Category Archives: History

Historical Social Security Payroll Tax Rates

Historical Social Security Payroll Tax Rates from 1937 to today… SOURCE

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New Study Shows Iraq War has Costed $2.2 Trillion (and climbing) w/ +190K Lives Lost

WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led war in Iraq claimed 190,000 lives and will cost the U.S. government at least $2.2 trillion, according to the findings of a project at Brown University released Thursday. The Costs of War report, released ahead of … Continue reading

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DOWNLOADABLE REPORT: Alternatives to a Military Response to 9/11

  What could the United States have done except make war on the people who perpetrated or abetted the attacks of 9/11? Wasn’t war the only possibility? The alternatives for finding and holding accountable those guilty of the 9/11 attacks, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: President Dwight Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the nation January 17, 1961

President Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address, in which he warned of the “unwarranted influence” of the military-industrial complex and appealed for an “alert and knowledgeable citizenry” as the only force able to balance the contrasting demands of security and liberty in … Continue reading

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2012 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 22,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: The Human Role in Global Climate Change

Proof of How Humans Effect Global Climate Change from GREGinSD on Vimeo. Produced by WPSU (a PBS affiliate) and the Rock Ethics Institute, this short film reviews the current state of scientific understanding about the human influences on climate change … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Endeavour now inside the newly built Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center in Los Angeles

Endeavour inside the newly built Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, The retired space shuttle Endeavour, mounted on its strongback overland transport frame, is pictured inside the newly built Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California … Continue reading

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Some noteworthy quotes from one of America’s founding fathers and 3rd acting President, US President Thomas Jefferson

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VIDEO REPORT w/ INFO GRAPHIC: NASA’s Curiosity lands on Mars – 7 minutes of TERROR

For more info, visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labratory in Pasadena, California at: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

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DoD allows Troops to March in Gay Pride Parade in Uniform (1st time in history)

SAN DIEGO — Some of the loudest cheers last Saturday at San Diego’s gay pride parade were for active-duty troops marching in military dress, the first time that U.S. servicemembers participated in such an event while in full uniform. Dozens … Continue reading

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