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It was 130 and a weeks supply.

They just needed to see the empty bottle.

Posted by Gravitycollapse | Mon Mar 18, 2013, 01:20 AM (1 replies)

15 in 11,000: That's the proportion of women who are Fortune 500 CEOs

If you do the math, that is...

.1364%

It is in fact the case that only 13% of all executives in Fortunate 500 companies are women.

These are absolutely horrendous figures to consider and it proves essentially that women have little or no place in the wealthy upper echelons of society. These upper echelons are much of the source of the "entrepreneurial" characters who eventually enter into state or national office. Itís a wonder that any women at all can make it into the national political landscape. And, as Anne-Marie Slaughter pointed out upon her departure from her position as the first woman director of policy planning at the State Department, the already few positions once held by women, that are now vacant or will become vacant soon, are being filled with more men. If we want women to be influential in politics, however unfortunate this may sound to those with anti-corporate sentiment (and I am one of those people), we have to figure out a way to make them more influential in the business realm.


In case you're wondering, the United States is ranked 85th in the entire world for the proportion of women in national legislatures with a mere 16.8%.

To put that into perspective, the highest country on the list, Rwanda, has a proportion of 56.3%.

These are the top 25 nations in order:

Rwanda (56%)
Sweden
South Africa
Cuba
Iceland
Finland
Netherlands
Argentina
Denmark
Angola
Costa Rica
Spain
Norway (37%)
Belgium
Mozambique
New Zealand
Nepal
Germany
Andorra
Belarus
Uganda
Burundi
Tanzania
Guyana
Timor-Leste (29%)




Statistics sourced from - It Still Takes A Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office (ISBN: 9780521179249)
Posted by Gravitycollapse | Sun Mar 17, 2013, 02:29 AM (0 replies)

After two and a half years, I finally paid off my ambulance ride.

My insurance left me with a 6000 dollar bill for an ambulance ride less than 1/2 a mile to a helicopter and a 25 mile helicopter ride.

Today I made the last payment and that means one last asshole debt collector calling me three times a day, five days a week.

It's hard to actualize the shittiness of the American health insurance system. But I hope this small story helps to paint a true picture.
Posted by Gravitycollapse | Tue Mar 12, 2013, 05:22 PM (5 replies)
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