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John Schneider portrait ~ By photographer Jeremy Cowart
Vietnam Memorial at sunrise
Archer on holidays with family
Earth ~ The Big Blue Marble
Best argument against democracy ~ Winston Churchill
Wealth inequality in America ~ Disturbing graphic
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Wealth inequality in America ~ Disturbing graphic

Wealth inequality in America ~ Disturbing graphic

Wealth inequality in America ~ Very interesting video on the how perception of America’s distribution of wealth differs hugely from the reality. Exceedingly well done animated graphics tell a disturbing story of where wealth resides in America, and, as important, were it doesn’t. I can’t get away from the idea that without a healthy middle

Obamacare infographic explains a lot

Obamacare infographic explains a lot

The Obamacare infographic below attempts to explain the history of healthcare and health insurance in America, and how Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) fits into that history. Created by an insurance and wealth management company out of Ohio called the Hummel Group, I think this Obamacare infographic does a fair job in highlighting what Obamacare

Cory Doctorow explains why protecting our privacy is vital to our freedom

Cory Doctorow explains why protecting our privacy is vital to our freedom

Cory Doctorow explains why privacy is vital to our intellectual and personal freedom. Articulate as ever, Doctorow voices what I’ve been trying to sort out in my own mind about privacy for months, ever since the Edward Snowden interview. It’s only three mintutes. Highly worth a listen. Here are some quotes from Doctorow’s video (embedded below)

We Must Have Order!

Photos

  • John Schneider portrait ~ By photographer Jeremy Cowart
    John Schneider portrait ~ By photographer Jeremy Cowart

    The story behind this portrait of John Schneider (of Dukes of Hazard and Smallville) by photographer Jeremy Cowart is so moving and choked me up a bit. See larger image Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s

  • Vietnam Memorial at sunrise
    Vietnam Memorial at sunrise

    Photographer Angela B. Pan has created a beautiful, evocative HDR photo of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Memorial at sunrise. See larger image The Wall: Images and Offerings from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Hardcover) List Price: $19.95 USD New From: $12.53

  • Archer on holidays with family
    Archer on holidays with family

    This line from Archer could fit many contexts. Given the holidays, it’s all about family For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God. Bloody Mary, full of vodka, Blessed are you among cocktails, Pray for me

Videos

  • Wealth inequality in America ~ Disturbing graphic
    Wealth inequality in America ~ Disturbing graphic

    Wealth inequality in America ~ Very interesting video on the how perception of America’s distribution of wealth differs hugely from the reality. Exceedingly well done animated graphics tell a disturbing story of where wealth resides in America, and, as important,

  • The Walking Dead ~ Bad Lip Reading
    The Walking Dead ~ Bad Lip Reading

    Bad lip reading of The Walking Dead ~ Totally hilarious. One of the best of the Bad Lip Reading series. NSFW due to sexual innuendo and farts…lots of farts. “The Walking (And Talking) Dead” — A Bad Lip Reading of

  • Science of happiness ~ An experiment in gratitude
    Science of happiness ~ An experiment in gratitude

    This video from YouTube channel SoulPancake brought me a few tears. What a beautiful little experiment. Very well done. You’ll feel happier just for watching. You’ll feel even happier if you give the gratitude experiment a try. Scientists have determined

Words

  • Medical distinction between Guts and Balls
    Medical distinction between Guts and Balls

    Received this explanation about the distinction between Guts and Balls from a relative…I’m not sure what was being implied There is a medical distinction between Guts and Balls. We’ve all heard of people having Guts or having Balls, but do you really

  • Fuck "handicaps" ~ Drummer wanted ~ Dean Zimmer answers the call
    Fuck “handicaps” ~ Drummer wanted ~ Dean Zimmer answers the call

    Apologies for the NSFW language used in this post. If you read it, you’ll see it’s not gratuitous; it’s appropriate for the context. Leave me a nasty comment if you don’t agree. ~BZ Dean Zimmer found a “Drummer Wanted” ad

  • Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position, but certainty...
    Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position, but certainty…

    Voltaire’s quote on the nature of certainty and uncertainty does “certainly” apply to politics, government, science—many aspects of life… “Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one” ~ Voltaire But imagine being the patient of an uncertain