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"Beats for Peace" Big Dance Event Fires Up Nejmeh Square, Leaving a Trail of Smiles Across Lebanon
Society & Culture  (tags: Lebanon, Beirut, Big Dance, Beats for Peace, schools, students, British Council Lebanon, diversity, culture, society, GoodNews )

Evelyn
- 4 hours ago - nna-leb.gov.lb
1000 students from 18 public and private schools participated in the Big Dance "Beats for Peace". This is all about bringing young people together, from the public & private school sectors, to learn from one another & appreciate the diversity of Lebanon
Tell Congress to Invest in a 21st Century Transportation System
Society & Culture  (tags: transportation, government, society, safety, americans )

Alice
- 5 hours ago - secure.sierraclub.org
It is critical that Congress show real leadership by extending the current transportation bill, then crafting a long-term transportation bill that reduces our dependence on oil. Please Sign !!!!!!
Deepak Chopra Blasts Scientist Who Criticized His View of Evolution. The Scientist Fires Back.
Society & Culture  (tags: Deepak Chopra, Celebrity, New Age Philosophy, Pseudoscience, Quack Medicine, Snake Oil, Evolution, Science )

Brian
- 6 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Worst of all, "Dr." Chopra repeats a host of creationist claims, even as he insists that he is not an evolution denier
The End of Religion as We Know It: Why Churches Can No Longer Hide the Truth
Society & Culture  (tags: Religion, Spirituality, Clergy, Atheism, Transparency, End of Religion )

Brian
- 6 hours ago - alternet.org
Daniel Dennett on closeted atheist clergy and our new age of radical transparency.
Arguing That You DonâEUR(TM)t Care About The Right To Privacy Because You Have Nothing To Hide Is No Different Than Saying You DonâEUR(TM)
Society & Culture  (tags: society, education )

Earths
- 7 hours ago - blacklistednews.com
Some might say "I don't care if they violate my privacy; I've got nothing to hide." Help them understand that they are misunderstanding the fundamental nature of human rights. Nobody needs to justify why they "need"
Northern California Child Prodigy Gets College Degrees at Age 11
Society & Culture  (tags: child, education, goodnews, GoodNews )

Glenn
- 9 hours ago - latimes.com
American education is better than we give it credit for.
Russian Colonel Stanislav Petrov Saved the World By Refusing to Press the Red Nuclear Button The Man Who Saved the World By Doin
Society & Culture  (tags: movie, hero, nuclear war, education, environment, ethics, family, humans, media, news, world, safety, society, women, americans, russians, cold war )

Frank
- 10 hours ago - mirror.co.uk
Stanislav Petrov was working at a secret bunker called Serpukhov-15 near Moscow at the height of the Cold War when he saw an incoming nuclear missile on his satellite screen
Frequent Earbud Headphone Use Increases Risk for 'Hidden Hearing Loss': Study
Society & Culture  (tags: heraing, ear buds, loud music, family, children, women, safety, society, world, humans, education, culture )

Frank
- 11 hours ago - nydailynews.com
Researchers at Harvard Medical School's Eaton Peabody Laboratory learned you can lose up to 90 percent of your cochlear nerve fibers from frequent earbud use.
Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers In Freddie Gray Case
Society & Culture  (tags: Baltimore MD, law, police, society, culture, news, rights, freedoms, crime, death, murder )

Carrie
- 13 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
A grand jury has indicted six Baltimore officers on a range of charges after State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby presented her department's investigation into the death of Freddie Gray.
DonâEUR(TM)t Force Students to Undergo Transvaginal Probes
Society & Culture  (tags: students, transvaginal probes, valencia college, florida, coursework, americans, education, ethics, humans, rights, women, world )

Lone
- 13 hours ago - forcechange.com
Valencia College in Florida is being sued by two students who say they were forced to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds as part of their coursework.
Decrying Corporate Greed, McDonald's Cooks and Cashiers Confront Shareholders
Society & Culture  (tags: $15.00 an hour )

Michael
- 14 hours ago - commondreams.org
'McDonaldâEUR(TM)s workers are rightly bringing the fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union to their employerâEUR(TM)s doorstep.'
No to Trade Treachery - Petition   video
Society & Culture  (tags: NAFTA, TPP, TTIP, Fair Trade, Free Trade, Fake Trade, Alan Grayson, trade deficit )

Dandelion
- 14 hours ago - youtube.com
EXCELLENT VIDEO SHARE Americans are creating tens of millions of jobs in other countries with our purchasing power, and we are losing tens of millions of jobs in our country, because foreigners are not buying as much of our goods and services.
Wanted: Saudi Arabia Seeks Eight Executioners as Beheadings Soar
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, Muslims, Islam, executioners, culture, death, ethics, murder, religion, rights, sadness, society, violence, women )

Penny
- 15 hours ago - world.einnews.com
Saudi Arabia is looking for eight religious functionaries, or in modern parlance, executioners.
Boy Scouts President Robert Gates Says Ban On Gay Adult Participants 'Cannot Be Sustained''
Society & Culture  (tags: Boy Scouts of America, good news, LGBT rights, adults, legality, ethics, society, family, freedoms, news, humans, law )

Carrie
- 15 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive ...
Worldwide Persecution of Christians at An 'Unprecedented' High, With 11 Believers Killed for Their Faith Every Hour
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, culture, death, ethics, family, freedoms, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, violence, Christians )

Penny
- 17 hours ago - gospelherald.com
Breitbart News reports that in a presentation before the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade this past week, McAreavey emphasized that Christianity is the most oppressed religion in the world, as believers are severely persecuted 110 countries
Social Media Companies: Do Your Part To Stop Trolling
Society & Culture  (tags: trolling ethics abuse )

Darlene
- 19 hours ago - thebreastcancersite.greatergood.com
trolling
Muslim Children Parade The Heads Of Their Victims, While A Crowd Of Muslim Adults Praise Them
Society & Culture  (tags: Muslims, Islam, Islamic State, IS, abuse, child, children, corruption, culture, crime, murder, religion, sadness, violence )

Penny
- 20 hours ago - faithfreedom.org
The Islamic State social networking site has a photo showing a child holding a severed head amid a gathering of other children, which was tweeted and went viral with an attached phrase that said This is how the cubs of the Caliphate are raised up, bo
Josh Duggar Was Subject of Molestation Claims in 2005 and Was Turned in By His Father Jim Bob
Society & Culture  (tags: Duggars, 19 Kids And Counting, Josh Duggar, Sexual Abuse, Family Research Council, Reality TV )

Brian
- 1 day ago - dailymail.co.uk
Jim Bob Duggar allegedly turned his son in to Arkansas State Police after he caught him leaving a young girlâEUR(TM)s bedroom and learned something inappropriate happened.
NYPD Cops Attempt to Illegally Detain Two Teenage Girls But Gets Stopped By Community Action
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, children, corruption, freedoms, GoodNews, law, police, society, women )

Cheryl A.
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
What might have happened to these girls had the community not interfered? It appears that the girls are detained for pushing the traffic signal button while Black. Note that one officer is Black. Race is not important. What's in the mind is...peace.
Woman Sues Debt Collector, Wins $83 Million
Society & Culture  (tags: debt collectors, lawsuits, violations )

Freya
- 1 day ago - finance.yahoo.com
A Missouri jury ordered a debt buyer to pay nearly $83 million to a Kansas City woman it pursued for a $1000 credit card bill she didn't owe. The jury found Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC guilty of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Jerusalem Is Building A City For The Dead
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem, Palestinians, ethics, society, culture, freedoms, humans, news, sadness, rights, interesting, government, religion, politics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Air conditioning, soft lighting and elevators connecting multiple levels: It's not a shopping mall, it's a subterranean construction planned to house Jerusalem's dearly departed. Only Jews, of course.
Please Help the Idaho Association of the Deaf: "Interpret? Maybe"..ASL Song (Captioned)   video
Society & Culture  (tags: American Sign Language, ASL, Idaho Association of the Deaf, Idaho State University, Students, Please Help, Share )

Brian
- 1 day ago - youtu.be
PLEASE LINK TO YOUTUBE TO SHARE - Proceeds go to Idaho Association of the Deaf. Idaho State University sign language interpreting program students sign their own version of "Call Me Maybe", wondering if they will ever interpret.
ISIS Terrorists in Minneapolistan Used Federal Student Loans to Finance Syria Trip
Society & Culture  (tags: Muslims, Islam, jihad, student, student grant, Syria, Islamic State, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, religion, sadness, safety, society, violence )

Penny
- 1 day ago - debbieschlussel.com
Well, actually it wasnt loans that were going to finance ISIS jihad. It was worse: outright federal student financial aid grants.
Changing Times: Abolitionists Keep the Spotlight on the Death Penalty in Southeast Asia
Society & Culture  (tags: Justice, death penalty, abolition, ADPAN, Amnesty, Andrew Chan, ASEAN, Bali Nine, capital punishment, death penalty, ECPM, execution, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Myuran Sukumaran, Singapore, SUHAKAM, Vietnam, Annette Gartland )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - time2transcend.wordpress.com
Worldwide, 54 countries still retain the death penalty; they include the United States and Japan. More than a thousand death sentences were pronounced in 17 countries in 2013. Ninety-eight countries have abolished the death penalty in all circumstances.
Fatahs Armed Militias Warn Israelis: You Must Leave!
Society & Culture  (tags: Fatah, Muslims, Islam, terrorists, terrorism, Gaza, Abbas, crime, death, ethics, freedoms, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence )

Penny
- 1 day ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
The international community and the media often ignore the fact that Mahmoud Abbass Fatah has a number of armed groups. Their fight is to destroy Israel, eliminate the Zionist entity and achieve the right of return for millions of descendants of refu
Tribe Seeks Wyoming Apology Over 'Disrespect' in Grizzly Bear Meeting
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, abuse, government, corruption, environment, ethics, culture, death, fashion, rights, society, usa, world )

Michael
- 1 day ago - reuters.com
..for disrespect shown to the tribe's historic preservation officer by a state wildlife official during a meeting about grizzly bears. Northern Arapaho &Eastern Shoshone of WY, ID's Shoshone-Bannock, and MT's Northern Cheyenne oppose delisting
TAKE ACTION: Tell the FDA: Ban Genetically Engineered Salmon!
Society & Culture  (tags: Genetic Engineering, salmon, fda, Food and Drug Administration )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - secure3.convio.net
The Food and Drug Administration is considering approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption, but their flawed process is considering approving this GMO fish as an animal drug, and is not reviewing it as a food.
 

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