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February 8, 2013

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Oregon and Colorado House Reps to Introduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill in Congress -

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Since Sandy Hook -

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dear Harry: Thanks For The Knife In The Back -

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Poisoned US Soldiers, Secretary of the Army and KBR -

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why is France in Mali? -

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ukrainian Ex-PM Tymoshenko Facing Murder Charges -

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Increased U.S Military Presence in Africa: Why Now? -

Monday, January 14, 2013

Did Armstrong Use Taxpayer Funds For Doping? -

Sunday, January 13, 2013

UAE paying men to marry women over 30 -

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence -

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How We Shape Technology…Or Does Technology Shape Us?

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Human Rights activists are able to use Google Earth’s free satellite imagery to identify new North Korean prison camps. Further using technology for good, DigitalGlobe Inc is the source of some of Google Earth’s satellite images. DigitalGlobe also provides imagery and analysis pro bono to humanitarian organizations as well as The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. Google Earth Engine technology monitors Amazon deforestation and other tropical countries, helping the Surui tribe map and preserve their culture and forest, and provides other environmental and human rights outreach. Around the world social media has an impact in uprisings and revolutions. Especially in restricted countries with repressive regimes social media…

Since Sandy Hook

On December 14, 2012, a young man with social adjustment issues shot and killed 20 six and seven year-old children and 7 adults, including his mother, in Sandy Hook, CT. He then killed himself. This shooting happened approximately 5 months after a mentally unstable man entered a movie theater through a side door in Aurora, CO with numerous military-grade weapons, killed 12 people and injured 58 others, many seriously. He also booby-trapped his apartment so that anyone unknowingly entering the residence would have set off explosives, designed to maim many more. He is awaiting trial. In the weeks since Sandy…

Boy Scouts Close to Ending Ban on Gay Members

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Op-Ed Written by PC Guest Author, Progressive Press Boy Scouts of America released a statement on Monday saying that the organization is considering ending its ban on openly gay members and leaders. Being both “straight” and a former Boy Scout troop leader whose father served as our Scout Master; I can assure you that some of my fellow Scouts were gay, and later in life “came out” — joining the LGBT community with pride. These people were, and still are, my friends. We also dealt with a situation where another troop’s Scout Master was a pedophile and was convicted of…

When The Whistle Blows: Whistleblowers Face Scourge

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What do Mark Klein, Frank Serpico, Joseph Wilson, Daniel Ellsberg, Jeffrey Wigand, W. Mark Felt, Julian Assange etc. have in common? They are what we subsume under the term whistleblower. While whistleblowers often become quite famous for the stories they help uncover, seeking fame is not generally their motive for speaking up. But to any general rule there are always exceptions. How do we treat the so-called whistleblowers once they are identified? Are they heroes for speaking up and opening them selves up to public scrutiny and/or praise? No doubt, the public’s opinion about whistleblowers is marked by the motives…

Myth: “President Obama is Secretly a Muslim”.

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It’s amazing that we still have to explain this, but many people still insist with great certainty that President Obama is a Muslim, without offering any evidence to support this claim. First off, let me say that if President Obama were indeed a Muslim, it would not disqualify him from being president nor would it imply that he is not a loyal American. There is nothing in the US Constitution that indicates Presidents will be tested on their religious beliefs. Additionally, the term “Muslim” should not be used as an insult or to imply that someone supports terrorism. Having said that, I am…