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The Most Famous Surfer You'Ve Never Heard Of
Society & Culture  (tags: Curt Harper, surfer, autistic, institutionalized, southern California )

Dandelion
- 5 minutes ago - theatlantic.com
Curt Harper began surfing at the age of 10 despite doctors telling his parents that their autistic son may have to be institutionalized. Now at 50 years old Harper is a fixture in the Southern California surf scene and regularly attends competitions.
12-Year-Old Killer
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, culture, death, americans, children, corruption, ethics, family, humans, murder, police, politics, sadness, society, usa, violence, women, world )

Frank
- 1 hour ago - dallasobserver.com
Set aside for a moment that, by the age of 12, Edwin Carl Debrow Jr. had witnessed two murders, carried handguns for so long that "the idea of it was very routine" and stayed in a succession of shabby homes where life included having the door busted down
Israeli Leaders Vow to Not Let Terror Win, Following Deadly Attack on Palestinian Family
Society & Culture  (tags: arson, abuse, children, culture, death, ethics, family, religion, rights, safety, society )

Penny
- 1 hour ago - speroforum.com
Israeli premier Netanyahu called on defense forces to use all means necessary to find terrorists who incinerated a Palestinian baby.
It Is Our Right-Sisters Lead Topless Protest for Bare-Breast Awareness in Waterloo, Ontario
Society & Culture  (tags: Canada, law, rights, society, Womens Rights, culture, freedoms, interesting, news )

Sue
- 3 hours ago - ctvnews.ca
Chants of "My body, my choice" rang out in the streets of Waterloo, Ontario., on Saturday as protesters rallied to support three sisters who were stopped by police for legally biking topless a week ago. Bare-breasted woman and men stood in solidarity
'This Is Not Islam': Refugees Describe Life Under ISIL in Raqqa, Syria
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Syria, ISIS/ISIL/Daesh, Islam, extremists, violence, religion, society, culture, ethics, dishonesty, news, rights, sadness, safety, humans, women, politics, government, freedoms, abuse )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
Those who recently fled from Raqqa to Turkey describe a new form of governance taking root as ISIL, also known as ISIS or Daesh, continues its effort to entrench itself into the social fabric of the capital.
'It Was Off the Wall': FL Police Laundered Millions in Drug Money Overseas and Enjoyed Lavish Lifestyle
Society & Culture  (tags: news, police, Florida, law, dishonesty, crime, humans, society, culture, safety, ethics, abuse, corruption, government )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - rawstory.com
An investigative report by the Miami Herald published today reveals that two local Florida police agencies engaged in a slick money laundering scheme ripped from a Hollywood movie, reaping a whopping $2.4 million for themselves in drug money.
How Police Start Riots
Society & Culture  (tags: police, politics, rights, media, law, ethics, dishonesty, culture, violence )

Cheryl A.
- 14 hours ago - brasschecktv.com
"Police and police agents posing as "rioters" and provoking and staging riots." Agent provocateurs that are either cops or hired by cops or politicians to discredit peaceful protestors. ..peace.
Time Passages ~ Al Stewart   video
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, music, humans )

MmAWAY
- 15 hours ago - youtu.be
Old Photos with Title track of Stewart's 1978 album: "Time Passages".
How Outrage Over Cecil the Lion Killing Misses the Point
Society & Culture  (tags: social media, zimbabwe, morale compass )

Pami
- 15 hours ago - cnn.com
Why, some are now asking, do people care so much about the death of a lion when so many human beings are suffering and dying? The surge of sorrow for a dead lion, they say, when compared to the relative quiet about other wrongs, reveals a moral flaw
A Toddler Dies in the West Bank
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, settler violence, crime, death, ethics, murder, rights, freedoms, humans, society, culture, family, children, abuse, government, politics, violence, safety, news )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - newyorker.com
How the reaction continues to play out will likely depend, in large measure, on how the Israeli justice system deals with the killers. There were already questions, from the Palestinian side, about whether the settlers' relatives, ...
Why We Care More About The Death Of A Lion Than A Thousand Dead Children (Two Articles)
Society & Culture  (tags: Cecil, animals, humans, children, celebrity, human rights, suffering, abuse, tragedy, society )

Evelyn
- 22 hours ago - informationclearinghouse.info
The heart of the problem - if you're killed, it helps to be a celebrity, whether human or beast. For the rest - 3/4M black men incarcerated in the US, 10s of K of child brides in Bangladesh etc - suffering goes mostly unnoted and unheard.
Why the True Definition of 'Pro-Life' Makes Anti-Abortion Republican Heads Explode
Society & Culture  (tags: abortion, anti-choice, children, hypocrisy )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Republican lawmakers and anti-choice extremists should take note of Sister Joan Chittister.
'Why Did They Burn a Baby Alive? What Did He Do?'
Society & Culture  (tags: Israeli settlements, Ali Dawabsha, violence against children, Muhammad Abu Khudair, price tag, occupation, Duma, Maaleh Efraim, end the occupation of Palestine, Ayelet Shaked, West Bank arson attack, Impunity, violence-Israeli settlers, news, news, media )

Jess
- 1 day ago - 972mag.com
Inside Duma, dozens gather around the two homes that were set ablaze in the early hours of Friday morning. In one of them, 18-month-old Ali Dawabshe was burned to death
PETITION~ Greek Government Stop Paying Ecclesiasts Wages!!!! PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: Greece, separation of church state )

AniMae
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Payment of the payroll of church by the state is unconstitutional!
We Fail the Mentally Ill.
Society & Culture  (tags: mentally ill, fail, insurance company, greed, castaway )

The
- 1 day ago - cbsnews.com
The greed of insurance companies deny those who need mental help. This weekend 60 mins. will air a story concerning this issue.
Kesha: We Must Do More to Ban Poaching
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, celebrity, environment, murder, sadness, government )

Beryl
- 1 day ago - time.com
Singer song writer has been to Africa and witnessed the glorious sound of a lions roar, as she slept in her tent. Perhaps getting celebrities interest they can spark Americans to do something and inspire the government too.
11 People Dead in Police Custody This Month
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, police )

Nita
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
There have been at least 11 cases of killing or other type of deaths of people while in police custody just this month. But will any officers face criminal charges for these deaths?
The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists âEUR" Almost Nobody Uses It - ProPublica
Society & Culture  (tags: criminal justice tools, rapists )

Deborah
- 1 day ago - propublica.org
For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.
Crowd Becomes Angry as They Watch Swarms of Cops Jump on One Man in a Target Store
Society & Culture  (tags: police, cops, law enforcement, police brutality, civilians, videos )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The reaction by the witnesses speaks volumes about the current state of this country.
The Latest Anti-Choice Move: Try to Take Custody of a Woman's Fetus
Society & Culture  (tags: women, prisons, Alabama, pregnancy, abortion, reproductive rights )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Alabama sought to prevent a prisoner from getting an abortion by terminating her parental rights in utero.
5 Most Absurd Conspiracy Theories Peddled By Anti-Choice Christians
Society & Culture  (tags: anti-choice, lies, slander, libel, birth control, reproductive rights )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
For the past few years, conservatives have been diligently trying to put a kinder, gentler face on the anti-choice movement.
2015 Constitutionalists Party UK: Constructing Radically New, User-Friendly Politics From Within   video
Society & Culture  (tags: 2015 Constitutionalists Party UK, user-friendly politics, Greece, democracy, Brian Wills, revolution )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - youtu.be
Brian writes on the way political and economic power affects our lives, with particular reference to recent turbulent events in Greece, and about how citizens become invigorated when they volunteer to transform it.
   

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