KONY 2012 by Invisible Children.
Please watch this video.
There has been a tyrant living under the radar on our planet for far too long.
Invisible Children wants us to make the LRA and Joseph Kony famous in a bad way. Make it known in your community, your country, your world that you are sick and tired of psychotic leaders getting away with the most heinous crimes imaginable. Lets let the people of Uganda know that they are no longer alone in this; that the whole world can hear them.
“Let the World, let the international community take justice to him there. Follow him wherever he is. First to rescue our children and secondly, to deliver the justice.” - Santo Okoto Lapolo a politician of Uganda.
Just six weeks into the new year, at least 54 rhinos have been slaughtered for their horns. Releasing statistics for the first 44 days of the year, SA National Parks said yesterday afternoon that 52 rhinos had been killed. But barely an hour later The Mercury received information that two more rhinos had been poached at a private game lodge near Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal.
The CEO of SANParks, Dr David Mabunda, said: “It is worrying that we are still losing such a high number of rhinos throughout the country. The most encouraging area in this whole saga is the increasing number of arrests and the steeper sentences that are being imposed. The difficulty is pinning a suspected criminal to the crime because we are dealing with very wily, sophisticated individuals.”
Reports that a joint police and animal protection group operation yesterday resulted in the arrests of five suspected poachers, including a man believed to be the head of the syndicate. The arrests, according to the chairman of the Private Rhino Owners’ Association, Pelham Jones, means the police now have the last members of a syndicate that has been operating in the area near Assen.
The police, acting on a tip-off, waited for the suspects. At about 12:40am on Tuesday they were spotted driving on an isolated road near an area known to hold rhino, and an attempt was made to arrest them. Shots were fired at the police and in the shoot-out, one suspect was wounded three times.
After the arrests a .458 calibre rifle, used on large game, was found.
Also found in the vehicle were 14 rounds of solid .458 calibre ammunition, preferred in shooting animals like elephant and rhino.
A ribbon seal, an Arctic species that spends most of its life swimming the frigid waters off Alaska and Russia, turned up on a woman’s property about a mile from the mouth of the Duwamish River, a highly industrialized waterway that cuts through southern Seattle.
…the tallest image post on my blog!
The guys over at Puma took us to view The Burj Khalifa in Dubai…. It took 5 photographs for me to fit this little baby into 1!
Death, Abandonment and now an Ecological Time-Bomb.
Not only is the death toll at 11 with many more missing, new audio emerged in which the ship’s captain was heard making excuses as the Italian coast guard repeatedly ordered him to return and oversee the ship’s evacuation.
Prosecutors have accused Capt. Francesco Schettino of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning his ship before all passengers were evacuated during the grounding of the Costa Concordia cruise ship Friday night.
As all of this goes on, rescuers and officials on the scene are worried that the fuel tank could rupture causing an environmental disaster for the coast of Italy.
The location of the wreck in the middle of a marine nature reserve off the coast of Tuscany.
The National Weather Service says 2011 was Texas’ driest year on record as well as its second hottest.
A Bluefin Tuna sold at an auction in Tokyo for a record $736,000 not for its size but because the species so rare and extremely hard to find.
It is predicted that the last Bluefin will be caught this year.
The price for the Bluefin will continually go up as fewer and fewer are found.
Blue penguins are released on Mt Maunganui beach after they were cleaned up following an oil spill caused by cargo ship Rena. The cargo ship ran aground on New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef on 5 October 2011, leaking oil into the Bay of Plenty and affecting the wildlife. Picture: EPA/GRAEME BROWN
Rescue workers pull out a man from the rubble of a collapsed hotel, after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake (via Telegraph)
Welcome home, Endeavour.
Happy Memorial Day to all the brave men & women who have paid the ultimate sacrace to give us all our freedom and liberties.
Also, to those who continue to stand up for our rights: God Bless you.
On this Memorial Day and every day, I say thank you.
I am living free because of all of you fighting for me.
And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.