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Posted August 27th
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griseus:

The spotted handfish (Brachionichthys hirsutus), an amazing creature that walks the ocean floor, is a rare Australian fish from the family Brachionichthyidae. It is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List 2002. is the first Australian marine species to be threatened with extinction.

The greatest threats to the handfish appear to be siltation and invasive species. The Derwent Estuary where the fish lives is highly urbanised and industrialised, and a range of marine pests have been introduced through shipping.  One key pest is the Northern Pacific Seastar (Asterias amurensis), a particularly large and voracious predator that is now abundant in the estuary. Studies by CSIRO show that the seastars eat the stalked ascidians that the handfish use to attach their eggs.

Posted August 27th
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pixltigr:

KAKAROT!!!!

pixltigr:

KAKAROT!!!!

Posted August 27th
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fasterfood:

thank god these criminals were caught, i feel safer now

fasterfood:

thank god these criminals were caught, i feel safer now

That dude called himself a "pragmatic scientist" while referring to his "layman's knowledge" in the same breath.

@Anonymous

Be nice! He admitted his shortcomings and hopefully took up my advice to read up on those links.

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Tagged: #anon #ask

Posted August 27th
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collegethenlife:

Hashtag libertarian joke?

"I admire the illusion of freedom."

collegethenlife:

Hashtag libertarian joke?

"I admire the illusion of freedom."

It was probably Jehovah’s witnesses, they cannot celebrate bdays. We used to celebrate my bff’s in secret. Only to eat the cake really. She wouldn’t accept party or congratulations of any kind.

I don’t know that it was, but I can’t say for sure it was so long ago. This same church was also very musical, using an overhead projector to put hymnal lyrics up on the wall so everyone could sing along during service.

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Posted August 27th
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the-oceanid:

Funerary Amulets, Ptolemaic Period

the-oceanid:

Funerary Amulets, Ptolemaic Period

I need a girlfriend so it doesn’t look like I dressed myself in the dark.

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When I was younger, not even 10 years old, my grandmother used to take my brother and me to this one church for Bible study. Unfortunately I can’t remember the denomination, but I will always remember why we never went back: it was my birthday and I had brought cupcakes for everyone and the teacher/worship leader took them and threw them in the garbage claiming that birthdays and cake were a sin. She then goes on to give us all a “history” lesson about the origins of birthday cake — some person (presumably a persecuted Christian) had their head lobbed off and literally served on a silver platter for some nobleman’s name day — and that’s why “cake” is served on birthdays.

Grandma never took us back.

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“Before the Clean Air Act was passed in 1972, Milwaukee was dumping raw sewage into Lake Michigan. Chicago was having to clean up its drinking water from Lake Michigan to get Milwaukee’s sewage out. Chicago sued—the state of Illinois, really—sued Milwaukee and said, You are polluting our water; it’s our property right to clean water; you’re taking it from us. The court ruled, all the way to the Supreme Court, I believe, that Milwaukee was violating Chicago’s rights. Along came the Clean Water Act, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) set down some technological standards, said, ‘Put these filters on your pipes.’ Milwaukee did it. It still didn’t clean the water up; but Milwaukee’s defense was, ‘We’ve done what government said we have to do.’ It basically obliterated a property rights solution and substituted for it a far less superior regulatory solution. And to this day, Milwaukee dumps raw sewage into Lake Michigan.”

Terry Anderson (via hongkongstockexchange)

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