Ted Cruz drops out of the Presidential race

America's Watchtower

 After a disastrous showing in Indiana earlier tonight, and coupled with multiple stinging defeats in recent weeks, Ted Cruz announced a few moments ago that he is suspending his campaign. This should clear the way for Donald Trump to secure the Republican nomination for President before the convention, John Kasich has no chance at stopping the billionaire businessman on his own and even with the help of the Republican establishment the chances of stopping Donald Trump are all but gone.

  I was probably not going to vote for Ted Cruz if he was the Republican nominee but this seals the deal, if my choices in November are between either two New York liberals or one New York liberal and one Vermont socialist then I have also officially dropped out of the Republican race.

  Gary Johnson 2016!

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

View original post

Heavily Logged Rain Forests can Recover

The Jaguar

A shot from inside the Manu Biosphere Reserve. 1 by Canopy to Cures. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 A shot from inside the Manu Biosphere Reserve. 1 by Canopy to Cures. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

An integral part of conserving jaguars is safeguarding their habitats. In some parts of their range, this includes tropical rain forests. But these forests are rapidly disappearing (Whitworth, Downie, von May, Villacampa, & MacLeod, 2016). But while this is cause for immediate action, it is not cause for despair. A recent study suggests that under the right conditions, even clear-cut tropical rain forests can recover (Whitworth et al., 2016; Greenspan, 2016).

Whitworth et al. (2016) carried out extensive surveys in Peru’s Manu Biosphere Reserve, which I have written about before. They found that regenerating (secondary) forest areas contained 87% of the known species in uncut (primary) patches. This included multiple species of conservation concern; such as the short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis), giant armadillo (

View original post 259 more words

The 89 Year Old Thief

What song do you believe is ideal for U.S. Election 2016?

What song do you believe is ideal for U.S. Election 2016?Hi everyone I’m reblogging this because I think it would be fun for everyone to come up with some ideas! Please send your comments over to Jim’s blog! He’s been sick and had a hard year and I think he would have fun reading your comments….thanks everyone ☺

Lantern Timeglass Journal

What song do you believe is ideal for U.S. Election 2016?

OK to suggest more than one!

Here’s one of my votes…

Mainly because of the lyrics, I’d apply to candidates (at this time 4/24/2016): “You gotta give the other fellow hell.”

View original post