shelley hennig up in this bitch with her donna troy outfit. i can’t. she’s too perfect for words.
Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.
Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.
"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"
"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”
I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!
The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.
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They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.
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8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.
You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.
When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.
Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.
Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill. You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads.
Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.
Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil.
Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.
The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.
When people ask you to come down from your room and socialize.
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i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard
What book is this? I must have this because of reasons?
friends don’t let friends bang cows
tbqh Hermione’s ruthlesness as a character made her my favorite character, and i almost wish that JK hadn’t been so stuck on Slytherin being evil, because she totally could’ve thrived in that house.
Ron would’ve been Harry’s right hand, but Hermione would’ve been Harry’s left hand fearlessly loyal and cunning and ruthless.
okay, so, kim (maliathecoywolf, who i’m sure is a lovely person) made this post a couple of months ago and it generated some interest but, for whatever reason, she seems to have left tumblr, and i haven’t been able to find anything else about a scerek bang, so!
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Stiles was supposed to be exorcising a demon, okay? He does not have time for being pinned to the wall by Laura freaking Hale.
or that fic where Stiles is sent back in time and decides to be a meddler.
Everyone knows when you go back in time, you shouldn’t step on an ant, just in case you accidentally kill your own grandparent or something. But what happens when you go back in time and, uh, accidentally interrupt the one event that apparently made the Grumpiest Alpha in Town into a ball of mindless manpain?
Well, if Marty McFly can do it, so can Stiles Stilinski. All he has to do is get Derek and Paige to fall in love before he gets pulled back to his own time. And before he makes anything worse. That’s easy as pie, right? Right?
Derek is fifteen when he dies. He’s been fifteen for six years when he meets Stiles.
And then suddenly… suddenly things start looking up.
Stiles learns some heavy-duty magic, and Derek convinces him to send him back in time to fix all the mistakes he’s made. But Derek ends up making things worse, and Stiles has to think creatively to save him. And everyone else, including their younger selves.
It’s a twist of the knife. Not only has the South American pack left Stiles gutted, but sending him back seventeen years is a master stroke. Without Derek’s mate to pick up the pieces, the pack is lost and without a leader. They’ll fall one after the other. And after two years of living without him, once he sees Derek again, will Stiles be willing to go back at all?
Everyone is dead and Lydia is a witch and Stiles is going to fix everything.
The one where the Alpha pack wages war and Stiles’s whole world falls down around him. On a whim he goes to Dr. Deaton who offers him a chance to go back in time and change the future. He sends Stiles and the pack six years back in time and gives them one mission: prevent the Hale house fire.
Stiles doesn’t know how it happens but he finds himself slowly falling for the young sourwolf. But, he’s warned, the clock is ticking.
Derek had just about managed to utter the words “I am the alpha now.” before he had been torn away from his life and had to relive everything again.
This time things will go differently. He’ll make sure of it.
Stiles wakes up in a world in which Kate Argent was never born.
The one where the Alpha pack wages war and Stiles’s whole world falls down around him. On a whim he goes to Dr. Deaton who offers him and the pack a chance to go back in time and try to change the future. The goal: Prevent the Hale house fire.
Stiles has so much magic that he accidentally creates a spell that sends him six years into the past, where he meets a 16 year old Derek Hale. Stiles is trapped there and grows closer to Derek, all the while wishing he could get back to the Sourwolf that he has already started falling for.
When Derek and Laura share their desire to get revenge for the murder of their family members, Stiles tags along. Even if it means he’s stuck in a truck with two werewolves, driving from California to New York.
Stiles thought he’d left Beacon Hills behind him ten years ago.
Stiles doesn’t know how it happens but he finds himself slowly falling for the young sourwolf. Though he’s warned, the clock is ticking.
“Do you think Werewolves can survive without their brain? I’ve always wondered. They seem to survive just fine without a heart.” Her smile dips into a sneer.
The Pack is attacked by a coven of Witches bent on eradicating them. They think Stiles is more useful out of the way, and send him back in time. Or is it a different reality altogether?
But, aside from trying to get back home, Stiles is beginning to realise his feelings for Derek may be more than a friendly acquaintance. And when enemies figure out how knowledgeable Stiles is, they decide to investigate his sudden appearance.
Normally you don’t imagine yourself as living in the dystopian future that hapless time travelers accidentally stumble into.
Or: that one where Stiles learns the hard way that reality is not static, time is not a river, and sometimes the way things are is not the way they were supposed to be.
Stiles has chrono-displacement. It sucks. (Canon-based Time Traveler’s Wife AU)
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derek hale being absolutely gorgeous in 4x04
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Sometimes we are happy, sometimes we are unhappy. Alex the cat falls victim to the criticisms of the everyday, and struggles to find happiness in his life.
An animated student short film made during an 8 month study period at Sheridan College.
Duration: 5:08 (full length)
Genre: slice of life
Category: 2D animation
Full Film Credits:
All aspects: Jean Liang
Music: Babak Taghinia
Sound Design: Steven Roberts
Mentor: Stephen Barnes
Animation colourists and assistants: Michelle Soong, Jessica Jing, Valerie Garnace, Katherine de Vries, Aisha Ghali, Izabella Abreu, Xin Wu, Melissa Chin, Keenan Goncalves, Victor Reno, Lucy Feng, Derek Desierto, Masae Seki, Shirley Liang
Software used: Photoshop CS6 and CS5.5, Premiere pro, Aftereffects, Toonboom Harmony
young witch in training [listen]
an eclectic, vaguely creepy mix for young witches traveling far away from home, wandering through dark forests, battling dangerous monsters, and becoming adults. includes music that ranges from whimsical fantasy-esque scores to songs that make you want to strap on your black boots and kick down doors.
01. rörliga bilder - daniel olsen
02. happy birthday (a death in the family) - clint mansell
03. becomes the color - emily wells
04. devil do - holly golightly & the brokeoffs
05. the melody of the specter’s flute - nishiura tomohito
06. to ursula’s cabin - joe hisaishi
07. lose your soul - dead man’s bones
08. black sheep - gin wigmore
09. my boy builds coffins - florence + the machine
10. stina - daniel olsen
11. iris - nishiura tomohito
12. in our talons - bowerbirds
13. one summer’s day - joe hisaishi
14. 1940 (amplive remix) - the submarines
15. the legendary paradise - nishiura tomohito
16. vaggvisa - daniel olsen
17. compass - shim hyun jung
18. on a clear day - joe hisaishi
19. the heroic weather conditions of the universe, part 1: a veiled mist - alexandre desplat
20. les passants - zaz
Tyler Hoechlin @ Wolsf Bane 2
July 13 - 2014
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