A vicious predator which lacks treatment and also lacks a cure.
I always figured “treatment but no cure” was one of those things relegated to chronic or long-term conditions, but regardless…EBOLA!
FINALLY! GOOD EBOLA INFOGRAPHIC!
/geeks out ebola-style
By some counts of human history, the number of humans on Earth may have skidded so sharply that we were down to just 1,000 reproductive adults. And a supervolcano called Toba might have been to blame.
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I have had that lifelong fascination with natural disasters.
I guess I should put a trigger warning for discussion of suicide, but this is semi-important Eastern European world news.
BRUSSELS — Serbia’s ambassador to NATO suddenly jumped to his death off a parking garage platform at Brussels Airport while surrounded by his country’s delegation, a diplomat said Wednesday.
The Serbian government said in a statement that Branislav Milinkovic, 52, died on Monday night, during two days of meetings of NATO foreign ministers.
Milinkovic was at the airport to meet deputy foreign minister Zoran Vujic and other officials who were due to hold talks with NATO representatives, three diplomats who knew him said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details. After the delegation arrived, as they walked over to their cars in the diplomatic garage Milinkovic suddenly strolled to a barrier, climbed over it and jumped, one of the diplomats said.
That’s kind of fucking hardcore. Damn, dude…Seriously, did something happen at the NATO proceedings? Is there some kind of shit that should be worried about?
I can’t seem to shake the real implication of dying. It’s terrifying. The intimacy of it embarrasses me.
Interiors…Probably Woody’s most depressing film and the one that most channels Ingmar Bergman’s style.
So, today on my Facebook newsfeed, I got a couple “RIP Kev” statuses from people I went to high school with. I didn’t know if it was someone I actually knew from high school or just someone who now associated with that particular group. No one was posting details or the guy’s last name. I even tried searching the website of the local newspaper to see if there was a name in the obituaries that I recognized.
My sister (who goes to college halfway across the country) sent me a text wondering how I didn’t know what had happened.
Turned out that a classmate of mine, who I had always been on decent terms with (not exactly friends, but friendly when we ran into each other or had classes together) hung himself. His best friend, another classmate of mine and lives a couple blocks away from my family, was the one who found him. Neither of them deserved to have that happen…They were one of the very few people that went to my high school that I had no problems with.
I only go to school about an hour away from home…My younger sister, who doesn’t even LIVE in this part of the country, was the one who had to tell me what was going on.
I don’t really know how I feel about this yet…
Fire tornadoes are real and terrifying.
FUCKING AWESOME. That would be a badass way to die…Albeit absolutely horrifying.
He got too close to the bear. Dumb bastard.
Marina Abramovic and her lover/collaborator Ulay performing “Death Self”. This performance consisted of the two artists seated in front of each other, connected at the mouth. They took in each other’s breaths until all of their available oxygen had been used up. The performance lasted only 17 minutes, resulting in both artists collapsing unconscious to the floor, having filled their lungs with carbon dioxide. This personal piece explored the idea of an individual’s ability to absorb the life of another person, exchanging and destroying it.
To do massive amounts of cocaine so that I can deal with the world and people…Or just die. Either one.
Funny thing, I have never done cocaine in my life, but I still for some reason have had this desire to for years.
Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure nothing is ever going to come of this inclination.