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After she came up to me and said, “I’ve been with my partner for 20 years… We would never get married because he’s on social security income, and because my daughter is disabled I have secondary income from the state to support my daughter. If I got married, both my benefits and his benefits would be reduced because we would become a double income family.”
She was explaining that marriage doesn’t work for poor people, and that it doesn’t work for disabled people. Having really simple examples like hers are important.
A 32-year-old Latina woman was found dead inside her SUV in a convenience store parking lot, where she was trying to get some extra sleep between shifts at her four part-time jobs, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports.
I added the Latina part. I know Maria Fernandes struggle. it is my struggle. it’s probably some of yours too. remember this when folks say working poor don’t work hard enough and that’s why we are poor.
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.
And this why it’s called the prison-industrial complex — it’s an industry, making money by filling prison beds, in this case literally selling kids (let’s take a guess at the racial makeup of those kids, hmmm) directly to prison corporations.
The pipeline starts with cops, harvesting kids not only from the streets but through foster homes, juvenile centers, targeted schools and neighborhoods, then moving along through lawyers, judges (like this fucker in the linked article), politicians, social workers, government bureaucrats, county jails, detention centers, all the way to the prison corporations, probation officers, parole boards, election bureaus (prisoners increase a county’s electoral power). A sprawling complex which has become one of the USA’s big areas of capitalist growth aside from the machinery of war.
And remember, this one dude here got caught, but for every case of corruption that gets exposed, a similar scam is probably in operation through ten or a hundred other people who are getting away with it.
If I ever feel like i’m not having a productive day I just make a point to sit and cry about how grateful i am for burritos like i’m just so happy they exist
Let me fucking tell you something.
This summer, I had Chipotle ONCE. Do you know how much I cried and wined and screamed when I thought I wasn’t going to have ANY Chipotle? I WHINED.
People get mad when they see people whining about “minor” things but I NEEDED THAT CHIPOTLE THAT DAY AT THAT TIME.
SOMETIMES COMFORT IS NECESSARY IN THE FORM OF SPICY FUCKING FOODSTUFFS.
Ppl who complain about that kind of thing are the same ones who go around about how everything is so passé and blah and they’re so unmoved by it all
I’m like, that shit was old in high school and you’re not cool
if i decide that burritos is the meaning of life you’re still just some asshole that thinks you’re too cool to like things ever
p.s. also yeah i hoarded the last of my green tea ice cream and was so grateful it survived the power outages finally eating it was a dang religious experience and anyone who says different can go right to hell tbqh
i love the term “partners” are we dating? are we robbing a bank? do we run a legal firm? are we the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies and are members of an elite squad known as the special victims unit? who knows.
I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.
"I thought that love would conquer all and skin color really didn’t matter. I had to learn the really hard way when they almost killed you."
yo fuck these white moms who be putting their Black kids in danger because they wanna be on some post-hippe everything is love and sunshine bullshit. that’s fucking child endangerment.
I HAVE to say something because don’t blame the mother for teaching their child to be color blind… blame the POLICE.