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Video of 'chubby' tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think

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A video of "chubby" Siberian tigers taking down a drone, complete with a silly soundtrack — like so much viral content — is more than what it seems.  While the video's been shared far and wide, but the origins of the footage have been a cause for concern for a while now.  SEE ALSO: Watch a bunch of chubby tigers take down a drone and try to eat it As science journalist John R. Platt tweeted, the footage is "obviously a tiger farm."  Reminder: China has an estimated *7* wild tigers left. Many this video = obviously a tiger farm. They'll be turned into bone & wine https://t.co/7hxmkSDei2 — John R Platt (@johnrplatt) February 23, 2017 While the name of the park isn't mentioned in the description of the videos (as to avoid searching of the park's record according to Platt,) the location is.  Heilongjiang Province in China is the home of Harbin Siberian Tiger Park. It's one of the two biggest tiger-breeding facilities in the country, according to a 2013 report on the country's clandestine tiger trade by the Environmental Investigation Agency. The park is advertised as a tourist attraction, where visitors can offer meat and even live animals, to the tigers. As per a report by McClatchy, the number of visitors doesn't cover the cost of feeding or breeding hundreds of tigers each year. The real money comes from the sale of tiger pelts, tiger bone wine, and other products that have been banned in China. McClatchy visited Harbin Siberian Tiger Park, and reported bottles of tiger bone wine on display — albeit not advertised as tiger bone wine, but some had images of tigers on the packaging. Some of these "bone strengthening wines" advertise the use of tiger bone in its manufacture to distinguish itself from other wines in its category, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency's report. The same park was under scrutiny after conservation groups were outraged at images of obese tigers, thought to be seriously ill. Last word on tiger-drone video: Chinese media often share cute tiger videos. They're all propaganda to hide the reality of tiger farms. — John R Platt (@johnrplatt) February 24, 2017 Since 1993, there has been a ban on the trade of tiger bones, but the state has encouraged the growth of tiger farms. In 2007, India and the UK called on China to ban tiger farms due to concerns over the impact it had on the wild population.  [h/t Motherboard] BONUS: This organization is providing kids with 3D-printed prosthetics — free of charge

Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank's Hebron

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Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers Friday in the powderkeg West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler. Soldiers fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the crowd as cannons doused them with stinking water, an AFP correspondent said. Jewish settlers, of whom 500 are entrenched in the centre of the city of around 200,000 Palestinians, hurled stones at the protesters who also pelted soldiers with stones.

Guatemalan navy blocks Dutch 'abortion ship'

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Guatemala's military detains a Dutch boat that provides abortions as it entered the waters outside the Central American country. Abortion is illegal in Guatemala, unless the woman's live is at risk. Eve Johnson reports.

Israel bans Human Right Watch worker, accuses group of peddling pro-Palestinian line

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Israel has denied a work permit to a Human Rights Watch researcher, accusing the group of serving as Palestinian propagandists in a move the U.S.-based organisation called an "ominous turn". The news emerged as Israel faced criticism from the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva over the 18-month jail sentence handed to an Israeli soldier who shot an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the head. U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said the sentence given to soldier Elor Azaria was "excessively lenient" and part of a "chronic culture of impunity" for Israeli abuse of Palestinians.

See how Horizon: Zero Dawn looks like in 4K with this high quality video

Added: 25.02.2017 1:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

Digital Foundry's subscription service for high quality 4K videos has just uploaded a FREE video for Horizon: Zero Dawn. These are high quality files that you have to download to watch. Either by copying it to a USB and connect to a 4K TV. Or by watching on a PC with a 4K monitor. If not you could watch the embedded video. But be warned it is compressed by YouTube and not showing how good it really does look. Enjoy! :)

Is The Weeknd Really Ready to Propose to Selena Gomez? Watch to Get the Relationship Scoop!

Added: 25.02.2017 1:05 | 4 views | 0 comments

Are The Weeknd and Selena Gomez ready to tie the knot? The duo's romance was only just revealed in January, but engagement speculation is already surrounding the couple. The Weeknd...

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Too few flushes get legislative candidate thrown off ballot

Added: 24.02.2017 23:11 | 5 views | 0 comments

A Democratic candidate's run for the Pennsylvania Legislature is down the drain _ partly because he used too little water at the house he claimed as his residence

California requests $440 mn for flood control after dam crisis

Added: 24.02.2017 23:02 | 0 views | 0 comments


California's governor announced Friday a $437 million plan for flood control and emergency response following a recent crisis in which the tallest dam in the United States nearly failed, causing massive evacuations. Almost 200,000 people fled their homes more than a week ago after flooding and increased water levels at the Oroville Dam in northern California prompted authorities to channel excess water down an emergency spillway, which quickly began eroding and created a potentially catastrophic situation for residents below. "Recent storms have pounded the state of California resulting in a dam spillway eroding, roads crumbling and levees failing," Governor Jerry Brown said.

71% off Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Deal Alert

Added: 24.02.2017 22:24 | 3 views | 0 comments


Designed and Engineered by Cambridge SoundWorks to deliver richer fuller bass; the PLUS delivers surprising bass from such a small speaker, excellent bass performance across each type of music genre.  The PLUS battery technology and power saving design allows this speaker to play up to 30 hours from a full charge with volume set up to 2/3 of maximum playing volume.  IPX5 water resistance makes the unit splashproof, rainproof, dustproof, and sandproof.  .

Watch_Dogs 2's latest DLC Requires Previous DLC to Access

Added: 24.02.2017 22:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

PS4 received the new DLC for Watch Dogs 2 on Tuesday. However anyone who decided to skip the less exciting T-Bone content bundle and jump right into this one are in for a nasty surprise.

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