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MH17 Crash: Did Russia Pull the Trigger? Ukraine Says Yes
World  (tags: MH17, tragedy, responsibility, russia, Ukraine, separatists, world, politicsdeath, media )

- 18 seconds ago -
Did a Russian fire the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? That depends on who you ask.
Harper's Vote Grubbing Policy on Ukraine
World  (tags: politics, violence, government, conflict, corruption, crime )

- 1 minute ago -
It's difficult to know which is the more disturbing aspect of the crisis in Ukraine...the casual acceptance by the West of an illegal, coup-installed regime in Kyiv populated by neo-Nazis and anti-Semites? Is it the deliberate obfuscation of the truth?
Revealed: The Palestinian Children Killed By Israeli Forces
World  (tags: Gaza, israel, violence, war, middle-east, palestine, children killed )

- 2 minutes ago -
More children than Palestinian fighters are being killed in Israel's offensive on Gaza, according to the UN. Al Mezan has verified the deaths of 132 children between July 7 and July 21 via its field workers.
Animals  (tags: movie industry, killed, animalcruelty, abused )

- 2 minutes ago -
Yearly die animals malnourished, beat and killed on movie sets. And still to read "no animals were hurt during the making of this film" ! Really ? Alone during the filming of the blockbuster "The Hobbit" died 27 animals from dehydration and exhaustion !
GOOD NEWS! Rare Bird Paradise Protected in War-Torn Colombian Mountain Range
Environment  (tags: environment, conservation, ecosystems, green, government, GoodNews, world, wildlife, protection, humans, habitat )

- 5 minutes ago -
A coalition of conservation groups have established a new protected area in one of Latin America's most neglected ecosystems: the Colombian-side of the Serranía de Perijá mountain range
Tobacco - Zimbabwe's Forests Are Going Up in Smoke
Environment  (tags: economic boom, deforestation, overdevelopment, tobacco, poverty vs. progressdevastation of the l, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, world, wildlife, habitatdestruction, habitat, energy )

- 7 minutes ago -
In Zimbabwe, 15 % of its natural forest has been burnt down as farmers free more land to plant tobacco. On current trends, the country will be a desert in just 35 years from now.
Vladimir Putin's Awkward, Hypocritical Relationship With Separatists
World  (tags: Putin, hypocrisy, diplomacy, morality, ethics, brinksmanship, world, russia, Ukraine, MH17 )

- 11 minutes ago -
As Russia continues to pump guns and fighters into a conflict that is destabilizing not only Ukraine, but now all of Europe as well, Putin's government hardly has the ability to claim the moral high ground.
Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, obama, healthcare, obamacare, law, legal interpretations, usa, ethics, government )

- 14 minutes ago -
both cases hinge upon a glorified typo in the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare gives states the option to run a health insurance exchange selling coverage to their residents, or they may elect to have the federal government run this exchange
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Ocean Life From 1 Trillion Pieces of Plastic
Environment  (tags: pollution, oceans, politics, wildlife, world, environment, ecosystems, destruction, green, healthconditions, habitatdestruction, habitat )

- 17 minutes ago -
As Arctic ice melt accelerates due to climate change, more than one trillion pieces of plastic could be released into the ocean over the next decade--posing serious threats to sea life.
Open Thread - 7/23/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 17 minutes ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
TAKE ACTION NOW! INDIA: Thank State for Protecting Camels - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: animalrights, animals, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, humans, GoodNews )

- 20 minutes ago -
Camels are a huge part of Indian culture and economy, from their use on farms and to carry cargo, to their prevalence in stories and festivals.
Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney-Linked Company
World  (tags: middle-east, israel, palestine, syria, Golan Heights, oil, Dick Cheney, Genie Energy )

- 33 minutes ago -
Israel seized the Golan Heights in the Six-Day War in 1967 and annexed the territory in 1981. Its administration of the area -- which is not recognized by international law -- has been mostly peaceful until the Syrian civil war AH! PROFIT rules ...
Pictures of the Day: 23 July 2014
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 23 July 2014 )

- 52 minutes ago -
An interesting assortment of photos.
Stop the Smuggling of Cheetah Cubs as Pets - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: Smuggling, cheetah cubs, pets, Africa, Middle East )

- 52 minutes ago -
The smuggling of cheetah cubs out of from Africa and into the Middle East is driving this magnificent species to extinction. Owning a cheetah cub is considered a major status symbol, and since these animals are extremely easy to tame, especially as cubs.
Provide Manatees With a Permanent Sanctuary - Please Sign @ Animal Petitions.Org
Animals  (tags: Save, manatees, sanctuary, at risk, habitat, winter )

- 56 minutes ago -
Every year, thousands of people put the manatee at risk by unknowingly invading its natural habitat. This usually occurs during winter, between the months of November through March, when the water temperature drops below 21 degrees Celsius.
Home Remedies for Acne
Health & Wellness  (tags: home acne remedies )

- 57 minutes ago -
With the large variety of different home acne remedies available these days it makes it hard to pick the best option for our individual skin types.
TAKE ACTION NOW - Make Chaining Dogs Illegal ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: dogs, chained dogs, rescued, animalwelfare )

- 1 hour ago -
It is time we speak for these poor dogs living their lives wearing heavy chains.... out in the sun and rain and snow without any protection. How can we ignore them? They love us unconditionally and yet we continue to allow this type abuse !
Thank State for Protecting Camels - Please Thank!
Animals  (tags: State, thanks, protect, Rajasthan, camels, good news )

- 1 hour ago -
In 2003, the world had around 500,000 camels. Just a little over ten years later, there are 200,000 to 300,00 remaining. Rajasthan, India's largest state, is the first in the country to notice and respond to this issue.
Demand Shut Down of Illegal Zoo - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: Montekristo, zoo, illegal, shut down )

- 1 hour ago -
Due to the poor conditions of the enclosures in which the animals are living, the Montekristo Estates Animal Park has received at least two warning letters from the Veterinary Directorate. Despite the warnings, the conditions in the zoo remained unchange
Yachad: We Believe - A Statement for Signing
World  (tags: Yachad, Together for Peace, middle-east, israel, palestine, Gaza )

- 1 hour ago -
We want the world to know, however tough it is at the moment, British Jewish supporters of Israel refuse to be blinded by the narrowness of the debate here, and the violence in the region. We must remain, together, committed to our quest for peace.
Create a Public Database for Those With Criminal Charges for Animal Abuse or Neglect ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animalrights, protection )

- 1 hour ago -
This would be a federal database for Animal Cruelty, Neglect or Abuse charges. This is important for animal clinics, shelters, organizations and individuals who sell animals
STOP Gadhimai Animal Culling - Boycott Nepal ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: Gadhimai Culling, slaughter, cruelty, killing )

- 1 hour ago -
The ritual slaughter of hundreds of thousands of animals runs counter to Hindu principles of reverence for life ! These people are sick in the head! This is cruel, tortuous and wrong on so many levels. STOP THIS !
HidreléTricas Na AmazôNia? Diga NÃO! Apoie Agora! #SOSJuruena
World  (tags: brazil, National Parks and Wildlife Service, extinction )

- 1 hour ago -
The title translates to "Hydroelectrics in Amazonia? Say NO! Support (it) now! #SOSJuruena ". I lack the Portuguese to fully translate the petition but I guess the video gives an idea what it is about!
Woman Fined for Helping Ducklings in Busy Traffic
Animals  (tags: ducklings, animalwelfare, rescued, death, sadness, law )

- 1 hour ago -
TIME FOR POLICE TO FOCUS MORE AND ISSUE TICKETS TO SPEEDERS OR DRUNK DRIVERS...NOT PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO HELP ANIMALS. Hallie Bibeau, was issued a $100 ticket all because she stopped in a highway median to help a pair of motherless ducklings.
Please Urge Ralph Lauren and J Crew to Stop Buying Wool From Abused Sheep
Animals  (tags: J Crew, Ralph Lauren, wool industry, sheep cruelty Australia, sheep abuse, sheep suffering )

- 1 hour ago -
As first reported by NBC, disturbing PETA eyewitness investigations, the first of their kind, reveal that workers killed, beat, stomped on, kicked, mutilated, threw sheep around as they sheared them in Australia, the world's top wool exporter. Please help
NTRCA 10th Teachers Registration Exam Result 2014
Offbeat  (tags: NTRCA 10th Teachers Registration Exam Re )

- 1 hour ago -
NTRCA 10th Teachers Registration Exam Result 2014 NTRCA 10th Teachers Registration Exam Result 2014
Save the Wolves!!!
Animals  (tags: cruelty, death, suffering, wildanimals, wildlife, protection, sadness, slaughter, killing, killed, law, abused, animalrights, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, animals, animalwelfare, endangered )

- 2 hours ago -
End the wanton killing of wolves and save them from extinction! Wolves are Nature's keepers, only taking what they need for survival and restoring the balance of Nature when left alone...
Really? Australia Plans to Kill Feral Cats With "Curiosity" Poison.....
Animals  (tags: animaladvocates, cats, environment, ethics, extinction, death, society, wildanimals, killing )

- 2 hours ago -
"The long-term goal of the government and wildlife groups is to eliminate feral cats from the entire continent." Today's Headliner on Animal News Sentinel (the Big Red Box).Is this the way to deal with this problem?Read comments at end of article~Dan

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