American Elephants


Well, There You Go. Protests! by The Elephant's Child
April 25, 2015, 9:27 pm
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Possibly more sensible than some of the most recent others. Opposition to “Triggering” is just embarrassing. Nobody has a right to be free of being offended. It is a natural part of being human — get over it. Unless there are shots fired and bombs going off, you don’t need the protection of “safe spaces.” This is the real world, and you’re just going to have to live with it. People will disagree with you. Sometimes forcefully. You have no special right to be liked. Try being likeable. The human race contains all sorts of people, some nice, and some really, really bad. Try to tell the difference.



The Unexpected Sometimes Happens. Mother Nature is Still There. by The Elephant's Child
April 25, 2015, 9:04 pm
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The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours in _82507687_hi026877410

a totally unexpected blast. The Calbuco had been dormant for decades, but nobody expected today’s eruption. Chile, That long country in South America has a string of some 500 volcanoes, so we can assume that they know a thing or two about their volcanic mountains. The Calbuco is one of the most active but there was no warning sign. Authorities have evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 12 mile radius. In March the illarrica volcano erupted in the early morning hours

Meanwhile in Nepal, a massive earthquake, shallow, but very strong at 7.8, struck 48 miles northwest of Kathmandu. Avalanches were reported by climbers on Mount Everest, hitting an Everest base camp, where at least ten people were buried alive. At least 1832 people have been confirmed dead near Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. We have sent aid.

It is a startling reminder of the natural forces of Mother Earth, and that we are very small.

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