elqiao:

the-uncensored-she:

harboua:

This country is such a fucking joke. Did you know that if we were to divide the income in this country fairly it would be about 300,000 per person. That’s annually. You could give each person in this country 100,000 and still have enough to invest in infrastructure and research. Instead we have people who don’t have water, don’t have their basic human rights fulfilled, because they don’t have enough to pay a bill. 

Capitalism is inhumane.

(I figure this is referring to the US? lolol, insert obligatory ‘tumblr is so US-centric’ comment). Man, this got longer than I wanted, so cut:

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Everyone should read elqiao's response, I just wanted to do a quick fact check.

US GDP per capita is 53k / year, according to the World Bank. In case you thought maybe the OP is from some other country, the world’s highest GDP per capita is Monaco 163k / year. The highest GDP per capita of a non-microstate is Norway at 101k/year, thanks to that sweet North Sea oil money.

I’m not sure where the other 347k / year is coming from (because, remember, there is 100k each left over for research funding [apparently the government doesn’t fund anything but research]), but it’s sure as hell not from production or services or any other segment of our economy.

I don’t think that there’s an open and shut case for “free market is better.” I think that “free market vs planned” is a false binary. I’m not going to get into economic models and why an ideal economy often has some inequality, and how much is too little and how much is too much. But, if you’re going to make an argument about this, please get your basic facts right. The original post is off by nearly a factor of 10.

jackknifechelicerae:

If I’ve learnt anything from my contact with the bdsm community, the poly community, the geek community and the atheist community is that any social group who claims to “not to be like other groups” and to be”accepting and safe for all” is going to spend a lot of energy hiding the predators within the community and silencing abuse survivors.

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do people still do lyrics posts? Is that still a thing?

talking fandom OCs with my housemates (age 10 and 8). The kids are all right.

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they’re knocking down Hugo House.

Goodbye, Cap Hill.

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never 4get you have a ~problematic backstory~ and would not be allowed.

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Map of the World in the Shape of a Clover Leaf, with Jerusalem at it’s center, by Heinreich Bunting.
I used to have this map on my wall when I was a kid.
If I ever do write a fantasy novel, I want the map in the front to look like this. Symbolic, beautiful, deeply aggressively and purposefully inaccurate. I want to show how the characters see the world, not how we’d see it if we were alien visitors.

Map of the World in the Shape of a Clover Leaf, with Jerusalem at it’s center, by Heinreich Bunting.

I used to have this map on my wall when I was a kid.

If I ever do write a fantasy novel, I want the map in the front to look like this. Symbolic, beautiful, deeply aggressively and purposefully inaccurate. I want to show how the characters see the world, not how we’d see it if we were alien visitors.

God, maps

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thesheriffssecretpolice:

WE DON’T CARE IF THE WORLD KNOWS WHAT OUR SECRETS ARE. MOSTLY BECAUSE OUR SECRETS ARE LOST, AND NO ONE REMEMBERS THEM, ANYWAY.

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