taiga-cchi:

thegreenwolf:

sachimo:

abeardfullofbees:

alilnugget:

wanashou:

beatonna:

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!
Giving bees a “bee block” alone is a huge load off their backs! You can buy homes here or  You can even build your own. 
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:
5 ways to help our disappearing bees
How to “Friend” Your Native Bees
Why gardening is good for your health
Silence of the Bees

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.

Guys, if all the bees died we’d have FOUR YEARS to live.

taiga-cchi:

thegreenwolf:

sachimo:

abeardfullofbees:

alilnugget:

wanashou:

beatonna:

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!

Giving bees a “bee block” alone is a huge load off their backs! You can buy homes here or  You can even build your own. 

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:

5 ways to help our disappearing bees

How to “Friend” Your Native Bees

Why gardening is good for your health

Silence of the Bees

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.

Guys, if all the bees died we’d have FOUR YEARS to live.

(via primadonna-grrrl)

You are being lied to about pirates

medievalpoc:

k-ingsfoil:

spoopyfag:

keyboardwarriorprincess:

takethespearandpuncturetheflesh:

incisiveredneck:

Once they had a ship, the pirates elected their captains, and made all their decisions collectively. They shared their bounty out in what Rediker calls “one of the most egalitarian plans for the disposition of resources to be found anywhere in the 18th century.”

They even took in escaped African slaves and lived with them as equals. The pirates showed “quite clearly – and subversively – that ships did not have to be run in the brutal and oppressive ways of the merchant service and the Royal navy.” This is why they were popular, despite being unproductive thieves.

Oops, turns out piracy is pretty much always a term like terrorist that gets slapped on whatever we don’t like despite being a general reaction to the status quo. And nothing’s really changed.

And when african pirates were captured by the British they were forced into the slave trade.

Horrible Histories taught me about pirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwn5K89dE5c

They were generally democratic, disciplined, communal - they even had pensions! If you wanted out of the pirate life, you would be taken to a destination of your choice (anywhere in the world) and given a lump sum to help you with your new life.

interesting

Honor among thieves.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU YES i’ve spent like two years studying piracy (back when i had time to devote to reading and research) and yes pirates are actually all very interesting and democratic and great

Reblogging since someone recently sent me an ask on this topic (although now it appears to be lost somewhere in my inbox).

meganecon:

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(via primadonna-grrrl)

what i did recently

Today I thought about my lilith though I’m confused about where it’s actually placed. D said it was in leo which is why I am in love with Leos.

I recently finished a perfect book called “Please Take Care of Mom” by Kyung Soon Shin which is a book I have wanted to exist for a long time and I am happy that it does and I am grateful to remember the feeling of being saved. Saw Von Treir’s terrible recent 2 part movie. It sucked. I am now reading “Americanah” on a kindle and it’s great.

Worked a lot, felt dumb at work because actually, I don’t have acute common sense for real life situations. I thought about how having a lot of “education” in the “humanities” doesn’t mean anything when dealing with bodies and sometimes even basic living.

My cat is attacking a roll of toilet paper. I cut my hair and had a conversation about it at work in which I appeared stupid again. And last wednesday, I told my counselor that I can be my own mom. That seemed important.

I feel grate.

It is the 24th of March, 2014. The sun is in Aries.

FEMINIST THERAPY

now that my love has turned around and I can see his evil face

I have thrown up dogs and cats representing sorrow

when I pick up a book and open it, it is dead

I cannot feel when I read the interior design

of the refined soul

and even the ugly poem is refined

Oliver, what can you do for me as a gingery dream,

the sweetest of white men

can conspire with me and my triangulated support of their supremacy

there is nothing you can do for me

I can no longer write from the soul

because this is my soul now,

the landscape is still fertile and I am in exile

united garbage of the world,

what can I do for me and what can I do for you, savage soul

how do I know the beauty of the world and how can I show yourselves

when you are trapped inside a grand maison

hm hurry yes I stand

I stand for the ones who are lying down I stand

for my asexual thunder

instant stream

stops time and halts the black gauze carriage

is it different when you step in

the instant cannot flow

the center cannot hold

soft butcher soft femme soft devotional butcher soft pain soft radish soft radical sex

When I take you in the water is frozen but we fall throughout

you are a downtrodden rainbow of abuses and mistakes

and the most gorgeous of reflectors

baby toaster, sparks flying, your body sputters and you set fire to my hair and clothes

slowly the mechanics break

everybody has a heart but I do not

I have an academic wound and a hungry soul

I have a stomach that touches and envelops your rusty client box

you are my coughing divinity

wrapped in hydrochloric acid my coughing heart

I fill in the cracks

power surges

at work, one of my favorite residents, a tiny little 90 pound 77 y/o woman, had the following conversation:

Lady: To what do we owe the honor?

Resident: I had to get watched while I dressed this morning. (referring to OT session)

Lady: Did you enjoy getting dressed this morning?

Resident: Yes I did, I tickled myself.

To Love Life - by Feng Sun Chen -

finery:

“sever your ignorant self doubt with the sword of self knowledge”

sever your ignorant self doubt with the sword of self knowledge

why does Lana look so sad?

Feelings have become like fabric

you can stylize them to suit how you see yourself inside

but I don’t have self knowledge

a poem of mine is on finery, thanks to Gina Abelkop!

Still Furious and Brave: Examining What People Mean by "Asian Privilege"

incontinence of the face

had water dreams, one long one included visiting grandparents in their glass fronted apartment which was a converted office space. somehow they had a huge bathroom which extended into a labyrinth of bathtubs and hot-tubs including double-decker bathtubs. later, the building was filled with water, which was a normal thing in the dream, and people rode in the bathtubs or swam/walked through water and stairs underwater to some kind of gathering on the roof in which i did something slightly mortifying though i can’t remember what. there was a festival feeling and i told my mom that dad was allergic to alcohol, so he shouldn’t drink it and that was why he wasn’t enjoying the festival. i had a good time moving in the water and tried to do beyonce things with the stair railings, but if water represents emotion (generally negative) in real life then there was too much of it, and too much water, flooding, pulls things and people apart. there is water everywhere and i am often not in control of it in my day to day life, maybe for the majority of the days. but maybe in my dream, the fact that flooding was normal and festivities occurred in it meant that i can accept this as my life, and that it still is life worth celebrating. i am saying that right now even though it feels uncomfortable to say that because i am drowning.

yesterday, besides crying, i did normal things, considered quitting the writing job because i end up getting paid close to nothing considering the research i have to do to produce the pages numbers i get paid according to. i read a lot about black feminism, asexuality and womanism on gradientlair.com. really want to read these http://www.gradientlair.com/post/26864757127/bell-hooks-books-on-love

what i did today march 3rd

today I cried and did not go to the gym or the post office. I had lunch with my mother after groceries and she talked at me about her theories about why people turned to god, and we didn’t really have a conversation which is usually what happens. I love her but does this love feel so abstract because it seems like we don’t have a connection besides being around each other sometimes? then what is love other than obligation? in the afternoon i cried and made a social appointment even though I probably don’t really have time for it and I don’t even like to drink alcohol. A called me and I said I was sad because I was looking at my future publication which is being edited and it’s all really bad. I need someone to help me fix it but right now I am having a crisis in my relationship to poetry but there is no such thing as therapy for creative blocks and anyway it’s probably related to a larger sense of confusion. So A, who doesn’t really understand me but checks on me all the time said, “you don’t have to be sad about that because you can just go back and re-do it.” And then that was that and since he has no interest in what I do, we move on. Earlier in the day I wanted to tell him I loved him but it is the kind of love that is similar to my mom love because we can’t really talk to each other. Not in the way that I have been “educated” to talk like. But we are fond and caring of each other. There are so many different ways of relating to people that are easy to forget or to never experience because we tend to associate with people who are like us. It’s easier that way. I read tumblr and articles about racism. And then I cry because I don’t know what I’m doing with my first assignment at my new “job.” I talk to D and cry and put a pizza in the oven and now I’m going to see a friend whom I haven’t seen in a long time which is exciting. There. That was what I did today. I am a human being.

(Source: hypotheticalarrangements)

thisiswhitehistory:

White History Month Giveaway!

To celebrate White History Month…a giveaway of some excellent white history-related books, a Kindle, and Amazon gift card.

1st

  • $75 Amazon gift card

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

You must be:

  • following
  • 18+ and in the U.S. (trying to adhere to tumblr giveaway rules as much as possible)
  • comfortable sharing your address

You can like the post for an extra entry, and winners will be picked using a random picker at the end of March.

(via wretchedoftheearth)

givemeinternet:

Just a seal running into glass.

givemeinternet:

Just a seal running into glass.

the meditative gender

I have not written about what I have been doing for a while because I am flakey and my life is boring. I rearranged my room this week and vacuumed the floor, which is a big deal for me. Big things are happening. Here are some things I WILL be doing. I promised someone I would go to the gym twice this week. I absolutely haaaave to get to the post office tomorrow to mail some copies of my mss to a press that wants to consider it I dont’ know why I am putting it off (oh wait, I do know, it’s cold as satan’s butt.) I have to see a doctor and maybe get surgery. I also told myself I would apply for some grants and buy some cookies. Have to write a masters level psych paper for Ultius, (what a job I’ve gotten myself into. i have no idea what i am doing…) But I might get broccoli because The Body Is a Temple. Just a few minutes ago, I was remembering the time when I felt like I understood how some religious people felt before the glory of god, though that was when I was chemically imbalanced and burnt out and delusionally in love with a person. Now I spend a lot of time commuting as a working drone and comprehending the cool and alien beauty of creation but without the high. I feel low and subdued. For some reason, we equate Highness with Goodness. Why is that? Lowness and horizontal-ness are my interests and I miss Lucas and our conversations about potatoes. I’d like to be called Your Lowness and take it as a compliment. I would be the Low Priestess of the tarot. Let’s not forget that poison can be medicine in the right doses. One of the wisest and bottomest dwelling witch told me that and I will never forget what she said to me, which was much richer than what I am transcribing here.

So many people worry about “not really living” or not living their lives to the “fullest” and because of Target and their inspirational quote canvases I had become suspicious of that whole outlook, but I have come to see it differently. It can be an act of generosity, to come really alive to the world, or even just to yourself. I feel that I’ve been a very selfish person for a long time. No one who is my friend would agree with me, but I believe this, because I have been a dead person. Good thing I have powers of regeneration, I am constantly dying but I can constantly regenerate. One of my pet dreams is to cultivate mushrooms someday. 

Also I am listening to a gamelan set of songs called The Meditative Gender, and I now know what gender I am and want to be. I want to be the meditative gender.

Ibu Pringga – The Meditative Gender : Ladrang gadhung mlati (Slendro sanga)

fuckyeahdementia:

Mummy, I could have done that

(Source: citizendev, via nothingpitch)