“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”—
Don’t get me started.
I think people don’t understand what the unemployment rate means. It means the number of jobs there ARE compared to the number of people there are looking for jobs.
People seem to somehow think that the unemployment rate is the number of people sitting around unemployed, as if there are thousands of companies with open positions and since the unemployed people all keep sitting on their butts, those companies are just somehow getting by without filling those positions????
The unemployment rate is the number of people who will be left over after all of the available jobs are filled.
It’s the number of people who are going to be wasting all of their waking hours each week looking for jobs that don’t exist.
Loki’s trick might very well be the only reason Thor survived his return to Asgard. Real Odin was ordering his soldiers to shoot him down. Do we really think real Odin was going to just nicely forgive Thor for disobeying him to his face, breaking his pet jotun out of his cage, and stealing one of the most advanced superweapons in the universe, all in order to show Odin up as a bad leader who can’t even defend his own realm properly?
He was banished just for insulting the old man a movie and a half ago, and now he’s conclusively proved to Odin that he’s no longer entirely the obedient drone he’d been programmed to be. He’ll team up with Loki rather than obey his father once he remembers to think on his own.
I mean, sure, Thor may have thought daddy will make everything ok again, but that doesn’t mean Thor’s right. He’s still learning how this critical thinking thing works, after all.
[And now I want fanfic where Loki
really did die oris doing his own thing somewhere else in some way, real Odin is still running Asgard, and when Thor comes back for his little chat Odin is the same unforgiving, unthinking egotistical asshole he’s just been shown to be and is like ‘nope, son, you burned that bridge,’ and has him executed for treason. Just to have some goddamn consistency with the characters for once.]
Dumbledore, notorious for giving second chances Dumbledore, let Sirius rot in Azkaban for twelve years.
He must have known Sirius well due to his time in the…