The Not-So-Simple, Simple Things

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Aug 2
tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

Aug 1

OKAY, BUT WHY CHLOROPHYLL THO?!?!?

mangoestho:

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(THIS ME DEEPLY FUCKING WITH LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL VIA SELFIES)

I DEEPLY FUCK WITH CHLOROPHYLL. I LOVE PLANTS. Y’all have seen me fawn and go on and on and on about adaptogens, flavanoids and of course, liquid chlorophyll! But, I’ve got links on links about how bossed up adaptogens and flavanoids are, but not a lot about this chlorophyll. So lemme tell u what it’s about!

CHLOROPHYLL IS THE SHIT BECAUSE IT HAS THE POWER AND POTENTIAL TO COMPLETELY TURN OVER AND RENEW OUR BODIES ON A MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR LEVEL! IS THAT NOT INCREDIBLE??!?!?!? THAT’S WHY EATING GREEN FOODS ARE SO GOOD FOR YOU! THE WHOLE IDEA IS THAT U ARE REPAIRING, PROTECTING AND ENRICHING ALL AT THE SAME TIME! 

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its molecular structure is almost identical to hemoglobin except for the center atom. In hemoglobin this is iron, whereas in chlorophyll it is magnesium ( see look at that Mg in the center of that chlorophyll molecule up top).

This means that when ingested, liquid chlorophyll can actually help to do the job of hemoglobin (hemoglobin is so vital to the health of our blood – in fact, blood is approx 75% hemoglobin). It helps to rebuild and replenish our red blood cells, boosting our energy and increasing our wellbeing almost instantly.

BUT NOT ONLY THAT, IT DOES SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!! LOOK!!!

  • Anti Carcinogenic: Chlorophyll protects against a whole host of carcinogens found in fungus-laden foods such as nuts and grains, the toxins from cooked meats, and air-borne carcinogens (from pollution). It blocks the metabolism in the body of harmful chemicals known as procarcinogens that damage DNA. Studies published in the journals Carcinogenesis and Food and Chemical Toxicology clearly display that chlorophyll inhibits carcinogenesis – and further research showing chlorophyll as being cancer-preventative.Researchers at Oregon State University also concluded: “At…cancer rates relevant to humans, chlorophyll was strongly protective”. Great stuff.
  • Antioxidant & Anti-inflammatory: containing high levels of the vitamins A, C and E, liquid chlorophyll has strong antioxidant capacity and has also been found to help reduce inflammation [Reference].This study from the Journal of Inflammation states: “Chlorophylls and pheophytins showed in vitro anti-oxidant activity. The study shows that chlorophyll a and its degradation products are valuable and abundantly available anti-inflammatory agents and promising for the development of phytomedicine or conventional medicine to treat inflammation and related diseases.”

    And in the Journal of Food Science, this study found that: “These results demonstrate that dietary chlorophyll derivatives prevalent in both fresh and processed foods and dietary supplements have antioxidant and antimutagenic activities.”

  • Chelation of Heavy Metals: chlorophyll is one of the most important chelates in nature. It’s ability to bind to and remove toxic heavy metals such as mercury makes it an extremely powerful healer. I’m about to have four mercury fillings removed, and you can bet that I will be getting PLENTY of chlorophyll into my body after the procedure!
  • Anti-Candida: recent research has also shown that chlorophyll is effective in fighting candida albicans – which does not surprise me. The alkaline approach has always shown itself to be great for candida and the alkaline diet is of course super-high in chlorophyll-rich foods!
  • Treats Bad Breath: This one is a real bonus and really works! Chlorophyll has a double-action remedy for bad breath. Firstly, as a deodoriser, it will eliminate odours in the mouth and throat, but secondly (and more importantly) it promotes a healthy digestive tract – which is the primary reason for bad breath. And if you need more –here is another blog post on foods for bad breath!According to Dr Phyllis A. Balch, author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements”, Alfalfa supplies chlorophyll, which cleanses the bloodstream and colon, where bad breath often begins”.

    This research summary from Oregon State University also sites a collection of studies showing chlorophyll to be a powerful internal deodorant.

  • Wound Healing & Antiseptic: while liquid chlorophyll doesn’t actually have antiseptic properties of its own, it, quite remarkably, DOES have the ability to aid our body’s tissue in destroying germs. By strengthening tissue, it increases the disease resistance of cells and, at the same time, prevents the growth of bacteria! Research also suggests that chlorophyll greatly assists in wound healing and prevention of reinfection.
  • Rapid Delivery of Magnesium: chlorophyll is rich in magnesium, which is a highly alkaline mineral and so consuming chlorophyll rich foods has a highly alkalising effect on the body. Magnesium is super-important as it helps to deliver much needed oxygen to cells and tissues, bone formation, nerve and muscle function – PLUS – magnesium is critical for our cardiovascular system, digestive system, nervous system, muscles, kidneys, liver, hormone-secreting glands, and brain all rely on magnesium for their metabolic function (source: whfoods.com).
  • Contains vitamin K, C, folic acid, iron, calcium, protein: which are all also essential in building and repairing red blood cells and boosting our immune system. [x]

And really you can get it from all good green produce! just be careful if you decide to cook your greens, b/c if you overcook them, you can denature all those helpful chlorophyll molecules. so try steaming them or not cooking them at all and putting them in a green smoothie! Consider spirulina, blue-green algae, chlorella, green barely, wheatgrass, kelp or alfalfa because they have the highest concentration of chlorophyll [x] for good supplement/smoothie boosts. Or you can get some liquid chlorophyll like i got in my selfie up top and take two tablespoons. But lemme mention something to you tho…Be careful with liquid because THIS STUFF STAINS! DON’T DROP THIS SHIT. IT’S PURE PLANT LIFE, DON’T EXPECT TO GET THIS UP/OUT OF MATERIAL IF U SPILL IT! It also stains your mouth which isn’t awful, it goes away after u eat so i normally take mine before breakfast. and then brush my teeth after i take it. Or I take it before bed and then, I don’t give a fuck about having a green mouth. Normally I might take a little more before bed so I can sleep on all that cellular rejuvenation!! If you can get some unflavored, good. if not, the mint isn’t awful to me. Since you refrigerate it, it’s like a really intense mint shot in the morning and i personally find it damn refreshing…BUT YOU GOTTA DO YOU!  I’M JUST INVESTED IN Y’ALLS CELLS AND SHIT! So if you got an extra 10-15, you might want to see what’s up!  Let me know how u like it if you decide to try it. I stan it tbh.

Aug 1

alanlozano:

Vegan Police

Aug 1

fullten:

Gonna delete this later, probably, I dunno very angry…. very long rant, not at anyone in particular, just shitty clients. Someone needs to give me ice cream and paint my nails. 

Oh and if your a caller or something and this ‘turns you off’ fuck off dude. You try taking a bunch of calls from pedos who, first line out of their fucking mouths is ‘I wanna rape your -insert family member here- till their bloody’ And see how fucking happy and perky your ass is. 

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Aug 1
appropriately-inappropriate:

chickdeney:

staininyourbrain:

unapologeticradfem:

delicately-interconnected:

pornographicmeatnightmare:

burima:

naazaneen:

jennivudu:

PSA of the day.

Are you fucking kidding . This is so disgusting

wtf is this sociopathic trash. 

look at this piece of shit post. i hope the people who reblogged it uncritically get the shits for days man

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE. BDSM IS ABUSE.

It’s scary that so many people reblogged this without criticism. This is how normalized violence against women is in our culture.

what the actual fuck

very triggering holy shit

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SAFE BREATHPLAY.
EVER.
breathplay of any level can cause silent cardiac arrest up to 45min after a session. The placement of the hand can shatter the hyoid bone. (And if you don’t know what that is, then you should NEVER have attempted breathplay in the first place.) The construction of the throat of any degree can cause a collapse of the trachea and esophagus.
The reduction of blood to the brain in any degree (which is what gives breathplay the “rush”) causes cumulative damage and cell death.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SAFE BREATHPLAY AND ANYONE WHO SAYS SO IS UNEDUCATED, UNSCRUPULOUS OR A FUCKING LIAR.

appropriately-inappropriate:

chickdeney:

staininyourbrain:

unapologeticradfem:

delicately-interconnected:

pornographicmeatnightmare:

burima:

naazaneen:

jennivudu:

PSA of the day.

Are you fucking kidding . This is so disgusting

wtf is this sociopathic trash. 

look at this piece of shit post. i hope the people who reblogged it uncritically get the shits for days man

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE. BDSM IS ABUSE.

It’s scary that so many people reblogged this without criticism. This is how normalized violence against women is in our culture.

what the actual fuck

very triggering holy shit

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SAFE BREATHPLAY.

EVER.

breathplay of any level can cause silent cardiac arrest up to 45min after a session.
The placement of the hand can shatter the hyoid bone. (And if you don’t know what that is, then you should NEVER have attempted breathplay in the first place.)
The construction of the throat of any degree can cause a collapse of the trachea and esophagus.

The reduction of blood to the brain in any degree (which is what gives breathplay the “rush”) causes cumulative damage and cell death.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SAFE BREATHPLAY AND ANYONE WHO SAYS SO IS UNEDUCATED, UNSCRUPULOUS OR A FUCKING LIAR.

Aug 1
xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:





MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.I’ll confess that I have not read the book. With all the excitement about the new trailer, I thought I’ll read just one chapter online to see if it is really as bad as people claim it is. Guess what, it’s worse. In fact, I don’t know why this book hasn’t been banned, it is dangerous. These are excerpts from Chapter 16. I’m completely horrified by it, because Anastasia makes it clear again and again that she does NOT like what Christian is doing to her (I’ve made bold all those parts).

He hits me again and again, quickly in succession. Holy fuck it hurts. I make no sound, my face screwed up against the pain. I try and wriggle away from the blows […] He hits me again… this is getting harder to take. My face hurts, it’s screwed up so tight […] I cry out again. “No one to hear you, baby, just me.” And he hits me again and again. From somewhere deep inside, I want to beg him to stop […] He gently strokes my hair. I’m on his chest again. But this time, I don’t have the strength to lift my hand and feel him. Boy… I survived.That wasn’t so bad. I’m more stoic than I thought […]I remember him saying – I can’t remember when – that I would feel so much better after a good hiding. How can that be so? I really don’t get it […] I can’t say that I enjoyed the experience, in fact, I would still go a long way to avoid it.
[…] I don’t want him to beat me, is that so unreasonable? 
[…]
I close the door and stand helpless in the living room of an apartment that I shall only spend another two nights in. A place I have lived happily for almost four years… yet today, for the first time ever, I feel lonely and uncomfortable here, unhappy with my own company. Have I strayed so far from who I am? I know that lurking, not very far under my rather numb exterior, is a well of tears. What am I doing? The irony is I can’t even sit down and enjoy a good cry.
[…]
“How did you feel while I was hitting you and after?” “I didn’t like it. I’d rather you didn’t do it again.” “You weren’t meant to like it.”








See? Isn’t BDSM supposed to be consensual? There is absolutely no consent here. She is scared, she is miserable, she feels unhappy and confused about herself. This is not romantic or sexy, it’s disturbing. And I can’t imagine what it must be like for the women who have survived abusive relationships to have this utter trash glorified. The movie should be boycotted and the books should be burned.

xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:

MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.
I’ll confess that I have not read the book. With all the excitement about the new trailer, I thought I’ll read just one chapter online to see if it is really as bad as people claim it is. Guess what, it’s worse. In fact, I don’t know why this book hasn’t been banned, it is dangerous. These are excerpts from Chapter 16. I’m completely horrified by it, because Anastasia makes it clear again and again that she does NOT like what Christian is doing to her (I’ve made bold all those parts).

He hits me again and again, quickly in succession. Holy fuck it hurts. I make no sound, my face screwed up against the pain. I try and wriggle away from the blows […] He hits me again… this is getting harder to take. My face hurts, it’s screwed up so tight […] I cry out again. “No one to hear you, baby, just me.” And he hits me again and again. From somewhere deep inside, I want to beg him to stop […] He gently strokes my hair. I’m on his chest again. But this time, I don’t have the strength to lift my hand and feel him. Boy… I survived.That wasn’t so bad. I’m more stoic than I thought […]I remember him saying – I can’t remember when – that I would feel so much better after a good hiding. How can that be so? I really don’t get it […] I can’t say that I enjoyed the experience, in fact, I would still go a long way to avoid it.

[…] I don’t want him to beat me, is that so unreasonable? 

[…]

I close the door and stand helpless in the living room of an apartment that I shall only spend another two nights in. A place I have lived happily for almost four years… yet today, for the first time ever, I feel lonely and uncomfortable here, unhappy with my own company. Have I strayed so far from who I am? I know that lurking, not very far under my rather numb exterior, is a well of tears. What am I doing? The irony is I can’t even sit down and enjoy a good cry.

[…]

“How did you feel while I was hitting you and after?” 
I didn’t like it. I’d rather you didn’t do it again.” 
“You weren’t meant to like it.”

Aug 1

buzzfeed:

Everything you wanted to know about transgender people but were afraid to ask. 

Aug 1
micdotcom:

It looks like Florida will likely legalize medical marijuana in November 

micdotcom:

It looks like Florida will likely legalize medical marijuana in November 

Aug 1

first-kiss-since-45:

vikadi:

set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.

these are incredible

Aug 1

(Source: fuckisonyabiscuit)