Communist propaganda posters from the Soviet Union, 1917-1991

An amazing set of 1,500 posters from the U.S.S.R., via Ben Perry on Flickr.

Since their propaganda, and slightly foreign, you will have to guess their intended meaning.

What does the government want you to think/feel/believe?



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144 places to educate yourself online for free

The most extensive listing of free online education I have ever seen. Bookmarking for later.

12 dozen places to education yourself online for free

All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.

Broken down by subject and/or category, here are several top-notch self-education resources I have bookmarked online over the past few years.

  • Science/Health
  • Business/Money
  • History/World Culture
  • Law
  • Computer Science/Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • English/Communications
  • Foreign/Sign Languages
  • Multiple Subjects/Miscellaneous
  • Free Books/Reading Recommendations
  • Educational Mainstream Broadcast Media
  • Online Archives
  • Directories of Open Education

Click to start browsing


// Photo – Ed Yourdon

U.S. imported less than 50% of the oil consumed in 2010 – first time in 13 years

In 2010, we imported less than 50 percent of the oil our nation consumed—the first time that’s happened in 13 years—and the trend continued in 2011.


The Oscar-nominated foreign language films of 2011

Every year the Academy invites countries to submit their best film for the Oscar of Best Foreign Language Film.

Each film must have been released in theaters, produced outside the United States, and contain primarily non-English dialogue.

In 2012, sixty three countries submitted a film and nine were shortlisted as contenders. On January 24, the five Oscar nominees were announced.

Oscar Nominated Films

Belgium – “Bullhead

Canada – “Monsieur Lazhar

Iran – “A Separation

Israel – “Footnote

Poland – “In Darkness


Shortlisted Films

Denmark – “SuperClasico

Germany – “Pina

Morocco – “Omar Killed Me

Taiwan – “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale


While it may be difficult to see these in theaters try to find them as they are among the highest rated movies of the year.