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    Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

    The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

    An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

    For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

    It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

    That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

    This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

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    I said this when I was in fucking ninth grade and wrote a twelve paged paper on it and my teacher told me that I was a conspiracy theorist and that I needed a realistic topic. ok.

    I highkey was saying this all along




    The Magi Trio in a formal party (x)


    the damage has been done

    no amount of correction can ever separate death waltz and u.n. owen

    the torture will never end

    all is lost

    *screaming into the infinite void*


    Tetsu 2 ♥︎




    Okay everyone needs to hear this.

    It is safe to assume that nearly every piece of fucking information that is seen on the news regarding the rescue mission that is taking place is fake.

    When it was reported that people where pumping oxygen into the ferry, they were in process of fucking setting it up.

    When they reported that the rescue crew reached the cafeteria with students inside? it was fucking false, they didn’t even get near it.

    A total of 555 rescuers 121 helicopters and 169 boats were sent to help? FUCK BARELY 200 PEOPLE ARRIVED 2 fucking helicopters 10 boats were sent.

    But most importantly, on the first day this whole thing happened, information was given out that all the students were rescued, so rescue teams along with the parents were idle, thinking that everything was fucking fine. The day was clear, and there was no turbulence, if the reports were sent out correctly, at least 80% of the people would have been rescued on the first fucking day. But now all the crew is doing is coming up with more excuses that the weather is bad, the water is too high, blah fucking blah

    Not only that, not just with the whole deal of misinformation the reporters have fucking shit for brains and what do they do? They crowd around survivors, mostly students, and ask ‘Oh how do you feel about your classmates dying.” YOU CALL THAT A FUCKING QUESTION???

    Also, BECAUSE the public saw that the rescue team was incompetent, ordinary people with diving experience started to come by with their gear to help out BUT OH MY FUCKING GOD

    They were told to go back because they didn’t get authorization to help out. Okay I get it. Having inexperienced civilians dive head first into the situation could have been bad okay BUT THERE WAS BARELY ANY EXPLANATION GIVEN TO THEM AS TO WHY THEY COULDN’T HELP AND PEOPLE WERE BEING FUCKING RUDE ABOUT IT. AND when the parent there said okay fine then send us professional helpers they WERE FUCKING IGNORED.

    Some of the civilian helpers couldn’t even reach the sight because the fucking shithead reporters were blocking the sight with their cars.

    AND meanwhile, as ALL THIS HAPPENS our government is passing some shady ass laws.

    AND the people have TRIED to put out videos and information regarding what REALLY happening BUT a video got deleted 2 seconds after it got posted on Facebook.

    I don’t know what the fuck our government and military is doing but the rescue mission has been on hold for nearly 10 fucking hours and

    the main point here is that it is being reported that everything is fine and dandy and they SOO many people are helping and whatnot when things are not getting done.


    The coast guard seems to be making progress but it’s unclear. Parents are still in the gym, waiting. Officials still confused, rumors broadcasted and then taken back as incorrect info hours later, etc, etc. I don’t know what the rest of the world is doing as Korea’s allies but I sure hope they act fast. 

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    We’ve sent out the prizes to the winners of the Digitea Giveaway!

    Thank you everyone for entering, I hope you’ll consider buying some digitea in the future (and maybe adagio will make us a sampler set).

    If you’re a fan of Fruits Basket, check out our Furuba teas too!