Elected Politicians, we are told, represent us. But this is nonsense, as any sane person can see. Where is the politician that represents you? Where is the politician that consults you and acts as you wish him to? Where is the politician that you can fire, or refuse to pay, if he does not render satisfactory service? Representation in the present system is a sham; it is nothing more than a front for political power.

Sy Leon, None of the Above: Why Non-Voters Are America’s Political Majority (via anarchei)

"It's still voting."

  • KOKH Fox 25: Like the person in office? Vote for them! Don't like them? Vote for someone else. Either way, vote tomorrow!
  • Me: Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.
  • KOKH Fox 25: It's also still voting. A right that Americans have :)
  • Me: Not voting is also a right. You can't turn a blind eye to the evil of politics in favor of participation. "Just vote" is ridiculous.

Perspective

I suppose it seemed obvious, when I look back and remember that I voted for Ralph Nader in 2008 and 2012, that I was eventually become an anarchist.  

I mean, I had already given up, for the most part, on government by that point, apparently.

I saw a woman on TV the other day talking about ‘our economy is in a recession, we owe China $11,000,000,000,000’. And I’m like ‘we?’.
I don’t owe China anything.
YOU owe China $11,000,000,000,000.

WE owe Sprint $90. You must’ve roaming or something.

Michael Che

Government is force, and politics is the process of deciding who gets to use it on whom. This is not the best way to solve problems.

Richard Grant (via thinksquad)

Feds to parents: No lunches from home without doctor’s note, school lunch only | REALfarmacy.com | Healthy News and Information

More behind the link…

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A Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child.

Dear Parents,

I have received word from Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home. Parents are to be informed that students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition requiring a specific diet, along with a physicians note to that regard.

I am sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact Stephanie [redacted] the Health Coordinator for Federal Programs Preschool at [redacted].

Thanks,
Ms. [redacted]

Really?