A wolf cub yawns as it takes its first steps outside its den in Vienna Zoo. The cubs were born on April 27, in a natural den which was dug by the parent wolf in the semi-natural Arctic wolf enclosure in the zoo.
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It’s a monumental overask to expect women to be gentle with the egos of men who only feigned friendship in order to get laid.
Libertarians are the perpetual teenagers of political discourse, insisting that their philosophical purity trump all empirical evidence. It’s why their natural habitat is the Republican Party where believers of all stripes find a common nest. Why? Because believers are, shall we say, credulous. You might think Ayn Rand is a better God than Jesus, of course, but once they’re married and produce children, you won’t be able to tell the difference. Libertarians fight back against the charge that they’re anti-intellectual dimwits by throwing around lofty names - to their ears - like Hayek and von Mises. But even this idolatry is an inch deep and a mile wide. It’s little more than the faux-marble veneer of concentrated wealth, the belief that the rich not only know better but are in their pampered lives, really better than you and me.
Spherocobaltite and Dolomite
Musonoi Mine, Congo