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Apr

legolokiismighty:

i would hire him for this flyer alone

legolokiismighty:

i would hire him for this flyer alone

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones

gailsimone:

america-wakiewakie:

1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

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I have been poor. I have lived in serious poverty. 

I worked as hard then as I do now, and I work very hard indeed, as did almost everyone else I knew who was poor, regardless of background, ethnicity, or marriage status. 

We all know these things the wealthy and entitled say are lies…why do we allow that to continue to be the narrative?

(Source: memewhore)

cyndicyanide:

So a friend had this image of Joffrey as her Facebook ‘timeline’ cover and it turned into some sort of caption contest. This by far was the winner.

cyndicyanide:

So a friend had this image of Joffrey as her Facebook ‘timeline’ cover and it turned into some sort of caption contest. This by far was the winner.

funkies:

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

WHERE IS THIS CHILDS PARENT

whys this kid stealing all my moves 

(Source: pampasenior)

howtobeafuckinglady:

I think about Dita Von Teese’s wedding dress a lot

somethingsavage:

Rain-bros

somethingsavage:

Rain-bros

Yes, girl

(Source: istillgotmymoney)

A word about bronies.

barbeauxbot:

ouyangdan:

oreides:

saintcheshire:

So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:

We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn…

(Source: princess-nietzsche)

larvorium:

homura akemi is 14 years old socially awkward nerd loser and no one will convince me otherwise ever
(bigger hq version here)

larvorium:

homura akemi is 14 years old socially awkward nerd loser and no one will convince me otherwise ever

(bigger hq version here)

Be the person H.Y.D.R.A. would see as a threat.
a thought i had this morning driving to school (via poseysposey)