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Try screaming, 'Get a job!' at one of these folks. They'd laugh in your face.

When your back's against the wall, how far would you go to confront a monstrous system that's devouring your family's future?

Spain's had a rough go since the world economy tanked in 2008 (great explainer here). And what's happened since should sound way too familiar: Banks got bailed out, and people are getting sold out.

Today, the country is in full-blown depression. A quarter of the workers can't find jobs, and young people have it especially bad. It's a painfully complicated situation that isn't improving quickly enough because, well, politicians.


The Spanish government is shredding safety nets and making rule changes that are supposed to boost employment, but in reality they're turning people into disposable assets and worsening inequality.

Why are they doing it? Because Germany said so. The stated goal is to reduce debt (which it isn't), but the entire premise for the plan — that Spain spent too much in the run-up to the crisis — is completely bogus. It was the banks! They were slinging shitty loans like Halloween candy, creating a debt-driven bubble. Well, the f**king thing burst, and here we are.

Protesters want the government to quit trippin' over debts that were questionable to begin with and start investing in stuff that's actually going to help, like education, health, and employment efforts.

If you're wondering why you should care, keep in mind that we live in a tangled global economy and what happens in Europe can have significant global effects. But beyond that, who really wants to live in a world that values profits over people?

This article originally appeared on 09.06.17


Being married is like being half of a two-headed monster. It's impossible to avoid regular disagreements when you're bound to another person for the rest of your life. Even the perfect marriage (if there was such a thing) would have its daily frustrations. Funnily enough, most fights aren't caused by big decisions but the simple, day-to-day questions, such as "What do you want for dinner?"; "Are we free Friday night?"; and "What movie do you want to see?"

Here are some hilarious tweets that just about every married couple will understand.

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Democracy

A man told me gun laws would create more 'soft targets.' He summed up the whole problem.

As far as I know, there are only two places in the world where people living their lives are referred to as 'soft targets.'

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Only in America are kids in classrooms referred to as "soft targets."

On the Fourth of July, a gunman opened fire at a parade in quaint Highland Park, Illinois, killing at least six people, injuring dozens and traumatizing (once again) an entire nation.

My family member who was at the parade was able to flee to safety, but the trauma of what she experienced will linger. For the toddler with the blood-soaked sock, carried to safety by a stranger after being pulled from under his father's bullet-torn body, life will never be the same.

There's a phrase I keep seeing in debates over gun violence, one that I can't seem to shake from my mind. After the Uvalde school shooting, I shared my thoughts on why arming teachers is a bad idea, and a gentleman responded with this brief comment:

"Way to create more soft targets."

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Pop Culture

She bought the perfect wedding dress that went viral on TikTok. It was only $3.75.

Lynch is part of a growing crowd of newlyweds going against the regular wedding tradition of spending loads of money.

Making a priceless memory.

At first glance, one might think that Jillian Lynch wore a traditional (read: expensive) dress to her wedding. After all, it did look glamorous on her. But this 32-year-old bride has a secret superpower: thrifting.

Lynch posted her bargain hunt on TikTok, sharing that she had been perusing thrift shops in Ohio for four days in a row, with the actual ceremony being only a month away. Lynch then displays an elegant ivory-colored Camila Coelho dress. Fitting perfectly, still brand new and with the tags on it, no less.

You can find that exact same dress on Revolve for $220. Lynch bought it for only $3.75.
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