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In Memory of Bartcop: Seedcorn, Pioneer, Patriot -- William Rivers Pitt
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, education, freedoms, honesty, humor, law, media, politics, safety, society )

Kit
- 1317 days ago - truth-out.org
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. - Thomas Carlyle
American State Dept. Spokesman: "Palestinians Need Not Recognize the Jewish State"
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestinians, Muslims, Israel, Netanyahu, Obama, americans, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence )

Gillian
- 1319 days ago - jerusalemonline.com
Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's continued requests of the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state within the framework of negotiations for peace, the American State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki reportedly stated in an intervi
Women Gain as Gender Gap 'Narrows'
Society & Culture  (tags: Gender Equality, Gender Equality, culture, dishonesty, education, freedoms, law, politics, religion, rights, society, women )

Kit
- 1319 days ago - bbc.com
For five years in a row, Iceland has been rated the country with the world's smallest gender gap by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Arab Child Runs Towards IDF Soldier...What He Does Next Will Shock You
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, IDF, Arab children, Muslims, child, children, culture, freedoms, religion, rights, society )

Gillian
- 1319 days ago - jewsnews.co.il
An Israeli news portal posted video on Monday purporting to show an Israeli border police officer handing out food to overjoyed Palestinian boys - who hug and thank him - prompting some observers to question why the mainstream media show predominantly
Ukraine Situation Further Confused After Appearance By John Travolta -- Andy Borowitz
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, satire, society )

Kit
- 1319 days ago - newyorker.com
In his remarks, Mr. Travolta referred to Ukraine as "Cranium" and Crimea as "IKEA" before hopping back into his cockpit and flying away. ***HUMOR**SATIRE**
R.I.P. Bartcop: The Passing of a Modem, a Smart Mouth, and the Truth
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, internet, news, politics, society )

Kit
- 1319 days ago - rawstory.com
Some the best writers cut their teeth here. A legend passes on, but his legacy lives on.
Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, discipline, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, law, politics, religion, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 1319 days ago - care2.com
"Is everything OK?" The concern in Butler's voice produced a noticeable shift in Tommy's energy. "No, everything is not OK."
Oscar-Nominated Actress Cast as 'Annie' Is Black -- and Twitter Racists Go Nuts
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, racists, movies, celebrity, ethics, rights, freedoms, society, news, sadness, culture )

Carrie
- 1319 days ago - rawstory.com
Yesterday, Matthew Eliot cataloged Twitter responses to the trailer for the remake of Annie, which features Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis in the titular role and Jamie Foxx as "Benjamin Stacks."
Religion Doesn't Require Bigotry, And Don't Let Anyone Claim Otherwise
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, bigotry, society, culture, ethics, rights, freedoms, dishonesty, humans, abuse )

Carrie
- 1320 days ago - rawstory.com
Conservatives want to drag the debate over to the topic of what's in their hearts instead of what's in their actions, because they know that no matter how hateful and bigoted they may be on the inside, as long as they carefully parse their words to...
Passenger Tells Female Airline Captain: Bible Says Cockpit Is 'No Place for a Woman' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: women, pilots, society, culture, ethics, rights, freedoms, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 1322 days ago - rawstory.com
A Canadian airline pilot said that she was shocked after receiving a recent note that cited the Bible as a reason flying airplanes were "no place for a woman."
Putin Receives Strong Words of Support in Ninety-Minute Conversation With Self -- Andy Borowitz
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, satire, society )

Kit
- 1322 days ago - newyorker.com
The invasion of Crimea was the main topic of the conversation, which Mr. Putin described as "extremely collegial and enthusiastic." ***HUMOR***SATIRE***
Republican State Gives Free Houses to Moochers, Cuts Homelessness By 74 Percent
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, corruption, culture, death, education, ethics, family, GoodNews, government, humans, media, politics, safety, society, utah )

Kit
- 1323 days ago - slate.com
A San Francisco study found that placing homeless people in permanent supportive housing reduced their emergency room visits by more than half.
I Lost My Dad to Fox News: How a Generation Was Captured By Thrashing Hysteria
Society & Culture  (tags: fox news, Americans, society, old white and angry, politics, media, news, interesting, culture, sadness )

Carrie
- 1324 days ago - salon.com
Old, white, wrinkled and angry, they are slipping from polite society in alarming numbers. We're losing much of a generation.They often sport hats or other clothing, some marking their status as veterans,Tea Partyers or "patriots" of some kind or another.
In California, a Champion for Police Cameras
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, california, crime, culture, death, education, ethics, government, law, media, police, politics, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 1324 days ago - nytimes.com
Sgt. Chris Hice of the Rialto Police Department wearing a camera mounted on his sunglasses.
The New York Times' 1853 Coverage of Solomon Northup, the Hero of "12 Years A Slave"
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, 12 Years A Slave, society, culture, ethics, violence, humans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1324 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
For 12 years, violinist Solomon Northup toiled as a slave in Louisiana in secret, after being kidnapped from his home in Saratoga, New York, and sold for $650. Finally, on January 4, 1853, Northup was freed, and returned home.

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