01
Sep
2014

lnalloweentown:

being the fat friend like

image

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01
Sep
2014

shwair:

timelordy-teganbreann:

hurpaderp:

thearchtivist:

Bathroom with glass floor, overlooking a 15 story elevator shaft. 

In case you needed help shitting yourself.

omg that comment though

😂😭😭

Posted 46 minutes ago259,393 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #yeaaaah #that comment though #perfect #fuck me
01
Sep
2014

Protecting the Promise of Labor Day: Five Ways Workers are Under Attack | Blog, News & Notes | BillMoyers.com 

  • The Right To Organize: One right unions gave America is the ability to collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, hours and working conditions. In the 1950s more than a third of Americans belonged to unions; in 1952, there were 470 strikes involving 2.7 million workers. The recent wave of anti-union laws and aggressive anti-labor tactics by businesses has meant that far fewer Americans have been able to join a union. By the end of 2012 only 11.3 percent of Americans were unionized. Today, right-wing politicians have signed laws aimed at undermining collective bargaining in both the public and private sectors.

  • Income Equality: As unionization peaked in the middle of the last century, so did income equality. Incomes became “dramatically more equal in the 1940s” and “remained roughly stable through the postwar economic booms of the 1950s and 1960s.” But as researchers at the Center for American Progress found, as union membership decreased, the middle class’s share of national income shrunk at a similar rate.
     
  • Access To Health Care: “The rise of unions in the 1930s and 1940s led to the first great expansion of health care” for all Americans, as labor unions banded workers together to negotiate for health coverage plans from employers. In 1942, “the U.S. set up a National War Labor Board. It had the power to set a cap on all wage increases. But it let employers circumvent the cap by offering ‘fringe benefits’ – notably, health insurance.” By 1950, “half of all companies with fewer than 250 workers and two-thirds of all companies with more than 250 workers offered health insurance of one kind or another.” Today, corporations are cutting health benefits and fighting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which unions helped pass.
     
  • Fair Hours: In the late nineteenth century, unions started to call for an eight-hour workday, and on May Day in 1886, over 300,000 Americans went on strike for a shorter work day. Within decades, railroad workers won an eight-hour workday, and by the 1950s, most other workers had 40-hour weeks as well. Before this burst of labor activism, the average workweek for Americans was much longer — in 1870 it was 61 hours.

    In the post-WWII era, the average American worker worked less hours than even a French worker, but the trend reversed itself in the 1980s and the last few decades have seen Americans working more for less. During the same time, productivity decoupled itself from wages, meaning Americans were working more hours while not necessarily reaping the benefits – likely another outcome of declining unionization.

While these attacks on workers and their rights have been incredibly damaging, there is reason for optimism. Last year’s massive Chicago teachers’ strike won a number of benefits for both teachers and students. As Allison Kilkenny documented, for the first time in modern American history, labor strikes are becoming a widespread tool for workers in the fast food industry – with strikes in dozens of cities this past week. As workers continue to organize to beat back attacks on American labor rights, they can turn to those workers in the fast-food industry for inspiration. “I know I’m risking my job, but it’s my right to fight for my deserve,” said Julio Wilson, a Little Caesars worker in Raleigh, North Carolina, who dreams of the day his $9-an-hour wage will be large enough to care for both himself and his daughter.

Posted 57 minutes agoFiled Under: #labor day #labor unions #organizing #income inequality #economy #thank a union member
01
Sep
2014

On Labor Day, Don’t Write Off Union Power | Blog | BillMoyers.com 

Posted 1 hour agoFiled Under: #labor day #income inequality #labor unions #economy #politics #thank a union member
01
Sep
2014

bakerstreetbabes:

littlemisshamish:

comic #44: if you like it then you should have put a ring on it (that doesn’t come from a corpse)

Bless.

Posted 1 hour ago13,326 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #oh my god #crying #bbc sherlock
01
Sep
2014

ruingaraf:

oknope:

you never realize how boring your life is until someone asks what you like to do for fun.

Posted 2 hours ago529,251 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #i live a very boring life #about me
01
Sep
2014

ofpousseys:

"you’re so full of yourself" no i had a lot of insecurites and a low self esteem which i worked extremely hard to overcome and now i realize that im awesome and i dont care if you think otherwise

Posted 2 hours ago235,392 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #about me
01
Sep
2014

bakerstreetbabes:

sherlockholmes-doctorwatson:

I couldn’t resist.

XD

Posted 3 hours ago7,232 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #sweet mother #this is perfect though #bbc sherlock
01
Sep
2014

mostlytheavengers:

Sansa appreciation week : Day 4 - Favorite relationship

 Sansa Stark Alayne Stone & her father.
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We have had a letter from your father,” she said.He is on his way home, he says, and hopes to see his darling daughter soon.” 

﹉﹊

Posted 3 hours ago84 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #this is my favourite thing everrrrr #petyr x sansa #creepyshipping #mah westeros power couple
01
Sep
2014
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01
Sep
2014

It was a gift he had…

Posted 5 hours ago195 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #have i reblogged this before? #i don't care #petyr baelish #game of thrones
01
Sep
2014

the-young-lioness:

"I find still photographs make me quite self-conscious."

—Aidan Gillen

Posted 5 hours ago107 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #well #you're perfect #so stop #aidan gillen
01
Sep
2014
Posted 6 hours ago932 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #bahahaha #i need to watch this film again #tom hardy #lawless
31
Aug
2014
madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

Posted 16 hours ago39,296 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #i hate fucking misleading headlines like this #people get in such an uproar over it #and they never follow through to find out what it's really about #so they go on and on and say HEY IT'S ALL A SCAM #just because they read a headline #gahhhhh #important #ice bucket challenge #als
31
Aug
2014
c0mf0rt-z0ne:

Bo Burnham speaking the truth

c0mf0rt-z0ne:

Bo Burnham speaking the truth

Posted 16 hours ago15,814 notesVIA / SOURCEFiled Under: #ughhhhh