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Guy Scott, first white African president in 20 years

This is obviously a step…. in some direction.  Well, OK not obviously but as step.  Alright, he was vice prez when the elected one died so it’ not exactly that he was voted in.   16 more words

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Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism by FCKH8.com

This DID shock me a bit, in a good way.  Overall I love the FCKH8 campaign.  It’s bold, irreverent and totally in your face!  On the other hand do we really want to instill the fear of rape into 10 year old girls?

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Said the blade of grass to the autumn leaf Khalil GIbran

Said a blade of grass to an autumn leaf, “You make such a noise falling! You scatter all my winter dreams.”

Said the leaf indignant, “Low-born and low-dwelling! 85 more words

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Godless millennials could end the political power of the religious right - Adam Lee

he 2014 midterm elections are drawing near, and it appears that the Democrats may well lose the Senate, since they’re fighting on unfriendly territory – a large number of seats in red states are up for grabs. 174 more words

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Roma Slave Sale Poster

Between the few years of Egyptian slavery and the couple decades of American it’s easy for me as Jew of color to forget that we are not even close to the being slavery’s sole sufferers. 30 more words

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The M/I Complex costs us each $8.80 per day

We face no military threats or threats resolvable by military means. Yet every day the US Military Industrial Complex costs every American $8.80. In Chicago that totals more than $23 million a day, more than half a billion dollars million a month. While schools close.

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Hot Sauce & the Neurobiology of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflic

: You can look at the neurobiology of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict through the prism of hot sauce. A glance at online hot sauce offerings shows that for millions, as one label proclaims, “Pain is good”. 553 more words

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