State of Idaho plans to poison up to 4,000 Common Ravens.

Justification: Ravens prey on the eggs of the imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse. Yet of 19 reasons for the grouse’s declining numbers, predation by other wildlife comes in at #12. Providing protected areas and requiring sustainable land management are the most important ways to conserve the grouse, not killing avian predators.

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killing one species to ‘protect’ another is a horrible approach to anything. Have people not learned by now? And how many other animals would this inevitably poison? Ones that would also not only ingest the poison, but the poisoned bird carcasses.

What is wrong with people.

Crows and Ravens hold a sacred position in the Mythos of North America, they should be honored and revered not murdered. 

This is an incredibly stupid idea for many reasons.

Ravens eat many pests and carrion. Killing the ravens will increase the numbers of these down the road, as there will be one less predator for them.

As was said earlier, other species are very likely going to eat the poison and decrease their numbers as well. Crows, blackbirds, and many other species within the same family as crows and other opportunistic feeders are very likely to have a negative effect on their population because of this.

Taking away the predator of a species who’s low numbers are cause primarily by things other than predation is a horrible idea because you’ve taken away a source of population control that often times, will take out sick, wounded, or animals in poor health from the population so that the strong and healthy ones can survive. 


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Emmy-Nominated Main Title Theme of Elementary by Sean Callery

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a comprehensive post about all my emotions regarding AoU

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Jen on Set - Doctor Who Season 8 - April 15th, 2014


Jen on Set - Doctor Who Season 8 - April 15th, 2014

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Reports: Some texts from doomed ferry were faked


I got an ask from someone asking me to debunk the text messages going around from the sunken South Korean ferry.

What I’m not going to do in this case is tell you that you should have “known better” than to spread them. I’m not even going to hunt down the original post and reblog it with the refutation. Because a lot of legitimate news organizations have actually been reporting them.

In fact, the article linked at the top of this post is time stamped with 12:42 p.m. EDT April 18, 2014.

But USA Today themselves have another article time stamped 10:02 a.m. EDT April 18, 2014 — less than three hours earlier — which references the very same text messages that the later article says are fake.

From the article linked at the top of this post:

The Yonhap News Agency and The Korea Herald quote Korea’s Cyber Terror Response Center at the National Police agency as saying on Thursday that they had checked cell phone use logs of the 271 missing and concluded that none of them had sent any text or made calls after the ferry sank.

They found that none of the phones had been used since noon on the day of the accident, the Herald reports.

"We’ve checked over 300 phones, since some people owned more than one phone," police said, according to the newspaper.

One of the fake messages was sent from a phone owned by a fifth grader in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, the Herald reports.

The CTRC said it has asked regional police offices to try to determine who composed the messages, the Yonhap News agency reports.

Police said those responsible face criminal charges, including defamation and obstruction of justice. Officials said the purported hoax hurts the families of those missing and causes confusion for search teams.

So this is one case where I’m not going to call tumblr silly or foolish for spreading the false information. There are still plenty of news articles on legitimate news sites which are still treating them as legitimate.

Some of them may be real — for example, the text message that said “Mom, I’m sending you this now because I’m afraid I might not be able to say it later. I love you” may be legitimate. USA Today, in the earlier article, says that this particular student was rescued and reunited with their family. The National Police Agency only mentions that the phones of those still missing were checked.

Thoughts go out to those who have been affected by this tragedy.

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Thank you, Sam.

( Seriously, I want a Cap belly warmer. )


Steve shows up to an Avengers meeting in August wearing a red white and blue scarf that hangs down nearly to his knees, with little pieces of yarn sticking out anywhere there’s a color change. When Tony stares, Steve shrugs. “Bucky hasn’t figured out how to weave in ends yet,” he says, toying with one of the errant pieces. “Pretty good though, right?” 

Tony says nothing. Tony’s not sure there’s anything to say, except, maybe, that knitting needles sound pretty fucking dangerous in the hands of the Winter Soldier. 

In September, Natasha pulls her tablet out of a black knit pouch with red edging; in October, Sam’s wearing a pair of thick grey fingerless gloves, little black wings adorning the tops. Clint comes home one day November wearing deep purple arm warmers, and a few days later Bruce walks by wearing the exact same ones in green. By December, Thor’s storing Mjolnir in a little silver knitted sack, and when Steve and Bucky show up for the Christmas party in matching handmade sweaters, holding hands and generally looking much more like something out of an adorable Hallmark commercial than Tony would’ve guessed upon meeting Barnes six months ago, he has to admit it: he’s hurt. 

"I am not hurt," he hisses at Pepper, when she finds him sulking. "I am — confused. And! Cold! If Barnes is going to knit things for the entire team then, I mean, whatever, I don’t care. I’m just saying, it’s not exactly fair, is it? Everyone getting something and me—” 

"Tony," Pepper interrupts, giving him her gentlest exasperated eyeroll, "Bucky left something for us in the foyer." 

It’s a blanket, as it turns out, red and gold striped. Pepper wraps around her shoulders immediately and refuses to give it back, even when Tony tugs her into a kiss and tries to use the distraction to steal it off her. It looks awesome, though, and it feels pretty damn comfortable for the, like, eight seconds Tony gets his hands on it before Pepper sails away, still wearing it around her shoulders. Huh.

Tony sidles up to Steve at the next Avengers meeting. “Hey,” Tony says, “you were right: your boy’s pretty good with a needle. You think he could make a hat that says ‘War Machine Rox,’ spelled with an X? I need a good birthday present for Rhodey.”

Steve beams at him. 

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Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

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Based on this post, I finally managed to finish my first fan comic for Captain America.

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