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The Weird But True History of Sin Eaters
Society & Culture  (tags: sin eaters, debt, funeral customs, placating ghosts, scapegoating )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - io9.com
They had a very singular role within some segments of Christianity. Sin Eaters performed a ceremony wherein they took on the sins that the deceased performed -- sins that went unforgiven or without confession prior to death. By eating bread, drinking ale
Passport The Islamic State Isn't Circumcising Women and Didn't Steal $400 Million Either
World  (tags: middle-east, iraq, Mosul, ISIS, ISIL, misleading reports )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - blog.foreignpolicy.com
the next time you read a story and think that it's too spectacular to be true -- you just may be right. There is enough "bad" news, but irresponsible reporting makes things far worse
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
- 4 days 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.
Meet the New GOP Prototype for Enriching Local Elites While Enacting Christian Right Dogma
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, corruption, economy, ethics, freedoms, propaganda, politics, media, lies, elections, republicans )

Wild
- 5 days ago - alternet.org
It is said that states are political laboratories for political ideologies. On that score, there are few states that better exemplify how the working class has been used as an unwitting pawn for the elites than Kansas. Today, Kansas is dealing with its wo
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
- 4 days 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.
Is This the Most Magical Cave in the World?
Environment  (tags: climate-change, CO2emissions, destruction, environment, globalwarming, science )

Nell
- 5 days ago - siberiantimes.com
Look at the awsome picture line! Keep this to yourself, but one of the last great undiscovered travel secrets on our planet is the Land of Fire and Ice. This magical spot is located some 70km south of the regional capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Can Healthy Eating Be Forced on Children?
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health, Wellness, Education, Schools, Childhood obesity, Children, Eat Healthily, Michelle Obama, USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
First Lady Michelle Obama has been at the forefront of the campaign to change school meals in America and fight childhood obesity. But can you force children to eat healthily?
Why Gluten Sensitivity Is Probably Fake
Business  (tags: Gluten sensitivity, business, consumers, economy, finance, humans, marketing, money, society )

Lone
- 7 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Gluten-free food is on the rise, and the industry is already expected to be worth 15 billion dollars by 2016. But experts say only 1% of Americans have disorders like Celiac Disease specifically called by gluten. So what gives?
5 Reasons Conspiracy Theories Are Destroying the World | Cracked.Com
Society & Culture  (tags: )

Rebecca
- 9 days ago - cracked.com
We all know a conspiracy theorist. Maybe it's that kid from high school who keeps putting photos of "chemtrails" on his Facebook wall, or an uncle who listens to alternative radio and thinks Obama is a reptilian creature in a human skin suit.
Exposed: How Creationists in Texas Are Putting Pressure on Schoolbook Publishers to Bring God Into Biology
Science & Tech  (tags: research, world, science, society, humans, environment, habitat, discovery, business, corruption, money, politics, dishonesty, culture, environment, religion )

Wild
- 8 days ago - alternet.org
A special interest creationist group is trying to undermine science education by challenging information presented in a school textbook.
 
 
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