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'Muslim Free Zone': Arkansas Gun Range Bans Islamic Customers
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Politics, Religion, USA )

Ray
- 22 days ago - rt.com
A gun range in Arkansas is stirring up controversy across the United States after it banned Muslims from using the establishment following alleged complaints over "Allah Akbar" ringtones belonging to Islamic customers with poor English skills.
UK to Allow Fracking Drilling Under People's Land Without Their Consent
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 25 days ago - rt.com
The UK plans to allow fracking companies to drill under people's land without their agreement, despite public opposition.
'Anti-Nuclear' Obama Plans to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Nuclear, Obama, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 30 days ago - rt.com
Despite campaigning on a platform that endorsed having "a nuclear-free world" in the not so distant future, United States President Barack Obama is overseeing an administration that's aim has taken another path, the New York Times reported this week.
Petitioning Grooveshark.Com Remove All Music/Profiles Of: Gary Glitter, Jonathan King and Rolf Harris - Now!
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, child, children, corruption, culture, crime, dishonesty, ethics, family, government, politics, society, safety, sadness, transportation, violence, world, abuse, corporate, ethics, environment, money, society, humans, culture, environment, ethics, b )

Wendy
- 30 days ago - change.org
Why? Obviously, because it is totally unacceptable to offer music by the above individuals - all convicted pedophiles - for "commercial and promotional" purposes - or in fact for any reason at all.
Soviet Union Lingers in Heart of Tokyo
Offbeat  (tags: politics, government, world, Russia, Ukraine, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 32 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The former geopolitical entity, dissolved in 1991, still nominally owns real estate, such as its embassy and other offices, in prime Tokyo locations because Ukraine, the second-most populated republic of the former Soviet Union, has been opposing the tran
Britain 'Becoming Like Downton Abbey', Says TUC Leader
Offbeat  (tags: Britain, Politics, TUC, UK )

Ray
- 45 days ago - bbc.co.uk
ITV drama Downton Abbey depicts an aristocratic family and their servants in early 20th century England, The leader of Britain's trade union movement is to warn of creating a "Downton Abbey-style" society in which social mobility "has hit reverse".
Are the Greens' Novel and Popular Ideas Enough to Win Votes?
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Election, Green, Veggi-Sweets, UK )

Ray
- 47 days ago - bbc.co.uk
I'm standing in front of what I'm told is the "biggest mobile vegan sweet shop in the world".
He Could Go to Jail for Defending Workers
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, activists, children, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, environment, fashion, ethics, humans, government, health, law, media, news, politics, safety, sadness, rights, travel, violence, world, government, healthconditions, humans, politics, 'CI )

Wendy
- 55 days ago - action.laborrights.org
Andy Hall,a British citizen,Thai company called Natural Fruit. Hall found serious rights abuses at one of Natural Fruit's pineapple canning factories, including child labor, illegally low wages, confiscation of identity documents, harrassment.......>
Bill Maher Supports ALS, But Wants Cheney to Take the 'Douse Yourself in Gasoline Challenge' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Americans, Bill Maher, Dick Cheney, 'Ice Bucket Challenge', funny, humor, off-beat, politics, interesting )

Carrie
- 56 days ago - rawstory.com
HBO host Bill Maher on Thursday became the latest celebrity to take the "Ice Bucket Challenge" in support of ALS, and then issued his own challenge to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Big Tobacco Fuming: Philip Morris Threatens to Sue Over Plain Cigarette Packaging
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Health, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 69 days ago - rt.com
Philip Morris International, the world's largest tobacco company and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is prepared to sue the British government if it implements a law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes.
Nearly 2 Mn Young Adults in England Still Live With Parents - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, UK )

Ray
- 85 days ago - rt.com
An estimated 1.97 million people aged between 20-34 still live with their parents in England - a quarter being in long-term employment, data collected by the UK's leading housing & homelessness charity Shelter has revealed.
MPs Bicker Over IPCC Report on Causes of Climate Change
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, climate-change, IPCC, report, UK )

Ray
- 86 days ago - bbc.co.uk
MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.
Sonic Cannons for E. Coast: Obama Approves Oil Exploration Despite 'Threat to Sea Life
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 95 days ago - rt.com
The Obama administration has announced it is reopening the US Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, clearing the way for the use of sonic cannons to locate energy deposits - despite the threat to sea life.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED What Happens When A Rescued Elephant Finds Some Plastic Ribbon To Dance With?
Offbeat  (tags: This is JUST TO AWWWEDORABLE plastic rib, baby elephant Faa, ivory trade, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, world, wildlife, protection, politics, nature, forests, activists, violence, safety, family, protection, GoodNew )

Kelly
- 98 days ago - thedodo.com
The elephants at Chang Mai's Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary in Northern Thailand, know how to have a good time. They play with tires, they play with each other in the rain and they play with just about anything they can find ...
Sexual Abuse Rampant in British Overseas Territory, Report Covered-Up
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Corruption, Crime, Human rights, Police, Politics, Scandal, Sex, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 98 days ago - rt.com
Child sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation are rife on the British overseas territory of St. Helena, according to a charity group's report which was suppressed.
 

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