1. blue-author:

    addictinginfo:

    Minimum wage should be linked to the poverty level. 

    This is basic economic fact.

    A business that claims it can’t afford to pay a living wage to its workers is admitting that by definition it fails to meet its basic operating expenses. That major multinational corporations can be “successful” while failing to meet a basic operating expense is only possible because We The People pick up their greedy/lazy slack through taxes and charity. 

    And yet somehow it’s everybody else who’s a moocher and a looter…

    And this corrosive greed is a big part of what’s slowly poisoning the U.S. economy. Money being hoarded at the top and put in “safe” investments and bank accounts is money that does nothing for no one. It’s just an elaborate means of keeping score. Money put into the hands of the workers does what money is meant to do: it circulates. It gets spent. The same dollar will go through dozens of sets of hands, touching dozens of lives, feeding dozens of people and sparking profits for dozens of businesses. The same dollar, in the hands of the rich, will generally do… nothing. It won’t create jobs. It won’t fund innovations. It won’t start businesses.

    Less than 1% of corporate revenues become wages for workers. Less than 3% of the wealthy are actually entrepreneurs (people who risk their money on business ventures that create jobs). 

    But 100% of the working class spends their money. That money creates jobs. That money fuels innovations. That money becomes profits. That money keeps the economy ticking.

    We have been lied to about who are the parasites and who are the drivers of the economy. We have largely accepted a view of money as a means of keeping score and the economy as something that must have winners and losers, rather than money being a proxy for barter and an economy being a way to divide the labor of society and distribute the load of living

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  3. simply-boho:

    for more posts like this, click here

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  4. yagazieemezi:

    A group of young boys playing at backflips in Cateme, Tete .

    By Zeca de Oliveira

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    Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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  7. thesmithian:

    …up to 200,000 people angry with high costs and poor public services took to the streets. Protesters in Rio de Janeiro burned cars and looted buildings as police attempted to disperse them with teargas and rubber bullets. Aerial images showed thousands of people attempting to storm the congress building in Brasilia. The rallies…are some of the biggest ever seen in the country…

    more.

    (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

     


  8. "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
    — Chinese Proverb (via silverslipper)

    (Source: psych-facts, via silverslipper)

     

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  10. theglitterguide:

    Evening beach stroll

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  12. "I’ve been hurt so bad and I still love so hard. I admire my heart for that."
    — Unknown (via mourningmelody)

    (via themoonphase)

     

  13. doctor-chilton:

    I rarely ever do this but she melts my heart. Poor little baby Hope was chained up, doused in kerosene and set on fire by her owner who has since been arrested. She may have some permanent eye damage but that is the least of her struggles. You can donate here to help with her medical expenses so she can receive the treatment she needs. Every little bit counts so even though they have surpassed their goal I still suggest you donate even a tiny amount. I have zero tolerance for people who hurt innocent animals they are just sick and disgusting. What could this precious little baby have done to deserve such a thing? All I can say is he will get his and I hope it’s just as painful for him as it is for her.

    DONATE TO HELP HOPE’S RECOVERY

    Jah help us

    (via themoonphase)

     


  14. "‘And sometimes - very rarely - but sometimes nonetheless, our highest creative acts, our highest playfulness, our self-overcoming, our purest art, our ascending songs, by some mysterious grace transcend so many boundaries and enter so many realms that we occasionally astonish even the gods.
    ‘The best things in the world dwell in the realm of pure light, from where they spread their influence to all corners of the universe, to stones and men and worms, and even to stars and the dead and to angels. We are learning to be masters of the art of transcending all boundaries. We are learning to go behind the illusion that is behind illusion.
    ‘And even our way and our discoveries are still young in all their possibilities. We wake every day in a state of absolute humility and joyfulness at all that lies possible before us.
    ‘Therefore we have no fame. We live quietly, as if within a sacred flame, and no one outside this island knows we exist. In our silence we dedicate ourselves to the perfection of our spirits, consecrated to serving the highest forces in the universe."
    — Ben Okri, excerpt from “Astonishing the Gods” (via house-of-fortitude)

    (via thatghgirl)

     

  15. fyahblaze:

    the snows are melting away

    but we will still need

    the fires to burn

    (Source: TotesYourMate)