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02/9/14 at 17:27pm
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aljazeeraamerica:

Majority of US fast food workers need public assistance

More than half of low-wage workers employed by the largest U.S. fast-food restaurants earn so little that they must rely on public assistance to get by, costing taxpayers billions of dollars a year, according to a pair of reports released Tuesday. 
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau and public benefit programs shows 52 percent of fast-food cooks, cashiers and other staffers relied on at least one form of public assistance, such as Medicare, food stamps and the earned income tax credit — a federal tax credit for low-to-moderate-income working individuals and families — from 2007 to 2011, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said in a report (PDF).
In another recent report, the pro-labor National Employment Law Project (NELP) found that the 10 largest fast-food companies in the U.S. cost taxpayers more than $3.8 billion each year in public assistance (PDF) because the workers do not make enough to pay for basic necessities themselves.

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Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

aljazeeraamerica:

Majority of US fast food workers need public assistance

More than half of low-wage workers employed by the largest U.S. fast-food restaurants earn so little that they must rely on public assistance to get by, costing taxpayers billions of dollars a year, according to a pair of reports released Tuesday. 

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau and public benefit programs shows 52 percent of fast-food cooks, cashiers and other staffers relied on at least one form of public assistance, such as Medicare, food stamps and the earned income tax credit — a federal tax credit for low-to-moderate-income working individuals and families — from 2007 to 2011, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said in a report (PDF).

In another recent report, the pro-labor National Employment Law Project (NELP) found that the 10 largest fast-food companies in the U.S. cost taxpayers more than $3.8 billion each year in public assistance (PDF) because the workers do not make enough to pay for basic necessities themselves.

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Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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02/9/14 at 17:27pm
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02/9/14 at 17:26pm
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02/9/14 at 16:42pm
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02/9/14 at 16:41pm
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k-eke:

Some of the awesome legends created by Nintendo, The legend of Zelda.

School began, wish you the best !

Bonne rentrée à tous ! 

02/9/14 at 16:15pm
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siderealscion:

mALEFISHIENT, MARK

ive been meaning to make work-related comics forever, so enjoy some choice movie title bastardizations.

(these all actually, seriously, happened, with no humor or awareness on the part of the customer at the time as far as I could tell. so, yes, someone actually asked for a ticket to “Detergent” with a straight face.)

02/9/14 at 16:15pm
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02/9/14 at 16:09pm
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02/9/14 at 16:09pm
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danseru-kun:

(images were edited to emphasize the lights)

The view from space shows the known urbanized areas in the world of Avatar!

Republic City and the cities of the United Republic is the most urbanized nation as shown in the map. Aunt Wu’s village (as shown by the bright dot) is also a city now. Below is probably Merchant’s Pier where the met the pirates and the Harbor Town in The Storm. Seaport Village is the place where the prisoners from Haru’s village were boarded to the Fire Nation ship.

As you may have noticed Ba Sing Se is a HUGE mega city and if you look closely there’s an illuminated road leading to Chameleon bay. Gaoling, Toph’s hometown also seemed to be urbanized now. Omashu doesn’t show any lights so it’s safe to say it’s preserved its original state.

The Southern Water Tribe’s advancement is also very visible in space but we can observe there’s actually two cities not just one.

The Fire Nation seemed to be still in daytime and the Fire Nation Capital isn’t visible. Su Jin, Piandao’s village got some visible lights as well as Hama’s village, the fire fountain city where Toph gambled, and also the village where Aang enrolled in grade school.

There seemed to be urban settlements in Air Nomad territories and we don’t know anything about them. In general, a lot of urban centers are located near bodies of water, which is realistic.

02/9/14 at 16:08pm
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japhers:

folwer:

but its important

IM SORRY BUT IM DYING THEY LOOK LIKE A BOY BAND

japhers:

folwer:

but its important

IM SORRY BUT IM DYING THEY LOOK LIKE A BOY BAND

02/9/14 at 16:08pm
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forrestimel:

Been watching Legend of Korra book 3, soooooo good! I love the villains :D

forrestimel:

Been watching Legend of Korra book 3, soooooo good! I love the villains :D

02/9/14 at 15:54pm
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at a restaurant while u high like

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"can i order this"

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"would you like a soup or a salad?"

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"WHATS A SUPER SALAD"

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02/9/14 at 15:53pm
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Relaxo

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02/9/14 at 15:51pm
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02/9/14 at 15:50pm
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cistro:

Am i a womfn? Am i a womfn?