ibingeonbonbons:

aditi3011:

the-time-lord-of-the-rings:

Absolutely phenomenal pieces of fan art by euclase.

THE LAST ONE >.<

I was in awe, scrolling through enjoying these beautiful pieces of art, and then I got to the last one and nearly choked on my coffee. That’s brilliant.

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kiranirvanna:

chaemera:

jennytrout:

theuppitynegras:

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.

I highkey was saying this all along

I’m glad they worked so hard to figure out what literally every fucking poor person in this god damned country has known since our government’s fucking inception when its flawed design destined it to become a fucking oligarchy. 

Anyone actually surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention.

Literally the only surprising thing about it is who actually came out and said it.

kiranirvanna:

chaemera:

jennytrout:

theuppitynegras:

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.

I highkey was saying this all along

I’m glad they worked so hard to figure out what literally every fucking poor person in this god damned country has known since our government’s fucking inception when its flawed design destined it to become a fucking oligarchy

Anyone actually surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention.

Literally the only surprising thing about it is who actually came out and said it.

invisiblelad:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

Not quite number one…and yet we do pride ourselves on “family values”.

invisiblelad:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

Not quite number one…and yet we do pride ourselves on “family values”.

roachpatrol:

redjeep:

retrogasm:

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out.

1939 Kansas Wheat…

holy fuck that’s the cutest marketing scheme i’ve ever heard of 
'buy our flour it's going to make the nicest bread and the sweetest dress!’ 
yes thank you ok sold

roachpatrol:

redjeep:

retrogasm:

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out.

1939 Kansas Wheat…

holy fuck that’s the cutest marketing scheme i’ve ever heard of 

'buy our flour it's going to make the nicest bread and the sweetest dress!’ 

yes thank you ok sold

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