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Save The Bees!

Busy bees help pollinate countless essential plants that make their way into our daily diets. To show just how important they are, Whole Foods removed quite the shopping list from their produce section: apples, onions, avocados, carrots, mangoes, lemons, limes, honeydew, cantaloupe, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, cucumbers, celery, green onions, cauliflower, leeks, bok choy, kale, broccoli, broccoli rabe and mustard greens from their shelves. Although the store only yanked the fruits and veggies from the shelf temporarily, the scene could be a glimpse into the future, with the harsh reality of dwindling bee populations.

Read more: Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

More waiting for abortions than guns...

Across The U.S., There Are More Waiting Periods To Get An Abortion Than There Are To Get A Gun
By Tara Culp-Ressler on Jun 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm

As a map from the Huffington Post details, there are currently more states that impose a waiting period on women seeking an abortion than states that impose a waiting period on people seeking to buy a gun. And there isn’t much overlap between those policies, so the majority of states that require women to wait at least 24 hours before obtaining legal abortion services don’t require people to wait any time at all before purchasing a firearm:

(Credit: Huffington Post)

A recent study found that imposing waiting periods on abortion care leads to “excessive emotional hardships” for women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. Requiring women to wait a 24-hour period forces them to make two trips to a health clinic, which can prove to be too difficult for the women who don’t have time to take off of work, money to pay for childcare, or means of transportation.
Of course, although waiting periods provide a direct comparison to gun policy, that’s not the only type of anti-choice law that limits access to abortion care. Republican-dominated states also impose restrictions on abortion providers that force health clinics to close their doors, require doctors to tell women scientifically inaccurate information about abortion risks, force women to look at images of their fetus on an ultrasound before being allowed to proceed with an abortion, prevent women from using their own insurance coverage to pay for abortion care, require women to seek out “counseling” at right-wing crisis pregnancy centers that attempt to dissuade them from choosing abortion, or ban the procedure altogether before the cut-off defined under Roe v. Wade.


Surveillance Theater Movie Night: Colossus: The Forbin Project

An artificially intelligent supercomputer is developed and activated, only to reveal that it has a sinister agenda of its own.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Writers: James Bridges (screenplay), D.F. Jones (novel)
Stars: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent



Lost in Translation

No, not there, there...

Everybody jump!

Smoove & Turrell - Slow Down

"...Don’t be caught being poor.”

Year Bookin' It, Notorious B.I.G. Style

Ajokecalypse Now...

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