An Amur leopard lounges

Leopards and humans welcome at Over Easy.

Good morning, all. Ruth is traveling today, so this is my effort at a substitute post. I am super-busy lately, and I don’t really have much time to hang about. So please do your part to keep the conversation going as I won’t be able to be here long.

In an effort to keep with the tradition Ruth honors, here are some links to international news. I am writing this on Wednesday morning, so maybe there will be other avenues that can be added in the comments either as updates or more bad (or please Universe, something good for a change) news.

While looking around for something different, I came across this account of a female warlord in Afghanistan. What a life! Also, women in charge not any different, sometimes.

Seeking refuge in Gaza is an on-going struggle. The children are terrified. Not so much in Israel, lapdog Kerry’s pronouncements to the contrary.

Censoring the reporting on Gaza. This has to change. E-mail MSNBC.

Ali Abunimah from Electronic Intifada was on Democracy Now. I could not believe my ears either. “The monotony of massacre. . .” It is really tiresome.

And it cannot go unmentioned, in Arizona, another botched execution. How can there be hope?

Baby kittehs. Rare.

Photo by Amur Leopard released under a Creative Commons Share Alike license.