When someone’s depressed, stating obvious comments like these are usually counter productive.
I’ve heard all of these before. And then some. People who don’t experience depression don’t understand how you can’t just ‘Be happy’. They think changing your lifestyle will help. In many cases, yes, it will. But if it were that easy depression would not be so hard to get rid of and affecting millions of people.
For many, including me, it’s a challenge to just get out of bed in the morning, weighed down by constant negative emotions. It’s not that we want to be unhappy, our brains just don’t understand the concept of ‘WOW. The world is such an extraordinary place and it’s great to be alive.’
a friend of mine (who is a nurse) posted this a few minutes ago. i really wish conservative legislators would get their heads out of their asses and realize that sex ed is important (not abstinence only or abstinence plus—wtf?). Full on sex ed, including what consent means and what it doesn’t mean. Our kids are going to have sex anyway. Obviously. But maybe then all girls with vaginas will know the difference between their urethra and vagina and not be ashamed to know about those parts.
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So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?
ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading
Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.
for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:
this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit
god bless florida. I miss people there, but I sure don’t miss the state.
The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More
you can see the exact moment where it realizes how bad it fucked up
I have been sitting here giggling at this for 5 minutes straight
sleek and elegant predator right here yo
In case you needed any more dragon related mods.
bisexuals are greedy. they often hoard gold, although some branch out into jewels and magical items. despite popular belief, most bisexuals do not hoard significant others, as they tend to complain about being kept in a pile and slept on. their diet consists mostly of deer and some herd animals, although this varies by location. occasionally they will eat a biphobe who has wandered into their lair. also, they breathe fire. bisexuals are dragons.
TAMPA, Florida — People like Shaneeka Rainer are often told that they shouldn’t try to get the minimum wage increased because it only really applies to teenagers working entry-level jobs. That indeed may have described Rainer 10 years ago, when he first entered the workforce. But a decade after he got his first job in fast food, Rainer still finds himself working at Arby’s for minimum wage.
In other words, Rainer has worked an entire decade receiving only one raise: when Congress increased the minimum wage in 2007.
And so he showed up at his congressman’s public forum on Tuesday to ask Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) to finally give him and millions of other low-income Americans a raise.
Ross, who is seeking a third term representing Tampa’s northwest suburbs, was unmoved by Rainer’s plea. “It’s not right,” the Florida Republican said. “If we are going to make it a living wage, who’s going to pay for it?”
An audience member declared that he’d gladly pay slightly more for a hamburger in order to increase the minimum wage, prompting applause from the crowd.
Rainer asked the congressman whether he would be willing to come work at Arby’s with him for one day so he can see how difficult minimum wage work is, but Ross demurred. Instead, he railed against the very notion of a minimum wage and even the concept of labor laws in general. “If the government’s going to tell me how much I can get paid and when I can work and when I can’t work, then we have a serious problem in this country,” Ross said.
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How did I guess this guy was a republican?
His little line about, “If the government’s going to tell me how much I can get paid and when I can work and when I can’t work, then we have a serious problem in this country,” basically translates to you should have the “freedom” to work as many hours for as little pay as possible.
I simply can’t wrap my head around people who defend this type of mindset who aren’t wealthy.
This guy doesnt give a SHIT about freedom or the economy or anything like it, all he cares about is that his tax dollars goes to actually letting people survive on their wages. This is of course unacceptable, since as someone who is basically swimming in money, he now occupies the “fuck you, I got mine” part of the income group. The working class is worth less than nothing to him. He’s well aware of the actual reality the working poor faces, but as I said, could not give less of a shit, and finds the notion that the poor should be able to live on their wages insulting, because it means that people like him cant sleep on piles of money quite as high.
As for the people who defend him even if they would themselves benefit from higher wages, this is the classic “working class conservative”, in the style of Archie Bunker, completely sold on the concept of the self made man and the American Dream, where the only thing that matters is how hard you work. Giving up on that and accepting the grim economic reality as it has existed for over a century would mean leaving the illusion and accepting that they’re probably doomed to toil in misery and squalor for the rest of their lives, as well as losing the safety of American superiority they have so long been cocooned in.