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Data Visualization: The Three Trillion Dollar War

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An outstanding infographic by the Good Magazine on the true cost of the war in Iraq.

The image is based on work by Nobel Prize laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes who have together published a book on this subject earlier this year (link below). There is also a video narrating the key parts of the graphics on the Good Magazine web site.

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Cartoon: Presidential Cheat Codes

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Great idea from LukeSurl.com.

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Data Visualization: U.S. States as N.Y.C. Boroughs

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The boroughs of New York City as U.S. states based on their closest population analogues.

Manhattan becomes Idaho, the Bronx becomes Maine, Queens has as many people as New Mexico, Brooklyn as Nevada and Staten Island as many as Wyoming.

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Russia’s answer on the U.S. Elections: Obama Matryoshkas

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In Moscow, matryoshka – little wooden dolls – of Barack Obama have become one of the best selling souvenirs among tourists and Russians.

While before the election both Obama and McCain dolls were offered by shopkeepers, the interest in McCain dolls that even before November 4th had sold in much smaller numbers, has now more or less completely diminished. Or as one of the sellers put it “my stock in McCain dolls is now worth about as much as shares in Lehman Brothers

Obama dolls are a new addition to …

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Image: Change is coming

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While we don’t like the idea to demonstrate any difference between people by the color of your skin, we are remembering that not so long ago (less than 30 years in some states of the U.S.) a person like Obama would have seen his parents arrested for the (difference in the) color of their skin and he himself would have been a complete outcast in normal life left alone political life.

So because of this and only because of this we believe the image below might visualize how big a step the U.S. has made yesterday with Barack Obama’s election for President.

It certainly visualizes that there is a change. And when can you see 44 U.S. Presidents all together in one image.

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Reactions on Obama’s Success

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After Barack Obama’s and the Democrats’ landslide success in the fight for Presidency, the Senate and the House some reactions on the victory as published in mainstream media around the world today.

We have only chosen some quotes that we believe came from the heart of the person who said it…

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