The US/Mid East relations: The Beginning


Have you ever wondered when and why  the US began relations with the middle east? If you haven’t that’s okay, I’ve thought of it for us. It’s a tad ironic to me that this meeting took place on Valentines Day, it marked the beginning of the ‘budding’ relationship between the two countries.  Sonnenlicht (Sunlight)

  If it wasn’t FDR that had this pivotal meeting, (TOP SECRET) one of his predecessors would have, it was just a matter of time. I say this because of what prompted our talks with them, and I’ll give you three guesses what that was… OIL. They have it, we’ve  always wanted it.

ENTER: The beginning of the end.  Read more

31 Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World


I’ve shared a few of these thought provoking maps that show the prejudice we have of other countries; They certainly  opened my eyes. The state we are in as a global community makes a little more sense after seeing this study. I’ve shared a few of the maps here, the rest can be seen by following the link at the end of this post. Click maps to view them in full resolution.  Enjoy!

via: Bored Panda

Using infographic maps to represent data is nothing new, but London-based designer Yanko Tsvetkov, through his site alphadesigner.com, has taken this common form in a new direction by releasing a series of both funny and thought-provoking prejudice maps. Instead of displaying political borders or statistics, his maps make tongue-in-cheek representations of social, cultural and political stereotypes. Read more