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Don't Exploit the Boston Tragedy to Restrict Civil Liberties - Please SIGN Open Letter to Politicians
Society & Culture  (tags: Boston bombings, americans, abuse, freedoms, internet, law, politics, liberty )

- 1881 days ago -
Sadly, some politicians are already invoking the Boston tragedy as cause to increase surveillance, reduce Americans' due process rights, engage in racial profiling, and even to pass entirely unrelated cyber snooping legislation.
High Blood Pressure Lowered By Alternative Therapies
Health & Wellness  (tags: AlternativeMed, disease, exercise, food, news, safety, treatment, blood pressure, exercise, meditation, hypertension, alternative/comlimentary medicine, Heart Disease, mind body interventions )

- 1883 days ago -
In a new scientific statement from the American Heart Assocation, alternative therapies ould help people with blood pressure levels higher than 120/80 mm Hg and those who can't tolerate or don't respond well to standard medications.
The World's Most Influential CEOs Of 2013
Business  (tags: americans, business, corporate )

- 1883 days ago -
Across the globe, a handful of individuals are lifted up as prominent titans, leaders, artists, pioneers and icons. Choosing among these groups, TIME just released its list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2013. Now a decade-long tradit
The Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement (ACTA): U.S. Dictating Canada's Intellectual Property Laws
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACTA, TPP, CETA, corporate dominance )

- 1883 days ago -
ACTA is part of the international agenda of patent, trademark and copyright lobbies. The agreement favours big businesses over individual innovators and creators. It was designed to protect the interests of corporations at the expense of civil rights.
Coachella Bootcamp
Offbeat  (tags: coachella, funny, humor, off-beat )

- 1890 days ago -
Four boys prepare for the greatest weekend of their lives. COACHELLA.
8 Most Extreme Cultural Body Modifications
Offbeat  (tags: 8 Most Extreme Cultural Body Modificatio )

- 1929 days ago -
It is impossible to say who the first people were with stretched ears, or why they did it. Today, many cultures (including our own!) practice the art of ear stretching for many different reasons. Religion,
Outrage: Some Banks Are Too Big to Prosecute
Business  (tags: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Prosecute, Too Big to Jail, Attorney General Holder, Dept. of Justice, outrageous and indefensible admission, break up the banks )

- 1929 days ago -
Yesterday Attorney General Holder stated openly that the Justice Department believes that Too Big to Fail Banks are Too Big to Jail. Criminal indictments against banks or leading bankers might endanger the economy and thus were too big a risk.
Top 5 Reasons You Should Care About International Women's Day
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, celebrity, children, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, gayrights, government, law, media, politics, religion, rights, safety, society, violence, world, women )

- 1929 days ago -
Today marks the 101st anniversary of International Women's Day. Although the status of women worldwide may look significantly different today than it did in the early 1900s when the holiday was first established, now is an opportune time -->
Open Thread - 3/6/2013
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, Video )

- 1929 days ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Email APRIL CEO Sukanto Tanoto Now - Return Lands Stolen From Local Communities - Action
Environment  (tags: Indonesia, Sumatra, logging, land grab, APRIL, pulp & paper industry, indigenous communities, crime, human rights violation )

- 1929 days ago -
Earlier this week, hundreds of Indigenous villagers from communities in North Sumatra risked life and limb by standing between their forest home and the logging machinery of TPL, a company affiliated with paper giant APRIL. Response: Arrested villagers
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