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If this species is to survive indefinitely we need to become a multi-planet species. We need to go to Mars, and Mars is a stepping stone to other solar systems.

We, today, are Earth-reliant. We’re dependent on being on this planet. We are not a multi-planet species yet … Only multi-planet species survive for long periods of time.

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NASA chief administrator Charles Bolden

Bolden also said that with some increases to NASA’s budget we’ll be able to go to Mars by the 2030s.

(via policymic)

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What the hell? What is wrong with the American public that they are complacent in this?. This is a foreign corporation that’s going to make billions off our backs. We won’t allow them to go — we will lay our bodies on the line with the Native Americans.

We need water, we need food. We don’t need tar sands.

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Donna Roller, 62, who owns a farm in York County, Neb (via Al Jazeera America)

(Source: occupywatchdog, via liberalsarecool)

questionall:

Can’t We Just Say the Roberts Court Is Corrupt? by Mike Lofgren, April 2014. Read More: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22942-cant-we-just-say-the-roberts-court-is-corrupt. Please LIKE and SHARE this post! @RobinHoodTax https://twitter.com/RobinHoodTax

questionall:

Can’t We Just Say the Roberts Court Is Corrupt? by Mike Lofgren, April 2014. Read More: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22942-cant-we-just-say-the-roberts-court-is-corrupt. Please LIKE and SHARE this post! @RobinHoodTax https://twitter.com/RobinHoodTax

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Bill Proposes Industrial Hemp Cultivation In NY

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policymic:

The 10 most powerful cities in the world also have vast income inequality

Real estate consulting firm Knight Frank released its annual power ranking of important cities for the rich, and for the second year in a row, London is at the top spot. This year’s list doesn’t look very different from last year’s, except for a few cities being shuffled around. Knight Frank’s prediction for the year 2024, however, looks slightly different.

According to the firm, London will be finally dethroned by New York City while Mumbai kicks Paris off the list. Cities in Asia and the Middle East will increasingly gain prominence, while the U.S. and China will remain the only nations with two cities on the list.

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beingliberal:

Reblog if you agree it’s wrong for the government to make a profit on the backs of poor college students and not taxing billionaires. 
(graphic via ProgressiveAmerica)

beingliberal:

Reblog if you agree it’s wrong for the government to make a profit on the backs of poor college students and not taxing billionaires. 

(graphic via ProgressiveAmerica)

If You Want the American Dream, You Might Want to Move to Canada

As income inequality battles are fought out in the United States’ political arena, it’s getting harder and harder to sell the dream of American prosperity and economic comfort.

Case in point: The U.S. middle class, long considered one of the most affluent in the world, is falling behind its global counterparts, namely Canada.

Canada has steadily outperformed the U.S. in after-tax income in the bottom earning percentiles. Publicly available data from the LIS Cross-National Data Center and the New York Times shows that, for the first time in more than 30 years, the Canadian middle class earns just as much as the median bracket of Americans.

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policymic:

That about sums up our student loan system

There’s a stark difference between the ways U.S. and UK students pay for college. In the UK, tuition costs are capped at a maximum of about $15,150, which doesn’t need to be paid up front or until after graduation. If funded by English or Welsh funding bodies, students don’t need to pay until they’re earning over $35,350 and the amount owed is tailored to their income. Someone earning around $50,500 would pay $1,353 yearly for their loans. If it’s not paid off in 30 years, it’s written off entirely. Meanwhile, tuition in Scotland is entirely free for students who study in the home country.
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I live with this everyday…

policymic:

That about sums up our student loan system

There’s a stark difference between the ways U.S. and UK students pay for college. In the UK, tuition costs are capped at a maximum of about $15,150, which doesn’t need to be paid up front or until after graduation. If funded by English or Welsh funding bodies, students don’t need to pay until they’re earning over $35,350 and the amount owed is tailored to their income. Someone earning around $50,500 would pay $1,353 yearly for their loans. If it’s not paid off in 30 years, it’s written off entirely. Meanwhile, tuition in Scotland is entirely free for students who study in the home country.

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I live with this everyday…