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NYT' Continues Using Discredited Figures Suggesting Parity Between Israeli and Palestinian Attacks -- Updated
Society & Culture  (tags: New York Times, Israel, Gaza, Hamas, media, dishonesty, violence, society, world, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
For a month from July 8th - August 8th, The New York Times inserted a grossly misleading interactive into each of their online stories that included a comparison between "targets in Gaza struck by Israel" and "rockets launched at Israel from Gaza."
This War Was Not a War, It Was a Massacre
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, Human Rights, ethics, international law, society, death, women, children, violence, news, humans, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
In the first days of this war, every spot on Gaza was a target for Israeli Air Forces. They were using missiles that weighed more than 2 tonnes to destroy a small spot. Many children and women died because of these types of missiles that are unacceptable
Leading Jewish Organization Celebrates Israeli Settlement Products
World  (tags: society, middle-east, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, dishonesty, ethics, illegal settlements, violence, interesting )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
The article is all about wine from the Judean Hills around Jerusalem. At least one of the vineyards is in the West Bank, in the illegal settlement of Psagot (and others vaguely alluded to are in the Golan); but the article doesn't refer to settlements.
Give Moral Support to the Gaza-Israel Ceasefire ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Gaza, Israel, petition, ceasefire, politics, government, freedoms, world, violence )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Horrific Bloodshed Has To Stop. We can only hope and pray that the horrific bloodletting all over the Middle East and around the world will someday truly end. Unfortunately, I fear that humanity will not achieve any permanent peace without the...
Italy Steps Up Security Over Alleged ISIS Plot to Kill The Pope
World  (tags: Italy, Pope Francis, ISIS, security, death threat, violence, news, society, world )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - thedailybeast.com
Earlier this week, the Roman newspaper Il Tempo published a disturbing report that Francis is "in the crosshairs" of ISIS for "bearing false witness" against Islam.
Why Israel's Bombardment of Gaza Neighborhood Left US Officers 'Stunned'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Gaza, Shujaiya, Pentagon, US Military, politics, government, ethics, terrorism, war, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - america.aljazeera.com
Though the Pentagon shies from publicly expressing judgments that might fall afoul of a decidedly pro-Israel Congress, senior U.S. military sources speaking on condition of anonymity offered scathing assessments of Israeli tactics, particularly in the...
Don't Feed the Trolls? It's Not That Simple
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, internet trolls, media, ethics, freedoms, interesting, internet, rights )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - dailydot.com
Initially, "Don't feed the trolls" seems like a perfectly reasonable response to nasty online behavior. Despite its cursory appeal, however, the command raises more issues than it solves--and not just because it brings us right back to the problem of...
NFL Toughens Its Stance on Domestic Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: good news, NFL, Roger Goodell, domestic violence, women, society, culture, ethics, sports, violence )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - usatoday.com
In a lengthy letter sent to every NFL owner on Thursday, Goodell announced enhanced policies and discipline under the personal conduct policy that will result in a six-game suspension for a first offense related to domestic violence or sexual assault...
Tea Party Group Plans to Defeat Obama By Annoying Prius Drivers With 1950s Slogan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Tea Party, propaganda, bumper stickers, politics, elections, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
A national Tea Party group hopes to annoy liberals by selling bumper stickers bearing the Cold War-era slogan "America: Love It Or Leave It."
Bill Maher Supports ALS, But Wants Cheney to Take the 'Douse Yourself in Gasoline Challenge' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Americans, Bill Maher, Dick Cheney, 'Ice Bucket Challenge', funny, humor, off-beat, politics, interesting )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
HBO host Bill Maher on Thursday became the latest celebrity to take the "Ice Bucket Challenge" in support of ALS, and then issued his own challenge to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
 
 
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