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Pennsylvania Teenager Simulates Oral Sex With Jesus Statue, Faces 2 Years in Prison
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, teenagers, pranks, Jesus, desecration, mischief, injustice, sentencing )

Freya
- 1 day ago - motherjones.com
Teenagers are prone to dumb, tasteless pranks, but one 14-year-old is facing prison time for his latest stunt. The teen, from Everett, Pennsylvania, hopped on top of a statue of a kneeling Jesus--in front of an organization called "Love in the Name of...
Four Israeli Universities Ranked in World's Top 300
Society & Culture  (tags: Higher Education, Universities, Israel, ranking )

David
- 23 hours ago - timesofisrael.com
Hebrew U. is Israel's highest, at 138 on list; Ben-Gurion jumps 39 spots to rejoin the club. The QS World University Rankings ranks more than 800 universities around the world from a pool of more than 3,000.
57 Million Children Worldwide Are Being Left Behind ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, poverty, protection, environment )

Cher
- 2 hours ago - makepovertyhistory.ca
Right now, 57 million primary school-aged children around the world are not in school. Join Malala in calling on the Canadian Government to make a commitment to ensure every child has the right to attend school.
Irate Banker, Tired of Barking Dog, Shoots Wrong Corgi In Front of Horrified Neighbors - Raw Story
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, abuse, humans, government, law, culture, ethics, death )

Wild
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
A "prominent" Washington state banker who became enraged by a barking dog reportedly tried to kill the animal in front of its owners but shot the wrong dog, KIRO reported this week.(Just like in our invasion of Iraq, as our excuse anyway)
Please Sign: Congress, Enact Strict Limits on Strip Searches
Society & Culture  (tags: human rights, strip-searches, Fourth Amendment, US Supreme Court, MA Chicopee jail videotaping strip-searc, sexual abuse, violation of right to privacy, US prisons )

Susan
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
For years, women at Chicopee jail in MA were videotaped being stripped-searched - by men. Although a federal trial court in MA finally ruled this to be "plainly unconstitutional," neither it nor the US Supreme Court has ruled to limit strip-searches.
No Jail Time for Teenager's Tasteless Prank!
Society & Culture  (tags: petitions, human rights, teenagers, juveniles, Pennsylvania, religion, desecration, pranks )

Freya
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
Granted, it was tasteless and crude - but jail time is way too harsh a punishment for this boy.
Amy Harmon: When Good Journalists Cross the Anti-GMO Cult
Society & Culture  (tags: Amy Harmon, Anti-GMO, Cult, Paranoia, Pseudoscience, Extremism, Ideology, Anti-Science )

Brian
- 1 day ago - theprogressivecontrarian.com
"Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the New York Times, Amy Harmon hit another one out of the park recently and earned even more wrath from the anti-gmo cult when she wrote about one man's lonely journey into learning the facts about GMOs."
Children as Suicide Bombers in Islamic Countries
Society & Culture  (tags: Child Soldiers, Islam )

David
- 6 hours ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
The most unconscionable form of child abuse is perhaps the least addressed by human rights organizations: the recruitment and indoctrination of children by jihadi extremists who transform them into suicide bombers & child soldiers.
10 States With the Rudest Drivers - and the States That Hate Them
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, culture, death, health, humans, law, society, transportation, usa, violence, safety )

Susan
- 1 day ago - autos.yahoo.com
Call it brusque, boorish or downright barbaric. Whatever you call it, weaving in and out of traffic, laying on the horn and saluting with an upright digit is universally regarded as rude.
Buddha Statue Brings Tranquility to Oakland Neighborhood
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, crime, goodnews, GoodNews )

Glenn
- 15 hours ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
Buddha comes to Oakland.
How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
Society & Culture  (tags: world, culture, society, humans, interesting, environment, ethics, diversity )

Darren
- 8 hours ago - scientificamerican.com
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
New Bog Body Found By Peat Worker Most Likely From Bronze Age
Society & Culture  (tags: Bronze Age, discovery, Ireland, archaeologists )

Alexandra
- 1 day ago - irishcentral.com
The discovery was made by peat workers at the Rossan Bog on the border of counties Meath and Westmeath on Saturday morning (09/13/2014)
Bono Is the Greatest Irishman of This Generation
Society & Culture  (tags: U2 music, Bono, Ireland )

Alexandra
- 1 day ago - irishcentral.com
What is with all this U2 bashing since the band decided to release their album in iTunes to coincide with the iPhone 6 launch?
Real Agriculture: David Suzuki Gets Challenged By Actual Scientists in Australia
Society & Culture  (tags: David Suzuki, one man corporation, ideology, dogma, anti-GMO rhetoric, embarassment, scientists, Q and A, science illiteracy, biotechnology )

Brian
- 16 hours ago - realagriculture.com
"Suzuki gets the opportunity to just spin his version of the story and then walk out of the room. In this case he took live questions and follow up questions. He was literally undressed by his lack of real scientific knowledge."
   

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