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temporalwalker:

So the other day I went into my fridge to look for some mayo for my sandwich.

Turns out our mayo expired two years ago.

What the Hellman.

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justinnnnnnnnnnnnnn:

When someone thinks you’re a hassidic hillbilly with a snoot full of honeybees

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circuitfry:

adrianianam:

vergess:

tonidorsay:

yancybeckett:

mmmmbeefy96:

theheritagefoundation:

We did the math for you. You’re welcome. 
More here. 

and then you have the leftists doing the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” in the background

do you really value your $2 above people making a wage that they can support themselves on. really.

Sorry, the heritage foundation is an arm of the anti-women, anti-gay, anti-trans, Koch Brothers who funded the citizens united ruling and are responsible for some of the worst things to ever walk the earth.
I trust their math about as far as I can throw the half a billion dollar building that they are housed in.

Here’s a more reliable source on the estimate cost increase as related related to wage increase, at least for McDonalds.
for those uninterested in clicking through, paying McDonald’s workers $15/hour would result in approximately a $0.22 raise in the price of a Big Mac, for about $31,000 a year at full time. That’s roughly double what minimum wage workers in America receive right now.

I love how their absolute worst case scenario meant to make people be afraid of such a raise is actually pretty reasonable.

Yeah! Like, y’know what? I’d pay that. I’d pay that happily.

circuitfry:

adrianianam:

vergess:

tonidorsay:

yancybeckett:

mmmmbeefy96:

theheritagefoundation:

We did the math for you. You’re welcome. 

More here. 

and then you have the leftists doing the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” in the background

do you really value your $2 above people making a wage that they can support themselves on. really.

Sorry, the heritage foundation is an arm of the anti-women, anti-gay, anti-trans, Koch Brothers who funded the citizens united ruling and are responsible for some of the worst things to ever walk the earth.

I trust their math about as far as I can throw the half a billion dollar building that they are housed in.

Here’s a more reliable source on the estimate cost increase as related related to wage increase, at least for McDonalds.

for those uninterested in clicking through, paying McDonald’s workers $15/hour would result in approximately a $0.22 raise in the price of a Big Mac, for about $31,000 a year at full time. That’s roughly double what minimum wage workers in America receive right now.

I love how their absolute worst case scenario meant to make people be afraid of such a raise is actually pretty reasonable.

Yeah! Like, y’know what? I’d pay that. I’d pay that happily.

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america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

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when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”

i think it’s really interesting and cool actually that language has shifted so that ‘said’ implies that you’re quoting, while ‘was like’ means ‘i’m doing a general impression of this dude’. i mean you can’t really harsh on someone when ‘she was like aaah!’ means exactly that, doesn’t it? she was doing something very similar to the particular scream being made. so, ‘like’ indicates that you’re dealing with generalities and inexact terms, and want to convey the gist of things rather than focussing on exact phrasing and technical details—which is pretty great for young people, who are still developing cognitively and thus not always great at stringing a coherent sentence together. 

and then there’s “was all”, which tends to indicate a parody or exaggeration, or an even looser impression.

she said: “I know I’ve filed these for you before, but it’s really not part of my job duties and I’m very busy today.”

she was like: “done filing your paperwork, not my department, do it yourself.”

she was all: “shyeah, no.”

i am all in favor of flexibility in language and i think this is fantastic.

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imadinorawrrwar:

another track from my still struggling to finish first album/ep

ten bucks to whoever guesses what it’s about

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circuitfry:

This post will detail everything about the incident involving Michael Brown & the excessive response to riots and looting amongst a majority of peaceful protests in Ferguson. The timeline, what both sides claim, what we can do to improve. Roughly all of it.

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Guns became central to the Panthers’ identity, as they taught their early recruits that “the gun is the only thing that will free us — gain us our liberation.”

The Panthers responded to racial violence by patrolling black neighborhoods brandishing guns — in an effort to police the police. The fear of black people with firearms sent shockwaves across white communities, and conservative lawmakers immediately responded with gun-control legislation.

Then Gov. Ronald Reagan, now lauded as the patron saint of modern conservatism, told reporters in California that he saw “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.” Reagan claimed that the Mulford Act, as it became known, “would work no hardship on the honest citizen.” The NRA actually helped craft similar legislation in states across the country. Fast-forward to 2013, and it is a white-male dominated NRA, largely made up of Southern conservatives and gun owners from the Midwest and Southwestern states, that argues “do not tread on me” in the gun debate.

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Fear of a Black Gun Owner

Ironically, the NRA used to support gun control — when the Black Panthers started packing.

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kogamo:

check out my commissions page for more details~ ヽ( ★ω★)ノ

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averagebare:

you can now purchase a destroy capitalism banksy print from walmart 

averagebare:

you can now purchase a destroy capitalism banksy print from walmart 

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