Sex, Books, and jumpin' down rabbit holes.
Dreams, Quotes and loads of tattoos
Wolves, Bowie, and self harming amounts of booze.
Sugar, Spice, and everything nice,
Boys, Girls, and every other vice.
today in history class this kid said something about how women belong in the kitchen and my teacher freaked out and he made all the girls in the class write down “at 1:04pm on wednesday november 7th 2012, nick has been blacklisted” and now we’re not allowed to talk to the kid until he comes into class with the 17 apology letters that he’s being forced to write to every girl in the class i love my history teacher
(h/t Sabina Becker)
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Most don’t believe she “put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain” at all, her economic policies are seen to have done “more harm than good”, and her legacy is regarded as one of division and inequality.
Which is what the facts show. Far from saving Britain, Thatcher’s government delivered rampant inequality, social breakdown, disastrous financial deregulation, pulverising deindustrialisation and mass unemployment. A North Sea oil bonanza was frittered away on tax cuts for the wealthy and a swollen benefits bill as public services were run down, child poverty escalated and social mobility ground to a halt.
But for all that, her apologists insist, Thatcher did what was necessary to turn Britain’s economy round. But she didn’t. Growth during the 1980s, at 2.4%, was exactly the same as during the turbulent 1970s and lower again in the post-Thatcher 1990s, at 2.2% — while in the corporatist 1960s it averaged over 3%.”
This kind of flew by me this week, because I saw it at 4 a.m. at work, but it is (along with the earlier-posted Russell Brand article) a must-read on Margaret Thatcher and her legacy. I highly recommend you read the whole thing for a great understanding of today’s socio-economic world.(via nslayton)