And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
➜ The coolest, weirdest Internet community you’ll never be able to join - The Washington Post
It’s cool when a thing you are embarrassed to tell people you do suddenly sounds exclusive and elite as hell.
So I re-watched The Birdcage (RIP Robin!) and then Netflix asked me this.
In 129 years since police and fire commissions were created in the state of Wisconsin, we could not find a single ruling by a police department, an inquest or a police commission that a shooting was unjustified.
➜ Reproductive Justice and 'Choice': An Open Letter to Planned Parenthood
This is also good reading for journalists who don’t always do their research.