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War "Statistics": The New York Times Deceives Again
Society & Culture  (tags: New York Times, Gaza, Israel, Palestinians, statistics )

David
- 1 day ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
During World War II, it is estimated that 378,000 German civilians were killed in British air raids, compared to 62,000 British civilians killed in German air raids. Knowing this, however, does little to help understand the nature of the conflict.
SUMMER MUSIC: Sarah McLachlan Is Back in the Game
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, music, Sarah Machlan, goodnews, interesting, arts, celebrity )

Cal
- 1 day ago - cbsnews.com
It's been some time since we've heard from Sarah McLachlan. But this summer, the Canadian singer who's sold 40 million records is touring again.
Islamic State Torches 1,800-Year-Old Church After Expelling Christians
Society & Culture  (tags: Iraq, Christians, Islamic State, Persecution of Christians in Iraq )

David
- 1 day ago - unitycoalitionforisrael.org
On the way out of town last week, the final 1500 families of Mosul's Christian population reportedly robbed at ISIS checkpoints. And following Friday's deadline, ISIS reportedly set fire to a 1800-year-old church.
For NFL, Pot Is a Worse Crime Than Assault
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Americans, NFL, Ray Rice, women, violence, law, ethics, news, crime, culture, sports, society )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - bloombergview.com
Since February, we've been waiting to hear what kind of punishment the NFL would levy on Rice after graphic footage emerged of the star running back dragging his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator after, police say, he beat her unconscious.
The 10 Best Small Cities in America
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, US, small cities, travel, culture, society, charming, humans, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America's quainter cities. These spots, voted among the best in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler's readers, have plenty of cultural attractions, stylish hotels, and charm to spare.
It Turns Out Hamas Didn't Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All (UPDATED)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, middle-east, Israel, Palestine, Hamas, death, violence, dishonesty, news, murder, crime, society, politics, government, humans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - nymag.com
When the bodies of three Israeli teenagers, kidnapped in the West Bank, were found late last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mince words. "Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay," he said, initiating a campaign that...
Enough's Enough: Tell NFL Commissioner Goodell to Take Violence Against Women Seriously ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, violence, women, society, sports, NFL, culture, ethics, humans, interesting, news, crime, rights, sadness, safety )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Violence against women is an obvious,long-term problem facing the NFL. Arrests of players for domestic violence and sexual assault continue,but the league has done little or nothing. Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued longer suspensions for pot smoking
'The Unity Is Stronger Than Ever': Report From Historic March on Qalandia Checkpoint in Solidarity With Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Hamas, Qalandia checkpoint, society, humans, rights, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
"Actually I thank Netanyahu because he united us", a Palestinian man, who wished to stay anonymous for security reasons, told Mondoweiss during the march. "Now Hamas is not alone anymore, all the people are united."Now Hamas is not alone anymore.
Maher to Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Republicans Hate You for Being Black and Smarter Than Them (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, republicans, racism, Bill Maher, TV, Neil deGrasse Tyson, society, media, politics, ethics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Maher opined that Republicans dislike Tyson because "you're a scientist and you're a black one" and it upsets them that Tyson is demonstrably "smarter than they are, so it's terrible, it's like Obama: a black person taking a white person's job because...
FL Woman Caught on Video Calling Neighbor a 'Black F*Cking N*Gger' Insists She Is Not a Racist (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, racism, Sarasota Florida, children, ethics, society, safety, culture, violence, crime )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
A former Sarasota school bus driver, who is the star of a video filmed by her neighbors showing her calling one neighbor a 'black f*cking n*gger,' has told a WWSB reporter that she is not a racist. Neighbors explained that this is not the first tirade...
Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They'Ve Been Convicted of a Crime
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, law, crime, americans, activists, lowering the residivism of ex-cons, employment, discrimination, background checks, fairness, fairness, society, news, freedoms, politics )

Cal
- 4 days ago - csmonitor.com
More than 60 counties, cities, and states - and some corporations - are reducing discrimination against former offenders by 'banning the box' from job applications.
UN Shelter for Refugees Bombed Amid Warning of 'Dire' Conditions in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: war, world, human rights, Israel, Gaza, UNRWA, death, ethics, safety, news, freedoms, dishonesty, crime, humans, society, violence )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesmen Chris Gunness told Al Jazeera, "We gave the Israelis the precise GPS co-ordinates of the Beit Hanoun shelter. We were trying to co-ordinate a window [for evacuation] and that was never granted."
Help Tell America's Stories: Manhattan Project National Historical Park ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: National Parks Conservation Association, Manhattan Project, history, war, government, news, world, society, humans, culture )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - secure.npca.org
We believe that this national park site will allow visitors to consider the project's many ethical, cultural, and scientific implications. This is not a park to celebrate the creation of atomic weapons,but to put into context the impacts,both positive and
Throwback Thursday Protect Texas Textbooks ~ Jon Stewart VIDEO ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Texas, school children, history textbooks, Jon Stewart, Throwback Thursday, children, education, ethics, society, freedoms, politics, government, rights )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - tfn.org
In a weekly series we're calling ThrowbackTexas, Jon Stewart gives you a great primer on exactly how partisan, revisionist and petty the Texas SBOE can be. Watch the video, add your name in support of honest, accurate history textbooks for Texas schools.
The Most Harrowing, Heart-Breaking Dispatches From Palestinians in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: world, violence, safety, Human rights, Gaza, Palestinians, Israel, humans, freedoms, ethics, sadness, society, death, crime, politics, government, children, women, humans )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - alternet.org
As Israeli forces bombard the Gaza Strip by air, land, and sea, some 1.8 million Palestinians are largely stuck inside their homes, shaken by relentless explosions, wondering if and when their turn to die will come. When death does strike,...

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