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whitegirlsaintshit:

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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I said this when I was in fucking ninth grade and wrote a twelve paged paper on it and my teacher told me that I was a conspiracy theorist and that I needed a realistic topic. ok.

whitegirlsaintshit:

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

(Read Full Text)

I said this when I was in fucking ninth grade and wrote a twelve paged paper on it and my teacher told me that I was a conspiracy theorist and that I needed a realistic topic. ok.

According to my family I should hire myself out as entertainment and hosting parties. I have gotten the name of “the pot stirrer”.

angryasiangirlsunited:

iseemtobeaverb:

continueplease:

nbcnews:

Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds
(Photo: Intel)
Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.
Read the complete story.

Everybody, remember this face.Remember this name.If this becomes a commonly used & highly lauded discovery, at some point a White guy is going to take credit, even if he has to word it like “Improved upon a previous…”No no noFuck that guy.Remember this brown girl.Remeeeemmmmmberrrrr


What about her name? I keep seeing this all over my dashboard, but I’ve never seen it with her name in the actual post and not just in the link.
Eesha Khare. That’s who she is. Not just “Nameless-brown-girl-who-made-something.”

EESHA KHARE KICKING ASS!

angryasiangirlsunited:

iseemtobeaverb:

continueplease:

nbcnews:

Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds

(Photo: Intel)

Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.

Read the complete story.

Everybody, remember this face.
Remember this name.
If this becomes a commonly used & highly lauded discovery, at some point a White guy is going to take credit, even if he has to word it like “Improved upon a previous…”
No no no
Fuck that guy.
Remember this brown girl.
Remeeeemmmmmberrrrr

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What about her name? I keep seeing this all over my dashboard, but I’ve never seen it with her name in the actual post and not just in the link.

Eesha Khare. That’s who she is. Not just “Nameless-brown-girl-who-made-something.”

EESHA KHARE KICKING ASS!

We just averaged the ages of everyone in the dining room to prove a point. This family is getting out of hand.
The average age is about 37 between 10 of us. Who wants a math problem?

mermade4u:

I’m finishing my first year of school studying apparel design, and let me tell you, it’s been hell and more. To make up for my inactivity online, I’m hosting a raffle with three prizes! 
First place: a $100 gift certificate for any custom item(s)
Second place: a $50 gift certificate for any custom item(s)
Third place: a $25 gift certificate for any custom item(s)
You can enter as many times as social media will allow!
+1 entry for a share on Facebook
+1 entry for a FurAffinity journal repost
+1 entry for a DeviantArt journal
+1 entry for a Tumblr share
+1 entry for a twitter share
etcetera etcetera! However, you can only use each social media outlet ONCE.
This is the biggest prize I’ve ever given out in a raffle, so that’s why I’m offering so many different ways to enter!
The winners will be drawn on Saturday, May 17th, the day after Portfolio Review for me. That’s when all of my school stress goes down the drain and I can once again refocus on all of you lovelies!

I’M SO EXCITED TO BE DONE FOR THE YEAR!

mermade4u:

I’m finishing my first year of school studying apparel design, and let me tell you, it’s been hell and more. To make up for my inactivity online, I’m hosting a raffle with three prizes! 

First place: a $100 gift certificate for any custom item(s)

Second place: a $50 gift certificate for any custom item(s)

Third place: a $25 gift certificate for any custom item(s)

You can enter as many times as social media will allow!

+1 entry for a share on Facebook

+1 entry for a FurAffinity journal repost

+1 entry for a DeviantArt journal

+1 entry for a Tumblr share

+1 entry for a twitter share

etcetera etcetera! However, you can only use each social media outlet ONCE.

This is the biggest prize I’ve ever given out in a raffle, so that’s why I’m offering so many different ways to enter!

The winners will be drawn on Saturday, May 17th, the day after Portfolio Review for me. That’s when all of my school stress goes down the drain and I can once again refocus on all of you lovelies!

I’M SO EXCITED TO BE DONE FOR THE YEAR!

ionahi:

THIS IS HOW I KNOW I AM MARRYING THE RIGHT MAN OMFG HE CAME HOME AND JUST GAVE THIS TO ME AND I AM CRYING BC HE KNOWS ME SO WELL OMG SOMEBODY HELP

Things I am currently craving

- hot kinky sex
- a deep massage
- bubble bath with extra bubbles
- milkshake
- cozy jammies
- warm, loving cuddles
- kisses all over my face

paleredsunday:

upgraders:

33457658322189076:

paleredsunday:

My dad has access to 3D Printing technology and the first thing he prints is a miniature version of himself

you shrunk your dad with a shrink ray and now you’re trying to cover it up with this bullshit.. but we dont believe it for a second

shrinking your own dad for notes… that’s a new low for this website 

I’ve been rumbled

paleredsunday:

upgraders:

33457658322189076:

paleredsunday:

My dad has access to 3D Printing technology and the first thing he prints is a miniature version of himself

you shrunk your dad with a shrink ray and now you’re trying to cover it up with this bullshit.. but we dont believe it for a second

shrinking your own dad for notes… that’s a new low for this website 

I’ve been rumbled