You've probably heard by now that residents of at least 20 U.S. states have submitted petitions to the White House's "We the People" website in an attempt to secede from the Union. Largely initiated by bitter conservatives in reaction to President Obama's re-election last week, the "secession movement" is already turning into a self-parody phenomenon with far-fetched petitions like Justice for Missouri Secession, which demands that the Obama administration grant a pizza party for every remaining U.S. citizen.
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Thanks to its second renaissance in the age of social media, GIF has been chosen by Oxford Dictionaries as the 2012 U.S.A. Word of the Year, coinciding with its 25th anniversary since being first introduced by Compuserv in 1987. Image courtesy of Lulinternet.
GIF, verb: to create a GIF file of (an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event).
The latest images from NASA's GOES-13 satellite shed a new light on Hurricane Sandy's northbound journey across North America (shown at top center).
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