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Democratic leaders need to realize what a beating white working class males have taken for 40 years

The decline in wages has hurt white males especially hard when compared to women and minorities, who were already facing depressed wages due to the various bigotries.

White married women and mothers didn't enter the workforce because of some sort of feminist zeal, they did so because the white male no longer earned enough in terms of purchasing power to support a family. Women's wages were necessary to achieve the sort of lifestyle their parents had enjoyed, minus mom in the home, taking care of things full time.

Democrats will find those working class white males quickly if they pull their heads out and realize that depressed wages are the biggest problem out there, that the policy of depressing wages in order to end the inflation built into fiat money has been a complete flop.

Conservative Democrats did largely abandon the middle class and the working class. As long as they keep it up, they're going to have to struggle for votes, especially from the group that has seen the biggest drop in wages: working white males.

Lucky Iron Fish Project



Even here in the US, a lot of women and children are chronically anemic, although not to the extent they are in the developing world. Cooking in cast iron helps a lot of people, but cheap cookware is not cast iron and that's where the problem comes in.

This is a gadget that really needs to be marketed worldwide. In the meantime, if you've got some bucks that are looking for a good home, you can buy one/give one at

http://www.luckyironfish.com/

It's just a neat idea for cooks to cooks.

A very depressing catalogue of 100 marriages, published in 1907

Done by socio economic class, it gives great insight into why we now have a 50% divorce rate. I'm quite frankly surprised it isn't a bit higher.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2015/03/03/history_of_marriage_a_list_of_100_19th_century_marriages.html

Two other things I took away were an appreciation for antibiotics that cure syphilis and a wish we could bring back "scrofulous" as a great descriptive for feckless, nihilistic youth with criminal tendencies.

3-D Printing, 100 times faster



"Consent" for dunderheads, a brilliant metaphor

If you’re still struggling, just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making them a cup of tea.

You say, “Hey, would you like a cup of tea?” and they go, “OMG, f*ck yes, I would f*cking LOVE a cup of tea! Thank you!” Then you know they want a cup of tea.

If they are unconscious, don’t make them tea. Unconscious people can’t answer the question, “Do you want tea?” because they are unconscious.
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Okay, maybe they were conscious when you asked them if they wanted tea, and they said yes, but in the time it took you to boil that kettle, brew the tea and add the milk they are now unconscious. You should just put the tea down, make sure the unconscious person is safe, and — this is the important bit — don’t make them drink the tea.

Much, much more at http://www.theloop.ca/this-woman-just-explained-consent-with-the-most-perfect-metaphor/

Grown up Wednesday Addams vs. catcallers

I'm just going to leave it here:

BBC The Super Rich and Us, Episode 3

Excellent series so far, click on the video title to navigate to You Tube to catch the first two

BBC: The Super Rich and Us, Part2




Well worth the time to watch. I posted part one last week.



BBC: "The Super Rich and Us"

This is episode one in the series and is worth watching. Everything they're saying about the UK has been taking place here, although the austerity is only starting with cuts to food stamps and Medicaid. The 1% want more and they'll get it:

To Peel an Egg

Found this while surfing, haven't tried it yet but it actually should work pretty well:

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