And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.

quietdharma:

From the “NAIDW - National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers” Facebook page

quietdharma:

From the “NAIDW - National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers” Facebook page

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When you’re young, thunderstorms seem scary. Like the sky is angry at you. But now that I’m older, something about its roar soothes me; it’s comforting to know that even nature needs to scream sometimes.

runingly:

gif:

I CANT STOP WATCHING IT

take 6 seconds of your life to watch this and then take an hour more to relish in it

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post bath pup via Imgur

post bath pup via Imgur


farsizaban:

Maryam Amid-Semnani also known as Mozayan-ol Saltaneh (Death, August 1919) was the founder and editor of Shkoufe newspaper. An influential news paper for women, published in 1913. She is considered to be one of the first female journalists in Iran.  
In her articles she discussed the need of education for Iranian women, Child hygiene and family health and the importance of women’s creativity. She believed women ought to be informed about the legal and political topics related to themselves and others, and be warned against superstitions and ignorance.  
She also founded the “The Iranian Women’s Society” and promoted and worked for Women’s rights. 

farsizaban:

Maryam Amid-Semnani also known as Mozayan-ol Saltaneh (Death, August 1919) was the founder and editor of Shkoufe newspaper. An influential news paper for women, published in 1913. She is considered to be one of the first female journalists in Iran.  

In her articles she discussed the need of education for Iranian women, Child hygiene and family health and the importance of women’s creativity. She believed women ought to be informed about the legal and political topics related to themselves and others, and be warned against superstitions and ignorance.  

She also founded the “The Iranian Women’s Society” and promoted and worked for Women’s rights. 

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ethiopienne:

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princessgorgon:

desperately selling stuff I love
didn’t think it would happen, but things have gotten worse
after an appointment thing, I returned to my car and a tire was flattened
so a garage was called, and a guy came out to help- in the process of removing my tire, he snapped off two of the studs
then he left and didn’t take any responsibility for it ?? and I called my insurance place and got towed to a garage, where I paid $150 for a pair of new studs and a used tire
this is not okay and there is no way that I can afford to get my stuff from columbus (which will be tossed in a week or so?), unless I somehow make a substantial amount of money quickly (like $400??)
another issue is that I don’t have access to most of my possessions, and thus can’t get at any of my rad goodies to sell beyond what I have with me
so I guess I’m selling my Mother 3 Deluxe Box for $400 (with franklin badge, GB micro, and all the inserts, but no cartridge)
and I guess I’m again willing to sell my beloved Ibanez RG1xxv electric guitar with a hardshell case for $875 (the pink on here)
I don’t want to part with either, but I have no other options beyond begging strangers on the internet, which is a thing that I don’t want to make into a habit
please consider signal boosting

signal boost!

princessgorgon:

desperately selling stuff I love

didn’t think it would happen, but things have gotten worse

after an appointment thing, I returned to my car and a tire was flattened

so a garage was called, and a guy came out to help- in the process of removing my tire, he snapped off two of the studs

then he left and didn’t take any responsibility for it ?? and I called my insurance place and got towed to a garage, where I paid $150 for a pair of new studs and a used tire

this is not okay and there is no way that I can afford to get my stuff from columbus (which will be tossed in a week or so?), unless I somehow make a substantial amount of money quickly (like $400??)

another issue is that I don’t have access to most of my possessions, and thus can’t get at any of my rad goodies to sell beyond what I have with me

so I guess I’m selling my Mother 3 Deluxe Box for $400 (with franklin badge, GB micro, and all the inserts, but no cartridge)

and I guess I’m again willing to sell my beloved Ibanez RG1xxv electric guitar with a hardshell case for $875 (the pink on here)

I don’t want to part with either, but I have no other options beyond begging strangers on the internet, which is a thing that I don’t want to make into a habit

please consider signal boosting

signal boost!

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so today I was at school using the public computers, and theres a kids camp there and so of course some 8 yeard olds come over, try to sit on the same chair and bicker about who gets to use the computer

it was annoying, but I was dealing with it, but before I could even get my headphones out one of them called the other “stupid” or something and it made me so mad I said

"you know what, neither of you get to use the computer now. please go away."

and the thing that is so wild to me is that 

they listened. 

its so weird to be an adult


sopranomonroe:

kiango:

69milhouse:

teresawillcox:

kylarose:

How to Sound Like the Bee’s Knees: A Dictionary of 1920s Slang

Applesauce. Use it to demonstrate your lack of appreciation for the words of another. Or, alternatively, shout horsefeathers.
Bee’s knees. No dictionary of twenties slang would be complete without this one, which means, in simple terms, the best. In related bee-talk, say something is “none of your beeswax” when someone who is not the bee’s knees is butting into your beeswax.
Clam. A dollar. ”Can you spot me a few clams?” Other slang for money: cabbage, kale.
Dewdropper. A young, unemployed guy who sleeps all day. Alternate synonym: A lollygagger.
Egg. Man. “He’s a funny egg.”
Fire extinguisher. A chaperone (aka, a killjoy, an alarm clock).
Gams. Is there a better way to say legs, even if one is being objectifying? Pins? Or maybe getaway sticks. ”Cheese it; it’s the fuzz! Move your getaway sticks or you’ll end up in the cooler.”
Hotsy-totsy. Perfect; the cat’s pajamas.
“I have to go see a man about a dog.” To go buy whiskey. 
Jake. Okey dokey. “Everything is Jake.”
Know one’s onions. To know one’s beeswax; to know what someone’s talking about.
Let’s blouse. We’re out of here. 
Mrs. Grundy. A prudish type. Maybe also a fire extinguisher. Definitely a wurp.
Noodle juice. Tea. (But noodle on its own means head.)
Ossified. Drunk, probably from having been on a toot, or a drinking binge. Also: splifficated, fried, blotto.
Phonus balonus. Nonsense. (Related: baloney = piffle).
Quilt. A drink that warms its drinker.
Rhatz! ”How disappointing!”
Soup job. To crack a safe using nitroglycerine. (Safecrackers were yeggs.)
Tell it to Sweeney. Go say that to someone who’ll believe your phonus balonus. 
Upchuck. Vomit, probably after too much foot juice or giggle water. (Synonymous: to pull a Daniel Boone is to vomit.)
Voot. Money, lettuce.
Wet blanket. Someone who is no fun, no fun at all. Someone who does not like whoopee (to have a good time).
X. In lieu of any x words, edge means intoxication.
You slay me. You’re hilarious.
Zozzled. Drunk. 

via The Atlantic Wire

showing my age cuz i use a lot of these terms. lol.

finally useful tips on how to be cool…… i mean, the bees knees…..

hotsy-totsy as hell

I’m so proud of my shapely…gams!


”Cheese it; it’s the fuzz! Move your getaway sticks or you’ll end up in the cooler.”

sopranomonroe:

kiango:

69milhouse:

teresawillcox:

kylarose:

How to Sound Like the Bee’s KneesA Dictionary of 1920s Slang

Applesauce. Use it to demonstrate your lack of appreciation for the words of another. Or, alternatively, shout horsefeathers.

Bee’s knees. No dictionary of twenties slang would be complete without this one, which means, in simple terms, the best. In related bee-talk, say something is “none of your beeswax” when someone who is not the bee’s knees is butting into your beeswax.

Clam. A dollar. ”Can you spot me a few clams?” Other slang for money: cabbage, kale.

Dewdropper. A young, unemployed guy who sleeps all day. Alternate synonym: A lollygagger.

Egg. Man. “He’s a funny egg.”

Fire extinguisher. A chaperone (aka, a killjoy, an alarm clock).

Gams. Is there a better way to say legs, even if one is being objectifying? Pins? Or maybe getaway sticks. ”Cheese it; it’s the fuzz! Move your getaway sticks or you’ll end up in the cooler.”

Hotsy-totsy. Perfect; the cat’s pajamas.

“I have to go see a man about a dog.” To go buy whiskey. 

Jake. Okey dokey. “Everything is Jake.”

Know one’s onions. To know one’s beeswax; to know what someone’s talking about.

Let’s blouse. We’re out of here. 

Mrs. Grundy. A prudish type. Maybe also a fire extinguisher. Definitely a wurp.

Noodle juice. Tea. (But noodle on its own means head.)

Ossified. Drunk, probably from having been on a toot, or a drinking binge. Also: splifficated, fried, blotto.

Phonus balonus. Nonsense. (Related: baloney = piffle).

Quilt. A drink that warms its drinker.

Rhatz! ”How disappointing!”

Soup job. To crack a safe using nitroglycerine. (Safecrackers were yeggs.)

Tell it to Sweeney. Go say that to someone who’ll believe your phonus balonus

Upchuck. Vomit, probably after too much foot juice or giggle water. (Synonymous: to pull a Daniel Boone is to vomit.)

Voot. Money, lettuce.

Wet blanket. Someone who is no fun, no fun at all. Someone who does not like whoopee (to have a good time).

X. In lieu of any x words, edge means intoxication.

You slay me. You’re hilarious.

Zozzled. Drunk. 

showing my age cuz i use a lot of these terms. lol.

finally useful tips on how to be cool…… i mean, the bees knees…..

hotsy-totsy as hell

I’m so proud of my shapely…gams!

”Cheese it; it’s the fuzz! Move your getaway sticks or you’ll end up in the cooler.”

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boyishgirls:

heartsinrevolt

boyishgirls:

heartsinrevolt

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