USARK - United States Association of Reptile Keepers

HSUS gets more, well-deserved, bad press! Add Indiana to the list of states (and members of Congress) who have called for an investigation of HSUS fraudulent fundraising.

Lawmakers Urge Investigation of Humane Society of the United States:

“…What you might not know is that of the hundreds of millions of dollars unwitting donors send to HSUS, with the intent of aiding these animals, less than 1% will make it to the local humane societies and shelters that provide for the direct welfare of animals. By conveniently associating themselves with local humane societies, in name only, HSUS deceptivley capitalizes off the good and trust these local shelters have built through the years…

Potential donors deserve a watchdog that is willing to stand against deceptive fundraising…”

State lawmakers recently submitted a letter to Zoeller stating, “Hoosiers are donating their hard-earned money with the belief that their donations will be used to help local shelters and the abandoned animals they see in the solicitations from HSUS…”

STATEHOUSE (June 30, 2015) —State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and other members of the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus are urging Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller to investigate the deceptive fundraising activities conducted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

Click this link for full letter: www.indianasenaterepublicans.com/clientuploads/Indiana%20Joint%20Senator%20letter%20requesting%20%20AG%20Zoeller%20to%20investigate%20HSUS.PDF

Source: www.indianasenaterepublicans.com/news/2015/06/30/2015/lawmakers-urge-investigation-of-humane-society-of-the-united-states/

Image via HumaneWatch


A quick-n-messy bestial study of Lydorune. 

I forgot his loooong locks of hair behind his sideburns. Woops.

He is, canonically, very humanoid-faced. 
There is more bodily transition when he shifts his form than facial, though his features do tone down slightly, which is more of a type of glamour magic.
Being that he is one of the most ancient dragons in my lair, and arcane, the mass of energies he stores in his buff fluff body and in his actual muscle, has mutated him as he’s aged. He is no longer capable of looking more tundra-like.
In fact, he could easily be mistaken for a very colorful and fluffy Manticore. lol

If he had never become so absorbent of arcane radiation as a hatchling, he would have grown up to be a very lanky, rather gaunt and elegant fluff instead.
Because while he is rather large, his weight is strangely deceptive side-effect of his energy condensed to a physical presence. And since Lydo is rather poor at flying with his smaller wings, he actually has exceptional levitation abilities… though he prefers not to do so very often, as it burns away his reserve energy and detracts from his mass and weight. 

While Lydo is fantastic powerhouse of energy, he doesn’t use it as often or as readily as most dragons would of his age and skill. This tends to give the impression is less developed in his magics. In truth, he wages a constant internal battle with himself to refrain from losing control. This in turn can make him exceedingly forgetful on top of his already spotty memory as a Tundra. 

The Heart of Betrayal Blog Tour

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary Pearson comes out next week, 7 days to be exact… cue freakout.

Originally posted by divergxntfour

We digress. To celebrate there’s a lovely blog tour happening! This will include reviews, author interviews, giveaways, and more funsies. So check out the schedule and we will see you next week!

Tuesday, July 7
Tale of Ravenous Readers
Two Chicks on a Book

Wednesday, July 8
Too Fond of Books

Thursday, July 9
Eater of Books
Step into Fiction

Friday, July 10
Fierce Reads Tumblr

Saturday, July 11
My Friends Are Fiction

Sunday, July 12
A Perfection Called Books

Monday, July 13
Stuck in YA Books

Tuesday, July 14
Belle of the Literati
A Backwards Story

***SPOILER ALERT**** if you haven’t read The Kiss of Deception!!!! Read ahead at your own risk!

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape … and even less of being together.

Desperate to save her life, Lia’s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar’s interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.

Meanwhile, the foundations of Lia’s deeply-held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: there’s Rafe, who lied to her, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people . . . and her own destiny.


1,000 Matches In 2015 - Match 478:
Ricochet Vs. Willie Mack

The Crash [March 20th, 2015]

This is a match I knew would be good and entertaining as soon as I saw the two names involved. Ricochet, as anyone knows, is one of the quickest, most agile athletes working in the wresting world today. His opponent, Willie Mack, can more than keep up with him, despite being deceptively larger in girth. At some points, you think Mack has folded Ricochet in half with his powerful offense. Enjoy, as everyone in Tijuana did!

anonymous asked:

Why do you say Annie was never truly a Sith in the first place?

Because Anakin’s journey to the Dark Side was an unpure one that was paved with deception and confusion. Granted, this is probably how some other Sith become Lords, but it isn’t a pure consensual commitment to the ancient Korriban ways of the Force. He was lied to by Palpatine most of his life before he became Darth Vader. He was confused by the war that Palpatine and Sifo Dyas started. He was altered by his mother’s death and Padmé mirroring Shmi’s death visions in Anakin’s mind.

Anakin was pure hearted as a child and that was only calloused by his psychological issues such as disassociation and separation anxiety. Being a Jedi changed him and matured him; his disassociation with these new people and this new planet (Coruscant) preserved some of his childish ways. He was a good man that grew rough and introverted through a harsh time in galactic history.

They would rather me be dulled than revered
By their lowered standard of being
Lives threatened by mine of caliber
I feel a vast sorrow for them
Lasted so long within deception
Not just by lies they’ve told
But especially those they’ve lived
Unaware of anything at all
Redeeming in this world
—  prompt: caliber, deception, redeeming

in high school i was deceptively using the pocket money that my mom gives me every so often to buy drugs but now i deceptively use my pocket money to buy video games ive come so far in this life

Funny thing about learning Spanish. I’ve always known that conejo means rabbit. It was filed away in my brain with the same importance that flor means flower, azul means blue, and if my non-Spanish-speaking mother spoke my full name with a perfect accent, I was about to get an apocalyptic asswhipping.

But now, I’m looking at the word conejo and getting a completely different association that makes no sense.

“Rabbit” is a sometimes food, sometimes pet, sometimes scourge of local gardens.

“Conejo” is a proper noun and a title.

That cute bunbun sitting in the shade of the tree, eating away the flowers on the watermelon vine is a rabbit.

Something feeling shadowy and fuzzy and deceptive and welcoming on the edges of my perception is Conejo.

And now I’m wondering what is trying to sing in my blood esta vez.

a-haikuforyou asked:

I'll go for a Yu-Gi-Oh one, why not

You’ve been trying very hard to create an image for yourself that you don’t mind people breaking down, a deceptive image of you that you don’t care about. It’s only when people penetrate the real you with their words and actions that it begins to break you for real. A good step for the future would be to build your own self more, rather than the decoy. Be true to yourself.