Sometimes, I REALLY wanna write an article called “Things You Don’t Know About Being a Server (Until You Are One)” and point out that we work long hours for about $100/week, work when we aren’t at out best, and that we do indeed remember which customers tip well and which are assholes, of only to see how many people comment something proving that they’re the people we dread waiting on…

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.

Here here!

#citizen salary#i support it#politics#government

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.

Here here!

tagged → #reblog

slashlovers:

alyssaaraee:

EVERYONE STOP AND REALIZE !! THIS IS A BABY FOX!!!

I want a dozen

tagged → #baby animals #adorable #awww

grimpossum:

aplacethatdoesntknowmyname:

Captain Narcolepsy on a quest for some ‘snooze time’

Filed under: Actors who are secretly their characters

No, sorry, Jeremy. I’M Captain NarcolepszzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

tagged → #reblog #jeremy renner

At work on time, the other server and the chef on duty are here, but no manager so we’re all still outside. Giving SERIOUS thought to stealing his keys, making a copy, and hide-a-keying it outside somewhere.

slashlovers:

misha-dmitri-t-krushnic-collins:

superfandom-imagines:

godstiels-fallen-angel:

lokid-fallen-angel:

wayward-sons-and-fallen-angels:

crowley-for-king:

harryfloorcorn:

What’s your superhero name?

It is I, the Black Man in America

Captain Pedestrian to the rescue!

It is I, the Cold Hot Dog.  Fear me.

Just another forgotten junkie

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! NO! It’s the Fantastic Victim Of Capitalism!

The Kick Ass Functional Alcoholic
So…
I’m Dean Winchester?


It is I ,the cop who got away with murder :)

Just Another Functional Alcoholic.
…
I AM IRONMAN!!

slashlovers:

misha-dmitri-t-krushnic-collins:

superfandom-imagines:

godstiels-fallen-angel:

lokid-fallen-angel:

wayward-sons-and-fallen-angels:

crowley-for-king:

harryfloorcorn:

What’s your superhero name?

It is I, the Black Man in America

Captain Pedestrian to the rescue!

It is I, the Cold Hot Dog.  Fear me.

Just another forgotten junkie

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! NO! It’s the Fantastic Victim Of Capitalism!

The Kick Ass Functional Alcoholic

So…

I’m Dean Winchester?

image

It is I ,the cop who got away with murder :)

Just Another Functional Alcoholic.

I AM IRONMAN!!

shynerdgirl:

fencehopping:

Thunderstorm cloud lamp

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD! 

…I want one.

tagged → #reblog #CLOUD!

Currently sitting in the parking lot of the CVS my other half works at, which closed almost twenty minutes ago, watching people pull in and be ALL SHOCKED that they’re closed. Including one asshole who just left five minutes ago then CAME BACK as if he thought he could drive through a time warp. What?

Women should NOT be forced to feed their babies in a bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.

tagged → #reblog #always reblog

frankensteins-mobster:

so, In The Flesh has a canonically gay protagonist couple

In Hemlock Grove the two male protagonists had sex

Orange Is The New Black explores the majority of the sexuality and gender spectrum

and jeff davis is asking for praise because he put a random gay character in the background smh

wow-suchbree-veryblog:

"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"

"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"

"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"

SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.

notkatniss:

………has this been done before

Let’s hear them call this out correctly, hmm?

notkatniss:

………has this been done before

Let’s hear them call this out correctly, hmm?

Reblog if you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, transgender or a supporter.

This should be reblogged by everyone. Even if you’re straight, you should be a supporter.

Agreed with the added notation.

New cut and color… well, sorta on the color part. Mostly a nice chunky dark blonde highlight on the right side of my head that I’m loving. Definitely pleased with the money I spent to get it done!

Thoughts on TW Current Events
  • As disappointing as it may be, I think we all knew that there was no way in hell Jeff was ever going to make Sterek a canon ship. To him, the show is a business venture, and businesses survive by catering to their sponsors. In this case, the sponsors remain older white male ‘Murica, and OWMM isn’t ready for a queer central pairing.
  • Actors have their own insight to the characters, and Hoechlin is pretty positive that Derek is a straight male. He could have phrased things better than using the term “disrespectful” in regards to some of fandom viewing Sterek as a valid ship, but it’s still his opinion and insight.
  • The conventions that are straight-up banning questions regarding queer pairings in general and Sterek questions specifically are definitely gonna notice something odd next year with the con registration. That’s about the only way to stick it to bigots: don’t fucking give them your money. Full stop.
  • Am I… am I the only one who thinks it’s skeevy that there was what seems to be a throw away, play it for laughs scene in a recent episode wherein Stiles insinuates that Malia keeps coming into his room at night, initiating sex that he doesn’t seem to be very into, and aggressively cuddling him for the rest of the night? Because flip that around so the character with the complaint is female and the one doing the B&E sexcapades is male and see how fast that becomes a serious fucking storyline.

All in all, I’m glad I’m sticking to my decision to stick my fingers in my ears and ignore damned near everything post S2.