and when I leave you will finally understand
why storms are named after people.
Here is the master post with all of the current ones together in one spot! Thank you guys for the support! Chrome’s Little Bird.
Sorry for the low resolution on the first two…I forgot I did that, so people won’t repost it.
For better resolution: http://jon-lock.deviantart.com/gallery/48406455
UPDATE: Ah…nevermind orz.
I drew a last minute Gaius charm but i traded and sold all of them away before I took any pictures of them. So i made a couple more today ^__^
“I’m from India, and I’m studying genetic engineering. This is my first year here.”
“Do you miss home?”
“I only did in the very beginning. Now, I’m really enjoying it here, and I don’t want to leave. I love the people, and I learned many things from them. The first thing I learned was how to respect people.”
“Here, people say ‘thank you’ for each and every thing. They are very polite. They know how to make you feel important. If I ask somebody for directions, they explain everything to me in a very nice way, even if they are busy. In India, people don’t talk much with strangers.
Also, Americans are very straightforward. If they don’t like something, they will tell you. That’s something new to me. I also learned how to be independent. American people take care of themselves first. They leave home after high school, and they become independent. That’s a great thing. In India, we always depend on our parents.”
“Have you seen anything you don’t like as much?”
“Maybe that people here don’t take care of their parents; they only visit them once a year or so. In India, we depend on our parents, but in turn we are expected to take care of them when they get old.”
“I think Americans often change their girlfriends. But I’m not here to say that it’s wrong. It’s different. I’m just learning their culture. Also, I believe you should always take the positive from other people and not focus on the negative. In my opinion, American people are very, very nice. Already, in only two months I have learned all these things. I’m sure I will learn many more things from them.”
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.
last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks
Get excited, motherfuckers. Without bees, we will die off. Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs. Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.
Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY.
Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.
Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.
GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!
If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.
Give the bees a free home!
Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.
Sources and other helpful links:
Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.