Spera.

thedailyshow:

Just five years old at the time, George Takei remembers vividly the morning his family was ordered out of their home at gunpoint by two American soldiers and taken to an internment camp. “It was a dark chapter of American history.” - George Takei http://on.cc.com/1x7NiwM
Jul 24

thedailyshow:

Just five years old at the time, George Takei remembers vividly the morning his family was ordered out of their home at gunpoint by two American soldiers and taken to an internment camp.

“It was a dark chapter of American history.” - George Takei
http://on.cc.com/1x7NiwM

humansofnewyork:

"We got engaged an hour ago. We were on a rooftop, and I told her I wanted to take a time lapse photo of her looking off the roof, then when she turned back around, boom.""Were you nervous?""I was more nervous when I had lunch with her parents to ask for permission. I couldn’t bring myself to ask, and actually had to call them back to the table after they’d gotten up to leave."
Jul 24

humansofnewyork:

"We got engaged an hour ago. We were on a rooftop, and I told her I wanted to take a time lapse photo of her looking off the roof, then when she turned back around, boom."
"Were you nervous?"
"I was more nervous when I had lunch with her parents to ask for permission. I couldn’t bring myself to ask, and actually had to call them back to the table after they’d gotten up to leave."

Jul 24

ktabeau:

Am I doing this right

(via allhailqueenant)

irrationalliberal:

Yup, that’s exactly how it works
Jul 24

irrationalliberal:

Yup, that’s exactly how it works

Jul 24

congressarchives:

225th Anniversary of the First Congress: We’ll be posting documents and stories highlighting the establishment of the new government under the Constitution through March 2016.

The First Congress faced many of the same issues as the Confederation Congress had under the Articles of Confederation. One of those issues was where the U.S. capital city would be located. The Confederation Congress voted in 1784 to move to capital to Trenton, New Jersey. However, the capital was never moved from New York City because they could not secure the required votes to appropriate the money to build the new city along the Delaware River.

At the start of the First Congress, the question was still highly contested. Some members wanted the federal city to be located along the Delaware River while others wanted the city further south along the Potomac River.

On July 24, 1789, this petition was sent to Congress by citizens of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Organized by John Cox, the petition outlined 13 reasons the district should be located in their 10 square miles along the Delaware River. He cited a victorious Revolutionary War battle near the location to exemplify its defensibility, and continued by listing the advantages of the land itself. Not only did his location have the best fishing, timber, stone for building, and wildlife, but it even had the “cheapest and best of all manure, The Plaster of Paris” to use as fertilizer. As if that was not enough, the land would be “capable of supplying wood, as well for fuel as for other purposes, by water to the end of time.

Congress continued to debate the issue until it passed the Residence Act in 1790, which established the temporary and permanent seat of the federal government.

Petition of John Cox and Others in Support of the Establishment of the Permanent Seat of the Government on the Delaware River, Sen 1A-G2, 7/24/1789, Records of the U.S. Senate

foreignaffairsmagazine:

Putin isn’t a strategic genius. He’s a failure: http://ow.ly/zmE4V
Jul 24

foreignaffairsmagazine:

Putin isn’t a strategic genius. He’s a failure: http://ow.ly/zmE4V

democracynow:

So far, 56 Israelis have signed a petition saying they refuse to serve in the Israeli military reserves. We talk to one of them today."We are more than 50 Israelis who were once soldiers and now declare our refusal to be part of the reserves. We oppose the Israeli Army and the conscription law. Partly, that’s because we revile the current military operation," writes Yael Even Or in her open letter in the Washington Post. She joins Democracy Now! today to tell her story. Click here to watch her interview, along with Israeli war resister Yonatan Shapira.
Jul 24

democracynow:

So far, 56 Israelis have signed a petition saying they refuse to serve in the Israeli military reserves. We talk to one of them today.

"We are more than 50 Israelis who were once soldiers and now declare our refusal to be part of the reserves. We oppose the Israeli Army and the conscription law. Partly, that’s because we revile the current military operation," writes Yael Even Or in her open letter in the Washington Post. 

She joins Democracy Now! today to tell her story. Click here to watch her interview, along with Israeli war resister Yonatan Shapira.

Jul 23

whitehouse:

David Karp: “So you’ve made up your mind, it’s GIF?”

President Obama: “That is my official position. I pondered it a long time.”

Go behind the scenes of the President’s first Tumblr Q&A on education and college affordability.

(via yahoopolicy)

Jul 23

David Luiz requested by Anonymous

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liberalsarecool:

Bernie Sanders re-envisioning the social security cap for today’s capitalism. The markets must adjust.
Jul 23

liberalsarecool:

Bernie Sanders re-envisioning the social security cap for today’s capitalism. The markets must adjust.