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:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::spotlight-left:Finally! Death and Taxes: 2007 is released! :spotlight-right::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

What started on DeviantART 2 years ago has turned into a monolith of data. I hope you can put it to good use.

This is the federal discretionary budget. Your federal income taxes at work. You paid for part of everything in this graph whether you like it or not.

Tips on reading this graph
:bulletblue: The file is 2 megs so it might be slow loading. Another viewer is here [link]
:bulletblue: Read the center circle first.
:bulletblue: The graph is split into military funding on the right side and non-military funding on the left side, unless otherwise noted
:bulletblue: The departments on the left side are in loose clockwise alphabetical order, e.g. Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy...etc.
:bulletblue: Don't forget about the national debt! Its the circle so big it doesn't even fit in the box.

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and don't forget to check out the website... www.TheBudgetGraph.com

also, for those who are interested in Social security, Medicare, Unemployment, and all that other spending...
i made a graphic just for you
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Here is the zoomable super huge version

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^^^ Go there ! ^^^
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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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View the poster in an interactive flash viewer.
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The new definition for a new regime!
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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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How do you take yours?
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Dedicated to my auntie who passed away last week_

-Apothix
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With all the forests being cut down for paper, it's only a matter of time before it's natures last call. So enjoy every moment of it.
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\\ Collaboration:

| <---check him out

Render: *digitalshock
2d: *apothix

___now once you've read this go and look at his gallery before i use my ninja powers on all your asses. :). Happy new years guys lol, enjoy yourselves.
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well i think this is the final picture. I think i am going to edit som color and stuffe but other than that it is finshed. I am going to make the 360 thing, but i have got a job but i am going to finshed it when i have time.
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i think this is the final picture i am thinking of soon details but i think this is finshed now so what do you think :D

render with mental ray and modeld in maya. texture made in photoshop.

edit: this is the FINAL picture i am happy with it :D and thx for the comment ppl :D
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something about what we fighting for?

Please see it in full view.
and comment god dam` it, i have done this one for you only people

thanx
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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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no comments necessary
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Illustrator 10 and PhotoChop 7
Made into stencil for shirts.
Good tutorial on making shirts cheap & EZ here: [link]
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umm...hawt pic of milla from my collection, (heh) selected and blured for halo.
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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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Creating yet another security agency on top of several other antiquated security agencies, and then under-funding that agency - is not safer. Dividing a nation from it's allies with diplomatic actions that only resemble an ape beating it's chest - is not safer. Ignoring the fact that we don't like - is not safer. Lying about the status of every situation to every decision maker and ally - is not safer. Creating a culture war within our nation rather then dealing with the problems that face us - is not safer. Smashing open a hornets nest of a nation without a plan - is not safer. Making promises to other nations with no intentions of keeping those promises - is not safer. Removing one hostile leader from power while creating an environment for several more to rise up - is not safer. Poking every enemy we have all at once - is not safer. Constantly making threats such as: "for us or against us" - is not safer. Never allowing this nation to investigate the real source of security and military failures - is not safer.
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Reading top left to bottom right:
George W. Bush - empty headed neo-con media prop that has yet to succeed at any of the several opportunities given him; he's never actually earned an opportunity...
Condoleeza Rice - least rich member of the Bush administration; she has an oil tanker named after her, yet she claims there is no conflict of interest; and she claims that a document written before 9/11 called: bin Laden to attack the US, meant nothing...
Dick Cheney - he has a constant snarl, and a bad habit of repeating debunked facts in order to scare the public shitless over terrorism - which should seem ironic given that he was one of the people to declare that we wouldn't allow the terrorists to cause us to live in fear...
Donald Rumsfeld - he supports the troops... with rhetoric... instead of the armor they need; our armies are stretched to the breaking point thanks to his incompetence and lack of planning, but don't worry, when we invade Iran, it looks like will have a policy in place to just use nukes instead of soldiers...
Bill O'Reilly - pompous media blowhard that claims to be a journalist; he tries to make his point, except he lies a lot, which makes his points - pointless; if you catch him lying, then that makes you evil for some reason...
Jimmy Falwell - he claims to be a religious leader, but he wishes all kinds of harm to people he doesn't like, as if God was his personal weapon; he claims that every hurricane that hits the American coast is there to wipe out homosexuals, except that a hurricane hit his own head-quarters too...
Karl Rove - he's a liar, a rumor creator, a media manipulator, and a traitor to the American nation, so of course, he's George Bush's right hand man...
Rush Limbaugh - he screams about how poor people shouldn't get help, how much of a patriot he is, how drug offenders should be punished most severely, and how privacy is only for criminals; he's taken federal handouts himself, avoided serving in Vietnam due to an 'anal cyst', was caught abusing drugs, and now wants his privacy protected from law enforcement...
Roberto Gonzalez - he's protected Bush from serving time for every illegal thing he's ever done, and now he heads the US Justice Department; though we are knee deep in two wars, terrorism, corporate fraud, and natural disasters - his main priorities are fighting 'obscenity', and fighting a federal judge that ruled the word 'God' is unconstitutional in the US pledge of alligence since you shouldn't have to be a Christian to be an American - I guess Roberto disagrees...
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Part III of the VoteAgainst series.

I have a crazy fetish for the number 3 evidently. At any rate, this is probably the most personal of the three, being as it hits rather close to home. =)

Please remember that beyond all the political beliefs I personally hold, this series is meant to make you think for yourself and then voice your opinion to make things change. Especially among the younger generation voter turnout is at a crazy low percentage of the population. So many people hate the way things are going right now, but if we all vote then things will change.
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Digital, Nikon 4500, Polarizer, Photoshop for print process.
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the choice is yours...

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