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'Anything US touches turns into Libya or Iraq': Top Putin quotes at youth forum

Vladimir Putin has criticized Washington’s unilateral actions on the international arena, saying that whatever it touches seems to be turning into Libya or Iraq. Below are the top 10 quotes from the Russian President’s speech at the Seliger youth forum. 1,259 more words

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Everywoman - The Veil

Surprise, surprise there are as many reasons women cover themselves as there are women.  Some are criminals in hiding, some want to please their boyfriends, some think it will help them find the right kind of husband, some want to avoid being constantly hit on, some are religious, some just like being covered but my impression from this short doc is for the most part women put on the hijab and/or niqab and/or jilbab because the are born into or somehow become part of a community wherein modesty is the norm. 

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No Soul Left Behind's Full Color Victory

Kudos to No Soul Left Behind for making their crowning stretch goal of a full color hardback! After the campaign launched last month, they had a strong start. 72 more words

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This t-shirt gives me hope

I find this image hopeful because it gives me compassion for people who commit acts of sadistic violence. I deeply sympathize with the Gazans AND completely identify with this wearer. 264 more words

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Astronauts reading Genesis from space

Not generally a fan of mixing religion and science but…

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No Soul Left Behind, No Goal Unreached

Imagine you are a simple educator, working in a struggling charter school. Further, imagine you are unexpectedly possessed by a demon from Hell. This psychic invader grants you amazing powers — impossible beauty, transmutation of matter, laser eyes, any number of possibilities — but at the same time, demands that you commit all kinds of evil with those powers. 157 more words

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