This is my 6000th and final post to this blog. It’s been grand posting for you and engaging in some form of citizen journalism. I’ve worked hard to be a sort of Anti-Drudge but sometimes it is good to direct energies elsewhere.
We’ll recall the ancient curse ‘may you live in interesting times’, but somehow we will soldier on. If love is not enough to save us it might be right to see humanity fade away. Feel free to drop me a line to stay in touch, as I’ll still keep an eye on this endless chorus of multimedia voices.

This is my 6000th and final post to this blog. It’s been grand posting for you and engaging in some form of citizen journalism. I’ve worked hard to be a sort of Anti-Drudge but sometimes it is good to direct energies elsewhere.

We’ll recall the ancient curse ‘may you live in interesting times’, but somehow we will soldier on. If love is not enough to save us it might be right to see humanity fade away. Feel free to drop me a line to stay in touch, as I’ll still keep an eye on this endless chorus of multimedia voices.

policymic:

Maps show what one product makes the most money for each nation

Predictably, oil is the most traded commodity in the global market. It is also the MVP of exportation, as the highest-valued product sold abroad in nearly 40 countries.

After mining data from the CIA’s World Factbook, the Global Post assembled a map illustrating each country’s top exports, according to their worth on the international market.

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A single human can never really perceive the entire whole; no matter how much information you can access (Do you trust the CIA?), there is only so much you can experience. You only perceive a facet of the material whole that is planet Earth. One must always keep this contradiction in mind - sanity is having a firm grasp solely on material reality, but a human can never perceive the all encompassing objective truth of what the universe is. We can only build models from our sense inputs, waking up every day trying to survive. That might be the biggest difference between a human and God.

But that doesn’t mean we cannot think creatively and change our world. Why do only raw materials come from Africa? Can new trade policies begin to change this?

(Source: micdotcom, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Many nations in the old world (Syria, Russia, East Ukraine) have shameful elections that falsify claims of 100% turnout.

Our Nation, founded on principles of democratic determination and the opportunity to build a new world; has resounded in the past 300 years. Now everyone votes. How do we now show people what democracy looks like?

Turnout in this country rarely exceeds 40-50% of eligible voters. In America we have the true numbers, and we should not be so proud. My greatest agitation here has been for informed democracy, free from the frame of the television. Free from the adolescent irrationality of the playground bully and the mesmerization of spectacle. Vote.

gameraboy:

The Mark I Disneyland-Alweg Monorail. Opening day was June 14, 1959, dedicated by Vice President Richard Nixon! Photos via the Disney Insider blog, my GIFs from Kodak Presents Disneyland ‘59

(via ladysarahkennedy)

martinscorsese:

The Fountain (2006, Darren Aronofsky) 

(via abbaskiarostamis)

magictransistor:

Apollo 7. Launch. 1968.

magictransistor:

Apollo 7. Launch. 1968.

anglosexual:

Neil deGrasse Tyson on how unrepresentative our representatives are

yes, THIS was the thing i was talking about

Neil deGrasse Tyson brings tears to my eyes. 

(Source: commie-pinko-liberal, via anothernerdfighterinthetardis)

monsterman:

Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger
(February 5, 1940 - May 12, 2014)

gameraboy:

New Chicago

gameraboy:

New Chicago

factsandchicks:

Some gifted children suffer from depression because they’ve already realized death is inevitable and life is meaningless.
source

factsandchicks:

Some gifted children suffer from depression because they’ve already realized death is inevitable and life is meaningless.

source

(via filmandfeels)

Trying to keep it together

(Source: dontkare-n)

Faster and faster… until after a while you wouldn’t feel anything… and then your body would just burst into fire. And the angels wouldn’t help you, ‘cause they’ve all gone away…

House Republican leaders described the contempt vote as a political ploy that drew time away from what they described as a more important debate over extending a federal law to allow eavesdropping on domestic telephone calls and e-mail in pursuit of terrorists.

“We have space on the calendar today for a politically charged fishing expedition but not space for a bill that would protect the American people from terrorists who want to kill us,” said Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the Republican House leader.

Mr. Boehner then instructed other Republicans to exit the chamber in protest. “Let’s just get up and leave,” Mr. Boehner said before walking out with scores of his party’s members.

marbleconcerto:

3 versions of “Crying”