tv shows and books are pretty cool i guess
guess who got a summer research grant and will do science basically full time over the summer
Who don’t believe in anything?
Will he make it out alive?
Luna Lovegood | Spectrespecs
sighs @ own self
This is all me.
Some more Mormor!
I’ve been reading too much fanfiction (eheheheh)… I drew this last night to wind down, right before bed (as I had a math exam this morning). The dialogue in this pencil doodle is roughly along the lines of
“What’re you up to?”
“Just the usual mass destruction,”
no i will never get over harry naming his child after snape
(click to make bigger)
can i love you forever?
Zombie | The Cranberries
A female IRA fighter armed with an AR-18 taking aim at Pro-British troops during skirmishes. County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 1972.
They can’t even be mad because he’s right
A Wikileaks post published on The Nation shows that the Obama Administration fought to keep Haitian wages at 31 cents an hour.
Contractors for Fruit of the Loom, Hanes and Levi’s worked in close concert with the US Embassy when they aggressively moved to block a minimum wage increase for Haitian assembly zone workers, the lowest-paid in the hemisphere, according to secret State Department cables.
It started when Haiti passed a law two years ago raising its minimum wage to 61 cents an hour. According to an embassy cable:
This infuriated American corporations like Hanes and Levi Strauss that pay Haitians slave wages to sew their clothes. They said they would only fork over a seven-cent-an-hour increase, and they got the State Department involved. The U.S. ambassador put pressure on Haiti’s president, who duly carved out a $3 a day minimum wage for textile companies (the U.S. minimum wage, which itself is very low, works out to $58 a day).
Haiti has about 25,000 garment workers. If you paid each of them $2 a day more, it would cost their employers $50,000 per working day, or about $12.5 million a year … As of last year Hanes had 3,200 Haitians making t-shirts for it. Paying each of them two bucks a day more would cost it about $1.6 million a year. Hanesbrands Incorporated made $211 million on $4.3 billion in sales last year.
Thanks to U.S. intervention, the minimum was raised only to 31 cents.
The revelation of US support for low wages in Haiti’s assembly zones was in a trove of 1,918 cables made available to the Haitian weekly newspaper Haïti Liberté by the transparency group WikiLeaks. As part of a collaboration with Haïti Liberté, The Nation is publishing English-language articles based on those cables.