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Neighborhood Watch: Wednesday, Dec. 10

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights-a document as important as it sounds. Peter Gabriel's non-profit Witness asks, "What image opened your eyes to human rights abuses?"Tony Soprano was a serious criminal who spoke his mind. The same might be true of the recently arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Can you tell who said what?Comic books and Simpsons rip-offs depicting sex are being deemed child pornography-and landing people in hot water.In response to budget cuts, a San Diego calculus teacher is selling ad space on his class's exam sheets to pay for the paper.There's been a lot of talk recently about JFK's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, taking over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. The backlash has begun!2008 will last one second longer than expected.From the GOOD Community: KateAndrews extols the virtues of ZUMOS textiles that are made in Guatemala; sales of the fabrics encourage income equality in the Central American country.(Image: "Clockwork Atomic x315" by Scott Wilson. Courtesy of the artist. See more of the Clockwork Atomic series here. Found via C-Monster.)
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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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