bananasandwaffles:

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I’ve been on an assignment with the UDWA (United Domestic Workers of America) shooting home care-givers with their “clients” in quotes as most are family. Last year, amid a deficit, home-care workers hours were cut by 7%. California is now in a surplus, but Governor Brown has proposed capping…

slavin:

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.

Reblogging this as if knowledge was the problem. Which it is from time to time, but not fucking often. And not here.

pussy gritz.

pussy gritz.

kimchibae:

"dick is abundant and low value"

softservegirl:

08.01.14 : photo.a.day - splash, cushman lake, washington.softservegirl.com / archives / about 

softservegirl:

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sciencefiction:

A History of the Mothership, or Why Tom Cruise Blows Up Wombs to Save the World
pbsamericanmasters:

Watch star ballerina “Tanny” (Tanaquil Le Clercq) in action in these five fantastic gifs showing off her technique and flair.  

pbsamericanmasters:

Watch star ballerina “Tanny” (Tanaquil Le Clercq) in action in these five fantastic gifs showing off her technique and flair.  

“Consent is sexy” is rape culture wrapped in feminist packaging. “Consent is sexy” is no longer good enough, if it ever was.

I can appreciate that there was once a need for this narrative. This line of thinking has served a purpose and helped bring conversations about consent into mainstream public consciousness. There was a time and a place for common sense arguments like, “Isn’t it so much hotter to get enthusiastic consent from a partner who whispers, ‘I want your cock’ than starting to fuck someone who isn’t into it?” The concept of consent was so far removed from mainstream conversations that we needed something catchy and simple and kind of glamorous for people to latch onto in order to hear what we had to say.

But I feel like at this point, we’re beyond that narrative. A lot of people get the concept of enthusiastic consent. We’re talking about it in more places and with more people than we ever have (though not nearly enough, I know). We’ve made some semblance of progress when it comes to talking about consent. And so it’s time to start framing consent differently. Because, to be quite honest, a thong with the words “consent is sexy” is not just not doing it for me, it’s actively offensive to me.

Because why is the end goal always for women to be sexy? Why is that what we’re supposed to aspire to (and while consent is not exclusive to hetero pairings, we usually only talk about consent as it relates to them, thus being that I, as a woman, should want to aspire to be sexy for a man)? Why is it that we feel like we need to frame consent as something appealing to men in order to make it worth talking about? What if I don’t want to be sexy? What if I just want to be respected? What if I just want to have agency? What if I just, you know, don’t want to be raped?

ucsdmedialab:

Sentimental Flashback 16 - Haunting Soundtracks
“old but not forgotten soundtracks from genres such as horror, porn, vampire, sci-fi, b-movies….! “

Patrick Cowley - School Daze / Nightcrawler
Fabio Frizzi - Zombie Flesh Eaters / Sequence 2
Krzysztof Komeda - Dance Of The Vampire / Alfred Over Rooftop + To The Cellar
Goblin - Profondo Rosso
Jay Chattaway - Maniac / Subway Terror
Simonetti & Morante & Pignatelli - Tenebre / Waiting Death + Tenebre (reprise)
Slava Tsukerman & Brenda I Hutchinson & Clive Smith - Liquid Sky / Noon
Bruno Battisti D´Amario - Su Delicia
Ennio Morricone - Il Poliziotto Della Brigata Criminale / Paura Sulla Sittá
Mike Ratledge - Riddles Of The Sphinx / Sequence 5
Slava Tsukerman & Brenda I Hutchinson & Clive Smith - Liquid Sky / Te Way The Aliens Kills
Acanthus - Le Frisson Des Vampires / Envol Vers La Folie
Alain Goraguer - La Planete Sauvage / Ten A Tiwa
Acanthus - Le Frisson Des Vampires / Curious Antoine
Krzysztof Komeda - Dance Of The Vampire / Both Over Rooftops
Edgar Froese - Kamikaze 1989 / Videophonic
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Escape From New York / The President At The Train
Mike Ratledge - Riddles Of The Sphinx / Sequence 2
Krzysztof Komeda - Dance Of The Vampire / Herbert’s Song
Ennio Morricone - Il Gatto A Nove Code / Ninna Nanna In Blue

pinkhairforever:

Our shadows waiting for Summer Jones School of Awesomeness…. Pilates at a different level …this is what I do on Friday nights :)

yes, this is what I do on friday nights!

christopherpoindexter:

The Universe and Her, and I poem #182 written by Christopher Poindexter ( Buy on Etsy. The link is in my Bio.)

christopherpoindexter:

The Universe and Her, and I poem #182 written by Christopher Poindexter ( Buy on Etsy. The link is in my Bio.)

Instead of making the game of school transparent, and acknowledging that the whole concept of institutionalized education is fundamentally flawed and unnatural, schools insist that the students are flawed and in desperate need of transformation. Alan Watts, thank you for summing up my sentiments…