“We’ve become a country that values shareholders over citizens, and it’s this whole bullshit about corporations are people. They’re not. … that’s what’s gotten crazy. You can’t be a person if other people can’t kick your ass.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show (via madelinelime)
"Internet entrepreneur Meg Hourihan says she has “more stuff than I could ever possibly use or need.” So this year, she’s resolved to wear out her resources—she will not buy anything new until she uses up, wears out, and makes do with the stuff she already owns.”
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“The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is — and I mean this seriously — the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been.”—Fidel Castro, who was the subject of several barbs during a GOP debate in Florida. (via officialssay)
“A great teacher can offer an escape from poverty to the child who dreams beyond his circumstance. Every person in this chamber can point to a teacher who changed the trajectory of their lives. Most teachers work tirelessly, with modest pay, sometimes digging into their own pocket for school supplies - just to make a difference. Teachers matter. So instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo, let’s offer schools a deal. Give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job, and reward the best ones. In return, grant schools flexibility: To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren’t helping kids learn.”—President Obama (via apsies)
“So I ask, what if Tim Tebow were Muslim? How would our society react if during every interview, Tebow said “Insha’Allah” or “Allāhu Akbar” rather than thank his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Or instead of falling to one knee and praying, Tebow pulled out a prayer rug and faced Mecca? A recent study by the Pew Research Center suggests it would not be well received. While American Muslims in general tend be satisfied with their lives and communities in the United States, 55 percent report that being Muslim in the U.S. has become more difficult since Sept. 11. Twenty-eight percent report that people have viewed them with suspicion and 22 percent report having been called offensive names. The TLC show “All-American Muslim” has lost advertisers who were pressured by groups claiming that the show was Islamic propaganda. Yet Pat Robertson claims that the United States is a breeding ground for anti-Christian bigotry.”—
“But as Tebowmania makes its way into politics, sports, religion and the everyday life of the mainstream United States, it is important to think about how we approach religion in this country. How we approach religious freedom in this country. Do we accept freedom of religion, any religion? Or do we accept freedom of Christianity?”
gettin’ extra loan moneiez = being responsible payin’ credit card bills, ordering books, paying down student debt. Also.. making goals, applying for crappy on campus jobs, getting my life back together one productive sick day at a time.