But what of the people who stay where they're put, planted like flowers with roots underfoot?
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Reblogged from copperbadge  30 notes

copperbadge:

caedesdeo replied to your post “supergreak replied to your photo:Bartment photo of the day: never…”

….Dare I ask how you’re hard on textiles/bed linens?

True facts: when I was younger, my skin was so corrosive that I once corroded a silver ring off my finger. I think that could be part of it. But really, I’m hard on everything. I wear things out. I’ve started a policy of only buying things that either a) I’m okay breaking or b) I know will last a really long time. And for some reason, blankets and linens are things I wear out extra fast. It’s why most of my blankets now are really hardwearing wool. 

As I have explained to the jewelers and doctors in my life, I am not allergic to metal, but metal is fairly allergic to me. My aunt worries that I wear my watch too tight because there is perpetually a shadow of dark green around it from where it corrodes on contact with me. Leather watchbands fall apart, but the plastic ones trap skin oil under them and wearing my watch for a day can cause a rash. Whee being corrosive in both personality and physicality

Reblogged from seananmcguire  12,011 notes

Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense. By Nick Hanauer, Venture Capitalist, on the necessity of a living wage (via cognitiveinequality)