Category Archives: Society

Democracy Rationing

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Black Friday Gun Sales at Record High

The FBI told CNN that this past Black Friday saw a record number of gun permit background checks. Their staff almost couldn’t keep up in processing all the background checks. It was the second highest day for gun purchases in … Continue reading

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DuPont Says Plant Leaked 23,000 Pounds of Toxic Gas

DuPont Says Plant Leaked 23,000 Pounds of Toxic Gas by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune Nov. 29, 2014 About 23,000 pounds of a flammable, foul-smelling toxic gas leaked from the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte where four workers died … Continue reading

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More U.S. Cities are Making it Harder to Feed the Homeless

An increasing number of American cities are making it harder to feed the homeless. Is it because human generosity is less profitable for cities nowadays? “The new rules, ostensibly to protect those getting the food from any illnesses from poorly … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities Aids Refugee / Immigrant Women and Children in Texas

Congressional Delegation Women and Children Refugee Press Release. “Increasing numbers of unaccompanied immigrant women and children from Central America have flooded across the Texas-Mexico border in recent weeks.  These refugees are fleeing violence and poverty in the homeland and seek … Continue reading

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Men and Depression

Middle-aged white men have become more susceptible to depression and suicide than ever before. I couldn’t imagine being male and depressed. As a female, I can vouch for the fact that it’s a lot more socially acceptable for women to … Continue reading

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Why do American mothers only have an average of 36 minutes a day to themselves?

This article seeks to explain why American working moms are in a constant state of being overwhelmed and why we have a feeling of guilt. American mothers spend most if not all of their leisure time with their children. In … Continue reading

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60 Ukrainian children kidnapped in Luhansk

A group working on behalf of the Russian Federation allegedly kidnapped 60 orphaned children with chronic medical issues from a boarding school in Ukraine. They were thought to be heading to Russia. http://euromaidanpress.com/2014/07/26/mfa-militants-kidnap-60-orphan-children-in-luhansk/

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Exploring the true meanings of public information and private information

This was a thought-provoking article from a Medium writer on the true meaning of public information. What does it all mean anymore? “A stranger could park a drone with a webcam outside your window and live-stream video footage from inside … Continue reading

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Marijuana helps grow the homeless population in Denver

As people flock to Colorado to enjoy legalized marijuana, there’s been a surge in the homeless population in and around Denver.

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