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Art & Photography / Re: DD Favorite Photograph Album
« Last post by Golden Oxen on Today at 05:28:19 AM »

     

     Children sit near a 12-meter installation depicting a whale, made up of five tons of plastic waste pulled out of the Pacific Ocean, displayed in Bruges on July 14, 2018, for the 2018 Bruges Triennial.
John Thys / AFP / Getty
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Art & Photography / Re: DD Favorite Photograph Album
« Last post by Golden Oxen on Today at 05:18:32 AM »
Some awful nice people still left in the world.

       

     Proactiva Open Arms rescue.   Reuters
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Art & Photography / Re: DD Favorite Photograph Album
« Last post by Golden Oxen on Today at 05:09:40 AM »
 This one's for Surly especially and my Diner admin friends.  ;D ;D :D

     

        People depicting a pregnant President Trump attend a protest at Senate Square to support women's reproductive rights, during the President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16. Ints Kalnins/Reuters
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Frostbite Falls Newz / Re: Picture Perfect Day on the Last Great Frontier
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 05:05:27 AM »
Nice to see you back dipping your oar back in the waters of comment!
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Art & Photography / Re: DD Favorite Photograph Album
« Last post by Golden Oxen on Today at 05:03:58 AM »
 :emthup: :emthup:
     

          Nongovernmental organization Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat crew member Esther Camps looks through binoculars during a rescue operation in central Mediterranean Sea, on July 17. Juan Medina/Reuters
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Art & Photography / Re: DD Favorite Photograph Album
« Last post by Golden Oxen on Today at 04:58:03 AM »
What Next!  :icon_scratch:

         

     A woman wears VR glasses while the projection mapping is cast on table and walls during its media preview at 'TREE BY NAKED, yoyogi park' restaurant in Tokyo on July 19. This restaurant incorporates virtual reality, projection mapping, and music to enhance diners' enjoyment of their food. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
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Double wrap it for convenience': excessive plastic packaging - in pictures


           

     Individual organic leeks wrapped in plastic
I wonder if whales would appreciate that they’re organic when they end up choking on it.

Photograph: Simon Lawrenson/Guardian Witness


           

     Pre-sliced apple, individually wrapped, within a larger plastic bag
Saw this at Woolworths Franklin in Canberra. My blood absolutely boiled! It also had preservatives added to the apple slices to stop them from browning. Seriously.

Photograph: Julia Ware/Guardian Witness


           

      Kiwi fruit all wrapped up
I think this picture says it all.

Photograph: Karena Heta/Guardian Witness


       

      Corn’s natural wrapping is replaced with plastic

Photograph: DebRot1/Guardian Witness
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The Diner Pantry / Re: Doomstead Diner Menu - 14,000 Year Old Toast
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 04:51:00 AM »
Archaeologists have uncovered the earliest evidence of bread-making at a site in northeastern Jordan. Dating back some 14,400 years, the discovery shows that ancient hunter-gatherers were making and eating bread 4,000 years before the Neolithic era and the introduction of agriculture. So much for the “Paleo Diet” actually being a thing.


https://gizmodo.com/discovery-of-14-000-year-old-toast-suggests-bread-can-b-1827631358

Suggestive that a non-metal culture had perhaps previously developed agriculture and towns, but that the end of the last ice age had drowned their alluvial settlements in rising seas, leaving no trace.

The entire area of lost civilizations is a rabbit hole down which one can spend hundreds of entertaining, if fruitless hours. I have done so.

All over the world is evidence of submerged cities bearing witness to civilizations, the stories of which are lost in the mists of time. These lost sunken cities may bear evidence of cataclysmic events from thousands of years ago, long before the "great flood" of biblical and Sumerian retelling. The submerged structures off the coast of Dwarake in India, and ihe incredible underwater ruins of Yonaguni in Japan spring to mind.

I'm hoping someday archaeologists will uncover more about these stories which never been told.`
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Art & Photography / Re: DD Favorite Photograph Album
« Last post by Golden Oxen on Today at 04:34:42 AM »
 Home Sweet Home          Damasus Style  ::)

                     

     Ain Terma, Syria
People watch the World Cup final in their war-damaged home in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus

Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP
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Art & Photography / Re: DD Favorite Photograph Album
« Last post by Golden Oxen on Today at 04:28:27 AM »
Another part of our world turned into a hell for no good reason.  :emthdown: :emthdown: :hammer:

     

     Sana’a, Yemen
A girl displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah looks out from behind the door of her family shelter

Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
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