this is ridiculous
how crazy are we…?
“From 2007 to 2012, the federal government made $66 billion in profits off student loans. This is fundamentally wrong.” – #Warren at #NCLR14
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/urbandata/status/491004373817114625
1.3 billion spent in la to ensure every student an ipad. goes array. we applaud a grand jury investigation. because.. we haven’t spent enough..on that experiment?
An estimated 22 veterans die by suicide each day.
child homeless in us 1 in 30:
jan 2015 – 51% of public school students in poverty:
Number of people with graduate degrees on public assistance tripled since 2007 http://t.co/9lRDn2ppeC
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KevinCarson1/status/575341467318624256
which way is up in running a muck ness
Bank of America Profits Top $59M Per Day, Double Same Time Last Year
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/621733655220764672
representation..? or ridiculous ness
w popular work… voices heard most ..yet still perpetuating school: sir ken, Seth, chris and zac, Paul, will, malala, me…
money as weapon/oppression.. like.. literal and blatant ly..
tool let’s cops drain your bank card on the spot
two boxes sudafed ..illegal
Ben Walsh (@BenDWalsh) tweeted at 8:15 PM on Wed, Jun 22, 2016:
It doesn’t get more absurd than using this moment to try to hand Wall St back $17bn a year from retirement savershttps://t.co/FA3NYlBkeZ
In 2015, Arizona spent $3,573 per K-12 pupil and $23,441 per inmate. https://t.co/iutOMN33Cp
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/alicedaer/status/753084188832694272
imagine if we invested money in neither.. imagine if we disengaged from money/measuring transactions.. measuring people.. and focused on a nother way to live.. _________________
gates has spent $440 mill to push charter schools
Salon (@Salon) tweeted at 4:28 AM – 22 Nov 2016 :
Here’s a reminder that Donald Trump just settled his Trump University fraud case https://t.co/tLl5Fkt7is(http://twitter.com/Salon/status/801024463382999040?s=17)
juxtaposed against kajillion jailed for unpaid traffic ticket
Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 5:08 AM – 27 Dec 2016 :
Congrats to the US for this exceptional achievement, a major boon to humanity https://t.co/U4EhG0FOxF(http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/813718297917227008?s=17)
Saul Kaplan (@skap5) tweeted at 5:52 AM – 27 Dec 2016 :
U.S. is the market leader with 50% ($40B) of the $80B annual global arms sales market. #jobsjobsjobs (http://twitter.com/skap5/status/813729322804670466?s=17)
hearing in my head while reading this tweet.. some earlier tweet on war on drugs being worse than all others combined.. and thinking prozac ness
Salon (@Salon) tweeted at 5:52 AM – 27 Dec 2016 :
Your taxpayer dollars went to a few companies this year, including Disney https://t.co/FU5ycUpMP8(http://twitter.com/Salon/status/813729159453245442?s=17)
America unhinged Health problem goo.gl/IXPu8W
TIME (@TIME) tweeted at 6:15 AM – 3 Mar 2017 :
The Trump administration has so far only found $20 million for its over $12 billion wall https://t.co/eudrUjo4nD(http://twitter.com/TIME/status/837652570428567552?s=17)
Ned Resnikoff (@resnikoff) tweeted at 6:40 AM – 7 Mar 2017 :
White House budget proposal would cut 11 percent of FEMA’s funding in order to pay for mass deportations. https://t.co/ZPYzJw1ftf (http://twitter.com/resnikoff/status/839108481219166209?s=17)
GOP Rep. Chaffetz: Americans may need to choose between “new iphone… they just love” and investing in health care snpy.tv/2mwIMNN
My broken ankle cost $117,000 so that’s around 234 iPhones @.
World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 7:05 AM – 7 Mar 2017 :
This is what not working does to your brain. Read more: https://t.co/KLJp0ddwD7https://t.co/VH5AftOQ3a(http://twitter.com/wef/status/839114747933044736?s=17)
Joey Ayoub (@joeyayoub) tweeted at 4:51 AM – 23 Mar 2017 : I genuinely don’t understand what people talk about when they say ‘our way of life’ when I see so many homeless people in London. (http://twitter.com/joeyayoub/status/844864172756119557?s=17)
Ben Goertzel (@bengoertzel) tweeted at 4:33 AM – 3 Apr 2017 :
The ridiculous nasty mess of the US “suspected illegal immigrant prison system”, https://t.co/PdBAS99SrU(http://twitter.com/bengoertzel/status/848845864713895937?s=17)
kristyan benedict (@KreaseChan) tweeted at 4:05 AM – 5 Apr 2017 :
‘Family photo’ at the #syriaconf2017 – clearly a solemn affair after another horrific chemical attack. https://t.co/kRkqYFInXk (http://twitter.com/KreaseChan/status/849563518202523649?s=17)
Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 5:43 AM – 22 May 2017 :
TODAY: @codepink’s @medeabenjamin on the $110 billion arms deal Trump signed with Saudi Arabia. Live 8-9AM ET: https://t.co/Xup8cdtnFB (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/866620511824031744?s=17)
CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 5:55 AM – 19 Jul 2017 :
The average net worth of a white family in Greater Boston is $247,500. A black, U.S.-born household? $8. https://t.co/P5zatSCKsj (http://twitter.com/CityLab/status/887642145477332992?s=17)
via strike debt rt
Jason Kander (@JasonKander) tweeted at 9:12 PM – 19 Sep 2017 :
So instead of making college more affordable, the GOP vision is for your parents to burn a year’s worth of tuition money on your birth. https://t.co/UxgdiySE2k (http://twitter.com/JasonKander/status/910340771357843456?s=17)
ridiculous… game we play.. musical chairs keep subtracting from most
Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) tweeted at 4:27 AM – 8 Oct 2017 :
A fraction of this would give us Universal Health Care, Free College, and Universal Basic Income for every American. Instead #MurderMachines and money in the pockets of war profiteers. Sick. https://t.co/vGg7KgAuW5 (http://twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/916973309098692609?s=17)
The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) tweeted at 12:00 PM – 7 Oct 2017 :
Total wealth of Forbes 400 list.
1982: $93 billion
2016: $2400 billion https://t.co/hzIHqEkrWz (http://twitter.com/spectatorindex/status/916724906917879809?s=17)
family making bn’s off opioid crisis (sicko):
Carne Ross (@carneross) tweeted at 6:03 AM – 18 Oct 2017 :
It is often the case that philanthropic money for “good” causes is earned from bad deeds, here is one: https://t.co/yPV7JREOEk (http://twitter.com/carneross/status/920621351249031168?s=17)
Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) tweeted at 6:06 AM – 18 Oct 2017 :
Senate approves a huge increase in military spending–enough money to pay for free tuition at all public colleges https://t.co/DsnAgOrRrk (http://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/920622002909704193?s=17)
3 yr olds self harming
carol black fb share
Metro Morning (@metromorning) tweeted at 5:46 AM – 23 Apr 2018 :
Midway through a 27 page Terms Of Service agreement, Rogers asks to mine your personal & friends contact info. At 8:10, @jessehirsh on who reads these agreements, and whether companies need to make them clearer: https://t.co/7G3m8NQYWm (http://twitter.com/metromorning/status/988383605666828291?s=17)
Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) tweeted at 6:19 AM – 7 May 2018 :
Billionaires Made So Much Money Last Year They Could End Extreme Poverty Seven Times https://t.co/dnYzd95u5w (http://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/status/993465413727150080?s=17)
NBC News (@NBCNews) tweeted at 7:40 PM – 15 May 2018 :
WATCH: John Bunn, wrongfully jailed at 14 in the 1991 murder of a correction officer, cries as he is exonerated. https://t.co/EU9KmlPOCL(http://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/996565900630351873?s=17)
Adam J. Foss (@adamjohnfoss) tweeted at 6:39 PM on Fri, May 25, 2018:
A documented serial rapist is home instead of on #Rikers bc he is rich.
Our president told Naval graduates that their ancestors “tamed a nation” referencing the genocide of Natives.
A middle school kid shot his teacher and a classmate with two handguns.
Down With The Slothness (@CaseyExplosion) tweeted at 6:12 PM – 7 Aug 2018 :
The Mercers alone owe the US gov 7 billion in taxes. Jeff Bezos is making 300 million a day. Y’know, tax ’em and pay for stuff. It’s not really hard my dude. https://t.co/9ndQ6Q3XAz (http://twitter.com/CaseyExplosion/status/1026984526503993345?s=17)
Jake Bernstein (@Jake_Bernstein) tweeted at 6:43 AM – 20 Aug 2018 :
One in 10 Airbnb hosts in the U.S. is a teacher as they struggle to make ends meet. https://t.co/uQb6GJcL1r (http://twitter.com/Jake_Bernstein/status/1031522088161566726?s=17)
Randy Bryce (@IronStache) tweeted at 12:30 PM – 24 Aug 2018 :
The CEO of Pfizer got a 61% pay raise this year, bringing his total compensation to 27.9 million dollars.
There’s a reason we pay more for prescription drugs in America than in any other country on Earth.
josie duffy rice (@jduffyrice) tweeted at 5:52 PM – 30 Aug 2018 :
this year alone, the trump administration expects to spend about $1 billion on detaining immigrant children https://t.co/GXpzWkFbQb(http://twitter.com/jduffyrice/status/1035314373554663425?s=17)
Prerna P. Lal, Esq. (@prernaplal) tweeted at 5:57 PM – 30 Aug 2018 :
@jduffyrice Our tax dollars at work! Hate is expensive (http://twitter.com/prernaplal/status/1035315491177291776?s=17)
Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) tweeted at 9:55 PM – 13 Sep 2018 :
We are barreling toward being a country in which billionaires compete to save us from other billionaires. https://t.co/yeqFE9RKFl(http://twitter.com/AnandWrites/status/1040448881614639104?s=17)
Lockheed Martin Wins $7.2 Billion Air Force Satellite Contract https://t.co/iaj3LsTv5Z https://t.co/6PIPGznSXI
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CBSDenver/status/1040800394782232576
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 6:15 AM – 19 Oct 2018 :
Police officers in the US were charged with more than 400 rapes over a 9-year period https://t.co/jab86FK6vChttps://t.co/6fYdTfGLHj(http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1053258233060737024?s=17)
Luke Gromen (@LukeGromen) tweeted at 6:44 AM – 29 Nov 2018 :
70k died of drug O/D’s in 2017. Combined w/this week’s Economist article showing the US’ suicide rate continues to rise even as the global average falls, it suggests something is very out of order in the US. https://t.co/mxvSoGAup9 (http://twitter.com/LukeGromen/status/1068138654932107265?s=17)
Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 6:35 AM – 30 Nov 2018 :
“You have 1 in 3 Americans in the course of their lifetime declaring bankruptcy because of medical costs… 40% of Americans within two years of being diagnosed with cancer going through their entire life savings,” says Kelly Coogan-Gehr. “How can we not afford single-payer?” https://t.co/RCVum1Mgfc (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/1068498723435614210?s=17)
Guillem Ramírez (@GuillemRC) tweeted at 3:08 AM – 4 Dec 2018 :
“While govs have abandoned tenants, they have not abandoned investors. Residential real estate is world’s biggest business: 163 trillion dollars – almost three times the annual world GDP. But housing is not gold, it is a human right”
@adequatehousing at #housingforall conference https://t.co/3nyUk7iUhK (http://twitter.com/GuillemRC/status/1069896231747502081?s=17)
deray (@deray) tweeted at 5:43 AM – 13 Dec 2018 :
Baltimore County schools spent $147 million on laptop program. Four years in, it’s showed little results. https://t.co/6l84cj6KFN(http://twitter.com/deray/status/1073196596685344768?s=17)
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 5:42 AM – 13 Dec 2018 :
Apple is spending $1 billion on a new campus in Austin, Texas https://t.co/nGmkQZGMYN (http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1073196350085480448?s=17)
Ruth H. Hopkins (@RuthHHopkins) tweeted at 5:48 AM – 26 Dec 2018 :
Remember the #Dakota38, hanged in Mankato, MN on Dec 26, 1862, under the orders of President Abraham Lincoln. It is the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Art by Travis Blackbird. https://t.co/UgcYkmIIqU (http://twitter.com/RuthHHopkins/status/1077908973628604416?s=17)
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 5:20 AM – 18 Jan 2019 :
The Los Angeles teachers’ strike has cost $97 million. Now both sides are negotiating again. https://t.co/39OiboKyoXhttps://t.co/qs39oh1KIs (http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1086236774962249728?s=17)
@aoc showing it’s legal to be a really bad person in office
Oh my god. This is just sensational. Please watch and retweet. https://t.co/ackPHwAUce
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JKCorden/status/1093634176845139968
32 million an hour on war since 2001
Jordan (@jordan_stratton) tweeted at 7:17 AM on Tue, Apr 16, 2019:
Government: You owe us money. It’s called taxes.
Me: How much do I owe?
Gov’t: You have to figure that out.
Me: I just pay what I want?
Gov’t: Oh, no we know exactly how much you owe. But you have to guess that number too.
Me: What if I get it wrong?
Gov’t: You go to prison
Andriy Movchan (@AndriyMovchan) tweeted at 12:51 PM – 19 May 2019 :
U.S. has spent $6 trillion on wars that killed 500,000 people since 9/11, a report says https://t.co/Cb4MPBoGvY(http://twitter.com/AndriyMovchan/status/1130184115586764802?s=17)
James Medlock (@jdcmedlock) tweeted at 10:06 AM – 14 Jun 2019 :
Increase in physicians since 1970: 150%
Increase in health administrators:3200%
Someone who’s good at the economy, please help us, our healthcare system is dying https://t.co/HOIt7THA4H (http://twitter.com/jdcmedlock/status/1139564714654965760?s=17)
Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman) tweeted at 11:43 AM – 17 Jun 2019 :
So the Fed released a new report:
– Top 1 % have gotten $21 trillion richer since 1989.
– The bottom 50% have gotten $900 billion poorer.
The real extremists are those who say American capitalism is working just fine.
https://t.co/p0JCDmBjx1 (h/t @MattBruenig) (http://twitter.com/rcbregman/status/1140676434496753664?s=17)
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 6:45 AM – 14 Jul 2019 :
Beating the odds, more than 100 homeless students in New York City graduate high school https://t.co/qcliozjC1f(http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1150385727521329153?s=17)
World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 27 Aug 2019 :
Traffic congestion cost the US economy nearly $87 billion in 2018 https://t.co/JAqA79y7VN #economics #unitedstates https://t.co/4nxmZpgwlb (http://twitter.com/wef/status/1166311956292259840?s=17)
Vinay Gupta (@leashless) tweeted at 9:08 PM on Thu, Oct 10, 2019:
You want a mass awakening? These screaming lunatics are spending trillions of dollars of your money maintaining the capability to completely exterminate all life in your planet.
Wake up to that. Let it hit you so hard you question the meaning of society itself. Savour it. Aware.
Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel) tweeted at 4:30 AM on Fri, Jan 31, 2020:
Get this. The richest 1% capture a staggering $19 trillion in income each year.
With less than a third of that, if added to global health spending, we could provide high-quality universal public healthcare, at EU standards, *for everyone in the world*.
Scarcity is a myth.
Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 10 Feb 2020 :
Bill and Melinda Gates have given away $53.8 billion (so far): Here’s what they’ve learned https://t.co/TfgI8huR9t (http://twitter.com/Larryferlazzo/status/1226845829954035716?s=17)
Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 10 Feb 2020 :
“If you’d asked us twenty years ago, we would have guessed that global health would be our foundation’s riskiest work and our U.S. education work would be our surest bet,” Melinda Gates writes. “In fact, it has turned out just the opposite.” https://t.co/DjxNYvpam3(http://twitter.com/Larryferlazzo/status/1226845905787084802?s=17)
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 4:50 AM – 18 Feb 2020 :
The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court document. It comes at a time when the organization faces hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, thousands of alleged abuse victims and dwindling membership. https://t.co/Wbmxx82JEJ (http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1229734808030343169?s=17)
bloomberg paid 500 m for ads and lost.. 237 m americans.. could have given each 1 m and still had (more than half) left over
via jerry michalski fb
fed reserve to lend additional trillion/day to large banks: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/federal-reserve-to-lend-additional-1-trillion-a-day-to-large-banks
other ridiculous virus noticings
Meanwhile, in Egypt: The electoral commission wants to prosecute 54m people—yes, fifty-four million—who didn’t bother to vote in recent elections for the toothless upper house of parliament. https://t.co/au2rggr5SH
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/glcarlstrom/status/1298899128030842880
Most human brains cannot accurately comprehend the difference between a million and a billion. Here’s another way to think about it:
1 million seconds = 11.5 days
1 billion seconds = 31.7 years
I say again, billionaires shouldn’t be allowed to exist. https://t.co/ea1qf9ecme
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JohnathanPerk/status/1317600348501016576
And no one is jailed for “wage theft” despite it having the same effect of other forms of nonviolent stealing, and despite it costing more than bank robberies, convenience store robberies, street & highway robberies & all other forms of theft combined https://t.co/hVJAWjgZVn
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/adamjohnsonNYC/status/1321578030213566480
Controversial statements in America
“a min wage worker should pay less taxes than a billionaire or trillion-dollar company”
“a doctor’s visit shouldn’t bankrupt you”
“kids shouldn’t get murdered in school”
“the planet shouldn’t be destroyed”
“all votes should be counted”
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DanPriceSeattle/status/1323905662401859585
amazing numbers https://t.co/JRG3OgXs1d
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikadubrovsky/status/1331218487927332864
Wealth of Jeff Bezos in 2009: $6.8 billion.. in 2020: $184 billion
Wealth of Mark Zuckerberg in 2009: $2 billion.. in 2020: $103 billion