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A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, “Who governs? Who really rules?” in this country, is:
 
“Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, …” and then they go on to say, it’s not true, and that, “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened” by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead “the nearly total failure of ‘median voter’ and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
 
To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy.

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study | Common Dreams

If we had a truly independent and adversarial press in my country, this would be a big news story, but they still haven’t found that plane, so … whaddayagonnado right?

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spattergroit101:

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priceofliberty:

thefreelioness:

The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force. 

If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America. 

via Vice:

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9:54 pm

tchotchkesandwhatnot:

peterwknox:

ca-thar-si-s:

girl-non-grata:

Long ago, I was a pharmacy technician when Viagra first came out and I endured a male customer screaming bloody murder at me when I had to tell him that it wasn’t covered by his insurance. (It was pretty standard that insurance companies wouldn’t cover any new medication for up to six months after its initial release.) He was calling me a bitch and laying all this violence on me and I just had to be like, Sorry about your dick, dude, but do I look like the CEO of your insurance company who decided you have to pay $10 to get hard?

It didn’t take long for Viagra, which is solely used to treat limp dick, to be covered, but it was YEARS before my birth control pill, which treats acne and hirsutism and amenorrhea and PCOS and NCAH and endometriosis and on and on, got covered.

$172m on PENIS PUMPS? We spent one hundred and seventy two MILLION dollars to give tiny dicked jerkoffs some hope of maybe not having as tiny of a dick?!

I’m not sure what’s more shocking (a gender double standard isn’t, sadly) that penis pumps cost $360 a piece or that 477,777 wanted one.

OMG I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MY ENTIRE LIFE.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.  I HAVE BEEN RANTING ABOUT HOW THE PILL IS NOT JUST USED AS A CONTRACEPTIVE FOR YEARS.  AKA SINCE I WENT ON IT 8 YEARS AGO.

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sfux:

i feel like people who eat breakfast really have their lives together

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channelfrederator:

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vagisodium:

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channelfrederator:

absolutely terrifying

Bart is hot

you people will literally fuck anything

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creative-gold:

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creative-gold:

Do better

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4.13.14
9:21 pm
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elloellenoh:

awesome-everyday:

KERRY I <3 YOU GIRL

"If I succeed I create the opportunity for more people to succeed…" — This

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stoneyxochi:

the struggle has always been so real.

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annoyance »

hypergrl:

"You hate white people," she said,

flipping her blonde hair over her shoulder,

the strain of indignation flashing in her blue eyes.

"You’re too political," she continued.

"It’s annoying."

And I stare back at her with my nostrils flared,

anger bunched into my fists, heat…

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