We make less AND we don’t get single payer healthcare?

Politicians say they support the troops. But they won’t pass MJIA or provide a better safety net for veterans. Just this week a veteran of the war in Iraq died of heat exhaustion in Rikers.

On the 49th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, here’s NY Times article reporting on the protest march in Selma, AL.

"The mounted possemen spurred their horses and rode at a run into the retreating mass. The Negroes cried out as they crowded together for protection and the whites on the sideline whooped and cheered. "

"I fought in World War II," Mr. Williams said, "and I once was captured by the German army, and I want to tell you that the Germans never were as inhuman as the state troopers of Alabama."

rockpaperlife:

rhamphotheca:

Beautiful photos of abandoned places.

I’m trying to come to grips with the concept that anything without context is simply pornography, but the issue is that is what tumblr is all about.

Also, I really like these photos.

I wanna know what the one with the cars is

These photos ignite my imagination.

(Source: amroyounes)

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The Dallas BBQ Minimum Wage Index

When I was in high school, minimum wage was $3.35/hr. (I made an extra nickel per hour to pay for cleaning my uniform.) I could go to BBQ on 8th in the Village and get a cheeseburger w/ fries for $2.99. So for just under 54 minutes worth of work, I could get a pretty filling meal. Nowadays, minimum wage is $7.25/hr while the same cheeseburger w/ fries at BBQ is $9.99. So now, people have to work more than 50% longer than I did to get the same meal. Does that sound fair to you? You’re right, it doesn’t sound fair. So what I propose is that minimum wage be pegged to 1.12x the cost of what a cheeseburger w/ fries costs at BBQ. That works out to $11.19/hr. We’ll round it up to $11.20 to make the math easier. That’s fair, right? After all, why should people today work longer than we did just to buy the same cheeseburger w/ fries we enjoyed?

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magnus-thegreat-redundancy:

I believe that ever american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

and this is when I became a fan. it was interesting seeing how the news gets their news. 

THANK YOU.

WOW

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