Rolling Stones American Tour 1972
BABY GROOT I CAN’T and it was all foam latex!! So rad!! #guardiansofthegalaxy
i want to cry
He tried so hard. And got so far. But in the end. It doesn’t even matter.
Me on the first day after college graduation.
With less than 4,000 left in the wild, tigers are in real danger of extinction. You can make a difference in saving tigers.
- Share your love of tigers and spread the word about the threats they face.
- Do not purchase products that put tigers at risk and encourage others not to, either.
- Support programs like the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy that fund conservation work to help save tigers.
TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1975, after a smash run at The Public Theater in New York City, the Marvin Hamlisch-Edward Kleban musical A Chorus Line makes the move uptown to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. The Michael Bennett-helmed show, including such songs as “What I Did for Love” and “One,” features Donna McKechnie, Kelly Bishop and Robert LuPone. A Chorus Line will truly prove to be, as its lyrics say, “one singular sensation,” racking up 6,137 performances to become Broadway’s longest running show up to that time. (In June 1997, Cats will break that record.)
A health center in Southcentral Ethiopia that provides 24/7 emergency care to over 5,000 people living in rural areas. The health center is where many women deliver their babies, where you can get contraception (including Depo implants), and where a variety of illnesses are tested and treated. There’s also a lab with a hand-cranked blood centrifuge and a microscope where a lab technician types malaria and pneumonia infections.
In the first photograph, you can see Abdul, who leads this health center, explaining local disease rates to Bill Gates.
The second photograph gives you a sense of the health center itself (which has no running water and very little electricity). The third picture is the view from the health center of the huts where nearby families live.
The bottom picture charts under-5 mortality since 2004, when these health centers opened (along with the more rural health outposts, which I posted about here). The red line is Ethiopia; the gray line the world average.
In 2004, more than 11% of children born in Ethiopia died before five; today, it’s less than 7%. And as you can see, every year since 2004, the under-5 mortality rate has fallen faster in Ethiopia than it has in the world overall. Now, correlation doesn’t prove causation, but both the patients and health workers I spoke to agreed these rural health centers are working.
(It’s also worth noting that Ethiopia’s under-5 mortality rate has dropped far faster than other nations, even those that spend much more on health. In Nigeria, for instance, 12% of kids still die before the age of 5; Pakistan, which is far richer than Ethiopia, has barely seen its under-5 mortality drop at all in the past decade. So the world has a lot to learn from Ethiopia’s health investments.)
Reposting because hearing that a fan at @warpedtour would steal from one of the most earnest, DIY non-profits on the road is beyond heartbreaking.
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What Amy said.
Shirts For A Cure and Beemer are great, please help spread the word.
This is so lame. Please help.
This is down right terrible. No faith in humanity.