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Baden verboten (No Swimming)

Via: Poe’s Mistress

– 1906

– Dir. Johann Schwarzer

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See more, and I do mean MORE, here:

http://frenchtwist.tumblr.com/archive

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June 10, 2012 Posted by | gif | , , | Leave a comment

I don’t think the little dummy saw it comin’.

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But, someday the cat will learn; and the big dummy, won’t see it comin’.

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June 10, 2012 Posted by | cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever | , , , | Leave a comment

(2 of 2) AMAZING VIDEO!: San Francisco – Market Street – BEFORE the quake/fire

Via: Boingboing

Video archivist extraordinaire Rick Prelinger sez, “A TRIP DOWN MARKET STREET BEFORE THE FIRE” is that charismatic archival film made by San Francisco’s Miles Bros. several days before the April 18, 1906 quake/fire.

Millions of people have seen the Air music video (made from a visually degraded version of the film), but until now nobody’s had access to a editable DV file.

Here it is (warning: 2.3GB).

Please make of it what you will, and consider uploading your work to Internet Archive!”

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You can WATCH the 11:29 minute video, HERE:

http://boingboing.net/2011/03/01/san-francisco-before.html

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personal thought:

Watching how people drove (cars, trucks, cable-cars, wagons, bicycles), and how they walked; it’s a damned wonder any of these ‘chowderheads’ lived to see 1907!

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related post:

(1 0f 2) ‘San Franciso – Market Steet – AFTER the quake/fire’

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/1-of-2-san-francisco-image-gallery/

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June 10, 2012 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , | 1 Comment

(1 of 2) San Francisco – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘ALWAYS Something Interesting’

 “Up Market Street from Montgomery Street.”

San Francisco in the aftermath of the earthquake and fire of April 18, 1906.

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See more images, of San Francisco, California; HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/283

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related post:

(2 of 2) ‘VIDEO: San Francisco – Market Street – BEFORE the quake/fire’

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/2-of-2-video-san-francisco-market-street-before-the-quakefire/

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June 10, 2012 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Think of the Children” – Paul Krugman

Via: NY Times

Every time I hear some smug pundit or politician saying that we can’t spend to create jobs because that would be laying too much of a burden on our children, I get angry — because of reports like this:

For this generation of young people, the future looks bleak. Only one in six is working full time. Three out of five live with their parents or other relatives. A large majority — 73 percent — think they need more education to find a successful career, but only half of those say they will definitely enroll in the next few years.

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No, they are not the idle youth of Greece or Spain or Egypt. They are the youth of America, the world’s richest country, who do not have college degrees and aren’t getting them anytime soon.

Everything we know says that this generation will never — NEVER — recover from the terrible job market into which it has graduated.

But hey, we can’t do anything about that; we must have austerity, for the sake of the next generation.

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Paul Krugman’s Blog – ‘Conscience of a Liberal’

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/

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June 10, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments