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My name is Quentin Quire, mutant freedom fighter and future leader of the X-Men! I have come here today not to bury humankind but to merely make them wish that they were dead.
No more will we, your superiors in every conceivable way, allow you and your pathetic politicians to wallow in lies like pigs in excrement.
This time around, the revolution will not be televised. The revolution will be telepathic.
I won't lie to you, ladies and gentlemen, this is going to hurt.The truth always does.
McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.
"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.
Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.
“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”
“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.
“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.
At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.
She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.
“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”
“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”
Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.
“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”
I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.
"A little bit. But hey, nothing wrong with getting annoyed by the same hair-brained song on the radio ten times in two hours. You just gotta expand your horizons."
"Purple prose? Smut? Hey, I don’t judge. I love to read."
"It’s fifty-five-thousand words written by a girl who still can’t remember if she ate breakfast, took her pills, or actually got to class today. You actually want to read something like that?”
"Yeah, actually. Sounds pretty intriguing."
Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail.
Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes.
Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.
I hadn’t really considered this. Interesting point!
“Rotting somewhere deep within a plastic prison was none other than the infamous Metal bending mutant Erik Lenshurr. He was a former shell of himself, with endless hours on hand to waste. The anti psychotic meds the staff poisoned him with blurred away all rational thinking. All that remained in his foggy distorted mind was carnal desire for Charles Xavier. He longed for him at all hours desperately, dreaming of him, remembering their time fondly together.
Erik found himself writing madly, broken english mixed with German, highly detailed romantic erotica with the telepath. The letter was perfect, an absolute masterpiece, at least in his own mixed up head. Erik grinned maliciously then sealed the enveloped and furiously scribbed an address incorrectly.
A few days later it arrived in Dr. Victor von Doom’s mailbox.”
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I think I found Alternate-Timeline Quentin Quire in Transmetropolitan Vol. 3… The one where instead of growing up to be the Phoenix he just becomes a prostitute.
OH MY GOD
Okay, so my dad is a disabled vet and has heart problems and hasn’t been able to get any disabled veteran money yet, but anyway, about that heart thing; he’s had to have many a trip to the hospital, and being the poor af family that we are, we can’t pay for all of them and the hospital is suing. $1605.10 dollars in give or take 18 days or he’s going to jail w/ no trial. That’s about what my mom makes in a year. That’s where you come in. Please signal boost the shit out of this and/or donate anything you are able. Thank you.
Signal boost signal boost signal boost. Please help my friends out!!
I am willing to do art for you if you do.
My prices are here, and whatever amount you donate, I will give you a beautiful art piece that matches that price. I also make plushies and am working on starting ball joint dolls.
Literally whatever you want, I can make it.
Help keep these kids’ dad out of jail. Please.
The Newton County animal shelter in Indiana is going to be shut down.
Why is this such a big deal? Because It’s a no kill shelter.
Newton County does not want to fund a no kill shelter anymore.
The dogs in there have until August 1st, until they are killed.
So people need to adopt them, or help fund it, and get it to $3000.