Little Victories

One day at a time.
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If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”

Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.

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ask-omnipony:

luckydreaming:

Are fedoras really that bad?

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YES YES THEY ARE

I don’t really believe this mumbo jumbo

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I mean it’s a goddamn hat.

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Right..?

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The white rose, it symbolizes the unique…

I’m starting to understand the real failings of multi-cultural education growing up in K-12 schools. We gave everyone access to the “fun” parts of culture. Let’s sing the dreidel song! Now we understand the Jewish experience. Let’s talk about segregation. Wasn’t that wrong. Aren’t we glad it’s over? Let’s take turns reading parts of the “I Have a Dream” speech. We had access to the easy stuff without having to really examine the hard stuff. And we were giving easy access to things that aren’t “ours” and shouldn’t be “ours.” So you can’t just pick up the “fun” stuff and put it into your party theme or Facebook pictures. I’m using simple terms like fun because that’s how multiculturalism was given to us as children. And while it may have served a purpose at the time, it gave us too much access to claim things that aren’t ours.
I honestly, honestly think that is some of the reasons why the race parties are such a horrible fad on college campuses. They are carrying on what we did in elementary school. Let’s make culture a party! Everyone bring your cultural food and put on a costume! The racism is present and good percentage of the participants are really expressing deep rooted racism. But some truly don’t want to “understand why it’s wrong” when they are re-enacting what we used to do with culture in elementary schools. Culture was supposed to be fun. “I don’t understand why you are mad now? I thought culture was a party!” Party’s over kids. Put down the head-dress.

Brian Henry (via theteej)

Insightful.

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kittyfarts:

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marfmellow:

racism is real - misogynoir is real. 

Just to put background on this shit.. .the top picture is of Ethan Couch. According to wikipedia and various news sources he is “a North Texas teenager, who was sentenced to 10 years probation after being convicted of killing four pedestrians and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk. On June 15, 2013 he crashed a pickup truck into pedestrians. He was 16 at the time. In December 2013 he was sentenced to therapy at a long-term, in-patient facility,[1] after his attorneys successfully argued that the teen suffered from affluenza and needed rehabilitation, and not prison.”
The yoga, meditation and horse back riding are some of the amenities they have at the facility that is about $450.000 a year. 
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The bottom picture is of Cyntoia Brown. She grew up in a home with an abusive drunk father and a drug addicted prostitute mother. She eventually ran away with a friend and started ‘dating” (getting pimped) by older men. She stayed in deplorable conditions. The night of the killing, she just got her ass beat by her drug addicted boyfriend/pimp , when the victim Johnny Allen , a 43 year old sunday school teacher (side eye) who noticed her pain and talked to her. After hearing Cyntoia’s story, seeing her bruises, knowing she was underage he still tried to fuck her. What lead to the murder was Cyntoia thought he was going to kill her and shot him first..
She got no second chances after a long shitty life but in jail now at 25 she is working on her college degree ,still hopeful of seeing the outside world and trying to remain as reflective of her negative choices and be positive from her current position. 
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This is shit is disgusting, money, race, and class make a world of difference in the eyes of the law…

Yes please

Omg

If I forget that the “justice” system is not working right…

kittyfarts:

motherlymarq:

swanloves:

marfmellow:

racism is real - misogynoir is real. 

Just to put background on this shit.. .the top picture is of Ethan Couch. According to wikipedia and various news sources he is “a North Texas teenager, who was sentenced to 10 years probation after being convicted of killing four pedestrians and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk. On June 15, 2013 he crashed a pickup truck into pedestrians. He was 16 at the time. In December 2013 he was sentenced to therapy at a long-term, in-patient facility,[1] after his attorneys successfully argued that the teen suffered from affluenza and needed rehabilitation, and not prison.”

The yoga, meditation and horse back riding are some of the amenities they have at the facility that is about $450.000 a year. 

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The bottom picture is of Cyntoia Brown. She grew up in a home with an abusive drunk father and a drug addicted prostitute mother. She eventually ran away with a friend and started ‘dating” (getting pimped) by older men. She stayed in deplorable conditions. The night of the killing, she just got her ass beat by her drug addicted boyfriend/pimp , when the victim Johnny Allen , a 43 year old sunday school teacher (side eye) who noticed her pain and talked to her. After hearing Cyntoia’s story, seeing her bruises, knowing she was underage he still tried to fuck her. What lead to the murder was Cyntoia thought he was going to kill her and shot him first..

She got no second chances after a long shitty life but in jail now at 25 she is working on her college degree ,still hopeful of seeing the outside world and trying to remain as reflective of her negative choices and be positive from her current position. 

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This is shit is disgusting, money, race, and class make a world of difference in the eyes of the law…

Yes please

Omg

If I forget that the “justice” system is not working right…

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istartedoutonburgundy:

Joni Mitchell

Can I be her when I grow up?

istartedoutonburgundy:

Joni Mitchell

Can I be her when I grow up?

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flippityfloprainbowcop:

ponett:

i don’t identify as bisexual

i prefer to identify as half-gay: full-gay consequences

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UNITEDSTATESCANADAMEXICOPANAMALKFHDSHFSDKJCNOIDSUHFISUFN:SD

I AM GOING TO MAKE LEARNING THIS THE OBJECT OF MY LIFE.

I always lose it at Cota Rica. 

I ALREADY KNOW THIS BY HEART

United States, Canada,
Mexico, Panama,
Haiti, Jamaica, Peru;
Republic Dominican,
Cuba, Carribean,
Greenland, El Salvador too.
Puerto Rico, Columbia,
Venezuela,
Honduras, Guyana, and still;
Guatemala, Bolivia,
then Argentina,
and Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.
Costa Rica, Belize,
Nicaragua, Bermuda,
Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan;
Paraguay, Uruguay,
Suriname, and
French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.
Norway, and Sweden,
and Iceland, and Finland,
and Germany now one piece;
Switzerland, Austria,
Czechoslovakia,
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.
Poland, Romania,
Scotland, Albania,
Ireland, Russia, Oman;
Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia,
Hungary,
Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.
There’s Syria, Lebanon,
Israel, Jordan,
both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
the Netherlands, Luxembourg,
Belgium, and Portugal,
France, England, Denmark, and Spain.
India, Pakistan,
Burma, Afghanistan,
Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan;
Kampuchea, Malaysia,
then Bangladesh, Asia,
and China, Korea, Japan.
Mongolia, Laos,
and Tibet, Indonesia,
the Philippine Islands, Taiwan;
Sri Lanka, New Guinea,
Sumatra, New Zealand,
then Borneo, and Vietnam.
Tunisia, Morocco,
Uganda, Angola,
Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana;
Mozambique, Zambia,
Swaziland, Gambia,
Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.
Burundi, Lesotho,
and Malawi, Togo,
The Spanish Sahara is gone;
Niger, Nigeria,
Chad, and Liberia,
Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.
Tanzania, Somalia,
Kenya, and Mali,
Sierra Leone, and Algier;
Dahomey, Namibia,
Senegal, Libya,
Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.
Ethiopia, Guinea_
Bissau, Madagascar,
Rwanda, Mahore[?], and Cayman;
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi,
Qatar, Yugoslavia,
Crete, Mauritania,
then Transylvania,
Monaco, Liechtenstein,
Malta, and Palestine,
Fiji, Australia, Sudan!

reblogging for the lyrics.

OwO

I lose it after Peru.  like, I can’t even follow the lyrics.  I just sit in awe of it.

This show was on in the 90s.

“Germany now in one piece.”

IT FREAKING REFERENCES THE FALLING OF THE BERLIN WALL, 1989

Also note that Czechoslovakia is now in 2 pieces.

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sirdef:

GIVE ME THE MOVIE

galentine’s gift exchange pinch hit for brbshittoavenge! happy galentine’s darling!

How did she kill a man with her eyeb…. never mind, I don’t wanna know.

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"Fear goggles." Oof. Making a tragic point funny, and hopefully *understandable*.

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"Oh no, ma’am, we take Humana, but not anything that comes off the Obamacare site."

Whyyyyyyyy do I suspect I’ll be hearing that more than once in the next couple of months, DESPITE checking doc’s names on Humana’s website before buying in, AND reading on the doctors’ websites that they take Humana POS? POS indeed, as I’ve been saying for years.

Time to ask the facebooks for a new gyno recommendation! Yay. At least I can run my own damn lab tests.

mymindsecho:

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veganmovement2012:

Genetically engineered

^This is a shitty thing to do. You’re just going to make minimum wage workers have to spend all day peeling off stickers and make lower-class people who can’t afford non-gmo food afraid to buy food.

My favorite thing about this though is the QR code on the sticker.

Hamburger Helper and its generic versions are often go-to meal plans for lower income households. I know we sure ate the hell out of it growing up, back when my family was really struggling financially.

My family isn’t struggling so much these days, but still, we have nothing that could scan a QR code. We don’t have pocket devices with instant internet access. So how the hell is anyone financially worse off than us supposed to make use of this code and website?

This isn’t helping anyone. This isn’t educating anyone. This is just scaring people with limited options and giving more work to people who aren’t paid enough. This is bullshit.

Fuck I love Tumblr

Those kind of things piss me off so bad. Not just for the reasons listed above, but because it’s insulting to a lot of peoples intelligence.

Do they think a lot of people don’t realize that stuff is shit? Do they think a lot of mothers don’t place it in their carts with the mentality of, ‘at least the family will eat tonight’.

There are thousands of people in the world who would love to eat healthy. To buy fresh produce and make healthy meals for their families.

But until they make the cost of healthy eating comparable to low income eating - back the fuck off your high horse about the food people choose when looking at having to put SOMETHING on the table.

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kellysue:

Are you guys familiar with this organization? I just got an email from them and the sound pretty great.

Con or Bust helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF [and comic] conventions (how to request assistanceupcoming cons). It is administered by Kate Nepveu (that’s me) under the umbrella of theCarl Brandon Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction. Con or Bust isn’t a scholarship and isn’t limited by geography, type of con-goer, or con; its goal is simply to help fans of color go to SFF cons and be their own awesome selves.

Con or Bust is funded through donations and an online auction held each February. Learn how to support Con or Bust, or donate money through PayPal now

Rock on! This org sounds awesome, and I have already bid on an auction.

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Most of the best parts, although I’d include throwing things into the gravity weirdness #especiallythekeys

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We have too many damned guns in the United States, and far too many of them are carried by morons like Michael Dunn, the aforementioned-in-the-ling 47 year-old Floridian software developer.
 
Can somebody explain to me why you have to take about 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of practical instruction, by certified teachers, then pass both an extensive written exam and a practical (road) test to be allowed to drive a car or a motorcycle, but you can legally buy a gun without so much as a single second of instruction? On what planet does that actually make sense?

- my ring from D, my key from S, my kickass superhero knitted cuffs from K - and scream “You have no power over me” into the wind, maybe I’ll be okay