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origami-guru:

best friends 4 life rocket and groot

origami-guru:

best friends 4 life rocket and groot

assgod:

ghostofcommunism:

divacuppa:

A government report released last week surprisingly admits that the honeybee species are dying off at a rate too high to ‘guarantee their long term survival’.

It has been well proven that the primary factor leading to this extinction is the presence of neonicotinoid poisons, of course present in insecticides sold by and/or used by corporations such as Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dupont and their products. A recent study from Harvard, published on March 27th of this year, has definitively confirmed what scientists outside the US have been saying for years: neonicotinoids are the [emphasis added] cause of colony collapse disorder(CCD). The study showed that 50% of colonies populated by bees who had been in contact with these pesticides collapsed, compared to only 1 in 6 who were not in contact with neonicotinoids.

The European Union understands that the death of honeybees is an unprecedented death for human beings and mother earth, as they have banned neonicotinoid poisons.

However, American powers refuse to believe the problem is neonicotinoid insecticides and they continue to be in use here.

These corporations with armies of lobbyists and politicians bought and paid for, like  Monsanto, are playing dumb and suggesting that ‘mites’ are the cause for the death rate of honeybees, a problem so bad that it means their extinction if they continue on this path. This is dangerous anti-science rhetoric, borderline scientific denialism from the American agro-chemical establishment. 

Well, did mites cause the honeybees to go extinct in the approximate 14 million years they survived here before humans invented neonicotinoid chemicals? Of course not. It seems only things as foreign to Earth as neonicotinoids can cause such a drastic loss of crucial life on our planet and the solution is obvious; inform people that if we keep allowing the honeybees to die at this rate, we will be literally without almost all of the fruits we enjoy. Oh and stop using neonicotinoids.

If we don’t seriously stop this soon, then a corporation like Monsanto would likely take advantage of the lack of bees to pollinate and create fruit, and attempt to monopolize the products of nature because the fruits will then require individual, manual pollination or more complex measures. While this may seem far fetched, in the absence of honeybees and acknowledging that manual pollination is highly labor intensive, micro pollinator drones may be in our future if something is not done to save the bees.

If you are reading this, there is a good chance absolutely none of this information is new. If the bees are not nursed back to health as a species, say goodbye to these things- (unless you want genetically modified, manually pollinated products of Monsanto in the wake of the extinction of the honeybee): Apples Mangos Rambutan Kiwi Fruit Plums Peaches Nectarines Guava Rose Hips Pomegranites Pears Black and Red Currants Alfalfa Okra Strawberries Onions Cashews Cactus Prickly Pear Apricots Allspice Avocados Passion Fruit Lima Beans Kidney Beans Adzuki Beans Green Beans Orchid Plants Custard Apples Cherries Celery Coffee Walnut Cotton Lychee Flax Acerola – used in Vitamin C supplements Macadamia Nuts Sunflower Oil Goa beans Lemons Buckwheat Figs Fennel Limes Quince Carrots Persimmons Palm Oil Loquat Durian Cucumber Hazelnut Cantaloupe Tangelos Coriander Caraway Chestnut Watermelon Star Apples Coconut Tangerines Boysenberries Starfruit Brazil Nuts  Beets Mustard Seed Rapeseed Broccoli Cauliflower Cabbage Brussels Sprouts Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage) Turnips Congo Beans Sword beans Chili peppers, red peppers, bell peppers, green peppers Papaya Safflower Sesame Eggplant Raspberries Elderberries Blackberries Clover Tamarind Cocoa Black Eyed Peas Vanilla Cranberries Tomatoes Grapes

can’t say no one predicted this

down with monsanto

Our food system is extremely dependent on honey bees, if they die out, it’s going to start to collapse. Smash Big Agro before it’s too late.

SAVE THE BEES!

fantomcomics:

harpercollinschildrens:

Quite simply, we think you absolutely should! Scary things will always be around, but reading them with your kids is a great way to share the experience.

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  1. Start with the Right Story
    You may not want to start off with a super-scary story. Gradually introduce your kids to tales that…

I think comic books and graphic novels are particularly suited to scary story nights because the images themselves are presented before you so if you pick the right stories, you can be spooky without being too scary.

For the record, the right stories include:

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Bone by Jeff Smith
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi

zooophagous:

wildwesjames:

onegreenplanet:

Don’t Think it Matters When You Throw Your Gum Onto the Ground? Stuck Hummingbird Begs to Differ

This is really important. Besides the fact that small animals can become stuck in gum larger ones often choke on it or have their mouths obstructed by it.
Humans may be able to pass gum through our systems but most small birds, reptiles, and mammals can’t. Gum looks and smells a lot like food to other animals and it can mean their demise if they try to swallow it. 
It only takes a few seconds to wrap your gum up and put it somewhere responsible, you could just save a life. 

I never would have thought gum of all things could fuck up a hummingbird. Guess it isn’t just gross- for the wrong critter it’s dangerous.

zooophagous:

wildwesjames:

onegreenplanet:

Don’t Think it Matters When You Throw Your Gum Onto the Ground? Stuck Hummingbird Begs to Differ

This is really important. Besides the fact that small animals can become stuck in gum larger ones often choke on it or have their mouths obstructed by it.

Humans may be able to pass gum through our systems but most small birds, reptiles, and mammals can’t. Gum looks and smells a lot like food to other animals and it can mean their demise if they try to swallow it. 

It only takes a few seconds to wrap your gum up and put it somewhere responsible, you could just save a life. 

I never would have thought gum of all things could fuck up a hummingbird. Guess it isn’t just gross- for the wrong critter it’s dangerous.

drawbrandondraw:

Crow Dad 1, part one

leomon32:

chrybo:

lavender-ice:

on my way to the emergency room

Excellent.

awwww ;w;

miss-andrea:

house-of-gnar:

Kazakh eagle hunters|Mongolia

The Kazakhs are the descendants of Turkic, Mongolic and Indo-Iranian tribes and Huns that populated the territory between Siberia and the Black Sea. They are a semi-nomadic people and have roamed the mountains and valleys of western Mongolia with their herds since the 19th century.The ancient art of eagle hunting is one of many traditions and skills that the Kazakhs have been able to hold on to for the last decades. They rely on their clan and herds, believing in pre-Islamic cults of the sky, the ancestors, fire and the supernatural forces of good and evil spirits.

tumblr user smokeybissli celebrates her heritage

#2122 It seems like cyber bullying is how antis try to get their point across, so it probably won’t stop for some time. Even if Culur learned a lesson, she’ll still be hearing about it for the rest of her time in this hobby, and I’m not saying she shouldn’t. But antis are gonna always try and push anyone with a recast to that breaking point. Even when we’re not hiding our recasts we’re still not people to them. If they focused their hate on the recasters it’d be more productive.

#2132 (in response to #2122)

And what exactly can we do to the recasters that the companies can’t? The fuckers are in china and china doesn’t give a SHIT about anyone else’s intellectual property rights. There is literally nothing we can do except not support them, but YOU jerks insist on giving them your money and your business because you want your precious brand-name dollies for cheap.

I don’t really care if we push people with recasts out of our hobby. They shouldn’t be IN the hobby if they feel such disdain for the artists who create our dolls. 

Btw you are people to me. You don’t qualify as an animal because at least animals are likable and even if they’re not they’re just following their instincts. You’re shitty, self-centered, entitled, disrespectful, awful people. 

fionastaples:

Playing FF Tactics on my phone. Here’s a Ramza! (Sketchbook Pro 6)

fionastaples:

Playing FF Tactics on my phone. Here’s a Ramza! (Sketchbook Pro 6)

notamyliu:

sailing sushi and ‘sabi sidekick

notamyliu:

sailing sushi and ‘sabi sidekick