today i’m wearing a nice dark shade of exhaustion under my eyes.
Alaa, an ambulance driver, feeds cats in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo. Alaa buys about $4 of meat everyday to feed about 150 abandoned cats in Masaken Hanano, a neigbourhood in Aleppo that has been deserted because of shelling from forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad. Alaa said that he has been feeding and taking care of the cats for over 2 months.
Via EURONEWS - REUTERS/Hosam Katan
This is my friend’s new baby (eyass) northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). He is a captive bred, Russian/Finnish subspecies cross and is 100% ADORABLE. I pretty much screamed with glee every time he did anything.
My friend is a licensed falconer of the general class, so it is legal for her to own and raise this bird. He is destined to be a hunting hawk and under my friend’s care and training, I know he’s going to be one major badass by the beginning of the hunting season this fall. For now he’s wibbly, wobbly, and covered in the cotton.
Northern goshawks are sort of the Ferraris of the falconry world. They are fast, extremely agile, and focused, but make a mistake and you will pay big time. They are not forgiving birds and they require very experienced falconers to handle and train them. I’m very excited to watch him grow and watch my friend train him. I want a goshawk eventually, but not after a lot more experience with more forgiving raptors. I’ve been out hunting with several goshawks, and man, it’s a wonderful and intense experience. Their ability to move through the forest is like watching poetry in sharpy, pointy motion.
It pains me that only 14,000 people can honestly reblog this
"At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.
They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.
Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright
One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better.
i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay
straight males in yogurt shop tolerance level: 0
The worst is when I give a little boy a pink spoon (or he even ASKS for a pink spoon!) and his mom and dad glare at me as if I’m Satan himself trying to corrupt their kid with a fucking colored disposable spoon.