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Who We Are. Quotes. Georges Rouault. Georges Rouault, 1905, Jeu de massacre (Slaughter), (Forains, Cabotins, Pitres), (La noce à Nini patte en l'air), watercolor, gouache, India ink and pastel on paper, 53 x 67 cm, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris Georges Henri Rouault (French: [ʒɔʁʒ ʁuo]; 27 May 1871 – 13 February 1958) was a French Fauvist and Expressionist painter, and printmaker in lithography and etching.

Georges Rouault

Childhood and education[edit] Rouault was born in Paris into a poor family. Use Cases « FairSetup. Overview « FairSetup. FairSetup is a short-cycle live-360 performance management system that uses short-cycle performance evaluations to calculate employee impact with the goal of rigorously quantifying the relationship between performance, outcomes, and compensation.

Overview « FairSetup

The Problem. Qualcomm Offers Cash Prizes for Mobile Apps at Uplinq Hackathon. Bruce V.

Qualcomm Offers Cash Prizes for Mobile Apps at Uplinq Hackathon

Bigelow6/12/12 The X Prize Foundation likes to say its first $10 million prize (for successfully demonstrating a private rocket can reach space) has multiplied 100-fold, resulting in a $1 billion private space industry—not to mention the benefits of worldwide media coverage in 2004, when SpaceShipOne claimed the prize. In recent years, it’s become increasingly clear that San Diego’s Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has been paying attention. As a prequel to its Uplinq developer conference set to begin in San Diego later this month, Qualcomm is now offering a total of $50,000 in cash and other prizes to mobile app developers attending a pre-conference “mobile codefest and hackathon.” Home - Urban Guide for Alternate Use. » The U.S. Economy By The Numbers: 70 Facts That Barack Obama Does Not Want You To See Alex Jones.

Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Friday, June 8, 2012 Why is the economy going to collapse?

» The U.S. Economy By The Numbers: 70 Facts That Barack Obama Does Not Want You To See Alex Jones

Have you ever been asked that question? If so, what did you say? Sometimes it is difficult to communicate dozens of complicated economic and financial concepts in a package that the average person on the street can easily digest. It can be very frustrating to know that something is true but not be able to explain it clearly to someone else. The following are 70 facts that Barack Obama does not want you to see…. $3.59 – When Barack Obama entered the White House, the average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.85. 22 – It is hard to believe, but today the poverty rate for children living in the United States is a whopping 22 percent. 23 – According to U.S. 30 – Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer. 35 – U.S. housing prices are now down a total of 35 percent from the peak of the housing bubble. Tags: financial. » As Greenback Sinks, Dubai’s Chief Economist Calls For Chinese ‘Redback’ Alex Jones.


» As Greenback Sinks, Dubai’s Chief Economist Calls For Chinese ‘Redback’ Alex Jones

Freyed June 7, 2012 Time for dollar, euro to step aside — the redback cometh… Yuan finally set to emerge on a global scale with China hot on heels of US as world’s second largest economy. There are increasing calls for the yuan to become an international payment, investment and reserve currency. The move towards yuan internationalisation requires domestic structural reforms and financial market development. China’s 12th five year plan objectives provide for gradual capital account convertibility and removal of internal financial distortions. SALVEMOS WIRIKUTA. Venado mestizo en la sierra de Catorce #wirikuta. Frente en Defensa de Wirikuta. Wixarika. Wixarika. Huichols slam Mexican government for “media masquerade”

Above, Rubén Albarran from the rock band Café Tacvba confers with Wixarika leader Santos de la Cruz at a press conference regarding the government announcement. MEXICO CITY – It sounded too good to be true – and, indeed, it was. The Esperanza Project. Story and photos by Tracy L. Barnett. Transformational Festivals - 4-Part Documentary Webseries by Jeet-Kei Leung.

The Scale of the Universe 2. Swedes spend their lunch breaks clubbing. Photograph by Kirsten Eddyson Photography.

Swedes spend their lunch breaks clubbing

When it comes to lunch breaks, the laissez-faire French like to take two hours out of their workday to savor their food in the company of colleagues while workaholic Americans prefer dining solo in front of their computers. Well, in Sweden we have a whole other vibe going. Here, more and more workers are forgoing both leisurely lunches and "al-desko" dining in favor of daytime raves. It started in the fall of 2010 when 14 friends decided to dance their lunch breaks away in their office garage. Banana mangante Samuel Zemurray: Rich Cohen’s The Fish That Ate the Whale. Photograph by Eliot Elisofon/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Banana mangante Samuel Zemurray: Rich Cohen’s The Fish That Ate the Whale

Samuel Zemurray took his money and went south. Wisteria bloomed along the railroad tracks. Towns drifted by. He could smell the ocean before he could see it. He was like a kid on the frontier, who, a day after the harvest, folds his savings into a roll and goes to try his luck in town. Ted Turner Calls for Depopulating Two Thirds of the World – Luke Rudkowski Reports :

Rose Marcus, evolutionary astrologer, Vancouver. Bill Herbst, astrologer. The Electrical Dance of Uranus and Pluto. The electrical dance of revolutionary Uranus and transformative Pluto outlines revolutionary phases in the development of human consciousness on a global scale. We are soon to enter the next stage of this cosmic quadrille. Richard Giles examines the trends... MediaProCamp. Peter Brook. Peter Stephen Paul Brook CH, CBE (born 21 March 1925) is an English theatre and film director and innovator, who has been based in France since the early 1970s.

Peter Brook

Biography[edit] Life[edit] Brook was born in London in March 1925, the son of Simon Brook and his wife Ida (Jansen), two Jewish immigrants from Latvia.[1] He was educated at Westminster School, Gresham's School and Magdalen College, Oxford. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Chandra Mohan Jain (11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh ( pronunciation ) during the 1970s and 1980s, and as Osho ( pronunciation ;) from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

His international following has continued after his death. A professor of philosophy, he traveled throughout India during the 1960s as a public speaker. George Gurdjieff. Isha Upanishad. 20th-century Mystics and Sages (Arkana) (9780140191998): Anne Bancroft. The Walter B. Wriston Archives. Walter Wriston. Walter Bigelow Wriston (August 3, 1919 – January 19, 2005) was a banker and former chairman and CEO of Citicorp.

Walter Wriston

As chief executive of Citibank / Citicorp (later Citigroup) from 1967 to 1984, Wriston was widely regarded as the single most influential commercial banker of his time.[1][2] During his tenure as CEO, the bank introduced, among other innovations, automated teller machines, interstate banking, the negotiable certificate of deposit, and "pursued the credit card business in a way that no other bank was doing at the time".[3][4] With then New York Governor Hugh Carey and investment banker Felix Rohatyn, Wriston helped save New York City from bankruptcy in the mid-1970s by setting up the Financial Control Board and the Municipal Assistance Corporation, and persuading the city's union pension funds and banks to buy the latter corporation's bonds.[5] Personal life[edit]

Androgyny. Zimmermann Telegram. Mexican territory in 1917 (dark green), territory promised to Mexico in the Zimmerman telegram (light green), the pre-1836 original Mexican territory (red line) The Zimmermann Telegram (or Zimmermann Note) was a 1917 diplomatic proposal from the German Empire for Mexico to join the Central Powers, in the event of the United States entering World War I on the side of the Entente Powers.

Plan of Tuxtepec. The Plan de Tuxtepec was a plan in Mexican history. Military history of Mexico. The military history of Mexico consists of several millennia of armed conflicts within what is now that nation's territory and includes activities of the Mexican military in peacekeeping and combat related affairs worldwide. Wars between prehispanic peoples marked the beginning of Mexico's military history, the most notable of these fought in the form of a flower war. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 16th century, indigenous tribes were defeated by Spain, thus beginning a three century era of Spanish dominance.

Mexico's struggle for independence began primarily in the 19th century, and was marked by internal conflict of early rulers after defeating the Spanish in 1821. Tampico Affair. Porfirio Díaz. History. Dream of a Sunday afternoon in Alameda Park « Mexico Mystic's Blog — Expat In Tlaxcala.