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The graffiti in Dublin, Ireland has the right idea

The graffiti in Dublin, Ireland has the right idea

You know your property market is out of control when there's a 'FOR SALE' sign on a burnt-out husk of a building.

That's Dublin alright.

Hmm, whiskey, I'll have.

Stop Wars....by whatever means necessary!

Thanks Obama!

Thanks Obama!

Settle down guys, it's Photoshopped.

I'm so fucking sick and tired of the photoshop

I'm pretty sure he can only pardon those in the federal system.

Show me somethin' natural like obama's ass with some stretch marks

Totally legit note I got from my 7yo's school today

Totally legit note I got from my 7yo's school today

The fact that the entire school signed off on this is impressive.

and any other elecktronick

This is impressively well thought out. He knew he only had one shot, and covered all of his bases, including future ones.

Video Game Class is in all capital letters. I don't think The School is playing around with this

"I didn't raise no noob!"

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Daily reminder to wear a helmet

Daily reminder to wear a helmet

Pulled onto a highway at 60MPH right behind an 18 wheeler. Just as I was about to pass him, his left rear tire exploded. A major chunk hit me directly in the face shield. I stayed upright and was okay, but if not for that helmet, I doubt I would have survived. I too cringe when I see those "Manly Men" not wearing helmets.

I dropped my bike at low speed, and the asphalt ate 3/4 of the way through the jaw portion [sorry if there's a real word for that part]. It also burned through two pairs of jeans, my soft leather jacket, and my shoe. If I hadn't chickened out and sold the bike, I would have made some serious upgrades to my riding gear. When I see people wearing half-helmets, t-shirts, running shoes and shorts on a bike, I cringe.

Don't become a meat crayon.

I've heard of this happening to a friend of a friend's brothers, uncles, friends former roommate (that type of story). But with a car and not a motorcycle.

Cruising by semi-truck on interstate with window down and the semi's tire blew sending a rind/chunk of steel mesh and rubber into the window and killing the driver of the car.

I freaking HATE driving next to semi's in general, I always try and speed past as fast as possible, but I sure as hell make sure my window is rolled up now just in case.

Luke Skywalker and Han Solo reunited

Luke Skywalker and Han Solo reunited

Where's that weird bear?

At least Larry Skywalker made it to the reunion.

Man Mark reallyyyy looks so much healthier than he did a few years ago. That makes me so happy to see.

And Harrison Ford looks happier than I've seen him in any pictures in the last 10 years.

3 Week of protest in Venezuela, happening TODAY, what we are calling the MOTHER OF ALL PROTEST! Support we don't have international media covering this.

3 Week of protest in Venezuela, happening TODAY, what we are calling the MOTHER OF ALL PROTEST! Support we don't have international media covering this.

It's been on the news daily here in the states.


In short, the opposition says Maduro has created a dictatorship in the last few years. The government has repeatedly blocked any attempts by the opposition to oust Maduro from power by a referendum vote. It has also delayed local and state elections.
The last election held in Venezuela, the parliamentary election of 2015, gave the opposition a majority. Critics say any elections since have been delayed because Maduro is afraid of the outcome.
Then, on March 29, the Venezuelan Supreme Court dissolved the Parliament, transferring all legislative powers to itself. By doing away with the opposition-controlled legislative branch, the move effectively meant the remaining two branches of Venezuelan government were controlled by the ruling United Socialist Party. The opposition was outraged and called the move a coup. The decision was reversed three days later, but by that time protests had already erupted.
The protests have been bloody. Six people have died and countless others, many journalists, have been injured.
The opposition call became even stronger when, on April 7, the government notified main opposition leader Henrique Capriles that he had been banned from doing any political work for 15 years. The 44-year-old governor, who has run for president twice, said the government was again acting like a dictatorship.


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Edit: Another image of the protest going on now

In short, the opposition says Maduro has created a dictatorship in the last few years. The government has repeatedly blocked any attempts by the opposition to oust Maduro from power by a referendum vote. It has also delayed local and state elections. The last election held in Venezuela, the parliamentary election of 2015, gave the opposition a majority. Critics say any elections since have been delayed because Maduro is afraid of the outcome. Then, on March 29, the Venezuelan Supreme Court dissolved the Parliament, transferring all legislative powers to itself. By doing away with the opposition-controlled legislative branch, the move effectively meant the remaining two branches of Venezuelan government were controlled by the ruling United Socialist Party. The opposition was outraged and called the move a coup. The decision was reversed three days later, but by that time protests had already erupted. The protests have been bloody. Six people have died and countless others, many journalists, have been injured. The opposition call became even stronger when, on April 7, the government notified main opposition leader Henrique Capriles that he had been banned from doing any political work for 15 years. The 44-year-old governor, who has run for president twice, said the government was again acting like a dictatorship.

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CNN – As protests swell, Venezuela spirals into 'deep economic crisis'

The Guardian – Venezuela braces for the 'mother of all protests' as both sides call for rallies

Aljazeera – Venezuela: What is happening? A look at the country's ongoing protests against the government of ...

NPR – As Anti-Maduro Protests Swell In Venezuela, Death Toll Mounts

NYT – Anti-Government Protests in Venezuela Turn Violent

Deutsche Welle – Venezuela protest deaths mount as Maduro taunted

Reuters – Venezuela opposition seeks to strain security forces with protests

Foreign Policy – Fifth Person Dies in Venezuela as Protests Spread

Fox – Venezuela's unrest turning deadly, with 3 deaths reported in new wave of protests

Global News Canada – Unrest in Venezuela sparks protest in Calgary

The list goes on. It's being covered. If you're not seeing it, it's because you're expecting to be fed your news instead of curating sources yourself.

This picture doesn't do the protest justice. It's MASSIVE... http://i.imgur.com/O6YgrRF.jpg

This picture doesn't do the protest justice. It's MASSIVE...

Man comforts gorilla after its mother was killed by poachers

Man comforts gorilla after its mother was killed by poachers
Here is a higher resolution version of this image.  

Credit to Photojournalist, Phil Moore.

The mini documentary behind the photo. Eastern Congo.  

The warden's name is Patrick Karabaranga.

A link to the picture with slightly more information

Another link about Virunga National Park 

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source 2

I know

is a higher resolution version of this image.

Credit to Photojournalist, Phil Moore.

The mini documentary behind the photo. Eastern Congo.

The warden's name is Patrick Karabaranga.

A link to the picture with slightly more information

Another link about Virunga National Park

source 1

source 2

I know

The gorilla looks like he recognizes the man's empathy.

Gorillas are intelligent animals. So the gorilla probably not only recognizes empathy, but accepts it - based on this image.

Disclaimer: I am very much opposed to poaching.

That said, the actual poachers themselves are usually very poor. When you're poor and trying to support your family, concern for the environment takes a very far place on your priority scale. They also don't have the education to understand their impact. To them, shooting a gorilla is like a rural American farmer shooting a coyote in their backyard.

This is no different than American / European farmers who, a hundred years ago, exterminated wolves, bears, mountain lions and any other wild life that crossed their lands. Empathy towards wildlife (or any animal for that matter) is a luxury of industrialized / wealthy societies and a pretty recent one at that.

The people you should be upset at are the rich folks who consume the products made from these animals. Those are the ones who should be punished, because they're using both these poor animals and the poor folks who risk their lives to shoot them on their behalf.

EDIT - I'm not trying to suggest poachers are kind hearted people who we should embrace, hold hands and sing songs with, but if our answer to this is just "keep shooting poor people" without addressing the rich people at the top, then this will be just as effective as all the other "keep shooting poor people" strategies like the war on terror and the war on drugs.

A much better solution would be to provide economic assistance to these areas and develop them as eco tourism sites so the locals see the gorillas as assets. It's working in other countries and it will work here too.

The Amazing Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

The Amazing Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
Here is the picture without manipulation

Here is the image with extra manipulation.

Pro tip: if you're visiting Iceland there are other geothermal pools to go to.

However, if you're just set on the Blue Lagoon you need to book early because they fill up quickly

Garish, with a side of jpeg.

After 3 weeks of protests in Venezuela, today is happening the biggest one and the whole WORLD have to see it

After 3 weeks of protests in Venezuela, today is happening the biggest one and the whole WORLD have to see it

Hope most of the protesters can stay safe out there. I'm hearing a lot of reports of government brutality.

Wait no it's way more than that! It's complicated as all things are but basically the leader has declared something tantamount to dictatorship, invalidating the power of the parliament and giving it to courts. They aren't protesting for currency reform, they're protesting for the freedom and future of their nation.

I believe that their currency completely tanked and the cost of goods skyrocketed. Hyperinflation is no joking matter.

Edit: Adding another users reply to make sure people see much more detailed explanations. Hijacking this to say, see reply by /u/LastManOnEarth3 below for a more thorough explanation.

Why or for what are they protesting?

STOP

STOP

Photo by Lucas Zimmermann

Instantly recognised it! I have this one as my desktop background

Instantly recognised it! I have as my desktop background

HAMMER TIME

I have had this for a while. I do not know if it's the same person but I imagine so. I like the one you have 100x more. Much more vibrant and I love the sky in it.

I do not know if it's the same person but I imagine so. I like the one you have 100x more. Much more vibrant and I love the sky in it.

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