"My generation got a cheap college education when we were young, and we’re getting good retirement benefits now that we’re old. Pretty nice. But now we’re turning around and telling today’s twentysomethings that they should pay through the nose for college, keep paying taxes for our retirements, and oh by the way, when it comes time for you to retire your benefits are going to have to be cut. So sorry. And all this despite the fact that the country is richer than it was 50 years ago, and will be richer still 50 years from now.
But at least today’s kids don’t have to worry about being drafted.
That’s something, I suppose."
— Kevin Drum (via bootyregrit)
Yeah…That’s ‘something’ alright. It’s the ‘something’ that keeps them from rising up and burning the motherfucking White House to the ground.
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(Source: samuraifuckingfrog, via bootyregrit)
"In Istanbul’s Taksim Square, police fired water cannons and tear-gas canisters at demonstrators protesting plans by the government of Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to convert the last major public green space in the city into replica Ottoman-era army barracks. More than 1,000 people were injured and more than 1,700 arrested as tens of thousands joined in protests in at least 67 cities over the weekend, fueled by discontent over what critics described as Erdogan’s increasingly repressive and antisecularist rule. “For the past year,” said an Istanbul shopkeeper, “it has felt like I run a shelter for gas-raid victims.” Erdogan proposed to construct a mosque in Taksim Square, one man was killed by police gunfire and another by a taxi, volunteers offered free meatballs to anyone who helped clean up, CNN Türk aired the penguin documentary Spy in the Huddle, and Syria warned its citizens against traveling to Turkey. “We call upon Erdogan to show wisdom,” said Syrian information minister Omran al-Zoubi.Meanwhile, in London…
Members of the far-right English Defense League were chased through the streets of London by women dressed as badgers…
— Harper’s Weekly Review Leads With The Rebellion In Turkey, follows with something to make Anti-Fascists smile… “Far-Right Extremists Chased Through London by Women Dressed as Badgers” (and yes, that’s Brian May of the rock band Queen)