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Your Favorite Fast Food Chains Might Be Using Expired Meat In China (Video)

info-pictogram1 Fast food giants McDonald’s and KFC have apologized to Chinese customers for using expired meat from a local supplier in China. Now Starbucks and Burger King have also been engulfed in the mess. The revelation was made in a local Chinese TV investigation. Food safety is a big concern in China after a 2008 milk scandal which led to the death of six kids and made thousands sick.
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12 Steps to Getting Someone to Open Up

How challenges can strengthen your relationship

Source: psychologytoday.com

By: Linda Bloom and Charlie Bloom

One of the most frequently-voiced complaints that we hear from clients and students (and admittedly, it tends to be women who we hear it from) is, “He won’t talk to me,” or, “I can’t get him to open up. No matter what I do, I don’t get anything more than a one-word response,” or, “I’m so frustrated, I could scream.”

No one likes to hear bad news but the truth is that the consequences of refusing to listen or talk about upsetting issues can be far more painful and damaging than the experience of discussing them.

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Opinion: Eating your ethics – Halal meat

Source: halalfocus.net

By: Alicia Miller

Halal ritual slaughter has raised huge controversy in the UK press, writes Alicia Miller. But the far greater issue is farm animals’ entire quality of life – as reflected in the Qu’ranic principle that meat must be ‘tayyib’ – good, wholesome and from well-treated, healthy animals. Is this something we can all agree on?

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What are chemtrails?

Source: http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/what-are-chemtrails.htm

By: Jane McGrath

The trail of clouds that billow from anairplane streaking across the sky can be mesmerizing for children and adults alike. Jet engine traffic has become so common that it’s not unusual to see several lingering streaks in the afternoon. And though many consider the streaks beautiful against a bright blue sky, others are alarmed about them. Concerns range from the idea that these streaks could exacerbate global warming to more elaborate theories that the government has secretly been dumping harmful substances on the land.

Before we get into the various theories about the possible harmful effects, let’s discuss the scientific explanation for these streaks. Jet engines spew out very hot air. And, because water vapor is one of the byproducts of the exhaust, the air is also very humid. However, high in the atmosphere where these jets fly, the air is typically very cold — often lower than -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, the atmosphere up there is often of low vapor pressure, or the force exerted by a gas on the surrounding environment.

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When a jet engine is spewing out hot, humid air into an atmosphere that is cold and has low vapor pressure, the result is condensation. The water vapor coming out of the engine quickly condenses into water droplets and then crystallizes into ice. The ice crystals are the clouds that form behind the engine. This is why the streaks are called contrails, short for “condensation trails.” To help explain it, scientists liken it to seeing your breath on cold days. You may have noticed that puffs of breath dissipate quickly on dryer days. The same is true of contrails: When the atmosphere is more humid, the contrails linger, but when the atmosphere is dry, the contrails disappear more quickly.

This explanation makes sense. But, as author and airline pilot Patrick Smith tells readers, the contrails consist of not just ice crystals and water vapor but also other byproducts of engine exhaust. These include carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfate particles and soot

. Some point out that these, in addition to the extra cloud cover, can have negative environmental effects. And conspiracy theorists have nicknamed contrails “chemtrails” under the suspicion that the government is taking advantage of this scientific phenomenon to secretly release other substances into the atmosphere.

The Islamic standard of excellence in work and life

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Sourcehttp://seekersguidance.org/

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shares seven principles for making our work an act of worship. These are seven principles understood clearly from the Qur’an and Prophetic Sunna:

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Sri Lankans struggle to find clean water (Video)

info-pictogram1 More than a million people in Sri Lanka are struggling to find clean drinking water, after a 10-month drought enveloped parts of the island nation. Authorities are predicting that draught will trigger the paddy harvest to fall by around 17 percent, from the 4 million tons recorded in 2013. The government is renovating irrigation tanks to help deal with the crisis. It is spending millions of dollars to clean up and repair the irrigation network. Al Jazeera’s More than a million people in Sri Lanka are struggling to find clean drinking water, after a 10-month drought enveloped parts of the island nation. Authorities are predicting that draught will trigger the paddy harvest to fall by around 17 percent, from the 4 million tons recorded in 2013. The government is renovating irrigation tanks to help deal with the crisis. It is spending millions of dollars to clean up and repair the irrigation network. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from southern Sri Lanka. reports from southern Sri Lanka.

Muslims and Justice in America

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By: Abdullah Hakim Quick

Muslims have always been part of American societies. Many of the 75 million people who lived in the Americas before Columbus believed in One God. Muslim explorers and merchants reached the Americas long before Columbus (See my book “Deeper Roots” at www. hakimquick.com); over between 15-30% of the African slaves brought to the Americas were Muslims! Today there are Millions of Muslims in the Americas working, studying and living like anyone else. So the killing of Micheal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri should be a great concern to Muslims as well as African Americans. Justice is for all, safety and respect are for all!!!” Here is a picture taken not in Cairo or Lahore or Jakarta but on Madison Avenue in New York City. Allahu Akbar!!!

Zionism, BDS, and American Muslim Leadership

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By: Zareena Grewal

Source: http://www.jadaliyya.com/

Organizing American Muslims 

American Muslims are among the most diverse and heterogeneous national populations of Muslims in the world, made up of many different communities with different histories and priorities, yet American Muslim community leaders regularly refer to American Muslims as a singular community with a shared political agenda. Given the sociological fact of their diversity, consensus among American Muslims, particularly on controversial and divisive religious and political questions, is not a tenable goal. American Muslims do not need to achieve perfect consensus in order to effectively organize around particular political issues of shared concern and speak in a collective voice.

Consider the issue of racial/religious profiling. Although some American Muslims are more aggressively policed and profiled than others, a shared opposition to racial/religious profiling in principle allows American Muslim leaders to organize a diverse range of Muslim communities on this issue. Their collective opposition to racial/religious profiling certainly represents the perspective of the vast majority of American Muslims, although there are American Muslim outliers who defend such discriminatory practices.

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Weapons of Mass Distraction: 5 Reasons Why Israel is an Apartheid State (Video)

info-pictogram1 Abby Martin calls out the corporate media’s visceral coverage of Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks on concern the danger of Israel becoming an “Apartheid State”, citing several examples of why Israel’s segregated social system already meets that definition.