WARNING!! This is not a "feel good" story... This is a "FEEL BLOODY GREAT STORY!" It's not everyday you get to meet one of your heroes.... I was walking down Elizabeth on my way to Flinders St. this afternoon when I came across this scene. Of course I had to stop... The gentleman with scissors in hand is Nasir Sobhani, the gentleman with the massive smile on his face and a new haircut is a lovely homeless man named Grant. I watched on as Nasir gave Grant a fantastic haircut and I watched as Grant's smile got wider and wider. So did Nasir's. Nasir is The Streets Barber. In his spare time he goes around and gives the homeless in Melbourne free haircuts. He has done this all over the world. I asked Grant how he felt after he got his cut "About a tonne lighter!" He said with a massive smile on his face.
Nasir was so busy getting the next client ready that I only had time for one question, the only question that really mattered... "Why?"
"I'm a recovering drug addict and this is my new drug. Simple as that."
As I was walking away with a massive smile on my face Nasir sat his next client down, the gentleman said, "Thank you so much for this" Nasir replied, "No my friend, thank you. You are the one helping me. Thank you."
OK. Hands down the greatest #RunningManChallenge I've seen to date.. the uce who came in with the original running man you are the real MVP haha quite ironic coz I've done the runner from the cops heaps of times hahah only in NZ!! #OfficerBeastMoze wui wui wui haha credit: NZ Police Recruitment amazing!!
1) They don't want a new dad for their kids. The kids have a dad and in the instances where they don't, Queens sort that job too. #legend.
2) Their kids aren't disadvantaged. The only disadvantage children of single parents face is the knowledge that their mum is being judged. Kids are clever, they pick up on that shit.
3) They aren't always broke. Single mums often work, often make a fuck load of cash, some drink Grey Goose and where Chanel, others drink goon and don't wear much, it's called #variaty.
4) They aren't uncomfortable around couples. Single mums aren't uncomfortable around couples or dogs or fire engines or sandwiches. Weird I know.
5) They didn't fuck anything up. Anybody could wake up tomorrow and become a single parent, whether they chose it or not, anyone. High horses are for twats.
6) Their kids aren't baggage. Children are assets and women who raise them on their own have very strong instincts, they won't give a bloke who sees their kids as baggage a look in. #next
7) They don't want your husbands.. They didn't spend all this time getting rid of theirs and supporting their kids and working their arses off to have to wake up next to your farting, snoring, horny delight. He is all yours ☺️
During my short stint of single motherhood a couple of years ago I felt like I wasn't in the mum crew, but I wasn't in the single friend crew either... I was #crewless (like clueless but I didn't have 2 mates) I didn't need pity because I was actually kicking goals and rocking out, it is tough but the toughest part is the stigma. #queencrew is where it's all.
Today I'm saluting single mums. I was raised by one, I respect them and I admire the shit out of them. 💗
#StopWorldVeganDay Every year on World Vegan Day, thousands of people will be guilt tripped into going vegan. We CANNOT let this happen. So on November 1st I'm asking everyone to eat twice as much meat as they normally would. Together, we can completely reverse the terrible effects of World Vegan Day. - Created by Lewis Spears Feat. Luke Kidgell and Anna Spark. Filmed + Edited by Tom Crotty. Like + Share to #StopWorldVeganDay
"If you think Donald Trump’s a bit out there, get used to the name Rodrigo Duterte because we guarantee you’ll be hearing it a lot more."
Last night on #60Mins, Liam Bartlett travelled to the bloody streets of the Philippines, where in the last six weeks police estimate they have shot and killed almost 600 in President Duterte's war on drugs. | WATCH the full episode: bit.ly/2bGnQMz
The killing of 17 year old gorilla Harambe after a 4 year old boy fell into his enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo has left many of you asking whether such a drastic move was really necessary…
Western lowland gorillas like Harambe are classified as critically endangered in the wild and behaviourally are renowned for being relatively placid, unless provoked. So were other non-lethal measures an option?
For starters, the zoo staff were placed in an awful situation. And probably acted on an existing protocol. But what else could have been done? If a tranquiliser rifle was used, the sedating effects of the dart wouldn’t have been seen for at least 5 minutes. The impact of the dart may have also agitated Harambe further. But given that the whole incident lasted around 10 minutes, perhaps there was time with early action. On the flipside, tranquilising Harambe while he was in the water of the moat would also have put him at risk of drowning. High pressure capsicum spray (as used with bears), tear gas or even non-lethal shooting are other options now being discussed.
Clearly we wouldn’t even be discussing the tragedy if the 4 year old boy had been properly supervised. If we are going to keep gorillas like Harambe in zoos, then surely we need protocols in place to ensure intrusions like this don’t happen and don’t cost critically endangered animals like Harambe their lives.