This is pretty serious stuff. Bayer might be about to overturn the EC’s decision to ban the pesticides implicated in killing off the bees! If they win this case, it could be truly disastrous for both the bees and our own future. Please share, and please see the SumOfUs link (no affiliation) to make a donation to help the campaign to save the bees.
Early in 2013, the European Food Safety Authority stated that three specific neonicotinoid insecticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam) pose an acute risk to honeybees, and the European Commission proposed a two-year ban on them.
This is due to go into effect on Dec 1st – and the ban was introduced because of mounting scientific evidence that these insecticides, produced by Syngenta and Bayer, have been the agents responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder – a major problem threatening both the bees and the safety of our own food supply!
However in a horrifying twist, and despite huge public opposition, Syngenta and Bayer are now suing the European Commission over their “right” to continue to produce the pesticides which have been implicated in the massive die-off of millions of bees. Yes, their “right”. Because as we know, corporations’ sole agenda is to make money. They cannot let a trivial thing like nature get in their way.
These insecticides continue to be produced and used on a vast scale in the USA and in other countries and are huge moneymakers for the chemical corporations…
This threw up a few red flags when some of the links led to wiki pages but I looked up the lawsuit and it seems to be legit. Bayer is trying to lift the ban on pesticides that have been linked to the death of millions of bees in Europe. This is, unquestionably, terrible enough on its own, because bees are amazing little insects and deserve all our love, but if all the bees in the world go extinct, human life as we know it will change drastically. Produce will virtually cease to exist. That is a big freaking deal.
In addition to the donation page listed above, SumOfUs also has a petition going around that is still in need of signatures to help stop this. And it needs to be stopped. We cannot risk losing any more bees.
Bees get a pretty bad rap, but honestly? The scary, stingy things you’re afraid of? Most likely wasps. Bees, particularly honeybees and bumblebees, are just these fluffy little cuddle balls that fly around and pollinate stuff. They won’t sting you unless you’re a direct threat to them, because if they sting you, they’ll die. Don’t be scared of bees. Be scared for bees.
I’ve done as much looking around as I can because I know Tumblr is a cesspool of misinformation, and this looks as legit as it gets. Please tell people, sign the petition, and donate if you can.
And in the meantime, if you’re a gardner, please try to encourage bees to come to your garden. You can use the tips listed here. There’s also some information about different kinds of bees you might run into, in case you’d like to learn more about bees and why they’re wonderful.
Thanks for reading, guys. Please share this.
They need 60K more signature and time is almost up! Please sign and reblog!
guys it’s cas, dean, and sam
i don’t know wich one cas is
The one that fell
yoU THINK YOURE FUNNY MOTHERFUCKER??!
PLEASE EVERYONE SHARE THIS AROUND. MY FRIEND MADISON HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE SUNDAY. SHE IS 15 YEARS OLD AND AROUND 157 METRES TALL. SHE WAS LAST SEEN AT SOUTHERN CROSS STATION IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. THIS IS VERY OUT OF CHARACTER FOR MADY. PLEASE COME HOME MADISON.
I BEG EVERYONE TO REBLOG THIS. I AM SHAKING.
please reblog and lets help her. Hope shes safe. I’ll pray x
not just followers, everyone.
I’m here if any of you need to talk<3
john winchester: father of the year
R.I.P. Barbara Park, author of the beloved “Junie B. Jones” books. Park has passed away at 66 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. With irreverent, slangy titles such as “Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus” or “Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants,” the six-year-old’s adventures are instantly relatable to kids, and became classics for all of us who grew up with them.
Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is importantThank you Tilda
I love this women. She also showed her support to the turkish demonstrations.
not just followers, everyone.
I’m here if any of you need to talk<3
EMMA PICKETT HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 8AM THIS MORNING WE DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHERE SHE IS AND EVERYONE IS FLIPPING OUT. SHE HAS WHITE PLATINUM BLONDE HAIR BUT HAS RECENTLY DYED IT WITH A SHADE OF PURPLE. SHES A LOCAL GIRL FROM CUPERTINO HIGH SCHOOL, IF YOU HAVE SEEN ANYONE THAT LOOKS LIKE HER MESSAGE Kaz Matsui SO HE CAN NOTIFY HER PARENTS SHES A SWEETHEART AND I CANT BELIEVE ANYTHING LIKE THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SHARE THIS WITH OTHER PEOPLE. WE NEED HER BACK HOME.
IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR THE BAY AREA OR SANTA CLARA AREA PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THIS GIRL
*************UPDATE:PEOPLE HAVE CURRENTLY JUST TRACED HER PHONE TO THE PALO ALTO AREA, IF YOU LIVE NEAR THERE PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT KNOW ITS DARK OUTSIDE BUT WE NEED HER HOME****************
GUYS PLEASE HELP IF YOU LIVE IN THE BAY AREA
guys this is really important and relevant RIGHT NOW this girl went missing this morning
*By “this morning” we mean Wednesday, the 13th of November 2013, so yes, this is super recent plz boost
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
Whelp, I’m buying everything from Target.
lol at the person calling it debauchery
Well this is good news
The lady who said that she will only shop there when they support equality…
Please stop with everything Google+
It was a bad social network that failed, just accept that and leave Youtube the way it was.
Can we get this like a million notes and then forward it to Google?
This 13-year-old boy got suspended for wearing a Vera Bradley purse.
why aren’t these being reblogged more often?
i rather see these than “keys in hand”
Umm so since I’m stupid could someone kindly explain each step for me like step 3 am i head butting him in the face or the chest?
I think it depends on the height of the person, but I suppose the head is a more effective target. I hope this helps :)
Step 1: Step back the moment he reaches for you.
Step 2: Duck!
Step 3: Head butt him in the chin. It’s very important that it is the chin and not the chest because it is much more uncomfortable and disorienting to have your teeth bang together especially if it cuts his tongue (which it will if it is in the way). More than likely height won’t matter. He will be leaning forward from the missed attempt at grabbing you.
Step 4: Knee him in the balls.
Step 5: When he doubles over, jab him on his back. I believe at the base of the neck just above the shoulder blades would be best. I’m not an expert, but this seems like the best place, imo.
Step 6: Don’t lose contact. Bring your other hand over and slam your hands against the sides of his heads as hard as possible. Right on the ears is the best place; it is extremely disorienting if done correctly. Then take his head and bring it down on your knee as you bring your knee up. It’s very important that you avoid the nose because if you knee his nose it will definitely break and more than likely the bones will stab his brain killing him, so aim for his mouth instead.
Step 7: Keep your knee up and bring your foot out to kick him over. Personally, I don’t like the image because it looks like she kicked him with her toes. You do not want to do that. Instead kick him with the ball or heel of your foot and put power behind it with a push.
Step 8: He is on the ground. You could probably stop here and he would get the picture, but if you really want to…Your leg is still in the air from the kick. With all your force slam the edge of your your heel on his side. It will be more effective if you lower your body first by bending at the knee of the leg your weight is on. Done right, you can break a rib or two.
reblogging again for that^
I’m taught my girlfriend how to defend herself from an attacker- proud of her