What!?! Say It Ain’t So!

SPOILERS AHEAD!!

 

 

We didn’t see it coming. And that makes it harder to stomach. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones that didn’t see it coming, though. During the post-show Facebook Live, host Amy Brown and a panel of “Nashies” discussed the jarring Feb. 23 episode of “Nashville,” which found many of us sobbing as Deacon, Maddie and…

via Connie Britton offers her words of comfort to “Nashville” fans still reeling over that ending — RareRare

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An Important Request From Endangered Species Coalition

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In an encouraging move in defense of conservation and ethical management, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) passed regulations last year that finally limited Alaska’s abhorrent “Intensive Management” of predators on wildlife refuges. In response, Alaska’s Congressional delegation introduced legislation that would overturn this regulation and allow Alaska to once again exterminate bears, wolves, and coyotes on national wildlife refuges and other federal lands in the state.

Tell Congress to vote against this unethical attempt to unleash the worst kinds of management on bears and wolves in Alaska.

The joint resolution (H.J. Res. 69 and S.J. Res. 18) would do away with a FWS rule that prohibits some of the most offensive and inhumane means of management:

– Baiting and luring bears with rotting food to an area where hunters are waiting to kill them;

– Killing coyote, bear, and wolf mothers and their pups in their dens;

– The use of steel-jawed leghold traps and wire neck snares to kill grizzly bears;

– And, the use of airplanes to chase and gun down grizzly bears.

These inhumane and unsustainable acts are misguided and unscientific attempts by the Alaska Board of Game to bolster caribou, deer, and moose populations at any cost. The so-called “Intensive Management” policy led to the designation of areas where all wolves, bears, and coyotes would be targeted for killing–even on national wildlife refuges!

FWS was within its mandate and was supported by scientists and the public when it reigned in Alaska’s Board of Game with last year’s regulation. This attempt by Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) to rescind this rule ignores the wildlife watchers that outnumber hunters in Alaska five to one and would curtail their spending of the same magnitude by seeking to turn national wildlife refuges and other federal lands in Alaska into killing fields.

Take action to stop this return to unethical, inhumane, and unsustainable “Intensive Management” in Alaska: tell your senators and representative to oppose the so-called Killing Baby Animals in Alaska Act (H.J. Res. 69 and S.J. Res. 18).

Thank you for your commitment to wildlife and wild places.

Stop the “Killing Baby Animals in Alaska Act.”

Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced legislation that rescinds a regulation that protects bears, wolves, and coyotes on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. Tell Congress to reject these bills. Take Action! »

 

Sincerely,

Leda Huta

Leda Huta
Executive Director
Endangered Species Coalition
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Tom and Jerry were spotted at Subway, and they had their eyes on some cold cuts — RareRare

When a cat and mouse were seen sitting outside of a local Subway restaurant, Twitter user @_xiankai, immediately recorded the uncanny relationship between the two. The mouse, who would probably normally be afraid of a cat, sat beneath it, placing its tiny hands onto the glass window for a closer look inside. The cat licked…

via Tom and Jerry were spotted at Subway, and they had their eyes on some cold cuts — RareRare

Perfekt Balance (Aere Saga Book 3) – S.T. Bende

Become what you believe. Elsa Fredriksen knows there’s a thin line between love and fear. As High Healer, she rights the wrongs committed by those who choose the darkness. But even Asgard’s secret …

Source: Perfekt Balance (Aere Saga Book 3) – S.T. Bende

Perfekt Balance (Aere Saga Book 3) – S.T. Bende

Become what you believe. Elsa Fredriksen knows there’s a thin line between love and fear. As High Healer, she rights the wrongs committed by those who choose the darkness. But even Asgard’s secret …

Source: Perfekt Balance (Aere Saga Book 3) – S.T. Bende

All Lives Matter

Dr Alveda King, Niece of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Addresses Dallas Shooting

I agree.

There are, without a doubt, people in all areas of authority who abuse the power given to them… including police officers. There are also, without a doubt, people in all walks of life who choose to violate the rights of all citizens… including the rights of police officers. For most of these individuals, the violence is about power… taking the power from others or asserting a power beyond what they possess.

There is no excuse for police officers who act no better than criminals, nor is there any excuse for citizens who go to war with all police. Most of the officers serving in the United States do so because they truly want to protect the communities from crime. Most citizens want to live in peace, without promoting violence as an answer to the nation’s problems.

“There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. (from “Loving Your Enemies”)”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.   

I believe that Police agencies should conduct random psychological screenings, and take them seriously. Officers should be brave enough to report others who they see abusing power. Citizens should be brave enough to report others when they suspect those people to be planning mass violence… no matter who that violence may target.

This is the only answer to the problems we currently face.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches   

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