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President Lincoln in his WH office, 1864--

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The last photograph of President Lincoln while alive, taken in 1865 by Alexander Gardner. - From Twitter

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18th President Ulysses S. Grant, victorious Union general of the Civil War


THE NATION;Once Upon a Time, a Budget Surplus

President Andrew Jackson. The US started out in 1789 with a debt of $75M, a large sum for those days. Economists have calculated the ratio of debt to gross domestic product as 31% , as against today's ratio of 52%). The Govt paid off the debt until the last installment was paid in 1835. President Andrew Jackson reported to Congress that "all that remains of the public debt has been redeemed," and then he revealed that the Treasury actually had a surplus of $19M.

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10 of the Most Cryptic Texts in the World

Sometimes, I ignore everything I have got when I obsess one thing or one thought, and It makes life disorder.

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10 Iconic Films That Used Talent Doubles

The various things that Jareth does with the crystal balls (rolling them around his arms and in his hands and so forth) are not camera tricks or any other kind of special effect. They are actually done by choreographer Michael Moschen, who is an accomplished juggler. Moschen was actually crouched behind Bowie with his arm(s) replacing Bowie’s. Unlike a typical Muppet performance, however, he had no video screen to view his performance. In other words, his manipulations were performed completely blind. Labyrinth (1986)

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Poetry and Blogging

Good op-ed. "What was Mr. Rubio’s complaint about science teaching? That it might undermine children’s faith in what their parents told them to believe. And right there you have the modern G.O.P.’s attitude, not just toward biology, but toward everything: If evidence seems to contradict faith, suppress the evidence."

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Strangely Intriguing Photos of Famous Authors Playing Sports

Agatha Christie in her "wonderful, skimpy, emerald green wool bathing dress, which was the joy of my life, and in which I thought I looked remarkably well" - from the book Agatha Christie: An Autobiography. [more on the source]

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The Fascinating, Handwritten Poems of Famous Authors

Mary Shelley's handwritten poem "The Absence," mourning her husband Percy, written years after his death.

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Vintage-Inspired Posters for Your Favorite TV Shows

Breaking Bad & Walt Whitman The novelistic television show Breaking Bad concluded the first half of its 5.season this weekend with an episode called “Gliding Over It All”–a title drawn from a Walt Whitman poem, “Gliding O’er all.” Whitman’s Leaves of Grass figured heavily in the plot of the show, both thematically and as a plot device. You can find more about Whitman and other poems on Poemhunter, follow this link to his page:

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12 Quotes From The Late Amiri Baraka

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Money Is the Only Way Out of the Film Industry’s Depressing “Gender Inertia”

Kathryn Bigelow. L’estetica dell’adrenalina, di Tiziana Gazzini [8/10/2013 - Il delirio della guerra, la fatica della pace]