Continuation of this samifer AU where Chuck is a neurotic recluse that lives in a houseboat on the outskirts of town. None of the citizens, including Sam, pay much attention to him, viewing him as just another oddity that their little town attracted. That is, until Sam’s island dwelling friend asks, curious, if a man named Chuck Shurley still resides in the area without a real explanation as to why.
At the man’s odd suggestion Sam goes to Chuck himself for answers concerning the relationship, walking through the open door into the disorganized living room when no one answers. But when the high-strung man holding a broom between them like a shield immediately panics as soon as the stranger living out on the river is mentioned, carelessly ushering him out of the shabby houseboat with a warning, Sam is left with more questions and an unpleasant feeling in the pit of his stomach.
”Just don’t, okay? Don’t. Stay away from there. Stay away from him.”
AU: To escape from problems at home Sam will borrow his friend’s boat and explore the riverside. On one deserted island he discovers a man living out of a boat stuck up in a tree. Sam returns many times with food after their brief, odd encounter until he finds himself coming back just when he needs someone to talk to, and the stranger listens attentively every time. Quickly this unknown, nameless man living on a piece of land in the middle of the water becomes a friend and guide to a lost boy who feels out of place everywhere else.
New updates for penis pattern! Now on sticker sheet and Rainbow blanket!!!! :D
Made a collection of all the penis pattern stuff so you can see all the colors and stuff you can get it on @ v @ ;;;;;; ENJOY!!!!
[ PENIS PATTERN GALLERIA HERE :UUUUU ]
posting here too because people have shown interest in it T v T New items with pattern! Stickers and Rainbow blanket!!
Sam Winchester’s Journal - Entry #66
“There will be killing till the score is paid.”
― Homer, The Odyssey
everybody has that one memefriend. all memes remind you of them. i’m proposing the word “memefriend” to be a new relationship description. are you two dating? no, we’re just memefriends
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
horsemen of the apocalypse
I don’t know why, but Balthazar looks like the kind of Angel who would smoke just because why not. He’s immortal.
I want to cosplay Thranduil but I’m p much a solid foot too short. Thrandy’s gonna need some platform boots.
Ice washed onto the black sand beach of lake Jökulsárlón, Iceland.
Photo credit: Konstantin Khrapko
I asked Cecil Baldwin last night if he wanted to try on one of my dresses. He paused for a split second, and said, “Yes. Yes I do.” (at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts)
Eliza made a point to specifically mention this photo during the live show… so of course we had to share.
Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.
Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.
"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"
"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”
The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.
They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.
You know what the Green Heron is basically the best heron because it is like 90% neck so when it is all folded down it looks like a giant head with wings and legs
but then suddenly ZOOP
fucking green herrons
What the fuck