I will sometimes go through my list of followers because I do care about each one, and recently I found one of my followers is feeling depressed, I sent him a message to see if he was okay and we’ve been messaging back and forth and he’s given me permission to share his story.
He is a United States Marine Corps infantry rifleman, but recently the stress of the job has become so overwhelming he’s now begun to plan out his own death. He’s called the suicide hotline a few times but he says it’s not been a great improvement. we’ve talked, and how in depth he’s gotten with his planning has definitely gotten me worried. He doesn’t want me to share his tumblr name because he doesn’t want to get any negative attention, so I told him I would make a post for him and sorta filter out the messages, but right now I’m trying to make him feel less alone. Just send me a message saying you’d be willing to talk to him about what’s going on or just have a friendly chat and I’ll forward the responses to him and if he’s up to talk to anyone I’ll message you.
He’s an atheist an isn’t able to find an outlet in such a religious branch of the service, so tumblr is his attempt at finding help.
And please, if you’re struggling right now message me (anonymously if you want) about what’s going on, just as I said before I care about each one of you.
A Vancouver charity, RainCity Housing, is converting city benches into pop-up shelters for homeless people. And by giving homeless people in this rainy city some dry coverage and a place to rest, RainCity is putting London’s anti-homeless spikes to shame.
This genius video perfectly explains the history of the “Holy Land”
I’m not sure which end of that scale is worse but I’m gonna have to say Abraham, my dad’s a nut job, but I am my dad so I’m crazy too and I’m the Holy Ghost so… It’s not an ideal relationship…
Sorry kids, but one just isn’t enough for your mom.
via Atheism Unleashed
Here’s an endearing new story for the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. It’s a couple years old, but no less touching for being a bit dated. Meet Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Bluetick Coonhound, an improbable pair who’ve been inseparable ever since they met at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It’s the same endangered wildlife reserve that’s home to another Bubbles and Bella, another awesome and unlikely pair of pals.
Suryia and Roscoe first met in 2008 soon after Roscoe first appeared at the reserve and starting following TIGERS staff members as they walked home from work.
He was immediately spotted by the orangutan, who ambled over to make friends. Dr Bhagavan Antle, the reserve’s founder, said: ‘Roscoe looked really thin and a little lost so we fed him and took care of him. He followed us through the gate and ran over and found Suryia. As soon as he saw Roscoe, Suryia ran over to him and they started playing.
'Dogs are usually scared of primates, but they took to each other straight away. We made a few calls to see if he belonged to anyone and when no one came forward, Roscoe ended up staying.'
In 2011 Dr. Antle published a book of photographs which, entitled Suryia and Roscoe: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship, shows the ape and pup enjoying each other’s company at the wildlife reserve.
Visit Dailymail.co.ukfor even more photos of this charming primate/canine duo.
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