Ralo – Chiraqistan (feat. Lil Durk)

[Intro: Lil Durk & Ralo]
Let’s get it pussy
Yeah
Dope
OTF
You know how we rockin’ nigga, only the Famgoon shit
Only the Famgoon nigga
Haha
Hey Durk
Turn up
[Verse 1: Ralo]
OG, I’m with OTF and you know we verse anybody
Durk told me that they forgot, he think they forgot about it
Hop out we reminding niggas, who the fuck behind these niggas? Fuck whoever signed these niggas, we shoot whoever ridin’ with ‘em
[Verse 2: Lil Durk]
I’m hanging with the robbers and the scammers
I’ma put a pint inside a Fanta
Only the Famgoon, fuck these rappers
Big dinosaur four-five like a raptor
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ralo told a nigga slide to Pakistan
Got my niggas with me so you know we packed the van
Blood in my eyes like I’m Fifty man
Started with a million, that’s how I’ma end
[Verse 3: Ralo]
Started with a million we end with a billion
Everything changed when we came in the building
Having this paper, one hell of a feeling
Fuck with Lil Durk and my niggas start killing
Just left out the back and we flew to Chiraq
I promised Lil Durk we wouldn’t ever look back
And we get them racks and we split it up
Won’t none of these niggas be big as us
You keep it loyal, I do the same
Tell on my team when I lose a game
He was talkin’ ‘til that Uzi came
Run your mouth, we start shootin’ things
We ain’t never lettin’ shit slide
We ain’t never gon’ switch sides
I get money, I don’t get tired
Go get your own and stop dick ridin’
[Verse 4: Lil Durk]
First ran a band off street money
Had to trap up on that three some’
Lean, percocets, xanny (drugs)
Yeah I just had a threesome
I can’t wait ‘til they make the fifty shot for the four-five Glock
Got out early for my case, you been fighting years, you a cop
Real name Durk, you can call me Mustafa (Abdul Malik)
I don’t know no niggas, I don’t know who shot ya
Run up on his ass like, I got ya
Real street niggas don’t go off gossip
[Verse 5: Ralo]
We don’t go off gossip nigga
Talkin’ shit and we gon’ pop a nigga
I walk in the club with a lot of niggas
That’s how you know it’s a lot of pistols
We never playin’ no peekaboo
We never lyin’ on interviews
You know that you was a bitch in school
I was that nigga that pick on you
I’m the nigga that’ll take your lunch
We gon’ take his shit for say what you want
You know that I was the bully
Ain’t nobody stood up to me
Ain’t no nigga said shit to me
You can ask the nigga next to me
They don’t never send threats of me
They don’t want a nigga neck tooken
[Verse 6: Lil Durk]
Alexander Wang belt, hot boy like Wayne ‘nem
I might OD off the painkillers
In the trenches with the same niggas
I be turn up with the fashion shit
Mouth shut so don’t ask me shit
MAC with the cooler attached to it
You know I ain’t with that lackin’ shit
In my circle ain’t no lames
Cartiers with the gold frames
Three-nine like a soul train
Got a soul plane like Snoop in it
Dummy bags with the woop in it
Crib big, put a hoop in it
Garage big, put the coupe in it
Off the jigga, got the moon whippin’
[Verse 7: Ralo]
We do not rent out apartments
We go and buy up the complex
She better not get in this Corvette
We gonna have us some car sex
We walk in the club and we flood it out
I bought the Rollie and flood it out
Baby mama used to cut me out
Now we ain’t got nothin’ to worry ‘bout
We ain’t worried ‘bout another nigga
You see he got all his brothers with him
That’s why the streets really love a nigga
‘Cause we ain’t none’ like these other niggas
We don’t fuck with the other side
They gon’ make us bring them colors out
Any nigga standing by your side
It gon’ be a double homicide
It’s Durk and Ralo, man we living good
You know we turn up in any hood
We the only rappers in the hood
Ain’t did it yet, but we finna do it
Watch what we do to these niggas
We ain’t that cool with these niggas
We do not move with these niggas
We do not fool with these niggas
[Outro: Ralo]
That shit there crazy Durk
That motherfucker go crazy
That the outro, we out
Famgoon! OTF
Ralo LaFlare

Lil Yachty & Young Thug – On Me

I was on a helicopter
Cartier like binoculars
I was feedin’ a bitch lobsters
Santan’ like Dockers
I was drinkin’ too much, err
We was killin’ baller blockers
I was drippin’ in Nautica, err, err, err
[Pre-Chorus: Lil Yachty]
Is it any problems
Any bottles (any bottles)
Any models (any models)
That like to swallow (like to swallow)
Like gobble gobble (gobble gobble)
Talkin’ gobble gobble (gobble gobble)
Keep extended clips (pew pew)
And they filled with hollows (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Chorus: Young Thug]
Twenty-two hoes on me (ayy)
Twenty-two clothes on me (oh)
Twenty-two golds on me (ayy)
Twenty-two broads on me (keep broads on me)
Givin’ you swag for free
Learn how to dress from me (how to dress from me)
Keepin’ these hoes beneath
Keepin’ ’em beneath my feet (okay)
I done got back on (that backbone)
I done got back on (okay)
Gettin’ my racks on (racks)
I’m gettin’ to the bag holmes (okay)
Chanel my backbone (Chanel)
Chanel on my backbones (Chanel on my backbones)
Read my texts (yeah)
Better read my texts (yeah) (woah, woah, woah)
You’re poppin’ these tags, don’t you? (woah, woah, woah)
Makin’ love to the dick, won’t you? (woah, woah, woah)
You’ll slurp a nigga’s dick, won’t you? (woah, woah, woah)
You think about a Jag, don’t you? (woah, woah, woah)
Won’t you? [Intro]
Earl on the beat
Like any problems, is there any problems
Yeah, yeah
Jeffery
Lil Boat
[Pre-Chorus: Lil Yachty & Young Thug]
Is there any problems (any problems)
Any bottles (any bottles)
Any models (any models)
That like to swallow (like to swallow)
Like gobble gobble (gobble gobble)
Talkin’ gobble gobble (gobble gobble)
Keep extended clips (yeah, yeah)
And they filled with hollows (brrt, brrt)
[Chorus: Young Thug]
Twenty-two hoes on me (ayy)
Twenty-two clothes on me (oh)
Twenty-two golds on me (ayy)
Twenty-two broads on me (keep broads on me)
Givin’ you swag for free
Learn how to dress from me (how to dress from me)
Keepin’ these hoes beneath
Keepin’ ’em beneath my feet (okay)
I done got back on (that backbone)
I done got back on (okay)
Gettin’ my racks on (racks)
I’m gettin’ to the bag holmes (okay)
Chanel my backbone (Chanel)
Chanel on my backbones (Chanel on my backbones)
Read my texts (yeah)
Better read my texts (yeah)

[Verse 1: Lil Yachty]
(Lil Boat!)
Country Thomas made Billy a promise (okay)
Ayy, say he never let a bitch divide their commas (facts)
Before they got rich they was some roadrunners
Puttin’ pipe in niggas’ bitches like a full plumber
They think a nigga stupid, I’ma act dumber (act dumber)
The whip seen more donuts than the nigga Homer (skrrt)
Ayy, drop her off at 5ths, tell her take a trip (take a trip)
Then I take her back home and nut on her lips
[Pre-Chorus: Lil Yachty]
Any problems
Any bottles (any bottles)
Any models (any models)
That like to swallow (like to swallow)
Like gobble gobble (gobble gobble)
Talkin’ gobble gobble (gobble gobble)
Keep extended clips (pew pew)
And they filled with hollows (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
[Chorus: Young Thug]
Twenty-two hoes on me (ayy)
Twenty-two clothes on me (oh)
Twenty-two golds on me (ayy)
Twenty-two broads on me (keep broads on me)
Givin’ you swag for free
Learn how to dress from me (how to dress from me)
Keepin’ these hoes beneath
Keepin’ ’em beneath my feet (okay)
I done got back on (that backbone)
I done got back on (okay)
Gettin’ my racks on (racks)
I’m gettin’ to the bag holmes (okay)
Chanel my backbone (Chanel)
Chanel on my backbones (Chanel on my backbones)
Read my texts (yeah)
Better read my texts (yeah)

[Verse 2: Young Thug]
Catch me fucking on a jet (woah, woah, woah)
Catch me fucking on a jet (woah, woah, woah)
Bitch, these flooded Pateks on me
Can’t buy all that (woah, woah, woah)
Flyer than a eagle and a seagull and I’m on a jet (woah, woah, woah)
Left wrist sittin’ on bricks (woah, woah, woah)
I’ll put these racks on your kids (woah, woah, woah)
Know you got a real big bag, don’t you? (woah, woah, woah)
You’ll suck it through the fence, won’t you? (woah, woah, woah)
You’ll squirt in my bed, won’t you? (woah, woah, woah)
You’ll swallow my kids, won’t you?

Audio Push – Grits

They said they put us on a black list
Couldn’t tell got back in
Now we call that black magic
She hit the pole pay the bills
I don’t judge, don’t judge
Everywhere I go I show love, everywhere I go I blow buds
I don’t go to no clubs
Gotta be somebody birthday
Your best day my worst day
I dress like it’s first day
Focus in the work place
Put it all in my face
Got it all back there girl
Don’t let it all go to waste
Just landed with a fly camera
You swerve the ship, I’m a Titanic
When I go down, do not panic
Take you out your body I’m outstanding

[Chorus: Price]
Rock the boat, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
Yeah rock the pole, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
Yeah rock the pole, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
Yeah rock the pole, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits [Chorus: Price]
Rock the boat, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
Yeah rock the pole, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
Yeah rock the pole, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
Yeah rock the pole, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
[Verse 1: Price]
Met me a lil gypsy that like incense and getting tipsy
Choosing on your fella ’cause I remind her of Mandela
Jacob on I’m flexing in, but this ain’t the Old Testament
Oktane, I’m still rapping with
I can’t tell you where rest them went
Damn but I’m still alive, thank the man up high
When I’m high, sitting inside my ride I’m still a stand-up guy
Look how they come after you when you never bruised
Look at all the friends you lose when you tell the truth
Back against the wall still feel a hundred feet tall
Versace on my drawers, like Lavar’s sons I ball
Been a boss since 16 I moved out my mothers
Baby got her own green so we smoked each other out
Picked her up in Carson, we don’t fuck with Ben Carson
VVS on glow, better resurrect your soul
Work them hips, stir them grits
Country fried, shake that shit
Ah ah ah ah, it’s quiet for that hatin’ shit

[Chorus: Price]
Rock the boat, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
Yeah rock the pole, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
Yeah rock the pole, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
Yeah rock the pole, swerve the ship
Make it hot, stir the grits
[Verse 2: Oktane]
She thicker than a snicker and that thang got that grip
Don’t need no Lamborghini just Mustang that’s that whip
They hate on you then shake your hand, damn that’s that shit
We coming in, busting through the line, that’s that bliss
Smooth nigga with the best flow
By the time you get it it’s a retro
Up down, up down
She go up down up down
New sound what now?

The Shins – Cherry Hearts

[Verse 1]
You’re not wanting anybody wanting you
I get it, all is fair
But I’ve been biting all my cherry hearts in two
You don’t even care
Won’t you ever come down from the big rock I found you climbing
Stowing your diamonds away
[Chorus]
You kissed me once
When we were drunk
It left me spinning on my heels
Called the devil for a deal
You kissed me once
When we were drunk
My head went rolling on the floor
Past the window, out the door
[Verse 2]
Once I said it I knew I would regret it too
It’s just too much to share
Now you’re fading, sailing in the night
For the boy who wasn’t there
I’m a practical guy
But sometimes I can fly off the handle
Thinking in scandalous ways
I’ve never done time
But I’ve done the crime of wanting
Something that never could stay

[Chorus]
You kissed me once
When we were drunk
It left me spinning on my heels
Called the devil for a deal
You kissed me once
When we were drunk
And now I’m nervous when we meet
I got nothing under my feet
[Outro]
You kissed me once
When we were drunk
It left me spinning on my heels
Called the devil for a deal
You kissed me once
When we were drunk
My head went rolling on the floor
Past the window, out the door

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Drake Comrade PartyNextDoor Arrested For Drug Possession

U.S. No court date has been set yet, but both men were given appearance tickets returnable in Lewiston Court. At the time of his arrest he was crossing the border between Canada and the United States, XXL reported. Customs and Border personnel called in state troopers to help them conduct a search of the singer’s vehicle at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge and that’s when the banned substances were found. The full details surrounding his arrest is not yet known, but this is what we know so far. According to the police report, cops found Xanax and Oxycodone in PartyNextDoor’s possession and his friend who was arrested with him, Jerome Nevins, was found with Xanax in his possession. He is also currently working on a full-length album due for release sometime next year. PND and another man was taken into custody and was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Let’s PND can get these legal issues deal with asap and continue to give us great music. TweetShare
Drake‘s OVO comrade PartyNextDoor was arrested in New York on Thursday for possession of an illegal drug. PartyNextDoor, whose real name is Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, has not released a statement about the arrest. Aside from dropping a new project, PartyNextDoor also has a few new solo singles and collaborative singles such as the recently released song “Cartier” with rap legend Jadakiss. The two men were traveling in a tour bus when they were stopped for inspection. The singer/songwriter just released his new EP “Seven Days” which arrived last week and features a guest appearance from Rick Ross on the single “Better Man.” The surprised project comes with seven singles including “Bad Intentions,” “The Right Way,” “Never Played Me,” and “Best Friends.” PartyNextDoor is currently touring with Halsey for his “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour.” This arrest will not likely affect the tour.

Cystic fibrosis won’t stop Jack Dyson’s bodybuilding dream

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Jack Dyson isn’t going to let his cystic fibrosis stop his bodybuilding dreams. (Supplied: Jack Dyson)
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He often has to stop to cough, and hospital stays sometimes get in the way of his training, but Jack Dyson is not letting cystic fibrosis quash his bodybuilding dreams.Mr Dyson was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) when he was 11 days old.”It’s not a very fun disease. (Supplied: Jack Dyson)
Since finishing school the gym has become central to Mr Dyson’s life.”I work in a gym, I train in a gym, I have fun in a gym.”Inspired by his friends at the gym and social media personalities he follows, Mr Dyson developed an interest in bodybuilding.”I always wanted pecs,” he said.”I always wanted, as stupid as it sounds, that little gap that you get in between your chest when you get pecs.”You see that little split and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, I have boobs’. (Supplied: Jack Dyson)
Because of the way CF affects his digestion, bulking up is particularly difficult for Mr Dyson.”We have to eat double the amount of calories, on average, to just maintain weight,” he said.”You’re eating upwards of 4,000 calories a day just to try to maintain the weight, which is why I have to eat those high-in-fats foods.”That’s the hardest thing, to put on the size.”While he said he was still awhile away from being ready to compete in bodybuilding, he is enjoying the journey and sharing it on social media to raise awareness of CF.”Every single time I meet someone I have to explain what cystic fibrosis is.”We fly under the radar majorly because there is not necessarily any physical symptoms unless we’re in a degenerative state.”As much as I love this whole bodybuilding scene, I’m starting to become a budding YouTuber.”I’m heavy on the social media side more than the competition side.”
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Jack Dyson shares his journey with CF and bodybuilding on social media It’s life-threatening,” he told Joel Rheinberger on ABC Radio Hobart. What is cystic fibrosis (CF)?CF is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestinesPeople with CF develop abnormal amounts of thick, sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and digestive systemThe mucus can cause problems with digestion and lung functionOne in 2,500 Australian babies is born with CFOne in 20 Tasmanians carry the CF gene, the second highest rate in the world after IrelandThere is no cure and those with the condition undergo constant medical treatmentsCurrent life expectancy for those with CF is 37Source: Cystic Fibrosis Australia
The condition shaped his life growing up, more from the lack of understanding from his peers than dealing with medical issues.”I guess I was a bit of an outcast,” the 20-year-old said.”I didn’t want to mix with the general population of kids with them kind of treating me like I was a little bit different.”Mr Dyson said he was always active as a kid, playing a range of sports, and towards the end of high school he got interested in going to the gym.”A lot of my friends would go to the gym after school,” he said.”This is when I started turning to the gym as an alternative route for myself, for my mental health as well as my physical health.”

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Jack Dyson says he felt like an outcast growing up with CF. Once you see that, you just keep going.”Mr Dyson said his CF affected his training but he had realised everyone had their own battles when it came to fitness and building muscle.”When I first started I was very hard on myself.”Then I realised that each person has their own individual path that they’re going down.”My body might not react the same way to training as their body, and I might not get as big as this person because my genetic structure is not like this person.”

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Mr Dyson shares his experiences as a way of spreading awareness of CF and tracking his progress.
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Powerful portraits empower bullying victims

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By Anna Hartley and Fiona Sewell

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October 06, 2017 19:53:35

Video: A photographer has started an anti-bullying campaign that is making young girls feel better about themselves.
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Bullying expert Dr Margaret Carter says the seriousness of bullying, especially cyberbullying, cannot be underestimated. She was very shy with low self-esteem,” Ms Stoter said.”I posted them on Facebook and everyone was commenting how beautiful she was. “The seriousness of cyberbullying cannot be underestimated,” she said.”The literature reports grave consequences in some cases including victims experiencing a sense of fear, self-blame, hopelessness, sadness, anger, embarrassment, and humiliation.”When the identity of the cyberbully is unknown, as is often the case in online contexts, the sense of vulnerability and bleakness associated with the bullying event is often escalated.”It’s cool to be kind, to everyone Ms Stoter suffered trauma from being bullied herself as a child and it was one moment that sparked her interest in helping young people as an adult.”I was in Year 8 at school and a girl in Year 11 wanted to beat me up outside the tuckshop,” she said.”I was terrified and I still remember it to this day. Set privacy settings and security settings on websites to your comfort level for information sharingIgnore and resist the temptation to retaliate. A lot of women have [commented on her photo] saying that it reminds them of when they were bullied because of their freckles.”One young teenager has even taken up modelling since the shoot.”The girl is 14 in the photos. (Supplied: Earthbound Images, Kate Stoter)
“This is a young girl from Yarrabah,” she said.”This girl is incredible, she wants all the other young girls [in the small Aboriginal community] to get out there.”She is a really good role model for the other young girls there.”Battling bulling with technology and social mediaBullying expert Dr Margaret Carter from James Cook University said bringing positivity to the online sphere with projects like photographer Kate Stoter’s was important. After being bullied for years for her red hair and freckles, Ali Roebuck found it hard to love the features that made her stand out. (Supplied: Margaret Carter)
“The rise in use of digital communications has increased the potential damage that can be done to an individual’s reputation, career prospects and sense of self-worth,” she said.”For all the damage a negative digital reputation can do, it is equally true that positive, respectful posts, pictures and participation can enhance reputation.”She said it was difficult to know whether social media and developing technology was worsening the problem of harassment in schools. Usually those bullies have something horrible going on at home so that’s what I teach my kids — to feel sorry for them because they are probably going through something tough.” I’ve definitely seen a change in her since the photoshoot.”Teens see themselves in different light

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This teenager has taken up modelling since the photo shoot with Kate Stoter. “I think teaching kids to be kind to those getting bullied and the bullies [is important],” she said.”It goes deeper. How to tackle cyberbullying:Take responsibility for staying safe online. Keep passwords safe and do not share them. “Her mum said she was feeling so much better about herself and she has [since] been on the catwalk so I think she will go far.”The far north Queensland photographer keeps the images as natural as possible.They are all shot outdoors and she doesn’t go near photoshop. She apologised and apologised and said she was going through a tough time with abuse when we were kids.”The mother of three said that’s why she wants to reach both victims and perpetrators of bullying with her images. Engage positively and choose consciously and make sure you pause before postingLearn about and apply privacy controls. (Supplied: Kate Stoter)
Ali was the catalyst for the anti-bullying campaign, which is gaining momentum on social media.”I wanted to do portraits of teenagers [being bullied] to make them feel better about themselves,” Ms Stoter said.”It’s been so great for Ali. (Supplied: Kate Stoter)
“I was in a pub recently and this [same] girl came up to me and asked how I was and was really friendly.”I asked her not to talk to me and she started crying. Do not respond directly to the bully and do not forward them messagesBlock the person who is bullyingSeek help from friends, family, Kid’s Helpline on 1800 55 1800, eHeadspace or Lifeline on 13 11 14
Kate Stoter started the ‘It’s cool to be kind’ project after being bullied herself as a child and seeing her children’s friends going through the same traumatic experience.The photographer takes powerful, positive images of bullying victims like Ali and shares them online.”I have strawberry blonde hair and freckles and [bullies would] call me freckle face or ‘ranga’ ever since I started schooling,” Ali said.”In primary school, I was very insecure about my freckles and my looks and in high school I got bullied about them but the photoshoot made me more confident and made me love my freckles.”I think it’s good to see something positive on Facebook.”Ali’s mum Kathy O’Sullivan described the experience as “fantastic” for her daughter.”Ali is a beautiful child, she’s absolutely beautiful and her resilience astounds me,” she said.”She’s had days where [bullying has] really gotten her down but she bounces back. But the 12-year-old’s self-esteem has skyrocketed since she took part in an empowering project led by a far north Queensland photographer. Photo:
Kate Stoter travelled to Yarrabah, an Indigenous community in far north Queensland, for the project and took a photo of this teenager as a positive role model. Photo:
Far north Queensland photographer Kate Stoter.

Tombstone Fairies restore historic graves

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Hundreds of neglected graves in country Western Australia have been given a much needed spruce up courtesy of a renegade group known as the Tombstone Fairies.The Tombstone Fairies is a group of volunteers in the Southern WA town of Denmark, who put aside local laws to preserve history in rural graveyards by bringing tombstones back to life.”We felt that this was really important and so we just did it,” Tombstone Fairy Bev McGuinness said.”That’s how the ‘Tombstone Fairies’ came about, we’ve flown in, done the job and flown out again.”Headstones can tell you so much about families, and it’s always exciting to find someone that you’re connected to if you’re hunting for someone in a cemetery.”

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Tombstone Fairy Ross McGuinness touches up a forgotten headstone. I finally found her, where was she buried down the road from the house I grew up in.” Photo:
Mrs Smeed photographed two days after her family drowned. (Supplied: Denmark Historical Society)
Only the mother of the family and one child, who were not on board, survived.”There is a photo of Mrs Smeed taken at her house a few days after the deaths … it’s almost as if she had a premonition not to go in the boat because she knew something would happen,” Ms McGuinness said.Two years ago, the Tombstone Fairies were contacted by descendants of the Smeed family.”We had two people in the space of a month come looking for the family. They knew about the drowning but they had no idea that they were all buried here in a line,” Ms McGuinness said. The cemetery opened following the deaths of three children due to influenza.”Having lived here long enough now, I recognise the names of really early settlers and the contributions they’ve made,” Ms McGuinness said.”People often contact us who are searching for relatives who were early settlers, with the possibility that they might be buried here in Denmark.”Walking the rows of tombstones today, it is remarkable how many are inscribed with the names of children.”Particularly in the early years of the cemetery, there were not the drugs available to help children when they got sick,” Ms McGuinness said.”Diphtheria, whooping cough and influenza were probably the three major killers of young children at that time.”Cemeteries as a place of discoveryWhile many people may find being surrounded by graves unsettling, for the Tombstone Fairies it is a chance for discovery.”I’m a passionate family historian, so I’ve been interested in cemeteries for a very long time,” Ms McGuinness said.”I was hunting for someone in my family for 30 years. They are the burial plots of an entire family who drowned in a nearby river.”The Smeeds were a local family who lived near Wilson Inlet until 1911,” Ms McGuinness said.”They took a boat ride on the lake, the wind picked up and they were swept into a deep channel.”The wind tipped the boat over and all seven drowned, children as well as adults. Photo:
The graves at Denmark Cemetery preserve the stories of early settler life. (ABC Great Southern: Aaron Fernandes)
Drowning deathsSeven headstones lie in a row at the centre of the cemetery. (ABC Great Southern: Aaron Fernandes)
Fairies fly around the lawShire of Denmark spokesperson Claire Thomas said it can’t grant the ‘fairies’ any rights to restore the graves as the rights belong to the families of the deceased, under the WA Cemeteries Act.”We want to make it clear that we haven’t given [the Tombstone Fairies] permission,” Ms Thomas said.”Because that’s not something we can do.”Passionate Tombstone Fairy Ross McGuiness said the fairies flew ahead with their plans nonetheless.”There were over 200 headstones that needed work,” he said.”So it was more or less that if the fairies came and did some work on the headstones, no-one would know who was responsible.”We’re not defacing them, we’re not altering them.”We’re simply making them legible so that people can find their family members when they come looking.”

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Three of the headstones of the Smeed family who drowned in 1911. (ABC Great Southern: Aaron Fernandes)
Early settler life and deathDenmark cemetery first opened in 1911, when the town remained a fledgling farming settlement of around 300 people.

Is it wrong to poach African wildlife? The answer is complicated

Travellers tailor the trip they want, a combination of local guides and the Blevin brothers take the traveller into a wilderness area, and money is reinvested into directly into that community.”At the very least, every single one of our tours will spend some time in local communities on a trip — whether it’s a day to three — and those tourist dollars are seen.”One of the most important aspects to this is ensuring communities begin valuing tourists.”This was an issue with large tourist organisation from developed nationals, such as the US, the UK and Australia, “Mr Blevin said.”A lot of tour providers simply take a wealthy family from a developed nation, fly them into five-star luxury lodge and then fly them out again.”Neither the tourists, nor the local community nor that wildlife they’ve just viewed will see any of those dollars because it’s consumed by the lodge, the travel companies, and the people who book the trips for them.”Eyes openedMr Blevin was born and bred in Zimbabwe, but his family left their farm in 2003 as a result of the Mugabe government’s controversial land reform program.It was this move to Australia that opened Mr Blevin’s eyes to just how dire the wildlife situation was in Africa. (Supplied by Diwa Zambezi)
So they set up the tour company. “It makes it a lot cheaper and not only that — 100 per cent of those funds contributed go directly into protecting what our clients just looked at.”If nothing is done, then expert predicts that elephants in the wild will be extinct within 30 years and as soon as 12 years.”Rhinos much sooner than that unfortunately,” he said. (Supplied (Diwa Zambezi))
“We spent a lot of time around the world, and in Australian particular, seeing how well-looked after wilderness areas and wildlife are here,”It makes you realize how poorly looked after and protected the species in places in and around Zimbabwe are not looked after.”We just realised immediately that is a big problem and we needed to help fix it.”Mr Blevin grew up speaking one of the official Zimbabwean languages, Shona, and this has also been instrumental to the tourism venture.”It makes a significant difference to your ability to really connect to Zimbabwe.”It took moving to Australia for me to realise how special this was.”To the local Zimbabweans, the ability of a ‘European’ man to speak Shona is a sign of respect for their culture and their home.”It has also opened doors for the tourism venture. Photo:
Nicholas Blevin (right) with brother James set up Diwa Zambezi to protect African wildlife. “The fact my brothers and I grew up in Zimbabwe means we’re connected to a lot of the tour providers in Africa, which means we can offer local rates. (Supplied)
It is a start, but shifting the value of wildlife from its carcase to a tourism dollar will not happen overnight.During a recent visit to Zimbabwe, Mr Blevin visited a primary school and asked the 200 children whether it was wrong to poach.”Two of them said it was a bad thing. The rest said it was all okay.”It is for us to try and create a value around their wildlife, which means employment opportunities, which means education.”Unless the developed world created value and protection for these species, it would not be long before the only vision of an elephant would be a photograph,” Mr Blevin said.”And it’s not that far off.”Tourism ideaThe idea for the travel arm evolved after the brothers set up the charity three years ago and they discovered just how difficult it was to fundraise.”Money talks.”

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Diwa Zambezi raises money through travellers to protect wildlife, like these elephants. While the developed world is outraged by the poaching of African wildlife, a central Queensland man, who grew up in Zimbabwe, says there is a reason for it.Teacher Nicholas Blevin regularly returns to his homeland of Zimbabwe where he said animals were under dire threat from poaching.Up to two-thirds of the world’s large animals, including elephants, rhinoceros, and big cats, face extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List.A significant threat is due to the illegal bushmeat trade and poaching, but this is where it becomes complicated.”The reason for poaching is that killing animals is something tangible,” Mr Blevin said. Blevin brothers James and Benji with guide Rex. Photo:
Diwa Zambezi employs local communities to create tourism value. “The village will get meat, they’ll get bones that they can carve into trinkets, tools and obviously ivory and another bits and pieces.””It’s far more valuable to sell them than it is to look at them on the plains.”It is because of this that Rockhampton-based Mr Blevin and his brothers, James and Benji, set up a wildlife conservation charity, Diwa Zambezi, a tour company that pours all its profits back into local communities.
ABC Capricornia

By Inga Stünzner

Updated

October 06, 2017 19:54:56

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Tourist dollars go directly to the protecting the very animal the traveller sees. ((Supplied: Diwa Zambezi))
Map:
Rockhampton 4700

Tyga – Boss Up

[Chorus]
Yeah I love it when you
Boss up yeah
Call the shots yeah
When you tell me come through
I pull up, hop out, yeah
Cause I love it when you
Boss up yeah
Call the shots yeah
When you tell me that you wanted us to park yeah
Work it work it like I’m working two jobs yeah
Cause I love it when you
Boss up yeah
Call the shots yeah
When you tell me come through
I pull up, hop out, yeah
Cause I love it when you
Boss up yeah
Call the shots yeah
When you tell me how you wanted us to park
Work it work it like I’m working two jobs yeah

[Verse 1]
I fucking, love it, when you you you
Come in with your drink
Tell me don’t mix it make it straight
Tell me don’t mix you up with them other bitches
Get mixed up with me
That’s the perfect mixture
Have your way
Lil’ baby have your way
Aw babe, it’s whatever you say
[Bridge]
Cause I love it when you
Boss up yeah
We ain’t talkin’ ’bout, we
Boss up yeah
[Verse 2]
Take it off then you floss when you know how to
Boss up
Iced out cross for the ones who crossed this shit
Fuck the police yeah
You the law like ooh
Get ’em off you
They hate you so much
You Khaleesi talking bossy
Boss up
Tell that boy that you need a better offer
If you wanna be a, baller (boss up)
Shot caller
20 inch blades, on that Ferrari
Call her, I don’t need directions
Just tell me when to go

[Chorus]
Oh I love it when you
Boss up yeah
Call the shots yeah
When you tell me come through
I pull up, hop out, yeah
Cause I love it when you
Boss up yeah
Call the shots yeah
When you tell me that you wanted us to park yeah
Work it work it like I’m working two jobs yeah
Oh I fucking, love it, when you
Boss up yeah
Call the shots yeah
When you tell me come through
I pull up, hop out, yeah
Cause I love it when you
Boss up yeah
Call the shots yeah
When you tell me how you wanted us to park yeah
Come on [?] into it like a new drop yeah
[Verse 3]
Cause I love it when you
Have your way
Lil’ baby have your way
Aw babe
It’s whatever you say
Cause I love it when you
Boss up yeah
Call the shots yeah
When you tell me how you wanted us to park yeah
Work it work it like I’m working two jobs yeah
Yeah I, fucking, love it
When you you you (bust it bust it bust it)

[Outro]
Bust it bust it bust it [Intro]
Aye, turn it up a lil’ bit
I, I want you to have your way
You feel me?

St. Vincent – Los Ageless

[Bridge]
Oh my Lord, oh, we really did it now
I’m a monster and you’re my sacred cow
But I can keep running
No, I can keep on running
[Chorus]
How can anybody have you? How can anybody have you and lose you? How can anybody have you? [Outro]
I guess that’s just me, honey, I guess that’s how I’m built
I try to tell you I love you and it comes out all sick
I guess that’s just me, honey, I guess that’s how I’m built
I try to write you a love song but it comes out a lament
I guess that’s just me, honey, I guess that’s how I’m built
I try to tell you I love you but it comes out all sick
I guess that’s just me, honey, I guess that’s how I’m built
I try to write you a love song but it comes out a lament
I try to write you a love song but it comes out a lament
I try to write you a love song but it comes out a lament How can anybody have you and lose you
And not lose their minds, too? [Verse 2]
The last days of the sunset superstars
Girls in cages playing their guitars
But how can I leave? How can anybody have you and lose you? How can anybody have you and lose you
And not lose their minds, too? I just follow my hood to the sea, go to sleep
[Chorus]
How can anybody have you? How can anybody have you and lose you? I just follow the hood of my car
In Los Ageless, the waves they never break
They build and build until you don’t have no escape
But how can I leave? How can anybody have you and lose you
And not lose their minds, too? How can anybody have you and lose you
And not lose their minds, too? How can anybody have you and lose you? [Verse 1]
In Los Ageless, the winter never comes
In Los Ageless, the mothers milk their young
But I can keep running
No, I can keep running
The Los Ageless hang out by the bar
Burn the pages of unwritten memoirs
But I can keep running
No, I can keep running
[Chorus]
How can anybody have you? How can anybody have you and lose you
And not lose their minds, too? How can anybody have you and lose you
And not lose their minds? How can anybody have you? How can anybody have you? How can anybody have you and lose you? How can anybody have you and lose you?

Spoon – I Ain’t The One

When the moon is rising and looking on me
When the night comes knocking, knocking on me
I say, I ain’t the one
I say, I ain’t the one
I ain’t the one that you looking for now
When the man comes asking and looking for me
When the law comes knocking, knocking on me
I ain’t the one (ah, ah)
No, I ain’t the one
I ain’t the one that you’re looking for now
Yeah, I ain’t the one
I ain’t the one
So now I’m leaving you all behind me
Hey, ha ha
Uh uh uh
When the world comes crashing, crumbling on me
When the day comes knocking, knocking on me
I say, I ain’t the one
I ain’t the one
Hey, ha ha
Hey, ha ha
I ain’t the one, I ain’t the one
So now I’m leaving you all behind me
Hey, ha ha
Hey, oh oh
‘Bout to fly