I did a debate my senior year in Government and you were either for the death penalty or against. I was in a room full of people for the death penalty and speaking out alone against it. Nobody else would say anything to help me defend my beliefs, even though there were people who were also against it. So basically I defended myself against seven pro death penalty people who happened to be Christians and EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM used “an eye for an eye” as an argument and I KNEW they would so I called them out every single time and had my shit together and I had them so confused and getting so defensive and I sat there calmly like “got you”.
If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.
Mind you the source MSN live, sources itself, and then finally a grassroots organization who’s goal is global change. So of coarse they are going to report these numbers. While things for the honey bees seems dire you must research the numbers before you point fingers.
While much of the honey bee die off has been attributed to neonicotinoids there are other combined factors that have resulted in honey bee die off such as parasites, practices of beekeepers, and some of you might have read about cell phone signals
There were honey bee die offs on a similar scale in the 1980’s and run in a cycle of around every 20 years. Meaning since commercial honey bee beekeeping began there’s been massive die offs every 20 years starting in the earliest recordings in the 1869.
If you look further into the Oregon numbers it was actually the result of spraying 50 tree to kill aphids in an area near a local mall. These were wild bee colonies, meaning not domestic, meaning not commercially pollinating the food you eat. Unfortunately, the workers who sprayed the insecticide didn’t look at this handy dandy list of poisonous insecticides for honey bees published by Purdue University’s entomology department.
The recorded loss in Canada which touts over 30 million honey bees was a single beekeepers farm of 600 hives. In Canada there are over 7,000 beekeepers with in total, 600,000 hives, which is .001% of the total domestically owned bee population in Canada.
Another issue is that presently there are only 2.5 million beekeepers in the United States in comparison to 5 million 50 years ago. So any loss is going to be magnified just because of the limited number of beekeepers. While many people have tried to start their own backyard hives, city and state legislation has barred future beekeepers feeding the problem of less and less beekeepers in the United States.
As far as the neonic sprays go, they were actually implemented to save honey bees! That’s right. I said neonic parasite sprays were used to save honey bees. Organophosphate sprays are bad news and when they were proven to not only harm the wildlife, but cause neural damage in people, the move to neonic sprays was a must. Studies that have been used to prove neonic sprays effects on honey bees have been shown to be inaccurate and have been DEBUNKED.
So where does this leave the honey bee and us? Well, we still need to avoid insecticides for our own health. While become propagators of our own environment as well. Putting further restrictions on a declining food supply and declining honey bee population is not beneficial to either side. Personally, I want to see a honey bee sperm bank put into action, but that’s just me.
Neonicotinoids and Honey Bee Health - Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
American Beekeeping Federation - For Future Beekeepers
YOU WANNA TALK BEES. I CAN TALK BEES ALL DAY.
I love being friends with smart people.
Reblogging because sensationalist media, and this is a nice companion post for what is alone a pretty scary article.
Be concerned, tumblr! But don’t be terrified.
I love that there are three bee posts in a row on my dash including this one.
ALSO BATS ARE DYING FYI
a new sex position called 11. two people lying in a bed together. fully clothed and chilling. bonding is more important than sex
Well ok Kesha, maybe it’s because you’re an auto tuned peice of shit who shouldn’t be famous, you have no Buisness being in the music industry, it’s not even your music you fuck, someone else wrote it for you to record and them to auto tune yourself. And it’s not at all good . It’s not positive either. So complain some more.
I don’t know if you know this, tumblr user koolkidseatgreens, but Ke$ha is a certified genius. She has an IQ over 140 and an SAT score of 1500. When she was younger she would go to the library and do research for fun. Ke$ha is a both feminist and an advocate for equal marriage/rights for people of any sexuality, being a queer woman herself.
Ke$ha is a smart, professional woman, and just because she sings songs about wanting to let loose and have fun every once in a while doesn’t make her a piece of shit.
Ke$ha’s songs are meant to point out the sexism in our media. She treats men the same way many men in the music industry treat women, and she is hated on for it. Relentlessly. She sings on multiple occasions about taking charge in a sexual relationship, of how she only uses men for their body parts. She sexualizes men to make them uncomfortable. She sexualizes men for a reaction, so that people can both see why women are so uncomfortable with their sexualization and also to point out the inequality between the sexes both in the media and in the world at large.
She is judged so harshly for singing about things that make many men famous.
If you listen to Ke$ha’s deconstructed album you will see that she actually has some talent, which may be hard to hear because she does in fact use a fair amount of autotune. This is because of her genre and because of the kind of music she chooses to create as an artist. Ke$ha may not write her songs, but this doesn’t meant she isn’t a good artist or a good person. This doesn’t mean she deserves your harsh words. Some singers are good at writing, but that’s hardly a requirement. Last time I checked whether or not you can sing has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a poet.
You should not be calling anyone a piece of shit, my friend, especially someone you’ve never sat down and had a conversation (or even taken the time to wonder about her feelings!), but if anyone deserves that kind of language it’s not Ke$ha.
You may think that by shaming women for expressing their sexuality and having fun every once in a while, that you are somehow abolishing sexism. That in weeding out the less ‘deserving’ women you are gaining our sex more respect. This is not the case, and the fact that you and many others feel such a strong need to shame this woman who has done nothing wrong, especially not to you, shows that we still have a very far away to go.
qwirksilver said: sriracha* bottles
The day I get a bottle of Sriracha to carry in my purse will be a glorious yet dangerous day. No food is safe. I will add Sriracha to everything.
Even though there are times I feel like a good person, it only lasts for so long when I realize that I am a really terrible person and that will never change.
and here we have the prime example of how to do your badass female pro-tag