The Plan to Make California Wet By Spreading Beavers Up and Down the State

Ending the drought in the West will require rain—not too much rain—and smarter ways to collect and store that water. But something else that can keep things moist? Believe it or not: Beavers.

Source: The Plan to Make California Wet By Spreading Beavers Up and Down the State

Sturgill Simpson, a Genuine Alternative to Alt Country – The New York Times

On his new album, “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” Mr. Simpson bends his voice around countrypolitan, rockabilly, blues, soul and Southern rock.

Source: Sturgill Simpson, a Genuine Alternative to Alt Country – The New York Times

Addiction is a Response to Childhood Suffering: In Depth with Gabor Maté | The Fix

The Fix Q&A with Dr. Gabor Maté on addiction, the holocaust, the “disease-prone personality” and the pathology of positive thinking.

Source: Addiction is a Response to Childhood Suffering: In Depth with Gabor Maté | The Fix

World’s Sexiest North American Leaders Break Entire Internet, With Sexiness | Wonkette

Source: World’s Sexiest North American Leaders Break Entire Internet, With Sexiness | Wonkette

Clash of Republican Con Artists – The New York Times

Donald Trump isn’t the only fraud running for the Republican nomination.

Source: Clash of Republican Con Artists – The New York Times

Dear GOP: We Can’t Save You If You Won’t Save Yourself – Whatever

Source: Dear GOP: We Can’t Save You If You Won’t Save Yourself – Whatever

HENRY KISS-MY-ASS-INGER

heard part of the debates tonight via radio. I think Hilary knocked the final statement out of the park. She knows how to capitalize on the “mise en scene” as Obama did, and I am not all that up on political history, but somebody must have started this technique somewhere. Bring in the present-tense anecdote. Well, she brought in a lot whoppers such as “LGBT Community” several times in fact. Bernie didn’t pander to any group in his final speech. He just told us what he was about. I don’t mind Hilary, not really, and I like the *idea* of a woman for Pres, but the fact in, Bernie Sanders knocked it out of the park with his (and pardon the sexist terminology here)– BALLS. He freakin’ completely outright lambasted THE OLD HENRY. Yup. A fellow Jew at that. Fuckin’ A Bernie. I could not believe my ears when I heard you put the ISSUE WITH HENRY KISS-MY-ASS to REST. Hilary came back with a fast-ball about CHINA (my ass)… and then Bernie just PUT IT RIGHT BACK ATCHA with CHINA-SCHMINA. What are we gonna do about RUSSIA??

Heroes

Probably always has been one of my all-time favorite Bowie songs, this acoustic performance just destroyed me. After I don’t know how many times I have heard this song, this one performance really illuminated the meaning of this song, at least to me.. It is about childhood. It is not a “love song” directed to an adult paramour, it is a song about childhood and loss. It is about the intense love we develop for our best friends, in our youth. We never think it’s going to end, and yet we know that it might. We promise to always stay together, all the while knowing it’s an impossible prospect. But, in our hearts, we do. Those deep connections might fade, but they are always there and ever-present in our memories. I love that he is performing this song to a crowd with disabled children. The images of these children, in all their fragility, with their clearly devoted parents, is just heartbreaking. Bowie was indeed a special being, and I am grateful to have known, and to rediscover, his gift.

Now Roosh V and his band of sad men in dark rooms know how it feels to be bombarded with bile | Opinion | The Guardian

To see ‘neomasculine’ pick-up artist Daryush ‘Roosh V’ Valizadeh and his acolytes pilloried has been a strange experience for the women his site has attacked – including me

Source: Now Roosh V and his band of sad men in dark rooms know how it feels to be bombarded with bile | Opinion | The Guardian

Lost sloth clings to crash barrier pole while awaiting help – 9news.com.au

How could anyone not help this thing?? I feel so much like this lately, I can’t even say..

An intervention has been staged to help rescue a sloth found clinging to a crash barrier in the middle of an Ecuadorian road.

Source: Lost sloth clings to crash barrier pole while awaiting help – 9news.com.au