September 1st, 2014

steampunkepsilon:

alex-with-an-e:

creepyold-kit-hands:

coelasquid:

throughthewildblue:

You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).

Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.

Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.

Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?

People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.

Okay, but let’s talk for a second about how that one lady called turkey “big chicken”

You can’t even buy all food with food stamps. You just… you flat-out can’t buy “food that will be eaten in the store/any food sold for on-premises consumption” or any “hot foods” with food stamps—meaning you can’t buy anything hot, you can’t buy anything that gets blended together, you can’t buy anything “pre-prepared,” in most cases you can’t use your EBT card at restaurants. You literally CANNOT purchase a milkshake with food stamps, because it’s considered “sold for on-premises consumption” (which was ridiculous at the place I worked, because the customer had to mix their own milkshake themself with a little machine we provided them, and several people got upset—rightfully so, I think—that it wasn’t covered under food stamps, because they often only found out at the register after already mixing it, often as a treat for their kids). You literally can’t walk into a gas station, grab one of those hot dogs off their grills/out of the little heated food area, and buy it with food stamps, because it’s hot.

And when I say “can’t,” I don’t mean “if the cashier notices you trying and cares enough to stop you, they’ll refuse to do it for you.” I mean “it is actually impossible to do this.” I’m not even sure these people who disseminate false information about food stamps have paid any attention at all when buying things at the store, because what happens is: We scan in the customer’s items, into our computer. The computer has specific codes for the items and rules for what it will let you pay for things with. We scan the customer’s EBT card, and it tells us exactly how much of that price total can be paid for via EBT, and it will not include anything that isn’t food, and it will not include anything considered “pre-prepared” food. It does this automatically AND THERE IS NO OVERRIDE FOR IT. If our machines say that you can’t use the EBT card to pay for something, there is literally nothing we can do to change that, even if we WANTED to.

So no. You can’t buy iPads or cigarettes with food stamps. You can’t withdraw money from casinos or anywhere else with food stamps. You can’t buy dog food with food stamps; sometimes you can’t even buy people food with food stamps. I’m not even sure if you can buy “the big chicken legs” at Disney with food stamps; remember, you can’t buy “any food sold for on-premises consumption” OR any hot foods, and that’s both.

Literally the only thing these fearmongers listed that you can actually purchase with food stamps even if you are in goddamn cahoots with the evil liberal cashier or store manager is soda, and the judgement against people buying that with food stamps is classist fuckwittery at its finest.

So, as always, Fox News is actually flat-out lying, and hateful conservatives both don’t know what they’re talking about and don’t give a fuck about people going through shit that they will never have to go through themselves, and that they in fact don’t have even the tiniest clue about (not even via five seconds’ research; a list of things that can’t be purchased with food stamps is on the Food and Nutrition Services website) but still think they should spout off about to their TV audience anyway.

There is cash assistance programs through DSHS, and the balance is held on your EBT card, but its not free money, its an allowance from the state to help you cover the costs of the other things. You have to be really low income, Homeless, disabled, or some other kind of qualifying factor to even be able to be considered. 

I think Fox is confusing Cash Assistance with Food Assistance. 

yeah, it’s suuuper limited on what you can actually purchase that gets charged TO THE EBT. anything else gets charged to your cash assistance IF you have it. and i think you can take cash out from the card but the proportion of people being that irresponsible is astronomically low. 

(Source: sandandglass, via serifinaxxx)


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FOR GODS SAKE HELP
HUMAN

HUMAN

DO SOMETHING

FOR GODS SAKE HELP

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August 31st, 2014
mrkiwiz46:

I know everybody did this already, but I had to do my own version.
Viva la Revolution.

mrkiwiz46:

I know everybody did this already, but I had to do my own version.

Viva la Revolution.

cecilbaldwin-fan:

-The mid-episode change was the biggest, best twist in WTNV history. It would have been expected at the beginning or the end, or perhaps in next episode. It totally blew me away. That’s how you do a twist.

-The theme song was used to show the return of Cecil. It was really powerful, and it made…

mayorofnightvale:

Have a sequel to the thing.

Also, have the original, better thing: http://golfechoecho.tumblr.com/post/87536559239/nightvale

mayorofnightvale:

Have a sequel to the thing.

Also, have the original, better thing: http://golfechoecho.tumblr.com/post/87536559239/nightvale

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.

If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

(via hankgreensmoustache)

dear bettybabes,

bettydays:

I need two more followers for my next hundred.

Idk why I’m asking you to find me followers because I think I look at my follower count once every other month or so.

But the number it’s on is bothering me.

Because I have a thing about numbers.

Anyway…

Yeah, two followers would be great, because I also just hit 300k words written and so close to 70k views on AO3 and everything would just match up nicely to soothe my irrational anxiety about numbers.

davidandthat:

agentdoubleoheaven:

STORY TIME KIDS. Lucas Grabeel who played Ryan Evans was 100% for making Ryan canonically gay, and spoke to Kenny Ortega at length to get Ryan to at least hold hands with a male student in the final scene. Grabeel is straight but thought it was so important for Disney viewers to see gay characters on TV, knowing that the HSM3 viewership was age 11+, when kids may start thinking about who they’re attracted to a bit more. basically Disney gave Lucas a flat out no and as a response wrote in Ryan’s relationship with Kelsi last minute (as speculation was already flying around about Kelsi being a lesbian). so even though disney screwed them over ortega told grabeel that he could do whatever he liked in the blooper reel and they’d include it in the DVD. hence above.

I reblog this every time its on my dashboard and I’m not even approaching embarrassed. 

(Source: tookmyworldwithyou, via serifinaxxx)