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  • Harvey and Pet Owners Restoring My Faith in Humanity

    08/29/2017 1:38:54 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The devastating events through Houston and other parts of Texas have shown us not only the destructive power of hurricanes, but also, surprisingly, what we as humans really can be. In a world too often jaded by idiocy and recrimination, it is often a shock to realize how moved we can be by the plight of others. Pictures are coming out showing folk carrying their pets through the waters; some over the shoulders and some in their arms, and each one is more moving than the last.
  • Teaching Kindness

    08/19/2017 6:55:06 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    friendly email | 8/19/2017 | unknown
    WHAT YOU SCATTER I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes... I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas. I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes. Pondering the peas, I couldn't help overhearing the conversation between Mr. Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me. 'Hello Barry, how are you today?' 'H'lo, Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus' admirin' them peas....
  • U.S. Open blimp crashes after catching fire

    06/15/2017 9:52:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | June 15, 2017
    Videos posted by attendees at the U.S. Open show a blimp crashing to the ground after apparently catching fire. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is responding to the crash, CBS affiliate WDJT-TV reports. At least one person is injured, officials said. Jeff Alstadter, a spokesman for the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) tells CBS News officials were still gathering information about the crash. Twitter users posted clips showing the blimp falling from the sky near the golf tournament, which is being held at Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wisconsin
  • Irish butter banned in Wisconsin still surfaces

    03/12/2017 1:04:28 PM PDT · by Vendome · 133 replies
    WSAW-TV ^ | 3/12/2017 | Associated Press
    Consumers from Wisconsin are crossing the border to Illinois to stock up on a commodity they can't buy in the Dairy State -- Irish butter.
  • Strength With an American Stature

    12/22/2016 3:34:14 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 22, 2016 | Sundance
    (A Testimonial from Emily Roden) Nine years ago, I showed up to the Denton County Courthouse for jury duty and got myself picked for the job. A young girl had accused her moms boyfriend of sexual assault and the case was being brought to trial.
  • Dallas and the Battle for the Remains of Humanity

    07/09/2016 6:06:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2016 | Liz Harrison
    What's wrong with me? I can't stop feeling like crying. I'm afraid. Isn't there some way to stop all of this? How can there be so much hate? Those are just a few of the messages that were waiting for me, and have been spilling into my inbox, IM's, and text messages since the shootings in Dallas last night. Most of them have been from people who come to me for guidance in their personal lives, but a few were from people from the world of politics. Unfortunately, the nature of the ones from the political class were mostly driven...
  • Humanity must change to avert climate disaster: Al Gore

    12/03/2015 10:29:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/15 | AFP
    Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - Nobel laureate Al Gore said at the Paris climate summit on Thursday that humanity must change how it lives, travels and grows food in order to avert global warming catastrophe. "Do we really have to change the energy and transportation and agriculture and forestry systems in the world and shift to a low-carbon pattern?" the former US vice president asked in a speech. "The answer is 'Yes'... because now the answer is coming from nature itself," he said. Gore pointed to a string of extreme droughts, record-breaking downpours and high tides, along with melting Arctic...
  • Obama urges world action on climate change: No nation ‘immune’ to global warming

    12/01/2015 2:48:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2015 | Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick
    PARIS - President Obama joined leaders from 150 nations on Monday in pledging action against climate change, kicking off a historic two-week gathering that Obama called a "turning point" in the battle against one of humanity’s gravest threats. ...."The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other," Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris’s industrial outskirts. "What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet." Obama, who has staked his...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Not A Show About Survival, But About Humanity

    11/30/2015 9:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 83 replies
    thefederalist ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Jay Caruso
    Since “The Walking Dead” premiered in 2010, non-fans have often asked fans about the appeal of the show: “Who wants to watch people constantly on the run from zombies?” They mistakenly equated the show with feature films about zombies. Zombie movies almost always have the same underlying theme: survival. From “Night Of The Living Dead” to “28 Days Later” to “World War Z,” there is only one question viewers pose to themselves: “Will the characters survive?” There is never enough time to go beyond the theme of survival and really become invested in the characters. In “The Walking Dead,”...
  • National Geographic: 12 Theories of How We Became Human, and Why They’re All Wrong

    11/02/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Geographic ^ | By Mark Strauss, National Geographic
    What a piece of work is man! Everyone agrees on that much. But what exactly is it about Homo sapiens that makes us unique among animals, let alone apes, and when and how did our ancestors acquire that certain something? The past century has seen a profusion of theories. Some reveal as much about the time their proponents lived in as they do about human evolution. 1. We Make Tools: "It is in making tools that man is unique," anthropologist Kenneth Oakley wrote in a 1944 article. Apes use found objects as tools, he explained, "but the shaping of sticks...
  • John Boehner selects GOP panel to probe abortion practices

    10/23/2015 6:33:00 PM PDT · by 100American · 18 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | Friday, October 23, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Recent videos exposing the abortion-for-baby parts business have shocked the nation, and demanded action. At my request, three House committees have been investigating the abortion business, but we still dont have the full truth, Mr. Boehner said. The new committee will have the resources and subpoena power to get to the bottom of these horrific practices, and build on our work to protect the sanctity of all human life, Mr. Boehner said. The following Republican representatives will make up the House Energy and Commerce Committees new investigative panel: Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Chairman (R-TN), Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), Rep. Diane Black...
  • Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe allege state...abducted [Mugabe Critic] [No Tears from Kimmel]

    07/30/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/10/15
    Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe have filed a court application seeking the release of an activist they suspect was abducted by state agents. The lawyers said Tuesday that Itai Dzamara, leader of a movement called Occupy Africa Unity Square, has been missing since Monday morning and that his family and associates have no idea of the activist's whereabouts.
  • U.S. drops Cuba and Malaysia from human trafficking blacklist

    07/28/2015 6:33:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Carol Morello
    Human rights advocates on Monday accused the State Department of making political calculations when it upgraded Malaysia and Cuba in the annual ranking of where countries stand in combating human trafficking. Both countries were removed from the list of the worst offenders in the Trafficking in Persons Report issued Monday. Last year, they were Tier 3 countries, a category reserved for nations that dont meet minimum standards to fight modern-day slavery, and arent doing anything to improve.
  • Judge Recognizes Middle School Classmate In Bond Court

    07/03/2015 6:31:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 7/2/15
    A man appeared in bond court Thursday on several charges, including grand theft and burglary. But when he faced the judge she realized he was a familiar face.
  • Welcome to the 6th mass extinction (which you caused, of course)

    06/21/2015 5:22:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The planet is dying. Or at least the animals on it are. That’s the conclusion of “a team of scientist” as reported in the San Francisco Gate. This is some dire news to be sure. With all the animals gone, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble, and it’s really all your fault. Mammals, birds and reptiles are disappearing from the planet so rapidly that a team of scientists concluded Friday that Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction, one so dire that it could threaten the existence of humanity.The scientific study, published Friday...
  • Entire town learns sign language to surprise hearing-impaired man

    03/10/2015 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 6 replies
    cbs6 ^ | 3/9/15 | Tribune Media Wire,
    ISTANBUL, Turkey An entire town secretly learned sign language to surprise a hearing-impaired man in Istanbul. BuzzFeed reports the mans sister teamed up with a production crew as part of a Samsung ad campaign and crews spent a month setting up cameras around his neighborhood. On the day of the surprise, he walks around town and people greet him using sign language. At one point, he asks his sister, Whats going on? At the end of the video, everything is revealed to him. Its an emotional moment that brings him to tears.
  • The Life-Affirming Power of Ultrasound: It is Now Impossible to Deny the Humanity of the Unborn

    01/15/2015 7:22:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2015 | Howard Slugh
    One of the most profound pro-life moments of 2014 came at the hands of an unborn child whose thumbs-up bore a striking resemblance to the trademark gesture of Arthur Fonzie Fonzarelli. A photo of the ultrasound went viral and inspired mothers to share images of their own unborn children. Millions of people were exposed to a strong pro-life message, even if many of them did not realize it at the time. Even the major news networks, normally reliable shills for reproductive justice, admitted that they were indeed seeing pictures of babies. When a matter is as hotly charged as the...
  • Report: Which states give the most to charity? The ones with church-goers.

    10/06/2014 5:42:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/6/14 | Lindsey Bever
    Poor and middle-income Americans are reaching deeper into their pockets when donating to charity, while the nations wealthiest are giving less, according to a report by Chronicle of Philanthropy that analyzed taxpayers IRS data. On average, Americans give about 3 percent of their income to charity each year, according to the report released Monday. But the giving gap between the rich and poor is significant, especially in view of the widening income gap. The report shows those who earned $200,000 or more donated 4.6 percent less of their income between 2006 and 2012; those who earned less than $100,000 gave...
  • The Earliest Group Of Modern Humans To Branch Off Survived Until Just 2,300 Years Ago

    10/03/2014 8:26:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/03/2014 | STEPHEN LUNTZ, IFL SCIENCE
    Oxford Journals, Genome Biology and EvolutionBurial site and skeletal remains of the St. Helena marine forager, who was at least 50 years old when he died DNA from a 2,300-year-old skeleton suggests that the earliest known group of modern humans to branch off from the wider genetic population survived until astonishingly recently. The finding supports the case that southern, rather than eastern, Africa is humanity's ancestral home.Mitochondrial DNA, passed on only from the mother, demonstrates that all humanity is descended from a single ancestor around 200,000 years ago. Archaeological evidence points to the Omo Valley, where fossil evidence suggests that Homo sapiens roamed Africa 195,000...
  • Habitat for Humanity workers in Oakland robbed

    10/02/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 2, 2013 | Henry K. Lee
    OAKLAND -- A group of people working at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in East Oakland that former President Jimmy Carter will visit next week were robbed at gunpoint, police said. The incident happened at the site of a 12-home development at 9507 Edes Ave. about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. Habitat for Humanity staff members and AmeriCorps workers were accosted by four men who robbed them of cell phones, wallets and tools, police said. One of the robbers fired a shot into the air and pistol-whipped a man, who declined medical attention, authorities said.