1. “I make $8.90 an hour and I’ve worked at Walmart for three years,” said Colby Harris, 22, of Dallas. “Everyone at my store lives from check to check and borrows money from each other just to make it through the week.” The six heirs to Walmart founder Sam Walton, meanwhile, are worth $89.5 billion, or as much as the bottom 41.5 percent of Americans combined.
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    “Walmart’s First-Ever Retail Worker Strike Spreads To 12 Cities

    $89.5 billion, or as much as the bottom 41.5 percent of Americans combined.

    $89.5 billion, or as much as the bottom 41.5 percent of Americans combined.

    $89.5 billion, or as much as the bottom 41.5 percent of Americans combined.

    (via mswyrr)

    How can we as a society not realize how fucked up this is?

     
  2. minorearth:

    msbarrows:

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    All great points anon. I think it’s hard when people can’t see the value in their own work and therefore add in the comments, such as this is shit, It’s not that good, why did I bother posting this…(fill in the blank). It’s could be about their own insecurity in their work, or whatever/however they feel about it, or how they see it. It’s no less valid but it’s… hard to see all the time.

    The hard part about it is when you see people who are talented, who do things in moments that would take others days, weeks or months to master discounting it as nothing.

    That’s the part that really slaps you in the face when you are struggling with your art, your words, any kind of creative endeavor. For me, it’s seeing someone who has a way with words deprecate their fics, calling them crap or saying it’s something I just pitched together in a few minutes…especially on a day when I’m struggling to find words, to speak in that characters voice and to see them discount such great work makes me feel like I shouldn’t bother.

    After all, if that’s what they think is crap, then why should I even try?

    The really hard part? It’s not intentional (I’m giving people the benefit of the doubt, that they aren’t out to make other people feel like shit about their art or fic, but if I’m wrong, I’m wrong and I’ll accept that).

    It’s not done to push others out of fandom, or get all the attention for their art or fic. A piece can only garner the attention that it’s given. True some people get 100, 200 + notes on their name alone. It’s not fair, and it can hurt to see the same people always getting all the reblogs, always getting all the kudos.

    I admit it, I get those pangs of jealousy at times. For as much as I talk about not doing this for recognition or feels or kudos/love… just once in a while it would be cool to be the popular kid ya know? I’m human, I fail just like anyone else.

    All of that rambling was to say… all of us, give ourselves a break. Stop putting ourselves down for two very good reasons.

    One, (THIS APPLIES TO THE COLLECTIVE YOU) your art, your fic, your presence in fandom (any fandom) is welcome. You should never feel like you can’t contribute because someone else may have done something you were also working on, or that because they are a well know fan aka BNF that you can’t also post your art or fic that has the same pairing or idea, or whatever. That’s just it, it’s yours and your style will be yours and no one else’s.No one owns any fandom or any parts thereof. We all have a part to play be it a reader, writer, artist, beta, fan…

    Two, because intentionally or not you could contribute to someone else putting down their stylus for good. Or seeing someone who can really whip words into shape put themselves down again, and again could kill your desire to write, to shape alternate worlds with the existing characters we’ve been given.

    So just some food for thought the next time you find yourself decrying your own art, or your own fics.

    No, before anyone even says it, I am not trying to police anyone’s feelings or what they post, I’m just asking you to think about what you say and how it can affect other people, that’s all.

    I suppose some people also do it out of an attempt at modesty - that feeling of “Okay, I think this is great, one of my nicest things yet, but, GUH, I don’t want to seem full of myself!”  So instead of just posting it with little or minimal comment, they put down their own work.

    And some times it’s an acknowledgement that, “Okay, I know this piece isn’t perfect. Such-and-such part of it is a red-hot mess”, but then if you don’t also acknowledge that some or all of the rest of it is work you’re happy with, it sounds like you’re only ever putting down your ability. It’s like doing concrit, you should always make a positive-negative-positive statement sandwich, so people can see you have a balanced opinion of the work in question. “I think I nailed the pose for this (yay using reference!) but the face is really odd - something went wrong with the eyes, and after three tries I’ve given up on fixing them. The shading on it turned out very well though, and I think I improved at doing hair.”

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    I agree with pretty much everything anon, cypher, and msbarrows have said above.

    If anyone’s first reaction is “it’s my blog, I can say what I want” … well, yes, you can. But you can’t control how other people react to what you’re saying. 

    (Even more babble below.)

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    Reblogging again for very much excellent commentary, including things I have tried to say clumsily before, but expressed so much better. Basically: I agree.

     
  3. Me being fat has nothing to do with you

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  4. specialisedsocialanthropologist:

    shorm:

    queernonymoose:

    lady-fitz:

    ohmyloki:

    The Avengers is sitting comfortably at No. 3 overall on both the domestic and International ticket sale charts but it seems both Marvel and Disney desire the No. 1 overall spot and a…

    I would watch it again without the extra footage. With the extra footage? COME TO ME.

    (Source: superheroauthority.com)

     
  5. kileyrae:

The apple does fall far from the tree.

    kileyrae:

    The apple does fall far from the tree.

     
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    geeknip:

The world has been made safe nowFrom oceans to mountains so steepIt’s time to put down your shield, captainAnd go the fuck to sleep.The hammers are all sitting still nowAnd the bilchsteim make not a peepI don’t care that it’s daytime on AsgardThis is Earth, and we fucking sleep.The spiders are safe in their webs nowTheir bites make no one else weepThis is your official downtimeUse it to fucking sleep.The bows have all been unstrung nowThe arrows have made their last leapI don’t care whose room you nest inJust go the fuck to sleep.The formulas have all been proven nowThe scanners are doing their sweepYou know what I hear helps when you’re angry?Going the fuck to sleep.No more AIs hacking my system nowNo more damn machines that go beepSo put down the soldering ironYou can dream up reactors while you sleep.I know seventy years is a long timeTo be dozing way down in the deepBut I know you’re tired, stop lyingAnd go the fuck to sleep.The astrophysicists are stargazingOr would, if their attention you didn’t keepWho even taught you about skype sexWait, I don’t care, just sleep.Tomorrow you can work on your ledgerTomorrow through corridors you can creepBut tonight I really don’t need youGet the fuck off the bridge and sleep.The hawks tuck under their wings nowThe little chicks no longer cheepYou want me to stop making bird puns?Go the fuck to sleep.The monitors dim their glow nowAnd the data is piled in a heapYes, fine, we’ll move a cot to the labIf you promise to just fucking sleep.The helicarrier moves quietly nowAnd aboard no one makes even a peepOh shit, what the fuck, StarkGet back to your room and sleep!

Everything about this is awesome, but my favorite is that he only has to tell Cap once. EDIT: Oh wait, never mind, there he is. ;)

    geeknip:

    The world has been made safe now
    From oceans to mountains so steep
    It’s time to put down your shield, captain
    And go the fuck to sleep.

    The hammers are all sitting still now
    And the bilchsteim make not a peep
    I don’t care that it’s daytime on Asgard
    This is Earth, and we fucking sleep.

    The spiders are safe in their webs now
    Their bites make no one else weep
    This is your official downtime
    Use it to fucking sleep.

    The bows have all been unstrung now
    The arrows have made their last leap
    I don’t care whose room you nest in
    Just go the fuck to sleep.

    The formulas have all been proven now
    The scanners are doing their sweep
    You know what I hear helps when you’re angry?
    Going the fuck to sleep.

    No more AIs hacking my system now
    No more damn machines that go beep
    So put down the soldering iron
    You can dream up reactors while you sleep.

    I know seventy years is a long time
    To be dozing way down in the deep
    But I know you’re tired, stop lying
    And go the fuck to sleep.

    The astrophysicists are stargazing
    Or would, if their attention you didn’t keep
    Who even taught you about skype sex
    Wait, I don’t care, just sleep.

    Tomorrow you can work on your ledger
    Tomorrow through corridors you can creep
    But tonight I really don’t need you
    Get the fuck off the bridge and sleep.

    The hawks tuck under their wings now
    The little chicks no longer cheep
    You want me to stop making bird puns?
    Go the fuck to sleep.

    The monitors dim their glow now
    And the data is piled in a heap
    Yes, fine, we’ll move a cot to the lab
    If you promise to just fucking sleep.

    The helicarrier moves quietly now
    And aboard no one makes even a peep
    Oh shit, what the fuck, Stark
    Get back to your room and sleep!

    Everything about this is awesome, but my favorite is that he only has to tell Cap once. EDIT: Oh wait, never mind, there he is. ;)

    (Source: thebloggerknownasgeeknip)

     
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