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Crazy, Gif, and Politics: Garth Limburg 3 hrs These are the people who think you're crazy if you voted for Trump © CEN@muclaudia <p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/175279147133/iwearcowboyhats-the-mighty-birdy" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://iwearcowboyhats.tumblr.com/post/175278681928/the-mighty-birdy-nunyabizni-triggeredmedia" class="tumblr_blog">iwearcowboyhats</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/175278628693/nunyabizni-triggeredmedia-jasonstmichael" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/175278518787/triggeredmedia-jasonstmichael" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://triggeredmedia.tumblr.com/post/175277700852/jasonstmichael-ugottabekidn" class="tumblr_blog">triggeredmedia</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://jasonstmichael.tumblr.com/post/175230281237/ugottabekidn-yourunclejingo-goose-juggler" class="tumblr_blog">jasonstmichael</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ugottabekidn.tumblr.com/post/175229025569/yourunclejingo-goose-juggler" class="tumblr_blog">ugottabekidn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://yourunclejingo.tumblr.com/post/175228904144/goose-juggler-the-armed-utahn" class="tumblr_blog">yourunclejingo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://goose-juggler.tumblr.com/post/175228300941/the-armed-utahn-more-snatched-photos-why-is" class="tumblr_blog">goose-juggler</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://the-armed-utahn.tumblr.com/post/175228240546/more-snatched-photos-why-is-there-a-censored" class="tumblr_blog">the-armed-utahn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175226722575/why-is-there-a-censored-horse-on-my-dash" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Why is there a censored horse on my dash?</p></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="203" data-orig-width="416"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bf5c7ab636db31bc0afc83716322599a/tumblr_inline_pav415BoYw1r6b7zg_540.gif" data-orig-height="203" data-orig-width="416"/></figure></blockquote> <p>It looks rabid.</p> </blockquote> <p>It does not look like she gets pressured into felatio </p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="355"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3f99a1f6929dd50ea26c2486909be8fb/tumblr_inline_pav5gv57mm1r3zbeb_500.jpg" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="355"/></figure><p>Nev-er.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="90" data-orig-width="91"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a397e6118eeb76cd44b850bfb3f3e872/tumblr_inline_pav7yljIEn1uxl7rj_500.gif" data-orig-height="90" data-orig-width="91"/></figure></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="510" data-orig-width="947"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0a0de8d187922f04f68e93783e8141c9/tumblr_inline_paxyzpMNkn1ujp9o5_540.jpg" data-orig-height="510" data-orig-width="947"/></figure></blockquote> <p>This image was not taken in the United States and is not a protest against American or British politics. The photograph instead comes from Buenos Aires, Argentina in May 2017, and it shows a “flash mob” that appeared outside Argentina’s Casa Rosada (also known as the “Pink House,” the country’s presidential palace) to protest ongoing violence against women:<br/><br/>Feminist demonstrators have taken part in a naked flash mob protesting gender-based violence in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires.<br/><br/>Displaying a banner that read “Femicide is Genocide,” dozens of women demonstrated on Tuesday in front of three buildings that represent the country’s democratic institutions: the parliament, the presidential palace, Casa Rosada, and Argentina’s highest court.<br/><br/><a href="https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/are-these-women-protesting-trump/">https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/are-these-women-protesting-trump/</a><br/><br/><br/><br/>Nothing to do with Trump or the US</p></blockquote> <p>Nah let’s just attack people’s appearances without actually looking into shit</p></blockquote> <p>Nah, let’s just stoop to their level and throw ad hominems all over the place. (I’m agreeing with you birdy)</p><p><br/></p><p>Even if this were in the U.S protesting trump, I get pointing out that they’re a little nuts, but attacking their appearance makes you look like little more than a child.</p></blockquote> <p>^^^ just kinda makes you look like an asshole with no real arguments</p></blockquote>
Crazy, Gif, and Politics: Garth Limburg
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 These are the people who think you're crazy if you
 voted for Trump
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<p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/175279147133/iwearcowboyhats-the-mighty-birdy" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://iwearcowboyhats.tumblr.com/post/175278681928/the-mighty-birdy-nunyabizni-triggeredmedia" class="tumblr_blog">iwearcowboyhats</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/175278628693/nunyabizni-triggeredmedia-jasonstmichael" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/175278518787/triggeredmedia-jasonstmichael" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://triggeredmedia.tumblr.com/post/175277700852/jasonstmichael-ugottabekidn" class="tumblr_blog">triggeredmedia</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://jasonstmichael.tumblr.com/post/175230281237/ugottabekidn-yourunclejingo-goose-juggler" class="tumblr_blog">jasonstmichael</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://ugottabekidn.tumblr.com/post/175229025569/yourunclejingo-goose-juggler" class="tumblr_blog">ugottabekidn</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://yourunclejingo.tumblr.com/post/175228904144/goose-juggler-the-armed-utahn" class="tumblr_blog">yourunclejingo</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://goose-juggler.tumblr.com/post/175228300941/the-armed-utahn-more-snatched-photos-why-is" class="tumblr_blog">goose-juggler</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://the-armed-utahn.tumblr.com/post/175228240546/more-snatched-photos-why-is-there-a-censored" class="tumblr_blog">the-armed-utahn</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://more-snatched-photos.tumblr.com/post/175226722575/why-is-there-a-censored-horse-on-my-dash" class="tumblr_blog">more-snatched-photos</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Why is there a censored horse on my dash?</p></blockquote>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="203" data-orig-width="416"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bf5c7ab636db31bc0afc83716322599a/tumblr_inline_pav415BoYw1r6b7zg_540.gif" data-orig-height="203" data-orig-width="416"/></figure></blockquote>

<p>It looks rabid.</p>
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<p>It does not look like she gets pressured into felatio </p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="355"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3f99a1f6929dd50ea26c2486909be8fb/tumblr_inline_pav5gv57mm1r3zbeb_500.jpg" data-orig-height="236" data-orig-width="355"/></figure><p>Nev-er.</p>
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<p>This image was not taken in the United States and is not a protest against American or British politics. The photograph instead comes from Buenos Aires, Argentina in May 2017, and it shows a “flash mob” that appeared outside Argentina’s Casa Rosada (also known as the “Pink House,” the country’s presidential palace) to protest ongoing violence against women:<br/><br/>Feminist demonstrators have taken part in a naked flash mob protesting gender-based violence in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires.<br/><br/>Displaying a banner that read “Femicide is Genocide,” dozens of women demonstrated on Tuesday in front of three buildings that represent the country’s democratic institutions: the parliament, the presidential palace, Casa Rosada, and Argentina’s highest court.<br/><br/><a href="https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/are-these-women-protesting-trump/">https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/are-these-women-protesting-trump/</a><br/><br/><br/><br/>Nothing to do with Trump or the US</p></blockquote>

<p>Nah let’s just attack people’s appearances without actually looking into shit</p></blockquote>

<p>Nah, let’s just stoop to their level and throw ad hominems all over the place. (I’m agreeing with you birdy)</p><p><br/></p><p>Even if this were in the U.S protesting trump, I get pointing out that they’re a little nuts, but attacking their appearance makes you look like little more than a child.</p></blockquote>

<p>^^^ just kinda makes you look like an asshole with no real arguments</p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://the-mighty-birdy.tumblr.com/post/175279147133/iwearcowboyhats-the-mighty-birdy" class="tumblr_blog">the-mighty-birdy</a>:...

Animals, Bad, and Bones: <p><a href="https://osberend.tumblr.com/post/154339311017/iopele-suspendnodisbelief-naamahdarling" class="tumblr_blog">osberend</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://iopele.tumblr.com/post/139458660302">iopele</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://suspendnodisbelief.tumblr.com/post/135039695690">suspendnodisbelief</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://naamahdarling.tumblr.com/post/134398266796">naamahdarling</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://optimysticals.tumblr.com/post/134385780223">optimysticals</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youwantmuchmore.tumblr.com/post/127279952598">youwantmuchmore</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thebestoftumbling.tumblr.com/post/123303726099">thebestoftumbling</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p> golden eagle having a relaxing time <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed.</p> </blockquote> <p>I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion.</p> </blockquote> <p>Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy.</p> </blockquote> <p>Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted.</p> <p>If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it:</p> <p>1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) <br/><br/>2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer)</p> <p>3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.)</p> <p>In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions.</p> <p>Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy.</p> <p>Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting <i>work</i> into conserving it and its winged wonders.</p> </blockquote> <p>reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks!</p> </blockquote> <p>Today’s bit of <a href="http://osberend.tumblr.com/post/152834355142/lately-ive-been-thinking-about-positive-and">positive activism</a>: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub.<br/></p> </blockquote>
Animals, Bad, and Bones: <p><a href="https://osberend.tumblr.com/post/154339311017/iopele-suspendnodisbelief-naamahdarling" class="tumblr_blog">osberend</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://iopele.tumblr.com/post/139458660302">iopele</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://suspendnodisbelief.tumblr.com/post/135039695690">suspendnodisbelief</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://naamahdarling.tumblr.com/post/134398266796">naamahdarling</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://optimysticals.tumblr.com/post/134385780223">optimysticals</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youwantmuchmore.tumblr.com/post/127279952598">youwantmuchmore</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thebestoftumbling.tumblr.com/post/123303726099">thebestoftumbling</a>:</p>
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golden eagle having a relaxing time

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<p>This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed.</p>
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<p>I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy.</p>
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<p>Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted.</p>
<p>If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it:</p>
<p>1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) <br/><br/>2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer)</p>
<p>3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.)</p>
<p>In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions.</p>
<p>Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy.</p>
<p>Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting <i>work</i> into conserving it and its winged wonders.</p>
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<p>reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks!</p>
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<p>Today’s bit of <a href="http://osberend.tumblr.com/post/152834355142/lately-ive-been-thinking-about-positive-and">positive activism</a>: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub.<br/></p>
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<p><a href="https://osberend.tumblr.com/post/154339311017/iopele-suspendnodisbelief-naamahdarling" class="tumblr_blog">osberend</a>:</p><blo...

Bad, Books, and Clothes: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever. Step one: give every adult $33,600 a year, no strings attached. There is no step two. Photo: Flickr/twicepix <p><a href="http://suchdreadfullittlethingsweare.tumblr.com/post/174001978257/heroofthreefaces-havocados" class="tumblr_blog">suchdreadfullittlethingsweare</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://heroofthreefaces.tumblr.com/post/168128252579/havocados-hello-missmayhem" class="tumblr_blog">heroofthreefaces</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://havocados.tumblr.com/post/100527461143/hello-missmayhem-cptprocrastination">havocados</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hello-missmayhem.tumblr.com/post/88630087898/cptprocrastination-doomhamster-belcanta">hello-missmayhem</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cptprocrastination.tumblr.com/post/85831300665/doomhamster-belcanta-nikkidubs">cptprocrastination</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://doomhamster.tumblr.com/post/85830788180/belcanta-nikkidubs">doomhamster</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://belcanta.tumblr.com/post/85819962386/nikkidubs-attentiondeficitaptitude">belcanta</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nikkidubs.tumblr.com/post/85819329546/attentiondeficitaptitude-belcanta-guaranteed">nikkidubs</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://attentiondeficitaptitude.tumblr.com/post/85814008162/belcanta-guaranteed-basic-income-to-every">attentiondeficitaptitude</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://belcanta.tumblr.com/post/84650253321/guaranteed-basic-income-to-every-citizen-whether">belcanta</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. </p> </blockquote> <p>Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.</p> <p>The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.</p> <p>But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.</p> </blockquote> <p>“BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”<br/><br/>“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for <em>nothing</em>? I work <em>hard</em> for my money!”</p> <p>“But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I <em>do </em>have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is <em>stressful</em>—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m <em>rich</em>??”</p> </blockquote> <p>I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!</p> </blockquote> <p>The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)</p> <p>And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!</p> <p>Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.</p> <p>And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.</p> <p>Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.</p> <p>And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.</p> <p>The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?</p> <p>TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.</p> </blockquote> <p>reblogging for more top commentary</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. </strong></p> <p><strong>But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.</strong></p> <p><strong>Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*</p> </blockquote> <p style=""> I’ve reblogged this every time it’s come around but I’ve never seen the results of the Swiss election that the graphic reports. A quick websearch reveals June 2016 articles from the NYT and the WSJ reporting it was voted down. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.businessinsider.com%2Fhawaii-basic-income-bill-2017-6&amp;t=Njc3OTYxZmVhNTQ4Yjg1ZTFkYTEyYjRhNjE2NTVhNWYzNmNlZjAwOSxSNWk1cWlUOA%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AUluXTA_SgrDo0CFfULkSYw&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fheroofthreefaces.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F163634437213%2Ftank-grrl-hello-missmayhem&amp;m=0">But about a year later Hawaii voted it in</a>. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>@nikkidubs I love how you make fun of those valid questions while not answering them. </p><p>If someone would like to tell me where the government will be getting <b>$10,979,362,732,800 a YEAR</b> to just hand out to people that’ll be great. </p><p>($33,600 x 326,766,748 people living in the US in 2018 = $10,979,362,732,800)</p><p>I like getting money for doing absolutely nothing too, but money has to come from somewhere or it’s worthless. </p></blockquote> <p>“Just give everybody free money and it’ll all work out!”</p>
Bad, Books, and Clothes: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever.
 Step one: give every adult $33,600
 a year, no strings attached.
 There is no step two.
 Photo: Flickr/twicepix
<p><a href="http://suchdreadfullittlethingsweare.tumblr.com/post/174001978257/heroofthreefaces-havocados" class="tumblr_blog">suchdreadfullittlethingsweare</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://heroofthreefaces.tumblr.com/post/168128252579/havocados-hello-missmayhem" class="tumblr_blog">heroofthreefaces</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://havocados.tumblr.com/post/100527461143/hello-missmayhem-cptprocrastination">havocados</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hello-missmayhem.tumblr.com/post/88630087898/cptprocrastination-doomhamster-belcanta">hello-missmayhem</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cptprocrastination.tumblr.com/post/85831300665/doomhamster-belcanta-nikkidubs">cptprocrastination</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://doomhamster.tumblr.com/post/85830788180/belcanta-nikkidubs">doomhamster</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://belcanta.tumblr.com/post/85819962386/nikkidubs-attentiondeficitaptitude">belcanta</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nikkidubs.tumblr.com/post/85819329546/attentiondeficitaptitude-belcanta-guaranteed">nikkidubs</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://attentiondeficitaptitude.tumblr.com/post/85814008162/belcanta-guaranteed-basic-income-to-every">attentiondeficitaptitude</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://belcanta.tumblr.com/post/84650253321/guaranteed-basic-income-to-every-citizen-whether">belcanta</a>:</p>
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<p>Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.</p>
<p>The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.</p>
<p>But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>“BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”<br/><br/>“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for <em>nothing</em>? I work <em>hard</em> for my money!”</p>
<p>“But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I <em>do </em>have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is <em>stressful</em>—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m <em>rich</em>??”</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!</p>
</blockquote>
<p>The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)</p>
<p>And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!</p>
<p>Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.</p>
<p>And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.</p>
<p>Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.</p>
<p>And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.</p>
<p>The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?</p>
<p>TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>reblogging for more top commentary</p>
</blockquote>
<p><strong>They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. </strong></p>
<p><strong>But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.</strong></p>
<p><strong>Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.</strong></p>
</blockquote>
<p>*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*</p>
</blockquote>
<p style="">
I’ve reblogged this every time it’s come around but I’ve never seen the 
results of the Swiss election that the graphic reports. A quick 
websearch reveals June 2016 articles from the NYT and the WSJ reporting 
it was voted down. <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.businessinsider.com%2Fhawaii-basic-income-bill-2017-6&amp;t=Njc3OTYxZmVhNTQ4Yjg1ZTFkYTEyYjRhNjE2NTVhNWYzNmNlZjAwOSxSNWk1cWlUOA%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AUluXTA_SgrDo0CFfULkSYw&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fheroofthreefaces.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F163634437213%2Ftank-grrl-hello-missmayhem&amp;m=0">But about a year later Hawaii voted it in</a>. 

<br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>@nikkidubs I love how you make fun of those valid questions while not answering them. </p><p>If someone would like to tell me where the government will be getting <b>$10,979,362,732,800 a YEAR</b> to just hand out to people that’ll be great. </p><p>($33,600 x 326,766,748 people living in the US in 2018 = $10,979,362,732,800)</p><p>I like getting money for doing absolutely nothing too, but money has to come from somewhere or it’s worthless. </p></blockquote>

<p>“Just give everybody free money and it’ll all work out!”</p>

<p><a href="http://suchdreadfullittlethingsweare.tumblr.com/post/174001978257/heroofthreefaces-havocados" class="tumblr_blog">suchdreadfulli...

Cars, Crazy, and Fucking: jerkin2urvoice "l promise l won't get too crazy tonight" 3 drinks later: Man in homemade tank destroys small town, helpless police have no way to s... prisonofteeth Okay, but Marvin Heemeyer didn't destroy his town. He specifically targeted buildings owned by corrupt politicians in his hometown, who over the course of nearly a decade, made it impossible for him to operate his muffler shop Through a zoning dispute and some shady deals, the town trustees had placed a concrete plant directly in the plot of land he used to access his muffler shop, and then fined him for having "junk cars on the property and not being hooked up to the sewer line" "On June 4, 2004, Heemeyer drove his armored bulldozer through the wall of his former business, the concrete plant, the Town Hall, the office of the local newspaper that editorialized against him, the home of a former judge's widow, and a hardware store owned by another man Heemeyer named in a lawsuit, as well as a few others. Owners of all of the buildings that were damaged had some connection to Heemeyer's disputes" Marvin didn't hurt anyone in his rampage. Witnesses recount how he went out of his way to make sure that no one was hurt. The only casualty was after he took his own life with a single gunshot after his bulldozer came to a halt. His story is a story of protest and revenge against a corrupt system that took advantage of him, prevented him from running his business, and wore him down until the bitter end. Marvin Heemeyer is a fucking hero. <p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/172768287129/too-crazy" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Too crazy</p></blockquote>
Cars, Crazy, and Fucking: jerkin2urvoice
 "l promise l won't get too crazy
 tonight"
 3 drinks later:
 Man in homemade tank destroys small
 town, helpless police have no way to s...
 prisonofteeth
 Okay, but Marvin Heemeyer didn't destroy his
 town. He specifically targeted buildings owned
 by corrupt politicians in his hometown, who
 over the course of nearly a decade, made it
 impossible for him to operate his muffler shop
 Through a zoning dispute and some shady
 deals, the town trustees had placed a concrete
 plant directly in the plot of land he used to
 access his muffler shop, and then fined him for
 having "junk cars on the property and not being
 hooked up to the sewer line" "On June 4, 2004,
 Heemeyer drove his armored bulldozer through
 the wall of his former business, the concrete
 plant, the Town Hall, the office of the local
 newspaper that editorialized against him, the
 home of a former judge's widow, and a hardware
 store owned by another man Heemeyer named
 in a lawsuit, as well as a few others. Owners
 of all of the buildings that were damaged had
 some connection to Heemeyer's disputes"
 Marvin didn't hurt anyone in his rampage.
 Witnesses recount how he went out of his way
 to make sure that no one was hurt. The only
 casualty was after he took his own life with a
 single gunshot after his bulldozer came to a
 halt. His story is a story of protest and revenge
 against a corrupt system that took advantage of
 him, prevented him from running his business,
 and wore him down until the bitter end. Marvin
 Heemeyer is a fucking hero.
<p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/172768287129/too-crazy" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>Too crazy</p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/172768287129/too-crazy" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Too crazy</p></blockquo...

Cars, Crazy, and Fucking: jerkin2urvoice "l promise l won't get too crazy tonight" 3 drinks later: Man in homemade tank destroys small town, helpless police have no way to s... prisonofteeth Okay, but Marvin Heemeyer didn't destroy his town. He specifically targeted buildings owned by corrupt politicians in his hometown, who over the course of nearly a decade, made it impossible for him to operate his muffler shop Through a zoning dispute and some shady deals, the town trustees had placed a concrete plant directly in the plot of land he used to access his muffler shop, and then fined him for having "junk cars on the property and not being hooked up to the sewer line" "On June 4, 2004, Heemeyer drove his armored bulldozer through the wall of his former business, the concrete plant, the Town Hall, the office of the local newspaper that editorialized against him, the home of a former judge's widow, and a hardware store owned by another man Heemeyer named in a lawsuit, as well as a few others. Owners of all of the buildings that were damaged had some connection to Heemeyer's disputes" Marvin didn't hurt anyone in his rampage. Witnesses recount how he went out of his way to make sure that no one was hurt. The only casualty was after he took his own life with a single gunshot after his bulldozer came to a halt. His story is a story of protest and revenge against a corrupt system that took advantage of him, prevented him from running his business, and wore him down until the bitter end. Marvin Heemeyer is a fucking hero. <p>Too crazy via /r/memes <a href="https://ift.tt/2GIwg4J">https://ift.tt/2GIwg4J</a></p>
Cars, Crazy, and Fucking: jerkin2urvoice
 "l promise l won't get too crazy
 tonight"
 3 drinks later:
 Man in homemade tank destroys small
 town, helpless police have no way to s...
 prisonofteeth
 Okay, but Marvin Heemeyer didn't destroy his
 town. He specifically targeted buildings owned
 by corrupt politicians in his hometown, who
 over the course of nearly a decade, made it
 impossible for him to operate his muffler shop
 Through a zoning dispute and some shady
 deals, the town trustees had placed a concrete
 plant directly in the plot of land he used to
 access his muffler shop, and then fined him for
 having "junk cars on the property and not being
 hooked up to the sewer line" "On June 4, 2004,
 Heemeyer drove his armored bulldozer through
 the wall of his former business, the concrete
 plant, the Town Hall, the office of the local
 newspaper that editorialized against him, the
 home of a former judge's widow, and a hardware
 store owned by another man Heemeyer named
 in a lawsuit, as well as a few others. Owners
 of all of the buildings that were damaged had
 some connection to Heemeyer's disputes"
 Marvin didn't hurt anyone in his rampage.
 Witnesses recount how he went out of his way
 to make sure that no one was hurt. The only
 casualty was after he took his own life with a
 single gunshot after his bulldozer came to a
 halt. His story is a story of protest and revenge
 against a corrupt system that took advantage of
 him, prevented him from running his business,
 and wore him down until the bitter end. Marvin
 Heemeyer is a fucking hero.
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