A member of veterinary staff at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme centre conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia’s ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Centre in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of a forest and agricultural plantation.
Picture: SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP (via Pictures of the day: 17 April 2014 - Telegraph)
“Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.” ~ (Kurt Vonnegut)
Ex-Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, admitting he detained witnesses.
Read ProPublica’s story about questions of prosecutorial misconduct in Hynes’ office.(via officialssay)
A woman hitting a neo-nazi with her handbag, Sweden, 1985. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor.
On my tombstone please write “Not appreciating my puns when I was alive was a grave mistake”
The New York Times, "Hope Fades as Human Error Suspected in Ferry Sinking."
A profound tragedy.(via inothernews)