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Nowhere in America can a full-time minimum wage worker afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment

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Nowhere in America can a full-time minimum wage worker afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment:

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There is nowhere in this country where someone working a full-time minimum wage job could afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment, according to an annual report released Thursday documenting the gap between wages and the cost of rental housing.

Downsizing to a one-bedroom will only get you so far on minimum wage. Such housing is affordable in only 12 counties [in the entire country] located in Arizona, Oregon and Washington states, according to the report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

this is why people cant have kids. this is why there are homeless single mothers. this is why people dont leave abusive relationships. 

and under the new GOP tax plan, which changes literally the entire economy and cuts all entitlement, social, and local programs so the superrich can get a measley tax cut, it’s about to get way way way worse

these are what the bill does. we have until the 30th to convince your senators to vote against it.

FIGHT. THIS.

call your house rep: https://www.house.gov/

call your senate rep: https://www.senate.gov/

call your governor: https://www.nga.org/cms/governors/bios

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11/17/17 PHD comic: 'Tax Attack'

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Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham
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title: "Tax Attack" - originally published 11/17/2017

For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!

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11/17/17

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Tax Plan


Russia Investigation


News


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If you wanted to go to grad school, you should have chosen better parents.

Make Cybertron Great Again.

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The new Transformers: Power of the Primes toys were released early! The assortment includes fan-favorite and classic G1-era character Jazz. But one eagle-eyed toy collector noticed tiny Cybertronian writing under the Autobot symbol: 4 characters that translate to MAGA. As in Make America Great Again, the campaign slogan of President Donald Trump and the battle cry of the current movement of white nationalists. Which is especially galling as Jazz was one of the few classic characters voiced by a person of color: the great Scatman Crothers of The Shining.
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Reblog if you’re part of a hostile nation that’s declared war on Australia

Oh my god though guys you don’t know the best thing!  The best thing is: he’s right.

The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands is a micronation near Australia.  This is their flag:

The Gay Kingdom (as it is colloquially known) was founded in 2004 in protest against Australia’s legal stance against same-sex marriage.

Here are some of their stamps:

They are currently ruled by Emperor Dale I, and their currency is the Pink Dollar.

And, indeed - they declared war on Australia for not recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside the country.  (Second link.)

You’re telling me there has been a Gay Island this ENTIRE TIME and I’m only just finding out about it????

WHAT

okay, but not enough people know the details on this. people at pride were upset about gay rights in australia. so they decided to sail 200 miles into the coral sea just ‘cause and put a rainbow flag on a fucking empty island out of spite. and i’m talking empty. no inhabitants. zero. it was a flat piece of land with a bit of dry grass. now it has a camp site and a post office. 

they have a declaration of independence that talks a bit about gay rights and then just flat out copies the “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness” part from the american declaration of independence. and here’s the best part: the founding group actually elected their emperor. he was originally going to be called the “administrator” of a republic. their website, however, says that “upon legal advice, his title was changed to that of Sovereign on the grounds that under Australian law a defacto prince trying to claim his crown cannot be charged with treason”. so they made it a kingdom and he now claims to be a descendent of edward ii.

everything about this is glorious and everyone should know about it.

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Not one of you mentioned that the anthem for this nation is I Am What I Am by Gloria Gaynor. Not. One. Of. You.

A very good micronation. Very good.

[Proclamation from the Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands on the occasion of Australia voting yes on marriage equality.]

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radicalarchive: Available now from Common Notions: Finally Got...

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Finally Got the News: The Printed Legacy of U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979

Edited by Brad Duncan and Interference Archive. Featuring over 250 gorgeous archival reproductions of rare radical publications from flyers to posters to newspapers as well as original essays by leading historians and movement veterans. ON SALE NOW! 

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