Aug 20, 2014
'I will love you forever' swears the poet. I find this easy to swear too. 'I will love you at 4:15 pm next Tuesday' - Is that still as easy?
W.H. Auden (via adderalldust)

Damn

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Aug 20, 2014
fish-dinner-connoisseur:

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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people still not realizing every political/military/financial problem in this country started exactly as the rederal reserve act was passed in 1913

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

(Read Full Text)

people still not realizing every political/military/financial problem in this country started exactly as the rederal reserve act was passed in 1913

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Aug 19, 2014
Janet Jackson - Would You Mind

eccentricmusic:

Janet Jackson: “Would You Mind”

- I can’t even listen to this song at night! (LOL)

Aug 19, 2014
People empty me. I have to get away to refill.
Charles Bukowski  (via telepathicmagic)

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Aug 19, 2014

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Aug 15, 2014

for-five:

for-five:

i-am-of-asgard:

This actually makes sense

your move america 

The best!

Uhhh

Always sunny is literally the only show I watch rn. It’s hard to keep up because ultimately, they are fuckin nuts and amorously hilarious. But this show touches base on a lot of truths of this country. On the low low.

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Aug 14, 2014

They just fired on the crowd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! peaceful protesters

fullten:

postracialcomments:

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930

watch this link please now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do not just like this, reblog it and watch it, they need witnesses, the police need to know they are being watched and that black lives fucking matter 

Fuck

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Aug 14, 2014

Aug 11, 2014

This is my younger cousin Glenda. Her life is beautifully simple back in Ecuador, and this was her first day in the US. Let alone her first day outside of Ecuador. I took her out and did a bunch of shit I wouldn’t normally do in the city and it was awesome. I lied, when we got to the heights, we had a coco icey real quick from papi on the corner.
As expected she was surprised to see all the buildings and multicultural beings everywhere, also the amount of openly gay beings everywhere. But the one thing that surprised her that left me stunned was when she pointed out that there aren’t any stray animals, like dogs and such in the street, but a shit load of people living in it. Even the poorest of people are allowed to create their own living space in South America. I didn’t know what to say.

I told her, “I guess the government cares more about animals than people here”.

cuz here, if you ain’t got that money, then you obviously funny.
Aug 10, 2014

rawtranquility:

Chuk Le Garcon — dippin

Chukknows
Aug 6, 2014

When I realize that I don’t know shit, and that I am confused about all of life. Life has this cute way of reminding me that it gets even better than that. Like, “wait, wait there’s more lol”

Aug 1, 2014
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour

denofmusic:

Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour

Jul 29, 2014
A year ago we stayed up till 3 am talking
And today I don’t know how to even say hey
Time flies (via esssence)

Life is crazy

(via nobralisha)

Jul 28, 2014
Damn I wanted some shit like this

Damn I wanted some shit like this

(Source: navisis, via gabyinwonderland)

Jul 28, 2014

It’s crazy to me how lonely one could feel in life. Or how lonely everyone feels in life, and when you die, everyone loves you, and everyone feels you. Life is crazy.

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