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Africa's poaching problem

Africa's poaching problem | Upsetment | Scoop.it
View the Africa's poaching problem photo gallery on Yahoo News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.
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The world must act to stop the destruction of some of the planet's greatest animals.

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12-year-old ‘suffragette’ fires back at NC gov. for voter suppression: ‘I am not a prop!’ | The Raw Story

12-year-old ‘suffragette’ fires back at NC gov. for voter suppression: ‘I am not a prop!’ | The Raw Story | Upsetment | Scoop.it
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Am I the only one aghast that this politician basically said, "They're hungry; so let them eat cake"?

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Israel approves new settlement homes

Israel approves new settlement homes | Upsetment | Scoop.it

From BBC News

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It seems that Israel is unable to recognize the existence of Palestinians let alone their rights to a home.

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Senior officer, NCIS agent are among those arrested in Navy bribery scandal

Senior officer, NCIS agent are among those arrested in Navy bribery scandal | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Senior officer, NCIS agent are among those arrested in fraud case involving overseas defense contractor.
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At least they have caught this bunch. We are beginning to see that outsourcing is not always such a great method of providing government services.

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House Republicans Say They Are Punishing Obama By Refusing To Vote on Immigration Reform

House Republicans Say They Are Punishing Obama By Refusing To Vote on Immigration Reform | Upsetment | Scoop.it
House Republicans are refusing to vote on immigration reform this year as a punishment for the way President Obama treated them during the government shutdown.
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Can they possibly be that stupid? Will they further alienate the growing Hispanic (and other first and second generation) Americans? Of course they will, because the Grand Old Party has become the party of infantile sulk.

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The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share

The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share | Upsetment | Scoop.it
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It is the end of the world. At least that is the challenge to 9 writers. Enjoy their 200 words responses.

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Son of slain Wisconsin Sikh temple leader to run against Paul Ryan | Al Jazeera America

Son of slain Wisconsin Sikh temple leader to run against Paul Ryan | Al Jazeera America | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Amardeep Kaleka, whose father was killed in a 2012 mass shooting, will take on the powerful Republican Congressman
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This strikes me as the makings of a great political story. The old America versus the becoming America.

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From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal

From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Interviews and an examination of confidential documents point to a series of missteps — financial, technical and managerial — that led to the troubles with the new online insurance marketplace.
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This is incredibly disappointing. We can only hope that they will find somebody capable of rodeoing this pack of cats.

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Republican congressman goes ballistic on Ted Cruz

Republican congressman goes ballistic on Ted Cruz | Upsetment | Scoop.it
"We have to cut this guy off now"
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Pete King of New York used to be my congressman when I lived on Long Island. I never voted for him, way to conservative for me, but I always respected his honesty. Here's an example why.

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6 absurd right-wing lies about food stamps

6 absurd right-wing lies about food stamps | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Perhaps the biggest myth? The finanancial assistance program is "growing exponentially" because of waste and fraud
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There is a "let them eat cake" mentality among those  who oppose food assistance. Often those same people are the ones who want the most for themselves from government. Does it encourage dependency and fraud to get some help buying cereal and milk? How about if your a legislator getting hundreds of thousands of dollars for your "family farm"?

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Smartphone users oblivious to alleged gunman in fatal train shooting | Al Jazeera America

Smartphone users oblivious to alleged gunman in fatal train shooting | Al Jazeera America | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Surveillance footage showed a train full of passengers too absorbed in phones to notice man brandishing weapon
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This story leaves me wondering about a world in which all interaction is through technology. Sex? Do we have an app for that?

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Arizona officials say rule may keep thousands from voting

Arizona officials say rule may keep thousands from voting | Upsetment | Scoop.it
An Arizona plan to tighten voter registration would create a two-tiered voting system in time for next year's elections but affect only several thousand people, some of whom could be denied participation in state and local elections, state...
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Would this not be ex post factos? I would consider this depriving people of something of value without due process. I have no problem with making this a law for new voters; indeed I would support requiring proper identification for all when they register, but why go back to try and purge this small group? This is just nastiness, but then we kind of expect that from people like Horne.

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9 People Who Were Found Dead...Years After Their Deaths

9 People Who Were Found Dead...Years After Their Deaths | Upsetment | Scoop.it
'We come alone and alone we die.' This statement has never been more true than for these people.
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Aloneness, it is central to our notion of courage and even more so to our notion of terror.

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Another Obamacare horror story debunked - latimes.com

Another Obamacare horror story debunked - latimes.com | Upsetment | Scoop.it
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Sure there are problems with the Affordable Care Act, but not all of the complaints are true. Let's hope the process gets better and stop screaming about how awful it is, when it actually seems to be getting many good results for people. Here's an example.

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▶ Dark Warnin' by Kenneth-Weene

A prose poem for Halloween

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A free audio sample Weene writing.

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The Last of the Sheiks?

The Last of the Sheiks? | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The Gulf states have not survived the Arab Spring because they are different. They have simply bought time with petrodollars. And that time is running out.
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Has the U.S. and its allies started planning for the inevitable change in the sheikdoms of the Middle East, or are we headed for another episode of an "intelligence" community that is so busy in its own circle-jerk to actually understand the world?

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Daily Kos: Lessons from Rand Paul: 'Misinformation can be very important'

Daily Kos: Lessons from Rand Paul: 'Misinformation can be very important' | Upsetment | Scoop.it

And there are people who will trust this man?

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I seldom reference the Nazis when talking American politics, but isn't that the big lie?

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Kenneth Weene, Is this another chicken joke?

Kenneth Weene, Is this another chicken joke? | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Ahhhhh, Literati! The chickens have come home to roost!  Here Kenneth Weene (pictured here in his younger days) struts his liquored finger goods–his entry into  The First Annual Peggy Dobbs W...
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I hope you'll wander over to A Word With You Press and check out my story, maybe even leave a comment. It's finger-licking good.

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McCain: 'Republicans Have To Understand We Have Lost This Battle'

McCain: 'Republicans Have To Understand We Have Lost This Battle' | Upsetment | Scoop.it
With the government shutdown in its third week and the United States dangerously close to the debt limit, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) urged members of his party on Tuesday to stop digging.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

I wish I could take some schadenfreude from this story, but I am too worried for our economy. I wonder how many people will now stop saying, "Oh, it's both parties' fault." I wonder how many people will now realize that the Republicans are not better at handling that economy.

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LA Superheroes-the Film & Music of Desert Poets Moving Co

LA Superheroes-the Film & Music of Desert Poets Moving Co | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Who is Desert Poets Moving Company? Their name says it all. Two artists, Megan McDonald and Frankie Commans, from the Arizona desert whose greatest desire is to move their listeners.
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Be sure to join us for a great show.

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Ted Cruz has no idea how birth control works

Ted Cruz has no idea how birth control works | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Cruz should probably review his facts on contraception since he hates it so much VIDEO
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How can it be wrong if Ted Cruz says it? Besides being a chronic liar, he doesn't know what he's talking about. Is this the face of the GOP? If it is, then I suggest that the Republican Party is mooning us all.

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21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old.
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Why did I choose the photo of Birch Bayh? Because he's the closest to a founding father; he actually authored two amendments to the Constitution.

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Report blasts US press freedom | Al Jazeera America

Report blasts US press freedom   | Al Jazeera America | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Unprecedented report says Obama administration's tactics have brought 'chilling effect' on journalism
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This is a serious issue for Americans. Totally unacceptable to have this kind of suppression of the press. Tyranny in the name of fighting terrorism is just another form of terrorism.

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Obamacare saved my family from financial ruin

Obamacare saved my family from financial ruin | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The GOP opposes a policy that my son desperately needs.
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There are two views that seem to underpin the debate over healthcare:
1) Society is not about you take your lumps while I get mine; it is about we share the pain and the glory. If one of us is lucky or more successful and get extra, that is a good thing; but we are all in it together.

2) The most successful among us deserve everything we can get. It is all about success of the fitest. If god handicaps one of us, well we can't figure out god's plan; so what the heck, we'll give a little charity to the suckers we meet but that's because we're the good guys.

 

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Too much sex kills male marsupials

Too much sex kills male marsupials | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Some species of marsupials are dying from sex after engaging in strenuous mating activities.
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What a way to go. Of course we all remember Nelson Rockefeller on the floor of his library, his mistress pinned beneath. Little did we know that we could have the same by just being born an antechinus. Maybe those little guys are reincarnated as politicians or celebrities  -- or could be the other way around.

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