How War Changed Abraham Lincoln

First And Last Portrait Abraham Lincoln President

Beginning his term as president three months after South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union, it is impossible to know if Abraham Lincoln could foresee the pure carnage that awaited him and the nation. Over 600,000 deaths later, the war’s effects are plainly seen on Lincoln’s face.

Joan Rivers And Mr. Rogers Sing “Good Feeling”

The irreplaceable Joan Rivers had the opportunity to interview Fred Rogers, the greatest human being of the 20th century, during her brief stint as host of The Tonight Show. A wonderful moment ensued as the two took the stage together to sing “Good Feeling”.

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The Illness Of Insurgency: Afghanistan After The War

Balloon vendor in kabul Afghanistan

Boy sells balloons in Kabul after 100,000 American troops are withdrawn. Source:Rafiq Maqbool

To understand the post 9/11 world, it’s important to take a long, thoughtful look at the complicated history of Afghanistan. The proving ground of al-Qaeda, Afghanistan has undergone a constant barrage of civil wars and borrowed weapons, depositions and transitional governments for years- this monarch is ousted by this democrat, who is then assassinated by this Soviet puppet, who is then deposed by this transitional Islamic government. In Afghanistan, it seems that power changes hands every six to ten years, while the people are always the ones enduring the suffering.

The establishment of the Taliban was a symptom of this constant and ongoing political turmoil. Essentially a group of refugees and students, the Taliban were trained by Pakistan’s military intelligence division and armed with Saudi and American weapons for the purpose of eradicating the lingering Soviet presence in Afghanistan. After capturing Kabul in 1996, the Taliban became the ruling party of Afghanistan. Pakistan, seeing an opportunity to have a supportive, complementary government in power next door, continued to cooperate with the Taliban, offering financial support, training, and personnel. This is where things get especially violent and hairy.

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Is Your Boss A Psychopath?

Psychopath

Source: Draft House

He seemed so normal.

It’s fairly well known that while only about 1% of the entire population are psychopaths, around 4% of all CEOs can be classified as such. Just so we’re clear, a psychopath can be defined as “a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, [and] failure to learn from experience.” Psychopaths are broken down into two groups: people displaying Factor One psychopathic tendencies would simply feel no emotional response if they saw an image of a child crying or a natural disaster, while people displaying Factor Two psychopathic tendencies would be excited by these images.

April Psychopath

Source: NBC Parks And Rec

April Ludgate: Potential Factor One Psychopath.

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