The Daily Mail has the scoop on a midnight raid:
[A] 10-strong team of vets and wildlife experts from the charity were joined by 20 forestry department officers and six policemen to seize Raju from his suffering in the Uttar Pradesh area of India.
The mission took place under the cover of darkness, as fewer people would be around for the dangerous rescue and the animal could be protected from the searing heat of the sun.
Raju is an elephant that was kept in chains as a tourist begging prop for a whopping fifty years. Elephants, its worth noting, are among the more intelligent and empathetic of animal species. According to the article, the elephant cried upon release.
Anyway, the article has lots of pictures.
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“It’s just miserable,” Erickson added. “I hate everybody who lives in a warm place.”Fairbanks dropped to 50 below zero for the first time in five years Wednesday, Anchorage climatologist Brian Brettschnider said, triggering spooky ice fog across the city. Ice fog occurs when tiny ice particles are suspended in the air when temperatures fall lower than about 22 degrees below zero.
We’ve been getting semi-daily texts from my sister-in-law about how utterly miserable it is. Too cold to do anything but text.
Us Louisiana people aint use to This type of cold 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/iwkXtKTfZ8
— Jay Lewis 🐐 (@DJ_JAYLEWIS) January 8, 2017
Megan McArdle argues that we can’t really shoehorn blue collar workers into pink collar jobs. There are some good points in there, as it pertains to veterans, though it does suggest pushing against the mentality when it comes to younger people.
This is a pretty amazing interactive map of what jobs are where, just about anywhere.
Sonny Bunch writes about ethics in shaming.
This is the age of the cage and aquarium.
No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote. – J. Mattis
— Famous-Quote.net (@famousquotenet) December 30, 2016
Friend of Hit Coffee David Pinsen got a letter to the editor published in the Financial Times:
Sir, Lionel Barber accuses Donald Trump of “eliding the difference between traditional Muslims and radical Islamic terrorists” (“The year of the demagogue”, December 17). But in doing so, Mr Barber elides Mr Trump’s points about Muslim immigration: that western governments are unable to screen out radical Islamic terrorists from peaceable Muslim immigrants, and that peaceable Muslim immigrants sometimes beget radical Islamic terrorists. Events proved Mr Trump right in both cases.
If you don’t want to use your FT click, you can also read from a picture of the print edition.
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