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Beautiful, Facts, and Memes: Mysterious Photos Of Unexplainably 'Crooked Forest' lin Poland Sometimes the strangest sights are found in nature. In this case, 400 pine trees in the northwest of Poland appear to be almost normal, but they are not. If you look at the base of these trees, you might feel like you’ve just entered a strange mystical fairy tale. All of the trees have the same northward 90-degree bend at the base of their limb. Known as the “Crooked Forest,” this unique site remains an unexplained mystery. Every tree in the Crooked Forest has the same haunting bend, but despite bent beginnings, all of the trees have grown to be tall and seemingly unhampered by their C shape curves. Some experts believe that the trees grew like this because they incurred some sort of damage to the tip and along some side branches. Trees are resilient, and so they continued to thrive, relying on the one branch they had left to take over complete function and grow upwards. Whatever damage occurred to one tree must have happened to them all because they remain uniform in deformity. The Crooked Forest is around 80 years old. It is estimated that the damage that made them look how they do today occurred when the trees were about 7 years old. This would have been before the Second World War reached Poland. Which helps to explain the most popular theory about how the trees came to be crooked. As the story goes, in 1930 a group of farmers planted these trees, intentionally damaging the base in order to create some sort of product, perhaps uniquely shaped furniture. The world may never know if it’s true because the farmers were unable to finish their work after the invasion on Poland during World War II dismantled their plans. ⇒Love ❤️, flow 💬, serve ✨⇐ . . . . . . . . . . . . . nature habitat geyser science amazing facts video natural italy sand wow instatag facts instafun instavideo videos spiritual beautiful london amazingfact memes mindblown fact magic insta sun trees tree poland Credits: 📷 Kilian Schönberger
Beautiful, Facts, and Memes: Mysterious Photos Of
 Unexplainably 'Crooked Forest' lin
 Poland
Sometimes the strangest sights are found in nature. In this case, 400 pine trees in the northwest of Poland appear to be almost normal, but they are not. If you look at the base of these trees, you might feel like you’ve just entered a strange mystical fairy tale. All of the trees have the same northward 90-degree bend at the base of their limb. Known as the “Crooked Forest,” this unique site remains an unexplained mystery. Every tree in the Crooked Forest has the same haunting bend, but despite bent beginnings, all of the trees have grown to be tall and seemingly unhampered by their C shape curves. Some experts believe that the trees grew like this because they incurred some sort of damage to the tip and along some side branches. Trees are resilient, and so they continued to thrive, relying on the one branch they had left to take over complete function and grow upwards. Whatever damage occurred to one tree must have happened to them all because they remain uniform in deformity. The Crooked Forest is around 80 years old. It is estimated that the damage that made them look how they do today occurred when the trees were about 7 years old. This would have been before the Second World War reached Poland. Which helps to explain the most popular theory about how the trees came to be crooked. As the story goes, in 1930 a group of farmers planted these trees, intentionally damaging the base in order to create some sort of product, perhaps uniquely shaped furniture. The world may never know if it’s true because the farmers were unable to finish their work after the invasion on Poland during World War II dismantled their plans. ⇒Love ❤️, flow 💬, serve ✨⇐ . . . . . . . . . . . . . nature habitat geyser science amazing facts video natural italy sand wow instatag facts instafun instavideo videos spiritual beautiful london amazingfact memes mindblown fact magic insta sun trees tree poland Credits: 📷 Kilian Schönberger

Sometimes the strangest sights are found in nature. In this case, 400 pine trees in the northwest of Poland appear to be almost normal, but ...

America, Animals, and Ass: LilSasquatch @lilsasquatch66 IGİN [lightning's] White person: *sets stopwatch* [thunders] White person: *stops stopwatch* oh yeah baby, this things close <p><a href="https://yokelfelonking.tumblr.com/post/174484407602/siryouarebeingmocked-yokelfelonking" class="tumblr_blog">yokelfelonking</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/174483810620/yokelfelonking-cheshireinthemiddle" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://yokelfelonking.tumblr.com/post/174483761977/cheshireinthemiddle-siryouarebeingmocked" class="tumblr_blog">yokelfelonking</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://cheshireinthemiddle.tumblr.com/post/174483382587/siryouarebeingmocked-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cheshireinthemiddle</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/174483132960/libertarirynn-danktoday-me-irl-by" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/174326549604/danktoday-me-irl-by-rasuco-follow-here-4-more" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://dank.today/post/174236460865/me-irl-by-rasuco-follow-here-4-more-memes" class="tumblr_blog">danktoday</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>me🌩irl by <a href="https://dank.today/" alt="Dank and Hilarious Memes">Rasuco</a> </p> <blockquote><a href="https://dank.today/" alt="Dank and Hilarious Memes">FOLLOW HERE 4 MORE MEMES.</a></blockquote> </blockquote> <p>&gt;White people</p> <p>&gt;Basic weather prediction techniques </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="800" data-orig-width="800"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9db3f78dade340384a260fc6d711966b/tumblr_inline_p9f9teh7371rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="800" data-orig-width="800"/></figure></blockquote> <p>I’m black, and I’ve been doing that since I learned about it in 5th grade. </p> </blockquote> <p>It isnt suppose to make sense. It is just meant to make white people look bad. </p> </blockquote> <p><b>AYO WHITE PEOPLE BE INTERESTED IN NATURE AN SHIT, FUCK THAT, AIN’T GONNA CATCH MY BLACK ASS IN THE WOODS LOOKIN AT NO ANIMALS OR CLOUDS OR TREES AN SHIT</b></p> <p>This isn’t the only place I’ve seen “being interested in nature is such a White People thing.”  And it’s one of those things that’s absolutely baffling as to why it’s supposed to be bad, like “lol black people like fried chicken and watermelon and orange soda.”  Who doesn’t?  What’s wrong with having good taste in food?  What’s wrong with being interested in nature?<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I live in a black majority country, and we have plenty of people who fish for fun. And also to make money off of tourists. Who are not necessarily white.</p> </blockquote> <p>I think “Nature is for Whitey” is an American thing.  Most “black” culture in the US comes from inner cities, to the point where “urban culture” is another word for “black culture.”</p> <p>And I can kind of get it, I suppose: the Great American Vacation used to be driving across America and visiting national parks and camping in the great outdoors. But if you’re poor and live in the inner city and travel by public transit, that’s not as much of an option for you.</p> <p>Of course, this also shows how shallow and flawed the idea of some sort of “universal black experience” is.  The experience of a black person growing up in Brooklyn is going to be different from the experience of a black person growing up in rural South Carolina, which in turn will be different from yours, which will in turn be different from that of a San bushman.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Very true. I think that delineation between urban black life and not urban black life is important. My dad’s side the family grew up in the country as a bunch of gun toting, hunting, fishing, farming folk.</p>
America, Animals, and Ass: LilSasquatch
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 [lightning's]
 White person: *sets stopwatch*
 [thunders]
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<p>me🌩irl by <a href="https://dank.today/" alt="Dank and Hilarious Memes">Rasuco</a>
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<p>&gt;White people</p>
<p>&gt;Basic weather prediction techniques </p>
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<p>I’m black, and I’ve been doing that since I learned about it in 5th grade. </p>
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<p>It isnt suppose to make sense. It is just meant to make white people look bad. </p>
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<p><b>AYO WHITE PEOPLE BE INTERESTED IN NATURE AN SHIT, FUCK THAT, AIN’T GONNA CATCH MY BLACK ASS IN THE WOODS LOOKIN AT NO ANIMALS OR CLOUDS OR TREES AN SHIT</b></p>
<p>This isn’t the only place I’ve seen “being interested in nature is such a White People thing.”  And it’s one of those things that’s absolutely baffling as to why it’s supposed to be bad, like “lol black people like fried chicken and watermelon and orange soda.”  Who doesn’t?  What’s wrong with having good taste in food?  What’s wrong with being interested in nature?<br/></p>
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<p>I live in a black majority country, and we have plenty of people who fish for fun. And also to make money off of tourists. Who are not necessarily white.</p>
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<p>I think “Nature is for Whitey” is an American thing.  Most “black” culture in the US comes from inner cities, to the point where “urban culture” is another word for “black culture.”</p>
<p>And I can kind of get it, I suppose: the Great American Vacation used to be driving across America and visiting national parks and camping in the great outdoors. But if you’re poor and live in the inner city and travel by public transit, that’s not as much of an option for you.</p>
<p>Of course, this also shows how shallow and flawed the idea of some sort of “universal black experience” is.  The experience of a black person growing up in Brooklyn is going to be different from the experience of a black person growing up in rural South Carolina, which in turn will be different from yours, which will in turn be different from that of a San bushman.<br/></p>
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<p>Very true. I think that delineation between urban black life and not urban black life is important. My dad’s side the family grew up in the country as a bunch of gun toting, hunting, fishing, farming folk.</p>

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Friends, Google, and Birds: WHERE DO BIRDST GVE9 THE ANSLJER, BUTILOVE THE IDEA THAT SOMEHO ASO SHOUS YOU AN ENDLESS THIS IS THE UNIVERSAL GUESTION | TORRENT OFOHER PEOPLE | THE THING THAT UNITES US UHEN IT RAINS E WONDER WHERE THE BIRDS GO, S MY NEW FAVORITE GOOGLE SEARCH ASKNG THE SAME QUESTİON. PAGES AND PAGES OF THEM RR055 R GOSAD CUTRESİ JHY? AND HOPE THEYRE STAYING DRY. Where do the birds go when it rains? Ive noficed I rarely see birds fying around or in troos or on power ines when t's raining, So where do they go? n CARE OF ROS, RAIN AND FLOODING, BIRDS, SEASONS Where do the birds go when it rains?Where do birds go when it rains? Ricy stevens Posted Novamber 22, 2011Authon CMmithFled unden Brdwaiching Teg browating Where do Birds go When it Rains? Mascotas Avee A donde se van los pajaritos cuando Ilueve? Where do the birds go when it rains? ..叶1頒理1FA 200b03-30 Where do city birds go when it rains? Storm shelter 2n Florida, ฬere l le, we get many ลuderaanns, but I never see the bids in trees during the stoms We recently had atrepical storm and I dé net see any 下雨财鸟儿往"SSg 没有大树,没有屎機怎么办 When it is raining heavily, where do the birds go.I dont see them on the trees, where do they take shelter? Où se cachent les oseauxquand I pleur? ut lke at nght, bros wa. seek shelter during stoms KİNG Harrison was passiert jetzt elgentlich mit den vögeln, die bei dem wetter in den baumen sitzen? ¿Qué pasa con las aves durante un Where do birds go when it rains? I never see any out..? among residents of Fairfax County, VA Feel free to post anything Northers Virinia 下雨的时候小鸟住在署里? Go to Forum List Back to Forum Post NewCeto Topic PreviousNeat What do birds do when it rains Date: J 28, 2009 08 40 01505-31 91 d by. Bird Friend 0 Recently . nstalled bird feeder outside my bedroom window m is so wonderful the diverity of our featheed friends that frequent the feederl lve it. My question that I haventfound an anpeer to is this What do the itte brdes do Minne linnut menevat sateella? What do the birds do when it RAINS lke as mackhen o b schlecem Wr WHERE DO BIRDS GO WHEN IT RAINS Prage Wohin gehen Vögel? Where do Birds owhen t rains Where do birds go when it rains? <p>Hope they&rsquo;re safe.</p>
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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
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nikkidubs.tumblr.com/post/85819329546/attentiondeficitaptitude-belcanta-guaranteed">nikkidubs</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://attentiondeficitaptitude.tumblr.com/post/85814008162/belcanta-guaranteed-basic-income-to-every">attentiondeficitaptitude</a>:</p>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<p>I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!</p>
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<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>
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<p>reblogging for more top commentary</p>
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<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>
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<p>*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*</p>
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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>. 

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<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...

Beautiful, Fucking, and Girls: Vox @voxdotcom Vox Superheroes don't wear ponytails and yes, it's sexist. Via @Racked Superheroes Don't Wear Ponvtails, and Yes <p><a href="https://witchin-bitchin-twopointoh.tumblr.com/post/173782852579/frequentsleepermiles-libertarirynn-hello" class="tumblr_blog">witchin-bitchin-twopointoh</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://frequentsleepermiles.tumblr.com/post/173778403051/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">frequentsleepermiles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173774527164/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hello darkness my old friend</p></blockquote> <p>For people who care about sexism so much, they sure do focus a lot on physical traits. </p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.racked.com/2018/4/25/17275020/avengers-infinity-war-hair-mantis-black-widow-gamora-scarlet-witch">https://www.racked.com/2018/4/25/17275020/avengers-infinity-war-hair-mantis-black-widow-gamora-scarlet-witch</a></p> <p>Here’s the linked article. Didn’t really seem all that unreasonable to me, perhaps stretching a bit but it does make a few reasonable critiques. The bits about hair length in comic book girls being tied to their relationship with traditional femininity and the was an interesting point. </p> <p>You’ll notice that nowhere in the actual article does it call the movies or the characters themselves sexist or “problematic.” The headline was obviously clickbait to get attention, however, so… congrats, you gave the article the attention it wanted. </p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="124" data-orig-width="750"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6a7f90178b45b2d73562e6788c1b1532/tumblr_inline_p8jiwpge3J1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="124" data-orig-width="750"/></figure><p>I can and did read the entire article but thanks for your brilliant input. </p><p>The headline is whiny bullshit, the article is also full of whiny bullshit that blows things way out of proportion, ignores males that have the same issue (male heroes are expected to be ripped as much as female heroes are expected to be beautiful. Fighting While Hot™️ is a unisex requirement), and complains about long hair being “unrealistic“ in a universe with fucking laser beams and thunder gods and talking trees.</p>
Beautiful, Fucking, and Girls: Vox
 @voxdotcom
 Vox
 Superheroes don't wear ponytails
 and yes, it's sexist. Via @Racked
 Superheroes Don't Wear Ponvtails, and Yes
<p><a href="https://witchin-bitchin-twopointoh.tumblr.com/post/173782852579/frequentsleepermiles-libertarirynn-hello" class="tumblr_blog">witchin-bitchin-twopointoh</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://frequentsleepermiles.tumblr.com/post/173778403051/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">frequentsleepermiles</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173774527164/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>Hello darkness my old friend</p></blockquote>

<p>For people who care about sexism so much, they sure do focus a lot on physical traits. </p>
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<p><a href="https://www.racked.com/2018/4/25/17275020/avengers-infinity-war-hair-mantis-black-widow-gamora-scarlet-witch">https://www.racked.com/2018/4/25/17275020/avengers-infinity-war-hair-mantis-black-widow-gamora-scarlet-witch</a></p>
<p>Here’s the linked article. Didn’t really seem all that unreasonable to me, perhaps stretching a bit but it does make a few reasonable critiques. The bits about hair length in comic book girls being tied to their relationship with traditional femininity and the was an interesting point. </p>
<p>You’ll notice that nowhere in the actual article does it call the movies or the characters themselves sexist or “problematic.”  The headline was obviously clickbait to get attention, however, so… congrats, you gave the article the attention it wanted. </p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="124" data-orig-width="750"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6a7f90178b45b2d73562e6788c1b1532/tumblr_inline_p8jiwpge3J1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="124" data-orig-width="750"/></figure><p>I can and did read the entire article but thanks for your brilliant input. </p><p>The headline is whiny bullshit, the article is also full of whiny bullshit that blows things way out of proportion, ignores males that have the same issue (male heroes are expected to be ripped as much as female heroes are expected to be beautiful. Fighting While Hot™️ is a unisex requirement), and complains about long hair being “unrealistic“ in a universe with fucking laser beams and thunder gods and talking trees.</p>

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