[talking about Thor vs Loki Comedy Central promo] I was like : ‘I’m not sure if I should push you, I feel bad’, but she’s just like :
we knew it
tumblr fucking called it
The Federal Reserve and the big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret. Now, the rest of the world can see what it was missing.
The Fed didn’t tell anyone which banks were in trouble so deep they required a combined $1.2 trillion on Dec. 5, 2008, their single neediest day. Bankers didn’t mention that they took tens of billions of dollars in emergency loans at the same time they were assuring investors their firms were healthy. And no one calculated until now that banks reaped an estimated $13 billion of income by taking advantage of the Fed’s below-market rates, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its January issue.
The size of the bailout came to light after Bloomberg LP, the parent of Bloomberg News, won a court case against the Fed and a group of the biggest U.S. banks called Clearing House Association LLC to force lending details into the open.
The amount of money the central bank parceled out was surprising even to Gary H. Stern, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from 1985 to 2009, who says he “wasn’t aware of the magnitude.” It dwarfed the Treasury Department’s better-known $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP. Add up guarantees and lending limits, and the Fed had committed $7.77 trillion as of March 2009 to rescuing the financial system, more than half the value of everything produced in the U.S. that year.
How Could The Bailout Money Helped Average Americans?
The poverty level for 2013 was set at $23,550 (total yearly income) for a family of four, $11,490 for a single person.
If you split the $7.7 Trillion and equally distribute it to the 313.9 million citizens, every single American would have received $24,530.11, enough to eradicated poverty.
“When you see the dollars the banks got, it’s hard to make the case these were successful institutions,” says Sherrod Brown, a Democratic Senator from Ohio who in 2010 introduced an unsuccessful bill to limit bank size. “This is an issue that can unite the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. There are lawmakers in both parties who would change their votes now.”
HEY TUMBLR, LET’S PLAY A GAME
To play this game, go to MapCrunch, select “hide location”, make sure you have all countries unselected, and click go. What this will do is drop you in a random part of the world. It’s as if you woke up on the side of a road in an unfamiliar country. The goal of the game is to find your way to an airport so you can return home.
Bonus Hard Mode: No using outside sources, and that includes using google maps to figure out your location from signs or landmarks
…I had plans today but now.
THE AIRPORT GAME IS BACK.
FUCK THIS GAME
LAST TIME I PLAYED IT DUMPED ME IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORWAY
I PLAYED FOR LIKE 8 HOURS BEFORE BREAKING DOWN CRYING
OMG NO STOP THIS GAME IS MY LIFE!!!
WHY IS THIS BACK
I HAVEN’T USED THIS GIF SINCE FEBRUARY
i’m gona play it right now
A lot of dudes think women dress slutty for them, but honestly if men weren’t such fucking animals I would dress 300000% more slutty then I do now. You people ruin everything.
I wanna wear this shit outside god damn it.
Oh my god SO TRUE. I would constantly wear thigh highs and short skirts and underbust corsets because I look so fucking good. God forbid women like their OWN bodies, too.
For real !! like 90 % of my fucking wardrobe now is just for cam cause it’s too sexy to wear in public. Fucking bullshit. I use to wear thigh highs with garters with shorts a lot but I got sooo many comments. Fucking… people. You literally just saw the tops of my thighs. But all the dudes are like ‘Why wear that if you don’t want attention???’ cause i look fine as hell and I don’t give a shit about some fucking random broke ass dudes on the corner.
I can’t even express how much this describes my feelings. Bitch I wear my corsets and my fishnets and my heels the size you wish your dick was because they make me feel fucking fabulous, not because I want you to tell me how much you’d like to “smash” me.
Heels the size you wish your dick was.
Opinions to consider
I would like to share an story ooc.
Well meany regard the season of Halloween as a time to be prick, egging houses and tossing bathroom products around others lawns, there is one woman I met for only a short moment who just blew me the fuck away.
My neighbor was kind enough to take my shopping, things have been running low in my house and I do not have my own source of transportation. Well, we went to target, and there we saw this woman, maybe five foot tall, and dressed as a rainbow, with her two kids. One of them rocking a ninja costume, and the other a ninja turtle. At their height getting things from high shelves would pose as a challenge for anyone, so when I saw her reach for something, and her son’s try to as well I offered my help. She smiled, but declined, saying. "No, me and the boys can get it." She then lifted one of them up and he grabbed the thing he wanted, she did the same with the other. The kids were more then happy to help, and her face lit up every time they smiled.
it was in the next isle she set them to go grab something for her and turned to me. “I hope that didn’t seem rude. My boys love to help and it makes them feel good about themselves to do so.” I assured her there was no hard feeling, and she smiled again. "Its important to make kids feel important so they grow up with the right confidence in themselves to do things on their own. Even if moms and dads don’t like it, one day they will move out, and you just have to hope you did things right." I almost teared up, all I could do for them moment was nod my head in agreement.
As soon as I was just with my neighbor and thought she wasn’t around I turned to him. “There is nothing that lady will have to worry about. She’s a perfect mom.” He nodded, adding in. “Fucking mom of the lifetime dude. Anyone with a mom like her would be one lucky motherfucker. She’s doing it right.”
We ended up behind her in line, her kids were begging for candy or something and I heard an off handed comment. "You’ll get load of candy tomorrow. More then enough for the candy fairy and you to share." I was confused, but ignored it. When we got to the check out, and it was our turn the person working had a smile on her face. So I asked. “Do you know what the candy fairy is?” She smiled and nodded. Evidently the candy fairy is something she made up for her kids so they could stay healthy in the holiday season. The kids trade half of their candy for any toy they write to her and tell them they want. She then takes half of the kids candy, leaves the toy in their room, and donates the candy to someone else. This fucking lady need to be mom of the year. She lets her kids have all the fun of going out and getting the candy then gives them any toy they want, no matter the price, and give the candy away instead of keeping it for herself.
If that wasn’t enough, she had a gift card, which she didn’t use all of, and left it for our order. It had 20 bucks on it, which for me is a big fucking deal cause money is so tight right now. The lady at the counter said she heard me say I couldn’t afford both bread and milk, so she left it there for me and my friend because we made her smile.
If This all wasn’t more then I could handle, this morning I heard giggling, child laughter outside the door of my apartment. I ignored it, assuming it was pranksters, for the time being, but when I finally went outside thirty minutes later there was candy taped to my door. It left me confused, but every door I could see from my apartment also had one, so I took it. There was a note, which I’m not posting a picture of as it has my apartment number on it. But it read. ‘Me and my children noticed that trick or treating was not aloud in your complex. They said it made them sad, and wished you to have this so you could have a Happy Halloween.’ I rushed back out, looking for them anywhere. I couldn’t go get candy because of personal reasons I don’t want to go into, and wanted to thank them. The only glimpse I saw was a lady… getting in a car with her two kids… dressed as a rainbow…
I think… I believe in the fucking candy fairy now…
Johanna was one of the only characters that I like more after seeing the film. I went in already loving Katniss and Peeta and Effie and Finnick, seeing them on screen was just an added bonus. Jena Malone really brought something else out in Johanna, gave her more depth and added some much needed levity to the situation. A++ work.
Slow And Steady
20” x 30” Oil on Canvas
Part of my “Mechanical Romanticism” Solo Art Exhibition
November 22, 2013