sunsetgun:

Albert Camus.

sunsetgun:

Albert Camus.

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From sometime before 1907

From sometime before 1907

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No compromise

No compromise

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WILSON WINS
November 6, 1912.

Woodrow Wilson was elected President yesterday and Thomas R. Marshall Vice President by an Electoral majority which challenged comparison with the year in which Horace Greeley was defeated by Grant. Until now, that year has always been the standard comparison for disastrous defeats, but the downfall of the Republican Party this year runs a close second. 

Electoral Votes: Wilson 409, Roosevelt 107, Taft 15. 

WILSON WINS

November 6, 1912.

Woodrow Wilson was elected President yesterday and Thomas R. Marshall Vice President by an Electoral majority which challenged comparison with the year in which Horace Greeley was defeated by Grant. Until now, that year has always been the standard comparison for disastrous defeats, but the downfall of the Republican Party this year runs a close second. 

Electoral Votes: Wilson 409, Roosevelt 107, Taft 15. 

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Did not know this: 

Under Johnson, Dr. Hornig doubled the budget of what is now the Office of Science and Technology Policy, which he led, and pushed for federal research in housing and transportation. He also helped kill a proposal to put giant mirrors into orbit over Vietnam to spotlight the enemy at night.

Donald Hornig, Last to See First A-Bomb, Dies at 92
Pictured above: The Trinity tower. “At 9 p.m., I climbed the 100-foot tower to the top, where I baby-sat the live bomb.”

Did not know this: 

Under Johnson, Dr. Hornig doubled the budget of what is now the Office of Science and Technology Policy, which he led, and pushed for federal research in housing and transportation. He also helped kill a proposal to put giant mirrors into orbit over Vietnam to spotlight the enemy at night.

Donald Hornig, Last to See First A-Bomb, Dies at 92

Pictured above: The Trinity tower. “At 9 p.m., I climbed the 100-foot tower to the top, where I baby-sat the live bomb.”

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The Wall Street Journal Feels Your Pain

via

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Hitler & Gun Control

Alex Seitz-Wald interviews the historian Omer Bartov on the right-wing gun control meme entry under Hitler. His response cuts to the heart of it:

Bartov added that this misreading of history is not only intellectually dishonest, but also dangerous.  “I happen to have been a combat soldier and officer in the Israeli Defense Forces and I know what these assault rifles can do,” he said in an email.
He continued: “Their assertion that they need these guns to protect themselves from the government — as supposedly the Jews would have done against the Hitler regime — means not only that they are innocent of any knowledge and understanding of the past, but also that they are consciously or not imbued with the type of fascist or Bolshevik thinking that they can turn against a democratically elected government, indeed turn their guns on it, just because they don’t like its policies, its ideology, or the color, race and origin of its leaders.”
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By showing scenes of torture without taking any kind of moral (as opposed to tactical) stand on what we are seeing, Bigelow has made an amoral movie – which is, I would argue, an unconscionable approach to this material. I don’t understand those critics and commentators who denounce this film’s amorality and then go on to laud the movie anyway – as if a film’s moral stance, or lack of the same, was incidental to its achievement. Are we so cowed and wowed by cinematic technique that we can afford to lobotomize ourselves in this way? via

By showing scenes of torture without taking any kind of moral (as opposed to tactical) stand on what we are seeing, Bigelow has made an amoral movie – which is, I would argue, an unconscionable approach to this material. I don’t understand those critics and commentators who denounce this film’s amorality and then go on to laud the movie anyway – as if a film’s moral stance, or lack of the same, was incidental to its achievement. Are we so cowed and wowed by cinematic technique that we can afford to lobotomize ourselves in this way? via

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Lorem Ipsum Kennedy

Lorem Ipsum Kennedy

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Break On Through (To The Other Side)

An artifact, post-presidential election, USA, 2012 AD:

I admit, I’m wearing my “To Hell With Them” attitude today. If the majority want socialism, let them have it. In the meantime, hubs & I have decided to double down on our family preparedness & networking…we’re starting grassroots, from the bottom up. Let the bureaucracy take care of its minions - my work will be at the face to face level. People who are suffering are going to suffer much worse before this is over…and their Hero Zero is NOT going to be there for them. So all you losers with the 30 Obamaphones, you’re gonna have to sell them for food because starting today, I’m bringing my canned goods to families I know, and church distributors I know…and I’ll be taking care of my OWN. No more handing over donations to nameless/faceless boxes and big organizations and just hoping a little bit makes its way past the bureaucratic skimming, to someone who really needs the help.

It’s also time to form tighter units within our community of truly like-minded folks. Instead of going to a movie or shopping at the mall, we’re organizing skill-sharing afternoons…everything from food storage to solar cooking to trauma first aid kits. And outings to the shooting range :) Next time we have a big storm, I hope all you O-bots remember your smoke signal training, cuz you’re not using MY emergency gear, and you’re not eating MY hot stew cooked over MY solar dish. And you better come packin’, cuz while you may be stealing from me via your regime, you’re gonna have to take my rice-n-beans by force. A lot of force. Bring it, you pansies. THERE IS NO FREE RIDE.

Cold? Yes. But if it’s the difference between saving a son/daughter of the republic or saving a socialist, I’ve made my choice. (And don’t think I’ll forget who had those blue signs in their yards…not for a minute.)

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