Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from micdotcom :

micdotcom:

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage. It didn’t go well.


Former Democratic governor of Ohio Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage for a week and, in his own words, he “didn’t make it.”
In an op-ed for POLITICO, Strickland explains how he failed in his attempt to live for just seven days on $77, the amount the “Live the Wage” campaign estimates is left in a 40-hour minimum wage employee’s weekly pay of $290 after accounting for taxes and housing. Strickland, a Harvard fellow and well-off political operative, was clearly unprepared for just how quickly expenses added up. He had spent his $77 by Thursday after realizing his meager budget left him without the money necessary even to pay for public transportation.
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micdotcom:

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage. It didn’t go well.

Former Democratic governor of Ohio Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage for a week and, in his own words, he “didn’t make it.”

In an op-ed for POLITICO, Strickland explains how he failed in his attempt to live for just seven days on $77, the amount the “Live the Wage” campaign estimates is left in a 40-hour minimum wage employee’s weekly pay of $290 after accounting for taxes and housing. Strickland, a Harvard fellow and well-off political operative, was clearly unprepared for just how quickly expenses added up. He had spent his $77 by Thursday after realizing his meager budget left him without the money necessary even to pay for public transportation.

Common misperception about minimum wage workers | Follow micdotcom 

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from tonystarkr :

princessbuggie:

really

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from fuckingyellowumbrella :

  • River: Hi TARDIS did The Doctor behave while I was gone?
  • TARDIS: GIRL LET ME TELL YOU

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from bethgreenee :

erraticartist:

cupsnake:

You know what the Green Heron is basically the best heron because it is like 90% neck so when it is all folded down it looks like a giant head with wings and legs

image

but then suddenly ZOOP

image

fucking green herrons

What the fuck

mini flying giraffes

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from hagridsbooty :

brave-escape:

why is your dog tall enough to be in the nba

brave-escape:

why is your dog tall enough to be in the nba

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from jaguarssoul :

tigertimenow:

Happy #GlobalTigerDay - you can help us save these amazing animals in the wild - find out more at www.tigertime.info

tigertimenow:

Happy #GlobalTigerDay - you can help us save these amazing animals in the wild - find out more at www.tigertime.info

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from tonystarkr :

liftedandgiftedd:

setbabiesonfire:

Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.

"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"

Systematic oppression to protect a corrupt member of a corrupt force.

that’s so fucked up..

(Source: nj.com)

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from micdotcom :

micdotcom:

Doctors say fist bumping is much better for you

The Aberystwyth University study, to be published in the American Journal of Infection Control, found that a handshake transmits as much as 10 times more bacteria than its cooler cousin. Firmer ones allowed even more bacteria to escape onto the other hand. That’s pretty disgusting. What’s more, high fives didn’t do so well either, being ultimately half as infectious as the handshakes. 

Why some say the handshake is outdated Follow micdotcom

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from tonystarkr :

thesylverlining:

valvala:

boundtothewater:

ashfirin:

please watch this video of a deer having a temper tantrum because no one will feed him

feed him

this dog is SICK

I literally make these noises when distressed too. I feel u deer.

Jul
29
2014

Reblogged from hagridsbooty :

wheatleyhastings:

reversecentaur:

plantkitten:

aw pup

honey no

Bless you fluffy baby

wheatleyhastings:

reversecentaur:

plantkitten:

aw pup

honey no

Bless you fluffy baby

(Source: softwaring)

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