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Kid Rock Puts His Obama Hating Right-Wing Jackassery on Full Display Ahead of New Album
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, celebrity, music, 'Kid Rock', arts, society, culture, ethics, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - rawstory.com
In a wide ranging interview with Rolling Stone, timed before the release of his new album, singer-musician Kid Rock talked about buying guns before "Obummer" banned them, Beyonce, and called Mitt RomneyâEURoethe most decent motherf*cker I've ever met".
Palestinian Girl Recounts Imprisonment
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, international law, children, Malak al-Khatib, children, violence, safety, society, freedoms, government, ethics, humans, law, politics, rights, sadness, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - al-monitor.com
Israel has circumvented international law to classify Palestinian children as minors only up to the age of 16, in clear violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in order to arrest and detain Palestinian youths.
Muslim Girl Sings 'Star Spangled Banner' as Oklahoma Anti-Islamic Protesters Scream Insults ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Oklahoma, Islamophobia, society, protest, religious tolerance, ethics, rights, freedoms, dishonesty, sadness, humans, religion, news, culture, activists, abuse, corruption, politics, government )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - rawstory.com
A rally by hundreds of American Muslims at the Oklahoma Capitol on Friday to promote religious tolerance was interrupted by anti-Islamic protesters holding signs proclaiming the United States a Christian nation.
Marijuana Becomes Legal in Washington, DC at Midnight
Society & Culture  (tags: Washington D.C., marijuana, legal, society, culture, government, interesting, news, rights, law, politics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
At midnight, it becomes legal to possess, grow, and consume small amounts of marijuana in the nation's capital. An initiative passed with the support of 70% of DC voters goes into effect.
Same Trailer, Different Park
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, affordable housing, elderly, poor, mobile homes, mobile home parks, society, culture, ethics, family, humans, interesting, money, news, sadness )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - contexts.org
All of us here in Silver Sands are being evicted. This 55 and older mobile home park once housed about 130 residents. The few who had money saved or families willing to house them are already gone. The rest of us have 6 months to get our selves, our ...
Eat the Garlic
Society & Culture  (tags: diet, food, recipes, breath, taste, health, humans, nutrition, news, garlic, humans, family, culture, world )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - theawl.com
Almost everything I cook begins the same way: Take out a head of garlic, separate the cloves, begin peeling, trimming, chopping. Garlic is a key ingredient in the flavor bases for most world cuisines, and yet few people treat it as anything more than a...
In NYC, Port Authority Tells Group Not to Hand Out Blankets, Doesn't Want Homeless 'Too Comfortable'
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, abuse, NYC, homeless, freezing temperatures, blankets, society, ethics, humans, health, crime, sadness, safety, rights, government, freedoms, dishonesty, family, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - dailykos.com
Volunteers with Saxton/Hart tried to help those in need during frigid temperatures by handing out blankets at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal and were shocked when authorities turned them away:
Welcome to Israel: Good for Gays, Bad for Everyone Else
Society & Culture  (tags: world, abuse, Israel, Human Rights, LGBT Rights, society, women, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, news, violence, rights, crime, culture, interesting, dishonesty, politics, corruption )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - haaretz.com
Israel forcibly rules over millions of Palestinians; it hunts down asylum seekers, imprisons them like criminals and lets them freeze in the desert; but if you're a LGBT Jew, or even a LGBT tourist passing through the region, there's no place better.
Jewish Groups That Blindly Support Israel Make US and European Jews Potential Victims of Violence ~ Uri Avnery
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, U.S., Europe, Middle-East, Jews, anti-Semitism, Zionism, colonialism, society, politics, government, humans, interesting, news, rights, safety, ethics, culture, violence, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Uri Avnery's latest column says that the attacks on Jews in Europe are not anti-Semitic in the classic definition, but are an outgrowth of the conflict between Zionism and indigenous people in the Middle East and the transformation of that conflict ...
Fewer Than Half of Democrats Sympathize With Israelis Over Palestinians
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Liberal Democrats, republicans, Human Rights, activists, society, politics, ethics, humans, freedoms, rights, safety, news, interesting, government )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Over the past 12 months, though, there's been a drop of support for Israelis of about 10 points by Democrats, a plunge that rivals the decline seen among all parties after a boost of support during the first Gulf War.
All Hail The Feminist Oscars: On #AskHerMore, Patricia Arquette, and NPH's Balls
Society & Culture  (tags: Good News, Hollywood, Oscars, women, celebrity, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, news, rights, politics, media, activists, government, family, world )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Starting with the actresses in attendance & stretching to the viewers watching at home & tweeting along, there was a resounding call for a change in the way women are treated in Hollywood. It was a night designed around men, but it was all about women.
VIDEO: Raw Story Presents the 10 Worst 'Best Picture' Oscar Winners
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, world, Oscars, 'Best Pictures', 'Worst Pictures', arts, celebrity, society, culture, ethics, humans, interesting, news, dishonesty, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
There are legitimate debates about how certain films beat others for the Academy Award for "Best Picture." But some of the films the Academy has awarded "Best Picture" are just indefensible, and here are the ten worst of them:
Oscar Winners List For 2015 Includes 'Birdman,' Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne & More
Society & Culture  (tags: Oscars, celebrity, arts, movies, society, culture, family, fashion, humans, interesting, news, activists, world, rights, politics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"Birdman" won three other Oscars: Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki (his second Oscars win in a row after last year's "Gravity") and Best Original Screenplay.
The Gadget That Lets India's Women Fight Sexual Harassment in Real Time
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, humans, news, women, safety, media, government, culture, americans, crime, law, rights )

Cal
- 5 days ago - takepart.com
Women are using their smartphones to shoot video of their harassers and shame them on social media.
 

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