This is so damn AWESOME!
Walking into artist Sergey Bobkov’s studio must be like walking into a jungle! The Russian sculptor creates all kinds of life-like creatures out of Siberian cedar wood chips and a very skillful hand. He says, “It’s not too interesting to do what others can. To create something out of nothing in a completely new way is far more inspiring.”
To start, Bobkov first chips off strips of the Cedar, each piece averaging about 2-3 inches long, and soaks the wood in water. He then hand carves the pieces to fit the texture and shape of each of his animal friends. In order to build accurate depictions of an animal, Bobkov will spend time studying the anatomy, habits, and movements of each creature before beginning a new project. The results of his hard work are these spectacular and quite realistic creations.
Bobkov spends 10-12 hours a day working on a sculpture, and each piece can take months to complete. In total, the artist has made 15 life-sized wooden sculptures featuring Siberian wildlife, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!
Go and see more HERE.
This is I think funny that this man lived life his way!
YORK, Pa. – Mourners at a Pennsylvania fast-food fan’s funeral wanted him to have it his way, so they arranged for his hearse – and the rest of the procession – to make one last drive-thru visit before reaching the cemetery.
David Kime Jr. “lived by his own rules,” daughter Linda Phiel said. He considered the lettuce on a burger his version of healthy eating, she said.
To give him a whopper of a send-off Saturday, the funeral procession stopped at a Burger King where each mourner got a sandwich for the road.
Kime got one last burger too, the York Daily Record reported. It was placed atop his flag-draped coffin at the cemetery.
Phiel said the display wasn’t a joke, rather a happy way of honoring her father and the things that brought him joy.
“He lived a wonderful life and on his own terms,” she said.
Kime, 88, a World War II veteran, died Jan. 20.
Restaurant manager Margaret Hess said she knew his face and his order. She and her crew made 40 burgers for the funeral procession.
“It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end – the very end,” she said.
The United States Department of Homeland Security has stated a rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO (compatible with .223) with a magazine capacity of 30 rounds is “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters…”
The scope of this contract is to provide a total of up to 7,000 5.56x45mm North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) personal defense weapons (PDW) throughout the life of this contract to numerous Department of Homeland Security components. …
DHS and its components have a requirement for a 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.
Use meth? This is what happens….
Nothing could make jihadists happier than multiple dawah deception campaigns by Muslims – striving in the way of Allah – to deceive non-Muslims, all in defense of Islam. via Campus Student Group Promotes Jihad As a Moral Struggle. h/t collegeinsurrection.com
The Islamic Alliance for Justice campus club at Cornell University has launched an “awareness campaign” to alter and redefine the controversial word “jihad,” likening the term typically associated with terrorist acts to instead mean moral struggle.
“Jihad is a human experience of internal struggle,” argues the student organization’s website highlighting the campaign. “It holds a very sacred meaning in Islam, often associated with bettering oneself, achieving patience or finding balance.”
In contrast, the U.S. Department of Justice uses a more accurate notion of the term when referring to Muslim extremists and their terrorist acts, conducted under the guise of “jihad” or Holy War.
Actually, in contrast to the Koran, hadith, sunnah. (see links below)
Yet students at Cornell chide the “Western media” for using the word jihad “in the context of terror, portraying the word in a politicized and terrifying manner.” The Islamic Alliance for Justice describes its campaign as a struggle against “Islamophobia” and the alleged misappropriation of the word “jihad.”
The campaign recently culminated in “Cornell’s 161 Faces of Jihad,” a Tumblr photomontage that shows students posing with a small whiteboard on which they have written their own interpretation of jihad.
In one picture, a young woman sits on a concrete step, and smiles as she displays a whiteboard on which she has written: “My jihad is to stop trying to change the cards I was dealt, and rather the way I play my hand.”
Easy mark: Hooray for jihad
In another photo, a young man smiles as he holds up his definition of the word: “To keep things light and happy, like whipped cream!”
Other student definitions include: “finding my voice in politics,” “being a role model to my little brother,” and “reconciling who I am with who I want to be.”
Another student offers up his definition as: “My jihad is against social injustice and apartheid. Free Palestine!”
The group notes on its Tumblr website that it was inspired to undertake the campaign in part because of recent subway ads that state: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
The mission statement of Islamic Alliance for Justice, officially described as a secular student organization, is to “raise awareness and coordinate effective response to local, national, and global issues of social, economic and political justice.”
There is nothing secular about an Islamic group, unless you use John “Kill List” Brennan’s Muslim Brotherhood interpretation of secular (video). But even Brennan recognizes jihad is a holy struggle” and Defends Jihad as ‘Legitimate Tenet of Islam’.
“The Alliance engages in informational outreach activities as well as advocacy and discourse,” its official campus description states. “This club intends to both provide a way for students interested in the Muslim world to become active in the political realm, and to raise awareness of issues of injustice across campus and around the globe.”
Aka dawah and what Westerner’s refer to as Islamists – or Muslims who use the political system to achieve sharia.
But through social media, the group primarily focuses on denouncing the western conception of human rights, American intervention in the Middle East, media bias, and above all, the academic freedom to criticize religious beliefs.
In other words, the group primarily focuses on sharia.
Meanwhile, many students and professors have lauded its jihad campaign. It has also received the support of several on and off-campus groups advocating Palestine’s independence Israel. Underscoring that, in November, the Cornell group Students for Justice in Palestine organized the “Solidarity from Ithaca to Gaza” rally.
161 faces of jihad at Cornell go to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Aceh, Somalia, Mali, etc. and tell Muslims that the Koran and sunnah have the meaning of jihad all wrong.
From Creeping Sharia.
Just like any liberal…
Sometimes, the adolescent elephant will throw itself upon the ground as a sign of extreme emotional distress, commonly known as a “tantrum.”