Spain: Stop abusing big cats in circuses!

Spain: Stop abusing big cats in circuses!
rusty,A four-month-old lion cub, Magnus, was starved by circus owners to keep him small enough to pose for selfies with visitors. Magnus was kept on a liquid-only diet and nearly died of malnutrition. His esophagus shrunk, making it impossible for him to eat solid foods.

We can help animals like Magnus – sign the Care2 petition urging the Spanish government to stop using big cats in circuses today!

Magnus is now being cared for by a charity, but he will be chronically ill for the rest of his life. Sadly, his situation is not unique. Big cats used in tourist shows are often drugged and abused.

Cubs are usually taken away from their mothers at an early age so they are easier to handle. Their claws and canine teeth are removed so that they can’t harm visitors.

These animals don’t deserve such horrifying cruelty just so people can take selfies. Ringing Bros circus recently announced it would stop abusing elephants in response to pressure from around the world. If enough of us speak out against this awful abuse of lions and tigers, the entertainment industry in Spain may follow suit as well. Tell the Spanish government to ban the use of lions, tigers, and other big cats in circuses!

Thank you,

Cate H.
The Care2 Petitions Team

The WordPress Mystery

The WordPress Mystery
To follow or un-follow, that is the question
Whether it is an action, done by you
Or do we suffer the slings and arrows of technological glitches?
I have been following the latest thread on WordPress support, regarding the issue of ” lost ” followers. WordPress does not cap how many followers we have. They also say we can only follow so many blogs, and if we try to follow more, ” we are speed liking, or speed following ” and that, to WordPress is the same as spamming.

Bottom line: Those who speed follow multiple blogs in short periods of time are affecting spammer like behavior and the software has stopped them from their spammer-like game playing. Those who think those who follow thousands of blogs actually read the content in all those blogs would have to be light in the head. That said if all one does is publish re-blogs and post individual images of cats and/or other stuff that lacks substance are micro-bloggers who will be welcomed at Tumblr. I say that the game playing has been halted – Alleluia!

There is no cap on the number of followers who can follow any blog.
The software will prevent spammer-like behavior such as following many blogs in a short period of time from accomplishing their game playing goals.
I constantly check my stats to see not only who is following me, but who I am currently following. I re-follow some of the blogs that have been cut from my list, only to have it happen again immediately. WordPress says they are looking into these things, but points out, ” this isn’t a platform for self promotion, it is a platform for fun “.

Like Butchcountry67, Aopinionatedman and others, I read over one hundred blogs daily, and WordPress says that’s impossible and we must be daft or light headed to do so. I am not blogging so I can make money, I am doing this to create friendship and a social network to further my goals. Those goals are to be more socially connected to the world.

I read quickly, and have pretty good comprehension, meaning I read fast and remember what I read. If WordPress is talking about following thousands of blogs, so they can be re-blogged I can understand the concerns, but not for a hundred or so. I am almost at my limit as far as how much reading I can do, and still keep up with my community.

1. How are you subscribing? (via the Reader, or the admin bar, or a follow button) 2. Do you do the same thing every time? 3. How do you discover that you’ve been unsubscribed? 4. Do you have the site or WordPress.com in general open in multiple tabs? 5. What type of device do you read on? And what type of device are you following on?

I personally hit the ” like ” button, to show I was there, and if I want to comment, I do so. When it asks ” do you want to follow this blog? “, if I do I click that text, and click the follow on the admin bar. When I get the subscribe notification, I go to the ” blogs I follow ” place in the reader and verify the follow.

I rarely have more than two tabs open in WordPress at any given time. I also renew the pages I do have opened so the material is fresh, and not static. I only use my old laptop for all of my computer related activities. I know others are having these same troubles, so if this is a problem for you, contact WordPress at: Our support options are found here https://en.support.wordpress.com/help-support-options/
I wish everyone good luck figuring out what the mystery is.

15- 15 Whatever

15 things? yes today is just a day of relaxation, so take 15 minutes to enjoy 15’s. Or, come up with 15 excuses why you have 15 other things to do. I wish I was 15 again, and I would do 15 things very much differently.

What about you? Can you think of 15 things you would have done differently, knowing what you know now?

15 Unbelievable Fossil Discoveries

From fossils of distant human sub-species, to trees that survived the apocalypse which nearly wiped out life on Earth, we count 15 fascinating pieces of history carved into rocks and bones from the past.

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This Lady Is Cooking Food Naked On YouTube!

http://digg.com/video/this-lady-is-cooking-food-naked-on-youtube-because-doritos-told-her-to

This Lady Is Cooking Food Naked On YouTube, And Doritos Is Paying Her To Do It

Internet Food Lust

Chef Jenn is a 24-year-old Argentinian woman who’s racking up subscribers by cooking topless (with strategically-placed foods) on YouTube. Which would be weird in and of itself. It’s weirder that her channel appears to be sponsored by Doritos.

You’ve heard of “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” right? It has never rung truer than when you’re watching “A Fuego Maximo”—translation: “Maximum Fire” (You’ll understand why momentarily)—one Argentinian woman’s topless cooking channel on YouTube, which has already garnered over half a million views since its March 10th inception.

The Rise of YouTube Plagiarism Bots

This is almost Plagiarism, as I didn’t change any part of it.  I know at some point I will get in trouble over some of my posts.  I found what I was looking for.   Everything on my site is under a Creative Commons license that allows reuse with attribution.

bit.ly/1wE6w2N .

So I used part of this post to help inform you all.  Again, I wrote none of the post you’re about to read, and you must follow the link to finish it.

The Rise of YouTube Plagiarism Bots

By Jonathan Bailey on Mar 17, 2015 03:47 pm

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For almost as long as there’s been a YouTube, there’s been spam on it.

Traditionally this spam has taken the format of garbage accounts uploading misleading videos, often with fake thumbnails, for the purpose of promoting products, services or some cause.

But while that type of spam still certainly exists on YouTube, it’s now being joined by a new kind of spam, automated videos that plagiarize content from blogs, news sites and other text sources.

For the spammer, this is a very easy way to flood YouTube with a large number of low-quality topical videos. The result for content creators, especially those who produce text or image content, is that your hard work is being used to fuel spam videoblogs and those spammers will have an upper hand in search results because of the way Google shows preference to YouTube in its algorithm.

This raises two difficult questions: What can YouTube do to battle this problem? And what can creators do to protect their work?

Understanding YouTube’s Plagiarism Bots

I would like to thank Jonathan Bailey for allowing me to use some of his material for the preceding post.  You can find more information at his site plagiarismtoday.com/stopping-inter…

 

Cinderella (1899) Impossible Voyage, A Trip to the Moon & Titanic – 1912 Original Video Footage

How about some entertainment?  Are you ready to sit back and just not think for a little while?  I won’t be there for a while, so go ahead and take off your boots, grab something refreshing and just hang out and chill.  There’s a beer in the icebox, cookies in the cookie jar, and a cozy blanket to curl up with, right there on the sofa.

 

Did you know, when you get to the end of these videos, there are choices for more?  You can literally watch hours of video, and a lot of them are vintage.  There is a whole section on Edison Trains, old steam engines, and footage, including a train wreck with two trains at the Cal. Expo.  

 

So really take a hard look and you might find something you like.  There are even ADULT CARTOONS and Vintage ones too.

 

Cinderella (1899) – 1st Dissolve Transition – GEORGES MELIES – Cendrillon

 

George Melies- Impossible Voyage

A Trip to the Moon (HQ 720p Full) – Viaje a la Luna – Le Voyage dans la lune – Georges Méliès 1902

http://www.titanicfacts.net/

Titanic – 1912 Original Video Footage

At 11.40pm on the night of 14 April 1912, en route to New York and on her maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic struck the iceberg that would ultimately lead to her sinking less than 3 hours later. At around 2.20am on the morning of 15 April, RMS Titanic disappeared beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, a disaster that resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 lives, almost two-thirds of the people on board. In this centenary year, this website is dedicated to their memory.