gailsimone:

america-wakiewakie:

1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

Reblog a thousand times.

I have been poor. I have lived in serious poverty. 

I worked as hard then as I do now, and I work very hard indeed, as did almost everyone else I knew who was poor, regardless of background, ethnicity, or marriage status. 

We all know these things the wealthy and entitled say are lies…why do we allow that to continue to be the narrative?

pokemon-fans:

Found this while cleaning out my basement. Seems legit.pokemon-fans.tumblr.compokemonfans.net
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO??
thelovenotebook:

Good Vibes HERE

The anticipation of going to Uni soon is killing me. I just want to be there already. 


The co-founders of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, hangin’ out, splittin’ logs, as you do ^______^

I am in love again.

aegyo-chuu:

lindsaychrist:

avril lavignes hello kitty video was deleted from youtube and then billboard posted this 

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Video here

THIS is so wrong and is fetishization/mocking of Japanese culture, TERRIBLE. I was a fan of her music before this :/

ashj17:

itsabandthingyouwontunderstand:

the-fifth-symphony:

I don’t remember when I found this .gif, or who made it (if you know, tell me so I can credit them), but it’s just the best thing.
Mostly in how the horn player is not only bracing his ear from the sound, but how the shock of the hammer makes his music bounce.  

Look at the bass clarinet player his face

The lady in the red is either asleep or isn’t very surprised. The 2nd horn players horn slips. Why is this so funny?