The things I make in which I like the least are the only ones everyone else loves?
Why do I always identify with characters I’d rather not identify with?
that I could post one song a day, every day, and not repeat myself for 206 years.
To put this in perspective, the Declaration of Independence was signed 235 years ago.
Get at me.
I mean, really. Are you that self-centered that you don’t give a fuck about union busting, or the Libyan situation, or the assault on the middle and working classes or the absolutely dismal state of our public education system, especially in regards to our inner cities and special needs students, just because it doesn’t impact you personally?
I don’t really care what you believe in, but shit…at least believe in something.
a pretend cake donut, with bacon and maple syrup, with a side of more bacon.
She has quite the culinary future.
Read the “Letters to the Editor” section in your local paper.
…my head hurts.
Being 13, I was just seriously getting into music, and as a result, I was really, really dumb.
I assumed by “Savage Garden,” a band I had actually never heard at the time, they were referring to “Soundgarden,” a band I was very, very into.
Needless to say, I was super excited to watch their performance, only to be completely crushed.
It’s sad when you could make a game of predicting what kind of fucked up shit the Libyan government will do to its own people…and you’ll more than likely end up right. It’s a sad state of affairs, and I really don’t see things bettering themselves anytime soon. There’s only two things that can stop Gaddafi; an armed, organized resistance by the Libyan citizens to completely remove Gaddafi’s men from their positions, something which would require the expulsion of virtually the entire government as well as the elimination of a large chunk of the Libyan military…something that’s just not going to happen. Or, foreign intervention by means of mass military movement; diplomacy simply will not work in this situation, just as it has failed the last 42 years. Unfortunately, this military action, if it even happens, will arrive far too late and will do little to stop the slaying of innocent civilians.
Now they’re sure no other country will interfere and everyone can be killed.
No one seems to care and probably no one will reblog this.
someone could hear this song that’s in my head right now.
Outside of basic human decency, there isn’t a signal political disturbance, human rights abuse or anything of the sort that doesn’t ripple through the rest of the world. In this global society, isolation simply isn’t possible. Now, this isn’t to say that our foreign policy isn’t unbelievably fucked up, or that we’re not too quickly to shell a perceived “enemy,” but at the end of the day, the two thing that will pull humanity out of this lovely mess we’ve gotten ourselves into is information and awareness, and neither cannot nor should not be restricted by nation.
Let Libya deal with their issues on their own. Fuck
Because it’s a humane thing to care and to try to help. The US has a history of meddling where they are not needed, but in a situation like this, the world should not stand by and let a crazy dictator like Gaddafi kill his own people.
They are being blown apart and shot with bullets that are about 5 inches in size. I think it will be difficult for civilians to handle this on their own.
It’s that we can be all be glad to know the Tea Parties are acting with the utmost maturity and civility.
Oh, wait. No they’re not.
Instead of engaging in a health debate against collective bargaining rights, of which there are none, the supporters of Governor Walker would rather just paint their faces and impersonate union demonstrators, in order to pervert their cause.
I’ve already got a good $60k in loans I’ve got to pay back. Somehow I don’t feel good about tossing on $60k more.
And how there’s simply far too large of a gap in wages between the public and private sectors?
Turns out, they’re right. But now how they’ve been phrasing it. Let’s look at this quote from the Economist:
“…in Wisconsin, public-sector workers are not in fact paid more than their private-sector counterparts. They’re paid less. You can only make it appear that public-sector workers earn more by ignoring the fact that “both nationally and within Wisconsin, public sector workers are significantly more educated than their private sector counterparts.”
Nationally, 54% of full-time state and local public sector workers hold at least a four-year college degree, compared with 35% of full-time private sector workers. In Wisconsin, the difference is even greater: 59% of full-time Wisconsin public sector workers hold at least a four-year college degree, compared with 30% of full-time private sector workers.
…Public employees receive substantially lower wages, but much better benefits than their private sector counterparts. Wisconsin state and local governments pay public employees 14.2% lower annual wages than comparable private sector employees. On an hourly basis, they earn 10.7% less in wages. College-educated employees earn on average 28% less in wages and 25% less in total compensation in the public sector than in the private sector.
The EPI study does find there’s a class of public-sector workers who earn a bit more than their private-sector counterparts: those without high-school degrees. In other words, district attorneys earn less than corporate lawyers, but janitors at the district attorney’s office may earn more than janitors at a corporate law office—provided the government hasn’t outsourced its facilities staff to the same private company the law office uses, which it may have, since governments have been targeting low-skilled workers for outsourcing precisely because that’s how they can save money.
The one area where the public sector DOES cash in on is government pensions, which are traditionally lofty. There’s just one issue; most states are too broke to actually pay them out, and there’s nothing legally stopping them from simply reneging their promises, especially if legislation being pushed through by the GOP to allow states to declare bankruptcy actually pass.
We have families who can’t afford to put a roof over their head, children who don’t have access to a proper meal, an estimated 600,000 homeless having to live on our streets, thousands upon thousands of victims of sexual assault who are too afraid to go to the police, thousands of kids dropping out of school because they’ve got it in their heads that you don’t need an education as long as you’re famous, 3 million adults who straight up cannot read or write and 23% of an entire nation that only reads at a fifth grade level….
But sexting is what warrants a PSA?
Requiem for A Dream made a little over $7 million in the box office.
Pi? Roughly $3 million.
Irréversible? Under a million.
Battlefield Earth? $30 million.
Austin, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Memphis and Boston.
Let’s see where this takes me.