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Looking back at the Spanish Civil War, 75 years on

Looking back at the Spanish Civil War, 75 years on | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
A three-year war raged, the Second Spanish Republic was crushed and documentary photojournalism brought the reality of that to the world.

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The Spanish Civil War was the first seemingly transparent war.  In fact, however, the burgeoning media presence at all points in the reality of war created a hallucinatory, distorting overlay.  No one could see the war through the eyes of a soldier, a soldier's parent, a commanding officer, a veteran, or even a politician or general who made the life and death decisions. All views were refracted through the heroic or brutal realism of the camera.  There was no room for complex assessment of risk and honor, reward and shame.  There was only the black and white polarization of projected images: the expressions of the victims, the assurance of the Generals, the vain gestures of the dead.

 

While I have posted info on the Spanish Civil War for over a year now, I don't take a moral or political position on it.  It is something that needs to be seen on its own terms, and seen clearly, and deeply, for the lesson that might teach us.  You are the student and the teacher in the course of war.  See what you can do with it.

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Times Tables in 10 minutes

http://goo.gl/S6Lt - Jill Mansergh uses a number stick to teach the 17 times table in less than ten minutes. A powerful piece of mathematics teaching that ca...
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Study shows North America has biggest increase in weather ...

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The results of a study published today by the world's largest reinsurer Munich Re shows that North America is the region which has seen the biggest increase in.
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Risky business: Modeling catastrophes - Science Codex

Risky business: Modeling catastrophesScience CodexCatastrophe modeling has only been around for a couple of decades, but in that time it has changed rapidly.
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U.S. Drones Never Left Libya; Will Hunt Benghazi Thugs | Danger Room | Wired.com

U.S. Drones Never Left Libya; Will Hunt Benghazi Thugs | Danger Room | Wired.com | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
The skies over Libya were clogged with U.S. Predator drones during last year's war. But just because the war ended in October didn't mean the drones went home. A Defense Department official tells Danger Room that the U.S.
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Nixon's 'moon disaster' speech | Defense Tech

Nixon's 'moon disaster' speech | Defense Tech | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
President Nixon's speech writer wrote a speech in case Neil Armstrong and the rest of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission died on the moon, or in space. The.
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Passenger's Quick Actions Prevent Megabus Disaster « CBS ...

Passenger's Quick Actions Prevent Megabus Disaster « CBS ... | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
A passenger's quick actions helped prevent disaster from happening after a MegaBus driver became incapacitated behind the wheel.
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Most Powerful Female Philanthropists in 2012 - Kate Taylor - Forbes

Most Powerful Female Philanthropists in 2012 - Kate Taylor - Forbes | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
The most influential women in the world are using their power for good. They've donated millions of dollars in art, headed international aid organizations and raised consciousness (and money) for some of the causes closest to their hearts.
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One-Armed Olympic Table Tennis Player Only Just Getting Started

One-Armed Olympic Table Tennis Player Only Just Getting Started | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
What's impressive about Natalia Partyka is not that she qualified for the Olympics for the second time running -- scores of athletes have returned for the 2012 London Summer Olympics -- but that she is able to compete with her able-bodied peers...
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The Geist of the Zeit: Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family,

The Geist of the Zeit: Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
Find the best product for Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition, before you bought it.

 

Practical Disaster Preparedness.  The mantra of the times.  The geist of the zeit. The oxymoron of the shill.  You have been warned.

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Tortoise Lonesome George is dead

Tortoise Lonesome George is dead | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
Lonesome George, a giant tortoise which became an icon for conservationism on the Galapagos islands, has died, making its subspecies extinct.
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50 most inspiring quotes about books and reading | Ebook Friendly

50 most inspiring quotes about books and reading | Ebook Friendly | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
The quotes we've put together in this post are not the most famous ones, but all of them have one outstanding merit: they are highly inspiring to rediscove (In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.)...
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Heroic Ghanaian Farm Dog Saves Abandoned 2-Week-Old Baby

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Heroic Ghanaian Farm Dog Saves Abandoned 2-Week-Old Baby. A dog was hailed a hero after it was discovered that he protected a two-week-old baby abandoned by the mother under a bridge in Winkongo, 

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Twitter / zeitguy: You need to look at stuff that ...

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Looking at barns can lower your blood pressure.

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Surfer Garrett McNamara 'rides world record 100ft wave' in Portugal

Surfer Garrett McNamara 'rides world record 100ft wave' in Portugal | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara has claimed to have broken his own world record after surfing a giant wave off the coast of Portugal (Awe-inspiring: #McNamara surfs a 100-foot wave http://t.co/7M2XwlZV)...
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Heroic Students Rescue Injured Children In New York School Bus Crash (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

Heroic Students Rescue Injured Children In New York School Bus Crash (VIDEO) - Huffington Post | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
Heroic Students Rescue Injured Children In New York School Bus Crash (VIDEO)Huffington PostHeroic Students Rescue Injured Children In New York School Bus Crash (VIDEO). By Sarah Medina Posted: 09/30/2012 11:52 am EDT Updated: 09/30/2012 11:52 am EDT.
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Europe, a catastrophe in the making - Press TV

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Press TVEurope, a catastrophe in the makingPress TVThere are strikes and riots all over the place and Europe is a catastrophe in the making. Yet the nearer it gets, the more Pangloss tells us it will never happen.
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1 injured in school shooting; "heroic" - WBTV

1 injured in school shooting; "heroic" - WBTV | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
A high school student is in critical condition after a gunman opened fire in a cafeteria at Perry Hall High School just outside Baltimore.
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The village where people have dementia – and fun

The village where people have dementia – and fun | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
How is society to look after the ever-growing number of people with dementia?
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The Pixel Trade :: A young photographer travels the world exchanging photos for shelter...

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The pixel trade is a photographic project where I will travel around the world without spending money. As a professional photographer I will trade...

 

What a lot of talent!

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5 years later, I-35W bridge catastrophe motivates officials - USA TODAY

5 years later, I-35W bridge catastrophe motivates officials - USA TODAY | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
USA TODAY5 years later, I-35W bridge catastrophe motivates officialsUSA TODAYOn Aug.
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There is a city: August 1 Homage to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944

Once a year on august 1st, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebe...
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Rachel Maddow's Quiet War | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Rachel Maddow's Quiet War | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
America's leading lefty wonk has seen the enemy, and it's not just the GOP - it's the battles she fights every day with herself (finally got around to reading this @rollingstone @maddow profile.
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Man walks up mountain on his hands

Man walks up mountain on his hands | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
An American man, with no legs, has reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by walking to the top on his hands.
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Two Kids Get Medals In Denton County For Heroic Acts « CBS ...

Two Kids Get Medals In Denton County For Heroic Acts « CBS ... | Worth remembering | Scoop.it
Two tiny heroes were honored for their life-saving acts in Denton Tuesday.
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