He said this is “not just an attack on the people of france, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.”
He said the US stands prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance France needs to respond, but did not want to speculate on who may be behind the attacks.
“France is our oldest ally” and has stood shoulder to shoulder with us time and again.”
“Those who think they can terrorize France or their values are wrong,” he said.
“Liberté, égalité and fraternité are values that we share, and they are going to endure far beyond any act of terrorism.”
“We don’t yet know all details of what has happened we have been in contact with French government.”
“We know what it’s like, we’ve gone through situations like this. Whenever these kinds of attacks happen, we’ve always been able to rely on France.”
More about the Paris shootings here: http://www.theguardian.com
This turtle (a red-eared slider) was found wandering the St. Louis area in 1993 with a six-pack ring trapped around his mid-section.
Due to the constriction of his shell, some of Peanut’s internal organs (his lungs, in particular) failed to grow properly. He was an easy pray for predators so he could not be released into nature.
He has become the official mascot for Missouri’s Department of Transportation and Department of Conservation’s anti-littering effort, a program called No MOre Trash.
This is what Peanut looks like now:
Here are a few other common household items to watch out for: any fishing line, or plastic lines, because animals can get tangledin them, not just in the water, but also birds or squirrels. And be mindful of balloons when they pop outside. Birds and other animals may ingest them and die.
Every little effort counts ! Remember to cut up plastic packaging in small pieces when you put them in the bin, and avoid using plastic bags or balloons.
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