This video from the USA says about itself:
23 May 2018
After 15 Years Of Friendship, This Tiger And Bear Just Said A Final Farewell To Their Lion Brother
Social media users went crazy when they first heard the story of the bear, the lion and the tiger whose tortured pasts made them inseparable furr-ever friends. Yes, the trio lived together happily for over a decade, but now fate has stepped in to take one of the brothers away for good. Their parting is heartbreaking.
The touching story of the eclectic friends began back in 2001 when police carried out a drug raid on a house in Atlanta. The officers’ search took them to the basement of the house, where they found something that must have made their jaws hit the floor. There, three caged exotic animal cubs had been kept in terrible conditions.
The babies – a bear, a lion and a tiger – were underweight, underfed and infested with parasites both inside and out. And, in addition to their malnourishment and neglect, the animals had suffered horrible abuse in their cages, which were clearly not fit for animals of their size.
This video says about itself:
🇯🇴 Jordan sees largest anti-government protests in years | Al Jazeera English
3 June 2018
Anger is mounting in Jordan against tax increases, with another day of protests calling for the government to resign. The tax rises are required by the International Monetary Fund.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
‘We Jordanians continuously feel ignored‘
The planned increase in income tax and the umpteenth price increase were the straw that broke the camel’s back for thousands of Jordanians. They went out into the streets in the capital Amman and other cities until well into the night. For the third day in a row they demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Hani Mulki.
“This law devastates the standard of living of citizens“, says demonstrator Mohammad Himmo to news agency AP. He refers to the bill to increase the income tax for everyone with an annual income from 9660 euros on by 5 percent. For businesses, the tax increase can go up to 40 percent.
Earlier this year, the price of bread had already doubled. The female activist Sahar al-Arori summarizes the increasing dissatisfaction as follows: “The fact is that we constantly feel ignored, the will of the people does not reach the decision-makers.”
the International Monetary Fund (IMF) called for drastic tax reforms. According to the government of Prime Minister Mulki, the proposed tax law is the solution. To the anger of the trade unions and demonstrators.
“We have to take their protests very seriously”, says [journalist] Bergamin. “The protesters still chanted peaceful, peaceful, but if there are no measures now, it can lead to a complete chaos.”
From Associated Press today:
Western supporters of the kingdom view signs of social unrest with concern. Jordan is a key military ally.
Concerns rise after Jordanian police fire tear gas to disperse protesters: here.
This photo shows a large red damselfly eating a grasshopper in a garden in Santpoort in the Netherlands.
I think it is a female large red damselfly.
Thanks, Nelly, for sending this photo!
This 3 June 2018 video from Guatemala is called Claudia Gomez Funeral: Teenager Killed by U.S. Border Patrol.
Resisting Trump’s child snatching border policy, by John Wojcik and Earchiel Johnson.
This 1 June 2018 video shows the metamorphosis of a damselfly, from larva to adult.
This takes hours. During that time, the damselfly is vulnerable to predators.
Bert Kok in the Netherlands made this video.
This video from the USA says about itself:
Erik Prince and the Case for Active, Documented Collusion Against Iran
2 June 2018
Jeremy Scahill breaks down the Trump Tower meeting Blackwater founder Erik Prince [the brother of Trump’s Secretary of Miseducation, Betsy DeVos] set up with a representative of the Saudi and Emirati royals and an Israeli who runs propaganda and media manipulation operations.
There is one major common link that runs through the agenda of all the participants in this Trump Tower meeting, and it is one which has gotten very little attention. And that is their shared hatred of Iran and their desire for regime change.
We shouldn’t force everything into the box of Russia, Russia, Russia, especially when the evidence is so overwhelming that there are also motives relating to Iran that may explain part of the agenda that these nations and Erik Prince were pushing when they embarked on a campaign to secretly support Donald Trump’s election.
TRUMP POSTS INCENDIARY IRAN THREAT President Donald Trump has posted a tweet threatening Tehran and warning Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani against using “demented words of violence and death” toward the United States. The all-caps rant concluded: “BE CAUTIOUS.” [HuffPost]
Iran’s communists condemn Rouhani and Trump’s Twitter spat. The Tudeh Party of Iran says both ‘deceitful leaders’ would‘ lie to their people to stay in power and pursue their own narrow interests’: here.
Beloit College students protest speech by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, prompting cancellation: here.
This 1 June 2018 video is about a female Anoplius viaticus black-banded spider wasp and an ant fighting about a big paralyzed spider.
Jochem Drost made this video in Hoge Veluwe national park in the Netherlands.