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Corruption Perceptions Index: Transparency International Public outcry at corruption, impunity and economic instability sent shockwaves around the world in 2011. Protests in many countries quickly spread to unite people from all parts of society. Their backgrounds may be diverse, but their message is the same: more transparency and accountability is needed from our leaders. The 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that public frustration is well founded. Corruption Perceptions Index: Transparency International
Background[edit] Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and observing that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history.[4] In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers.[6][9] Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment.[6] Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky.[11] However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War.[11] Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power.[11] He would note this as the turning point of his life.[11] The 48 Laws of Power The 48 Laws of Power
Crime Map Beta
Gay Homophobe
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United States Crime Rates 1960 - 2010
Right-Wing Talking Points Translated Into English « The Conservative Lie
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Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party
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Found at the excellent blog What Would Jack Do?: If you’re a conservative who hates taxes, please do the following. If You Hate Taxes . . . If You Hate Taxes . . .
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Updated 9/22/11 to Add: If you’re coming here to sample these delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you just might like the latest recipe that I’ve posted for Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. And Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
WARNING: Historical recordings may contain offensive language. Read the disclaimer Now Playing... Elk's reunion march Le parlate d'amor El teléfono a larga distancia At the jazz band ball Everybody's jazzin' it Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile! National Jukebox LOC.gov National Jukebox LOC.gov
Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty What is patriotism? Is it love of one's birthplace, the place of childhood's recollections and hopes, dreams and aspirations? Is it the place where, in childlike naivety, we would watch the fleeting clouds, and wonder why we, too, could not run so swiftly? The place where we would count the milliard glittering stars, terror-stricken lest each one "an eye should be," piercing the very depths of our little souls? Is it the place where we would listen to the music of the birds, and long to have wings to fly, even as they, to distant lands? Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty
Are White People Racially Oppressed?
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We Ain't Got Time To Bleed |
e-PaperTrail
Infographic: United States of the Environment
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American Psychosis American Psychosis The United States, locked in the kind of twilight disconnect that grips dying empires, is a country entranced by illusions. It spends its emotional and intellectual energy on the trivial and the absurd. It is captivated by the hollow stagecraft of celebrity culture as the walls crumble.
Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us all fairly, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. This card provides tips for interacting with police and understanding your rights. Note: Some state laws may vary. Separate rules apply at checkpoints and when entering the U.S. (including at airports). Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI
How big is our island?
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A powerful senator dies after a prolonged illness. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to Heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. Political Hell Political Hell
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
The Freedom of Information Act is a powerful thing. If you've ever wanted to know just what those guvmint bastards have on you, anyway, here's your chance. Just fill in the italics in this form letter with the appropriate information, get your signature notarized, send it off, and you're in business! This should be free, though if your search returns reams of information, you may be charged 5 cents per page in duplication fees. The law says that your request must be responded to within 10 days, but you can expect something closer to 2 or 3 months for a definitive answer with the current backlog of paperwork. How to Get a Copy of Your FBI
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Anti-government protests around the world (big photo gallery) A girl attends Friday prayers in front of an army tank in Tahrir Square. Egyptians held a nationwide "Victory March" on Friday to celebrate the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule one week ago, to protect the revolution and to remind new military rulers of the power of the street. Hundreds of thousands joined the rallies, which are also a memorial to the 365 people who died in the 18-day uprising, with many Egyptians expressing their intention to guard their newly-won prospect of democracy. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) A demonstrator shows his T-shirt that features the star and crescent symbol and reads "Yes We Can" during a protest against the regime of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi outside the Libyan Embassy in Berlin, February 21, 2011.
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Top 10 Logical Fallacies in Politics - E. Magill The human brain is wired all wrong. Those not versed in logic are blissfully unaware of how much our brain messes up the most basic of arguments, leading to the mess of random thoughts, non-sequiturs, cognitive dissonance, white lies, misinformation, and syntax errors that we call consciousness. Luckily, there is one place where all of these logical misteps can be exemplified: politics. What follows is a crash course in some of the most prevelant fallacies we all make, as they appear in modern American politics. And though I consider these the "top 10" logical fallacies in politics, they are not in order, for reasons that should become clear rather quickly. President Bush and Senator Kerry, congratulations on making it through an entire televised debate without answering a single question!
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Recovery.org – Tracking Economic Recovery Spending
This post was written by Steve Heidenreich, but honestly, if he hadn't written it, I would have done it myself. CPAC was awesome, and the strong presence of liberty supporters made a huge statement at an event that would otherwise have been dominated by warmongering and neoconservatism. I can personally attest that the vast majority of YAL and C4L people were courteous and took the opportunity to build on agreements with others in the conservative movement. However, some Ron Paul supporters engaged in incredibly inappropriate heckling and rudeness. Our numbers may be growing, but we'll never win friends by screaming at them. Think about it: Did you become a libertarian because someone yelled during a speech you wanted to hear? Coalition Building: Making Friends, not Enemies
I'm told that there is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy. 25 in rural Iowa. For generations kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back the rock received its latest paint job and since then it has been left completely undisturbed. It's quite an impressive sight. Be sure to scroll down and check out the multiple photos (all angles) of the rock. The Rock
All sizes | Left vs Right: US Political Spectrum
Wisconsin, Ohio public employees are not overpaid
Experience Israel 2.0 - Home
The Last Free Speech: Street Art at Manual Arts High School - Education
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How can I not participate - we are dog lovers - two Golden Retrievers and a rescued Chocolate Lab from Save-a-Pet. We keep more than the city will allow when we rescue a dog left in the desert to die. Five is our limit but we are currently down to three having lost two wonderful dogs at 14 years old in the last 12 months. Kudo's to all our dog lovers - if they could vote we would have the progressives in power without negotiations with the "liberal" moderate right and the unreasonable Tea Party. The Tea Party and Grover Norquist will bring the right down in the next election. When they attack the working class and poor (not by choice) there is only one direction for our party to go - UP! by lqguitarist Jul 16