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Newsgroups: [check raw logs if your checkgroups differs from the one below]
soc.adoption.adoptees Discussion of adoption by adoptees. (Moderated) soc.answers Repository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated) soc.atheism Living as an atheist and atheism in society. (Moderated) soc.bi Discussions of bisexuality. soc.college College, college activities, campus life, etc. soc.college.admissions The university admissions process. soc.college.financial-aid Financial aid issues, college and beyond. soc.college.grad General issues related to graduate schools. soc.college.gradinfo Information about graduate schools. soc.college.org.aiesec The Int'l Assoc. of Business and Commerce Students. soc.couples Discussions for couples (cf. soc.singles). soc.couples.intercultural Inter-cultural and inter-racial relationships. soc.couples.wedding Wedding planning. soc.culture.afghanistan Discussion of the Afghan society. soc.culture.african Discussions about Africa & things African. soc.culture.african.american Discussions about Afro-American issues. soc.culture.african.american.moderated African-American perspectives. (Moderated) soc.culture.albanian Albania and Albanians around the world. soc.culture.algeria From A to Z about Algeria. soc.culture.arabic Technological & cultural issues, *not* politics. soc.culture.argentina All about life in Argentina. soc.culture.asean Countries of the Assoc. of SE Asian Nations. soc.culture.asian.american Issues & discussion about Asian-Americans. soc.culture.assyrian Assyrian culture, history, language, current diaspora. soc.culture.asturies Asturian culture. soc.culture.australian Australian culture and society. soc.culture.austria Austria and its people. soc.culture.baltics People of the Baltic states. soc.culture.bangladesh Issues & discussion about Bangladesh. soc.culture.basque Basque culture and related issues. (Moderated) soc.culture.belarus All things about Belarus. 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Eh, no forget hemo da shoes. (Moderated) soc.culture.hmong Discussion of Hmong people and its culture. soc.culture.honduras General topics regarding Honduras and Central-America. soc.culture.hongkong Discussions pertaining to Hong Kong. soc.culture.hongkong.entertainment Entertainment in Hong Kong. soc.culture.indian Group for discussion about India & things Indian. soc.culture.indian.delhi Information related to Delhi, capital of India. soc.culture.indian.goa About Goa, India's smallest state. (Moderated) soc.culture.indian.gujarati Gujarati cultural group. soc.culture.indian.jammu-kashmir The culture of Jammu & Kashmir. soc.culture.indian.karnataka Karnataka's culture, history, and present. soc.culture.indian.kerala Culture of the people of Keralite origin. soc.culture.indian.marathi Discussion related to Marathi Culture. soc.culture.indonesia All about the Indonesian nation. soc.culture.intercultural People of mixed "culture", "ethnicity", "race". soc.culture.iranian Discussions about Iran and things Iranian/Persian. soc.culture.iraq Iraq, its society, culture and heritage. soc.culture.irish Ireland and Irish culture. soc.culture.israel Israel and Israelis. soc.culture.italian The Italian people and their culture. soc.culture.japan Everything Japanese, except the Japanese language. soc.culture.japan.moderated Anything Japanese. (Moderated) soc.culture.jewish Jewish culture & religion (cf. talk.politics.mideast). soc.culture.jewish.moderated Discussion of Jewish culture and religion. (Moderated) soc.culture.jewish.parenting Issues about raising Jewish children. (Moderated) soc.culture.jordan All topics concerning The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. soc.culture.kenya Kenyan peoples, politics, culture, and affairs. soc.culture.korean Discussions about Korea & things Korean. soc.culture.kurdish People from Kurdistan and Kurds around the world. soc.culture.kuwait Kuwaiti culture, society, and history. soc.culture.kuwait.moderated Kuwaiti culture, society, and history. 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(Moderated) soc.genealogy.australia+nz Australia, New Zealand, and their territories. soc.genealogy.benelux Genealogy in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. soc.genealogy.britain Genealogy in Great Britain and the islands. soc.genealogy.computing Genealogical computing & net resources. soc.genealogy.french Francophone genealogy. soc.genealogy.german Family history including a German background. soc.genealogy.hispanic Genealogy relating to Hispanics. soc.genealogy.ireland Genealogy in Ireland (both North and South). soc.genealogy.italian Italian genealogy and family heraldry. soc.genealogy.jewish Jewish genealogy group. (Moderated) soc.genealogy.marketplace Genealogy services and products. soc.genealogy.medieval Genealogy in the period from roughly AD500 to AD1600. soc.genealogy.methods Genealogical methods and resources. 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(Moderated) soc.genealogy.west-indies Genealogy of the West Indies. soc.history Discussions of things historical. soc.history.ancient Ancient history (up to AD 700). soc.history.early-modern Early modern history worldwide, to 1800. soc.history.living Living history and reenactment, issues and info. soc.history.medieval The historic period of the middle ages. soc.history.moderated All aspects of history. (Moderated) soc.history.science History of science and related areas. soc.history.war.misc History & events of wars in general. soc.history.war.us-civil-war Aspects of the U.S. Civil War. (Moderated) soc.history.war.us-revolution American Revolution/international perspectives. soc.history.war.world-war-ii History & events of World War Two. (Moderated) soc.history.what-if Alternate history. soc.libraries.talk Discussing all aspects of libraries. soc.men Issues related to men, their problems & relationships. soc.misc Socially-oriented topics not in other groups. soc.motss Issues pertaining to homosexuality. soc.net-people Announcements, requests, etc. about people on the net. soc.org.nonprofit Nonprofit organizations. soc.org.service-clubs.misc General info on all service topics. soc.penpals In search of net.friendships. soc.personals Personal ads -- people in search of (ISO) others. (Moderated) soc.politics Political problems, systems, solutions. (Moderated) soc.politics.marxism Karl Marx and his legacy in theory and practice. (Moderated) soc.religion.asatru Following the Gods and Goddesses of Northern Europe. (Moderated) soc.religion.bahai Discussion of the Baha'i Faith. (Moderated) soc.religion.hindu Discussion about the Hindu dharma, philosophy, culture. (Moderated) soc.religion.islam Discussions of the Islamic faith. (Moderated) soc.religion.mormon The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Moderated) soc.religion.paganism Networking for Pagans. (Moderated) soc.religion.quaker The Religious Society of Friends. soc.religion.satanism Satanism and the Satanic way of life. soc.religion.unitarian-univ Unitarian-Universalism & non-creedal religions. (Moderated) soc.retirement For seniors: retirement, aging, gerontology issues. soc.rights.human Human rights & activism (e.g., Amnesty International). soc.senior.health+fitness Health, fitness, health-care for seniors. soc.senior.issues Issues relevant to seniors and aging. soc.sexuality.general Human sexuality in general. (Moderated) soc.sexuality.spanking Adult sexual spanking. (Moderated) soc.singles Newsgroup for single people, their activities, etc. soc.singles.moderated Conversations among people who are or were single. (Moderated) soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm Bondage/Dominance/S&M discussion & support. soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm.femdom Sensual domination by females. soc.subculture.expatriate Issues of interest to expatriates. soc.support.aids-hiv+ Messages to and from people living with HIV. (Moderated) soc.support.depression.crisis Personal crisis situations. soc.support.depression.family Coping with depressed people. soc.support.depression.manic Bipolar/manic-depression. soc.support.depression.misc Depression and mood disorders. soc.support.depression.treatment Treatments of depression. soc.support.fat-acceptance Self-acceptance for fat people. No diet talk. soc.support.fat-acceptance.moderated Self-acceptance for fat people. (Moderated) soc.support.loneliness Mutual help and chat for those of us who feel alone. (Moderated) soc.support.stroke Family and survivors recovering from strokes. soc.support.transgendered Transgendered and intersexed persons. soc.support.vision-impaired Living with visual impairment or blindness. soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi Gay youths helping each other. (Moderated) soc.veterans Social issues relating to military veterans. soc.women Issues related to women, their problems & relationships.
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