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controversial opinion that shouldn’t be controversial:

ceos of corporations who willingly let people die, along with anyone else involved in the process, should be jailed, not fined.

a preventable industrial disaster that kills workers while the company is aware of the possible damage beforehand should result in prison.

that is murder, plain and simple. a cost-benefit analysis calculating murder. a crime against humanity.

there’s no reason someone stealing food should be jailed while a wealthy individual knowingly killing people is let off the hook with a fine that hardly affects profits at all.

  • online millennial: did you see that clapback Denny's did on tumblr today?
  • other online millennial: yes, but corporate social media accounts are simply illusions that corporations are people when the reality is that they are still greedy capitalists who do not care about the safety of the common people. denny's, in particular, has been faced with multiple discrimination controversies.
  • both online millennial, in unison: today we will not eat at Denny

Just want to remind everyone that EA does not deserve praise for this. For one, this is not listening to consumers, it’s highly likely they’re getting pressure from Disney and other places.

Also, they are NOT removing microtransactions. They’re turning them off, temporarily. If I had to guess, they’ll put them back in once the shitstorm dies down. Maybe, BIG MAYBE, they’ll rework the system to make it less scummy.

EA still doesn’t deserve your money. They decided to not be scumbags right now, but will be scumbags at some later time.

Addendum: If you feel the need to play devil’s advocate for a massive corporation or feel like people are entitled babies because they want a product that doesn’t blatantly exploit people, feel free to just block me.

My god this is the cyberpunk dystopia the 80s warned us of

Cities so tight on security there are cameras everywhere. Police killing people indiscriminately for their own joy. Giant walls being build across vast deserts. The rich living in their towers of glass. The poor on the streets with nothing. Internet in glasses. Corporate powers rule the White House. Wild roving gangs killing the “outsiders” Legit resistence networks run by punks. Religious groups have their own police forces. The net is being pressured to exclude the poor. Both fictional and literal representations of America are fash. Marketing brands are quite literally called “OBEY”. Corporate interests literally cut across sacred lands and pollute and destroy everything they touch. Hackers have become freedom fighters. Masked “anonymous” groups attempt to rip out criminals yet become the enemy of the state. Marketing is big bright and neon and meant to move your attention somewhere profitable The government said “fuck the planet” and now green energy is looked down on and discouraged. Corporations are treated as people. Weapons have more rights than citizens.

me: corporations have never, do not currently, and never will care about the rights of lgbt people. corporations promote social trends of acceptance that will fatten their bank account and promote their image.
me, when i see gay couples in a commercial: :o 💕💕💕

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Runner AU

I’m so excited to finally get to share this AU with you guys!!

This au all happens in a world where the governtment is super corrupted. Everything is controlled by the most powerful corporations and the richest of people. Got money, then you have the power. 

Technology is rather advanced and nearly all info is stored as data. However, it’s nearly impossible for rebels to hack into the systems and gather information and proof to fight the system. That’s why there is runners. Runners use parkour to get all over the city, fast and unnoticed, and break into corporations to personally get to the data and information that can help the rebellion. 

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transcript of the speech i gave at Vassar’s black baccalaureate service

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, and the Vassar class of 2017.
Just saying that aloud made me feel old. Class of 2017? Most of y'all were born after dark-skinned Aunt Viv left the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. That’s wild.

I want to first thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a special moment in your lives. I am honored, privileged, and a bit in disbelief that you asked me of all people to give this address. I try not to have feelings, and I’m going to do my best not to cry today, but no promises.

I’m here to stand in the gap between you and your parents and guardians and any other elders in your lives that you stopped listening to because you thought they were wack and out of touch. I remember being in your shoes not TOO long ago, and it is my fervent prayer that something that I say here today will help you avoid some of the mess I went through.
To be honest I’m a little nervous, but I figured there was no way could this be worse than when Betsy DeVos went down to Bethune-Cookman, so let’s get started.

As you transition to life after Vassar the changes will be both inevitable and swift, so I’d like to begin by giving you some well-intentioned advice and warning you about the continued process of becoming an adult.

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How to End Crony Capitalism

The largest corporations and richest people in America – who donated billions of dollars to Republican candidates the House and Senate in the 2106 election – appear on the way to getting what they paid for: a giant tax cut.

The New York Times reports that business groups are meeting frequently with key Republicans in order to shape the tax bill, whose details remain secret. 

Speed and secrecy are critical. The quicker Republicans get this done, and without hearings, the less likely will the rest of the country discover how much it will cost in foregone Medicaid and Medicare or ballooning budget deficits.

Donald Trump has been trashing democratic institutions – the independence of the press, judges who disagree with him, uncooperative legislators – while raking in money off his presidency. But don’t lose sight of the larger attack on our democracy that was underway even before Trump was elected: A flood of big money into politics.  

Lest you conclude it’s only Republicans who have been pocketing big bucks in exchange for political favors, consider what Big Tech – the industry that’s mostly bankrolled Democrats – is up to. 

It’s mobilizing an army of lobbyists and lawyers – including senior advisors to Hillary Clinton’s campaign – to help scuttle a proposed law requiring Google, Facebook, and other major Internet companies to disclose who is purchasing their online political advertising.

After revelations that Russian-linked operatives bought deceptive ads in the run-up to the 2016 election, you’d think this would be a no-brainer. But never underestimate the power of big money, whichever side of the aisle it’s aimed at. 

Often, it’s both sides. Last week The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” reported that Big Pharma contributed close to $1.5 million to Democrats as well as Republicans in order to secure enactment of the so-called “Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.”

This shameful law weakened the Drug Enforcement Authority’s power to stop prescription opioids from being shipped to pharmacies and doctors suspected of taking bribes to distribute them – a major cause of the opioid crisis. Last year, Americans got 236 million opioid prescriptions, the equivalent of one bottle for every adult.

Overwhelming majorities of House and Senate Democrats voted for the bill, as well as Republicans, and President Obama signed it into law.

There you have it, folks. Big money is buying giant tax cuts, allowing Russia to interfere in future elections, and killing Americans. That’s just the tip of the corrupt iceberg that’s sinking our democracy. 

Republicans may be taking more big money, but both parties have been raking it in. 

Average Americans know exactly what’s going on. 

I just returned from several days in Kentucky and Tennessee, both of which voted overwhelmingly for Trump.

A number of Trump voters told me they voted for him because they wanted someone who’d shake up Washington, drain the swamp, and get rid of crony capitalism. They saw Hillary Clinton as part of the problem.

These people aren’t white nationalists. They’re decent folks who just want a government that’s not of, by, and for the moneyed interests. 

Many are now suffering buyer’s remorse. They recognize Trump has sold his administration to corporate lobbyists and Wall Street. “He conned us,” was the most polite response I heard.

The big money that’s taken over American politics in recent years has created the biggest political backlash in postwar American history – inside both parties.

It’s splitting the Republican Party between its large corporate patrons and a base that detests big corporations and Wall Street.

Trump is trying to straddle both by pretending he’s a champion of the working class while pushing for giant tax cuts. But if my free-floating focus group in Kentucky and Tennessee is any indication, the base is starting to see through it.

Which you might think creates a huge opportunity for Democrats heading into the 2018 midterms and the presidential election of 2020.

Think again. Much of the official Democratic Party is still in denial, continuing to debate whether it should be on the proverbial “left” or move to the “middle.”

But when it comes to getting big money out of politics and ending crony capitalism, there’s no right or left, and certainly no middle. There’s just democracy or oligarchy.

Democrats should be fighting for commonsense steps to reclaim our democracy from the moneyed interests – public financing of elections, full disclosure of all sources of political funding, an end to revolving door between government and business, and attempts to reverse the bonkers Supreme Court decision “Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission.”

For that matter, Republicans should be fighting for these, too.

Heres’a wild idea. What if the anti-establishment wings of both parties came together in a pro-democracy coalition to get big money out of politics? 

Then it might actually happen.  

my gay conspiracy theory: the rise of all these “unicorn” themed products is because corporations know people love rainbows but companies are secretly terrified of the rainbow = gay connotation and by rebranding what is v much a gay+sparkly rainbow product with “unicorn” or “magical” they lure in The Straights and the Gays

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“To Hell With Us” – Records of Misconduct Found Inside Pa. Drinking Water Investigations
“I think the state is in bed with the gas companies. My husband calls them DGP – Department of Gas Protection – because that’s what they’re about. To hell with us.”

When a government places corporations above people. People get sick and their lives get shattered corporations walk away unscathed. These are the same companies about to drill rivers that feed into NYC’s drinking water sources.

‘Developing’ countries are still 'developing’ because they are exploited by multinational corporations from rich 'developed’ countries.

Globalized capitalism paints a gruesome picture of the appalling, deadly practices these corporations engage in to use cheap labor and suppress any opposition through force.

The outsourcing of jobs from developed countries occurred when workers won their rights: protection from unsafe working conditions and products, a guaranteed wage, abolition of child labor, et cetera.

The fact that multinational corporations outsourced jobs to vulnerable developing countries where they can neglect basic human rights proves that capitalism is built on the backs of the poor, who suffer and starve despite resources being abundant.

Neoliberalism has identified exploited countries as 'developing’ to shift the blame and promote a disastrous agenda.

Arguments defending this exploitation usually are along the lines of “well, you can’t expect corporations to protect these people, it’s always the government who is at fault”. Those arguments prove that neoliberals have succeeded in their agenda.

Globalization, under capitalism, has not created a world government, but rather a connection between the ruling class worldwide, allowing for legal agreements that promote their interests above all.

Capitalism kills millions, regularly. Globalization has not only made that easier, it has legalized and normalized it.

The Arrangement (pt 2)

A/N: it’s been forever since I updated this and I’ve been meaning to for so long. I just recently reblogged part 1 and it’s also linked down below so read it there! Hope y’all like this. Request for part 3~


Perhaps this was how your life was meant to be, and maybe it wasn’t as bad as you thought. You parents no longer monitored everything you did and nagged you like before. You practically had the entire house to yourself because you rarely saw your husband in the first place. You got quite far in your career because work became your one and only priority. Therefore, you were quite respected in the corporate world. People knew you were not one to be messed with. Who would have thought you were nothing but helpless in your marriage though?

However, you longed for more.You wanted someone to come home to. You wanted a little you running around the big house to fill the empty space. And more importantly, you wanted the love of a husband. You wanted a family. Was that so wrong? 


You found it hard to believe that your parents believed that you were in a happy marriage. They were always meddling in your business, but they didn’t realize that you and Jimin weren’t leading the life you said you were. But as long as they were happy, you could stay in the marriage. 

Jimin felt the same too. He owed a lot to his parents. Especially since they weren’t related to him by blood anyways. Jimin’s biological parents passed away when he was just four years old. He was fortunate enough to get adopted into a wonderful family a few months later, not to mention a rather rich family. As he grew up, he was groomed to become the heir to the Park family, but he was also showered with love from his parents. So when the marriage came up, he could do nothing but say yes. 

It’s not like he was in love with anyone else to really oppose the marriage in the first place. In fact, he was known to be quite the player. So when he found out he was getting married, he was angry, to say the least. But he would do anything to keep his parents happy, even if it meant he was in a miserable marriage. 

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Sneak Pt. 2 [M]

Summary: Power and seduction are a lethal mix, especially when you work at one of the world’s most powerful corporations. But be careful, because someone is always watching. 

Pairing: Namjoon x Reader

Genre: ceo!namjoon, dom/sub themes, smut, angst

Word Count: 7,253

A/N: this is unedited. I can’t look at it any longer as this took me 2 weeks to write. If there any mistakes, please let me know haha

Originally posted by jackjacky5

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You run your fingertips along the tender parts of your neck. A knot had formed under your skin weeks ago. You really needed to get that checked out, but you also really needed to meet your deadline. At this point your work was more important than your health. There was a lot riding on this project, a possible entire rebranding of one of the most powerful companies in the world. And you were the one responsible.

There were times when you were in the middle of a long stretch of work when the night on his desk would flash through your mind. You would think about the wood pressed against your back in the middle of analyzing sales figures for the past 10 years. You could feel his breath on your throat in the middle of sending one of board members a strongly worded e-mail.

You hated how every touch was imprinted in the back of your brain. The asshole in Armani was in your head every time you closed your eyes. Your body started to tingle every time you passed by his office, knowing that maple desk was on the other side of it’s walls.

You hated it.

You hadn’t seen him since that night. He was conveniently shipped out overseas to check on some of the international branches of the corporation he inherited. You were glad, for the most part. It gave you time to detach yourself from that night and bury yourself in your work. Hoping that by the time he came back to the office you wouldn’t want to shove him against a wall and repeat the night on the desk.

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What I find hilarious about Libertarians

This chap goes on a sexist rant and Google…a private company…..fires him for violating their private standards that he willingly signed to work at a private company.  Isn’t that exactly what Libertarians want, a private company enforcing their own standards?  The goverment didn’t arrest him, the letter wasn’t removed from the public, he is still going out and shilling this pseudo science without legal reprecutions, this was handled entirely by a private corporation and they are getting all pissy.  Like what do they want, that the goverment come in and force corporations not to fire people who violate their terms of employment?  


Its almost like…libertarianism is an inherently contradictory ideology…almost 

If you’re going to hate the Rick and Morty fandom, do it properly.

I feel like I should clarify something I mentioned earlier:

Yes, you should be kind to the McDonald’s employees who can’t really help but do what they’re told and can’t materialize sauce for the masses. Although some of them did steal the sauce for themselves and then lie about it.

No, I don’t think it’s unwarranted that people were upset. McDonald’s pulled some crap and deserve a law suit.

I don’t know if we blame individual managers or corporate, but making hundreds of people wait outside without telling them there were only enough sauce packets for 20 of them is crap and someone needs to pay for that poor decision.

And lastly, no I don’t see a huge problem with this fandom as a whole, I think the majority of the fans are nothing like the few messed up people that get blown up in viral media. The guy jumping up on the counter and screaming about Szechuan sauce wasn’t even a Rick and Morty fan. He was  mocking them in a vein attempt at humor for his video. Everyone’s favorite copypasta “you have to have a big IQ to be a Rick and Morty fan” was never once embraced by the fandom, it was always meant to mock fans from the get go. I’ve never seen a fan make a claim like that and I’m in the tags constantly looking for content for this side blog. I see the good and bad and the ugly side of this fandom every day.

If you want one thing to really hate the Rick and Morty fandom for, I’ll hand it to you on a silver platter, because I hate it too. We have way to freaking much fan art of a 14 year old boy sexing his grandpa and it’s gross. If you really wanna generalize the whole fandom it’s tough, because it’s so big it crosses all kinds of cultural and age boarders, and yes, even IQ. We have geeks who love theories and sci fi, dude bros who think they’re so tough and rude like Rick, Fedora wearers who think they’re so smart, and a crap ton of normies who just love to laugh, but even so– There’s way to damn much incest porn. There’s where you start. That’s a freebee.