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I hope this isn't a duplicate (well maybe that would be a good thing). The numbers don't lie but the Republicans do. Where is all the money for job creators going?
http://www.aflcio.org/Corporate-Watch/CEO-Pay-and-the-99/I hope this isn't a duplicate (well maybe that would be a good thing). The... more
1) A common conservative refrain is that Obama has increased the debt $6 trillion, more than any other President. Look at this graph of US debt and ask yourself what percent of total US debt in 2012 is due to Obama's policies. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/files/2012/08/Debt-graph-CBPP.jpeg
2) Two weeks before Obama took office, CBO projected the 2009 deficit at $1.2 trillion (Oct 2008-Oct 2009). In other words, that's Bush's deficit (projected before Obama even took office). In the preceding 3 months and the following 3 months combined, the US economy lost 4.2 million jobs. Ask yourself what it means about the depth of the hole the economy was in when Obama first moved into the White House under these circumstances.
3) The below video was from the House floor 3 months before Obama took office. It's John Boehner, GOP House Majority Leader, pleading and crying to House Republicans to vote for the Bailout Bill. Boehner tearfully proclaimed that if they didn't vote for this bill, their constituent's retirement income would shrink to zero, and the economy would go off a cliff. http://youtu.be/UVOS1CC6V5I
This is what Obama inherited. The biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Thanks to Bush's Bailout and Obama's Stimulus, everyone reading this article ate human food instead of dog food for dinner tonight. You can't look at these data points and say our current state of affairs is Obama's fault, especially since there's a pile of Obama policies lying in a heap of Republican filibusters. If you want to know what Obama's policies are, just look at the list of things Republicans have filibustered (as in, he didn't get to implement his policies). You can't criticize Obama for failed policies when you filibustered over 200 bills, a record in American history.
Criticizing Obama for not putting out the fire fast enough is wrong, espcially when you've parked your hummer right on the fire hose. Wanting to go back to the policies that set the fire in the first place is crazy, and that's what Romney wants to do. History is on the side of Obama in this election. 4 more years!1) A common conservative refrain is that Obama has increased the debt $6 trillion,... more
How do the 288,945 most heavily trafficked sites on the internet stack up against each other? Take a very close look at this chart to find out.
While you could spend all day with a microscope trying to sort out the layers lurking behind AOL and IMDb, the preferred browsing strategy is to check out Nmap's interactive version.
As for the method to the radness:
The area of each icon is proportional to the sum of the reach of all sites using that icon. When both a bare domain name and its "www." counterpart used the same icon, only one of them was counted. The smallest icons—those corresponding to sites with approximately 0.0001% reach—are scaled to 16x16 pixels. The largest icon (Google) is 11,936 x 11,936 pixels, and the whole diagram is 37,440 x 37,440.
Which is, uh, huge. As for the traffic data itself, it was culled from Alexa earlier this year.
http://gizmodo.com/5620681/all-300000-biggest-websites-visualized-with-their-iconsHow do the 288,945 most heavily trafficked sites on the internet stack up against each... more
PEPSI MAX RULS ! -at least in the pansy ass lil gurly-boys' and soccer moms weight class
1st,......it lOOks like Obama owns it ( kewl )
2nd C A F F E I N E !
3rd - blood sugar stability- ( that's a good thing )
top 10 "DIET" list -
CAFFEINE ACHIEVER ! list-
GO ! GO! GO ! You can never get started tooooooooooooooooooooooooo> FAST
on the socially sanctioned gateway drug sources !
Remember,.....there is a METH O.D. to corporate marketing!PEPSI MAX RULS ! -at least in the pansy ass lil gurly-boys' and soccer moms... more
Why do so many adventure movies seem to have the same story? A lot of the blame goes to the Hero's Journey, a cookie-cutter spiritual-ish adventure recipe concocted by Joseph Campbell in 1949. Star Wars and many fantasy sagas famously follow this treasure map step by step, but how do other science fiction stories measure up? We score scifi stories on our "Hero's Journey" checklist, after the jump.
http://io9.com/344335/new-proof-that-every-scifi-epic-is-based-on-joseph-campbellWhy do so many adventure movies seem to have the same story? A lot of the blame goes... more
Pew's poll, released last week, found massive support for medical marijuana:
[73%] say they favor their state allowing the sale and use of marijuana for medical purposes if it is prescribed by a doctor, while 23% are opposed. Support for legalizing medical marijuana spans all major political and demographic groups, and is equally high in states that have and have not already passed laws on this issue.
http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/04/pot-polling.htmlPew's poll, released last week, found massive support for medical marijuana:... more
I'd heard of Pedobear, but didn't know very much about him. As a so-called internet expert, I was embarrassed to ask questions about this anthropomorphic pervert. Luckily, Urlesque has published a primer to illuminate us to this iconic 4chan meme.
- Horror reimagined with Saw Shaming [College Humor]
-Rick Roll worm attack [BBC]
-Cookie Monster, interview'd [Rocket Boom]
-Copyeditor edits memo announcing the ending of the copyeditor role. [boingboing]
-Vintage Porn logos [TTL Estoy Con Estupido]
-A brief lesson in flow charts [GraphJam]
I'd heard of Pedobear, but didn't know very much about him. As a so-called... more
While perusing the internet today I noticed this equation.
Now I'm certainly no mathematician, but this Lady Gaga formula for success seems to make sense. She's hugely successful. Her videos have been amongst the top selling at iTunes. Her videos have been top viewed on mtvmusic.com.
She's been on multiple magazine covers.
Good work Lady Gaga, I guess.While perusing the internet today I noticed this equation. Now I'm... more
Six months ago, I would never have believed that a meme would be approaching its 'pacman death rattle' after only a week. But, this may be the case for the internet's latest Madlib: "Yo ____, I'm happy for ya, I'mma let you finish, but _____ had the best _____ of all time."
I asked twitter if they think the Kanye West meme is dead.
carondelet thinks that this meme is sticking around. kiala and lexicaljewel got meta with their responses by letting me finish, and then suggesting that this is still the best meme of all time.
straythenomad provided data that supports the claim that not only is this meme not dead, but it's popularity is increasing dramatically.
Conversely kid_amy agrees that this meme is dead. clevahgrrl cites evidence that the Kanye meme has jumped the shark, because 65 year old Ken Howard referenced it in his Emmy acceptance speech.
So what's your take on the livelihood of this meme? More importantly whether this meme is dead or alive, are you sick of it yet? Or did Kanye have the best meme of all time.Six months ago, I would never have believed that a meme would be approaching its... more
Kris Straub's Periodic Table of Scifi slaps all your favorite shows and films onto one handy chart. This table also includes some cheeky abbreviations and formulas. Can you guess what movie 3Et + 8Rv + Los + Xo stands for?
I love how this chart pays homage to the totally incongruous Greek and Latinate abbreviations on the real periodic table. The inert element M stands for Rotwang? Nice! The V entry is also guffaw-worthy.
You can purchase the chart at TopatoCo.
http://io9.com/5494521/scifi-periodic-table-has-all-the-right-elementsKris Straub's Periodic Table of Scifi slaps all your favorite shows and films... more
In a classic case of contradictory government policy the above pyramids clearly show the inverse relationship between federal government agriculture subsidies and federal nutrition recommendations. Originally published in 2007 by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Good Medicine Magazine to outline the committee's concern about the impending farm bill. The graphic recently resurfaced in food security circles and found its way to the Economix Blog @ The New York Times.
Click through (at the link) for why this is important and some more nifty graphs that help explain the obesity epidemic.
The original PCRM article explains the regulatory discrepancy that results in an obese nation.
The Farm Bill...governs what children are fed in schools and what food assistance programs can distribute to recipients. The bill provides billions of dollars in subsidies, much of which goes to huge agribusinesses producing feed crops, such as corn and soy, which are then fed to animals. By funding these crops, the government supports the production of meat and dairy products--the same products that contribute to our growing rates of obesity and chronic disease. Fruit and vegetable farmers, on the other hand, receive less than 1 percent of government subsidies.
The government also purchases surplus foods like cheese, milk, pork, and beef for distribution to food assistance programs--including school lunches. The government is not required to purchase nutritious foods.
(Despite an early pledge to cut big ag subsidies Obama caved to the power of the industry and reversed this plan.)
The author of the post goes on to say:
...the average 18-year-old today is 15 pounds heavier than the average 18 year-old in the late 1970s. Adults have put on even more weight during that period. The average woman in her 60s is 20 pounds heavier than the average 60-something woman in the late 1970s. The average man in his 60s is 25 pounds heavier. When you look at the chart, you start to understand why.
Now, imagine what those charts would look like if mixed fruit and vegetable farms were subsidized at the same rates as meat and dairy operations.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/03/no-this-is-why-youre-fat.phpIn a classic case of contradictory government policy the above pyramids clearly show... more
----Juggling genres BATMAN ! Whats the memeing of this ?!?
http://img.corcholat.com/img/tabla_de_arquetipos_7IN_full.jpg----Juggling genres BATMAN ! Whats the memeing of this ?!?... more