awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.
awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.
awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.
awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.
awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.
awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.
awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.
awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.
awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.
awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate." — edward o. wilson
"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde." — david attenborough
around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.
these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.

awkwardsituationist:

"the pattern of human population growth in the twentieth century was more bacterial than primate."edward o. wilson

"we are a plague on the earth. it’s coming home to roost over the next fifty years or so. it’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde."david attenborough

around ten thousand years ago, there were maybe five million people on earth. two thousand years ago, there were probably two hundred million. today, there are over seven billion people, and that’s almost a billion more than there were just over a decade ago. in 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas.

these photos were taken by chris hadfield (on tumblr) while commander of the international space station, showing, in order, (click pic) amman, istanbul, brussels, cairo, manila, london, delhi, boston, beijing, and guadalajara.

universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
universalequalityisinevitable:

Dr. James Gilligan on crime, revenge, and punishment, from this video.
madhureddy:

Story of the Papaya Patch…. madhureddy:

Story of the Papaya Patch…. madhureddy:

Story of the Papaya Patch…. madhureddy:

Story of the Papaya Patch…. madhureddy:

Story of the Papaya Patch…. madhureddy:

Story of the Papaya Patch…. madhureddy:

Story of the Papaya Patch…. madhureddy:

Story of the Papaya Patch….

madhureddy:

Story of the Papaya Patch….

genderqueerpositivity:

Kill the belief that we have to earn our worth as people. 

We don’t become people by reaching a certain age, collecting awards, degrees, jobs, money. We are each born as individuals, as people—we have worth simply by being.

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“At $10 an hour you’d have to work 1,250 hours to cover the UW’s $12,500 tuition (more, once you take out taxes). In a 12-week summer, that’s more than 100 hours a week.

What really made me feel ancient is that the 1981 UW student guide shows the Med school charged only $1,029 a year back then. Today: $28,040!

Now, I didn’t go to the UW. But I’m going down Husky memory lane because last week The Seattle Times featured a crop of harried UW students looking rueful and broke. The story said skeptical state legislators often say how “they worked their way through college. And then they ask: Why don’t students do that today?”

Of all our delusions, we old farts cling to this bootstrap one the most. We worked our way up on sweat and chicken grease, we say. Can’t this generation? What’s wrong with them?

What’s wrong is that after we got ours, we cut it off for them.

The reason a summer at KFC could pay for a year of UW med school in 1981 isn’t that we were so hardworking and industrious. It’s that taxpayers back then picked up 90 percent of the tab. We weren’t Horatio Algers. We were socialists.

Today, the public picks up only 30 percent of UW tuition, and dropping.”

Danny Westneat, “Yes, summer job paid tuition back in ’81, but then we got cheap” (via emonydax)

Adding some commentary b/c of a conversation about this on Facebook with a friend of mine who is my parents’ age.

  • My friend says:
     When I was in college (OK so it 40 years ago), a good summer job could earn enough to pay not just the tuition, but also probably pay your room & board too…. Tuition was $410/year.
  • I said:
  • Local community college i used to work at has some historical documents on their website as part of their history project. I once plugged them into an inflation calculator and was SO ANGRY that college now costs 300%+ more than it did before the late 80s/early 90s when it started its relentless creep to today’s cost. I want to finish my BA and I can’t afford to b/c I either need to go MORE into debt or find a job that pays enough to cover $3,681.75 in tuition a quarter, commuting costs and my contribution to the household budget AND is flexible enough to work with a studio based school schedule (meaning long in person classes). That’s 11045.25 in tuition for a 3 quarter year AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE The school calculates a cost of $21,873 a year for 3rd and 4th year students.
  •  For reference the inflation calculator (http://www.westegg.com/inflation/) says:
    What cost $410 in 1972 would cost $2219.41 in 2012.
    Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2012 and 1972, 
    they would cost you $410 and $74.86 respectively 
    www.westegg.com
  •  So i got even more curious and looked up the min wage for 1972 (since that’s 40 years ago) it was 1.60 and you would have to work 256.25 hours to make 410.00 (i don’t know what wage taxes looked like back then so that’s a slightly low estimate). so you’d have to work 20 hours a week for 12.8 weeks (almost exactly the length of most schools’ summer break) to make a year’s tuition at minimum wage.

    Going with the current federal min wage (WA state is higher of course) of 7.25 you’d have to work 1523.48 hours to make 11045.25 that 38.1 weeks of FORTY HOUR work weeks to make a year’s tuition (again this is before taxes so the number is slightly low).

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reblogging b/c of another post i saw today that reminded me.

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