Today at @cornell - Garment workers from Bangladesh speak about their experiences at a COLA (Cornell Organization for Labor Action) meeting. “We’re the ones making the clothes and you’re the ones wearing them. We must stand with together.”

Today at @cornell - Garment workers from Bangladesh speak about their experiences at a COLA (Cornell Organization for Labor Action) meeting. “We’re the ones making the clothes and you’re the ones wearing them. We must stand with together.”

Flower power 🌺🌸KD crush luau 👍🎉 @leezaveta19

Flower power 🌺🌸KD crush luau 👍🎉 @leezaveta19

VICTORY IS OURS………. Hockey senior night v Harvard. Ivy League champs 2014 !!! #CORNELL #BIGRED #LGR
#HARVARD #gradeinflation #checkyoursouces #gobacktoboston #sieve #wedidntgotoharvard C U goons! #eatrottenfish #squidtoo (at Lynah Rink)

VICTORY IS OURS………. Hockey senior night v Harvard. Ivy League champs 2014 !!! #CORNELL #BIGRED #LGR
#HARVARD #gradeinflation #checkyoursouces #gobacktoboston #sieve #wedidntgotoharvard C U goons! #eatrottenfish #squidtoo (at Lynah Rink)

workingamerica:

No Minnesotan who works full time should have to live in poverty. Let’s #RaiseTheWage to $9.50 by 2015! http://thndr.it/1cU297m

workingamerica:

No Minnesotan who works full time should have to live in poverty. Let’s #RaiseTheWage to $9.50 by 2015! http://thndr.it/1cU297m

CAMP OUT IN FEB FOR HOCKEY TIX FOR MY LIL

It’s official: I’m going to go to the New Year’s Eve mixer on Wednesday night and then go to the AstroTurf and camp out for hockey tickets to the Harvard game. It’s THE game. THE rivalry. I have to get a ticket for myself and for my little. It’s going to happen. IT IS! I won’t freeze. I’ll leave her a ticket on her desk on the last day of big/little week, and then after big/little reveal, we’ll have a lineage dinner and then we’ll go to the game and throw Swedish fish on the ice (not real fish because animals are not meant to eat, wear, or use for entertainment #peta ) and it will be a splendid time. IT WILL HAPPEN!

Freedom Tower (new World Trade Center) through @anca415 ‘s sunroof #manhattan #roadtrip #backtoith

Freedom Tower (new World Trade Center) through @anca415 ‘s sunroof #manhattan #roadtrip #backtoith

Someone you know just gave a speech at the UN… :)

Someone you know just gave a speech at the UN… :)

Pearl sisters ❤️rest in peace, Mili. Our beloved sister, Mili Mandic, passed away on January 13, 2014. Mili was a rising senior studying computer science. She brought love and laughter both to our sisterhood and to the Cornell community. Kappa Delta will be hosting Mili’s Memorial Service at 1:15 pm on Saturday, February 8th in the Anabel Taylor Hall Atrium. Attendees are welcome to begin gathering at 1 pm. The service is open to anyone who wishes to commemorate Mili or support those who knew her. Our sisters would appreciate the attendance and support of anyone who wishes to attend.

Pearl sisters ❤️rest in peace, Mili. Our beloved sister, Mili Mandic, passed away on January 13, 2014. Mili was a rising senior studying computer science. She brought love and laughter both to our sisterhood and to the Cornell community. Kappa Delta will be hosting Mili’s Memorial Service at 1:15 pm on Saturday, February 8th in the Anabel Taylor Hall Atrium. Attendees are welcome to begin gathering at 1 pm. The service is open to anyone who wishes to commemorate Mili or support those who knew her. Our sisters would appreciate the attendance and support of anyone who wishes to attend.

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And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??

how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.

This is so screwed up.

you see the top one with bacitracin that’s about $123?  Bacitracin is simplified neosporin.  Literally, it’s neosporin (the anti-bacterial stuff they put under bandaids) minus some of the unnecessary gunk that dilutes it.

and the allergic reaction?  you can see on that bill that their bill is lowered simply because they have insurance - then insurance pays, then they pay the remainder. and the price is still ridiculous.

unconsumption:


It was almost one year ago that H&M launched its garment recycling initiative, and now the eco-friendly Swedish retailer plans to launch a new denim line made from recycled fibers at the end of February. 
The range of jeans, vests and jackets will all contain 20 percent recycled cotton, which is the maximum amount that can be used without compromising the quality. As the company puts its, this new project will “close the loop” on their recycling initiative.

More: H&M Converts Donated Clothes Into A New Denim Collection - PSFK

unconsumption:

It was almost one year ago that H&M launched its garment recycling initiative, and now the eco-friendly Swedish retailer plans to launch a new denim line made from recycled fibers at the end of February. 

The range of jeans, vests and jackets will all contain 20 percent recycled cotton, which is the maximum amount that can be used without compromising the quality. As the company puts its, this new project will “close the loop” on their recycling initiative.

More: H&M Converts Donated Clothes Into A New Denim Collection - PSFK