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Feeling Thankful Shouldn't Just Come Once A Year (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: Thanksgiving, Americans, photos, society, culture, family, freedoms )

Carrie
- 31 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The time for giving thanks shouldn't just come once a year. However, since there is a dedicated time period, why not take full advantage of the holiday to revel in the warmth of expressing gratitude?
The Ohlone People Were Forced Out of San Francisco. Now They Want Part of Their Land Back.
Society & Culture  (tags: native rights, culture, americans, news, law, legacy of Native persecutin, politics, rights, society, freedoms )

Cal
- 32 days ago - motherjones.com
The Ohlone once numbered as many as 15,000 on lands stretching from the San Francisco Bay to Big Sur. But following years of enslavement under the Spanish mission system and, later, persecution by settlers, they are now largely a people in exile.
How Detroit Is Splitting Into Two Cities for Rich and Poor
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, culture, americans, economy, Detroit, business, abuse )

Cal
- 37 days ago - alternet.org
A journey across a city divided post-bankruptcy.
These Are The Questions Veterans Are Tired Of Hearing
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, military, veterans, men, women, society, culture, education, interesting, news, freedoms, world, rights )

Carrie
- 43 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Common misperceptions about men and women in uniform can have harmful effects -- just ask a vet. Judging from a 2012 survey by veterans advocacy group The Mission Continues, civilians have a lot to learn about those who've served in the armed forces.
Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter
Society & Culture  (tags: Iraq, Afghanistan, children, family, Americans, military, society, Project Focus, humans, death, education )

Carrie
- 43 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rosanna Powers' fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of them in her 11-year-old son -- a comforting but difficult reality.
Country on Wrong Track, Say People Who Did Not Vote ~ Andy Borowitz ~ HUMOR/SATIRE
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, government, Americans, elections, humor, satire, society, freedoms, rights )

Carrie
- 44 days ago - newyorker.com
The United States of America is on the wrong track and no one is taking action to fix it, says a broad majority of registered voters who did not vote last Tuesday.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Disabled Veterans
Society & Culture  (tags: veterans, disabled vets, society, politics, philanthropy, americans )

Cal
- 45 days ago - change.org
There are thousands of disabled veterans living in poverty and homeless and destitute. They are living in the woods,on the streets and in cardboard boxes.
Infuriating Facts About Our Disappearing Middle-Class Wealth
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Americans, wealth, middle class, society, ethics, news, sadness, government, freedoms )

Carrie
- 49 days ago - rawstory.com
A recent posting detailed how upper middle class Americans are rapidly losing ground to the one-percenters who averaged $5 million in wealth gains over just three years. It also noted that the global 1% has increased their wealth...
How Brittany Maynard Renewed Debate on Ethics of Right to Die Movement
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, health, culture, americans, sadness, rights )

Cal
- 50 days ago - csmonitor.com
The California newlywed, who ended her life Sunday, was credited with being an articulate and effective spokesperson for individual rights. But ethicists worry momentum could overshadow the complex social issues involved.
Israel's Attack on USS LIBERTY Airs on Al Jazeera America
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Israel, USS Liberty, LBJ, violence, death, war crimes, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, world, family, rights, society )

Carrie
- 53 days ago - thearabdailynews.com
Israel did identify the ship six hours before the attack. Israel did know that the ship was American and admitted to our government that they knew the ship was American; Israel claims only that the attacking forces failed to get the word.
What Happens When Hillbilly TV Gets Way Too Real
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, TV, 'Hillbillies', society, culture, humans, ethics, children, sadness, violence, women, crime, abuse )

Carrie
- 58 days ago - buzzfeed.com
When TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo -- a spin-off featuring the family of Alana Thompson, one of the breakout stars of Toddlers & Tiaras -- premiered in 2012, critics called it repellent and disturbing, which was not a completely unfair assessment.
Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Islamic Center of NM
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Albuquerque New Mexico, Islamic Center of NM, Molotov cocktail, hate crime, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, news, ethics, culture, law, freedoms, violence, crime )

Carrie
- 60 days ago - krqe.com
Albuquerque police are on the hunt for the suspect who threw a Molotov cocktail at an Islamic center in Albuquerque. The incident happened between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Islamic Center of New Mexico near Yale and Avenida Caesar Chavez.
Feminist Scholars to Obama: End Prosecution of Palestinian Survivor of Sexual Torture
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, women, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Israel, Palestine, torture, government, ethics, rights, freedoms, society, news, law, politics, abuse, violence )

Carrie
- 60 days ago - electronicintifada.net
In 2004, award-winning filmmaker Buthina Canaan Khoury made the documentary Women in Struggle about four Palestinian women who were former detainees. She documents the physical, mental and sexual torture women experienced during interrogations.
Connecticut Arm of Million-Strong Church Votes to Shun Occupation Profiteers
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, BDS, United Church of Christ, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, society, culture, rights, world )

Carrie
- 63 days ago - electronicintifada.net
As a result, church bodies have been urged to divest their holdings in companies profiting from Israeli occupation in Palestine, including Caterpillar, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, G4S and Veolia.
Peyton Manning Breaks TD Record (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, sports, humans, interesting, news, Americans, touchdown passes, record breaking, good news, society, culture )

Carrie
- 65 days ago - espn.go.com
Just three years removed from spinal fusion surgery, in what has been a remarkable restart to his NFL career as the Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning passed Brett Favre for the league's record for career touchdown passes Sunday night with his...

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