Apr. 22nd, 2017

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MY GOD.

THIS SONG HAD BEEN COVERED BY ED SHEERAN. JOHNNY CASH, JACK WHITE AND LIKE EVERYBODY BUT NO ONE DOES IT LIKE THIS KID WITH AN IPHONE. 

YOU NEED THIS. MY. GOD. 
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This is important.

It’s not a “loophole” it’s explicit within the text of the amendment

“Loophole” lmfao like it’s a fucking accident, like it wasn’t purposefully structured to reclaim and expand a source of free labor

We never outlawed slavery in America. We simply transferred ownership of slaves from individual landowners to the government and large corporations.

Other fun facts about prison labor corporations:

-Federal and state-run prisons usually pay their slaves minimum wage; some states, however, like Colorado, pay $2/hour.

-Private prisons pay $.17-.50/hour. The highest paying private prison is in Tennessee, which pays $.50/hour for “highly-skilled labor.”

-You think that hasn’t affected wages in the US? You think that hasn’t removed manufacturing jobs from the economy?

-Companies that contract with private prisons for their slave labor include: IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom’s, Revlon, Macy’s, Pierre Cardin, Target Stores. Many, many products that say “Made in USA” were made in prison.

-Private prisons often have quotas with the states, wherein the states contractually guarantee that they will provide a certain number of prisoners to fill the beds of a private prison, and if they don’t then they owe the private prison millions of dollars. I’m not making this up. It happened in Colorado after they legalized weed.

-States have a financial incentive to lock up their citizens.

-All of the above corporations have a financial incentive to see citizens get locked up.

-This is why Jeff Sessions is going after weed. The prison industrial complex needs slaves.

-To the shock of absolutely no one, private prisons have even more disparate racial demographics than federal/state prisons.

-Where do you think they send undocumented immigrants who have been rounded up? That’s right, private prisons. That’s why so many of them are in the South. So they take immigrants who are earning some kind of comparable wage and paying income tax to the government, and put them in prison where the wages are absurdly depressed and the prison pays virtually nothing in taxes.

-Oh yeah: private prisons pay virtually nothing in taxes. Because they technically manage real estate (prison as housing), they get all sorts of tax breaks and subsidies.

Tl;dr the prison industrial complex removes jobs from the economy, depresses wages, cheats the tax system, and ENSLAVES PEOPLE, usually people of color.

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Pretty much just watch the 13th

And read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander!
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City storm siren, location unknown.  

what kinda silent hill nonsense is this

Run get out of there

As someone used to sirens… I was expecting something totally different and less creepy.
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Teal would set off that orange so nicely! Have you considered running the teal from there in one or two stripes across the cabinets and the orange wall to bring them together? I think that would look lovely~

My husband is very leery of having the cabinets painted. xD A friend of ours just painted her cabinets white, and he wasn’t as horrified as he thought (the first time I suggested white cabinets it was like some kind of sacrilege) so I might be able to bring him around one day. 

The wood cabinets might be okay though - I’m going to be bringing in a lot of wood elements as part of the design I think, and blue curtains, so we’ll see where it goes from there.

Thank you for the suggestion. :D
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Theoretically, I have finished my essay, but it has been over a decade since I’ve written in MLA and I’ve gotten so used to APA that all of the citations look horrendously wrong. -_-

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