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3 novembre 2010 3 03 /11 /novembre /2010 12:36

From the BBCNEWS

2010midterm-election-results-graph.jpgLast updated at 11:45 am

November 3, 2010

Maps from the Associated Press

in the BBCnew article  >>>   "2010 General Election Returns"

[U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Governors, ballot initiative]

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2 novembre 2010 2 02 /11 /novembre /2010 21:52

Midterm elections <<<

  Understand & learn with a few illustrations !

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/4/3/2/2/1195436606125939656vote_alexandre_norman_cl_01.svg.thumb.png 

Here you can see the reactions of these regions inhabitants

http://dailyinfographic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/yahoo-ask-america-large.jpgto a few questions on the election issues :

- The consequences of a reorganization of the White House  staff on Obama's policy.

- Are Charlie Crist's motivations sincere... or is he an opportunist ?

- Has the notion of "American Dream" been knocked out by the Great Recession in a globalising world ?

- Can new Wall Street regulations  prevent another financial failure ?

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http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ask_america.jpg

This infographic   shows the Americans' reactions nationwide to questions on seven major issues (more than 1.6 million answered the  survey.) :

Culture media / Economy / Energy environment / Immigration / National Security / State of the Union / Justice -courts.

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The midterm elections give the American voters the opportunity to have their say on both the Senate and the House trends.

http://awesome.good.is.s3.amazonaws.com/transparency/usersubmissions/election-2010/strong/transparency.jpg

This infographic gets you to visualise what is  at stake : the first two graphs show the Democrats (their symbol is a donkey, but it's not on their new official logo) and the Republicans (their symbol is an elephant)  seats at the Senate. Some are leaning seats : seats leaning towards one of the 2 parties (= seats favouring one of the 2 parties).   [still in progress]

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31 octobre 2010 7 31 /10 /octobre /2010 14:57

The song "This is Halloween" is taken from

   "The night before Christmas"

a fantasy film produced and co-written by Tim Burton.

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/b/d/1/5/12455049392122341067lyrics.svg.thumb.png <<< Here is a worksheet with the lyrics of the

song. Fill in the gaps & answer the questions.

 

But first... enjoy the clip :

On top of the article is a link to Wikipedia's article on the film...
Now click below :

and enter Tim Burton's official website : his drawings and animations are worth watching  :o)

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30 octobre 2010 6 30 /10 /octobre /2010 23:14

Another haunted house... 

and yet this one is quite different : it will show you a website

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Holiday_and_Celebration__Halloween/thumb_Halloween_haunted_house_1.pngthat "compiles a big collection of Halloween advertisements from the past 60 years or so." Most of he products brands are American... but I'm sure you know many of them !


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30 octobre 2010 6 30 /10 /octobre /2010 22:46

at Hallowe'en... in a haunted house !

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/f/9/9/0/12860540211181800984spooky%20house.svg.thumb.pngClick on the haunted house to enter the game

[you need a flash player to view it]

Garfield has to find 7 packages of goodies, but he has to search the different rooms of a haunted house first. Beware ! If he gets too scared, he'll lose !

 

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30 octobre 2010 6 30 /10 /octobre /2010 07:20

This video clip aims at telling you all you've ever

dreamt of knowing about pumpkins ;o)

Watch it once...

then, try to answer the QUIZ :

 

     
 

               Have you ever heard

                   of 'PUMPKINS' ?!

1) Pumpkins originally came from...
  Central America
  South America
  Ireland
  Italy
 

 

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27 octobre 2010 3 27 /10 /octobre /2010 22:49

Little more than 3 days left before All Hallows Eve,

or Halloween...

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Holiday_and_Celebration__Halloween/thumb_Halloween_black_cat_pumpkins.png  

Click on the illustration  below

http://www.frightcatalog.com/i/creative/history_of_halloween_large.jpg

to view the full-size infographic timeline

telling the history of Halloween !

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26 octobre 2010 2 26 /10 /octobre /2010 19:50

SYD  MATTERS' websitehttp://www.clker.com/cliparts/d/c/7/7/11949905581442888573folder_music.svg.thumb.png

"Hi life"

I like the animation film that features the song as much as "Hi Life" itself. It's been inserted here thinking of all the students who have both studied and struggled to defend their opinions, especially before the holidays... you surely deserve a little rest and poetry ;o)


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24 octobre 2010 7 24 /10 /octobre /2010 17:26

Pumpkin  carvings can be  genuine masterpieces

 

Carving pumpkins is specific to Halloween traditions :

some people even turn this craft into art !

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_C47qUqI2_O4/RrospWPGfPI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/KS2u67wqmys/s128/2005Maleficient%28F%29.JPG

A Magnificent Dragon

 http://lh4.ggpht.com/_C47qUqI2_O4/SQHWVnUMrXI/AAAAAAAABxg/-M43owWeBKE/s128/IMG_1998.JPG

Who's the superhero popping out

of the pumpkin ?!

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_C47qUqI2_O4/Rrosb2PGe_I/AAAAAAAAAEQ/9ArthAqChjY/s128/2002TurnBackNow%28F%29.JPG

Will you follow the

pumpkin's advice ?

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_C47qUqI2_O4/Rr08iGPGgZI/AAAAAAAAAXc/4oTit1je2Qo/s128/2007%20Lock%20Shock%20Barrel%20%28F%29.JPG
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_C47qUqI2_O4/Rros2GPGfbI/AAAAAAAAAHw/QqhncB-DhR8/s128/2006PatchMaster%28F%29.JPG  http://lh3.ggpht.com/_C47qUqI2_O4/Rror1mPGeqI/AAAAAAAAABo/XcmEntAY_tE/s128/2002Graveyard%28F%29.JPG

 

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_C47qUqI2_O4/RrosE2PGezI/AAAAAAAAACw/6alrSGYfCSk/s128/2004IfTiffanyHadUsedAPumpkin%28F%29.JPG

 

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_C47qUqI2_O4/RrosdWPGfBI/AAAAAAAAAEg/ldmWgh2OKmw/s128/2005Garfield%28F%29.JPG

Can you recognize this cat ?

 

All these pumpkin carvings & photos were created by

 Wayne Hamilton and are under a CC BY-NC-ND license

You'll find a great deal more on Wayne Hamilton's Picasa gallery


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23 octobre 2010 6 23 /10 /octobre /2010 16:53

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Money/thumb_british_pound.png

Is the UK government's strategy relevant ?

Time will tell...

"The British government has announced sweeping new austerity measures that critics say could add up to half a million lost jobs and a weakened military."

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