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SIGN TONIGHT! 9/15/2014. Tell Lawmakers: "Protect Internet Freedom. Defend Net Neutrality."
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, men, women, freedoms, education, environment, ethics, safety, religion, rights )

Ruth
- 1 day ago - battleforthenet.com
SIGN TONIGHT! 9/15/2014. Tell lawmakers: "Protect Internet freedom. Defend net neutrality." SIGN TONIGHT
GET INVOLVED Every Action Makes a Difference {Find Out a Little Something to Do}
Society & Culture  (tags: food, activists, americans, children, women, men, environment, education, ethics, freedoms, health, humans, safety, warning, philanthropy, usa, world )

Ruth
- 1 day ago - nongmoproject.org
"1. Vote with your wallet When you are shopping look for the Non-GMO Verified seal on the products you buy. To find out if a product is verified you can also use our Product Search to easily search the over 3000 products currently verified..."
We Have a Winner! Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is First Fox Host to Link NFL Scandals to Benghazi
Society & Culture  (tags: media, news, Fox and Friends, republicans, politics, sports, dishonesty, society, interesting )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - rawstory.com
Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Tuesday may have become the very first Fox News host to connect the domestic violence scandal involving NFL player Ray Rice to the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi.
Phil Robertson's Despicable AIDS Argument Should Be the Last Straw
Society & Culture  (tags: society, TV, Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty, homophobia, AIDS, ethics, dishonesty, religion, gayrights )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
With lessons about family, God, and buckshot, there is a whole lot of ignorance coming out of Robertson's megaphone. Dangerous ignorance. Despicable, inexcusable ignorance. The latest instance might be the straw to break the camel's back.
Walk Free | Prioritise Slavery in the Sustainable Development Goals - Walk Free
Society & Culture  (tags: children, slavery, human trafficking, abuse, freedoms, rights, violence )

John
- 1 day ago - walkfree.org
Walk Free is a movement of people everywhere, fighting to end one of the world's greatest evils: Modern slavery.
Petition | To Get United Healthcare to Help Pay for Our Daughter's Expensive, Hard to Get, Special Needs Pre-Digestive Based for
Society & Culture  (tags: infants, born, baby, various health problems, insurance agencies, cover costs, illness, unknown, special baby formula, in deep need, dying, abuse, activists, americans, arts, celebrity, child, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, educa )

Susanne
- 12 hours ago - change.org
Many infants are born into this world with various health problems. In most cases the insurance agencies will cover costs for what they consider needed procedures or treatments; however that is not always the case. In my daughter Katelyn's case...
Austrian Teenage Girl Jihadist 'Killed in Syria'
Society & Culture  (tags: jihadists, teenagers, Syria, killed )

Beatrice
- 11 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
One of a pair of Austrian teenage girls who left Vienna homes in April to join Syrian jihadists reportedly killed
Threat From Islamic State Group Leads to 'Exodus' of Aid Workers Helping Desperate Syrians
Society & Culture  (tags: aid workers, exodus, Syria, ISIL threat )

Beatrice
- 11 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
Mohammad Nazir lost most of his left hand and foot when a Syrian jet bombed his village two years ago but he still can only shrug sadly when he is asked if he hopes to walk again. An exodus of international aid workers from the Turkish Syrian border
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
- 3 hours 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)
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
- 2 hours 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...
Save Binchester Roman Fort - Please Sign!
Society & Culture  (tags: Save, binchester roman fort, Britain, New Zealand, history, ancient )

Scooby
- 14 hours ago - change.org
Binchester Roman Fort, and the land surrounding it, has been put up for sale by the Church Commissioners. A scheduled ancient monument, and one of the most significant Roman sites in Britain.
Britain to Curb Muslim Brotherhood Operations in London
Society & Culture  (tags: Britaain, Muslim Brotherhood, activity, extremists, ban )

Beatrice
- 11 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
Exclusive: Britain set to curtail Muslim Brotherhood activities and block activists coming to London after report finds ties with armed groups and extremists in Middle East and elsewhere
Black Actress 'Mistaken For Prostitute' And Arrested
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, celebrity, police, violence, women )

Olga
- 23 hours ago - huffingtonpost.co.uk
US actress Daniele Watts says she is angry and frustrated after she was arrested by police because they saw her kissing her husband in public, and apparently mistook her for a prostitute.
Who Killed the Electric Car (Full Video Online) Written By Ken Green Burridge on 02 April 2014
Society & Culture  (tags: education, freedoms, environment, culture, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, children, women, men, transportation )

Ruth
- 20 hours ago - evtopia.org
"Who Killed the Electric Car? Is out on DVD and is distributed by Sony Entertainment and is currently available via: Amazon. The follow-up film "Revenge of the Electric Car" is also available on Netflix instant view"! INFORMATION ONLY, not an ad.
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
- 3 hours 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.
Children of Gun Instructor Killed By Arizona Girl Wish Her Peace
Society & Culture  (tags: family, Charles Vacca, children, compassion, 9 year old gun tragedy )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - news.msn.com
"You're only 9 years old. We think about you. We are worried about you. We pray for you, and we wish you peace. Our dad would have wanted the same thing," said Vacca's 11-year-old son, Christopher.
Bible-Pushing Christians Open the Door for Satanic Activity Books in Florida Schools
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, right wing Christians, Satanism, religion, society, freedoms, ethics, government, rights, education, children )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - rawstory.com
Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same.
We Are Playing God With a Declassified Future [Excerpt]
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, safety, religion, politics, news, humans, ethics, culture, environment, freedoms, education, god, future, nanotechnology, biology, Information Technology, additive manufacturing, AI, new materials, Robotics, natural selection )

Darren
- 1 day ago - scientificamerican.com
The convergence of nanotechnology, biology, information technology, additive manufacturing, AI, new materials and robotics means we no longer have to wait for natural selection to change our lives
The Odyssey Electric Trike - A Moonshot Project Tom Spendlove Posted on March 18, 2014
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, men, women, children, freedoms, GoodNews, education, interesting, transportation, travel, usa, world )

Ruth
- 1 day ago - engineering.com
"Dustin Herte and Ryan Bass...Odyssey Mk 5 runs at a top speed of 50 miles per hour,..a range of 50 miles or 80 miles if the operator pedals while riding....Lithium iron phosphate is projected to run for 2,000 cycles, the equivalent of 100,000 miles."
Israeli Cop Charged Over Beaten Palestinian-American Teen
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Americans, Palestine, Israel, violence, crime, death, freedoms, news, law, society, rights, government )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Israel's Justice Ministry said Wednesday that police have charged an officer who was filmed beating a Palestinian-American teenager during a violent protest in July. Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, of Tampa, Florida, was beaten at the east Jerusalem protest that...
The Church of U2 - The New Yorker
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, Music, musicians, religion, christianity, U2, spirituality, organized religion, society )

Cat
- 3 hours ago - newyorker.com
U2 as religious leaders? I had no idea. A few years ago, I was caught up in a big research project about contemporary hymns (or "hymnody," as they say in the trade). I listened to hundreds of hymns on Spotify; I interviewed a bunch of hymn experts.
Climate Change -- Faith and Fact
Society & Culture  (tags: Katharine Hayhoe, evangelical Christian, climate scientist, deniers, Bill Moyers, Faith and Fact, worldwide crisis )

Dandelion
- 2 hours ago - billmoyers.com
In the face of those who use religion to deny the worldwide crisis of climate change, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian, believes that her faith is compatible with science. Important voice that speaks to evangelical Christians.
No Jail Time for Teenager's Tasteless Prank!
Society & Culture  (tags: petitions, human rights, teenagers, juveniles, Pennsylvania, religion, desecration, pranks )

Freya
- 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
Granted, it was tasteless and crude - but jail time is way too harsh a punishment for this boy.
Vandana Shiva, BS Artist
Society & Culture  (tags: Vandana Shiva, Pseudoscience, Anti-Science, Self-Legitimizing, Fear Monger, GMOs )

Brian
- 1 day ago - twipscience.org
"Shiva portrays herself as this sagely woman who is very salt-of-the-earth and in touch with the poor and the struggling. But as is very well known, she is excessively wealthy."
30% of Kids With Disabilities in Russia Live in State Orphanages, Many Face Violence & Neglect
Society & Culture  (tags: world, children, society, safety, neglect, disabilities, russia, state, orphanages, violence, abuse, culture, environment )

Darren
- 1 day ago - hrw.org
(Moscow) - Nearly 30 percent of all children with disabilities in Russia live in state orphanages where they may face violence and neglect. Russia should stop abuse of children with disabilities in state care, and make it a priority to provide support. .
Memorial to Forgotten Free Thinkers and the Lessons of Unlearned History
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, history, war, government )

Abe
- 1 day ago - nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com.tr
Few Americans have heard of George Frisbie Hoar. This is the story of a man who, after seeing most of his country's history first-hand, had the courage to denounce its imperial aspirations.
Never Waste Your Time....
Society & Culture  (tags: society )

Abe
- 8 hours ago - nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com.tr
A Thought for the Day.
Natural Disasters Can Devastate Economies: The 2011 Floods in Thailand Cost 13% of GDP
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, safety, humans, natural disaster, thailand, ecomomy, Developing Countries, social )

Darren
- 1 day ago - worldbank.org
Natural disasters have caused nearly $4 trillion in damage over the past 30 years. In smaller developing countries, such disasters can wash away decades of development gains and impede social and economic progress for years to come.
How the Super Rich Got Richer: 10 Shocking Facts About Inequality
Society & Culture  (tags: inequality, UK )

J
- 18 hours ago - theguardian.com
The gap between the super rich and the rest of us is spiralling out of control, with Britain's 1% grabbing more than their counterparts anywhere else in Europe
 

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