What did Kyoto Achieve? [Kyoto Infographic]

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Kyoto was the largest pollution mitigation program in the last 100 years... But what did it actually get done? View this Kyoto Infographic This Kyoto infographic shows you a few important details. Was the U.S.'s withdrawal (followed by Canada) really a good idea? Take a detailed look at this Kyoto infographic and I think you'll get a clearer picture almost i…

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Darrel Issa, Paid Liar.

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Watch him speak for five minutes and you'll see exactly what's wrong with politics these days. Darrel Issa is no politician, he is simply a paid liar. Being a paid liar may have it's perks, but be careful of that corner ahead Darrel Issa... you paid liar you.…

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Why I Like Obama in a Picture & Moment aka Obama's Coolest Moments

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Good photography can evoke plenty of emotion and candid images can sometimes do the difficult job of conveying who a person really is. Major politicians make so many appearances that it's hard to think any picture is unplanned, but when you see a candid picture you know. The picture and clip I've included below didn't get a ton of airplay, but to me they're…

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Local Farming Support with an Urban Farm

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I detest the phrase "outside of the box"... Maybe not as much as the word "synergy", but close. Macro problems like world hunger need "left-field" ideas as far as I'm concerned, but the more I think about this approach the more advantages I seem to find. If you look at government assistance programs and you have at least half a heart, you're confronted with…

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The Worlds Best Animated Gifs

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To me... Animated GIFs are a little piece of magic. When I first started learning the "art of graphic design" I wanted to absorb EVERYthing possible about formats... Mostly so I could clearly see the advantage/disadvantages of each. GIFs are one file type I skipped past though. In hindsight, it was intentional... Some of my favorite animated gifs S…

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Rosicrucianism is crazy entertaining...

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I get lost (like I'm sure a lot of other folks do) when I start researching a fun topic. After watching some "DaVinci Code" documentary on History Chanel, I started learning about The Rosicrucians... and it turns out they are pretty awesome. A Brief History of RosicrucianismRosicrucianism is a philosophical secret society, said to have been founded in late m…

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Too Hot for TED??

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Since TED is supposed to be a home for intelligent conversation, it's a little disturbing sometimes when they recall their support of a speaker. If they approved both the speaker and the topic, it seems a little punitive to disown a hard thought out speech. That's why I decided banned TED talks should have a home here... and now they do. Currently Banned TED…

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The Movie Industry is Weak

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Surely I'm not the first person to think or say this, but... The movie industry seems to have hit an all time low. The last three successive movie commercials I've seen have dropped these bite-sized gems... Jason Statham's best film ever. Mark Walberg's at the top of his game Nicholas Spark's best screenplay since "The Notebook". ...that is all.…

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Garbage Pail Kids

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When I was a kid, baseball cards we're totally my jam. Until my mom exited Myers with a pack of Garbage Pail Kids cards. My mind was blown. Seeing these hilarious images that we're beyond even my most bizarre imagination left an indelible impression on my mind.…

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Consumer First - When Did the Consumer Lose Control?

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I don't mean that title in the sense of wild spending - I mean when did we all become a line of numbers standing in an endless circle surrounded by our omnipresent and all knowing industrial creditors. Imagine what a store clerk, shop owner, or craftsmen had to do to retain business. Simple things… produce a demanded product at a fair price… ensure it's qual…

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Favorite Links: Favorite Web Resources from the Favorite Links Folder

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Working in the web development industry forces you to cover quite a lot of internet "ground", my favorite links folder piles up pretty quickly. While most of the space online is useless space filler, there are some amazing resources out there if you know where to look. I've compiled a few of my favorite links and web resources on this post and I'm fairly sur…

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