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Viriginia Tech is bad news enough for one day, you'd think. Meanwhile, according to possible evidence found investigating the baffling and disturbing disappearance of much of the world's honeybees, we may all be doomed.

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I've heard of the radiation causing changes in the brain but not anything about the bees.

As if the fact that America uses up 10 calories to produce 1 calorie of food (I'm pretty sure that's the right number) isn't bad enough.

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Not bothering to read, I'll assume that article is chronicling the disappearance of many of the pollinators in the world. One could easily surmise that this will mean fewer fruits and vegetables, trees and shrubs, and eventually the demise of vegans.

But don't worry. We Americans have seen this coming for about a decade now and have a workforce in place to cover this loss. Anyone that has been downsized by the offshoring of medium wage jobs can bee assured that they will have new work soon in the sex industry.

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Originally written by Spent Salmon:

Not bothering to read, I'll assume that article is chronicling the disappearance of many of the pollinators in the world. One could easily surmise that this will mean fewer fruits and vegetables, trees and shrubs, and eventually the demise of vegans.
You're trolling, right?

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Originally written by Spent Salmon:

Not bothering to read, I'll assume that article is chronicling the disappearance of many of the pollinators in the world.
And that mobile phones may be to blame. I can't quite see the connection, though, when mobile phones have been around for decades, and this CCD has just shown up, at least massively, this year. Unless all the beekeepers got together at a convention last year and decided to use their cellphones while they worked.

'Spreading' indicates that it's something that can be caught and passed on, if the article used that term correctly.

Whatever it is, the bees know something we don't, and if they're really smart, they're doing it on purpose to trim down the human population and set the stage for their eventual world domination.

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Originally written by Dr. Johann Georg Faust:

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Originally written by Spent Salmon:

Not bothering to read, I'll assume that article is chronicling the disappearance of many of the pollinators in the world. One could easily surmise that this will mean fewer fruits and vegetables, trees and shrubs, and eventually the demise of vegans.
You're trolling, right?

One can assume that humor in the face of world-wide disaster is lost on you.

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Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Was that supposed to be humor? Humor is normally, you know, funny.

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Trollin' Salmon!

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*waves a thahd bone in the air*

Will you kindly explain what the hell you are going on about???

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While I seriously doubt that the countless signals in the air are healthy for us, I don't really think they're enough to cause global famine(that's what global warming is for). Personally, I blame farmers. Seriously, how in the hell do you lose bees?

Anyway. When will people learn that correlation & connection aren't the same thing and that you can't just measure 1 singular thing in an experiment. When you do that there's just not enough data to draw accurate conclusions.

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Originally by LF:

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Personally, I blame farmers. Seriously, how in the hell do you lose bees?
Well then, become a bee-keeper and show us how it's supposed to be done.

Dikiyoba.

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Originally written by Jewels:

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Originally written by Spent Salmon:

Not bothering to read, I'll assume that article is chronicling the disappearance of many of the pollinators in the world.
And that mobile phones may be to blame. I can't quite see the connection, though, when mobile phones have been around for decades, and this CCD has just shown up, at least massively, this year. Unless all the beekeepers got together at a convention last year and decided to use their cellphones while they worked.

'Spreading' indicates that it's something that can be caught and passed on, if the article used that term correctly.

Whatever it is, the bees know something we don't, and if they're really smart, they're doing it on purpose to trim down the human population and set the stage for their eventual world domination.

Then I, for one, welcome our newly extinct bee overlords.

Oh dear gods, I read too much Slashdot.

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Originally written by DikiPDN:

Well then, become a bee-keeper and show us how it's supposed to be done.

Dikiyoba.

Nah. That's okay. I prefer to take a management stand on issues

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I'm confident that if for some reason pollen plants all died out (not going to happen) we would still be able to turn to the ocean for food. It's going to take a lot more than this to whipe out humanity.

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Originally written by LF:

While I seriously doubt that the countless signals in the air are healthy for us, I don't really think they're enough to cause global famine(that's what global warming is for). Personally, I blame farmers. Seriously, how in the hell do you lose bees?

Anyway. When will people learn that correlation & connection aren't the same thing and that you can't just measure 1 singular thing in an experiment. When you do that there's just not enough data to draw accurate conclusions.

Interesting outlook. I wish you well.

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

I'm confident that if for some reason pollen plants all died out (not going to happen) we would still be able to turn to the ocean for food. It's going to take a lot more than this to whipe out humanity.
If all bee-pollinated plants went extinct, there would be a rather messy ecological fallout. I doubt humanity would be in any danger of extinction, but mass starvation in some areas is possible. Or maybe not. I really don't know how important bees are for any plants, much less crops.

—Alorael, who really thinks this ought to be an easy hypothesis to test. Surround a beehive with cell phones that constantly call each other, answer, and send signals everywhere. See what happens. Do it as far from population centers and towers as possible.
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But don't worry. We Americans have seen this coming for about a decade now and have a workforce in place to cover this loss. Anyone that has been downsized by the offshoring of medium wage jobs can bee assured that they will have new work soon in the sex industry.
So am I the only one who laughed at this?

I hate cell phones, they have gone way past the point of practicality. Today, they merely take advantage of the average consumer, who can't help but buy the product because it's shiny, has a lot of useless gadgets, and makes a funny noise when in use. Now, it turns out, that the billions of "LOL's" text messaged each day might actually be destroying our planet. When looking back at what some of our technology has done to the world, we have to wonder, was it worth it? As a counterpoint I should also mention that I'm a loser.
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At least one person...

I'm tempted to borrow a digital movie camera and make a short film. I have a cell phone I hate, and a .357 than make loud noises. I think there is a plot in there somewhere.

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Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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The given article wasn't well-defended, and was rather confusing. I found an article on Wikipedia about this, and it gave eight possible explanations.

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"Collective delusion
Some speculate that the existence of honey bees is actually an instance of collective delusion or mass hysteria, and that CCD occurs when people become increasingly aware of this, erroneously believing that something has happened to the bees[36]."

Hooray for Wikipedia.

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