It baffles me when a corporations actions put people directly in harms way and claim their actions are not directly related to the danger. Take, for instance, fracking. Fracking apparently has caused earthquakes, albeit minor, in Ohio and for this woman in Pennsylvania it has caused this:
Caption: Sherry Vargson, who leased the mineral rights under part of her farm to gas company Chesapeake Energy, illustrates her assertion that methane has leached into her well water by lighting it as it pours from her kitchen tap in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania. Many north-eastern Pennsylvania residents opposed to fracking claim it has left their well water non-potable, with allegedly dangerous quantities of methane. Photograph: JIM LO SCALZO/EPA
This photo just creeps me out a little:
Caption: Emmy-Lou Hussin, aged 5, looks at the Little Girl Giant, a giant marionette created by experts Royal De Luxe (RDL) as part of Sea Odyssey, a love story based around the sinking of the Titanic, in Stanley Park Liverpool. Friday April 20, 2012. The giant puppets, which have appeared in Britain only once before, are expected to attract thousands of spectators as it makes its way through Liverpool over the next three days. From Friday until Sunday the free performances will unfold with the city’s urban areas becoming the stage in a story entitled Sea Odysseym which is one of the events marking the centenary of the Titanic. Photo: Peter Byrne / Associated Press
And this one just has great composition. I have seen photos like this before and am always amazed how closely packed the people are; I wonder how they all got into place and how long it takes them to disperse.
Caption: Egyptian protesters attend Friday prayers during a rally in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt Friday, April 20, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters packed Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square on Frid ay in the biggest demonstration in months against the ruling military, aimed at stepping up pressure on the generals to hand over power to civilians and bar ex-regime members from running in upcoming presidential elections. Photo: Nasser Nasser / Associated Press