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By 1979, Newsweek reports:

The field is flooded with at least 50 manufacturers, mostly survivors of a “garage industry” launched in the early 1970s with the development of the low-cost “computer on a chip” - a fingernail-size component that outperforms the monster computers of the…

think-progress:

1. The CIA is monitoring up to 5 million tweets per day.

2. Income inequality in America is worse than in Ancient Rome.

3. Twenty-three straight polls find Americans overwhelmingly want to raise taxes to pay down debt.

4. 68% of millionaires support raising taxes on millionaires.

Our research shows that blacks comprise 62.7 percent and whites 36.7 percent of all drug offenders admitted to state prison, even though federal surveys and other data detailed in this report show clearly that this racial disparity bears scant relation to racial differences in drug offending. There are, for example, five times more white drug users than black. Relative to population, black men are admitted to state prison on drug charges at a rate that is 13.4 times greater than that of white men. In large part because of the extraordinary racial disparities in incarceration for drug offenses, blacks are incarcerated for all offenses at 8.2 times the rate of whites. One in every 20 black men over the age of 18 in the United States is in state or federal prison, compared to one in 180 white men.
think-progress:

Student loan debt has ballooned since the 1990s.
Note: This graphic is the corrected version of an earlier tumblr post, which had misleading proportions.

think-progress:

Student loan debt has ballooned since the 1990s.

Note: This graphic is the corrected version of an earlier tumblr post, which had misleading proportions.

think-progress:

1 World Trade Center, now up to 90 floors, is decked out for the holiday.

think-progress:

1 World Trade Center, now up to 90 floors, is decked out for the holiday.

usagov:

On December 17, 1903, brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane.

After trying for several years for a successful flight, the brothers from Dayton, Ohio finally achieved their goal in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The…

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U.S. military base in Iraq gets new mission http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/06/world/meast/iraq-warrior-handover/index.html

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Nation pauses to remember Pearl Harbor http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/07/us/pearl-harbor-70th-anniversary/index.html

prostheticknowledge:

Vibram Footwear’s One Finger Message to Imitators & Counterfeiters 
From Adventure Journal:

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, counterfeiting must square the equation. Vibram’s Five Fingers shoes have been the hottest thing in outdoor  footwear for the last couple of years, and counterfeiters have added the  funky minimalist style to their list. But Vibram is fighting back hard  and it recently fired a shot across the bow of ripoff artists with a  clever advertisement in trade magazines. Who needs words when you have  fingers?
Counterfeiting is big business and footwear comprises a huge  percentage of it. A Nike employee estimated there’s one counterfeit Nike  shoe for every two real ones, according to a lengthy piece by the New  York Times called “Inside the Knockoff Tennis Shoe Factory”.  The United States seized $260 million worth of fake goods in the last  fiscal year, 40 percent of which was footwear. Of course, that’s likely  to be a fraction of the total counterfeit goods sold.

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prostheticknowledge:

Vibram Footwear’s One Finger Message to Imitators & Counterfeiters

From Adventure Journal:

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, counterfeiting must square the equation. Vibram’s Five Fingers shoes have been the hottest thing in outdoor footwear for the last couple of years, and counterfeiters have added the funky minimalist style to their list. But Vibram is fighting back hard and it recently fired a shot across the bow of ripoff artists with a clever advertisement in trade magazines. Who needs words when you have fingers?

Counterfeiting is big business and footwear comprises a huge percentage of it. A Nike employee estimated there’s one counterfeit Nike shoe for every two real ones, according to a lengthy piece by the New York Times called “Inside the Knockoff Tennis Shoe Factory”. The United States seized $260 million worth of fake goods in the last fiscal year, 40 percent of which was footwear. Of course, that’s likely to be a fraction of the total counterfeit goods sold.

More Here