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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 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.
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
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.

tank-grrl: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude: belcanta: Guaranteed bas...

America, Bad, and Books: 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 lazorsandparadox: 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. With debt levels spiraling out of control as they are, america might have to do this in the near future, in order to prevent economic collapse from people just not having money to spend. The only problem i forsee with this is that, in order to get the money to distribute, taxes on rich people would have to increase by a lot, and if taxes raise too high, they just fucking move to another country to avoid paying them. If there was a way to prevent this, or if the whole world implemented a standard like this at the same time thereby removing the incentive to flee tax hikes, then this would absolutely work out great
America, Bad, and Books: 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
lazorsandparadox:
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.


With debt levels spiraling out of control as they are, america might have to do this in the near future, in order to prevent economic collapse from people just not having money to spend. The only problem i forsee with this is that, in order to get the money to distribute, taxes on rich people would have to increase by a lot, and if taxes raise too high, they just fucking move to another country to avoid paying them. If there was a way to prevent this, or if the whole world implemented a standard like this at the same time thereby removing the incentive to flee tax hikes, then this would absolutely work out great

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Abc, News, and Parents: DAILY NATION I Wednesday August 10, 2016 ON Video games sharpen, social media dumbs Teenagers who play video games are more likely to get better grades at school, a study told News Limited yesterday has found. average in science," study co- author Albert Posso from RMIT to understand some of the principles of chemistry; evern so, they really have to under- stand science," Mr Posso told the ABC. "Some psychologists have argued that massive online player games can be beneficial to cognitive development: Teachers should consider incorporating "When you play online However, the research also games you're solving puzzles to move to the next level and ed social media every day that involves using some of the were receiving grades 20 points general knowledge and skills in below the average in maths than maths, reading and science that you've been taught during the tablished that students who popular video games into teaching so long as they are not violent Mr Posso said the link be tween excessive social media use and poor academic results could be attributed to "oppor- tunity cost" in terms of study time. ones ose who did not. The study, released by the day" said Mr Posso. "Teachers Albert Posso, study Royal Melbourne Institute of should consider incorporat co-author Technology (RMIT), says that students who play online games daily perform, especially well in maths, science and reading ing popular video games into teaching so long as they are not violent ones." Programme for International that online gamin analyse the online habits of lem-solving skills. then compared to academic re- sults. He said the data revealed g could help "You're not really going to solve problems using (social media)," Mr Posso said Mr Posso used data from the tudents who play online games almost every day score 15 points above the average in maths and 17 points above the Australian 15-year-olds, which he "Sometimes (players) have Student Assessment (Pisa) to young people to develop prob- The research was published in the International Journal of Communication. (Xinhua) Record Pogback'> When coach shunned him, he left and shone Take this to your parents.
Abc, News, and Parents: DAILY NATION I Wednesday August 10, 2016
 ON
 Video games sharpen, social media dumbs
 Teenagers who play video
 games are more likely to get
 better grades at school, a study told News Limited yesterday
 has found.
 average in science," study co-
 author Albert Posso from RMIT
 to understand some of the
 principles of chemistry; evern
 so, they really have to under-
 stand science," Mr Posso told
 the ABC. "Some psychologists
 have argued that massive online
 player games can be beneficial
 to cognitive development:
 Teachers
 should consider
 incorporating
 "When you play online
 However, the research also games you're solving puzzles
 to move to the next level and
 ed social media every day that involves using some of the
 were receiving grades 20 points general knowledge and skills in
 below the average in maths than maths, reading and science that
 you've been taught during the
 tablished that students who
 popular video games
 into teaching so long
 as they are not violent
 Mr Posso said the link be
 tween excessive social media
 use and poor academic results
 could be attributed to "oppor-
 tunity cost" in terms of study
 time.
 ones
 ose who did not.
 The study, released by the day" said Mr Posso. "Teachers Albert Posso, study
 Royal Melbourne Institute of should consider incorporat co-author
 Technology (RMIT), says that
 students who play online games
 daily perform, especially well in
 maths, science and reading
 ing popular video games into
 teaching so long as they are not
 violent ones."
 Programme for International that online gamin
 analyse the online habits of lem-solving skills.
 then compared to academic re-
 sults. He said the data revealed
 g could help
 "You're not really going to
 solve problems using (social
 media)," Mr Posso said
 Mr Posso used data from the
 tudents who play online
 games almost every day score
 15 points above the average in
 maths and 17 points above the Australian 15-year-olds, which he "Sometimes (players) have
 Student Assessment (Pisa) to
 young people to develop prob-
 The research was published
 in the International Journal of
 Communication. (Xinhua)
 Record
 Pogback'> When coach shunned him, he left and shone
Take this to your parents.

Take this to your parents.

Abc, News, and Parents: DAILY NATION I Wednesday August 10, 2016 ON Video games sharpen, social media dumbs Teenagers who play video to get better grades at school, a study average in science," study co- author Albert Posso from RMIT told News Limited yesterday to understand some of the principles of chemistry; evern so, they really have to under stand science Mr Posso told the ABC. "Some psychologists have argued that massive online player games can be beneficial to cognitive development." games are more likely Teachers has found. "When you play online should consider However, the research also tablished that students who ed social media every day were receiving grades 20 points ow the average in maths than games you're solving puzzles to move to the next level and that involves using some of the general knowledge and skills in maths, reading and science that you've been taught during the incorporating popular video games into teaching so long as they are not violent ones co-author Mr Posso said the link be Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), says that ents who play online games daily perform, especially well in ose who did not. The study, released by the day" said Mr Posso. "Teachers Albert Posso, study should consider incorporat ing popular video games into teaching so long as they are not tween excessive social media use and poor academic results could be attributed to "oppor- tunity cost" in terms of study time then compared to academic re- You're not really going to sults. He said the data revealed solve problems using (social violent ones." Mr Posso used data from the Student Assessment (Pisa) to Australian 15-year-olds, which he maths, science and reading. national that online gaming could help media)" Mr Posso said Students who play online Programme for Inter The research was published in the International Journal of young people to develop prob- games almost every day score ls points above the average in maths and 17 points above the analyse the online habits of lem-solving skills. "Sometimes (players) have C Record Pogback'> When coach shunned him, he left and shone Take this to your parents.
Abc, News, and Parents: DAILY NATION I Wednesday August 10, 2016
 ON
 Video games sharpen, social media dumbs
 Teenagers who play video
 to get
 better grades at school, a study
 average in science," study co-
 author Albert Posso from RMIT
 told News Limited yesterday
 to understand some of the
 principles of chemistry; evern
 so, they really have to under
 stand science Mr Posso told
 the ABC. "Some psychologists
 have argued that massive online
 player games can be beneficial
 to cognitive development."
 games are more likely
 Teachers
 has found.
 "When you play online
 should consider
 However, the research also
 tablished that students who
 ed social media every day
 were receiving grades 20 points
 ow the average in maths than
 games you're solving puzzles
 to move to the next level and
 that involves using some of the
 general knowledge and skills in
 maths, reading and science that
 you've been taught during the
 incorporating
 popular video games
 into teaching so long
 as they are not violent
 ones
 co-author
 Mr Posso said the link be
 Royal Melbourne Institute of
 Technology (RMIT), says that
 ents who play online games
 daily perform, especially well in
 ose who did not.
 The study, released by the day" said Mr Posso. "Teachers Albert Posso, study
 should consider incorporat
 ing popular video games into
 teaching so long as they are not
 tween excessive social media
 use and poor academic results
 could be attributed to "oppor-
 tunity cost" in terms of study
 time
 then compared to academic re- You're not really going to
 sults. He said the data revealed solve problems using (social
 violent ones."
 Mr Posso used data from the
 Student Assessment (Pisa) to
 Australian 15-year-olds, which he
 maths, science and reading.
 national that online gaming could help media)" Mr Posso said
 Students who play online Programme for Inter
 The research was published
 in the International Journal of
 young people to develop prob-
 games almost every day score
 ls points above the average in
 maths and 17 points above the
 analyse the online habits of lem-solving skills.
 "Sometimes (players) have
 C
 Record
 Pogback'> When coach shunned him, he left and shone
Take this to your parents.

Take this to your parents.

Being Alone, Internet, and Struggle: THE INTERNET SHOULD LOAD #ONEMOREVOTE BATTLEFORTHENET.COM staff: This is the next move to restore net neutrality If it feels like you’re fighting battles on every side, you’re not alone. The struggle is terrifyingly real. But we can still make this year the best possible version of 2018 it can be. There’s a new opportunity in to restore strong net neutrality protections: The Congressional Review Act. What is the Congressional Review Act? The CRA lets the House and Senate repeal administrative laws—rules and regulations set by governmental agencies—with a simple majority in both houses. The resolutions can’t be blocked by leadership, amended, or filibustered. This congress has used the CRA more than any other to overturn regulations that protect vulnerable people and the environment, but this time we can use it for a good purpose—to reverse the FCC’s decision and restore net neutrality. We just need #OneMoreVote Battle For The Net has secured commitments from 50 senators. One more and we can take this fight to the House. These are the targets: John Kennedy (Louisiana) | 202-224-4623 | Email John McCain (Arizona) | 202-224-2235 | Email Orrin Hatch (Utah) | 202-224-5251 | Email Dean Heller (Nevada) | 202-224-6244 | Email If you live in these states, we need you. Even if you don’t, you can still help the cause. Go to battleforthenet.com to write or call your representatives. Tell them to support the “Resolution of Disapproval” and overturn the FCC’s December 14 “Restoring Internet Freedom” vote. 
Being Alone, Internet, and Struggle: THE INTERNET
 SHOULD LOAD
 #ONEMOREVOTE
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staff:

This is the next move to restore net neutrality
If it feels like you’re fighting battles on every side, you’re not alone. The struggle is terrifyingly real. But we can still make this year the best possible version of 2018 it can be. There’s a new opportunity in to restore strong net neutrality protections: The Congressional Review Act. 
What is the Congressional Review Act?
The CRA lets the House and Senate repeal administrative laws—rules and regulations set by governmental agencies—with a simple majority in both houses. The resolutions can’t be blocked by leadership, amended, or filibustered. 
This congress has used the CRA more than any other to overturn regulations that protect vulnerable people and the environment, but this time we can use it for a good purpose—to reverse the FCC’s decision and restore net neutrality. 
We just need #OneMoreVote
Battle For The Net has secured commitments from 50 senators. One more and we can take this fight to the House. These are the targets:
John Kennedy (Louisiana) | 202-224-4623 | Email
John McCain (Arizona) | 202-224-2235 | Email
Orrin Hatch (Utah) | 202-224-5251 | Email
Dean Heller (Nevada) | 202-224-6244 | Email
If you live in these states, we need you. Even if you don’t, you can still help the cause. 
Go to battleforthenet.com to write or call your representatives. 
Tell them to support the “Resolution of Disapproval” and overturn the FCC’s December 14 “Restoring Internet Freedom” vote. 

staff: This is the next move to restore net neutrality If it feels like you’re fighting battles on every side, you’re not alone. The strugg...

Being Alone, Anaconda, and Apple: There are castles that are less expensive than NYC apartments Ultrafacts.tumblr.com ultrafacts Source it you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts I'm buying a castle legend-ol-sora GUYS I WANT CASTLE 1. PRICE: $1,621,200 This 13,993-square-foot, 6-bedroom cestle sits on 24 acres of land overlooking the countryside of Midi Pyrenees. Features include a large entrance hall opening to the courtyard, salon with a fireplace, grand staircase, elevator, large dining room with fireplace, two kitchens, a bedroom wing with a hal onto the courtyard, study rooms in the towers, two garages, and access to the chapel and east wing PRICE: $1,650,000 Here's a 1-bed, 15-bath, 1200-square-foot apartment on Eest 30th Street 2 102909 Update The castle as of April 2015 is actualy only around $1,300,000 USD now due to the currency exchange ratesl D this goes even further, some European countries will give you a castle for free if you submit a plan stating how you intend to restore or preserve it Italy alone for example has somewhere between 100 and 300 castles they intend to give away to anyone with intent to be a caretaker, they iteraly cant keep track of how many discount casties are up for grabs It doesn't even have to be an ambitious plan, even it it says you just intend to keep it from becoming more shitty and will occasionally add a few bricks when you can aford it. given that most of them come with land you could convert the grounds to actually produce enough income to pay for the repairs-like setting up apple trees and brewing cider you sell with your castle name on the bottle or raising some goats for cheese, a hobby farm could turn this into an actual income opportunity. hell, throwing parties at the caste could make it an income opportunity they will literally-GIVE you a caste to make sure someone is taking care of ramer men let them a sit empty stowebery Fuck, I need to move to Europe BRB breaking my piggy bank and moving to Europe
Being Alone, Anaconda, and Apple: There are castles that are less
 expensive than NYC apartments
 Ultrafacts.tumblr.com
 ultrafacts
 Source it you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts
 I'm buying a castle
 legend-ol-sora
 GUYS I WANT CASTLE
 1. PRICE: $1,621,200
 This 13,993-square-foot, 6-bedroom cestle sits on 24 acres of land overlooking the
 countryside of Midi Pyrenees. Features include a large entrance hall opening to the
 courtyard, salon with a fireplace, grand staircase, elevator, large dining room with
 fireplace, two kitchens, a bedroom wing with a hal onto the courtyard, study rooms
 in the towers, two garages, and access to the chapel and east wing
 PRICE: $1,650,000
 Here's a 1-bed, 15-bath, 1200-square-foot apartment on Eest 30th Street
 2 102909
 Update The castle as of April 2015 is actualy only around $1,300,000 USD now
 due to the currency exchange ratesl D
 this goes even further, some European countries will give you a castle for free if
 you submit a plan stating how you intend to restore or preserve it Italy alone for
 example has somewhere between 100 and 300 castles they intend to give away
 to anyone with intent to be a caretaker, they iteraly cant keep track of how
 many discount casties are up for grabs
 It doesn't even have to be an ambitious plan, even it it says you just intend to
 keep it from becoming more shitty and will occasionally add a few bricks when
 you can aford it. given that most of them come with land you could convert the
 grounds to actually produce enough income to pay for the repairs-like setting up
 apple trees and brewing cider you sell with your castle name on the bottle or
 raising some goats for cheese, a hobby farm could turn this into an actual
 income opportunity. hell, throwing parties at the caste could make it an income
 opportunity
 they will literally-GIVE you a caste to make sure someone is taking care of
 ramer men let them a sit empty
 stowebery
 Fuck, I need to move to Europe
BRB breaking my piggy bank and moving to Europe

BRB breaking my piggy bank and moving to Europe

Books, Children, and Chill: sondsheim: bakuryobaku sondsheim reblog and put the highest library late fee you've ever paid in the tags Ok so the highest I have paid is $20 the highest I have is $5000 and still counting and I'm never going back to Louisiana again There's gotta be a good story behind that $5000 fine Ok kiddo's sit the heckety down and hold onto your hats and broomsticks. The year is 2006. The setting, hick- fuckville Louisiana. I am but a humble child sitting in my local library reading all of the books that my school library banned, but they kept in the local library to adults, so that way they can "warn them, becouse if your child is reading these books they are possessed by show tan. This is the place where I got my first copy of Ann Rice's "Interview with the Vampire" which had all if my favorite things, a male/male relationship, vampires, the Victorian age, and best of all half of it takes place in uck-hickville Louisiana (not to be confused with Hick Fuckville, Louisiana). I have by me all of the books on the "don't let your child read this or they will become a sodomite" list. I am fucking having a blast, when guess who walks the flip flopity right up to me. That's right Pastor AssFuck McGee. And he goes "child, these books are not for children." To which I reply by saying nothing, picking up each book and checking them out. I walk out if the library, and I decide. Fuck you pastor AssFuck McGee. I am gonna read all if these books. 1 month later, my parents decide it's time to move, again. I'm chill with this. I hate this town. I hate this state. And I hate Paster AssFuck McGee and I don't even go to his church, but Kasey who sits by me during lunch does and she says that he's a "bleepity bleeping dumb slut" and I don't know how Kasey knows that Pastor AssFuck McGee is a slut, but I trust her opinion on it, and while I normally don't shame people for their sex lives I was willing to make an exception just for Pastor AssFuck McGee However, if we move I have to return my library books But I can't. I haven't finished reading all fucking 23 books, 2 magazines, and the informational pamphlet on th control. So I decided I hated Pastor AssFuck McGee and loved books more than I cared about the law. So l packed all of the library books up and move with them. I said fuck it. I'm gonna steal all of this. I was sure as fuck about to commit my first felony. We move to Arizona. I get enrolled into a new school one day in the snazy new computer lab I boot up the computer, that terrible fucking dial up noise hurts my ears and I'm convinced God isn't real, becouse if he was he wouldn't allow for that God awful fucking noise. I sign on to my AOL. I have an email. It's from the library in Louisiana. My books are late. I delete the email. I delete the email every week when they send it out. Fast forward too late 2016. I am feeling the nostalgic, I decide to log into my old AOL account I have been on it in over 5 years. I am stunned. I have an email. My books are late. I owe around $5000. I sighn out of my AOL. I never sighn back in. I go to bed that night and I whisper. "Fuck you Pastor AssFuck McGee. mes in this story have been changed to protect individuals) (Na The story of a library fine [x-post r/almostpoetry]
Books, Children, and Chill: sondsheim:
 bakuryobaku
 sondsheim
 reblog and put the highest library late fee you've
 ever paid in the tags
 Ok so the highest I have paid is $20 the highest I
 have is $5000 and still counting and I'm never going
 back to Louisiana again
 There's gotta be a good story behind that $5000 fine
 Ok kiddo's sit the heckety down and hold onto your hats
 and broomsticks. The year is 2006. The setting, hick-
 fuckville Louisiana. I am but a humble child sitting in my
 local library reading all of the books that my school
 library banned, but they kept in the local library to
 adults, so that way they can "warn them, becouse if your
 child is reading these books they are possessed by
 show
 tan. This is the place where I got my first copy of Ann
 Rice's "Interview with the Vampire" which had all if my
 favorite things, a male/male relationship, vampires, the
 Victorian age, and best of all half of it takes place in
 uck-hickville Louisiana (not to be confused with Hick
 Fuckville, Louisiana). I have by me all of the books on the
 "don't let your child read this or they will become a
 sodomite" list. I am fucking having a blast, when guess
 who walks the flip flopity right up to me. That's right
 Pastor AssFuck McGee. And he goes "child, these books
 are not for children." To which I reply by saying nothing,
 picking up each book and checking them out. I walk out
 if the library, and I decide. Fuck you pastor AssFuck
 McGee. I am gonna read all if these books. 1 month later,
 my parents decide it's time to move, again. I'm chill with
 this. I hate this town. I hate this state. And I hate Paster
 AssFuck McGee and I don't even go to his church, but
 Kasey who sits by me during lunch does and she says
 that he's a "bleepity bleeping dumb slut" and I don't
 know how Kasey knows that Pastor AssFuck McGee is a
 slut, but I trust her opinion on it, and while I normally
 don't shame people for their sex lives I was willing to
 make an exception just for Pastor AssFuck McGee
 However, if we move I have to return my library books
 But I can't. I haven't finished reading all fucking 23
 books, 2 magazines, and the informational pamphlet on
 th control. So I decided I hated Pastor AssFuck McGee
 and loved books more than I cared about the law. So l
 packed all of the library books up and move with them. I
 said fuck it. I'm gonna steal all of this. I was sure as fuck
 about to commit my first felony. We move to Arizona. I
 get enrolled into a new school one day in the snazy new
 computer lab I boot up the computer, that terrible
 fucking dial up noise hurts my ears and I'm convinced
 God isn't real, becouse if he was he wouldn't allow for
 that God awful fucking noise. I sign on to my AOL. I have
 an email. It's from the library in Louisiana. My books are
 late. I delete the email. I delete the email every week
 when they send it out. Fast forward too late 2016. I am
 feeling the nostalgic, I decide to log into my old AOL
 account I have been on it in over 5 years. I am stunned. I
 have an email. My books are late. I owe around $5000. I
 sighn out of my AOL. I never sighn back in. I go to bed
 that night and I whisper. "Fuck you Pastor AssFuck
 McGee.
 mes in this story have been changed to protect
 individuals)
 (Na
The story of a library fine [x-post r/almostpoetry]

The story of a library fine [x-post r/almostpoetry]

Anaconda, Cute, and Love: NOV , DEC SEP-OCT littlelionsloves: I love the extra details in Brooklyn Nine Nine so much, like look at the rainbow folders in the background here! And then they move to Gina’s work station and stay there throughout the rest of the show, in that exact order. Like imagine Gina needing the contents of those folders but seeing they’re arranged in rainbow order and making sure they stay that way Then Captain Holt gets this lil rainbow flag instead and it moves with him when he gets transferred to the public relations department and then moves with him again when he moves back into the 99 What Captain Holt said in the first episode of the show is so true, like he really doesn’t try to hide the fact that he’s gay, he has rainbow things everywhere like I can’t imagine what purpose that tiny disco ball could have other than to show that he’s gay and not ashamed of that at all (also look at the tiny NYC model it’s so cute) Gina has a jar on her desk that says ‘Ashes of Problem Employees’ and I can 100% imagine her threatening people she doesn’t like with that jar and them blowing it off but also being just a tiny bit worried Then look at Jake’s car. He has a rubber duck stuck to his dashboard and a rubber chicken and shaving cream? Like he’s always running late so imagine him just perfecting the art of somehow shaving in the car to save time and washing his face the second he walks into the building so he just always has shaving cream in the car with him and literally everyone who sees him is just sort of disgusted but also a lil bit impressed And look at his desk!!! He has a #1 Detective sticker on his lamp and this tiny police car and it’s just so so cute to me, like what if he got that police car when he was a kid and first decided he wanted to be a detective and that lil car came with him to uni and to the academy and moving from desk to desk with him until he finally gets to be a detective Idk I just really love this show and their attention to detail
Anaconda, Cute, and Love: NOV , DEC
 SEP-OCT
littlelionsloves:
I love the extra details in Brooklyn Nine Nine so much, like look at the rainbow folders in the background here!
And then they move to Gina’s work station and stay there throughout the rest of the show, in that exact order. Like imagine Gina needing the contents of those folders but seeing they’re arranged in rainbow order and making sure they stay that way
Then Captain Holt gets this lil rainbow flag instead and it moves with him when he gets transferred to the public relations department and then moves with him again when he moves back into the 99
What Captain Holt said in the first episode of the show is so true, like he really doesn’t try to hide the fact that he’s gay, he has rainbow things everywhere like I can’t imagine what purpose that tiny disco ball could have other than to show that he’s gay and not ashamed of that at all (also look at the tiny NYC model it’s so cute)
Gina has a jar on her desk that says ‘Ashes of Problem Employees’ and I can 100% imagine her threatening people she doesn’t like with that jar and them blowing it off but also being just a tiny bit worried
Then look at Jake’s car. He has a rubber duck stuck to his dashboard and a rubber chicken and shaving cream? Like he’s always running late so imagine him just perfecting the art of somehow shaving in the car to save time and washing his face the second he walks into the building so he just always has shaving cream in the car with him and literally everyone who sees him is just sort of disgusted but also a lil bit impressed
And look at his desk!!! He has a #1 Detective sticker on his lamp and this tiny police car and it’s just so so cute to me, like what if he got that police car when he was a kid and first decided he wanted to be a detective and that lil car came with him to uni and to the academy and moving from desk to desk with him until he finally gets to be a detective
Idk I just really love this show and their attention to detail

littlelionsloves: I love the extra details in Brooklyn Nine Nine so much, like look at the rainbow folders in the background here! And then ...

Bad, Children, and Comfortable: SWeet Cakes We lost everything' Christian bakers fined $135K for refusing to make lesbian couple's wedding cake chaotic-tides: xaldien: startlememe-trash: karadin: trueheart46: plaidandredlipstick: hussyknee: I love how they left out the part about them giving out the lesbian couple’s personal information to send them death threats, running them out of their home, and encouraging other fundies to petition to have their children taken away. **examines fingernails** Also the fact that they raised half million dollars from other raging homophobes to fund this bigotry. I hope the dickholes lose the shirts off their backs and have to live out of a van. But that’s too much to hope for. I just wanna add that the lesbian couple were getting married because their mutual friend had just died of cancer and they were adopting her two daughters… and that the death threats were so bad that they had to quit their jobs and move. it’s never just about a cake. it’s about the precedent you set when you allow ppl to discriminate. it’s about all the disgusting bigots that crawl out of the woodwork when they feel like they have the right to hate. Yeah I mean if they don’t feel comfortable making the cake due to their beliefs then a polite decline is fine. It’s when, as previous stated, people try to discriminate especially so aggressively that things start to escalate. No, trueheart, a polite decline is NOT FINE. Let me explain why, when you operate a business, you are licensed  in your state, county and city. To get a license you agree that you will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality. When you decline service for these reasons (not for example, that the customer was rude, or bounced a check) you are breaking the law and you will be fined. The way to avoid this is to a) operate your business without a license or b) move to where the group you want to discriminate against is not protected by law. I would agree but, freedom of religion is a thing, if the bakery was solely owned by them, they would have the right to decline. If it was a mass produced workplace like McDonald’s it would be a different story. You should not force someone to do something against their religion, which is why this discussion is hard to decide for many people. Oh, fuck you. They’re a business and have to follow business laws. The courts found that freedom of religion does not apply to a law that specifically says denial of service based on sexual orientation is illegal. Point blank. If you don’t know how business laws work, don’t open a business.
Bad, Children, and Comfortable: SWeet Cakes
 We lost everything'
 Christian bakers
 fined $135K for
 refusing to make
 lesbian couple's
 wedding cake
chaotic-tides:

xaldien:

startlememe-trash:

karadin:

trueheart46:
plaidandredlipstick:

hussyknee:

I love how they left out the part about them giving out the lesbian couple’s personal information to send them death threats, running them out of their home, and encouraging other fundies to petition to have their children taken away. **examines fingernails**
Also the fact that they raised half million dollars from other raging homophobes to fund this bigotry. I hope the dickholes lose the shirts off their backs and have to live out of a van. But that’s too much to hope for. 

I just wanna add that the lesbian couple were getting married because their mutual friend had just died of cancer and they were adopting her two daughters… and that the death threats were so bad that they had to quit their jobs and move. 

it’s never just about a cake. it’s about the precedent you set when you allow ppl to discriminate. it’s about all the disgusting bigots that crawl out of the woodwork when they feel like they have the right to hate. 


Yeah I mean if they don’t feel comfortable making the cake due to their beliefs then a polite decline is fine. It’s when, as previous stated, people try to discriminate especially so aggressively that things start to escalate.

No, trueheart, a polite decline is NOT FINE. Let me explain why, when you operate a business, you are licensed  in your state, county and city. To get a license you agree that you will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality. When you decline service for these reasons (not for example, that the customer was rude, or bounced a check) you are breaking the law and you will be fined. The way to avoid this is to a) operate your business without a license or b) move to where the group you want to discriminate against is not protected by law.

I would agree but, freedom of religion is a thing, if the bakery was solely owned by them, they would have the right to decline. If it was a mass produced workplace like McDonald’s it would be a different story. You should not force someone to do something against their religion, which is why this discussion is hard to decide for many people. 

Oh, fuck you. They’re a business and have to follow business laws. The courts found that freedom of religion does not apply to a law that specifically says denial of service based on sexual orientation is illegal. Point blank. If you don’t know how business laws work, don’t open a business.

chaotic-tides: xaldien: startlememe-trash: karadin: trueheart46: plaidandredlipstick: hussyknee: I love how they left out the part abo...

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 havocados: 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. *muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*
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
havocados:
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.

*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*

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America, Empire, and Fire: borkyno i see all these british memes and i think we need to make a list of american memes flo from progressive .the midwest .how big is alaska . jeopardy review games spIRIT WEEK ukuleleblake jake from statefarm marauderstrio it's not car insurance, it's al state "mayhem is coming "nothing could replace brad - kahoot its stuckyinmy heacd BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL . thanks obama . idk my bff jil kids who take kic kball way to seriously HI, BILLY MAYS HERE target [t-are--ey] . texas threatening to move to Canada iny-bubble Shirley temple DVD sef IT MAKES MY PATIO 20 DEGREES COOLERI aphprussia making fun of east coastsouth when they cant handle snow . i ts a pillow its a pet its a piLLOW PET stopfrnkiero2k15 CALL J.G. WENTWORTH, 877 CASH NOW thatoneartyishperson 800-588-2300 empire (today) really annoying geico commercials what-thehale e ch-ch-ch-ch-chia California's drought now YOU have a friend in the diamond business-Shane Co. the-perks-ofbeing-a-wallmaster Call now for the Midnight Fire Collection SUNSETTER RETRACTABLE AWNINGS ARE MADE IN AMERICA Everything about that Tony Chopper commercial thing rohxez It's my money and I want it NOW The Generals insurance whovianthatissherlocked Educ ation connection trans-sweden hi, im sarah mc lachlan.. "in the aaarms of the aaaangels classicalphan save money, live better, Wal-Mart itty bitty zimmermann Attention: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma you may to be entrled to financial compensation. starry-nightengale TS "LOTS AND LOTS OF TRAINS frickmyrick are you tired of this happening to you? THERE'S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY! thewhisperingescapes ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP stripedroxy HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD FLORIDA MAN 156,766 notes American Memes
America, Empire, and Fire: borkyno
 i see all these british memes and i think we need to make a list of american memes
 flo from progressive
 .the midwest
 .how big is alaska
 . jeopardy review games
 spIRIT WEEK
 ukuleleblake
 jake from statefarm
 marauderstrio
 it's not car insurance, it's al state
 "mayhem is coming
 "nothing could replace brad
 - kahoot
 its stuckyinmy heacd
 BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL
 . thanks obama
 . idk my bff jil
 kids who take kic kball way to seriously
 HI, BILLY MAYS HERE
 target [t-are--ey]
 . texas
 threatening to move to Canada
 iny-bubble
 Shirley temple DVD sef
 IT MAKES MY PATIO 20 DEGREES COOLERI
 aphprussia
 making fun of east coastsouth when they cant handle snow
 . i
 ts a pillow its a pet its a piLLOW PET
 stopfrnkiero2k15
 CALL J.G. WENTWORTH, 877 CASH NOW
 thatoneartyishperson
 800-588-2300 empire (today)
 really annoying geico commercials
 what-thehale
 e ch-ch-ch-ch-chia
 California's drought
 now YOU have a friend in the diamond business-Shane Co.
 the-perks-ofbeing-a-wallmaster
 Call now for the Midnight Fire Collection
 SUNSETTER RETRACTABLE AWNINGS ARE MADE IN AMERICA
 Everything about that Tony Chopper commercial thing
 rohxez
 It's my money and I want it NOW
 The Generals insurance
 whovianthatissherlocked
 Educ ation connection
 trans-sweden
 hi, im sarah mc lachlan.. "in the aaarms of the aaaangels
 classicalphan
 save money, live better, Wal-Mart
 itty bitty zimmermann
 Attention: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma you may to
 be entrled to financial compensation.
 starry-nightengale
 TS "LOTS AND LOTS OF TRAINS
 frickmyrick
 are you tired of this happening to you?
 THERE'S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY!
 thewhisperingescapes
 ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP
 stripedroxy
 HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
 HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
 HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
 FLORIDA MAN
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American Memes

Af, Alive, and Bad: someone in a group asked me to tell them why I hate the ocean sunfish so deleted. To perpetuate the truth and stand I care about anything else, for real. Except this big dumb idiot. And it's not like an~ironic thing, I mean it IS hilarious to me and they ARE THE BIGGEST JOKE PLAYED ON EARTH but I seriously fucking hate them. THE MOLA MOLA FISH (OR OCEAN SUNFISH) They are the worlds largest boney fish, weighing up to 5,000 pounds. And since they have very little girth, that just makes them these absolutely giant fucking dinner plates that God must have accidentally dropped while washing dishes one day and shrugged imagined this would happen. AND WITH NO PURPOSE. EVERY POUND OF THAT ISA WASTED POUND AND EVERY FOOT OF IT (10 are so completely useless that scientists even debate about how they move. They have little control other than some minor wiggling. Some say they must just push water out COULD use their back fin EXCEPT GUESS cells are being made, this piece of floating So they don't have swim bladders. You know the one thing that every fish has to make sure it doesn't just sink to the bottom of the acean when they stop moving and can stay the right side up. This creature. That can move to begin with. Can never stop its t'll fucking sink EXCEPT. EXCEPT. When they get stuck on top of the waterl Which happens frequentlyl Because without the whole swim THINNEST BUT LARGEST MOST TOPPLE ABLE FISH ON THE PLANET, shit outta luck! There is no creature on this earth that needs a swim bladder more than this spit in the face of nature, AND YET. Some scientists have speculated that when they do that, they are absorbing energy from the sun because no one fucking knows how they manage to get any real energy to begin with. So they need the sun I guess. But good news, when they end up stuck like that, it gives birds a chance to land on their goddamn island of a body and eat the bugs and parasites out of its skin because it's basically a slowly migrating cesspool. Pros be decent predators. No. No. The most dangerous thing about them is, as you may have guessed, their stupidity. They have caused the death of one person before. And in 2005 it decided to relive its mighty glory days and do it again, this time landing on a four-year-old boy. Luckily Byron sustained no They mostly only eat jellyfish because of course they do, they could only eat something that has no brain and a possibility of do eat has almost zero nutritional value and because it's so stupidly fucking big it has to eat a ton of the almost no nutritional value stuff to stay alive. Dumb. See that ridiculous n mouth? (This is actually why this is my favorite picture of one, and I have had it saved to my phone for three years) "Oh nol What could have happened! How could this bel Do not let that expression fool you, they just don't have the goddamn ability to close heir mouths because their teeth are fused together, and ya know what, it is good it floats around with such a clueless expression on its face, because it is in fact clueless as all fuck. HARDLY. No animal truly uses them asa source, but instead (which has lead us to said photo) will usually just maim the fuck out of them for kicks. Seals have been seen playing with their fins like frisbees. Probably the most fish truly is proof that God has abandoned us." Yes, thank you. "But if they're so bad at literally everything, why haven't they gone IT DOESNT REALIZE IT SHOULD NOT EXIST, IT IS SO UNAWARE OF LITERALLY FUCKING EVERYTHING THAT IT DOESNT REALIZE THAT IT'S DOING MAYBE THE WORST FUCKING JOB OF BEING A FISH OR DEBATABLY THE WORST JOB OF BEING A CLUSTER OF CELLS THAN ANY OTHER CLUSTER OF CELLS. SO WHAT DOES IT DO? IT LAYS THE MOST EGGS OUT OF EVERYTHING. Besides some bugs, there are some ants and stuff that'll lay more. IT WILL LAY 300 MILLION EGGS AT ONE TIME, 300,000,000 IT SURVIVES BECAUSE T WOULD BE STATISTICALLY IMPROBABLE DARE I SAY IMPOSSIBLE, THAT THER WOULDNT BE AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE 300,000,000 (that is EACH time they lay eggs) LEFT SURVIVING AT THE END OF THE DAY And this cancludes why I hate the fuck out af this complete failure of evolution, the Ocean Sunfish. If I ever see one, I will throw rocks at LIVE OCEAN SUNFISH UPDATE: FISH DISCOVERED TO BE MORE DUMB THAN So the top and bottom fins kind of wiggle all of the time and they are not sure exactly why but think it's stabilization. BUT they can jump by turning on their side and using them as wing type things. It is suspected they do this bodies. So leaming that I was like huh okay Then I discovered this: Since they are so terrible at swimming, the current will carry have learned that they are so stupid they just while they have the full ability for that to nat r. Then they die. So l i read this out laud to my marine bio nerd Gotta have passion
Af, Alive, and Bad: someone in a group asked me to tell
 them why I hate the ocean sunfish so
 deleted. To perpetuate the truth and stand
 I care about anything else, for real. Except this
 big dumb idiot. And it's not like an~ironic
 thing, I mean it IS hilarious to me and they
 ARE THE BIGGEST JOKE PLAYED ON EARTH
 but I seriously fucking hate them.
 THE MOLA MOLA FISH (OR OCEAN SUNFISH)
 They are the worlds largest boney fish,
 weighing up to 5,000 pounds. And since they
 have very little girth, that just makes them
 these absolutely giant fucking dinner plates
 that God must have accidentally dropped
 while washing dishes one day and shrugged
 imagined this would happen. AND WITH NO
 PURPOSE. EVERY POUND OF THAT ISA
 WASTED POUND AND EVERY FOOT OF IT (10
 are so completely useless that scientists
 even debate about how they move. They have
 little control other than some minor wiggling.
 Some say they must just push water out
 COULD use their back fin EXCEPT GUESS
 cells are being made, this piece of floating
 So they don't have swim bladders. You know
 the one thing that every fish has to make
 sure it doesn't just sink to the bottom of the
 acean when they stop moving and can stay
 the right side up. This creature. That can
 move to begin with. Can never stop its
 t'll fucking sink EXCEPT. EXCEPT. When they
 get stuck on top of the waterl Which happens
 frequentlyl Because without the whole swim
 THINNEST BUT LARGEST MOST TOPPLE
 ABLE FISH ON THE PLANET, shit outta luck!
 There is no creature on this earth that needs
 a swim bladder more than this spit in the face
 of nature, AND YET. Some scientists have
 speculated that when they do that, they are
 absorbing energy from the sun because no
 one fucking knows how they manage to get
 any real energy to begin with. So they need the
 sun I guess. But good news, when they end up
 stuck like that, it gives birds a chance to land
 on their goddamn island of a body and eat the
 bugs and parasites out of its skin because it's
 basically a slowly migrating cesspool. Pros
 be decent predators. No. No. The most
 dangerous thing about them is, as you may
 have guessed, their stupidity. They have
 caused the death of one person before.
 And in 2005 it decided to relive its mighty
 glory days and do it again, this time landing on
 a four-year-old boy. Luckily Byron sustained no
 They mostly only eat jellyfish because of
 course they do, they could only eat something
 that has no brain and a possibility of
 do eat has almost zero nutritional value and
 because it's so stupidly fucking big it has to
 eat a ton of the almost no nutritional value
 stuff to stay alive. Dumb. See that ridiculous
 n mouth? (This is actually why this is
 my favorite picture of one, and I have had it
 saved to my phone for three years) "Oh nol
 What could have happened! How could this
 bel Do not let that expression fool you, they
 just don't have the goddamn ability to close
 heir mouths because their teeth are fused
 together, and ya know what, it is good it floats
 around with such a clueless expression on its
 face, because it is in fact clueless as all fuck.
 HARDLY. No animal truly uses them asa
 source, but instead (which has lead us to said
 photo) will usually just maim the fuck out of
 them for kicks. Seals have been seen playing
 with their fins like frisbees. Probably the most
 fish truly is proof that God has abandoned
 us." Yes, thank you. "But if they're so bad at
 literally everything, why haven't they gone
 IT DOESNT REALIZE IT SHOULD NOT
 EXIST, IT IS SO UNAWARE OF LITERALLY
 FUCKING EVERYTHING THAT IT DOESNT
 REALIZE THAT IT'S DOING MAYBE THE
 WORST FUCKING JOB OF BEING A FISH
 OR DEBATABLY THE WORST JOB OF BEING
 A CLUSTER OF CELLS THAN ANY OTHER
 CLUSTER OF CELLS. SO WHAT DOES IT
 DO? IT LAYS THE MOST EGGS OUT OF
 EVERYTHING. Besides some bugs, there
 are some ants and stuff that'll lay more.
 IT WILL LAY 300 MILLION EGGS AT ONE
 TIME, 300,000,000 IT SURVIVES BECAUSE
 T WOULD BE STATISTICALLY IMPROBABLE
 DARE I SAY IMPOSSIBLE, THAT THER
 WOULDNT BE AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE
 300,000,000 (that is EACH time they lay eggs)
 LEFT SURVIVING AT THE END OF THE DAY
 And this cancludes why I hate the fuck out af
 this complete failure of evolution, the Ocean
 Sunfish. If I ever see one, I will throw rocks at
 LIVE OCEAN SUNFISH UPDATE: FISH
 DISCOVERED TO BE MORE DUMB THAN
 So the top and bottom fins kind of wiggle all
 of the time and they are not sure exactly why
 but think it's stabilization. BUT they can jump
 by turning on their side and using them as
 wing type things. It is suspected they do this
 bodies. So leaming that I was like huh okay
 Then I discovered this: Since they are so
 terrible at swimming, the current will carry
 have learned that they are so stupid they just
 while they have the full ability for that to nat
 r. Then they die. So l
 i read this out laud to my marine bio nerd
Gotta have passion

Gotta have passion

Anaconda, Cute, and Love: NOV , DEC SEP-OCT littlelionsloves: I love the extra details in Brooklyn Nine Nine so much, like look at the rainbow folders in the background here!And then they move to Gina’s work station and stay there throughout the rest of the show, in that exact order. Like imagine Gina needing the contents of those folders but seeing they’re arranged in rainbow order and making sure they stay that wayThen Captain Holt gets this lil rainbow flag instead and it moves with him when he gets transferred to the public relations department and then moves with him again when he moves back into the 99What Captain Holt said in the first episode of the show is so true, like he really doesn’t try to hide the fact that he’s gay, he has rainbow things everywhere like I can’t imagine what purpose that tiny disco ball could have other than to show that he’s gay and not ashamed of that at all (also look at the tiny NYC model it’s so cute)Gina has a jar on her desk that says ‘Ashes of Problem Employees’ and I can 100% imagine her threatening people she doesn’t like with that jar and them blowing it off but also being just a tiny bit worriedThen look at Jake’s car. He has a rubber duck stuck to his dashboard and a rubber chicken and shaving cream? Like he’s always running late so imagine him just perfecting the art of somehow shaving in the car to save time and washing his face the second he walks into the building so he just always has shaving cream in the car with him and literally everyone who sees him is just sort of disgusted but also a lil bit impressedAnd look at his desk!!! He has a #1 Detective sticker on his lamp and this tiny police car and it’s just so so cute to me, like what if he got that police car when he was a kid and first decided he wanted to be a detective and that lil car came with him to uni and to the academy and moving from desk to desk with him until he finally gets to be a detectiveIdk I just really love this show and their attention to detail
Anaconda, Cute, and Love: NOV , DEC
 SEP-OCT
littlelionsloves:

I love the extra details in Brooklyn Nine Nine so much, like look at the rainbow folders in the background here!And then they move to Gina’s work station and stay there throughout the rest of the show, in that exact order. Like imagine Gina needing the contents of those folders but seeing they’re arranged in rainbow order and making sure they stay that wayThen Captain Holt gets this lil rainbow flag instead and it moves with him when he gets transferred to the public relations department and then moves with him again when he moves back into the 99What Captain Holt said in the first episode of the show is so true, like he really doesn’t try to hide the fact that he’s gay, he has rainbow things everywhere like I can’t imagine what purpose that tiny disco ball could have other than to show that he’s gay and not ashamed of that at all (also look at the tiny NYC model it’s so cute)Gina has a jar on her desk that says ‘Ashes of Problem Employees’ and I can 100% imagine her threatening people she doesn’t like with that jar and them blowing it off but also being just a tiny bit worriedThen look at Jake’s car. He has a rubber duck stuck to his dashboard and a rubber chicken and shaving cream? Like he’s always running late so imagine him just perfecting the art of somehow shaving in the car to save time and washing his face the second he walks into the building so he just always has shaving cream in the car with him and literally everyone who sees him is just sort of disgusted but also a lil bit impressedAnd look at his desk!!! He has a #1 Detective sticker on his lamp and this tiny police car and it’s just so so cute to me, like what if he got that police car when he was a kid and first decided he wanted to be a detective and that lil car came with him to uni and to the academy and moving from desk to desk with him until he finally gets to be a detectiveIdk I just really love this show and their attention to detail

littlelionsloves: I love the extra details in Brooklyn Nine Nine so much, like look at the rainbow folders in the background here!And then ...