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Our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own

—Ben Franklin (via youranonnews)

soundcloud:

Our final conversational piece this week comes from a rad mashup with SimpleGeo which means you can listen to the new Blink 182 “Neighborhood” album in your own “Neighborhood”. 
Using SimpleGeo‘s GPS technology, it will locate your neighborhood through your browser and drop you in a chat experience combined with our listening technology. ENJOY!

soundcloud:

Our final conversational piece this week comes from a rad mashup with SimpleGeo which means you can listen to the new Blink 182 “Neighborhood” album in your own “Neighborhood”.

Using SimpleGeo‘s GPS technology, it will locate your neighborhood through your browser and drop you in a chat experience combined with our listening technology. ENJOY!

ourpresidents:

Newlyweds Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
We like FDR’s rascal smile and Eleanor’s “don’t mess with me” look.
-More at the Presidential Timeline

ourpresidents:

Newlyweds Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

We like FDR’s rascal smile and Eleanor’s “don’t mess with me” look.

-More at the Presidential Timeline

nypl:

thedailywhat:

Fan Letter of the Day: 12-year-old William H. is pissed. And rightly so.
(From Dear Mr. Potter, a blog-based charity that spent the last nine months compiling a collection of fan-submitted letters and photographs from some of Harry Potter’s biggest fans for a 100% not-for-profit book. According to the site, the book will be available for purchase this summer, with all proceeds benefiting The Harry Potter Alliance.)
dearmrpotter / epicponyz.]

Harry Potter is still one of NYPL’s “hottest” items, circulating  81,070  times in Fiscal Year 2010 (that’s five times more often than the popular  “Chronicles of Narnia” series). So when we see a letter as amazing as this - and a mention of The Harry Potter Alliance, which mixes literature with positive activism - we simply must reblog. Meanwhile, check out a very cool Huffington Post piece we did on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and its continuing popularity at NYPL. The piece was tied to the character’s birthday, FYI. Isn’t that adorkable?

nypl:

thedailywhat:

Fan Letter of the Day: 12-year-old William H. is pissed. And rightly so.

(From Dear Mr. Potter, a blog-based charity that spent the last nine months compiling a collection of fan-submitted letters and photographs from some of Harry Potter’s biggest fans for a 100% not-for-profit book. According to the site, the book will be available for purchase this summer, with all proceeds benefiting The Harry Potter Alliance.)

dearmrpotter / epicponyz.]

Harry Potter is still one of NYPL’s “hottest” items, circulating  81,070 times in Fiscal Year 2010 (that’s five times more often than the popular “Chronicles of Narnia” series). So when we see a letter as amazing as this - and a mention of The Harry Potter Alliance, which mixes literature with positive activism - we simply must reblog. Meanwhile, check out a very cool Huffington Post piece we did on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and its continuing popularity at NYPL. The piece was tied to the character’s birthday, FYI. Isn’t that adorkable?

(Source: dearmrpotter)

Once the Bush and Obama administrations decided that you couldn’t let these firms fail and they didn’t want the mess of nationalizing them, there was really only one way forward — and that way was to gift money onto these banks until they’re back on their feet and can function at the center of the economy again. But that, to any normal person who is outside the system, just looks ridiculously unfair. It looks like socialism for capitalists and capitalism for everybody else. So it’s no wonder people are marching in southern Manhattan.

—On today’s Fresh Air, Michael Lewis talks about Occupy Wall Street, the debt crisis in Greece, the Euro, and why he feels like California is having ‘third world problems’ (via nprfreshair)

(via nprfreshair)