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The World as 100 People — Infographic

The World as 100 People Over the Last Two Centuries

Looking at the world as 100 people, (or a percentage of the population), we can see very interesting trends and shifts around the world in many areas.  Each of the graphic in today’s graphic are also interactive on the source site, ourworldindata.org.  There you can see others as well such as population distributions, levels of education, and political regimes (aside from the shown “democracies”.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 10/29/15 (“Quick Chicken Stop”, 1960)

Daily Photo — “Quick Chicken Stop, 1960”

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Spring 1960. “Efforts of John F. Kennedy’s campaign team, including members of his family, in West Virginia during Kennedy’s quest for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Includes brother Bob at a drive-in in Bluefield.” From photos by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article “The Kennedys: A Family Political Machine.” 35mm negative.

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Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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What Part of Legal Immigration Don’t You Understand? – Infographic

What Part of Legal Immigration Don’t You Understand?

Almost like clockwork, the political cycles ebb and flow on the topic of immigration and immigration reform in the United States.  How many of us really understand the various paths and timelines to achieving legal immigrant status, and eventual citizenship? Today’s infographic helps highlight these many paths to citizenship and the roadblocks that might hold up the process for hopeful American citizens. [VIA]

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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Infographics

 

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Art of the Day – 6/26/13 (Drag – Johnson and Mao, Jim Dine)

Daily Artwork — “Drag – Johnson and Mao, Jim Dine, 1967”

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1967 — Drag – Johnson and Mao. Paper etching. Pop Art style. Jim Dine (1935 – ). Tate Gallery, London, UK.

This double image of the American president LB Johnson and the Chinese leader Chairman Mao humorously subverts the official portrait. (Wikipaintings)
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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 6/24/13 (Midgets for Coolidge, 1924)

Daily Photo — “Midgets for Coolidge, 1924”

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“January 23, 1924. Washington, D.C. “Midget.” News item, Jan. 20: “The first organized touring Coolidge Marching Club to work for the nomination of the president comes to Washington Sunday morning. It is composed of 25 European midgets, headed by I.S. Rose, New Englander and impresario. The midgets wear buttons and ribbons on which is inscribed ‘Coolidge 1925.'”” (Source: Shorpy)

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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Art of the Day – 6/13/13 (Unexpected Visitors, Ilya Repin)

Daily Artwork — “Unexpected Visitors, Ilya Repin, 1884-1888”

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1884-1888– Unexpected Visitors. Oil on Canvas. Realism style. Ilya Repin (1844 – 1930). Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

“… the face of the young man (a political exile who unexpectedly came back home) [was re-painted] four times in search of a proper expression. It is generally believed that by depicting various reaction of young man’s household Repin tried to show diverse but mostly positive attitude of society toward revolutionary movements of that time. Actually, under strict censorship of Czarist Russia, it was a political declaration disguised as an everyday genre scene.(Wikipaintings)
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Posted by on June 13, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Video of the Day – 3/22/13 (The Debt Limit Explained)

Daily Video — “The Debt Limit Explained”

As the news becomes inundated more and more each day with news about Federal spending, budgets and the debt limit it is vital that we all remain educated about what these things are, what they mean, and how they work.  Today’s video provides a short and simple explanation of one of those key points of contention in Washington D.C. — the debt limit.  Also included is information on the budget in general, the responsibilities of Congress and the President in the process, and the Constitutionality of it all.

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Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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