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Poll Results - 7/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, polls )

- 60 days ago -
See 1st comment.
Happy Canada Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holidays )

- 60 days ago -
My holiday greeting to our northern neighbors, with a bit of humor thrown in.
Open Thread - 7/2/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 59 days ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Monthly Report for June 2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Monthly Report )

- 59 days ago -
A detailed report of June activity at Politics Plus, the website, where I publish the articles that I also share here.
Life Inside 'Freedom Flotilla' Boat: The Journey to Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, 'Freedom Flotilla', 'Marianne, Gaza relief ship, Israeli blockade, rights, safety, ethics, children, humans, freedoms, society, news )

- 88 days ago -
I am one of nine people united around the same cause: lifting the nine-year-long, inhuman Israeli siege on Gaza. This boat, a fishing vessel capable of carrying only so much aid, aims to punch above its weight and puncture a hole in this blockade that ...
Sepp Blatter Resigns as FIFA President; Corruption Investigation Continues
Business  (tags: news, Sepp Blatter, FIFA, corruption, investigation, USA, money, ethics )

- 89 days ago -
While it remains unclear what prompted BlatterâEUR(TM)s resignation, two people familiar with the case said Tuesday that Blatter remains a focus of the sprawling investigation into FIFA
Pictures of the Day: 3 June 2015
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 3 June 2015 )

- 89 days ago -
Good photos.
Nigeria Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation --- PLEASE SIGN!!
Society & Culture  (tags: women, abuse, Nigeria, FGM Female Genital Mutilation, culture, ethics, petition )

- 89 days ago -
... his final acts as President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan signed off on a bill outlawing the practice of female circumcision, also known as Female Genital Mutilation. The horrifying practice of FGM consists of removing ... a girlâEUR(TM)s genitalia...
Free Filmmaker Jailed for Social Media Posts
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran. Canada, Mostafa Azizi, prisoner of conscience, filmaker, culture, ethics, freedoms, society )

- 89 days ago -
Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian-born filmmaker from Canada, is currently being held in IranâEUR(TM)s Evin Prison on vague charges linked to his posts on social media. He is a prisoner of conscience and is being denied adequate medical care.
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