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Meena Wong says Vancouver needs absentee homeowners fee

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Otmane El Rhazi
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Meena Wong

A Vancouver mayoral candidate is proposing to charge a fee to absentee property owners who don’t live in residences or rent them out, in order to fight the city’s housing shortage.

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As promised, here is my illustration concepts homework/detail shots!

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Scamp “helping” with the leaf blower.

Happy Autumn! In honor of all the leaves about to fall, here’s a corgi and a leaf blower.

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It’s Banned Books Week! Celebrate your freedom to read by picking up a banned or challenged book this week. Why do YOU read banned books?

Because classic literature is classic literature!

classicpenguin:

penguinteen:

It’s Banned Books Week! Celebrate your freedom to read by picking up a banned or challenged book this week. Why do YOU read banned books?

Because classic literature is classic literature!

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One day the dreary old King of Death
Inclined for some sport with the carnal;
So he took his shaft, well used for that craft,
And quietly stole from his charnel.
Illustration by Edward Hull for Thomas Hood’s poem, Death’s Ramble, 1827. Source: NLM Images from the History of Medicine

apothecaryads:

One day the dreary old King of Death

Inclined for some sport with the carnal;

So he took his shaft, well used for that craft,

And quietly stole from his charnel.

Illustration by Edward Hull for Thomas Hood’s poem, Death’s Ramble, 1827. Source: NLM Images from the History of Medicine

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BACK TO SCHOOL BUB

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BACK TO SCHOOL BUB

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Chihuahuas dance of seduction

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Chihuahuas dance of seduction

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sketchyeh:

Alright, I don’t usually ever make posts about stuff that goes on in Calgary, but both my mother and I are outraged by this. 

This happened this morning in Calgary, Alberta. A cougar (reportedly there were two - my step father who was at the building at the time of the sighting said that he was told there were definitely two) was found wandering in a building across the street from a hospital. The building was still being worked on by a construction crew, no people inhabited it. 

Once the cougar(s) were reported, the hospital itself was shut down and Fish & Wildlife officers were called. 

After following it to a back field (where it was at the time of the shooting) it was soon shot, tried to flee, and shot again. 

Officers claim two different stories. One says that they tried to tranquilize it and it didn’t work, so they shot it (even though they didn’t wait nearly long enough for the tranq to even kick in) and another says that they were planning to but decided not to as the animal was “filled with adrenaline” and “appeared to be too agitated” when really, as caught on VIDEO, the animal was laying in the grass. 

This part of Calgary is on the very edge of the city. Basically, right next to areas where the cougar could have easily wandered into. It was not in the middle of the city - it was also so early in the morning that there were hardly any people around for it to endanger, except inside the hospital, which was put on lock down. 

A woman who witnessed it claims the same. It was just snoozing in the grass,” she said. “When they shot it, I thought they tranquilized, but I guess they didn’t … Seeing an animal shot like that is heartbreaking.”


My step father was working there at the time, and he not only heard the shots himself but he listened a second time on the news video. He knows guns. He hunts all the time, he owns more than a handful and he definitely knows the difference between the sound of a rifle and the sound of a tranquilizer gun, and he says that there is no way the first or any of the shots fired were tranquilizers. They were aimed to kill, not knock out. 

Basically, the officers here (four of them) cornered the cougar, shot it despite the fact that it easily could have been tranquilized and even though it tried to escape, and then tried to claim as well that there was something wrong with the cat and that they were justified.

I call absolute bullshit. 
They are trigger-happy pieces of shit, and I hope they get what they deserve. 

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Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door

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wordbookstores:

Ladies and gentlemen, President William Howard Taft is stuck in the bath.

wordbookstores:

Ladies and gentlemen, President William Howard Taft is stuck in the bath.

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myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com