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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?

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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?

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Fast Food, Food, and Fucking: Existential Comics @existentialcoms Follow When you blame a poor person for not getting a better job, you accept that while their job is necessary, whoever does it should be poor. RETWEETS LIKES 2,129 3,183 9:22 AM - 21 Apr 2017 342.1K 3.2K mswyrr: mysharona1987: Like, you want janitors and McDonald fast food workers and cleaners. You just don’t want them to make a liveable wage and have healthcare and be treated like proper human beings.   ultimately the people at the top want to replace them with machines. factory jobs have been lost to automation as well as companies moving abroad. they’re trying to get rid of truck drivers and other people who drive people/goods around. they want to replace employees at McDonalds. there’s serious articles about it and also “cute” articles about delivery robots and I think: that’s a working class job gone. one that was already fucking pathetic bc of how unfairly people who drive delivery are treated. but soon (within 5-10 years?) those jobs will just be gone. and idk what people are supposed to do at that point… just be “polite” and shuffle off and die in a corner somewhere because there’s simply not enough higher status/paying jobs to go around and they never had the educational or other opportunities to even compete for those jobs anyway? i suppose plumbers and electricians and some forms of maintenance will be necessary for a few decades until AI can think as creatively as humans but at some point we have to decide whether human lives have inherent worth apart from their worth under capitalism. and we, in the US, do not currently live in a society that believes they do.
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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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Anaconda, Bitch, and Crime: 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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Books, Children, and College: GMB Akash Like This Page May 5 Edited I never told my children what my job was. I never wanted them to feel ashamed because of me When my youngest daughter asked me what I did, I used to tell her hesitantly that I was a labourer Before I went back home every day, I used to take bath in public toilets so they did not get any hint of the work I was doing. I wanted to send my daughters to school, to educate them. I wanted them to stand in front of people with dignity. I never wanted anyone to look down upon them like how everyone did to me. People always humiliated me. I invested every penny of my earnings for my daughters' education. I never bought a new shirt, instead used the money for buying books for them. Respect, which is all I wanted them to earn for me. I was a cleaner. The day before the last date of my daughter's college admission, I could not manage to get her admission fees. I could not work that day I was sitting beside the rubbish, trying hard to hide my tears. All my coworkers were looking at me but no one came to speak to me I had failed and felt heartbroken. I had no idea how to face my daughter who would ask me about the admission fees once I got back home. I am born poor. I believed nothing good can happen to a poor person. After work all the cleaners came to me, sat beside and asked if I considered them as brothers Before I could answer, they handed me their one day's income. When I tried to refuse everyone; they confronted by saying, We will starve today if needed but our daughter has to go to college.'I couldn't reply them. That day I did not take a shower, I went back to my house like a cleaner. My daughter is going to finish her University very soon. Three of them do not let me go to work anymore She has a part time job and three of them do tuition. But often she takes me to my working place Feed all my coworkers along with me. They laugh and ask her why she feeds them so often. My daughter told them, All of you starved for me that day so l can become what I am today, pray for me that I can feed you all, every day Now a days l don't feel like I am a poor man. Whoever has such children, how can he be poor! Idris GMB E3 AKASH <p>Father&rsquo;s will to educate his daughters (xpost from get motivated) via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2s170mr">http://ift.tt/2s170mr</a></p>

Father’s will to educate his daughters (xpost from get motivated) via /r/wholesomememes http://ift.tt/2s170mr

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