Just a pleasant reminder that when you vote on legal matters such as gay marriage, abortion, prostitution, and marijuana usage they are not asking if you believe its right, they are asking if you respect others enough to let everyone make their own choices and mistakes.
“Whenever you think, ‘I’m a waste of space and I’m a burden’, that also describes the Grand Canyon. ‘Oh, but I owe people a lot of money and everybody hates me’ - hello, Europe! ‘Oh, but I killed someone!’ So have firecrackers and onion rings, who gives a shit? ‘Oh, but I’ve done some other horrible, unforgivable thing’ - there’s six billion of us, Google it. Somebody has done exactly what you’ve done, and they’re currently on a book tour. You’re never alone.”—Maria Bamford (via huffpostcomedy)
“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”—
As it happens, there have been elections in all the three countries in June, and it is useful to study the circumstances surrounding those elections and the West’s reactions to those elections. -Farhang Jahanpour