Waiting for the season premiere of Warehouse 13. I’m so gonna miss this show when this season ends.
The Wage Gap: A Handy Visual Guide
What could happen if we close this gap? More spending. What happens when we spend more? The economy recovers and the nation as a whole becomes prosperous. Of course the higher ups won’t listen to that logic so we need to appeal to their greed: higher wages for the working class= more spending= higher bonuses for CEO’s because profit margins increase. Even the assholes continuing the wage gap won if we close it. Freaking do it already!
Btw, I’m all for not only closing the wage gap between gender and race but also between the working class and executive level management. Let’s take Ben and Jerry’s view on things where their CEO can only make as much as five times the lowest paid employee in the company. They still make a profit.
I love how the knee jerk reaction to a major act of violence (the Fort Hood shooting, the high school stabbing) gets blamed on violent video games. This is freaking human nature. Hitler did NOT start World War II because he played Grand Theft Auto. The Spanish Inquisition didn’t start because the Church got into Mortal Kombat. The Rwandan genocide did not happen because someone played too much Manhunt. The Holy Crusades were not inspired by Call of Duty. This is something within all of us. Each living, breathing human being has the capacity for both greatness in terms of compassion or malice. Stop looking for a scapegoat just because you disagree with the existence of something.
I had forgotten that Ricky Gervais was in Stardust. Tend to forget stuff like that when you haven’t watched a movie in a few years. That and read the book about ten times more than you’ve watched the movie.
Congressional Republicans are expected to block a bill that would require equal pay for women because they say it is just a way for the President to draw attention away from the struggling economy. Call me stupid but if women could earn as much or more money for doing the same job I am doing then won’t that help bolster the economy?
What would Mr. Rogers do?
David A. Trampier, the Illustrator Who Defined the Look of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Has Passed Away, 1954-2014 | Tor.com
David A. Trampier, the artist responsible for defining the look of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, has passed away.
(Source: turner-d-century, via techsgtjenn)