A Former Janitor Collects And Photographs The Items Seized From Immigrants And Thrown Away By U.S. Customs And Border Patrol

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It started with toothbrushes. Arizona-based photographer Thomas Kiefer had been working part-time as a janitor at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in Ajo, some 40 miles from the Mexican border, for several years when he acted on his impulse to salvage— and to catalog—some of the hundreds of personal items thrown away in the facility. As hopeful American immigrants, many of them illegal, were apprehended and brought to the station, personal objects deemed “non-essential” were seized and disposed of during processing. With El Sueno Americano, or The American Dream, Kiefer tells the story of those who risked their freedom and their lives to cross the border through the many possessions they had to leave behind.

More info: Thomas Kiefer, El Sueno Americano (h/t: featureshoot)

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After taking the position at the station, the photographer was unsettled by the sheer volume of the food stuffs, hygienic products, and objects of personal significance that were seized and then trashed as people moved through the system. As a janitor, he admits he wasn’t party to the complexities of the process; what he can say with certainty is many articles were removed from their owners at some point during the procedure.

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「まんが日本昔ばなし」の語り手 常田富士男さん亡くなる 81歳

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テレビアニメ「まんが日本昔ばなし」の語り手として知られる俳優の常田富士男(ときた・ふじお)さんが18日午後、病気のため入院していた東京都内の病院で死去した。81歳。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9874595.html

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desimonewayland: Russian Architecture, published by MAO,…



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Russian Architecture, published by MAO, Moscow, 1930

via: nosbuesch-stucke, berlin

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ダイヤモンドがありふれた鉱物に?地球の奥深くに1000兆トンのダイヤモンドが眠っていることが判明(米研究)

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 婚約指輪の定番と言えばダイヤモンド。永遠の輝きを持つと言われるダイヤモンドは、永遠の愛の証として使用されているのだ。デビアス社の動きも多分にあるけれど。

 流通を規制することにより希少価値を得ているのだが、前々から本当はもっとたくさんあるんじゃないの?と言われていた。

 で、実際に大量にあったのだ。

 最近行われた音波を使った調査によると、地球の奥深くに眠るダイヤモンドの量は1000兆トンを超えるという。
続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52262562.html

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小室圭さん、ずっと身銭を切らない人生を送っていたことが判明・・ 「ジゴロ圭」に財テク本出版オファーも?

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パラリーガルとして都内の弁護士事務所で働く小室さんの年収は300万円ほど。多くのメディアは分不相応な生活ぶりを糾弾しているが、よくよく調べてみると、小室さんはこれまでの人生でほとんど身銭を切っていないことが分かる・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9874435.html

【動画】 毎日ノーブレーキで突っ込んでくる野良猫ww 投稿動画が大反響

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衝撃事故映像。
続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9874408.html

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誰もいないのにトイレが勝手にパカパカしてる・・ まさかの事実が発覚し驚きの声

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猛暑日の怪談。 続きを読む

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久本雅美が結婚できない理由、松本人志は見抜いていた!?

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タレントの“マチャミ”こと久本雅美が7月10日、舞台「マチャミの婚前披露宴」公演の合同取材会に出席し、結婚への憧れなどについて語った・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9873790.html