- some nerd: some feminism is really bad
- me: oh yeah totally! like how it has a long standing history of oppressing trans women and women of color-
- some nerd: its like... feminism should not be about hating men....
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.
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aaaahahaha oops it’s really easy to tell I drew these months apart from each other, isn’t it. what’s consistency
SO a really super great and not at all frustrating update on the “the wireless is shit and my ethernet plug doesn’t work” situation:
I contacted maitnence, and after several days they said “that’s an internet connectivity problem so it’s not our department, talk to IT instead.” So I contacted IT about it and today I got a message that basically sums up as “Oh we cut off the ethernet plugs in your dorm we’re switching everyone over to wireless only wait a week it’ll probably work fine then! :D :D :D”
So now (a) I have no choice BUT to rely on the bad school wireless connection and (b) they seem to be ignoring the fact that part of why it works so badly for me is a problem of distance, which I can’t exactly change because the router in the living room is kind of bolted to the wall and my room is the furthest room from it, and unless someone in IT can extend how far the router can broadcast the signal I’m KIND OF SCREWED IN TERMS OF INTERNET.
Thaaaaaaaanks, school IT department, forcing everyone to move to the school wireless was totally the best idea and obviously no one else is having the exact same problem as me because it’s not like there are other people in the building in rooms exactly like mine. -_-
the only reason i know about it is somebody came at me a few months ago saying the BHC series is superior to air bud and it’s like “okay man”
there are beverly hills chihuahua fans among us
a few years ago i was given a private tour of Tippett Studios by Phil Tippett, the dude responsible for basically every decent monster effect in the last age of hollywood (starting with Star Wars and proceeding through Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, RoboCop, Dragonslayer, etc etc etc), which is in Oakland (which is why Imperial AT-ATs bear a striking resemblance to the cranes on the Oakland waterfront, but anyway), and I got to see the original Jurassic Park stop-motion puppets that weren’t used in the film, and watch their dailies from their current projects, and sit in on a design meeting, and it was basically a huge dream come true and i had stars in my eyes and thought i was gonna puke.
which leads me to the last part of the tour.
which was the CGI bullpen, where all the digital animators and their rigs were kept. it was absolutely the most depressing part of the day, as you could see the joy of the stop-motion/practical FX age being crushed into the antiseptic powder of the mass CGI production movement, as these three or four 20-something nerds laboriously animated a song and dance number from one of the Beverly Hills Chihuahua sequels.
Listening to the timbre of the conversations at the Dane County Farmers Market, one of the largest in the country, you’d think the topic was vaccination or Gaza. “What exactly is in this scone?” “Are your emus happy? How much space do they have to roam free?” “When you say ‘flour’ on the label, what kind of flour is that?”
Yet food pantries remain full of the same canned pumpkin and expired boxed meals they always have. Obese people are shamed and told what to eat, while people deemed skinny enough to have an eating disorder are also shamed for not taking care of their “health.” There is a serious disconnect here that should tell anyone who’s paying attention that this is not about justice or health in any form––it is about vanity.
When asking the server how the animal being served was prepared, no one seems to wonder whether that server has basic health insurance or whether that server is affected by the fact that the restaurant industry has one of the highest rates of sexual harassment and lowest rates of pay. When waxing poetic about the “salt of the Earth” farmers from which they buy their unpasteurized milk, no one seems to worry that an estimated 10 percent of American farm workers are children. When pearl-clutching over the things we “don’t know” about GMOs, as Kavin pointed out, no one seems to be concerned about their presence in groceries found at Price Rite––only products sold at Whole Foods.
If you are not as concerned about the people handing you your food in the restaurant as you are about the pigs on the farm where it was grown, your approach is classist….If you start telling someone all about your new trendy diet or asking them about theirs without knowing if they have an eating disorder that may be triggered by your prattle, your approach is ableist. If you tsk-tsk at people who are overweight for what they are eating and claim you’re concerned about their health, yet you’re not actively campaigning to make healthy food more accessible and affordable, your approach is sickening and I don’t want you in my activism.
Fuck I’m walking downtown and I pass a group of guys staring at me and I think “great catcall time” but then one guy goes “you look like you could kill a man a million different ways with just your bare hands”. This. This is an acceptable comment to give a girl on the street.
i don’t call the cops.
there’s nothing they can do for me that i can’t do for myself.
There are alternatives to calling the cops. For example you can file an notarized affidavit with any court that does the exact same thing as filing a police report. Well it does everything except get the cops to investigate. I might file a police report and an affidavit if a firearm or my truck was stolen. These things usually have ways to prove they are mine built right into them. But if someone stole my goddamn crescent wrench it’s almost impossible to prove which wrench is mine . The cops wont put the effort into finding a $100 wrench that they would a registered firearm or automobile.
No matter what is stolen the affidavit is probably more powerful in the event of a problem than the police report. The police report doesn’t get filed into the public record until charges are laid with the court. Police have been known to “forget” to do their job and it’s not a stretch to say the report never got transferred from the cop’s notebook to their recording system. But when you file an affidavit it becomes public record. For the courts or police to lose or improperly file an affidavit is a very serious problem as compared to losing or improperly handling a police report. The police lose or refuse to file reports all the time.
The affidavit is more powerful for many reasons. The most important is that the police rarely have the time to follow up on these things. They need to fill their ticket and arrest quota. Chasing down a wrench that can’t be effectively proven to be the one in question isn’t a priority.
Another benefit is that an affidavit keeps the injury private. When you have a cop file a police report the injury is transferred to the government. It’s now their injury and you willingly surrendered all of your rights to it. For example did you ever notice that all charges laid in court have a monetary value attached to them? The charges might be “petty theft of a wrench valued at $100” and the value of the charges could be set to $500. What’s that $500 about? If the thief is convicted do you ever see the money? Not if you called the cops. You surrendered that right when you brought the cops about it. The crime went from a private injuryto a public one. So not only will the thief be sentenced to way too much time in prison for theft but you don’t get your rightful compensation for the injury. Now the judge gets your compensation added to his retirement fund or something. Is it any wonder why Judges are so rich and that they get considerably richer as they move up the judicial ladder?
Another thing a police report does is subjects a petty thief to inhumane punishment. Why should they go to prison over your stolen wrench when they could just pay you the $500 and return the wrench? What benefit is there to society to subject another human being to those monsters in the “justice” system? Don’t you really just want your wrench back and compensation for the time and money the theft caused you? Is a wrench really worth all that inhumane treatment? Geez man if I get my wrench back and compensation for having to go buy a new wrench in the mean time what more can I really ask for? Is it worth risking the thief being brutalized in prison over?
The police, judges and lawyers all conspire to keep this from you. Either they aren’t allowed to tell you or they hide it because they all aspire to move up in this scam. So by safeguarding the scam for those higher on the ladder they are safeguarding their future as well. If this information was more widely known the whole balance of power could shift. These guys won’t give you the information that could render them obsolete.
Why is the blame for romanticizing mental illness lodged at teenage girls documenting/trying to cope with their struggles with mental illness and not grown men who make movies about how medication is evil and schizophrenia is magic powers.
I’m just gonna reblog this every time I see it.