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Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Plane crash; death] Terrible news: "More than 100 people were feared dead after a military transport plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force with a long history of crashes. Show More Summary

PETA Statement on Pirates of the Caribbean Monkey Biting a Woman on Set

PETA is not surprised that a capuchin monkey reportedly lashed out and bit someone at the Australian studio where the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie is being filmed.... The post PETA Statement on Pirates of the Caribbean Monkey Biting a Woman on Set appeared first on PETA.

Top Unions Send Hundreds of Thousands in Donations to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Unions are donating money to Planned Parenthood, and members who object are often unable to hold their unions accountable. According to a search of union records on the Department of Labor’s website, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the Service Employees International Union and United Food and Commercial Workers gave a combined […]

Parents, don’t be fooled: The sex-ed agenda is more sinister than you know

Tens of thousands of parents are rising up in revolt against a new sex-ed curriculum in Ontario. Was it the straw that broke the camel's back?

One man's idea to bail out Greece: crowdfunding

Months of negotiations over the Greek financial crisis might have failed, but one Londoner says all the country needs is a successful crowdfunding campaign.

U.S., Brazil pledge to raise renewable energy in power output

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil pledged on Tuesday to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power to 20 percent by 2030 in an effort to show commitment to fighting climate change.

Facebook’s conformity campaign

The rainbow flag profile is a demonstration of the power of social conformity in action, and it does not bode well for a true democracy.

I See What You're Doing There

[Content Note: Homophobia; misogyny; rape culture.]So, there's this meme going around that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has supported same-sex marriage for decades. A Salon headline declares: "Bernie Sanders supported...Show More Summary

Pro-Life Chris Christie Announces Campaign as He Vetoes Planned Parenthood Funding a 6th Time

Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, who is pro-life on abortion,launched his campaign for the Republican nomination for president today. The campaign announcement comes the day after he vetoed state taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business a sixth time. Christie is pro-life and vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times before he ran […]

Turn That Juice Pouch Box Into A DIY Picture Frame [Tutorial]

Once that juice pouch box empties out, turn it into a DIY picture frame. Here are the instructions The post Turn That Juice Pouch Box Into A DIY Picture Frame [Tutorial] appeared first on Sustainablog.

Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Is the U.S. accidentally preparing for World War I again? In this two-part series, leading thinkers from a prior era of globalization instruct us on maritime and cyber security today.

The potential of upgrading India’s cities

On June 25, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plan to modernize the infrastructure of 100 cities. The Indian government is devoting $7.5 billion to the initiative, with a goal of completing the upgrades by 2022.

Fast & Furious attraction revs up backlot tour at Universal Studios Hollywood

The impressive new Fast & Furious: Supercharged 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood provides a stunning finale to the backlot tram tour, even if riders are ultimately left with the overwhelming feeling they've seen this all before.

67 great recipes for Fourth of July

Forget the fireworks - have you planned your Fourth of July menu yet? If youj're still getting caught up on "True Detective," here are 67 great recipe ideas. From fried chicken to potato salad to brownies, grilled tri-tip, easy beer ice cream and more, we're here to help. Now all you've got to...

An only-in-L.A. Fourth of July hostess gift

If you are looking for a chic hostess gift to give this Fourth of July weekend, this new, only-in-L.A. item caught my eye.

Not a beach bunny? 10 spots that will tickle your non-sand-loving fancy

If sunning on a golden stretch of sand isn't your idea of fun, not to worry; you can still have a great vacation at the beach. The travel gurus at have devised a top-10 list of beaches for the non-beach bum. These strands, listed in no particular order, offer more than the usual...

Jaunt's latest virtual reality camera says goodbye to GoPros

For years, Jaunt has been experimenting with ways to record video for virtual reality. It's tried spherical cameras built with dozens of off-the-shelf lenses. It's tried using multiple GoPro cameras pointed in different directions to capture a 360-degree field of view. In its latest attempt, it's...

Steve Angello kicks off a five-night deejay residency at Omnia Nightclub

Swedish producer Steve Angello jumps from SLS Las Vegas nightclubs over to the new Omnia Nightclub, where he'll get behind the decks for five nights in August and September.

Former NBA player Jackson Vroman found dead

Jackson Vroman, a former NBA and international basketball player, was found dead Monday in a swimming pool at his Los Angeles County home, the county coroner's office told multiple media sources. He was 34. According to the Des Moines Register, an investigator on the case has not finished a preliminary...

Border Patrol report calls for greater effort against internal corruption and abuse

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol, should more than double the number of investigators targeting internal corruption and abuse of migrants on the nation's borders, according to a report requested by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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