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engaged: PRO MERS MARKET LOWER MARKET LEVE'S 5 years ago after we swiped right vs. tonight after we got engaged. Merry Christmas everyone!
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5 years ago after we swiped right vs. tonight after we got engaged. Merry Christmas everyone!

5 years ago after we swiped right vs. tonight after we got engaged. Merry Christmas everyone!

engaged: tumblr Year in Review Social Impact 2019 2019 fandom: Tumblr and Social Impact in 2019For 2019, our Social Impact team (@action​) compiled trends they saw across the platform. From #BlackExcellence365 to National Hispanic Heritage Month, there’s no doubt that Tumblr’s community is incredibly passionate about and dedicated to social issues. During Women’s History Month, we shared stories from Black women, trans people, women of color, and more from all industries in threads that continued throughout the year. The tag #postitforward was where many of you shared mental health stories, uplifting others in an honest and raw way. The community mobilized for climate change with the hashtag #FridaysForFuture, rose to honor new communities during our first ever #APAHM campaign, and celebrated all things LGBTQ+ year-round with #tumblr pride!When we looked at all of the data, we weren’t surprised at which issues are the most important to you, the Tumblr community. You all engaged in these conversations and put action into your words. Whether you created art, wrote, edited GIFs, or posted selfies as part of your activism, you showed up. While this list is ranked by engagement volume, there is no value judgment as to the importance of any one issue over the other.Mental healthBlack cultureFeminismPride monthEqualityIntersectional feminismClimate changeCapitalism Racism Blackout Stay passionate, Tumblr. Keep making actual change in this world, through all of the 2020s. 
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 Social Impact
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Tumblr and Social Impact in 2019For 2019, our Social Impact team (@action​) compiled trends they saw across the platform. From #BlackExcellence365 to National Hispanic Heritage Month, there’s no doubt that Tumblr’s community is incredibly passionate about and dedicated to social issues. During Women’s History Month, we shared stories from Black women, trans people, women of color, and more from all industries in threads that continued throughout the year. The tag #postitforward was where many of you shared mental health stories, uplifting others in an honest and raw way. The community mobilized for climate change with the hashtag #FridaysForFuture, rose to honor new communities during our first ever #APAHM campaign, and celebrated all things LGBTQ+ year-round with #tumblr pride!When we looked at all of the data, we weren’t surprised at which issues are the most important to you, the Tumblr community. You all engaged in these conversations and put action into your words. Whether you created art, wrote, edited GIFs, or posted selfies as part of your activism, you showed up. While this list is ranked by engagement volume, there is no value judgment as to the importance of any one issue over the other.Mental healthBlack cultureFeminismPride monthEqualityIntersectional feminismClimate changeCapitalism Racism Blackout Stay passionate, Tumblr. Keep making actual change in this world, through all of the 2020s. 

fandom: Tumblr and Social Impact in 2019For 2019, our Social Impact team (@action​) compiled trends they saw across the platform. From #...

engaged: Call FaceTime Add Contact Text Message I'm David. Your contact last month has "W O N'! Go to http://winyourxmas.com? FAJJHAKKFG and try - 6426 Wut? I don't know who this is? David? From like 2nd grade?! Dude I haven't talked to you in forever! Holy shit man! How have you been?! heard you got married to Karen. Dude, that's awesome. I'll admit it was a little weird for me when you two started dating given our history, but I'm so stoked for you. I mean, she was like my girlfriend for 9 years and we were engaged. Then you knowI lost my job because of my drinking problem.. And then lost our house because of my cocaine problem... And then there's the fact I started beating her senseless because I was lashing out and she was the always the closet thing around that made me feel better when I hit it... lol does she still walk with that limp after I pushed her down the stairs? God, memories man, ya know? Actually don't tell her I said that. She probably won't think it's funny. She doesn't really talk to me anymore. How did her reconstructive jaw surgery go? At least is made her fat ass skinny because she had to eat through a straw right?! lolll you owe me a beer for that one dude. I still have a lot of her stuff actually. She got that restraining order against me so I didn't know what to do with it so it's just in a box sitting in the middle of my barren living room. Sometimes when I pick up a bottle and skip out on my AA meetings I just sit here and stare at it. It's actually making me kinda sad right now. No one could burn a TV dinner or take a hit like her you know? Damn, I shouldn't have looked inside this box. All this stuff and memories. I want her back David. Dude, stop. Then don't text me this stupid contest shit asshole. OText Message Send QWERTYUIO P ASD F GH JKL ZX CVBNM 123 return space Me irl
 engaged: Call
 FaceTime
 Add Contact
 Text Message
 I'm David. Your contact
 last month has "W O N'!
 Go to
 http://winyourxmas.com?
 FAJJHAKKFG and try -
 6426
 Wut?
 I don't know who this is?
 David? From like 2nd
 grade?!
 Dude I haven't talked to
 you in forever! Holy shit
 man!
 How have you been?!
 heard you got married to
 Karen. Dude, that's
 awesome.
 I'll admit it was a little
 weird for me when you
 two started dating given
 our history, but I'm so
 stoked for you.
 I mean, she was like my
 girlfriend for 9 years and
 we were engaged.
 Then you knowI lost my
 job because of my
 drinking problem..
 And then lost our house
 because of my cocaine
 problem...
 And then there's the fact I
 started beating her
 senseless because I was
 lashing out and she was
 the always the closet thing
 around that made me feel
 better when I hit it...
 lol does she still walk with
 that limp after I pushed her
 down the stairs?
 God, memories man, ya
 know?
 Actually don't tell her I
 said that. She probably
 won't think it's funny. She
 doesn't really talk to me
 anymore. How did her
 reconstructive jaw surgery
 go?
 At least is made her fat
 ass skinny because she
 had to eat through a straw
 right?! lolll you owe me a
 beer for that one dude.
 I still have a lot of her stuff
 actually.
 She got that restraining
 order against me so I
 didn't know what to do
 with it so it's just in a box
 sitting in the middle of my
 barren living room.
 Sometimes when I pick up
 a bottle and skip out on
 my AA meetings I just sit
 here and stare at it.
 It's actually making me
 kinda sad right now. No
 one could burn a TV
 dinner or take a hit like her
 you know?
 Damn, I shouldn't have
 looked inside this box. All
 this stuff and memories.
 I want her back David.
 Dude, stop.
 Then don't text me this
 stupid contest shit
 asshole.
 OText Message
 Send
 QWERTYUIO P
 ASD F GH JKL
 ZX CVBNM
 123
 return
 space
Me irl

Me irl

engaged: My blind friend got engaged yesterday….he’s pretty sure.
 engaged: My blind friend got engaged yesterday….he’s pretty sure.

My blind friend got engaged yesterday….he’s pretty sure.

engaged: My blind friend got engaged yesterday….he’s pretty sure.
 engaged: My blind friend got engaged yesterday….he’s pretty sure.

My blind friend got engaged yesterday….he’s pretty sure.

engaged: HIS PARENTS DIED WHEN HE WAS SO YOUNG SHOT KILLED RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM HIS WHOLE PLANET WAS DESTROYED HE'S THE LAST OF A HOLOCAUST HE WAS RAISED ALONE HE GREW UP IN THE DIRT A KID IN A HUGE MANSION FINDING OUT SLOWLY HOW DIFFERENT HE WAS WITH HIS MEMORIES OF HIS MOTHER AND FATHER A STRANGER DISCOVERING EVERY DAY HOw STRANGE HE WAS HE HAD LOVE, AND THEY TOOK IT FROM HIM НЕ SHOULD BE A KILLER HE HAS THE POWER TO TEAR THE HE SHOULD WANT TO TEAR THE WORLD APART FOR WHAT IT DID WORLD APART AND HE COULD WITH A PINKIE. HIS WORLD. WE'RE IT'S NOT NOT HIS PEOPLE. WE SHOULD BE ANTS TO HIM IMAGINE THAT. ALWAYS BEING ON THE OUTSIDE THE PAIN THAT WOULD COME FROM ALWAYS BEING ON THE OUTSIDE AND YET HE TOOK THAT PAIN THAT SHOCK OF DEATH AND YET HE TOOK THAT PAIN AND BECAME THE SYMBOL OF HOPE AND HE TURNED IT INTO HOPE I HAD THE LOVE OF PARENTS, I HAD MA AND PA THE WHOLE WAY I'M JUST A RICH KID FROM THE CITY I KNEW MY PARENTS I KNEW WHO I WAS, WHAT I HAD TO BE. I HAD A CHILD HOOD FULL OF LAUGHING AND LEARNING I HAVE POWERS. I HAD TO DO THIS ALL HE HAS ARE HIS WITS AND HIS CHOOSES TO I DIDN'T HAVE ANY CHOICE BUT TO BE WHO I AM AND HE DO THIS WILL HE HAD EVERY CHOICE -AND HE BECAME WHO HE IS. EVERYONE WANTS TO BE HIM EVERY KID IS INSPIRED BY HIM HE'S JUST A BETTER MAN THAN I AM HE'S A BETTER MAN THAN I AM. acutelatios: samalexandxr: - He got engaged. He didn’t call me. Okay. That’s his way of telling me… We’re not friends. Not really.   - You can’t be friends with him. Not when you’re… He doesn’t need to congratulate me. Look at me. Who am I compared to him?   - He is who he is. He doesn’t need a friend. He doesn’t need… He isn’t like me.   - He’s Superman.   - He’s Batman. Batman #36 (2017) HOLY SHIT I THINK THIS IS THE NEXT PANEL?
nsfw
 engaged: HIS
 PARENTS
 DIED WHEN
 HE WAS SO
 YOUNG
 SHOT
 KILLED
 RIGHT IN
 FRONT OF
 HIM
 HIS WHOLE
 PLANET WAS
 DESTROYED
 HE'S THE
 LAST OF A
 HOLOCAUST
 HE WAS
 RAISED
 ALONE
 HE GREW
 UP IN THE
 DIRT
 A KID
 IN A HUGE
 MANSION
 FINDING
 OUT SLOWLY
 HOW DIFFERENT
 HE WAS
 WITH HIS
 MEMORIES OF
 HIS MOTHER AND
 FATHER
 A STRANGER
 DISCOVERING
 EVERY DAY HOw
 STRANGE HE
 WAS

 HE HAD
 LOVE, AND
 THEY TOOK IT
 FROM HIM
 НЕ
 SHOULD BE
 A KILLER
 HE HAS
 THE POWER
 TO TEAR THE
 HE SHOULD
 WANT TO TEAR
 THE WORLD APART
 FOR WHAT IT
 DID
 WORLD
 APART
 AND HE
 COULD
 WITH A
 PINKIE. HIS WORLD. WE'RE
 IT'S NOT
 NOT HIS PEOPLE. WE
 SHOULD BE ANTS
 TO HIM
 IMAGINE
 THAT. ALWAYS
 BEING ON THE
 OUTSIDE
 THE PAIN
 THAT WOULD
 COME FROM ALWAYS
 BEING ON THE
 OUTSIDE
 AND
 YET HE TOOK
 THAT PAIN
 THAT
 SHOCK OF
 DEATH
 AND YET
 HE TOOK THAT
 PAIN AND BECAME
 THE SYMBOL OF
 HOPE
 AND
 HE TURNED
 IT INTO
 HOPE

 I HAD
 THE LOVE OF
 PARENTS, I HAD
 MA AND PA
 THE WHOLE
 WAY
 I'M JUST
 A RICH KID
 FROM THE
 CITY
 I KNEW
 MY PARENTS
 I KNEW WHO I
 WAS, WHAT I
 HAD TO
 BE.
 I HAD
 A CHILD
 HOOD FULL OF
 LAUGHING AND
 LEARNING
 I HAVE
 POWERS. I
 HAD TO DO
 THIS
 ALL HE
 HAS ARE HIS
 WITS AND HIS CHOOSES TO
 I DIDN'T
 HAVE ANY CHOICE
 BUT TO BE WHO
 I AM
 AND HE
 DO THIS
 WILL
 HE
 HAD EVERY
 CHOICE
 -AND
 HE BECAME
 WHO HE
 IS.

 EVERYONE
 WANTS TO BE
 HIM
 EVERY KID
 IS INSPIRED
 BY HIM
 HE'S JUST
 A BETTER MAN
 THAN I AM
 HE'S
 A BETTER
 MAN THAN
 I AM.
acutelatios:

samalexandxr:


- He got engaged. He didn’t call me. Okay. That’s his way of telling me… We’re not friends. Not really.  
- You can’t be friends with him. Not when you’re… He doesn’t need to congratulate me. Look at me. Who am I compared to him?  
- He is who he is. He doesn’t need a friend. He doesn’t need… He isn’t like me.  
- He’s Superman.  
- He’s Batman.
Batman #36 (2017)


HOLY SHIT I THINK THIS IS THE NEXT PANEL?

acutelatios: samalexandxr: - He got engaged. He didn’t call me. Okay. That’s his way of telling me… We’re not friends. Not really.   -...

engaged: tt Matched in Dubai in 2014, engaged in Qatar in 2017, moved to America in 2018, married in Ireland in 2019. Thanks Tinder.
 engaged: tt
Matched in Dubai in 2014, engaged in Qatar in 2017, moved to America in 2018, married in Ireland in 2019. Thanks Tinder.

Matched in Dubai in 2014, engaged in Qatar in 2017, moved to America in 2018, married in Ireland in 2019. Thanks Tinder.

engaged: 26+ Smashing Tumblr Posts That Are Not To Be Missed biggest-gaudiest-patronuses seduce me with ridiculous history facts chrownox Pineapples used to be so expensive that people would rent them for partys as prestige decoration biggest-gaudiest-patronuses that's the shit goldengaypotato Upwards of 90% of all giraffe sex is homosexual, with some males even developing intimate relationships that include fawning and cuddling with their necks. biggest-gaudiest-patronuses my first thought was "this can't possibly be based on fact" and then Giraffes Further information: Giraffe § Social life and breeding habits Male giraffes have been observed to engage in remarkably high frequen ci es of homosexual behavior. After aggressive "necking", it is common for two male giraffes to caress and court each other, leading up to mounting and climax. Such interactons between males have been found to be more frequent than heterosexual coup ling [79] In one study, up to 94% of observed mounting inciden ts took pla ce between two males. The proportion of same sex activities varied between 30 and 75%, and atany given time one in twenty males were engaged in non-combative necking behavior with another male. Only 1% of same-sex moun ting inciden ts occurred between females leol biggest-gaudiest-patronuses this has nothing to do with history unclefather Historically, giraffes are gay Source:biggest-gaudiest-patronuses #welp 47,652 notes Sarcasm Goal Click to see full list 26+ Smashing Tumblr Posts That Are Not To Be Missed #funny #lol #memes #humor #tumblr
 engaged: 26+ Smashing Tumblr Posts That Are Not To Be Missed
 biggest-gaudiest-patronuses
 seduce me with ridiculous history facts
 chrownox
 Pineapples used to be so expensive that people would rent them for partys as
 prestige decoration
 biggest-gaudiest-patronuses
 that's the shit
 goldengaypotato
 Upwards of 90% of all giraffe sex is homosexual, with some males even
 developing intimate relationships that include fawning and cuddling with their
 necks.
 biggest-gaudiest-patronuses
 my first thought was "this can't possibly be based on fact" and then
 Giraffes
 Further information: Giraffe § Social life and breeding habits
 Male giraffes have been observed to engage in remarkably high frequen ci es of homosexual
 behavior. After aggressive "necking", it is common for two male giraffes to caress and court each
 other, leading up to mounting and climax. Such interactons between males have been found to be
 more frequent than heterosexual coup ling [79] In one study, up to 94% of observed mounting
 inciden ts took pla ce between two males. The proportion of same sex activities varied between 30
 and 75%, and atany given time one in twenty males were engaged in non-combative necking
 behavior with another male. Only 1% of same-sex moun ting inciden ts occurred between
 females leol
 biggest-gaudiest-patronuses
 this has nothing to do with history
 unclefather
 Historically, giraffes are gay
 Source:biggest-gaudiest-patronuses #welp
 47,652 notes
 Sarcasm Goal
 Click to see full list
26+ Smashing Tumblr Posts That Are Not To Be Missed #funny #lol #memes #humor #tumblr

26+ Smashing Tumblr Posts That Are Not To Be Missed #funny #lol #memes #humor #tumblr

engaged: Woman gave boy, 14, drug so she could RAPE him It s AWOMAN whraped a 14-year by MARK BRANAGAN old boy after giving him the anti-anxi ety drug Xanax has been jailed Garrett had learning difficulties and Jamie Garrett slipped the youngstera suffered psychological abuse as a tablet beforwarapingtshe added: There hasn't been one The offences took place in August bright spot in the defendant's life so 2016 when Garrett, then aged 22, had far, save for her relationship with her been drinking, smoking cannabis and grandfather. And that came at a price es with him. n risk when she became a carer taking Xanax herself Before a pingschoolboy, Gar Her grandfather has since died, leav- rett gave him a tabet to disinhibit ing Garrett, now 24, alone. She admit- him, Sheffield Crown Court was told. ted sexual activity with a child and Prosecutor lan Goldsack said Garrett supplying a controlled drug. told police she had taken five or six Jailing her for two years and five tablets herself and 'drunk a variety of months, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC alcoholic drinks and also smoked can said: I take into account there was the te nabis. Garrett later told police she had use of drugs trapet the boy You engaged in a variety of sexual acts with the boy. You have had a dreadful life, and have a range of per- re is named for legal reasons, said he was sonal vulnerabilities. But you have, been prescribed the Xanax by her doc- The boy's mother, who cannot be acutely embarrassed' by what had happened Katherine Goddard, mitigating, said however, committed a serious crime. Garrett was also placed on the sex offenders' register for ten years. darthlampman: Just gonna leave these edits here…
 engaged: Woman gave
 boy, 14, drug
 so she could
 RAPE him
 It
 s AWOMAN whraped a 14-year by MARK BRANAGAN
 old boy after giving him the anti-anxi
 ety drug Xanax has been jailed
 Garrett had learning difficulties and
 Jamie Garrett slipped the youngstera suffered psychological abuse as a
 tablet beforwarapingtshe added: There hasn't been one
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 2016 when Garrett, then aged 22, had far, save for her relationship with her
 been drinking, smoking cannabis and grandfather. And that came at a price
 es
 with him.
 n risk
 when she became a carer
 taking Xanax herself
 Before a pingschoolboy, Gar Her grandfather has since died, leav-
 rett gave him a tabet to disinhibit ing Garrett, now 24, alone. She admit-
 him, Sheffield Crown Court was told. ted sexual activity with a child and
 Prosecutor lan Goldsack said Garrett
 supplying a controlled drug.
 told police she had taken five or six Jailing her for two years and five
 tablets herself and 'drunk a variety of months, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC
 alcoholic drinks and also smoked can said: I take into account there was the
 te nabis. Garrett later told police she had use of drugs trapet the boy
 You engaged in a variety of sexual
 acts with the boy. You have had a
 dreadful life, and have a range of per-
 re is named for legal reasons, said he was sonal vulnerabilities. But you have,
 been prescribed the Xanax by her doc-
 The boy's mother, who cannot be
 acutely embarrassed' by what had
 happened
 Katherine Goddard, mitigating, said
 however, committed a serious crime.
 Garrett was also placed on the sex
 offenders' register for ten years.
darthlampman:

Just gonna leave these edits here…

darthlampman: Just gonna leave these edits here…

engaged: 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 fangirltothefullest: 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. The only reason people are against this is because when people are financially stable there is less crime (therefore less prison industrial complex free labour) there are less medical problems (IE less hospital visits meaning less money for the medical and pharmaceutical companies) and the point I am making is that a full guaranteed income to all means that those wealthy people at the top get less money and so they try and fool you into thinking it’s bad so you help encourage them lining their pockets.
 engaged: 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
fangirltothefullest:

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.

The only reason people are against this is because when people are financially stable there is less crime (therefore less prison industrial complex free labour) there are less medical problems (IE less hospital visits meaning less money for the medical and pharmaceutical companies) and the point I am making is that a full guaranteed income to all means that those wealthy people at the top get less money and so they try and fool you into thinking it’s bad so you help encourage them lining their pockets.

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