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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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The Wall Street Journal says President Obama has an "economic growth deficit"--just look at the record of his predecessors...only, it looks like they left someone off (and for good reason)... Read more about the omission of The President Who Shall Not Be Named: http://on.msnbc.com/QTxUW9
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Cute of the day: adorable edition
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Yes! When I was a kid we had this at school. Computer lab <3
 
#retro   #games   #apple  

So, who has ever seen this in real life?
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Oh yeah :) it's time to make christmas cookies. Gingerbread and snickerdoodles. Mmmmm <3
#Christmas2012  
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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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hahahaha ^.~
 
With Or Without You
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Love the sweater on the head thing... like.. I Always Do That! LOL

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oh my glob! =D
 
Woah, just woah.. the detail and resolution on this is amazeballs time

#geek   #adventuretime   #amazeballs   #cartoons   #cartoonnetwork   #finnandjake  

(sauce=http://goo.gl/JRf97)
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Hahaha :)
 
Awesome mash-up!
(Originals at http://j.mp/JDjYsC & http://themetapicture.com/soft-dalek/ )
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