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Captured #withGalaxy S8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Yanaka, 40, traverses a pathway through a maze of rice paddies near Koggala Lake on Sri Lanka’s southern tip. Rice is the staple of the Sri Lankan diet and has been a vital social and economic cog for centuries. The island may have begun cultivating rice as early as 800 B.C., but the exact beginning of the industry is unclear. Around 400 B.C., large scale irrigation systems were built to facilitate the mass production of the crop. As many as 2,000 varieties of rice may have come from Sri Lanka, once renowned as the Granary of the East.
Shot on assignment for @natgeo with @bluezones Dan Buettner looking at the worlds different recipes for happiness and where it’s found most abundantly. Read @bluezones comprehensive and entertaining article in the Nov. ‘17 issue of @natgeo or look it up online under National Geographic Happiest Places. @paleyphoto
Tumeletso 'Water' Setlabosha, 54, was born in Jao Botswana, in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Part of the ba'Yei tribe, he was brought up as a 'poler' by his father. Poling is the art and occupation of navigating a Mekoro, or dug-out canoe, by ngashe (pronounced an-gashee), a four meter wooden pole. Poling is physical work requiring both tremendous balance and body tension to maneuver the heavy six meter boats. The boats ride just off the surface, creating an often delicate interface with the water and wildlife that inhabits it...knowing how to move around crocodiles, hippos, and elephants is an art in an of itself. By all accounts, the name Water could not be more fitting. For more images and info, follow @intotheokavango @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure @markstonephoto @natgeo @intotheokavango @drsteveboyes
Argument: “It’s not the guns. Sick people will find ways to hurt people regardless. This is about mental health.” Let’s examine why this is blatant flawed reasoning. First, just because violence is a human constant doesn’t mean we shouldn’t act to mitigate it and access to the tools used to carry it out. Second, yes, the trigger was pulled by a human but if the human didn’t have access to the gun, this wouldn’t have happened. Again. Third, the idea that this is a mental health issue is what’s called a red-herring, an appeal to flawed logic that distracts from the larger issue at hand. Is there a mental health crisis in America? You bet. Does it need attention? More than ever. Is it tied to mass shootings? Of course. Does that mean that we shouldn’t legislate to mitigate access to firearms? Are you fucking kidding me? Excuse me but duh. Of course we should. There is exactly zero evidence that indicates that more firearms in public leads to safety. ZERO. There is however considerable, proven, and repeatable data that shows that more guns lead to more violence. The fact that we are tone deaf to mass shootings is more an indication of mental illness than anything else. If this continues to happen and we continue to have the same debate without action, if we refuse to try a different way, we are acting irrationally. We are complicit if we refuse to look at facts in favor of antiquated laws. This is NOT political. There is nothing political about following facts to arrive at a logical conclusion...a conclusion that will lead to a safer population. Let go of right and left, blue and red and arrive at history, fact, and investment in our children and future.