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)