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Anaconda, Crime, and Food: did you know? In Finland, speeding tickets are calculated based on your income - causing some Finnish millionaires to pay fines of over $100,000 ? did-you-kno In Finland, speeding tickets are calculated based on your income causing some Finnish millionaires to pay fines of over $100,000. Source redbloodedamerica This is what equality" looks like in that liberal fairy tale land of Finland. They punish you proportionately to how successful you are. Sounds really "fair." alternian-neverland Except... it is fair? Because it's proportionate. I don't get what's difficult about that. An impoverished person paying $400 dollar fine isn't the same as a millionaire paying the same amount. For the poor person, $400 dollars could mean starving. Would you really claim it would have the same consequence for a rich man? Would it even be noticeable to him, while the absence of food in their stomach would be glaring to a poorer man? Would it be fair for a man to starve for the same crime as a man that would be having a three course meal? By taking income into account, it allows the impoverished able to still survive while paying any fines they may incur. And, ultimately, while $100,000 dollars would be noticeable to a millionaire, they would still get by. And, assuming the law is properly implemented, they would be paying the same equivalent of their yearly income that a poorer person would. That's what makes it fair. They woulc be impacted the same way but you are looking at the amount rather than the equation. Also, it's important to make sure that even the rich would pause at the cost of a fine. They need to fear the law just as a poor man does. prochoice-or-gtfo Oh no... rich people facing fines that might actually make them consider not doing illegal things because the punishments might actually hurt them... how unfair Did you know about the liberal fairy tale land of Finland?

Did you know about the liberal fairy tale land of Finland?

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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: artdropoff: Now Sealand is big nation, at least with help from his dads. Yes Finland is a lil powerhouse that can carry his big husband and lil child. This was a doodle so excuse the mess

artdropoff: Now Sealand is big nation, at least with help from his dads. Yes Finland is a lil powerhouse that can carry his big husband an...

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Amazon, Ass, and Books: Millennials Are Out- Reading Older Generations But younger Americans value library services less than more senior cohorts, study finds natural–blues: decrystallize: witchtimez: onlyblackgirl: m4ge: m4ge: m4ge: m4ge: This came up on my facebook feed and I am so excited to see how generation Xers and Baby Boomers will find a way to use this to shit on millenials anyways nice okay we’re off to a good start oh boy do i have something to tell you about millennials, working, and debt that’s gonna absolutely blow your socks off banksy’s family found this article Why old people so mad. It’s funny because millennials can pretty much multitask like it’s second nature simply because it’s necessary to keep up with society, while baby boomers whine about reading subtitles and can’t seem to program anything more complicated than a VCR. But sure, ok, the kids are lazy and have entitlement complexes Older Generations: -Make comics about kids not knowing how books work- Millenials: -Read more books than anyone else- Older Generations: …no we changed our minds reading a lot is lazy and entitled now I had a professor, way older, talk at a great length about how his generation is more well read than Millenials. When it was brought up that our generation reads more, he literally came out of nowhere with “Well, that’s not the point. See, my generation was better informed. You kids don’t know what it is to actually sit down and read for information. This generation is the least informed of any previous generation! Other generations sat and read, listened to the radio for information. There’s access, but are any of you *actually* informed? No. If I wanted to know what happened in Finland to make it a country, I would go to the library, speak to another human being, and check out books to read on the subject. We were happy to do it.” A girl a few seats behind me goes, “Bullshit. If I want to know that, I can Google that in a few seconds depending on my signal. I can youtube or Netflix a documentary on Finnish History. I can listen to podcasts made by Scandinavian historians. I can use Duolingo to get a better than basic understanding of the language, and use Amazon same-day to get a book in my hand by my last class of the day, delivered to the class. I can order Finnish food on my ubereats app, find a language partner chat app to video with people in Helsinki, use Google Earth to visit, patronise interactive museums, and stream the most popular films from the country *right now*. If I so desire I can take an opensource course from a highly accredited university about the same subject and apply to study abroad with a trusted program with the click of a button. I can use Tinder to find me someone there to get some with, I can buy plane tickets and find a top rated hotel for a good price with great reviews and stream their local radio stations with an app. I can buy train tickets, bus tickets and rent a car. We aren’t less informed. We just don’t learn things we don’t give a shit about or need just to say we did all smug about it. Stop sneering at us for the access your generation dreamed of giving us actually happening just because your old ass doesn’t know how to use it.”
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Homeless, Shit, and Taken: Rally driver admits he has no idea what co-driver is talking about Top British rally driver, Mark Fischer, today found himself at the centre of a storm of controversy after confessing that he had absolutely no idea what his long- term co-driver, Gethyn Davis, was talking about during races It had been assumed that co-drivers were reading pace notes', a series of instructions describing how to negotiate the road layout ahead, but Fischer daims the notes are 'total nonsense' and that he has simply been humouring his co- driver all these years. It's just gibberish, he said. "But the regulations say that there must be two people in the car at all times during the race, and Gethyn was a good mate so l always just took him along for the ride. Davis is reported to be furious at Fischer's statement and maintains that they were equal partners in the team, but Fisher has been quick to dismiss this. Oh, come on,' he said. ‘l mean, ,50 5-left and stop 2-right half minus braking into K-right 90 maybe and absolute crest 500. What the hell am I supposed to make of that when I'm flat out over a jump sideways at 90mph?" This is not the first time Fischer has courted controversy over the role of co-drivers. In 2009, after finding himself without a co-driver for the Jyvaskyla Rally in Finland, he kidnapped a homeless man and forcibly strapped him into the passenger seat to ensure that the two-people-in-each-car rule was complied with. The stunt only came to ight when onboard footage taken during the race revealed that rather than reading the pace notes', the Finnish co-driver was in fact screaming the words 'Oh shit! over and over again, occasionally interspersed with other phrases induding, Watch out for that house' and 'Slow down, you mad bastard'. Meirl
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Homeless, Shit, and Taken: Rally driver admits he has no idea what co-driver is talking about Top British rally driver, Mark Fischer, today found himself at the centre of a storm of controversy after confessing that he had absolutely no idea what his long- term co-driver, Gethyn Davis, was talking about during races It had been assumed that co-drivers were reading pace notes', a series of instructions describing how to negotiate the road layout ahead, but Fischer daims the notes are 'total nonsense' and that he has simply been humouring his co- driver all these years. It's just gibberish, he said. "But the regulations say that there must be two people in the car at all times during the race, and Gethyn was a good mate so l always just took him along for the ride. Davis is reported to be furious at Fischer's statement and maintains that they were equal partners in the team, but Fisher has been quick to dismiss this. Oh, come on,' he said. ‘l mean, ,50 5-left and stop 2-right half minus braking into K-right 90 maybe and absolute crest 500. What the hell am I supposed to make of that when I'm flat out over a jump sideways at 90mph?" This is not the first time Fischer has courted controversy over the role of co-drivers. In 2009, after finding himself without a co-driver for the Jyvaskyla Rally in Finland, he kidnapped a homeless man and forcibly strapped him into the passenger seat to ensure that the two-people-in-each-car rule was complied with. The stunt only came to ight when onboard footage taken during the race revealed that rather than reading the pace notes', the Finnish co-driver was in fact screaming the words 'Oh shit! over and over again, occasionally interspersed with other phrases induding, Watch out for that house' and 'Slow down, you mad bastard'. Meirl
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Finland, Thing, and This: In Finland we have this thing called PersonalSpace

In Finland we have this thing called PersonalSpace

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Club, Family, and Target: geneva-diva:Question: Where would you like to live? Pam: My family roots are in Finland and I’ve considered moving there and opening a strip club called Lapland. [Guardian Magazine 2008]

geneva-diva:Question: Where would you like to live? Pam: My family roots are in Finland and I’ve considered moving there and opening a strip...

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