I have a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science, and a Minor in Environmental Horticulture.
I am currently working on a Masters of Science in Environmental Science on the east coast (US).
This may be a long shot but I am hopeful someone can assist me.
When I have everything I need (medications/health insurance, a place to sleep, food, that's about it) and the proper tools (clippers, machete, etc) I have found that my ultimate peace is just to clear out invasive species from properties and come back year after year to assess the results.
During my undergraduate career I was struggling to find summer work, until an older couple in a college town offered me a stipend simply to clear their land of English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle, and Japanese Barberry. To see native species come back, like lillies, native turtles, and other such species, was amazing. I loved seeing sterile mats of non-native species turn into fields of flowers, shrubs, and native wildlife.
With so many millionaire/billionaire property owners in the US I figure it is not out of the realm of possibility that some may be looking for full-time "landscapers" to keep their properties native...
Hi everyone, I just found y’all! I’ve been diving deep into my religious trauma the last few years and working with a therapist who specializes in trauma in general and have made good progress! Who would have thought no one knew my thoughts but me?!
I was reading around the internet yesterday and was slapped in the face by something I hadn’t thought of in years: Chick tracts.
As I’m sure you can all relate, my parents were anti-secular EVERYTHING. Nothing could enter our brain unless it was sanitized and appropriately Christian. No television, no radio, limited reading materials.
The problem was I was a voracious reader (and still am). I would read everything I could get my hands on and the few books my parents approved of from the library were not enough to satisfy me. So what was their solution? Some fun little comic books called Chick tracts.
If you’re not familiar with the work of Jack Chick, well, you’re lucky. Jack was an extreme fundamental Christian who created comic book tracts to spread the word of the Lord to non-believers. His comics are filled with demons, hellfire and brimstone, and anti-Catholic and Muslim hate. They preach that god has condemned us all to hell as soon as we’re born and the only way of avoiding it is accepting Jesus with all your heart. The illustrations are frightening to say the least.
So here I am, little 8 year old me, gobbling these up because I’m desperate to read anything. And with no critical thinking skills at that age I believed it all. I started being hyper vigilant on car rides because if we were going to have an accident I had to ask for forgiveness before I died. I tried to monitor my thoughts because I didn’t want god to show me every bad thought I’d ever had on my judgement day. And I lost any hope at that time of establishing healthy boundaries in my life.
After being reminded yesterday of crazy Jack Chick I went to the website (yeah, his crazy company is still selling them) and started looking at ones I remember being the most impactful. It made me so sad for that little girl who just thought they were simple comics but instead was frightening church propaganda. When I shared the one I remembered most with my husband he was shocked. I think he clearly understands now my parents were not just church strict, they were cult strict.
Anyway, I hope the title isn’t too triggering for people who have had their own experience with these horrible little books. And remember everyone, your thoughts belong... keep reading on reddit ➡
I remember one time as a kid finding these in a CofC information booth in the back of a church. If you haven’t seen these I highly recommend you google them for laughs and painful sighs.
They’re centered around things such as :“Halloween is a satanic murder holiday”, “dungeons and dragons will turn your child into a demonic summoner who will kill his family.”
I can’t post links because I’m on my mobile right now but the mindset of them is right in line with most CofC tenets. I was just wondering if anyone else has read these?
So I'm chilling in the Santa Monica Smoke Shop again, like you do, and I spotted this Jack Chick Tract panel on the wall. Sadly it's too blurry to make out the text in-game, so I tracked down the original to share in case anyone else was feeling curious.
What do you guys think, does "The true story of ex-vampire William Schnoebelen" sound like it could be a fun read? Dude probably got kicked out of the Camarilla for that name alone.
Do you know any online retailers where I can by tracts and booklets for public outreach? Ideally Reformed (Delivery to the UK). Thanks in advance.
I finished all the elipson missions and chose not to kill everyone so that I could get the cool tractor. Do I have to kill everyone to get the elipson tract mission because I’ve waited for 2 in game days and haven’t gotten the email
And considering how dirty Klingons are with eating and hygene, they're probably in a constant state of bladder, stomach, and colon infections.
hear me out, i know it’ll be so expensive and hard to print out those tracts but I’m kinda thinking of activism more than vandalism (yeah i have some vandal thoughts but not doing it ofc)
I didn’t saw/created a tract yet but I’m thinking of most eye-catching titles like “How to Escape from Jehovah’s Witnesses” (yeah lloyd evans book reference), “Beware on the dangerous cult in your neighborhood” and “Jehovah’s witnesses—who are they” (classic)
I know some ppl have their own activism tactics (CTV 5 “No Witnesses”) but some of us wanted copies to print and distribute it tho...preach the word