1 year ago
*serenades you* you are beautiful, in every single way :)Anonymous

:D thank you anon :P

1 year ago
This man is my best friend :) I’m daily amazed by him. We’re on this journey together and we learn and grow together. I couldn’t ask for better.

This man is my best friend :) I’m daily amazed by him. We’re on this journey together and we learn and grow together. I couldn’t ask for better.

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westernherbalism:

The Label It Yourself (#LIY) campaign is a decentralized, autonomous grassroots campaign born out of our broken food system. We have been asking our government to label food products so we can make educated decisions about what we eat. The government has ignored our requests and so we are taking matters into our own hands.

Get your labels at www.labelityourself.org or create our own!

Hey, so the grocery stores who are hit by this are going to have to go through a lot of shit over those stickers.  They will have to either remove them or, if they cannot, probably reclaim every product stickered.  It won’t be the companies that make the products who deal with it directly, it will be the minimum wage employees at the store fronts—and the way distribution works, those stores are miles down the chain from producers.  I get this campaign and the sentiment behind it, but just like trashing the office of a corporation will only force the ill-paid janitor to have a bad day, I don’t think this will do anything except make trouble for people who have nothing to do with decision making.

bolding mine

my husband works in a grocery store

don’t do this shit you end up hurting the little people, not the big people

Dat bolded text.  But seriously, read it, because shit like this pisses me off too.  It’s NEVER the corporations that have to deal with things like this.  It’s always a poorly paid underling who has to deal with your passive aggressive antics.  Not only that, but some of them will probably be punished because your shenanigans happen during their shift.  Please think before you ruin an innocent person’s day.

Fuckers do this all the time to us and I have to spend time out of my day to remove each one and 1506 the items that are ruined. This comes out of our store’s budget and can eventually make us go under budget which has all of our hours cut. Fuck every single one of you for this stupid fucking stunt. You’re hurting people like me who are trying to get enough money to go back to college.

THE WORST PART ABOUT THIS IS THAT GMO’S ARE FUCKING AWESOME AND HAVE HELPED SAVE TENS OF MILLIONS OF LIVES AT LEAST AROUND THE WORLD

BY DEFACING THEM YOU’RE RUINING THE REPUTATION OF A LIFE-SAVING TECHNOLOGY THAT IS PREVENTING STARVATION IN THIRD-WORLD COUNTRIES THAT NORMALLY YOU DOUCHEBAGS TRY TO PROTECT

THE SAME PEOPLE WHO PULL THIS SHIT ARE THE ONES WHO CRY ABOUT PRIVILEGE AND CHARITY AND THEY ARE LITERALLY ALMOST CAUSING THE DEATHS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERY TIME THEY THREATEN A MAJOR GMO OR GE CROP BECAUSE THEY ARE CONVINCING THIRD-WORLD LEADERS TO NOT OBTAIN THEM

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST TUMBLR ARE YOU TRYING TO END LIVES HERE

SERIOUSLY YOU MOTHER FUCKERS NEED TO LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD BEFORE YOU START THIS SHIT.

THERE’S OVER 40 YEARS OF RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE INTO THIS THAT PROVES THAT THERE’S NOT A DAMN THING WRONG WITH IT SO SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTHS AND STOP TRYING TO END AN INDUSTRY THAT IS ACTIVELY WORKING TO CURE WORLD HUNGER

All of the above stuff. Don’t be dicks people.

All of the bold.

Monsanto may be evil, but GMO foods are safe, and have been an enormous boon to many parts of the world. Not all GMO foods are developed by Monsanto or anything like them. As mentioned above, many are developed by humanitarian scientists in an effort to combat world hunger.

The problem is not and never has been genetically modified crops. The problem is greedy fucks and corporations run amok.

People seriously need to understand the difference between “We made this tomato more resistant to frost by splicing in a salmon gene” (science is awesome!) and “We made this plant resistant to toxic chemicals so we can spray them all over everything ever” (corporate greed is awful!). Labeling both of those things as GMOs is doing everyone a serious disservice. We need a new name for what Monsanto does. Toxic gengineering perhaps?

(And yes, the bolded stuff is also really important, I’m glad it’s been solidly covered. I’m a biologist, so gengineering is much more my bailiwick.)

well look at that, kids who have obviously never had to work a minimum-wage job are trying to be ~aktuhvists~

I actually prefer non-GMO food, I need to fucking know if there are fish genes in my tomatoes, I DO NOT EAT FUCKING FISH. So I think the “GMOs are amazing” bit was wayyyyyy too fucking far.

That being said, this campaign isn’t well thought-out and everything else said was rather good. I just fucking wish legislation was passed to make them let us know EXACTLY has been done to food. Cause no, fish genes in my damn tomatoes are not ~*awesome*~.

This was a great thread until the whole “GMOs are awesome” thing happened. Nope. The so-called “humanitarians” pushing GMO crops on farmers in developing countries are people like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who are throwing their money behind Monsanto. It’s imperialism. They are using the trope of “starving children in Africa” to say we need to increase production through GMO crops. The truth is, we already produce enough food to feed everyone, but 30% of the food grown in the world rots because our food system is severely dysfunctional, not because farmers are doing a shitty job at growing food. We don’t need more food, we need more appropriate, accessible, sustainable food. GMOs will never give us that.

And no, we don’t know for sure they are even safe. Plants & animals have been bred selectively for thousands of years, everything we eat now is the product of domestication, but when you start swapping genes across plants and animals (like a fish and tomato), something that would never happen outside the lab, shit changes. We simply don’t know the consequences and cannot afford to be pushing this technology in an already dysfunctional food system. People should know what’s in their food, there should be a label.

The reasons there are “starving children in Africa” can be traced to colonialism, imperialism, economic, social, and environmental injustice - not because their crops are inferior. GMOs will not “cure world hunger.” There are reasons why indigenous people and traditional farmers world wide (such as La Vía Campesina) are standing up against GMOs. So stop promoting it as some God-send from Western science to “third world countries.”

THANK YOU BECCA.

Commentary is right. Especially the last one and the bolds

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1 year ago
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1 year ago
How old are you? If you don't mind me asking :).Anonymous

19

1 year ago
Reppin the traditional today

Reppin the traditional today

Airports see more sincere kisses than wedding halls. The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches. Cite Arrow Unknown  (via tuffluf)
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1 year ago

floatingmoustache:

you saw all of me, and then you left.
as if a response.

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1 year ago

So I’m gonna start working for my dad starting tomorrow. Yay! No money though. Story of my life.
Going to meet with an advisor on Friday.

Is this real life?

there have been so many times
i have seen a man wanting to weep
but
instead
beat his heart until it was unconscious.
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The night we spent together he sang to me. As he sang, I realized that he hadn’t done that for a long time. His singing makes me feel loved and sad and unworthy all at the same time. As I slept he recited prayers in Arabic over me. The prayers make me feel loved and scared and doubtful. He cares about my soul, but who is misguided?
This is why we shouldn’t be together. My life is composed of these nights, these seemingly uneventful hours that turn my life around…

1 year ago
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You’re mad at me?
Haha I don’t even care anymore and this is a reason why I quit. I don’t even work for you for real.

You said I’m not dependable? Yah, cuz it gets you nowhere. I was there everyday, my shift or not, and I got no raises, no promotions, nothing. I was still at the bottom…so sorry that this ruins your weekend.

But I gotta be there for my bro, on his wedding day. Cuz yah, maybe it’s an arranged marriage, yah, he’s not happy. But isn’t that an even better reason for me to be there? To support him?

W/e I’m out


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