wilderness act

The Wilderness Act – enacted on this day in 1964 – defines a wilderness as “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” In the following 52 years, over 109 million acres of pristine forests, mountains, deserts and wetlands have been protected, giving all Americans the opportunity to escape into nature. Photo of the Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area in Oregon by Jeff Clark, @mypubliclands

Now You See Me?

Is anyone else just as obsessed with ^Now You See Me’ as me?

I totally love these movies and every single character! Those movies are probably the best I have ever seen in my life! I can’t get over it! I watched the second part almost a week ago and I can’t stop thinking about it! I’ve been reading every imagine, one shot, drabble I could find!

Is anyone interested in some Imagines for the movies?
I have a few ideas, especially one for a Daniel Atlas x reader SERIES!!! so tell me if you want me to continue the idea! :)

One More Night - Prologue / Part I / Part II

Imagine meeting Daniel Atlas for the first time

Imagine meeting Jack Wilder for the first time

ps - no requests please

doesn’t now you see me 2 look like a fanfiction rather than a real movie?

like did atlas and dylan have girlfriends? whatever man, let’s just pretend they didn’t

then let’s add a character who makes stupid jokes and also have merritt joke about gay stuff

and of course some meaningful dramatic scenes and lots of TENSION between dylan and atlas, i will go down with this ship

and then add some magic tricks or whatever, yeah and also let’s cast harry potter because why the fuck not

yeah, and morgan freeman’s character is also gay, right? he’s… he’s… he was dylan’s dad’s boyfriend!

aaaand there you have it, now you see me 2

“Nice watch you got there, huh?”

The guy jumped at your voice and his dark eyes stared at you, fear very obvious in them. His glance moved left and right, but he was the only one close enough to hear you.

“Hey! That guy stole my wallet! And my watch! Stop him! The guy with the leather jacket!”

“I’d run if I were you.”

You smirked and the guy grabbed your arm without thinking. He pulled you from the boat and onto a sidewalk where he wouldn’t let go of you until you ran far enough for anyone to follow you. You fought against his strong grip, but he wouldn’t budge. He was determinded to ask you how you knew what he’d done.

“Are you a cop?”

He watched you, a little out of breath, as you twisted your arm free. He looked as if the hwole running barely affected him whilst you rang for air like a fish out of water. You still managed a chuckle. Oh, you were far from being a cop.

“No, I’m just great at observing.”

“B-But that’s impossible. How did you see this?”

Your breathing slowed down and you grinned, reaching behind you and grabbing a set of cards from the back pocket of your pants. You shuffled the cards and flipped them between your fingers before effortlessly holding them in his direction.

“You took my place. The boat is the easiest way to hastily escape your target after stealing their goods.”

His slightly scared face turned into a flirtatious grin. He narrowed his eyes and gave you a once over before shaking his head with a chuckle.

“I should’ve known you weren’t a cop.”

“Why?” you furrowed your brows in question.

“Cop’s aren’t that hot! I’m Jack.”

“(Y/N).”

The grin never left either of your faces as you stared at each other. He was very handsome. His dark eyes were prominent under his thick brows, his spiked hair literally inviting you to bury your hands in them. He was taller than you, though he didn’t belong to the very tall man either. He looked like one of those models girls like you would never, ever have a chance with.

Jack took a step closer to you, gripping your waist with one of his strong hands. You were surprised at his forwardness, but couldn’t complain as a warm shudder ran through you.

“I think we’d make a damn good team, (Y/N).”

*spoilers for Now You See Me 2*

“Let’s start with the kid!” Walter shouted as everyone thrashed in their seats as two men held you down and another held a knife to your throat. Jack, who was sat across from you, tried to stand up and fight but was restrained by the handcuffs and immediately pushed back down. This wasn’t apart of the plan. The horsemen took account of weapons being involved but not the youngest horsemen being harmed.

“Atlas give them the stick!” Dylan reacted quickly. He was trying to get the plan back in action without having a bloodbath.  

 "Danny just do it.“ 

“Give it to him." 

The other horsemen encouraged as they were scared for their friend. You gave him a look that agreed with the other’s pleas as your words disagreed.

"Don’t do it.” You stated. You had to seem like you were scared they were going to win. Danny shook his head as he gave Walter the stick. Everything was back on track and going according to plan.

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Happy anniversary to the Wilderness Act!  On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed this landmark conservation legislation. The BLM has stewardship responsibilities for 223 Wilderness Areas with over 8.7 million acres in 10 Western States. These areas are protected in their undeveloped state and offer outstanding recreation opportunities for visitors willing to experience nature on its own terms. BLM managed wilderness areas include vast southwestern deserts, red-rock canyons, rugged Pacific coastline and alpine peaks.

In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

When Gene Wilder was 8 years old, his mother had a heart attack — and he took it upon himself to try to cheer her up. “It was the first time I ever tried consciously to make someone else laugh,” Wilder said. “And when I was successful, after peeing in her pants, she’d say, ‘Oh, Jerry, now look what you’ve made me do.’ ”

Wilder — who was born Jerome Silberman — went on to become a comic actor whose film credits included Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and The Producers and Blazing Saddles. He died Monday of complications related to Alzheimer’s.

In a 2005 interview with Fresh Air, Wilder said that those moments with his mother sustained him throughout his career. “When your mother gives you confidence about anything that you do, you carry that confidence with you,” he told Terry Gross. “She made me believe that I could make someone laugh.”

Today, we’ll listen back to Wilder’s 2005 Fresh Air interview.

Photo: Art Selby & Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Now You See Me 2 [Spoilers]

Soooo, I saw Now You See Me 2 this weekend and oh dear i’ve been dragged back into this fandom. 

Reasons are: 1. Adorable Jack is adorable (with more screen time this time around, yay!) 2. Big brother Merritt is so proud and loves his family, 3. New but surprisingly awesome Lula, 4. Rebellious but wants approval son Danny and of course 5. Protective and worried and proud dad Dylan actually make my life for the moment.

I mean that plane scene at the end, that will forever be my favourite scene in these movies (the best few moments of the movie were defeintatly when Walter (evil muggle Harry Potter) showed them photos he took of/with them when they were unconscious, kind of as creepy as it sound?). I mean when they were all being dragged and tossed out of the plane to their ‘deaths’ they were all so full of fear and love for each other I like to think it was genuine.

Merritt’s line of ‘I may have been brought into this world with the wrong family, but I’m leaving it with the right one.’ just about killed me, like just punch me in the feelings why don’t you? Same with when Dylan and Bradley were in the plane on their way to Macau and Dylan said all he cared about was the ‘health and safety of the Horseman’ and don’t get me started on the moment when Danny said those horrible things to Dylan but he still stuck around to save Danny from Walter AND when Dylan woke up after being saved by Danny to be surrounded by his kids err Horseman (really they are his kids, lets be honest). 

Ps. I like the way they handled Henley not being in this film (I miss their mom aka Alma Dray though), they explained it well enough that you don’t really have questions and you can see that the three boys really bonded (I mean Jack and Merritt live together!) since her departure, I still like to think she was there in London after she saw how wrong the Otca show went for them. 

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10 Reasons The Wilderness Act Was One Of The Best Ideas Ever

The Wilderness Act turns 50 this week, marking the anniversary of the preservation of some of our most treasured national lands. Passed in 1964, the Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and created the first official wilderness areas.

For more striking photos and inspiring quotes about nature go here. 

If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
—  Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the Wilderness Act into law on Sept. 3, 1964.
A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.
Obama administration to propose new wilderness protections in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — Alaska Republicans declare war | Washington Post

President Obama is really turning deep shades of green! This move is really big, but, like all such big moves made by this President, riles the right wing nuts.

Here’s the link to the story in the Washington Post.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge consists of 19 million acres. President Obama is proposing wilderness designation for 12 million of those acres under the Wilderness Act. Congressional approval is required. Of the proposed new wilderness designation, 1.52 million acres is in the Refuge’s coastal plain, 5.85 million acres in the Brooks mountain range and 4.92 million acres in the Porcupine Plateau.

That’s not all. The Department of the Interior will also put part of the Arctic Ocean off limits to drilling as part of a five-year leasing plan it will issue this week. Plus, the Department of the Interior is considering whether to impose additional limits on oil and gas production in parts of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

This is a huge deal, but the politics are already really ugly. Alaska’s Senator Lisa Murkowski (Republican) is screeching. Murkowski is also the chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

“What’s coming is a stunning attack on our sovereignty and our ability to develop a strong economy that allows us, our children and our grandchildren to thrive. It’s clear this administration does not care about us, and sees us as nothing but a territory… . I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska. But we will not be run over like this. We will fight back with every resource at our disposal.”

I hope this works. More to come as the details emerge.

NYSM Movie Theory

I feel like there needs to be 6 (or 7) movies in the NYSM franchise. Hear me out for a second. In the first movie, everyone was introduced. In the second movie, we learned more about Dylan’s character than anything. Sure we learned some funky stuff about Tressler and that thing about Merritt, but I feel like it was mostly about Dylan. I mean it opened with a scene from Dylan’s childhood.

So how about from here on we have a movie about each of the characters. Like maybe the third one is about Danny, and we get to see Henley in some flashbacks and maybe she ultimately comes back. The fourth one is about Merrick (so Henley can get used to being back. Also, I have no desire to see anymore Lula. Lizzy (Caplan) is great but I don’t like Lula. I prefer Henley.) And we see his whole journey for hypnotism and his whole thing. The fifth one is about Henley (and maybe like what she did during the second movie catches up to her?) And the sixth one is about Jack. Maybe his backstory, because in the first one when he “died”, we didn’t really see his family’s reactions so does he have a family? And if he does, why didn’t we see their reactions? Or honestly any of their family members reactions to the Horsemen. And if Lula is still there, the seventh one is about her. Maybe about her life before the horsemen idk, (but if Henley doesn’t come back, then there will only be six movies but I need Henley back.)

Idk honestly. What do you guys think?