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beingliberal:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.K. Rowling … Thank you for Harry Potter and changing childhood for an entire generation… AND for gaining our respect for your charity and reason IRL….

The celebrated scribe, who was once an unemployed single mom living on welfare, has been particularly involved with helping families facing similar struggles.

Rowling’s called One Parent Families, a nonprofit that empowers single-parent households, one of her favorite causes, according to Looktothestars.org. The organization provides child-care services and helps parents discover new job and education opportunities. The writer also founded her own charity, Lumos, which helps institutionalized and disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe.

“You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently,” Rowling said, according to Mother Nature Network.

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slephoto:

This fella was hanging out on the shopping center walkway near one of my accounts, I’m guessing the stores feed him, he’s super tame. I gave him some of the kibble I carry for other semi-tame strays in the area. #cat #catstagram #catsofinstagram #tuxedocat #straycat

You gotta love a person who carries kibble with them for just such an occasion!

slephoto:

This fella was hanging out on the shopping center walkway near one of my accounts, I’m guessing the stores feed him, he’s super tame. I gave him some of the kibble I carry for other semi-tame strays in the area. #cat #catstagram #catsofinstagram #tuxedocat #straycat

You gotta love a person who carries kibble with them for just such an occasion!

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Officials: Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire

breakingnews:

JUST IN: U.S. and U.N. officials say Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire.

The ceasefire will begin at 8 a.m. local time on Friday.

Follow updates on Breaking News.

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Here is a compilation of polling data from various reputable American polling organizations, describing the policy preferences of the Americans people over the last year.


Economic Issues:

↳ Americans who think that U.S. wealth should be more evenly distributed: 59%

↳ Support heavy taxes on the rich to redistribute wealth: 52%

↳ Oppose cuts to Social Security or Medicare: 69%

↳ Oppose cuts on programs assisting the poor in order to address the deficit: 59%

↳ Support increasing taxes on the wealthy: 60 - 80%

↳ Support increasing the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour: 71%

↳ Support labor unions: 54%

↳ Spend too much on defense: 37%

↳ Extending unemployment benefits by at least three months: 58%



Cultural Issues:

↳ Support marriage equality: 59%

↳ Support keeping abortion legal: 54%

↳ Disagree with SCOTUS striking down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act: 51%

↳ Support the Paycheck Fairness Act: 62%

↳ Support legalizing marijuana: 58%

↳ Support a pathway to citizenship: 68%

↳ Support universal background checks for all gun purchases: 81%

↳ Support universal background checks and disqualifying offenses for gun purchase: 55.5% of Gun Sellers



Environmental Issues:

↳ Believe in climate change: 73%

↳ Support stronger EPA air regulations: 72%” Why we are not a center-right nation: From minimum wage to the environment to abortion, America is far more liberal than the media or the right admit. (via odinsblog)

(via odinsblog)

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ecowatchorg:

Climate Denial Machine Fueled By Big Oil and Koch Brothers Impacts Congressional Races
Last night, MSNBC’s The Ed Show discussed how conservative climate change deniers fuel a misinformation campaign and refuse to address the terrible environmental disasters impacting the country.
SEE MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/29/climate-denial-koch-brothers/

ecowatchorg:

Climate Denial Machine Fueled By Big Oil and Koch Brothers Impacts Congressional Races

Last night, MSNBC’s The Ed Show discussed how conservative climate change deniers fuel a misinformation campaign and refuse to address the terrible environmental disasters impacting the country.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/29/climate-denial-koch-brothers/

(via greenthepress)

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