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heckacute:

Being considerate and polite is the coolest, most punk thing you can do. 

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50 years ago, America’s biggest employer was General Motors, where workers made the modern equivalent of $50 dollars an hour. Today, America’s biggest employer is Walmart, where the average wage is $8 dollars an hour. Which means you can share a room in a transient hotel with a drifter who cuts his toenails with a machete.

And Walmart released their annual report this month, and in it was the fact that most of what Walmart sells is food. And most of their customers need food stamps to pay for it. Meanwhile, Walmart’s owners are so absurdly rich that one of them, Alice Walton, spent over a billion dollars building an art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, 500 miles away from the nearest person who ever would want to look at art.

And she said about it, “For years I’ve been thinking about what we can do as a family that can really make a difference.” How about giving your employees a raise, you deluded nitwit?

Take the case of Belle Knox. She’s the Duke University freshman who was recently outed as a porn star. But she doesn’t have the typical porn star biography… No, she’s a level-headed articulate 18-year-old majoring in women’s studies.

So people are saying, why the porn? Because Duke costs $61 grand a year! Since 1980, college tuition has increased 600% above the inflation rate. I’m surprised they’re not all doing porn. …

This is what the Paul Ryans of the world don’t understand — that this is not a country of lazy people and good people, so much as it is a country of rich people and desperate people.

Do you know how much Americans owe in student loans?
$1.3 trillion dollars.

We’re going to have to sell a lot of ass to pay that tab.

Bill Maher on the vanishing middle class (via kateoplis)

I’m not reblogging this to say “right on, Bill Maher,” but to give the side-eye to

And Walmart released their annual report this month, and in it was the fact that most of what Walmart sells is food.  And most of their customers need food stamps to pay for it.  Meanwhile, Walmart’s owners are so absurdly rich that one of them, Alice Walton, spent over a billion dollars building an art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, 500 miles away from the nearest person who ever would want to look at art.

way to disappear the many people who love all manner of art who don’t fit your definition of Who Art’s For And Who Gets To Enjoy It, Bill

my grandmother took a one-way train from Arkansas to Los Angeles in 1914, but I’ve played Arkansas plenty and know people there making good music, doing good work, fighting the fight. people who think they get a class-hate pass as long as they’re hating on the south: I smell you, and you stink

(via johndarnielle)

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ghostsflesh:

April fools. The prank is being born into an existence that you did not choose, a monetary system you can’t escape and a body that’s dying all around you. Haha.

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Student debt has evolved over the last few decades into a new model: a result of parents/society pushing kids into a new landscape of questionable for-profit universities and student loans as “debt obligation to be bundled for Wall St” speculative currency.

The elders in the room pushed the younger generations into these risky scenarios, then sort of walked away from the eventual and predictable trillion dollar nightmare in student loan debt as if they were not involved. 

It’s real easy to point a finger and say “why did you get a loan?” after the fact, but the entire messaging de jour was “borrow now, your great job will pay it back later”. 

That messaging means a lot less when “the Republican elders” in congress choose to politicize the jobs markets and commit to obstructing any policy that might create jobs or invest in projects that create domestic jobs.

In addition, right wing tax cuts focused on the top 1% and supply-side economic policy [see Reagan, Bush 41, Bush 43] has amplified greed in the forms of outsource, offshore, tax havens, and non-existent reinvestment they claimed would “trickle down”.

In short, jobs were created overseas and profits were placed off-shore. Your student loans they told you to borrow, for the jobs they claimed would help you pay back the money, were never created, or considered. It all became a conservative-approved “your problem, not mine” narrative.

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johndisneys:

The Shining | 1981, Dir. Stanley Kubrick

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syringesin:

MISTER BONES McNUTLEY THE NECROPOPE SAYS, “UNLIKE THE POPE, I SMOKE DOPE.”

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I Would Steal Horses by Sherman Alexie

truthofnostalgia:

I would steal horses
for you, if there were any left,
give a dozen of the best
to your father, the auto mechanic

in the small town where you were born
and where he will die in the dark.
I am afraid of his hands, which have
rebuilt more of the small parts

of this world than I ever will.
I would offer my sovereignty, take
every promise as your final lie, the last
point before we start refusing the exact.

I would wrap us both in old blankets
hold every disease tight against our skin.