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Odessa man legally takes Trump's name, saying "I am the undeportable one"

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tedgould
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"His mom was not pleased with his name change."
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Protesters outside of McConnell's office were treated with no dignity; will his bill treat them any better?

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tedgould
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When forcefully removing disabled people has better optics than talking to them about their issues; you might have a problem with your healthcare law.
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This Map Of 100 Million Traffic Stops Reveals The Truth About Racial Bias In Policing

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Stanford’s Open Policing Project proves that not only are black drivers pulled over more than white ones, but that it’s because of bias.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen how a minor traffic violation can turn deadly. The deaths of Sandra Bland in 2014 and Philando Castile last year, for example, were both preceded by fairly routine police traffic stops.

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tedgould
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More than an anecdote, this is a huge set of data that provides a basis for the conclusion policing practices need to change.
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Video: mesmerizing stop motion film of raw wood being shaved away layer-by-layer

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Photographer and animator Brett Foxwell teamed up with friend and musician Conor Grebel to create something awesome. Together, they painstakingly milled their way through several pieces of wood, layer by layer, capturing one frame of video at a time to create a stop motion film they're calling WoodSwimmer.

As you can imagine, the process of actually capturing this film was incredibly time-consuming, and at times grueling.

'[The final video] involved endless hours of shooting, cutting, and prepping for each frame,' Brett tells DPReview. 'Which involved either clearing all the wood chips away or keeping them looking consistent and pretty, and finally applying wood oil to the sample for each frame.'

You can see the mess this process created in some behind the scenes images Brett shared with us. Unfortunately, he only captured a couple of these BTS shots, because, in his words, 'It was just such a grueling process that I never got around to getting proper documentation of the process.'

Regarding gear, Brett tells us he used a Canon EOS 60D with Tamron 90mm macro lens attached. This setup was tethered to DragonFrame, a stop-motion capture software that Brett says is "a great tethering application even if you're not shooting specifically stop-motion."

Tons of work and a nightmare to clean up, but well worth it when you get a load of the final product. Here are a couple of stills Brett sent our way:

Several stills from WoodSwimmer are available as prints from Brett's website, and you can see more of his stop motion, nature photography, and other artistic work by following him on Instagram.

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tedgould
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Truly mesmerizing
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Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game.

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The Rev. William J. Barber II, organizer of the “Moral Mondays” protests in North Carolina, in April at Riverside Church in Manhattan, where he preached on building a national movement.

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tedgould
14 days ago
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While not religious myself, I am happy to work with people who believe Americans are worth something, not just the corporations a minority of them inherited.
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Why Dallas is smart to fight 'sanctuary city' law

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An example of state government overreaching in to city government and causing harm.
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