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Ash, God, and Money: the ever-unfortunate subject of Ashley. But he only laughed shortly and refused to take up the gauntlet. "People like them are worth helping. But Ashley Wilkes--bah! His breed is of no use or value in an up er the world up-ends, terishwhy not? They don't thon't fight-don't know e the worid's been up- side down and it won't be the last. It's happened before and it'll happen again. And when it does happen, everyone loses everything and everyone is equal. And then they all ha İAY, WiA nquing at all. Th'e, is, nothing ex ns and ngth of their e Ashley, hayither cunning cruple to use them. And so they go under and they should go under. It's a natural law and the world is better off without them. But there are al- wavs a hardy few who come through and given time, they e the world turned NEVER Si like sta You jdat your father aid scarlett, furious. a pen tunnct you out Wi ley" sy mnathize f nds who too him in, I should think you'd understand and sympathize with Ash- "I do understand," said Rhett, "but I'm damned if I ore e tter the surrender Ashley had much bat with him f "If you are comparing him with yourself, you couceited thing, why He's not like you, thank God! He wouldn't soil his hands as you do, making money with Carpetbag- gers and Scallawags and Yankees. He's scrupulous and honorable!" "But not too scrupulous and honorable to take aid and money from a woman. "What cisc could he have done?" "Who am I to say? I only know what I did, both when I was thrown out and nowadays. I only know what other men have done. We saw opportunity in the ruin of a civili- zation and we made the most of our opportunity, some honestly, some shadily, and we are still making the most of it. But the Ashieys of this world have the same chances and don't take them. They just aren't smart, Scarlett, and only the smart deserve to survive. 765
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Community, Flexing, and Friends: tanner @TheeTcup Don't ask a girl where she wants to eat. Tell her to guess where you're taking her to eat. Then take her to the first guess. Kyley King @kyley king He's cracked the code we didn't even know we had RANT: its been about a year and a half since i started posting ads on this account, i started in around january 2017 but then my acc got deleted and i stopped until later on in the year. if you had someone tell you that you can quit your waitressing job earning barely $60 a week and earn hundreds more a week online, wouldnt you take it? well i did. i quit my job and i work with a bunch of different businesses and personalities that want to grow their business or page in the return of money for my service. i made my account in 2014 as a hobby since i had just started high school and i was 13 and i didnt have many friends and i thought it would be a way to gain popularity by posting memes (im australian so we start high school at 11-13) but then my page started growing & i started making friends with other people who love sharing memes like me and some awesome creators. my account didnt really start to succeed until the whole jacob sartorius thing where he was a massive meme and i was like the lead account that goofed on him and i gained something like 100k in a month!! it was so awesome. i used to have “no shoutouts or ads ever!” in my bio and people still bring it up. i was THIRTEEN when i made this account, i didnt know a single thing about making money nor did i take interest since i didnt care much abt my future. im 16, nearly 17 now and i got my first job waitressing at 15. i worked for over a year and it was so stressful i hated it so much but then i realised as a career i wanted to pursue entrepreneurial business - and thats what im doing here! i do anywhere from 0-6 ads a week but i post around 10 memes a day if im on schedule. i do make money off my account and im not ashamed. i dont FLEX on u guys like an asshole, i dont waste my money, im saving it so that hopefully one day i can run my own proper business. people think just running a meme page is easy because “all you do is post” and YEAH it is at first but it can get competitive, especially since its my job now. i love my community and i love my followers that support me but its hard since my commmunity is so big that there will always be people that are jealous and will put me down! love u all❣️
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Alive, America, and Anaconda: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room Today, we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! WH Gov TODAY 0:12 2.55M views 3:35 PM-14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid Ф @JoyAnnReid Following Every one of those pages protects your food from being filled with rat droppings, spoiled meat out of your deli, lead out of your paint, your child's medicine from being defective & corporations from polluting the air you breathe or dumping medical waste in the water you wade in Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room... 0:38 6:36 PM -14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h company becaus profitable to cut corners. And if no one's looking, people cut corners. Deregulation is not so good if you value clean air, water and safe food, medicine and workplaces. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Deregulation is designed to do only one thing: make corporations more profitable, by reducing the cost of doing business. Making products cleaner and safer costs money. Making workplaces safe and clean costs money. Keeping the air clean means less drilling, so less money. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Donald Trump is a president straight out of the 1920s. Cal Coolidge has nothing on him. 164 880 4.2 feynites: bogleech: themightyglamazon: jumpingjacktrash: oh my god. let me share a memory with y’all. it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts. it’s high summer. i don’t remember where my mom was driving me, in our avocado green chevette, i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon. picture it – wait, you don’t have to use your imagination, this happened all the damn time back then. every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline. there were no emissions regulations. there were no safety regulations. there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled, engines loud and hot, here and there a radiator giving up in the heat, a cloud of burning oil rising. i, a smeet of five or six, was choking on toxic smog. i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up. i remember a blinding headache, i remember being confused, i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window, the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin. i don’t remember passing out, but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp, because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then. i lived. and life went on. what were we going to do, complain? if i’d died, the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke, not carbon monoxide poisoning. i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr. but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal. i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes. or even just look at some old pictures, then look out the window. ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah, that’s poison gas. remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam? i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam, i guess they didn’t end up on the internet. the smell was indescribable. that oily shimmer. the reek of dead things. people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure; it smelled too bad, it was too ugly, and you could get super super sick if you touched the water. and now look at it. i still wouldn’t want to drink it, but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic, you know? if the thieving billionaires get their way, we can kiss those sailboats goodbye, and learn the smell of toxic foam once more. the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money, they’ve already got more than they could ever touch, they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot, but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers. a time when every elementary school class had at least one kind who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body, and this was just… the way things were. i’m sorry. i didn’t mean to longpost. it’s just. god. y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now, compared to when i was a kid. and these rich old men are counting on that, on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation, not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late. I enforce federal worker health and safety and pollution regulations.  When I was learning my trade, when my classmates and I were having a chuckle over the “well duh” level of specificity written into the Code of Federal Regulations (try “no hazardous material shall be stored in crew berthing” on for size), I will never forget the silence that followed when our instructor spoke these words: “Your regulations are written in blood.” These regulations were not written on a whim. They were written because someone thought they could cut costs by storing however many more pounds of a radioactive, toxic, carcinogenic, or whatever else material in the same rooms where the human beings they paid to transport those materials slept, and then did that, because no one was telling them not to.  They were written because people died. Horrifically. Because unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering.  Can I say it again, for those not paying attention?  Unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering. Do we also need to fucking talk about the Radium Girls again who slowly fucking rotted alive because the company they worked for deliberately hid knowledge of radium’s effects on living matter? I’m gonna talk about it. It’s depressing and dark as hell, but if anyone ever thinks to themselves that companies will just regulate out of a sense of civic duty or basic human morality, and don’t need outside enforcement, then they need to keep this story in mind. United States Radium Corporation that knew radium was lethal, and hired factory girls to work at painting watches with glow-in-the-dark radium faces. To emphasize - they knew radium was lethal and dangerous. Scientists who worked with it wore safety equipment and knew better than to touch it with bare skin. The factory girls, on the other hand, were instructed by their employers to keep the tips of their paint brushes pointed by sucking them between their lips. An act that guaranteed that they were ingesting small amounts of radium daily. They were told that radium was safe, and in small doses even good for you - United States Radium Corporation had paid for ‘studies’ and promoted other products which used small amounts of radium, and had branded at as, basically, a medicinal curative that just need to be doled out in appropriate dosages. This was bullshit, and not even bullshit which the company higher ups could reasonably be expected to actually believe on all levels, with the information that they had readily at hand. What they knew was that a small amount of radium wouldn’t kill you right away, and that there was a two year statute of limitations on workers compensation claims. When the girls began dying and the finger was pointed at radium, the president of the United States Radium Corporation had an independent researcher investigate the claim. The research established that the link between the girls’ deaths and radium was clear. The company, not liking that result, covered up the independent research and hired other people to simply state that this was not the case. Of course, by this point there were dying factory workers who were literally glowing in the goddamn dark, whose bones had become so infused with radium that they were visibly radioactive in their autopsies (when said bones weren’t just falling out of them while they were alive, anyway), so of course the company was forced to admit - oh wait, no, they started stealing dead women’s bones from morgues so that they could dispute their causes of death. Like. Let’s be clear. United States Radium Corporation didn’t just fail to keep their workers sufficiently informed, they didn’t just not investigate things well enough, which would have been bad enough on its own. They told their employees to ingest a deadly substance, and when those DYING WOMEN got together with their last breaths to try and make the world aware of what was going on, purely to try and keep it from killing all the other girls who might get jobs in factories (because they were all doomed to painful cancerous death themselves), they paid for hush-ups and cover-ups and fake studies, and stooped to full-on grave robbing to keep people from finding out that they were killing women in droves. There were factory workers giving testimonies as they physically fell apart on their death beds. The company’s response was not to even revise workers’ regulations to be more safe. It was entirely, 100%, to lie about it, so they could keep making money and keep killing their workers. And do you want to know what happened to that company? To the United States Radium Corporation? It eventually became The Safety Light Corporation, and was decommissioned in 2005. The radium girls were dying in the late 1920′s. The company that killed them didn’t even go under with them, didn’t even die when their efforts to raise awareness actually resulted in better and more stringent regulations. So the prospect that better regulations will hurt a corporation are laughable. Even the corporations that deserve to be destroyed by them still manage to do alright when they’re forced to make less money and kill fewer people. Boo hoo, how sad for them. But inadequate regulations will kill actual human people. Full stop. Some companies will still adhere to ethics, sure, some will have people in charge or on various levels who care and can intervene. But not all of them. And the United States Radium Corporation was just ONE company. One company, that had no regulations to hold it accountable, that decided it didn’t care - and so many women died horrible, horrible deaths for it. Do not ever let anyone kid you about the ramifications of deregulation. And do not forget that people who died, with their dying breath, fought to establish regulations to keep you safe. Anyone who takes them away is spitting on their graves.
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Advice, Anaconda, and Being Rich: Ed Latimore @EdLatimore Fuck these lazy kids complaining about the cost of their sociology degrees while working as baristas. Trades are in such high demand that they pay you to learn. The military will pay you to learn as well. Get a skil 12/15/17, 9:49 AM 224 Retweets 942 Likes The problem with these free market types that claim “all you need are useful skills” is: You can’t predict with 100% accuracy what skill the market will need in the future (it’s a fucking chaotic free market so . that’s basically what it means). So even if you can calculate that nursing degrees for example have a higher ROI than sociology degrees today, in theory- If too many people get into nursing it’ll actually decrease the ROI of a nursing degree since there is now an oversupply of nursing graduates entering the job market. Also if the millions and millions of students in the humanities did a trade instead, I am more than confident trade jobs will end up paying less, once again, because there will be an oversupply of trade specialists. Same if everyone went into engineering. You get the picture. Using their own logic, (supply and demand dictating wages and the need to be useful via skills) the system can only allow certain people to make high wages. Only a finite amount can make high wages and if too many people flood any one profession, their wages go down. Notice how he says “trades are in such high demand” this means that there is a (temporary) shortage of tradespeople, which means if you enter X trade your wage will be high. But once again, when the demand goes down (if supply gets too high via too many people pursuing that field) than wages will go down as well. So …. what do we do then when their wages are down? You blame those same kids you told to join trades. The poor ALWAYS get the blame because you can easily blame a poor person after the fact by analyzing their choices of the past and comparing it to the current market and other standards of the present, hindsight bias really is a gem. I even see poor people do it to themselves as an explanatory theory as to their current economic condition. Another thing to note is that S.T.E.M. isn’t some magic ticket into being rich or making money even now. I know many biology majors working at Starbucks. I know some chemistry majors who can only do lab grunt work that doesn’t allow them to pay all their bills. So not only can you not blame them for not going into S.T.E.M, you must now blame them for going into the WRONG S.T.E.M. field.  Also, and this is funny, if eventually no one goes into the humanities- eventually there will be a shortage of English professors (as an example) and English teachers and then it would be the humanities students saying “wow stupid S.T.E.M. kids get a real job” because the humanities people will be paid more since there would be a desperate need for them.  Also imagine if everyone who couldn’t afford college joined the military ….. great fucking advice lol
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