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38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed

38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed | Communities of the World | Scoop.it

"Some prime examples of fascinating maps." 


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Jordan Macpherson's comment, November 4, 2013 11:50 PM
CRAZY!
Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 27, 7:46 PM

This shows 38 maps of the world in completely different formats with different map projections and colorings. 

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 11:43 AM

Map number 7 shows what New Yorkers complain about the most in their beloved city. The complaints are split into noise, graffiti and litter. It is no surprise that most New Yorkers complain about noise in Manhattan, well because it is one of the largest cities in the world, of course there is going to be noise. And then looking on the outskirts of the main city in Manhattan there are mostly complaints about litter. The map is mostly blue in most areas. As for graffiti there are a couple pockets spread out which is where I’m assuming most gang activity takes place. Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn is where most of the graffiti is located according to this map. I liked this ma because it shows what you’re going to see or hear in certain places in the City area.    

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Washington National Cathedral hosts first-ever Muslim prayer service

Washington National Cathedral hosts first-ever Muslim prayer service | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
A call to Muslim prayer rang Friday through the cavernous Washington National Cathedral for the first time in the religious landmark’s century-old history.
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How quickly we are speeding on our way to the long foretold one world church.  It could be in this generation.

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Powerful earthquake rattles Anchorage, Alaska

Powerful earthquake rattles Anchorage, Alaska | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
A powerful earthquake shook up a large swath of Alaska, including the state's largest city.
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Hope this isn't a wakeup call...

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Gardening - Why I Do It - Adlandpro Community Blogs

Gardening - Why I Do It - Adlandpro Community Blogs | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
Gardening - why do I do it? It is the best way I know to relieve stress and really kick back, relax and enjoy life.
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There is nothing quite like gardening.  It is a great stress reliever and a productive way to burn off all that nervous energy that adds to our stress.

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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.

 

A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published in April identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame.

In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink.

The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two meters before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes.

 

Tags: coastal, climate change, urban, megacities, water, environment, urban ecology.


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If people paid more attention to the way they are treating their immediate area, it would go a very long way to creating better conditions world wide.  Instead, so many are fixated on the impending doom of "man-made global warming" that they don't keep their own back yard clean.

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 2, 12:32 AM

Perception!

Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, August 2, 6:55 PM

Huge problem when combined with sea level rise

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 6:53 PM

APHG-U7

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The blood of the martyrs

The blood of the martyrs | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
How pathetic we must look to these early believers when we surrender our convictions for a pittance!
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Some become martyrs by strapping on bombs or going into battle to kill and be killed.  The Christians throughout the centuries have been killed by their enemies, because they would not give up their faith, nor would they behave as enemies to their enemies.  A soldier who may be a Christian may be called to take up arms to defend his country, but a Christian must never take up arms to defend his faith, nor must he run.  Such would be a denial of faith and a possible indication that it was never real.  How much worse, then, when a person who claims to be a Christian walks away from his church because his feelings have been hurt?

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The Wet Coast Daily

The Wet Coast Daily, by Dave Cottrell: Published Daily from the WET West Coast by Dave Cottrell
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More and More US Citizens Turning In their Passports due to the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which requires US citizens living abroad, often as citizens of other countries, to pay US income tax on top of the taxes they pay to the country in which they reside.  Many friends of mine who live in Canada, and earn very little income are STILL having to file, and face huge fines and even arrests when returning to the US to visit relatives.  It is much simpler to simply renounce their US citizenship. 

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Artist shares doctorate with his family, people - Terrace Standard

Artist shares doctorate with his family, people - Terrace Standard | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
Local and world renowned Tahltan-Tlingit artist Dempsey Bob receives honorary doctorate from the University of BC
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Dempsey Bob is my wife's cousin, whom I have had the great privilege to get to know.  He is one of the most humble and gentle men I have ever met, as anyone who knows him would attest.

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The Wet Coast Daily

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Transhumanists:  Superhuman Powers & Life Extension Technologies - from the WET COAST DAILY published by Dave Cottrell

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Transhumanists:  creating superhumans like God?

 

Bill Clinton says Hillary's health just fine and brain damage makes no difference anyway...

 

Sony gains rights to Snowden's book for James Bond producers

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American Physical Society Sees The Light: Will It Be The First Major Scientific Institution To Reject The Global Warming 'Consensus'?

American Physical Society Sees The Light: Will It Be The First Major Scientific Institution To Reject The Global Warming 'Consensus'? | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
The American Physical Society (APS) has signaled a dramatic turnabout in its position on "climate change" by appointing three notorious climate skeptics to its panel on public affairs (POPA).
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Hal Lewis, one of the most distinguished and long serving member physicists of the approximately 50,000 member society (some 67 years a member), in a letter decrying what he calls the pseudoscience of global warming, wrote that global warming is "the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist."

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Longest Land Mammal Migration in Lower 48 Discovered

Longest Land Mammal Migration in Lower 48 Discovered | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
Wyoming mule deer cross many obstacles, from low desert to high mountains, posing challenges for conservation.
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Very amazing how deer have adapted to the presence of humans, with fences, highways, reservoirs, subdivisions, etc.

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Chosen People Ministries (Canada) - President's Prayer Letter, April 2014

Chosen People Ministries (Canada) - President's Prayer Letter, April 2014 | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
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Isaiah chapter 53 is a very powerful message to the Jewish community about the life, death and resurrection of the Messiah.

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Color Photographs of Imperial Russia Reveal a World Lost to History

Color Photographs of Imperial Russia Reveal a World Lost to History | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
At Paris' Zadkine Museum, explore vibrant photos of the pre-Soviet Russian Empire
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Photos taken in Imperial Russia just prior to WWI, perhaps all that remains of our knowledge of the once great empire.

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George W. Bush tells Jenna: I hope world leaders see 'spirit' of my portraits - TODAY.com

George W. Bush tells Jenna: I hope world leaders see 'spirit' of my portraits - TODAY.com | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
In an interview that will air Friday on TODAY, Jenna Bush Hager talks to her father, former president George W. Bush, about his passion...
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Former president George W. Bush is quite an artist, and will be unveiling portraits of world leaders he has painted on April 4th, 2014

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Minister Told: Perform Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail

Minister Told: Perform Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
In 1989, two ministers of the gospel started a wedding chapel. In September of 2014, they formed an LLC, calling it Hitching Post Weddings, LLC.…
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This is just one more example of how the 1st Amendment rights of Christians are being trampled on by lawmakers in the USA.  Unless the country as a whole is willing to stand up for their own constitution, it will soon be gone for good.

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Models Dive 25 Meters To An Underwater Shipwreck In Bali For A Literally Breathtaking Photoshoot

Models Dive 25 Meters To An Underwater Shipwreck In Bali For A Literally Breathtaking Photoshoot | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong is known for his complex productions and very stunning powerful images. He has a track record of using drama in his photographs, turning models into seemingly otherworldly creatures that can make the viewer’s jaw drop in an instant.
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Stunning and impressive work by a great artist

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50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
Bored? Don't worry, Internet -- we have your back. Here are 50 time-wasting websites to keep you amused.
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Are you bored?  Out of ideas?  Sitting at a desk all day with your boss breathing down your neck and afraid to even stretch?  Here are 50 websites guaranteed to keep you amused for hours.  Note that I do not endorse wasting time at work!   - http://www.classifiedadland.com

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Are there any moderate Palestinian leaders who truly want peace? Yes. Meet one: Salam Fayyad.

Are there any moderate Palestinian leaders who truly want peace? Yes. Meet one: Salam Fayyad. | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
(Washington, D.C.) -- As I watch the current crisis, I am deeply concerned for Israeli civilians, especially those who live in the south. But my also heart breaks for the Palestinians, especially t...
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Meet a moderate Palestinian leader

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Tsilhqot’in Nation Welcomes Recognition of Full Aboriginal Title for the First time in Canadian History | Earth First! Newswire

Tsilhqot’in Nation Welcomes Recognition of Full Aboriginal Title for the First time in Canadian History | Earth First! Newswire | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
from Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs The Tsilhqot’in Nation welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision overruling the BC Court of Appeal’s judgment on Aboriginal title. The Supreme Court of Canada upheld the 2007 ruling of the BC Supreme Court and declared Aboriginal title to approximately 2000 km2 in the heart of the Tsilhqot’in homeland, in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of British Columbia. The Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling ends a long history of denial and sets the stage of recognition of Aboriginal title in its full form. Rejecting the BC Court of Appeal’s impoverished view of title as specific, intensely used sites is a step towards true and lasting reconciliation for all First Nations. The Tsilhqot’in Nation has worked tirelessly with many organizations to make this a reality. “We take this time to join hands and celebrate a new relationship with Canada. We are reminded of our elders who are no longer with us. First and foremost we need to say sechanalyagh (th
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This is way, WAY overdue.  It's very likely going to create some real challenges for everyone involved, but for the first time, real and just settlements HAVE to be made.  It's no longer going to be possible to keep kicking the can down the road.

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Dust In The Wind: Dust Bowl Conditions Have Returned To Kansas, Oklahoma And North Texas

Dust In The Wind: Dust Bowl Conditions Have Returned To Kansas, Oklahoma And North Texas | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
In early 1978, a song entitled Dust in the Wind by a rock band known as Kansas shot up the Billboard charts.  When Kerry Livgren penned those now famous
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Very sad what is happening in the heartland.  I hope the rain keeps falling.

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Oklahoma High School Bans Eagle Feathers for Caps of Native Grads

Oklahoma High School Bans Eagle Feathers for Caps of Native Grads | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
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Oklahoma license plates have the words, "Native America" on them.  Everywhere you look, the Native American heritage of the state is very apparent, including the names of businesses, schools, hospitals, streets, and the list goes on and on.  Yet this school, Ironically called "Seminole High," and home of the Seminole Chieftains football team, will not allow Native American graduates to wear anything to identify themselves as Native Americans during their graduation ceremony.

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Couple Finds Ancient Skeleton In Backyard, May Have To Foot $5,000 Excavation Bill

Couple Finds Ancient Skeleton In Backyard, May Have To Foot $5,000 Excavation Bill | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
A Canadian couple who unearthed the ancient skeleton of an aboriginal woman may also have to foot the thousands of dollars it cost to excavate the historical remains. At first, Ontario resident Ken Campbell thought the bones he dug up while putting in a new fence earlier in June might be from an old animal skeleton. But Campbell's wife, Nicole Sauve, wasn't so sure, according to the Toronto Star.
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This legal folly is most certainly sure to backfire, unless politicians are smart enough to change it.  As word of this situation gets out, people will simply bury such important finds and keep quiet.

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Y! SPORTS

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Report: Clippers owner Donald Sterling caught on tape telling his girlfriend to not bring African-Americans to 'my games'
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Ok.  The Clipper's owner is a king size twit, no question about that... But has anyone thought about the privacy issues being so clearly violated here?  How would you feel if your PRIVATE conversation was taped by a reporter using some kind of listening device and then broadcast to the world?  How about the fact that it is the news media  who broadcast this private (and repulsive) conversation that offended FAR more people than Sterling's mistress?  IMO, Sterling is an obvious bigot, but the news media who published this piece of trash has done something indefensible.  

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For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
When adults are absorbed in their mobile devices, the consequences for children are not good. Research shows kids act out more if they are competing with a mobile device for their parent's attention.
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Stop playing Words with Friends and play with your kids...

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News - Significant spring snowfall expected in parts of Newfoundland Saturday - The Weather Network

News - Significant spring snowfall expected in parts of Newfoundland Saturday - The Weather Network | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
After warm and gusty winds brought above seasonal temperatures to Newfoundland Wednesday, forecasters are keeping an eye on a system that could bring significant spring snowfall to the province this weekend.
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Sorry, Newfoundland.  Maybe "Global Warming" is half an hour later in Newfoundland...?  Or maybe it's not actually true...

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Randy Carlyle, Leafs 'embarrassed' about missing playoffs

Randy Carlyle, Leafs 'embarrassed' about missing playoffs | Communities of the World | Scoop.it
"Frustrating," "embarrassing" and "disappointing" are just a few of the words the Toronto Maple Leafs used to describe the downward spiral that took place this season.
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After 47 years without a cup, you'd think they'd be used to this...

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