RT Podcast: Ep. 521 – Grace Helbig’s Stress Hang Gliding

Join Gus Sorola, Gavin Free, Barbara Dunkelman, Burnie Burns, and special guest Grace Helbig as they discuss cats, hang gliding gone wrong, Tumblr banning adult content, and more on this week’s RT Podcast! This episode originally aired on December 3, 2018, sponsored by MeUndies (http://meundies.com/roosterteeth), Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/roosterteeth), and Robinhood (http://rtpodcast.robinhood.com) Join FIRST to watch episodes early: http://bit.ly/2uNNz0O » Get your Rooster Teeth merch: http://bit.ly/2udphd5 » Links Discussed this Episode: http://roosterteeth.com/episode/rooster-teeth-podcast-2018-rooster-teeth-podcast-521 » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/13y3Gum About Rooster Teeth Podcast: The Rooster Teeth crew discuss gaming, films, and projects that they’re currently working on. More from Rooster Teeth: » Achievement Hunter: http://bit.ly/AHYTChannel » Let’s Play: http://bit.ly/1BuRgl1 » Red vs. Blue: http://bit.ly/RvBChannel https://www.youtube.com/user/RoosterTeeth #RTPodcast #RTP #RoosterTeethPodcast

Your Heart Will Break When You See What Years Of Neglect Did To This Bird

When we think about mental illness, we don’t often consider the fact that thousands of animals are forced to deal with anxiety and depression every single day. These creatures experience emotions just as deeply and intensely as we do, so it only makes sense that they’d develop psychological issues after enduring years of abuse and neglect.

One such animal is a sweet little cockatoo that now goes by the name of Javi. Her previous owners called her Hobby, and they treated her as such. This bird was seen as little more than a plaything for most of her life, which actually caused her to develop anxiety issues.

This is probably what you think of when a cockatoo is mentioned…


But these beauties, along with other birds, often resort to a practice called “over-preening” when they feel chronically anxious.

Now going by Javi, the beautiful bird came to the sanctuary as Hobby. Born in 1996, the feathered friend was most likely treated like her namesake, which in turn caused her a great deal of stress.

Because of her constant anxiety, she over-preened to a drastic level…

But thanks to Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary, Javi is finally enjoying her brand-new life!

According to one adorable Facebook post, “She’s doing awesome! She’s a rockstar.” She’s since cut back on over-preening, but as far as feather regrowth, only time will tell. Even if her feathers don’t grow back, she will still be able to lead a healthy, happy life with the right care. In the meantime, she’ll be busy taking nice baths and snacking on some of her new favorite foods!

Watch Javi show off her dance moves in the video below:

We have decided to change Hobby's name to Javi, (pronounced "Ha vee") since no living being should be someone's hobby. She is becoming more confident and loves to explore as long as I'm close by.If anyone would like to donate for Javi's care as well as the others here in our care you can do so at our website www.tallgrassparrot.org

Posted by Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary, Inc on Sunday, October 11, 2015

(via The Dodo)

It’s pretty obvious that this cockatoo is in great hands, and that she’s finally getting the love and attention she deserves. If you want to learn more about Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary and find out what you can do to help, check out their website. You can also follow them on Facebook to keep up with Javi’s progress and learn about the rest of their amazing rescue stories!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/heartwarming-bird-rescue/

Chilling tweets from reported account of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


As Twitchy reported earlier, fake accounts for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been popping up on Twitter today.

CNN is reporting that the @J_tsar Twitter account belongs to Tsarnaev. One of Tsarnaev’s high school classmates told BuzzFeed that it is the suspect’s Twitter account.

CONFIRMED: @j_tsar Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Actual Twitter Account buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/…

— Ryan Broderick (@ryanpbroderick) April 19, 2013

He calls himself “Jahar” and his Twitter bio is just “Salam aleikum.”


1,099 tweets have been sent from the account and he follows 108 people.

This Twitter user is followed by the @J_tsar account and says the account is legit.

@tiarranorcross @j_tsar That is indeed his twitter.

— mac (@ChinksMcGee) April 19, 2013

Says he knew suspect, confirms @j_tsar is the acct- RT @chinksmcgee: My parents gonna go crazy when I tell them I lived with him lol

— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) April 19, 2013

He calls himself “Dzhokhar” in one tweet:

tat my name on you girl so i know it’s real oh and make sure to spell it right, its spelled Dzhokhar

— Jahar (@J_tsar) May 6, 2012

The Twitterverse is busy digging into the tweets.

I just called the phone # on Tsarnaev’s Twitter account: “The person you are trying to reach is not accepting calls at this time.”

— Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) April 19, 2013

Looks like @j_tsar is legit. Found him conversing with a guy last year who now’s tweeting that he knows the bomber. Also Dartmouth refs.

— Andy Carvin (@acarvin) April 19, 2013

Two days ago, @j_tsar acct had 120 followers. Now, a bit more than that: 17k and counting.

— Andy Carvin (@acarvin) April 19, 2013

In response to this tweet about the Boston Marathon bombing …

This deserves endless retweets. twitter.com/ImRealTed/stat…

— Ted (@ImRealTed) April 16, 2013

He tweeted this:

@imrealted fake story

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

The most recent activity on the account was a retweet of this tweet:

Attitude can take away your beauty no matter how good looking you are or it could enhance your beauty, making you adorable.

— Mufti Ismail Menk (@muftimenk) April 17, 2013

This was his most recent original tweet:

I’m a stress free kind of guy

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 17, 2013

And these tweets were all sent after the Boston bombing:

Ain’t no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

@mellochamp what’s new with them?

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

@mellochamp and they what “god hates dead people?” Or victims of tragedies? Lol those people are cooked

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

@mellochamp *say

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

There are people that know the truth but stay silent & there are people that speak the truth but we don’t hear them cuz they’re the minority

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

@therealabdul_ you need to get Claritin clear

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

@therealabdul_ #heavy I’ve been looking for those, there is a shortage on the black market if you wanna make a quick buck, nuff said..

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

So then I says to him, I says, relax bro my beard is not loaded

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say but nothin comes out when they move their lips; just a bunch of gibberish

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 17, 2013

A sampling of his other tweets:

Being bilingual is da bomb

— Jahar (@J_tsar) March 26, 2013

If you have the knowledge and the inspiration all that’s left is to take action

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 8, 2013

Most of you are conditioned by the media

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 11, 2013

some people are just misunderstood by the world thus the increase of suicide rates

— Jahar (@J_tsar) January 17, 2012

I don’t argue with fools who say islam is terrorism it’s not worth a thing, let an idiot remain an idiot

— Jahar (@J_tsar) January 16, 2013

back to the home land this summer word

— Jahar (@J_tsar) March 22, 2012

a decade in america already, i want out

— Jahar (@J_tsar) March 14, 2012

Last May he tweeted, “saving lives brings me joy.”

i didn’t become a lifeguard to just chill and get paid, i do it for the people, saving lives brings me joy #lifeguardoftheyear

— Jahar (@J_tsar) May 29, 2012

He also appears to be a 9/11 truther.

RT @freebeacon: RT @jonhenke: Alleged bomber seems to have been a 9/11 Truther –> bit.ly/14Cf7ov

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 19, 2013

Idk why it’s hard for many of you to accept that 9/11 was an inside job, I mean I guess fuck the facts y’all are some real #patriots #gethip

— Jahar (@J_tsar) September 2, 2012

Ten days before he naturalized. RT @jonhenke: Alleged bomber seems to have been a 9/11 Truther –> twitter.com/JonHenke/statu…

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) April 19, 2013

Another tweet about Sept. 11:

“September 10th baby, you know what tomorrow is. Party at my house!” #thingsyoudontyellwhenenteringaroom

— Jahar (@J_tsar) March 14, 2013


Does suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appear in these images tweeted from the account?

Place your bets twitter.com/J_tsar/status/…

— Jahar (@J_tsar) March 16, 2013

We postin’ twitter.com/J_tsar/status/…

— Jahar (@J_tsar) March 16, 2013


Via BroBible, the person in the photo that accompanies this tweet appears to be wearing Cambridge shorts.


In another tweet, he mentions Cambridge.

Cambridge got some real, genuinely good people but at the same time this city can be fake as fuck just like any other town #upholdthereal

— Jahar (@J_tsar) January 16, 2013

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.


Ongoing Twitchy coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/19/im-a-stress-free-kind-of-guy-chilling-tweets-from-reported-account-of-bombing-suspect-dzhokhar-tsarnaev/

‘The Hack Life is HARD’! CNN’s ‘woke’ Oliver Darcy gets KNOCKED OUT by his OWN tweets

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy seems to be smugger than usual lately. And that’s his prerogative. But if you’re gonna play that game, you should probably clean out your closet first.

Read more: https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/07/06/the-hack-life-is-hard-cnns-woke-oliver-darcy-gets-knocked-out-by-his-own-tweets/

Yes, Ron Paul, some veterans with PTSD go to the gun range for therapy


Not only is Ron Paul disgusting and shameful, he’s uninformed and wrong about post-traumatic stress disorder, too.

So are all of these other amateur psychiatrists who think they know something about PTSD:

How Gullible R ULoud noises &Guns R the best treatment 4 PTSDMake senseIn bizarro world

— Noreen (@NoreenR1) February 4, 2013

Two questions. Was Chris Kyle qualified to treat someone with PTSD? Isn’t Kyle’s treatment like bringing an alcoholic to a bar?

— Eric the Fish (@yafonda) February 4, 2013

I agree with Ron Paul..someone suffering from mental illness of some sort (even PTSD) doesn’t belong on a gun… fb.me/XlI9cHCe

— LisaMaret (@LisaMaret) February 4, 2013

@ronpaul is right. Highly unusual to bring PTSD patients to a gun range.

— Dan Gordon (@_RepDanGordon) February 4, 2013

“@ronpaul: Chris Kyle’s death…Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense” my thoughts exactly!!!

— Molly McMom (@molly_mcmom) February 4, 2013

True, weapons & live rounds + mental illness seems like risky therapy. MT”@ronpaul: Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense”

— jeff deeney (@jeff_deeney) February 4, 2013

Former U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell addressed this point during an appearance on Fox and Friends this morning:

A lot of people are asking why are you taking somebody that’s  struggling out to go shooting. Well shooting for guys like us in the military is a very, very familiar skill set. It’s like taking a basketball player out to shoot hoops, you know. And so, shooting with military veterans that are trying to re-adjust can be very healing, and Chris [Kyle] really used that well to his advantage to help people.

Many Twitter users, including a number of veterans, also set the record straight:

@ronpaul As a veteran with PTSD I can tell you that going to the range and shooting is one of the most therapeutic things you can do.

— Eric J Redmon #TGDN (@eredmon19) February 4, 2013

@ronpaul Mr.Paul as a veteran I have found activities like hunting and shooting sports to be therapeutic your comment insults veterans#PTSD

— Kevin T Hoffman (@GunUp0331) February 4, 2013

@ronpaul your opinion on chris kyles death only shows how disgusting of a person you are If you knew anything about ptsd youd understand

— Ryan Fallows (@lucifer508) February 4, 2013

Isn’t shooting 1 of the better aides for PTSD? MT@MelissaTweets MT @iowahawkblog: Grandpa’s talking to furniture again bit.ly/12nsK8J

— Elizabeth Aymond (@aymond) February 4, 2013

Unless Ron Paul’s been around soldiers with PTSD I don’t think he should be saying a damn word about what Chris Kyle was doing

— just another mo(@JustAnotherMo) February 4, 2013

@lion_of_gray Yes. As for the 2nd part of his tweet: treating PTSD at a shooting range falls under ‘exposure therapy’ – is.gd/pt9pqo

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) February 4, 2013

Dear DOCTOR @ronpaul: more on Exposure Therapy for PTSD, via the Dept of Veteran Affairs ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/p…

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) February 4, 2013

@ronpaul This is a ridiculous statement.Firing range practice can certainly be therapeutic.

— Dave Nalle (@texliberty) February 4, 2013

@ronpaul You have lost all credibility with me.Taking a PTSD vet to the range is known to be good for them.Until you have served, zip it

— Jacob S. (@JacobS5672) February 4, 2013


Ron Paul’s comments abt Chris Kyle were not only insensitive & short-sided but incorrect. Exposure therapy is used frequently for PTSD.

— Catherine (@FitGrl) February 4, 2013

@ronpaul U obviously Don’t understand PTSD, & UR comments hurt our Heros. Outdoor Recreational Therapy helps a lot of our Veterans. #tcot

— Joe the Plumber (@RealJTP) February 4, 2013

@ronpaul actually it does makes perfect sense, exposure therapy is highly effective in treating PTSD ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/p…

— Amanda (@aweston21) February 4, 2013

Somebody tell @ronpaul treating PTSD through immersion/exposure therapy is medically proven and can give our heroes back their peace of mind

— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) February 4, 2013

Its a viable form therapy for combat related PTSD & you Sir are an ass! PRT @ronpaul Chris Kyle-he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.

— Fred Aubin (@FM_Aubin) February 4, 2013

@dustynuts17 Kyle Worked With Vets ptsd Shooting was used As Therapy/ Not The First Time4 Ron Paul To Open His Mouth&Disrespect R Military

— lovusa4 (@lovusa4) February 4, 2013

Part of overcomming PTSD is trigger exposures. VERY common for treatment options.

— Patrick(@Mnpoker) February 4, 2013

@ronpaul It doesn’t make sense to you because you’re a lifelong politician and have no idea what’s best for Vets with PTSD. #STFU

— Robb Bill (@Rbill) February 4, 2013


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/04/yes-ron-paul-some-veterans-with-ptsd-go-to-the-gun-range-for-therapy/