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questionall:

bluenationreview:

Maybe that’s why Paul Ryan’s response to poverty is basically… meh… http://bit.ly/1uJG0T3

Yes, I think whenever one of these asshole politicians starts trying to say that the poor are lazy, we should point out the fact that they work 2 days a week and I’m pretty sure there is not much real work involved. Lots of kissing up and raising money and long dinners and being told what to do by the rich, but nothing truly worthwhile that helps anyone but themselves and the rich.

I don’t know what their work and “work” entails. Somehow I’ve never really looked into what any of them do in their districts/states. I know a lot is fluff, but in NPR’s interview this morning he made it sound like he does do some outreach, not that that’s a pass, partly because both things he referenced are religious (Christian) organizations. Anyway, from the interview:

On whether extra hurdles imply people in poverty aren’t trying hard enough
What I’m implying is you have to have accountability. It’s not a one-way street. With aid and support come some expectations. And I think hard-working taxpayers have every right to expect that their money that is going to this person is going to go to a good effect, and that it’s something that’s not endless.

To me this sounds as if he means personal accountability, not accountability in the system. There’s only so much a person can do against the world, against systemic, institutionalized issues in programs and just in how America functions. Then:

On criticism that the plan focuses too much on personal problems rather than larger economic issues
In one poverty plan, you’re not going to take down the entire macroeconomic policy world. The argument I make in this book is that we have to go toward more of a culture of inclusion. And, specifically with respect to people who are fighting poverty, I would argue, inadvertently, that we have marginalized the poor in many ways.

Uh, no shit. Also commented on in the interview, that Republicans ride on white votes. Ryan argued that the Repub party needs to stop seeking minority and women’s votes as a means to an end, and that they need to attract votes based on being a party of morals. Shudder.

On criticism that phrases he has used, such as “the culture of the inner city,” are racist
That’s just ridiculous. There wasn’t race in those comments, and race had nothing to do with it. What I was trying to talk about is the culture of work, is work ethic. And to try and reinvigorate and reintegrate people in work. In far too many ways in our communities we have isolated the poor, we have marginalized the poor, and we have to reintegrate people in our communities.

'We Republicans have been thinking and talking about poverty wrong. But guise! it totally wasn't racist to say “inner city culture of not working” I don't know where people came up with that idea lol.' Keep digging your pit.

questionall:

bluenationreview:

Maybe that’s why Paul Ryan’s response to poverty is basically… meh… http://bit.ly/1uJG0T3

Yes, I think whenever one of these asshole politicians starts trying to say that the poor are lazy, we should point out the fact that they work 2 days a week and I’m pretty sure there is not much real work involved. Lots of kissing up and raising money and long dinners and being told what to do by the rich, but nothing truly worthwhile that helps anyone but themselves and the rich.

I don’t know what their work and “work” entails. Somehow I’ve never really looked into what any of them do in their districts/states. I know a lot is fluff, but in NPR’s interview this morning he made it sound like he does do some outreach, not that that’s a pass, partly because both things he referenced are religious (Christian) organizations. Anyway, from the interview:

On whether extra hurdles imply people in poverty aren’t trying hard enough

What I’m implying is you have to have accountability. It’s not a one-way street. With aid and support come some expectations. And I think hard-working taxpayers have every right to expect that their money that is going to this person is going to go to a good effect, and that it’s something that’s not endless.

To me this sounds as if he means personal accountability, not accountability in the system. There’s only so much a person can do against the world, against systemic, institutionalized issues in programs and just in how America functions. Then:

On criticism that the plan focuses too much on personal problems rather than larger economic issues

In one poverty plan, you’re not going to take down the entire macroeconomic policy world. The argument I make in this book is that we have to go toward more of a culture of inclusion. And, specifically with respect to people who are fighting poverty, I would argue, inadvertently, that we have marginalized the poor in many ways.

Uh, no shit. Also commented on in the interview, that Republicans ride on white votes. Ryan argued that the Repub party needs to stop seeking minority and women’s votes as a means to an end, and that they need to attract votes based on being a party of morals. Shudder.

On criticism that phrases he has used, such as “the culture of the inner city,” are racist

That’s just ridiculous. There wasn’t race in those comments, and race had nothing to do with it. What I was trying to talk about is the culture of work, is work ethic. And to try and reinvigorate and reintegrate people in work. In far too many ways in our communities we have isolated the poor, we have marginalized the poor, and we have to reintegrate people in our communities.

'We Republicans have been thinking and talking about poverty wrong. But guise! it totally wasn't racist to say “inner city culture of not working” I don't know where people came up with that idea lol.' Keep digging your pit.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

“Today, the United States is No. 1 in billionaires, No. 1 in corporate profits, No. 1 in CEO salaries, NO. 1 in childhood poverty and NO. 1 in income and wealth inequality in the industrialized world.”

—   

Senator, Bernie Sanders. (via nzingasconquests)

CAN WE ADD INSTITUTIONALIZED AND BROADDAYLIGHT RACISM 

(via parisiansunrisemoroccanmoonlight)

(Source: curvesincolor, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

youcanfuckingbiteme:

Playing a Bethesda game like

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They are very close to Washington, DC, after all.

(via koshersociety)

deep-dark-fears:

A childhood fear submitted by donovic and jumble-it-up to deep dark fears.
thebrainscoop:

Here’s your biannual reminder to keep an eye out for dead or injured migrating birds! 
The above photo is a representation of as many as 2,000 individuals from 70+ species a year that die when colliding with downtown Chicago buildings during Spring and Fall migration.  
If you’re in Chicago, what should you do if you find a dead bird? Write a note with information on where the bird was found, the date it was found and put it in a ziploc bag with the bird, then contact the Field’s Bird division to schedule a time to drop it off. If you can’t bring it in the same day, toss it into a freezer. If you find an injured bird, check out this page and call the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors at (773) 988-1867.
If you don’t live in Chicago, look up a local natural history museum or nature center near you and ask if they will take in a bird - but remember, it is illegal for private citizens to possess most native birds, either in whole or in part (including skulls, bones, and even feathers), except under terms of special permits or by exemptions under hunting laws and licenses. 
Why do we do this? Our ornithologists have been collecting window-killed birds for decades: by doing so, and recording the time/place of their collection, we are gaining new insights on the migratory patterns and populations of these species and are able to track changes over time. 
What can we do to prevent more birds from flying into windows? 

 Birds will try to fly through transparent glass that they cannot detect. Birds will fly towards reflective glass that mirrors sky, plants or their own reflection!


Reduce a bird’s view through transparent glass to attractive areas of light, safety or greenery inside your house by drawing drapes or shades.

Move attractive indoor plants away from being directly next to windows or block a bird’s ability to see indoor plants.
Use external screens, window films, temporary paint or soap, decals, banners, streamers or windsocks on the outside surface of windows to block transparent or reflective glass.
Use etched/fritted/frosted glass (or window films that replicated a frosted glass effect) to reduce transparency and reflectivity of window surfaces.
Install bird safe glass that has ultra-violet patterns that make windows more visible (and avoidable) for birds.
Read more at the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors website.

thebrainscoop:

Here’s your biannual reminder to keep an eye out for dead or injured migrating birds! 

The above photo is a representation of as many as 2,000 individuals from 70+ species a year that die when colliding with downtown Chicago buildings during Spring and Fall migration.  

If you’re in Chicago, what should you do if you find a dead bird? Write a note with information on where the bird was found, the date it was found and put it in a ziploc bag with the bird, then contact the Field’s Bird division to schedule a time to drop it off. If you can’t bring it in the same day, toss it into a freezer. If you find an injured bird, check out this page and call the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors at (773) 988-1867.

If you don’t live in Chicago, look up a local natural history museum or nature center near you and ask if they will take in a bird - but remember, it is illegal for private citizens to possess most native birds, either in whole or in part (including skulls, bones, and even feathers), except under terms of special permits or by exemptions under hunting laws and licenses. 

Why do we do this? Our ornithologists have been collecting window-killed birds for decades: by doing so, and recording the time/place of their collection, we are gaining new insights on the migratory patterns and populations of these species and are able to track changes over time. 

What can we do to prevent more birds from flying into windows? 

  •  Birds will try to fly through transparent glass that they cannot detect. Birds will fly towards reflective glass that mirrors sky, plants or their own reflection!

  • Reduce a bird’s view through transparent glass to attractive areas of light, safety or greenery inside your house by drawing drapes or shades.

  • Move attractive indoor plants away from being directly next to windows or block a bird’s ability to see indoor plants.
  • Use external screens, window films, temporary paint or soap, decals, banners, streamers or windsocks on the outside surface of windows to block transparent or reflective glass.
  • Use etched/fritted/frosted glass (or window films that replicated a frosted glass effect) to reduce transparency and reflectivity of window surfaces.
  • Install bird safe glass that has ultra-violet patterns that make windows more visible (and avoidable) for birds.

Read more at the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors website.

braydaaan:

vvank3rshim:

holyhotpantsbatman:

My therapist asked me to create something “motivating” so I made these.

lol.

I really love these, and I reblog them every single time. Some of you don’t realize how easy it’s to forget to do some of those stuff or how hard they can be some days.

now i feel like ive actually accomplished something today thank u ily

my fave is all of them, but today i’d get the housework glen coco one.

(via koshersociety)

antbaena:

Muti Studio

Muti fucking SLAYS and makes me never want to try to do art again, in the best way possible.

antbaena:

Muti Studio

Muti fucking SLAYS and makes me never want to try to do art again, in the best way possible.

(via bigplanetcomics)

DARREN WILSON WAS FIRED FROM HIS FIRST POLICE JOB FOR BEING INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING OF A BLACK WOMAN.

cakeandrevolution:

startorrent02:

He has a record of killing us an they hired him back and put him in a community that’s mainly black?!?!?! I CANNOT. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732986/Darren-Wilson-s-policing-job-Missouri-police-department-shut-entire-force-replaced-amid-racism-corruption-allegations.html

His entire department at a previous town was shut down because of widespread corruption. they were literally so bad that people voted to close the police down.

(via koshersociety)

cringing:

birdvswindowpane:

unfriendlyjewishhottie:

themaskednegro:

fuckedupgal:

themodifiedlife:

ndnickerson:

because it helps to remember this every now and then.

Also did anybody else notice that they removed the “Elton John’s AIDS foundation” logo from Miley’s picture? Fuckin’ agendas everywhere….

I literally threw a mini fit

The fact that they even touched up the woman in the BACKGROUND of the Selena Gomez pic is crazy.

I’ve said this every time it comes on my dash but please also notice that a lot of the women get photoshopped lighter.

And that´s the reason why nobody should try to be that thin, because that thin doesn´t exist in reality.

THIS IS SO SATISFYING TO LOOK AT I LITERALLY STARED AT THIS FOR LIKE 12 MINUTEs

this is NOT NECESSARY. I know I’m preaching to the choir. Photoshop out pimples, fix a flyaway, blend some foundation lines, but completely fabricated anatomy. I just can’t. And I still feel shitty about myself after seeing doctored photos.

(Source: bright-happy-healthy, via thegreenwolf)

Image Comics Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #4

wicdiv:

Okay. Here’s a six page lettered preview for issue 4 of The Wicked + the Divine.

This was (er) something we didn’t realise we were releasing. Our mistake, clearly, and while there’s obviously lots of spoilers here, it’s not as if it breaks the issue. It just resolves the Cliffhanger, so you have less time chewing your nails. It’s not the start of the issue, but it’s near the start.

So. You can either not look at it, and keep the purity of issue 4 intact for when it drops in a few weeks time or delve in and run around squealing at the various things we reveal.

Oh - it is early, so it’s entirely possible that I’m going to tweak some of the lettering before it goes to press. So it’s not CANON even. These are  apocryphal writings.

GUY-MANUEL? In MY Wicked+Divine? It’s more likely than you think!