Life In The Rockies Things:
  • Some movie needs “Exotic” animal noises for their spooky jungle scene or weird alien planet, but the sound team doesn’t know from animals, so there’s an Elk Bugling somewhere in The Amazon or Qualxon-5
  • Finding out that your sea-level friends start to pass out at 1,000 feet and realizing that you’ll have to meet them at the airport with oxygen cans or something.
  • Somehow forgetting, every year, then unpleasantly remembering after the first cold snap what single-digit humidity feels like when the water evaporates off your eyeballs.
  • No trick-or-treaters because the weather always sucks on Halloween
  • Completely Insane Tourist Questions ™: Large Animals And Geology Does Not Work Like That Edition.
  • Some places have all seasons in a day.  Some have them all in five minutes.  The Rockies have all four seasons in a quantum state where they all occur simultaneously.  Sunados.  Thundersnow. 70-degrees-and-pleasantly-sunny-but-also-hurricane-force-winds.  Having your house be under Drought, Flood, Wildfire and Blizzard warnings at the same time.  The Weather is Real like a deity and also an Asshole.
  • Knowing which choppers are flying into the regional hospital based on how long it takes them to find the damn pad.  Park Service knows what the fuck they’re doing. Air Force is lost as hell and spends like 20 minutes circling the neighborhood.
  • Calling the police becuase the oil-or-gas rig near your house is making weird noises and the company didn’t label it so you have to meet the sherrif in your lot and ride out there with them and hope to god it isn’t a natural gas leak becuase it doesn’t have a smell fresh out of the ground.
  • Bearmaggedon
  • Water-Rights-Related Murder
  • Long winded editorial rants written in Authentic Frontier Gibberish, which is different than Regular Whackadoodle Gibberish.  They attempt to write their accents in and make graphic references to field-dressing.
  • That lovely transcendent feeling you get in the Really High Country where your lungs feel clean and your soul renewed as you look upon the most magnificent landscape in the whole world, you feel like you could wax poetic about Purple Mountains Majesty and then your friend has to grab you because you almost pass out from lack of oxygen and fall off the side of the mountain while the marmots laugh at you.

North Sea oil platform


Environmental struggle is more important than ever and we are nearly out of time. Not to the point of no return but to the extinction of our species. This isn’t fear mongering or hyperbole, it’s a fact that 15 000 scientists just reminded us of.

Drastic action needs to be taken and it needs to be take NOW. Ports must be shut down, pipelines must be stopped, animal agriculture must be sabotaged. We must force the hand of the powers that be to make change, or eliminate them entirely and make it ourselves. Not for ideals, faith or status, but for our very survival.

Fight back harder than ever. Scream louder than ever. Work faster than ever before, because if we don’t, it’s over for all of us.


WARNINGS: SMUT..to come ;)

Genre: Mechanic! BTS A/U

Pairings: Jeon Jungkook x reader

You never welcomed the smell of oil, gas and other head-ache inducing stenches that came with a car-shop even though you had been around one all your life. 

And just like those unwelcoming smells that made you sick, when you walked into your family’s shop after being away for almost half a year, you saw someone that made your stomach churn. 

“Who are you?” you looked at the man behind the counter, eyebrows raised and slightly wishing you had worn something cuter. 

He was handsome, that’s for sure; tall, built, and to top it off, his voice was soft, unbelievably smooth, and low. 

“That’s rude,” a smile tugged at his lips as he crossed his arms, only tightening the white t-shirt that clung around his muscles. 

“I’m sorry,” you mumbled, realizing that you did in fact sound like a total ass. “Let’s start over. I’m Y/n, Kim Seokjin’s younger sister.”

“Ah, so you’re the little sis,” he smiled, and you tried your hardest not to feel the affects of his play-boyish charms. “I’m Jeon Jungkook, nice to meet you,” he reached out his hand and you took it, firmly shaking it, causing him to chuckle and you to scrunch your nose at his mocking response. 

“Y/n!” your older brother’s voice perked your ears and you turned around to find him walking towards you, smiling, arms open ready for a hug. 

“Jin!” you screamed back, throwing your arms around him when he reached you. “I missed you!”

“Me too, 5 months is way too long for you to be away from home.” he squeezed you tightly, letting go after you tried shoving him off of you after he had squished you long enough. “I see you’ve already met Jungkook,” 

“Yeah,” you glanced at him, “he’s alright,” dismissing him with a smirk as you looked around for the familiar faces you grew up with, hearing him scoff in reply. 

“Aww, who is this?” A bright voice caught your attention and you smiled when you felt Hoseok’s arm wrap around you, giving you a small hug. “It’s our favorite Y/n,” 

“Hobi,” you hugged him back. “I missed you!”

“But not us?” the other workers, all of whom you considered family, trickled around you, teasing you and giving you hugs.  

But in the midst of the happy reunion, you couldn’t help but feel conscious of Jeon Jungkook; the new mechanic who’s gaze burned right through you, reddening your cheeks and flustering your mind.

A/N: SORRY anyone who was anticipating something longer haha. I wrote this quickly yesterday because I saw something and just had to. It’s not edited so I apologize for my very poor grammar!

More of this to come though, sorry for hyping it up lmao, but I promise something soon…very soon indeed babies <3 

An ICU nurse, Floor nurse, and Emergency nurse are driving to a conference when the check engine light comes on.

The ICU nurse immediately pulls over into a department store parking lot (she’s been driving the whole way because she gets nervous when anyone else drives her car) and assesses everything. Oil level, tire pressure, gas, temperature, windshield wiper fluid, everything. She writes the whole assessment down and announces she will call the tow truck and get it taken in to a mechanic to figure out what’s going on.

The Floor nurse shakes her head and looks over at the dash. Nothing looks particularly scary, so she begins combing through the car’s meticulously kept service record. She sighs in relief.

“Is it something they found before?” ICU asks. “Is it the car’s baseline?”

“What?” Floor says. “No, no, but the mechanic didn’t say he needed to know about this particular problem specifically in his last report, and clearly its nothing that’s immediately detrimental to the car’s functioning, so I’d just write it down and let them know at the next oil change.” 

Just then, Emergency looks up from the Game Boy she’s been playing the whole time in the back seat. “Is there a reason we stopped?” She asks.

“Check engine light’s on and ICU doesn’t know what it is.” Floor answers, getting the car maintenance kit out and putting it next to the engine. 

“Is the light blinking?” Emergency asks, confused. “Why did you get the jump cables out?”

“Its not blinking- yet.” ICU says.

“I got the kit out to be on the safe side.” Floor says, writing down the fact that she got the kit out, what time it was, and where she put it.

Emergency shakes her head, makes sure no cars are coming, then gets out and looks under the hood for about 30 seconds. “Its a belt.” She says matter of factly, looking at the other two like they’re idiots.

She walks into the department store, picks out a bicycle inner tube on a shelf right next to the exact belt the car needs, and somehow manages to use it to improvise a marginally functional patch.

“You both saw that, right? I don’t have to write it down?” She says seriously.

Floor sighs in frustration. “I’m pretty sure I hate you. Can you at least tell the mechanic what you did so he can tell me to fix it later?”

The ICU nurse promptly has an aneurysm.

“…You want me to fix that too?” Emergency comments.

ExxonMobil is trying to fend off a shareholder rebellion over climate change

ExxonMobil is seeking to fend off a shareholder rebellion over climate change, with major financial advisory firms BlackRock and Vanguard openly considering casting their votes against management on some key proxy resolutions at the annual meeting Wednesday. 

 The two firms are the biggest shareholders in ExxonMobil, owning 13 percent, or $43.6 billion worth, of the company’s stock. A vote by them against management would be an important step for groups that have been trying to force corporations to adopt greater disclosure and transparency about the financial fallout of climate change. 

 BlackRock, which said that climate disclosure is one of its top priorities, warned on its website that “our patience is not infinite.

(via ExxonMobil is trying to fend off a shareholder rebellion over climate change - The Washington Post)

People almost never reblog these. And I get it. There’s a lot of people who need, who are in desperate need. I’ve asked for help, and what help I’ve gotten has helped so much. My kitties have clean litter boxes and have had full bellies thanks to it.

So there are creditors coming to chase me, and Macklyn and I are still living with my parents. My mental health is so bad when I found out something that would help the situation fell through tonight  I very nearly grabbed my car keys so I could end it. I probably need to be in a day program in a hospital, or at least in therapy, but I don’t even have money for that. I’m still misgendered every day despite trying to reach out to my dad, and I’m in a lot of pain from my newly diagnosed poly cystic ovarian syndrome. It’s hard for me to work in the physically demanding job I’m trained for. Climbing all day, working outside in the cold, lifting the tools I do, breaking into piping systems that could kill me if an operator fucked up. The oil and gas industry isn’t a place for someone who doesn’t have their head on straight, let alone isn’t in halfway decent physical condition.

We need help. Please. Even if it’s just for my cats to eat, even if it’s just so Macklyn and I can buy a few groceries or even pay our phone bill. My boyfriend and I need help while the long time solutions can be made. And that’s essentially it. Signal boosting even if it’s not your blog theme can help. Delete it in a few days if you have to.

Pay pal is in my blog.

It’s October 11th 2017

NSP’s Under the Covers Vol. II pre-orders start today!

Here’s a good Dan song to listen to today: Objects Of Desire by Ninja Sex Party

Here’s a good Grumps episode to watch today:
Super Mario Galaxy: Just Bros - Part 11

Here’s a cool Dan fact for you today:
When Dan was touring with the Hues, they found out that they could convert their van to run on vegetable oil instead of gas. So they went from town to town buying used barrels of oil from restaurants and the like.

Here’s a good picture of Dan to look at today:

We can’t rely on capitalists to save (what’s left of) the environment. They would rather die with humanity as long as they can die in the comfort of their multi-million dollar homes. For capitalists, it’s a matter of out of sight out of mind. They have better air quality & don’t have to come in contact with the carcinogens their factories produce, access to organic food, & don’t have to worry about the infrastructure of their homes or even what to do in the off-chance any of their property is damaged. In fact, Jeff Sessions recently went on Fox News to reassure oil & gas investors that their investments would be safe during Hurricane Harvey bc the oil & gas industry is “one of the most prepared for these events.” By design, they don’t see the impact of their endless accumulation of capital bc exploiters are always separated from the exploited. As Fanon pointed out, the compartmentalizing of the world between the settler world & the native world is a defining feature of colonialism. The rest of the world could be crumbling around them but they won’t care unless they’re no longer able to be exploited. At the same time, they use the capital they extract from the crumbling world to prevent the crumbling of their own communities.

Revealed: oil giants pay billions less tax in Canada than abroad
Martin Lukacs: Data shows companies made much higher payments to developing countries in 2016 than to Canadian, provincial governments
By Martin Lukacs

Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian.

The low rate that oil companies pay in Canada represents billions of dollars in potential revenue lost, which an industry expert who looked at the data says is a worrying sign that the country may be “a kind of tax haven for our own companies.”

The countries where oil companies paid higher rates of taxes, royalties and fees per barrel in 2016 include Nigeria, Indonesia, Ivory Coast and the UK.

Continue Reading.

Trump administration working toward renewed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
A draft rule would remove obstacles that have blocked exploration for decades in this vast Alaska wilderness.
By https://www.facebook.com/eilperin

The Trump administration is quietly moving to allow energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in more than 30 years, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, with a draft rule that would lay the groundwork for drilling.

Congress has sole authority to determine whether oil and gas drilling can take place within the refuge’s 19.6 million acres. But seismic studies represent a necessary first step, and Interior Department officials are modifying a 1980s regulation to permit them.

The effort represents a twist in a political fight that has raged for decades. The remote and vast habitat, which serves as the main calving ground for one of North America’s last large caribou herds and a stop for migrating birds from six continents, has served as a rallying cry for environmentalists and some of Alaska’s native tribes. But state politicians and many Republicans in Washington have pressed to extract the billions of barrels of oil lying beneath the refuge’s coastal plain…

Facts about climate change and what we can do about it

• Warm air holds more water vapor than cold, meaning? More droughts, more downpour.

• Coal, Oil & gas give off CO2.

• 1 gallon of gas weighs 5.5lbs and is 87% carbon.

• Each carbon atom combines with oxygen atoms from the atmosphere

• 6lbs of gasoline produce 20lbs of CO2.

• Upper layers of the ocean are saturated with CO2.

• Plants soak up CO2 and when they die it is released back into the atmosphere.

• If global warming wasn’t caused by man and was a natural phenomenon the earth would actually be a lot cooler due to the Suns decrease in energy.

• Oceans provide 50% of the earth’s oxygen

• Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere is reacting to salt water – the ocean is swelling

• Ice bergs are melting. like a bathtub, it causes water to rise and will take coastal cities first.

• 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded, until 2016. Will 2017 beat that record?

Climate change will be a problem we hand down to generations that won’t be able to fix it. The planet will be ungovernable in less than 200 years.

Some ways to help reverse climate change

• Recycle
• Reuse
• Walk/ carpool/ use public Transportation/ ride your bike
• Turn off electronics
• Eat less meat or go meatless (18% of greenhouse gas emissions come from meat and dairy production)
• Eat more local veggies
• Choose renewable power
• Reduce water waste
• Be energy efficient
• Pull the plugs (outlets in your home are likely charging 65 different devices that take up energy)
• Spread Knowledge!


From The Guardian:

Sow polar bear ( Ursus maritimus) and cubs walking in shallow water in the Beaufort Sea in Kaktovik, Alaska. On 19 October the US Senate voted down a Democratic measure to protect the vast refuge, the largest in the United States, from future oil and gas drilling. Photograph: Ray Bulson/Alamy Stock Photo