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.
Re blogging for commentary mostly. How are people so ignorant? The ONLY thing you can buy w food stamps is fucking FOOD.
This isn’t ignorance. It is a paid-for media assault by the rich against the poor.
And you can’t buy prepared foods like rotisserie chickens or bakery items, you can only buy the ingredients to make foods.
If you take a young man and woman and they both tell a stranger that they work in the same restaurant, it’s very likely that they will assume that the woman is the waitress, and the young man a cook.
But I thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen? Not when she’s being paid for it. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize the implication of this. A woman’s place is one of servitude.
Riding is our passion and breeches is our fashion.
τοῦτ᾽ αὐτὸ νῦν μου πρῶτ᾽ ἄκουσον ὡς ἐρῶ.
Who was I back then? Just a 17 year old kid from the Bronx with dreams of becoming a scientist. And somehow, the world’s most famous astronomer found time to invite me to Ithaca in upstate New York to spend a Saturday with him.
I remember that snowy day like it was yesterday. He met me at the bust stop and showed me his laboratory at Cornell university. Carl reached behind his desk and inscribed this book for me. ‘For Neil, a future astronomer. - Carl’.
At the end of the day he drove me back to the bus station. The snow was falling harder. He wrote his home phone number on a scrap of paper and he said ‘If the bus can’t back through, call me, spend a night at my home with my family’. I already knew I wanted to become a scientist, but that afternoon, I learned from Carl, the kind of person I wanted to become. He reached out to me, and to countless others, inspiring so many of us to study, teach and do science. Science is a cooperative enterprise spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch, from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back to antiquity and forward to the stars.
jim kirk is the kind of guy who would give valentines to every member of his crew so that no one on his ship would ever feel left out so if you don’t think you have a valentine think again
…no, he’s the kind of guy who’d give a valentine to all the ladies and hope to get laid.
actually! jim kirk in star trek: the original series is an individual who passionately believes in all other individuals; who, on occasion, falls in love, with his great, yearning heart; who is a sexual being, certainly, but in a way that deserves or calls for absolutely no judgment, as he engages in moments of physical intimacy with other consenting, sexually-inclined adults.
i suppose it is easy to see images of jim kirk smooching on a couple of space babes out of context and assume he’s on a five year mission to chase intergalactic tail, but the truth of the matter is, jim kirk is open to love that can happen anywhere and between anyone. he also fights for the importance of love, for the importance of autonomy.
now, that’s not to say he isn’t flawed; he’s definitely far from perfect. he can be stubborn, hot-headed, frustrated by diplomacy when it gets tangled in bureaucratic inaction and causes harm to the people any governmental body is meant to serve and protect. he makes some bad choices, and he feels the impact of them. we know plenty of red shirts tend to be lost on away missions, but the thing is, jim kirk grieves for their loss and carries the burden of their loss. it’s no joke to him, even if culturally it’s become one.
anyway! the point is that jim kirk was a total nerd during his school years, described as a stack of books with legs. yet that passion for history and other nerdy topic only meant he had a personality ideally suited to the calling of a grand, sometimes tragic, but always hopeful, adventurer. the geek shall inherit the places where no man has gone before.
jim kirk kisses a few women over the course of a five year mission in space. he also happens to have deep feelings for all of these women he kisses, and they, in turn, are interested in or emotionally connected to him. it’s also important to note that in all six motion pictures, jim kirk has no traditional romantic love interest. he chases after the enterprise. he chases after spock. he chases after the next horizon. he kisses himself one time. (long story.)
he’s a really complex character who’s had his fair share of romantic intrigue and bad breakups, but he loves his friends and he loves his crew and he would absolutely give them all valentines in order for them to feel loved, which they are by him, and important, which they are to him, without any ulterior motive whatsoever other than to let them know this. he would never do so in order to bribe them into bed with him, because that is not at all who he is. :D
To be fair, he had a fair number of kisses where the lady was after him, for nefarious reasons or because of sex pollen or brain scrambling or whatever. But as ridiculous as they all look run up against each other, he really wasn’t constantly chasing tail.
He just had the galaxy’s most easily rippable shirts, that’s all. :P
It’s not his fault, he’s only got like three shirts and they’ve been run through the laundry so many times in five years the fabric comes apart under a sharp tug.
You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.