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13 things about rabble.ca that might just blow your mind

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Russia cancels Cuba’s debt as Vladimir Putin begins state visit to Latin America

MOSCOW, Russia, July 12, 2014–While corporate media’s news of Russia is focused on its man of the hour in Kyiv, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, and speculates on his next move in the shooting war he is waging against citizens in the east of the country, the news here in Moscow is considerably broader in scope and quite dramatic. On July 9, the Council of the Russian Federation (Russia’s upper legislature) voted to annul ninety per cent of the $35.2 billion in debt which Cuba was said to owe to Russia dating from the era of the Soviet Union.

Link Found Between Vasectomies and Deadly Prostate Cancer

    The vas deferens, illustrated above, is cut or sealed during a vasectomy to prevent the flow of sperm. Shutterstock Harvard scientists found that the sterilizing procedure increases the risk of “developing the most aggressive form of prostate cancer” by about 20 percent. The new information, though important when considering the surgery, doesn’t necessarily mean vasectomies should be ruled out as a form of contraception, according to cancer specialist Malcolm Mason.

The Asshole Effect: What Wealth Does to the Brain http://www.alternet.org/cult…

The Asshole Effect: What Wealth Does to the Brain ‘The A**hole Effect’: What Wealth Does to the Brain www.alternet.org As people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat.

The city of Edmonton wants to hear your views on traffic safety – whether you’re…

The city of Edmonton wants to hear your views on traffic safety – whether you’re a driver, pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist. Your input apparently helps to inform traffic safety strategies and initiatives to reduce traffic injuries and create a safer community.

Today in front of Amy Klobuchars office.

Today in front of Amy Klobuchars office. Mobile Uploads Hundreds in front of US Senator Amy Klobuchars office, protesting the Israeli led, US backed bombing campaign in Palestine.

via Charley: our local emergency food shelf. http://southsidepride.com/charleys-…

via Charley: our local emergency food shelf. in Southside Pride . Way to go Charley :) ..hong Charley’s Garden “Minnehaha Emergency Food Shelf” southsidepride.com BY CHARLEY UNDERWOOD The fact of the matter is that this whole monthly column is based on a lie, the lie that all of South Minneapolis could live on the

MAP: 25 Million Americans Live Within The ‘Blast Zone’ Of An Oil Train Explosion

In this image made available by the City of Lynchburg, shows several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil in flames after derailing in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. CREDIT: AP Photo/City of Lynchburg, LuAnn Hunt Millions of Americans live within the “blast zone” of an oil train accident, according to a new map put together by environmental group ForestEthics.

Company That Caused Historic West Virginia Chemical Spill Fined $11k

The Freedom Industries site in West Virginia, which released 10,000 gallons of chemicals into a drinking water supply, is seen in this Jan. 13, 2014, photo.

World Council of Churches to Divest from World’s Dirty Fuels

(Image: Artists Rapid Response Team) In what the global fossil fuel divestment movement is claiming as a “major victory,” the World Council of Churches has agreed to phase out its financial holdings in the world’s dirtiest energy sources and will encourage the congregants in the churches it represents to do the same. read more