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April 25 2015

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archaicwonder:

A Recently Destroyed 7th* Century BC Assyrian Statue,  Photo c. 1850

:(  Unfortunately, by now I’m sure most of you have heard the heartbreaking news that this statue and many others at the Mosul Museum fell victim to the deplorable practice of iconoclasm by the Islamic State this week.

This photo is from the mid-19th century excavation of the colossal statues at the Nergal Gate of the ancient city of Nineveh. This statue was one of two winged bull-men (aka lamassu ) that guarded one of several entrances to Nineveh dated to the time of King Sennacherib*. Named for the Mesopotamian god Nergal, the gate was possibly used for ceremonial purposes since it is the only known gate flanked by stone sculptures of winged bull-men, which were believed to be protective deities. 

*Some news sources (e.g. BBC,  and Al Jazeera) are dating these statues to the 9th century BC whereas others say the 7th century BC (e.g. CBS,  ABC). I am not certain which is correct.

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sonofshitpostgenerator:

can communists worship

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NGC 5189

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liberalsarecool:

Remember: Republicans cut the Farm Bill into two. They cut SNAP/food stamps for individuals, yet kept subsidies for BIg Agro and corporations in tact. The GOP feeds the wealthy, and starves the vulnerable.

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srsfunny:

This Guy Knows What He’s Saying
http://srsfunny.tumblr.com/

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thinksquad:

Man forms tiny European nation, 160,000 sign up to become citizens

With the advent of modern communication and means of travel, it seems unlikely there is any area of the world left unclaimed by one nation or another. But such land does, or in fact did exist within Europe, and one man has just made his claim to it and created a brand new European nation.

The man in question is former Czech Vit Jedlicka. He is now thepresident of the Free Republic of Liberland, which is a 7km2 stretch of land on the west bank of the Dunube river between Serbia and Croatia. It is actually disputed land by the Serbian and Croatian governments, neither currently own it, and therefore it was classed as no man’s land.

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Liberland already has a website, a flag, a coat of arms, and a moto: “To live and let live.” It’s also proving very popular. Jedlicka and his team of volunteers put out the call for 5,000 people to become a part of the new nation, but registrations for those limited citizenships have surpassed 160,000. Now a team of seven volunteers are slowly sifting through those registrations attempting to select the best candidates.

The idea of a new nation came into existence originally as a political stunt and protest because Jedlicka was a member of the Party of Free Citizens in the Czech Republic. At some point, however, it became real and support grew to the point where it made sense to go ahead and form the nation. As to the reason for its popularity, it’s probably down to Jedlicka stating that anyone living there won’t be oppressed by the government. It sounds like a great tax haven already, doesn’t it?

Liberland, although young, isn’t without its problems. Apparently the land was already claimed by another new nation called Paraduin. It’s unclear how this will be worked out, but two of the smallest nations in the world may actually be at war soon over a few kilometers of land nobody had really heard about until last week.

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sandandglass:

Senator Elizabeth Warren, TDS, April 9, 2015

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muchneededmerch:

Poodle Moth. I just wish it was bigger and would be my friend.

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A Case of Double Paranoia

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thirdman000:

weirdtrek:

Data: Always there to put your problems in perspective.

Spock: “I have no regrets.”

Data: “’No regrets’—–That is a human phrase.”

Spock: “Yes.  Fascinating.”

Loved this exchange

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acceber74:

What’s sad about this is that Chinese people, were in the “Old West”, but ignorant [white] people insist on getting their history from whitewashed Hollywood westerns that actively exclude anyone that isn’t white.

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Just in case you want to do some further reading (I was never introduced to in my public education so I thought I’d share):

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shisnojon:

Recycled tumblr humor

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pixography:

Bjørn Richter

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Facebook DOES collect the text you decided against posting | Information Age

ninoavila:

 And people wonder why I don’t post directly to facebook…

Ever written out a status update or comment but decided against posting it? One techie has discovered Facebook collects this content, despite the company’s claims to the contrary

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