3:32 Feb 11th, 2012 | 215 notes
“With all respect, the person who is sitting in the classroom, the person who’s giving back to this economy is me, not my parents.”
9:31 Feb 10th, 2012 | 126 notes
and, related to below:
12:45 Dec 27th, 2011 | 108 notes
"The bunny syringe was patented on January 24, 1967, by Robert L. Smeton of Twentynine Palms, California, based on the strange misconception that this would make children fear needles less, rather than fear bunnies more."
11:27 Dec 6th, 2011 | 13 notes
"The revolution that preceded that one—ours—sprang from the insight that a just government derives its power from the consent of the governed. And if the Occupy movement has accomplished nothing else, it's provided a vehicle for many people to consider whether anyone actually bothered to obtain their consent before eliminating the basic safeguards of democracy. While the media and political professionals fixated on the movement's lack of demands, they missed the real story. It wasn't about demands; it was about diagnosis. The occupations provided a catalyst, but the most interesting conversations haven't taken place in the camps via the human mic. They've happened among the millions of people who found that kids in tents were quite effectively articulating their own sense of abandonment. What comes next is the question that should occupy us in 2012, and beyond."
9:40 Nov 23rd, 2011 | 3 notes
the ever-excellent josh harkinson on the debate over the value of occupying a public space, and what options the occupiers have.
two views of an occupation:
and also interesting, how duarte square would be different from zuccotti:
12:24 Nov 22nd, 2011 | 5 notes
"for a movement that now lacks a single center of gravity, the Occupied Office is playing an increasingly important role"
1:04 Nov 8th, 2011 | 28 notes
"Starting around 1980, which is exactly when income inequality in America started to gap out, savings steadily fell. Fundamentally, what this represents is two things: the rich accumulating most of the gains of economic prosperity while the middle class suffered from sluggish wage growth. The rich couldn't really use that gusher of new money, so for 30 years they loaned it out to the middle class in increasingly Byzantine ways, and the middle class used these loans to sustain the steadily improving lifestyle they had gotten accustomed to. In 2008, this game of musical chairs came to a sudden end and the middle class stopped borrowing. And guess what? The rich still couldn't spend all that extra money. If they could, the savings rate would have stayed low. Instead, it shot up. The middle class was borrowing less, and the rich, left with no customers for their money, couldn't find anything to spend it on either. So now they're saving it."
11:20 Nov 2nd, 2011 | 4 notes
(caption of the day.)
to this i would add, of COURSE it was hatched at a Waffle House. it’s georgia, for goodness’ sake.
11:23 Oct 26th, 2011 | 223 notes