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philosophy-and-coffee: positive-memes: Caring community   This is the kind of shit people did back in the Depression. When mortgage holds would try to sell a farm, everyone in the community showed up and strong armed any serious bidders away. They had the ‘penny auction’ tactic, where farmers would bid absurdly small amounts on farm equipment and land (while glaring intensely) until the auctioneer realized they needed to take what they were getting, or get their legs broken. This kind of stuff saved so many farms, they’d buy off 500+ dollar mortgages (which were huge amounts back then) for less than 100 dollars and give it back to the farm owners.    The lesson to take away is that only direct action and community organizing can help in such dire times. : philosophy-and-coffee: positive-memes: Caring community   This is the kind of shit people did back in the Depression. When mortgage holds would try to sell a farm, everyone in the community showed up and strong armed any serious bidders away. They had the ‘penny auction’ tactic, where farmers would bid absurdly small amounts on farm equipment and land (while glaring intensely) until the auctioneer realized they needed to take what they were getting, or get their legs broken. This kind of stuff saved so many farms, they’d buy off 500+ dollar mortgages (which were huge amounts back then) for less than 100 dollars and give it back to the farm owners.    The lesson to take away is that only direct action and community organizing can help in such dire times.
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theonlysaylor: A Writing Cheat Sheet: for linking actions with emotions.  As always, click for HD. : emotion & body language body language: emotion Shiiting,1idgeting,grinning,L1Cking 11PS anticipation rubbing hands together slack-jawed, fixed gaze, unable to move awe clapping hands, shaking with laughter amusement slapping thighs, throwing head back biting smile back furrowed/lowered brow, flushed face, pointing ander or table, clenched fist/jaw, baring teeth throbbing veins in neck, scowling glaring, eye rolling, pressed lips, sighing annoyance fidgeting, sweating, playing with jewelry quickened breath, dry mouth/swallowing anxiety biting nails, stuttering, biting lip yawning, fridgeting, doodling, tapping feet boredom or shaking leg, playing with pen/pencil/hair lifted chin, head high, puffed chest, back straight, shoulders back, deliberate movement confidence tilted head, furrowed brow, shrugging, squinting confusion lifted chin, smirk, sneer, purse lips contempt emotion & body language body language: emotion twisted lips, twisted smile, half smile, shaking head, rolling eyes cynical one shoulder shrug, playing with hair/ring necklace/earring/earlobe, scratching face/ nose/neck, shuffling, fidgeting, looking down deceptive hesitation in speech, nodding while saying no shaking head while saving ves, licking lips covering/touching mouth crossed arms, hands hidden, keeping object or person between self and percieved threat defensive winking, touching hair or clothing, eye contact, looking up through lashes, arching des1ire dilated pupils, stretching wide-eyed (shocked), narrow-eyed (suspicious) raised brows (shocked),low brow (suspicious), crinkled nose, curled lip, turning away clenched eyes, covering mouth/nose, flinch disqust frown, creased brows, crossed arms, pressed lips, narrowed eyes displeasure fidgeting, rubbing/scratching neck, wide-eyed distress plaving with iewelry, rapid-breathing, fixing sleeves, holding self, trembling blush, stuttering, stammering, unable to embarrassment make eye contact, covering face, holding self, blinking back tears, looking down or at lights rubbing eyes/temples, yawning, staring off slouching, closing eyes, moving slow fatique emotion & body language body language: emotion shrinking back, wide-eyed, hunched shoulders, flinching, shaking/trembling, holding self fear shaking head, pinching bridge of nose frustrationrubing temples, clenching hands grinding/clenching teeth shaking with sobs, staring off, trembling, shuddered breaths, gasping sobs, curling in on self, lashing out/hitting things grief smile, laugh, hum, whistle, dancing, jumping hugging, giggling, crinkled eyes happiness eye contact, open posture, smiling, looking honesty upwards tapping feet, shaking leg, taping fingers impatience twirling pen, nodding quickly, checking time sighing, looking away crossed arms, sneer, narrowed eyes, sour expression, tight 1ips jealousy hands clenched or gripping something overwhelmed wide-eyed, missing time/conversations, palms to forehead, staring off talking fast, leaning forward, nodding, raised brows, wide-eyed, eager, double handed passionate handshake smiling, nudging, teasing, poking, winking goading, giggling, laughing playful emotion & body language body language: emotion head back, parted 1ips, eyes wide or closed, flushing, quick breath/pulse, arch neck/back pleasure chin up, back straight, shoulders back, chest out, firm handshake, open/spread posture pride biting lip, pressed lips, crossed arms dragging feet, pinching bridge of nose reluctance slouched posture, holding self, hesitant, sadness quivering, crying, sobbing, shaking, tremblling tight smile, hiding hands in pockets/crossed arms, looking down/away, covering face secretiveness bury face in hands, looking down/away slumped posture, pressed lips, straight mouth, wet eyes shame eyebrows raised, mouth open, gasp, hands over mouth, freezing, stepping back/away shock dropping objects in hand (s) avoiding eye contact, looking away/down blushing, bending head, keeping distance shyness stepping away, holding self smirk, one raised eyebrow, corners of mouth twitch upwards smugnesS narrowed eyes, furrowed/creased brow, frown tight lips, pressed lips, glance sideways watchful agaze closed eyes, staring off, stroking/touching thoughtfullness neck or jewelry, pinching bridge of nose stroke face/beard, rest chin on hand theonlysaylor: A Writing Cheat Sheet: for linking actions with emotions.  As always, click for HD.
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madcapzest: philosophy-and-coffee: positive-memes: Caring community   This is the kind of shit people did back in the Depression. When mortgage holds would try to sell a farm, everyone in the community showed up and strong armed any serious bidders away. They had the ‘penny auction’ tactic, where farmers would bid absurdly small amounts on farm equipment and land (while glaring intensely) until the auctioneer realized they needed to take what they were getting, or get their legs broken. This kind of stuff saved so many farms, they’d buy off 500+ dollar mortgages (which were huge amounts back then) for less than 100 dollars and give it back to the farm owners.    The lesson to take away is that only direct action and community organizing can help in such dire times. ^^^^^^^^^read that last paragraph again : HOLIDAYSINCORNWALL.COM Farmers Stand In Silence At Auction So A Young Man Can Buy Back His Family Farmhouse madcapzest: philosophy-and-coffee: positive-memes: Caring community   This is the kind of shit people did back in the Depression. When mortgage holds would try to sell a farm, everyone in the community showed up and strong armed any serious bidders away. They had the ‘penny auction’ tactic, where farmers would bid absurdly small amounts on farm equipment and land (while glaring intensely) until the auctioneer realized they needed to take what they were getting, or get their legs broken. This kind of stuff saved so many farms, they’d buy off 500+ dollar mortgages (which were huge amounts back then) for less than 100 dollars and give it back to the farm owners.    The lesson to take away is that only direct action and community organizing can help in such dire times. ^^^^^^^^^read that last paragraph again
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philosophy-and-coffee: positive-memes: Caring community   This is the kind of shit people did back in the Depression. When mortgage holds would try to sell a farm, everyone in the community showed up and strong armed any serious bidders away. They had the ‘penny auction’ tactic, where farmers would bid absurdly small amounts on farm equipment and land (while glaring intensely) until the auctioneer realized they needed to take what they were getting, or get their legs broken. This kind of stuff saved so many farms, they’d buy off 500+ dollar mortgages (which were huge amounts back then) for less than 100 dollars and give it back to the farm owners.    The lesson to take away is that only direct action and community organizing can help in such dire times. : HOLIDAYSINCORNWALL.COM Farmers Stand In Silence At Auction So A Young Man Can Buy Back His Family Farmhouse philosophy-and-coffee: positive-memes: Caring community   This is the kind of shit people did back in the Depression. When mortgage holds would try to sell a farm, everyone in the community showed up and strong armed any serious bidders away. They had the ‘penny auction’ tactic, where farmers would bid absurdly small amounts on farm equipment and land (while glaring intensely) until the auctioneer realized they needed to take what they were getting, or get their legs broken. This kind of stuff saved so many farms, they’d buy off 500+ dollar mortgages (which were huge amounts back then) for less than 100 dollars and give it back to the farm owners.    The lesson to take away is that only direct action and community organizing can help in such dire times.
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CONCEALED CARRY WINS AGAIN! Newly-released video (attached) from inside the George Webb restaurant at S. 21st and W. Mitchell St. shows an adult male go behind the counter to approach and punch a female manager-waitress in the face. Alderman Bob Donovan, who obtained the video footage yesterday, said the incident took place last week. He said he hopes the public can help the Milwaukee PoliceDepartment locate the suspect as soon as possible. “It is sickening to see this unsuspecting worker assaulted so brutally by this individual,” said Alderman Donovan, chair of the Public Safety and Health Committee. Alderman Donovan said MPD is actively seeking a known individual but also welcomes additional information from the community that might help the case. “It was an unprovoked attack and I am asking anyone with information to please contact MPD immediately at 414-935-7360 so we can get him off the street and behind bars where he belongs,” he said. The video shows a George Webb co-worker pointing a firearm at the suspect to get him away from the victim. Alderman Donovan said the co-worker – who he was told has a concealed carry permit for the firearm – was successful in getting the suspect to leave the premises. “One can only imagine what might have occurred if that employee had not pulled out her weapon,” the alderman said. “Sadly, I’m told the co-worker quit her job shortly after the incident.” “And can you really blame her for quitting? This is just sickening and I am tired of this crap happening in my district and in too many other neighborhoods across Milwaukee,” he said. Alderman Donovan said the victim is facing thousands of dollars in medical bills to treat her injuries and does not have insurance. “This woman is struggling to just eek out a living and has this idiot attack her for no reason,” he said. “I am told the attacker has an extensive criminal record – surprise, surprise – another glaring indictment of our criminal justice system!” Alderman Donovan said. “A person capable of this brutality is a threat to each and every one of us and needs to be behind bars,” he said. “Wake up Milwaukee, wake up!” he said.: CONCEALED CARRY WINS AGAIN! Newly-released video (attached) from inside the George Webb restaurant at S. 21st and W. Mitchell St. shows an adult male go behind the counter to approach and punch a female manager-waitress in the face. Alderman Bob Donovan, who obtained the video footage yesterday, said the incident took place last week. He said he hopes the public can help the Milwaukee PoliceDepartment locate the suspect as soon as possible. “It is sickening to see this unsuspecting worker assaulted so brutally by this individual,” said Alderman Donovan, chair of the Public Safety and Health Committee. Alderman Donovan said MPD is actively seeking a known individual but also welcomes additional information from the community that might help the case. “It was an unprovoked attack and I am asking anyone with information to please contact MPD immediately at 414-935-7360 so we can get him off the street and behind bars where he belongs,” he said. The video shows a George Webb co-worker pointing a firearm at the suspect to get him away from the victim. Alderman Donovan said the co-worker – who he was told has a concealed carry permit for the firearm – was successful in getting the suspect to leave the premises. “One can only imagine what might have occurred if that employee had not pulled out her weapon,” the alderman said. “Sadly, I’m told the co-worker quit her job shortly after the incident.” “And can you really blame her for quitting? This is just sickening and I am tired of this crap happening in my district and in too many other neighborhoods across Milwaukee,” he said. Alderman Donovan said the victim is facing thousands of dollars in medical bills to treat her injuries and does not have insurance. “This woman is struggling to just eek out a living and has this idiot attack her for no reason,” he said. “I am told the attacker has an extensive criminal record – surprise, surprise – another glaring indictment of our criminal justice system!” Alderman Donovan said. “A person capable of this brutality is a threat to each and every one of us and needs to be behind bars,” he said. “Wake up Milwaukee, wake up!” he said.
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Did you know about the liberal fairy tale land of Finland?: 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?

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

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<p><a href="https://ima-fuckingt4ble.tumblr.com/post/172674966466/levicooksupsomebullsht-yourownpetard-the-male" class="tumblr_blog">ima-fuckingt4ble</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://levicooksupsomebullsht.tumblr.com/post/172611141730/yourownpetard-the-male-inability-to-understand" class="tumblr_blog">levicooksupsomebullsht</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://yourownpetard.tumblr.com/post/172604400093/the-male-inability-to-understand-consent-the" class="tumblr_blog">yourownpetard</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>&gt;the male inability to understand consent<br/><br/>The what???</p></blockquote> <p>are we just going to ignore that the <i>12 year old boy</i> in this situation is expected to be responsible for the consent of an <i>adult woman</i>? Boy’s not even an adult and it’s <i>still</i> his responsibility for women’s comfort and safety even when <i>he’s</i> the vulnerable one in the situation. </p> <p>Does she absolutely not see the <i>glaring double standard</i> of men, regardless of age, having to take responsibility for women’s boundaries but women are not obligated to actually communicate their boundaries or respect men’s boundaries. </p> <p>Even when a boy is young and vulnerable he still manages to have empathy and take responsibility, and she makes it entirely about shitting on men.</p> </blockquote> <p>!!!!!!!!!!!</p> </blockquote> <p>I literally thought this is going to be about how important it was for her as an ADULT to make sure the CHILD was comfortable and didn’t view the situation as sexual but no we had to take a hard left turn into feminist bullshit.</p>: Simone Policano 28 Mar at 01:26 A note on consent I filmed a scene today with a young child actor who had to quickly peck me on the lips as I tucked him into bed. The moment in the film is supposed to be somewhat uncomfortable, unexpected. I've gotten to know him over the past five days of shooting - he is a remarkable, kind and intuitive kid. He often appears much younger than his 12 years of age, waving his flashlight under a blanket and singing DISSSSC000 PARTYYYYY!!, but now and again an old-soul quality of his blinks up at me through messy light brown hair. He had read the script so he knew the kiss was coming, yet when the production team walked through it for blocking we'd gloss over the moment, nervous about making him uncomfortable. He's young and doesn't know me all that well and it's a lot to ask of a kid who met you five days ago. But eventually we had to run it, because that's what you have to do. And so when the director said we were going to do it for real, our young actor pulled me in for a sec and whispered "Hey Simone, I want to make sure you're okay with everything that happens with the kiss. Do you feel okay? Please tell me if l'm ever doing too much or if I hurt you or make you feel scared." This took many times longer to say than the kiss would take to film. True to his word, after every take of a .3 second peck, he grabbed my hand and whispered Was that okay? Did you feel okay?" And then we'd high- five and he'd burrow back under the covers to resume his flashlight disco party until the next take. Hes 12. Don't let anyone ever tell you that the male inability to understand consent is innate. It is learned <p><a href="https://ima-fuckingt4ble.tumblr.com/post/172674966466/levicooksupsomebullsht-yourownpetard-the-male" class="tumblr_blog">ima-fuckingt4ble</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://levicooksupsomebullsht.tumblr.com/post/172611141730/yourownpetard-the-male-inability-to-understand" class="tumblr_blog">levicooksupsomebullsht</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://yourownpetard.tumblr.com/post/172604400093/the-male-inability-to-understand-consent-the" class="tumblr_blog">yourownpetard</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>&gt;the male inability to understand consent<br/><br/>The what???</p></blockquote> <p>are we just going to ignore that the <i>12 year old boy</i> in this situation is expected to be responsible for the consent of an <i>adult woman</i>? Boy’s not even an adult and it’s <i>still</i> his responsibility for women’s comfort and safety even when <i>he’s</i> the vulnerable one in the situation. </p> <p>Does she absolutely not see the <i>glaring double standard</i> of men, regardless of age, having to take responsibility for women’s boundaries but women are not obligated to actually communicate their boundaries or respect men’s boundaries. </p> <p>Even when a boy is young and vulnerable he still manages to have empathy and take responsibility, and she makes it entirely about shitting on men.</p> </blockquote> <p>!!!!!!!!!!!</p> </blockquote> <p>I literally thought this is going to be about how important it was for her as an ADULT to make sure the CHILD was comfortable and didn’t view the situation as sexual but no we had to take a hard left turn into feminist bullshit.</p>
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<p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/170555188727/nunyabizni-big-question-is-how-is-it-white" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/170554721872/big-question-is-how-is-it-white-privilege-when" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Big question is how is it “White” privilege, when people of every conceivable race, gender, and creed were out doing this shit?</p></blockquote> <p>well I do defer to Black Lives Matter as the experts on civil disorder and riots.</p></blockquote> <p>Also is anyone congratulating the Eagle’s fans for doing this shit? Because everyone I know is mocking them for being batshit insane and tearing up their city to celebrate a football game.</p>: Newsweek U.S BLACK LIVES MATTER: PHILADELPHIA SUPER BOWL RIOTS REACTION GLARING EXAMPLE OF WHITE PRIVILEGE By Chantal Da Silva On Monday, February 5, 2018-08:53 Rioters toppled structures, tore down light poles, and vandalized vehicles and storefronts as they celebrated the Eagles' Super Bowl victory. <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/170555188727/nunyabizni-big-question-is-how-is-it-white" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/170554721872/big-question-is-how-is-it-white-privilege-when" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Big question is how is it “White” privilege, when people of every conceivable race, gender, and creed were out doing this shit?</p></blockquote> <p>well I do defer to Black Lives Matter as the experts on civil disorder and riots.</p></blockquote> <p>Also is anyone congratulating the Eagle’s fans for doing this shit? Because everyone I know is mocking them for being batshit insane and tearing up their city to celebrate a football game.</p>
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actualwedgeantilles: super-star-destroyer: kibasniper: I HAVE TO GO TO CLASS IN TWO MINUTES BUT LOOK AT WHAT I FOUND MY UNIVERSITY’S LIBRARY HOLY SHIT. @actualwedgeantilles Someone send me the .pdf so I can do an analysis on this. : POPULAR CULTUR AND PH.LOSOP.H SporgeBab MAIN STACKS PN 1992.77 . S68 HILO SOPHY S68 2011 SECRETS UNDER THE SEA! EDITED B Y J OSEP H J.FOY change joB in "Nature Pants" whell Krusty Krab in order to go live W Plankton does in "New Leaf" when he (seen dons the restaurant bus ll iness to establish a gift shop ell sngeBob infects the ith a fungus that causes abs commandeers Gary five dollars each to be om also exhibits significart However, life in Bikini Bott violations of the requirements of society. Perhaps the most glaring of such viola continued presence and activit Marx's ideal communist tions is the ies of Mr. Eugene H. Krabs. gues that in a true communist society nly as a consequen that it is hat they became infec cease. Yet, Mr. Krabs seems regularly to exploit SpongeBob, as in "Fear of a Krabby Patty" when he decides that the Krusty Krab exploitation of the working class will continuation of su ny indication that dication that there main open twenty-four hours per day, and, conse- that Bikin will re quently, SpongeBob and Squidward must work twenty- four-hour shifts for forty-three days straight! And in "sp ed a communist be la aight! Andt, suggests However, if Biki Buddies" he threatens to fire SpongeBob unless he call agrees to spy on Plankton without being paid for his efforts munist, can we The fact that SpongeBob seems willing to accept, if not actively seek, his own exploitation does not render it acceptable according to Marx. SpongeBob might be suf The word 'utopia fering from what Marx labeled "false consciousness"-a misunderstanding of one's actual situation, perpetratedrefer to an ideal and perpetuated by the rich to oppress the poor. phers have de According to Marx, were SpongeBob able to clearly com-Republic (360 prehend the reality of his exploitation, he would noframework f longer accept it. There are periodic glimpses of such com-(1561-1626) prehension, as in "Clams" when SpongeBob andlabeled "Ne Squidward realize that Mr. Krabs's obsession with money utoian the place" and "goo could get them killed, or in The SpongeBob SquarePants the novel U actualwedgeantilles: super-star-destroyer: kibasniper: I HAVE TO GO TO CLASS IN TWO MINUTES BUT LOOK AT WHAT I FOUND MY UNIVERSITY’S LIBRARY HOLY SHIT. @actualwedgeantilles Someone send me the .pdf so I can do an analysis on this.
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futureevilscientist: thespectacularspider-girl: lewmzi: prochoice-or-gtfo: alternian-neverland: redbloodedamerica: 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 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.” 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 would 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.  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…-V Finnish person here. Our speeding ticket system owns and only people who bitch about them are people who wanna break the laws - the loudest whiners are the rich people who think they can just pay their way out of trouble and that’s why we have laws like that. 400 dollar ticket. Person making 10 dollars an hour: “Fuck, I better slow down” Millionaire driving a Jaguar: “LOL 400 DOLLARS, FUCK THAT, NYOOM” Compared to a proportional ticket. Person making 10 dollars an hour and must pay 400 dollar ticket: “Fuck, I better slow down.” Millionaire who must pay 100,000 dollar ticket: “Fuck, I better slow down.” Like wtf. Some people have been so brainwashed by capitalism and worship of the rich that they literally can’t tell the difference between fairness and unfairness anymore. It IS fair. The fact that it flies in the status quo so much should make you think about that status quo. : did you know? In Finland, speeding tickets are calculated based on your income - causing some Finnish millionaires to pay fines of over $100,000. PHOTO: SWINGLECOLLINS DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM futureevilscientist: thespectacularspider-girl: lewmzi: prochoice-or-gtfo: alternian-neverland: redbloodedamerica: 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 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.” 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 would 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.  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…-V Finnish person here. Our speeding ticket system owns and only people who bitch about them are people who wanna break the laws - the loudest whiners are the rich people who think they can just pay their way out of trouble and that’s why we have laws like that. 400 dollar ticket. Person making 10 dollars an hour: “Fuck, I better slow down” Millionaire driving a Jaguar: “LOL 400 DOLLARS, FUCK THAT, NYOOM” Compared to a proportional ticket. Person making 10 dollars an hour and must pay 400 dollar ticket: “Fuck, I better slow down.” Millionaire who must pay 100,000 dollar ticket: “Fuck, I better slow down.” Like wtf. Some people have been so brainwashed by capitalism and worship of the rich that they literally can’t tell the difference between fairness and unfairness anymore. It IS fair. The fact that it flies in the status quo so much should make you think about that status quo.
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crazyexmachina: Two years ago, I decided to write again. Having just returned from a trip back to Xela after nearly 9 years, it felt right. I wrote this poem through tears, posted it to Tumblr, and then let it be. One year ago, I decided to submit this poem for publication with @tiachuchapress. I rushed to edit/excise those bits and parts that didn’t stand the test of time. I clicked send, and then let it be. Today I read “Where is Guatemala?,” out loud, for the first time ever. Today I looked back on words that I have not dared read since submission, lest I discover some glaring flaw. And yet, reading today, I knew this was not a “lesser” poem from my past. It’s different, for sure, but like “Chapingolandia,” it stands for a certain moment, a certain feeling, a certain Central American mix of dust and incense in the air. And so I do not merely let it be, but celebrate this piece that I’ve nurtured for so long. This is just the beginning, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. 💜🇬🇹: PATRICK MULLEN-COYOY Where is Guatemala? Where in Mexico is Guatemala?" The question hangs in the air, For an answer that lies beyond your grasp. How do you tell them where Guatemala is? waiting, How can you give them a sense of a place, a feeling- a memory, really -that even you barely know? You start off easily enough: What is Guatemala? It's mixtas, it's rellenitos, it's shecas. It's tiendas selling típica and Hastily-painted souvenirs That you'll treasure for the next decade. It's chicken busses and tuk tuks Carpets made of woods Smog mixes wi Smog mixes vi crazyexmachina: Two years ago, I decided to write again. Having just returned from a trip back to Xela after nearly 9 years, it felt right. I wrote this poem through tears, posted it to Tumblr, and then let it be. One year ago, I decided to submit this poem for publication with @tiachuchapress. I rushed to edit/excise those bits and parts that didn’t stand the test of time. I clicked send, and then let it be. Today I read “Where is Guatemala?,” out loud, for the first time ever. Today I looked back on words that I have not dared read since submission, lest I discover some glaring flaw. And yet, reading today, I knew this was not a “lesser” poem from my past. It’s different, for sure, but like “Chapingolandia,” it stands for a certain moment, a certain feeling, a certain Central American mix of dust and incense in the air. And so I do not merely let it be, but celebrate this piece that I’ve nurtured for so long. This is just the beginning, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. 💜🇬🇹

crazyexmachina: Two years ago, I decided to write again. Having just returned from a trip back to Xela after nearly 9 years, it felt rig...

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