I'm a college girl with many feels for many fandoms, and a strange love for diatoms. They're just so pretty, you know? With their shiny silicon casing, and their symmetry, and- that doesn't have anything to do with anything. MOVING ON. I'm from Texas, ya'll!
looking up Catullus’ nasty poems about Julius Caesar
and i find a wiki article about his poems arranged by ‘theme’
….it’s not quite what i expected??
i’m pissing myself here, his poems are just too real
CATULLUS, THE POET WE CAN ALL RELATE TO
But seriously do you ever think that all those who died in the battle of Hogwarts probably went on the chocolate frogs’ cards . And Teddy opening one before going on the train to Hogwarts and seeing his parents smiling at him, so they were actually there to see him off on his first year.
how fucking dare you
once i finish crying im gonna fuck u up
Minimum wage should be linked to the poverty level.
This is basic economic fact.
A business that claims it can’t afford to pay a living wage to its workers is admitting that by definition it fails to meet its basic operating expenses. That major multinational corporations can be “successful” while failing to meet a basic operating expense is only possible because We The People pick up their greedy/lazy slack through taxes and charity.
And yet somehow it’s everybody else who’s a moocher and a looter…
And this corrosive greed is a big part of what’s slowly poisoning the U.S. economy. Money being hoarded at the top and put in “safe” investments and bank accounts is money that does nothing for no one. It’s just an elaborate means of keeping score. Money put into the hands of the workers does what money is meant to do: it circulates. It gets spent. The same dollar will go through dozens of sets of hands, touching dozens of lives, feeding dozens of people and sparking profits for dozens of businesses. The same dollar, in the hands of the rich, will generally do… nothing. It won’t create jobs. It won’t fund innovations. It won’t start businesses.
Less than 1% of corporate revenues become wages for workers. Less than 3% of the wealthy are actually entrepreneurs (people who risk their money on business ventures that create jobs).
But 100% of the working class spends their money. That money creates jobs. That money fuels innovations. That money becomes profits. That money keeps the economy ticking.
We have been lied to about who are the parasites and who are the drivers of the economy. We have largely accepted a view of money as a means of keeping score and the economy as something that must have winners and losers, rather than money being a proxy for barter and an economy being a way to divide the labor of society and distribute the load of living
"A business that claims it can’t afford to pay a living wage to its workers is admitting that by definition it fails to meet its basic operating expenses."
"Less than 1% of corporate revenues become wages for the workers."
so lately ive been really obsessed with political cartoons for some reason
BUT LOOK AT THESE
IT IS AMAZING HOW SOMETHING SO SIMPLE CAN HOLD SO MUCH MEANING AND TRUTH
They’re all males in the game. We usually try to avoid the females because what do you do with a female Turian? Do you give her breasts? What do you do? Do you put lipstick on her?
Mass Effect 3′s art director, Derek Watts (via gaarrus)
Part of metropolitan Detroit is in a total state of emergency, and barely anyone is paying attention.
Thunderstorms on Monday flooded major sections of the suburb of Warren, just miles from downtown Detroit. It’s pretty bad — in some places the water reached five feet high, while Warren Mayor Jim Fouts told WWJ Newsradio 950 that 1,000 cars had been abandoned to floodwater. Thousands of residents, as well as the city hall and police department, have flooded basements. One person has died and hundreds of others have been rescued by police in canoes.
that’s some pretty intense stuff, but i’m gonna take issue with the “everyone is ignoring detroit and this is a worrying thing” conclusion of both the article and the blog post.
a couple years back, duluth flooded at least this bad, and because it’s hilly, it wasn’t just standing water, it was landslides, brand new ravines opening up, roads sliding into lake superior. the national press did not give a fuck. why? idk, man! unless it’s california or new york, it’s kind of a crapshoot whether they’ll pay attention! that’s just how it is! if you want to hear about a natural disaster in the middle of the country, you’ll have better luck with the bbc than cnn.
dog goes woof
cat goes meow
i wipe my brow and i sweat my rust
cow goes moo
the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”