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Activism Worked! An Anti-Whistleblower Bill, Defeated

It’s not often that I get to post a happy update, so this is pretty special. If you’ve been following my blog lately, you know that the Arkansas House proposed a bill to block audio recording in the workplace. That’s not just bad news for employees needing evidence of discrimination, harassment or safety hazards – It would spell […]

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The Censorship Law Walmart REALLY Hopes WIll Pass

Like an ag-gag bill on steroids, this sweeping new censorship bill is music to the ears of the execs at Walmart, Tyson Foods and other corporations cited for abuse to workers, animals or both. Quietly passing the first two readings in the state House, Arkansas HB 1774 is now in committee and open to public comment […]

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The Calculator is Here! See How Many Animals You Save When You Don’t Eat Meat

Whether you observe the occasional Meatless Monday or haven’t let flesh pass your lips for decades, it’s hard not to wonder exactly how many lives you’ve spared by opting for plant-based meals. And now, thanks to the Vegetarian Calculator, you can get an answer. Yes, it’s a rough estimate (it takes a lot of chickens to reach […]

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Tell BP: Clean Up Your Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast!

                    You made the mess, BP, now please clean it up. The Deepwater Horizon spill was the largest offshore oil spill in United States history, killing and maiming hundreds of animals and ravaging the environment. Without BP’s gross negligence, this disaster would have never happened – […]

Environment

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The Doritos Ad You WON’T See During the Super Bowl

Here’s one commercial the bigwigs at Doritos would like to stay hidden. Why? Because it shows the true roots of this tangy snack chip – or rather, the lack of roots, as the once-lush rainforest has been flattened to barren wasteland in the rush to harvest palm oil used in the product. The faux ad […]

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Science

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Research Says: The Paleo Diet is a Big, Fat Lie

The fitness “gurus” may sound convincing, but the notion th at getting back to our caveman roots at the dinner table is healthy — or even possible –just doesn’t hold up when you look at the facts. To the contrary, the latest research shows that our paleolithic ancestors’ diet probably looked very little like what […]

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Politics

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Do You Know When God was REALLY Added to the Pledge of Allegiance?

Need further proof that the “restore America” crowd has their heads in an alternate universe? When zealots talk about returning to our Christian values, they often know not of what they speak. Cases in point – None of these presidents were in power – nor even alive anymore – when the word “god” was in the pledge. […]

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Videos

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Christians Against Dinosaurs: Is This For Real?

Fossil records be damned, Christians Against Dinosaurs will not rest until the dinosaur “hoax” has been exposed and debunked. Armed with ill-conceived evidence that the scientific community is tricking our children, they’ve put together what may be the least compelling arguments against the existence of dinosaurs that I’ve ever seen. The idiocy begs the question: […]

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Animal Rights

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Watch: Loggers Fell a Tree While Mother and Baby Koala Cling for Their Lives

Koalas are dying off in Australia, and logging companies like this are making matters worse. In the video below, a mother and baby koala cling to a blue gum tree as loggers tear it down mercilessly. The mother survived, but nobody knows what happened to the baby. When the woman behind the camera tried to check […]