cute story: I have a friend with a prosthetic arm, and he once confided in me that, after seeing this movie, he’s always wanted someone to ask him for this. Then, the one day, I was at the grocery store with him and a couple other people, and one of our friends couldn’t reach a box on the shelf and asked him, “Dude gimme a hand here”. And, I swear to christ he practiced this because the speed at which he slipped off his prosthesis was blinding, and then he hurled his arm at her. He, unfortunately, got a tad overexcited, and instead of it just landing near her, it spun out and essentially bitchslapped her in mid-air.
Now we say it all the time around him, and he blames Disney for the fact that he has no girlfriend.
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.
BTW, that Food should come with an asterisk. At least, in the state of Missouri. Not sure if its the same everywhere, but if you’re on Food Stamps, forget getting hot food with it. Pre-cooked food is not covered by food stamps.
So if you’re a busy working single parent who doesn’t have time to cook for your family, either have someone else cook, microwave, or hope to have enough for McDs or something. Cause there’s no buying stuff hot from the deli at Wal-Mart, rotissary chickens included. =/
There is a cash side of the EBT card which could cause confusion over this. Not everyone that gets foodstamps can get EBT cash, however. My family only gets $10 a month for cash, other people get nothing. The cash side is used like a debit card, and it can be withdrawn for actually cash-in-hand money, and who knows what goes on from there.
In my state, 17% of the population has foodstamps. Less than 1% of those food stamp holders did transactions in places they shouldn’t be with an EBT card - smoke shops and strip clubs. The trouble there, in my opinion, is that these places should not have the ability to take food stamps whatsoever. It won’t hurt their business - trust me, people will go to any ends to get cash for whatever their vices are.
Is there abuse of the system? Absolutely. The system sucks. I don’t qualify for anything, and my mom only gets $30, but I see people with hundreds of dollars worth of food stamps who are young and living alone. People sell their food stamps all the time, for half value. I’ve even seen a particular duo of assholes who buy dozens and dozens and dozens of bottle water, then immediately go behind the store and dump it all out, bag up the bottles, and walk off towards the local liquor store and redemption center.
It’s a system that needs serious reform… but not in the ways that idiots like Fox News claim, like we’re all off in Vegas paying hookers with EBT cards. The liars, the frauds, the people who screw the system, seem to get away with it time and time again. The people like on Fox News only serve to cause changes in the system that only ever seem to screw over everyone else who needs that money to get by. My family? Hell no we don’t get enough in food stamps whatsoever. We’re actually relying heavily on food banks right now - a church that serves weekly soup + sandwich, and a monthly food pantry, as well as getting expired frozen food from another local store. That’s the glamorous life of a person who has EBT benefits.
Actually, I don’t get any benefits whatsoever. I don’t even have health insurance right now because I lost it, despite that fact that I’m supposedly meant to be covered for another four years?
My state is pretty fucking arbitrary about who gets help and how much. My mother’s SSI was cut down to nothing. She used to get the standard $600 whatever. Then she got married. They cut her SSI in half, and then offered half of that ($150) to her husband to collect, taken away from her. Like he has any fucking right! He collects his own SSI, and no she was not given the opportunity to take his money, in fact she was told she had zero rights to it whatsoever, while his girlfriend years ago used to collect her own paycheck off of him. Go figure. So because that cut in her money wasn’t enough to pay the bills, my mother had to get a minimum wage job at Mc. Donalds. They then told her she had to report her income every month, which she had no problem doing. Then they told her, you’re not getting anything. At all. Bye. Meanwhile, a friend of hers who is around my age, also gets SSI, also picked up a job at Mc Donalds, and they increased her SSI payments (no other changes in her life). Doesn’t make sense to you? Fucking welcome to my world.
All I’ve learned from the way the government handles this shit is that you’re better off pretending that you’re physically, mentally, and emotionally incapable of fucking anything, and then they’ll pay you beacup bucks. (Sorry to people who actually are disabled, but I’m not kidding about the number of people here who pretend to have disabilities, when you know they are perfectly able-bodied and mysteriously scrape up enough cash to buy their hard drugs of choice. Did I mention my city has a drug problem?) Oh, and get knocked up, because you get fucking nothing if you’re not pregnant. Seriously made me reconsider. If you actually try to make an honest living on your own by having a job, you have to work two or three different jobs to make ends meet. I’m not kidding, I work with several women who are 20s-40s and they are having to hold down second and even third jobs to keep their lives together. This is why we have no jobs, people, because you need to have more than one to survive.
I tried living on my own, with a roommate, on minimum wage. I quickly realized I would literally starve to death. Because I am ineligible for foodstamps until I’m 25. Even though I see other kids my age on their own, foodstamps and every other benefit, under the age of 25. Like I said. It’s an arbitrary, fucked-up system that makes no sense whatsoever. You either fight like fuck to get on it, or lie like hell, or you try to work honestly on your own and go hungry.
(Do I sound bitter and jaded about this? That’s because I’m bitter and jaded about it. Now I’m probably wrong about stuff… the local government here is probably wrong about stuff (I’m convinced half of the gov workers don’t fucking understand what the laws and rules are because everytime we’ve tried to talk with them about stuff we get wildly different answers, especially vs what other people we know get told)… but this is my personal experience with this shitty fucking system.)
Again, I’m sorry to everyone who is genuinely getting benefits from the government because they have real needs. A lot of people do. This is just a subject I get really angry about because I don’t know how I’m going to fucking survive - I can’t - and then I see other assholes lying to the government and getting so much food stamps that they sell theirs for drugs or alcohol. Like are you fucking kidding me.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old from Maryland. Authorities say Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in Dundalk, Md. at about 7 a.m. Thursday.
Police believe Caitlyn may be in the company of 38-year-old Timothy Virts, and they may be in a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland tag 5AJ4458. Anyone who sees them is asked to call 911 immediately.
The child is believed to have been abducted by the suspect.
Caitlyn Virts is described as a white female who is about 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 80 pounds. She may be wearing glasses. Timothy Virts is described as a white male who is about 6’3” tall and weighs about 280 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 911 or Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-7320. Do not take action which could endanger your safety or further endanger the abducted child.
This happened today at 7am so SIGNAL BOOST. THE SOONER THE BETTER THE CHANCES OF THEM GETTING APPREHENDED.
EVERYBODY SHOULD READ THIS!!!!!!!!!
REBLOG…IT CAN SAVE A LIFE OR TWO!!!
WARNING: Some knew about the red light on cars, but not Dialing 112.
An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren’s parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.
Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called, 112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren’t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.
Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.
I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature. I tried it on my AT&T phone & it said, “Dialing Emergency Number.”
Especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going on to a safe place.
*Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it’s your turn to let your friends know about “Dialing, 112”
You may want to send this to every Man, Woman & Youngster you know; it may well save a life.
This applies to ALL 50 states
PLEASE PASS ALONG TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT CAN SAVE A LIFE….
Works in Canada too guys, just tried it!
Reblogging for anyone of the feminine preference that follow me. (Or for general knowledge.)
Checked on Snopes… the number isn’t necessarily legit. There are quick numbers like that, though, but in the US the number 112 just diverts to 911, if it even works. So just call 911 (or your country’s appropriate emergency number) if you are truly concerned about this sort of thing.
(The phone number 112 is used as a global emergency phone number in a number of countries, primarily in the European Union. In some parts of the United States a call to 112 will roll over to the local 911 system, but since 112 is not implemented as a universal emergency number in the U.S., calling 911 directly is the better option.) [snopes]
Remember to always, always, always, always, ALWAYS do a quick fact check before reblogging posts like this. A quick google search is usually enough to see if it’s a hoax or not. And if it’s wrong, correct it. This one is (mostly) legit. There have been, unfortunately, a number of reports about rapists or other sickos pretending to be police officers. If you’re concerned or suspicious, just call 911 instead. Maybe even drive to a police station or otherwise very public place you’d feel safe. And don’t break the law in the process, like speeding (without really good reason) otherwise you could just get charged with not cooperating with police or something.
To the anon who asked me about my personal information, I’d like to know where you got that information to begin with?
My ‘about me’ doesn’t say homoromantic anyway,
not anymore at least, it says demiromantic and I changed that information weeks ago because someone asked me about it and I realized it was outdated and wrong (and it’s probably still wrong idec man labels are hard) so how are you asking me about it now? Do I have a stalker? :3
As for the latter, not to be rude but it’s not yours or anyone’s business about who I’m dating (I’m not publishing the ask for those reasons) but also, the answer is in your very question. And the answer is that, I don’t diddle with dongles.
And I can self-identify as whatever I want. Help I’m giggling because I called penises dongles.
Also, yo mama.
Also, this cat.
P.S. If you want to ask me whatever, that’s cool. Send me another ask, we can converse, I am very chatty and not always even sassy about it. I had someone ask me the same thing, to explain my sexual identity to them because they didn’t understand, and we had a great conversation about sexualities and labels and stuff.
I’m just confused about where you got the information you’re asking about and a bit put off by it, because like I said that was 2 weeks ago, that was ages ago.
haha oh god I sound like one of those preteens that adds a new special snowflake label to themselves every week. I’m a twin-spirit elf vampire otherkin homobipanromantic demiomnisexual exterestrial tree soul. No offense to twin-spirit elf vampire otherkin homobipanromantic demiomnisexual exterestrial tree souls.
Painting of Hannibal Lecter because holy butts I am so excited for the second season. Inspired by this beautiful painting. Symbolism is what I live for, man, I couldn’t help myself with the flaming pomegranates and a wispy, screaming stag.
E-reading isn’t REAL reading. = I need my personal preferences about my hobby to be validated as the only right and moral way do to a thing.
Making crafts out of old books is a DESECRATION! = I’ve never seen a library dumpster.
I only read prize-winners/confirmed classics *sniff*. = I don’t know how to think for myself.
Book bloggers are killing literary criticism! = I’m an aging white man in publishing and I don’t know how to think for myself.
Oh, I’ve never heard of that book. Was it reviewed in the NYT/on NPR? = I don’t know how to think for myself.
I would never read the tripe that is Twilight/50 Shades/Oprah’s Book Club selection, and I am going to tweet that statement 50 million times. = I am still as worried about being cool as I was when I was in high school.
The book is always better than the movie, no exceptions. = I’ve never seen The Godfather or The Princess Bride and also I am no fun at parties.
Rap music is not poetry, but Joni Mitchell/Bob Dylan/Belle and Sebastian is. = I am racist.
I refuse to use an e-reader because I just love that old book smell. People who do not love that old book smell are not real readers. = My favorite perfume’s base note is mold.
People who shop at Amazon for books are evil. = I have disposable income and like to make moral judgements about people who do not.
I would NEVER dog ear pages, crease a spine, or eat food while reading. = I have unreasonable expectations about how much the people to whom I bequeath my books when I die will actually want them.
I guess it’s good that they’re reading at all. = I will internally judge you until your reading tastes morph to match my own, which are far superior to yours because I read more books written by white men who live in Brooklyn.
I don’t have a TV because that would cut into my reading time. Did I mention I don’t have a TV? Hey. You there. I don’t have a TV. I don’t get that TV reference. = I am not all that interesting. Also, I watch three hours of Netflix a night on my laptop.
I don’t care if the main character is likable. It’s the PROSE that’s the thing. = My ability to tolerate insufferable jerks makes me better than you because you’re obviously only reading for escapism, which is an inferior motivation for reading.
I’m not a romance/crime/Western reader. I mean, I’ll read LITERARY genre. SOMETIMES. = My kitchen is full of quinoa and kale and soy ice cream. Someone please validate what a grown-up I am.
I don’t understand adults who read YA. You’re a grown-up person, you should read grown-up books. = I don’t like dancing in the rain or ice cream cones or trampolines or whimsy and my neck tie is too tight.
In case you haven’t heard, BookRiot is the fucking ish.
I work at a bookstore and I hear every one of these every single day. Nobody cares about how highbrow you are, go away so my coworkers and I can continue talking about Game of Thrones.
#and as a librarian i can confirm that old book smell is often hella nasty#you do not want to have seen and smelled what i have seen and smelled#shudder#…we found a prawn in a book once#a goddamned prawn (via ilaney)