living in a small town is wonderful
- are there a lot of modes of transportation? nope! you either drive or you’re out of luck basically
- are there a lot of job opportunities? no! of course not
- are there things to do? hang out at the grocery store or go to the only movie theater the town has!
- are the people nice? of course not! not at all!
- are you close to anything interesting? nope! everything interesting happens hours away and you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere
this might go over the heads of some of the kids on here.
did you just
This is the greatest post I have ever seen because it is both a pun and a harsh truth.
I showed this to my 11 year old brother and asked him if he knew what it was. He looked at it for a few seconds and said
"I dunno. a printer?"
(Source: transparent-like-your-balls, via princesshorseface)
Please restore my faith a little.
I do NOT mean excusing the wrongs and abuse that goes on within these industries. I mean supporting sex workers and their agency, and supporting them in their choices.
No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!
The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html
It’s time for all countries to stand up and say no more special treatment based on gender, race or sexual orientation.
yeah ok but fuck rightwingtoday this is not “special treatment” the sentiment is literally “women are weak they can’t assault people” or “pretty white women don’t deserve jail” this is some misogynistic racist shit, not “special treatment” fuck off rightwingtoday
"Racist Misogynistic Shit"
A snippet from an article on Huffington Post about what it means to be working poor.
Pretty spot on…
I got into an argument today with someone who is a landlord, and they were outraged, outraged, to find that their evicted tenants owned an Xbox 360. Never mind that the console was ten years old and worth perhaps $50 on Craigslist, they were outraged that their evicted tenants did not sell it, along with the very clothes on their back, to pay their back rent. I tried to explain to him that when you are $1800 in back rent, $50 isn’t even a dent in that debt. Why bother? Why bother selling that $50 item if it isn’t going to get you any less evicted? If it’s not going to save you, you’ll hold on to it. Money becomes meaningless when you’ll never have enough to hold onto. You just let it flow like water through your hands. It’s all gone anyways, no matter what you do. It was gone before it ever touched you.
This is what middle-class people and above never understand.
Seriously, this is so beyond true. When people say, “A head of lettuce costs $2, why is this person buying an unhealthy burger?” consider that the head of lettuce won’t actually create a meal and requires the purchase of several more items—and you may literally only have $2 to your name, so you need something that’s actually a meal (and fast food provides that cheap meal). This is why we eat top ramen multiple nights a week—not because we’re too stubborn to “learn” healthy eating and healthy “shopping habits” but because we’re literally dirt poor, literally fucking negative bank balance poor.
When people complain that a poor person buys Starbucks, consider that maybe that $3 latte (and, yeah, I notice you always calling it a $5 drink, then $6 drink, and progressively higher from there as you complain more and more) is a short pleasure that will ease the fucking horribleness of life for a few hours, and that the maybe $10-$30 poor people could save in a month by not buying sbux will not actually ever possibly accumulate into enough wealth to shift their circumstances, like seriously that sbux for those few hours is doing more to improve a poor person’s life quality than saving that money would. and yeah, maybe we’d have like $120-$360 saved at the end of the year (at the cost of losing those small pleasures), but in situations that call for breaking into the savings (car purchases, broken limbs, etc) you’re a fucking fool if you think that even makes a dent in the kind of money we’ll owe. car prices, medical prices… those are fucking mystical numbers we can’t even fucking imagine paying. $3 latte? yeah, I can do that.
and yeah, maybe we have an flat-screen HDTV—well, for fucking starters, NO, those don’t fucking cost $1000 anymore you goddamn fool, not the ones we fucking buy, they’re like $350 or less, and flat-screens are LITERALLY the only type of TV for sale anymore, it’s not some fucking luxurious Rich People version. but you know what? that TV provides hours and hours and hours of comfort and fun and pleasure (hey, we want to feel good too—again, that is not a Rich People-only version of life). and again, the $350 or whatever it’s worth won’t make a dent. We will owe rent monthly, and selling that TV provides one sum. Selling it does not provide us with consistent income to deal with our ongoing expenses. It makes no fucking sense to sell something for a flat amount and be out what little we have when we will continue to owe and owe and owe and pray to God our next paycheck covers all of our expenses and PLEASE don’t let me get sick or hurt because then i’m fucking done, literally actually done and permanently unable to repair my destroyed credit in order to scrape my way to the lower middle class just so i can survive with some marginal amount of comfort
dcsensai said: happy birthday. again not really a question but just throwing it out there.
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