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:target: Warning! Full view is large... very large.

It all started three years ago on deviantART. [link]

A project to bring the federal budget to the people that pay for it.

Gaining momentum on deviantART [link] and then blossoming worldwide, Death and Taxes: 2008 is culmination of months of work and years of refinement.

It is the 2008 Federal discretionary budget of the United States. is a representational poster of the federal discretionary budget; the amount of money that is spent at the discretion of your elected representatives in Congress. Basically, your federal income taxes. The data is from the President's budget request for 2008. It will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress by October 1st to begin the fiscal year.

The poster provides a uniquely revealing look at our national priorities, that fluctuate yearly, according to the wishes of the President, the power of Congress, and the will of the people. If you pay taxes, then you have paid for a small part of everything in the poster.

So now you know what you've paid for, the next question to ask, is why?

:target: Spread the word! This is a poster of your near future!

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Here is the zoomable super huge version

[link]

^^^ Go there ! ^^^
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UPDATE: THE NEW 2007 VERSION IS HERE

the deviantart version

or the Offical Site...

www.TheBudgetGraph.com
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This piece got lost in a shuffle a while ago - the scandal is old, but the revelations are still important...

This piece involves a comment from George W. Bush Jr. made during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, September 24, 2006.

Here is the full quote:
Bush Jr.: Yes, you see — you see it on TV, and that’s the power of an enemy that is willing to kill innocent people. But there’s also an unbelievable will and resiliency by the Iraqi people…. Admittedly, it seems like a decade ago. I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma because there is — my point is, there’s a strong will for democracy...

Trying to dismissing the four years of death and destruction as 'just a comma' seems almost unbelievable. A few pundits later claimed that Bush was making a nod to his right-wing religious base by working from Gracie Allen's famous quip, "never place a period where God has placed a comma." -- but honestly, do you think 'Mr. is-our-children-learning' can be so eloquent, even to his own followers?

Bush doesn't speak in code - he only speaks of his indifference to the disaster that he created by being indifferent to the possible consequences of his actions in the first place.

Call your congressman/woman. Call your Senator. Demand an end to the war. Demand justice: impeach Bush.
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Adam Freeland lyrics on my design are the most powerfull message i could transmit about what capitalism rules are.
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this is one of my submissions to the 50starczar project... [link]

...for the other one, you will just have to buy the mag, and it rocks!...
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Full title: Smile the world is going to shit.....ahaha well I juz can't help but feel with all the disasters and what not..the world is going to shit !! wheee!!!
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Really Simple.
"1984" quote that sums up my feelings on the recent election.
If you say it enough times, it becomes truth.

"The consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival."
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Ah, christmas...
Everyone is so happy and giving. Love is in the air...

Please don't mind me spoiling the Christmas spirit, but I really believe this is the perfect time of the year to think about others more than ourselves.

My latest art pack, AlternHATE, has been created with this specific idea on mind. Please take the time to see the works in full view and THINK before you decide to comment. All of the pieces showcased on this pack require a good amount of reviewing time so please do not say anything if you're not able to understand it.

Note: Works from this pack will be released randomly through the month of December and probably January. Although not registered, they're all protected by international copyright laws.

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#007 - Central Processing Unit
"You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea"
- Medgar Evers
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