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Vinnie Ream

On the 28 July 1866 Vinnie Ream, at the age of 18, became the first female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue. The statue was to be of Abraham Lincoln and remains in the Rotunda in U.S Capitol. 

Ream was awarded the commission by a vote of Congress and used her previous bust of Lincoln as her entry into the competition. However, her reputation as beautiful and skilled in conversation lead to much discussion over her selection as sculptor.    

Her marbles, America, The West, and Miriam, were displayed at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

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A lot of people on this website have been saying awful shit about Hillary Clinton. I get it. But before Bernie Sanders showed up we were ALL ready for Hillary. It’s time someone said this:

Not all primaries are open for us to vote– if Bernie Sanders does not win the Democratic nomination (let’s face it, Hillary will probably win if he doesn’t) WE NEED TO VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

NOW IS THE TIME TO STICK TOGETHER RATHER THAN FIGHTING ABOUT CANDIDATES. A PARTY UNITED IS STRONGER THAN A PARTY DIVIDED.  

Let’s fight for Bernie as hard as we can– let’s campaign with him and donate and support him– but  DON’T GIVE UP IF HE DOESN’T WIN THE NOMINATION. 

YOUR VOTE MATTERS AND WHATEVER YOU DO– PROMISE ME YOU WILL STILL VOTE, EVEN IF HE DOESN’T GET THE NOMINATION. 

Vote for Bernie and if he doesn’t win, vote for Hillary. 

But whatever you do– don’t let anyone tell you that your vote isn’t important. An apathetic population is how an oppressive government flourishes. 

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Facebook accused of violating US wiretap law

A Mississippi woman has accused Facebook of violating federal wiretap statutes by tracking her internet browsing history even when she wasn’t logged onto the social networking site.

In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in the northern district of Mississippi, Brooke Rutledge of Lafayette County, Mississippi, also asserted claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, trespassing, and invasion of privacy.

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         No one has  been able to explain why young men and women serve  in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their  lives, protecting  freedom, and only get 50% of their pay when they  retire. While  politicians hold their political positions in the  safe confines of the capital, protected by these  same men and women, and receive full pay  retirement after serving one term. It just does  not make any sense.


 

  Monday on  Fox news they learned that the staffers of  Congress family members are exempt from having to  pay back student loans. This will get national  attention if other news networks will broadcast  it. When you add this to the below, just where  will all of it stop?

 35 States  file lawsuit against the Federal  Government


 


 

  Governors of  35 states have filed suit against the Federal  Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon  them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to  convene a Constitutional  Convention.


 


 

  This will  take less than thirty seconds to read. If you  agree, please pass it on.


 


 

  This is an  idea that we should address.


 


 

  For too long  we have been too complacent about the workings of  Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members  of Congress could retire with the same pay after  only one term, that they specifically exempted  themselves from many of the laws they have passed  (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution  for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens  must live under those laws. The latest is to  exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform… in  all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn ’ t seem  logical. We do not have  an elite that is above the law. I truly don ’ t care  if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or  whatever. The self-serving must stop.


 


 

  If each  person that receives this will forward it on to 20  people, in three days, most people in The United  States of America will have the message.. This is  one proposal that really should be passed  around.


 

Proposed 28th  Amendment to the United States   Constitution


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 :  “Congress  shall make no law that applies to the citizens of  the United States that does not apply equally to  the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress  shall make no law that applies to the Senators  and/or Representatives that does not apply equally  to the citizens of the United States." 


 


 

 You are one  of my 20.

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Online trolls are working for the government. Called JTRIG 

People please troll for utopia like I do.

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In an effort to shake things up, she’s developing a series about the Chinese Exclusion Act at the turn of the century. She readily admits that she didn’t even know about the act until a couple of months ago — for a major historical moment, it’s rarely discussed in history classes. “It’s the only act of its kind that specifically banned any Chinese people from entering the United States. And the government only recently issued a formal apology. The series really explores that in the era and how Chinese people had the fortitude to turn a law like that into a type of survival.”

If this sounds like an unusual next step, it’s in keeping with the career path she wants, as defined by mentors like Ang Lee, who’s directed a range of work from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to The Hulk and Brokeback Mountain. She’s inspired by Lee’s refusal to be pinned down: “I go into so many meetings with executives, and they get defensive and give very lazy excuses as to why this white person is going to sell their movie even if they don’t have a proven box-office-success track record. They will even just give an excuse like, ‘Oh well, so-and-so just looks like a movie star, you just know they are.’”

I ask her the question I always find myself wondering: “Is it getting any better?” “It’s barely getting better,” she tells me. “Maybe because they’re operating from a fear mentality. But I want other Asian Americans to have the opportunities, too. I don’t want myself to be the only one who is getting stuff. So right now I want to do things that stretch and challenge me as an actor, as opposed to just taking the thing that catapults my fame.”