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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

And what they won’t tell you. This is the UK, but I’m sure it applies here.

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Can’t imagine what it’s doing to children: Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked to the radioactive fall-out from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, according to a new scientific study that may help increase the understanding of radiation on human health. The Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) were found to […]

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I’ve been following this since the first Twitter reports of a massacre came out of Khuza’a — but suddenly, the tweets stopped coming. Now we’re piecing together what happened with the help of scattered reports, because Western journalists weren’t in the town. (And of course, if they don’t see it, it didn’t really happen.) Horrific […]

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Targeted

A school that was run as a shelter by the UN was struck this morning. Israel says it wasn’t them, they would “never” target a UN facility: A United Nations official told reporters in New York on Wednesday that at least 72 United Nations schools, hospitals and offices have been damaged in the latest fighting, […]

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Odd

How consistently male-dominated extremist religions turn to abusing women as a public good: GENEVA – Militants have ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations said on Thursday. The “fatwa” issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) would potentially […]

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One of the reasons I’m always so pissed at Obama for going along with austerity cuts is the loss of vital services, and his apparent inability to effectively advocate for them. I kept waiting to hear him make this speech: “Let me be clear. What these Republican cuts mean are increasing numbers of illness and […]

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Two hours to execute a prisoner, and of course it’s Arizona: The controversy engulfing the death penalty in the United States escalated on Wednesday when the state of Arizona took almost two hours to kill a prisoner using an experimental concoction of drugs whose provenance it had insisted on keeping secret. Joseph Wood took an […]

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Why cutting public pensions will not lower your property taxes.

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Israeli academic brainstorm over how to solve the Palestinian “problems.” Proposed solutions include the rape of female family members!

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I argue with people about boycotting this company all this time. They do love their Sodastreams, but the company is in an illegal settlement that was stolen from the Palestinians. They employed Palestinians, true — but not anymore: Sodastream, which makes soda machines for home use, fired 60 Palestinian workers this month from its plant […]

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