July222014
latinorebels:

No explanation needed.

latinorebels:

No explanation needed.

(via michaellangford)

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“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.” "Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

(via cognitivedissonance)

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mothernaturenetwork:

Plastic ‘trash islands’ forming in ocean garbage patchResearchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.

mothernaturenetwork:

Plastic ‘trash islands’ forming in ocean garbage patch
Researchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.

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Tennessee Republican To Voters: Don’t Vote For My Opponent, He’s An Unpatriotic Muslim

addictinginfo:

Tennessee Republican To Voters: Don’t Vote For My Opponent, He’s An Unpatriotic Muslim

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Democratic candidate Zak Mohyuddin (via The Tennessean)

A Tennessee Republican county commissioner and self-professed Christian patriot, Mark Kelly can come up with just one reason why voters should choose him over his Democratic challenger: He’s a Christian and the other guy is undeniably Muslim.

On July 16th, Kelly sent out a campaign letter to constituents asking that they support him and not…

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iammyfather:

theeverlastinggopstoppers:

Left and Centered on FB

Left compared to current crop.

iammyfather:

theeverlastinggopstoppers:

Left and Centered on FB

Left compared to current crop.

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Homelessness is now a crime in cities throughout the U.S.

newshour:

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Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public, and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.

Learn more.

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(Source: saveplanetearth)

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maxistentialist:

The Sacramento Bee:

Dire predictions about jobs being destroyed spread across California in 2012 as voters debated whether to enact the sales and, for those near the top of the income ladder, stiff income tax increases in Proposition 30. Million-dollar-plus earners face a 3 percentage-point increase on each additional dollar.

“It hurts small business and kills jobs,” warned the Sacramento Taxpayers Association, the National Federation of Independent Business/California, and Joel Fox, president of the Small Business Action Committee.

So what happened after voters approved the tax increases, which took effect at the start of 2013?

Last year California added 410,418 jobs, an increase of 2.8 percent over 2012, significantly better than the 1.8 percent national increase in jobs.

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ncpssm:



Closing the gender pay gap would do more than just help working women: It could also help shore up the nation’s finances, a new study suggests.
Making sure women earn equal pay for equal work could trim Social Security’s long-term shortfall by up to a third, according to a study released Thursday by Social Security Works, a non-profit group advocating to protect Social Security. That’s because boosting women’s pay would put more money into the program’s coffers.
via Huffington Post.

Equal Pay for Women = Equal Social Security Benefits.

ncpssm:

Closing the gender pay gap would do more than just help working women: It could also help shore up the nation’s finances, a new study suggests.

Making sure women earn equal pay for equal work could trim Social Security’s long-term shortfall by up to a third, according to a study released Thursday by Social Security Works, a non-profit group advocating to protect Social Security. That’s because boosting women’s pay would put more money into the program’s coffers.

via Huffington Post.

Equal Pay for Women = Equal Social Security Benefits.

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