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Robert Capa – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

SPAIN. Barcelona. January 1939.

At a refugee transit center during the evacuation of the city, which was being heavily bombed by fascist planes, as General Franco’s fascist troops rapidly approached.



Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann; October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian combat photographer and photojournalist who covered five different wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War.

He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris. His action photographs, such as those taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion, portray the violence of war with unique impact.

In 1947, Capa co-founded Magnum Photos with, among others, the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The organization was the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers.



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Marcus Bachmann Is Only Charge of Michele’s *Important* Decisions, Guys

Via: Wonkette

Everyone’s number one spiritual question for today is: “Should Michele Bachmann ask her gay husband permission if she just wants to have a regular Coke once in a while?”

THIS WAS LAST NIGHT’S MOST IMPORTANT GOP DEBATE QUESTION, which was mysteriously booed by the Jerry Springer audience.

Anyway, this issue is so important that Bristol Palin’s memoir ghostwriter Nancy French decided (?) to swing by The Corner and type some soothing Christian words to explain, carefully, that Marcus is not Michele’s leather daddy for some Biblical reason other than the obvious one.

Sure, we will listen to you, person who writes all day long about the Palin family, veritable “super expert” on Christian living!

What was Michele Bachmann really saying when she told us back in June that she became a tax lawyer because God Marcus told her to?

 “The concept of submission is a bit more nuanced than our feminist  sisters understand. Christian women are under the authority of their  husbands,” French writes.

Weird, that doesn’t sound very nuanced at all!


Read more, HERE:




This is what Newsweek should have used for the cover shot.


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Mike Ludlow



Mike Ludlow (1921 – )

Via: American Art Archieves

Holds the distinction of providing Esquire with it’s last pin-up calendar.

Ad work for Balantine Ale, Douglas Aircraft, RCA (classical LP albums).

Story art for Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, and Family Circle.



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yeah, what?


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After all these years, …

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6 So-Called “Job Creators” Who Won’t Hire The Unemployed

Via: AlterNet

As President Obama hits the road on his jobs agenda bus tour, millions of individuals trying to re-enter the job market, seeking to eke out a modest living so that they too can live the American Dream – or what’s left of it anyway – are stuck in a rut. They write hundreds of cover letters, perfect their interview techniques and network like crazy, but sometimes the barriers are too high.

What some may not know is that a number of employers, including household-name companies, have taken the position that the unemployed should forget about obtaining a job altogether.


Log on to any jobs site, do a quick search and the results may surprise you: slews of job ads are essentially warning the out-of-work that they worthless and disposable.

How widespread is this practice? When the National Employment Law Project did an independent, one-month survey earlier this year of popular job sites such as CareerBuilder.com, Indeed.com, Monster.com, and Craigslist.com, their snapshot came up with more than 150 ads containing employment-based exclusions, including 125 ads that were identified by company name. In my own research (done over the course of an hour this past week) I was able to find close to 20 more ads on these same sites. In other words, this is not a case of anomalous malice.


Who are the culprits? Aside from companies and hiring agencies you may have never heard of, included in the list of prejudicial employers are:

– Allstate Insurance

– Enterprise Rent-A-Car

– Homebuilding Recruiters of America

– University of Arizona

– University of Phoenix

– Oil and Gas Field Recruiters of America

Sony Ericsson only ended the practice after they were caught by CNN-Money last year during its reporting on this trend.


The tools being employed by these companies are creating a PERMANENT underclass of unemployed individuals.


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personal thought:

Let’s take Enterprise-Rent-A-Car for example:

Say you don’t see their job ads on Career Builder.com, or Monster.com, or whatever; you instead go to their website:

Careers – ‘Named One of the Best Places to Start Your Career’


And lets say, you branch of Hertz, Avis, whatever, had just closed, so you are currently UNEMPLOYED.

You then say hell, I’m qualified to the job, so I will apply, and I WILL GET THE JOB.

Well guess what, you won’t even recieve a reply because Enterprise, like Allstate, like University of Phoenix, like hundreds of other U.S. corporations, will view you as UNFIT.


Absolute, horse-shit!


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