Jul 23
daily-superheroes:

Guys!! in case you didn’t know, Barnes & Noble, Hastings and Books A Million are giving away this comic only today.http://daily-superheroes.tumblr.com

daily-superheroes:

Guys!! in case you didn’t know, Barnes & Noble, Hastings and Books A Million are giving away this comic only today.
http://daily-superheroes.tumblr.com

Jul 20
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.




It got rejected. This is why we can’t have nice things; literally and metaphorically.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27459178

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.

It got rejected. This is why we can’t have nice things; literally and metaphorically. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27459178
Jul 20

quote Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.

— E. L. Doctorow (via maxkirin)
Jul 19
fuckyeahkatebishop:


Clint Barton, dressed as Captain America, confronts Hawkeye and Patriot. The latter have no idea who is under the mask.
Clint: Who do you think I am?
Patriot: I don’t know. Pick a name. And it better not start with “Captain America” -  cause that ain’t you.
Clint: You mean like someone calling herself “Hawkeye”.
Hawkeye: I…I don’t know why I should explain myself to you - particularly when you’re dressed like…like that. I took his name because he died. Because I wanted to honor him. If Hawkeye were alive - I’d call myself something else. By the way, it was the real Cap who offered me the name. And the bow.
Clint: He…did…?

Civil War: Fallen Son 3

fuckyeahkatebishop:

Clint Barton, dressed as Captain America, confronts Hawkeye and Patriot. The latter have no idea who is under the mask.

Clint: Who do you think I am?

Patriot: I don’t know. Pick a name. And it better not start with “Captain America” -  cause that ain’t you.

Clint: You mean like someone calling herself “Hawkeye”.

Hawkeye: I…I don’t know why I should explain myself to you - particularly when you’re dressed like…like that. I took his name because he died. Because I wanted to honor him. If Hawkeye were alive - I’d call myself something else. By the way, it was the real Cap who offered me the name. And the bow.

Clint: He…did…?

Civil War: Fallen Son 3

Jul 17

[to Chris Pratt] You’re married to Anna Faris and you have to watch this film while she’s making out with another guy, is that weird for you?
Tom Lennon: Not just another guy. Captain America. x

Jul 17

red flags

moopflop:

  • calling the legitimate anger of oppressed people “drama” or “hate”
  • referring to allocation of human rights as simply “politics”
  • referring to basic human empathy as “political correctness”
  • the childlike refusal to admit mistakes and throwing a literal tantrum
  • "it’s just my opinion"

Jul 17

irerisitahiri:

Disney Art

Stacey Aoyama, Paul Abadilla and Matt Notle, TLK-Ileana, Susan Amerikaner, Charles Solomon, Jenny Chung, Mary Blair, Claire Keane, Johnathan Sung 

Jul 17
nurdsite:

My buddy Tom baked a cake for his Argentinian friend to cheer her up after the world cup loss.
…they are no longer friends.

nurdsite:

My buddy Tom baked a cake for his Argentinian friend to cheer her up after the world cup loss.

…they are no longer friends.

Jul 16
dirkstriderschoicebooty:

kiannaainwonderland:

utabay:

itsfirstgradespongebob:

lovely-rina:

puttin-onthe-witz:

paulandthemccartneys:

FUCKING WHAT?!?!?! WHAT I ..I CANT EVEN SA Y HOQ FKLSA

IT’S IN COLOUR?!?!?!

Classic rock fandom, the only fandom to get excited when a photo is in colour.

ohmygodohmygodohmygod

Dude, I’m not too into the Beatles, but this picture is a HUGE fucking deal

These notes are minimal.

OKAY BUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO IDEA WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
THIS PHOTOSHOOT IS CANDID AND IT’S THEIR REACTION TO FINDING OUT THEY’D FINALLY REACHED #1 ON THE AMERICAN CHARTS
THEIR MUSIC CHANGED THE WORLD AND THIS IS THEIR REACTION TO WHAT STARTED IT ALL
AND NOW IT’S IN COLOUR

dirkstriderschoicebooty:

kiannaainwonderland:

utabay:

itsfirstgradespongebob:

lovely-rina:

puttin-onthe-witz:

paulandthemccartneys:

FUCKING WHAT?!?!?! WHAT I ..I CANT EVEN SA Y HOQ FKLSA

IT’S IN COLOUR?!?!?!

Classic rock fandom, the only fandom to get excited when a photo is in colour.

ohmygodohmygodohmygod

Dude, I’m not too into the Beatles, but this picture is a HUGE fucking deal

These notes are minimal.

OKAY BUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO IDEA WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

THIS PHOTOSHOOT IS CANDID AND IT’S THEIR REACTION TO FINDING OUT THEY’D FINALLY REACHED #1 ON THE AMERICAN CHARTS

THEIR MUSIC CHANGED THE WORLD AND THIS IS THEIR REACTION TO WHAT STARTED IT ALL

AND NOW IT’S IN COLOUR

Jul 13

xerxes93:

I have a lot of wishes for Avengers 2, but my biggest one of all is that at near the climax of the movie, Hawkeye gets knocked down and his bow flies out of reach. And as Ultron or another enemy closes in on him, a preteen Kate Bishop runs out from the crowd of bystanders, takes Clint’s bow, and shoots the enemy. 

Like, I would give up my drawing hand just for that. 

I second this.