It’s no surprise – we are using tons of plastic, way more than we need, and the Earth cannot digest it.
Every single piece of plastic that has been created still exists somewhere on the Earth. It is poisoning our oceans, landfills and bodies. The production of plastic goods is polluting our atmosphere, and as a result of the oil extraction process to obtain the petroleum to make the plastic, our forests are being cut down and our rivers, lakes and oceans are being polluted. When will it be enough?
The fact of the matter is, we are using more plastic now than ever before, and because it is so (seemingly) easily disposed of, most of us are completely unaware of the waste we are helping to produce, especially on a mass scale.
Tecate Proposed A ‘Beer Wall’ During The Presidential Debate
For most of the 2016 presidential election, Republican nominee Donald Trump has boasted about his promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and force Mexico to pay for it.
But after Trump got cold feet and didn’t ask Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto to pay for it during a meeting last month, the promise has fallen from the headlines. During the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, a Mexican beer company put the issue front and center with a hilarious commercial.
Monday night, September 26, Tecate, a Mexican beer brand owned by Heineken, reminded Americans of Trump’s divisive promise by running an ad during the presidential debate on Fox News, Univision, and Telemundo networks. The ad mocked Trump’s plan by proposing a three-foot-high wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that invites people on both sides to come together over cold cervezas.
“The time has come for a wall. A tremendous wall. The best wall. The Tecate beer wall,” the ad says. “The wall that brings us together.
This wall might be small, but it’s going to be huge.”
Tecate sees the ad as a positive way to engage consumers during a divisive political season.
“Tecate is using beer as the great unifier in developing a fun, lighthearted and clever commercial where friends from two bordering countries share a couple of Tecates over a wall,” Felix Palau, vice president of the company, said in a press release.
“Tecate is acknowledging an ongoing conversation, while raising a glass to beer’s uncanny ability to bring people together in a positive way.”
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Brock Turner only spent 3 months in jail because Judge Persky cared more about his future than justice for the survivor.
To defeat #rapeculture we must understand it.
In feminist theory, rape culture is a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. There is disagreement over what defines rape culture and as to whether any societies currently meet the criteria for a rape culture.
Behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, refusing to acknowledge the harm caused by some forms of sexual violence, or some combination of these.
The notion of rape culture has been used to describe and explain behavior within social groups, including prison rape, and in conflict areas where war rape is used as psychological warfare.
Entire societies have been alleged to be rape cultures.
Evidence suggests that rape culture is correlated with other social factors and behaviors. Rape myths, victim blaming, and trivialization of rape have been found to be positively correlated with racism, sexism,homophobia, ageism, classism, religious intolerance, and other forms of discrimination.
More than 350,000 refugees have arrived in the 28 nation EU this year. There were 626,000 applications for asylum in 2014. This is in addition to the two million that Turkey has taken in.
Europe is “ground zero” for the refugee crisis.
Frontex, the agency in charge of guarding the EU border, estimates that about 340,000 migrants have tried to sneak into Europe in 2015 so far, almost three times as many as in 2014. Along with the surge in numbers, the demographics of the travelers have also changed.
These days, the bulk of them are Syrians fleeing violence at home, Afghans escaping their own ongoing civil war, Roma from Kosovo looking to avoid discrimination, and Eritreans fleeing a dictatorship comparable to the one in North Korea. Whereas in 2014, the bulk of refugees came to Europe through Italy from Libya and Tunisia, now more people arrive in Greece after crossing Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Macedonia and Hungary have also seen a surge in traffic.
Although the reason for this shift remains uncertain, it seems likely that reports of frequent drownings on the long journey from northern Africa to Italy, and the increasingly volatile situation in Libya, have convinced many refugees to try their luck over land. (Kaelin)
Most of these are fleeing the civil war in Syria, but many others are also fleeing conflicts in Iraq, Nigeria, Somolia, and Sudan.
Five issues have recently brought the issue to the forefront of media attention
ONE: a growing number of people have drowned attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea with the support of smugglers in boats. The humanitarian plight was highlighted by photos of a fully-clothed three-year old boy who drowned and whose body washed ashore. Photos of the dead boy laying on a beach were widely distributed across the Internet.
TWO: many refuges who had made their way into Hungary (Hungary is the primary entry point in the EU for refugees) became stranded at the Keleti train station when Hungarian authorities were not letting trains pass to Austria because the refugees hadn’t registered.
THREE: the situation between police and the refugees has turned violent.
FOUR: 71 people were found dead in a smuggler’s truck Southeast of Vienna on August 27th.
FIFTH: there are daily complications from the flow of refugees.
There will not be any regular posts June 1st, because page owners are having a bit of an issue with Facebook, and we are hoping that some things will improve after today.
~~The issue ~~
You have liked certain pages, because you want to receive daily posts, but Facebook wants all page owners to pay $ for you to see them. Otherwise they block a large percentage of our posts from YOUR news feed. Probably 90% of the people that liked the pages do not get to see the posts.
WE (page owners) create our own posts, and they want to charge $$$ us for sharing them with you.
I believe that if a person does not want to see certain posts, they can very easily unlike the page … but it should not be up to Facebook to decide which posts you can, or cannot see.
Please give me some feedback.
What do you think about this ?
I appreciate all of you, and thank you for being a part of this pages.
Please help this page and others fight back and give your favorite pages a boost. Go through the photo albums, click like on your favorites, share favorites to your timeline and/or a friend’s and post comments on others, even if it’s just a smiley face or a dot.
For those who help, thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!
Rainbow Families is participating in the Facebook protest today.
Thousands of pages internationally are participating, fighting back to help you get your true Newsfeeds back. This is for pages and individuals as well. Won’t you all consider joining the protest today with me?? Let’s get our Newsfeeds back so we can see our favorite pages when we want to!!! All you have to do is stop in and share some “Blue” posters that I am posting from 12am June 1st to 12am June 2nd. All regular posts will resume on June 2nd.