This is of utter importance, I HOPE everyone of my followers KNOW the consequences of bees going extinct. (Edit because of my mistake, sorry:) The bee is the main pollinator to crops and plants on our planet, and without them, it wouldn’t take very long until we lost major portions of our vegetation today, because they would die out. Without them, we would basically doom our world to end. It’s a very simple fact. Please help and sign the petition.
I know some of you might scoff at this and go “so what, I hate bees” or “I’m deathly allergic”. Well, my mother and brother are both severely allergic to bees, and guess what? My father is a bee-farmer. They still get by splendidly and help out with the work. As long as you’re careful, there is no problem with bees. The fact remains, if we didn’t have bees, we wouldn’t have vegetables or greens or any plants. And with no plants, animals can’t survive, and in the end, we will sit here, with no ways of sustaining life.
I don’t care how silly I sound, this is very important to me.
Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But in 48 hours the European Union could move to ban the most poisonous pesticides, and pave the way to a global ban that would save bees from extinction.
Four EU countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are already recovering. Days ago the official European food safety watchdog stated for the first time that certain pesticides are fatally harming bees. Now legal experts and European politicians are calling for an immediate ban. But, Bayer and other giant pesticide producers are lobbying hard to keep them on the market. If we build a huge swarm of public outrage now, we can push the European Commission to put our health and our environment before the profit of a few.
We know our voices count! Last year, our 1.2 million strong petition forced US authorities to open a formal consultation on pesticides — now if we reach 2 million, we can persuade the EU to get rid of these crazy poisons and pave the way for a ban worldwide. Sign the urgent petition and share this with everyone — Avaaz and leading MEPs will deliver our message ahead of this week’s key meeting in Brussels.
There are two major inaccuracies in the opening of this; first, the phrase “insects or animals” should always be avoided, because it reinforces the misconception that insects somehow aren’t animals, or are “lesser” animals, when they should if anything be considered the first and foremost definition of “animal.”
Second, there are in fact millions of other animals that pollinate flowers, Nearly all insect groups are taken advantage of by at least one plant as a pollinator. Flies are especially almost as major as bees, though bees certainly are the most important pollinators to humankind.
The rest of this is true, and in fact, this is even more important than it sounds.
Pesticides are some of most needlessly destructive things we have ever invented. For every single “pest” they kill, thousands of more harmless or even beneficial creatures die and many more than that are weakened. The poisons cycle through the soil, the water and the air even reaching sensitive species on the opposite side of the globe - even the beautiful and exotic life of the deepest oceans. They collapse entire ecosystems that would otherwise thrive and adapt on their own - “pests” and all - and are, in the long run, less effective at their intended purpose than natural, biological control methods.
Pesticides are kept in usage by powerful lobbyists and propaganda. There is virtually no need for most of them anymore, and many should have been banned long ago.
This petition reached its minimum target goal, but needs a couple hundred thousand more signatures to really get noticed.
I don’t know if it will help at all, but it’s the least you can do if you care about insects, or in fact, life in general.
seeing fewer bees every spring makes me extremely sad. i love bees, i think they are sweet and gentle. even if you disagree please help save the bees :<
eating is so badass i mean you put something in a cavity where you smash and destroy it with 32 protruding bones and then a meat tentacle pushes it into a pool of acid and after a few hours later you absorb its essence and transform it in energy just wow
Having problems finding a lipstick color for your cosplay? Look no further. I just found someone’s video tutorial on how to make lipsticks out of crayons. In the video she says that she found out that all of her favourite lipsticks had lead and that she found out that she could make lipstick out of lead free crayons. The entire time I was watching this video, I thought that it would work amazingly for someone looking for some cerulean blue lipstick for Vriska or Jade green lipstick for Kanaya or maybe some other cosplay character who has a weird lipstick color. In the video she also says that you could mix crayon colors to make weird colors.
I don’t even wear lipstick ever, but learning you can make it out of crayons now got me all excited to try it. o-o
I thought this was interesting for all you fangirls/cosplayers on a budget. Seems like a really cool idea.
Wow, this is crazy awesome, especially considering makeup brands that carry “weird” lipstick colours are usually the expensive artsy ones that charge like $17-$25 for a tube
55 pounds in 9 months! An average of 6.1lbs a month. Before when I thought about losing weight I always thought about going on a crazy diet and lose at least 10 pounds a month, and be done with it in less than a year so I could go back to “normal life.” Well, the reality was that every time I did that it’d work for a few weeks, and then I’d because unhappy and lose my mind and binge and gain everything back, as well as some more.
I am not on a diet. This is my life. I eat like I plan on eating forever. I count m calories and allow for days when I really do just want to eat. I make exercising a part of my routine, so if I don’t do it I start missing it. If I want a cookie I’ll have a cookie, because I know I can’t restrict myself forever, and restriction leads to unhappiness and binging. It’s slower weight loss, but it’s more permanent, and plus, I am HAPPY on my path, I’m not delaying my happiness until a scale tells me I can resume my life.
i’m just gonna leave this here as a reminder that “hitting bottom” doesn’t mean “staying on bottom for the rest of your life and dying as a piece of crap”
I AM CRYING. AND I SAY IT FOR REAL.
As much as I just sit around acting like a typical fangirl in regard to RDJ, the fact of the matter is, I find him truly inspiring and an amazing individual. His story is just, well, unbelievable. It’s a great example of how perseverance, believing in one’s self, and surrounding one’s self with excellent, supportive people can pull you out from your lowest of lows.
Success isn’t permanent. Failure isn’t fatal.