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Open Thread - 2/11/2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 minute ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend.
Intelligent Socks Paired With Smartphones Can Save Diabetics Feet
Science & Tech  (tags: socks, cells, smartphones, diabetes, concept, design, research, science, technology )

Gemma
- 19 minutes ago - nocamels.com
Roughly 130 million diabetics around the globe suffer from diabetic neuropathy, a type of nerve damage associated with the development of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes.
VIDEO: Congressman Elijah Cummings Spits Fire Over Flint Water: 'This Is Not a Third World Country!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, hearing, Flint water crisis, lies, government, ethics, dishonesty, crime, cover-up, congress, americans )

Marcia
- 27 minutes ago - dailykos.com
Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Congressman Elijah Cummings was justifiably pissed off at the debacle that is Flint, MichiganâEUR(TM)s water crisis.
Palestinian Teen Faces Indefinite Israeli Detention
World  (tags: Accountability, Muhammad al-Hashlamoun, administrative detention of children, torture of children, Defense for Children International-Pales, BDS, Amnesty International, media, news, world, UnitedNations, usa, activism, human rights violations )

Jess
- 39 minutes ago - electronicintifada.net
Calling it cruel, inhuman and degrading, the lawmakers described Israels military detention of Palestinian children as an indefensible abuse of human rights
Palestinians Urge Oscar Nominees to Reject Israel Junket
Business  (tags: Israel ministry of tourism, Filmmakers United Against Apartheid, #OscarsSoWhite, BDS, BNC, Omar Barghouti, Palestine, Hunger Games, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Gaza siege, Oscars, Academy Awards, news, politics, usa, ethics, americans, abuse )

Jess
- 50 minutes ago - electronicintifada.net
Tourism minister Yariv Levin made clear that the goal of the stunt is to improve Israels image by capitalizing on the fame of Hollywood stars
GBBC | Great Backyard Bird Count
Animals  (tags: habitat, protection, wildlife )

Chrissy
- 53 minutes ago - gbbc.birdcount.org
Join us for the Bird count February 12-15, 2016!
New Balance Sneaker With Rotting Foot Is SIXTEENTH to Be Found in Nine Years
Society & Culture  (tags: Rotting feet, shoe, Pacific Northwest, sixteenth foot, Canada, foul play, murder, natural causes, accident, serial killers, human traffickers, tsunami, plane crash, tsunami )

Shelli
- 1 hour ago - dailymail.co.uk
Shoes with severed feet inside them keep washing up in the Pacific Northwest: New Balance sneaker with rotting foot is SIXTEENTH to be found in nine years
VIDEO: Sleeping Seal Sneezes Itself Awake in Hawaii
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, seal, sneezing, sleeping, wildlife, humor )

Marcia
- 1 hour ago - arcamax.com
Seal is adorable but I feel sorry for him with all the sneezing.
VIDEO - Ongoing Colonization in Hebron: Israeli Forces Prepare the Illegal Invasion of Palestinian Houses By Israeli Settlers
World  (tags: media, news, Israeli occupation forces, violence against Palestinian civilians, Home demolitions, Palestinian human rights, occupation terrorism-harassment of civil, Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, middle-east, world, crime, freedoms, HumanRights )

Jess
- 1 hour ago - palsolidarity.org
On February 3rd 2016, Israeli occupation forces violently opened the door of houses in the vicinity of the Ibrahimi mosque by cutting the door locks with a disk grinder, and then entered these houses
ALEC and the Koch Brothers Pulling Strings Behind the Malheur Takeover
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms )

Kathy
- 1 hour ago - triplepundit.com
Last month a group of armed thugs kicked off the New Year by invading the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon. To many observers, the whole episode has been a bit of a head-scratcher. The out-of-state group claimed they had come...
Breakthrough Discovery After Two Centuries of Speculation
Science & Tech  (tags: Gravitational waves, major breakthrough, science, Albert Einstein )

Unpacking
- 1 hour ago - theguardian.com
Scientists announce discovery of clear gravitational wave signal, ripples in spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein. The observation signals the opening of a new window on to the universe.
Settlers Assault Shepherd Near Hebron
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, Hebron, SETTLER ATTACKS ON PALESTINIANS, Palestinian shepherd assaulted, Palestinian human rights abuse, occupation abuse-violations, human rights, Bedouin shepherd injured, Israeli settlers, illegal settlements, abuse, news, media, world )

Jess
- 1 hour ago - imemc.org
Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, physically assaulted and injured a Palestinian shepherd in Masafer Yatta, a Bedouin area to the south of Hebron
Please Sign-Pledge to Fledge | GBBC
Animals  (tags: protection, habitat )

Chrissy
- 1 hour ago - gbbc.birdcount.org
Artists Challenge the Blockade By Building a Virtual Bridge Between Gaza and London
Society & Culture  (tags: bridge, Gaza and London, blockade, artists for Palestine, apartheid-racism, Palestinian human rights, ICC, FREEDOMS, HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, end the occupation-siege of Gaza, activists, media, news, world, law )

Jess
- 1 hour ago - middleeastmonitor.com
Art is a threat because it's a non-violent form of resistance and even non-violent forms of resistance are a threat; sometimes actually they are a greater threat.
Israel Revokes Entry Permits for Dozens of Palestinian Peace Activists
World  (tags: media, news, Palestinian peace activists, occupation-apartheid, palestine, middle-east, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, usa )

Jess
- 1 hour ago - 972mag.com
Dozens of Palestinians active in joint peace groups will no longer be able to cross into Israel to give workshops on reconciliation and dialogue.
Man Builds 'Dog Train' To Take Rescued Pups Out On Little Adventures
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, photos, animals, bizarre, dogs, humans, interesting, off-beat, pets, pictures )

Hanna
- 1 hour ago - thedodo.com
Not long after, he embarked on a new career path of sorts âEUR" as a train conductor for rescued stray dogs.
Pakistan MFA - Stop Issuing Permits to Hunt the Houbara Bustard Birds PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection )

Anna
- 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
Please sign and share this petition worldwide on all your media sites to encourage the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to stop issuing hunting permits that allows high rolling foreign visitors to kill highly imperiled Houbara Bustard birds
Preserve Sacred Apache Land PETITION
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection )

Anna
- 2 hours ago - org.salsalabs.com
Fracking waste can contain chemicals, metals and known carcinogens like benzene, which would normally mean the waste is hazardous. But state (and federal) exemptions mean oil and gas waste isn't defined as hazardousâEUR"or properly analyzed, tracked,
The Only Thing Sweeter Than This Pit Bull Wedding Is The Story Of How They Met
Offbeat  (tags: love, dogs, bizarre, funny, goodnews, humor, interesting, off-beat, pets, photos )

Hanna
- 2 hours ago - thedodo.com
When Abbey and Zeus met each other at a rescue shelter, they were instantly inseparable.
Can You Help Me To Help Michael Moore?
Business  (tags: Michael Moore, Where To Invade Next, film, elections, help Michael Moore, twitter, tweet, FB, view film )

Unpacking
- 2 hours ago - michaelmoore.com
This film means a lot to me. I can not travel a week before the film comes out to promote my film. The film may now not reach the audience I made it for so I am asking for your help. I believe this movie can have an impact on the elections this year.
Thank the EPA for Helping Protect Us From Harmful Air Pollution PETITION
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, pollution, protection )

Anna
- 2 hours ago - org.salsalabs.com
Fracking-related air pollution puts our families and the environment at risk.
Man Saves Money for 10 Years to Buy a Stray Dog Ambulance
Offbeat  (tags: humans, society, safety, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, pets, news, interesting )

Hanna
- 2 hours ago - lifewithdogs.tv
Balu is so dedicated to animals that heâEUR(TM)s spent the last 10 years saving up enough money to buy an ambulance, which he will use to save stray animals in need of urgent medical care. HeâEUR(TM)s no veterinarian, but Balu has learned what he needs to handle
Let Sick Girl Keep Her Therapy Dog PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, kids, therapy )

Anna
- 2 hours ago - animalpetitions.org
Stop authorities from taking away the dog that comforts a 4-year-old during cystic fibrosis treatments.
Justice for Murdered Family Dog PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, protection )

Anna
- 2 hours ago - animalpetitions.org
Justice for the family who lost their family dog to questionable euthanasia by animal control.
 

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