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'This Is Just Bullsh*t': Texas Woman Says State Trooper Harassed Her Over Getting Voter ID
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Austin Texas, DPS, state trooper, voter ID, voter ID law, intimidation, ethics, dishonesty, police, society, freedoms, rights, politics, law, news, government, republicans, dishonesty, elections, politics, corruption )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - rawstory.com
A Texas woman was harassed by a state trooper while attempting to obtain the special ID required for voters, MSNBC reported on Friday. "I'm 62 years old," Lynne Messinger said about the encounter. "I've been voting for a long time, and this is just bull..
Wisconsin's Gov. Walker Based 'Living Wage' Ruling on Restaurant Industry Study
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker, restaurant industry, minimum wage, dishonesty, ethics, corruption, politics, government, lies, freedoms, economy, republicans )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - rawstory.com
Under pressure to raise the state's minimum wage, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker confidently declared that there was no need. Low-wage workers had filed a complaint charging that the state's minimum wage -- $7.25 -- did not constitute a "living wage" as...
Feminist Scholars to Obama: End Prosecution of Palestinian Survivor of Sexual Torture
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, women, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Israel, Palestine, torture, government, ethics, rights, freedoms, society, news, law, politics, abuse, violence )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
In 2004, award-winning filmmaker Buthina Canaan Khoury made the documentary Women in Struggle about four Palestinian women who were former detainees. She documents the physical, mental and sexual torture women experienced during interrogations.
Open Thread - 10/24/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 16 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Facts About US Presidents You Never Heard.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., presidents, history, politics, democrats, republicans, interesting, little know facts )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - ba-bamail.com
The presidents of the United States of America are all famous parts of the history of this world. But let's not forget, they were all people. Did you know, for example, that...
Gary, Indiana Is a Serial Killer's Playground
Society & Culture  (tags: Gary Indiana, serial killing suspect, Darren Deon Vann, society, violence, women, crime, death, murder, news, police, interesting )

Carrie
- 19 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
Darren Deon Vann's hometown has 10,000 abandoned houses, more than enough for him to hide six bodies. Even worse, it's a place where women disappear without being missed.
Islamic State Militants Allegedly Used Chlorine Gas Against Iraqi Security Forces
World  (tags: Iraqi security forces, war, violence, crime, ethics, violation of international law, news, middle-east )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe, 11 Iraqi police officers were rushed to a government hospital 50 miles north of the capital last month. The diagnosis: poisoning by chlorine gas. The perpetrators, according to the officers: ISIS/Daesh/ISIL
NYT Op Ed: How to Defeat Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: workld, Ebola, outbreak, virus, West Africa, US, health care delivery, source )

Evelyn
- 11 hours ago - nytimes.com
An alarming new symptom of Ebola in America: It seems to make brains mushy and hearts hard. So let's calm down and get to work protecting America from Ebola by stopping this disaster at its source.
Her Name Was Reeva Steenkamp
Society & Culture  (tags: media, violence, abuse, women, victims, humans, biased reporting )

Evelyn
- 17 hours ago - huffingtonpost.co.uk
Her name was Reeva Steenkamp. I'm starting with Reeva because, like so many female victims of violence and abuse, her name has been lost, worse still: voluntarily disregarded. it is the male narrative that dominates our media outlets.
 
 
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