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Amazon, Facebook, and Family: Agriculture Nature bogleech: revretch: awed-frog: Prairies are some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, with the tallgrass prairie being the most endangered. Only 1-4% of tallgrass prairie still exists. Prairies are critically important, not only for the unique biodiversity they possess, but for their effect on climate. The ability to store carbon is a valuable ecological service in today’s changing climate. Carbon, which is emitted both naturally and by human activities such as burning coal to create electricity, is a greenhouse gas that is increasing in the Earth’s atmosphere. Reports from the International Panel on Climate Change, a group of more than 2,000 climate scientists from around the world, agree that increased greenhouse gases are causing climate change, which is leading to sea level rise, higher temperatures, and altered rain patterns. Most of the prairie’s carbon sequestration happens below ground, where prairie roots can dig into the soil to depths up to 15 feet and more. Prairies can store much more carbon below ground than a forest can store above ground. In fact, the prairie was once the largest carbon sink in the world-much bigger than the Amazon rainforest-and its destruction has had devastating effects. [source] I just have to add–that extensive root system? It’s not just how the plant eats, and how it keeps itself from getting pulled out of the ground during storms, or dying when its aboveground portion is eaten… it’s how it talks to its friends and family, how it shares food with its friends and family, and more than likely, how it thinks. That’s a whole plant brain we’ve domesticated away, leaving a helpless organism that has trouble figuring out when it’s under attack by pests, what to do about it, has very little in the way of chemical defense so it can do something about it, and can’t even warn its neighbors. Even apart from the ecological concerns, what we’ve done is honestly pretty cruel. Here’s some more articles on this too!https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/02/plants-talk-to-each-other-through-their-rootshttp://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141111-plants-have-a-hidden-internethttps://www.the-scientist.com/features/plant-talk-38209Whether or not you think this should qualify as a form of “intelligence” as we know it (which in itself as a pretty nebulous and poorly defined thing), plants exhibit complicated interactive behaviors that help them grow and thrive, and the way we harvest a lot of them for our produce just doesn’t even give them a chance to reach their maturity and begin trading nutrients the way they’re supposed to.

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Being Alone, Black Friday, and Christmas: el UNSAFE On CompuS scriminated against? Threatened Afrad to walk arund campus? We will walk with you ginger-ale-official: warriormale: yuuri-katsuki-on-ice: ladyflowdi: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: blackphoenix1977: pleatedjeans: Three cheers for these guys [x] This is how to be a good ally. Using their Bro-ness for good, not evil So a tiny story: on Black Friday a few weeks ago I went to Gamestop to buy my brother a game for Christmas, and I noticed this older man was watching me like a hawk. He was loitering around the front of the store without really buying anything, and every time I glanced at him out of the corner of my eye he was looking at me. I went to look at the PS4 games, and he was looking at something right behind me. I checked out the Nintendo games, and he was looking at them too. I was the only woman in the store, by the way. By the time I got in line to pay he was loitering at the front of the store again, and I just had that feeling that he was going to try and take the game I just bought, or steal my purse, as soon as I left the store. OR, he was going to try and follow me home. And I know I don’t have to explain that terror to any woman reading this, but all I could think was that I’m in this Gamestop alone with at least twenty other men and something is about to happen. I’m beginning to freak out, to the point where I’ve just pulled my pepper spray out of my purse and into the pocket of my coat.  So there I am, next in line to pay, and there is this GIGANTIC dudebro right behind me, and I say gigantic as a 6 foot tall woman. He says, “Ma’am? Don’t be offended, but would it be alright if I walked you to your car?” and I was like “Are you serious?” and he was like “There are some weird guys in here right now. Have you noticed that guy watching you?” and then I showed the dudebro the pepper spray in my pocket and he was like “Right on. Would you still let me walk you to your car?” and I said yes. So I paid, and waited while HE paid, and he walked me to my car. And just as I was getting in, the weird guy who’d been loitering came out of the store, saw me and my dudebro, and turned around and walked away in the opposite direction.  In short: men who recognize that women are unsafe in dark alleys, college campuses, grocery stores, gas stations and retail stores and do something about it are the kind of quality men that this world needs more of. Please for the love of god yes. The Warrior protects. He does this through his Prowess, his Ability to Protect. His fight Ability, combined with his Willingness to Protect, earns him Worth in the eyes of his fellow Men. Train and fight! Always protect those in need! WarriorMale Hohoho!
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Being Alone, Black Friday, and Christmas: el UNSAFE On CompuS scriminated against? Threatened Afrad to walk arund campus? We will walk with you <p><a href="http://warriormale.tumblr.com/post/172327669480/yuuri-katsuki-on-ice-ladyflowdi" class="tumblr_blog">warriormale</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://yuuri-katsuki-on-ice.tumblr.com/post/154052005436/ladyflowdi-thefingerfuckingfemalefury" class="tumblr_blog">yuuri-katsuki-on-ice</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ladyflowdi.tumblr.com/post/154030472650/thefingerfuckingfemalefury-blackphoenix1977" class="tumblr_blog">ladyflowdi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thefingerfuckingfemalefury.tumblr.com/post/153229703418">thefingerfuckingfemalefury</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://blackphoenix1977.tumblr.com/post/153229142357">blackphoenix1977</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pleatedjeans.tumblr.com/post/153217934441">pleatedjeans</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Three cheers for these guys [<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/5d23it/good_guys_with_this_sign_promoting_basic_humanity/">x</a>]</p> </blockquote> <p>This is how to be a good ally.</p> </blockquote> <p>Using their Bro-ness for good, not evil <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>So a tiny story: on Black Friday a few weeks ago I went to Gamestop to buy my brother a game for Christmas, and I noticed this older man was watching me like a hawk. He was loitering around the front of the store without really buying anything, and every time I glanced at him out of the corner of my eye he was looking at me. I went to look at the PS4 games, and he was looking at something right behind me. I checked out the Nintendo games, and he was looking at them too. I was the only woman in the store, by the way.</p> <p>By the time I got in line to pay he was loitering at the front of the store again, and I just had that feeling that he was going to try and take the game I just bought, or steal my purse, as soon as I left the store. OR, he was going to try and follow me home. And I know I don’t have to explain that terror to any woman reading this, but all I could think was that I’m in this Gamestop alone with at least twenty other men and something is about to happen. I’m beginning to <i>freak out, </i>to the point where I’ve just pulled my pepper spray out of my purse and into the pocket of my coat. </p> <p>So there I am, next in line to pay, and there is this GIGANTIC dudebro right behind me, and I say gigantic as a 6 foot tall woman. He says, “Ma’am? Don’t be offended, but would it be alright if I walked you to your car?” and I was like “Are you serious?” and he was like “There are some weird guys in here right now. Have you noticed that guy watching you?” and then I showed the dudebro the pepper spray in my pocket and he was like “Right on. Would you still let me walk you to your car?” and I said yes.</p> <p>So I paid, and waited while HE paid, and he walked me to my car. And just as I was getting in, the weird guy who’d been loitering came out of the store, saw me and my dudebro, and turned around and walked away in the opposite direction. </p> <p>In short: men who recognize that women are unsafe in dark alleys, college campuses, grocery stores, gas stations and retail stores and <i>do something about it </i>are the kind of quality men that this world needs more of.</p> </blockquote> <p>Please for the love of god yes.</p> </blockquote> <p><b>The Warrior protects.</b></p><p><b>He does this through his Prowess, his Ability to Protect.</b></p><p><b>His fight Ability, combined with his Willingness to Protect, earns him Worth in the eyes of his fellow Men.</b></p><p><b>Train and fight!</b></p><p><b>Always protect those in need!</b></p><p><b>WarriorMale</b><b></b></p></blockquote>
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America, Children, and Chris Evans: Chris Evans @ChrisEvans Amazing CNN@CNN Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack: "We know there's gonna be some backlash... We concluded that if these kids are brave enough to organize and do what they're doing then we should be brave enough to take this stand." cnn.it/2HS9f0c BREAKING NEWS DICK'S SPORTING GOODS WILL STOP SELLING ASSAULT-STYLE RIFLES CN Edward W. Stack Chairman and CEO, Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. M34 OPAY ll 9812Koviews DETROIT 58 HOUSTON 82° NEW DAY wretchedor30: kialessa: odinsblog: The list of businesses dropping the NRA is growing No, no, no; Dick’s take is so much bigger than that. Dick’s did not aim at the NRA, Dick’s took DIRECT ACTION, changing their own gun sale policies and calling on politicians to change the laws. (That’s the TL;DR.) Dick’s Sporting Goods has said: “We at DICK’S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones. But thoughts and prayers are not enough. We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students organizing and making their voices heard regarding gun violence in schools and elsewhere in our country. We have heard you. The nation has heard you. We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens. But we have to help solve the problem that’s in front of us. Gun violence is an epidemic that’s taking the lives of too many people, including the brightest hope for the future of America – our kids. Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. But it could have been. Clearly this indicates on so many levels that the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens. We believe it’s time to do something about it. Beginning today, DICK’S Sporting Goods is committed to the following: We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. We had already removed them from all DICK’S stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but we will now remove them from sale at all 35 Field Stream stores. We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age.    We will no longer sell high capacity magazines. We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly. At the same time, we implore our elected officials to enact common sense gun reform and pass the following regulations: Ban assault-style firearms Raise the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21 Ban high capacity magazines and bump stocks Require universal background checks that include relevant mental health information and previous interactions with the law Ensure a complete universal database of those banned from buying firearms   Close the private sale and gun show loophole that waives the necessity of background checks We hope others join us in this effort to let our kids know that their pleas are being taken seriously.Some will say these steps can’t guarantee tragedies like Parkland will never happen again. They may be correct – but if common sense reform is enacted and even one life is saved, it will have been worth it. We deeply believe that this country’s most precious gift is our children. They are our future. We must keep them safe. Sincerely,Edward W. Stack Chairman CEO DICK’S Sporting Goods” Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. But it could have been. Clearly this indicates on so many levels that the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens. We believe it’s time to do something about it. – And that’s how heroes are made. Fuck yeah I’mma go buy a sporting good now thanks Dicks
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Apparently, Children, and Life: kristenmastora7 gallium-knight: Here's a test: I'm holding a baby in one hand and a petri dish holding a fetus in the other. I'm going to drop one. You chose which. If you really truly believe a fetus is the same thing as a baby, it should be impossible for you to decide. You should have to flip a coin, that's how impossible the decision should be. Shot in the dark, you saved the baby. Because you're aware there's a diference. Now admit it woah. <p><a href="https://prolifeproliberty.tumblr.com/post/162788244517/kelincihutan-embrace-your-insanity-true-is" class="tumblr_blog">prolifeproliberty</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://kelincihutan.tumblr.com/post/155309422362/embrace-your-insanity-true-is-true-this-is" class="tumblr_blog">kelincihutan</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://embrace-your-insanity.tumblr.com/post/120890326550/true-is-true" class="tumblr_blog">embrace-your-insanity</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>True is true.</p></blockquote> <p>This is such bullshit.</p> <p>First off, OP has apparently never heard of the word “triage.”  Now, that word is usually used in a medical context, but it actually applies to any situation where a person has to choose to save one life at the expense of another.  Cops and firefighters have to do this too, sometimes.  Let me demonstrate.</p> <p>Imagine a burning building.  There is a child in one room where the door is behind a fallen beam.  In another room is an adult, unconscious.  You are a firefighter.  You can easily reach the adult.  It will take you at least ten minutes to reach the child.  If you get the adult out, you <i>will</i> save their life but the child <i>will</i> die.  If you attempt to reach the child, the adult <i>will</i> die and you and the child might also die.  You must choose who to save.<br/></p> <p>Awful, right?</p> <p>But, despite this being a horrible decision, it is not an impossible one.  Not because adults are more valuable human beings than children, but because in a situation like this one (and these kinds of things happen in real life, unfortunately), it is possible–important, even–to make a decision that will save the lives you are able to save.  That does not mean you are assigning more value to one person over the other.</p> <p>Second, OP has also apparently never understood the words “coercion,” “duress,” or “hostage taking.”  If OP is holding an infant in one hand, a fetus in the other, and threatening to kill one of them if I don’t do something about it, my decision is not a free one.  <b><i>The OP is a murderer, a hostage-taker, and is responsible for the whole situation.</i></b>  They created the situation, they are the ones at fault if either the infant or the fetus die.  They are the aggressor, they are the one threatening to kill people.  My actions, whatever they may be, are taken in response to them.</p> <p>Even if the OP ever acted out this fantasy, my choice wouldn’t mean I viewed infants or fetuses as morally different from one another.  It would mean OP is a terrorist.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Also, if a fetus (a preborn human 8 weeks from conception or later) is in a Petri dish, it is likely already dead. A zygote or blastocyst, maybe, if the right conditions are met in the dish, could still be saved. But OP clearly shows an embarrassing lack of understanding of prenatal development.</p> <p>Fetus is not a catch-all term for preborn humans. It’s a specific stage of human development, preceded by embryo and followed by neonate (colloquially known as “infant” or “newborn”). </p> <p>There is nothing wrong with choosing to save one life rather than letting both die. There IS something wrong with intentionally killing a human being when nobody has to die.</p> </blockquote> <p>*posits a ridiculous hypothetical that shows an embarrassing lack of scientific knowledge* </p><p>&ldquo;Checkmate, pro-lifers!&rdquo;</p>
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Brains, Facts, and Family: Before any1 judges this, imagen if it was your child killed by them, them laughing about it, thinking its the right thing to do. Your family.. it could happen, they wont stop, unless we face the facts instead of ignoring it, its gonna carry on, to all of us, they expect us to ignore it because they are used to it, That 1 certain religion only, you dont see chinese blowing us up, or indians blowing us up, its 1 certain fucking country which is ISLAM, ISIS Wankers who think its right to marry 6 year old girls and rape them, its in there bible*... its wrong, They expect us to keep ignoring this, and unless you face facts, we will all go down. Fuck you isis. Grow brains you fucking neanderthals, Creatures Like Reply 19 hrs Well.. th.. i... err.. What do you think should be done about the country of Islam? Like Reply-8 hrs I think they should stay in their own country instead of coming here to kill innocent people Like Reply 7 hrs Yes, excellent idea. I know of a guy who can build walls I'll get on the phone to him, all I need you to do is find the co-ordinates for the country of Islam for me. It should be easy, use Google maps or something Like Reply 7 hrs Lmao, i just think it should be illegal to let them here as they won't stop suicide bombing everywhere, I know me speaking up about it won't change a thing, but if everybody did maybe they would do something about it, they are bombing kids now, it's wrong Like Reply 7 hrs No, the plan is great. Just get me those co-ordinates ok? I mean at the very least, help me find my bearings with the name of a neighbouring country. Like Reply 7 hrs Got cement? Like Reply 7 hrs Like Reply 7 hrs Like Reply 7 hrs Plenty, its all sorted mate, just need a location. Ok I'm on it Latitude:North 38Degrees 34' 9.6596- Longitude:West-121Degrees 30'23.8399 Like Reply-7 hrs Oh, an Islamic centre in San Francisco. Good work, you found the country of Islam! Like Reply Just now memehumor: We have to do something about the country of ISLAM!
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Brains, Facts, and Family: Before any1 judges this, imagen if it was your child killed by them, them laughing about it, thinking its the right thing to do. Your family.. it could happen, they wont stop, unless we face the facts instead of ignoring it, its gonna carry on, to all of us, they expect us to ignore it because they are used to it, That 1 certain religion only, you dont see chinese blowing us up, or indians blowing us up, its 1 certain fucking country which is ISLAM, ISIS Wankers who think its right to marry 6 year old girls and rape them, its in there bible*... its wrong, They expect us to keep ignoring this, and unless you face facts, we will all go down. Fuck you isis. Grow brains you fucking neanderthals, Creatures Like Reply 19 hrs Well.. th.. i... err.. What do you think should be done about the country of Islam? Like Reply-8 hrs I think they should stay in their own country instead of coming here to kill innocent people Like Reply 7 hrs Yes, excellent idea. I know of a guy who can build walls I'll get on the phone to him, all I need you to do is find the co-ordinates for the country of Islam for me. It should be easy, use Google maps or something Like Reply 7 hrs Lmao, i just think it should be illegal to let them here as they won't stop suicide bombing everywhere, I know me speaking up about it won't change a thing, but if everybody did maybe they would do something about it, they are bombing kids now, it's wrong Like Reply 7 hrs No, the plan is great. Just get me those co-ordinates ok? I mean at the very least, help me find my bearings with the name of a neighbouring country. Like Reply 7 hrs Got cement? Like Reply 7 hrs Like Reply 7 hrs Like Reply 7 hrs Plenty, its all sorted mate, just need a location. Ok I'm on it Latitude:North 38Degrees 34' 9.6596- Longitude:West-121Degrees 30'23.8399 Like Reply-7 hrs Oh, an Islamic centre in San Francisco. Good work, you found the country of Islam! Like Reply Just now <p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/161115474813/we-have-to-do-something-about-the-country-of" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>We have to do something about the country of ISLAM!</p></blockquote>
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Bad, Cars, and Life: Birmingham, Alabama obe NEWS <p><a href="http://msleoduh.tumblr.com/post/158511342554/fatcr0w-quietly-islayem-tontonmichel" class="tumblr_blog">msleoduh</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://fatcr0w.tumblr.com/post/158499658974" class="tumblr_blog">fatcr0w</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://quietly-islayem.tumblr.com/post/158469919292/tontonmichel-bellygangstaboo-what-the" class="tumblr_blog">quietly-islayem</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com/post/158468563202/bellygangstaboo-what-the-hell-is-going-on-in" class="tumblr_blog">tontonmichel</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://bellygangstaboo.tumblr.com/post/158467859735/what-the-hell-is-going-on-in-this-country" class="tumblr_blog">bellygangstaboo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <figure data-orig-width="569" data-orig-height="197" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/50edb29705cbcb891fff388bafe47254/tumblr_inline_omwcc8EME91tul75z_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="569" data-orig-height="197"/></figure><p><b> what the hell is going on in this country?!</b></p> </blockquote> <p>Well damn</p> </blockquote> <p>Shit has been bad for a while</p> </blockquote> <p>Right so this lady was smart, if you’re ever in a sedan-style trunk there’s a little pull tab that you can use to get yourself out that is STANDARD in cars built after 2001. It’s the law just like headlights and seatbelts.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="900" data-orig-width="1200"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/356032f0123a7c0a70cc8ae64d0fe6b9/tumblr_inline_omxydkT4MV1qe9ni6_540.jpg" data-orig-height="900" data-orig-width="1200"/></figure><p>if you are in an SUV style vehicle or newer model car you may be able to find the automatic trunk release wire, pull on it, it will pop the trunk</p> <p>if you can’t find any of that stuff,look for the brake light housing. You will need to pull back the trunk carpeting and feel about. It’s probably bolted in, but some careful wiggling will dislodge it. If people see a goddamn arm waving out of a hole in a car while they poke along I-95 they likely will do something about it</p> </blockquote> <p>Reblog to save a life….</p> </blockquote>
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Being Alone, Black Friday, and Christmas: el UNSAFE On CompuS scriminated against? Threatened Afrad to walk arund campus? We will walk with you yuuri-katsuki-on-ice: ladyflowdi: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: blackphoenix1977: pleatedjeans: Three cheers for these guys [x] This is how to be a good ally. Using their Bro-ness for good, not evil So a tiny story: on Black Friday a few weeks ago I went to Gamestop to buy my brother a game for Christmas, and I noticed this older man was watching me like a hawk. He was loitering around the front of the store without really buying anything, and every time I glanced at him out of the corner of my eye he was looking at me. I went to look at the PS4 games, and he was looking at something right behind me. I checked out the Nintendo games, and he was looking at them too. I was the only woman in the store, by the way. By the time I got in line to pay he was loitering at the front of the store again, and I just had that feeling that he was going to try and take the game I just bought, or steal my purse, as soon as I left the store. OR, he was going to try and follow me home. And I know I don’t have to explain that terror to any woman reading this, but all I could think was that I’m in this Gamestop alone with at least twenty other men and something is about to happen. I’m beginning to freak out, to the point where I’ve just pulled my pepper spray out of my purse and into the pocket of my coat.  So there I am, next in line to pay, and there is this GIGANTIC dudebro right behind me, and I say gigantic as a 6 foot tall woman. He says, “Ma’am? Don’t be offended, but would it be alright if I walked you to your car?” and I was like “Are you serious?” and he was like “There are some weird guys in here right now. Have you noticed that guy watching you?” and then I showed the dudebro the pepper spray in my pocket and he was like “Right on. Would you still let me walk you to your car?” and I said yes. So I paid, and waited while HE paid, and he walked me to my car. And just as I was getting in, the weird guy who’d been loitering came out of the store, saw me and my dudebro, and turned around and walked away in the opposite direction.  In short: men who recognize that women are unsafe in dark alleys, college campuses, grocery stores, gas stations and retail stores and do something about it are the kind of quality men that this world needs more of. Please for the love of god yes.
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