What's all the healthcare hubbub about? Unless I miss understood, we placed a .09% tax on 1% (3,180,000 people) to extend healthcare to 30 million Americans (10% of the population). : politics. "The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion" - When the Anti-Choice Choose. Damndirtyape comments on Where do values come from, if not from a belief in a God? - StumbleUpon. CaspianX2 comments on ELI5: What exactly is Obamacare and what did it change? Subjective worldview. Going Green Project. How do you guys think Obama did as president so far? : moderatepolitics. DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS] HERE'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE ECONOMY... (And How To Fix It) The United States is in a very tough spot, economically and politically.
The 25-year debt-fueled boom of 1982-2007 has ended, and it has left the country with a stagnant economy, massive debts, high unemployment, huge wealth inequality, an enormous budget deficit, and a sense of entitlement engendered by a half-century of prosperity. After decades of instant gratification, Americans have also come to believe that all problems can be solved instantly, if only the right leaders are put in charge and the right decisions are made. And so our government has devolved into a permanent election campaign, in which incumbents blame each other for the current mess, and challengers promise change.
The trouble is that our current problems cannot be solved with a simple fix. They also cannot be solved quickly. So it is time that we began to face reality. The biggest debt binge in US history, by a mile. St. Total US debt, including households, companies, and the government. f30CH.jpg (581×5559) Death Statistics. Blue Scholars' Prometheus Brown writes a song for the city. Road trip! American student joins rebels in fight for Qaddafi stronghold. Chris Jeon calls home The 'dude with the AK47' rings his family from Libya to tell them he's OK: Full story here For more from The National on the struggle to control Libya, click here AN NAWFALIYAH, LIBYA // At the centre of a circle of cheering rebel soldiers near Colonel Muammar Qaddafi's hometown this week stood an improbable figure who gives new meaning to the term "road trip".
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Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Christian Right activists who give money, pressure politicians and organize against gay rights may think they’re accomplishing a couple of goals, like rolling back gay rights and asserting their religion’s primacy in American culture. A Lesson that Christians, Muslims, and Atheists need to learn. House tells it like it is. A statesman, orator, and former slave. - StumbleUpon. Russia in color, a century ago. With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912.
In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images.
The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. - StumbleUpon. I am Neil deGrasse Tyson. The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality - 20 Facts About U.S. Inequality that Everyone Should Know.
Allegory of the Cave. Plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms.
Timeline of Failed Predictions (Part 1) What I especially love about bad predictions and prophets of doom is that they both highlight the danger of extrapolating from a single trend or from seeing the world with a single lens.
Pangloss Wisdom. - StumbleUpon. Remember the War - Remembering our heroes - 13th November 2011. Gentle, Public Activism: Magnusson's I-75 Project & Sociological Images.