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The cutest little thing: This is his Jokers first day on the job, and he's being such a good bay. Donald W. Cook is a Los Angeles attorney with decades of experience bringing lawsuits over police dog bites- and mostly losing. He blames what he calls "The Rin Tin Tin Effect"-ures think of poice dogs as nobe, and have trouble vaualzing how violant thay can be during an anst Policel use terms like 'apprehend' and restrain,' to try to portray it as a very antisaptic event," Cook says. "But you look at the video and the dog s chewing away on his leg and mutilating him Cook says the proliferation of smart phones and body cameras is capturing a reality that used to be lost on juries. "If it's a good video," he says, "it makes a case much easier to prevail on The new generation of videos is capturing scenes of K9 anrests that ar bloodier and more violent than imagined by the public. An NPR examination of police videos shows some officers using biting dogs against people who show minimal threat to officers, and a degree of violence that would be unacceptable it inflicted directly by the officers In fact, in many videos, the release of a dog appears to escalate the violence of an arrest You just look at the dog as the source of pain and you do everything you can to addiress that pain," says Seth Stoughton. He's a former police officer, now an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina who studies police use of force. Those shouted commands- you'll deal with that later, when the pain stops. And yet suspects who kick and try to shake the dog off are often accused of resisting arrest. NPR (November 20, 2017 i don't care what this dog in particular is being trained to do. furthering the idea that police dogs are somehow cute or good directly contributes to injustice and the perceived acceptability of police violence My aunt rescues and rehabilitates geman shepherds, and the vast majority are failad police dogs. The rehab process for these dogs is intense. They are trained to be hyper vigilant and to resort to violence. They are aften is worse condition than formerly abused animals I spent a summer training one of these balls of anxioty. She was too fast and strong for my aunt to train her, so l did it. The biggest hurdle was getting her out of the mindset that biting someone gets her a treat. I had to let her bite my arm, forcible breek the hold, and kennel her all without giving her a response because these dogs are trained to equate someone screaming at them as Go Time. By letting her attack me and showing her that I was stronger than her and then not allowing her to play with the other dogs was what finally got her to stop attacking whenever she heard a loud nolse or was surprised or just felt like it She still had to be homed in a gun-free, pet-free, child-free home because of the sheer anxiety she was bred for. These dogs are not cute, they are horribly esbiengender My mom did the exact opposite of what the person above is talking about, she was involved in training the dogs not to restrain themselves when attacking. She was 18-21 and they had her wear this thick glove and then provoke the dogs onto biting her anm. She sald thay didn't naturally want to be very aggressive tawards a 100 pound, 83" girl, which is the size my mother was at the time. She has scars on her arm from getting time to bite so hard it broke the protective gloves I remember thinking that was cool as a kid. Now I just find it hoifying that they were teaching dogs to use brutal force against... children. My mother may have been a young adult at the time but most people are 100 pounds and 53* as teenagers, not adults What are short, skinny teens even doing that warrants the use of dogs? Can a grown man with a gun really not subdue someone that size on their own?7 It's animal abuse used to further police brutality Yeah. This pup isn't cute, it's being trained to by exceptionally dangerous. If he fails (and chances are he will he will be in for a very kong recovery. If he passes then when he gets older and can no longer work, they will merely outhanize him since rehablitating him at ton will be too much work These dogs are exceedingly dangerous, suiffered years of abuse at the hands of their handlers and trainers, and are quite simply not 'adorable', oven 'on their first day' secing as we know what abuses they are in for. Thay're trained to do as much damage as possible, even against peaple who are no threat to begin with. And if the person tries to fight the dog off, as any person might, the dog is trained to escalate. If the person screams, struggles, or attempts to defend themselves, the dog is trained to escalate Read that again. Ta peron per any nomnel umen pain-recporcec n eporee to being biten and chewed by a dog, the dog hac been taned to do een MOve dlamage, In videos they are often forcibly remaved from the victim by an officer who is wearing gear to protect them from the dog because thay will not stop, and they are too dangerous for the officer to pull them away without heavy protective gear. Whout prolectie gear, the oficec ae at rk of being mangled by ter oun doge becauce the dog doecnt care wo t&ng Shit i never knew all this or even thought about it The cutest little thing
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Equate: Celeste Wohl Pantsuit Nation 39 mins Talked to my husband about this being the time to share my story. He agreed it is time. In 1985 1 wasn't feeling well and the doctor did a battery of tests/ bloodwork. It turned out I was pregnant. I had always wanted a large family (8 kids). I had a two year old at home and had suffered miscarriages before she was born. I was sent to a specialist because it was felt there was something wrong. Off I went to the specialist; he was even a fertility doctor and surgeon Basically he said yes your pregnant, yes something is very wrong and We don't believe you and the baby will survive the pregnancy. The recommendation was an abortion. I was traumatized. One part of me thought if I had enough faith l should just risk it all and stay pregnant. Then there was the mental discussion of okay- so my choices are stay pregnant and possibly die and leave my daughter without a mother or stay pregnant and both the baby and I die or what if by some miracle the baby survived I could end up leaving two children motherless Thinking through scenarios was and is its own form of torture. Then one evening I looked into my 2 yr old daughter's eyes and she giggled at me and I knew the answer. How could l possibly consider not watching her grow up? How could I intentionally leave her without a mother. She had not asked to be brought into this world so abandoning her was not an option. I equate death with abandonment in this situatiorn I am from a religion that believes the soul enters the body with the first breath. It did not make my decision any easier. A part of me still felt like I was turning my back on G-d by not trvina to stav pregnant I had the abortion. The week before protestors had broken into the clinic rooms while the doctor and nurses were with patients, The protesters wreaked medical havoc. I honestly don't remember if they interrupted fertilization procedures or something else lt was terrifying going to the clinic. The abortions that were scheduled that day were insanely early in the morning and each patient had a special code word. I had to knock at a specified time. The other women there (all three of us) looked equally terrified During the abortion the doctor told me I had made the right decision because the baby had stopped developing. Once all the rest of the tests came back we found out why the baby was not developing. I had uterine cancer. To weeks later I had a hysterectomy to save my life. A few years ago, after sharing my story with a close friend and lay minister, she pointed something out to me I had never thought of. She told me that maybe G-d had sent the pregnancy(baby) to me to save my life. Without the pregnancy we never would have found the cancer Here is what I know. I have told this story maybe 1/2 a dozen times. The telling does not make it easier. Knowing that both the baby and I would have been dead doesn't make it any easie How much worse would the process have been if abortion was illegal? Anytime someone tells me no abortion under any circumstances I want to yell in their face they are advocating that my daughter grow up motherless My name is Celeste Wohl. This is my story. If it helps anyone please share it. As women we have inalienable rights and the right to be a person Il'm sorry about the typos but I'm not proofreading this it was hard enough to write
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tumbledbyturtles: auntbutch: babyanimalgifs: This is his Jokers first day on the job, and he’s being such a good boy. Donald W. Cook is a Los Angeles attorney with decades of experience bringing lawsuits over police dog bites — and mostly losing. He blames what he calls “The Rin Tin Tin Effect” — juries think of police dogs as noble, and have trouble visualizing how violent they can be during an arrest. “[Police] use terms like ‘apprehend’ and ‘restrain,’ to try to portray it as a very antiseptic event,” Cook says. “But you look at the video and the dog is chewing away on his leg and mutilating him.” Cook says the proliferation of smart phones and body cameras is capturing a reality that used to be lost on juries. “If it’s a good video,” he says, “it makes a case much easier to prevail on.” The new generation of videos is capturing scenes of K9 arrests that are bloodier and more violent than imagined by the public. An NPR examination of police videos shows some officers using biting dogs against people who show minimal threat to officers, and a degree of violence that would be unacceptable if inflicted directly by the officers. … In fact, in many videos, the release of a dog appears to escalate the violence of an arrest. “You just look at the dog as the source of pain and you do everything you can to address that pain,” says Seth Stoughton. He’s a former police officer, now an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina who studies police use of force. “Those shouted commands — you’ll deal with that later, when the pain stops.” And yet suspects who kick and try to shake the dog off are often accused of resisting arrest. NPR (November 20, 2017) i don’t care what this dog in particular is being trained to do. furthering the idea that police dogs are somehow cute or good directly contributes to injustice and the perceived acceptability of police violence My aunt rescues and rehabilitates german shepherds, and the vast majority are failed police dogs. The rehab process for these dogs is intense. They are trained to be hyper vigilant and to resort to violence. They are often is worse condition than formerly abused animals.  I spent a summer training one of these balls of anxiety. She was too fast and strong for my aunt to train her, so I did it. The biggest hurdle was getting her out of the mindset that biting someone gets her a treat. I had to let her bite my arm, forcible break the hold, and kennel her all without giving her a response because these dogs are trained to equate someone screaming at them as Go Time.  By letting her attack me and showing her that I was stronger than her and then not allowing her to play with the other dogs was what finally got her to stop attacking whenever she heard a loud noise or was surprised or just felt like it.  She still had to be homed in a gun-free, pet-free, child-free home because of the sheer anxiety she was bred for. These dogs are not cute, they are horribly mistreated. : chels @ChelseaMcFerren: 1d I am CRYING I just met a police dog in training in Glasgow central. His name is joker and this is his first day on the job tumbledbyturtles: auntbutch: babyanimalgifs: This is his Jokers first day on the job, and he’s being such a good boy. Donald W. Cook is a Los Angeles attorney with decades of experience bringing lawsuits over police dog bites — and mostly losing. He blames what he calls “The Rin Tin Tin Effect” — juries think of police dogs as noble, and have trouble visualizing how violent they can be during an arrest. “[Police] use terms like ‘apprehend’ and ‘restrain,’ to try to portray it as a very antiseptic event,” Cook says. “But you look at the video and the dog is chewing away on his leg and mutilating him.” Cook says the proliferation of smart phones and body cameras is capturing a reality that used to be lost on juries. “If it’s a good video,” he says, “it makes a case much easier to prevail on.” The new generation of videos is capturing scenes of K9 arrests that are bloodier and more violent than imagined by the public. An NPR examination of police videos shows some officers using biting dogs against people who show minimal threat to officers, and a degree of violence that would be unacceptable if inflicted directly by the officers. … In fact, in many videos, the release of a dog appears to escalate the violence of an arrest. “You just look at the dog as the source of pain and you do everything you can to address that pain,” says Seth Stoughton. He’s a former police officer, now an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina who studies police use of force. “Those shouted commands — you’ll deal with that later, when the pain stops.” And yet suspects who kick and try to shake the dog off are often accused of resisting arrest. NPR (November 20, 2017) i don’t care what this dog in particular is being trained to do. furthering the idea that police dogs are somehow cute or good directly contributes to injustice and the perceived acceptability of police violence My aunt rescues and rehabilitates german shepherds, and the vast majority are failed police dogs. The rehab process for these dogs is intense. They are trained to be hyper vigilant and to resort to violence. They are often is worse condition than formerly abused animals.  I spent a summer training one of these balls of anxiety. She was too fast and strong for my aunt to train her, so I did it. The biggest hurdle was getting her out of the mindset that biting someone gets her a treat. I had to let her bite my arm, forcible break the hold, and kennel her all without giving her a response because these dogs are trained to equate someone screaming at them as Go Time.  By letting her attack me and showing her that I was stronger than her and then not allowing her to play with the other dogs was what finally got her to stop attacking whenever she heard a loud noise or was surprised or just felt like it.  She still had to be homed in a gun-free, pet-free, child-free home because of the sheer anxiety she was bred for. These dogs are not cute, they are horribly mistreated.

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<p>Ron Swanson sums up what it means to be a real man via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2xbJVN8">http://ift.tt/2xbJVN8</a></p>: You're synonymous with being a man's man. What was the lasto thing that made you cry? I went to theatre school. I took two semesters of ballet. I'm the sissy in my family. I cry with pretty great regularity. It's not entirely accurate to equate me with manliness. I stand for my principals and I work hard and I have good manners but machismo is a double-sided coin. Alot of people think it requires behavior that can quickly veer into misogyny and things I consider indecent. We've been sold this weird John Wayne mentality that fistfights and violence are vital to being a man. I'd rather hug than punch. Crying at something that moves you to joy or sadness is just as manly as chopping down a tree or punching out a bad guy. To answer your question, I recently saw Alicia Keys perform live. I'd never seen her before and the sheer golden, heavenly talent issuing from her and her singing instrument had both my wife and me in tears. What a gorgeous gift she has. Her voice is so great. And I had no shame Tabout crying.1 If you live your life openly with your emotions, that's a more manly stance than burying them The Babahuck @TylerHuckabee Follow We don't appreciate Nick Offerman nearly as much as we should 3:46 PM-Oct 16, 2017 Nashville, TN 234 t 32,770 81,142 <p>Ron Swanson sums up what it means to be a real man via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2xbJVN8">http://ift.tt/2xbJVN8</a></p>

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commander-cullen: faytmang: thegoddamazon: deadpon-and-weible: impsexual: Because telling fat people that they are in fact humans that deserve dignity and respect automatically means you’re ~*GLORIFYING OBESITY*~ By the way, don’t dribble on to me saying you worry about a fat person’s ‘health’. That’s just a bullshit excuse to voice your unwanted opinion on a fat person’s body considering you wouldn’t give a single flying fuckadoodle about someone’s health if they were skinny. Besides another person’s health is none of your damned business anyway. Run along now and preach to a choir that actually cares. I’m going to be honest, so long as you’re not hurting anyone, you can eat soy sauce and milk duds all day long for all I care. thank you so much for this comic imp. Reminder: Body image does not equate to actual health. THISSSSS That’s just a bullshit excuse to voice your unwanted opinion on a fat person’s body considering you wouldn’t give a single flying fuckadoodle about someone’s health if they were skinny Pretty much : T am yern artistic like to sing along uth my avorife Sonas my jokes ore hiarous 6 Employee of the montih On my galua ux For/ ha means ur message isn'-+ Ur no lon ean nded nions about you olah bah WHuMp PEOPLE ARE HAPPY AND CONFIDENT IN Sol. TSTEN TO MO5EEEE commander-cullen: faytmang: thegoddamazon: deadpon-and-weible: impsexual: Because telling fat people that they are in fact humans that deserve dignity and respect automatically means you’re ~*GLORIFYING OBESITY*~ By the way, don’t dribble on to me saying you worry about a fat person’s ‘health’. That’s just a bullshit excuse to voice your unwanted opinion on a fat person’s body considering you wouldn’t give a single flying fuckadoodle about someone’s health if they were skinny. Besides another person’s health is none of your damned business anyway. Run along now and preach to a choir that actually cares. I’m going to be honest, so long as you’re not hurting anyone, you can eat soy sauce and milk duds all day long for all I care. thank you so much for this comic imp. Reminder: Body image does not equate to actual health. THISSSSS That’s just a bullshit excuse to voice your unwanted opinion on a fat person’s body considering you wouldn’t give a single flying fuckadoodle about someone’s health if they were skinny Pretty much
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<p><a href="http://majingojira.tumblr.com/post/162129447277/jewishpolitics-liberalsarecool-both-parties" class="tumblr_blog">majingojira</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://jewishpolitics.tumblr.com/post/162129260868/liberalsarecool-both-parties-are-not-the-same" class="tumblr_blog">jewishpolitics</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://liberalsarecool.com/post/162101280682/both-parties-are-not-the-same" class="tumblr_blog">liberalsarecool</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Both parties are not the same.</p></blockquote> <p>Um…the KKK was founded by Democrats after the Civil War…….</p> </blockquote> <p>The parties switched roles/ideologies.  Many times. The Democrats of the Civil War are today’s Republicans. </p> <p>They’ve done this several times. <br/></p> <p>Why is this not well known? <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Probably because it’s bullshit: <a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/tagged/party-switch">https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/tagged/party-switch</a> </p><p>That’s a link to all my resources on the subject, but tl;dr: there was no magical point or points in history where the parties just “switched sides”.</p>: francesca fiorentini @franifio Let's not equate left and right wing rage. Right-wing rage gave us the KKK, left-wing rage gave us the weekend. 6/15/17, 10:55 AM <p><a href="http://majingojira.tumblr.com/post/162129447277/jewishpolitics-liberalsarecool-both-parties" class="tumblr_blog">majingojira</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://jewishpolitics.tumblr.com/post/162129260868/liberalsarecool-both-parties-are-not-the-same" class="tumblr_blog">jewishpolitics</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://liberalsarecool.com/post/162101280682/both-parties-are-not-the-same" class="tumblr_blog">liberalsarecool</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Both parties are not the same.</p></blockquote> <p>Um…the KKK was founded by Democrats after the Civil War…….</p> </blockquote> <p>The parties switched roles/ideologies.  Many times. The Democrats of the Civil War are today’s Republicans. </p> <p>They’ve done this several times. <br/></p> <p>Why is this not well known? <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Probably because it’s bullshit: <a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/tagged/party-switch">https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/tagged/party-switch</a> </p><p>That’s a link to all my resources on the subject, but tl;dr: there was no magical point or points in history where the parties just “switched sides”.</p>
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<p><a href="http://memehumor.tumblr.com/post/154162465288/one-womans-response-to-a-saleswomans-accidental" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>One Woman’s Response to a Saleswoman’s Accidental Insult of Her Engagement Ring is Something We Should All Take to Heart</p></blockquote>: My husband doesn't have a lot, neither of us do. We scrape and scrape to pay bills and put food in our bellies, but after almost 2 years of dating we decided that we couldn't wait anymore, so we didn't. I wasn't even thinking about rings, I just wanted to marry my best friend, but he wouldn't have it. He scraped up just enough money to buy me two matching rings from Pandora. Sterling silver and CZ to be exact. That's what sits on my ring finger, and I am so in love with them. While we were purchasing my rings however, another lady that was working there came over to help the lady selling them to us. She said, "Y'all can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic." When she said that I watched my now husband's face fall. He already felt bad because he couldn't afford the pear-shaped set that so obviously had my heart and covered my Pinterest page He already felt like a failure, asking me again and again "Are you sure you'll be happy with these? Are you sure this is okay?" He was so upset at the idea of not making me happy enough and of me not wanting to marry him because my rings didn't cost enough money or weren't flashy enough. Old Ariel would have ripped that woman a new one. Mature Ariel said, "lt isn't the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that is." We bought the rings and left Y'all I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25c gum ball machine ring. When did our nation fall so far to think the only way a man can truly love a woman is if he buys her $3,000+jewelry and makes a public decree of his affection with said flashy ring? Sure they are nice, sure the sentiment is wonderful and I'm not trying to cut down any of your experiences, but when did it come to all that? Why do material possessions equate love?? My husband was so afraid of me not wanting him because he couldn't afford a piece of jewelry. He was afraid that the love I have for him would pale because he couldn't afford the wedding set I wanted. The world has made it this way and it is so sad. But here I am though, Court-House married, $130 ring set, the love of my life by my side and happier than I could ever imagine. Ariel Desiree McRae a week ago Update: This post keeps growing much to my surprise, and Ive been asked a thousand times how we met. So here is the short version! My husband and I met online at the age of 20, talked on the phone (and I mean actually talked not text) for 6+ hours a day for two days. He then drove an hour out of his way to take me on a date. I wore a tacky Christmas sweater (if you think I am lying, ask him) We ate wings, had a burping contest, and drove around listening to music and singing. I fell in love with him on the first date. If he had asked me to marry him the first time we met, I probably would have said yes. To be honest, we had wanted to elope three months into dating, but decided to take some extra time to get established beforehand. Ultimately we couldn't wait any longer.. .so we eloped. Ive never been this happy in my life and I couldn't imagine spending it with anyone else ever. 50K 392 55K <p><a href="http://memehumor.tumblr.com/post/154162465288/one-womans-response-to-a-saleswomans-accidental" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>One Woman’s Response to a Saleswoman’s Accidental Insult of Her Engagement Ring is Something We Should All Take to Heart</p></blockquote>

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unexplained-mysteries:Halloween Fun Facts: Interesting Facts About Hallow on Halloween is coming! These days, we either equate Halloween with kids seeking candy or girls using the day as an excuse to dress like prostitutes. But there's a lot more to this mysterious celebration than that. Here are some interesting facts about Halloween that you might not know. HALLOWEEN HAS SEVERAL DIFFERENT The correct spelling of Halloween is actually HALLOWE'EN NAMES: All Hallows Eve, Samhain, All Hallowtide, The Feast of the Dead, HALLOWEEN Haloween, All Saints Eve El Dia de los Muertos CELEBRATIONS DATE BACK 2000 YEARS (Day of the Dead) as traditional pagan traditions. THE TRADITION OF WEARING MASKS on Halloween comes from Welsh and IN AMERICA DURING THE 1800'S, the end Celtic traditions that claim the dead visit the living on October 31st. of the Harvest season was celebrated at the end of October by wearing costumes, eating sweets and playing practical jokes on each other. The masks are intended to keep the spirits of the dead from recognizing the living. The tradition of adding pranks into the Halloween mix In 1964, Helen Pfeil of Greenlawn, NY was started to turn ugly ARRESTED FOR HANDING OUT ARSENIC LACED TREATS in the 1930's and a movement began to substitute practical jokes for kids GOING DOOR TO DOOR COLLECTING CANDY. as a prank on teens she deemed too old for trick or treating. ВОBBING FOR APPLES JACK 0' LANTERNS started with a Roman harvest festival honoring Pamona, the goddess of originated in Ireland as hollowed out turnips with candles placed in them to keep away evil ghosts and spirits on the Samhain holiday. fruit trees. ABOUT 99% OF ALL PUMPKINS sold are used as Jack o' Lanterns for Halloween. ORANGE AND BLACK are traditional Halloween colors: BLACK CATS ORANGE get a bad rap on Halloween because they represents the fall Harvest. were once believed to be witch's subordinates who protected their master's dark powers. BLACK represents the darkness. If you see a SPIDER In England. it's just the opposite. WHITE CATS on Halloween, it is said to be the spirit of a loved one watching over you. are believed to be bad luck Halloween candy sales average about 2 BILLION dollars annually in the United States. Halloween is the second most commercially SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY Christmas is number one. Halloween is also the THIRD BIGGEST PARTY DAY 86% of Americans decorate their homes in celebration of of the year behind Halloween. New Year's Eve and Super Bowl Sunday. In 2009, Halloween costume sales exceeded $6 BILLION Adult oriented costumes account for 62% of those sales. brought to you by: Halloween Express.com K. unexplained-mysteries:Halloween Fun Facts

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toytowns: slagartehfox: thebuttkingpost: boss-hoody: I don’t think these people have ever seen an obese person before. This character doesn’t look fat he looks like a wall of muscle I feel like people don’t know why there’s a difference between body building contests and strongest man in the world competitions.  for reference, Body builder: Strongest man in the world contestant: To elaberate: Body Builders specifically build for looks, actual practicality, or real strength be damned.   Strongmen just try and build as much functional muscle as they can with no regard to how it looks. That means huge masses of untoned muscle built for power and nothing but. That’s old farmers and other people that have done hard labor for years to build up muscle tend to be bulky/fat and built like brick walls instead of chiseled and toned.  I love that he’s good and fat because a lot of people equate fat with evil, badness, greed, gluttonyanyway it’s nice to see a strong god that’s fat that doesn’t represent greed or partying down like Dionysus and Bacchus : theguardian Disney depiction of obese Polynesian god in flm Moana sparks anger toytowns: slagartehfox: thebuttkingpost: boss-hoody: I don’t think these people have ever seen an obese person before. This character doesn’t look fat he looks like a wall of muscle I feel like people don’t know why there’s a difference between body building contests and strongest man in the world competitions.  for reference, Body builder: Strongest man in the world contestant: To elaberate: Body Builders specifically build for looks, actual practicality, or real strength be damned.   Strongmen just try and build as much functional muscle as they can with no regard to how it looks. That means huge masses of untoned muscle built for power and nothing but. That’s old farmers and other people that have done hard labor for years to build up muscle tend to be bulky/fat and built like brick walls instead of chiseled and toned.  I love that he’s good and fat because a lot of people equate fat with evil, badness, greed, gluttonyanyway it’s nice to see a strong god that’s fat that doesn’t represent greed or partying down like Dionysus and Bacchus

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tomfromdenver.tumblr.com/post/141976723559">tomfromdenver</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/141976169192">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p> 1) Free Child Care: FALSE</p> <p> “You must pay for child care.” That statement is plainly found on the Child Care page at <a href="http://workindenmark.dk/">http://workindenmark.dk/</a> Furthermore, it points out that child care for workers is handled and set up by municipalities, in other words, not at the national level. They do have national legislation mandating no more than 25% - 28% coming from the working parents’ own pockets, but other than that, it’s left up to cities how to accomplish the task. It can be in private homes or in city-built institutions. Either way, it’s not nearly so cut-and-dried as “free child care” from the government.</p> <p> 2) Free healthcare: MISLEADING</p> <p> Denmark does have a public health system, but it’s not absolutely free (even if you discount taxation). There are still fee-for-service procedures, and things like prescriptions are not necessarily provided free-of-charge, let alone over-the-counter items. Even on the state health insurance system, people still have to pay out of pocket for things. Additionally, the health system, like child care, is managed and taxed at the regional and municipal levels, rather than the national level. </p> <p> It’s also worth noting that Denmark spends only 11.2% of its GDP on healthcare, while in the U.S., we spend 17.9% of GDP. In other words, even though Denmark has a public health system, it is run in such a way that there is less national involvement, and is more efficient, both in pure dollars and as a percentage of GDP. In other words, it’s not necessarily a larger government causing the better outcome, but more a more efficient system based more on local and regional needs.</p> <p> 3) Free University: TRUE-ish</p> <p> Denmark does provide free university tuition to its citizens (as well as EU citizens and several other types of people), and tuition costs are fairly regulated by the government. Some things to consider about Denmark, however, are that compulsory schooling only goes to age 15/16 and that one does not HAVE to take the government-funded choices in university education. Furthermore, Denmark only outperforms the U.S. in a handful of areas according to the OECD factsheet for citizens with specific levels of education. Is the trade-off worth it? Well, choosing between the two systems, Denmark still comes out as more economically free than the US (10 vs 12), so probably.</p> <p> 4) $20 Minimum Wage: FALSE</p> <p> This one is actually a flat-out lie. Denmark has no government-mandated minimum wage at all. Period. They do have (as in a free market) relatively free association with unions and employer associations though, of which about 75% of the population chooses to use. They also have a much more lax hiring/firing process than the U.S., resulting in around 25% of the working population changing jobs annually. The entire labour market is much more free market than in the U.S., resulting in a higher effective minimum wage of $20 per hour, but again, this is NOT set in law and is a result of the market itself. Denmark’s minimum wage, according to the definition U.S. citizens use, is $0.</p> <p> They DO have a more comprehensive “safety net” system for the unemployed, however. Again, we find this taking a smaller chunk of the government’s spending than the U.S., and being much more competently managed.</p> <p> 5) 33 Hour Workweek: MISLEADING</p> <p> Again, the meme tries to insinuate that this is a result of government regulation. It is not. This is merely the average length of the work week. There is no government-mandated work week, and as shown in the fourth point, the overall approach to labour (minus the safety net) is much more free-market-like than the same system in the U.S.</p> <p> Conclusion:</p> <p> While Denmark does provide some services from the government that the U.S. does not, their systems are generally run through the municipal and regional (equivalent to our local and state) governments, rather than at the nation (our federal) level. In other words, they recognize the benefit of decentralization, even in government, where many proponents of similar government services in the U.S. do not. As a result, they manage to beat the U.S. in overall economic freedom. So while there are some true points in the graphic, it is entirely misleading when liberals attempt to apply this to the U.S.</p> <p> One last thing to consider: Denmark is roughly the size of New Hampshire and Vermont combined in area (discounting Greenland, which is largely unpopulated compared to its square mileage), and has roughly the population of Wisconsin. This is divided into 5 administrative regions, then further into cities. So while we make comparisons to the federal/state/local levels in the above writing, it’s worth noting that on sheer scale, it’s more proper to equate state/county/municipal for the U.S.</p> <p> In other words, Denmark’s government is much more efficient, and it utilizes the equivalents of our county and municipal governments far more for the things that American leftists want under Federal control. Additionally, many of the benefits touted in the graphic are actually a result of more free-market-like policies. Overall, the leftist pining after Denmark as an example of a larger state working better is a pipe dream that simply doesn’t stand up to the facts.</p> <p> -Martin-</p> <p> Citations:<br/> 1) <a href="https://www.workindenmark.dk/en/Find_information/Information_for_job_seekers/Life_in_Denmark/Child_care">https://www.workindenmark.dk/…/I…/Life_in_Denmark/Child_care</a><br/> 2a) <a href="https://www.workindenmark.dk/Find_information/Information_for_job_seekers/Life_in_Denmark/Health_service/Purchasing_medicines">https://www.workindenmark.dk/…/Health_…/Purchasing_medicines</a><br/> 2b) <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Denmark">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Denmark</a><br/> 2c) <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS">http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS</a><br/> 3a) <a href="http://gpseducation.oecd.org/CountryProfile?primaryCountry=DNK&amp;treshold=10&amp;topic=EO">http://gpseducation.oecd.org/CountryProfile…</a><br/> 3b) <a href="http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/factbook-2013-en/10/01/06/index.html?contentType&amp;itemId=%2Fcontent%2Fchapter%2Ffactbook-2013-77-en&amp;mimeType=text%2Fhtml&amp;containerItemId=%2Fcontent%2Fserial%2F18147364&amp;accessItemIds">http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/…/factboo…/10/01/06/index.html…</a><br/> 3c) <a href="http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking">http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking</a><br/> 4a) <a href="http://denmark.usembassy.gov/living-in-denmark.html">http://denmark.usembassy.gov/living-in-denmark.html</a><br/> 4b) <a href="http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/">http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/</a><br/> 5) <a href="http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/">http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/</a></p> </blockquote> <p>So well documented, I have to repost!</p> </blockquote>: WHY IS DENMARK THE HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD? FREE CHILD CARE FREE HEALTHCARE FREE UNIVERSITY $20 MINIMUM WAGE 33 HOUR WORKWEEK <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tomfromdenver.tumblr.com/post/141976723559">tomfromdenver</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/141976169192">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p> 1) Free Child Care: FALSE</p> <p> “You must pay for child care.” That statement is plainly found on the Child Care page at <a href="http://workindenmark.dk/">http://workindenmark.dk/</a> Furthermore, it points out that child care for workers is handled and set up by municipalities, in other words, not at the national level. They do have national legislation mandating no more than 25% - 28% coming from the working parents’ own pockets, but other than that, it’s left up to cities how to accomplish the task. It can be in private homes or in city-built institutions. Either way, it’s not nearly so cut-and-dried as “free child care” from the government.</p> <p> 2) Free healthcare: MISLEADING</p> <p> Denmark does have a public health system, but it’s not absolutely free (even if you discount taxation). There are still fee-for-service procedures, and things like prescriptions are not necessarily provided free-of-charge, let alone over-the-counter items. Even on the state health insurance system, people still have to pay out of pocket for things. Additionally, the health system, like child care, is managed and taxed at the regional and municipal levels, rather than the national level. </p> <p> It’s also worth noting that Denmark spends only 11.2% of its GDP on healthcare, while in the U.S., we spend 17.9% of GDP. In other words, even though Denmark has a public health system, it is run in such a way that there is less national involvement, and is more efficient, both in pure dollars and as a percentage of GDP. In other words, it’s not necessarily a larger government causing the better outcome, but more a more efficient system based more on local and regional needs.</p> <p> 3) Free University: TRUE-ish</p> <p> Denmark does provide free university tuition to its citizens (as well as EU citizens and several other types of people), and tuition costs are fairly regulated by the government. Some things to consider about Denmark, however, are that compulsory schooling only goes to age 15/16 and that one does not HAVE to take the government-funded choices in university education. Furthermore, Denmark only outperforms the U.S. in a handful of areas according to the OECD factsheet for citizens with specific levels of education. Is the trade-off worth it? Well, choosing between the two systems, Denmark still comes out as more economically free than the US (10 vs 12), so probably.</p> <p> 4) $20 Minimum Wage: FALSE</p> <p> This one is actually a flat-out lie. Denmark has no government-mandated minimum wage at all. Period. They do have (as in a free market) relatively free association with unions and employer associations though, of which about 75% of the population chooses to use. They also have a much more lax hiring/firing process than the U.S., resulting in around 25% of the working population changing jobs annually. The entire labour market is much more free market than in the U.S., resulting in a higher effective minimum wage of $20 per hour, but again, this is NOT set in law and is a result of the market itself. Denmark’s minimum wage, according to the definition U.S. citizens use, is $0.</p> <p> They DO have a more comprehensive “safety net” system for the unemployed, however. Again, we find this taking a smaller chunk of the government’s spending than the U.S., and being much more competently managed.</p> <p> 5) 33 Hour Workweek: MISLEADING</p> <p> Again, the meme tries to insinuate that this is a result of government regulation. It is not. This is merely the average length of the work week. There is no government-mandated work week, and as shown in the fourth point, the overall approach to labour (minus the safety net) is much more free-market-like than the same system in the U.S.</p> <p> Conclusion:</p> <p> While Denmark does provide some services from the government that the U.S. does not, their systems are generally run through the municipal and regional (equivalent to our local and state) governments, rather than at the nation (our federal) level. In other words, they recognize the benefit of decentralization, even in government, where many proponents of similar government services in the U.S. do not. As a result, they manage to beat the U.S. in overall economic freedom. So while there are some true points in the graphic, it is entirely misleading when liberals attempt to apply this to the U.S.</p> <p> One last thing to consider: Denmark is roughly the size of New Hampshire and Vermont combined in area (discounting Greenland, which is largely unpopulated compared to its square mileage), and has roughly the population of Wisconsin. This is divided into 5 administrative regions, then further into cities. So while we make comparisons to the federal/state/local levels in the above writing, it’s worth noting that on sheer scale, it’s more proper to equate state/county/municipal for the U.S.</p> <p> In other words, Denmark’s government is much more efficient, and it utilizes the equivalents of our county and municipal governments far more for the things that American leftists want under Federal control. Additionally, many of the benefits touted in the graphic are actually a result of more free-market-like policies. Overall, the leftist pining after Denmark as an example of a larger state working better is a pipe dream that simply doesn’t stand up to the facts.</p> <p> -Martin-</p> <p> Citations:<br/> 1) <a href="https://www.workindenmark.dk/en/Find_information/Information_for_job_seekers/Life_in_Denmark/Child_care">https://www.workindenmark.dk/…/I…/Life_in_Denmark/Child_care</a><br/> 2a) <a href="https://www.workindenmark.dk/Find_information/Information_for_job_seekers/Life_in_Denmark/Health_service/Purchasing_medicines">https://www.workindenmark.dk/…/Health_…/Purchasing_medicines</a><br/> 2b) <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Denmark">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Denmark</a><br/> 2c) <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS">http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS</a><br/> 3a) <a href="http://gpseducation.oecd.org/CountryProfile?primaryCountry=DNK&amp;treshold=10&amp;topic=EO">http://gpseducation.oecd.org/CountryProfile…</a><br/> 3b) <a href="http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/factbook-2013-en/10/01/06/index.html?contentType&amp;itemId=%2Fcontent%2Fchapter%2Ffactbook-2013-77-en&amp;mimeType=text%2Fhtml&amp;containerItemId=%2Fcontent%2Fserial%2F18147364&amp;accessItemIds">http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/…/factboo…/10/01/06/index.html…</a><br/> 3c) <a href="http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking">http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking</a><br/> 4a) <a href="http://denmark.usembassy.gov/living-in-denmark.html">http://denmark.usembassy.gov/living-in-denmark.html</a><br/> 4b) <a href="http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/">http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/</a><br/> 5) <a href="http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/">http://denmark.dk/en/society/welfare/flexicurity/</a></p> </blockquote> <p>So well documented, I have to repost!</p> </blockquote>

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<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/138542184522/youngbull1985-theswolediaries" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youngbull1985.tumblr.com/post/138524134092">youngbull1985</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://theswolediaries.tumblr.com/post/138211255093">theswolediaries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/137922771092">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pluck-the-eye-out-a-pyramid.tumblr.com/post/137857947079">pluck-the-eye-out-a-pyramid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/137852263115">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pluck-the-eye-out-a-pyramid.tumblr.com/post/137836717424">pluck-the-eye-out-a-pyramid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/137826478002">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>(inspired by <a href="http://priceofliberty.tumblr.com/post/96725130728/how-about-instead-of-doubling-the-minimum-wage-we">this post</a> from <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/mHatI31JVhalFx598H9n5kQ">@priceofliberty</a>)</p> </blockquote> <p>More of their paycheck? What fucking paycheck?! The one for $290/week, if they’re working full-time? The one with no benefits? It must be nice to be a smug asshole making enough green to think simply paying less in taxes is a solution to slave wages; because that is what minimum wage is. If it had kept pace with inflation, it would be $21.16/hour. $15/hr. is meeting in the middle. Get a clue.</p> </blockquote> <p>Having actually worked several minimum wage hours when I was younger, I can honestly say I got paid a fair wage for work I was doing.  I of course wanted to earn more so I could spend my money on more stuff, so I worked hard and earned a raise.  Despite this, the government always took out about 17% of my weekly earnings without my permission which did limit my spending each pay period.</p> <p>So, yes, I did understand the solution - I did not want to keep working for minimum wage to receive minimum pay so I worked my way to a higher wage or found new jobs that paid more.  Pretty simple concept.</p> <p>Oh, and the minimum wage <a href="https://tedtheeconomist.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/the-minimum-wage-adjusted-for-inflation-is-biased-propaganda/">has nothing to do with keeping up with inflation</a>, you fool.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yeah, I’ve worked minimum wage jobs myself when I was younger - a number of them. I thought the pay was disgraceful for the amount of labor involved. Luckily, I had plenty of opportunities to earn degrees and find better paying jobs myself. I even started my own business and have been successful enough to provide a middle class lifestyle for my family in a country where that is increasingly harder to accomplish. The difference here is that I understand that I am where I am today because of privilege and circumstances not available to everyone in our country. Yes, I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am. I work hard every week as a teacher, and as the owner of a retail business. But I don’t kid myself into thinking my labor is somehow harder than the single mom working at McDonald’s. I’ve been there. Those jobs suck. I also don’t buy into this false narrative that equates wealth with harder work. If anything, I’ve noticed that the more money people earn, the less work they tend to do, because they usually end up getting others to work for them. People in the wealthiest nation on earth should not put in 40 hours a week for a poverty wage and no benefits that in turn require taxpayers to subsidize them, so they can survive. How can you not see that? How have you bought into this fantasy to the point that you think corporations making obscene profits at the expense of their employees and WE the TAXPAYERS are somehow in the right for fucking us all over, while getting you to bash the hardworking people who make their profits possible?</p> <p>As to your last comment about the minimum wage and inflation - why not? What’s your argument, “fool?” Because not only has minimum wage not kept up with inflation, neither have middle class wages. So, unless you’re in the upper economic echelons, over the past 30 years, you’ve gotten fucked too.</p> </blockquote> <p>&gt; “I even started my own business and have been successful enough to provide a middle class lifestyle for my family in a country where that is increasingly harder to accomplish.” </p> <p>&gt; “<i>Yes, I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am.</i>”<br/></p> <p>&gt; “<i>I also don’t buy into this false narrative that equates wealth with harder work.</i>” </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f5970c9a8fcd35a1f92541c768ca8829/tumblr_inline_o1ftq9L2Cw1r1jtxd_500.gif" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400"/></figure><p>The cognitive dissonance of some progressives must be excruciating.</p> <p>This entire argument boils down to the lousy myth of “privilege”.  “Yes, I worked hard but I luckily had more advantages unlike other people.”  Boo hoo. People are all different.  They start at different places, they have different skills, different qualities, different personalities, different physical characteristics, different lifestyles, different upbringings, different education, etc.  This truth does not permit equal outcomes.  Some people will be successful with what they are given and some will not.  Some people will rise from poverty into wealth and some will fall from affluence into destitution.</p> <p>Therefore, you were successful because you <i>chose</i> to be successful.  It was not because you were more privileged than somebody else; it was because you worked hard.  And everyone has the opportunity to work hard in order to better themselves.  So, when you create policies to theoretically “prop someone up” in order to give them an “equal” advantage, you are not doing anything to change this.  They are ultimately the arbiters of their own destiny.  </p> <p>Minimum wages helps no one.  It is an artificial price floor to distort the market in favor of groups.  That’s why the unions <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/carriesheffield/2014/04/29/on-the-historically-racist-motivations-behind-minimum-wage/#3cbee6a11957">originally created it</a> and that’s why they promote it today while also <a href="http://www.economics21.org/commentary/unions-exempt-themselves-minimum-wage-hikes-05-28-2015">exempting themselves from it</a>.  It is because I understand these inconvenient truths that I do not support the minimum wage.  And I find it quite sad that a supposed “business owner” would not understand the concept.  But then again, what would you expect from someone who’s blog tagline is, “<i>The Revolution will not be televised. This is a treatise against the oligarchy. Fuck the rich. Let’s make America a true democracy</i>.”  That’s some edgy teenage socialist lingo right there.</p> <p>And you clearly did not read that article.  Because if you did, you would already know the answer to your question.</p> </blockquote> <p>I used to clean airplanes for $8.00 an hour. Worked hard and got a raise to $8.44. </p> <p>There is no way I would’ve ever expected to earn $15 an hour for doing that. You’ve got to be joking. It was a shitty and exhausting job working in the Phoenix heat, but that doesn’t equate to earning more.</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay quick age check here. I’m 30 and have seen how little the dollar is worth now, 2.15 in 1965 is over 22.50 now, minimum wage is a living wage and until Reaganomics ruined it people weren’t dumb enough to believe the shit your spewing</p> </blockquote> <p>Dear @youngbull1985, </p><p>I hate to break it to you but you are a 30 year-old economic illiterate.  The federal minimum wage in 1965 was $1.25 which is $9.38 in 2015 dollars.  So, you’re not even close and obviously got your progressive talking points messed up somewhere.  </p><p>Furthermore, <a href="https://tedtheeconomist.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/the-minimum-wage-adjusted-for-inflation-is-biased-propaganda/">inflation has nothing to do with wage rates</a>.  That’s just an economic fallacy to begin with.  The progressives just use it anyway to invoke an emotional response from ignorant people that do not understand the math. The same can be said about the meaningless term “living wage.” There is no such thing as a “living wage.”  That term is completely subjective and holds absolutely no real value.</p><p>Do yourself a favor and forget everything you think you know about the minimum wage or “Reaganomics” and pick up an actual history book or take a basic economics class and educate yourself.  Because repeating completely bogus talking points you learned from other idiot progressives online is not helping anyone.  Until then, your vote is cancelling out someone else’s that understands the world better than you.</p></blockquote>: OKAY TEAM, WE NEED TO REALLY STICK IT To THE MTLLTONATRES AND BTLLIONATRES BY RAİSING THE MINIMUM WAGE, THE QUESTION Is BY UCH I SAY $10.10! $15! HOW ABOUT WE JUST LET PEOPLE KEEP MORE OF THEIR PAYCHECKS <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/138542184522/youngbull1985-theswolediaries" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youngbull1985.tumblr.com/post/138524134092">youngbull1985</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://theswolediaries.tumblr.com/post/138211255093">theswolediaries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/137922771092">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pluck-the-eye-out-a-pyramid.tumblr.com/post/137857947079">pluck-the-eye-out-a-pyramid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/137852263115">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pluck-the-eye-out-a-pyramid.tumblr.com/post/137836717424">pluck-the-eye-out-a-pyramid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/137826478002">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>(inspired by <a href="http://priceofliberty.tumblr.com/post/96725130728/how-about-instead-of-doubling-the-minimum-wage-we">this post</a> from <a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/mHatI31JVhalFx598H9n5kQ">@priceofliberty</a>)</p> </blockquote> <p>More of their paycheck? What fucking paycheck?! The one for $290/week, if they’re working full-time? The one with no benefits? It must be nice to be a smug asshole making enough green to think simply paying less in taxes is a solution to slave wages; because that is what minimum wage is. If it had kept pace with inflation, it would be $21.16/hour. $15/hr. is meeting in the middle. Get a clue.</p> </blockquote> <p>Having actually worked several minimum wage hours when I was younger, I can honestly say I got paid a fair wage for work I was doing.  I of course wanted to earn more so I could spend my money on more stuff, so I worked hard and earned a raise.  Despite this, the government always took out about 17% of my weekly earnings without my permission which did limit my spending each pay period.</p> <p>So, yes, I did understand the solution - I did not want to keep working for minimum wage to receive minimum pay so I worked my way to a higher wage or found new jobs that paid more.  Pretty simple concept.</p> <p>Oh, and the minimum wage <a href="https://tedtheeconomist.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/the-minimum-wage-adjusted-for-inflation-is-biased-propaganda/">has nothing to do with keeping up with inflation</a>, you fool.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yeah, I’ve worked minimum wage jobs myself when I was younger - a number of them. I thought the pay was disgraceful for the amount of labor involved. Luckily, I had plenty of opportunities to earn degrees and find better paying jobs myself. I even started my own business and have been successful enough to provide a middle class lifestyle for my family in a country where that is increasingly harder to accomplish. The difference here is that I understand that I am where I am today because of privilege and circumstances not available to everyone in our country. Yes, I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am. I work hard every week as a teacher, and as the owner of a retail business. But I don’t kid myself into thinking my labor is somehow harder than the single mom working at McDonald’s. I’ve been there. Those jobs suck. I also don’t buy into this false narrative that equates wealth with harder work. If anything, I’ve noticed that the more money people earn, the less work they tend to do, because they usually end up getting others to work for them. People in the wealthiest nation on earth should not put in 40 hours a week for a poverty wage and no benefits that in turn require taxpayers to subsidize them, so they can survive. How can you not see that? How have you bought into this fantasy to the point that you think corporations making obscene profits at the expense of their employees and WE the TAXPAYERS are somehow in the right for fucking us all over, while getting you to bash the hardworking people who make their profits possible?</p> <p>As to your last comment about the minimum wage and inflation - why not? What’s your argument, “fool?” Because not only has minimum wage not kept up with inflation, neither have middle class wages. So, unless you’re in the upper economic echelons, over the past 30 years, you’ve gotten fucked too.</p> </blockquote> <p>&gt; “I even started my own business and have been successful enough to provide a middle class lifestyle for my family in a country where that is increasingly harder to accomplish.” </p> <p>&gt; “<i>Yes, I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am.</i>”<br/></p> <p>&gt; “<i>I also don’t buy into this false narrative that equates wealth with harder work.</i>” </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f5970c9a8fcd35a1f92541c768ca8829/tumblr_inline_o1ftq9L2Cw1r1jtxd_500.gif" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400"/></figure><p>The cognitive dissonance of some progressives must be excruciating.</p> <p>This entire argument boils down to the lousy myth of “privilege”.  “Yes, I worked hard but I luckily had more advantages unlike other people.”  Boo hoo. People are all different.  They start at different places, they have different skills, different qualities, different personalities, different physical characteristics, different lifestyles, different upbringings, different education, etc.  This truth does not permit equal outcomes.  Some people will be successful with what they are given and some will not.  Some people will rise from poverty into wealth and some will fall from affluence into destitution.</p> <p>Therefore, you were successful because you <i>chose</i> to be successful.  It was not because you were more privileged than somebody else; it was because you worked hard.  And everyone has the opportunity to work hard in order to better themselves.  So, when you create policies to theoretically “prop someone up” in order to give them an “equal” advantage, you are not doing anything to change this.  They are ultimately the arbiters of their own destiny.  </p> <p>Minimum wages helps no one.  It is an artificial price floor to distort the market in favor of groups.  That’s why the unions <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/carriesheffield/2014/04/29/on-the-historically-racist-motivations-behind-minimum-wage/#3cbee6a11957">originally created it</a> and that’s why they promote it today while also <a href="http://www.economics21.org/commentary/unions-exempt-themselves-minimum-wage-hikes-05-28-2015">exempting themselves from it</a>.  It is because I understand these inconvenient truths that I do not support the minimum wage.  And I find it quite sad that a supposed “business owner” would not understand the concept.  But then again, what would you expect from someone who’s blog tagline is, “<i>The Revolution will not be televised. This is a treatise against the oligarchy. Fuck the rich. Let’s make America a true democracy</i>.”  That’s some edgy teenage socialist lingo right there.</p> <p>And you clearly did not read that article.  Because if you did, you would already know the answer to your question.</p> </blockquote> <p>I used to clean airplanes for $8.00 an hour. Worked hard and got a raise to $8.44. </p> <p>There is no way I would’ve ever expected to earn $15 an hour for doing that. You’ve got to be joking. It was a shitty and exhausting job working in the Phoenix heat, but that doesn’t equate to earning more.</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay quick age check here. I’m 30 and have seen how little the dollar is worth now, 2.15 in 1965 is over 22.50 now, minimum wage is a living wage and until Reaganomics ruined it people weren’t dumb enough to believe the shit your spewing</p> </blockquote> <p>Dear @youngbull1985, </p><p>I hate to break it to you but you are a 30 year-old economic illiterate.  The federal minimum wage in 1965 was $1.25 which is $9.38 in 2015 dollars.  So, you’re not even close and obviously got your progressive talking points messed up somewhere.  </p><p>Furthermore, <a href="https://tedtheeconomist.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/the-minimum-wage-adjusted-for-inflation-is-biased-propaganda/">inflation has nothing to do with wage rates</a>.  That’s just an economic fallacy to begin with.  The progressives just use it anyway to invoke an emotional response from ignorant people that do not understand the math. The same can be said about the meaningless term “living wage.” There is no such thing as a “living wage.”  That term is completely subjective and holds absolutely no real value.</p><p>Do yourself a favor and forget everything you think you know about the minimum wage or “Reaganomics” and pick up an actual history book or take a basic economics class and educate yourself.  Because repeating completely bogus talking points you learned from other idiot progressives online is not helping anyone.  Until then, your vote is cancelling out someone else’s that understands the world better than you.</p></blockquote>
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<p><a href="http://feministfailures.tumblr.com/post/119389615310/proudblackconservative-alittle-fall-ofrain" class="tumblr_blog">feministfailures</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/119389114149/alittle-fall-ofrain-proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://alittle-fall-ofrain.tumblr.com/post/119378206593/proudblackconservative-feministfailures" class="tumblr_blog">alittle-fall-ofrain</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/119376036534/feministfailures-proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://feministfailures.tumblr.com/post/119375607295/proudblackconservative-theyre-not" class="tumblr_blog">feministfailures</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/119375178184/theyre-not-unprofessional-in-your-opinion-but-if" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>They’re not unprofessional in your opinion. But if they are in the opinion of your employer, which is the only opinion that matters in this context, then I guess it sucks to suck.</p></blockquote> <p>Unless it somehow affects your ability to do the job, they’re not unprofessional. It’s discrimination if you don’t hire someone based on this. </p><p>That being said, I could see it being logical not to hire someone as a teacher of children if they have something inappropriate tattooed on them. Stuff like that is the exception.</p></blockquote> <p>If I’ve said it once I’ve said it 1000 times: it is a private company’s right to discriminate.</p></blockquote> <p>Tattoos and piercings are a CHOICE you make to put on your body. I think that there isn’t wrong with them either, but some people do and you working at a certain business with them can lose that company customers and money because of the impression they make to certain people. There is no reason for someone to not be allowed to not hire you for having tattoos. Tattoos and piercings are not something you are born with. If you want a certain job, cover up the damn tattoos and take out the damn piercings and deal with it. Businesses have no reason to cater to your life choices.</p></blockquote> <p>^That. And an excellent point regarding those who want to compare this “discrimination” to discriminating based on race, gender, sexual orientation. The big difference here is that piercings and tats are a choice.</p></blockquote> <p>I do agree that it would be ridiculous to equate the discrimination against tattooed people to the discrimination people face based on race, sexual orientation, and gender. That being said, I do believe it is still discrimination. It being “less” discriminatory really doesn’t change much for me.</p></blockquote> <p>I never disagreed with you that it&rsquo;s discrimination. As I said before, companies have the right to discriminate. Literally every single person discriminates to some degree on everything. You can&rsquo;t legislate away any and all forms of discrimination.</p>: tittled may nicevagina shitonskanks Having tattoos and piercings is not unprofessional. What's unprofessional is turning down an aspiring employee due to superficial reasons and not their skill level or experience. one of the most accurate posts I've ever read. Source: shitonskanks #t 459,469 notes HO <p><a href="http://feministfailures.tumblr.com/post/119389615310/proudblackconservative-alittle-fall-ofrain" class="tumblr_blog">feministfailures</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/119389114149/alittle-fall-ofrain-proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://alittle-fall-ofrain.tumblr.com/post/119378206593/proudblackconservative-feministfailures" class="tumblr_blog">alittle-fall-ofrain</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/119376036534/feministfailures-proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://feministfailures.tumblr.com/post/119375607295/proudblackconservative-theyre-not" class="tumblr_blog">feministfailures</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/119375178184/theyre-not-unprofessional-in-your-opinion-but-if" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>They’re not unprofessional in your opinion. But if they are in the opinion of your employer, which is the only opinion that matters in this context, then I guess it sucks to suck.</p></blockquote> <p>Unless it somehow affects your ability to do the job, they’re not unprofessional. It’s discrimination if you don’t hire someone based on this. </p><p>That being said, I could see it being logical not to hire someone as a teacher of children if they have something inappropriate tattooed on them. Stuff like that is the exception.</p></blockquote> <p>If I’ve said it once I’ve said it 1000 times: it is a private company’s right to discriminate.</p></blockquote> <p>Tattoos and piercings are a CHOICE you make to put on your body. I think that there isn’t wrong with them either, but some people do and you working at a certain business with them can lose that company customers and money because of the impression they make to certain people. There is no reason for someone to not be allowed to not hire you for having tattoos. Tattoos and piercings are not something you are born with. If you want a certain job, cover up the damn tattoos and take out the damn piercings and deal with it. Businesses have no reason to cater to your life choices.</p></blockquote> <p>^That. And an excellent point regarding those who want to compare this “discrimination” to discriminating based on race, gender, sexual orientation. The big difference here is that piercings and tats are a choice.</p></blockquote> <p>I do agree that it would be ridiculous to equate the discrimination against tattooed people to the discrimination people face based on race, sexual orientation, and gender. That being said, I do believe it is still discrimination. It being “less” discriminatory really doesn’t change much for me.</p></blockquote> <p>I never disagreed with you that it&rsquo;s discrimination. As I said before, companies have the right to discriminate. Literally every single person discriminates to some degree on everything. You can&rsquo;t legislate away any and all forms of discrimination.</p>
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