I have an original song, recorded in the early 80s, that is still relevant to our plight in today’s world. It has a glitch in it, and needs to be fixed.
My ex-husband and I had a brief musical career in the 70s (The Rainbow Band, on Elektra Records) and early 80s, and we self-produced our second album. The Master AND the Mother were both destroyed in the huge forest fires we had here in 1995 when my ex-husband’s house burned to the ground and he lost all of his belongings. The only recording of our second album that survived was a funky cassette.
The song I am speaking of “Sold Down the River” was on this cassette. There is a part of the first chorus where the sound just drops out. I want to “copy and paste” a few bars of the second chorus into the messed up spot in the first chorus, but I don’t know jack about Garage Band, or iMovie. I spent hours trying to figure out how to do it last night, because I want to use it as background, in a film I’m producing about the bees, but I had no luck.
I can pay you to fix it for me, or send you some buttons or magnets if you’d prefer…I’ve been told that if someone knows how to do it, it should only take a short time.
I am very committed to SAVING THE BEES!
WE NEED TO SPREAD THE WORD IN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE!!
So people are STILL signing it…we’re up to almost 830,000 people (about 10,000 people per hour are signing it)!….but ALL the signers are in the Western Hemisphere (Europe, Canada, USA, Central and South America)…nobody in India, China, Russia, Japan, Africa, Hawaii or the Middle East.
If we could just get ONE person in each of those countries and/or areas, we might be able to get it to go viral throughout their area.
My question: Do you know anyone in any of those countries you could send it to, that might sign and reblog it?
Here’s the link to sign (or just watch the scroll!), if you are so inclined:
Please let me know if you can help out in this way.
P.S. There is NOTHING more important than the SURVIVAL of LIVING BEINGS on EARTH, please do your part.
P.P.S. I know, it’s annoying, all this activism I demand, I will not apologize…we ALL should be activists, if we want to have a healthy world to leave to our ancestors.
Hi Folks ~
I just have to try one more time.
I know you may think that the story of the Catholic Schoolteacher getting fired deserved air time, while the plight of our world’s dying bees did not, but I still have to try to get you to cover this story for the SAKE OF THE BEES, and for the FUTURE of LIFE ON EARTH.
We are all connected. We’ve already lost 1/3 of all the bees on our planet. ONE THIRD! If we lose the bees, do you realize how that will screw up the delicate balance of life on our planet?
Luckily, over 700,000 people worldwide disagree with you on the importance of this issue, and, in the last 24 hours have signed the petition to ask Bayer Stockholders to demand that Bayer stop producing neonicotinoids.
Interestingly, almost ALL of the signatures come from the “Western World” - Europe, North America and South America. I have been watching the scroll for hours (when I signed yesterday, there were about 149,000 signatures), and I have not seen any signers from the Middle East, China, Japan or Russia. Not one. I don’t know why.
Anyway, I still think this story WOULD interest your viewers, and apparently people are STILL signing the petition at a tremendous rate. They reached their first goal of 500,000 during the night, and they are now trying to get to 750,000. They’ve gone up 5000 in the time it took me to write this email.
You can watch the scroll of signatures here.
Please reconsider airing this story…you are blessed with a “stage”…people watch your broadcasts…people who care about the health of our planet, people who care about the bees.
Surely a petition that is on its way to being signed by close to 750,000 in less than 24 hours deserves a minute of your air time. No?
I hope so.
P. S. Another 3500 people have signed since I last mentioned it, a few sentences above…at least please check it out and watch the scroll here!
AMERICAN BEE EMERGENCY — ACT NOW! WE HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY!!
We’re almost at a MILLION Signatures! If you haven’t signed, please do! If you’ve already signed, please SPREAD THE WORD!
Quietly, billions of bees are being killed off across the country threatening our crops and food. But a ban of one group of pesticides could save bees from extinction. Four European countries have begun banning the poisons and bee populations are recovering. But chemical companies are lobbying hard to keep all killer pesticides on the market. A global outcry now for a ban in the US and EU, where debate is raging, could provoke a total ban and a ripple effect around the world. Let’s build a giant global buzz calling for these dangerous chemicals to be outlawed until and unless they are proved to be safe. Sign the petition to save bees and our crops and send this to everyone."
I mean, really. I’m very concerned. Aren’t you?
Please take less than five minutes to Sign the Petition to the EPA to ban clothianidin, and SAVE THE BEES!
Scientists have been scrambling to understand the crisis — termed Colony Collapse Disorder — but have yet to find a single, definitive cause. There are likely multiple interacting causes, and mounting evidence suggests that one widely used class of pesticides may be a critical factor.
One such chemical, called clothianidin, is produced by the German corporation Bayer CropScience. It is used as a treatment on crop seeds, including corn and canola, and works by expressing itself in the plants’ pollen and nectar. Not coincidentally, these are honey bees’ favorite sources of food.
Shockingly, no major independent study has verified the safety of this pesticide. While clothianidin has been used on corn — the largest crop in the U.S. — since 2003, it was officially approved by the Environmental Protection Agency last year on the basis of a single study, conducted by Bayer. However, recently leaked documents show that the study was actually debunked by the agency’s own scientists, so the pesticide was effectively approved with no scientific backing.
European countries that have banned this chemical have seen rapid re-growth of their bee communities.
I really hope somebody will reblog this - what could be more important than our own survival - that’s what’s at stake.
LOSING THE BEES IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN TUMBLR!!!
If you have no food, you will die. You will not care about Tumblr if you are starving to death, or fighting with others for food. Really, really.
THIS IS A BIG DEAL.
And all it takes to fix the problem is getting the EPA to ban this one chemical. And if this story gets picked up by the Mainstream Media, and there is enough pressure put upon the EPA, they will have to capitulate and ban this chemical.
European nations that have banned clothianidin have witnessed rapid regrowth of their bee communities. So there is hope that the bees can survive, but not if this chemical continues to blanket America.
I don’t know what more I can do, as one person, than put this information out there and hope that somebody with more followers than I have, picks up on this CRUCIAL STORY and deems it worthy of a reblog.
Does anybody care?