“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Friday, April 26, 2013

How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World?

From the same folks who showed you what 2000 calories looked like, Buzzfeed shows us what $5 can buy us in different countries.  I mean, I knew $5 could buy me 8-1/2 lbs. of bananas here in the States, but I didn't know it could buy me 25 lbs. in Ethiopia.  In Russia you could buy 2 Big Macs for $5, but in Sweden only 1/2 of one.  Pretty crazy, huh?

1 comment:

Ryan said...

I always hated having to convert US to foreign currency and back again when I used to be a teller. I despised the math involved, but just loved the result of how much of their money actually equaled ours. I remember how seeing some paper denominations from Burma, I believe, totaled to just a couple of US Dollars, despite the fact that each bill was worth 100,000.00 of their currency. Seeing the different types of money form around the world was also one of the most interesting things about working in the bank.

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