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The Gorgeous Metro Stations of Uzbekistan

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Tashkent Metro

Tashkent Metro

Tashkent Metro

Once a stop along the Silk Roads from Europe to Asia, the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan boasts many cultural treasures but perhaps the most unlikely is the city’s metro system and its colorful & artistic stations. In 2018, not long after a photography ban was lifted, Amos Chapple took a series of photos of Tashkent’s metro.

See also Photos of Grand Soviet-Era Subway Stations. (via @bennglazier)

Tags: Amos Chapple   photography   subway   Uzbekistan
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ScottInPDX
3 days ago
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Beautiful!
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sixpenceee:This is the best Ask Amy response I’ve ever read!...

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This is the best Ask Amy response I’ve ever read! (Source)

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ScottInPDX
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Cosign with Amy.
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advertisingpics: Polaroid Countdown Cameras. 1970

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Polaroid Countdown Cameras. 1970

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ScottInPDX
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A significant portion of my childhood was captured on a camera just like this. It's pictured in its folded state - the lens section extended on a bellows about 3" or so.

Polaroid cameras were amazing for the time. It was expensive compared to film, but you could see the picture in just a few minutes. I can still remember the smell when you peeled away the emulsion layer to see the picture.
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sciencefictionworld:

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ScottInPDX
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I hadn't realized there were so many versions of the Batman logo. I can't pick a favorite, but hope we can all agree that the worst is the one that looks like Deep Space Nine.
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'Not One Drop Of Blood': Cattle Mysteriously Mutilated In Oregon

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The crumpled carcass of a bull lies on U.S. Forest Service ground. It was among several killed and mutilated this summer in eastern Oregon.

In remote eastern Oregon, a serial crime is unfolding. Someone is killing purebred bulls. And they're doing it with a level of cruel precision that's frightening to both ranchers and law enforcement.

(Image credit: Anna King/Northwest News Network)

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diannemharris
35 days ago
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real sherlock shit here,
ScottInPDX
35 days ago
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I mean, this is actually happening. I read about this in alien invasion stuff as a kid, but it's really being done.

No, I don't think it's aliens. But it does appear to be ritualized and has been happening for years. That's fascinating enough for me.
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The Case For Donald Trump

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Last night I saw a TV ad blasting Democrats for trying to impeach Donald Trump. It made three points:

  • Hunter Biden made a bunch of money in Ukraine.
  • Joe Biden got Ukraine’s prosecutor fired.
  • The prosecutor claims he was fired because he was putting so much pressure on Hunter Biden.

This is simple, straightforward, and true. Needless to say, the ad leaves out quite a bit. Like the fact that the prosecutor in question was brazenly corrupt. And that everyone from the IMF to the EU wanted him gone before they’d commit any more aid money to Ukraine. And his claims about why he was fired are laughable.

Nonetheless, those three bullet points are narrowly true. This is why it’s going to be hard to persuade Trump supporters to turn on Trump. We can’t fight this ad by saying it’s a lie. We can only fight it by adding more detail, and that’s a tough thing to do. Three bullet points are about all that even an honest but low-information voter has time for.

But we can flood the zone. It’s probably our only hope.

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ScottInPDX
36 days ago
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How about an ad that shows Trump asking China for dirt on Biden with a caption that says, "He is committing a felony right here." Then follow it up with him saying, "my call with Ukraine was perfect," with a caption that says, "every person with experience in Constitutional law and international relations says this was an abuse of power." Also very simple and very true.
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benzado
36 days ago
Because he isn’t asking for dirt, he’s asking Ukraine and China to “investigate”, which on the surface doesn’t sound so bad. And citing “experts in Constitutional law” isn’t going to persuade anybody who doesn’t give a damn about what a bunch of eggheads think.
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