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Melanie Hill of the WILD Foundation sent Daily Camera this photo of a bobcat taken in north Boulder on Nov. 4. She writes: “I got this camera trap to document the bear activity in our yard (unsuccessful at this point, of course), so I was incredibly surprised to see this regal bobcat casually stroll through! Pretty amazing.

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Rain and Hail, Alpine County, CA by 4 Corners Photo
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Rain and hail splashes into the surface of Lake Alpine during a brief but intense thunderstorm in Alpine County, California.

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Summer Thunderstorm, Alpine County, CA by 4 Corners Photo
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An afternoon thunderstorm builds over Ebbetts Pass the Stanislaus National Forest in Alpine County, California.

Boulder Darter (Etheostoma wapiti)

…a species of Etheostoma darter which his endemic to Alabama and Tennessee in the United States, where it occurs solely in parts of the Elk River and a few of its larger tributaries. It was historically present in Shoal Creek, Tennessee but has not been collected since the 1880s and is thought to be extinct there. Like other darters, E. wapiti is typically present in areas with ideal water quality and feeds mainly on immature aquatic insects. 

Currently Etheosoma wapiti is listed as endangered as it has been extirpated from most of its historical range due to human actives. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Perciformes-Percidae-Etheostoma-E. wapiti

Image: Tyler Sykes

MAP: US COLLEGES ACCUSED OF MISHANDLING SEXUAL ASSAULT:

Federal Complaints:

  • Penn State University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Harvard Law School
  • Princeton University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Amherst College 
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Southern California
  • Occidental College
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Swarthmore College
  • Hanover College
  • University of Connecticut
  • Cedarville University
  • Emerson College
  • University of Virginia
  • Carnegie Mellon University

Completed Investigations:

  • University of Montana
  • Yale University

Controversy over handling complaints:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Missouri
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Indianapolis
  • Florida State University
  • Columbia University
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february 6, there will be “make rape legal” meetups all around the world. stay safe, and please spread it around to anyone you know!! here are the locations:

   United States

   Alabama

   Birmingham – In front of Ohenry’s coffee shop, downtown Homewood (not the Brookwood Mall Ohenry’s)

   Alaska

   Anchorage – Elderberry Park, near the Oscar Anderson House, a museum. Meet by the chairs and table. Address:1297 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.

   Arizona

   Phoenix – Meet in front of main entrance of tallest building of Phoenix Plaza (Qwest Tower).
   Tucson – Arizona Historical Society (949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719). Meet at statue near corner of N Park Ave and E 2nd St.
   Arkansas
   Little Rock – First Security Amphitheater , 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201.

   California

   Long Beach – Parking lot of Glory Days Sports Bar, Carson Blvd and Woodruff Ave.
   Los Angeles – L.A. Live in front of Starbucks entrance. Address:800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
   Newport Beach – The outdoor fountain directly in front of Macy’s department store at Fashion Island. Image.
   Orange County – The fountain in front of the Ferris wheel at the Irvine Spectrum Mall.
   Palm Springs – Fountain at Mercado Plaza (Palm Canyon Drive)
   Redwood City – Parking lot of IHOP. Address:491 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063
   Roseville – Royer Park (the large park on Douglas Blvd), next to the gatling gun statue. Image.
   San Diego – Corner of 16th & Broadway, in parking lot of the Goodwill
   San Diego (North) – The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Meet in front of The Baked Bear Shop.
   San Francisco – Balboa Park Bart station, by the arched exit. Image.
   San Leandro – Northwest corner of the intersection of E. 14th St. and Estudillo Av. Meet at the public fountain.
   Santa Barbara – Steps of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in downtown Santa Barbara
   Sherman Oaks – Sherman Oaks Galleria, between the fountain and Cheesecake Factory entrance. Image. Address:15301 Ventura Blvd.

   Colorado

   Boulder – North Boulder Park, beside the shelter. Image.

   Denver – In front of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, by the bike rack. Image.

   Connecticut

   New Haven – World War I Memorial, beside flagpole
   Stamford – In the little square on the corner of Franklin St and Broad St. Image.

   Florida

   Orlando – The Red Chinese Tang pavilion at Lake Eola, beside red pagoda.
   Tampa – Curtis Hixon Park, between fountains and grass. Image.
   West Palm Beach – Clematis Street Fountains, on the side of North Clematis street

   Georgia

   Athens – The Arch at the University of Georgia
   Atlanta – Piedmont Park, corner of 10th street and Charles Allen Dr by the sign.

   Hawaii

   Honolulu – Pearl Ridge Downtown, underneath globe sign. Image. Address:98 – 1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701

   Idaho

   Boise – Idaho State Capital Building, 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702. Met by the statue of Abraham Lincoln.

   Illinois

   Chicago – Rogers Park, beside the flagpole. Image. Google Map.
   Chicago (Homewood) – Parking lot of Balagio’s. Address:17501 Dixie Hwy, Hazel Crest, IL 60430.

   Iowa

   Cedar Rapids – In Sokol Park beside the gazebo. 16th Ave SW
   Des Moines – Parking lot of the VA Hospital beside pictured tree. Image. Address:3600 30th St. Des Moines, IA. 50310

   Louisiana

   New Orleans – Magazine Street and Lawrence Square, besides the big tree, across the street from 4318 Magazine Street. Image.

   Maine

   Bangor – Bangor Public Library, in front of main entrance below the stairs (145 Harlow St)

   Maryland

   Annapolis – Downtown/Historic Annapolis Harbor, Main Street, by the Kunte Kinte memorial statue. Image.
   Baltimore – In front of Cross Street Market entrance in Federal Hill

   Massachusetts

   Boston (North End) – Paul Revere Statue in Paul Revere Mall
   Michigan
   Ann-Arbor – Nickel’s Arcade in downtown Ann Arbor. Meet at the center column near the entrance off State Street.
   Lansing – Lansing River Trail, top of the fish ladder steps. Image.
   Macomb County/Clinton Township – The Mall at Partridge Creek. Meet in front of the fountain between Brio Tuscan Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Address:17420 Hall Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038
   Rochester Hills – Elizabeth Park, beside center bush. Image.

   Minnesota

   Duluth – Leif Erickson Park by the stage. Address:12th Ave E & London Road, Duluth, MN 55802

   Missouri

   Kansas City – North side of the World War 1 Museum, on sidewalk directly above monument. Image.

   Nevada

   Las Vegas – Beside Vegas Vic neon sign on the old strip.

   New Hampshire

   Portsmouth – In front of main entrance of The North Church. 2 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

   New Jersey

   Atlantic City – On the Boardwalk in front of main Taj Mahal entrance
   Hoboken – In front of Mulligans Pub underneath the canopy. Address:159 1st St.

   New Mexico

   Albuquerque – East side of University Of New Mexico Bookstore. Address:2301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Image.

   New York

   New York – St. Catherine’s Park, next to the spiral kids slide. 1245 1st Ave between 67th and 68th st
   New York – Washington Square Park under the arch
   Rochester – Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604), Meet at intersection at Gibbs and Main, where the concert hall entrance is. Image.
   Syracuse – Columbus Circle, next to the statue. Address:East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

   North Carolina

   Charlotte – Romare Bearden Park. Meet by the benches behind the gazebo-like structure on the corner of W Martin Luther King and Church St. Image.
   Wilmington – Riverfront Park, across the river from USS North Carolina, beside map kiosk. Image.

   Ohio

   Cincinnati – I-75 and Sharon road has a large parking lot with a grass field next to a Speedway Gas Station. Meet on the grass.

   Oklahoma

   Oklahoma City – In front of Harkins Theater at 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. Image.

   Pennsylvania

Harrisburg – Steps of Capitol on the west side. Image.

   Philadelphia – Washington Square Park, between 5th and 6th St right off Walnut Street (it is the size of a city block). Meet specifically by the memorial to the Revolutionary War Soldiers eternal flame.
   South Carolina
   Anderson – The Carolina Wren Park located downtown at 111 E. Whitner St. 29621 in the Pavilion. Meet beside the fountain.
   Camden – King Haigler Tower, main entrance. Image. Address:950 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020

   Tennessee

   Chattanooga – In front of Dollar General. Image. Address:5952 E. Brainerd Road
   Mount Juliet – Parking lot in front of entrance to Big Star Cigar Lounge. Address:3384 N Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 1100, Mount Juliet, TN 37122
   Nashsville (North) – In front of Baileys in Rivergate Plaza Shopping Mall

   Texas

   Austin – Palm Park by the stone structure. Image. Address:711 East 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701
   Dallas – Meet at the old school phone booth In front of British Beverage Company (BBC). Address:
   2800 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201″
   Denton – Denton Square, beside the little arch. Image. Address:110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201.
   El Paso – 301 W Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79901. Meet on corner next to statue of man. Image.
   Houston – Near the arch of the Sam Houston Monument, adjacent to Houston Museum of Natural Science (5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030)
   Nederland – By the gazebo in Doornbos Park AKA “Duck Park”. Address:S 24th ½ St, Nederland, TX 77627
   San Antonio – In front of main door of the Alamo

   Utah

   Provo – Provo City Center Temple on the corner of University Avenue and Center Street. Meet at circle pathway in front of main entrance.
   Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City Library, at the top of the amphitheater. Address:210 E 400 S. Image.

   Virginia

   Charlottesville – Lee Park, beside the statue of Lee
   Virginia Beach – Mt. Trashmore, at bottom of stairs. Image. Address:310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

   Washington

   Everett – Clark Park, next to the gazebo. Address:2400 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.
   Seattle – In front of main entrance of Seattle Public Library. 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.
   Seattle (North) – Statue of Lenin. Address:Corner of Fremont PI N and N 36th St.
   Washington DC
   Dupont Circle, on the north side by the Starbucks. Image.
   Wisconsin
   Kenosha – In front of Brat Stop. Address:12304 75th St. Kenosha, WI 53142.
   La Crosse – The large water fountain at Riverside Park.

   The Rest Of The World

   Australia

   Brisbane – In the middle of King George Square in front of City Hall. Image.
   Melbourne – In the middle of Federation Square. Image.
   Perth – Ocean Beach Hotel on sidewalk. Image.
   Sydney – Picnic benches in front of Coogee Pavilion on Coogee Beach
   Sydney – Fountain in Hyde Park
   Sydney (South) – Brighton Le Sands beach, close to the stairs leading to the local shops.

   Austria

   Graz – In the dead center of Tummelplatz square
   Wien – Museumsquartier, Treppe von Mumok (Stairs of Mumok). Museumsplatz 1, Wien 1010. Meet at bottom of steps.

   Bahamas

   Nassau – In front of main entrance to Fort Montagu

   Belgium

   Brussels – Place Royale, 1000 Brussels. Meet beside the statue. Image.

   Bulgaria

   Sofia – Statue of Saint Sofia. Map

   Cambodia

   Phnom Penh – The royal palace in front of main entrance. Meet at the bottom of the steps.

   Canada

   Calgary – The CORE Shopping Center, in front of Starbucks
   Edmonton – Churchill Square, to the left of “Tix On The Square”. Image.
   Montreal – Palais des Congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, in between the pink trees (indoors). Image.
   Ottawa – Right inside the front doors of the Arts Court Building (a former county courthouse). Address:Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave. Streetview
   Surrey – City Central Mall, north entrance, in front of Blenz Coffee. Image.
   Toronto – Edward VII Statue in the center of Queens Park
   Vancouver – Vancouver Central Library, south side on Robson Street at library steps. Image. Address:350 W. Georgia St.
   Victoria – BC Legislature War Memorial.
   Windsor – The Burt Weeks Memorial Gardens, on mini-pier. Image. Homepage.
   Winnipeg – The fireplace at St. Vital Mall right beside the entrance to Chapters

   Chile

   Santiago – Plaza Italia, next to the statue

   China

   Shanghai – People’s Square Exit 1, street-side, left corner.

   Colombia

   Bogota – In the center of Parque de Usaquen

   Czech Republic

   Prague – Republic Square.

   Finland

   Helsinki – Kolmen sepän patsas (Three Smiths statue) in Helsinki next to Stockmann department store. Google Map.

   France

   Nantes – Crossing of Rue du Chateau and Rue Mathelin Rodier. In front of the main entrance of the castle is a little square with a statue of Anne de Bretagne. Meet beside the statue. Image.
   Paris – Place de la République, beside the lion statue. Image.

   Germany

   Aachen – In the center point of Katschhof
   Berlin – In front of main entrance to Cafe Lichtburg. Behmstrasse, 13357 Berlin. Map.
   Frankfurt am Main – Bank entrance of Frankfurt Dome / Frankfurter Dom, in front of the souvenir shop with the red sign. Image
   Hamburg – Hamburg Rathaus, in front of the main entrance
   Munchen – München Olympiazentrum, BMW Welt, main entrance. Image 1. Image 2.
   Nurnberg – Willy-Brandt-Denkmal (monument) at the Willy-Brandt-Platz, next to statue. Image.
   Würzburg – Warriors Memorial near the Wurzburg Residence. Image.

   Hong Kong

   In front of Joe Banana’s Bar in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island (Jaffe Road and Laurd Road).

   Iceland

   Reykjavik – Leif Ericsson statue in Hallgrímstorg Church

   India

   Mumbai – D-mart in Powai, beside the tree by the main entrance. Image. Google Map.

   Iran

   Tehran – Niavaran Park, Tehran. Meet at the eastern side of the main fountain in front of the ice cream shop.
   Ireland
   Naas – In front of main entrance of Naas Courthouse

   Israel

   Tel Aviv – In front of the main entrance to Sarona Market

   Italy

   Bari – Parco 2 Giugno, in front of main entrance on Viale Einaudi. Image.
   Reggio calabria – Museo Nazionale, in front of main entrance. Image.
   Rome – At the Spanish Steps, in front of the Montcler store, at the corner of Via Condotti. Image.

   Japan

   Osaka – Next to the KFC beside HEP 5 shopping mall. Address:6-15 Kakudacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0017, Japan. Image.
   Tokyo – Ebisu Garden Place Glass Square, beside glass structure

   Mexico

   Mexico City – Beside Kiosko de Coyoacan. Image.

   Morocco

   Settat – Horse Fountain. Image. Google Map.

   Nepal

   Kathmandu – Patan Durbar Square, between the two tall columns. Image.

   Netherlands

   Amsterdam – The center of ”Spui”, a square, meeting in front of the ”Maagdenhuis”. Image.
   Utrecht – Center of Neude Square

   New Zealand

   Auckland – Aotea Square on Queen Street, next to the industrial statue
   Dunedin – In front of of Dunedin Town Hall at archway below the steps. Image.
   Wellington – Glover Park, in front of “The Rogue & The Vagabond” under the minarets art sculpture.

   Philippines

   Manila – Greenbelt mall beside the R-letter pedestal at the entrance near the Hermes store. Image 1, Image 2.

   Poland

   Gdansk – At Fontanna Neptuna
   Katowice – Spodek (Saucer) in Katowice. Address:ul. Korfantego 35
   Warsaw – In front of Starbucks across from the Mariott Hotel. Image.
   Wroclaw – In the middle of Plac Solny (“Salt Square”/Flower Market), beside the Iglica (needle) statue. Stare Miasto 50-061/50-062, Wroclaw.

   Portugal

   Lisbon – Restauradores – Monument to the Restorers, in front of the obelisk, near Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa. Image.

   Romania

   Bucharest – Piata Universitatii – Fantana. Image.

   Russia

   Novosibirsk – Next to the statue of Vladimir Lenin on Lenin Square

   Serbia

   Belgrade – Trg Republike, in front of horse statue

   Singapore

   Singapore – Fort Canning Park, Dhoby Ghaut, underneath big arch. Image.

   Slovenia

   Ljubljana – “The Illyrian Provinces Monument” (Ilirski steber) at the “French Revolution Square” (Trg Francoske revolucije)

   South Korea

   Seoul – In front of Bosingak Belfry. Jonggak station, subway line 1, exit 4.

   Spain

   Barcelona – Underneath Arc de Triomf monument
   Granada – In front of Granada Cathedral

   Sweden

   Stockholm – Medborgarplatsen, in front of first glass structure. Image.
   Switzerland
   Basel – Baarfuesserplatz Tram Stop, by the tall pole. Image.
   Taiwan
   Taipei – On Tap Pub, in front of main entrance. Address:No. 21, Alley 11, Lane 216, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106

   Thailand

   Bangkok – In front of Starbucks Terminal 21

   United Arab Emirates

   Dubai – Dubai Mall, in front of Tim Horton. Image.

   United Kingdom

   Cardiff – Beside female statue in front of Hilton Cardiff on Friary Road. Image.
   Edinburgh – Covenanter’s Memorial in Grassmarket
   Glasgow – George Square. Meet by the tall obelisk statue.
   Leeds – The center of Millenium Square
   London – Royal Airforce Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park (Hyde Park Corner side)
   London – In front of Royal Exchange beside horseman statue (outside “Bank” tube station)
   Manchester – In front of the main entrance to Sinclair’s Oyster Pub
   Newcastle – Beside Grey’s monument
   Shrewsbury – Frankwell car park, bottom of the pedestrian walkway.

please, notify anyone you know that goes into these areas that they aren’t safe; also, edit if you or anyone you know has any information on more areas that there will be “make rape legal” meetups!!

The Smell of Magic

The holes and craters which covered the battlefield were deadly reminders to the two mages of each other’s ability. Exhaustion ran through both of them. They had been slinging spells at each other for over a hour. At this point in a duel, mistakes were common and costly.

Jorell, a well known necromancer from the north, lept behind a boulder while dodging the bolts of plasma that Katalina was slinging like hot potatoes. Each bolt left behind a trail of molten slag as she winnowed away at the rock. His beak-shaped mask, filled with flowers and other herbs, was broken and seriously getting in the way of casting. They say you eventually get used to the smell and mood swings after being a necromancer for so many years. Unfortunately for Jorell, he never did, and each summoning he performed came with a noseful of rotting flesh and a mind full of woe. He was slightly jealous that Katlina got a whiff of cinnamon and almonds and hit of euphoria with every projectile she hurled, but necromancy was his thing, and he was damn good at it.

The last bolt cut a swath of shimmering heat in the air right above Jorell’s head. It was time to find a new rock. He grabbed a skeleton of a small rat on his belt and spoke into its ear. A minor incantation, but its odor was as foul as can be. The anxiety hit was about the same time. Would this work? Will she notice the rat? What if it explodes in my hands? These were a few of the distressed thoughts ran that through his mind. The spell was pushing intrusive thoughts into his head, but seriously, an exploding rat that took off his hands would be the end of Jorell. With a dismissive sigh, he pushed it all to the back of his mind and threw the rat over the boulder. Leaping over craters and dodging plasma bolts, the rat raced towards Katalina. Jorell took his opportunity and ran over to a less hole-filled boulder.

Katalina frantically tried to extinguish the rat with plasma bolts, but it dodged each of them. Her euphoria also threw off her aim. With the rat closing in, she clapped her hands, and flames radiated out from her, burning at her clothes and hair. Everything within two meters of her was engulfed in heat and fire. The rat sizzled away with a slight pop. The flame wave did have its cost, she could not drink enough ale to make her feel this inebriated. Now the rat and everything else around her was gone. A mild yet pleasant price to pay for staying safe. Now she just had to find that pesky necromancer.

Before she could stagger away, Jorell knew that she fried everything around her to a oh-so-dead crisp, and, again, working with dead things was Jorell’s speciality. His mind reached out to the scorched earth around Katalina, and he began to chant. Enormous clay hands glowing with necrotic energy broke free from the ground and wrapped themselves around Katalina’s ankles. Raw sewage began to fill Jorell’s nostrils, and he started to slip on the spell.  He was hit by a wave of remorse right to the gut and started to feel sorry for Katalina who was desperately trying to blast away the hands but only managed to send out a few sparks. Everything in the world was pointless to Jorell, why bother fighting at all? Because she would not pull punches on me, he remembered and refocused with a deep sniff of cardamom and lilac.One by one, hands formed from the dried clay and held Katalina fast to the ground. A hand covered her face to prevent her from casting any more spells.

Jorell ran over to Katalina and poked a hole into the clay on her face and she took in a deep breath. Rule of thumb was to bring back enemy mages alive whenever possible for interrogation, and it was always easier to ask a living thing questions rather than dead one. The process also smelled significantly better too.