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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
- 15 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.
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
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.
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
- 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)
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
- 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."
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
- 15 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
- 15 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. "
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
- 19 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.
'Liar, Liar': Cheating Boyfriend Confronted By His THREE Girlfriends at Airport After Returning From Holiday
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, dishonesty, ethics, women, world, cheating, love, lovers, society, safety, education )

Frank
- 11 hours ago - mirror.co.uk
The girls - who found each other on Facebook - chased 20 year-old Charlie Fisher out of the arrivals building where he was rescued by his GRAN
Buddha Statue Brings Tranquility to Oakland Neighborhood
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, crime, goodnews, GoodNews )

Glenn
- 7 hours ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
Buddha comes to Oakland.
New Bog Body Found By Peat Worker Most Likely From Bronze Age
Society & Culture  (tags: Bronze Age, discovery, Ireland, archaeologists )

Alexandra
- 20 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)
Crazed Sex Attacker Smashed Through Bathroom WALL During Attempt to Rape Care Worker
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, culture, environment, ethics, health, humans, news, police, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Frank
- 11 hours ago - mirror.co.uk
Jemma Rixon, 20, was forced to leap from a window to escape Craig Cantwell and broke her spine in the process
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
- 9 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."
Bono Is the Greatest Irishman of This Generation
Society & Culture  (tags: U2 music, Bono, Ireland )

Alexandra
- 20 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?
How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
Society & Culture  (tags: world, culture, society, humans, interesting, environment, ethics, diversity )

Darren
- 1 hour ago - scientificamerican.com
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
   

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