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12 Sep 14 at 11 pm

nubbsgalore:

Photos by Gerry Ellis from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park. Here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. The elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

When elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. Grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. But as Dame Daphne Sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

Approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. With an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of Africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

CBC’s The Nature of Things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. You can foster an elephant with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust online here. For more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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11 Sep 14 at 11 pm

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11 Sep 14 at 11 pm

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t
Rae Ellen Bichell, npr.org

Go in search of eggs in most foreign countries and you might encounter a strange scene: eggs on a shelf or out in the open air, nowhere near a refrigerator.

Shock and confusion may ensue. What are they doing there? And are they safe to eat?

We…

#interesting

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t
Rae Ellen Bichell, npr.org
Go in search of eggs in most foreign countries and you might encounter a strange scene: eggs on a shelf or out in the open air, nowhere near a refrigerator.Shock and confusion may ensue. What are they doing there? And are they safe to eat?We…

#interesting
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11 Sep 14 at 5 pm

princeinheels:

NYFW SS 15 Street Style by Kasheem Daniels

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princeinheels:

NYFW SS 15 Street Style by Kasheem Daniels
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11 Sep 14 at 5 pm

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Two White Construction Workers Who Witnessed Michael Brown Shooting Appear In Newly-Released Video Stating “He [Michael Brown] Had His Fucking Hands Up” [TW: Graphic Content]

NOTE: Watch the video by clicking through the picture above.

In new footage obtained by CNN, two contractors working in Ferguson, Mo. the day Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown react to the teen’s killing, with one throwing up his hands and shouting, “He had his fucking hands in the air!”

The men, who asked to be kept anonymous, told CNN’s Randi Kaye that they watched Wilson chase Brown, whom they claim threw up his hands and pled, “OK, OK, OK” before being fired on with his back turned. “The cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting,” one said.

The video, taken minutes after the shooting, would appear to be congruent with previous eyewitness reports that not only was Brown unarmed, but that he had also put his hands up in clear surrender and Wilson fired anyway.

[H/T Huffington Post // Video via CNN]

Source: Aleksander Chan for Gawker

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Two White Construction Workers Who Witnessed Michael Brown Shooting Appear In Newly-Released Video Stating “He [Michael Brown] Had His Fucking Hands Up” [TW: Graphic Content]

NOTE: Watch the video by clicking through the picture above.
In new footage obtained by CNN, two contractors working in Ferguson, Mo. the day Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown react to the teen’s killing, with one throwing up his hands and shouting, “He had his fucking hands in the air!”
The men, who asked to be kept anonymous, told CNN’s Randi Kaye that they watched Wilson chase Brown, whom they claim threw up his hands and pled, “OK, OK, OK” before being fired on with his back turned. “The cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting,” one said.
The video, taken minutes after the shooting, would appear to be congruent with previous eyewitness reports that not only was Brown unarmed, but that he had also put his hands up in clear surrender and Wilson fired anyway.
[H/T Huffington Post // Video via CNN]
Source: Aleksander Chan for Gawker
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11 Sep 14 at 5 pm

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10 Sep 14 at 9 pm

hierophilic:

outlawpoet:

aconnormanning:

"So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality"

Actual idol

when carrey is serious, it’s often devastating. i really wish he did more sincere stuff. 

holy fucking shit tho.

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tags: jim carrey  truth 
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10 Sep 14 at 8 pm

nnekbone:

African Prince and Princesses

Too.friggin.cute

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nnekbone:

African Prince and Princesses
Too.friggin.cute