New Report Shows How Walmart Forces Its Employees to Live on the Dole -
Walmart’s wages and benefits are so low that many of its employees are forced to turn to the government for aid, costing taxpayers between $900,000 and $1.75 million per store, according to a report released last week by congressional Democrats.
(Source: azspot, via cognitivedissonance)
No one will be alive by the last book. In fact, they all die in the fifth. The sixth book will be just a thousand-page description of snow blowing across the graves.
— George R.R. Martin
[when asked if he was going to let any Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire characters live] (via let-them-eat-static)
In one recent study, more than 100 university psychologists were asked to rate the CVs of Dr. Karen Miller or Dr. Brian Miller, fictitious applicants for an academic tenure-track job. The CVs were identical, apart from the name. Yet strangely, the male Dr. Miller was perceived (by both male and female reviewers) to have better research, teaching, and service experience than the luckless female Dr. Miller. Overall, about three-quarters of the psychologists thought that Dr. Brian was hirable, while only just under half had the same confidence in Dr. Karen. The same researchers also sent out applications for the position of tenured professor, again identical but for the male and female name at the top. This time, the application was so strong that most of the raters thought that tenure was deserved, regardless of sex. However, the endorsement of Karen’s application was four times more likely to be accompanied by cautionary caveats scrawled in the margins of the questionnaire: such as, ‘I would need to see evidence that she had gotten these grants and publications on her own’ and ‘We would have to see her job talk.’ —
Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference (via cockchomp)
THIS IS REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT AND INCREDIBLE
Guardian Front Page, June 7, 2013
Ok, all who knew this was gonna happen when they voted in the Patriot Act in 2001, hold up your hands…
i am very proud of you for waking up today. you are very brave. existing can be hard sometimes and that is okay. i am proud of you even if all you did today was exist. i am proud of you for existing.
will arnett as gob bluth as the 12th doctor
#eleven begins to glow with regeneration energy #[final countdown plays in distance]
If Fugazi remix albums and mashups with Wu-Tang Clan aren’t enough to fill the Fugazi-sized hole in your heart that Ian Mackaye made when he started playing songs about vowels in the Evens, here is a band called Fugulele which, as the name might summarize, is a ukelele Fugazi cover band. Enjoy?
Listen to their very whimsical cover of ‘Waiting Room’ after the jump…
(Source: twinpeakscaptioned, via going-to-scranton)