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pritheworld:

Meet Ovidiu Colea, the last New Yorker to manufacture miniature Statue of Liberties in the city.

election:

An interesting snapshot of who actually voted in the last Presidential election. Not a lot surprising here - older, richer, married better educated folks turn out in the highest numbers. Oh, and women. But you may be surprised to see what states had the highest and lowest turnout.

Just 54 days til Election Day. What, if anything, do you think will be different about these numbers come November?

via votifi

(via gov)

goyalla:

Picture of Libyans appalled by the attacks against the consulate 
Benghazi is against terrorism | Libya 

Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens died in an attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya after protests broke out there and in Cairo. Three other American diplomatic staff members were also killed. President Obama strongly condemned the attack earlier this morning. More.

goyalla:

Picture of Libyans appalled by the attacks against the consulate 

Benghazi is against terrorism | Libya 

Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens died in an attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya after protests broke out there and in Cairo. Three other American diplomatic staff members were also killed. President Obama strongly condemned the attack earlier this morning. More.

(via goyalla-deactivated20131109)

sunfoundation:

100 Years Of Immigrants In America, In Two Graphs

Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population today as they did a century ago.

But changes in the global economy, and in U.S. immigration law, have dramatically shifted where U.S. immigrants are coming from.

Track all immigration related issues coming through our government using Scout.

(via npr)

What was the motivation to build Mount Rushmore?
__ To increase tourism
__ As a gift for Native Americans
__ It was George Washington’s dying wish
__ To highlight America’s granite production

(Photo by Sebastian Bergman, Flickr)

planetmoney:

Of each dollar the federal government spends, how much goes to defense? How much goes to Social Security? How much goes to interest on the debt? And how has this sort of thing changed over time?
This graphic answers these questions. It shows the major components of federal spending 50 years ago, 25 years ago, and last year. 
Read more here.

planetmoney:

Of each dollar the federal government spends, how much goes to defense? How much goes to Social Security? How much goes to interest on the debt? And how has this sort of thing changed over time?

This graphic answers these questions. It shows the major components of federal spending 50 years ago, 25 years ago, and last year. 

Read more here.

good:

According to a new Pew study, increasing your earning potential may require literally moving on up: If you aim to climb the income ladder in the United States, your best bet might be to move north and east—and definitely stay out of the south.

(via pewinternet)

According to a new report from the Pew Hispanic Center, net migration from Mexico is now zero. In fact, the report suggests that more Mexican-born people may now be leaving the US than arriving. This means the end of the largest and most sustained immigration trend in American history.

The co-author of the report and senior demographer with the Pew Hispanic Center, Jeff Passel, says the reasons include the economic downturn in the United States; the comparative prosperity of Mexico; tougher border controls; increased deportation of undocumented immigrants. More.