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Help Save Southern Appalachian Wild Lands From the New Corridor K Highway Project PETITION
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection )

- 1 day ago -
Another highway is not the answer. If we degrade the beauty of our region, the number of visitors to the area could decrease significantly, having a negative effect on the economic growth of the region.
BP: Your Delaying Tactics Are Harming the Gulf PETITION
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, pollution, destruction )

- 20 hours ago -
The third and final phase of the BP trial began on January 20, 2015. We need to send a strong message to BP and its lawyers that it's time to come clean and accept responsibilityâEUR"stop your campaign of denial and deception and pay the maximum fines
Bible Cities: Gaza (Ancient Gaza)
World  (tags: Ancient history, Bible, Gaza, Azzah, Canaan, Philistine, Bible History Online )

- 8 days ago -
THE CITY OF GAZA was situated in the south-west corner of Canaan, a few miles from the sea. It belonged originally to the Avim; afterwards to the Philistines (Deut. 2:23). It was assigned to the tribe of Judah by Joshua, but was not conquered by them.
Torture's Dirty Secret: It Works
World  (tags: Human Rights, torture, terrorizing, violence, control, abuse, Civil Liberties, Human Right #5 )

- 7 days ago -
For social control, nothing works quite like torture. This is torture's true purpose: to terrorize. Torture is a machine designed to break the will to resist--the individual prisoner's will and the collective will.
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
Offbeat  (tags: Imagine, John Lennon, Pablo Stanley, cartoon strip, offbeat, peace )

- 7 days ago -
Imagine ... all the people ... living life in peace ... Words by John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley "This is easily the best comic strip ever made."
NYT: Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others
Offbeat  (tags: Study, effective teams, smarter, factors )

- 7 days ago -
The smartest teams were distinguished by three characteristics. 1- their members contributed more equally; 2- members scored higher on a test called Reading the Mind in the Eyes; 3- teams with more women outperformed teams with more men.
Avraham Burg: 'Zionism Is Over, Israel at Critical Juncture'
World  (tags: middle-east, israel, elections, Knesset, Avraham Burg, Hadash, palestine, politics )

- 6 days ago -
Avraham Burg, once speaker of the Knesset and deputy president, is voting for the communist Hadash party in the next elections; in 20 years, he says, Israel will be in a confederation with Palestine or a fundamentalist religious republic.
The True Size of Africa
Offbeat  (tags: "immappancy" Africa, size )

- 5 days ago -
A particularly extreme example of "immappancy" is the worldwide misjudgement of the true size of Africa. This single image tries to embody the massive scale, which is larger than the USA, China, India, Japan and all of Europe - combined!
Ellen DeGeneres Puts Spotlight On Pizza Parlor's Mission To Feed The Homeless A Slice At A Time WATCH THE VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: Philadelphia, Rosa's 1$ Pizza slices, homeless, support, post-its, practical generosity, caring, human, offbeat, GOOD NEWS, Ellen DeGeneres )

- 5 days ago -
A customer walked into Rosa's Fresh Pizza nine months ago and asked to buy a slice a pizza for a homeless person outside. Mason quickly agreed to help the customer with the gesture, he put the customer's free slice offer on a post-it note (Read more)
Monsanto, The People of Maui Want Nothing to Do With You or With GMO! PETITION - PLEASE SIGN!
Business  (tags: Maui, Hawai, moratorium on GMO, threats )

- 5 days ago -
(It's in French) - In December, the people of Maui voted a moratorium on GMO. The next day, Monsanto announced they would take the islanders to court for this democratic decision. See Monsanto strikes back after Maui voters support GMO moratorium
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