Like it or not, the media only tells you what the government tells them they want us to hear. It's not like the information isn't out there, because it is. Just don't look for our American media to tell you about it.
Our end is near, and there is no bullshitting about it.
If you are like me, and grow things, you have noticed that plants are dying, (or have died.) My fruit trees are dying. Only a few branches have had blooms this year. Some of the flower plants I have been growing for over 10 years have failed to grow this year, the leaves are limp, weak and drooping and it makes me very sad because I know we have fucked up our earth and there just isn't any going back.
We were, (are) stewards of our earth and we have not only dropped the ball, we left it out in the elemnets and it has rotted away. Back a hundred, (or more) years ago the pioneers saw so many Buffalo that the ground was black with them.. Millions and millions of them so us white folks figured they were a renewable resource and set to slaughtering them left and right. Killing them only for their tongues and/or skin.
I remember seeing pictures of Buffalo lying where they fell, skinned and their tongues cut out, rotting in the sun, all the while the Indians starved and the concenses was, "Hey, tough shit! We can do what we want." The buffalo almost dissapeared. Next, people started throwing trash into the ocean because these same kind of idiots thaught that, "hey, the ocean is so big and besides, it is self cleaning.. so don't fucking worry about it."
Now we have whole islands of floating shit, (plastic bottles and crap) floating in both the Pacific and Alantic oceans. We have all kinds of sea animals dying because of ingesting this plastic nightmare but our media is instructed by our government NOT to tell us about it.
We now have a huge oil spill that is dumping 1- million gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, with no end in sight. Sea turtles are washing up on shore dead, birds, fish... anything you can think of or not think of..
But the one BIG thing nobody is saying is the die off of the honey bee. We are in some real trouble and if you don't thiink so, you are just a dumb son of a bitch and there isn't any hope for you at all. Since 2006, QUOTE: "more than three million colonies in the US and billions of honeybees worldwide have died and scientists are no nearer to knowing what is causing the catastrophic fall in numbers." It goes on to say, "The number of managed honeybee colonies in the US fell by 33.8% last winter, according to the annual survey by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the US government's Agricultural Research Service (ARS)."
The facts are, (and no Rethuglican or Democrap can deny much longer) we are going to starve to death because we have fucked up our earth.. It's that old, "It's a renewable resource.. the Earth is to big to fail."
2012 means allot of things, mainly though it means that we have fucked it all up. The government's whispering in our ears, telling us eveything is alright has led us to slaughter like a bunch of dumb sheep. Proud of yourselves? I know I'm not. -Ric
Fears for crops as shock figures from America show scale of bee catastrophe
The world may be on the brink of biological disaster after news that a third of US bee colonies did not survive the winter.
Alison Benjamin The Observer, Sunday 2 May 2010
Disturbing evidence that honeybees are in terminal decline has emerged from the United States where, for the fourth year in a row, more than a third of colonies have failed to survive the winter.
The decline of the country's estimated 2.4 million beehives began in 2006, when a phenomenon dubbed colony collapse disorder (CCD) led to the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of colonies. Since then more than three million colonies in the US and billions of honeybees worldwide have died and scientists are no nearer to knowing what is causing the catastrophic fall in numbers.
The number of managed honeybee colonies in the US fell by 33.8% last winter, according to the annual survey by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the US government's Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
The collapse in the global honeybee population is a major threat to crops. It is estimated that a third of everything we eat depends upon honeybee pollination, which means that bees contribute some £26bn to the global economy.
Potential causes range from parasites, such as the bloodsucking varroa mite, to viral and bacterial infections, pesticides and poor nutrition stemming from intensive farming methods. The disappearance of so many colonies has also been dubbed "Mary Celeste syndrome" due to the absence of dead bees in many of the empty hives.
US scientists have found 121 different pesticides in samples of bees, wax and pollen, lending credence to the notion that pesticides are a key problem. "We believe that some subtle interactions between nutrition, pesticide exposure and other stressors are converging to kill colonies," said Jeffery Pettis, of the ARS's bee research laboratory.
A global review of honeybee deaths by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported last week that there was no one single cause, but pointed the finger at the "irresponsible use" of pesticides that may damage bee health and make them more susceptible to diseases. Bernard Vallat, the OIE's director-general, warned: "Bees contribute to global food security, and their extinction would represent a terrible biological disaster."
Dave Hackenberg of Hackenberg Apiaries, the Pennsylvania-based commercial beekeeper who first raised the alarm about CCD, said that last year had been the worst yet for bee losses, with 62% of his 2,600 hives dying between May 2009 and April 2010. "It's getting worse," he said. "The AIA survey doesn't give you the full picture because it is only measuring losses through the winter. In the summer the bees are exposed to lots of pesticides. Farmers mix them together and no one has any idea what the effects might be."
Pettis agreed that losses in some commercial operations are running at 50% or greater. "Continued losses of this magnitude are not economically sustainable for commercial beekeepers," he said, adding that a solution may be years away. "Look at Aids, they have billions in research dollars and a causative agent and still no cure. Research takes time and beehives are complex organisms."
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