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From the NY Times Article about this:

“The crisis had no effect on our lives,” Jonas Frojelin, 37, a Swedish firefighter, said, referring to the global financial crisis that began in 2007. He lives with his wife, Malin, a nurse, in a seaside town a half-hour drive from Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city.
They each have five weeks of vacation and comprehensive health benefits. They benefited from almost three years of paid leave, between them, after their children, now 3 and 6 years old, were born. Today, the children attend a subsidized child-care center that costs about 3 percent of the Frojelins’ income.
Even with a large welfare state in Sweden, per capita G.D.P. there has grown more quickly than in the United States over almost any extended recent period — a decade, 20 years, 30 years. Sharp increases in the number of college graduates in Sweden, allowing for the growth of high-skill jobs, has played an important role.

Gosh it’s almost as if the costs of setting up a more equitable society through redistribution of wealth has some kind of long-term benefits to a nation as a whole!

Is it the American Dream for all of us to work for minimum wage and living with roommates while we struggle to pay the rest of our bills?

axelkatten:

diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

»»»»»Canada now has the richest middle class on the planet

From the NY Times Article about this:

“The crisis had no effect on our lives,” Jonas Frojelin, 37, a Swedish firefighter, said, referring to the global financial crisis that began in 2007. He lives with his wife, Malin, a nurse, in a seaside town a half-hour drive from Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city.

They each have five weeks of vacation and comprehensive health benefits. They benefited from almost three years of paid leave, between them, after their children, now 3 and 6 years old, were born. Today, the children attend a subsidized child-care center that costs about 3 percent of the Frojelins’ income.

Even with a large welfare state in Sweden, per capita G.D.P. there has grown more quickly than in the United States over almost any extended recent period — a decade, 20 years, 30 years. Sharp increases in the number of college graduates in Sweden, allowing for the growth of high-skill jobs, has played an important role.

Gosh it’s almost as if the costs of setting up a more equitable society through redistribution of wealth has some kind of long-term benefits to a nation as a whole!

Is it the American Dream for all of us to work for minimum wage and living with roommates while we struggle to pay the rest of our bills?

"I would hate to think I am not an amateur. An amateur is one who loves what he is doing. Very often, I’m afraid, the professional hates what he is doing. So, I’d rather be an amateur."

Yehudi Menuhin  (via mylyngraceviolin)

Preach!

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melkyore:

frasercartoons:

knightarcana:

superlolita:

il-tenore-regina:

shakeshack:

Artist Nathan Pyle's gif guide to NYC street etiquette is handy for any city. Take it to the streets!

I WANT TO IMPLANT THIS IN THE BRAINS OF EVERY FUCKING NYC TOURIST AND NEWCOMER. 

This is London too omg

This is probably every major city but New Yorkers are famous for the invisible sidewalk lanes.

IF YOU EVER PLAN ON VISITING NYC, PLEASE READ THIS, THIS IS SO IMPORTANT.

I love this

I wish people on the street my university is on would do this. It extends a 3 minute walk to 6 minutes.

This really needs to apply to malls as well.

The high school I work for has 4800 students alone. This definitely needs to be enforced in the hallways LOL

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"There are so many writers of color out there, and often what they get when they bring their books to their editors, they say, ‘We don’t relate to the character.’ Well it’s not for you to relate to! And why can’t you expand yourself so you can relate to the humanity of a character as opposed to the color of what they are?"

Anika Noni Rose in Vanity Fair, via this excellent Buzzfeed article on diversity in publishing. (via leeandlow)

Yup. I’ve gotten this rejection many a time. Never by my editor, but let’s be honest. We all know what it really means.

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Once again, Black America….another example of the “glass ceiling”. It is 2014 for fuck’s sake.

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kids0ftheblackhole:

good

excellent

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nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

yup.

In other words. I don’t need Coppertone, bitches! AAAAAY!

arborwin:

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.

Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

yup.

In other words. I don’t need Coppertone, bitches! AAAAAY!

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rashkah:

calleo:

dallerus:

nasturbate:

blastortoise:

cadburycreamcoolator:

*long deflated sigh*

I’m throwing up

THIS IS NTO HAPPENING ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME HOW DID NOT A SINGLE PERSON SAY “WAIT A MINUTE THIS IS AWFUL AND WE SHOULD NOT FUCKING DO THIS”

:(

…/facepalm

No, what the fuck. MTV get the fuck out oh my god.

I have no words to describe this atrocity. Thank you Moron TV.

Good Friday
It’s been a awhile since I did my version of Alice and white rabbit spoof from last years. For my friends who know about these two..the black rabbit’s name is FRIDAY.
My white rabbit is a black one who has history of violence and warfare.
Poor kid. Friday is only a teenager but has had to fight his whole life.
http://bassclarineko.tumblr.com/image/38925301757
this is an early work I did of Friday in his berserk mode. This terrifies Alice as she tries to brave his wrath by attempting to snap him out of it.
Friday considers himself a horrible person because he is made to fight to the death. He often tries to push Alice away at the same time cling to her.
As his best friend Alice is not going to lose Friday to his torment without a fight.

Today is Good Friday. Happy Easter. The day Jesus died on the cross in the midst of the darkest hour of the day.

Good Friday

It’s been a awhile since I did my version of Alice and white rabbit spoof from last years. For my friends who know about these two..the black rabbit’s name is FRIDAY.

My white rabbit is a black one who has history of violence and warfare.

Poor kid. Friday is only a teenager but has had to fight his whole life.

http://bassclarineko.tumblr.com/image/38925301757

this is an early work I did of Friday in his berserk mode. This terrifies Alice as she tries to brave his wrath by attempting to snap him out of it.

Friday considers himself a horrible person because he is made to fight to the death. He often tries to push Alice away at the same time cling to her.

As his best friend Alice is not going to lose Friday to his torment without a fight.

Today is Good Friday. Happy Easter. The day Jesus died on the cross in the midst of the darkest hour of the day.

america-wakiewakie:

Tennessee Passes Mind-Boggling Ban On Rapid Bus Transit | Wired 
Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the construction of bus rapid transit (BRT) anywhere in the state.
The impetus for the vote was a proposal to build a $174 million BRT system in Nashville called The Amp, which would’ve ran on a 7.1 mile route and served rapidly growing neighborhoods across the city. There’s a more detailed summary of the project over at The Tennessean.
Although BRT has been shown to revitalize economies and reduce congestion, opponents of The Amp voiced concerns about the safety of unloading bus passengers along roadways and whether private land would be used to build dedicated bus lanes.
After the vote, Amp opponents revealed that the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, founded with the support of brothers Charles and David Koch, had lobbied in favor of the bus ban.
The legislation is startlingly specific: Senate Bill 2243 forbids “constructing, maintaining or operating any bus rapid transit system.”
The Senate version of the BRT ban also forbids buses from “loading or discharging passengers at any point within the boundary lines of a state highway or state highway right-of-way not adjacent to the right-hand, lateral curb line.” Though the House struck that provision and sent revised legislation back to the Senate, it would still require special approval from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and local government bodies.
It’s a hard line, and an unusual one.
Normally, the easiest way to kill a public transit project is to pull its funding. Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii and Utah all forbid state funding for public transit systems, for instance, but even that isn’t foolproof: Utah’s taken on some major commuter rail expansions lately, and Phoenix uses county tax revenues to pay for its transit system.
Voters in Arlington, TX famously voted against public transit funding for decades, and an acrimonious debate in Cincinnati almost derailed a streetcar project, but both those cities now have service.
A formal ban on BRT is about the only way that Tennessee could ensure that The Amp didn’t get built as intended. Already, the project seems to be watered down. Nashville’s mayor—a proponent of the project—has ordered a study that would redesign the system to avoid using dedicated lanes (PDF).
Now, drivers in Nashville can look forward to increased traffic and longer commutes. But at least those pesky buses won’t be in the way.
(Photo Credit: Amp Yes)

Good thing I got my happy black ass out of that state. 

america-wakiewakie:

Tennessee Passes Mind-Boggling Ban On Rapid Bus Transit | Wired 

Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the construction of bus rapid transit (BRT) anywhere in the state.

The impetus for the vote was a proposal to build a $174 million BRT system in Nashville called The Amp, which would’ve ran on a 7.1 mile route and served rapidly growing neighborhoods across the city. There’s a more detailed summary of the project over at The Tennessean.

Although BRT has been shown to revitalize economies and reduce congestion, opponents of The Amp voiced concerns about the safety of unloading bus passengers along roadways and whether private land would be used to build dedicated bus lanes.

After the vote, Amp opponents revealed that the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, founded with the support of brothers Charles and David Koch, had lobbied in favor of the bus ban.

The legislation is startlingly specific: Senate Bill 2243 forbids “constructing, maintaining or operating any bus rapid transit system.”

The Senate version of the BRT ban also forbids buses from “loading or discharging passengers at any point within the boundary lines of a state highway or state highway right-of-way not adjacent to the right-hand, lateral curb line.” Though the House struck that provision and sent revised legislation back to the Senate, it would still require special approval from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and local government bodies.

It’s a hard line, and an unusual one.

Normally, the easiest way to kill a public transit project is to pull its funding. Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii and Utah all forbid state funding for public transit systems, for instance, but even that isn’t foolproof: Utah’s taken on some major commuter rail expansions lately, and Phoenix uses county tax revenues to pay for its transit system.

Voters in Arlington, TX famously voted against public transit funding for decades, and an acrimonious debate in Cincinnati almost derailed a streetcar project, but both those cities now have service.

A formal ban on BRT is about the only way that Tennessee could ensure that The Amp didn’t get built as intended. Already, the project seems to be watered down. Nashville’s mayor—a proponent of the project—has ordered a study that would redesign the system to avoid using dedicated lanes (PDF).

Now, drivers in Nashville can look forward to increased traffic and longer commutes. But at least those pesky buses won’t be in the way.

(Photo Credit: Amp Yes)

Good thing I got my happy black ass out of that state. 

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The phrase is taken from a poem by Langston Hughes.
I used my new Bamboo FUN tablet. I love it so much. :)

Untitled

The phrase is taken from a poem by Langston Hughes.

I used my new Bamboo FUN tablet. I love it so much. :)