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Six Ways Hamas Could Limit Civilian Casualties in Gaza
Offbeat  (tags: Hamas, Muslims, Islam, Gaza, terrorists, terrorism, civilians, protectioncrime, protection, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 17 hours ago - washingtoninstitute.org
Hamas should be shielding the people of Gaza from the worst of the fighting, not using them as human shields.
Hamas Admits It DID Use Schools and Hospitals in Gaza Strip as 'Human Shields' to Launch Rocket Attacks on Israel
Offbeat  (tags: Hamas, human shields, Muslims, Gaza, abuse, crime, protection, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 19 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
Hamas appeared to admit using human shields to fire rockets into Israel for the first time today, but refused to accept responsibility for the slaughter of hundreds of innocent Palestinians killed in retaliatory airstrikes.
UN Antisemitism   video
Offbeat  (tags: UN, anti-Semitism, crime, culture, ethics, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
A powerful speech that lays bare the UN's hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.
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
- 3 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
- 5 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
The Neurons That Shaped Civilization
Offbeat  (tags: humans, interesting, goodnews, society, health )

Tonya
- 7 days ago - ted.com
Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know it.
VIDEO: Pug Goes Crazy Playing in Ball Pit
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pets, dogs, pugs, ball pit, fun, culture, funny, humans, humor, off-beat, society )

Lone
- 10 days ago - abc7.com
Some dogs just love to have fun. Grover the pug is clearly one of them. Grover's owner Mel Stringer decided to fill the pup's playpen with colorful plastic balls to see how he would react
VIDEO - Massive Whale Shark Crashes Into Diver
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, whale shark, diver, footage, spearfishing, adventure film, Atlantic Ocean, animals, culture, environment, humans, off-beat, society )

Lone
- 10 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Incredible footage taken during a spearfishing adventure film shoot off a small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
Video - Albino Cobra on the Loose in Thousand Oaks After Biting Dog
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pets, protection, safety, dangerous, snake, society, albino cobra, Thousand Oaks, dog )

Lone
- 11 days ago - abc7.com
People in Thousand Oaks are on the lookout for a rare, exotic and very dangerous snake after it bit a dog on the 1300 block of Rancho Lane, then slithered away on Monday night.
2014 Badger Cull Given Go Ahead
Offbeat  (tags: culture, dishonesty, education, death, environment, activists, law, media, society, government, abuse, abused, AnimalCruelty, animaladvocates, animalrights, crime, cruelty, death, environment, ethics, habitat, investigation, protection, sadness, slaughter )

Wendy
- 12 days ago - networkforanimals.org
This news comes just days after the Badger Trust's high court challenge against a 2014 cull, and prior to a judgement being made, which has every possibility of declaring a 2014 cull unlawful. The badgers are being vaccinated !!> OPEN TO ALL TO PROTEST
VIDEO - Dear Kitten   video
Offbeat  (tags: kitten, cat, wet cat food, animals, culture, environment, humor, off-beat, society )

Lone
- 14 days ago - youtube.com
Great commercial: Cats everywhere are promising big changes for a taste of wet cat food. What will your cat do?
A Life Lesson From My Snappy Pomeranian: Nesdoly
Offbeat  (tags: life lesson, pomeranian, snappy, animals, dogs, pets, humans, society )

Lone
- 14 days ago - thestar.com
Tracy Nesdoly reminisces how her pet dog Bear taught her to be as big and bold as she can be.
Japanese Earthquake Could Wipe Out Nation's Toilet Paper Supply
Offbeat  (tags: government, interesting, society, world, government, humans, interesting, off-beat, society, protection )

Sally
- 14 days ago - theguardian.com
Officials use national disaster prevention day to urge people to stock up on the essential item in preparation for disaster
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
- 14 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.
UN Troops Make 'Greatest Escape' From Rebels Into Israel
Offbeat  (tags: Philippines, UN, Syrians, Muslims, Golan Heights, ethics, protection, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 15 days ago - israelvideonetwork.com
Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers performed the "greatest escape" from besieging Syrian rebels, slipping away under the cover of night after rebels rammed their Golan Heights outpost with armed trucks, the Philippine military said Sunday.
 

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