tastefullyoffensive:

Artist Chris McMahon buys other people’s landscape paintings at thrift stores and puts monsters in them.

Previously: Artist Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings

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satanic-capitalist:


How Capitalism is Cheating Young Americans
By Paul Buchheit

Our country’s wealthy white once-idealistic baby boomer generation has cheated those of you entering the working world. A small percentage of us have taken almost all the new wealth since the recession. Our Silicon Valley CEOs have placated you with overpriced technological toys that are the result of decades of American productivity, but which have mainly profited the elite members of their industries.
Although none of us in the older generations can speak for you, we can help you research the facts. And the facts are painfully clear.
1. You Have Very Little Savings to Pay Your Massive Debts
A recent report claims that median net worth for the millennial generation (18 to 35 years old) has risen from $9,000 to $32,000 since 2007, and that their median income is $47,000.
Most other sources disagree. A report from the Russell Sage Foundation concludes that all American households have lost wealth since 2007. Other evidence shows that about 90% of us lost wealth in the past five years, while the richest - and generally older - 5% made millions. Median income, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is only about $35,000 for 25- to 34-year-olds, and just $25,000 for 20- to 24-year-olds.
Debt is apparently the difference, and the unrelenting burden, for college-educated young people. Based on Pew research, college-educated student debtors have twice as much debt as income. And they have only one-seventh the net worth of college-educated adults who have no student debt obligations.
2. You’re Being Cheated out of the Opportunity to Begin Your Own Households
As you were entering the working world after the recession, almost 60 percent of the new jobs were low-income ($7.69 to $13.83 per hour). The number of college grads working for minimum wage doubled in just five years.
As a result, many of you are forced to live with your parents. In just one generation, the percentage of stay-at-home young adults has risen from 11 percent to almost 24 percent. And more disturbingly, student homelessness increased by 10 percent in just one year.
3. Corporations are Hoarding Money that Could Pay for Your Jobs
Corporations more than doubled their profits and halved their taxes from 2000 to 2012.
What have they been doing with all that money? Hoarding it, mostly. David Cay Johnston estimated that in 2013 American businesses held almost $7.9 trillion of liquid assets worldwide. And here’s a bigger insult: According to the Wall Street Journal, for some of our largest corporations over 75 percent of the cash owned by foreign subsidiaries is kept “at U.S. banks, held in U.S. dollars or parked in U.S. government and corporate securities.”
So they’re using taxpayer money to protect the assets that they’re avoiding taxes on.
Corporations are also spending trillions of dollars on stock buybacks, which use potential research and development money to pump up the prices of executive stock options. Apple, one of the buyback leaders, and the nation’s biggest tax avoider, defended its outsourcing, saying ”We shouldn’t be criticized for using Chinese workers. The U.S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need.”
Meanwhile, corporations continue to cut jobs, with the computer industry among the worst offenders at the start of 2014.Microsoft just announced the deepest cuts in the firm’s 39-year history. AT&T has reduced its workforce by 22 percent in the last seven years. Verizon is shutting down customer service centers. Apple has a more efficient way of undermining workers, earning$400,000 profit per employee while paying most of their store workers $12 to $14 per hour.
4. The Business Media Mocks You
With supreme condescension, the media looks down at a struggling class of young Americans and proclaims:
—-The good news is that information technology provides the iPod/Facebook generation with the means to find work and create careers.. —Michael Barone, the Washington Examiner
—-A lot of people…can still earn a good living now by building their own branded reputations.. —Thomas Friedman, the New York Times
—-The ability to so take photographs makes [people] richer. —Forbes
To the out-of-touch super-rich capitalists, those of you in the newest working generation thrive on social networking, good reputations, and picture-taking. A nice lifestyle, as long as you don’t have to support yourselves or your families.
This article was published at NationofChange at: http://www.nationofchange.org/how-capitalism-cheating-young-americans-1406555447. All rights are reserved.


Vote Blue come November.

satanic-capitalist:

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How Capitalism is Cheating Young Americans

By Paul Buchheit

Our country’s wealthy white once-idealistic baby boomer generation has cheated those of you entering the working world. A small percentage of us have taken almost all the new wealth since the recession. Our Silicon Valley CEOs have placated you with overpriced technological toys that are the result of decades of American productivity, but which have mainly profited the elite members of their industries.

Although none of us in the older generations can speak for you, we can help you research the facts. And the facts are painfully clear.

1. You Have Very Little Savings to Pay Your Massive Debts

A recent report claims that median net worth for the millennial generation (18 to 35 years old) has risen from $9,000 to $32,000 since 2007, and that their median income is $47,000.

Most other sources disagree. A report from the Russell Sage Foundation concludes that all American households have lost wealth since 2007. Other evidence shows that about 90% of us lost wealth in the past five years, while the richest - and generally older - 5% made millions. Median income, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is only about $35,000 for 25- to 34-year-olds, and just $25,000 for 20- to 24-year-olds.

Debt is apparently the difference, and the unrelenting burden, for college-educated young people. Based on Pew research, college-educated student debtors have twice as much debt as income. And they have only one-seventh the net worth of college-educated adults who have no student debt obligations.

2. You’re Being Cheated out of the Opportunity to Begin Your Own Households

As you were entering the working world after the recession, almost 60 percent of the new jobs were low-income ($7.69 to $13.83 per hour). The number of college grads working for minimum wage doubled in just five years.

As a result, many of you are forced to live with your parents. In just one generation, the percentage of stay-at-home young adults has risen from 11 percent to almost 24 percent. And more disturbingly, student homelessness increased by 10 percent in just one year.

3. Corporations are Hoarding Money that Could Pay for Your Jobs

Corporations more than doubled their profits and halved their taxes from 2000 to 2012.

What have they been doing with all that money? Hoarding it, mostly. David Cay Johnston estimated that in 2013 American businesses held almost $7.9 trillion of liquid assets worldwide. And here’s a bigger insult: According to the Wall Street Journal, for some of our largest corporations over 75 percent of the cash owned by foreign subsidiaries is kept “at U.S. banks, held in U.S. dollars or parked in U.S. government and corporate securities.”

So they’re using taxpayer money to protect the assets that they’re avoiding taxes on.

Corporations are also spending trillions of dollars on stock buybacks, which use potential research and development money to pump up the prices of executive stock options. Apple, one of the buyback leaders, and the nation’s biggest tax avoider, defended its outsourcing, saying ”We shouldn’t be criticized for using Chinese workers. The U.S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need.”

Meanwhile, corporations continue to cut jobs, with the computer industry among the worst offenders at the start of 2014.Microsoft just announced the deepest cuts in the firm’s 39-year history. AT&T has reduced its workforce by 22 percent in the last seven years. Verizon is shutting down customer service centers. Apple has a more efficient way of undermining workers, earning$400,000 profit per employee while paying most of their store workers $12 to $14 per hour.

4. The Business Media Mocks You

With supreme condescension, the media looks down at a struggling class of young Americans and proclaims:

—-The good news is that information technology provides the iPod/Facebook generation with the means to find work and create careers.. —Michael Barone, the Washington Examiner

—-A lot of people…can still earn a good living now by building their own branded reputations.. —Thomas Friedman, the New York Times

—-The ability to so take photographs makes [people] richer. —Forbes

To the out-of-touch super-rich capitalists, those of you in the newest working generation thrive on social networking, good reputations, and picture-taking. A nice lifestyle, as long as you don’t have to support yourselves or your families.

This article was published at NationofChange at: http://www.nationofchange.org/how-capitalism-cheating-young-americans-1406555447. All rights are reserved.

Vote Blue come November.


From the advertising campaign for the 2014 Blood and Thunder Roller Derby World Cup hosted in Dallas, Texas. Project by Shelby Tamura. (x)

From the advertising campaign for the 2014 Blood and Thunder Roller Derby World Cup hosted in Dallas, Texas. Project by Shelby Tamura. (x)

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colorwithme:

pornaddictedbrain:

Katyukha Kuznetsova

Beast mode: 24-7

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bpod-mrc:

31 July 2014
Chikungunya’s Faulty Envelope
Aside from malaria and dengue fever, there’s a plethora of lesser-known diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. These include the o’nyong’nyong virus in East Africa, the Ross River virus endemic to Australia, and the rapidly spreading chikungunya virus. Like dengue, these viruses cause fever, headache and severe joint pain, and there’s no vaccine or treatment. Here, a transmission electron micrograph depicts numerous chikungunya virus particles, composed of a central core surrounded by a viral envelope. Scientists now believe that a single mutation in a viral envelope gene enabled the Asian tiger mosquito to transmit chikungunya to humans. Before 2006, only the yellow fever mosquito could pass on the disease. This has resulted in a surge of outbreaks in non-endemic areas, including one in northeastern Italy in 2007. And the first case of chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes in the United States was recorded this month.
Written by Nick Kennedy
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Image by Cynthia GoldsmithPublic Health Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USAOriginally published under a Creative Commons Licence (BY 2.0)
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bpod-mrc:

31 July 2014

Chikungunya’s Faulty Envelope

Aside from malaria and dengue fever, there’s a plethora of lesser-known diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. These include the o’nyong’nyong virus in East Africa, the Ross River virus endemic to Australia, and the rapidly spreading chikungunya virus. Like dengue, these viruses cause fever, headache and severe joint pain, and there’s no vaccine or treatment. Here, a transmission electron micrograph depicts numerous chikungunya virus particles, composed of a central core surrounded by a viral envelope. Scientists now believe that a single mutation in a viral envelope gene enabled the Asian tiger mosquito to transmit chikungunya to humans. Before 2006, only the yellow fever mosquito could pass on the disease. This has resulted in a surge of outbreaks in non-endemic areas, including one in northeastern Italy in 2007. And the first case of chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes in the United States was recorded this month.

Written by Nick Kennedy

Image by Cynthia Goldsmith
Public Health Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Originally published under a Creative Commons Licence (BY 2.0)

You can also follow BPoD on Twitter and Facebook

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crashlander2002:

When you get rich preaching and selling hate and fear for your own profit your are the lowest of the low!

crashlander2002:

When you get rich preaching and selling hate and fear for your own profit your are the lowest of the low!

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asker

Anonymous asked: I find quite ironic that you've been preaching all this ''modern era, civilization, progress, technology, we don't need religion'' only to shit on it all and say ''so what about the natives of north america, australia'' equating it with the savagery done in Palestine. Humankind created civilisation, yet we still act like animals. Aren't we supposed to leave all this backwardness behind? NO, we are not because we will never get rid of our greedy and shitty nature that makes us kill our kin.

iranianatheist:

Do you know about the history of what happened to the natives in North America? It’s not my fault that you’re ignorant to those facts. 

The British came and attempted to exterminate the Native population and this was somehow considered a fine thing to do. In the America alone, conservative estimates say that that the native population declined by 95% from 12 Million to under 240,000 over the course of several centuries. Some estimates indicate that in the Americas as many as 100 million natives were killed, the plan was to basically make them extinct. This is by far the biggest act of genocide (far greater than the holocaust) in history. The Spanish were no better, as a missionary at the time Bartolome De La Casas described eye-witness accounts of mass murder, torture and rape of natives, including cutting of the legs of native children trying to run away and making bets on how they could cut a native in half with a sword.

Your ignorance is not an excuse to run your mouth with bs just because you hate to hear what I am saying!

jilli1205:

think-progress:

How the U.S.’s ZERO weeks of paid family leave compares to the rest of the world.

J:  The US number one in family values….NOT!

Christian Nation eh?

ragecomics4you:

Finally a solution!http://ragecomics4you.tumblr.com

Worth a try.

ragecomics4you:

Finally a solution!

http://ragecomics4you.tumblr.com

Worth a try.