An overview of why bumblebees, solitary bees and #Honeybees are disappearing at increasingly alarming rates. What are the politics? Most importantly, what can we do to help?
Scientists agree that #HoneyBees are going extinct mainly due to excessive use of pesticides in crops with “beekeepers reporting heavy winter and even summer losses.” 2/
Sep 16, 2019 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
Trump’s #EPA stands for
Effectively Polluting Anything
A new attack on the Endangered Species Act is the latest in Trump’s efforts to murder every living being.
Please sign the prewritten letter to your MOC from the @SierraClub below.
It was announced last month that Trump...
proposes creating species-specific protection plans, which will make it more difficult to protect threatened species.
This would also handcuff administrators trying to “consider the impacts of global climate change when deciding whether to list a species.”
Jul 26, 2019 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
Now that Mueller’s testified, I feel even more certain that no one is coming to save us. If we want to end this corrupt administration we have to do it ourselves. Yeah, that means making some sacrifices. That’s just the way it is.
-Local Meet Ups
Let’s create small, cooperative groups that can assist in things like transportation, meals, child care, planning and most importantly, keeping each other safe.
Protests occur regularly. Check online often.
Jul 20, 2019 • 9 tweets • 5 min read
TRUMP LIFTS BAN ON HARMFUL PESTICIDE
A ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos was lifted on Thursday by the EPA.
#Chlorpyrifos is an insecticide known to permanently harm an unborn fetus and cause irreversible brain damage in the womb.
I just got a forwarded email from a wealthy, healthy & successful Maga ‘friend’.
I’ve decided not to respond to him. I honestly can’t unless I’m ready to end our friendship, because I doubt he’ll like what I have to say.
Instead I’ll use it as insight into a twisted Maga mind and the people who share his opinions.
Be warned, it’s as dark, nasty & greedy as trump himself.
The slightly abridged email from Maga starts off like this...
May 28, 2019 • 42 tweets • 8 min read
What’s up with our calls to fill the streets in protest? There are many of us ready to demand accountability, so why aren’t we out there yet? Here’s an update from my perspective.
FYI - Later in the thread I suggest a multi-tiered approach that I think is a workable way for everyone who’s willing, to participate in successfully calling for televised impeachment proceedings now.
Trump’s WORLDWIDE Effect on the Global Reproductive Rights of Women
Trump and his conservative Christian-centric administration are using positions of authority to impose religious policies on long-established reproductive rights that put women around the world at risk.
Ronald Reagan signed the Mexico City Policy in 1984. This sweeping mandate against reproductive freedom around the globe denied,
“US federal funds to any organisation involved in providing abortion services overseas or counselling women about them.”
Apr 27, 2019 • 15 tweets • 5 min read
Martial Law and its Real Life Ramifications
People are beginning to wake up to the fact that we could lose many of our Constitutional Rights should potus declare Martial Law.
I’m no legal scholar, so I’ll rely on several abridged definitions. I welcome additions & corrections.
“The Constitution's guarantee of the right of habeas corpus protects U.S. citizens from potential arbitrary excesses of martial law. Only the president can declare martial law on the federal level and only governors may do so on the state level.”
Apr 27, 2019 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
We all know The Godfather, right? If we want Trump and his corrupt GOP out of office, we may want to borrow a page from Puzo.
Though obviously fraught with legal and ethical infractions, there are several important themes throughout that could teach us a thing or two.
Loyalty - If we can’t take each other at our word, if we’re constantly worried about getting betrayed by our most trusted allies, we’ve already lost.
Without loyalty, there is no unity. Without unity among the Dems, independents and non-voters, the GOP will win once again.
Feb 2, 2019 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
WORLD’S MOST CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES
(A continuing thread in respect of all Earthlings.)
Many of us don’t know that we’re experiencing a mass extinction on Earth, right now.
Learn about the most Endangered Species and how we can all help. Please share to raise awareness.
The Northern White Rhino needs our help. Please read for suggestions.
It’s 4 days after the election and most of our votes have been cast and tallied. I rest uneasy, unsure about mine.
This is my tale of suspicious happenings in a place outside of checks and balances which I’ll call the voter-void.
Was it voter suppression? Was it election tampering? I can’t put that fine a point on it, but quite a few things sent shivers down my spine on the day I voted and in the days leading up to it.
Please, join me on this voter’s disturbing journey through our American democracy.
Is Devin Nunes responsible for covering up election interference in 2016?
Nunes, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, has fought at every turn against allowing a thorough Benghazi-style investigation into interference in the 2016 election.
First of all, Nunes has limited the scope of the investigation and shut down hearings before they even got started.
“Nunes also led Republicans in the effort to fight the legitimacy of the investigation itself.”
With wit & wisdom, these tweechers offer insight into the twisted, tangled world of the Trump admin & their satellites.
Here are some of my favorite Tweechers.1/9
Seth Abrahamson - Sometimes controversial, his long threads are a great source of new information and interesting legal perspectives. He expertly introduces us to all the players and provides in-depth evidence. Additionally, he’s often months ahead of the MSM. @SethAbramson 2/9
Apr 22, 2018 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
This Earth Day, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt is under investigation for ethics violations, excessively spending our money and inappropriate relations with lobbyists.
Do you know what he’s NOT under investigation for?
Please bear with me. This partial list is long and shocking.
-Removing a number of species from the endangered list.
-Overturning a ban on the hunting of predators in Alaskan wildlife refuges.
-Withdrawing proposed limits on endangered marine mammals caught by fishing nets on the West Coast.