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How throwaway idea to get friends and
neighbors to pose with a week´s worth
of their trash turned into powerful*

Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/10/2014 3:13:41 PM

A group of friends and neighbors in California have posed surrounded by a week´s worth of their garbage to make a powerful statement about the extent of waste in the U.S. The series of images were the idea of photographer Gregg Segal, who wanted to provoke a discussion about the amount of trash the average American creates. Segal set his brave volunteers against natural backgrounds to make it look like they were on the beach, forest floor or floating in a river, and then added the food wrappers, pizza boxes, leftovers and cigarette butts that his brave had brought with them.

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The Idea is Intellectual Garbage. It insane to which current generations are willing to swallow the Godless Humanist propaganda and willfully place the chains of Oppressive Tyranny upon themselves.

*message about waste in the U.S.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 7/10/2014 4:00:29 PM     (No. 9918698)

A weeks worth?

You could burn that pile in 20 minutes if you pulled the cans and bottles out. Problem solved. (it´s what your ancestors did with garbage.)

Reminds me of the time Scott Tissue tried to say that the number of tp cardboard rolls used in a year equalled the volume of the Empire State Building. I walked past the ESB, and looked at the rest of the block, then the rest of Manhattan. It wasn´t so much.

Haven´t seen those tubless rolls have you?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kono, 7/10/2014 4:06:01 PM     (No. 9918709)

Communicating a philosophical or political point with images instead of words is tricky and prone to profound misunderstandings. If you have a point to make, state it.

Since we´re forced to read the artist´s mind to infer his intended message... Did you notice how every picture is shot from a viewpoint above the subject and looking down on them? The message I see in that is Segal disclosing his superiority complex.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SnowQueen, 7/10/2014 4:11:33 PM     (No. 9918714)

Most of those people looked as trashy as their garbage.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/10/2014 4:19:45 PM     (No. 9918724)

Anyone who has been to the third world has seen LOTS more garbage than this, and it is everywhere.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/10/2014 4:25:49 PM     (No. 9918728)

Yet another of example of how some people will do ANYTHING to achieve their 15 seconds of fame. (I know what you´re thinking - and, yes, it used to be 15 minutes but with today´s social media technology, 15 seconds is about all egotists can hope to get before their viewers click the mouse button and move on.)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 7/10/2014 4:37:03 PM     (No. 9918741)

...and I look at these photos and think if these people didn´t eat crap, processed foods, their garbage ´footprint´ would be a lot smaller. But even given that 1/2 of this ends up in the recycle bin (but is there REALLY a market for that, another subject), and as a previous poster wrote, we used to incinerate this instead of burying it....and that can run a steam generator...which can generate electricity...and eliminate trucking garbage to other counties...which can, you get the idea.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 7/10/2014 4:45:34 PM     (No. 9918751)

A "powerful statement"....hardly. Just looks like a bunch of liberal weenies trying to boost their egos..." Look at us and how important and progressive we are".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: balogreene, 7/10/2014 6:04:26 PM     (No. 9918849)

I agree with number six. Those people eat a lot of processed or prepackaged food. They sure would have a smaller foot print if they cooked themselves. Oh, and I do work full-time, keep a house, all that stuff, and yet I find time to cook from scratch.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/11/2014 12:20:12 AM     (No. 9919297)

A very large proportion of waste is packaging that manufacturers use to discourage theft. We all pay a hidden tax and our landfills grow immensely all because there are so many thieves among us and our "justice" system can´t be bothered.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/11/2014 12:27:28 AM     (No. 9919300)

After looking at the photos, seems like they should be more worried about their diet and that dirty water one is laying in surrounded by garbage.

Hey, how about that garbage down by the border, does that concern you ?

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