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Reblogging:A MILE OR TWO OFF YARMOUTH

Both individuals and societies tell themselves stories to simplify and make sense of the messy chaos of reality. It is naive to think that it is possible to live without the protective bubbles these stories create. But sometimes the stories can become terribly limiting and trap us, and prevent both individuals and whole societies from moving on into another kind of future.

(Source: bc.co.uk)

newyorker:

Supreme Deciders

Today is the second day of oral arguments before the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health-care-reform law. Over at Daily Comment, Jeffrey Toobin writes about how all this might end:

Where do the justices stand now? The four Democratic appointees—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan—seem like sure votes to uphold the law. Clarence Thomas is a sure vote to invalidate the law. Anthony Kennedy is the Democrats’ best bet to join with them, although Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, and Samuel Alito do not seem out of the question as possibilities.

But who are these Justices? Visit newyorker.com for a slide show of the Justices and to read The New Yorkers Supreme Court Profiles and other coverage—and then make your own guess about which way they might vote.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

MARCH 27, 1958: Nikita Khrushchev Becomes Soviet Union’s Premier

Already  holding the position of Soviet First Secretary, Nikita Khrushchev became the premier for the Soviet Union.

Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engaged in a dangerous race to see who could build and detonate the world’s largest bomb.

Watch this scene from Secrets of the Dead’s “The World’s Biggest Bomb” of the Soviet leader watching a long-range missile parade as a show of the Soviet Union’s missile strength.

(Source: to.pbs.org)

neil-gaiman:

The Endless Galleries and the Sandman Galleries.. so many amazing artists made so much amazing art.
I only ever bought one piece of original art. This.
snowce:

Moebius, Death

neil-gaiman:

The Endless Galleries and the Sandman Galleries.. so many amazing artists made so much amazing art.

I only ever bought one piece of original art. This.

snowce:

Moebius, Death