Man had no clue 27 cats lived in his daughter's bedroom
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Where's "Hoarders" when you need it? A man in Kent County, Mich., got the shock of his life when he discovered 27 cats living (rent free!) in his adult daughter's bedroom. The unnamed man already knew several cats lived on his property, but he'd respected his daughter's right to privacy while she lived there and didn't stumble across the bedroom army of furry felines -- many of them kittens -- until she had moved out. The Humane Society of West Michigan's Nicole Cook says that, despite their circumstances, the 47 cats (did we mention there were 20 more in the garage and basement?) "look pretty healthy" and will be available for adoption soon.
I do not believe any comments are necessary here. Nope, not necessary at all...this story pretty much sums it up in a nice pretty package of insanity. Hmmmmm.
The altercation began when Sheen left the arena for a smoke break and the female security guard refused to allow him to re-enter the Staples Center, adhering to the building's strict no re-admittance policy. (Dammit, they are RACIST. Against smokers)
WARNING: Explicit language.
Charlie Sheen is not a man who likes to be told "no." Video footage of the incident shows Sheen verbally lashing out at the guard.
“What does common sense dictate?" (obviously telling the security guard to blow my balls...common sense) he repeatedly asked the guard, before unleashing his fury. "You know what? F**king blow my balls, alright? You f**king a**hole!” (only obvious solution. Common sense people)
Sheen continued his rant, calling the guard a "bitch" and again asked if she knew what "f**king common sense means" before telling her, "F**k you." (HA! Do YOU know what common sense means??? NO? Blow my balls. There's some common sense for ya)
Friends of the 46-year-old actor tried to restrain him, but he pulled away to explain himself to the surrounding paparazzi.
“It’s common sense and common courtesy, they’re, like, gone in society,” (LMAO. Common sense and common courtesy BOTH dictate: "blow my balls") Sheen complained to the cameraman. “That’s what I was trying to impress upon [the security guard] … Let a guy back in a door he just walked out of … It’s about common sense, that’s all.” (Yes. Duh. Now blow my balls)
Sheen never regained entry to the game, ending the night on the same sour note -- the same way it began.
According to Gossip Cop, Sheen also had an "expletive-laced interaction" with a fan on his way into the game. Sheen wasn't amused when the fan asked if the actor, who has a history of heavy drug use, had ever "done bath salts."
"Would you ask me that at a f**king dinner party, you moron? ... Go f**k yourself!" Sheen replied. (LOL LOL only OBVIOUS answer to questions regarding bath salts. DO NOT ASK CHARLIE ABOUT BATH SALTS. TOUCHY SUBJECT)
Lets make a mental note of what not to ask Charlie Sheen at a dinner party. (NOT BATH SALTS, Christ.)
Your daily dose of patriotism comin' at ya. Catch it. and fly your flag. And march around town....Cause this is how we do it. John Phillip Sousa style. Fourth of July is RIGHT around the corner people. Get in the mood. For flags.
Earth is rapidly headed toward a catastrophic breakdown if humans don't get their act together, (or any act at all) according to an international group of scientists.
Writing Wednesday (June 6) in the journal Nature, the researchers warn that the world is headed toward a tipping pointmarked by extinctions and unpredictable changes on a scale not seen since the glaciers retreated 12,000 years ago. (That's a bummer, man)
"There is a very high possibility that by the end of the century, the Earth is going to be a very different place," study researcher Anthony Barnosky told LiveScience. Barnosky, a professor of integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley, joined a group of 17 other scientists to warn that this new planet might not be a pleasant place to live. (is it really all that pleasant now? Think: Manhattan in August)
"You can envision these state changes as a fast period of adjustment where we get pushed through the eye of the needle," Barnosky said. "As we're going through the eye of the needle, that's when we see political strife, economic strife, war and famine." [Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth] (hmmm...check, check, check, check...already there?)
The danger of tipping
Barnosky and his colleagues reviewed research on climate change, ecology andEarth's tipping points that break the camel's back, so to speak. At certain thresholds, putting more pressure on the environment leads to a point of no return, Barnosky said. Suddenly, the planet responds in unpredictable ways, triggering major global transitions.
The most recent example of one of these transitions is the end of the last glacial period. Within not much more than 3,000 years, the Earth went from being 30 percent covered in ice to itspresent, nearly ice-free condition. Most extinctions and ecological changes (goodbye, woolly mammoths) occurred in just 1,600 years. Earth's biodiversity still has not recovered to what it was.
Today, Barnosky said, humans are causing changes even faster than the natural ones that pushed back the glaciers — and the changes are bigger. (Yep, we're the assholes, here) Driven by a 35 percent increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide since the start of the Industrial Revolution (revolting?), global temperatures are rising faster than they did back then, Barnosky said. Likewise, humans have completely transformed 43 percent of Earth's land surface for cities and agriculture, compared with the 30 percent land surface transition that occurred at the end of the last glacial period. Meanwhile, the human population has exploded, putting ever more pressure on existing resources. [7 Billion Population Milestones] (let's see how far we can push this thing, shall we?)
"Every change we look at that we have accomplished in the past couple of centuries is actually more than what preceded one of these major state changes in the past," Barnosky said.
Backing away from the ledge
The results are difficult to predict, because tipping points, by their definition, take the planet into uncharted territory (duh). Based on past transitions, Barnosky and his colleagues predict a major loss of species (during the end of the last glacial period, half of the large-bodied mammal species in the world disappeared), as well as changes in the makeup of species in various communities on the local level. Meanwhile, humans may well be knotting our own noose as we burn through Earth's resources. (can't squeeze blood from a stone...whelp, smoke em if you got em)
"These ecological systems actually give us our life support, our crops, our fisheries, clean water," Barnosky said. As resources shift from one nation to another, political instability can easily follow. (as we've SEEN first-hand)
Pulling back from the ledge will require international cooperation, Barnosky said (a TALL order). Under business-as-usual conditions, humankind will be using 50 percent of the land surface on the planet by 2025. It seems unavoidable that the human population will reach 9 billion by 2050 (another reason not to breed), so we'll have to become more efficient to sustain ourselves, he said. That means more efficient energy use and energy production, a greater focus on renewable resources, and a need to save species and habitat today for future generations (all GOOD ideas in theory. Too bad in practice it's been all about the benjamins...).
"My bottom line is that I want the world in 50 to 100 years to be at least as good as it is now for my children and their children, and I think most people would say the same," Barnosky said. "We're at a crossroads where if we choose to do nothing we really do face these tipping points and a less-good future for our immediate descendents." (hmmm, think our gov't or anyone else's for that matter will take this "new" information to heart? I'm not holding my breath...but hope springs eternal. Meantime, anyone up for a joyride in your super-sized hummer H2??)