Category Archives: Photography & Art

Say Goodbye to Africa’s Giants

Following population declines over several decades due to poaching for ivory and loss of habitat, the African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) is now listed as Critically Endangered and the African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) as Endangered on the IUCN Red … Continue reading

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America is Back!

Or rather, the War Machine is Back! Joe Biden picked up where Obama left and vowed to continue the endless war in Afghanistan, and after only 36 days in office, he ordered the first U.S. air strikes against alleged Iranian-linked … Continue reading

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There’s No Way Like the American Way

Original photo by Margaret Bourke-White, slightly enhanced by me. Click image to enlarge. Stumbled upon this iconic photo from 1937 and started wondering whether it also (to a certain degree) reflects today’s polarised America. What do you think?

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Save the Trees – Grow Hemp

Background image is courtesy of Phys.org, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. One of Henry Ford’s first cars ran entirely on Hemp ethanol and the body was constructed from Hemp plastic, which was 10x stronger than steel. Industrial Hemp … Continue reading

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A Question of Discipline

Background image is courtesy of Best HD Wallpaper, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. The quote is a snippet from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry‘s novel The Little Prince, published in 1943. Vladimir Putin used the same quote in his speech … Continue reading

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Pest or Cholera? Your Choice, Dear Americans

Background image of Cornel West is courtesy of The News Journal, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. “If we choose between Trump and Biden today, next time we will have to choose between Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton. This … Continue reading

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Raising the Soviet Flag of Victory — Banned by Facebook

Original photo by Yevgeni Khaldei, cropped and resized by me. Click image to enlarge. This iconic photo of a Russian soldier raising the Soviet flag on top of the Reichstag building in Berlin 75 years ago, was banned by Facebook. … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden: The Surveillance States Will Outlast the Coronavirus

Via a video link to the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Edward Snowden warned that the emergency measures passed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic tend to be sticky. “The emergency tends to be expanded. Then the authorities become comfortable with … Continue reading

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Celebrating a ‘Brain Dead’ Alliance

Background image of the happy NATO Family is courtesy of Scanpix, modified by me. Click image to enlarge.

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About Political Correctness

Background image courtesy of Calvin University, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. Examples of current opinions considered to be politically correct: • Syrian President Assad is killing his own people • Iran is secretly developing nuclear weapons • Russia … Continue reading

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