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Don't fall for these two new Facebook scams

Don't fall for these two new Facebook scams | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
It's a bad time to be a freeloader or graphic violence voyeur on Facebook. Two new scams promising, respectively, a free iPhone 6 and a video of a woman being killed by her husband are making the social media rounds and leaving anyone who clicks with a fresh batch of malware on their computer, or worse. Here's what you need to look out for: 1.
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NFL Player Head-Butted Wife, Broke Her Nose, Over Sex

NFL Player Head-Butted Wife, Broke Her Nose, Over Sex | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from…
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Corporate Personhood Is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos

Corporate Personhood Is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Unrestrained corporate power is the Ebola virus of our ecological crisis. It wants to kill net neutrality, squash renewable energy, deny climate change...
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The racial parenting divide: What Adrian Peterson reveals about black vs. white child-rearing

The racial parenting divide: What Adrian Peterson reveals about black vs. white child-rearing | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Black parenting is often too authoritative. White parenting is often too permissive. Both need to change
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This is probably the best article I've read - not about Adrian Peterson - but about corporal punishment and the racial divide in modes of discipline between blacks and whites. Insightful and educational.

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Rob Ford, controversial Toronto mayor, has cancer, doctor says

Rob Ford, controversial Toronto mayor, has cancer, doctor says | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Toronto mayor has been hospitalized for a week after dramatically ending campaign he had doggedly pursued despite stint in rehab
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Companies Warn Investors Climate Change Threatens Their Bottom Line

Companies Warn Investors Climate Change Threatens Their Bottom Line | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The latest SEC filings of seven big food companies reflects their concerns about the impact of climate change on their businesses
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Zygi Wilf: 'We made a mistake and we need to get it right'

Zygi Wilf: 'We made a mistake and we need to get it right' | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Pressure on the Vikings to bench Adrian Peterson mounted Tuesday, and early Wednesday morning the team gave in
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About the only thing Zygi Wilf can get right is counting his money.

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Mother of boy in Adrian Peterson case outraged over media's use of photos, law firm says

Mother of boy in Adrian Peterson case outraged over media's use of photos, law firm says | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
This statement was released Tuesday afternoon from the law firm of Melchert, Hubert, Sjodin, P
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Obviously, the media smear campaign of using photos has proven to be effective, despite the fact that the photos of Peterson's son were private and part of a criminal investigation. As the statement explicitly points out: "My client is hurt and outraged that the press would publish throughout the world pictures of their minor son and publish statements allegedly made as part of the private and confidential criminal investigative file. My client asks the press and the public to respect the privacy rights of herself and their son by immediately removing any and all pictures and statements that are part of the private and confidential criminal investigative file and that should not be in the possession of the press and the public."

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Vikings reverse decision, suspend Peterson

Vikings reverse decision, suspend Peterson | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Vikings have reversed course on Adrian Peterson, putting his on the NFL exempt list until his child-abuse case is resolved, meaning he will be suspended from activities with the team effective immediately, the team said in a news release ear
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Youth at center of smudging controversy fighting for his life - APTN National News

Youth at center of smudging controversy fighting for his life - APTN National News | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
APTN National News A young man who fought for the right to smudge before going to high school each morning is now fighting for his life in a Toronto hospital, his family says. Stephen Bunn is suffering from a mysterious illness that is causing his liver to fail, according to Bunn’s mother Sandy Louise. “He [...]
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Evacuation order over after pipeline rupture in Berrien County

Evacuation order over after pipeline rupture in Berrien County | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
After a long day of waiting, just moments ago people started allowing 500 people from rural Berrien County, evacuated after a gas pipeline ruptured, back into their homes.
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How First Nations in Canada Are Winning the Fight Against Big Oil

How First Nations in Canada Are Winning the Fight Against Big Oil | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
If it wasn’t for the cannons, the pond might be a tranquil sight: its rippling surface reflects the blue of the sky, diffusing the harsh midday light.
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Mayor Rob Ford’s rehab clinic also does cancer detection | Toronto Star

Mayor Rob Ford’s rehab clinic also does cancer detection | Toronto Star | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Subsidiary of GreeneStone Healthcare in Bala checks for polyps but it isn’t known if mayor used the service.
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I don't wish cancer on anyone - not my worst hater or worst enemy. I was fortunate that my colon cancer was Stage I and was surgically removed. Nevertheless I remain a high risk patient and I'll require C-Scan monitoring and colonoscopies for the next 5 years. I also know that cancer is a game changer - and change can be positive or it can be negative. For many people, it's a positive game changer. Life is appreciated in the smallest things like the kiss of sunlight on the skin, a fresh breeze from a lake, a starry night with moonlight. But then there are those for whom life becomes regretful, bitter, and unchanging. I don't know if Rob Ford's cancer journey will be a path of grief filled with alcohol and drugs. He has the opportunity to step forward and be a model. Unfortunately, this article indicates otherwise. As Shakespeare said: "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." Ford is obviously not a wise man.

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Spanking isn't child abuse; it's common sense

Spanking isn't child abuse; it's common sense | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Ruben Navarrette says spanking is an acceptable form of disciplining a child, as long as you follow the rules.
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle: Order of the Sons of Italy decry an attack on Italian cultural heritage

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Peterson's mom: 'Not about abuse, but love'

The mother of Adrian Peterson came to his defense Wednesday in her first public comments since the running back's indictment for child abuse, saying he has six kids and "wants to be a good father to them all."
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MacArthur 'genius grant' goes to William Mitchell professor

MacArthur 'genius grant' goes to William Mitchell professor | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
A William Mitchell College of Law professor in St. Paul has won a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" worth $625,000.
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Natives Hating Other Natives: The Self-Hatred in Internalized Oppression & the Effects on Modern Indigenous Peoples

Natives Hating Other Natives: The Self-Hatred in Internalized Oppression & the Effects on Modern Indigenous Peoples | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
"Kill the Indian to Save the Man," is a phrase that was coined by one Richard Henry Pratt, who founded the first Native American boarding school, Carlisle Indian Industrial School.  He was a Captai...
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Mount Polley tailings spill effects could last for decades

No matter how hard Imperial Metals works to clean up the Mount Polley disaster, B.C. salmon will be exposed to pollutants
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AP Ban Shows Vikings, NFL Care About 1 Thing: Cash

AP Ban Shows Vikings, NFL Care About 1 Thing: Cash | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The announcement from the Vikings came at about 2 a.m. Gutless Standard Time. That means it took the team about 14 hours to cave from public pressure. "Cave" is the wrong word...
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Statement From Vikings Ownership Regarding Adrian Peterson

Statement From Vikings Ownership Regarding Adrian Peterson | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Peterson will be placed on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list, which will require that he remain away from all team activities while allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved.
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Tex Hall out for Three Affiliated Tribes chairman race

NEW TOWN -- The Three Affiliated Tribes will have a new leader.

Chairman Tex Hall came in fourth in a primary election held Tuesday, grabbing approximately 14.6 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results posted on the New Town News Facebook page.

Tribal attorney Marcus Fox, who was one...
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Harper, Atleo signed secret agreement on FN education bill: document - APTN National News

Harper, Atleo signed secret agreement on FN education bill: document - APTN National News | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and former Assembly of First Nations national chief Shawn Atleo came to a secret agreement outlining the broad framework and name of the now shelved First Nation education bill months before it was tabled in Parliament, according to a document filed in Federal Court.
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Canada takes aboriginal kids away

The Alberta government takes children away from their aboriginal parents at a comparatively high rate.
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Governor: Vikings should suspend Peterson

Minnesota's governor says the Vikings should suspend Adrian Peterson until his legal case is decided.
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Yadda, yadda, yadda. Screw Dayton. Imbecile should be protecting our environment from pipelines and mining rather than sounding off on the AD issue..

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