EDIT: This is Seton Hill, which is based in Pennsylvania, not Seton Hall, which is based in New Jersey. Sorry about that.
» By no means should the above figures be taken as the final word on the devastating earthquakes that rocked the Iranian northwest, sadly. When following natural disasters like this, it’s important to remember that the full cost in human lives and suffering is rarely if ever able to be quantified so quickly.
» “Indiscriminant bombardment by tank and rocket fire”: Those were the words of the UN’s undersecretary general for political affairs, Lynn Pascoe. The killing in Syria has reached something of a fever pitch in past months, with the bombardment of Homs in particular leading to grim headlines, and truly ghastly footage. The UN currently estimates that over 100 people per day are being killed by Bashar al-Assad’s security forces. Said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on Assad as a war criminal: “I think that based on definitions of war criminal and crimes against humanity, there would be an argument to be made that he would fit into that category.”
It’s always been a fear of mine knowing (the preserve’s owner) had all those animals. I have kids.Neighbor Danielle White • Discussing the bizarre incident involving an Ohio wildlife preserve, where numerous animals — lions, tigers and bears, plus more — had to be taken down in shoot-to-kill fashion after the owner opened up the cages housing numerous animals … then reportedly committed suicide, allowing the animals to run free throughout the area and creating a number of challenges for authorities. The preserve had been the subject of many complaints over the past decade. White, for example, once saw a lion escape. Most of the animals have been put down, but nearby schools had to close as a result of the bizarre incident. source (via • follow)