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beastlyart:

tronjavolta:

laughterkey:

adulthoodisokay:

fastcompany:

"It’s not dead. It’s resting."
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That is an ex-parrot.

He has ceased to be.

He has expired and gone to meet his maker

He’s just pining for the fjords.

beastlyart:

tronjavolta:

laughterkey:

adulthoodisokay:

fastcompany:

"It’s not dead. It’s resting."

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That is an ex-parrot.

He has ceased to be.

He has expired and gone to meet his maker

He’s just pining for the fjords.

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5 days ago
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ashleyscreenwrites:

helpusgreatwarrior:

Amulet of Power!
Leo is back!

UUUUUUUUUUUHHHHH I LOVE THIS COMIC

ashleyscreenwrites:

helpusgreatwarrior:

Amulet of Power!

Leo is back!

UUUUUUUUUUUHHHHH I LOVE THIS COMIC

5 days ago
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bensiemon:

Ruining Thomas Kinkade #113

bensiemon:

Ruining Thomas Kinkade #113

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6 days ago
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peoplemagazine:

someone’s gettin his dick sucked after class

peoplemagazine:

someone’s gettin his dick sucked after class

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1 week ago
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jeweledrhino:

A comic about my cat and I.

we used to be so close and she’d sleep with me every night. ;0;

1 week ago
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cassiesteele:

Found this lil rat on the table, but how can I stay mad..?

cassiesteele:

Found this lil rat on the table, but how can I stay mad..?

1 month ago
212 notes
artofobservation:

dinosaurusrachelus:

mr-muppetface:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

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.

reblogging for more top commentary

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.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

I don’t think this has a snowball’s chance in hell of flying in the USA, but like single-payer healthcare, I sure wish it would happen.
Also, if I had a guaranteed $30,000 income each year, you bet your ass I wouldn’t be sitting around (not that there’s anything inherently wrong with sitting around). Right now, I’m in a job I hardly care about that takes quite a few of my hours each week, because it pays the bills. If I didn’t have to do that right now, I could focus on developing the skills and experience I’d need to apply to grad school to pursue the career I actually want.
With $30,000 a year? Shit, I’d happily spend that money around town. Go out on dates to my #1 favorite bar more often. Buy more books. Yes, I’d save a chunk of that money, but you can be damn sure I’d be injecting far more into local economies than I am now.
I just… gah. I have no hope for this in the near future, but I’d sure love it if by the time I died, I saw the U.S. become a proper democratic socialist state.

Pair this with a solid earned income tax credit and you’d be incentivizing work anyway while also making sure everyone had enough to get by. Also, you’d massively simplify the patchwork of different aid programs.

No but I really am curious as to where this money would be coming from. Trillions of dollars coming from… where? There would be so many legal steps that would have to happen to reallocate that money from other things. Or people? I don’t even know.

artofobservation:

dinosaurusrachelus:

mr-muppetface:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

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.

reblogging for more top commentary

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.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

I don’t think this has a snowball’s chance in hell of flying in the USA, but like single-payer healthcare, I sure wish it would happen.

Also, if I had a guaranteed $30,000 income each year, you bet your ass I wouldn’t be sitting around (not that there’s anything inherently wrong with sitting around). Right now, I’m in a job I hardly care about that takes quite a few of my hours each week, because it pays the bills. If I didn’t have to do that right now, I could focus on developing the skills and experience I’d need to apply to grad school to pursue the career I actually want.

With $30,000 a year? Shit, I’d happily spend that money around town. Go out on dates to my #1 favorite bar more often. Buy more books. Yes, I’d save a chunk of that money, but you can be damn sure I’d be injecting far more into local economies than I am now.

I just… gah. I have no hope for this in the near future, but I’d sure love it if by the time I died, I saw the U.S. become a proper democratic socialist state.

Pair this with a solid earned income tax credit and you’d be incentivizing work anyway while also making sure everyone had enough to get by.

Also, you’d massively simplify the patchwork of different aid programs.

No but I really am curious as to where this money would be coming from. Trillions of dollars coming from… where? There would be so many legal steps that would have to happen to reallocate that money from other things. Or people? I don’t even know.

5 days ago
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factota:

"i don’t support feminism because i don’t hate men"

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5 days ago
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juliustherobot:

We’re falling back to earth soon~ hipsterloli

I WAS THERE

juliustherobot:


We’re falling back to earth soon~ hipsterloli

I WAS THERE

(Source: magicalgirlsruntheworld)

1 week ago
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jeweledrhino:

Nim for Ashley . Hopefully I can start drawing in a program that isn’t paint. 

AND SHE FUCKING LOVES IT.
thanks, Cherps!!!!!

jeweledrhino:

Nim for Ashley . Hopefully I can start drawing in a program that isn’t paint. 

AND SHE FUCKING LOVES IT.

thanks, Cherps!!!!!

(Source: cheamolar)

1 week ago
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