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How to End Crony Capitalism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, greed, political parties, Democrats, Republicans, one percent, 1%, economic injustice )

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What if the anti-establishment wings of both parties came together in a pro-democracy coalition to get big money out of politics?
The Democratic Party Must Part Ways With Wall Street
Business  (tags: Democrats, reform, Progressives, plutocracy, oligarchy, greed )

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A former Clinton aide writes a love letter to big banks in the New York Times, conveniently forgets the 2008 crash.
Robert Reich: Crony Capitalism Is Rotting the Country From the Inside Out
Business  (tags: greed, plutocracy, capitalism, tax systems, economic injustice )

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The largest corporations and richest people in America - who donated billions of dollars to Republican candidates the House and Senate in the 2016 election - appear on the way to getting what they paid for: a giant tax cut.
'There Are No Words': Tourists Spot Hundreds of Polar Bears Swarming Whale Carcass in Siberia
Animals  (tags: Polar Bears, Bowhead Whales, Wrangel Island State Nature Reserve, Siberia, wildlife )

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I am beyond jealous. On September 19, a bowhead whale carcass washed ashore the remote Wrangel Island State Nature Reserve off the Northern coast of Siberia. Nearly 1 percent of the worldâEUR(TM)s polar bears amassed beside it for a Siberian feast.
The One Question Anti-Abortion Zealots Can't Answer No Matter How Hard They Try @Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, women, rights, humans, culture, ethics, freedoms, government, health, safety, politics, religion, law, society )

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A how-to guide for arguing with evangelicals and arch conservatives.Patrick S. Tomlinson is a writer.He's best known for writing science fiction. He's also active on social media platforms like Twitter.A couple of days ago, Tomlinson decided to do the
Don't Take Away Our Right to a Day in Court
Business  (tags: banks, greed, law, courts, cases, CFPB, petitions )

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Republicans in the House and Senate introduced bills to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's rule to ban forced arbitration clauses, which allow Wall Street banks and predatory financial institutions to block class action lawsuits.
Open Thread - 10/23/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

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Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend. This is my only article today, and I won't be sending links messages. Hugs!
14 Legends About Cats From Around the World
Offbeat  (tags: cats, legends, world, internet, obsessed, myths, animals, bizarre, news, unusual, society )

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ItâEUR(TM)s not just the internet thatâEUR(TM)s obsessed with cats. Since time immemorial, civilizations across the world have been devising myths about these curious creatures,
Trump's Proposed Tax Overhaul Would Give Billions to Trump and Cabinet While Sparking Global
Business  (tags: usa, politics, government, corruption, dishonesty, congress, abuse, terrorism, corporate, business, economy, money )

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As the Senate narrowly passes a budget bill that clears the path for a historic tax reform,we'll look at how President Trump's proposed tax overhaul would shower billions of dollars in tax cuts upon the wealthiest Americans-including Pres Trump's family
Maple Cinnamon Applesauce....October Recipes For Vegans And Everyone
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Vegan lifestyle, Vegan Diet, Apples, Autumn, October, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, family, food, green, health, healthy, interesting, organic, sustainable )

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Turn fresh fall apples into delicious maple-and-cinnamon-spiked homemade applesauce with this easy recipe. If you make more or less of the recipe, remember to have equal tart and sweet apples. Please note, comment, and forward.
How To Stop Your Cat From Biting You
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, humans, society )

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The first way to address your catâEUR(TM)s biting is to look at the reasons why they are biting you or scratching you in the first place.
For the First Time in the US Declawing Cats Is Going to Be BANNED!
Offbeat  (tags: declawing, Banned in US, New Jersey, jail, animals, cats, crime, pets )

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The act of declawing cats has been banned in over 20 countries around the world. In the US the first state to ban this cruel act is going to be New Jersey. The consequences of the declawing of cats will be paying a $1000 and/or spending 6 months in jail
The Most Common Reasons Cats Throw UpâEUR¦ VIDEO
Green Lifestyle  (tags: cats, diet, vomiting, throwing up, food, health )

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One of the Most Common Reasons for Vomiting in Cats is Diet
New Zealand and Korea Have Eradicated Measles and Rubella TAKE ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: New Zealand, korea, eradication of measles, immunization, children, disease, health, healthcare, humans, illness, prevention, treatment )

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This milestone achievement is being heralded as another win for routine immunization!
Petition - No Jail Time for Abbott Headbutter
World  (tags: australia, Abbott, dropping of charges, inappropriate punishment, Human Rights, asylum seekers, refugees, Detention Centres, degrading, treatment, ethical politics, freedom, conflict )

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Drop charges against Astro Labe. Australian man Astro Labe could now face up to a decade behind bars, after charges related to headbutting former prime minister Tony Abbott were upgraded. Prosecutors have announced Labe's original charge of common...
Victory! No More Owls Will Be Used on âEUR~Harry PotterâEUR(TM) Tours
Animals  (tags: victory, owls, harry potter, Warner Bros., abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, environment, humans, protection, wildlife )

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Thank you to everyone who took action and contacted Warner Bros about this issue.
Alberta Town Looks to Install Canada's First Geothermal Heating System
Environment  (tags: alberta, canada, geothermal Heating, academic research, private sector, conservation, environment, humans )

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Hinton, west of Edmonton on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, is teaming up with academic researchers and the private sector to install what may be Canada's first geothermal heating system in its downtown core.
Black Bean Quinoa Buddha Bowl....October Recipes For Vegans And Everyone
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Vegan Diet, Vegan Lifestyle, Black Beans, Quinoa, Gluten Free, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, family, food, green, humans, interesting, organic, sustainable )

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When you splash the diced avocado with lime juice, you can assemble the Buddha Bowl up to a day in advance..holding the dressing on the side. Please note, comment, and forward.
Business  (tags: TD bank, funding, dirty business, tar sands pipeline, environmental issues, destruction, prevention of further pollution, prevention of damages, alternative energies, ecosystems, Climate Change, INDIGENOUS rights, People over profit, stronger protection )

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TD bank is putting water, climate, and Indigenous rights at risk by financing dangerous tar sands pipelines. But if enough of us speak out, we can force TD to change its ways. Click to call TD right now and tell the bank to stop funding tar sands...
Weinstein Company Faces Civil Rights Probe
Offbeat  (tags: Investigation, Weinstein Company, Civil Rights, New York prosecutors, USA )

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New York prosecutors are investigating the company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer.
4 Ways to Tell Your Cat "I Love You!"   video
Offbeat  (tags: Jackson Galaxy, cats slow blink, awesome-pawsome kitty video! )

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This video was made for Valentin'e's Day, however, the slow cat blink can be done any day.
Canada: Totem Pole Raised On Lelu Island After LNG Project Falls
World  (tags: Canada, LNG pipeline, Lelu Island, British Columbia, First Nations, conflict, corruption, crime, news, world )

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In a stand of defiance against federal authorities, members of the Gitwilgyoots Tribe and supporters raised a totem pole on Lelu Island on Oct. 20 to signify their claim to the land.
Petition - Justice for Pelican Found Dead
Animals  (tags: Animal Cruelty, needless death, protected species, investigation, prosecuting animal crimes, animalrights, justice for animals, ethical treatment of animals, punishment for animal abusers, stronger protection )

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Justice for pelican found dead and bound against its will. A pelican was found dead in Alabama with electrical tape wrapped around its beak and wire around one wing and its feet. An investigation is currently underway, but it has been suspected that...
Petition - Justice for Dog Starved, Dehydrated, and Left for Dead
Animals  (tags: barbaric dog cruelty, starvation, dehydration, huge suffering, animalrights, justice for animals, stronger penalties for animal cruelty, prosecuting animal crimes, ethical treatment of animals, stronger protection )

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Demand that the person who deprived a dog of food and water, leading to her death, receive the maximum penalty by law. A dog was starved and left for dead in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The dog's ribs showed through her skin, and she suffered...
More Acidic Oceans 'Will Affect All Sea Life'
Environment  (tags: oceans, acidic, sea life, carbon dioxide, emissions )

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All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists finds that infant sea creatures will be especially harmed

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