Monthly Archives: May 2014

100 great pictures Part 1

BARN CONVERTION

BARN CONVERTION

BRUSSELS FLOWER CARPET made with flowers

BRUSSELS FLOWER CARPET made with flowers

CELL TOWER AFTER EPIC SNOWSTORM

CELL TOWER AFTER EPIC SNOWSTORM

CLOUD CITY DUBAI

CLOUD CITY DUBAI

COAL TRAIN AT SUNSET

COAL TRAIN AT SUNSET

COLOGNE CATHEDRAL DURING WWII GERMANY

COLOGNE CATHEDRAL DURING WWII GERMANY

CONTRAST IN KRAKOW, pOLAND

CONTRAST IN KRAKOW, pOLAND

COOLEST. DUCK. EVER.

COOLEST. DUCK. EVER.

DOWN THE SPIRAL IN ROME

DOWN THE SPIRAL IN ROME

DOWN THE SPIRAL IN ROME

DOWN THE SPIRAL IN ROME

. SUNSET IN SANTORINI

. SUNSET IN SANTORINI

A bowl of rian. The National Congress of Brazil federel government building

A bowl of rian. The National Congress of Brazil federel government building

A HORIZON RAINBOW IN PARIS

A HORIZON RAINBOW IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

AIRPLANE VIEW OF A DISTANT STORM

AIRPLANE VIEW OF A DISTANT STORM

AMSTERDAM FROM ABOVE

AMSTERDAM FROM ABOVE

AN ALBINO HUMPBACK WHALE

AN ALBINO HUMPBACK WHALE

AURORA ASTRALIS FROM SPACE

AURORA ASTRALIS FROM SPACE

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Life is Fragile

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.

The lioness grabbed a female baboon on the run. But there was something else there.

As the baboon lay dying in the jaws of the lioness, a little baby (less than a month old) slowly disengaged from its mother’s body. Instinct took over and the baby tried to make a go for a tree, but did not have the strength to climb. At this point the lioness noticed the “little guy” and went over to investigate.

Instead of snapping the baby up in a deadly movement, she started to play with the baboon.

The lioness was inquisitive and gentle at the same time.

After a while she picked up the baboon softly in her mouth and walked away, then settled down with the baby between her paws.

In a strange behavioural twist, the baboon started to try and suckle the lioness.

The lioness got distracted-this time by two male lions who arrived on the scene. Their advances, however, were met with aggression by the lioness. Was she defending the baby baboon? Or just uninterested in their mating advances? Here’s where it gets interesting: Waiting in a nearby tree is a big male baboon, who is obviously intent on saving the baby. The male lions were causing such a ruckus that it presented a short window of opportunity for the brave hero to descend the tree, grab the baby and head back to safety. The father baboon had to make a move. Holding the baby, in all sorts of contorted positions, he tried numerous times to climb down the tree. He tested the lionesses’ interest with each descent.

The heroic male baboon, having just saved the baby from the lions, cradled him in his arms.

“I was touched by how gently the father baboon held this little baby who was in tough shape after its ordeal.” Life is fragile and no matter how much we fight to control its outcome, all we can do is live in the moment.”

All the Photographs by Evan Schiller
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GPS left on Dashboard in the Sun — and Exploded

 Looks like a good lesson to learn. I would bet this also applies to Cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, and other devices that use lithium batteries. You think this may be a reason why the US Postal Service will not ship electronic devices that contain lithium batteries any longer?

Looks like a good lesson to learn. I would bet this also applies to
Cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, and other devices that use lithium
batteries.
You think this may be a reason why the US Postal Service will not ship
electronic devices that contain lithium batteries any longer?

GPS left on Dashboard in the Sun  --  and Exploded2

GPS was placed in its bracket in the windshield and left in the sun. The battery overheated and exploded

GPS was placed in its bracket in the windshield and left in the sun.
The battery overheated and exploded

GPS left on Dashboard in the Sun  --  and Exploded4 GPS left on Dashboard in the Sun  --  and Exploded3

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Paasfees

DANKIE, DAARVOOR

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

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African Fish Eagle (and other Wallpapers

African Fish Eagle in flight, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

African Fish Eagle in flight, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

Arctic sunset, North Pole

Arctic sunset, North Pole

Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Misty Beech Grove, Spessart, Bavaria, Germany

Misty Beech Grove, Spessart, Bavaria, Germany

Mount Cook at Sunset, New Zealand

Mount Cook at Sunset, New Zealand

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MURDER AT WALMART

 

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.

Under intense
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!’

 

  Oh, quit
Groaning! I don’t write this stuff, I receive it from my warped
Friend and then send it on to my other warped Friends

 

 

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A baby elephant rescue at Tarangire

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.

On our second game drive in Tarangire, the oppressive sun forced us to find shade in a grove of giant  baobab trees when I noticed a small dark object standing under a distant tree.  Grabbing my binoculars I spotted the unmistakable silhouette of a tiny baby elephant.  I scanned the burnt brown horizon for the little elephant’s herd and found none.  Then I spotted two more dark shapes moving toward the little elephant – with distinctive arched backs, dark spots and sloping rears. elephant

On our second game drive in Tarangire, the oppressive sun forced us to find shade in a grove of giant
baobab trees when I noticed a small dark object standing under a distant tree.
Grabbing my binoculars I spotted the unmistakable silhouette of a tiny baby elephant.
I scanned the burnt brown horizon for the little elephant’s herd and found none.
Then I spotted two more dark shapes moving toward the little elephant – with distinctive arched backs, dark spots and sloping rears.
elephant

Spotted hyenas circled the baby elephant and as we approached the little elephant, two spotted hyenas skulked off into the bush.  To our surprise, the baby elephant ran toward our Land Rover and started head butting the rear tire.  The elephant was hot and thirsty and we managed to pour water into the little elephant’s mouth. hyena We could see the hyenas lurking nearby in the bush, waiting for a chance to move in.  We scanned the horizon looking for the elephant’s family but no luck so we decided to continue to a  remote ranger’s camp several miles away that may be able to help.

Spotted hyenas circled the baby elephant and as we approached the little elephant, two spotted hyenas skulked off into the bush.
To our surprise, the baby elephant ran toward our Land Rover and started head butting the rear tire.
The elephant was hot and thirsty and we managed to pour water into the little elephant’s mouth.
hyena
We could see the hyenas lurking nearby in the bush, waiting for a chance to move in.
We scanned the horizon looking for the elephant’s family but no luck so we decided to continue to a
remote ranger’s camp several miles away that may be able to help.

As we slowly pulled away the little elephant ran next to the Land Rover but soon tired.  We stopped again and again to encourage the elephant on but it just couldn’t keep up. baby-elephant-running We decided to try and lift the elephant into the vehicle. The elephant seemed to understand our intent and with a little help  put its front feet on the side of the Land Rover.  We lifted the elephant’s head while pushing the rear end onto the back seat.  Relaxed the baby elephant leaned back on my lap and relieved itself. I’d been anointed with warm elephant pee!

As we slowly pulled away the little elephant ran next to the Land Rover but soon tired.
We stopped again and again to encourage the elephant on but it just couldn’t keep up.
baby-elephant-running
We decided to try and lift the elephant into the vehicle. The elephant seemed to understand our intent and with a little help
put its front feet on the side of the Land Rover.
We lifted the elephant’s head while pushing the rear end onto the back seat.
Relaxed the baby elephant leaned back on my lap and relieved itself. I’d been anointed with warm elephant pee!

With the little elephant half seated across my legs we continued on to the ranger’s camp.  The elephant felt hot and seemed exhausted. We were captivated with our new companion when our guide broke the spell.  He nervously told us that we could get into big trouble. He explained that if we encounter elephants and the baby starts to call out,  we might be charged and probably killed.  “They’re very defensive of their young and will do anything to get to her” he said. As we approached the ranger’s camp we saw a large herd of elephants, perhaps 20 animals or more.

With the little elephant half seated across my legs we continued on to the ranger’s camp.
The elephant felt hot and seemed exhausted. We were captivated with our new companion when our guide broke the spell.
He nervously told us that we could get into big trouble. He explained that if we encounter elephants and the baby starts to call out,
we might be charged and probably killed.
“They’re very defensive of their young and will do anything to get to her” he said. As we approached the ranger’s camp we saw a large herd of elephants, perhaps 20 animals or more.

Just out of sight of the elephant herd, we eased the baby elephant out of the Land Rover.  The elephant ran behind us into camp and went straight into the ranger’s dark cool cement hut.  As we poured water over the baby to keep it cool, we noticed the elephant herd just beyond camp had moved closer.  Two very large elephants separated from the grazing herd and seemed to be coming slowly toward us.  They appeared to watch our every move.

Just out of sight of the elephant herd, we eased the baby elephant out of the Land Rover.
The elephant ran behind us into camp and went straight into the ranger’s dark cool cement hut.
As we poured water over the baby to keep it cool, we noticed the elephant herd just beyond camp had moved closer.
Two very large elephants separated from the grazing herd and seemed to be coming slowly toward us.
They appeared to watch our every move.

It was getting late and unfortunately we had to leave the park before dark.  The next morning we had to go back and find out what had become of the elephant and we headed off in the chilly morning air.  Unlike our typical early game drive we didn’t stop, not even for lions on a kill.  At the ranger’s camp we were told that at dusk, right after we left, two large female elephants silently walked into camp, surrounded the baby elephant and took her away.

It was getting late and unfortunately we had to leave the park before dark.
The next morning we had to go back and find out what had become of the elephant and we headed off in the chilly morning air.
Unlike our typical early game drive we didn’t stop, not even for lions on a kill.
At the ranger’s camp we were told that at dusk, right after we left, two large female elephants silently walked into camp, surrounded the baby elephant and took her away.

As we pulled out of camp, the herd of elephants blocked our path. We stopped and right in front of us walked a large female with a tiny baby.  We all thought we noticed a pink bump on the baby elephant’s head from butting our Land Rover’s tire the previous day.

As we pulled out of camp, the herd of elephants blocked our path. We stopped and right in front of us walked a large female with a tiny baby.
We all thought we noticed a pink bump on the baby elephant’s head from butting our Land Rover’s tire the previous day.

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Counterfeit Cosmetics, Fragrances: Hazardous to Your Health

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.

Source: FBI

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When things go wrong as they do…..

When things go wrong as they do

When things go wrong as they do

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Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

Flowers from tins

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