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Vince Copeland, co-founder of Workers World Party, speaks at an organizing meeting in Chicago in the early 1980s.

Former steelworker, brilliant orator and writer, and founding editor of Workers World newspaper. When he was fired from Bethlehem Steel’s Lackawanna plant, then the biggest U.S. steel mill, during the Cold War witch-hunt, 18,000 workers walked out in support of him.

Via Jeff Sarles

Working-class and ethnic subcommunities evolved around mutual aid in finding jobs, surviving tough times, and pooling money for recreation. Immigrants founded lodges to provide material aid and foster cooperation. Laborers formed funeral aid societies and death or sick benefit associations; they held balls and picnics to raise money for injured workers, widows, or orphans, and took collections at the mills or plant gates nearly every payday. Recipients showed the same lack of embarrassment about accepting such help as did colonial families. Reformer Margaret Byington, observing working-class life at the end of the nineteenth century, noted that a gift of money to a fellow worker who was ill or simply down on his luck was “accepted very simply, almost as a matter of course.” Among the iron- and steel-workers of Pittsburgh, “Innumerable acts of benevolence passed between the residents of the rows and tenements, rarely remarked upon except for their absence.” Some workers’ cultures revolved around religious institutions, some around cooperative societies or militant unionism—but all extended beyond the family. Indeed, historian Michael Katz has found that in parts of early-twentieth-century Philadelphia, “Neighbors seemed more reliable and willing to help one another than did kin.”
—  The Way We Never Were: American Families And The Nostalgia Trap
Stephanie Coontz

Contained within is a list of career path choices for each Zodiac sign.  This list pertains to having the zodiac sign on the 10th house cusp (midheaven) of your birth chart.  These can also work for overall sign dominance in a chart.  Your 2nd house cusp sign can also show areas where you can gain income with these signs for alternate possibilities.



Careers involving the military, protecting and serving
military, soldier. defense department, security
law enforcement, firefighter, emergency medical technician

Careers centering around sports and athletics
sports, competitive sports, coaching, training
athletic director

Careers involving physical force
industrial, construction, factory work, hunting, general labor

Careers involving working with metals
weapon making including design, manufacturing and testing,
engineering, mechanic, butcher (knives), steel worker,
iron worker, machinist, millwright, sheet-metal, welding,
boilermaker

Careers that involve initiative
Generally competitive careers, pioneering careers, business owner, sales



Careers that involve art and creativity
painting, drawing, sculpting, creative writing
advertising design, typographer, book and magazine layout coordinator
website design, blog design, prop design (for plays)
working with stage design, set director, urban planner, architect
floral design, florist, art therapist, glass blowing, mosaics, tattoo artist
working in art gallery or being an art dealer, art auctioneer, art professor
interior decoration

Careers that involve visual arts
digital design, animation, 3d modeler, video game design, special effects design
photographer, nature photographer, aerial photographer, wedding photographer

Careers that working with fashion
designing clothes, Jeweler, hair stylist, make up or modeling
buying and selling clothes, jewels, wigs, manacurest

Careers and jobs that involve working with music
dance, singing, opera, music composition
buying, selling, distributing music

Careers dealing with finance and money
banking, loan officer, title officer
administration, accounting

Careers working with sensual pleasure goods
clothes, shoes, seating, bedding, luxuries, perfumes
buying, selling, auctioning, or trading these goods

Careers involving home and gardening
landscape design, grounds keeping, gardening, green houses, flower shops, planet nurseries
interior design, home renovation, home design

Careers involving working with food
chef, pastry chef, pastry design, cupcake designer, restaurant management



Careers involving communication
Mass media, journalism, broadcasting,
radio, TV, telecommunications, announcing
sales, advertising, marketing, public relations,
teaching, acting, stenography
diplomats, politics, advisers

Career involving writing
writing, editing, blogging
copy-writing, secretary work

Career involving language
linguist, speaking, interpreting

Careers involving short distance travel, delivery and transportation
truck driver, cab driver, bus driver
post office, post man, courier



Dealing with the general public and nurturing others
social work , occupational therapist, Human resources, CEO, directors
careers involving medical nurturing at the forefront
being a nurse, therapist, hospital worker or doctor

Working with children, child care, teaching, preschool
nurturing children and taking care of them through pediatrics, babysitter or nanny

Careers with women in mind or feminine products or hygiene
being a midwife, OBGYN, working with and protecting abused women

Career dealing with water or working in a water environment
maritime industry, oceanographer
buying and selling boats, repairing boats, working on a dock, fishing
being in the navy, working in marine or navy engineering

Dealing with cooking and food
like a chef, short order cook, or working in a restaurant in general
catering and setting up social food engagements
working with baking or pastry design
may like to nature others’ lives by being involved with food
dietitian or a clinical dietitian who helps people in hospitals meet their needs

Working with things revolving around history
buying, Selling or Refurbishing Antiques
working as a historian, advocate, researcher, educator

Working with details relating to Home
buying and flipping real estate, selling real estate as an agent
homemaker, maid, butler
home based business



Careers centering around leadership
administration, government and politics, employees of a government service
management of various kinds, motivational speaker, CEO

Careers involving children
teach children, day care, nursery, preschool teacher, baby sitting, pediatrics

Careers involving hobbies, or fun
bring a hobby to their career
work with creative self expression professionally
being a consultant to some capacity

Careers involving Self Expression
art, acting, singing, music,
hairstylist, jeweler, clothes
movies, TV, radio, public personality, publicist

Careers centering gambling and speculation
Gamble professionally, Work in stock/day-trading, forecasting

Careers dealing with sports
play sports for a living, Work with sports in some capacity
be a sports manager, teaching sports



Careers involving detail oriented work
system analyst, archivist, statistician,
tax auditing, research, book keeping, librarian
auditor, financial planing, loan officer
executive assistance, executive director
mathematics, physics, surveying
public education, human resources

Careers involving critique
Film reviewer, music reviewer, art critic

Careers involving writing or use of the hands
editor, graphic design, welding, engineering

Careers centering around health and fitness
nutritionist, natruopathic, education and health research
health care worker, nurse, doctor, dentist, disease control,
environmental health, health advocacy, health education, community health organization
occupational therapist, fitness instructor, personal trainer,

Career working with animals and small pets
vet, vet technician, animal breeder, dog trainer, groomer



Careers that involve art and creativity
painting, drawing, sculpting, creative writing
advertising design, typographer, book and magazine layout coordinator
website design, blog design, prop design (for plays)
working with stage design, set director, urban planner, architect
floral design, florist, art therapist, glass blowing, mosaics, tattoo artist
working in art gallery or being an art dealer, art auctioneer, art professor
interior decoration

Careers that involve visual arts
digital design, animation, 3d modeler, video game design, special effects design
photographer, nature photographer, aerial photographer, wedding photographer
desktop publisher,

Careers that working with fashion
designing clothes, Jeweler, hair stylist, make up or Modeling
buying and selling clothes, jewels, wigs

Careers and jobs that involve working with music
dance, singing, opera, music composition
Buying, selling, distributing music

Negotiations, diplomacy, mediation and law career fields
working in public relations, being a go-between, escrow, arbitrator
working in human resources, supervision, moderating
diplomats, consultant
being a Court room specialist, Paralegal who works with clients directly, court writer, A judge

Careers involving customer relations
customer Service, retail specialist, retail management

Working with marriage or relationships couples, or guidance in general
marriage counselor, relationship counselor
wedding design, planning, wedding photographer
guidance counselor, occupation or career therapist



Careers involving digging deep and research
police work, detective, private eye, criminal investigator
chemist, engineer, archaeology, paleontology
pharmacology, science research, military intelligence
information broker, technical writer, recycling researcher

Careers that involve water
fishing, boating, oceanographer, maritime industry, marine biology,
marine scientist, shipping, dock worker

Careers that involve healing
doctor, surgeon, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist
paramedic

careers involving positions of power or control
politics, presidency, prime minister

Careers involving intensity or protecting
security, firefighting, homeland security

Careers involving death
funeral director, coroner, mortician, embalmer, forensics

Careers involving transformation
recycling, Fixing up distressed properties, recycling product designer

Careers involving the taboo
occultist, secret society, astrology, witch, tarot reader
palm reader, alternative healer, psychic

Careers that involve sex
sex therapist, sexual educator, adult film industry

Careers that involve others resources
tax industry, tax collector, auditor
insurance, life insurance, inheritances
bill collection, economist, risk management



Careers involving higher education
teacher, college professor, tutoring
sociolinguistics

Careers involving long distance travel
travel industry, pilot, flight attendant, travel agent
tour guide,

Careers involving foreign culture
diplomat, foreign affairs, international commerce
imports and exports

Careers involving expansive communication
radio broadcasting, television host, salesman,
motivational speaking, promoter, marketing, advertising
interpreter, public relations, administration, comedian

Careers involving religion
theology, priest, preacher, clergy
missionary, minister

Careers involving philosophy
philosopher, working for non-profit organizations, public policy

Careers involving law
Lawyer, judge, paralegal
magistrates

Careers involving the military
soldier, sniper, general

Careers involving publishing
writer, author, publisher
editor

Careers involving animals and nature
animal husbandry, horse jockey
forest ranger, nature

Careers involving sports
athlete, coach, trainer, PE teacher
racing, broadcaster, reporter



Careers of being an authority
boss, management, ceo, chief executive, chairmen
chief economist, adminstrator, team management
entrepreneur, supervisor

Career involving government and politics
government officials, president, mayor
smithsonian instuation, national security agency
central intelligence agency, government accountability office
center for disease control, homeland security, parliament
public defense, criminal prosecution

Careers involving business
business owner, property management, landlords
market research analyst, business operations manager,
bookkeeping, marketing, compliance officer, management anaylst

Careers involving finance
dinancial planing, resource director, accounting
economnist, banking, appraisal, stockbroker

Careers involving history and time
historian, antique dealer, genealogist

Careers involving science and technology
IT, computer consultant, coding
science, researcher, analyst

Careers involving building structure
architect, real estate developer, engineer, contractor
masonry, construction, foreman, site manager, building inspector

Careers involving the Earth
mining, farming, agriculture, horticulture, forest and timber industry
earth science, geology, paleontology, space science, astronomer, geophysics



Careers involving science and technology
computers, IT fields, robotics, technical writer
astronomy, esoteric science, astrology,
physicist, rocket scientist, aeronautics
research scientist, architectural design,
communications, electrician

Careers in innovation and engineering
bio engineering, civil engineering, cryo engineering
material engineer, industrial engineer, safety engineer
environmental engineer, electrical engineer

Careers in politics
congress, government representative, political activist
entrepreneur, political commentator, state legislator
campaign worker, congressional research, public opinion analyst
city manager

Careers in humanitarianism and social reform
social worker, civil rights activist, mediator
aid worker, make a wish foundation, volunteer work
environmental activist, labor relations specialist
consumer advocate

Careers involving groups or teams
consultant work, advisory, performing in a music band, sports team, group project

Careers in creativity
art, music, actor, directing, creative writing
photography, digital art, digital business
Urban development, strategic planning



Careers dealing with creativity
artist, painter, photography, graphic editor
music, writing songs, music industry
creative writing, fantasy novelist, poet
acting, dancing, performing, choreographer
graphic design, video production, video game design
beautician, designer, decorator, stylist

Careers that involve computer visual arts
Digital design, animation, 3d modeler, video game design, special effects design

Careers in hidden places of society and retreat
prisons, hospitals, monasteries, jails, penitentiaries
asylums, mental hospitals, rehabilitation clinics

Careers in spirituality and religion
theology, astrologer, mystic
priest, monk, minister, spiritual counselor

Careers in holistic healing
holistic healer, shaman, energy healer
acupuncture, aromatherapy, homeopathy, naturopathy
herbalist, art therapist, music therapist

Careers that involve working with chemical substance
chemical engineer, chemist, pharmaceuticals,
alcohol, bar-tending

Careers that involve water
fishing, boating, oceanographer, maritime industry, marine biology,
marine scientist, shipping, dock worker

Careers involving helping and serving others
psychologist, therapist, counselor, social work
Masseuse, caretaker, nurse, aid worker, non-profit career
philanthropy

Chicago Police open fire on striking steel workers and their families killing 10 and wounding around 100. Anarchist Dorothy Day, who was present at the March and massacre, is quoted “On Memorial Day, May 30, 1937, police opened fire on a parade of striking steel workers and their families at the gate of the Republic Steel Company, in South Chicago. Fifty people were shot, of whom 10 later died; 100 others were beaten with clubs.”

Many of the currently employed state-sector workers are the children of the “old workers” [what workers from the Maoist era are referred to in China]; or they have had experience working together with the old workers; or they live in the same working-class neighborhoods. Thus, the currently employed state-sector workers have been influenced by the old workers’ struggles and their political experience. This was illustrated by the Tonghua Steel workers’ anti-privatization struggle in 2009.

Tonghua Steel was a state-owned steel factory in Tonghua, Jilin Province. In 2005 Tonghua Steel was privatized. The state assets, once worth 10 billion yuan, were appraised at only 2 billion yuan. Jianlong, a powerful private company having connections with high-ranking officials in Beijing, actually paid only 800 million yuan and took over the company. After Jianlong’s takeover, twenty-four thousand out of thirty-six thousand workers were laid off. Wages for the workers on “dangerous tasks” (with high rates of work-related injuries) were reduced by two-thirds. The managers could impose various arbitrary penalties and punishments on the workers.

In 2007 the Tonghua Steel workers started to protest. During the protests, a Maoist-era worker, “Master Wu,” emerged as the leader. Wu made it clear to the workers that the real issue was not about any particular problem, but about “the political line of privatization.”

July 2009 found the workers on a general strike. When the Jianlong general manager threatened to fire all workers, the enraged workers beat the manger to death. Although the provincial governor and thousands of armed police were at the scene, no one dared to intervene. After the beating, Jilin Province was forced to cancel the privatization plan.

The Tonghua Steel workers’ victory was a huge inspiration for workers in many parts of China. Workers in several other steel factories also protested and forced the local governments to cancel privatization plans. Worker-activists in other provinces saw the Tonghua victory as their own and regretted that “too few capitalists have been killed.“

Minqi Li, “The Rise of the Working Class and the Future of the Chinese Revolution” (2011)
A Final Send-Off

Summary: With only a few days before James is shipped off to England to fight the war, [Y/N] wants to give him a meaningful farewell.

Pairing: James Buchanan Barnes x Reader

Words: 6610

Warnings: lovey-dovey (18+) smut, no swearing for a change (don’t hold it against me if there is), and just general sweetness with a bit of… hotness.

A/N: Have I ever written this much smut? I’m not quite sure. This story is part 3 of “The Rise And Fall” (a Bucky Barnes x Reader) series. See the masterlist for more context and a link to the other stories related to this series.

Originally posted by queercharactersoftheday

With a crack the door to [Y/N]’s tenement house opened and she stepped outside, standing on the dark stone staircase that was connected to the streets of Brooklyn. Cheerful noises of young children, playing hopscotch and double-dutching, wafted through the air. Her pa was seated a couple of steps beneath [Y/N]. He was reading a newspaper with a cold beer in-between his legs. It was his way to relax after a long and arduous week at the steel mill. Unlike most workers there, with the use of his big brain, he had managed to somewhat work himself up to a job that meant slightly less manual labor… but it was still manual and it was still labor, so these were his quiet moments. It was quickly getting darker, and there would not be much daylight left for him to continue his reading outdoors. She would rather not interrupt him, but these were the very few moments when he would not be surrounded by her mother or her younger sister, so she had to be smart about it. She had to be smart about the talk she was going to start up.

“Pa, could we talk?” He was startled for a moment, but then looked up at his daughter, dread crossed his mind, and he folded the newspaper and placed it on his legs.

“Those are words a father never wants to hear his child say.” He finally said as he gestured for her to sit down next to him on the staircase.

“Oh, don’t be dramatic, pa.” She smiled, sat down and straightened the streaks that formed in her skirt.

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The Pinkerton Detective Agency

In the mid to late 19th century, there were few police forces, few public security forces, and the US Military was quite small.  Such times allowed for private security, law enforcement, and military forces to thrive.  The largest and most powerful private security firm in the world at the time was the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, founded in 1850 by Allan Pinkerton.  During the later half of the 1800’s, if you needed a stagecoach full of valuables guarded, needed to protect a train from robbers, needed the services of mercenaries, needed a private detective, or even needed a bounty hunter to hunt down a notorious outlaw, “The Pinkerton Guards” were your go to guys.

Most of the Agency’s services focused on providing security guards to protect wagons, trains, and stagecoaches transporting valuables, especially bank and payroll funds.  However the Pinkerton Agency could provide a large number of special agents for a variety of services.  During the American Civil War, the US Government hired Pinkerton Agents as bodyguards for Abraham Lincoln, other politicians, and Union Generals.  Unfortunately for Lincoln the man assigned as his bodyguard the night of his assassination was not a Pinkerton Guard, but an incompetent local police officer.  Pinkerton Agents could also serve as detectives, trackers, and bounty hunters.  In 1895 a Pinkerton Detective named Frank Geyer became famous for tracking down and apprehending the infamous serial killer H. H. Holmes, who operated a hotel in Chicago where he tortured, mutilated, and murdered somewhere between 27 to 200 people.  Perhaps the most famous case of the Pinkerton Detective Agency was their nationwide hunt for the “Hole in the Wall Gang”, a pursuit that was so dogged Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was forced to flee to South America.

At its height the Pinkerton Detective Agency had tens of thousands of employees and sported more armed men than the US Army.  In fact, in some cases the Pinkerton Agency could provided uniformed soldiers for private military contracts.  Despite the Agency’s wide variety of services, the Pinkerton’s became most notorious for their use by wealthy industrialists as strike breakers.  In the 1870’s Pinkerton Agents successfully infiltrated and broke up the “Molly Maguires” in the Pennsylvania coal mines.  Pinkerton Agents also took part in breaking mining strikes in Colorado and West Virginia, including the infamous Ludlow Massacre.  In 1892 300 Pinkerton Agents were hired by Henry Frick to protect Andrew Carnegie’s steel factories from striking workers in Homestead near Pittsburgh.  It is unknown who fired the first shot, but the agents opened fire on the strikers, killing 16 and wounding 23 others.

By the late 19th and early 20th centuries the Pinkerton Detective Agency began to decline as local, state, and federal government agencies began to take over their duties.  The Agency saw a revival during World War I and Prohibition.  Today the Pinkerton Detective Agency is now called “Pinkerton Corporate Risk Management” and operates as a security company under ownership of the Swedish company Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc.

TORONTO REPORTBACK: Big unexpected shout-out to the United Steel Workers and the teachers and other unionized workers who participated in today’s anti-racist counter-demo, y'all made a big difference in terms of everyone’s safety and success. Shoulder to shoulder with various organized socialists, anarchists, anti-racists and anti-fascists we were able to successfully surround and prevent (twice) the march of a far-right mob.

The opponents side was comprised of anti-Muslim hate groups/Alt-right woman-hating nerds/Trump fans in MAGA hats/what’s left of Soldiers of Odin, the JDL, “Proudboys”, and ‘don’t tread on us’ flag III%er militia types in camo and tactical vests. This time some of their side came with sticks, at least one bat (disarmed and confiscated by some of ours) and helmets, thinking they were gonna beat us up like in Berkley.

But shit luck they had cause we brought out 250+ and they brought ~60. At least 5 messy melees broke out today because of police incompetence or indifference, during which we seemed to give as good as we got overall and never lost ground.  Two or three arrests were made, seemed to be all on our side.

If you believe it, during all this a group of Muslim women and their dozen or so adorable children came and formed a circle and sang songs and chanted right at the barricade fence. As the day wore on and their march attempts were blocked, the right-wing dwindled down to ~35 and a line of riot cops formed up to allow the glum remains of their demo to escape out the north west corner and disperse. I was good with that ending but usually we’d all taunt them as they left and frustrate the dispersal, unfortunately only our crew and and a few other people figured out what was happening in time and went around the west building to flank the cops, so instead of a large crowd following their walk of shame it was like 12 people, but we saw inbound horses and called it a day.

Some interesting tactical lessons learned, good connections made, and conversations about where to go from here.“

In the Chicago Bears roast thread, 69memelordharambe420 posted “There are more Bears than Bears fans.” That got me thinking: Is that true? And more generally, which teams have fewer fans than there exist whatever they’re named after?

To start, I needed a rough estimate of the number of NFL fans in the world. This turned out to be difficult to find. I found several reasonable estimates that ranged from 200,000,000 to 400,000,000, but the average estimate seems to be about 300,000,000, so I decided to go with that. If you prefer a different estimate, you can easily scale all of the final numbers up or down as needed.

Of those 300,000,000, about 90%, or 270,000,000, consider themselves fans of one team in particular. To find out how these 270,000,000 fans apportion themselves among the 32 teams, I used this page, which lists how many likes each team has on Facebook (it lists the St. Louis Rams and the San Diego Chargers but still has accurate numbers for the Facebook likes, I checked), and calculated the total number of likes across the 32 teams: 91,712,968. Then, I took the number of likes for each team and multiplied it by 270,000,000/91,712,968 (then rounded to the nearest whole number) to get the best estimate that I was realistically going to be able to get for the total number of fans that each team has. Here are my results:

Bears: There are roughly 12,092,476 Bears fans. There are eight species of bear, plus the grizzly-polar hybrid. I won’t go through all of my calculations, but I came up with a final number of 1,148,364. There are more Bears fans than bears.

Lions: There are roughly 5,642,181 Lions fans. The worldwide lion population is somewhere around 20,000. There are more Lions fans than lions.

Packers: There are roughly 16,024,215 Packers fans. I don’t really feel like doing extensive research on the worldwide meatpacking industry, but the U.S. meatpacking industry employs about 148,100 and there is no way that there are a hundred times that number outside of the country. There are more Packers fans than packers.

Vikings: There are roughly 6,200,740 Vikings fans. The Viking Age ended nearly a millennium ago. There are more Vikings fans than Vikings.

Cowboys: There are roughly 25,758,315 Cowboys fans. There are currently less than 9,730 cowboys in the United States. Again, there’s no way there are over a thousand times more cowboys elsewhere. There are more Cowboys fans than cowboys.

Eagles: There are roughly 8,888,974 Eagles fans. This one was a lot harder than I was anticipating, but there are 60 different species of eagle. Two of the most common are the bald eagle (70,000 in the world) and the most common eagle in Europe, the spotted eagle (40,000 in the world). Based on this, I highly doubt that the average eagle species has a worldwide population of more than 100,000, an estimate which would yield a total eagle population across all species of 6,000,000 (remember, this is most likely a wild overestimate). There are almost certainly more Eagles fans than eagles.

Giants: There are roughly 11,690,931 Giants fans. Giants are mythological creatures. There are more Giants fans than giants.

Redskins: I’m not touching this one.

Buccaneers: There are roughly 2,779,276 Buccaneers fans. According to Wikipedia, the term “buccaneer” refers specifically to Caribbean pirates of the 17th and 18th century. They’re all dead. There are more Buccaneers fans than buccaneers.

Falcons: There are roughly 6,009,462 Falcons fans. The common kestrel (5,000,000 worldwide) and Merlin (1,300,000 worldwide) alone cover this number, according to this list. There are more falcons than Falcons fans.

Panthers: There are roughly 7,034,101 Panthers fans. “Panther” is kind of a loosely defined term, but the genus Panthera includes tigers (3,890 worldwide), lions (20,000), jaguars (15,000), leopards (250,000), and snow leopards (6,000). That adds up to 294,890. There are more Panthers fans than panthers.

Saints: There are roughly 11,930,352 Saints fans. For this study, I’ve only been counting living things, and you have to die to become a saint. Not that it really matters, since the Catholic Church has only canonized about 10,000 people anyway. There are more Saints fans than saints.

49ers: There are roughly 12,383,284 49ers fans. “49ers” refers to people who partook in the 1849 California gold rush. The oldest living person was born in 1900. All of the 49ers are dead. There are more 49ers fans than 49ers.

Cardinals: There are roughly 4,279,156 Cardinals fans. There are about 120,000,000 northern cardinals alone. There are more cardinals than Cardinals fans.

Rams: There are roughly 2,327,583 Rams fans. A ram can refer to either a male sheep or a male goat (note to all of the Patriots fans about to make what they think is a super clever comment: just stop). There are over a billion sheep in the world and nearly as many goats. This isn’t even close. There are more rams than Rams fans.

Seahawks: There are roughly 11,993,609 Seahawks fans. A seahawk is another name for an osprey, of which there are fewer than 100,000 in the world. There are more Seahawks fans than seahawks.

Bengals: There are roughly 3,517,293 Bengals fans. There are 2,500 Bengal tigers left (to be honest I’m just going to stop posting sources when the information is a single search away because I’m already tired of this and I still have half the league to go). There are more Bengals fans than Bengals.

Browns: There are roughly 3,738,429 Browns fans for some reason. The Browns are named after someone whose last name was Brown. In the United States, there are about 1,552,500 people with that last name. The majority of the people who speak English as a first language live in the United States, so it’s very likely that the majority of Browns do as well. There are probably more Browns fans than Browns.

Ravens: There are roughly 6,927,791 Ravens fans. There are 20,000,000 common ravens alone.. There are more ravens than Ravens fans.

Steelers: There are roughly 19,179,380 Steelers fans. There are only about 87,000 or so steel workers in the United States, and I’m just once again going to extrapolate and say that there aren’t several hundred times more than that outside of the USA. There are probably more Steelers fans than steelers.

Bills: There are roughly 2,533,838 Bills fans. The Buffalo Bills were named after Buffalo Bill, so it makes sense to use the number of people named Bill. There are about 3,002,475 people in the United States named William. Using the same logic as we did with the Browns suggests that there are roughly twice as many Williams in the world as Bills fans, so we’d need at least half of all Williams to go by Bill. Especially considering how many common nicknames for William there are, this seems unlikely. There are probably more Bills fans than Bills.

Dolphins: There are roughly 6,637,669 Dolphins fans. I was somewhat surprised to learn this, but we don’t really have much of an idea how many dolphins there are in the world (the ocean is, like, really big). My standards for reputable sources have fallen so far at this point in this regrettable project that I’m just going to use Quora, where “Patricia Barquin, Enthusiast” believes that there are well over seven million. So there are probably more dolphins than Dolphins fans. Whatever.

Jets: There are roughly 5,824,758 Jets fans. Apparently, there are about 20,000 commercial airplanes in the world. A lot of those are not jets, but there are also a bunch of private jets. Either way, there’s no way the number of jets is in the millions. There are more Jets fans than jets.

Patriots: There are roughly 20,653,722 Patriots fans. A Gallup poll from last July found that 52% of Americans are proud to be Americans, so there are way more than twenty million people in the U.S. who consider themselves patriots, which is good enough for me. Yeah, we’ve had an ugly election since then but considering that the president still has an approval rating in the 30s, there’s zero chance that the percentage of Americans who are patriots is less than 10%. There are more patriots than Patriots fans.

Colts: There are roughly 6,689,254 Colts fans. A Colt) is a male horse under the age of four. There are 58,000,000 horses in the world. The lifespan of a horse in the wild is about 15-20 years (we’ll take an average of 17.5 years) and I do not feel like doing in-depth research into the horse industry so I’m just going to assume that the 58,000,000 horses are distributed evenly by sex and age. That would mean 29,000,000 male horses, of which about 6,628,571 would be under the age of four. This is ridiculously close, but using my obviously extremely accurate numbers it looks like there are more Colts fans than colts!

Jaguars: There are roughly 1,748,475 Jaguars fans, significantly higher than my initial guess of 87. As I said earlier, there are about 15,000 jaguars in the world. There are more Jaguars fans than jaguars.

Texans: There are roughly 6,484,945 Texans fans. Texas has a population of about 27,470,000. There are more Texans than Texans fans.

Titans: There are roughly 2,737,981 Titans fans. Titans are mythological creatures. There are only 26 of them anyway. There are more Titans fans than Titans.

Broncos: There are roughly 13,082,453 Broncos fans. A bronco is apparently just a name for an untrained horse. The vast majority of the world’s 58,000,000 horses are domestic horses, and I’m just going to assume that most of those are trained because I don’t know why they wouldn’t be and also I am extremely sick of looking all of this stuff up. It would be convenient if Reddit had an option to save drafts of posts but it doesn’t appear to. Anyway, the vast majority of horses are not broncos, so that means that there are probably more Broncos fans than broncos.

Chargers: There are roughly 4,700,430 Chargers fans. The Los Angeles Chargers don’t seem to have been named after an actual thing, so I’ll improvise. I own several chargers. So does everyone I know. Considering how ubiquitous electronic devices are, there have to be billions of chargers. There are more chargers than Chargers fans.

Chiefs: There are roughly 4,568,973 Chiefs fans. Chief is an honorary title used by a lot or organizations, but do they combine to account for one out of every 2000 people or so in the world? I doubt it. There are probably more Chiefs fans than Chiefs.

Raiders: There are roughly 10,099,869 Raiders fans. Meanwhile, a “raider” isn’t really an actual thing. It’s pretty much only used for sports teams. There are more Raiders fans than raiders, I guess.

Summary: So the teams with fewer fans than their namesakes are:

Atlanta Falcons
Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
Houston Texans
Los Angeles Chargers

Make of that what you will.

Conclusion: Turns out that there are a lot of birds in the world.

PART THREE | Potential | MASTERLIST


Summary: Magic exists in two senses. The beautiful kind, and then the evil–dangerously playing with both, a fire sparks in the cruelest of ways between you and The Man in Black, a sinister sorcerer bent on destroying the tower and obsessed with the Gunslinger, of whom is also blindly unexpecting to possible distractions when he meddles with his own deceptions.

A/N: Sorry this chapter is so short/kinda sucky, I’m really sick right now so it’s really hard for me to write as I feel like I can’t breathe. Feedback is always appreciated and I’m sorry!

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He walked towards you, if not at you. His steps precise and careful. Broken sticks and branches snapping beneath his feet while you looked around, taking hesitant breaths before your foggy sight locked with his sharp eyes. He was unbearable, a magnet constantly pulling at you. And while you closed your lips from the harsh exhale, The Man in Black merely passed through you. His torso coming in contact with your cheek–his scent filling your lungs. Then, all at once, his form fell away. Leaving you surrounded by an empty forest, dead branches reaching towards you and the sounds of slinking animals pushing through the bushes sparking fear in your heart.

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We’re from the projects of New York, middle-class suburbs of Houston, and wealthy California beach towns. We’re from Ghana, Nigeria, and Italy. We are all Americans. Being an American has always been an abstract, complicated and hard to define. After grinding through the training cycle, something familiar has emerged. Our parents were steel workers and Sailors, and we fight like it. We’re from factory towns, and we fight like it. We are immigrants, the children of immigrants, and the grandchildren of immigrants, and we fight like it. We grew up with everything and we grew up with nothing, but in the cloth of a nation, we are all the same, which isn’t always the American reality, but it is the ultimate realization of the American dream. We are a mixing bowl of histories, traditions, and stories. With deployment on the horizon, we are looking to create our own history, our own tradition, our own story. We are 1,200 United States Sailors and Marines. You are 300 million Americans. We are preparing to deploy in the coming week, and we are carrying all of you with us.

Guardia Civil officers take cover behind trees from a rain of stones thrown at them after being cornered by protesters during the clashes over the layoff of Forjas y Aceros de Reinosa S.A. steel work workers. Reinosa, Spain, 12 March 1987.

AT&T WORKERS STRIKE FOR A FAIR CONTRACT & AGAINST OUTSOURCING

Beginning at 3pm, Friday, May 19, 2017, AT&T workers, members of Communication Workers of America (CWA) , supported by allies in Jobs with Justice, teachers, 1199SEIU, United Steel Workers, Boston School Bus Drivers, a representative from the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, and other unions, picketed the AT&T mobile retail store at 699 Boylston St in Boston, cheering AT&T employees / CWA members as they walked out on strike, their union having been at the bargaining table for months.

The 3pm walk-out initiated a 3 day strike , joining with 40,000 striking workers from coast to coast, demanding AT&T, which is the largest telecom company in the country which brings in nearly $1 billion a month in profits, come to the negotiating table with proposals that provide for affordable benefits, fair wages and job security.

CWA is demanding that AT&T cease and desist it’s pervasive outsourcing of jobs to low-wage contractors, which eliminates good jobs and hurts customer service. Since 2011, AT&T has eliminated 12,000 call center jobs in the U.S., closing and downsizing call centers across the country. Rather than keeping those good-paying jobs here at home, AT&T has contracted with third party vendors operating in countries with low wages and weak labor protections.

Many AT&T wireless workers across 36 states and DC joined picket lines in the 3 day strike, along with wireline workers in California, Nevada, and Connecticut, and DIRECTV technicians across California and Nevada.

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