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A Post–World War I “Hunger Map of Europe,” Aimed at the Hearts of American Kids 

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This map prefaced a 1919 book by the United States Food Administration, titled Food Saving and Sharing: Telling How the Older Children of America May Help Save From Famine Their Comrades In Allied Lands Across the Sea. “Remember,” the text asked its readers, “that every little country on the [map] is not merely an outline, but represents millions of people who are suffering from hunger."


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An  interesting story about the Germans:n France “the Germans set to work deliberately to do as much harm as possible,” destroying fruit trees and vineyards; they poisoned wells and burned houses.

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Foto Friday | Gondolier Under the Rialto Bridge, Venice
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Vintage Video of NYC

"Oldest and most incredible footage of New York City ever, including where the WTC would be built. With added maps carefully researched to show where the camera was. 28 shots of classic footage circa 1905." http://tinyurl.com/ohsuobg


Tags: urban, historical, architecture, landscape, NYC.


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Maricarmen Husson's comment, March 21, 2:22 PM
Amazing!
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"Material de archivo más antiguo y más increíble de la ciudad de Nueva York , incluyendo donde se construiría el World Trade Center. Con mapas añadidos investigado cuidadosamente para mostrar dónde estaba la cámara. 

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, March 24, 4:04 PM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

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Like You’ve Never Before Heard It Explained

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Watch this important video.
 
And then watch it again with your friends.
 
Thierry Vrain, a retired biologist and genetic engineer, explains the links between glyphosate (the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup), GMO food and your health.
 
For everyone who has trouble explaining to friends and family why this issue is so important, and why banning glyphosate and GMO crops and foods is so critical, this video lays it out as you’ve never before heard it explained.


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Monsanto, is it in you?!  What is wealth with out health.

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9 questions about the Israel-Palestine conflict you were too embarrassed to ask

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Yes, one of the questions is "Why are Israelis and Palestinians fighting?"

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Norka McAlister's curator insight, March 15, 8:01 PM

I always thought that the conflicts that existed between Israel and Palestine were due to disagreements over religion. However, religion is not the only issue that causes tension between he nations. The conflict is more complex in that it involves a struggle for power over land and border control which has endured for over a century. Both parties are very stubborn and refuse to surrender any of their land. Many political and demographic issues have emerged due to this battle fo power and land which has resulted in a lot of casualties as both nations continue to fight to preserve their territories

Tyler Anson's curator insight, March 22, 11:11 AM

This article really make some realize that they don't fully understand all that is going in the tiny country of Israel, and why the US is placing huge funds into this nation. Relation back to the armed conflicts and war, this conflict is caused by a border dispute and neither side (The Palestinians against Israelis) will agree on a form of peace. That is, they won't agree right now. 

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 22, 1:02 PM

This story of the Palestinians, Israel, Arabs, and Jews has its roots in Germany at the hands of one of the worst dictators the world has ever seen, Adolf Hitler. His ethnic cleansing of Jews via torture, the gas chamber, and starvation, is one of the bleakest times in recorded humanity. The remaining Jews were a people without a land and so it was agreed that Israel would be formed to provide a safe haven. However the land has been disputed, fought over, and the borders changed so many times that it no longer resembles the initial attempt to provide a refuge for the Jews. Ironically, 700,000 Palestinians had been displaced initially and now number 7,000,000 according to the article; all of them designated as refugees. There is no solve for the problems between the Arabs, Jews, Palestinians and Israel as too much blood has been spilled, and forgiveness is a forgotten word. How do you apologize or forgive for generations of bloodshed, displaced families, borders that constantly change, and religions that contradict one another? I'm glad that I wake every day in the USA. We have our own issues to resolve, but nothing approaches the contradictions and paradoxes this area of the world must live with every day.

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Obama, ISIS, and killer Christians | Kingdom In The Midst

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Lynching was a family affair. Men, women and children foamed with bloodlust as another Negro was tortured, abused and finally raised by the neck until dead
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This was a common occurrence back in the late nineteenth century

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A Tweet On Women's Veils, Followed By Raging Debate In Saudi Arabia

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A prominent ultra-conservative figure says face veils for women are not mandatory. Now everyone is weighing in on the hottest topic in the kingdom.

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Why women in Saudi Arabia have to wear face veils is beyond me.

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10 Reasons to Run the Antarctica Marathon

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Monday Mystery Photo – Where in the World Are We? (Last week - Thingvellir, Iceland)

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Each Monday I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object on my blog.

I encourage you to leave a comment if you think you know where this week’s mystery photo was taken. If you guess ...
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A place I would love to visit

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10 great films about women in wartime

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Like the new adaptation of Vera Brittain's First World War memoir Testament of Youth, these 10 film classics explore the contributions and experiences of women during wartime.
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Livefyre | Create an Account

Livefyre helps brands, media companies and agencies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. With Livefyre, brands can integrate real-time, social content into their websites, mobile apps, advertisements, jumbotrons and television broadcasts to increase viewer engagement, boost website traffic and drive revenue.
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This Livefyre  website is for people that want to inform other people about what is happening now. It include many comments about issues that people care about.

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World War One Through Arab Eyes

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One hundred years after the Ottomans joined the war, this three-part series tells the story from an Arab perspective.

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This was programmed on Al Jazeera

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What Your Favorite Sport Looked Like When It Was Invented

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No Helmets And Less Padding

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Arlis Groves's curator insight, December 31, 2014 5:00 PM

They're all here.  What's your favorite sport?  

 

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One Stitch Closer: Veronika empowers other women - YouTube

Get inspired by Veronika, CEO and founder of The Empowerment Plan, who empowers women to become more independent. #WomenInspire http://www.gap.com/onestitchc...
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Veronica has inspired many home less people by hiring them

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Where Isis supporters tweet from

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Interesting that we only rank 4th

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zane alan berger's curator insight, March 25, 5:38 PM

this photo represents the number of people supporting ISIS worldwide, with the greatest numbers in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iraq- Middle Eastern states.

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Wargaming: computerized scenario planning

Stratfor conducted extensive scenario planning when considering Russia's offensive military options toward Ukraine. In this video some of the broader themes and deduction will be examined.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 12:04 PM

One year after Russia seized Crimea, many eyes are on Russia's intent in Eastern Ukraine.  The first 5:30 of the video above is an introduction to computerized scenario modeling in geopolitics.  The second half of the video shows the actual analysis of the military options available to Russia as well as as the risks that each option presents.  This isn't forecasting what Russia will do, but highlights its geopolitical options if it does gamble more of its military forces in war with Ukraine.  Here is a transcript of the last half of the video.

 

Tags: UkraineRussia, geopoliticspolitical, war.

Daniel Rasmus's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Interesting exploration of what Russia might do in Eastern Europe. Great examples of scenario planning - facts and how things might work. Eliminate the impossible and reveal the real options.

Norka McAlister's curator insight, March 25, 9:05 PM

Technology can be useful when designing strategies and making political decisions when war hits countries. War-gaming can be helpful for Ukraine and even for Russian governments on how to refine their military and political strategies during war. It simulates the question &what if& and can be tested without being hazardous for any one. In fact, war-gaming integrates all possibilities of how and what things can be done and also can narrow to a few options. Computerized animation models help and allow for the construction and display of a lot of options of how things can be done and what can not be. War-gaming can even be useful in predicting what may be happen in the near future.

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A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

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Do you know how the internet gets across the ocean? This amazing map shows every cable that makes it possible.

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Samuel Meyer's curator insight, March 23, 12:01 PM

About 99% of the Internet is transferred by underwater cables, with the rest being interchanged through satellite. This could be an issue in the future, as the acidity and composition of the oceans will change.

Seth Forman's curator insight, March 23, 5:46 PM

Summary:  This article discusses what all has to go behind globalization via the internet.   

 

Insight:  This article is very relevant to the concepts we learned in Unit 1.  It shows that globalization is not as easy as it may seem because of the separation of the worlds regions.

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, March 25, 4:28 PM

And no, not everything has turned virtual! We still rely on concrete stuff. Cables network says a lot about the way our World works. 

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We Stand With Shaker: Send a Valentine's Card for Shaker Aamer to the U.S. Ambassador in London, to Ask for His Release from Guantánamo - Articles - Welcome to "Close Guantánamo"

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@Darcy DelaproserFor the 13th anniversary of the arrival at Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, we're asking supporters to send a Valentine's card to the U.S. Ambassador in London, calling for his release.

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This Was the First Instance of Science Changing the Way We Saw Time

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There was an era in history, American history, during which every locality had its own time. People who didn't have access to satellite systems or even, necessarily, telegraphs, waited until the sun was directly overhead and set their clocks to noon. No one cared if their town clock was a few minutes off. And no one cared if the next town over had their noon at a slightly different time.

Then came the railroad. The railroad was fast, and suddenly what had been the journey of months became a journey of weeks or even days. The railroad also had to be kept fast – and profitable – and that meant selling tickets up and down the line, and telling people when they had to be at the station to get on board (hence, the need to create time zones and standardize time across places).


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I never knew how differently France and America value religion

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In the United States, we speak easily of different ethnic and religious communities. But the reality is far different in France, where the Charlie Hebdo attacks have brought religion and its place in French society back to the top of the agenda.

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I wonder how much America values religion. FRance on the other hand has a different value when speaking of religion.

 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 21, 9:33 PM

If the US embraces freedom *of* religion, France embraces freedom *from* religion.

Quentin Sylvester's curator insight, March 17, 12:57 AM

Unlike in the United States, a nation made up of many different communities, France seems to want to achieve the goal of being one nation made of one community. Through this, cultural and religious assimilation are common-and forced-for Muslims and Jews in the country, and religion is expected to be a private matter. This clearly shows the difference in societal views on religion and its place in the lives of the people of a country

Ryan Tibari's curator insight, March 24, 9:50 AM

It's interesting how two western civilizations view religions. America is very religiously based, and acts through their beliefs. In France, religion is not viewed negatively, but isn't quite as important as it is in America. The different views on religion are not necessarily extreme, but still pose as a difference between the two regions. 

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Why did Tata Nano not take off the way it was expected to? - Quora

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Ameya Khullar, Super woman in the making

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Answer to What are some of the most mind-blowing facts that sound like "BS", but are actually true? - Quora

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Mr Turner draws most nominations from London Critics' Circle

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Mike Leigh’s biopic gets seven nominations, with Birdman earning six, and Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin getting its first major awards-season recognition
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The 100 Most Influential Figures in American History

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"Was Walt Disney really more influential than Elizabeth Cady Stanton? John D. Rockefeller than Bill Gates? Babe Ruth than Frank Lloyd Wright? Explore more from The Atlantic on the most influential figures in American history right here."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 9, 2014 12:57 PM

This is an incredible list...everyone on the list fits my personal idea of "Americans that every educated American should know about" person."

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For Veterans Day, a TV Special That Will Span 6 Cable Networks

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The media giant Scripps Networks Interactive is preparing an hourlong special, centered on the celebration of the Hawaiian homecoming of a wounded serviceman.
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