Twitter is the government’s elaborate plan to keep us all off the streets
Today’s so miserable it’s hard to believe it’s not a holiday.
student loans are just like @justinbieber they will never go away. no matter how much you wish they would
Sexting among teenagers is seen as a serious concern from parents and law enforcement officials, but a new study from Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine outlined just how big the problem has grown. A whopping 28 percent of teenagers have texted fully nude pictures of themselves, Tech Crunch reported.
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Earlier this week Hollandale Beach, Florida, lifeguard Tomas Lopez was fired from his job with Ellis Management for leaving his post to rescue a drowning man just outside of his patrol area. When warned by his supervisor not to leave his post, Tomas didn’t give it a second thought. He followed his instinct and did what he thought was right. And for this he was fired. A couple of days later company owner Jeff Ellis said he should never have been fired in the first place and said he wanted him to resume his job. Tomas refused to take the offer, explaining, “They are trying to fix the wrong that they did. On a personal level, I just don’t want to work for that company anymore…It’s not out of spite against the company. I really just want to move on and get another job.” – Channel 5 News
Not A Soccer Mom @JHM05
Pretty sure I wouldn’t know a healthy relationship if it handcuffed me to a chair and forbid me to leave the motel room.
Why was waterboarding even necessary? Just stick the guy in a room full of new mothers sharing their “birthing stories”. He’d crack in 5 min.
The Wrecking Doll @TheWreckingDoll
Maybe now Katie Holmes will find a nice man to date who will also be tall enough to ride Space Mountain with her.
For decades Hollywood has lulled us into a false sense of security with the charming antics of chimp actors. One of the earliest and most famous of these is Cheeta who played Tarzan’s sidekick in the popular Tarzan movie series of the 1930s. Particularly endearing, a chimp’s humanlike facial expressions and body appearance are no coincidence. According to Ann Gibbons’s June 13, 2012, ScienceNOW article, “Bonobos Join Chimps as Closest Human Relatives,” both the bonobo and the chimp “share about 99% of our DNA.” However, Gibbons goes on to quote biologist Janet Kelso who explains, “We’re so closely related genetically, yet our behavior is so different.
Hollywood has altered that reality by training chimps to act human even though it is not in their nature to do so. The smirking little show biz chimps we see in commercials and movies are babies taken from their mothers. Their cuteness is limited to a short childhood during which time some animal rights activist organizations like Washington-based Chimpanzee Collaboration claim they are trained with abusive tactics, such as being shocked with electric devices or beaten with fists or sticks. By the time they are seven or eight, they weigh about 220 pounds and have the strength of three to four men. Accompany that with sharp canines, and even a strong trainer cannot overpower this kind of brute force.
With a short-lived acting career what happens to the chimp has-been? Because it has no natural primate socialization skills, it cannot be released into the wild or placed into a zoo. If it’s lucky like Tarzan’s Cheeta, a retired chimp spends the rest of its days at a well-maintained sanctuary in comfortable surroundings. More than likely, however, its outlook is bleak; and it will be placed in a roadside zoo with unhealthy and deplorable conditions.
Even those chimps placed in sanctuaries do not always fare so well. During this past week at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden near Johannesburg, South Africa, twenty-six year-old intern Andrew Oberle was viciously dragged down, attacked, and mutilated by two chimps, Nikki and Amadeus, that he was working to protect. It is thought that the grown male chimps became threatened when Andrew entered a secured area too close to them and attacked to defend their territory.
Andrew, like other chimp attack victims, is paying an enormous price for trying to salvage the damage Hollywood and other chimp pet owners are inflicting on wild animals that should be allowed to remain with their mothers and spend their lives in their natural habitats.
It’s July, and much of America’s thought turns to the beach…calming sea breezes, soothing white sands, whispering waves…all lulling us into that long-anticipated dreamy state of summer. Each season arrives with its own songs…many of them oldies but goodies, some of them classics, and a few of them seemingly immortal. In his June 30, 2012, article “The Elusive Girl From Ipanema” Thomas Vinciguerra pays tribute to “The endlessly covered Brazilian song (that) turns 50 this year” and explains why “To the layperson, ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ sound like a nice song…But to the trained ear it is perfection.’” Vinciguerra’s article is worth the read.