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The COSCO Development is the largest container vessel in history to call port on the Eastern Coast of the US.

She measures a hair over 1,200 feet long (that’s eight times the height of the Statue of Liberty) and nearly 200 feet wide.

She has a capacity of about 13,000 standard sized containers. The high-end of average for a container vessel is 9,000 containers.

For a sense of scale, that bridge is the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah, GA, and allows a navigational clearance (boat room underneath) of around 180ft.

If this ain’t wild get out of my face.

Every Minimum Wage Argument DEBUNKED

“Just get a job, and stop being lazy”

since 2000 90% of the jobs being created have been part-time jobs. last month over 22,000 people applied to walmart, and only 600 got a job. And to be considered unemployed you have to be actively looking for a job. so 7% of americans are actively looking for a job. People are trying, there just aren’t any jobs out there.

“just get an education”

over 280,000 americans with four year degrees are working minimum wage jobs. over 30,000 americans with 6 year degrees are working minimum wage jobs. 50% of college graduates end up unemployed. the average college graduate has about 30,000 dollars in debt. So why yes, education can be great for some, it’s defiantly not a solution for all.

“If we raise minimum wage Inflation will just go up, and everyone will still be poor”

Between 1950-1970 when the average real wage of this country was $9.06 the inflation rate was only 2,3%! that was one of our highest real wage time periods, combined with one of our lowest inflation rate. Secondly labor is only a part of cost, so things would not increase proportionally. More likely, if wages doubled, prices would increase by like 5-30%. And to use two examples, If mcdonlads doubled every employees wages to MAINTAIN THE SAME PROFIT as they are now, the big mac would only increase by 42 cents. If Wal-mart doubled it’s wage to MAINTAIN THE SAME PROFIT, the average cost to the consumer would only increase by 12.43 cents A YEAR! So yes prices would go up, but wages would go up a lot higher. Also with more money in the economy more people will be bale to spend and buy more. this means more inventory and product will be moved, which means business could make more money. “Raising the minimum wage is a great way to boost consumer demand because every additional dollar that goes into the hands of a low-income worker is very likely to be spent, thus spurring business sales and economic growth.” (David Bolotsky is founder and CEO of UncommonGoods) so everyone wins!

“people are just lazy”

Most of the people i know have to work 2-3 minimum wage jobs just get to by. that’s 60-70 hours a week! that’s not lazy. also productivity has gone up while wages have not!“raise minimum wage will hurt the economy”

as i’ve stated above it’ll actually help the economy. the center for economic policy and research did a report about why raising minimum wage doesn’t effect unemployment. it is also illustrated by this graph, that shows as minimum wage goes down, unemployment goes up.Then some other good reasons to raise it. One, it’ll decrease the deficit. Less people will have to be on welfare and food stamps.“It’s a perverse incentive program. A corner business or giant retailer like Costco that pays a starting wage of $11.50 an hour gets no government subsidy while a store across the street paying the federal minimum wage of $7.25 is actually getting a government handout because it pays a substandard wage. This does not make economic sense.”( David Bolotsky) Two, people will be able to feed their family. Three, it helps the wage cap and makes it possible for every american can achieve the american dream. So basically there is no question we should raise the minimum wage. or at least put in a mandatory incentive program, such as after 6 months you get a two dollars raise. and in another 6 months you’ll get another 2 dollars raise.

I want so much more adventure zone merch. if only it was more popular

T-shirts

-Abraca-fuck you

-Fantasy cosco

-Fantasy Gatchapon 

-The whole taako rant on a shirt

-Steven

-the many bullshit spells that merle and taako did

-Void fish

-the flaming poisionious sword of doom

Other things

-Plush of steven

-Plush of void fish

-taz spell cards. one that just says “punch” and its for magnus 

-posters of each arc

kilometeors  asked:

Magnus has Steven, who is a 'goldfish' as far as the RA is concerned. Steven is actually a golden retriever who was abandoned in a box at the back of the Cosco. He's a scruffy pup with half an ear and some scars + he loves Magnus

RA Avi overlooks it because he sees how happy it makes Magnus and how much he loves the pup.

Also: Magnus training a service dog for Merle.

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Look….it’s not always about food but I have been hungry lately.

I had to do a bit of fasting yesterday/this morning for some blood work. I decided a Cosco hotdog was the best breakfast after being poked a bunch of times. *no I didn’t cry but for reals, lady poked me four times!

I also left this morning (stupid early to get into the lab/still waited for over an hr for my number to be called) it had been raining when I left. I threw on shorts because anything over zero becomes summer weather here. I came out after giving away all my blood to snow…big fluffy white, slushy, wet, heavy snow.

So since we are going to be snowed in all weekend, I decided to go out and get treats to bulk up with….the snow may have already melted but I am ready for it, for next time….

(top left : bread pudding, top right : raspberry swirl brownie, bottom left : chocolate brownie, bottom right : peanut butter brownie)

“I called some paintings perspectives but I’m not interested in perspective; I called some butterflies but I don’t think they are butterflies; I call my sculptures masks but they are not masks.” —Mark Grotjahn The artist was born on this day, May 2, in Pasadena, CA. 
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Image: “Mark Grotjahn: Pink Cosco”, installation view at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London. Artworks © Mark Grotjahn Photo by Mike Bruce.

megan-hufflepuff  asked:

22 to 32 💕

22. What were you like when you were a kid?

I was a spoiled ass little bitch who was somehow liked by her peers in elementary school despite my dumbass behavior and inability to be a good person.

like I straight up wrote a chick a note saying i didn’t wanna be friends with her anymore bc i was too much of a coward to say it to her face

23. What would your dream house be like?

Fuck, I haven’t actually thought about this a lot. But I think it would be a two story antique style home kept up with modern technology in a small town just small enough where everyone knows each other, yet large enough that there’s known stores (Publix, Target, Walmart, Cosco, etc.) in the vicinity.

24. What last made you laugh?

It was either a vine compilation for a Markiplier video with Jack, Bob, and Wade.

25. What is your favorite word?

Motherfucking snuffle

26. What is your least favorite word?

Moist.

27. What turns you on?

Teasing, biting, kissing, giving/receiving hickies 

28. What turns you off?

DDLG (Daddy Dom, Little Girl), dicks 99.99% of the time

29. What is your star sign?

Aquarius :3

30. What are your favorite books?

The Divide by Elizabeth Kay, The Series of Unfortunate Events by L.S., and Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (I think)

31. Do you have any siblings?

Yup one’s 22 and the other is 26 on June 8th. Both guys!

32. Do you like to dance?

I like to attempt to dance and I don’t hate it but i don’t like to dance in front of people bc i’m embarrassed…

I think Michael Rosenbaum’s make-up is one of the bigger challenges, because he has a full head of hair.  We shave that all off – every time he comes in, razor and comb – the whole deal.  When we’ve shaved it all off, he has this shadow on his head, so we spend a lot of time removing those colors, and there are certain techniques involved in that, so the full make-up takes an hour and a half.  For Tom, he has to play a 19 year old, so we have a few tricks to help youth-ify him.”
Youth-ify?  How does that Work?

Well, for guys, if you can get rid of their beard shadow, then that tends to make them look younger.  There’s a make-up that we use, it’s got a kind of an orange undertone and it blocks the blue of the man’s beard, so we use that, just [to] get that type of perfect skin that signifies youth.  Tom’s great, he has this way of getting that youthful twinkle in his eyes, so he does lots of work – we don’t really do much to him.
 - Make-Up Head of Department, Natalie Cosco,
   Smallville Magazine Sep/Oct 2007