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Obama is meeting with Al Gore in Chicago today. Did somebody say, "climate czar?" Or was it, "carbon tax?" Speaking of a carbon tax, a New Scientist editor penned an open letter to Obama in support of that scheme over cap-and-trade programs. Montana becomes the third state to allow doctor-assisted..


Obama is meeting with Al Gore in Chicago today. Did somebody say, "climate czar?" Or was it, "carbon tax?"Speaking of a carbon tax, a New Scientist editor penned an open letter to Obama in support of that scheme over cap-and-trade programs.Montana becomes the third state to allow doctor-assisted suicide.The Los Angeles Times reports on L.A.'s new green business certification program. Looks good. And it's got funding.Green-Wood Cemetery, the sprawling final resting place of many New York luminaries, has quietly amassed a hefty art collection of works by the more than 200 artists buried there.From the GOOD Community: scarlet gives some love to the non-profit Human Defense Initiative, which is kicking off its first program "Kid Launch" this month.(Image: "I Got You Something," a collage of Facebook gifts, by Arend deGruyter-Helfer)
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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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According to the FBI, the number of sexual assaults reported during commercial flights have increased "at an alarming rate." There was a 66% increase in sexual assault on airplanes between 2014 and 2017. During that period, the number of opened FBI investigations into sexual assault on airplanes jumped from 38 to 63. And flight attendants have it worse. A survey conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA found that 70% of flight attendants had been sexually harassed while on the job, while only 7% reported it.

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