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potheidon: we need to remember the role of lobbying in all this. the government tries annually to make taxes IRS-managed, but HRBlock and TurboTax and various other tax firms lobby heavily to make sure that NEVER passes because their companies thrive on our confusion. remember that gross policies are more often than not influenced by financial gain! copyright law? disney lobbyists. poor public transportation infrastructure? automotive and gas lobbyists! lack of clean energy? oil lobby! comb through government policies and see just HOW many companies are puppeteering them with gross amounts of money. a LOT can change if we directly target lobbying policies. : jordan @jordan_stratton Government: You owe us money. It's called taxes. Me: How much do l owe? Gov't: You have to figure that out. Me: I just pay what I want? Gov't: Oh, no we know exactly how much you owe. But you have to guess that number too. Me: What if I get it wrong? Gov't: You go to prison 8:17 AM 16 Apr 19 Twitter for iPhone potheidon: we need to remember the role of lobbying in all this. the government tries annually to make taxes IRS-managed, but HRBlock and TurboTax and various other tax firms lobby heavily to make sure that NEVER passes because their companies thrive on our confusion. remember that gross policies are more often than not influenced by financial gain! copyright law? disney lobbyists. poor public transportation infrastructure? automotive and gas lobbyists! lack of clean energy? oil lobby! comb through government policies and see just HOW many companies are puppeteering them with gross amounts of money. a LOT can change if we directly target lobbying policies.

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bunjywunjy: kasaron: amydentata: nfdystopian: impossibletospell: gxesio: deaexlibris: acquaintedwithrask: thatssoscience: Slime mold was grown on an agar gel plate shaped like America and food sources were placed where America’s large cities are.  The result? A possible look at how to best build public transportation.  I just really like the idea of slime mold on a map of the US. It’s beautiful. I’m— holy shit I have a raging science ladyboner right now. I’d love if we could do it on a state-by-state basis. That same slime mold once affirmed that the Tokyo subway is pretty well-designed.   Using slime molds as a calculator. Using slime molds as a calculator. Using slime molds as a calculator. Natural computation: it’s a thing, and it’s awesome. What is the universe but a really, really complicated computer? I love this. let’s put the slime mold in charge of the transportation department : bunjywunjy: kasaron: amydentata: nfdystopian: impossibletospell: gxesio: deaexlibris: acquaintedwithrask: thatssoscience: Slime mold was grown on an agar gel plate shaped like America and food sources were placed where America’s large cities are.  The result? A possible look at how to best build public transportation.  I just really like the idea of slime mold on a map of the US. It’s beautiful. I’m— holy shit I have a raging science ladyboner right now. I’d love if we could do it on a state-by-state basis. That same slime mold once affirmed that the Tokyo subway is pretty well-designed.   Using slime molds as a calculator. Using slime molds as a calculator. Using slime molds as a calculator. Natural computation: it’s a thing, and it’s awesome. What is the universe but a really, really complicated computer? I love this. let’s put the slime mold in charge of the transportation department
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kasaron: amydentata: nfdystopian: impossibletospell: gxesio: deaexlibris: acquaintedwithrask: thatssoscience: Slime mold was grown on an agar gel plate shaped like America and food sources were placed where America’s large cities are.  The result? A possible look at how to best build public transportation.  I just really like the idea of slime mold on a map of the US. It’s beautiful. I’m— holy shit I have a raging science ladyboner right now. I’d love if we could do it on a state-by-state basis. That same slime mold once affirmed that the Tokyo subway is pretty well-designed.   Using slime molds as a calculator. Using slime molds as a calculator. Using slime molds as a calculator. Natural computation: it’s a thing, and it’s awesome. What is the universe but a really, really complicated computer? I love this. : kasaron: amydentata: nfdystopian: impossibletospell: gxesio: deaexlibris: acquaintedwithrask: thatssoscience: Slime mold was grown on an agar gel plate shaped like America and food sources were placed where America’s large cities are.  The result? A possible look at how to best build public transportation.  I just really like the idea of slime mold on a map of the US. It’s beautiful. I’m— holy shit I have a raging science ladyboner right now. I’d love if we could do it on a state-by-state basis. That same slime mold once affirmed that the Tokyo subway is pretty well-designed.   Using slime molds as a calculator. Using slime molds as a calculator. Using slime molds as a calculator. Natural computation: it’s a thing, and it’s awesome. What is the universe but a really, really complicated computer? I love this.
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dagwolf: killagouge: topsydead: pregnantseinfeld: kittycatdeathtrap: pregnantseinfeld: dagwolf: Vomitous can we please stop pretending this shit is good?!!?! What the fuck!!!!! I don’t understand why this is a bad thing?? whats sold as inspirational here is somebody whose fear of being fired and having their source of food and shelter yanked away from them forced them to push themselves to unhealthy lengths Exactly!!! We’re being told “be like this guy, he puts his company above his physical safety”. It’s a shaming tactic against people who don’t prioritize their employers. He was probably stressed the fuck out and needed serious recuperation after that feat, but they’re treating it like he sent the boss a birthday card. I mean, he got a car out of it. He chose the job knowing how far away it was. This should be more of a condemnation of the lack of good public transportation in the south. This isn’t unique to Alabama, the only reason it’s in the news is because the owner is a decent human being. I’ve been citing the preamble to the IWW constitution a lot lately: “The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.”We must work or perish. All the talk this employee chose the job “knowing how far away it was” is bullshit. That he has to choose a job so difficult to get to is nothing more than fodder for further condemnation of our society.  The charitable act here comes with a hidden agenda, as does the awful media representation of the story.  Charity, especially in this manner, is disempowering, condescending, and re-enforces class. Capitalist charity is always about composing the rich as good, generous, noble while composing the poor as short-sighted beggars always guilty of ending up in need of help, and so parasitic. One better hope that the employer in this story pays his employee enough to afford to properly care for and fuel his new car. Worst of all, charity makes people believe capitalism is good because it puts a very nice mask on the whole oppressive affair. That’s how we should talk about this story.  : CNN CNN @CNN "What I say I'm gonna do, l'm gonna do to the best of my capabilities," says Walter Carr on why he walked 20 miles to work after his car broke down: "I just wanted to show to my company that I am dedicated just like I said in my interview" cnn.it/2zOYOdS Birmingham, Alabama 9:51 AM CT Via Skype Chattanooga, Tennessee 10:51 AM ET GOING THE EXTRA MILE MAN WALKS 20 MILES TO WORK RECEIVES CEO'S PERSONAL CAR AS A GIFT NN DOW 101.74 NEWSROOM 258 views From CNN Newsroom 10:20 AM 19 Jul 18 dagwolf: killagouge: topsydead: pregnantseinfeld: kittycatdeathtrap: pregnantseinfeld: dagwolf: Vomitous can we please stop pretending this shit is good?!!?! What the fuck!!!!! I don’t understand why this is a bad thing?? whats sold as inspirational here is somebody whose fear of being fired and having their source of food and shelter yanked away from them forced them to push themselves to unhealthy lengths Exactly!!! We’re being told “be like this guy, he puts his company above his physical safety”. It’s a shaming tactic against people who don’t prioritize their employers. He was probably stressed the fuck out and needed serious recuperation after that feat, but they’re treating it like he sent the boss a birthday card. I mean, he got a car out of it. He chose the job knowing how far away it was. This should be more of a condemnation of the lack of good public transportation in the south. This isn’t unique to Alabama, the only reason it’s in the news is because the owner is a decent human being. I’ve been citing the preamble to the IWW constitution a lot lately: “The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.”We must work or perish. All the talk this employee chose the job “knowing how far away it was” is bullshit. That he has to choose a job so difficult to get to is nothing more than fodder for further condemnation of our society.  The charitable act here comes with a hidden agenda, as does the awful media representation of the story.  Charity, especially in this manner, is disempowering, condescending, and re-enforces class. Capitalist charity is always about composing the rich as good, generous, noble while composing the poor as short-sighted beggars always guilty of ending up in need of help, and so parasitic. One better hope that the employer in this story pays his employee enough to afford to properly care for and fuel his new car. Worst of all, charity makes people believe capitalism is good because it puts a very nice mask on the whole oppressive affair. That’s how we should talk about this story. 
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pidgepitchu: strict-constitutionalist: constitutioncutie: Minimum wage: $7.25 $7.25 x 40 hour full time work week: $290 $290 x 4 weeks per month: $1,160 In every Southern state (didn’t have time to look at the rest of the country) you can find some sort of studio apartment for around $500 per month, sometimes less than that. Why bother lying about something so easily disproven?  Because Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to fact check him, and they’ll ignore any contrary evidence that’s presented to them anyways. Things like this really tick me off and It’s not political or anything but it’s the fact that you think all that money is there. Here’s what I mean; That weekly check comes to, according to you, 290. Most places DO NOT pay for your half hour lunch that is required by law. So your beginning number was wrong. $7.25 x 7.5 hours a day x 5 days a week only gets you $271.88.  Most people in America get paid bi-weekly, so let’s double it to get the budget. $543.75. That’s GROSS, not NET. Out of that comes anywhere between 10% and 15% taxes depending on state so we’ll low ball it at 10%. Automatically down to $489.38 a pay check. Now health insurance. Usually anywhere from 70-100 a pay check for the cheapest plans. Again, we’ll low ball and go $70. So now we have $419.39 a paycheck. x 2  = $839.  Eight hundred thirty nine dollars. A MONTH. But again, you seem to think that’s fair. So let’s proceed. You say rent is $500? Okay. This person now has $339 left to buy groceries for the whole month, pay utilities, car payment, car insurance, and gas money to get to work.  Those are the bare needs. You have to eat. You have to pay for heat, water, garbage removal, gas and or electricity because apartments do not always include things and rarely all of the above. Most cities in America do not have public transportation. Mine doesn’t despite the fact that our population is over 15,000 people, not counting a taxi. If you have a car, you have to pay that. If you have a car, legally you have to have car insurance. You have to pay that. You have to have gas in that car to get to work to make that money. Now if you can tell me you can get all of that out of $339 you’re lying. You are so focused on rent that you aren’t thinking about everything else people have to pay for. Rent was an example. This is a breakdown of the budget you gave me and it’s not possible to live off that in 2017 America.  And BECAUSE this person makes over $800 a month, they probably won’t qualify for financial aid or food stamps. $800 is the line in my state where they won’t help you. No food stamps, financial aid, or government housing if you make more than $800 a month.  Why does it bother you that people deserve to live above the poverty line? : Bernie Sanders @SenSanders There's no state where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent. That's unacceptable. 4/10/17, 3:51 PM 5,379 RETWEETS 14.2K LIKES pidgepitchu: strict-constitutionalist: constitutioncutie: Minimum wage: $7.25 $7.25 x 40 hour full time work week: $290 $290 x 4 weeks per month: $1,160 In every Southern state (didn’t have time to look at the rest of the country) you can find some sort of studio apartment for around $500 per month, sometimes less than that. Why bother lying about something so easily disproven?  Because Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to fact check him, and they’ll ignore any contrary evidence that’s presented to them anyways. Things like this really tick me off and It’s not political or anything but it’s the fact that you think all that money is there. Here’s what I mean; That weekly check comes to, according to you, 290. Most places DO NOT pay for your half hour lunch that is required by law. So your beginning number was wrong. $7.25 x 7.5 hours a day x 5 days a week only gets you $271.88.  Most people in America get paid bi-weekly, so let’s double it to get the budget. $543.75. That’s GROSS, not NET. Out of that comes anywhere between 10% and 15% taxes depending on state so we’ll low ball it at 10%. Automatically down to $489.38 a pay check. Now health insurance. Usually anywhere from 70-100 a pay check for the cheapest plans. Again, we’ll low ball and go $70. So now we have $419.39 a paycheck. x 2  = $839.  Eight hundred thirty nine dollars. A MONTH. But again, you seem to think that’s fair. So let’s proceed. You say rent is $500? Okay. This person now has $339 left to buy groceries for the whole month, pay utilities, car payment, car insurance, and gas money to get to work.  Those are the bare needs. You have to eat. You have to pay for heat, water, garbage removal, gas and or electricity because apartments do not always include things and rarely all of the above. Most cities in America do not have public transportation. Mine doesn’t despite the fact that our population is over 15,000 people, not counting a taxi. If you have a car, you have to pay that. If you have a car, legally you have to have car insurance. You have to pay that. You have to have gas in that car to get to work to make that money. Now if you can tell me you can get all of that out of $339 you’re lying. You are so focused on rent that you aren’t thinking about everything else people have to pay for. Rent was an example. This is a breakdown of the budget you gave me and it’s not possible to live off that in 2017 America.  And BECAUSE this person makes over $800 a month, they probably won’t qualify for financial aid or food stamps. $800 is the line in my state where they won’t help you. No food stamps, financial aid, or government housing if you make more than $800 a month.  Why does it bother you that people deserve to live above the poverty line?

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