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Activists 'Shut Down' Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento. Environmental and human rights activists, holding plastic “torches” and “pitchforks,” formed human barricades at both entrances to the Nestlé Waters bottling plant in Sacramento at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, effectively shutting down the company's operations for the day.

Activists 'Shut Down' Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento

Tom, Katie and Suri: A Scientology Story. Dakota Bond is on the lam after he allegedly beat his girlfriend until she was unrecognizable.

Tom, Katie and Suri: A Scientology Story

Now that his face and her story have gone viral, will he be caught? The Yelp reviews for Brooklyn’s Morning Star Tattoo are almost perfect. Customers’ raves about an artist nicknamed “Painless Wayne” basically say it all. Pictures of their ink masterpieces adorn the page: a lotus flower on a hip, magpies on a chest, a bear head on a forearm. But one of the most recent photos, titled “Wayne’s latest work,” shows a photo of a badly beaten girl with two black eyes. Arab League Agrees to Create Joint Military Force. When 'Religious Liberty' Was Used To Justify Racism Instead Of Homophobia. By Ian Millhiser "When ‘Religious Liberty’ Was Used To Justify Racism Instead Of Homophobia" “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents.

When 'Religious Liberty' Was Used To Justify Racism Instead Of Homophobia

One Restaurant Already Celebrated 'Religious Liberty' By Turning Away Gays. By Kay Steiger Posted on Share this: "One Restaurant Already Celebrated ‘Religious Liberty’ By Turning Away Gays" Share: CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast An Indiana business owner went on a local radio station and said that he had discriminated against gay or lesbian couples even before Gov.

One Restaurant Already Celebrated 'Religious Liberty' By Turning Away Gays

“Woody Allen is a genius. Woody Allen is a predator”: Why Mariel Hemingway’s new revelation matters. This is my own garbage confession: Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” used to be one of my favorite movies.

“Woody Allen is a genius. Woody Allen is a predator”: Why Mariel Hemingway’s new revelation matters

If I am confessing fully, I have to admit that on some level, I will always feel drawn to it, maybe in the way that disillusioned former church-goers might feel a yearning from somewhere deep inside of them when they pass a door they know on so many levels they can never cross again. Knowing the truth about what you believe and longing for the time before you knew it are not mutually exclusive states of being.

Other stories recommended for you. Home Design, Garden & Architecture Blog Magazine. All of us want to be able to have fresh fruit and vegetable at our disposal when working in the kitchen, preparing a delicious meal.

Home Design, Garden & Architecture Blog Magazine

The truth is you can have your veggies and eat them too! There are a number of plants which you can throw away after eating, not knowing they can be re-grown in the most easy of methods. Here is the list of those vegetables and how you can make some more in the comfort of your home. • Fennel, Scallions, Onions and Leeks can be re-grown if using the white root end. Put it into a glass jar and pour a bit of water over it. . • Cabbage, Celery, Romaine Lettuce and Bok Choi are very similar to the previous category. Sign the pledge: Don't buy these Koch products. Sign the pledge: Don't buy Koch products Koch industries and its subsidiaries are expansive—their holdings include everything from gas stations to pipelines, paper products for everyday use, greeting cards, chemicals used to make materials, and the fabric that makes your clothing.

Sign the pledge: Don't buy these Koch products

With an interest in almost everything and status as the number two privately held company in the country–behind Cargill—Koch industries is a behemoth that is hard to avoid. Indianapolis mayor calls state's 'Religious freedom' bill a 'wrong signal' (Reuters) — The Republican mayor of Indianapolis and a mainstream Christian group based in the city decried on Wednesday a bill Indiana’s Republican governor plans to sign into law on Thursday (March 26) that could allow companies to deny services to gays on religious grounds.

Indianapolis mayor calls state's 'Religious freedom' bill a 'wrong signal'

The bill was passed overwhelmingly in both houses of Indiana’s Republican-controlled legislature and sent this week to the desk of Governor Mike Pence, who has said he will sign it. Supporters of the bill say it will keep the government from forcing business owners to act in ways contrary to strongly held religious beliefs, while opponents say it is discriminatory.

Legal experts say the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act sets a standard that will allow people of all faiths to bring religious freedom claims. Gen Con threatens to move convention if Gov. Mike Pence signs religious freedom bill. The organizers of Gen Con, the city's largest convention in attendance and economic impact, are threatening to move the event elsewhere if Gov.

Gen Con threatens to move convention if Gov. Mike Pence signs religious freedom bill

Mike Pence signs controversial religious freedom legislation that could allow business owners to refuse services to same-sex couples. "Legislation that could allow for refusal of service or discrimination against our attendees will have a direct negative impact on the state's economy, and will factor into our decision-making on hosting the convention in the state of Indiana in future years," said Adrian Swartout, owner and CEO of Gen Con LLC, in a letter sent to Pence just hours after lawmakers sent the measure to his desk. Gen Con's website describes the convention as "the original, longest-running, best-attended gaming convention in the world! " The conference attracted 56,000 people last year to the Indiana Convention Center and has an annual economic impact of more than $50 million, Swartout said in the letter. 1 of 15 Autoplay.

Why Scientology’s Cone of Silence Shattered. California Attorney General Goes To Court To Void 'Shoot The Gays' Ballot Initiative. Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris is going to court to try to void a ballot initiative that demands the shooting death of all gay people.

California Attorney General Goes To Court To Void 'Shoot The Gays' Ballot Initiative

Change the conversation, change the world Share this Earlier this month Christian activist and attorney Matt McLaughlin filed a proposal for a ballot initiative that would create a California law mandating the murder all gay people. The Sodomite Suppression Act calls homosexual sex "buggery," and "sodomy," and labels it "a monstrous evil that Almighty God, giver of freedom and liberty, commands us to suppress on pain of our utter destruction even as he overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha [sic].

" The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous. 5 signs America is devolving into a plutocracy. Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that, and let me put what I do understand about it in a nutshell: based on developments in our post-9/11 world, we could be watching the birth of a new American political system and way of governing for which, as yet, we have no name. And here’s what I find strange: the evidence of this, however inchoate, is all around us and yet it’s as if we can’t bear to take it in or make sense of it or even say that it might be so.

Whatever this may add up to, it seems to be based, at least in part, on the increasing concentration of wealth and power in a new plutocratic class and in that ever-expanding national security state. Certainly, something out of the ordinary is underway, and yet its birth pangs, while widely reported, are generally categorized as aspects of an exceedingly familiar American system somewhat in disarray.

Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are… Conservative. Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country refo... For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy. Only far eastern countries such as Singapore and China outperform the Nordic nation in the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings.

17 Million Years Old Whale Fossil Offers Detail of Human Origin. Analysis of 17 million year old whale skull offered significant details regarding the human evolution. Thus far, it is the only ancient whale discovered from the continent of Africa. Roy Moore’s son blames his latest drug arrest on liberal plot to ‘destroy’ his family. Caleb Moore, the son of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says that his arrest on Sunday for possession of marijuana and prescription tranquilizers is part of a liberal plot to bring down his father and “destroy” his family. According to, the 24-year-old took to Facebook on Monday afternoon to decry the “crooked cops” who arrested him and to declare his innocence. “This is nothing more than a prime example of how media and crooked police officers and critics of my dad try to not only destroy his career for what he stands for but will go as far as trying to destroy his family.

I am not a drug user as the drug test taken today will show. As for the malicious possession charges, justice will be served,” he wrote.’s Kelsey Stein said that, according to court documents, police responded to a report of a break-in at a residence in Troy, Alabama. Paul Krugman exposes how Netanyahu used Iran to conceal Israel’s economic disaster.

The real reason behind Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent anti-Iran speech to Congress had nothing to do with foreign policy, Paul Krugman opines in Monday’s column. Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. A Tale of Three States: California, Kansas, and Florida. Watch Sen. Ted Cruz bomb on stage, because it's funny. First WI casualty of Right to Work, Major company moving to Minnesota. Chuck Todd comes clean on Obamacare and kinda exposes failed Republican governance. Chuck Todd and Meet the Press finally came clean on Obamacare albeit less stinging to Republican failures as it should have been. He started the piece noting that the Supreme Court case, King v. Latest local breaking news by The State Newspaper in Columbia, SC. Cirque at Crocker Art Museum - Sactown Magazine. MWC 2015 Showcased Array of Smartphones for Diverse Markets, Budgets.

The NRA's latest bad idea: taunting Gabrielle Giffords. Former Rep. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Promises ‘Transparent’ Coverage If Wife Runs For Congress. Now that most of the major figures are dead, the truth is emerging about the systematic sexual abuse of children by members of the British government. LONDON — A newspaper editor was handed startling evidence that Britain’s top law enforcement official knew there was a VIP pedophile network in Westminster, at the heart of the British government. How To Parent Like a German. Inside the Psychedelic Mind of Björk: A Retrospective at MoMA. Female Company President: "I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with" Washington civil rights leader opens package to find racist Facebook threats come to life. Officials: Mom Knew Her Son Mohammed Emwazi Was 'Jihadi John'

Twitter reviewing alleged ISIS threat to co-founder Jack Dorsey. Missouri Auditor Dies in 'Apparent Suicide,' Police Say.