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thebadgerman619:

All the anti-union rhetoric from libertarians just stems from their hatred of having to pay union dues if they joined.

The union dues are a very small price to pay when you take into account that you cannot be unjustly fired, you have health insurance (damn good plan, too), you have off-days, you can collectively bargain, and much more.

I laugh at libertarians because it is a small minority (but a group of people nonetheless) that are turning up their nose at their ONLY chance at upward mobility. Yeah, deregulating big industry and big banks won’t suddenly make you a millionaire, even though you probably like to tell yourself that it would.

Small problem with this. It’s truthful and factual. Libertarians and Republicans tend not to believe facts.

beingliberal:

"Since hitting bottom in February 2010, the private sector has been even more robust: It’s currently experiencing 53 consecutive months of job growth. (Every month represents a new record.)

More than 1 million of those jobs have been in health care — or to put it another way, the health care sector is responsible for every job created (and then some), since the Great Recession began.”

Read the WHOLE story at:http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2014/09/01/a-labor-chart-for-labor-day-u-s-has-gained-9-2-million-jobs-since-economys-lowest-point/

On the Origins of Fuck Part 2: But what about the D?

solongasitswords:

A new blogpost on So Long as it’s Words! On ‘O d fuckin Abbot’ from 1528.

Unlike the so-called Anglo-Saxon four-letter swearwords, the gritty, grubby nasty ones which we like to imagine hark back to a harsh medieval life, damn is originally from Latin, and came into English via French. In Latin, damnāre meant ‘to inflict damage upon something’ or ‘to condemn to punishment’.

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