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as common sense is a gift to each soul,
as common environment is the inseparable planet,
as common desire is to live in a better world.


Infidelity Ashley Madison, almost hits IPO fortune. Cheating, cheap? Price: privacy. Dented Pride. Trust betrayed, twice. Hurts.

Two Canadian law firms filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run extramarital-affairs website Ashley Madison over a recent hack that exposed the personal information of about 39 million users

the most unfaithful states in the US

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28 Aug 2015 - money.cnn.com - Ashley Madison promotes itself as the go-to website for infidelity (Avid Life Media owns the Ashley Madison website. Noel Biderman @noelbiderman 'THE KING OF INFIDELITY' President at Avid Life Media Inc. Founder and Chief Executive Officer at The Ashley Madison Agency)
- Information containing Biderman's emails is released on August 20, but the file becomes corrupted so it can't be fully accessed by the public.
- Two Canadian law firms say on August 20 that they have filed a $760 million suit against Avid Life Media. The lead plaintiff is described as a "disabled widower" who briefly joined the site after the death of his wife but never met anybody in person. 7. - Information containing Biderman's emails is released on August 20, but the file becomes corrupted so it can't be fully accessed by the public.
- Two Canadian law firms say on August 20 that they have filed a $760 million suit against Avid Life Media. The lead plaintiff is described as a "disabled widower" who briefly joined the site after the death of his wife but never met anybody in person.
- The stolen database of people who used Ashley Madison makes its way to the Web on August 19, making it easily searchable on several websites.  read more »

What's "up"? Sea level (giant ice melting); July hottest month; Chief calling arms to battle rising crime; Guardian Angels back

join NASA for an in-depth look at what's going on with sea level rise around the world

July 2015 was Earth’s hottest month in at least 135 years

coastal instruments have recorded sea level change at some locations for more than 200 years

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says legal gun ownership in his city can help stop crime

Guardian Angels: volunteers go on patrol nearly every day, watch out for trouble, break up fights and deter crime

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Antarctica's floating ice shelves are thinning at an accelerating rate. Many of Antarctica's ice shelves are huge. The one protruding into the Ross Sea is the size of France. They form where glacier ice running off the continent protrudes across water. At a certain point, the ice lifts off the seabed and floats. Eventually, as these shelves continue to push outwards, their fronts will calve, forming icebergs.  read more »

kind cows rescue baby seal; smart hitchhike: easy egret on gator, frog rodeo, cranky parrot, bossy mantis, borrow eagle's wing


rodeo frog: yeee-haw!


The original piggy back ride: "a seagull hitches a ride on a pig while it swims in the crystal blue sea off the coast of Bahamas. The secluded island of Big Major Cay is home to around 20 porky piggies and the island is affectionately referred to by locals as Pig Beach."


What do you mean you can’t go any faster?!
"A praying mantis hitches a ride on the back of a snail to avoid getting its feet wet on soggy moss in the rainforest. The snail, undisturbed by the apparent intruder, remained relaxed and stationary as the mantis stood on its shell.But travelling by snail isn't the fastest mode of transport and, after a little while, the mantis peers over and notices the snail has not moved."


fearless egret riding on alligator


Thanks for the lift!

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Good deed ripples far: barbers give free haircut to homeless in Dublin, Melbourne, Philippines, Costa Rica, Jamaica, NYC, LA, TX

Mark Bustos works at a salon in Chelsea during the week. On Sundays, he gives homeless men haircuts

for more than 20 years, Anthony Cymerys, 82, known as Joe the Barber, cut hair alfresco in Hartford for the fee of a hug

Rudy Ibanez, 21, offers to give free haircuts to the homeless on Sundays in order to ‘do some good’

barber and recovering drug addict who is bringing dignity and hope to the homeless with the simple act of a free haircut

barber who cut the hair and trimmed the beard of a homeless man on a Dublin street was surprised by the reaction to his good deed

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For Bustos, now 30, it all started in 2012, where he gave free haircuts to needy children at a local barbershop. "It made such a strong positive impact on me that I decided to bring it back home to NYC," said Bustos. Calling him "angel", Ray said, "When someone comes along and gives you something you never get… it makes me wanna cry."  read more »

Majestic Cecil, one of oldest, most famous lion kings, lured to tragic death - hunter paid $50,000, plans to kill elephant next

Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe

injury inflicted by hunter took 40 hours to kill the magnificent lion king

Cecil playing with his cub & loving his queen


*update* 08 August 2015
One of the 3500 remaining male lions, Cecil ("had some years to go"), is shot dead as 90% lion population has been wiped out. The following hunting figures may well distinguish and re-define "eliminating" from "hunting" -
Africa's Lion Population Has Declined 90% in the Last 75 Years;
Cheetahs Have Disappeared From More Than 75% of Their Range;
There Are More Tigers in Captivity Than There Are in the Wild
Every Cecil matters. A lot!
Only 3,500 of male lions roaming Africa.

on the ban-hunting-trophies list: @AirFrance @KLM @Iberia @IAG @Qantas @lufthansa @flysaa @AmericanAir @Delta @AirCanada @united @British_Airways @VirginAtlantic

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Tech takes over driver's wheel, remote controls engine, steering... Recall: wireless connection to turn off a Jeep as it drives

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, at North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, 2013

A driver uses his mobile phone while in a driverless car, which uses Bosch technology

*update 11 Aug 2015*
money.cnn - It's a relatively simple hack. And while researchers only tested one type of device, it raises serious questions about how dangerous it is to use them at all - Cars can be hacked by their tiny, plug-in insurance discount trackers The latest way to remotely hack a car? By tapping into one of those plug-in tracking devices from insurance companies. In some cases, hackers can send a text message -- and disable a car's brakes, according to research presented by computer security experts on Monday. It's a relatively simple hack. And while researchers only tested one type of device, it raises serious questions about how dangerous it is to use them at all.  read more »

Kenya. Exceptionally large cheetah jumps into Jeep, just inches away fr Irishman's face, he's shocked but so cool (would you?)!

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"I've been living in Kenya all my life and I've never seen anything like this" - Surprise! Cheeky cheetah leaps into safari jeep, and crept toward Mickey McCaldin, inched less than a foot away from the face of the Irish man... This could have ended badly.

During a safari tour through the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya, an exceptionally large cheetah jumped up onto the backseat of the tourists' Jeep and crept toward an Irish man, Caters News reports.

The cheetah inched less than a foot away from the face of Mickey McCaldin, who miraculously did not have a nervous breakdown.

"I've been living in Kenya all my life and I've never seen anything like this," said David Horsey, a family friend of McCaldin's who lives in Mombasa and was on the safari. "The cheetah just wasn't scared of getting up close and personal." Horsey, who captured the pictures of the incident in June, had been tracking the family of cheetahs, noting that they hadn't had a kill lately and "had been looking for a gazelle for a few days with no luck."

Turns out, the mother cheetah who hopped up first, named Malaika, wasn't looking for a kill – she was just snooping around.

the closest encounter - an exceptionally large cheetah jumped up onto the backseat of the tourists' Jeep and Irish tourist Mickey McCaldin Irish tourist Mickey McCaldin  read more »

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