California Bans Sale Of Non-Rescue Pets 

California has banned pet stores from selling cats, dogs and rabbits unless they work with shelters or rescue groups to supply the animals. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 into law Friday, The Orange County Register reported. It takes effect in January 2019, and pet store owners who violate it will face a $500 [...]

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The Road to Palestinian Statehood

World Affairs #ForeignAffairs  OCT 9, 2017 @ 03:58 AM 558 The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets The Road to Palestinian Statehood Ewelina U. Ochab , CONTRIBUTOR I write on human rights and persecution of minorities around the world Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. End of September 2017, INTERPOL announced that the [...]

Nursery Attack: Children Set on Fire

  Four children and a teacher have been killed in Brazil after a security guard threw flammable liquid on them and set them on fire, officials say. The man also set himself alight at the childcare centre in the remote town of Janauba in Minas Gerais state. Video footage showed chaotic scenes outside, as parents [...]

The Future of Meat Without Animals Is Not Only Possible, It’s Here 

Well, in a recent interview with Nil Zacharias on the #EatForThePlanet podcast, Bruce Friedrich, the Executive Director of the Good Food Institute (GFI) and founding partner of New Crop Capital, explains that the future of meat without animals is not only possible, it’s here. Logic would have it that industrialized animal agriculture was created to produce the [...]

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific evidence, says EU court 

(CNN)The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of scientific evidence confirming a link. The EU's highest court said that if the development of a disease is timely to the person's receiving a vaccine, if the person [...]

The $221 million Obama quietly sent to Palestine in his last hours in office went through

$220.3 million released for West Bank programs such as water, education, renewable energy, civil society, municipal governance, and the rule of law. During his final hours in office, on the same day current President Donald Trump would be inaugurated, Barack Obama authorized the State Department to release about $221 million in withheld funds to Palestinians living in [...]

The Bizarre Story Behind the FBI’s Fake Documentary About the Bundy Family

May 16 2017, 12:00 p.m. RYAN BUNDY SEEMED uneasy as he settled into a white leather chair in a private suite at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. As the eldest son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who had become a national figure for his armed standoff with U.S. government agents in April 2014, Ryan had quite a [...]

Portland Burrito Cart Closes After Owners Are Accused Of Cultural Appropriation

Portland Burrito Cart Closes After Owners Are Accused Of Cultural Appropriation Carolina Moreno, HuffPost Two Portland-based women were forced to shut down their burrito food cart over accusations of cultural appropriation and recipe stealing. Liz “LC” Connelly and Kali Wilgus’ Kooks Burritos business was featured in the Willamette Week on May 16. During the interview, Connelly described how the duo [...]

Will Jordan abolish a law that protects rapists?

Women's activists say they are closer than ever to abolishing Article 308, which pardons rapists who marry their victim. Will Jordan abolish a law that protects rapists? Women's activists say they are closer than ever to abolishing Article 308, which pardons rapists who marry their victim.  Lebanon is also making strides to abolish a similar [...]

Saving, Protecting, and Respecting Dogs – in Hanoi 

Mandala said: “We promote the idea that all lives are precious, and that our animals such as cats and dogs are ‘friends, not food.’By providing free veterinary care for our staff members’ pets, we send a message into the surrounding communities that dogs and cats are important and need routine medical care, just like humans.” [...]

UN Accuses Israel of Apartheid, Drawing Fury From Tel Aviv and Washington

A UN report has concluded that Israel has established an “apartheid regime,” drawing quick condemnation from Tel Aviv and Washington on Wednesday. The report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) says, "Israel has established an apartheid regime that systematically institutionalizes racial oppression and domination of the Palestinian people as a whole." [...]

New research identifies a ‘sea of despair’ among white, working-class Americans 

Economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton say the early mortality spike in this midlife group is not easing. By Joel Achenbach and Dan Keating March 23 at 12:01 AM Sickness and early death in the white working class could be rooted in poor job prospects for less-educated young people as they first enter the labor market, a situation that [...]

Video of ‘chubby’ tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think

U.S. Video of 'chubby' tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think Johnny Lieu,Mashable Thu, Feb 23 9:30 PM PST  A video of "chubby" Siberian tigers taking down a drone, complete with a silly soundtrack — like so much viral content — is more than what it seems. While the video's been shared [...]

The Crimes of SEAL Team 6

"Most SEALs did not commit atrocities, the sources said, but the problem was persistent and recurrent, like a stubborn virus. Senior leaders at the command knew about the misconduct and did little to eradicate it. The official SEAL creed reads, in part: “Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond.” But after 9/11, another code emerged that made lying — especially to protect a teammate or the command from accountability — the more honorable course of action."

TERROR ON THE LOOSE – IN BRAZIL’S PRISONS AND BEYOND…

Trail of slaughter in prisons shocks Brazilians as gang war explodes   ‘Brazil is getting out of control’ warns police investigator after a series of horrific massacres by rival drug gangs sweeps the country’s penitentiaries. The men on the prison roof laughed as they raised a hand-painted flag emblazoned with the initials of two of [...]

The Government in Las Vegas Is Now Powered by 100% Renewables

Las Vegas now powers all of its 140 government buildings, streetlights, and facilities using renewable energy sources such as hydroelectric turbines and solar panels. Las Vegas joins a number of other cities and countries emerging as global leaders in sustainability by making the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Finish reading: The Government [...]

WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived

In the current D.C. climate on Russia, all relevant journalistic incentives encourage and reward false news. IN THE PAST six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were [...]

It Was Only a Matter of Time: Scientists Found a Way to Reverse Signs of Aging

IN BRIEF A new experiment looks into the possibility of replicating stem cell-like conditions through intermittent expressions of genes in order to reverse the signs of aging. As a result, human skin cells in a dish looked and behaved young again, and mice with premature aging disease were rejuvenated with a 30% increase in lifespan. [...]

Cockroach Milk — One of the Latest Superfood Contenders

Cockroach milk has quadruple the nutrition value compared to cow's milk, and may be tapped to feed the world in the future. By Dr. Mercola There are superfoods, and there are superfood fads. They come, and sometimes they go. One of the latest? Cockroach milk. Sound delish, doesn't it? It must be a hoax, or gimmick, [...]

Toxic chemicals in drinking water for six million Americans

By Lisa Rapaport “So the negative effects on immune functions appear to be lasting,” Grandjean said. “Sadly, there is very little that an exposed resident can do, once the exposure has led to an increased amount of PFASs in the body.” (Reuters Health) - Drinking water supplies for more than six million Americans contain unsafe [...]

The NSA Leak Is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm

A never-before-published NSA manual makes it clear that malware released by a hacker group this week came from the spy agency. THE NSA LEAK IS REAL, SNOWDEN DOCUMENTS CONFIRM Sam Biddle Aug. 19 2016, 8:00 a.m. ON MONDAY, A HACKING group calling itself the “ShadowBrokers” announced an auction for what it claimed were “cyber weapons” made by the [...]

Tech trends that will impact your home | TechCrunch

Imagine walking through the bathroom door at 7am and the shower starts itself at optimal water heat and pressure. The thermostat adjusts when you enter the room. Want a new bathroom tub? What if you could 3D print it? High-tech homes are about to revolutionize the way we live. While interior design once relied on color schemes [...]

DOE Seeks Severe Punishment for Leopard Poacher | Financial Tribune

DOE Seeks Severe Punishment for Leopard Poacher The Department of Environment is seeking the maximum punishment for a poacher charged with killing a Persian leopard cub in Mazandaran Province. Speaking to ISNA, Ali Teymouri, director of the DOE’s Hunting and Fishing Office, said the hunter will most likely be sentenced to three years in jail [...]