Evil but Cuddly

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magnusthecactus:

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pan-pirate:

d-i-y-orgasms:

the-youngest-gandor-brother:

blackcr0wking:

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nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scary
They

  • use tools
  • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
  • Have huge brains for birds
  • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
  • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
  • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
  • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
  • they can remember faces
  • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
  • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
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i love crows so much

crows are amazing

My favorite legend is that crows are the souls of the dead

crows are the coolest shit

Yeah but have you seen this 

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this post can’t get any better

I love crows.

Although I swear to god that at some point one of my parrots set some crows on my car, because for a few years I lived at various places around this one town, and these three crows ALWAYS FOUND MY CAR AND POOPED ON IT.

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sirtophatthethird:

wayfaring-mermaid:

specialagentofthelamb:

This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!

Preach!

WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THIS?!

SO MANY OTHER COUNTRIES EITHER PAY FOR THEIR POPULATIONS’ EDUCATION OR JUST WRITE OFF THE BILL IF DOESN’T GET PAID FOR.

THE WAY THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM WORKS IS BACKWARDS AND MANGLED.

It’s also choking the economy.  So many people in my generation will never be able to buy a house or a nice car or travel on vacation or unguardedly spend money for fun because we’re paying hundreds of dollars a month in student loans, and will continue to do so until we’re close to retirement (if we’re lucky enough to pay it off by then).

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ofools:

ofools:

we have a bird in Australia called a willie-wag-tail and another one called a pee-wee and i used to get really upset when i asked my mum what their “real names were” because i thought they were fucking made up by her to make fun of me when i said them

pee-wee:

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willie-wag-tail:

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They live with a bird that looks like the willie-wag-tail and they think the name sounds made up?  That thing looks like it came from a cartoon.

This is why Australian wildlife is all named the way it is.  You look at it and you just can’t take it seriously enough to sit there and solemnly mull over dignified names.

This is also probably why 90% of Australian wildlife is venomous.  It’s got to earn respect somehow.

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stfueverything:

Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!

 
 
 

 
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

People in a lot of places don’t get yet how big an issue this is going to become in the next 10 years.  But there’s a very good chance that nobody in Arizona will end up having water unless they truck it in from somewhere, and at that time I don’t think we want corporations to be the ones in charge.

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archatlas:

Casa Tomada Rafael Gómez Barros

"The urban interventions are meant to represent displacement of peasants in his native Columbia due to war and violence, themes that resonate in one form or another in any country his work is displayed in. Crafted from tree branches, fiberglass, and fabric, the 2 foot ants are particularly striking when seen clustered aggressively on facades of buildings."

This happens at my house every spring.

Edit:  Wait, no, I just went back and read the description.  This is meant to represent the displacement of people due to war and violence?  Oh fuck off, artist.  For god’s sake, there’s a point at which artistic symbolism crosses the line from meaningful to head-up-your-ass pomposity, and you crossed it about 2000 giant ants ago.

Christ.  THEY’RE ANTS.  It’s a very striking installation,you’re definitely hitting people in a visceral way, but nobody’s going to look at a freaking giant sculpted ant and think, “Ah, yes, this speaks to me of the terrible cruelties of war and refugeeism.” No, they’re thinking, “Holy crap, that is a like a horror movie come to life, and how the hell much of their life did the artist invest in this anyway?  That is some real devotion to entomology.”

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durbikins:

For the past two days, this little dinosaur has been hitchhiking on my side mirror.image

And every time I go back to my car, he’s just chilling on top of the mirror, ready to go.

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The dude’s hella confused though. He sees himself in the mirror and tries to attract himself to himself

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And sometimes it looks like he fell off …

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nope!

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What an amazing thing to have living in your side-view mirror.  I only ever get spiders.

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iwanttosingabouttragedy:

worlds-evolution:

Way too many wars have been started because people disagree on religion. Everyone has the right to believe whatever they want. These people get it.

This makes me believe in humanity.

Now that’s some people who know God.

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"Thank you" I answered, unsure of the proper American response to her gracious enthusiasm. In the Arab world, gratitude is a language unto itself, "May Allah bless the hands that give me this gift"; "Beauty is in your eyes that find me pretty"; "May God extend your life"; "May Allah never deny your prayer"; "May the next meal you cook for us be in celebration of your son’s wedding…of your daughter’s graduation…your mother’s recovery"; and so on, an infinite string of prayerful appreciation. Coming from such a culture, I have always found a mere "thank you" an insufficient expression that makes my voice sound miserly and ungrateful."
Susan Abulhawa (Mornings in Jenin)

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One day that dragon’s going to kill me.

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gorgeouslock:

kaisergeiser:

Quoth the raven,
brushie brushie.

THIS IS SUCH A HAPPY RAVEN OHMYGOD THIS IS SO DEAR TO ME

BRUSHIE BRUSHIE.

gorgeouslock:

kaisergeiser:

Quoth the raven,

brushie brushie.

THIS IS SUCH A HAPPY RAVEN OHMYGOD THIS IS SO DEAR TO ME

BRUSHIE BRUSHIE.