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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.
Dan Cleaves, pictured, frequents bars in the Fan and Shockoe Bottom (though supposedly he has been banned at most of the establishments in the Bottom) seeking out intoxicated women to rape. He has also stalked women, and targets transwomen especially. The provided number, 1-800-838-8238, will connect you to the Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline.
If you recognize him at a bar, approach the bartender or manager. They can confirm his identity by looking at his ID, and may throw him out as a result of his reputation.
I have corroborated this information with relevant sources.
Dan Cleaves was arrested Wednesday in Henrico. He is awaiting extradition to Maryland where he will face seven counts of sexually assaulting women in an attempt to give them HIV.
For now, it looks like we no longer need to worry about him.
Cleaves is now out on bond, possibly in the Richmond area. As of two weeks ago, he was still preying on women. Share the information and be prepared to intervene if you see him at a bar- if you’re uncomfortable intervening yourself, ask the staff or, at this point, call the police.
the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy
The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.
[Photoset of Sailor Moon winking. Texts read: Made a phone call, Ordered the food you really wanted, Asked a question in class, Cooked yourself a good meal, Got out of bed today, Calmed yourself down from a panic attack, Didn’t overwork yourself, Practiced self-care.]
Sometimes we get so focused on the big things that it’s easy to forget our small accomplishments, so I made the Sailor Moon Award! Celebrate the little accomplishments you make throughout the day, you deserve it!
Feel free to print these out and use them if you want, or make your own!
The Sailor Moon memes are the best! :)
Nicki Minaj speaking the truth on twitter about racism (7/23/14)
Gimmie a break. Everyone can succeed if they work hard.
u would say that because your white
How did I know you would say that. Nikki is black and she makes more than me. #icomeinpeace
I see that went right over your head…Nicki’s post had nothing to do with money but it had all to do with the music industry today
what I’m saying, If I must address the rap world and the so call “beef” between iggy and nicki. Nicki Minaj has worked her ass off to make a name for herself in the industry, not only as a rapper but as a pop star too. She had songs like super bass and starships but also gave iconic verses like the monster feature, just to show people that she can survive in both lanes.
Not to mention that she also had 3 memorable mixtapes to back up her hip-hop credentials and now has to sit and watch as a mediocre rapper like iggy get praised as the new rap queen off of a few catchy choruses and plus the fact that she is white. I don’t know about you but I would be pissed if I didn’t get the credit I deserved too.
Iggy was born in Australia and grew up on a farm, dropped out of high school, moved to the U.S. when she was 16 and met a guy that was in his 20s that eventually hooked her up with modeling agencies. Dude was basically her sugar daddy because he paid for her first apartment and all her expenses. She comes out with a couple of mixtapes and an EP that non of which are critically acclaimed. Drops some singles from her album like Work, Change Your Life, and Bounce (non of which cracked the top 50 on billboard).
So then she releases Fancy, now Clear Channel (which owns 840 radio stations in the US) has a voting system that saves artist if their songs aren’t doing so well on the charts, it’s called the “on the verge” program. They voted to add Iggy’s song Fancy to every station and that song must get 150 spins from each one. (that’s how u hear the same song 4-5 times in one hour)
That made Iggy’s song get stuck in people’s heads so they eventually bought it and that’s how iggy became a huge star. Not by hard work, not by rap skills, not by good songs but by people feeling pity on her flopping singles so they had to save her career. Iggy is not seen as a rapper, she is in the same category as Pitbull, flo-rida and Macklemore, they all will have top tens and possibly #1s but are never looked at as great rappers.
Iggy has been putting out mediocre music that is catchy to garner the attention of the pop/mainstream world but has yet to release anything that makes her a great lyricist/rapper. Iggy’s complexion and body has gotten her more attention than her music. Now u can say that nicki uses her body to for attention too but she captures ur attention with her body and u stay captivated by her metaphors, flow, versatility, and the lyrics of her songs.
( notice how I didn’t mention Iggy’s fake accent when she raps or her horrendous album sales compared to Nicki’s first album… but that’s none of my business🐸☕️)
PS: If u don’t mind, when u address the queen her name is spelled N I C K I not Nikki. thanks
WHAT KIND OF ICONIC READ
Slayed to the bones
This is 4th period lunch at its FINEST.
Spill that TRUTH TEA!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT INJECTABLE ESTRADIOL, MAY AFFECT THE LIVES OF TRANS FEMININE PEOPLE
hey peeps my doctor has informed me of something pretty crazy and important:
INJECTABLE ESTRADIOL IS NO LONGER BEING MANUFACTURED, AND THERE ARE NO KNOWN PLANS TO RE START MANUFACTURING IT.
fortunately there is quite a bit of it around. there could still potentially be several repercussions:
- your pharmacy may run out of stock and have to order it every time you pick up your prescription, which can take a few days.
- your pharmacy may run out of the generic brand, and only have the brand name stuff. this means that if you are paying out of pocket or a percentage of the total cost, you will probably have to pay a LOT more. my pharmacy ordered me a month’s supply (5ml) of the brand name injectable estrogen and it would’ve cost about 130 before I had functional insurance.
- obviously your pharmacy and others in your area may run out entirely.
what you can do:
- get as much information as possible by calling pharmacies.
- if you are at low risk for the medical issues that can come from estradiol tablets, consider switching to them so people who are at high risk can potentially have more supply of it.
- you CANNOT stock up on it and get more than what is prescribed to you, at least not ethically and probably not legally
just thought this could be important to my trans sisters and siblings, please reblog and share.
This would explain the quadrupling cost of my injection between my last order and this one. What a shame. I really liked injecting.
I just called JHP Pharmaceuticals, who manufactures my Delestrogen injections (non-generic) and the customer service representative with whom I spoke said that the injections are on back-order, but are still “absolutely” being manufactured.
I also called Perrigo, who distributes a generic made by Luitpold, and the consumer affairs rep I spoke with there told me that there has been a temporary discontinuation notice for their generic estradiol valerate since April, 2014, due to “supply chain issues”, and that they don’t know if this specific manufacturer will be producing estradiol valerate injections in the future.
The only other manufacturer of generic estradiol valerate I was able to find word of is Sandoz, who was approved to manufacture/distribute it in 2007 and apparently stopped sometime between then and now, as estradiol valerate does not appear in their product catalog.
So: I’ma partially verify the OP, although I’m hoping it’s more so “there are temporary supply chain issues that will be resolved” and less so “they will never make this thing again”. And it appears that the only one possibly not being manufactured is the generic.
The real problem with people fussing over Pluto all the time is it represents the priorities of the public - preserving traditions rather than accepting facts. The pursuit of science is about building a sustainable catalog of truths, and there is no advantage in altering truths to appease nostalgia.
#CommonCore This is how the Government gets the unemployment rate.
What. The. Fuck. Is. This. Shit.
what “progressive” education in america is turning into.
THE FUCK’S THIS SHIT
what the hell is that supposed to even mean? I had to read over the explanation twice, and I’m taking algebra 2.
"by totally ignoring the problem and pulling numbers out yo ass, that’s how"
Anyone notice how the teacher can’t even do math? Lol. “Take two from five.” 5-2=3 -> 8+3=11
Like this is so ridiculous
To be honest if I was this poor kid’s parent I’d be taking it up with the teacher because this is literally a pile of horse shit
THIS IS NOT HOW COMMON CORE IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK!!!!
….heaven help me, but I think I actually understand what this is saying and why it’s being done.
What the teacher’s note is saying is to take 2 *away from* 5 and add that to 8, giving you 10.
Why do you do this? Because you’re working under the theory that it’s easier to add 10 + 3 than it is to add 8 + 5, even though you’re adding a completely unnecessary step to get to 10 + 3.
It’s basically another approach to adding up columns and carrying the 1.
I think the idea is that kids will learn how to reduce more complex arithmetical operations (two digit addition/subtraction) to simpler ones (one digit subtraction, adding single digit numbers to 10).
But the difference in degree of complexity is so minor that the gains are negligible, and the student obviously hasn’t been taught what the point of this mathematical manipulation is supposed to be.
This is actually how I do math in my head; “break numbers apart so they’re easier to calculate mentally” is a useful shortcut that I worked out myself, intuitively, at some point. This is obviously an attempt to teach that, but without explaining it well at all, and possibly in place of more fundamental concepts that it is useful to internalize first.
Yes. When I was in school, the teachers always had me work with kids who were having trouble with things because I was good at finding out how to say it exactly the way they needed to hear it to understand it. When I was in second grade, I helped a girl with math by explaining it more like this. This concept can be very helpful to kids who are having a hard time with arithmetic, but the wording in her explanation is, in my opinion, not at all a helpful way to explain it.