Originally posted on Indiĝenaj Inteligenteco:
The Shiites believe that divine Imams are heirs to the political and religious Ummah, or Islamic nation. These 12 imams are successors to the Prophet Muhammad and to the head of the caliphate, with Mahdi being the final Imam who disappeared, or went into occultation. Mahdi will be revealed only in the end-times, along with Jesus, to deliver peace to the world.
According to the book “250 Signs Until the Appearance of Imam Mahdi,” Prophet Muhammad said: “On doomsday, a man who is carrying the name of an animal ascends to the throne, after which a man named Abdullah comes to the power. Whoever informs me of his death, I will inform him of the rise [of Mahdi]. After Abdullah passes away, for several days and months, the government will appear.”
A seminary teacher based in Qom told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, “The animal-named man can be King Fahd…
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Originally posted on News One:
African-American voters wait by a bus outside an early voting station after being told they would need to wait in line for four hours to cast their ballots October 31, 2004 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The voters were bused to the location from various churches after services because there were no early polling places in their neighborhood of Riviera Beach. Most of the voters left without voting due to the long lines. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
During the past general election, civil rights organizations across the nation fought valiantly to make certain the right to vote was not obstructed. Advancement Project, one of the leading groups in that effort, announced Thursday that it supports a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the fundamental right to vote.
U.S. Democratic Representatives Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and
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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
A week after entering India, Rdio has expanded into 24 additional markets in the Caribbean and Central America region to take its streaming service to 85 countries worldwide. None of the new countries have anything like the population of India, but the move is interesting because it sees Rdio partner with operator Digicel.
The operator is offering its 14 million customers (across these 24 countries and an additional seven others where Rdio is already present) 30 minutes of access to Rdio’s free internet radio service each day without data charges.
Rdio CEO Anthony Bay told TechCrunch last week that he believes its free internet radio service — part of a tie-in with Cumulus — has the potential to hook ‘regular’, less-tech savvy Indian consumers into the overall Rdio service, and that’s the strategy here too. Digicel customers won’t incur any data cost at all for that 30 minutes of usage, which gives them…
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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
The people who drive for Uber generally do so because the platform affords them flexibility in when and how often they drive, according to the findings of a study it’s releasing today. But the platform also offers drivers higher per-hour earnings potential than comparable for-hire driving jobs.
The study, which was put together by Uber in conjunction with Benenson Strategy Group and economist Alan Krueger, seeks to provide more details about the driver-partners on its platform in the U.S. That includes detailed information about driver demographics, earnings, and general reasons that they’ve decided to partner with Uber.
According to Uber’s new SVP of Policy & Strategy David Plouffe, the company conducted the study in part to better understand its driver-partners. “We’re becoming a big presence in most American cities and it’s important to learn more about our drivers and who they are,” Plouffe told us during a phone…
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Originally posted on Beyond Highbrow - Robert Lindsay:
I used to debate on Jewish and Israeli newsgroups all the time. The Israelis and Jews on there were truly some monstrous people. They were always throwing these wild arguments at us that made Jews and Israelis look like 24 carat gold and their enemies look like trash. They also seemed to justify the Zionists’ claim to the land.
Well, I would jerk back every time I read these Zionist arguments because they seemed to make the Zionist case so well and made the anti-Zionists look awful. So I went running around all over the Net to see if their arguments were true or not. It turned out that in almost 100% of cases, these Zionists were lying in some way or another. They just threw one fake lie after another at us, and I think in most cases, they knew that they were lying, but they simply did not…
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