The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day

lmpossibleprincess:

why do all mens rights activists on reddit look like the dad from peppa pig

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The study of the galaxies reveals a universal order and beauty. It also shows us chaotic violence on a scale hitherto undreamed of. That we live in a universe which permits life is remarkable. That we live in one which destroys galaxies and stars and worlds is also remarkable. The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent to the concerns of such puny creatures as we.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via whats-out-there)

huffwell:

The high plains of Oregon. One of my favorite areas. 

jamus-13:

Did you know, if you get up in the middle of the night in Ireland and chant Bloody Mary three times in front of your bathroom mirror, you can hear your mother screaming at you to get back to bed at this ungodly hour, what sort of shite are you at at all

nopevosa:

living in a body at a healthy weight with a disordered mind is the most devastating and frustrating sensation i have ever experienced.  

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