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How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Do Not
Offbeat  (tags: awareness, bizarre, culture, goodnews, humans, interesting )

Fiona
- 10 hours ago - dailygood.org
Insights can occur when we encounter ideas that don't make sense to us. Questioning contradictions is another path to epiphanies. Whereas curiosity makes us wonder, contradiction causes us to doubt -- please note, comment, forward
Open Thread - 8/2/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 7 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Monthly Report for July 2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Monthly Report )

TomCat
- 5 hours ago - politicsplus.org
An analysis of July activity at Politics Plus, the site where I publish the articles I also share here.
Does Zimbabwe Really Need Trophy Hunting?
World  (tags: Zimbadwe, trophy hunting, Cecil the lion, government, ethics, death, crime, politics, world, news, humans, freedoms, interesting )

CarrieEye
- 17 hours ago - newyorker.com
The death of Cecil the lion, who largely lived in a protected game reserve, will likely turn out to have been a case of illegal poaching. But, had the thirteen-year-old black-maned lion lived a few miles away, and had the proper paperwork ...
A Toddler Dies in the West Bank
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, settler violence, crime, death, ethics, murder, rights, freedoms, humans, society, culture, family, children, abuse, government, politics, violence, safety, news )

CarrieEye
- 1 day ago - newyorker.com
How the reaction continues to play out will likely depend, in large measure, on how the Israeli justice system deals with the killers. There were already questions, from the Palestinian side, about whether the settlers' relatives, ...
Presidential Candidates' Shocking Behavior
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, candidates, Americans, shocking behavior, ethics, politics, republicans, democrats, propaganda, news )

CarrieEye
- 12 hours ago - newyorker.com
In a video posted on the news website IJ Review, [Lindsey] Graham took a meat cleaver to a flip-phone, dropped it in a blender, set it on fire with lighter fluid, hit it with a golf driver, chopped it with a samurai sword, baked it in an oven and ...
Sad About Cecil? These African Animals Are Slaughtered By the Thousands
World  (tags: Animal Rights, animal deaths, South Sudan, conservation, civil war, violence, ethics, government, crime, conflict, world, news, humans )

CarrieEye
- 23 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
South Sudan's civil war has been a disaster for humans and animals alike. Soldiers on both sides have turned the slaughter of giraffes and other animals into an industry.Conservationists say the "charismatic megafauna" are nearly wiped out here.
Germany Breaks a Renewable Energy Record
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Germany, good news, environment, energy, humans, wind and solar power, world, technology, society )

CarrieEye
- 1 day ago - takepart.com
GermanyâEUR(TM)s transition from coal- and oil-fired power to carbon-free electricity hit a new milestone on July 25 when solar, wind, and other sources of renewable energy met 78 percent of the dayâEUR(TM)s energy demand.
A Major Supplier of U.S. Seafood Is Among the Worst Countries for Modern Slavery ~ PETITION ATTACHED ~ PLEASE SIGN!
World  (tags: Human Rights, modern slavery, slave labor, Thailand, news, government, ethics, crime, politics, world )

CarrieEye
- 19 hours ago - takepart.com
For two years running, the State Department has listed Thailand as one of the worst countries for slave labor ~ but it doesn't receive the same sanctions as other nations on the list.
'It Was Off the Wall': FL Police Laundered Millions in Drug Money Overseas and Enjoyed Lavish Lifestyle
Society & Culture  (tags: news, police, Florida, law, dishonesty, crime, humans, society, culture, safety, ethics, abuse, corruption, government )

CarrieEye
- 10 hours ago - rawstory.com
An investigative report by the Miami Herald published today reveals that two local Florida police agencies engaged in a slick money laundering scheme ripped from a Hollywood movie, reaping a whopping $2.4 million for themselves in drug money.
 
 
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