mirelamonte:

Doctors Spooked by Israel’s Mystery Weapon - 

Israel firing experimental weapons at Gaza’s civilians, say doctors

DIME munitions were developed by the US Air Force in 2006 and have since been tested repeatedly on the people of Gaza, who have long served as involuntary lab rats for Israel’s weapons industry. 

DIME bombs contain tungsten, a cancer-causing metal that helps to produce incredibly destructive blasts which slice through flesh and bone, often decapitating the lower limbs of people within the blast radius.

Renowned Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert, who witnessed the horrific injuries caused by DIME bombs during Israel’s 2009 Gaza onslaught, told The Electronic Intifada over the phone from al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City that patients are showing up with DIME-related injuries. 

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania-khalek/israel-firing-experimental-weapons-gazas-civilians-say-doctors

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Erik Fosse, a Norwegian doctor working in Gaza says that the weapon “causes the tissue to be torn from the flesh”.

According to Fosse and his colleague Mads Gilbert, the weapon typically amputates or tears apart lower limbs and patients often do not survive. 

Ares speculated that the IDF is using weapons supplied by the U.S. Air Force; a spokesman told the site that “we cannot release sensitive information on foreign military sales.”

"All the patients I saw had been hit by bombs fired from unmanned drones. The bomb hit the ground near them and exploded."

It is highly likely that Israel has developed its own version of DIME. 

http://www.wired.com/2009/01/mystery-weapon/

artchipel:

Owen Perry aka CIRCA 1983 (Canada) - El Tatio

El Tatio is a geyser field about 2 hours drive from San Pedro de Atacama located at 4,320 meters above sea level. After his surreal journey to the place, Canadian interactive web designer and visual artist Owen Perry come back with some spectacular shots. Based out of Whistler, British Columbia and specializing in landscape and travel photography, Owen’s primary influences are the nostalgic qualities of film as well as Canadian cultural narratives owed to the Group of Seven, National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and National Geographic. 

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Owen Perry aka CIRCA 1983 | artist found at Colossal]

plurdledgabbleblotchits:

theantidote:

Towering Tree Ferns Spread a Lacy Canopy Above a Martinique Hillside
From Martinique: A Tropical Bit of France National Geographic, February, 1959.
These 20-foot relatives of plant ferns abound in tropical rain forests. The author [Gwen Drayton Allmon] inspects a stand near the village of Deux Choux (Two Cabbages).
Photograph by Charles Allmon
(via vintagenational:)

to me it looks as if they were left over from a prehistoric earth, or the time of the dinosaurs and other large flora and fauna.

plurdledgabbleblotchits:

theantidote:

Towering Tree Ferns Spread a Lacy Canopy Above a Martinique Hillside

From Martinique: A Tropical Bit of France National Geographic, February, 1959.

These 20-foot relatives of plant ferns abound in tropical rain forests. The author [Gwen Drayton Allmon] inspects a stand near the village of Deux Choux (Two Cabbages).

Photograph by Charles Allmon

(via vintagenational:)

to me it looks as if they were left over from a prehistoric earth, or the time of the dinosaurs and other large flora and fauna.