Refusing to allow people to be paid less than a living wage preserves to us our own market. There is absolutely no use in producing anything if you gradually reduce the number of people able to buy even the cheapest products. The only way to preserve our markets is an adequate wage.
"Mommy, Guinevere looks like me!"
Uhh, yeah a bit.
this is why all sorts of representation is important. i dont know this little girl, but i want this little girl to be psyched to jump into entertainment as escapism.
Oh Piers. Let’s sit down and have a talk shall we? Cisphobia and misandry are not real things. They are words that people made up to describe individual actions that they took to be threatening and paint them as a society wide vendetta against the white menz.
Olivia, Cisphobia and Misandry: Totes Real
"I know this isn’t going to be a popular opinion, but I’m gay, and I don’t think there’s nearly as much discrimination as people claim. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve experienced discrimination. But it hasn’t been a huge factor in my life. I feel like a lot of people bring discrimination on themselves by getting in people’s faces too much. They like to say: ‘Accept me or else!’ They go around demanding respect as a member of a group, instead of earning respect as an individual. And that sort of behavior invites discrimination. I’ve never demanded respect because I was gay, and I haven’t experienced much discrimination when people find out that I am."
Nun, 84, is sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for nuclear protest
Associated Press: An 84-year-old nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and defacing a storage bunker holding bomb-grade uranium in a peace demonstration at a Tennessee weapons plant.
Megan Rice was sentenced Tuesday along with activists Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli. The men were sentenced to more than five years in prison.
Photo: Greg Boertje-Obed, left, Sister Megan Rice and Michael Walli after a hearing in Knoxville, Tenn. / Reuters
Fuck this shit.
Yo, at first I had my doubts about this new pope, but I gotta say he's completely won me over. He's by far the kindest, most charming leader an international organisation devoted to homophobia, misogyny and pedophilia has ever had. Good job.
That’s about right.
Recruiting Tools for Atheists (Jamie Kilstein)
"I would rather spend all day with a progressive Christian that wants to help the poor, with a Muslim who wants to march against the war with me, with a gay Mormon than I would a creepy Atheist who spends all day self-righteously in his basement threatening women on Reddit in between getting his boner stuck in his copy of the God Delusion. Just because you believe in the scientific method doesn’t mean you’re not an asshole.”
Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has reinvented the door, and it’s mesmerizing. The Evolution Door, referred to as the “flip panel door” or (“Dryehplattenüh”) by the artist, consists of four panels that fold together effortlessly. The product is currently a prototype and comes in glass, steel and wood.
— L. Katz
These images are a a much more beautiful way of saying this:
Iceland was formed from lava at the edge of two parting tectonic plates. It has 30 volcanic “systems” that include hundreds of volcanoes - and 13 of those have erupted since Iceland was settled in 784, spewing enormous quantities of volcanic ash. The North Atlantic Current keeps the weather pretty mild (even though Iceland is as close to the North Pole as Alaska) and it also brings the moisture that has fueled the formation of glaciers on Iceland’s volcanic slopes. [Insert “Song of Ice and Fire” reference here]
Russian photographer Андрей Ермолаев (Andre Ermolaev) has captured the amazing natural paintings created when Icelandic glaciers melt and the water braids its way through volcanic ash. You can see more aerial photos and landscapes here.
I need to go back there…