Road Fox. New iPhone print on Society6 today
Nicki Minaj for Vibe Magazine 2008 HQ
5) Why can’t former factory workers retrain into new jobs?
Janesville, Wisconsin, had the oldest General Motors car factory in America, one that candidate Obama visited in 2007 and insisted would be there for another 100 years. Two days before Christmas that year and just before Obama’s inauguration, the plant closed forever, throwing 5,000 people out of work. This devastated the town, because you either worked in the plant or in a business that depended on people working in the plant. The new president and Congress quickly paid for a two-million-dollar Janesville retraining program, using state community colleges the way the government once used trade schools built to teach new immigrants the skills needed by that Janesville factory a century ago.
This time around, however, those who finished their retraining programs simply became trained unemployables rather than untrained ones. It turned out that having a certificate in “heating and ventilation” did not automatically lead to a job in the field. There were already plenty of people out there with such certificates, never mind actual college degrees. And those who did find work in some field saw their take-home pay drop by 36%. This, it seems, is increasingly typical in twenty-first-century America (though retraining programs have been little studied in recent years).
making a mental list of ppl i regret dating because we should’ve stayed as friends or would’ve made better friends.
How turn a rainy Sunday into a delight:
> Play Belle and Sebastian
> Read books
> Paint yr nails
> Open the window so you can smell the rain on the pavement
> Watch two seconds of a Katherine Heigl / Gerard Butler film and then switch to one with Angelina Jolie in it. HIIIIIIIIIII
> Make croissants, eat them while still warm
> Talk shit on the phone with yr friend for a good hour
Interpol | Specialist | Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
You make me lose my buttons, oh yeah, you make me spit
I don’t like my clothes anymore
We’re spending time and money, yeah, you’re colder than yourself
Now we’re moving, now we’re taking control
Eva Green in Penny Dreadful
The fall of Icarus by René Milot
there’s nothing more romantic
than a distant place behind your smile
tells my eyes that I am coming home
please don’t bring me down