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As Israel Bombarded Mosques, Lebanon Restores Synagogue
World  (tags: synagogue, Beirut, Lebanon, Jews, Jewish, Arabs )

- 3 hours ago -
A promising story of religious cooperation in the Middle East may seem unlikely at the end of a summer of sectarian violence across the region. But a Lebanese project to rebuild its one and only synagogue project offers a tiny glimmer of optimism.
Nutritionists Excluded in New Federal Bill [ ACTION ALERT! ]
Health & Wellness  (tags: nutritionists vs. dietitians, nutritionists and new federal bill )

- 3 hours ago -
A new Senate bill, dubbed the "Older Americans CARE Act," was introduced last week by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR). It would create funding for programs that give support and provide services to the elderly; those services can be provided by "a nurse...
As Expected, Big Money Flood Grows Bigger in Wake of McCutcheon Ruling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Influence peddling in extremis )

- 3 hours ago -
Influence peddling for saaaaallllleeeee! Influence peddling for saaaaallllleeeee! Do you still think you elect your government?
'No Escape': Alarming Cancer Rates at Prison Built Next to Toxic Coal Dump
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cancer, Coal Ash Facility )

- 3 hours ago -
Groups call for environmental justice as investigation documents extensive health problems at Pennsylvania prison that may be linked to nearby coal ash facility
Dumping Plan Scrapped, But Coal Terminal's Threat to Great Barrier Reef Remains
Environment  (tags: Great Barrier Reef )

- 3 hours ago -
News met with cautious approval as environmentalists warn that expanded export terminal still poses grave threat to both World Heritage site and planet
2 NC Men's Convictions Overturned in 1983 Killing
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: convictions overturned, North Carolina, dna evidence, 30 years later )

- 4 hours ago -
Both were initially given death sentences, which were overturned. At a second trial, McCollum was again sent to death row, where he remains, while Brown was convicted of rape and sentenced to life.
No Money, No Problem: McDonaldâEUR(TM)s Will Take Your Empty Beer Cans in Exchange for Burgers | TakePart
Society & Culture  (tags: McDonald's, Sweden, recycling, hunger )

- 4 hours ago -
In Sweden, this "solution". Frankly, this program would probably work in Daytona Beach. We've a lot of homeless and hungry folks, many of whom are able to get a beer. This would give them the food that it is now illegal (yep) to hand out. Thoughts?
Video Purports to Show Beheading of US Journalist
World  (tags: violence, Steven Sotloff, Islamic State fighter, barbarism, human rights )

- 4 hours ago -
Barak Barfi, a spokesman for the family, said that the Sotloffs had seen the video but that authorities have not established its authenticity.
Pet Komp | Amon Ron the Cat | Pet of the Month September 2014 Kompetition
Animals  (tags: animals, protection )

- 4 hours ago -
PLEACE VOTE FOR AMON RON THE CAT Amon ron was found abandoned and dehydrated on a street in Ljubljana. We rescued him and adopted him, so now he has a good home. He is partly named after Ron Weaseley and partly after the Egyptian god Amon Ra
TAKE ACTION NOW! BRUNEI: Rescue the Animals of Louis Zoo
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalcruelty, wildanimals, wildlife, protection, habitat, humans )

- 5 hours ago -
The animals in the zoo have been in living in simply terrible conditions for decades. These conditions are not appropriate and it's more like an animal prison.
The Dolphin Slaughter Begins in Taiji, But the Japanese Are Shunning Dolphin Meat
Animals  (tags: radia-active, wildlife, animals, Tajii dolphin kill, dolphins, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, environment, animals, animalrights, protection )

- 5 hours ago -
The marine mammals are severely contaminated with toxic mercury harmful to humans.
Germany Has a Radioactive Wild Boar Problem--and It's Chernobyl's Fault
Environment  (tags: Chernobyl disaster, world, animals, wildlife, radia-active, protection, pollution, healthconditions, environment, ecosystems )

- 5 hours ago -
The effects of the disaster are still cropping up--and won't go away anytime soon.
EXPOSED! Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Theme Park: Cruelty Isn't Amusement!
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animaladvocates, animals, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, protection, suffering, wildanimals, wildlife, humans, abuse, animalwelfare )

- 5 hours ago -
Through it all they've offered animal attractions and experiences with an amusement park flair in an effort to make things fun for all. Who it isn't fun for, is the animals.
Solar Cell ~Textile" That Could Be Woven Into Clothes
Green Lifestyle  (tags: energy, green, greenliving, greenproducts, health, healthy, environment, Sustainabililty, sustainable, technology, world, globalwarming, eco-friendly, conservation )

- 5 hours ago -
Wearable electronics are quickly becoming the fashion. And there could soon be a way to power those electronics indefinitely,
Sign! Avaaz Petition Against Pioneer GM 1507 Maize
Environment  (tags: Pioneer GM 1507 maize, Europe, GM crops, Pro-Biotech Law )

- 5 hours ago -
A petition has been launched to tell Commissioner Tonio Borg to not allow Pioneer's GM maize 1507 for cultivation in Europe.
QUACKWATCH: FDA Orders Dr. Joseph Mercola to Stop Illegal Claims
Health & Wellness  (tags: Joseph Mercola, Quack, Con, Pseudoscience, Quackery, QUACKWATCH, Dangerous Medicine, Consumers At Risk, FDA, Cease and Desist, Illegal Claims )

- 6 hours ago -
"Many of Mercola's articles make unsubstantiated claims and clash with those of leading medical and public health organizations"
24 Hours in Support of MSF/DWB - 6/7 September 2014   video
Society & Culture  (tags: world, health, society, philanthropy, goodnews, ethics, activists, MSF, charity, fund raiser, online )

- 6 hours ago -
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is a humanitarian-aid non-governmental charity that helps people worldwide where the need is greatest. Join us for 24 hours in support of MSF/DWB over the weekend of 6/7 September 2014.
Iran Offers Help With ISIS If US Lifts Nuclear Sanctions - Business Insider
World  (tags: iran, isis, syria, iraq, terrorism, terroist, saudi, arabia, israel, war, us, abuse, americans, bush, bushadministration, candidates, cheney, congress, constitution, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, dishonesty, economy, elections, ethics, freedoms )

- 6 hours ago -
Iran is ready to join international action against jihadists in Iraq provided the West lifts crippling sanctions
One Human Family - Food for All   video
Society & Culture  (tags: education, culture, goodnews, society )

- 6 hours ago -
Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas' "One Human Family, Food for All" campaign. The "allegory of the long spoons" teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry.
Half-Billion 'Bug Soldiers' to Keep Crops Pest-Free
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Israeli agriculture, farming, crops, pest-free )

- 6 hours ago -
To keep pests from eating crops and destroying farmers' yields, agricultural experts at Moshav Ein Yahav (Israel) have hired an "army" of predatory bugs - a half billion very hungry bugs that will feast on the harmful insects.
Please Sign- Stop the Fur Trade
Animals  (tags: )

- 6 hours ago -
Stop the Fur Trade. Dont shop at Burberry, Dior, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs und Diane Von Fürstenberg.
La Leonessa E Il Cucciolo Antilope   video
Animals  (tags: environment, habitat, protection )

- 7 hours ago -
At one point it is heartwarming. I don´t know what happened next.
Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 7 hours ago -
How did they imagine they'd get away with it, claiming that Iraq had vast stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and even nuclear weapons?
Head Scratchers (By Mary Beth Aberlin)
Environment  (tags: world, society, environment, humans, science, understanding, elusive, phenomena )

- 8 hours ago -
Many natural phenomena elude our understanding.
Alpbach Summer School Produces Venus Mission Concepts
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, science, children, Alpbach Summer School, venus, European Space Agency, concepts, mission )

- 8 hours ago -
Mission concepts to study why Earth and Venus are so similar yet so different have been chosen for further study by the European Space Agency. No big thing for a space agency you might think. But what's special about these concepts is. . .
Vaccines: Are We Genetically Modifying Humans?
Health & Wellness  (tags: Environment )

Walter L
- 8 hours ago -
If you intentionally infect a human being with the DNA of a monkey, swine, chicken, or other non-related species DNA, what is the actual result? Are we still human, by genetic definition? Does the vaccine create what is referred to as a mutational hotspot
Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist
World  (tags: ISIS, middle-east, Steven Sotloff, journalist, beheaded, death, terrorism, Islamiic State, obama administration )

- 8 hours ago -
An Islamic radical group released a video on Tuesday that purportedly shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
Beyond the Blueprint (By Mark A. Genung, Jennifer A. Schweitzer, and Joseph K. Bailey)
Environment  (tags: world, wildlife, symbiotic, relationships, insects, plants, nature, ecosystems, conservation, reciprocal maintenance )

- 8 hours ago -
In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.
Success: Stricter Ivory Ban Implemented - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animalcruelty, endangered, protection, suffering, slaughter )

- 8 hours ago -
Please sign the petition thanking and applauding the NY governor for pushing for stricter limits on ivory imports
Moscow Will Review Military Strategy In Face Of NATO Plan For Rapid-Reaction Force - Washington Post
World  (tags: world, war, violence, society, usa, NATO, ethics, crime, death, europe, conflict, HumanRights )

- 8 hours ago -
MOSCOW -- Russia on Tuesday denounced Ukraine's moves to join NATO and said it would review its military strategy in the face of expected NATO plans to establish a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe.

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