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Elections Act Injunction Sought Over New Voter ID Rules
World  (tags: Canada, Harper, Conservatives, 'CIVIL LIBERTIES!', Council of Canadians, Canadian Federation of Students, Fair Elections Act, injunction, ethics, freedoms, politics )

- 3 days ago -
Two advocacy groups are asking the courts to set aside new Conservative election rules that they say will make it more difficult for thousands of Canadians to vote in this year's federal election.
Black Death Plague Now Blamed on Giant Gerbils, Not Rats
Health & Wellness  (tags: Bubonic Plague, Black Death, rats, giant gerbils, Yersinia pestis, environment, health, illness, humans, research, University of Oslo, Switzerland, Silk Road, Europe )

- 4 days ago -
Rats, long believed to be the scourge that brought the Black Death to 14th-century Europe, may not be the disease-bearing scoundrels we thought they wereâEUR¦ blame for the medieval pandemic responsible for millions of deaths toâEUR¦ giant gerbils from Asia.
Free QatarâEUR(TM)s Modern Slaves --- PLEASE SIGN!!
World  (tags: Qatar, Human Rights, modern slavery, death, ethics, society, world, Avaaz, petition, 2022 FIFA World Cup )

- 5 days ago -
Forced to work under the desertâEUR(TM)s scorching sun, denied food, drinking water, and barred from escaping home, thousands of men in Qatar are modern day slaves. And we can help free them.
Niagara Falls Spectacular Ice Boulders Form
Offbeat  (tags: Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, ice boulders, ice sheets, extreme cold temperatures, photos, environment )

- 7 days ago -
The winter's deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells ...
Ralph Nader: Stephen Harper Is Selling The Politics Of Fear
World  (tags: Canada, civil liberties, ethics, freedoms, government, Human Rights, politics, terrorism, paranoia, CSIS, Bill C-51, Harper, Ralph Nader, politics of fear, Ben Franklin )

- 8 days ago -
Ralph Nader says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is exaggerating the threat of Islamic terrorism and his paranoia has now exceeded "Washington's chief attack dog, former vice-president Dick Cheney" âEUR" [wrote] a letter to Harper to express his concerns.
ItâEUR(TM)s Official: WeâEUR(TM)re In A Holy War With ISIS Because Bill OâEUR(TM)Reilly Says So
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, ISIL, terrorism, Bill O'Reilly, holy war, lies, obama, republicans, propaganda, Fox )

- 8 days ago -
Well, of course, we all know that ISIS is a band of terroristic criminals, ... OâEUR(TM)Reilly has done something very dangerous now: legitimized ISIS as a religious organization, rather than the terrorists they are by declaring a holy war against them.
You Know Who Else Thinks Anti-Vaxxers Are Crazy? The Founding Fathers (VIDEO)
Health & Wellness  (tags: ethics, vaccinations, anti vaxxers, drugs, children, medicine, prevention, science, eradication )

- 7 days ago -
In 2000, measles had been declared eradicated in the United States. Fifteen years later, measles has returned in full force because of the anti-vaccination movement, which consists of a small group of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children ...
Mohamed Fahmy Cannot Afford More Mistakes By the Conservative Government
World  (tags: Human Rights, Canada, Al Jezeera English, Egypt, Harper, Baird, media )

- 9 days ago -
While Canadians were relieved to see Mohamed Fahmy released on bail last week, it is far from clear that his long ordeal is over. Officially he is still scheduled to face a retrial beginning on February 23.
Summerside Man Digs Snow Tunnel to Car
Environment  (tags: snow, climate-change, environment, Prince Edward Island, Canada )

- 10 days ago -
As winds blew with hurricane force and snow continued to fall Monday, a man in Summerside, P.E.I., decided the best way to his car was to dig a tunnel.
Epigenome, a Second Genetic Code, Mapped By Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: epigenome. genome, mapping, Roadmap Epigenomics Program, Journal Nature, GeneticEngineering, scientists, Croatia, Canada, US, discovery )

- 9 days ago -
Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells, an accomplishment that reveals the complexity of genetic information ...
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