atchka:

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.

What a great Daily Show segment dismantling the hyperbolic bullshit on Fox. The “Welfare Queen” meme never dies.

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A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, “Who governs? Who really rules?” in this country, is:
 
“Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, …” and then they go on to say, it’s not true, and that, “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened” by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead “the nearly total failure of ‘median voter’ and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
 
To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy.

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study | Common Dreams

If we had a truly independent and adversarial press in my country, this would be a big news story, but they still haven’t found that plane, so … whaddayagonnado right?

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gallifreekydeeky:

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.

"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

"ooh!  a poor person in need of help!  i better make sure they get arrested!"  to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling.  Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…

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1AM system error

jetpackexhaust:

Meatware: Okay, because of the jet lag we’re going full awake.

Mindware: The time shift is the other way. That should put us double-asleep by now.

Meat: Fuck you brain enjoy staring at the ceiling for three hours.

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chunkydunkingmermaid:

We used to do this to go to the drive-in. We had an old mattress on the bottom and a truckload of pillows, blankets and sleeping bags!

chunkydunkingmermaid:

We used to do this to go to the drive-in. We had an old mattress on the bottom and a truckload of pillows, blankets and sleeping bags!

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shellebelle93:

naamahdarling:

sugarmetimbers:

womp, there it is

Oh!  BURN.

IDK what this is from, but daaaaaamn.

It’s from True Detective, I’m pretty sure…

(Source: hbotruedetective)

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thisisstevesecks:

Here’s this thing I drew featuring a character from every single episode of MST3K (KTMA through the end of season 10 - nearly 200 characters with a few bonus “shorts” favorites). You can buy a 13 x 19 in. copy of the print (with a bonus character key) at my online store so you can look at a much bigger version of it whenever you want.

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chihok:

Security gamera

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fookyeahconradveidt:

#the british class system everybody.

We only learn from the best.

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official-nhl:

Soon

official-nhl:

Soon

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gypsyhoney:

I try to keep my desk a festive place for my pet Darths.

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wilwheaton:

good-one-beth:

the intuition you get that someone is a jerk before they start actively being an asshole is called an amuse-douche

Trust your instincts, everyone.

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