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I just want to take a moment to remind people of other things which are actual canon.

It is actual canon that Derek was able to slam Stiles up against the above door because Derek chose, of all POSSIBLE places, to go to Stiles’ BEDROOM to hide from the cops that were hunting him. It is actual canon that Derek believed Stiles would not give him away to even his own father, the sheriff- and actual canon that Stiles did not, despite that it might have been easier if he had.

It is actual canon that Stiles spends literal hours protecting Derek by driving him around in his precious Jeep despite that he “is starting to smell … like death”

It is actual canon that Stiles was willing to suffer a lifetime of nightmares by sawing off the arm of this guy he just spent hours protecting, to save his life. (Good thing Scott happened to arrive)

It is actual canon that Stiles offered Derek his injured hand to help him to his feet, and that Derek preferentially accepted Stiles’ hand - both of them KNOWING that Stiles couldn’t actually help him up, because he’d hurt his hand punching him. Scott could have actually helped him up, but he took Stiles’ hand.

It is actual canon that Derek turned his back on a deadly enemy at the pool to ensure that Stiles was moving for safety. It is actual canon that Stiles chose not to save his own skin, but to help Derek move, and to dive in after Derek when he fell.

It is actual canon that Stiles literally keeps treading water trying to keep Derek alive until he is so exhausted that he, himself, would have drowned with Derek rather than leave him to save himself. (Good thing Scott happened to arrive)

It is actual canon that when Derek is trying to come up with a word for how the kanima differs from werewolves, Stiles offers that it is an abomination, implying that (for the first time in Derek’s life perhaps) not all humans think werewolves are abominations. There is a look involved with this moment that it is difficult to believe is actual canon.

It is actual canon that Derek puts himself between Stiles and his fresh beta, Isaac, and snarls Isaac into submission to protect Stiles. It is also actual canon the “be impressed by me” look Derek flashes to Stiles after doing so. It is also also canon the impressed look Stiles concedes to him in response.

It is actual canon that Stiles misses his chance to play in his first lacrosse game in order to go helping Derek with his problems.

It is actual canon that Derek crawls across broken glass on his belly, despite there being no injury to his legs and no reason for him to do so, in order to draw Peter away from Stiles.

It is actual canon that when both Stiles and Derek are paralyzed on the floor of the police station and Scott comes to fetch them, Derek insists (loudly, actually) that Scott take Stiles to safety first; even though clearly Scott is already doing that, would have done that anyway.

It is actual canon that Derek goes to protect Stiles’ father from Matt, the kanima, and the hunters after ensuring that Stiles is safely away with Scott.

It is actual canon that no matter how angry Derek gets, no matter how hurt he is, he does not let his wolf side snap at Stiles. He never flashes his eyes red. He never snarls or growls or bares his wolf fangs at Stiles. He is human when he deals with Stiles. Even when he’s pissed. Even when he’s upset. Even when he’s hurt.

And someday, I truly believe, it will be actual canon when they kiss. It will be actual canon that they love one another openly.

It is actual canon that Stiles winked at Derek.

It is actual canon that Derek stared at Stiles for several seconds afterwards.

It is actual canon that Derek wanted Stiles to stay during Scott’s tattoo when the human had literally no shot of holding him down.

It is actual canon that they were standing within reach when Scott woke up.

It is actual canon that Derek looked to Stiles for understanding when Isaac woke up.

It is actual canon that Stiles tried to mediate between Derek and Allison and Lydia.

It is actual canon that Derek trusts Stiles to get the information they need to save Boyd [and Cora].

It is actual canon that Stiles made Derek smirk.

It is actual canon that Derek messed with Stiles (by humoring him and then punching his hand) just for the purpose of messing with Stiles.

It is actual canon that Stiles not only assumed Derek wanted him to help him fight werewolves, but that Stiles was willing to do so.

It is actual canon that Stiles feels comfortable being alone in Derek’s loft with his psychotic uncle.

It is actual canon that when Derek was held at gunpoint, his safe place was Stiles.

It’s actual canon that Stiles was the only one to go comfort Derek after Boyd’s death.

It’s actual canon that Stiles didn’t want Derek to go to the station because he thought Derek could be arrested again and he reaches for him, in order to stop him. He gets a glare from that, but he tries arguying with Derek, so they can have a better plan.

It’s actual canon that Stiles has seen Derek flirt with someone else (and he didn’t seem happy about it at all)

It’s actual canon that Stiles knew about Derek/Kate, but didn’t tell Scott (or anyone) about it.

It’s actual canon that the first time Derek doesn’t want to kill a threat is when it’s the nogitsune possessing Stiles (he wants to kill Peter, Lydia - even when they’re not 100% sure it’s her -, Jackson, Deucalion… But not Stiles)

It’s actual canon that Stiles is the only one to recognize Derek both as an adult and as a teenager.

It’s actual canon that even teenage!Derek trusts Stiles and Scott, even without his memories (and he’s hurt when he figures Stiles is hiding something)

It’s actual canon that Stiles hides stuff just so Derek doesn’t have to go through his family’s death again

It’s actual canon that Stiles is impressed by Derek speaking spanish

It’s actual canon that Derek is the king on Stiles’ board.

(via the-misfortune-teller)

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belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

(via idyllspace)