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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Mother, I shall be glad when it is over

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 7 civilians were killed and 10 injured in Al Sha'ar neighborhood in Aleppo city after an airstrike targeted civilian areas #HolocaustAleppo: image via Khaled Khatieb 995 @Khaled, 27 September 2016

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Noctilucent clouds, Kuresoo bog, Soomaa National Park, Estonia: photo by Martin Koitmäe, 2009

Stevie Smith: Bog-Face

Dear Little Bog-Face,
Why are you so cold?
And why do you lie with your eyes shut? --
You are not very old.

I am a Child of this World,
And a Child of Grace,
And Mother, I shall be glad when it is over,
I am Bog-Face.


Florence Margaret "Stevie" Stevie Smith (1902-1971): Bog-Face, from Mother, What Is Man? (1942)


Foreign policy section [of presidential debate] ends without mention of Syria, the humanitarian crisis of our generation. One of the photos sent from Aleppo today:: image via Louisa Loveluck @leloveluck, 27 September 2016


Another massacre, 6 people killed and many injured in Al-Mashahad neighborhood after an airstrike targeted Civilian area #HolocaustAleppo: image via Khaled Khatieb 995 @Khaled, 27 September 2016



Another bloody day in eastern #Aleppo #Russian and #Assad air strikes don't stop 27-9-2016 #HolocaustAleppo image via Karam Almasri @KaramAlmasri25, 27 September 2016



Another bloody day in eastern #Aleppo #Russian and #Assad air strikes don't stop 27-9-2016 #HolocaustAleppo image via Karam Almasri @KaramAlmasri25, 27 September 2016


Looking through terrible images from east Aleppo today, this one stopped me in my tracks. Taken in aftermath of airstrike on al-Shaer: image via Louisa Loveluck @leloveluck, 27 September 2016


A man mourns as his daughter’s body is pulled from the rubble of a building after an airstrike in the Sha’ar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Tuesday
: photo by Karam Al-Masri/Agence France-Presse, 27 September 2016




A man mourns as his daughter’s body is pulled from the rubble of a building after an airstrike in the Sha’ar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Tuesday: photo by Karam Al-Masri/Agence France-Presse, 27 September 2016



Another bloody day in eastern #Aleppo #Russian and #Assad air strikes don't stop 27-9-2016 #HolocaustAleppo image via Karam Almasri @KaramAlmasri25, 27 September 2016



Another bloody day in eastern #Aleppo #Russian and #Assad air strikes don't stop 27-9-2016 #HolocaustAleppo image via Karam Almasri @KaramAlmasri25, 27 September 2016



A drone reveals scenes of devastation in Aleppo, Syria: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 27 September 2016




A drone reveals scenes of devastation in Aleppo, Syria: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 27 September 2016




A drone reveals scenes of devastation in Aleppo, Syria: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 27 September 2016



Craters and damaged buildings on Tuesday in a rebel-held part of Aleppo: photo by Reuters, 27 September 2016
 


Craters and damaged buildings on Tuesday in a rebel-held part of Aleppo: photo by Reuters, 27 September 2016


This is @995Khaled, 21. He's risking his life to film what's happening in Syria so the whole world can see: image via NPR Goats and Soda @NPRGoatsandSoda, 27 September 2016


A boy next to the body of his brother, who died in an airstrike in April in Aleppo: photo by Karam Al-Masri/Agence France-Presse, 27 September 2016

 

A boy next to the body of his brother, who died in an airstrike in April in Aleppo: photo by Karam Al-Masri/Agence France-Presse, 27 September 2016

Barcelona

Barcelona | by TomOlson

Barcelona: photo by Tom Olson, 26 August 2016

Barcelona | by TomOlson 

Barcelona: photo by Tom Olson, 26 August 2016

Barcelona | by TomOlson
Barcelona: photo by Tom Olson, 26 August 2016

Untitled | by mhh
 [Nassau Bay, Texas]: photo by mhh, 28 February 2016

Untitled | by mhh 

 [Nassau Bay, Texas]: photo by mhh, 28 February 2016

Untitled | by mhh

[Nassau Bay, Texas]: photo by mhh, 28 February 2016
  
Untitled | by mhh

[Cuervo, New Mexico]: photo by mhh, 21 April 2015


Hilltop | by mhh

Hilltop (Giddings, Texas): photo by mhh, 20 April 2015

Hilltop | by mhh

Hilltop (Giddings, Texas): photo by mhh, 20 April 2015

Untitled | by _JerD

[Untitled]: photo by _JerD, 24 September 2016

Untitled | by _JerD

[Untitled]
: photo by _JerD, 24 September 2016


Untitled | by _JerD

[Untitled]
: photo by _JerD, 24 September 2016


Untitled | by _JerD

[Untitled]: photo by _JerD, 24 September 2016

Minneriya | by TomOlson

Minneriya: photo by Tom Olson, 28 July 2016

Minneriya | by TomOlson

Minneriya: photo by Tom Olson, 28 July 2016

Minneriya | by TomOlson

Minneriya: photo by Tom Olson, 28 July 2016

Untitled | by Paul McFarland

[Untitled]: photo by Paul McFarland, 11 July 2016


Untitled | by Paul McFarland

[Untitled]: photo by Paul McFarland, 11 July 2016

Untitled | by Paul McFarland

[Untitled]: photo by Paul McFarland, 11 July 2016

Sagebrush sundown on Mt.Jefferson | by ASHLANDJET

Sagebrush sundown on Mt. Jefferson (Madras, Oregon): photo by JET, 5 September 2016


Sagebrush sundown on Mt.Jefferson | by ASHLANDJET

Sagebrush sundown on Mt. Jefferson (Madras, Oregon): photo by JET, 5 September 2016


Sagebrush sundown on Mt.Jefferson | by ASHLANDJET

Sagebrush sundown on Mt. Jefferson (Madras, Oregon): photo by JET, 5 September 2016

6 comments:

vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) said...

Foreign policy section of presidential debate ends without mention of Syria, the humanitarian crisis of our generation because Hillary is a Democratic Donkey--not an Elephant, and thus incapable of remembering such world-shaking events;while Trump on the other hand, though a GOP Elephant in the figurative sense,literally forgets what he says the minute his trunk trumpets it,so bringing up Syria was out of the question--but hey it was a great circus performance and drew a record crowd, didn't it?

Wooden Boy said...

I'd concur with Vassilis here.

The irreducible presence of bogface all over. Stevie Smith reminds of the remainder that nobody has the measure of.

The couple with their camera on the back of a jeep: is there no corner of the world that hasn't served as ground for a selfie?

manik sharma said...

Tom,

Our friends here are bang on it. I think both Clinton and Trump were done a favour really, and sort of everyone else too. I can't imagine to think what the two would say, Trump especially, were a complicated question like Vassilis asks, put forward. Let's just say, there is fire in the fog here as long as there is fog. Nobody is going to like what they see, if they could see deeper. Donkeys and Elephants it shall be.

TC said...

Plainly there was never going to be anything in the larger donkeyphant programme, either virtually indistinguishable channel, to cover Aleppo.

And of course the always reliable polls indicate that less than two percent of the Murican population is aware that there is more than one continent on the planet. With a margin of error of I believe it was ~+/-2.5. And that right there is more numbers.

Ya know?

Looking to the sky

billoo said...

I don't follow American politics but from the outside I'm surprised that anyone there is still taking these "debates" seriously. As Richard Pryor would say: "Vote: None of the Above"!

I'm not completely sure about Vassilis's point though. It seems more like a case of wilful amnesia.

TC said...

billoo it is with heavy heart that I slink into the shadows beyond the outer margins of American politics, so we have that in common.

Richard Pryor lit himself on fire.

I think Vassilis' point is that Americans are spoiled willful dunces with whose escapades the world has long since become weary.

Or perhaps not.

In any case, we need not fear their presence here, methinks.