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    Government buildings and presidential libraries around the country are full of official portraits of our presidents. While some of them are noteworthy, most are boring pictures painted by hacks. Wi...
    February 17, 2011

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    Funeral of President John F. Kennedy, Nov 25, 1963

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

    28th President Woodrow Wilson's delivers his second Inaugural speech (1917)

    Chicago Morning American, September 14, 1901 - Announcing the death of President William McKinley

    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.

    After the death of the President, Attorney General and brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy right behind Jackie back in Wash, D.C.. Several times Jackie was offered a washcloth and a change of clothes, but she said, “No. Let them see what they’ve done to Jack.”

    President and Mrs. Kennedy on November 21, 1963...the next day would bring grieving around the world.

    "This is the Zodiac speaking..." The Zodiac Killer claimed to have killed 37 people in northern California from the late 60's to the early 70's. Nefarious for sending letters to the news papers teasing police and citizens a like to clues and hints to find out who he was. After 40 years the case remains open, and unsolved.

    Understandably, these scenes were very difficult to nail as the juggler was manipulating the objects blind and from an incredibly uncomfortable position. | 14 Things You Didn't Know About "Labyrinth"

    10 Deceitful TV Title Sequences

    Mystery writer Agatha Christie with her surf board “Fred” (one of the first British people to learn to surf)

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    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:

    Mary Shelley’s handwritten poem “Absence”, on the death of her husband. "Ah! he is gone — and I alone; How dark and dreary seems the time! ‘Tis Thus, when the glad sun is flown, Night rushes o’er the Indian clime. Is there no star to cheer this night No soothing twilight for the breast? Yes, Memory sheds her fairy light, Pleasing as sunset’s golden west. ... "

    Black History Meets Black Music: 'Blues People' at 50 This article discusses 'The Blues People' by Amiri Baraka. The historical value of the work, the fact that the book has never been out of print, and what Baraka is currently involved in.