Alone with the Trees by Timothy Poulton


Here are some wonderful facts about Sea World’s orcas!
The average lifespan of wild orcas ranges from 30-50 years, although some females can easily make it past 80 (a wild orca named J2 or ‘Granny’ is 103 this year!). The lifespan of a Sea World orca is around 25 years, the median age being 9. But at least they put on a good show!
Don’t worry, collapsed dorsal fins are a common condition, although in the wild only sick or injured orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. All of Sea World’s males and some females have it, it makes them look unique! 
The size of Sea World’s tanks compared to an orca is about the same as a human to a bathtub. Lot’s of room to stretch and move!
Wild orcas swim 100+ miles a day, they would have to swim around their tank 1,400+ times a day to achieve that. But that seems like a lot of work, and you may see the animals hanging out near the surface of the water or on the bottoms of their tanks for hours. That’s a lot more relaxing than swimming all those miles!
Sea World gives their orcas a Valium-like drug to stop the whales from acting aggressively towards each other and to numb their minds from their vastly uninteresting concrete tanks. Buying a ticket to Sea World is an excellent way to help them pay for these drugs that they pump their animals full with!
Many captive orcas show abnormal behaviors like head bobbing, chewing on concrete, and self mutilation by banging their heads into the side of the tank. Obviously just temper-tantrums! Silly things.
In the wild, there has been only one orca attack. Bad orca! While in captivity, there have been over 100 attacks and 4 deaths. These animals just need more training, it couldn’t possibly be related to their confinement! 
Food is used as reinforcement for tricks. Do a trick, get your dinner. Don’t want to do a trick? I guess you don’t eat tonight you stubborn thing! 
See? Sea World isn’t as bad as people make it out to be! Oh, one more fact: for every $1,000,000 Sea World makes, about $600 goes into conservation efforts (about $0.5 a ticket). I’m so glad they care about conservation of the ocean! Amazing work!
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If you haven’t realized it yet, this post is 100% sarcastic. It should be obvious, but not everyone understands sarcasm…

Please don’t let this die


thoughts about Black Box?


el oh el!
"I would like to watch you sleeping,
which may not happen.
I would like to watch you,
sleeping. I would like to sleep
with you, to enter
your sleep as its smooth dark wave
slides over my head."
Why The Holocaust Is Taught So Heavily In American Schools
Why The Holocaust Is Taught So Heavily In American Schools







The reason American education talks about the Holocaust so much is because it makes them seem like big heroes during WWII. The Nazis were evil on such a historic scale that virtually ANYONE would look like true blue heroes just by…

Posts like this are fine and dandy and I completely agree with all of the above but it’s when the FIVE MILLION OTHER PEOPLE get disregarded and it becomes only about the six million Jews I have issues. How bout just 11 million people were brutally slaughtered and never again all the same

I’m so fucking sick of this attitude on tumblr. Jews were specifically targeted. They didn’t just happen to be the majority of the 11 million people slaughtered. They were specifically targeted, en masse, and murdered in the millions. Trying to gloss over that point to seem more “inclusive” is actually erasing the worst anti-semitic injustice in human history

I didn’t deny the other victims of the Holocaust in my original post. I used the 11 million number. You, however, are trying to minimize the anti-semitism that murdered six million members of my people including the entire families of my grandparents. You are not correcting the historical record, you are trying to blur the lines around the systemic and deliberate murder of millions of Jews. 

People are actually trying to erase the anti-semitic nature of the Holocaust. I guess it makes it easier to hate Jews if we weren’t specific targets. Except we were. 

The Nazis win 70 years later as Holocaust survivor descendants are pitted against each other. This is so sad.


justin bieber looks like the kinda guy that would take some of your fries without asking


I cant believe this
"There are days when I can hardly make it out of bed. I find it an effort to speak. I feel I am without worth, that nothing I can do is of any value, least of all to myself."
Margaret Atwood, from Cat’s Eye (via violentwavesofemotion)
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