Photographer Evan Schiller and Lisa Holzwarth were on a game drive in the northern Botswana’s Selinda area when they
came across a big troop of baboons charging through the bush.
“30-40 baboons were heading in our general direction making a lot of noise,” Lisa recalls.
The baboons were obviously frightened by something and they all scampered up trees, shouting,
alarming, and making a big scene.
It quickly became clear what the problem was: two large lionesses came out of the tall grass and
rushed the baboons into the trees, soon joined by two more lionesses.
“Between the baboons shrieking and the lionesses communicating with deep guttural roars,
it was a mad scene,” Lisa says.
But then the real chaos began! One brave baboon descended the dead tree and tried to
make a run for it. but got snapped up in the jaws of a lioness.
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met bloedbevlekte hoof
strompel U aan met sware kruis
want dit het U aan ons beloof
dat U vir elkeen se sondes
op die berg Golgota sou sterf
splinters en spykers deurboor U hande
hout skaaf skouers flenters
en lê ook daar U bloed aan bande
herhaalde kere weer en weer
val U pyndeurtrek op aarde neer
maar tree vir tree is U nou op pad
om U kosbare lewe vir ons te gee
dit doen U Jesus sonder enige vrees
sodat dit alles volbring kan word
en ek kan lewe met die Heilige Gees
U het vir ons sondes peperduur betaal
en al wat U van ons as sondaars vermaan
is om te Glo in U heilige Woord en Naam
alle dinge van satan en valses te verag
sodat ons eendag deur U poort sal gaan
Dankie Anna Eksteen
Tired of constantly being broke & stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife with himself as the beneficiary, and then arranging to have her killed.
A ‘friend of a friend’ put him in touch with a nefarious dark-side underworld figure who went by the Name of ‘Artie.’ Artie explained to the husband that his going price for Snuffing out a spouse was $5,000.
The Husband said he was willing to pay that amount, but that he wouldn’t have any
Cash on hand until he could collect his wife’s insurance money. Artie Insisted on being paid at least something up front, so the man opened his wallet, displaying the single dollar bill that rested inside. Artie sighed, rolled his eyes, & reluctantly agreed to accept the Dollar as down payment for the dirty deed.
A few Days later, Artie followed the man’s wife to the local Super Wal-Mart Store. There, he surprised her in the produce department & proceeded to strangle her with his gloved hands. As the poor unsuspecting woman drew her last breath & slumped to the floor! , the manager of the produce department stumbled unexpectedly onto the murder scene. Unwilling to leave any living witnesses behind, ol’ Artie had no choice but to strangle the produce manager as well.
However, Unknown to Artie, the entire proceedings were captured by the hidden security
Cameras & observed by the store’s security guard, who immediately called the police. Artie was caught and arrested before he could even leave the store.
Questioning at the police station, Artie revealed the whole sordid plan,
Including his unusual financial arrangements with the hapless husband
Who was also quickly arrested.
The next day in the
newspaper, the headline declared…
(You’re Going to hate me for this…)
‘ARTIE CHOKES 2 for$1.00 @ WAL-MART!’
Groaning! I don’t write this stuff, I receive it from my warped
Friend and then send it on to my other warped Friends
baby elephant rescue at Tarangire
Posted by Africa Geographic Editorial
When we arrived in Tarangire it was parched, hot and dusty.
The rains that soaked the Serengeti just days earlier had not arrived – here the drought continued.
The Tarangire River had been sucked dry. A few muddy holes remained to provide sanctuary from the scorching sun for elephants and hippos.
Tarangire seemed bleak compared to the verdant Serengeti.
But it was in Tarangire National Park that we had the most unforgettable adventure.
You see what appears to be your favorite brand name eye shadow, eye liner, or fragrance for sale at a flea market or on an unfamiliar website. You notice the price is lower than what you normally pay at your favorite retail store or through an authorized online dealer.
Before you hand over your hard-earned money, though, keep this in mind: It could be counterfeit, and—in addition to buying something that’s not the real deal—you are also risking your health by buying and using products that may contain substandard or even dangerous substances.
The National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center—of which the FBI is a partner—wants you to know that the volume of all sorts of counterfeit cosmetics and fragrances coming into the U.S. is definitely on the rise…that’s according to our industry partners as well as law enforcement. Why is this happening? Because the Internet has given counterfeiters widespread access to customers, and because criminals increasingly view dealing in counterfeit personal care products—as well as other knock-off consumer goods as well—as a relatively low-risk crime since many of the perpetrators are located outside of the U.S.
Government and industry studies and testing have discovered that some of the ingredients that make up counterfeit cosmetics and fragrances are downright dangerous:
- Phony cosmetics often contain things such as arsenic, beryllium, and cadmium (all known carcinogens) along with high levels of aluminum and dangerous levels of bacteria. Some of these products have caused conditions like acne, psoriasis, rashes, and eye infections.
- Counterfeit fragrances have been found to contain something called DEHP, classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a probable human carcinogen. These phony perfumes and colognes, which sometimes contain urine as well, have been known to cause serious skin rashes.
There is no typical profile of the individuals or groups trafficking in these kinds of counterfeit products…and this might just be one of their many illegal activities—often times, the illicit proceeds are used to fund other types of crime. We’ve also seen people selling counterfeit products through online auction sites and other websites just to make a little extra cash…some may not even realize their merchandise is fake.