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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
- 22 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...
Austrian Teenage Girl Jihadist 'Killed in Syria'
Society & Culture  (tags: jihadists, teenagers, Syria, killed )

Beatrice
- 1 day 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
- 1 day 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
Britain to Curb Muslim Brotherhood Operations in London
Society & Culture  (tags: Britaain, Muslim Brotherhood, activity, extremists, ban )

Beatrice
- 1 day 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
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
- 23 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)
Climate Change -- Faith and Fact
Society & Culture  (tags: Katharine Hayhoe, evangelical Christian, climate scientist, deniers, Bill Moyers, Faith and Fact, worldwide crisis )

Dandelion
- 22 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.
Save Binchester Roman Fort - Please Sign!
Society & Culture  (tags: Save, binchester roman fort, Britain, New Zealand, history, ancient )

Scooby
- 1 day 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.
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
- 1 day 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...
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
- 23 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.
No Jail Time for Teenager's Tasteless Prank!
Society & Culture  (tags: petitions, human rights, teenagers, juveniles, Pennsylvania, religion, desecration, pranks )

Freya
- 21 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Granted, it was tasteless and crude - but jail time is way too harsh a punishment for this boy.
Black Actress 'Mistaken For Prostitute' And Arrested
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, celebrity, police, violence, women )

Olga
- 1 day 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
- 1 day 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.
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
- 12 hours 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."
Four Israeli Universities Ranked in World's Top 300
Society & Culture  (tags: Higher Education, Universities, Israel, ranking )

David
- 3 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.
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.
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."
New Bog Body Found By Peat Worker Most Likely From Bronze Age
Society & Culture  (tags: Bronze Age, discovery, Ireland, archaeologists )

Alexandra
- 7 hours 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)
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
- 6 hours 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.
Bono Is the Greatest Irishman of This Generation
Society & Culture  (tags: U2 music, Bono, Ireland )

Alexandra
- 7 hours 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?
Sean Hannity Worries Parents Won't Be Able to Teach Kids 'Gays Are Not Normal' (TEXT and AUDIO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, fox news, Sean Hannity, media, government, children, ethics, freedoms, society, politics, dishonesty, humans )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - rawstory.com
Fox News host Sean Hannity fretted on Tuesday that "liberals" were going to use the allegations of child abuse against NFL running back Adrian Peterson's as an excuse to infringe on parents' rights to instill their values upon their children.
Deir Al Balah Rehabilitation Center Cares for Gaza's Disabled in the Wake of 'Operation Protective Edge'
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Gaza, disabled, Deir al Balah Rehabilitation Center, news, society, Israel, Human Rights, children, ethics, family, freedoms, politics, rights, humans )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
In the central Gaza Strip area of Deir al Balah, Usama Abu Safer, 30, devotes his time to working with disabled people. Born paraplegic, Abu Safer's own disability inspired him to dedicate his life to this work. "
How the Super Rich Got Richer: 10 Shocking Facts About Inequality
Society & Culture  (tags: inequality, UK )

J
- 1 day 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
Naomi Klein on the Great Clash Between Capitalism and the Climate
Society & Culture  (tags: Noami Klein, Climate Change, capitalism, United Nations, People's Climate March, New York, Business ethics, politics )

Rodney
- 7 hours ago - alternet.org
The inconvenient truth about global warming is that it isn't really about carbon, but rather capitalism.
Edward HenkelâEUR(TM)s MovementTalks (2014-2015 Season) - 92nd Street Y - New York, NY
Society & Culture  (tags: dance )

Libramoon
- 1 hour ago - 92y.org
MovementTalks was imagined as an interactive experience and an ongoing narrative about the role of dance as a substantiate interfacing of mind, body and environment.
   

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