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  •  You cant fool us. (6+ / 0-)

    Earth 2?! Why did you think we woudl fall for that? Theres only one earth! no wonder you cant predict global warming, if you dont know what a globe is.

    ... Okay, enough of me being silly!

    Seriously though, fantastic job. Those are wonderful pictures. It reminds me, see, i live in Kentcuky. for whatever reason, twice a day (dawn and dusk) the clouds will shift with astounding speed. they'll make waves, soar into the sky, and really let you see its curve off in the distance.  Many patterns at once merging together and breaking apart.

    And in the morning? Wagon-wheel spoke clouds, raditing out from a non-visible middle, lines of sky in between each spoke. And you can usually watch a slow creeping wall of overcast to slowly disperse it.

    Our world really is beautiful. I just wish there werent so many people so..eh..uncaring. Really, theres no other way to phrase it. Even our old, lost civilizations are great. But it seems people do not care, and they have no desire to keep this stuff nice, wehther our culture or our planet.

    Here, i'll show you what i mean..This is a picture of an ancient greek olympics track event, where runners would place their feet before the race began. Its still here after all this time.

    And yet...I cant help but notice...

    Thats a cigarette butt in the red circle. That upsets me with words i cant conjure. When Id go camping in South California deserts, we always came across beer cans and bottles...its depressing. We already have cities to mess up, why do people have to go and mess up our nice places too?

    It felt like rather a long time, but then long times get longer when you're standing around thinking about them. A curious thing, that. Long roads get longer too, if you're thinking about them, but what about long words? They don't change nearly as much

    by kamrom on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 11:37:40 PM PDT

    •  It's home-town blindness. (3+ / 0-)
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      Romans don't care about the Colosseum.  New Yorkers never visit the Statue of Liberty.  Until relatively recently, Egyptians were only interested in their ancient monuments because Europeans would pay them to help excavate archaeological sites.  It's hard to hold a reverence for the familiar - in the presence of history day after day, it becomes obvious that we are alive and it is not.  The only way to appreciate anything is to always be discovering, or else all things become taxidermy.

      The conundrum of stable democracy: Reform requires the consent of the corrupt.

      by Troubadour on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 12:03:26 AM PDT

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