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Advice, America, and Apparently: AjA J+ 2 mins AjAJ+ 2 mins #comicCon is underway. With a recent surge in diversifying comic book characters, do you have a new favorite superhero? on is under way with a recent surge in diversifying comic book #Comic characters, do you have a new favorite superhero? Is diversit killing comios? As Aj fanboys but ho. Sorry MARVEL V.P. ADMITS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS KILLED COMIC SALES April 3, 2017 Daniel Greenfield 50 526 While the Marvel-Disney monster has been ruling the box office, Marvel Comics sales have been having serious issues. One obvious factor was trying to force political correctness on readers by replacing Peter Parker, Iron Man, etc with ridiculously politically correct "diverse" versions In a revelation that would surprise no one, comic book readers were not interested in a Muslim Ms. Marvel, a Latino Spider-Man who isn't Peter Parker or the Angela Davis version of Iron Man. And Marvel's VP of Sales made the mistake of admitting that. <p><a href="http://princess-has-a-pen.tumblr.com/post/166223687686/trilllizard420-the1manpizzaparty" class="tumblr_blog">princess-has-a-pen</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164525613653/the1manpizzaparty-trilllizard420" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the1manpizzaparty.tumblr.com/post/164445569495/trilllizard420-unicornlordart-well-somebodys" class="tumblr_blog">the1manpizzaparty</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164374984198/unicornlordart-well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unicornlordart.tumblr.com/post/164374320304/well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">unicornlordart</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Well… Somebody’s fucking lying.</p></blockquote> <p>diversity in and of itself doesn’t kill comics, but pointless, endless reboots, massive events that rely on you keeping up with 12 given titles at any time, and constant, badly established legacy characters are why comics are failing</p> <p>not to mention splitting up iconic superhero titles among more than one person at once</p> <p>did you know there’s actually 3 people running around with the Wolverine codename at the moment?</p> <p>Let’s take some examples:</p> <p>Riri Williams popped up with no buildup after Tony Stark got murked, but he was apparently monitoring this 15 year old girl teen prodigy never mentioned before in his comics, entrusted with an AI based on his brain patterns and personality to mentor her.</p> <p>You know, as compared to however fucking many characters they could’ve given his legacy to.</p> <p>Also we’re supposed to believe someone as egotistical and self glorifying as Dr Doom would take on the identity of Iron Man?</p> <p>Please.</p> <p>It’s the same shit as Jane Foster as female Thor, with a healthy combination of plothole.</p> <p>Somehow, a human woman who has not been involved with Thor in way, with a terminal disease that was ravaging her body, somehow ended up ON THE MOON without any protection and managed to pick up Mjolnr and was found Worthy by it after the fight where Thor ceased to be Worthy.</p> <p>Like, you know, instead of Sif, a long time companion of Thor and who can pick up the hammer or Angela, who Marvel had then won a recent legal fight to be able to use….</p> <p>People don’t dislike it because it’s “diversity”</p> <p>They don’t like it because it’s weak, pandering writing that doesn’t stand up to internal logic.</p> <p>Now, an example of this done right is when Sam Wilson, aka, the Falcon, became Captain America</p> <p>for one thing, he was actually established as working closely with Steve Rogers for a long time in the comics before he was given the mantle. By Steve Rogers himself.</p> <p>See, at this point, Rogers got rapidly aged cause his super serum stopped working and he was an old man, so he couldn’t do it any more, but he was still around to give Sam advice and support over comms.</p> <p>But of course, until Marvel actually bothers to learn why people aren’t buying their shit, they’re gonna keep making the same mistakes, as long as they’re insulated by the losses of the MCU and being used by Disney as a vanity press, they’ll never learn and lose more ground to DC and the indies</p> <p>EDIT: Also I totally forgot, unrecognizable new brands they try to create.</p> <p>If your comic customers, as in the customers that go in and buy things, if they go “who’s this” and show you a comic, then they’re probably not gonna pick it up. They’re there to buy Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, X-Men, Avengers they can recognize, not fuckin Stardude or whatever odd new thing they’re gonna push is.</p> <p>It’s nothing to do with race of sex of the characters concerned, but if they’ve got no brand recognition to support their solo titles, they’re gonna flounder.</p> <p>Not even getting into the alienating, pointlessly political shite like that infamous Mockingbird “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” t-shirt schlock stunt.</p> <p>What’s also more damaging than that is a flippant response to criticism or calling their readership racist assholes on twitter or whatever. That’s a really bad look for an industry professional when you’re not even an artist or a writer as someone essential to a comic book.</p> </blockquote> <p>this person forgot to mention how they shoehorn in unnecessary commentary and subplots no one was looking for. it honestly feels like that sometimes spider man stops mid fight and says “did i mention im a gay POC” (hyperbole but kind of true)</p> </blockquote> <p>this, sadly, is Not Hyperbole with America Chavez</p> </blockquote> <p>And the worst thing is?</p> <p>With tweaking and good writing, Riri and America (what a stupid name) could work.</p> <p>But because Marvel is run by incompetent pandering idiots, they’re the worst ideas to ever come out of the company.</p> </blockquote> <p>I honestly wish Riri had been done well because I don’t mind the concept.</p>
Advice, America, and Apparently: AjA
 J+
 2 mins
 AjAJ+
 2 mins
 #comicCon is underway. With a recent surge in diversifying comic book
 characters, do you have a new favorite superhero?
 on is under way with a recent surge in diversifying comic book
 #Comic
 characters, do you have a new favorite superhero?
 Is diversit
 killing comios?
 As
 Aj
 fanboys
 but ho.
 Sorry

 MARVEL V.P. ADMITS POLITICAL
 CORRECTNESS KILLED COMIC SALES
 April 3, 2017 Daniel Greenfield 50
 526
 While the Marvel-Disney monster has been ruling the box office, Marvel Comics sales have been having serious
 issues. One obvious factor was trying to force political correctness on readers by replacing Peter Parker, Iron
 Man, etc with ridiculously politically correct "diverse" versions
 In a revelation that would surprise no one, comic book readers were not interested in a Muslim Ms. Marvel, a
 Latino Spider-Man who isn't Peter Parker or the Angela Davis version of Iron Man. And Marvel's VP of Sales
 made the mistake of admitting that.
<p><a href="http://princess-has-a-pen.tumblr.com/post/166223687686/trilllizard420-the1manpizzaparty" class="tumblr_blog">princess-has-a-pen</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164525613653/the1manpizzaparty-trilllizard420" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://the1manpizzaparty.tumblr.com/post/164445569495/trilllizard420-unicornlordart-well-somebodys" class="tumblr_blog">the1manpizzaparty</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164374984198/unicornlordart-well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://unicornlordart.tumblr.com/post/164374320304/well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">unicornlordart</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Well… Somebody’s fucking lying.</p></blockquote>
<p>diversity in and of itself doesn’t kill comics, but pointless, endless reboots, massive events that rely on you keeping up with 12 given titles at any time, and constant, badly established legacy characters are why comics are failing</p>
<p>not to mention splitting up iconic superhero titles among more than one person at once</p>
<p>did you know there’s actually 3 people running around with the Wolverine codename at the moment?</p>
<p>Let’s take some examples:</p>
<p>Riri Williams popped up with no buildup after Tony Stark got murked, but he was apparently monitoring this 15 year old girl teen prodigy never mentioned before in his comics, entrusted with an AI based on his brain patterns and personality to mentor her.</p>
<p>You know, as compared to however fucking many characters they could’ve given his legacy to.</p>
<p>Also we’re supposed to believe someone as egotistical and self glorifying as Dr Doom would take on the identity of Iron Man?</p>
<p>Please.</p>
<p>It’s the same shit as Jane Foster as female Thor, with a healthy combination of plothole.</p>
<p>Somehow, a human woman who has not been involved with Thor in way, with a terminal disease that was ravaging her body, somehow ended up ON THE MOON without any protection and managed to pick up Mjolnr and was found Worthy by it after the fight where Thor ceased to be Worthy.</p>
<p>Like, you know, instead of Sif, a long time companion of Thor and who can pick up the hammer or Angela, who Marvel had then won a recent legal fight to be able to use….</p>
<p>People don’t dislike it because it’s “diversity”</p>
<p>They don’t like it because it’s weak, pandering writing that doesn’t stand up to internal logic.</p>
<p>Now, an example of this done right is when Sam Wilson, aka, the Falcon, became Captain America</p>
<p>for one thing, he was actually established as working closely with Steve Rogers for a long time in the comics before he was given the mantle. By Steve Rogers himself.</p>
<p>See, at this point, Rogers got rapidly aged cause his super serum stopped working and he was an old man, so he couldn’t do it any more, but he was still around to give Sam advice and support over comms.</p>
<p>But of course, until Marvel actually bothers to learn why people aren’t buying their shit, they’re gonna keep making the same mistakes, as long as they’re insulated by the losses of the MCU and being used by Disney as a vanity press, they’ll never learn and lose more ground to DC and the indies</p>
<p>EDIT: Also I totally forgot, unrecognizable new brands they try to create.</p>
<p>If your comic customers, as in the customers that go in and buy things, if they go “who’s this” and show you a comic, then they’re probably not gonna pick it up. They’re there to buy Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, X-Men, Avengers they can recognize, not fuckin Stardude or whatever odd new thing they’re gonna push is.</p>
<p>It’s nothing to do with race of sex of the characters concerned, but if they’ve got no brand recognition to support their solo titles, they’re gonna flounder.</p>
<p>Not even getting into the alienating, pointlessly political shite like that infamous Mockingbird “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” t-shirt schlock stunt.</p>
<p>What’s also more damaging than that is a flippant response to criticism or calling their readership racist assholes on twitter or whatever. That’s a really bad look for an industry professional when you’re not even an artist or a writer as someone essential to a comic book.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>this person forgot to mention how they shoehorn in unnecessary commentary and subplots no one was looking for. it honestly feels like that sometimes spider man stops mid fight and says “did i mention im a gay POC” (hyperbole but kind of true)</p>
</blockquote>
<p>this, sadly, is Not Hyperbole with America Chavez</p>
</blockquote>
<p>And the worst thing is?</p>
<p>With tweaking and good writing, Riri and America (what a stupid name) could work.</p>
<p>But because Marvel is run by incompetent pandering idiots, they’re the worst ideas to ever come out of the company.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>I honestly wish Riri had been done well because I don’t mind the concept.</p>

<p><a href="http://princess-has-a-pen.tumblr.com/post/166223687686/trilllizard420-the1manpizzaparty" class="tumblr_blog">princess-has-a-pen<...

Animals, Apple, and Emoji: dootmario2 duck emoji rates Apple my goodness look at the amount of detail on this one. the colors, the shading, everything is just spot on. you can almost make out the individual feathers. truly a marvelous mallard 10/10 Google i see they went with one of those brown varieties of duck. while this is a bold move on their part, i feel as though it loses a bit of its personality. i'm just not really feeling this bird. 7/10 Microsoft this looks like a modern colorization of the famous duck from the hieroglyphs. i am absolutely in awe of their dedication to the medium and commentary on the transformative nature of art. 10/10 Samsung look at this good boy! he is patiently awaiting a treat and i wish to reward him with a multitude of gifts. 11/10 Emojipedia yuck. 2/10 WhatsApp ohoho, what a dynamic three quarters angle! the artist's ability to capture the essence of duck in 3d space is so refreshing to witness. 10/10 Facebook this bird's looking a bit sickly, i think it has to do with the highlights being in weird places. hope he feels better soorn 5/10 Twitter a bit more minimalist this time around the lack of legs makes it seem as though he's resting on the surface of the water, and i really admire how it sets a scene and makes me feel like i'm really there. 9/10 EmojiOne i'm really digging the positive energy coming from this bird. i can't explain why, but i feel like that animal's my friend. 10/10 emojidex this is a goose. 0/10 <p>An honest review of some honest friends</p>
Animals, Apple, and Emoji: dootmario2
 duck emoji rates
 Apple
 my goodness look at the amount of
 detail on this one. the colors, the
 shading, everything is just spot on. you
 can almost make out the individual
 feathers. truly a marvelous mallard
 10/10
 Google
 i see they went with one of those brown
 varieties of duck. while this is a bold
 move on their part, i feel as though it
 loses a bit of its personality. i'm just not
 really feeling this bird. 7/10
 Microsoft
 this looks like a modern colorization of
 the famous duck from the hieroglyphs. i
 am absolutely in awe of their dedication
 to the medium and commentary on the
 transformative nature of art. 10/10
 Samsung
 look at this good boy! he is patiently
 awaiting a treat and i wish to reward
 him with a multitude of gifts. 11/10
 Emojipedia
 yuck. 2/10
 WhatsApp
 ohoho, what a dynamic three quarters
 angle! the artist's ability to capture the
 essence of duck in 3d space is so
 refreshing to witness. 10/10
 Facebook
 this bird's looking a bit sickly, i think it
 has to do with the highlights being in
 weird places. hope he feels better soorn
 5/10
 Twitter
 a bit more minimalist this time around
 the lack of legs makes it seem as
 though he's resting on the surface of
 the water, and i really admire how it sets
 a scene and makes me feel like i'm
 really there. 9/10
 EmojiOne
 i'm really digging the positive energy
 coming from this bird. i can't explain
 why, but i feel like that animal's my
 friend. 10/10
 emojidex
 this is a goose. 0/10
<p>An honest review of some honest friends</p>

<p>An honest review of some honest friends</p>

Bad, Books, and Clothes: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever. Step one: give every adult $33,600 a year, no strings attached. There is no step two. Photo: Flickr/twicepix <p><a href="http://suchdreadfullittlethingsweare.tumblr.com/post/174001978257/heroofthreefaces-havocados" class="tumblr_blog">suchdreadfullittlethingsweare</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://heroofthreefaces.tumblr.com/post/168128252579/havocados-hello-missmayhem" class="tumblr_blog">heroofthreefaces</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://havocados.tumblr.com/post/100527461143/hello-missmayhem-cptprocrastination">havocados</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hello-missmayhem.tumblr.com/post/88630087898/cptprocrastination-doomhamster-belcanta">hello-missmayhem</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cptprocrastination.tumblr.com/post/85831300665/doomhamster-belcanta-nikkidubs">cptprocrastination</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://doomhamster.tumblr.com/post/85830788180/belcanta-nikkidubs">doomhamster</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://belcanta.tumblr.com/post/85819962386/nikkidubs-attentiondeficitaptitude">belcanta</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nikkidubs.tumblr.com/post/85819329546/attentiondeficitaptitude-belcanta-guaranteed">nikkidubs</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://attentiondeficitaptitude.tumblr.com/post/85814008162/belcanta-guaranteed-basic-income-to-every">attentiondeficitaptitude</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://belcanta.tumblr.com/post/84650253321/guaranteed-basic-income-to-every-citizen-whether">belcanta</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>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. </p> </blockquote> <p>Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.</p> <p>The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.</p> <p>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.</p> </blockquote> <p>“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!”<br/><br/>“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 <em>nothing</em>? I work <em>hard</em> for my money!”</p> <p>“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 <em>do </em>have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is <em>stressful</em>—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 <em>rich</em>??”</p> </blockquote> <p>I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!</p> </blockquote> <p>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.)</p> <p>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!</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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?</p> <p>TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.</p> </blockquote> <p>reblogging for more top commentary</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>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. </strong></p> <p><strong>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.</strong></p> <p><strong>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.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*</p> </blockquote> <p style=""> I’ve reblogged this every time it’s come around but I’ve never seen the results of the Swiss election that the graphic reports. A quick websearch reveals June 2016 articles from the NYT and the WSJ reporting it was voted down. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.businessinsider.com%2Fhawaii-basic-income-bill-2017-6&amp;t=Njc3OTYxZmVhNTQ4Yjg1ZTFkYTEyYjRhNjE2NTVhNWYzNmNlZjAwOSxSNWk1cWlUOA%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AUluXTA_SgrDo0CFfULkSYw&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fheroofthreefaces.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F163634437213%2Ftank-grrl-hello-missmayhem&amp;m=0">But about a year later Hawaii voted it in</a>. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>@nikkidubs I love how you make fun of those valid questions while not answering them. </p><p>If someone would like to tell me where the government will be getting <b>$10,979,362,732,800 a YEAR</b> to just hand out to people that’ll be great. </p><p>($33,600 x 326,766,748 people living in the US in 2018 = $10,979,362,732,800)</p><p>I like getting money for doing absolutely nothing too, but money has to come from somewhere or it’s worthless. </p></blockquote> <p>“Just give everybody free money and it’ll all work out!”</p>
Bad, Books, and Clothes: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever.
 Step one: give every adult $33,600
 a year, no strings attached.
 There is no step two.
 Photo: Flickr/twicepix
<p><a href="http://suchdreadfullittlethingsweare.tumblr.com/post/174001978257/heroofthreefaces-havocados" class="tumblr_blog">suchdreadfullittlethingsweare</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://heroofthreefaces.tumblr.com/post/168128252579/havocados-hello-missmayhem" class="tumblr_blog">heroofthreefaces</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://havocados.tumblr.com/post/100527461143/hello-missmayhem-cptprocrastination">havocados</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hello-missmayhem.tumblr.com/post/88630087898/cptprocrastination-doomhamster-belcanta">hello-missmayhem</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cptprocrastination.tumblr.com/post/85831300665/doomhamster-belcanta-nikkidubs">cptprocrastination</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://doomhamster.tumblr.com/post/85830788180/belcanta-nikkidubs">doomhamster</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://belcanta.tumblr.com/post/85819962386/nikkidubs-attentiondeficitaptitude">belcanta</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nikkidubs.tumblr.com/post/85819329546/attentiondeficitaptitude-belcanta-guaranteed">nikkidubs</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://attentiondeficitaptitude.tumblr.com/post/85814008162/belcanta-guaranteed-basic-income-to-every">attentiondeficitaptitude</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://belcanta.tumblr.com/post/84650253321/guaranteed-basic-income-to-every-citizen-whether">belcanta</a>:</p>
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<p>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. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.</p>
<p>The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.</p>
<p>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.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>“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!”<br/><br/>“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 <em>nothing</em>? I work <em>hard</em> for my money!”</p>
<p>“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 <em>do </em>have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is <em>stressful</em>—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 <em>rich</em>??”</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!</p>
</blockquote>
<p>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.)</p>
<p>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!</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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?</p>
<p>TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>reblogging for more top commentary</p>
</blockquote>
<p><strong>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. </strong></p>
<p><strong>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.</strong></p>
<p><strong>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.</strong></p>
</blockquote>
<p>*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*</p>
</blockquote>
<p style="">
I’ve reblogged this every time it’s come around but I’ve never seen the 
results of the Swiss election that the graphic reports. A quick 
websearch reveals June 2016 articles from the NYT and the WSJ reporting 
it was voted down. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.businessinsider.com%2Fhawaii-basic-income-bill-2017-6&amp;t=Njc3OTYxZmVhNTQ4Yjg1ZTFkYTEyYjRhNjE2NTVhNWYzNmNlZjAwOSxSNWk1cWlUOA%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AUluXTA_SgrDo0CFfULkSYw&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fheroofthreefaces.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F163634437213%2Ftank-grrl-hello-missmayhem&amp;m=0">But about a year later Hawaii voted it in</a>. 

<br/></p>
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<p>@nikkidubs I love how you make fun of those valid questions while not answering them. </p><p>If someone would like to tell me where the government will be getting <b>$10,979,362,732,800 a YEAR</b> to just hand out to people that’ll be great. </p><p>($33,600 x 326,766,748 people living in the US in 2018 = $10,979,362,732,800)</p><p>I like getting money for doing absolutely nothing too, but money has to come from somewhere or it’s worthless. </p></blockquote>

<p>“Just give everybody free money and it’ll all work out!”</p>

<p><a href="http://suchdreadfullittlethingsweare.tumblr.com/post/174001978257/heroofthreefaces-havocados" class="tumblr_blog">suchdreadfulli...

America, Ass, and Children: Students killed in U.S. SCHOOLS 182 Since 2012 Troops killed overseas in COMBAT 6.915 A Since 2001 Jesse T. Smith Like Page 23 hrs- Here's the evidence 6,915 American troops have died fighting the Global War on Terror since 2001 7,182 School aged children have been slaughtered in America since 2012 Mathematics suggests that American campuses and communities are the true battlegrounds commentary: At this rate there will soon be no students left to teach math to!* How long must we offer up OUR CHILDREN as collateral damage to the political mediocrity in OUR CONGRESS? <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/171919350487/friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt.tumblr.com/post/171919154515/cisnowflake-slumberinggirl" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/171912390151/slumberinggirl-hominishostilis" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://slumberinggirl.tumblr.com/post/171912081712/hominishostilis-wellisntthatspiffy" class="tumblr_blog">slumberinggirl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hominishostilis.tumblr.com/post/171911434693/wellisntthatspiffy-guynamedowen" class="tumblr_blog">hominishostilis</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://wellisntthatspiffy.tumblr.com/post/171898514507/guynamedowen-demonessdollie-tell-me-with-a" class="tumblr_blog">wellisntthatspiffy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://guynamedowen.tumblr.com/post/171895027275/demonessdollie-tell-me-with-a-straight-face-to" class="tumblr_blog">guynamedowen</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://demonessdollie.tumblr.com/post/171887173196/tell-me-with-a-straight-face-to-my-face-that" class="tumblr_blog">demonessdollie</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Tell me with a straight face, to my face, that your right to own a gun outweighs the right for our teens and young kids to fucking live and go to school without fear of being shot dead. Tell me to my fucking face.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Surprise, less than 1% of the population that is armed and wearing body armor with aerial fire support and medical teams on standby tend to have a low casualty rate compared to defenseless schools that actively disarm law abiding citizens. </p> </blockquote> <p>Not to mention that A) OP didn’t cite any sources. Just put forth numbers and said, “Here’s your proof!” and B) the numbers are literal and complete bullshit. Since 2000, not 2012, around 250 students and teachers have died as a result of violence on school grounds.</p> <p>OP’s numbers, if they weren’t completely pulled from their ass, may include all violence involving students regardless of location at the time, natural causes of death including of staff (heart attacks, etc), and suicides of students or staff regardless of location.</p> <p>Tl;dr OP is full of shit and can’t cite nonexistent sources.</p> <p><br/></p> <p>Source: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/14/eighteen-years-of-gun-violence-in-u-s-schools-mapped/?utm_term=.39ee879d3086">https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/14/eighteen-years-of-gun-violence-in-u-s-schools-mapped/?utm_term=.39ee879d3086</a></p> </blockquote> <p>OP is completely full of shit. That number is the amount of children the gun-control advocacy group <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2F7000-childrens-shoes-laid-capitol-lawn-honor-lives%2Fstory%3Fid%3D53710394&amp;t=MjZmYjE4ZmI0OTc4Mjc5NDIyMTQyZjU3YTIzOTRiZWE0ZTFhYzk0YSw2YTJiMWRiOTc5YWYxM2E3ZTMxNjE4ZTdkMjViYjYwMGE3ZmEyYWMy">AVAAZ <i>claims</i> have been killed by gunfire since 2012, not students killed in school shootings. </a></p> <p>That’s all children, including suicides, accidental discharges, driveby shootings, it’s grossly inflated and OP should be ashamed of themselves.</p> <p>There are also less than 2 million active troops. Anyone want to guess how many kids there are in the US? </p> </blockquote> <p>People like OP don’t care about saving lives, they just want to push an agenda. </p> </blockquote> <p>If you have to be disingenuous to make your point maybe it’s not a point that’s worth making.</p> </blockquote> <p>in fairness <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mqAXmF0_km0uU3TUzyTr4Qg">@demonessdollie</a> probably just took the statistic at face value out of ignorance, not actively trying to deceive people.</p> </blockquote> <p>I will say it with a straight face. My right as an innocent law-abiding citizen to own a gun, even those big scary rifles, has absolutely nothing to do with dead kids, and dead kids doesn’t give you the moral authority to take that right away from me.</p></blockquote> <p>How can you look at those numbers and not immediately realize they’re bullshit? I mean seriously guys try harder.</p>
America, Ass, and Children: Students killed in U.S. SCHOOLS
 182
 Since 2012
 Troops killed overseas in COMBAT
 6.915
 A
 Since 2001
 Jesse T. Smith
 Like Page
 23 hrs-
 Here's the evidence
 6,915 American troops have died fighting the Global War on Terror since 2001
 7,182 School aged children have been slaughtered in America since 2012
 Mathematics suggests that American campuses and communities are the true
 battlegrounds
 commentary: At this rate there will soon be no students left to teach math to!*
 How long must we offer up OUR CHILDREN as collateral damage to the political
 mediocrity in OUR CONGRESS?
<p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/171919350487/friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt.tumblr.com/post/171919154515/cisnowflake-slumberinggirl" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/171912390151/slumberinggirl-hominishostilis" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://slumberinggirl.tumblr.com/post/171912081712/hominishostilis-wellisntthatspiffy" class="tumblr_blog">slumberinggirl</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://hominishostilis.tumblr.com/post/171911434693/wellisntthatspiffy-guynamedowen" class="tumblr_blog">hominishostilis</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://wellisntthatspiffy.tumblr.com/post/171898514507/guynamedowen-demonessdollie-tell-me-with-a" class="tumblr_blog">wellisntthatspiffy</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://guynamedowen.tumblr.com/post/171895027275/demonessdollie-tell-me-with-a-straight-face-to" class="tumblr_blog">guynamedowen</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://demonessdollie.tumblr.com/post/171887173196/tell-me-with-a-straight-face-to-my-face-that" class="tumblr_blog">demonessdollie</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>Tell me with a straight face, to my face, that your right to own a gun outweighs the right for our teens and young kids to fucking live and go to school without fear of being shot dead. Tell me to my fucking face.<br/></p></blockquote>

<p>Surprise, less than 1% of the population that is armed and wearing body armor with aerial fire support and medical teams on standby tend to have a low casualty rate compared to defenseless schools that actively disarm law abiding citizens. </p>
</blockquote>

<p>Not to mention that A) OP didn’t cite any sources. Just put forth numbers and said, “Here’s your proof!” and B) the numbers are literal and complete bullshit. Since 2000, not 2012, around 250 students and teachers have died as a result of violence on school grounds.</p>
<p>OP’s numbers, if they weren’t completely pulled from their ass, may include all violence involving students regardless of location at the time, natural causes of death including of staff (heart attacks, etc), and suicides of students or staff regardless of location.</p>
<p>Tl;dr OP is full of shit and can’t cite nonexistent sources.</p>
<p><br/></p>
<p>Source: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/14/eighteen-years-of-gun-violence-in-u-s-schools-mapped/?utm_term=.39ee879d3086">https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/14/eighteen-years-of-gun-violence-in-u-s-schools-mapped/?utm_term=.39ee879d3086</a></p>
</blockquote>
<p>OP is completely full of shit. That number is the amount of children the gun-control advocacy group <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2F7000-childrens-shoes-laid-capitol-lawn-honor-lives%2Fstory%3Fid%3D53710394&amp;t=MjZmYjE4ZmI0OTc4Mjc5NDIyMTQyZjU3YTIzOTRiZWE0ZTFhYzk0YSw2YTJiMWRiOTc5YWYxM2E3ZTMxNjE4ZTdkMjViYjYwMGE3ZmEyYWMy">AVAAZ <i>claims</i> have been killed by gunfire since 2012, not students killed in school shootings. </a></p>
<p>That’s all children, including suicides, accidental discharges, driveby shootings, it’s grossly inflated and OP should be ashamed of themselves.</p>
<p>There are also less than 2 million active troops. Anyone want to guess how many kids there are in the US? </p>
</blockquote>

<p>People like OP don’t care about saving lives, they just want to push an agenda. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>If you have to be disingenuous to make your point maybe it’s not a point that’s worth making.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>in fairness <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mqAXmF0_km0uU3TUzyTr4Qg">@demonessdollie</a> probably just took the statistic at face value out of ignorance, not actively trying to deceive people.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I will say it with a straight face. My right as an innocent law-abiding citizen to own a gun, even those big scary rifles, has absolutely nothing to do with dead kids, and dead kids doesn’t give you the moral authority to take that right away from me.</p></blockquote>

<p>How can you look at those numbers and not immediately realize they’re bullshit? I mean seriously guys try harder.</p>

<p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/171919350487/friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_bl...

Definitely, Instagram, and Memes: Tami Roman and Snoop Dogg Join Forces for Late-Night Variety Show @balleralert Tami Roman and Snoop Dogg Join Forces for Late-Night Variety Show-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ If you follow reality star TamiRoman or hip-hop icon SnoopDogg on Instagram, then you’re definitely familiar with their videos that deliver some humorous commentary on pop culture topics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With Roman’s “Bonnet Chronicles,” she keeps it one hundred, discussing hot topics and current events, all while rocking her bonnet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As for Snoop, he has also gone viral for a similar act, where he discusses current events while wearing a headscarf. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Recently the two connected online on one of Roman’s Bonnet Chronicles. Snoop commented and said, “I got my scarf on. When we gone have a one on one talk about this sh*t we keep seeing?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Well, now it looks like the two are finally joining forces for a late-night variety show which is tentatively titled “Get Into It…Forizzle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The show will feature a candid discussion between the two about hot topics and current events, sketch comedy, and even some celebrity interviews, all while sporting their headgear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Are you here for this collaboration?
Definitely, Instagram, and Memes: Tami Roman and Snoop Dogg Join
 Forces for Late-Night Variety Show
 @balleralert
Tami Roman and Snoop Dogg Join Forces for Late-Night Variety Show-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ If you follow reality star TamiRoman or hip-hop icon SnoopDogg on Instagram, then you’re definitely familiar with their videos that deliver some humorous commentary on pop culture topics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With Roman’s “Bonnet Chronicles,” she keeps it one hundred, discussing hot topics and current events, all while rocking her bonnet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As for Snoop, he has also gone viral for a similar act, where he discusses current events while wearing a headscarf. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Recently the two connected online on one of Roman’s Bonnet Chronicles. Snoop commented and said, “I got my scarf on. When we gone have a one on one talk about this sh*t we keep seeing?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Well, now it looks like the two are finally joining forces for a late-night variety show which is tentatively titled “Get Into It…Forizzle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The show will feature a candid discussion between the two about hot topics and current events, sketch comedy, and even some celebrity interviews, all while sporting their headgear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Are you here for this collaboration?

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America, cnn.com, and Community: Angela Rye Joining BET to Host and Executive Produce Primetime News Specials @balleralert Angela Rye Joining BET to Host and Executive Produce Primetime News Specials - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AngelaRye has been widely known for passionately delivering political and worldly commentary to the people for years now, and, in just a couple of weeks, Rye will actually be bringing her captivating voice to BET. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The famed CNN political commentator is teaming with BET Networks to host and executive produce an array of forthcoming quarterly primetime news special projects that will address the unwavering issues faced on a daily by blacks in America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Working with BET always provides a reminder of why I began to do this work. It is essential that we have platforms where we can discuss our politics, our challenges, and our culture through our respective lenses,” Rye expressed in a recent press release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rye will be making her primetime BET debut in the tentatively titled ‘Angela Rye’s State of the Union’ special, which serves as a rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union address and will air late night on January 31st at 12-11c, only on BET. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Additionally, BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill’s contract with the network has also been renewed, and he’s seemingly stoked to be returning to the family, once again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I couldn’t be happier to remain a part of the BET family. I am proud to help deliver the programming that our community needs and deserves,” Hill boasts. “I am also excited to be joined by my brilliant colleague, Angela Rye, who will make our team stronger than ever!”
America, cnn.com, and Community: Angela Rye Joining BET to
 Host and Executive Produce
 Primetime News Specials
 @balleralert
Angela Rye Joining BET to Host and Executive Produce Primetime News Specials - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AngelaRye has been widely known for passionately delivering political and worldly commentary to the people for years now, and, in just a couple of weeks, Rye will actually be bringing her captivating voice to BET. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The famed CNN political commentator is teaming with BET Networks to host and executive produce an array of forthcoming quarterly primetime news special projects that will address the unwavering issues faced on a daily by blacks in America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Working with BET always provides a reminder of why I began to do this work. It is essential that we have platforms where we can discuss our politics, our challenges, and our culture through our respective lenses,” Rye expressed in a recent press release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rye will be making her primetime BET debut in the tentatively titled ‘Angela Rye’s State of the Union’ special, which serves as a rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union address and will air late night on January 31st at 12-11c, only on BET. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Additionally, BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill’s contract with the network has also been renewed, and he’s seemingly stoked to be returning to the family, once again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I couldn’t be happier to remain a part of the BET family. I am proud to help deliver the programming that our community needs and deserves,” Hill boasts. “I am also excited to be joined by my brilliant colleague, Angela Rye, who will make our team stronger than ever!”

Angela Rye Joining BET to Host and Executive Produce Primetime News Specials - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AngelaRye has been ...

Instagram, Life, and Memes: Seal Says His Instagram Post Was Not An Attack On Oprah; Tells Stacey Dash To Keep His Name Out Of Her Mouth @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com Seal Says His Instagram Post Was Not An Attack On Oprah, Tells Stacey Dash To Keep His Name Out Of Her Mouth – blogged by @MsJennyb (Swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, after Oprah Winfrey’s powerful Golden Globe speech that launched the unofficial “Oprah2020” campaign, Seal took to Instagram to call out the legendary host. At least that’s how it initially seemed. But, according to the singer-songwriter, we’ve got it all wrong. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Let me start by saying that I have an enormous amount of respect for everything that Oprah has achieved and contributed in her life,” Seal said in a video, just before clarifying his Instagram post which accused Winfrey of being apart of the sexual misconduct problem in Hollywood. “What I reposted was not an attack on Oprah at all, she just happened to be the person photographed with the pig in the picture.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seal’s photo included two photos of Winfrey with Harvey Weinstein, whose sexual assault allegations propelled the MeToo movement, where people share their stories of sexual misconduct, assault, and harassment. The picture was overlayed by text that read, “When you have been part of the problem for decades. But suddenly they all think you are the solution.” The singer posted the photo amid the massive wave of support for a potential presidential campaign for the host. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No. What I reposted was a commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior of Hollywood. So Fox News, back off! But, I’ll get to you later,” he said. “Next, to those of us who support the MeToo Movement, just know this. Not one of the women who have been sexually abused, not one of the women who has come forward has received any real justice, whatsoever.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Losing your job because you either, A. raped, B. sexually abused or even sexually harassed a woman is not real punishment......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Instagram, Life, and Memes: Seal Says His Instagram Post Was Not An
 Attack On Oprah; Tells Stacey Dash To Keep
 His Name Out Of Her Mouth
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Seal Says His Instagram Post Was Not An Attack On Oprah, Tells Stacey Dash To Keep His Name Out Of Her Mouth – blogged by @MsJennyb (Swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, after Oprah Winfrey’s powerful Golden Globe speech that launched the unofficial “Oprah2020” campaign, Seal took to Instagram to call out the legendary host. At least that’s how it initially seemed. But, according to the singer-songwriter, we’ve got it all wrong. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Let me start by saying that I have an enormous amount of respect for everything that Oprah has achieved and contributed in her life,” Seal said in a video, just before clarifying his Instagram post which accused Winfrey of being apart of the sexual misconduct problem in Hollywood. “What I reposted was not an attack on Oprah at all, she just happened to be the person photographed with the pig in the picture.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seal’s photo included two photos of Winfrey with Harvey Weinstein, whose sexual assault allegations propelled the MeToo movement, where people share their stories of sexual misconduct, assault, and harassment. The picture was overlayed by text that read, “When you have been part of the problem for decades. But suddenly they all think you are the solution.” The singer posted the photo amid the massive wave of support for a potential presidential campaign for the host. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No. What I reposted was a commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior of Hollywood. So Fox News, back off! But, I’ll get to you later,” he said. “Next, to those of us who support the MeToo Movement, just know this. Not one of the women who have been sexually abused, not one of the women who has come forward has received any real justice, whatsoever.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Losing your job because you either, A. raped, B. sexually abused or even sexually harassed a woman is not real punishment......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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Basketball, LeBron James, and Life: LeBron James' Tattoo Artist Suing NBA2K For Using His Tattoc Designs Without Permission @balleralert SHO DER EVELAND LeBron James’ Tattoo Artist Suing NBA2K For Using His Tattoo Designs Without Permission– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Famed tattoo artist, James Hayden, who is best known for inking the likes of TristanThompson, DannyGreen, KyrieIrving and LeBronJames, is suing the company behind a video game for stealing his work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Hayden is accusing the company behind the popular basketball game, NBA2K17, for using his artwork without his permission. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The game is best known for its lifelike features and commentary. The game displays the life-like characteristics of the players, from their moves and their favorite sayings, all the way down to their facial features and tattoos. However, Hayden says the game did not ask to feature The King’s “Gloria” tattoo or his “Lion Design,” as he says he owns the rights to the designs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the suit, Hayden lets it be known that he isn’t the first artist, and probably won’t be the last, to sue for their artwork. The suit cites an instance where Mike Tyson’s tattoo artist took “The Hangover 2” cast to court over using Tyson’s design in the movie without proper permission. As a result, Hayden wants 2k Games Inc to pay up for their detail work in NBA2k16, ‘17 and ‘18. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Hayden didn’t provide an amount, he says he wants a portion of the profits from the game franchise.
Basketball, LeBron James, and Life: LeBron James' Tattoo Artist Suing
 NBA2K For Using His Tattoc
 Designs Without Permission
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LeBron James’ Tattoo Artist Suing NBA2K For Using His Tattoo Designs Without Permission– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Famed tattoo artist, James Hayden, who is best known for inking the likes of TristanThompson, DannyGreen, KyrieIrving and LeBronJames, is suing the company behind a video game for stealing his work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Hayden is accusing the company behind the popular basketball game, NBA2K17, for using his artwork without his permission. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The game is best known for its lifelike features and commentary. The game displays the life-like characteristics of the players, from their moves and their favorite sayings, all the way down to their facial features and tattoos. However, Hayden says the game did not ask to feature The King’s “Gloria” tattoo or his “Lion Design,” as he says he owns the rights to the designs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the suit, Hayden lets it be known that he isn’t the first artist, and probably won’t be the last, to sue for their artwork. The suit cites an instance where Mike Tyson’s tattoo artist took “The Hangover 2” cast to court over using Tyson’s design in the movie without proper permission. As a result, Hayden wants 2k Games Inc to pay up for their detail work in NBA2k16, ‘17 and ‘18. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Hayden didn’t provide an amount, he says he wants a portion of the profits from the game franchise.

LeBron James’ Tattoo Artist Suing NBA2K For Using His Tattoo Designs Without Permission– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Famed tattoo a...

Advice, Bad, and Saw: prokopetz Whether you're writing for a video game or a tabletop game, the secret to effective lore is cow tools Back in 1982, Gary Larson drew the following panel for the newspaper comic The Far Side: 1962 Cow tools According to Larson, it was simply meant to be a faintly surreal joke about how cows would be bad at making tools; it intends no deeper commentary. However, in the decades since, it's become by far the comic's most asked about panel. People want to know why cows are making tools, what aspect of society it's commenting on, and most critically, they want to know what the tools are for. The one on the right kind of resembles a carpenter's saw, which leads folks to believe that the other three must have some obvious function too, if only they could puzzle it out. But they don't. They're just random shapes, and the comic as a whole was never intended to actually mean anything. I've become convinced that that's the real secret to effective worldbuilding in gaming media. Certainly, the "core" of the setting should make sense, but all the peripheral stuff surrounding it? Just throw in a bunch of incomprehensible bullshit seasoned with the occasional bit that almost makes sense, and people will seize on those bits and ratonalise all the rest of it for you - and what they come up with is generally going to be way more interesting than whatever your original plan was, if indeed you had one at all. Then, once they've figured it all out, just nod sagely, congratulate their cleverness, and keep your damn mouth shut vilikemorgenthal Some golden advice for writers who think they must come up with it all.
Advice, Bad, and Saw: prokopetz
 Whether you're writing for a video game or a
 tabletop game, the secret to effective lore is
 cow tools
 Back in 1982, Gary Larson drew the following
 panel for the newspaper comic The Far Side:
 1962
 Cow tools
 According to Larson, it was simply meant to be
 a faintly surreal joke about how cows would be
 bad at making tools; it intends no deeper
 commentary. However, in the decades since,
 it's become by far the comic's most asked
 about panel. People want to know why cows
 are making tools, what aspect of society it's
 commenting on, and most critically, they want
 to know what the tools are for. The one on the
 right kind of resembles a carpenter's saw,
 which leads folks to believe that the other three
 must have some obvious function too, if only
 they could puzzle it out.
 But they don't. They're just random shapes,
 and the comic as a whole was never intended
 to actually mean anything.
 I've become convinced that that's the real
 secret to effective worldbuilding in gaming
 media. Certainly, the "core" of the setting
 should make sense, but all the peripheral stuff
 surrounding it? Just throw in a bunch of
 incomprehensible bullshit seasoned with the
 occasional bit that almost makes sense, and
 people will seize on those bits and ratonalise all
 the rest of it for you - and what they come up
 with is generally going to be way more
 interesting than whatever your original plan
 was, if indeed you had one at all.
 Then, once they've figured it all out, just nod
 sagely, congratulate their cleverness, and keep
 your damn mouth shut
 vilikemorgenthal
 Some golden advice for writers who think they
 must come up with it all.

Af, Drugs, and Dude: AGENT <p><a href="http://captainhozier.tumblr.com/post/168722716929/giraaffee-irie-97-mami-morena" class="tumblr_blog">captainhozier</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://giraaffee.tumblr.com/post/167450362619/irie-97-mami-morena-miizzyybabyy" class="tumblr_blog">giraaffee</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://irie-97.tumblr.com/post/167449156815/mami-morena-miizzyybabyy-trashg0d" class="tumblr_blog">irie-97</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://mami-morena.tumblr.com/post/166283113985/miizzyybabyy-trashg0d-paninimami" class="tumblr_blog">mami-morena</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://miizzyybabyy.tumblr.com/post/166283002400/trashg0d-paninimami-diaryofakanemem" class="tumblr_blog">miizzyybabyy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://trashg0d.tumblr.com/post/166282842213/paninimami-diaryofakanemem-turtle94c" class="tumblr_blog">trashg0d</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://paninimami.tumblr.com/post/166277877473/diaryofakanemem-turtle94c-diaryofakanemem" class="tumblr_blog">paninimami</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://diaryofakanemem.tumblr.com/post/166276066662/turtle94c-diaryofakanemem-dont-do-drugs" class="tumblr_blog">diaryofakanemem</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://turtle94c.tumblr.com/post/166275217445/diaryofakanemem-dont-do-drugs-ladies-and" class="tumblr_blog">turtle94c</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://diaryofakanemem.tumblr.com/post/166274851202/dont-do-drugs-ladies-and-gents" class="tumblr_blog">diaryofakanemem</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><i>Don’t do drugs, ladies and gents. 😂😭😂😭😂😭</i></p></blockquote> <p>“Whats your safe word?”</p> </blockquote> <p>That part had me weak <i>😂😭😂😭😂😭 </i></p> </blockquote> <p>“You think I’m in pilates?”😭</p> </blockquote> <p>“watch ya fingers bootyhole man!!” Lmfaooaoaoaoooo </p> </blockquote> <p>😂😂😂😂😂💀</p> </blockquote> <p>My safe word is pineapple juice, whats yours?</p> </blockquote> <p>I have snacks </p> </blockquote> <p>“some of those are limited edition!!”</p> </blockquote> <p>I love the commentary but the fact he got tased even once pisses me off. This dude bein friendly af over here, and this white cop tases him. Fucker. </p></blockquote> <p>He’s not a cop.</p>
Af, Drugs, and Dude: AGENT
<p><a href="http://captainhozier.tumblr.com/post/168722716929/giraaffee-irie-97-mami-morena" class="tumblr_blog">captainhozier</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://giraaffee.tumblr.com/post/167450362619/irie-97-mami-morena-miizzyybabyy" class="tumblr_blog">giraaffee</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://irie-97.tumblr.com/post/167449156815/mami-morena-miizzyybabyy-trashg0d" class="tumblr_blog">irie-97</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://mami-morena.tumblr.com/post/166283113985/miizzyybabyy-trashg0d-paninimami" class="tumblr_blog">mami-morena</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://miizzyybabyy.tumblr.com/post/166283002400/trashg0d-paninimami-diaryofakanemem" class="tumblr_blog">miizzyybabyy</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://trashg0d.tumblr.com/post/166282842213/paninimami-diaryofakanemem-turtle94c" class="tumblr_blog">trashg0d</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://paninimami.tumblr.com/post/166277877473/diaryofakanemem-turtle94c-diaryofakanemem" class="tumblr_blog">paninimami</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://diaryofakanemem.tumblr.com/post/166276066662/turtle94c-diaryofakanemem-dont-do-drugs" class="tumblr_blog">diaryofakanemem</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://turtle94c.tumblr.com/post/166275217445/diaryofakanemem-dont-do-drugs-ladies-and" class="tumblr_blog">turtle94c</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://diaryofakanemem.tumblr.com/post/166274851202/dont-do-drugs-ladies-and-gents" class="tumblr_blog">diaryofakanemem</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><i>Don’t do drugs, ladies and gents. 😂😭😂😭😂😭</i></p></blockquote>

<p>“Whats your safe word?”</p>
</blockquote>
<p>That part had me weak <i>😂😭😂😭😂😭 </i></p>
</blockquote>

<p>“You think I’m in pilates?”😭</p>
</blockquote>

<p>“watch ya fingers bootyhole man!!” Lmfaooaoaoaoooo </p>
</blockquote>

<p>😂😂😂😂😂💀</p>
</blockquote>
<p>My safe word is pineapple juice, whats yours?</p>
</blockquote>

<p>I have snacks </p>
</blockquote>

<p>“some of those are limited edition!!”</p>
</blockquote>

<p>I love the commentary but the fact he got tased even once pisses me off. This dude bein friendly af over here, and this white cop tases him. Fucker. </p></blockquote>

<p>He’s not a cop.</p>

<p><a href="http://captainhozier.tumblr.com/post/168722716929/giraaffee-irie-97-mami-morena" class="tumblr_blog">captainhozier</a>:</p> <bl...