There is no glory in hunting for sport. There is so much wrong with being proud of murder, advertising it.
I had a weird dream and i spent the last night analyzing it and i want to share it because i feel its kinda important.
So basically the dream starts out with me and my little sister seeing a HUGE fire in front of a Walmart ( or some kind of big store like that). The fire was just one big circle and it was all cars on fire. All the same model and stuff, though I don’t know my cars. It seemed to be an SUV or some sort. After we watched the fire die down, we went into walmart. Typical walking around shopping stuff, then some man, he looked like a junkie, said “I want all the money, i will take my gun out in 5 minutes if you don’t do it" everyone ignored him but my sister and i knew better. We walked around avoiding him but at the same time keeping tabs on him. This walmart was pretty small eventually he walks up to my sister while i wasn’t looking and walked to the register with her as a hostage. I take the first thing I see, which was mop and run to them. He jumps over the counter and is pointing the gun in the cashiers face. I hit him on his face then try to take the gun from him. I’m turning the gun to face him but at the same time he’s squeezing the trigger and shots are being fired but for some reason everyone, other than the cashier is super calm. I eventually get the gun and point it at him and said "Get the fuck over here and on the ground or I swear I’ll shoot the shit out of you" He complies with no words and does what I asked. My sister calls, what I thought was the cops. Moments later, My co-workers at my shop are all inside stoked and shocked about what happened. Eventually one of my managers ( we’ll call him john) says "Lets give fro a toast for catching this motherfu-" before he finished someone interrupted and the cops come in handle the guy and leaves. Eventually everyone leaves without acknowledging me, and then I wake up.
So I’m going to just begin with what sticks out to me.
I feel this represents my current living situation. I don’t live in safe neighborhood for the most part. The fact that everyone ignored him and but me and my sister is kind of how the attitude of living in the bronx is. You kinda of just accept the fact that its a dangerous area. My sister and I are always talking about moving because we refuse to make that a norm for us.
I feel this represents the asphyxiation of danger. No matter how hard you to avoid it, it will always going to creep up on you some how, some way. No matter how safe a place can be, danger is always around the corner waiting for you to lose focus.
I feel this kind of goes back to my first point of people being used to danger. I also think this is a direct thing about me. Whenever I try to solve or help someone, I always put someone in danger, NOT REAL danger but I’ll either upset them, make them see me in a different light, or they’ll stop talking to me. I feel that the fact the shots fired show that it may not DIRECTLY hurt someone, but the fact the shots were fired, they could have ricocheted and hurt someone ya know?
This for sure is a critique on how i handle things. Sometimes I feel I handle things very well and other times i feel like i can be very irrational, that goes without saying that this is completely subjective. If you see how I react in the dream, you’ll probably say well, that seems pretty logical, but with all things there are opposite views. Maybe someone would see that as risky because of how i spoke to the thief, whose to say he didn’t have another weapon, ya know?
This rings out to me the most and its the most saddening one. This represents me at my job. Since I’m new, I don’t really get the respect that everyone else has. Respect is earned, I’m aware but its still a little shitty. There are times in the shop that I get teased because I’m not manly enough or not bulky enough. I don’t call women bitches. I do in fact sleep around but they don’t believe me when I say that because how could a small guy like me get any kind of action? So the one time I do something where it could be considered manly or tough, my praise gets interrupted and everyone just leaves short after. There times in my shop that I would do something and someone would be impressed but another person would chime in and completely take my shine away. Putting me back where I started.
pretty cool for the most part~
i bet he black
“Forty percent of Americans now make less than the 1968 minimum wage, according to a recent study out from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). Had the minimum wage kept pace with gains in the country’s productivity since 1968, it would be $16.54 an hour today, as opposed to the current level of $7.25 per hour. That is higher than the hourly wages earned by 40 percent of men and half of women. Study authors Dean Baker and Will Kimball elaborate:
The purchasing power of the minimum wage peaked in the late 1960s at $9.22 an hour in 2012 dollars. That is almost two dollars above the current level of $7.25 an hour. Most of the efforts to raise the minimum wage focus on restoring its purchasing power to its late 1960s level, setting a target of around $10 an hour for 2015 or 2016, when inflation will have brought this sum closer to its previous peak in 2012 dollars
….the minimum wage generally was increased in step with productivity over these years [1947-1969]…This link between productivity and the minimum wage ended with the 1970s. During that decade the minimum wage roughly kept pace with inflation, meaning that its purchasing power changed little over the course of the decade. The real value of the minimum then fell sharply in the 1980s as we went most of the decade without any increase in the nominal value of the wage, allowing it to be eroded by inflation. Since the early 1990s the real value of the minimum wage has roughly stayed constant, which means that it has further fallen behind productivity growth.
Had minimum wage kept up with economic productivity, the living standards of millions of workers who are currently paid at or near the minimum wage would be greatly improved. Instead, middle class Americans and those hovering closer to the poverty line are more acutely feeling the pinch of the country’s economic struggles.
President Obama’s call for an increase to the federal minimum wage in his State of the Union address is one step toward alleviating this pressure. Sen. Tom Harkin, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), senior Democrat on the committee, have been working together on legislation to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and provide for automatic future increases based on changes in the cost of living.
"The two of us have a long track record of working together on this issue in Congress, and we have been working together again this year on our own new legislative proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10," Sen. Harkin and Rep. Miller said in a joint statement last month. “Our proposal would ensure that minimum wage workers, often in difficult and dangerous jobs, will not fall into poverty.”
Raising the minimum wage is a necessary step in the effort to grow our economy and strengthen middle class. It is long overdue.”
I love my best friend, but its so difficult for my head to wrap around the fact that he’s super Conservative and I’m super Liberal ( i guess thats the word? idk)
but yeah its scary.
What wage gap
wow i can’t believe it’s been 50 years of equal pay god bless america
Its funny, the only people complaining about minimum wage being raised are:
whats the matter?
threatened that someone may ACTUALLY live off minimum wage if this pulls through?
This is the most self centered, narcissistic generation that has ever graced the world.
This is NOT ABOUT YOU.
It’s about people starving on the fucking streets, this is the severity of how shitty things have become, this is about people working 3 jobs to pay rent and feed their children.
back then 7.50 was more than enough money to live off from because back things things were cheaper. Gas, housing, food, transportation.
Now that things are getting more expensive don’t you think the minimum wage should be raised?
Its about human rights and about caring for your neighbor.
Why do we feel the constant need to look into our neighbors bowls to see if we have more than them and then complain when we don’t?
To me it seems that people don’t actually care about the money and they care more about the validity of their shitty 9-5.
Just face it, new times are among us.
College is getting expensive because its the new economic bubble.
most college students do not have the time to work a decent full time and are stuck with a shitty job to pay off the debt.
I think its a great idea for minimum wage to be raised.
But all i hear is people complaining IMMA QUIT MY JOB IF THAT’S THE CASE AND WORK AT MCDONALDS. It just sickens me to my stomach that people want validity for working 9-5 at a fucking movie theater because they make 14/hr.
Everything has a cause and an effect.
stop acting like crabs in a barrel and realize this can greatly improve the living of many people and stimulate the economy with more jobs.
We live on the planet together.
Lets start start giving a shit about one another or we might as well die together.
When I visit my friend, I have to get her a boyfriend.
I will be the best friend ever