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Great #quote from a great author. #animalfarm #1984

Great #quote from a great author. #animalfarm #1984

— 3 hours ago
#quote  #1984  #animalfarm 
addictinginfo:

Unfortunately, industry leaders create the standard. Businesses like this show that it IS possible to do it differently — every time you spend money, you’re casting an economic vote. Remember that.
h/t Jobs With Justice

Exactly. This place will attract better employees, produce a better product, and will (in time) make more money than the local (disgusting) minimum wage burger joint.  All because of smart, thoughtful owners.  The free market works.  Libertarians and Liberals agree.  What a great day!

addictinginfo:

Unfortunately, industry leaders create the standard. Businesses like this show that it IS possible to do it differently — every time you spend money, you’re casting an economic vote. Remember that.

h/t Jobs With Justice

Exactly. This place will attract better employees, produce a better product, and will (in time) make more money than the local (disgusting) minimum wage burger joint. All because of smart, thoughtful owners.
The free market works.
Libertarians and Liberals agree.
What a great day!

— 7 hours ago with 2 notes
#politics 
"There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book."
Josh Jameson (via observando)

(via wilde4words)

— 2 days ago with 1774 notes
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"The fact that war is the word we use for almost everything—on terrorism, drugs, even poverty—has certainly helped to desensitize us to its invocation; if we wage wars on everything, how bad can they be?"
Glenn Greenwald (via moralanarchism)

(via hipsterlibertarian)

— 2 days ago with 451 notes
#quotes 
These Two Were Made For Each Other

There are two stories I stumbled across on social media in the last few weeks and both are great examples in boxing match of who can practice more hypocrisy.

First, in the “right” corner, we have the tens of thousands of Christians who threatened to or did, in fact, pull their funding from World Vision International, one of the largest Christian-based organizations for feeding children around the world.  In March, the World Vision board decided to recognize the same-sex marriages of its employees.  Within 48 hours so many donors had called or E-mailed to pull their funding that the organization reversed its decision (yet is still recognizing divorced couples).  As a free-market, Libertarian I agree that everyone has the right to pull funding from things they do not support.  As a redeemed believer of the “words in red,” I completely disagree with removing support for a direct command of Jesus because of an issue the Gospels failed to mention.  

“I’m not going to feed the poor because homosexuals might feed the poor, too”… How very “Christian” of you.

Then, in the “left” corner, we have Oni Press, a comic book publisher out of Oregon.  They wrote a letter to ULine office supply company stating that they even though they have had a “prosperous… relationship with ULine” they were going to sever “all ties with ULine” because of ULine’s CEO helps fund a political action committee called Family-PAC that is trying to block the passage of the Marriage Equity Act.  So, in summation, even though ULines has done good work for Oni Press for years and Oni Press has no idea where their ULine account manager, warehouse manager, and other support staff that depend (in part) on Oni’s business for their jobs stand on this political issue, they are going to punish everyone for the personal beliefs of the ULine CEO.  As a free-market, Libertarian I agree that everyone has the right to pull funding from things they do not support. As a person who thinks only looking at one side of an issue is about as smart as only looking one way when crossing the street, I completely disagree with punishing many for a disagreement with one person.

“I do not like your boss’s boss’s boss’s political views so therefore I am going to hurt you”…  How very “tolerant” of you.

These two groups deserve each other because they do not care who they hurt in the name of something that is supposed to be about love.

— 2 days ago
#politics 
"People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like “be realistic”."
Dylan Moran (via tyleroakley)

(Source: mylittlebookofquotes, via tiggergobounce)

— 3 days ago with 44095 notes
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"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking. Because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. Believe in yourself."
— 4 days ago with 4 notes
#quotes