Congressional Reform Act of 2011
wilwheaton: This is incorrectly attributed to Warren Buffet. Regardless of who came up with it, it’s still a good idea: No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system...
Twenty years later, I can still see the sunlight on Curt Lemon’s face. I can see...– The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien (via babyscullysoversizedsuits)
Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They...– Kurt Vonnegut, with your friendly weekend reminder to get creative. [Quote from his 2006 essay collection A Man Without a Country] (via jasonweinberger)
UN Recommends Everyone Stop Telling Women What To... →
thequietworld: leighway | daskannnichtsein | mollydruwho The UN states that any country restricting a woman’s access to abortion and/or contraception is, in doing so, violating a woman’s human rights. ….finally. So, we’ve got extremely reputable cancer-related organizations saying abortion doesn’t cause cancer or increase your risk. We’ve got extremely reputable reports declaring...
Women's College Problems #315
womenscollegeproblems: Everyone (professors, administrative staff, your other friends, etc.) thinks you and your best friend are dating.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.– Henry David Thoreau (via girlwithoutwings)
It’s the tenth anniversary of the Patriot Act. But what do you get for the...– STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews) THE STONE COLDEST BURN!!! (via awesome-everyday)
has anyone ever read the book "jitterbug perfume"?
fuckyeahemotionallyvolatilebear: there’s this quote I heard from it once that is so beautiful. “Hold on to your divine blush, your innate rosy magic, or end up brown. Once you’re brown, you’ll find out you’re blue. As blue as indigo. And you know what that means. Indigo. Indigoing. Indigone.” it’s so beautiful but I don’t know if I should read it or not! is the whole book beautiful? I need...
I mean, like, I think that clarity in written language is valuable, but debating...– John Green on his stance on the Oxford comma (via marvelousmaggie)
Lemony Snicket's take on Occupy Demonstrations →
Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance 1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald…
marfmellow: The guy who runs wearethe53% is this guy, Erick Erickson If you can’t read what is written: I work 3 jobs./I have a house I can’t sell./My family insurance costs are outrageous./But I don’t blame Wall Street./Suck it up you whiners./I am the 53% subsidizing you so you can hang out on Wall Street and complain. The three jobs Erickson wants you to believe he scrapes by on include...
Occupy movement in New Mexico finds new name out... →
mrmoneda: leidis: poopeatoe: In response to concerns over the term “Occupy Albuquerque”, the protest movement has renamed itself “(Un)occupy Albuquerque.” The decision was made in a general assembly meeting of protesters at the University of New Mexico campus. As the New Mexico Independent reported last week, some of the ’99 percenters’ objected to the association of the word ‘Occupy’ with...
A Call To Arms: Scheherazade, by Richard Siken →
lathyrism: Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again. How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running until they forgot they are horses. It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end somewhere, it’s more like…
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Why Finland’s schools are great (by doing what we... →
kateoplis: For the past decade, 15-year-old Finnish students have consistently been at or near the top of all the nations tested in reading, mathematics, and science. And just as consistently, the variance in quality among Finnish schools is the least of all nations tested, meaning that Finnish students can get a good education in virtually any school in the nation. That’s equality of...