I’m seriously happy Shaw’s branching out from black.

And, I love Shaw’s boots. It’s her no nonsense, I’mma kick serious ass boots.

Also, she has her backpack! I missed Shaw’s Backpack of Ammunition and Destruction from Relevance.

She had everything in that thing. It was like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag except instead of lamps she had gas masks and submachine guns.

Report: Honeybee Death Rate Is Currently Too High for Survival of the Species »

ghostofcommunism:

divacuppa:

A government report released last week surprisingly admits that the honeybee species are dying off at a rate too high to ‘guarantee their long term survival’.

It has been well proven that the primary factor leading to this extinction is the presence of neonicotinoid poisons, of course present in insecticides sold by and/or used by corporations such as Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dupont and their products. A recent study from Harvard, published on March 27th of this year, has definitively confirmed what scientists outside the US have been saying for years: neonicotinoids are the [emphasis added] cause of colony collapse disorder(CCD). The study showed that 50% of colonies populated by bees who had been in contact with these pesticides collapsed, compared to only 1 in 6 who were not in contact with neonicotinoids.

The European Union understands that the death of honeybees is an unprecedented death for human beings and mother earth, as they have banned neonicotinoid poisons.

However, American powers refuse to believe the problem is neonicotinoid insecticides and they continue to be in use here.

These corporations with armies of lobbyists and politicians bought and paid for, like  Monsanto, are playing dumb and suggesting that ‘mites’ are the cause for the death rate of honeybees, a problem so bad that it means their extinction if they continue on this path. This is dangerous anti-science rhetoric, borderline scientific denialism from the American agro-chemical establishment. 

Well, did mites cause the honeybees to go extinct in the approximate 14 million years they survived here before humans invented neonicotinoid chemicals? Of course not. It seems only things as foreign to Earth as neonicotinoids can cause such a drastic loss of crucial life on our planet and the solution is obvious; inform people that if we keep allowing the honeybees to die at this rate, we will be literally without almost all of the fruits we enjoy. Oh and stop using neonicotinoids.

If we don’t seriously stop this soon, then a corporation like Monsanto would likely take advantage of the lack of bees to pollinate and create fruit, and attempt to monopolize the products of nature because the fruits will then require individual, manual pollination or more complex measures. While this may seem far fetched, in the absence of honeybees and acknowledging that manual pollination is highly labor intensive, micro pollinator drones may be in our future if something is not done to save the bees.

If you are reading this, there is a good chance absolutely none of this information is new. If the bees are not nursed back to health as a species, say goodbye to these things- (unless you want genetically modified, manually pollinated products of Monsanto in the wake of the extinction of the honeybee): Apples Mangos Rambutan Kiwi Fruit Plums Peaches Nectarines Guava Rose Hips Pomegranites Pears Black and Red Currants Alfalfa Okra Strawberries Onions Cashews Cactus Prickly Pear Apricots Allspice Avocados Passion Fruit Lima Beans Kidney Beans Adzuki Beans Green Beans Orchid Plants Custard Apples Cherries Celery Coffee Walnut Cotton Lychee Flax Acerola – used in Vitamin C supplements Macadamia Nuts Sunflower Oil Goa beans Lemons Buckwheat Figs Fennel Limes Quince Carrots Persimmons Palm Oil Loquat Durian Cucumber Hazelnut Cantaloupe Tangelos Coriander Caraway Chestnut Watermelon Star Apples Coconut Tangerines Boysenberries Starfruit Brazil Nuts  Beets Mustard Seed Rapeseed Broccoli Cauliflower Cabbage Brussels Sprouts Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage) Turnips Congo Beans Sword beans Chili peppers, red peppers, bell peppers, green peppers Papaya Safflower Sesame Eggplant Raspberries Elderberries Blackberries Clover Tamarind Cocoa Black Eyed Peas Vanilla Cranberries Tomatoes Grapes

can’t say no one predicted this

down with monsanto

Our food system is extremely dependent on honey bees, if they die out, it’s going to start to collapse. Smash Big Agro before it’s too late.

Had something annoying happen this afternoon and loaded up Left 4 Dead. I forgot how satisfying it is mindlessly killing zombies.

Especially with a katana.

Its a really good way to release some stress!

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part II)

The St Louis County Council meeting was a fiery afar, as residents from across the county demanded Darren Wilson’s arrest, answers for Mike Brown’s death, and expressed frustration at their own police force being turned on them like they were enemies of the state. #staywoke #farfromover

rootandthemachine:

›Root → things are evolving (3/3): relationship with the scooby-doo gangteam machine

But you must see I’m on your side. […] I am the best friend, the best support, the best partner you will ever have. And definitely the most fun.

When Life Imitates Art

Sarah in a favorite hoodie leaving POI set for S4, Title Sequences & SE402, Nautilus promotional picture

(Top pic is my personal BTS pic, please do not REPOST or REMOVE my watermark, Thank You.)

ot3: first and last scenes

quietandsarcastic:

Read it again:  EVERY.  SINGLE.  REPUBLICAN.  Yes, that includes women. 

quietandsarcastic:

Read it again:  EVERY.  SINGLE.  REPUBLICAN.  Yes, that includes women. 

mamahub:

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Countdown from the POI Writer’s Office on twitter - 7 Days

Harold Whistler’s Doctoral Thesis in Philosophy is entitled
"Ethical Considerations of High Frequency Econometrics" 

Per Wikipedia:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Econometrics

Econometrics is the application of mathematicsstatistical methods, and, more recently, computer science, to economic data and is described as the branch of economics that aims to give empirical content to economic relations.[1] More precisely, it is “the quantitative analysis of actual economic phenomena based on the concurrent development of theory and observation, related by appropriate methods of inference.”[2] An introductory economics textbook describes econometrics as allowing economists “to sift through mountains of data to extract simple relationships.”[3] The first known use of the term “econometrics” (in cognate form) was by Polish economist Paweł Ciompa in 1910.[4] Ragnar Frisch is credited with coining the term in the sense in which it is used today.[5]

Econometrics is the intersection of economics, mathematics, and statistics. Econometrics adds empirical content to economic theory allowing theories to be tested and used for forecasting and policy evaluation.[6]

Artificial intelligence methods

Artificial Intelligence has become important for building econometric models and for use in decision making.[13] Artificial intelligence is a nature-inspired computational paradigm which has found usage in many areas. It allows economic models to be of arbitrary complexity and also to be able to evolve as the economic environment also changes. For example, artificial intelligence has been applied to simulate the stock market, to model options and derivatives as well as model and control interest rates.

mamahub:

Promo Photos for S4 E2 - “Nautilus”

— Although Finch insists that he no longer wishes to help with new numbers, his interest is piqued when Reese learns that the newest POI is a brilliant college student engaged in a mysterious, life-and-death scavenger hunt, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Tuesday, Sept. 30 (10:01-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Sarah Shahi Photo: Giovanni Rufino/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved