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americasgreatoutdoors:

Two hundred years ago today, the General Land Office (GLO) opened its doors for business. Today that “land office business” continues at the Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States office, which will commemorate the occasion with events scheduled throughout the year.In 1812, a young American nation faced the challenge of transforming wilderness to agricultural use and acquiring the revenue to pay its war debts. The GLO was established to handle the business associated with the sale of public lands for private ownership, transforming wilderness to agricultural use, and generating income for the Federal government. The GLO, in fact, became the “Gateway to Land Ownership” for millions of Americans. As the successor agency to the original GLO, the BLM, a bureau of the Department of the Interior, was established in 1946 with the merger of the Grazing Service and the GLO. Learn more about the history of the GLO and BLM here.Photo: Bureau of Land Management 

americasgreatoutdoors:

Two hundred years ago today, the General Land Office (GLO) opened its doors for business. Today that “land office business” continues at the Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States office, which will commemorate the occasion with events scheduled throughout the year.

In 1812, a young American nation faced the challenge of transforming wilderness to agricultural use and acquiring the revenue to pay its war debts. The GLO was established to handle the business associated with the sale of public lands for private ownership, transforming wilderness to agricultural use, and generating income for the Federal government. The GLO, in fact, became the “Gateway to Land Ownership” for millions of Americans. As the successor agency to the original GLO, the BLM, a bureau of the Department of the Interior, was established in 1946 with the merger of the Grazing Service and the GLO. 

Learn more about the history of the GLO and BLM here.

Photo: Bureau of Land Management 

recoengine:

Why work here?

Because at RecoEngine we bridge people and technology.

Because you want to stop feeling like you are spinning life’s wheels.

Because you want to work at a company that stands for something.

Because your values as a person are no longer aligned with the company you work…

Earlier generations have weathered recessions, of course; this stall we’re in has the look of something nastier. Social Security and Medicare are going to be diminished, at best. Hours worked are up even as hiring staggers along: Blood from a stone looks to be the normal order of things “going…

It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.
Wisdom of Confucius (via demo)

tedx:

Rolf Hut wants to inspire his students to tinker, so when he recognized the need for accurate rain measurements in rural Africa, he told them to go build a rain gauge. Rolf literally makes it rain onstage to prove how well this cheap and durable rain gauge works — and calls on all of us to tinker…

yieldthought:

On September 19th, I said goodbye to my trusty MacBook Pro and started developing exclusively on an iPad + Linode 512. This is the surprising story of a month spent working in the cloud.

It all started when I bought my first MacBook a couple of years ago. Frustrated by the inconsistent…

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nprmusic:

‘Why?’: Remembering Nina Simone’s Tribute To The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Three days after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, performer Nina Simone and her band played at the Westbury Music Festival on Long Island, N.Y. They performed “Why? (The King of Love is Dead),” a song they had just learned, written by their bass player Gene Taylor in reaction to King’s death.

theeconomist:

The tide is turning on Bashar Assad. As the violence inside Syria intensifies, governments in the region and beyond are turning against an increasingly beleaguered president.

theeconomist:

The tide is turning on Bashar Assad. As the violence inside Syria intensifies, governments in the region and beyond are turning against an increasingly beleaguered president.