Before We Use Certain Words…

Before We Use Certain Words, We Should All Look At These Pictures. They Might Make Us Think Twice.

It’s not always as easy to see the lasting effects of verbal abuse. Domestic violence, child abuse, and bullying can all leave emotional scars that aren’t visible. These powerful images give us something to think about. 

WARNING: These images may be too graphic for some people.

Kev Johns on the importance of not letting our prized buildings go to waste.

A great article and something that I find interesting. Swansea is fast becoming a very ugly City and with the Council being clueless about preserving our great buildings (also note the Palace Theatre, etc), it’s a great shame that nothing is being done to these landmarks. Instead they are left to rot and then finally pulled down making way for ugly structures.

Such a shame…

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http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Kev-Johns-importance-letting-prized-buildings/story-21110117-detail/story.html

Metallica Confirmed To Headline Glastonbury

Well the rumour is true. Metal’s biggest selling band, Metallica is going to headline the Saturday night at Glastonbury.

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The news has caused so much outcry from their fanbase and the wannabes who attend this legendary festival.

So what if the band are playing a festival that has ignored the metal / rock genre for so long (although many “rock” bands have played before, but only those who seem to be credible for the trendy hippy crowd – ie the chart toppers who can’t perform live). This is great news for the band and their fans, as the band are playing a gig that is new to the genre and this helps to bring our beloved music to the masses. No longer will a metal / rock band be considered to play “rock” festivals (although Download has forgotten what rock is and again only book acts that sell tickets), they can be added to shows that only cater for the X-Factor type crowds – great news for music lovers everywhere?. This is another milestone and will allow our beloved music to be heard to a new bunch of kids and hopefully rid us of the Simon Cowell world of 5 minute wonders.

Glastonbury, in fairness, have always tried to push the boat out when booking their acts (although some have been booked due to their popularity and not because of the music they “produce”). Remember Jay Z and Beyonce, acts that caused similar moans from the Glastonbury tribe, but went down a storm.

Good luck to Metallica. A band who at times have done stupid things (Napster?, St. Anger?), but always pushed the boundaries to ensure they are still one of the biggest bands around. It’s not selling out, it’s proving to others that hard work does pay off.

Next move for Glastonbury is be fair with their ticketing system. Although I won’t hold my breath…

Glastonbury, this is whats coming…

Photos That Will Make Your Stomach Drop

1. Cliff camping.

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2. Skywalking in the Alps.

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Photo by Josef Stuefer – flickr

3. Portaledge camping at Yosemite.

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Corey Rich / Getty Images

4. Climbing Redwoods.

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MICHAEL NICHOLS/National Geographic Stock

5. Sitting on the Trolltunga rock in Norway.

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6. Jumping on the Trolltunga rock in Norway.

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7. British climber John Roberts in South Africa.

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8. Ice climbing a frozen waterfall.

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9. Extreme skiing at Grand Targhee, Wyoming.

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10. Tree camping in Germany.

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11. Extreme kayaking at Victoria Falls.

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12. Blake Aldridge dives 29 metres from the rock monolith during the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Portugal.

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Handout / Getty Images

13. On the Edgewalk in Toronto.

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14. A defying act by Eskil Rønningsbakken in Norway.

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15. Alex Honnold at Yosemite.

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16. Now imagine if you dropped your phone down there.

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17. Glacierboarding.

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18. Trapeze paragliding.

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19. Hanging out at the Sky Walk in Macau.

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Bruce Peninsula National Park

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20. Strange sport in the air, USA

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21. In Ft. Tryon park by Jordan Matter.

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22. Base jumping in Yosemite..

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JIMMY CHIN AND LYNSEY DYER / NAT GEO STOCK / CATERS

23. Bike trail on the Cliffs of Moher.

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24. Driving down a sand dune in Lucky Bay, Australia.

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2001 LimeWave – Anki Knutsson & Lars Andersson

25.China’s mt Huashan Death trail

26. Looking down from LION’S head

Photograph by trottin-the-globe.tumblr.com