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1.6 Million Americans Don't Have Indoor Plumbing. Here's Where They Live (INTERACTIVE MAP INCLUDED)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, census questions, indoor plumbing, rural areas, government, interesting, humans )

Carrie
- 14 minutes ago - washingtonpost.com
Looking beyond the present day, it's worth remembering that indoor plumbing is a fairly new development for many communities. In 1950 fully one quarter of U.S. households did not have a flush toilet --
Fight Child Slavery ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, protection, children, slavery )

Cher
- 8 hours ago - nochildforsale.ca
Sign our petition urging leading Canadian retailers* to expand their efforts to improve labour conditions in their supply chains by signing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh agreement.
Tell AG Mike DeWine: Don't Appeal Henry V. Himes ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, gayrights, protection, Ohio )

Cher
- 20 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Join Ohioans all across the state as we call on AG Mike DeWine to not appeal the ruling and allow Ohio's legally married same-sex couples to be recognized in the state they call home. Sign the petition now.
Earth Day 2012 Photos Keystone Pipeline Cowboy and Indian Alliance Protest
Society & Culture  (tags: Cowboy and Indian Alliance, Washington DC, Keystone Pipeline Protest, Farmers, Ranchers, Indians, Tar Sands, Photos )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - heavy.com
Native American tribal leaders, non-native farmers and ranchers from across the United States march down Independence Avenue while demonstrating against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday.
Why We Need a Maximum Wage
Society & Culture  (tags: Americansn, income inequality, society, rights, ethics, culture, politics, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - theweek.com
The debate about rising economic inequality that's been building since the financial crisis of 2008 has approached a boiling point thanks to the publication in English of French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
How Chicago Became 'Chiraq'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, Chicago, children, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, freedoms, GUNS, government, law, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 1 day ago - thedailybeast.com
This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that's come to be known as 'Chiraq.' And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won't stop.
Tyler Oakley Shows Us What Happens When A 24-Year-Old Sees His Own Birth Video (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: women, children, family, interesting, video, happiness, birth, child, celebrity, internet )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
When Jackie Oakley decided to bring a video camera into the delivery room for her son's birth, she definitely never imagined that baby would grow up to be a hilarious YouTube star who would share it with the entire Internet.
The Future Of How We Watch Television Is In The Hands Of The Supreme Court
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, education, family, freedoms, government, law, media, politics, rights, safety, society, TV )

Kit
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
The television ratings company Nielsen classifies nearly 5 million households as "Zero-TV," meaning that they either have no television or that they use it only for DVDs, games and other activities unlike traditional TV watching --
The New, Innovative And More Efficient Way Of Feeding People
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, culture, food, humans, safety, society )

Kit
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
Kent, whose organization studies the intersection of nature and human activity and offers solutions on how the two can co-exist, is one of the people who believes there's a different way to approach how we get our protein here in the United States.
Why Are We Doing So Little to Expand Opportunity for America's Children?
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, dishonesty, education, family, government, internet, law, opportunity, politics, religion, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The disparate race- and ethnicity-based opportunities we're affording our nation's children has the potential to cripple our society.
Take a Stand for Health Care for All PETITION!!
Society & Culture  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, children, women, disease, government, health, healthcare, humans, illness, interesting, medicine, news, prevention, protection, safety, society, risks, treatment, americans, democrats, republicans, ethics, government, healthcare, healthc )

Robert
- 1 day ago - action.citizen.org
Sign the Petition Urging Your Senators and Representative to Co-Sponsor Single-Payer Legislation. Add your name to show support for legislation that would create a universal, single-payer health care system in the United States.
Virginia White Supremacists Sneak Easter Eggs Filled With Racist Notes Into Kids' Celebration (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: children, ethics, sadness, racist propaganda, society, safety, culture, abuse, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Parents in one Virginia neighborhood were outraged on Sunday after their annual Easter egg hunt tradition was upset by white supremacists who had secretly hidden eggs with racist messages for the children to find.
Iran Rape Victim Bound for Gallows Unless She Changes Story
Society & Culture  (tags: rape, victim, murder, hanging )

Beatrice
- 2 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, an Iranian intelligence agent, was killed by Reyhaneh Jabbari after she was lured to flat to undertake interior design work but sexually abused. Jabbari pleaded self defence but was sentenced to hang
6 Dastardly Right-Wing Declarations This Week: The Phyllis 'Expand the Gender Pay Gap' Schlafly Edition
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, ethics, culture, politics, freedoms, family, women, rights, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
It's one of the more perplexing mysteries of our time: Why is Phyllis Schlafly still flapping her lips? Has she not gotten the message that history has entirely passed her by?
How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, family, culture, economy, world, education, interesting )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mentalfloss.com
Here's a little perspective: In 1939, gas cost 10 cents a gallon at the pump. A movie ticket set you back 20 cents. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the year's bestselling hardcover book, was $2.75.
 

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