getting anxious but starting to feel ready to be home. i miss my mom, and my dad and my brothers, and my boyfriend and my friends. my internship will be done in the beginning of December followed by 10 days of travel and then MINNESOTA - just in time for Christmas.
“In an effort to save some cash, last month the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office announced that it would no longer prosecute misdemeanors, including cases of domestic violence. That’s right — they’d let people who beat their partners go free. To make matters even worse, the Topeka City Council, who found themselves now responsible for all these cases, actually voted earlier this week to decriminalize domestic violence so they wouldn’t have to deal with all those pesky wife-beaters. (The vote was 7-3, not even a close call.) If you need a minute to let that sink in, it’s OK. I needed quite a few. Did I mention that this month is Domestic Violence Awareness month? The irony is sickening.”—
“Once the Bush and Obama administrations decided that you couldn’t let these firms fail and they didn’t want the mess of nationalizing them, there was really only one way forward — and that way was to gift money onto these banks until they’re back on their feet and can function at the center of the economy again. But that, to any normal person who is outside the system, just looks ridiculously unfair. It looks like socialism for capitalists and capitalism for everybody else. So it’s no wonder people are marching in southern Manhattan.”—On today’s Fresh Air, Michael Lewis talks about Occupy Wall Street, the debt crisis in Greece, the Euro, and why he feels like California is having ‘third world problems’ (via nprfreshair)