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Open Thread - 7/24/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 18 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today
UN Launches Probe Into Israeli Violations In Gaza
World  (tags: United Nations Human Rights Council, Israel, Gaza, human rights violations, death, ethics, crime, war, violence, government, news, humans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 19 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Wednesday to launch an international inquiry into violations that may have been committed during Israel's latest military offensive in Gaza.
Jon Stewart Hammers John McCain: Let's See Who's Been Absolutely Wrong More Often (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jon Stewart, John McCain, wrong-off, media, TV, politics, government, dishonesty, republicans )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - rawstory.com
Daily Show host Jon Stewart challenged Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to a "wrong-off" on Tuesday following McCain's dismissive remarks about the comedian during an interview with Fox News.
Rep. Louie Gohmert: Israel's Invasion of Gaza Means 'It Is Time to Bomb Iran' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Louie Gohmert, Tea Party Republicans, dishonesty, politics, corruption, ethics, news, government, propaganda, abuse )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - rawstory.com
Just one day after international watchdogs said Iran was complying with demands to scale back its nuclear program, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) called for the country to be bombed because of the conflict in Gaza.
Fox Hosts Outraged That Texas 911 Operators Are 'Forced' to Help Dying Non-English Speakers (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: media, Fox "News", society, ethics, freedoms, dishonesty, humans, news, safety, rights, politics, law )

Carrie
- 16 hours ago - rawstory.com
The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday were shocked to learn that emergency responders were "forced" to serve non-English speakers in life-threatening situations even if the callers were suspected of entering the country illegally.
Birthright Is Still Leading Trips To Israel Despite The War In Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Israel, "Birthright", free trips, travel, ethics, society, violence, children, culture, safety )

Carrie
- 12 hours ago - buzzfeed.com
Taglit-Birthright, the group that organizes free 10-day trips to Israel for young Jewish adults, is continuing to send tours to Israel, despite the barrage of rockets flying between Israel and Gaza that caused several airlines to cancel flights to Israel.
MSNBC Contributor Who Slammed The Network Labeled "Palestinian Journalist" During Her Next Appearance (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, media, TV, MSNBC, Rula Jabreal, world, Israel, Palestine, ethics, news coverage, Hamas, politics, freedoms, ethics, society, rights )

Carrie
- 12 hours ago - buzzfeed.com
Rula Jebreal, the MSNBC contributor who on Monday's broadcast of Ronan Farrow Daily criticized the network for not giving the Palestinians enough air time and then tweeted that her upcoming appearances had been canceled, was invited back on Tuesday...
Sierra Leone's Chief Ebola Doctor Infected With Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: world health, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Ebola Outbreak, doctor infected, risks, safety, medicine, disease, society, news, health )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - bbc.com
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency has said. Sheik Umar Khan tested positive and has been admitted to hospital in Kailahun, the epicentre of the outbreak.
Gaza Through the Looking Glass
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, John Kerry, Israel, Palestine, Netanyahu, government, ethics, dishonesty, media, politics )

Carrie
- 19 hours ago - politico.com
What Kerry's hot mic mistake teaches us about America's relationship with Israel. What is one to make of this? We already know that U.S. officials are highly skeptical of Netanyahu's true intentions toward the Palestinians, having made clear that they...
NRA's 'Everyone Gets A Gun' Plan: Kids Must Pass Shooting Tests to Advance in School (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: NRA, US Gun Policy, children, crime, death, ethics, law, politics, humans, society, safety, government, education )

Carrie
- 13 hours ago - rawstory.com
NRA commentator Billy Johnson this week proposed that children be forced to learn shooting skills in order to graduate as part of a plan to enact "gun-required zones" in the United States, and use taxpayer money to subsidize firearm purchases.
 
 
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