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The Weird But True History of Sin Eaters
Society & Culture  (tags: sin eaters, debt, funeral customs, placating ghosts, scapegoating )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - io9.com
They had a very singular role within some segments of Christianity. Sin Eaters performed a ceremony wherein they took on the sins that the deceased performed -- sins that went unforgiven or without confession prior to death. By eating bread, drinking ale
The Ted Nugent Anthem To Child Rape That 'Family Values' Conservatives Should Be Ashamed Of (VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: nugent, ted nugent, palin, family values, republicans, GOP, rock star, rock lyrics, racism, sexism, child rape, pedophilia, pedophiles, conservatives, jailbait, sex with 13-year-olds )

BMutiny
- 19 hours ago - addictinginfo.org
Nugent is a racist, sexist conservative rocker who hangs out with "family values" Republicans. But did you know Nugent wrote & performed a song called "Jailbait," which is basically a tribute to pedophiles that promotes child rape? Do Repubs know this?
At Least 160 Children Died Digging Tunnels for Hamas
Society & Culture  (tags: Child labor, Gaza, tunnels )

David
- 10 hours ago - jpost.com
The paper, titled "Gaza's Tunnel Phenomenon...." says that little had been done to stop the phenomenon of child labor during the digging the tunnels by Hamas in Gaza. "At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials"
A Mother and Daughter Are Suing After a Negligent SWAT Raid on Their Home
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, corruption, ethics, rights, violence )

Mike
- 1 day ago - thefreethoughtproject.com
The mother and daughter, who are choosing to remain anonymous, are the latest victims to come forward in the state's immoral war on drugs. The overzealous SWAT team came in guns drawn and firing. The family's boxer was gunned down and the girl was shot.
Change the Lives of Domestic Abuse Victims ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: domestic abuse, donate for free, family, society, Verizon, charity )

Nancy
- 8 hours ago - takepart.com
Verizon is donating $3 for every inspiring message you send.
America Is the Only Country With a Favorable View of Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: USA, Americans, Israel-world opinion, occupation of Palestine, GAZA STRIP, war crimes, lies-propaganda, dispossession-displacement of Palestinia, Human Rights violations, crimes against humanity, news, media, UN reolutions violations, truth, world )

Jess
- 1 day ago - globalresearch.ca
Americans - living in a huge country which has never really been invaded, and as the sole superpower - are famous for being out-of-touch with how the rest of the world thinks.So my fellow Americans will probably be surprised to learn that the U.S. is more
The First Artificial Sweetener Poisoned Lots of Romans
Society & Culture  (tags: lead, sugar of lead, artificial sweetener, crystalline solid, Ancient Rome, fall of Roman Empire, Roman banquets, Roman recipes )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - io9.com
Sugar of Lead, likely the first artificial sweetener, is now known as the chemical compound Lead (II) Acetate, and it's a poisonous crystalline solid that resembles table salt. Let's take a look at how the Romans stumbled upon this artificial sweetener,
Turn the Tables on Anti-Abortion Activists and Have Some Fun At the Same Time
Society & Culture  (tags: pro-life, pro-choice, counter protest, reproduction rights, choice, standing up for women )

Ruth Ann
- 21 hours ago - dailydot.com
One couple found a way to counter the "pro-life" activists. I say, count me in!
Teen on African Mission Trip Accused of Gruesome Acts Against Orphans | CafeMom
Society & Culture  (tags: pedophile, African orphans, mission trip, religious mission, unspeakably despicable )

BMutiny
- 18 hours ago - cafemom.com
Oklahoma teenager has been charged with "four counts of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct" with children. Orphaned, African children. Court records show that 19-year-old Matthew Durham has confessed to raping girls and boys ON A MISSION TRIP.
Here's How the Westboro Baptist Church Was Duped Into Fund-Raising for LGBT
Society & Culture  (tags: music, LGBT, Westboro Baptist Church, fund raising )

Freya
- 1 day ago - takepart.com
Take note, world: Panic! at the Disco just figured out how to turn hate into love.
VIDEO - Child Prodigies: Watch Three-Year-Old Drummer and 15-Month-Old Conductor Wow Crowds
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, child, culture, humans, society, child prodegy, orchestra, can-can )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
While his peers are still busy banging on pots and pans, this 3-year-old is playing the drums with an adult orchestra -- and holding his own during Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" (otherwise known as the "Can-Can").
New Reports Show That Murder of 3 Israeli Teenage Settlers Was Not Carried Out By Hamas
Society & Culture  (tags: media, Israel gag order, government, assault on GAZA-siege 2014, war cimes, death, children civilians, humanitarian crisis, energy war, truthtelling, BDS, end all US military aid to Israel, now!, U.N., INVESTIGATION, news, world, murder )

Jess
- 1 day ago - imemc.org
On June 15th, Sheera Frenkel of Buzzfeed reported, "The kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers was likely carried out by a small group of militants with no direct orders from Hamas, ISIS, or any other regional terror group, said senior Israeli and Palestin
10 Things Other People Love About Indians
Society & Culture  (tags: Native Americans )

Alexandra
- 6 hours ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
One of the things non-Natives adore is a pow wow. They go ga-ga over them, and rightly so.
Far-Right Extremism on the Rise in Israel as Gaza Conflict Continues
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Gaza, right-wing, extremists )

Beatrice
- 1 day ago - telegraph.co.uk
Israelis who speak out against the assault on Gaza or in favour of a ceasefire with Hamas are increasingly facing violence or even death threats as tensions continue to rise in the country.
Help the Homeless! Give Them Abercrombie and Fitch
Society & Culture  (tags: homeless, helping the homeless, Abercrombie and Fitch . Fitch the Homele )

Ruth Ann
- 21 hours ago - cheezburger.com
This kid takes some really bad human attitudes and turns it around to help the homeless. I am going tomorrow to Goodwill and buy clothes to give to the homeless.Join me?
It's Not Just the Bees! 'Neonic' Pesticides Linked to Bird Declines
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, pollution, wildlife, animals, research, science, abuse, usa, environment, cover-up, investigation, society )

Rosalie
- 18 hours ago - orgcns.org
Remember the book Silent Spring? Well, this new report is making it look like the US may be back in the same frightening place again, decades later.
Entire Gaza Family Killed Prior to Ceasefire, as Death Toll Tops 985
Society & Culture  (tags: war on Gaza children-civilians 2014, al-Najjar family murder, IDF, war crimes, end all US MILITARY AID TO ISRAEL, NOW!, end the assault-siegeon Gaza!, SAVE GAZA!, Ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, usa, women, world, news, media, internet, children )

Jess
- 1 day ago - maannews.net
The al-Najjar family had fled their homes in Khuzaa, just east of Khan Younis, earlier in the day after Israeli artillery shelling there killed dozens, and they were hoping to find shelter somewhere further from the border.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Athena's Support Club
Society & Culture  (tags: 13days left, $190raised of $4, 000 goal, PITTIE LOVERS UNITE, vet keeps think about putting her down, animalwelfare, protection, rescued, sadness, suffering, dogs, activists, women )

Kelly
- 23 hours ago - youcaring.com
We rescued a 3 1/2 month old pit bull and she has an ectopic ureter. She needs surgery. We have had some very expensive vet bills up to now, plus the surgery, help us raise money to help Athena.~BABY GIRL KICKING IT
VIDEO - Magician Gives Money to Homeless People
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, humans, society, world, India, magician, homeless people, money )

Lone
- 13 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Gowtham Shola is a magician living in India. For his latest trick, he gave away money to homeless people, calling the video "The 100 Rupee smile". The joy on the faces of the people he gives money to is certainly heart-warming.
Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?
Society & Culture  (tags: education, crime, politics, society, economy, colleges as a business, administrators thriving, abuse, news, government )

Cal
- 12 hours ago - truth-out.org
Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators--unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt)―are thriving.
Former Governor Tried To Live On The Minimum Wage For A Week, Ran Out Of Baloney
Society & Culture  (tags: minimum wage, society, Americans, ethics, family, interesting, rights, government, politics, humans )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Ted Strickland tried to live on the minimum wage for a week, and it didn't go so well. "I didn't make it," the former Democratic governor of Ohio wrote in Politico Magazine. Strickland tried to keep his expenses down but said he'd run out of cash by Thurs
Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza Debunked
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestine, Israel, Gaza, human rights, death, ethics, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, violence, society, sadness, politics, government, news, media, world )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - alternet.org
The gruesome images of decapitated children's bodies and stolen innocence on Gaza's shores are a dreadful repeat of Israel's assault on Gaza in November 2012 and winter 2008-09. Not only are the military tactics the same but so too are the public...
15 Funniest Twitter Suggestions for Shows on New Sarah Palin TV Channel
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Humor, twitter, Sarah Palin Channel, media, TV, society, ethics, politics, news, internet )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - alternet.org
The Twittersphere was quick to respond to the hilarious news that Sarah Palin will start her own TV channel on the Internet, so she can get around all that icky "politically correct" stuff she hates in the mainstream media, and just talk to folks.
Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the 'Jaws' Script - NYTimes.Com
Society & Culture  (tags: sharks, great white sharks, Jaws, tourists, swimming, Cape Cod, Ocearch, Chatham, shark-viewing, seals, shark danger, swimming, research )

BMutiny
- 46 minutes ago - nytimes.com
Researchers from Ocearch, which has tagged great whites off Chatham and offers real-time views of their locations online, talk of moving the conversation about sharks "from fear to fascination." Attitudes have changed, Sharks attract instead of repel!
VIDEO - WATCH: Israeli Teen Refuses to Serve in Army, Likely to Face Jail Time
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, draft objectors, jail, protestors arrested, illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, human rights, BDS, end the occupation-siege on Gaza, assault on Gaza-siege 2014, Int'l Laws violatiions, freedoms, media, usa, world, news, law, children )

Jess
- 22 minutes ago - 972mag.com
Dozens of supporters, including past refusers, hold demonstration outside Haifa draft board office in solidarity with 19-year-old Udi Segal.
Fast Food Workers Vow Civil Disobedience
Society & Culture  (tags: fast food, wages, minimum wage, workers, protests )

Freya
- 1 day ago - news.msn.com
Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.
5 Examples of How the Government Pressures Poor and Mentally Ill People Into Becoming Faux Terrorists
Society & Culture  (tags: injustice, government, terrorism, poverty, mental illness )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The government entraps people into talking about terrorism in order to arrest them.
Watch Sealaska's Celebration 2014 Honor Alaska Native Heritage
Society & Culture  (tags: native culture, heritage, festival )

Alexandra
- 6 hours ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
it's the largest cultural event in Alaska, according to KTOO News radio. Its sole purpose is to bring together multiple generations of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people together to celebrate their culture.
 

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