The 5 Worst Things About Getting a Job in a Small Town
I can tell you that the hurdles small-town people face come equipped with razor wire and live ammo watchtowers.
"So you need a job in order to get money. The nearest opportunity is in that hub town, so you’ll need to move. But you need money to move, and a job to get that money. Unless you’re already employed and just looking for better work, you’re caught in a vicious catch-22 that leaves you thoroughly dicked.
More often than not in my experience, the person isn’t employed, which leaves them with a sad few options: live off of government assistance, stay perpetually unemployed, borrow starter money from anyone you can, or start a life of petty crime with home chemistry. The only other option is to take whatever shit job you can in your hometown and do your best to save up a ball of money large enough to make the move on your own, which may take a few years. It’s like killing 20,000 pigs in the starter area of a video game, just to get the normal equipment that allows you to move onto the actual game.?
new mix is almost done, i’ve put A LOT of hours in it this week so i’m really really pleased with it.
Jello Biafra on Why He Chose Records Over Cocaine
Punk icon Jello Biafra talks about about his vinyl collection on Fuse’s ‘Crate Diggers.’
I just wanna say how proud I am with the results i’ve gotten from the last month or so of diet/exercise. I still have a really long way to go but the results i’m already seeing are really motivating me to keep up with it. The end of this month will be 6 months since I quit smoking cigarettes. Since cutting the tobacco out cold turkey via sheer willpower i’ve noticed i’ve got a lot more drive and self control than I did previously. (Which isn’t hard considering I basically had none.) But I feel a lot better than I used to and i’m on the road to looking better too. I’m just really proud of the work, and for the first time in years i’m genuinely excited and hopeful for the future. That’s a really big step after dealing with depression and PTSD for so long - that little bit of hope and excitement in anticipation for the next few months of my life are really doing wonders for me - things I never thought were possible - and i’m feeling things I forgot how to feel. So things are really good, ya know? And they’re only about to get better. It might not be the most healthy of motivations, but I’m strongly driven by my desire to prove everyone wrong and to upstage all the people in my life who kicked me while I was down. I know that with my life heading in a direction I really want it to be, once everything locks into place, I have the drive, motivation, and talent to be able to do anything I set my mind to. I’ve always been a powerful person, until life and circumstance rendered me powerless. But once i’m able to bounce back to my former (and yet more educated) glory, the sky will truly be the limit.
Pressure mounts on UK over CIA’s ‘black site’ jail in Indian Ocean
A human rights group is urging Britain’s Foreign office to “come clean” over claims that a British-administered island in the Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia, was used as a secret “black site” detention center by the CIA.
The US is an oligarchy, study concludes - Telegraph
Report by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern universities suggests that US political system serves special interest organisations, instead of voters
There's About to Be a "Bud N' Breakfast" in Denver
Denver’s soon-to-be newest Bed and Breakfast is exactly what you think it is. Oh, man, I have so many jokes lined up for this.
Police Are Testing a "Live Google Earth" To Watch Crime As It Happens
In Compton last year, police began quietly testing a system that allowed them to do something incredible: Watch every car and person in real time as they ebbed and flowed around the city. Every assault, every purse snatched, every car speeding away was on record—all thanks to an Ohio company that monitors cities from the air.
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