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I’m reading “Earth Abides” by George R. Stewart and it’s pretty good but the main character is kind of odd. For a graduate student in ecology, “studying plants and animals”, he seems to know very little about dogs.

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Have to remind myself sometimes.

Have to remind myself sometimes.

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Hee hee. 

Hee hee. 

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Because we don’t think that consumers are quite as unintelligent as POM must think they are,” Sullivan said. “They know when something is a flavored blend of five juices … the non-predominant juices are just a flavor.”

It was then that Justice Anthony Kennedy piped up to say: “Don’t make me feel bad, because I thought this was pomegranate juice.”

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Justice Kennedy And Coca-Cola’s Funny Moment - Business Insider

Nice.

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"In the courtroom, Pom pointed out that when customers buy Minute Maid’s Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of five juices, they think they’re getting mostly pomegranate and blueberry juice. But the beverage is 99.4 percent apple and grape juice, 0.3 percent pomegranate juice, 0.2 percent blueberry juice, and 0.1 percent raspberry juice. Pom also took issue with the images on the label—featuring a pomegranate and blueberries as prominently as an apple, grapes, and raspberries—and the size of the type for “Pomegranate Blueberry” compared with “flavored blend of five juices.”"

Is Coca-Cola’s Pomegranate Juice Real Enough? The Supreme Court Will Decide - Businessweek

What it looks like: 

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america-wakiewakie:

1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

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erikonymous:

Inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in Tsarist Russia, Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse than experienced by slaves in 1774 colonial America.

For those who work for a living, the level of inequality in the U.S. is “… probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world …”

Exceptional.

Seriously??

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"When Shireen Baratheon is queen, Westerosi literacy rates are going to be the fucking highest in the known world you just wait."

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