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BIG NEWS: Obama Waives Bush Law Banning Child Soldiers

BIG NEWS: Obama Waives Bush Law Banning Child Soldiers | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
Here’s a headline we’ll guarantee you simply won’t find in the mainstream media – On October 3, 2008, President George W.
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Yikes! 1st world mama say whaaaat?

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Clip for Def Poetry Season 2 talking about the use of like and you know in today's society
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Educators...like...you know?

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Discover, Relive And Share The Collective Experience With Stublisher

Discover, Relive And Share The Collective Experience With Stublisher | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it

From official site:

"Our mission is to connect people through shared experiences.
Stublisher aggregates media shared via Instagram around concerts, games, birthday parties, the zoo (anywhere!) based on geolocation and timestamp, in real-time and post event.

On top of this aggregation, we're fostering one of the most passionate communities on the web, connecting people based on what they've done and where they've been.

 

Stublisher allows you to experience anything happening around the world, from the perspective of those capturing it. The design you see today allows you to explore and discover in a much more enjoyable fashion than months past.

 

We’ve also made sharing experiences and individual photos across all of your social media channels easy. To share an event, on the header image you’ll see Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest share buttons. To share a photo, you’ll see the same via the side bar that slides in from the right on rollover..."

 

 

From review article by PandoDaily:

"And the storytelling trend rolls on. The latest startup to tackle the way we share stories online is a new Web app called Stublisher.

 

Stublisher pulls content from our fragmented ecosystem of social networks together, building it into a cohesive story, like this cool-looking one from the Superbowl. The result is a full picture of events like concerts, or ski trips, or festivals. Stublisher officially launches today..."

 

Check out it here: http://stublisher.com

 

Learn more: http://blog.stublisher.com/post/42293646104/stublisher-2-0-new-design-open-to-all

 

Read more on PandoDaily: http://pandodaily.com/2013/02/04/stublisher-spins-fragmented-social-content-into-rich-stories/

 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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Kinda cool, no?  What might be the implications, though? Could a sequence of negative or dangerous events begin and spread rapidly through this type of social media...? Well...probably no more than through any other social media platform. Regardless, it's an interesting concept, I think.

 

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Flash Mob Brings Some Sunshine Into Spanish Unemployment Office : NPR

Flash Mob Brings Some Sunshine Into Spanish Unemployment Office : NPR | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
A performance of "Here Comes the Sun" brought smiles to a group of jobless Spaniards gathered to request government benefits.
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This flash mob performance is so heartwarming, not only because of the optimism it offers to the people in the unemployment, but because the lyrics are so universally precious. On a personal level, this song has touched me more deeply than ever during the past few years. Hearing it this morning after praying for someone we cherish just opened the floodgates. When you hear "Here Comes the Sun" you just can't help hoping that it's for you...that "ice is slowly melting" because it's been years since it's been clear. Somehow "it's alright" seems so assuring. If you're reading this and enjoying the video, I hope that the sun comes for your too.

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Richard III Society  |  LOOKING FOR RICHARD

Richard III Society  |  LOOKING FOR RICHARD | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
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A somewhat less expected result from when you pave paradise and put up a parking lot...

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17 aborted fetuses found in trash bin; Michigan legislator to seek criminal charges | Lansing State Journal

17 aborted fetuses found in trash bin; Michigan legislator to seek criminal charges | Lansing State Journal | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
State Rep. Rick Jones has introduced legislation to create criminal penalties for the improper disposal of aborted fetuses in the wake of 17 fetuses he says were found in a trash bin outside an abortion clinic.
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Everyone should be horrified by this story...

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The Farce That Is Google+

The Farce That Is Google+ | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
Tweet Right when it was launched, I was told I “HAVE TO” get on Google+ Seriously, in all-caps. So I went, it’s what us social geeks do. Nothing new right? But Google+ was different.
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Generally speaking, I've felt somewhat the same way. I do occasionally +articles I read, but for the most part I don't communicate with many people through Google+...it just seems like no one really wants to connect there.

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Italy's best church art - Telegraph

Italy's best church art - Telegraph | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it

Last week the archbishop of Venice, Monsignor Francesco Moraglia, caused a stir by asserting that churches should not charge entrance fees. Voices were raised in alarm because many Italian churches, including at least 16 in Venice, contain superb works of art, and issuing tickets to tourists helps fund upkeep and restoration.
But the controversy reminded me quite how many wonderful paintings, mosaics and scultpures are there are in Italian churches which you can see without paying to enter. Together they surely rank as Europe’s greatest free art gallery - much enhanced that they remain where the artists and patrons intended them to be.
Here are 20 of the best. Knowing the problems and costs of resoration, if you visit any of them, you may feel inspired to make a donation after all.

Venice - 12th-century Mosaics, St Mark’sVenice - Tintoretto: The Last Supper and The Fall of Manna, San Giorgio MaggioreVenice - Giovanni Bellini: Madonna & Child with Four Saints, San ZaccariaVenice - Titian: Annunciation and Transfiguration, San SalvadorAquileia - Floor mosaic, Basilica of Santa Maria AssuntaRome - Michelangelo, Pietà, St Peter'sRome - Caravaggio, St Matthew, San Luigi dei FrancesiRome - Mosaics, Santa PrassedeRome - Bernini, St Teresa, Santa Maria della VittoriaRome - Raphael, Sibyls, Santa Maria della PacePadua - Donatello, Sculptures, Basilica of Sant'AntonioAssisi - Giotto, Life of St Francis, Basilica of San FrancescoSpello - Pinturicchio, life of Mary and the Child Jesus, Santa Maria MaggioreCorciano - Perugino, Pala di Corciano, Santa Maria AssuntaOrvieto - Façade, Duomo, OrvietoFlorence - Pontormo, Deposition, Jacopo Santa FelicitaFlorence - Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal, San MiniatoNaples - Pietro Cavallini, Crucifixion, San Domenico MaggioreOtranto - Mosaic floor, Pantaleone Santa Maria AnnunziataMonreale, Sicily - Mosaics, Santa Maria Nuova


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For Authentic Provence visit Marseille 2013 www.provencehandmade.com

For Authentic Provence visit Marseille 2013 www.provencehandmade.com | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it

Today’s Guardian has a really useful guide to shopping there – the journalist has uncovered some funky little shops, thanks to her guide.  She had booked a trip with a ‘greeter’, one of a group of locals who take people sightseeing free of charge, just happy to pass on their love for their city.

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Why you need a Social Resume to get a job – @BerriePelser

Why you need a Social Resume to get a job – @BerriePelser | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
Why you need a Social Resume to get a job – Infographic Social resumes are
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This is the sort of development that will increasingly make it difficult for older job seekers who are less familiar with social networking photosharing and friendly commenting.

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Anne Bosworth's comment, March 16, 2013 10:23 PM
I know those folks too, Susan. I don't doubt that you are exactly right about the willingness, creativity, hard work, and tenacity of older folks using technology. But I suspect that plenty of late Boomers are finding themselves surprised by what they need to do to get a second look for an interview, and yes, disappointed that their worth is so severely undervalued. I have several friends, myself included, recently laid off and we've all been a bit taken by surprise to find that replacing our employment and our salaries is so difficult. I'm sure we will all be learning how to build and refine our social résumés. By the way, I love your post and your knowledge. You professional creds and tenacity remind me a great deal of a woman whom I know, admire, and cherish very much. Blessings, Anne.
Art Jones's curator insight, March 24, 2013 11:13 AM

You have a resume so what, wheres your Klout, Kred & Peer Index report?

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Curate Customized And Automated Content Magazines With Kuratur


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Giuseppe Mauriello's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:36 PM

Kuratur provides a service to enable you to publish your own web magazine in few minutes.

 

From "FAQ" page:

"A Kuratur magazine is an automated web page that you can create using content sources curated from Twitter, Facebook, and blogs (RSS feeds). You can put together any combination of curated sources on your page to tell the story you want to tell.

For example, if you have an upcoming conference, you might put together a Kuratur page of the Twitter feeds of each of the people who will be speaking at the conference.

If you work in a specific field, you might create your page from Twitter and RSS feeds of the experts and journalists you most admire in that field.

The content, layout and look/feel of your Kuratur page is completely under your control. It's YOUR magazine to tell your story. And, it updates as often as you want, up to once an hour. Use it to build your credibility and boost SEO.

 

The service supports integration into your existing blog or website in these ways:

- total customization of the look and feel of your magazine to match your blog's look and feel;

- custom header image for your magazine which can be linked back to any page of your blog;

- just link to your magazine from your blog or website and link the header image back to your blog.

 

You can have as many as 10 magazines at one time. Free to use."

 

Check out it: http://kuratur.com

 

Learn more here: http://kuratur.com/faqs/

 

Watch video demo on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/39785921

 

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, February 6, 2013 11:49 PM

This is one of those curation sites that seems to be quiety waiting in the sidelines to be very good.  I haven't had time to figure it all out yet but I know I should.

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The Victoria Jackson Show » U.N. Plot Invades Tennessee

The Victoria Jackson Show » U.N. Plot Invades Tennessee | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
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The U.N. gives me the super creepy deepies. Here's another example of why. What's that cliche?  It's not paranoid if they're really out to get you...? You can't make up this poopie.

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The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law

The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local go...
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WOW! Holy 2nd Amendment, Batman! I'm certainly no anarchist or militant, but I understand our Constitution and I know why we were granted the right to bear arms. It's not a simple matter of protecting property and our lives and loved ones from intruders and personal threats. It's to protect us from a government run amuck. Most people here in the U.S. have no memory of this situation, and as a nation we have no collective memory of having government weapons turned on the citizenry. Well, folks, that doesn't mean it's not out there...and not some random crazy and unpredictable thing. The days ARE coming. The biggest issue guardians of the 2nd Amendment have to face is that the government long ago out gunned the citizens. It's no longer a question of the number and strength of guns. It's a question of sophistication. There's a lot at stake. You should keep your eyes open and think long and hard before you go around turning in your guns for dollars, or voting with gun control advocates to give the government more power to shave away at your rights. Mental illness and medication is a real discussion with it comes to access to guns, but don't think that it's a conversation that will happen in a vacuum. Giving the government increased access into our healthcare system also has its very serious dangers. Start deciding now before mid-term elections and the next presidential election come. Who knows more about what you need to live a free life...you or your politicians?

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Take our poll: Should Ann Romney run for John Kerry's Senate seat in Massachusetts?

Take our poll: Should Ann Romney run for John Kerry's Senate seat in Massachusetts? | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
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The plot thickens...

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‘Share some puppy love for Hearing Dogs’ this Valentine’s Day | TheMarketingblog

‘Share some puppy love for Hearing Dogs’ this Valentine’s Day | TheMarketingblog | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is asking couples to ‘share some puppy love for Hearing Dogs’ this Valentine’s Day by posting a special

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:) Suppport your local service dog!

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Laughter Spot : Brilliant – most unlike the council to have a sense of humour! | TheMarketingblog

Laughter Spot : Brilliant – most unlike the council to have a sense of humour! | TheMarketingblog | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
Leicester City Council have already been updating their signs!BlogswallopLeicester City Council have already been updating their signs!Like ·  · Share

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I think Shakespeare would have approved!

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Jerry Jenkins, self-publishing, and the end of civilization as we know it | Chip MacGregor .com

Jerry Jenkins, self-publishing, and the end of civilization as we know it | Chip MacGregor .com | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
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Pretty good read, especially if you're a stakeholder in the scenario that's unfolding in the Christian writing community. I tend to agree with Chip MacGregor on all counts.

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The Overview § Gates of Harvard Yard

The Overview § Gates of Harvard Yard | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it

From the majestic Johnston Gate to the striped Dexter Gate and its oft-quoted inscription, “Enter to Grow in Wisdom,” the iconic portals that enclose Harvard Yard are as much a part of the Cambridge experience as Georgian cupolas silhouetted against the sky and rowing shells skimming over the Charles River.

The gates represent a legacy of enormous  value, one that reflects the talents of their architects, the vision of Harvard’s leaders and the generosity of the university’s graduates, from a Wall Street financier who successfully defended the America’s Cup to a fellow of considerably more modest means who pledged $2 for the Class of 1889 Gate—to be paid in two installments.

Yet the the gates are not widely appreciated, especially by the students who scurry through them. And their complete story—a tale of wealth, power, artistic vision, institutional and personal ambition, love and human tragedy—has never before been fully told.


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An interesting and worthwhile read...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 4, 2013 4:47 PM

This is truly superb. A just-held, week long Nieman class at Harvard, the subject of which is, collectively, Harvard's 26 gates. Beautiful photographs and beautiful writing. We're sure many SCUPers will love this resource.


"Harvard has every reason to be proud of its gates, an extraordinary collection of architectural gems. Yet many of them could use a little buffing and a lot of TLC. We hope the publication of these essays will lead to a broader appreciation of the gates’ history and design—and a new resolve to treat their distinguished legacy with the care and respect it richly deserves.

—Blair Kamin 
Chicago Tribune architecture critic and 2013 Nieman Fellow"

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add your insight...

 
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Revolution Hits the Universities

Revolution Hits the Universities | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
Nothing has more potential to let us reimagine higher education than massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms.

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To all the administrators and retention peeps to whom I predicted this 10 years ago...I hate to say, "I told ya so," but...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 2, 2013 8:40 PM

Must-read: 

"As we look to the future of higher education, said the M.I.T. president, L. Rafael Reif, something that we now call a 'degree' will be a concept 'connected with bricks and mortar' — and traditional on-campus experiences that will increasingly leverage technology and the Internet to enhance classroom and laboratory work. Alongside that, though, said Reif, many universities will offer online courses to students anywhere in the world, in which they will earn 'credentials' — certificates that testify that they have done the work and passed all the exams. The process of developing credible credentials that verify that the student has adequately mastered the subject — and did not cheat — and can be counted on by employers is still being perfected by all the MOOCs. But once it is, this phenomenon will really scale.

I can see a day soon where you’ll create your own college degree by taking the best online courses from the best professors from around the world — some computing from Stanford, some entrepreneurship from Wharton, some ethics from Brandeis, some literature from Edinburgh — paying only the nominal fee for the certificates of completion. It will change teaching, learning and the pathway to employment. 'There is a new world unfolding,' said Reif, 'and everyone will have to adapt.'

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Critical to HE, MOOCs, on-line learning  Ackn.SCUP -  Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:  Must-read:   "As we look to the future of higher education, said the M.I.T. president, L. Rafael Reif, something that we now call a 'degree' will be a concept 'connected with bricks and mortar' — and traditional on-campus experiences that will increasingly leverage technology and the Internet to enhance classroom and laboratory work."

Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:17 AM

How the education scenario is changing to a new landscape.

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbvosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com

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Two Tips to Make Your Yard Safe for Birds - Birdwatching

Two Tips to Make Your Yard Safe for Birds - Birdwatching | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it

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We do a lot of talking about how to attract birds to the garden or yard but what about keeping them safe once they get there? Yes, nature will always be a wild, cruel “place” but there are means of turning the garden into a better, safer haven for the birds that visit it.

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French Kindness + Chocolate & Chestnut Cake - a yummy recipe from Tuula our so American Frenchy girl !

French Kindness + Chocolate & Chestnut Cake - a yummy recipe from Tuula our so American Frenchy girl ! | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it

A few days ago was Thanksgiving, and as much as Tuula Rampont from Belle Provence Travel  love living in France, it’s difficult not being in the US during the holidays. There’s a real longing to be where things feel familiar and to spend time with friends & family. Every year Tuula find herself “rediscovering” something that she loves about American holidays, and this year she's wild about baking – cupcakes, brownies, pies, sugar cookies… you name, she’d like to make it. We don’t have a lot of the staples of American baking here, although Tuula finally stumbled upon the French version of chocolate-chips, but she is going to try her best to bake her heart out this holiday season. Double-layer pumpkin cheesecake here Tuula comes…

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Over 50s fuel boom in self-employment as slump leaves them out of a job

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People over 50 who lose their job and cannot find another position are left with no option but to go self-employed, fuelling a boom in the sector, according to official figures.

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The stats are based on UK information, but the trends are undoubtedly quite similar here. You ca bet that before too long the urban poor will be an incredibly weak and vulnerable population of over 50 white workers with no savings and no family support. They will be early wards of the global government state.

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Pride and Prejudice turns 200

Pride and Prejudice turns 200 | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
It has one of the most famous opening lines in literature, it turned Colin Firth into a heartthrob and it spawned a zombie spin-off. Now Pride and Prejudice has reached its 200th birthday. (Today marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Predujice!
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Burger King reveals its burgers were contaminated in horsemeat scandal | TheMarketingblog

Burger King reveals its burgers were contaminated in horsemeat scandal | TheMarketingblog | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
Burger King said test results revealed very small trace levels of horse DNA. BK has revealed that some of its burgers were contaminated in the horsemeat

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I am SO not surprised!

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IRS: Parents Must Pay Federal Fine for Uninsured Kids | CNS News

IRS: Parents Must Pay Federal Fine for Uninsured Kids | CNS News | Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Scoop.it
CNSNews.com was launched on June 16, 1998 as a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin and seek news that’s ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission.
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And the crap keeps piling up!

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