I wanna hurry home to you.
Put on a slow, dumb show for you
And crack you up.
Slow Show - The National
Victory for Australia’s Sharks!
EPA Shuts Down Shark Cull Program; Agrees Shark Cull is Environmentally Unacceptable
Drum lines will not be deployed off Western Australia (WA) beaches this summer after the state’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advised against extending the government’s controversial catch-and-kill shark policy.
The regulator’s chairman, Paul Vogel said the available information and evidence do not provide the organization with a high level of confidence.
Premier Colin Barnett said the recommendation meant that drum lines would not be in place off the WA coast this summer.
Sea Shepherd Australia’s WA Shark Campaigner, Natalie Banks stated, “This is a tremendous victory for the people that understand the vital and important role sharks play in the health of our oceans. Finally their voices have been heard all over the globe.”
The WA shark cull caught a total of 172 sharks over the three-month trial, with the majority of these being tiger sharks. 50 tiger sharks of breeding size (mostly female) were shot and dumped out to sea. Tiger sharks only reproduce every few years and only a small number of their pups survive to maturity. The majority of the so-called “alive-released” sharks were in such a poor state that their chances of survival were slim to none. The WA Government had applied for a three-year extension of the cull.
Sea Shepherd Australia is now urging the Honorable Greg Hunt, Federal Environment Minister, to listen to the public and to listen to the science and put forth shark mitigation strategies that protect human safety without killing marine life. source
guys this is such amazing news! it’s terrible that so many innocent and ecologically important lives were lost in the very barbaric and pointless cull but the fact that it won’t continue at this point, is beyond amazing.
1.29 | Bright Eyes - Haligh Haligh a Lie Haligh
The phone slips from a loose grip. Words were missed then, some apology. “I didn’t want to tell you this. No, it’s just some guy she’s been hanging ‘round with. I don’t know, the past couple weeks I guess.”
"Well, thank you," and hang up the phone. Let the funeral start; hear the casket close. Let’s pin split-black ribbon to your overcoat. The laughter pours from under doors in this house, I don’t understand the sound no more. It seems artificial, like a TV set.
Well, Haligh, Haligh, a lie, Haligh.
This weight, it must be satisfied. You offer only one reply, you know not what you do. As you tear, and tear your hair from roots. Of that same head, you’ve twice removed now a lock of hair you said would prove our love would never die. Well, ha ha ha!
I remember everything; the words we spoke on freezing South Street, and all those mornings watching you get ready for school. You combed your hair inside that mirror, the one you painted blue, and glued with jewelry tears. Something ‘bout those bright colours would always make you feel better.
But now we speak with ruined tongues, and the words we say aren’t meant for anyone. It’s just a mumbled sentence to a passing acquaintance, but there was once you. You said you hate my suffering, and you understood, and you’d take care of me; you’d always be there. Well, where are you now?
Haligh, Haligh, a lie, Haligh. The plans were never finalized, but left to hang like yarn and twine, dangling before my eyes. As you tear and tear your hair from roots from that same head you’ve twice removed now a lock of hair you said would prove our love would never die.
And I sing, and sing of awful things; the pleasure that my sadness brings. As my fingers press onto the strings, yet another clumsy chord.
Haligh, Haligh, and awful lie. This weight must now be satisfied. I’m gonna give you only one reply:
I know not who I am, but I talk in the mirror to the stranger that appears. Our conversations are circles, always one-sided. Nothing is clear. Except we keep coming back to this meaning that I lack. He says, “The choices were given. Now you must live them, or just not live. But do you want that?”
but i got a plan
to drink for forty days and forty nights
a sip for every second-hand tick
and every time you fed the line,
“you mean so much to me”
oh yikes, might have paraphrased this last night
i should never drink and crush
NO ONE SHOULD DRINK AND CRUSH
CNN has obtained a video, taken shortly after Michael Brown was shot, that shows a contractor who had been working near the shooting site describing the incident in a manner that matches other eyewitness testimony—raising his arms and shouting “man, he was going like this,” as if to suggest that Brown had adopted a posture of surrender before he died.
Two contractors are shown in the video, and both have spoken to CNN; one also spoke previously to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and one to Fox affiliate KTVI. The individual who is shouting and raising his arms in in the video told CNN that “the cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting.” The other said that he saw officer Darren Wilson “chasing” Brown, that Wilson fired a shot at Brown while Brown’s back was turned, and that Brown raised his hands before he died, though it’s not clear at what point the witness saw Brown’s hands raised. (For what it’s worth, it seems like the worker who spoke to KTVI is the one wearing a pink shirt in the video and that the worker who spoke to the Post-Dispatch is wearing a green shirt.)
The CNN account notes that the workers are not from Ferguson and did not know the Brown family—a detail that could increase their perceived objectivity vis a vis witnesses from Brown’s neighborhood.
33 Days since Mike Brown’s murder, and his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. How much more evidence is needed to make a fucking arrest?! #farfromover #staywoke #ArrestDarrenWilson
Update on Ferguson