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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

exit wounds | troubled waters | what is society to you (the great escape)

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#07 | by paulu
 
 #07 | "Fear no more the lightning-flash." - William Shakespeare (CYMBELINE): photo by Paulo Guerra, 8 April 2018

#07 | by paulu
 
 #07 | "Fear no more the lightning-flash." - William Shakespeare (CYMBELINE): photo by Paulo Guerra, 8 April 2018

#07 | by paulu
 
 #07 | "Fear no more the lightning-flash." - William Shakespeare (CYMBELINE): photo by Paulo Guerra, 8 April 2018 

as beams from restlessly hovering monitoring craft probing
the piercing flashes breaking not up into but down through 
heavy looming climate disorder cloud mass pricking holes
bright pulsing catapulted light-arrows
sudden rays of sunlightning
penetrating and passing downward in sharp bolts
and out again shaftlike leaving exit wounds
to which the field animals grazing pay no mind

 

Press corps is at Sentosa waiting for our buses back to the file center so we can publish more stories. #SingaporeSummit: image via David Nakamura @DavidNakamura, 12 June 2018

* | by Sakulchai Sikitikul


* | by Sakulchai Sikitikul

* | by Sakulchai Sikitikul


@statedeptspox @SecPompeo and WH CoS John Kelly ahead of Trump’s news conference at #SingaporeSummit: image via David Nakamura @DavidNakamura, 12 June 2018


Syrian children in #Idlib paint the situation as it is. #TurkishArmy observation posts don't stop nearby #AssadPutin air strikes.: image via Julian Röpcke @JulianRoepcke, 12 June 2018


A boy selling roses in the town of Al-Bab, northwest of #Aleppo in #Syria. Photo Omar Alwan #ChildrenofSyria #Ramadan #Aleppo #Boy #Rose #Life #Hope: image via Eliane Alhussein @ElianeAlhussein, 11 June 2018 


A boy selling roses in the town of Al-Bab, northwest of #Aleppo in #Syria. Photo Omar Alwan #ChildrenofSyria #Ramadan #Aleppo #Boy #Rose #Life #Hope: image via Eliane Alhussein @ElianeAlhussein, 11 June 2018 


 A boy selling roses in the town of Al-Bab, northwest of #Aleppo in #Syria. Photo Omar Alwan #ChildrenofSyria #Ramadan #Aleppo #Boy #Rose #Life #Hope: image via Eliane Alhussein @ElianeAlhussein, 11 June 2018
  
 

A boy selling roses in the town of Al-Bab, northwest of #Aleppo in #Syria. Photo Omar Alwan #ChildrenofSyria #Ramadan #Aleppo #Boy #Rose #Life #Hope: image via Eliane Alhussein @ElianeAlhussein, 11 June 2018 


Syrian Free Army fighters during a military parade in #Daraa in southern #Syria: image via MohamadAbazeed @AbazidMohamad, 8 June 2018


Syrian Free Army fighters during a military parade in #Daraa in southern #Syria: image via MohamadAbazeed @AbazidMohamad, 8 June 2018


Syrian Free Army fighters during a military parade in #Daraa in southern #Syria: image via MohamadAbazeed @AbazidMohamad, 8 June 2018


#Daraa was and will remain the heart of the Syrian revolution in southern #Syria: image via Amer almohibany @amer_almohibany, 9 June 2018


The toll of the martyrs of the town of Zerdana in rural Idlib to 12 people as a result of aerial bombardment that targeted the popular market in the town #Syria #Idleb #Zerdana: image via Amer almohibany @amer_almohibany, 9 June 2018


#North Korea  A cyclist passes a fast-food burger stall on a street in Pyongyang. Photo @edwardesjones #AFP #dailylife: image via Frédérique  Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 12 June 2018


#Belize A boat sails loading garbage by a channel in San Pedro island, Ambergris Cay, in northern Belize Photo @PPardo1 #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 12 June 2018
 

WEST BANK - Israeli police evict settlers in the Netiv Haavot neighbourhood of the Elazar settlement. Israeli police began evicting settlers from the occupied West Bank outpost ahead of a court deadline to leave structures partially built on Palestinian land. Photo @menahemkahana: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 12 June 2018


#Guatemala View of toys and shoes recovered in the ash-covered village of San Miguel Los Lotes a week after Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption Photo @johanordonez  #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 12 June 2018


#Egypt Muslim men take part in the evening prayers at Laylat al-Qadr or Night of Destiny, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at al-Azhar mosque in Cairo  Photo @elshahedmo #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 12 June 2018


#Egypt A Muslim woman takes part in the evening prayers at Laylat al-Qadr or Night of Destiny, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at al-Azhar mosque in Cairo #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 12 June 2018



Some Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar are finding work in the fishing industry in neighboring Bangladesh: Photo Clodagh Kilcoyne: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 12 June 2018


Rohingya refugees fish in troubled waters: Photo Clodagh Kilcoyne: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 12 June 2018


Although the refugees cannot work legally, some find jobs on fishing boats or help push them out to sea. Others in the camp earn money by shattering ice blocks to preserve the catch in the searing heat, mending nets or repairing boats: Photo Clodagh Kilcoyne: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 12 June 2018 

Mohammed Yosuf, 20, said he fled with his wife, Sobora Khatun, who was pregnant when they escaped after two months shackled in captivity. Their three-year-old son drowned in a river crossing, but baby daughter Rukia was born safely: Photo Clodagh Kilcoyne: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 12 June 2018


"We saved our lives by escaping here, so we are happy to be here," said Yosuf, who earns about $1.20 to $3.60 for each five-day trip as a fisherman: Photo Clodagh Kilcoyne: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 12 June 2018


Although the refugees cannot work legally, some find jobs on fishing boats or help push them out to sea. Others in the camp earn money by shattering ice blocks to preserve the catch in the searing heat, mending nets or repairing boats: Photo Clodagh Kilcoyne: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 12 June 2018


Although the refugees cannot work legally, some find jobs on fishing boats or help push them out to sea. Others in the camp earn money by shattering ice blocks to preserve the catch in the searing heat, mending nets or repairing boats: Photo Clodagh Kilcoyne: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 12 June 2018

 

Rohingya refugees fish in troubled waters: Photo Clodagh Kilcoyne: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 12 June 2018


The plane carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departs from Changi Airport, Singapore:: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 12 June 2018  

My convo with @jack this weekend @kanyes bday abt that edit thingy made me feel superfamous and megarich all over again and what's really great is it's all for the good of like the whole world!


Difficult, but necessary Tesla reorg underway. My email to the company has already leaked to media. Here it is unfiltered: tweet via Elon Musk @elonmusk, 12 June 2018

 I had a very good convo with @jack this weekend at Kanye’s bday and I think he really heard me out on the edit button.: tweet via Kim Kardashian West @KimKardashian, 12 June 2018


The @kkwbeauty Powder Contour and Highlight is BACK IN STOCK! The powder formula is so soft and buildable and makes application easy. Shop now!: image via Kim Kardashian West @KimKardashian, 11 June 2018
 

Crème Lipstick in Nude 4 is a gorgeous mid-tone cool nude.  Shop now!: image via KKW BEAUTY @kkwbeauty, 11 June 2018
 
I hope everyone is having a good day today!: tweet via Kim Kardashian West @KimKardashian, 12 June 2018
 

Wearing @kkwbeauty lipstick shade 3 in the center and 4 all over with lip liner 2 Available now: tweet via Kim Kardashian West, 11 June 2018


GIVEAWAY: We’re giving 5 of you the new #KKKWBODY perfume! Find out how you can enter on our Instagram: image via KKW FRAGRANCE @KKWFRAGRANCE, 11 June 2018

cat man do

In War-Torn Syria's Aleppo, 'Cat Man' Starts Rare Animal Clinic

Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel and his fellow feline fans have managed to save 22 of the city's cats: photo by AFP, 4 June 2018

In War-Torn Syria's Aleppo, "Cat Man" Starts Rare Animal Clinic: Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel, who grew up in Aleppo, has always been mad about cats and has cared for over 170 felines since war ravaged the country.: Agence France-Presse, 4 June 2018

Kafr Naha, Syria:  At an unlikely cat shelter in rebel-held northern Syria, Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel gently holds a feline patient on her back as an ultrasound probe is rolled across her pregnant belly.

In a time of war, she is one of hundreds to have received medical attention at the makeshift animal clinic in Kafr Naha, an opposition-held town in Aleppo province.

"If you want to show mercy to people, start by showing mercy to everything else," says Jaleel, who runs Ernesto's Cat Sanctuary -- named after his favourite furry friend.

The 43-year-old, who grew up in Syria's second city Aleppo, has been mad about cats since he was a boy.

As a young adult in the city, he would drop by the butchers on his way home from work as an electrician to ask for scraps to feed street cats in his neighbourhood.

When war broke out in 2011, he put down his tools to become an ambulance driver to help ferry the wounded -- but never stopped bringing food to his feline friends.

As the war raged on and cat lovers fled the city, Jaleel was left with 170 cats to feed and a new nickname: the Cat Man of Aleppo.

With the help of donations from friends and social media fans, he set up his first cat sanctuary in the city.

But in late 2016, the regime ramped up its deadly bombardment of Aleppo's opposition-held neighbourhoods as it sought to regain control of the whole city.

"We started fleeing from neighbourhood to neighbourhood until, in the end, we escaped the city altogether," Jaleel recalls.

Sukhoi, the cat

Determined not to leave them behind, he and fellow feline fans managed to save 22 of the city's cats.

"We gave each family two cats in a plastic vegetable basket," Jaleel says.

Among them was Sukhoi, named after the stealth fighter jets of regime ally Russia.

"He would zip in and grab food from right under the noses of the other cats, just like a Sukhoi jet," he tells AFP.

Syria's war has killed more than 350,000 people and displaced more than half its pre-war human population, as well as many of its domestic animals.

After fleeing Aleppo, Jaleel set up his second shelter -- named after Ernesto -- in early 2017 and housed 18 of the 22 smuggled cats in the animal oasis.

cat man syria afp

Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel scoops out mincemeat onto plates to feed cats at Ernesto's Cat Sanctuary: photo by AFP, 4 June 2018

"The cats don't just stay in just one house. They swap with each other and sleep in all of them," Jaleel says, referring to rows of marble cubes with cat-sized entrances, engraved with names like Pouncer and Rose.

Nearby, a grinder churns out streams of bright pink mincemeat that is then scooped out onto plates spread out on the ground for lunchtime.

Eyes closed, a cat with a stripy, light ash coat dips its snow-white nose in, nibbling away.

But the shelter, financed by online crowdfunding campaigns, does more than provide twice-daily meals: it also serves as an animal clinic with its in-house vet.

"We treat all sorts of animals here for free: horses, cows and even chickens," Jaleel says.

During an inventory in January, he and his colleagues discovered they had handed out 7,000 medical prescriptions for free in less than a year.

"Really beautiful"

Mohammad Watar was blown away when he brought in his cat for treatment after food poisoning.

"There are no vets where I live. I asked people and they pointed me to the sanctuary," he says.

"I was so surprised to find this kind of thing existed during this war we're all living," says Watar.

"I saw them treating all sorts of animals. It's really beautiful."

Still, war is never far away: the sanctuary's main building bears the marks of gun fire.

Last month, it cancelled a children's party after a young boy was shot near the shelter, according to its English-language Facebook page.

cat man syria afp

As war raged in Syria and people fled, 170 cats were left behind to be taken care of in the city: photo by AFP, 4 June 2018

Footage posted online depicted a man in a cat sanctuary t-shirt carrying a child with blood streaming down his calf.

Even the shelter's cats are treated for war wounds, says the centre's vet, Mohammed Yusuf.

"Just like many people are wounded by all the different weapons in the area, animals too suffer the same injuries," he tells AFP.

Some stay under observation at his clinic for weeks, but not all get the treatment they need.

"We're living in a war and facing severe shortages of veterinary medicines for wounds as well as vaccines," Yusuf says.

In a time of death and destruction, the pride of the sanctuary is its ability to carry out sonograms of animal mothers-to-be.
 

"We examine them and diagnose how many foetuses there are and when they are due, and we prepare to welcome the new births," Yusuf says.

what is society to you

 

Trump/Kim summit declared a failure after neither leader manages to solve the conundrum: image via Have I Got News For You @haveigotnews, 12 June 2018
 

 when rules don't mean shit to you: image via DrewFrog @DrewFrogger, 6 March 2015


“Don’t fergit! The KKK was started by the Democrats!” - @GOP that just voted for White Supremacist Corey Stewart.: image via Derek @KYblacc, 12 June 2018


 
this woman in northern KY got SHITFACED and got behind the wheel (had a 0.42 BAC!!) and she crashed on the interstate and killed a well known KKK, Neo-Nazi chud.: image via DrewFrog @DrewFrogger, 11 June 2018
 

Nintendo finally getting back to their roots: image via Bucky Isotope @BuckyIsotope, 12 June 2018


 Replying to @BuckyIsotope: image via Derek @KYblacc, 12 June 2018

Fruit | by michaelj1998

Fruit | Sunset Blvd.: photo by michaelj1998, 12 June 2018

To the member, society is his own community; the members of other communities may be beyond his recognition or sympathy.

To the servant, society is an establishment, in which he finds his place.

To the rebel, a particular society is a tyranny; the alternative for which he fights is a new and better society.

To the exile, society is beyond him, but may change.

To the vagrant, society is a name for other people, who are in his way or can be used.

 

Raymond Williams (1921-1988): from Individuals and Societies, in The Long Revolution, 1961

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Beginning of the ball season, Berlin: photo by Carl Weinrother, 1934 (Deutsches Bundesarchiv) 

Political economy, therefore, does not recognise the unemployed worker, the workingman, insofar as he happens to be outside this labour relationship. The rascal, swindler, beggar, the unemployed, the starving, wretched and criminal workingman – these are figures who do not exist for political economy but only for other eyes, those of the doctor, the judge, the grave-digger, and bum-bailiff, etc.; such figures are spectres outside its domain. For it, therefore, the worker's needs are but the one need – to maintain him whilst he is working and insofar as may be necessary to prevent the race of labourers from [dying] out. The wages of labour have thus exactly the same significance as the maintenance and servicing of any other productive instrument, or as the consumption of capital in general, required for its reproduction with interest, like the oil which is applied to wheels to keep them turning. Wages, therefore, belong to capital's and the capitalist's necessary costs, and must not exceed the bounds of this necessity. It was therefore quite logical for the English factory owners, before the Amendment Bill of 1834 to deduct from the wages of the worker the public charity which he was receiving out of the Poor Rate and to consider this to be an integral part of wages.

Karl Marx (1818-1883): from Antithesis of Capital and Labour: Landed Property and Capital, in
Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844


The Law | by michaelj1998

The Law | Los Angeles, Ca.: photo by michaelj1998, 12 June 2018

The Law | by michaelj1998

The Law | Los Angeles, Ca.: photo by michaelj1998, 12 June 2018

The Law | by michaelj1998

The Law | Los Angeles, Ca.: photo by michaelj1998, 12 June 2018

Dirty Laundry | by michaelj1998

Dirty Laundry | Los Angeles, Ca.: photo by michaelj1998, 4 June 2018

Dirty Laundry | by michaelj1998

Dirty Laundry | Los Angeles, Ca.: photo by michaelj1998, 4 June 2018

Dirty Laundry | by michaelj1998

Dirty Laundry | Los Angeles, Ca.: photo by michaelj1998, 4 June 2018
posers


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 International House Of Ass: tweet via Fred Delicious @Fred_Delicious, 12 June 2018


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I be taking naps: tweet via KANYE WEST @kanyewest, 12 June 2018


Thank you to my wife for throwing me the most beautiful fun and intimate birthday party: image via KANYE WEST @kanyewest, 12 June 2018

Posers | by michaelj1998

Posers | Los Angeles, Ca.: photo by michaelj1998, 2 June 2018

Posers | by michaelj1998

Posers | Los Angeles, Ca.: photo by michaelj1998, 2 June 2018

Posers | by michaelj1998

Posers | Los Angeles, Ca.: photo by michaelj1998, 2 June 2018
 the great escape


View from Tokyo Shiodome Rooftop: photo by Thomas Birke, 2009


Plaster cast showing the nest architecture of the Florida harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex badius, an advanced structure emergent from ant behavior: photo by Shaners Becker, 2 June 2006



Flock of Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea) swarming around a waterhole, Namibia
: photo by Alastair Rae, 6 December 2006


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 Visualization of the link structure of a wiki, created using the Prefuse visualization package for Java. Size of the nodes represents relative activity (number of edits) during a particular day: image by Chris Davis, 14 January 2009



A flock of Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger), Howard Park, Tarpon Springs, Florida
: photo by Terry Foote, 20 September 2007

 

Running from God's Creatures, Iguazu, Misiones, Argentina
: photo by Alex E. Proimos, 16 February 2011



ESCAPE + SWEF: photo by NW Graffiti, 17 April 2013



The great escape (spring migration, Salmistu, Harju County, Estonia)
: photo by OKaur (Kaur O), 28 April 2013


Tram to Collins Street, Melbourne: photo by Alex E. Proimos, 16 February 2011

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Escape_from_Submerging_Colony.jpg/1280px-Escape_from_Submerging_Colony.jpg

Pelicans escaping from submerging colony, Año Nuevo State Reserve, California: photo by Wing-Chi Poon, 19 October 2007


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Escape_from_Submerging_Colony.jpg/1280px-Escape_from_Submerging_Colony.jpg

Pelicans escaping from submerging colony, Año Nuevo State Reserve, California: photo by Wing-Chi Poon, 19 October 2007

 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Escape_from_Submerging_Colony.jpg/1024px-Escape_from_Submerging_Colony.jpg

Pelicans escaping from submerging colony, Año Nuevo State Reserve, California
: photo by Wing-Chi Poon, 19 October 2007

5 comments:

Wooden Boy said...

the piercing flashes breaking not up into but down

Each line brittle, the poem as abrasive as The Breakdown.

There was no sharper man for definitions than Williams.

Wooden Boy said...

Kanye West as some quarterwit Hans Bellmer. Christ, what an age.

TC said...

Tremendous photo, the Paulo Guerra, still coming to terms with it..

Atlantic coast of Portugal I believe.

Oh that intimate birthday fun, though. But makes you wonder, what's it like for that happy couple, not to mention family members and especially privileged underage innercircle entouragistes, when maybe just the wee bit less intimate.

Not that any of those record-setting loving-wifey-and-sib body parts is not "real", just the plastic flake fallout after a shower must be prodigious, world's oceans watch out!

But Bellmer was SERIOUS. Bellmer not be taking naps.

"I be changin nappies."

TC said...

Viewer comment on the PG shot: What are the white streaks?

PG reply: Drops of rain enlightened by an external flash.

TC said...

Drumpf promised Kim his own video game and private par-tay with Nappin' Ye in Vegas but Kim demands Ye be woke first.

(BYO Orb, also... but details, details, you know these Allstar Summer Festivals are Notorious!)