“The US budget is like a 1st grader playing Oregon Trail. Spend all the money on ammunition so you can shoot at stuff, then wonder why your wagon is falling apart and everyone is dying of dysentery.”

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That’s it. That’s the whole government.

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perfect.

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Nailed it.

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Does this mean I would be better at running the government than who we have now? Because I rocked that game without massive casualties when I was a kid.

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huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
For her full rant watch the video here.
huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
For her full rant watch the video here.
huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
For her full rant watch the video here.
huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
For her full rant watch the video here.
huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
For her full rant watch the video here.
huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
For her full rant watch the video here.
huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
For her full rant watch the video here.
huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
For her full rant watch the video here.
huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS
"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."
If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever
For her full rant watch the video here.

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS

"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."

If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever

For her full rant watch the video here.

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yogitheshooter:

Change is the natural course of life

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A difficult thing, with helping professions…

shapefutures:

Mental health, for example.  Your job at work is to help others with their challenges, to connect them to services, to support them in identifying and communicating and processing their feelings, but often it’s just to listen.  Teaching — you plan, you guide, you grade, you pay attention not only to how students are learning the material but to how they’re growing as human beings, which means, among other things, infinite attention — and listening.  Doctors and nurses examine and treat, but to do that they need to listen to their patients’ concerns, complaints, contexts.  Youth workers, social workers, geriatric workers, a whole host of nonprofit professions…all requires, sometimes in a very big way, listening.

And the listening can be draining.

So when it’s time to be a friend, outside of work, sometimes you just can’t be available in some ways.  And that’s alright.  You learn to tell people, I can’t have this conversation today, I’m sorry.  I can’t help right now, I’m sorry.  Give me an hour.  Give me a day.  Try later in the week.  Write it out for me and I’ll read it later.  It’s work, whether you want it to feel that way or not.

But what do you do when someone needs to express themselves, just to get it out, and they don’t see the harm in it?  That’s a need that shouldn’t cost you anything for them to fulfill.  They aren’t expecting anything in return.  But the sheer act of hearing some things expressed does just drain you even further - chips away at whatever you have left for yourself.

It’s an uncomfortable balancing act between self-care, this work, and being a friend. Sometimes you can’t do all three.  And sometimes, even when you say it outright, people still don’t understand.

So if you know someone who works in any field that requires them to give of themselves so fully — whether it’s mental health, education, other helping professions medical and otherwise, try to hear them out when they tell you they just can’t.  They aren’t saying they don’t care.  They aren’t saying they don’t want to be there for you.  But these jobs often leave a person with nothing left, and even just talking at them could put them right back at work again.  Sometimes they need that break.  So write it down for them to look at later, or find another source to tell, or hold onto it for when they can attend.  And they’ll be ready and willing to listen once they can recharge.

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“Most people on food stamps work full time. They work full time but they don’t have enough money to pay for food for their kids. So really, in some ways, food stamps are about a business subsidy because it allows low wage business workers to… feed their families and continue working. But we call it charity, or the Republicans call it charity. They want to cut food stamps so badly that every church, synagogue, mosque, house of worship in the United States—every single one—[would] have to raise an additional $50,000 every year for ten years to replace what he wants to cut. It’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna work.”

Sister Simone Campbell [x]

I like how she articulates the simple financial impossibility of religious organizations being able to replace government aid. I’d like to add that, of course, there are so many people who have trouble receiving aid from religious institutions because they’re LGBT and/or non-religious or have a fraught relationship to religion… aid is a human right—and, as she points out, a business subsidy as well as a subsidy to food companies—which people should be able to receive in a secular setting.

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Sister Simone Campbell for Pope.

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lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

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nintendo-kid:

gailsimone:

burekevan:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on the defunding of NASA.

Wow. Fantastic.

Its so true though 
nintendo-kid:

gailsimone:

burekevan:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on the defunding of NASA.

Wow. Fantastic.

Its so true though 
nintendo-kid:

gailsimone:

burekevan:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on the defunding of NASA.

Wow. Fantastic.

Its so true though 

nintendo-kid:

gailsimone:

burekevan:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on the defunding of NASA.

Wow. Fantastic.

Its so true though 

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