Seriously though…it’s the strongest natural compound…can be turned in to almost anything…I don’t understand why our world leaders don’t legalize it for these reasons…it just doesn’t make sense to me…
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fourty meters up, and surrounded by angry bees pacified by the smoking wet leaves he carries, mongonjay, a member of the bayaka tribe of the jungles of the central african republic, hunts for honey suspended by fraying vine.
"when climbing big trees, you have to empty your heart of fear," he says. “if you have fear you will die. many of my friends have died doing this."
bayakan fathers like mongonjay are considered “the greatest dads in the world,” and not just because they risk life and limb to provide their families with honey. bayakan fathers cuddle and play with their kids five times as often as fathers from any other society, and spend almost half their time within arms reach of their kids.
when the mother is not present, bayaka fathers will soothe their hungry, crying babies by having them suckle on their nipples until she can return. most male mammals do not have nipples, and some evolutionary biologists believe that human males have retained theirs for this very reason. seriously. many anthropologists believe this nurturing fatherly behaviour was once the norm for humans.
the bayaka, however, now face extinction as forty years of excessive industrial logging has forced most to abandon the sustaining forest they’ve called home for thousands of years and replace it with a life of poverty and disease (particularity malaria and cholera) where they are viewed as “not truly human, a people without civilization” by most across equatorial africa.
they suffer “appalling socioeconomic conditions and a lack of civil and land rights,” states a recent study conducted by the rainforest foundation. according to the WWF, it would only take $2 million to secure enough rainforest for future generations of bayaka to retain their traditional lifestyle.
photos by timothy allen for the bbc documentary human planet. video of the climbing scene can be seen here. this is a short documentary and an article from smithsonian magazine chronicling their plight.
i think about this a lot
Finca Bellavista (FBV) is a sustainable treehouse community situated on 600 acres of land in the mountainous South Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. FBV is the brainchild of Mateo and Erica Hogan, a married couple from Colorado who fell in love with Costa Rica.
I’m packing my bags right now.
Is it possible that you literally have a third eye that connects you to spiritual dimensions? Perhaps this third eye can be found within the pineal gland. The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland in the exact geometric center of the brain and comes from the root word “pinea” which is Latin for…
Green Tree Python Baby - red coloring (Morelia viridis)
The adults have a vibrant green base color, sometimes with combinations of blue and yellow mixed in various proportions.
But the babies are either bright yellow or brick red.
Muslims In Libya Condemn Violence, Apologize To Americans
#of course the news won’t show this #no they’ll just keep stating over and over that the US is sending two warships to the area #because that is more important than showing Americans that not all Muslims are evil like they already believe#because that would be asking too much of the media