crime and theft reduction starts with seeing to the needs of the poor met if we’re look at the numbers of crimes committed

however, if we’re looking at the devastating impact of actions committed, we will see it is the rich who cause unimaginable death and destruction, and they are praised for it.

it is not the poor destroying the environment, it is not the poor running sweatshops, it is not the poor destroying lives to the number of billions, no, it is the wealthy elite causing this destruction.

we can look and see it is the business practices of 100 corporations that account for 71% of carbon emissions

notwithstanding the fact that the worlds richest 11% are responsible for half of all the worlds emissions, to put that in raw numbers, 784,000,000 [784 million] people consume as much as 6,350,000,000 [6.35 billion] people.

it is clear where the majority of crime is committed, it is just not legally defined as a crime despite destroying more land and lives than the poor could ever dream of.

Costa Rica has successfully ditched fossil fuels for over two months! 

The Latin American country of Costa Rica has achieved an impressive milestone in green energy production by generating 100 per cent of its energy from renewable resources, with a combination of hydropower and geothermal for 75 days in a row.

Thanks to the favorable rainy conditions in the first months of the year, four of Costa Rica’s hydropower plants — Arenal, Cachí, La Angostura and Pirrís — are generating nearly enough electricity to power the entire country. Using a mix of geothermal, solar, and wind energy sources, the nation of 5 million inhabitants hasn’t needed an ounce of coal or petroleum to keep the lights on since December of 2014.

What an extraordinary effort by a small nation! Way to go!

independent.co.uk
Wealthy Bristol residents cause outrage by installing 'anti-bird spikes' to stop droppings hitting expensive cars
Wealthy residents have attached ‘anti-bird spikes’ to trees in a bid to protect their expensive cars from droppings, outraging environmentalists. The spikes – which are generally used to stop birds resting and building nests on ledges and nooks on buildings – were nailed to two trees in an exclusive part of Bristol.

The trees, located in the front gardens of privately owned flats in the Clifton area of the city, have been described by a local Green Party councillor as “literally uninhabitable to birds.”

One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed the spikes were “solely to to protect cars”, which include a number of expensive BMWs and Audis, from bird droppings.

They said: “The spikes are solely to protect the cars, there is no other reason.”

On the surface this seems like a bizarre example of man vs nature, but I think it’s stories like this that really highlight how separated our society has become from nature. In our capitalist modernity, nature and natural resources are commodities that must be bought, sold, exploited, and after that, in cities especially, often only experienced in a prepackaged, sanitised, controlled form. 

Nature becomes more and more distant and unfamiliar, so that when we’re confronted with it, it’s an alien world, and rendering trees uninhabitable to birds seems like a reasonable course of action to protect a sports car.

Folks, deserts are not “empty” or “lifeless” they are often teeming with beautiful and incredible life adapted to conditions of extreme dryness. The widespread idea that deserts are lifeless or that the wildlife there isn’t important is something that businesses of all types (mining companies, housing developers— especially true here in AZ— and even commercial farmers) take advantage of in order to continue exploiting desert habitats.

cnn.com
BREAKING: Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

A total of 210,000 gallons (5,000 barrels) of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline’s operator, TransCanada, said. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and officials are investigating the cause of the leak. 

Gee, who could have foreseen this happening? Oh. Wait. EVERYONE. EVERYONE KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO FUCKING HAPPEN. 

Caption Reads: “Please stop with all this “the earth is angry” nonsense. If the planet was attempting to teach us a lesson or wield a powerful wrath, it would not be the indigenous people of oaxaca or the struggling Black mothers trapped on their rooftops for days in Texas that would be suffering while Ivanka Trump posts images of champagne popsicles on Instagram.”

YOU Are the Solution! Must-Watch Documentaries / Films Below:

If you are interested in learning more about the the benefits of a compassionate plant-based lifestyle, check out these great documentaries. Please share and spread the information!

For Animal Rights:

  • Earthlings (2005)
  • Vegucated (2011)
  • Blackfish (2013)
  • The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)
  • The Cove (2009)
  • Live and Let Live (2013)
  • Speciesism: The Movie (2013)
  • Unity (2015)
  • Okja (2017) *fictional*


For the Environment:

  • The End of the Line (2009)
  • Cowspiracy (2014)
  • Food Inc. (2008)
  • Meat the Truth (2007)
  • Planeat (2010)
  • Chasing Coral (2017)


For Health:

  • Forks Over Knives (2011)
  • Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010)
  • What the Health (2017)
  • PlantPure Nation (2015)
  • Hungry for Change (2012)
  • Crazy Sexy Cancer (2007)
  • Food Matters (2008)

Hey if you want to grow a veggie garden and want to repel insects without hurting the bees you can consider:

  • Flowers like marigolds and nasturtiums repel most insects.
  • Herbs like catnip and peppermint can also repel most insects. Do some research, there’s an herb for almost every bug.

  • Some natural insecticides don’t effect bees, like neem oil, bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (usually just called btk but if you google that you get the serial killer), and certain insecticidal soaps.

  • And you can even do some googling and order live ladybugs or beneficial wasps to release into your garden.

It might seem like people pushing for less chemical use in home gardens are closely aligned with the ‘gmos will give you cancer’ crowd, but the problem with insecticides is not only do they kill the bees in your garden (which still adds up), but some of them, like neonicotinoids, can be carried back to the hive and kill the entire hive, and those numbers really add up. (Anecdote: It happened to a local bee keeper, entire hives of his just started dying in the middle of spring.) And please always carefully read the labels or ask around while shopping for any live plants, as harmful chemicals may have already been applied.

omnivore: actually vegans are the cruel ones because soybeans farming takes resources from poor countries and thats why i eat meat and won’t be vegan

reality: 85% of soy goes to animal feed, even if you ate nothing but soy you’d contribute less to this problem than you do by eating animals

omnivore: *does not change their behavior because they don’t actually care about poor people and were just looking for excuses to not change their behavior*