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1.6 Million Americans Don't Have Indoor Plumbing. Here's Where They Live (INTERACTIVE MAP INCLUDED)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, census questions, indoor plumbing, rural areas, government, interesting, humans )

- 1914 days ago -
Looking beyond the present day, it's worth remembering that indoor plumbing is a fairly new development for many communities. In 1950 fully one quarter of U.S. households did not have a flush toilet --
Bob Dole Says the GOP Is Way More Conservative Than It Was Even 20 Years Ago. He's Right.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bob Dole, Americans, conservatives, republicans, government, ethics, constitution, congress, usa, politics )

- 1914 days ago -
Here's Bob Dole on the current state of the Republican party: "I thought I was a conservative, but we've got some in Congress now who are so far right they're about to fall out of the Capitol."
Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?
Society & Culture  (tags: spite, empathy, society, ethics, world, personality, research, aggression, interesting )

- 1913 days ago -
Why do people willingly inconvenience or even harm themselves in order harm others? And why are some of us more spiteful than others? Being aggressive and lacking empathy might have a lot to do with it, researchers say.
Endorse CA SB 1381 Today (California GMO Labeling Bill)
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, humans, organic, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 1914 days ago -
What people are saying about Californians for GE Food Labeling and SB 1381. "Nurses see people suffering from serious diet-related diseases every day. The potential danger of genetically modified foods is why CNA supports Prop 37." California Nurses Ass
Walled Off: Twelve Years of Israel's Separation Barrier
Society & Culture  (tags: West Bank, separation barrier, apartheid wall, Isrel, Palestine, ethnic cleansing, discrimination, racism, zionism, freedoms, Palestinian human rights, violations, Int'l Laws, illegal Israeli occupation, freedom of movement, landthefts, fr )

- 1914 days ago -
The West Bank "separation barrier" or "security fence" or "apartheid wall" or "anti-terrorist fence," depending on whom you ask, is the largest infrastructure project in Israel's history.
How Fleet Street's Finest Defeated Israel's Gulf War Censorship
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedom of the press, Israel gag order, censorship, Israeli government, New York Times, journalists, targeting, Media reports, media blackout, press card, harassment, arrests, freedom of travel, Fleet Street, Gulf War, violation of international low )

- 1914 days ago -
My posting yesterday, "New York Times obeys Israeli gag order over journalist's arrest", mentioned the fact that journalists working in Israel are expected to sign a censorship document in order to obtain a press card.
Commentary: Israel-Palestine: Peacemaking Is Hard Between Unequal Adversaries
World  (tags: middle-east, israel, palestine, peace talks, inegality )

- 1914 days ago -
At some point in the future, world opinion will bring Israel back to the peace table; if only Palestinians could adamantly stick to peaceful resistance. When the two parties reach a degree of parity in status peace will come.
GMO Food Labeling Faces Biggest Hurdle Yet With GMA-Manipulated 'DARK Act'
Health & Wellness  (tags: GMOs, HR4432, Mike Pompeo R-KS), using "natural" labels for GMOs )

- 1915 days ago -
Mike Pompeo (R-KS), the single largest recipient of Koch campaign funds in 2010, introduced a bill this month that would preempt mandatory labeling laws. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014 (HR4432) would also allow GMO products to be labeled
The Profits of Doom
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, environment, ethics, finance, investing, marketing, money, world )

- 1914 days ago -
For most of the world's population, climate change means nothing but trouble. For a few, it means laughing all the way to the bank.
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