Yep the counselor screwed up. I went to see a counselor early on in the quarter and she kind of failed me.
I’m so used to telling people (like at Starbucks and— that’s all actually) that my name is Mary that when the receptionist in this office I’m in answers phone calls and goes “hi this is Mary” I actually believe that it’s my name and I wonder how I’m going to know if they are calling her or me.
the brilliant thing about being a woman is that I’m punished for both trusting and distrusting men!
I should magically know which man is going to harm me by having a brief conversation with him. if I trust Bad Men, then, well. I should’ve known.
if I don’t trust Nice Men though, I’m an utter bitch who deserves violence. don’t I know most men are good people?
Concept art for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
freakin’ out cuz i enrolled for classes, but i keep getting kicked out of one of them. and idk if it’s prereqs or what, but i went to see a counselor week 3 and they gave me a list of courses i’d be able to & should take, but there were a lot of lower div courses that i thought i’d need to take but that she didn’t include in the plan. & now i’m wondering it she made a mistake & if she did then can i even graduate in 4 years. I CANNOT AFFORD TO STICK AROUND FOR A 5TH YEAR.
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.
REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT, REALLY REALLY FUCJING IMPORTANT
Yes, David, I think we know you’re in it by now ;)
The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode premieres Saturday, November 23, 2013 on BBC America, BBC One, Space Channel, ABC1, in cinemas, and in more than 75 countries around the world.
the future is now
"it’s a macho thing"
i can’t believe that this is an actual thing that people do. it’s sick.
Liu Bolin (Shandong, China) camouflages himself against various surroundings as a protest over the lack of recognition of individuals in Chinese society. His aim is to momentarily disappear.