vegans make peace with honey
no shut up do it
vegans will pretend not to hear when natives tell them their agave products are unsustainable because they have whimsical feelings about, and i cannot stress this enough, the freedom of hive insects
Honey is literally murder but go off
They literally puke their guts up to make your honey
I have not seen any evidence tonsugges they are harmed or die in the process of production. They do regurgitate the nectar as part of the process to concentrate it into honey (an interesting process) but they do not suffer any injury during this process. If they did, the cost to produce honey, which is done naturally as a measure to survive over winter and through times of lower availability, would outweigh the benefits. If you kill several bees to produce enough honey to make one more bee, It makes no sense. Any animal that did that would die, even with human intervention.
Do you have any sources which suggest otherwise? I’d be interested to hear of this (relatively publicly available) information was false or misunderstood.
Bee farmers use whats called a honey maker. It’s a crude devices. It similar to a meat grinder. They force the bees in and grind them up. What comes out is a paste. That paste is later filtered into what we know as honey
This is the funniest thing I’ve ever read
@zoologicallyobsessed please show us pics of your bee grinder
they might be falsely thinking about a honey extractor machine. but all these do is you place the beehive frames inside and a motor rotates it at a speed that removes the honey, which is then tapped through a tap at the bottom.
…do they think they put bees in that and spin them around until they vomit…?
unrestrained summer fun
[ image is a screenshot of this tweet; @LydiaMizon; Coworker’s 9yo son asked to write a diary of a character from Macbeth. He chose the King. Day 1: excited about visiting ma wee friend macbeth and hoping he does nae kill me in ma sleep. day 2 (ghost king): i cannae believe he killed me ]
the space race may be the funniest point in history period and i’ll stand by that. the US is like “yes whoever gets into space first will prove once and for all that our economic model is superior and that we are, in general, the superior country of superior and smarter people.” then the soviets just went and did it and the US freaked out and needed to cover their ass so were like “WE MEAN THE MOON, WE MEAN THE FIRST TO LAND ON THE MOON.”
Holy shit this is awesome.
For any wheelchair users following me!
every few months I forget about this and then see it again and it is always one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
So this time I looked it up, I wondered how to get one and how much it cost. Turns out it was a bit hard to find, actually, and that’s because it’s no longer called the Ogo, it’s called the Omeo.
They are pretty advanced as a product now, in terms of accessories, color options, etc (they have an off road conversion kit and stuff!). They are kind of expensive, tho not necessarily when compared to other wheel chairs, which cost anywhere from a couple hundred bucks for a shitty one, to like 4k for a high end electric one. An Omeo will cost you just under 2k.
Here is their website, if you want to learn more: https://omeotechnology.com/
ONE MORE TIME FOR ALL MY WHEELCHAIR USERS!!!!
TWITCH STAFF MUST CONDEMN
every time i see people trying to normalize fatness by sexualizing it i think of that post thats like “what are you gonna tell a fucking 12 y/o? dont cry dude youre so thick? stop it” bc like. truly. not only do i personally not want my body to be sexualized lol but also its so harmful to kids like?? being fat is normal in all contexts not just when youre in lingerie with a beat face looking pouty at the camera like can we talk about the variances in human bodies without resorting to making them normal only when theyre sexy, my god
your body is good, not because it is desirable to others, but because you live in it
Like not to add something on a post I don’t belong on but as a trans person? Yeah, your body is good because you live it.
Took years of therapy and reflection about something I could not change to stop being angry at my body… because it’s good because I own it– and no one else. My body will accomplish for me more in my life than any other person ever could for me.
yall seen cher’s one woman west side story
“cher’s one woman west side story”, or “cher serves like seven iconic butch looks in twelve minutes, utterly demolishing heterosexuality forever”
@reallyhardy seems like your kinda thing
concept: taako in faerun but it’s tony hawk
kid: are you taako?
taako: i am
kid: no you’re not
taako: ok, i’m not
kid: but are you, FOR REAL
taako: i am for real
kid: i thought you’d be prettier
taako: ME TOO
tsa agent, checking his id: taako, like that guy who saved the world taako
tsa agent: cool, i wonder what he’s up to nowadays
taako: [at the rental wagon agency, can’t find his name on the monitor, goes inside, waits in line & finally gets up to the front]
agent: you really are taako
taako: yeah, i looked for my name on the list outside but couldnt find it
agent: i deleted it because i thought it was fake
guy at fantasy costco: do you ever get mistaken for taako? or are you taako?
guy, in line at fantasy starbucks: my friend says you’re famous, is that true?
taako: depends on your definition of fame
guy: will your name show up if i fantasy google it?
guy, typing into phone: you are tacos?
tsa agent, staring intently: i’m trying to figure out who you look like before checking your id
tsa agent: that cyclist, armstrong
nearby agent: that ain’t lance armstrong
taako: he’s right
tsa agent: oh you look like that guy who saved the world [checks id] and have the same name too, crazy
woman nearby after a guy asks for an autograph: i don’t know who you are
taako: i don’t expect you to
woman: what have you done
taako: i saved the world
woman: are you from raven roost?
taako: no i’m from new elfington
woman: so you’re not the guy with the sideburns that killed the hunger?
Arctic plants and stones: Labradorite with crowberry, Diamond with arctic poppy, Moonstone with arctic bell heather and Tugtupite with saxifrage
Desert plants and stones: Libyan desert glass with desert hyacinth, Chrysocolla with desert lily, Gypsum with echeveria (I know I told someone on here there was a succulent on the way like 1.5 month ago; I’m slow but I arrive alive) and Benitoite with Death Valley sage
*crying* Hail *sniffles* Satan
The satanic temple does a lot of work to exploit legal loopholes meant to priotritze christians to give safety & care to people who need it. I encourage people to check out some of the other work they do
States across the US have enacted cruel, unconstitutional abortion laws that require doctors to sexually assault women seeking abortions and lie to them about the health impacts of abortion. Some laws require funerals for foetal remains.
These laws were pushed by ALEC, the corporate-backed “legislative exchange” that pushes “model legislation” through a network of slick lobbyists in state-houses across the country. ALEC purports to be in favor of “liberty” and “small government.”
Enter the Satanic Temple, a federally recognized religion whose members do not believe in Satan or supernatural phenomena. They believe “that religion can, and should, be divorced from superstition.”
The Temple has a fantastic schtick. They go to places where christofascists have gotten laws passed that shove their weird, apostate version of “Christianity” down everyone else’s throats and point out that the First Amendment requires nondiscrimination among faiths.
Wanna put a giant stone Ten Commandments in front of your courthouse? Sure. But they’re gonna put a giant statue of Baphomet right next to it. The court challenges they mount aren’t cheap, but they’re slam dunks. The US Constitution is pretty clear on this.
Now, in 1993, Chuck Schumer sponsored the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” which lets Americans sue governments over laws that “substantially burdens a person’s exercise of religion.”
Religious maniacs LOVE the RFRA and its progeny, like SCOTUS’s Hobby Lobby decision, which broadened the RFRA’s provisions and allowed corporations to claim exemptions from Rendering Unto Caesar where that interfered with the owners’ faith.
Guess what you get when you combine the RFRA, ALEC’s restrictive abortion laws, and the Satanic Temple?
That’s right…SATANIC ABORTIONS.
A Satanic Abortion is a religious ritual that is totally indistinguishable from a normal, medical abortion, except that the participant says a few self-affirming words about her bodily autonomy.
Oh, also: the ritual absolutely forbids, as a bedrock matter of religous conviction, any waiting periods, the withholding of medically necessary advice, mandatory counseling, required readings, and unnecessary sonograms.
Also forbidden: mandatory fetal heartbeat listening sessions and compulsory fetal burials.
If you want an abortion and the doctor tries this bullshit, hand them one of these exemption letters explaining how the law doesn’t apply thanks to the RFRA.
Now, the religious right could fight this. But if they win…they overturn the RFRA, and Hobby Lobby has to provide its employees with contraception and all the other theocratic exemptions go poof, too.
The Temple is pretty amazing. Here’s some highlights of their previous campaigns:
“Publicly confronted hate groups, fought for the abolition of corporal punishment in public schools, applied for equal representation when religious installations are placed on public property, provided religious exemption and legal protection against laws that unscientifically restrict women’s reproductive autonomy, exposed harmful pseudo-scientific practitioners in mental health care, organized clubs alongside other religious after-school clubs in schools besieged by proselytizing organizations, and engaged in other advocacy in accordance with our tenets.”
!!!IMPORTANT FOR BLACK US VOTERS!!!
I saw this on Facebook and went to check my registration status, sure it was fine because I voted recently, but I put in the info and it said I’m not registered
PLEASE, especially if you’re a Black voter, check your registration status at vote.org
Know your status
Does your last name sound anything like Lopez, Martinez, or Rodriguez? Mine does. When I saw this post I checked my voter registration status online with my state. Despite registering just three months ago, I was no longer registered to vote, and I did not receive my ballot. If you live in a mail-in voting state and you didn’t get your ballot, contact your county election official/county clerk for a replacement.
Make sure you check with your state’s voting site as well. I just had the shit scared out of me because that website said I was registered, but when I checked my state’s site (and made sure I had the right county selected) it said I was registered.
It’s worth checking your state’s site every few months anyway (especially when any election is coming up).
Texas is definitely purging voters. They’re also making it harder to re-register if they purged you. I hate that this is true, but POC will need to check and check frequently to stay registered in Texas.
College students, too. In the 2014 election, I had to vote in San Marcos, and I can’t tell you how many Texas State students were turned away because they didn’t cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s on getting their registration transferred and current.
i use a site called TurboVote run by a nonprofit that sends me reminders based on where im registered to vote before every election. it sends me an email to remind me to check my registration, to apply for absentee ballots, etc. it’s helpful so that you can check if you’ve been purged regularly (and participate in the local races that never get any publicity); https://turbovote.org/
Please register and check with your town/city hall often to make sure you are still registered. Please vote.
THIS IS A REMINDER
You have about two months to make sure you’re registered to vote by mail in the US.
In 2006 a high school English teacher asked students to write a famous author and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut was the only one to respond - and his response is magnificent: “Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta:
I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to cheer up a really old geezer (84) in his sunset years. I don’t make public appearances any more because I now resemble nothing so much as an iguana.
What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.
Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives. Draw a funny or nice picture of Ms. Lockwood, and give it to her. Dance home after school, and sing in the shower and on and on. Make a face in your mashed potatoes. Pretend you’re Count Dracula.
Here’s an assignment for tonight, and I hope Ms. Lockwood will flunk you if you don’t do it: Write a six line poem, about anything, but rhymed. No fair tennis without a net. Make it as good as you possibly can. But don’t tell anybody what you’re doing. Don’t show it or recite it to anybody, not even your girlfriend or parents or whatever, or Ms. Lockwood. OK?
Tear it up into teeny-weeny pieces, and discard them into widely separated trash recepticals. You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.
God bless you all!
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This general store sign showing that there is actually a difference between jelly and jam
[image description: a general store sign that reads:
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Preserves: Made from cooking the whole fruit
Jam: Made from cooking mashed fruit
Butter: Made from cooking strained fruit pulp
Jelly: Made from cooking fruit juice
Oh I didn’t know that, that’s fascinating!
well I sure hope so?
A couple things here…
1. How do you suppose the 1960 conservatives would react to the idea of a President who has close ties to the leader of Russia? What would they say about the fact that so many of his followers are literal Nazis?
2. If AOC appeared to be a lunatic to 1960 Americans, it would be because the principle thing she advocates for–the 70% marginal tax rate–was policy at that time. So she’d be running around going “Marginal tax rates should be 70%!” and everyone would go “…yes? They are? Shouldn’t you, a sitting member of Congress, know that?”
The marginal tax rate in 1962 was 87% percent.
That’s how the 1960s had the money to build highways and go to the fucking moon.