Swing life away

Jul 21
tabbycat1821:

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Jul 21
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Jul 21

tastefullyoffensive:

Sasha vs. Q-tips [symphonicotter]

Jul 21
mazarinedrake:

jumpingjacktrash:

ohpierre:

arachnofiend:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

Also worth mentioning: by providing spending power to the lowest classes where they otherwise would have none, the poor can buy more stuff. When the poor can buy more stuff, demand for stuff grows. When demand for stuff grows, businesses hire more people to meet the demand. When businesses hire more people, people who previously relied on welfare will have jobs available to take and further increase their salary (and therefore their spending power, starting the cycle all over again).
This is Keynesian economics in its final form and it is glorious

Is…this real
this is too good to be true

and disabled folks who currently spend all their mental and/or physical energy in a neverending battle with social services just to get/keep not-quite-enough-to-live-on could rest, work on their health, and maybe take a part time job or do a little volunteer work with all that energy they’re no longer pouring down the drain.

And disabled people could start SAVING, too! The fact that disabled people on welfare aren’t allowed to save any money is, imo, one of the single most abusive things about current government policy in that area. 

mazarinedrake:

jumpingjacktrash:

ohpierre:

arachnofiend:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

Also worth mentioning: by providing spending power to the lowest classes where they otherwise would have none, the poor can buy more stuff. When the poor can buy more stuff, demand for stuff grows. When demand for stuff grows, businesses hire more people to meet the demand. When businesses hire more people, people who previously relied on welfare will have jobs available to take and further increase their salary (and therefore their spending power, starting the cycle all over again).

This is Keynesian economics in its final form and it is glorious

Is…this real

this is too good to be true

and disabled folks who currently spend all their mental and/or physical energy in a neverending battle with social services just to get/keep not-quite-enough-to-live-on could rest, work on their health, and maybe take a part time job or do a little volunteer work with all that energy they’re no longer pouring down the drain.

And disabled people could start SAVING, too! The fact that disabled people on welfare aren’t allowed to save any money is, imo, one of the single most abusive things about current government policy in that area. 

Jul 21

thehpalliance:

"… and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end."

Here’s to book seven. Here’s to the years of anticipation before it and the years of discussion in its wake. Here’s to the boy who lived and how he changed everything.

And here’s to you, if you know that “the very end” isn’t happening anytime soon.

We are book eight.

Jul 21

Over the years we’ve had a variety of odd pairs

nothenks:

little-cyes-2:

We have a frog and a pig

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a rabbit and a promiscuously drawn woman

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a donkey and a dragon

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a shape shifting dog and a rainbow unicorn

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these two

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and a warthog with a meerkat who raise a lion cub

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But no one will ever accept the Bee Movie

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I thought this was gonna be about gay couples but gee was I mistaken

Jul 21
tickettoheaven:

get your head in the game

tickettoheaven:

get your head in the game

Jul 21

thecelestialselkie:

normanbecile:

normanbecile:

sometimes i wanna be top

and sometimes i wanna be bottom

ya’know?

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look at that fancy fuckin bunkbed jesus christ. back in my day, there were no stairs for easy access to the top. the road to the top bunk was a vertical fucking climb of wooden slats that you had to scramble to find purchase on. the one that made it to the top was not only a victor, but a survivor

Jul 21

dragonpie:

gender8end-spider8itch:

saverockandrolloncarinsurance:

mamafrerard:

what if when you smoked, the smoke you blow out is the color of the emotion you are feeling. 

i’m feeling a little gay today

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its a metaphor

this fucking website

Jul 21
Jul 21

If you command me to do something that I was already planning on doing the chances of me doing that thing automatically drop to zero

Jul 21

hecallsmepineappleprincess:

ask-jarida-rotbtd:

kyoryu-navy:

mybine:

lgchinadragon:

Guys Do You Realize that when this kid grows up he’s going to see these

yeah cuz the future king has nothing better to do than waste his life on this shithole of a website

You really think this website will be here in 10 or 11 years?

We’ll keep it alive. LIKE ATLANTIS

I will be using these from now on.

Jul 21
im-not-as-funny-as-i-think-i-am:

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Jul 21
femblowyou:

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Jul 21
drivenbypain:

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