wearethe99percent:

A 99-percenter from Seattle.

wearethe99percent:

A 99-percenter from Seattle.

@2 years ago with 335 notes
wearethe99percent:

I’m 14 years old. People always tell me to follow my dreams. Did you tell him to do that too?
I hope for two things, that this isn’t real, it’s a fairytale, it’s a Sims game. Or that, at the very least, my generation will be different. Neither seem likely.

wearethe99percent:

I’m 14 years old. People always tell me to follow my dreams. Did you tell him to do that too?

I hope for two things, that this isn’t real, it’s a fairytale, it’s a Sims game. Or that, at the very least, my generation will be different. Neither seem likely.

@2 years ago with 76 notes
latimes:

A sad fate for some Southern women:  In one Virginia town, where there are more churches than bars and hush puppies are served with lunch, women are likely to die nearly a decade earlier than their sisters in the next county.
Photo: Mary Baird, center, rests for a second between clients at her salon, the Hair Station. She gave up fried chicken, fried potatoes and greens cooked with ham hocks when her mother’s heart gave out. View more photos at the gallery. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

A sad fate for some Southern women: In one Virginia town, where there are more churches than bars and hush puppies are served with lunch, women are likely to die nearly a decade earlier than their sisters in the next county.

Photo: Mary Baird, center, rests for a second between clients at her salon, the Hair Station. She gave up fried chicken, fried potatoes and greens cooked with ham hocks when her mother’s heart gave out. View more photos at the gallery. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

@2 years ago with 107 notes
latimes:

Los Angeles needs an attitude adjustment regarding bicyclists, Times columnist Hector Tobar says.  Bicyclists in Los Angeles are a part of our communities and have as much right to the roadways as cars. It’s time Angelenos recognize that — for everyone’s safety. 
Photo: As part of a “Midnight Ridazz” group ride, from left, Nathan Snider, 32, of Los Angeles, Bob Maher, 42, of Studio City and John Kerr, 24, of Los Angeles are seen lit by bike-mounted flashes, crossing the 6th Street bridge out of downtown L.A. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

Los Angeles needs an attitude adjustment regarding bicyclists, Times columnist Hector Tobar says. Bicyclists in Los Angeles are a part of our communities and have as much right to the roadways as cars. It’s time Angelenos recognize that — for everyone’s safety.

Photo: As part of a “Midnight Ridazz” group ride, from left, Nathan Snider, 32, of Los Angeles, Bob Maher, 42, of Studio City and John Kerr, 24, of Los Angeles are seen lit by bike-mounted flashes, crossing the 6th Street bridge out of downtown L.A. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

@2 years ago with 74 notes
wearethe99percent:

I was forced to dropout of college halfway through because I couldn’t even afford the gas to get there and back. All of my loams have defaulted and there’s nothing I can do. We’ve lived in this apartment for a month and we just got a bed a couple days ago. We don’t have a tv, not even a can opener… but I guess that would only matter if we could afford food in the first place. I’m going job hunting this weekend… wish me luck.  My husband fights for the freedom of the 1%, but where are they when we needed them?

wearethe99percent:

I was forced to dropout of college halfway through because I couldn’t even afford the gas to get there and back. All of my loams have defaulted and there’s nothing I can do. We’ve lived in this apartment for a month and we just got a bed a couple days ago. We don’t have a tv, not even a can opener… but I guess that would only matter if we could afford food in the first place. I’m going job hunting this weekend… wish me luck. My husband fights for the freedom of the 1%, but where are they when we needed them?

@2 years ago with 150 notes

Introducing Calidor

calidor:

Here at Style Hatch we’re excited to release Calidor as our 12th and possibly most customizable theme yet!  Virtually everything you see with the theme can be customized from background images to colors to Typekit fonts to layout options.  Install it on your Tumblr blog for only $49.

It’s Responsive!

As a bonus Calidor responds beautifully from large desktop resolutions down to smartphones.  Go ahead, try it out on your iPhone or iPad.

Latest Version - Calidor 1.1.0 | Dec 15, 2011
Better support for Tumblr’s customize area, improved sharing using Open Graph and other minor updates and fixes.

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@2 years ago with 193 notes
latimes:

Several hundred protesters continue “Occupy San Diego”
Photo: The Occupy San Diego movement behind City Hall. Credit: Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

Several hundred protesters continue “Occupy San Diego”

Photo: The Occupy San Diego movement behind City Hall. Credit: Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times

(Source: Los Angeles Times, via californiawatch)

@2 years ago with 48 notes
wearethe99percent:

I am part of the 99%, my parents are also the 99%. I lost my previous job back in April 2011 and am still unemployed, my parents can barely support me with the retirement money they have and can barely support my two brothers.
I cannot afford high quality private healthcare, I am currently on Medicaid and Social Security which does not support me fully, I attempted to go to college but was forced to drop out due to lack of money and I ended up with a $20,000 loan debt which took me 5 years to pay back and this was community college.
I want free high-quality education, I believe EVERYONE should be able to obtain a Johns Hopkins, Yale, Rutgers, Harvard-level education for free or low-cost, it’s NOT fair that only the 1% can afford to go to Hopkins, Yale, Rutgers, Harvard and the rest of the Ivy league colleges and universities.
I don’t think it’s fair that the 1% can afford quality housing and healthcare.
I don’t think it’s fair that our representatives in the House and Senate can get the BEST healthcare out of all the private and public healthcare that’s currently available, they can obtain experimental treatments AT NO COST while all, if not most, private insurances won’t even cover the cost of experimental treatments and they are covered with this extremely high-quality healthcare when they retire and it’s also available to their families.
I’m 25 now and currently involved with the Occupy Baltimore movement and the sign I’m holding in my picture was a sign I used while protesting with Occupy Baltimore before we got evicted from McKeldin Square. I strongly believe in removing ALL inequalities within society, economics and politics. I am extremely fed up with how our country is run and how shitty the so-called “American Dream” has become. I think if our Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves seeing how fucked up our nation has become since the founding of the U.S. and how religion has become a huge part of politics.
Baltimore is one of the cities that have extreme poverty in many areas and 1%ers living in other areas, in fact, where I live in Baltimore City, on just ONE street, EVERY socioeconomic class is ON THIS SINGLE STREET, poor, middle class, upper-middle class and the rich and wealthy lives on or within the vicinity of this single street!!!!!! It’s very sad.

wearethe99percent:

I am part of the 99%, my parents are also the 99%. I lost my previous job back in April 2011 and am still unemployed, my parents can barely support me with the retirement money they have and can barely support my two brothers.

I cannot afford high quality private healthcare, I am currently on Medicaid and Social Security which does not support me fully, I attempted to go to college but was forced to drop out due to lack of money and I ended up with a $20,000 loan debt which took me 5 years to pay back and this was community college.

I want free high-quality education, I believe EVERYONE should be able to obtain a Johns Hopkins, Yale, Rutgers, Harvard-level education for free or low-cost, it’s NOT fair that only the 1% can afford to go to Hopkins, Yale, Rutgers, Harvard and the rest of the Ivy league colleges and universities.

I don’t think it’s fair that the 1% can afford quality housing and healthcare.

I don’t think it’s fair that our representatives in the House and Senate can get the BEST healthcare out of all the private and public healthcare that’s currently available, they can obtain experimental treatments AT NO COST while all, if not most, private insurances won’t even cover the cost of experimental treatments and they are covered with this extremely high-quality healthcare when they retire and it’s also available to their families.

I’m 25 now and currently involved with the Occupy Baltimore movement and the sign I’m holding in my picture was a sign I used while protesting with Occupy Baltimore before we got evicted from McKeldin Square. I strongly believe in removing ALL inequalities within society, economics and politics. I am extremely fed up with how our country is run and how shitty the so-called “American Dream” has become. I think if our Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves seeing how fucked up our nation has become since the founding of the U.S. and how religion has become a huge part of politics.

Baltimore is one of the cities that have extreme poverty in many areas and 1%ers living in other areas, in fact, where I live in Baltimore City, on just ONE street, EVERY socioeconomic class is ON THIS SINGLE STREET, poor, middle class, upper-middle class and the rich and wealthy lives on or within the vicinity of this single street!!!!!! It’s very sad.

@2 years ago with 71 notes
laphamsquarterly:

Genius: Range of mind, power of imagination, and responsiveness of soul: this is genius. The man of genius has a soul with greater range, can therefore be struck by the feelings of all beings, is concerned with everything in nature, and never receives an idea that does not evoke a feeling. Everything stirs him and everything is retained within him.
When the soul has been moved by an object itself, it is even more affected by the memory of the object. But in a man of genius imagination goes further: it recalls ideas with a more vivid feeling than it received them, because to these ideas are connected a thousand others more appropriate to arouse the feeling.
—Jean-François de Saint-Lambert, from the Encyclopédie.

laphamsquarterly:

Genius: Range of mind, power of imagination, and responsiveness of soul: this is genius. The man of genius has a soul with greater range, can therefore be struck by the feelings of all beings, is concerned with everything in nature, and never receives an idea that does not evoke a feeling. Everything stirs him and everything is retained within him.

When the soul has been moved by an object itself, it is even more affected by the memory of the object. But in a man of genius imagination goes further: it recalls ideas with a more vivid feeling than it received them, because to these ideas are connected a thousand others more appropriate to arouse the feeling.

Jean-François de Saint-Lambert, from the Encyclopédie.

@2 years ago with 120 notes

woodysgamertag:

Battlefield 3 first impressions an jet footage.

@2 years ago with 11 notes