Monthly Archives: November 2013

Salvation Army Takes Down ‘Ex-Gay’ Links, Offers Apology


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | November 29, 2013 The Salvation Army has taken down links from its website to two “ex-gay” ministries. The links, posted under resources for dealing with “sexual addictions,” ferried users to the websites of Harvest … Continue reading

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Science of homosexuality explored in new doc


 | November 29, 2013 If natural selection favours individuals who leave behind lots of descendants, why do homosexuals exist? Filmmaker Bryce Sage, who describes himself as “openly gay and proudly flamboyant,” set out to answer that question in his new … Continue reading

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Military Commissions Stuck on Torture


Adam Hudson | Truthout | November 29, 2013 At the end of October, in the latest installment of the Guantanamo military commissions, pretrial hearings for the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people resumed. These … Continue reading

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8 Miraculous Medical Marijuana Survival Stories


Jodie Gummow | AlterNet | November 29, 2013 If there weren’t already enough good reasons to legalize pot, the discovery that marijuana may have the medical potential to cure people from debilitating illnesses, as the following inspirational stories suggest, may prove to … Continue reading

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Obama Approves Major Border-Crossing Fracked Gas Pipeline Used to Dilute Tar Sands


Steve Horn | DeSmog Blog | Reader Supported News | November 29, 2013 lthough TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has received the lion’s share of media attention, another key border-crossing pipeline benefitting tar sands producers was approved on November 19 … Continue reading

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The Right’s Misconstrued Constitution


Robert Parry | Consortium News | Reader Supported News | November 29, 2013 he five right-wingers on the U.S. Supreme Court may soon recognize the “religious freedom” of corporations so that these artificial constructs can then dictate to female human citizens … Continue reading

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World Fights Back Against the Biggest Brother in History


Sonali Kolhatkar | Truthdig | November 28, 2013 The United States’ vast and indiscriminate worldwide surveillance of ordinary people and heads of state has no historical precedent. Now countries around the world are fighting back using the United Nations as a … Continue reading

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The Framers Never Envisioned a 60 Vote Supermajority


Sen. Tom Harkin | Reader Supported News | November 29, 2013 n the wake of Senate action last week to restore the Senate practice that nominees receive an up or down vote, there has been a great deal of hyperventilating about … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act v. Supreme Court, Round 2


Scott Lemieux | The American Prospect | Reader Supported News | November 29, 2013 Diving into the two contraception-mandate cases the high court will hear this term: Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. esterday, the … Continue reading

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Secretive Corporate Deal Could Establish Special Closed Door Courts for Big Business


Thomas Mc Donagh| Democracy Center | Reader Supported News | November 29, 2013 A recent leak uncovered what may be the most dangerous aspect of the Trans Pacific Partnership. ast week the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement leapt from … Continue reading

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