness and Protect Our Wildlife and Outdoor Heritage
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, environment, GoodNews, government, green, ecosystems, protection, trees )

AWAY AWHI
- 286 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
For the fourth time in eight years, Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker have introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act, a common-sense piece of legislation that would forever safeguard wild places in the Cherokee National Forest.
Animal Cruelty Bill Runs Into Commons Buzz Saw, Government Indifference: Walkom
Offbeat  (tags: animal cruelty bill, canada, government, animals, dogs, humans, pets, wildlife )

Lone
- 290 days ago - thestar.com
Canadians like heart-warming stories about animals. But are we willing to improve their lot?
Why It Makes Sense to Burn Ivory Stockpiles
Offbeat  (tags: burning ivory, kenya, Nairobi national park, government, photos, society )

Lone
- 308 days ago - theguardian.com
On 30 April Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will set fire to 105 to tonnes of ivory in Nairobi National Park. This article explains why itâEUR(TM)s the right thing to do
6 Presidential Secrets Your History Teacher Didn't Mention
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, funny, humor, interesting, humans, culture, government, society, usa )

Charles
- 382 days ago - cracked.com
We're pretty sure that 99 percent of a politician's success lies in his or her ability to hide his or her true personality from the public. We all have personal failures and weaknesses, but a president will work so hard at crafting a specific public perso
Marine Reunited With His Lost Cat After Four Years and 1,700 Miles
Offbeat  (tags: humans, cats, off-beat, pets, goodnews, government, unusual, interesting )

Hanna May
- 386 days ago - examiner.com
An affectionate gray cat, named Hemi isn't talking, but if he could, one could only imagine how many of his promised feline nine lives he may have used up in the last four years and 1,700 miles away from his loving family in Bismarck, North Dakota
He Used to Be Homeless. Now He's a Mayor. And He's Only 28.
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, people, New York, Ithaca, Svante Myrick, government, human interest )

Robert
- 401 days ago - upworthy.com
When you walk into the office of the 28-year-old mayor of Ithaca, New York, you get an instant taste of what it means to have a young person running your city.
Muslim Women's Segregation in UK Communities Must End - Cameron
Offbeat  (tags: Women, Muslims, Education, Language Lessons, David Cameron, Government, UK )

Ray
- 404 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A £20m fund to help more Muslim women in the UK learn English will make them better able to resist the lure of radicalisation, David Cameron has said.
It's Time to Rename Trump Park
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, crime, culture, ethics, government, society )

Kathy
- 409 days ago - action.seanmaloney.com
Our community should honor people who have made our country a better place for everyone, not spouted hateful and offensive speech. Join me in urging New York officials to rename Donald J. Trump State Park after Pete Seeger.
Borowitzn Report(Humor) - Obama Continues to Stubbornly Link Gun Violence With Guns
Offbeat  (tags: usa, war, terrorism, troops, politics, propaganda, military, lies, iraq, government, dishonesty, abuse, police, humor, protection, safety, ethics, crime, funny, odd, health, world )

Charles
- 414 days ago - newyorker.com
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)-Republican Presidential candidates ripped President Obama on Tuesday for what they called his stubborn insistence on linking gun violence with guns.
From Law Breaker To Law Maker: How Jennie Grant Helped Legalize Goats In Seattle
Offbeat  (tags: animals, culture, goodnews, government, humans, interesting, off-beat, pets, society, unusual )

Kathy
- 419 days ago - kplu.org
Back in 2007, Jennie Grant craved fresh goat's milk. She got a taste of it in California and was surprised it wasn't musty. She knew goats in Seattle weren't legal. But she got one anyway, a white Mini LaMancha. She named her Snowflake.
Militia Takes Over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, crime, ethics, government, news, unusual )

Kathy
- 419 days ago - oregonlive.com
The Bundy family of Nevada joined with hard-core militiamen Saturday to take over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, vowing to occupy the remote federal outpost 30 miles southeast of Burns for years.
Fact Check: 355 Mass Shootings So Far in 2015?
Offbeat  (tags: news, government, society, culture, protection, politics, guns, police )

Connie
- 449 days ago - truthinmedia.com
Mass Shooting Tracker's definition of a mass shooting is so broad that it included a BB gun attack by two children which resulted in no serious injuries in its data set.
Paris Attacks: UK Security to Be 'Intensified' - Theresa May
Offbeat  (tags: Security Forces, MI5, MI6, Police, GCHQ, Politics, Government, UK )

Ray
- 467 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Security will be "intensified" at events in big cities and borders across the UK in the wake of Friday's terror attacks in Paris, Theresa May has said.
How Much Money for Health?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, NHS, Costing, Government, NHS England, UK )

Ray
- 474 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The head of NHS England Simon Stevens has warned that "the rubber will really hit the road" for the NHS in England in the next financial year 2016/17 and the year after.

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