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msnbc:

The average age of a state legislator nationwide is 56-years-old. But two 20-somethings have formed a PAC to inject youth into the nation’s graying legislatures. 

micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

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assyrian-prince:

Jean-Léon Gérôme - The Diversion Of An Assyrian King

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lionofchaeronea:

Clytemnestra attempts to awaken the sleeping Furies so that they can resume their pursuit of Orestes, as seen in the opening of Aeschylus’ Eumenides.  Apulian red-figure bell-krater, name-vase of the Eumenides Painter; ca. 380-370 BCE.  Now in the Louvre.
living-earth-traveling-mind:

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cartoonpolitics:

"Terrorism has replaced Communism as the rationale for the militarization of the country [America], for military adventures abroad, and for the suppression of civil liberties at home. It serves the same purpose, serving to create hysteria" .. (Howard Zinn)

kohenari:

The photos and information coming out of Ferguson, MO this evening are shocking.

SWAT teams clearing out fast food restaurants, journalists arrested, full-scale police-as-military response to non-violent protest.

And yet perhaps the most amazing thing is that there seem not to be any elected officials willing to tell this police force to stand down.

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