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Who Cooked the Last Supper: The Women's History of the World: Rosalind Miles: 9780609806951: Amazon.com: Books

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"Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines." - Who Cooked the Last Supper: The Women's History of the World is a brilliant and witty book by author Rosalind Miles.  She writes fiction and non-fiction.  This book is categorized under Gender Studies.  Though written with a humorous slant, people who read it take her seriously.  You laugh first, and then when the reality punch hits you, you go ... Hmmmm?

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For every woman who has ever wondered what the women were doing while generals fought battles and kings beheaded their enemies. (Hmmm ... ?? Note: Of a truth the thought never even occurred to me.)

 

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Happy New Year, Old Man Time and Child Prints at AllPosters.com

Happy New Year, Old Man Time and Child Prints at AllPosters.com | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

Happy New Year, Old Man Time and Child Print - at AllPosters.com. 

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Thoroughly enjoyed my year 2013 here at Scoop.it.  2014 can only be better!  Sharing one of my favorite vintage art posters AND wishing everyone a joyous, healthy and prosperous new year! :)

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Native American News

Native American News | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Welcome to Native American News, by Native American Encyclopedia. Our objective is to; Honor our Elders, Inspire our Youth, Document our History & Share our Culture. Download the Nativepedia app for...
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A Tumblr blog published by Native American Encyclopedia which is a ready reference for current news and history of the Native Americans.  Find information about American history so you can get the rest of the story.

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11 words that are much older than you think

11 words that are much older than you think | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

David Shariatmadari: Buzzwords: The 'recency illusion' makes us believe words and phrases we've just noticed are new.


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Cute list! Quite surprised that those words were used so long ago. Wonder if “neologism” is a new word. :) Just started following scoop board maintained by Rodolfo Maslias. I've always enjoyed word study. But there is an ulterior motive. Want to beat my significant other at Scrabble! One of these days I'm gonna win! :)

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Can HIV-Positive People Have Babies? 7 Myths About Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS

Can HIV-Positive People Have Babies? 7 Myths About Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Can HIV-Positive People Have Babies? 7 Myths About Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS, at TheBody.com, the complete HIV/AIDS resource.
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Definitely sharing this information. Although it has no direct impact in me as my baby-making days are over. Don't know anyone that this impacts personally. But I do have children who probably want to build their own family. This is the real world and it's good for people to know joy can sometimes arise from life harshest realities.

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What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer

What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of talk about the millions of Latinos who changed their racial identification during the last census. But researchers said Latinos were not the only ones switching and it's not new.
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"A History of Changing Boxes".  The article say many groups - Latinos, Hawaiians, etc. - are "switching races" because ... because?? ... UM ... it's complicated!  Not sure how they handle the "switching" when it comes their birth certificates.  There's no need for me to switch.  My birth certificate says I'm "colored".  I can be any race including a plain old human!  :)

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The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia

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The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia brings culinary events and classes, martial arts demonstrations, live music, workshops, film screenings, dance performances and more; all of which promote Japanese culture. 楽しむ (enjoy) and 幸せな桜 (happy Cherry Blossoms)
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What makes the United States, my country, a wonderful place? It's the rainbow! The diversity of people who are here. The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is an example. They didn't even wait until May which is the month when Asian-American heritage is honored. Hey! I got no problem with that! The event is held in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. 2014 dates are April 2-13. All things celebrating Japanese culture. They have karoake, origami, Japanese food, kimono dressing, etc. This sounds like an enlightening fun experience! I'll wear the kimono but not those shoes! I am way too clumsy and would probably fall on my face! :)

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Top ten Irish superstitions for St. Patrick’s Day

Top ten Irish superstitions for St. Patrick’s Day | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
The Irish are a notoriously superstitious lot, especially at certain times of the year.
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The one about the "changeling"?  I'll believe it.  Just to be on the safe side.

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Islam’s Medieval Underworld

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The year is—let us say—1170, and you are the leader of a city watch in medieval Persia. Patrolling the dangerous alleyways in the small hours of the morning, you and your men chance upon two or three shady-looking characters loitering outside the home of a wealthy merchant.

 

Suspecting that you have stumbled across a gang of housebreakers, you order them searched. From various hidden pockets in the suspects’ robes, your men produce a candle, a crowbar, stale bread, an iron spike, a drill, a bag of sand—and a live tortoise.

 

The reptile is, of course, the clincher. There are a hundred and one reasons why an honest man might be carrying a crowbar and a drill at three in the morning, but only a gang of experienced burglars would be abroad at such an hour equipped with a tortoise.

 

It was a vital tool in the Persian criminals’ armory, used—after the iron spike had made a breach in a victim’s dried-mud wall—to explore the property’s interior.

 

 

 


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Can't remember a Dr. Who episode where he and his companions ended up in the middle of medieval Persian criminal home invasion.

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A Beginners Guide to Avant-Garde and Free Jazz

A Beginners Guide to Avant-Garde and Free Jazz | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Free jazz, or avant-garde jazz is not for the faint of heart. The joke is: "They call it free jazz, because nobody pays to hear it, and nobody every made any money playing it". Probably no other mu...

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Free Jazz is an acquired taste, but once acquired can really reap rewards,

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In One Month, Everyone In Iceland Will Own Cryptocurrency

In One Month, Everyone In Iceland Will Own Cryptocurrency | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Auroracoin was designed specifically for Iceland, and every citizen of the Nordic country will be given a digital handful of the altcoin in March.
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Per the article, this coin is not just riding the bitcoin wave.  The inventors and supporters want to break the "unholy alliance" between the feds and banks that are allegedly too big to fail.  This is currency for use in Iceland.  It says Ireland may be next.

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Alternatives to Capitalism and Socialism

Alternatives to Capitalism and Socialism | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
The simplistic idea that capitalism and socialism are the only alternatives for the ordering of economic systems is seriously wrong
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There are movements that demonstrate that alternatives to capitalism and socialism exist, which are not facism and communism. These movements are under-publicized. This article provides information on systems suggested by thinkers who insisted there were ways to have a healthy economy with the good of all the people in mind.

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Video: 3 Social Entrepreneurs Tackling Poverty, Human Rights And Water

Video: 3 Social Entrepreneurs Tackling Poverty, Human Rights And Water | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
VideoDuring the World Economic Forum this week, 2500 politicians, business leaders, and academics are gathered to discuss the state of the global economy.
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Some things that every human being in the world should have just to have a life: food and water and a home.  These entrepreneurs aren't asking for much, are they?  This is the world we live in.

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Some things that every human being in the world should have just to have a life: food and water and a home.  These entrepreneurs aren't asking for much, are they?  Even if you work from home, you can donate perhaps to their efforts.

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Some things that every human being in the world should have just to have a life: food and water and a home.  These entrepreneurs aren't asking for much, are they?  It sure makes me not take the joys of eating for granted.

Connie S Becker's curator insight, January 25, 1:43 PM

Always give back to the community

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Walled World

Walled World | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations

Via Seth Dixon
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Sometimes walls are very necessary.  It's a sad fact of life in our real world.

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Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 14, 9:48 PM

It appears India is constructing a 2,500-mile long fence around its neighboring country Bangladesh. The barbed wire fence may have been built due to that fact India has one of the largest populations in the world and they do not want the struggling people of Bangladesh to enter their country. Also, areas around the fence are becoming dangerous, with more than 1,000 people killed by border patrol and criminals. There are not many jobs in Bangladesh and the people are having trouble finding clean drinkable water. Lastly, the people may be fleeing into India hoping to find work and an improved lifestyle.  

Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 6:51 PM

Walls are a symbol of political boundaries and motives, usually intended to keep certain people in or out. This website in particular clearly highlights this idea in human geography as it explores the various walls that mark our landscape and thus contribute to changing policies and borders. Walls can also affect the landscape, not just mark it, as an effect of asserting either political dominance or border policies, as best seen by the resulting environmental results that come from it and the displacement of people (as seen on Palestinian-Israeli border). 

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 29, 1:06 AM

We looked at this map in class its really interesting nd weird to see all the dividing walls in the world and to discover ones youve never seen before.

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Experience of a Lifetime: Young African Leaders Studying in the United States

Experience of a Lifetime: Young African Leaders Studying in the United States | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
From the University of California-Berkeley to Yale University, 500 young African leaders from sub-Saharan African countries are studying at academic institutions throughout the United States and...
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Education is always a plus.  A Tumblr blog published by the U.S. Department of State, discussing "the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)".  Cultural exchange paving the way to better global relations, building bridges connecting us together with an eye on maintaining relations that preserve peace.  After all ... we are neighbors.

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Muslim Youths have adopted ‘Love Jihad’ | Daily Two Cents

Muslim Youths have adopted ‘Love Jihad’ | Daily Two Cents | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Daily Two Cents. Join for the opportunity to get paid for your 2 cents on almost any topic. Social media network and Pay per view writing site all in one!
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Yep yep. New name, same old game: intermarrying. You know when you're young that should really be your happiest time in life. Being young, being deceived or tricked into a love relationship because of an "agenda", and then being unhappy once you realize it? That sucks!!!

 

Wonder if there is any information on whether or not these "Love Jihads" are working out? Are the couples content to dwell with each other or are the unions ending up being included with statistics for "bad marriages". Marriage is awesome if you get it right!! It's hell on earth if you don't!

 

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Do we really need Angelina Jolie?

Do we really need Angelina Jolie? | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it

RT @womensmediacntr: We need Angelina Jolie, just as we need investigators, prosecutors, advocates, journalists: http://t.co/NBXbHknhXr #Ti…


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Struck me as an odd question. The article's author - Lauren Wolfe - seems to think that Ms. Jolie lending her celebrity status will be helpful. Of a truth, most of the time the general public would not be aware of lots of things if some well known personality didn't bring it to the forefront and put the matter in the spotlight.

 

Somebody has to help those victims. Evidently, Ms. Jolie has accepted a humongous social responsibility, and has taken on a daunting – looks like impossible – job. Why? Either she thinks she can make a change for the better or she's determined that she's going to try real real hard!

 

So the response to the question “Do we really need Angelina Jolie?” is – “If Angelina Jolie can succeed in rescuing the victims, YES! We need her and whoever else, celebrity or a non-celebrity, who can initiate appropriate action to protect the human rights of these people and prevent these ruthless vile and violent criminal acts.” 

 

To quote the author: " ...  we need Angelina Jolie, just as we need the investigators, the prosecutors, the philanthropists, the advocates, and the journalists." 

 

Additionally, the author wrote:  "Now we just need governments to take on the complex problems that lead to rape in war and the needs of survivors after the fact." 

 

Indeed?  In point of fact, if those in official positions of pubic trust and accountability would have already stepped up to their plate, maybe private persons would not feel morally obligated to take it upon themselves to do what the government should be doing or should have already done!  At any rate, we must hope - we must believe - that Ms. Jolie's sacrificial efforts and those working with her can bring an end to this senseless malicious brutality and violence!

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10 People You Probably Didn’t Know Were Black"

10 People You Probably Didn’t Know Were Black" | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Some people don't appear to be black. Learn about 10 people you probably didn't know were black in this list from HowStuffWorks.
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They say if your mother is a Jew then you're Jewish.  Sounds like an easy way to make a decision about your identity huh?  But per a recent report, Latinos are now checking the boxes that says they're "white" and as far back into my childhood as I can remember I had friends that look like one of "them" (look like white people), but they were really one of "us" (Hey!  Light-skinned, straight hair. But they were living a segregated black neighborhood!  They must be Negroes.  Ya think?!)  Must say there was one person on the list that surprised me.  Reading about this ancestry stuff is fun!!!

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Chinese Americans in the Deep South after 1882

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Guest post by commenter Jefe: Note: Some of the analysis in this post came from the book “The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White” (1971, 1988) by James W. Loewen. Chinese labourers were i...
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There are so many other informative Scoop.It boards maintained by others that cover cultural topics. Consequently, my shares for this topic are not very frequent, but hopefully each scoop which is carefully selected will be appreciated by readers. This blog post is from a blog from Abagond who basically blogs about 500 words a day on whatever subject they choose to discuss.  It's sort of like a surprise as one never knows what to anticipate. This post happens to be a guest post. 

 

It's no secret that much of the history of the United States is never taught in Americans schools. America is so diverse with people who transplanted themselves to begin a new life in The New World. Learn some fascinating facts about the Chinese-Americans history by way of this post.   The tidbits about the mixed Chinese-black children and the San Francisco Earthquake? Did not know that!!

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Celebration of Purim by Ultra Orthodox Jews

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Ultra Orthodox Jews from the Belz Hasidic group are taking part in a “Tisch”, which is a public gathering of Hasidim around their Rabbi, during the Holiday celebration of Purim.

Source : Omer Messinger/NurPhoto-Sipa USA
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The biblical book of Esther is a story of a young woman of courage whose faith saved her people.  This photograph was found at Quora.com.  But if you want to learn more about this holiday here is a link to an excellent reference:  http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday9.htm ; Wanted to share this as it is the last day of March which is Women's History in the USA.

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I so appreciate the things you share.
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@Barbara Hart Radisavljevic - Thank you mam. Very encouraging to know that.
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Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press

Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
The University of California Press e-books collection holds books published by UCP (and a select few printed by other academic presses) between 1982-2004. The general public currently has access to 770 books through this initiative. The collection is dynamic, with new titles being added over time.
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March is National Reading Month.  Free eBooks!  This should encourage reading all across America.  Sean Connery, who we all know and love as James Bond, said that he got his first big break when he learned how to read!
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Dillard President Asks Dr. Dre Why He Gave $35 Million to USC and Not a Black College

Dillard President Asks Dr. Dre Why He Gave $35 Million to USC and Not a Black College | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
________________ The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of AllHipHop.com _________________ This piece originally ran on yourblackwo...
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Scooping a link from "The World's Most Dangerous Site".  "Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Lovine recently announced a whopping $70 million dollar donation to USC to create a new degree."  No doubt Dr. Dre applied the scripture and said it was his money and he could do whatever he wanted to with it.  (Matthew Chapter 20: 1 -16)

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Tunisia Finally Passes Progressive Constitution

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After decades of dictatorship and two years of arguments and compromises, Tunisians finally have a new constitution laying the foundations for a new democracy. The document is groundbreaking as one of the most progressive constitutions in the Arab world — and for the fact that it got...
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In just two years?  The word "monumental" does not adequately describe this kind of accomplishment.

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Gay Jurors and the Law of Unintended Consequences

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Sometimes, cases start out about one thing and end up about something else — something momentous and unexpected —entirely. That’s what happened in GlaxoSmithKline v. Abbott Laboratories, a case winding its way through the Ninth Circuit..
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Greenpeace International Victories timeline

Greenpeace International Victories timeline | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
Just some of the positive environmental changes that Greenpeace has directly helped to bring about since we began campaigning in 1971.
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The year 2011 marked the 40th anniversary of the work of the Greenpeace International organization. 40 years of protecting the planet. The attached link shows a timeline of their victory celebrations.  One of their most recent victories is Big News for the Arctic. An Appeals Court's ruling put Shell's summer drilling plans in limbo. A campaign is underway to get the lease cancelled which allows the drilling. The fragile pristine environment of the Arctic Ocean is home to hundreds of Alaskan Native communities, as well as polar bears, seals and whales. Find out how we can protect the Alaskan Arctic.

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TIME FOR MAPS!

TIME FOR MAPS! | Soceity & Culture | Scoop.it
This map shows the religions (or lack thereof) of the various leaders of the worlds countries.
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Maps are fantastic for overviews.  Never saw a map like this one though.  It's like the invisible layer, you don't really see, but there's no denying that it's there.

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The Colors of the Rainbow

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From time to time I am asked what I miss the most from the States.  Today, I realized I miss the colors of the rainbow. Turkey is chock full of Turks.  They come in varying colors, dark skin and da...
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A reminder of the things I take for granted but should appreciate about my country, the United States of America.

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