tobaccoes:

Sometimes you stop talking to someone because you keep telling yourself that if they wanted to talk to you, they would.

(via memorysynched)

dofistandroidgirls:

whitegirlsaintshit:

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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I said this when I was in fucking ninth grade and wrote a twelve paged paper on it and my teacher told me that I was a conspiracy theorist and that I needed a realistic topic. ok.

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
You aren’t a democracy unless you have universal health care. It is literally one of the measures OF DEMOCRACIES NOW.

dofistandroidgirls:

whitegirlsaintshit:

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

(Read Full Text)

I said this when I was in fucking ninth grade and wrote a twelve paged paper on it and my teacher told me that I was a conspiracy theorist and that I needed a realistic topic. ok.

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

You aren’t a democracy unless you have universal health care. It is literally one of the measures OF DEMOCRACIES NOW.

(via memorysynched)

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

I hate my school you can’t even go into a public bathroom without someone trying to be deep and artistic like what am I supposed to look around at leave your pretentiousness at the door and let me shoobie in peace

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

I hate my school you can’t even go into a public bathroom without someone trying to be deep and artistic like what am I supposed to look around at leave your pretentiousness at the door and let me shoobie in peace

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Hey, little buddy!

Hey, little buddy!

bubblegloopswamp:

megablaziken:

junkculture:

A World Globe Made Out of Thousands of Individually Painted Matchsticks

part of me appreciates the art and part of me wants to set it on fire

you’re the kind of man that just wants to watch the world burn

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humorously:

skarosoul:

endermisha:

bmoburns:

preteenager:

HOW DOES POPCORN EVEN DO THAT THING

HERE I SHOW YOU THE THING

image

this is the most majestic thing i have ever seen in my entire life 

it’s like a ballet

 

(via vinnytron)

myshipshavecannons:

lumos5001:

categoryfourkaiju:

brimmy21:

orcinus-equus:


nneeeuuhhhuehuehue


IT TOOK ME TOO LONG TO GET THIS AND WHEN I DID I CRIED. NO. DO NOT DO THAT TO ME.

What does this mean I don’t get it at all o.O

stay ignorant

if you want to know the truth watch this informative video

DO NOT WATCH THAT VIDEO 

myshipshavecannons:

lumos5001:

categoryfourkaiju:

brimmy21:

orcinus-equus:

nneeeuuhhhuehuehue

IT TOOK ME TOO LONG TO GET THIS AND WHEN I DID I CRIED. NO. DO NOT DO THAT TO ME.

What does this mean I don’t get it at all o.O

stay ignorant

if you want to know the truth watch this informative video

DO NOT WATCH THAT VIDEO 

(Source: itsgettinghyakinhere, via vinnytron)

mypussytight:

dunkindont:

you dont need drugs to have fun

don’t tell me drugs aren’t involved in this

Wait wait wait. How long did it take them to make this much spaghetti? That’s a lot of noodles.

mypussytight:

dunkindont:

you dont need drugs to have fun

don’t tell me drugs aren’t involved in this

Wait wait wait. How long did it take them to make this much spaghetti? That’s a lot of noodles.

(via crucialtemperance)