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YesButNoButYes: 2,700 Year Old Bag of Pot FOUND!
Science & Tech  (tags: society, ancient, discovery, cannabis )

- 3487 days ago -
The world's oldest stash of marijuana has been found in a tomb in a remote part of China. According to researchers, "The cache of cannabis is about 2,700 years old and was clearly 'cultivated for psychoactive purposes."
Poverty Crushing the People of Haiti
World  (tags: poverty, Haiti, Sanctions, war, US )

- 3487 days ago -
Poverty is so crushing in Haiti that a simple cut or broken bone can become so infected in slums plagued with filth and raw sewage that the only remedy is amputation.
Five Ways to Prevent Global Warming That Big Media Won't Tell You
Environment  (tags: climate-change, environment, globalwarming, Sustainabililty, climate, ecology, community, lifestyle )

- 3487 days ago -
Repeatedly, you'll hear or read the same suggestions as to what you can do to prevent global warming. But you want to make a real difference. You are not content with the mainstream media's advice, because you know that there are bigger things to be done.
Woman Sets 'Possessed' Apartment on Fire, Say Police
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, interesting, bizarre, photos )

- 3487 days ago -
- A Marietta woman told authorities she set two fires in her apartment because items inside were possessed. Felicia Johnson is charged with arson.
Eyeing Obama Era, DailyKos Launches Blog to Press Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, government, congress, politics )

- 3487 days ago -
Prominent writers for DailyKos, the country's top liberal blog, are launching a new site to scrutinize and pressure the Democratic Congress.
Padre Pio Is Credited With Shot Girl's 'Miraculous' Recovery
Offbeat  (tags: religion, violence, women, unusual, off-beat, interesting, supernatural )

- 3487 days ago -
OVER 600 people turned up at a Padre Pio gathering in St Peter's and Paul's Church in Kilmallock on Sunday, where Sophie Finucane, 16, testified to a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head at close range earlier this year.
More Horses Sent Abroad for Slaughter After US Ban
Animals  (tags: Largest Horse Killer Charles Carter, US sells horses for slaughter, horses, Canada's Horse Consumption, Mexico Horse Consumption, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, investigation, law, suffering, sadness, society, ethics )

- 3487 days ago -
Horses are auctioned off at the sale barn in Rushville, Neb. Sept. 24, 2008. The closure of all U.S. horse slaughter plants last year has sharply increased exports of horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter.
Repression in the Dominican Republic
World  (tags: usa, Colombia, hate crimes )

- 3487 days ago -
Under a "democratic security policy" put in place with the aid of the U.S. and Colombia, police and undercover units are conducting raids in poor neighborhoods, killing Black youth and criminalizing the poor.
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