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50 years ago, America’s biggest employer was General Motors, where workers made the modern equivalent of $50 dollars an hour. Today, America’s biggest employer is Walmart, where the average wage is eight dollars an hour.

… And Walmart released their annual report this month, and in it was the fact that most of what Walmart sells is food. And most of their customers need food stamps to pay for it. Meanwhile, Walmart’s owners are so absurdly rich that one of them, Alice Walton, spent over a billion dollars building an art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas… And she said about it, “For years I’ve been thinking about what we can do as a family that can really make a difference.” How about giving your employees a raise, you deluded nitwit?

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BILL MAHERReal Time

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"I have the last unshredded pictures
of our matching eyes and hair. We’ve kept
to separate sides of the map,
still I’m startled by men who look like you.
And in the yearly letter, you’re sure to say
you’re happy now. Yet I think of the lawyer’s bewilderment
when we cried, the last day. Taking hands
we walked apart, until our arms stretched
between us. We held on tight, and let go."

From Getting Out by Cleopatra Mathis (via hush-syrup)

(via talesofpassingtime)

Missing is physical.

Tags: words

The car is on fire, and there’s no driver at the wheel
And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
And a dark wind blows 

The government is corrupt
And we’re on so many drugs
With the radio on and the curtains drawn 

We’re trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
And the machine is bleeding to death 

The sun has fallen down
And the billboards are all leering
And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles 

It went like this: 

The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies 
Picked through the rubble
And pulled out their hair 

The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards
Everything washed in a thin orange haze 

I said, “Kiss me, you’re beautiful -
These are truly the last days” 

You grabbed my hand 
And we fell into it
Like a daydream 
Or a fever 

We woke up one morning and fell a little further down
For sure it’s the valley of death 

I open up my wallet
And it’s full of blood

among human relations, is there an objective truth?

"Human beings are good at responding to urgent crisis. We’re really bad at responding to slow moving crises but its the slow moving crises that end up undercutting civilizations and societies."

John Avlon

or How to not be an asshole

"so casually cruel in the name of being honest"

All Too Well

Time and place are compressing. Soon there will be now.

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Yeah, That’s What She Said presents: The Flow
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Where did the idea for The Flow come from?The Flow was born our of various conversations between the creators (Linda Dianne, Delly P, Nicole Ryan, & Kelly Lyn) about things that were not being discussed enough in the media. We felt there needed to be a place for four 20-something women to construct a conversation to praise or challenge those topics as a means to bring positive social change. Likewise, we needed to address the idea that certain topics couldn’t be discussed “in public” so we decided to be unabashedly upfront and honest no matter the topic.

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What can we expect from season 2 of The Flow?We just finished filming Season 2 this Sunday and I have to say that we have elevated our game! We have five new episodes and confessionals this time around and we’re ready to share our thoughts on orgasms, careers and beyond. We hope everyone has as much fun watching as we did filming.

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yeahthatswhatshesaidnyc:

Yeah, That’s What She Said presents: The Flow

Gaze for Days: Screening & Panel
7:45 p.m. March 30
Specials on C at 195 Ave. C in New York City
GoFundMe // Facebook event

Where did the idea for The Flow come from?
The Flow was born our of various conversations between the creators (Linda Dianne, Delly P, Nicole Ryan, & Kelly Lyn) about things that were not being discussed enough in the media. We felt there needed to be a place for four 20-something women to construct a conversation to praise or challenge those topics as a means to bring positive social change. Likewise, we needed to address the idea that certain topics couldn’t be discussed “in public” so we decided to be unabashedly upfront and honest no matter the topic.
What advice would you give to other women navigating the male-dominated world of film?
As four women who are navigating different areas of the male-dominated world of film and television, we are well aware of the struggle young women face when entering the field. One of the biggest things we can tell others attempting to join in is make a ruckus. If you’re passionate about directing, direct. If the hairs on the back of your neck stand when you edit, then spend every free moment doing it! If you keep making enough noise, they won’t be able to stop you from entering the door!
What can we expect from season 2 of The Flow?
We just finished filming Season 2 this Sunday and I have to say that we have elevated our game! We have five new episodes and confessionals this time around and we’re ready to share our thoughts on orgasms, careers and beyond. We hope everyone has as much fun watching as we did filming.
To learn more & to see behind the scenes footage, check out The Flow on Twitter, Facebook, InstagramYoutube.

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tw: racism, slavery, torture

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afrodiaspores:

George Washington’s dentures, ca. 1780s

More than his teeth were false, as Michael Coard and others have documented:

Although Washington considered his enslaved black workers unworthy of proper clothing (among other items), he certainly found their teeth quite worthy, so much so that he replaced a number of his unhealthy teeth with their healthy teeth, to his mouth from their mouths. While schoolchildren often were taught and sometimes still are taught about his wooden teeth — a story based on myth, they never were taught about his “slave” teeth — a story based on truth…Instead of (or in addition to) wooden teeth or standard dentures, Washington had teeth that actually were “yanked from the heads of his slaves and fitted into his dentures… [and also] apparently had slaves’ teeth transplanted into his own jaw in 1784…”

Clarence Lusane zooms out:

The White House itself, the home of presidents and quintessential symbol of the U.S. presidency, was built with slave labor, just like most other major building projects had been in the 18th-century United States…President Washington initially wanted to hire foreign labor to build the White House, but when he realized how costly it would be to pay people fairly, he resorted to slave labor…

While professing to abhor slavery and hope for its eventual demise, as president Washington…did everything he could to ensure that not one of the more than 300 people he owned could secure their freedom. During the 10 years of construction of the White House, George Washington spent time in Philadelphia where a law called the Gradual Abolition Act passed in 1780. It stated that any slaves brought into the state were eligible to apply for their freedom if they were there for longer than six months. To get around the law, Washington rotated the people working for him in bondage so that they were there for less than six months each.

Scumbag of the day: founding fucking fathers edition

W H AT THE FUCK

I’m sick

Even the first president didn’t give a shit, yet I’m suppose to respect this mf

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If you were here, I’d be home now.

If you were here, I’d be home now.

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indexedbabe:

the-treble:

impuretale:


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indexedbabe:

the-treble:

impuretale:

"…Rialto’s randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers’ use of force fell by 60%.”

— California Police Use of Body Cameras Cuts Violence and Complaints | The Guardian

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