How Star Wars Changed the World Hopefully reading this infographic will give you a nice break, writing about it has for me. I sit here amidst a slew of homework, from writing a paper on Rousseau and his Discourses to studying Chinese Politics. Now after finding this infographic, all I want to do is put everything away and watch Star Wars. Whether you are a fan of the double triology (? Sixology? Whatever you want to call it) or not, there is no doubt the series has permeated our society. Not to lead you on, but this infographic is not so much about the story/plot of Star Wars. Click to enlarge Share This Infographic Get Free Infographics Delivered to your Inbox 60 Seconds - Things That Happen On Internet Every Sixty Seconds World Wide Web is growing at rapid pace. On average, more than a billion new pages are added to it every day. To give you an idea of how big world wide web is, our Infographic 60 Seconds will cover some really interesting facts about websites that we use on day-to-day basis. Please Check - Things That Happen Every Sixty Seconds Part 2 Infographic by- GO-Globe.com To Publish this Image on your Blog or Website . <a href=" alt="60 Seconds - Things That Happen On Internet Every Sixty Seconds" src=" width="580" /></a><br /><strong>Infographic by- <a href=" Did You Know That – In 60 SECONDS Search engine Google serves more that 694,445 queries 6,600+ pictures are uploaded on Flickr 600 videos are uploaded on YouTube videos, amounting to 25+ hours of content 70 New domains are registered
Rulers Confidential Federal Audits Accuse Five Biggest Mortgage Firms Of Defrauding Taxpayers [EXCLUSIVE] WASHINGTON — A set of confidential federal audits accuse the nation’s five largest mortgage companies of defrauding taxpayers in their handling of foreclosures on homes purchased with government-backed loans, four officials briefed on the findings told The Huffington Post. The five separate investigations were conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s inspector general and examined Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Ally Financial, the sources said. The audits accuse the five major lenders of violating the False Claims Act, a Civil War-era law crafted as a weapon against firms that swindle the government. The audits were completed between February and March, the sources said. The internal watchdog office at HUD referred its findings to the Department of Justice, which must now decide whether to file charges. The federal audits mark the latest fallout from the national foreclosure crisis that followed the end of a long-running housing bubble.
Portraits of Dogs as They Shake Off Water For her series “Shake“, pet photographer Carli Davidson photographed curious portraits of dogs shaking off water. Use a fast shutter speed and you can capture all kinds of strange expressions on your dog’s face. You can find the rest of the photographs in the series here. Shake (via Photojojo) Image credits: Photographs by Carli Davidson and used with permission Infographics James Bond may be the world's coolest secret agent killing super villains and saving hot babes all while cruising around in his fully modified Aston Martin that he seems to… Everyone has their favorite characters from DC and Marvel and may have even duked it out them out in Street Fighter style Marvel vs DC fighting games but how well… The SOPA bill that threatened to destroy the internet has finally be taken down after a long period of protesting. Miss the State of the Union address yesterday or just want to review some of the highlights? I love Big Macs. Think airline services are bad enough and they're just out to get your money? Facebook is the biggest social network in the world. Technology can be a great ally for education -- but how big is its role in the learning process? We often think that scientists are the most honest people around, and assume that scientific findings are reliable and true. We all know the old adage, "With great power comes great responsibility."
How To Lead A Creative Life [Infographic] | Fast Company [Close Window] By Jason Feifer Our complete guide to making your inner genius your greatest on-the-job asset. Back to article >> Infographic by Pop Chart Lab Corruption Perceptions Index Overview of the index of perception of corruption, 2013. Since the turn of the new millennium, Transparency International (TI) has published the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) annually ranking countries "by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys. The CPI currently ranks 176 countries "on a scale from 100 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt) Methods Transparency International commissioned Johann Graf Lambsdorff of the University of Passau to produce the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The 2012 CPI draws on 13 different surveys and assessments from 12 different institutions. The institutions are the African Development Bank, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Freedom House, Global Insight, International Institute for Management Development, Political and Economic Risk Consultancy, Political Risk Services, the World Economic Forum, the World Bank and the World Justice Project. Validity
Rolling Stone Politics | Taibblog | Matt Taibbi on Politics and the Economy Thank You, Rolling Stone | BLOG ENTRY Today is my last day at Rolling Stone. As of this week, I’m leaving to work for First Look Media, the new organization that’s already home to reporters like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras. I’ll have... Democrats Must Stop Ted Cruz's Hollywood Ending | BLOG ENTRY Having lived in the former Soviet Union for 10 years, I will forever have plastered to the back of my cerebellum the commemorative bumper sticker: "WWSD?" Nature and Wildlife Photography This is a special edition and a first on PxlEyes: we have the pleasure of presenting 50 of the most incredible wildlife photos taken by a group, formed of two talented photographers. They’re called Burrard – Lucas and they are brothers! With numerous awards for their work, the young brothers from the UK had the privilege of traveling to many remote and wild locations from around the world. Their images were displayed in the Natural History Museum in London and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. The main goal of their portofolio is to inspire people and encourage them to preserve the beautiful nature with its amazing flora and fauna. Leopard Cub Red-eyed Tree Frog Eyelash Pit Viper King Penguins Wildebeest Crossing Sunbathing Lemur Pygmy Leaf Chameleon Golden-brown Mouse Lemur Kangaroo Hopping Flap-necked Chameleon Kalahari Meerkat Baby Orangutan African Elephant Playful Elephant Seal Meerkat Family Giant Anteater Caiman Eating a Fish Three Lion Cubs Galapagos Flycatcher Cape Buffalo Green Iguana
The Quest to Power Africa More Infographics on Good Visualize This: How to Tell Stories with Data by Maria Popova How to turn numbers into stories, or what pattern-recognition has to do with the evolution of journalism. Data visualization is a frequent fixation around here and, just recently, we looked at 7 essential books that explore the discipline’s capacity for creative storytelling. Today, a highly anticipated new book joins their ranks — Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics, penned by Nathan Yau of the fantastic FlowingData blog. And in a culture of equally increasing infographics overload, where we are constantly bombarded with mediocre graphics that lack context and provide little actionable insight, Yau makes a special point of separating the signal from the noise and equipping you with the tools to not only create better data graphics but also be a more educated consumer and critic of the discipline. For a historical perspective on infographics, be sure to see the story of Otto Neurath’s Isotype. Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr
Kleptocracy Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (from Greek: κλέπτης - kleptēs, "thief" and κράτος - kratos, "power, rule", hence "rule by thieves") is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often with pretense of honest service. This type of government corruption is often achieved by the embezzlement of state funds. Characteristics Kleptocracies are generally associated with corrupt forms of authoritarian governments, particularly dictatorships, oligarchies, military juntas, or some other forms of autocratic and nepotist government in which no outside oversight is possible, due to the ability of the kleptocrat(s) to personally control both the supply of public funds and the means of determining their disbursal. Effects Examples Other terms Narcokleptocracy Raubwirtschaft
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