R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit…

 

R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit…

Just because you want to become a better version of you doesn’t mean that you aren’t amazing already. — (via alchemy)

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Paul Donahue photographs a large male jaguar on the hunt in central Brazil’s Tres Irmãos River.
He arrived at the scene to find an animal named Mick Jaguar hidden in thick grass, stalking a nearby group of caiman yacaré, a crocodile relative native to South America.
The jaguar slipped into the water and swam across to the sandbar , where a roughly 120-pound (54-kilogram) yacaré was basking in the sun, facing away from the water and the approaching predator.
Reaching the sandbar, the big cat rose slowly out of the water, and then suddenly pounced on the yacaré.
Since 2004 Donahue and colleagues have recorded about 88 jaguars in the area of the Meeting of the Waters State Park, and since mid-June they’ve identified 22 individuals.
The big cats currently live in isolated populations scattered across North and South America, which is part of the reason the species is listed as “near threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
Jaguars are ambush killers, dispatching their prey by piercing the skull or neck with a single speedy bite. Their strategy differs from that of most other cats, which grab their prey’s throat and suffocate it.
The jaguar grabbed the yacaré first with its right front paw, then bit the reptile’s back a little below the head.
The predator then quickly adjusted its bite to the base of the yacaré’s skull—the manner in which a jaguar normally kills—then wrestled the yacaré into a dragging position and headed back across the inlet.
The jaguar carried off his prize, which took just a few seconds to capture."We had seen kills before, but nothing so spectacular and horrific nor at such close range. It’s made me think a lot about the fragility of life and the fine line between life and death,” Donahue said.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/pictures/130906-caiman-jaguar-animals-science-photos-brazil-attack/

Paul Donahue photographs a large male jaguar on the hunt in central Brazil’s Tres Irmãos River.

He arrived at the scene to find an animal named Mick Jaguar hidden in thick grass, stalking a nearby group of caiman yacaré, a crocodile relative native to South America.

The jaguar slipped into the water and swam across to the sandbar , where a roughly 120-pound (54-kilogram) yacaré was basking in the sun, facing away from the water and the approaching predator.

Reaching the sandbar, the big cat rose slowly out of the water, and then suddenly pounced on the yacaré.

Since 2004 Donahue and colleagues have recorded about 88 jaguars in the area of the Meeting of the Waters State Park, and since mid-June they’ve identified 22 individuals.

The big cats currently live in isolated populations scattered across North and South America, which is part of the reason the species is listed as “near threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. 

Jaguars are ambush killers, dispatching their prey by piercing the skull or neck with a single speedy bite. Their strategy differs from that of most other cats, which grab their prey’s throat and suffocate it.

The jaguar grabbed the yacaré first with its right front paw, then bit the reptile’s back a little below the head.

The predator then quickly adjusted its bite to the base of the yacaré’s skull—the manner in which a jaguar normally kills—then wrestled the yacaré into a dragging position and headed back across the inlet.

The jaguar carried off his prize, which took just a few seconds to capture.

"We had seen kills before, but nothing so spectacular and horrific nor at such close range. It’s made me think a lot about the fragility of life and the fine line between life and death,” Donahue said.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/pictures/130906-caiman-jaguar-animals-science-photos-brazil-attack/

This visually striking experiment by Luca Agnani adds movement and lighting effects to thirteen paintings by Vincent van Gogh. Set, ghostaceously, to the song “Experience” by Ludovico Einaudi

I think it’s morally reprehensible to be against homosexuality.

One of the most disgusting and sinful things I can imagine 
is for someone to say that it is disgusting and sinful 
to be queer -

because this very attitude 
gives cruel people 
permission and reason 
to ply their terrors, 
without care, 
just the idiotic illusion 
that somehow they are serving a god 
and not a demon.

The unconscious reasoning goes: “Look, here are some worthless people, so we are free to do what we want to them”.  

Gay people - including children! - are not only treated unfairly,
they are regularly verbally and physically attacked,
not uncommonly, even, by members of their own families.  

They are bullied and emotionally abused, frequently to the point of suicide. 

They are disowned by the people who are supposed to love them and care for them.  

They’re imprisoned.  They’re raped. 

They are tortured, beaten, broken, and bruised. 

They are murdered.  

Set on fire.  

Shot.  

Beheaded. 


You name it.



 And for what?  



Who can give me a satisfactory reason 
why all those millions of people should pay such a very heavy price for wanting to experience love and desire  (two things that almost everyone in the world wants)?



There is no defense for the human cost.  There is no excuse that makes sense in the face of those monstrosities of fact.


Those who oppose homosexuality focus on the sex act itself.  This is offensive and outrageous.  Do they focus on this aspect of their parents’ or friends’ or neighbors’ relationships? There is so much more to any relationship!  Anyone should know that!  And how could it possibly be anyone else’s business?  That viewpoint is simpy indecent.  In another era, people got slapped in the face for that kind of personal intrusiveness.

People are grievously deluded if they think LGBTQ opposition is any kind of moral high road.

It is, instead, a sewer bursting with blood and carnage, pain and suffering, ignorance and hate.

Opposition to gay love is the result of nothing but a heartbreaking lack of true empathy for our fellow human beings.  

I think it’s morally reprehensible to be against homosexuality.

One of the most disgusting and sinful things I can imagine 

is for someone to say that it is disgusting and sinful 

to be queer -

because this very attitude 

gives cruel people 

permission and reason 

to ply their terrors, 

without care, 

just the idiotic illusion 

that somehow they are serving a god 

and not a demon.

The unconscious reasoning goes: “Look, here are some worthless people, so we are free to do what we want to them”.  

Gay people - including children! - are not only treated unfairly,

they are regularly verbally and physically attacked,

not uncommonly, even, by members of their own families.  

They are bullied and emotionally abused, frequently to the point of suicide. 

They are disowned by the people who are supposed to love them and care for them.  

They’re imprisoned.  They’re raped. 

They are tortured, beaten, broken, and bruised. 

They are murdered.  

Set on fire.  

Shot.  

Beheaded. 

You name it.

 And for what?  

Who can give me a satisfactory reason 

why all those millions of people should pay such a very heavy price for wanting to experience love and desire  (two things that almost everyone in the world wants)?

There is no defense for the human cost.  There is no excuse that makes sense in the face of those monstrosities of fact.

Those who oppose homosexuality focus on the sex act itself.  This is offensive and outrageous.  Do they focus on this aspect of their parents’ or friends’ or neighbors’ relationships? There is so much more to any relationship!  Anyone should know that!  And how could it possibly be anyone else’s business?  That viewpoint is simpy indecent.  In another era, people got slapped in the face for that kind of personal intrusiveness.

People are grievously deluded if they think LGBTQ opposition is any kind of moral high road.

It is, instead, a sewer bursting with blood and carnage, pain and suffering, ignorance and hate.

Opposition to gay love is the result of nothing but a heartbreaking lack of true empathy for our fellow human beings.  

It’s SO weird to me that people try to call themselves “good people” and then stand up for the heinous evil that bigotry causes throughout the world. These people CREATE a problem with their ridiculous attitudes, a problem that results in hatred, pain, and death for a significant portion of the population! And it’s a problem that WOULD NOT EXIST if these people did not make it so. Shame.

It’s SO weird to me that people try to call themselves “good people” and then stand up for the heinous evil that bigotry causes throughout the world. These people CREATE a problem with their ridiculous attitudes, a problem that results in hatred, pain, and death for a significant portion of the population! And it’s a problem that WOULD NOT EXIST if these people did not make it so. Shame.

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"My Kitty Lay Dyin’"

Lo-fi bluesy ditty from the heart for my Tigger Wigger.

ArtistSKBox
TitleMy Kitty Lay Dyin'
Everything just exists, eternally.  Time merely helps us see the details.

Everything just exists, eternally.  Time merely helps us see the details.

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“Everything is nothing, with a twist.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughter-house Five

“Everything is nothing, with a twist.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughter-house Five

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Size is relative…

Size is relative…

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