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I haven't used google+ in forever, it gives me a headache every time I try to use it.  (>.<)

Anyhow, I was thinking about how I really liked google+ when it first came out and I was thinking about what point it started going crappy. It was when the white space was added. =[ ~sigh~ I miss you original google+
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Oh yeah :) it's time to make christmas cookies. Gingerbread and snickerdoodles. Mmmmm <3
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After living in Hawaii for nearly seven years I have to say I am astonished at the amount of pollution that washes up on all North/Northeast beaches. And it's not trash from people that visit the beach, it is what you see in the pictures below. It's disgusting and everywhere, to the point that I no longer swim in the ocean.

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VIDEO (4 minutes) — Beautiful. Heartbreaking, Albatross birds on Midway islands
"...a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses."

Series of high-quality images that tell the story (warning, this is heartbreaking to see)
http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/midway/#CF000313%2018x24

Story details of what you see in the film:
http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/midway/#about

Definitely a project that deserves a Kickstarter campaign.
This filmmaker, Chris Jordan, was asking for help to realize this film (long version from this short video trailer).
Kickstarter funding for this film...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/midwayfilm/join-the-midway-film-project

Film web site:
http://www.midwayfilm.com

Vimeo video link HD --> http://vimeo.com/midway/midwayfilm
HD video link YouTube --> MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan


Where is the Midway atoll?
Google Maps link --> Close-up...
Midway Atoll

Google Maps link --> Zoomed-out...
Midway Atoll


Link to donate to their production of this film... (besides Kickstarter)
http://www.midwayfilm.com/donate.html


TED post about Chris Jordan's work regarding the trail of trash... With other video + stats.
http://blog.ted.com/2009/09/14/chris_jordan_fo/

Source: This post by Dr. Adam Nieman, visualization professional (who is Creative Director of Carbon Visuals Ltd. whose video I posted earlier today) which praises the visual work of Chris Jordan at the end.
http://adamnieman.posterous.com/what-is-concrete-visualisation

For reference, here is the earlier post with some visuals within created by Dr. Nieman.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/110811729614009320896/posts/iejv64o2zWF
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Happy day of delicious food and laziness everyone!

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(Mon04) When you have 30 years of Tolkien memorabilia what better way to store it than a Hobbit House

The 600-square foot building is a short walk from his main house, on a flat stone path and through an English-style garden.

"We wanted a single structure, a relaxing place that was diminutive in scale, for the owner to come and hang out and just be in solitude with his collection," said architect Peter Archer, speaking on the owner's behalf.


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It is now possible to drink in The Green Dragon. The pub just opened in New Zealand near Matamata, where the movies were filmed: http://j.mp/VSfhTX
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