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Is it better to beat temptation or never feel tempted at all?

When was the last time you were tempted, even briefly, to do something a little immoral? To lie, betray a friend’s confidence, cut in line, or take a little more than your share? I’m willing to bet it was today. Maybe in the past hour. Larger temptations hound us too, especially those involving sex or money. And yet, perhaps to …

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How wetlands and agriculture, not fossil fuels, could be causing a global rise in methane

Research published in the American Geophysical Union’s journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles shows that recent rises in levels of methane in our atmosphere is being driven by biological sources, such as swamp gas, cow burps, or rice fields, rather than fossil fuel emissions. Atmospheric methane is a major greenhouse gas that traps heat in our atmosphere, contributing to global warming. Its levels have …

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Andrea Germanos – New Report Finds ‘Strong Evidence’ of Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Amnesty International says its new report provides “some of the most compelling evidence yet” that Israel committed war crimes during its attack on Gaza last summer. ‘Black Friday’: Carnage in Rafah during 2014 Israel/Gaza conflict states that findings indicate that Israeli forces acted in retaliatory manner, with disregard for civilian life, after Lieutenant Hadar Goldin was captured by Hamas fighters, …

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Saudis Using Banned Chemical Weapons In Yemen – By Stephen Lendman

Saudis are some of the world’s most ruthless figures. They rule with an iron fist. They tolerate no opposition. They partner with Washington’s regional wars. They were caught red-handed supplying Syrian takfiris with chemical weapons – used against defenseless civilians. They’re at it again. Overnight reports indicate they attacked Yemen’s Saada province with banned chemical agents. Toxic gas left scores …