how i do this

IT’S PERFECT.

creepyold-kit-hands:

coelasquid:

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.

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.

This shit is why I love Super Robot Wars. Custom BGM is the best.

wizzzzzzard:

andava:

This is a commission in the ways I kinda don’t get anymore. It was a refresh from all the hawt drawn porn. Needs more Claudia…Kidding
"The idea is a female bounty hunter stalking through a swamp, carefully picking her way through the murky, ankle-deep water, wrapped in her pale blue cloak(looking like it’s been stitched together from some sort of animal’s hide, more like leather than cloth) and armed with a hefty-looking blunderbuss. In addition to the blunderbuss she’s also got several holsters(for flintlocks) and sheaths(for swords and/or knives) hanging off her belt. Pale grayish skin, red eyes, lower half of her face and her throat are wrapped up in a thick scarf. Generally what she’s wearing looks a bit beat-up and like it was made to survive long trips, not to be fancy or impressive.
Aside from generic swampy features(half-collapsed, brownish trees, rot, primary colour brown, etc.), the swamp only stands out by having a number of luminescent(glowing a bright white-blue) water lillies/lotuses in the water, and some of the trees have tumor-like growths that have a sickly yellow-green glow.” -Commissioner
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Additional info, since I’m the commissioner of this one: This character is actually based off another character, whom Reiduran originally came up with, a sort of “expy”(expatriate) from that game, who found her way into another, where she’s currently giving Rei’s character a headache. It’s poetic justice.

wizzzzzzard:

andava:

This is a commission in the ways I kinda don’t get anymore. It was a refresh from all the hawt drawn porn. Needs more Claudia…Kidding

"The idea is a female bounty hunter stalking through a swamp, carefully picking her way through the murky, ankle-deep water, wrapped in her pale blue cloak(looking like it’s been stitched together from some sort of animal’s hide, more like leather than cloth) and armed with a hefty-looking blunderbuss. In addition to the blunderbuss she’s also got several holsters(for flintlocks) and sheaths(for swords and/or knives) hanging off her belt. Pale grayish skin, red eyes, lower half of her face and her throat are wrapped up in a thick scarf. Generally what she’s wearing looks a bit beat-up and like it was made to survive long trips, not to be fancy or impressive.

Aside from generic swampy features(half-collapsed, brownish trees, rot, primary colour brown, etc.), the swamp only stands out by having a number of luminescent(glowing a bright white-blue) water lillies/lotuses in the water, and some of the trees have tumor-like growths that have a sickly yellow-green glow.” -Commissioner


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Additional info, since I’m the commissioner of this one: This character is actually based off another character, whom Reiduran originally came up with, a sort of “expy”(expatriate) from that game, who found her way into another, where she’s currently giving Rei’s character a headache. It’s poetic justice.
andava:

This is a commission in the ways I kinda don’t get anymore. It was a refresh from all the hawt drawn porn. Needs more Claudia…Kidding
"The idea is a female bounty hunter stalking through a swamp, carefully picking her way through the murky, ankle-deep water, wrapped in her pale blue cloak(looking like it’s been stitched together from some sort of animal’s hide, more like leather than cloth) and armed with a hefty-looking blunderbuss. In addition to the blunderbuss she’s also got several holsters(for flintlocks) and sheaths(for swords and/or knives) hanging off her belt. Pale grayish skin, red eyes, lower half of her face and her throat are wrapped up in a thick scarf. Generally what she’s wearing looks a bit beat-up and like it was made to survive long trips, not to be fancy or impressive.
Aside from generic swampy features(half-collapsed, brownish trees, rot, primary colour brown, etc.), the swamp only stands out by having a number of luminescent(glowing a bright white-blue) water lillies/lotuses in the water, and some of the trees have tumor-like growths that have a sickly yellow-green glow.” -Commissioner
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andava:

This is a commission in the ways I kinda don’t get anymore. It was a refresh from all the hawt drawn porn. Needs more Claudia…Kidding

"The idea is a female bounty hunter stalking through a swamp, carefully picking her way through the murky, ankle-deep water, wrapped in her pale blue cloak(looking like it’s been stitched together from some sort of animal’s hide, more like leather than cloth) and armed with a hefty-looking blunderbuss. In addition to the blunderbuss she’s also got several holsters(for flintlocks) and sheaths(for swords and/or knives) hanging off her belt. Pale grayish skin, red eyes, lower half of her face and her throat are wrapped up in a thick scarf. Generally what she’s wearing looks a bit beat-up and like it was made to survive long trips, not to be fancy or impressive.

Aside from generic swampy features(half-collapsed, brownish trees, rot, primary colour brown, etc.), the swamp only stands out by having a number of luminescent(glowing a bright white-blue) water lillies/lotuses in the water, and some of the trees have tumor-like growths that have a sickly yellow-green glow.” -Commissioner


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This really shouldn’t work as well as it does.

Holy shit, that final attack.

Second best Z original, right after Gunleon. Nothing beats Gunleon.

won't a revolution be good because it might fix the distribution of wealth a bit?
Anonymous

fimflamfilosophy:

Not at all. On the internet I see people who think a revolution would be a good idea because the problems facing the government are huge, riddled with gridlocks, self-fulfilling prophesies, and stubborn-mindedness. A direct method may sound appealing - it’s like the Gordian Knot. If the knot is too tangled to unravel, it sounds easier to just run a sword through it and start from scratch with a new piece of string. Except the Gordian Knot is a metaphor. The country is a country, not a piece of string.
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Aside from the fact that anyone with wealth would just up and leave the country during the turmoil, try to imagine rebuilding the US from the ground up. And don’t forget, the US is not just on this continent - we’ve also got far reaching locations like Hawaii and places that aren’t technically part of the Union, like Puerto Rico. The country has allies and obligations to them. We’d lose a ton of trade and the cost of almost all goods would skyrocket. We’re also the world’s reserve currency, so if there was a second US revolution, it would likely be an international crisis and I couldn’t begin to tell you what that would mean because I just don’t know.
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A revolution is rock bottom. The system is messed up and I won’t spend a single second trying to persuade anyone that we aren’t facing problems with corruption in our government. I think we’ve got a lot of issues and that we’re still neglecting a lot of domestic concerns. However, violence only makes the problems worse - that’s why revolution is rock bottom, because it drops everything to ground zero. If it happened in the US, it would cost untold billions in damages not just to our own country, but to other countries as well. And after the revolution there’s no telling who would wind up in power - during the Russian revolution they still had the Duma, which created a provisional government, and they carried on from there. I’m not really sure where you’d establish a new federal government from, even a provisional one, in the States.
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And historically speaking, it doesn’t seem like revolutions often root out any corruption. I think that people less familiar with growing up in the US probably think it’s crazy that we’d talk about revolution at all, but it’s kind of a cultural thing. We spend years of our childhoods learning about the American Revolution and how great it was. We talk about all the good things the revolution did and why it was so important that we had it because that’s one of the most important developments in our short cultural history. Some people in this country have learned to revere the Constitution like a sacred document and think a second revolution would be great because one of the Founding Fathers was quoted to say that occasional revolutions are good for us.
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Fortunately, I don’t think we’re poised for anything of the sort right now. Not really. We are, however, in a time of economic hardship and are having protests in the streets as a consequence. Most of them have been pretty peaceful, but when I read about cutting wages and benefits to members of the armed forces during a time of staggering wealth disparity, it gives a strong impression that things are not headed in a positive direction. It’s like a domino that shouldn’t be set up at all.
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Because you imagine protests in the street and that’s one thing, but then you imagine the protestors also happen to be hungry, combat-experienced veterans who are used to a whole lot worse than tear gas, and it just seems like you have an exacerbated situation. Not kindling for a revolution, but definitely potential for a much more proactive riot that does not disperse as easily. A drawdown is one thing, but messing with the pay and benefits the soldiers have come to rely on is destabilizing, bad for morale, and shouldn’t be something they put on the table. Uncle Sam puts these guys in harm’s way - he risks their lives - it’s just not appropriate.
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How are they even going to maintain the respect of the men if our leaders will defend their own wealth until they’re blue in the face, but then ask people on the bottom rung to take a hit for the team?
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That’s why I say, if you’re the type who writes your Congressman, then this might be something to write to them about. It’s a bad message on so many fronts and really needs to be tabled as a budget proposal that won’t be accepted.

nobbydraws:

bloominrose:

heysawbones:

the-unpopular-opinions:

If you live in any of the states highlighted in red, I automatically assume you are unintelligent. You are all nothing but a bunch of uneducated, backwards, racist, crooked teeth, inbreds who couldn’t properly speak your way out of a paper bag. First of all, it is YOU’RE not Y’ALL. Second of all, it’s called a SODA not a COKE. Third of all, they are called SHOPPING CARTS not BUGGIES. Fourth of all, your accents are beyond atrocious, and going back to basic 1st grade speech classes will be in order. I am so glad that most Southerners do not move out of their region. Even if you’re not a stereotypical hick, you all still have hick-like qualities about you. And you want to talk about your horrendous lack of education? Let’s look at the statistics.
1) West Virginia (17.1%) 2) Arkansas (18.8%) 3) Mississippi (19.4%) 4) Kentucky (19.7%) 5) Louisiana (20.3%)
Source2nd Source 
Here, but that’s not all. What else does the South fail at? Right, let’s take at the “worst driving” records.
1. Louisiana2. South Carolina3. Mississippi4. Texas5. Alabama
So please, just know that if you are from the South, I truly and honestly believe that you are beneath me. I pity your educational systems (and drivers ed as well). If you’re from the South and you EVER in your life try to get into an argument with me, I will laugh at you in your face. You’re not worth my time. I hate the way people from Boston talk as well, but I can tolerate that much more than I can a hillbilly accent. I am extremely privileged to be living in Seattle. Where I was born and raised alone proves that I am far more intelligent than you are. If it ever came between a southerner having a job oppurtunity to work abroad and someone from a civilized place such as me, or somebody from New York or Conneticut or California, we are more likely to get hired. Just keep that in mind.I really don’t consider Missouri a part of the south, so you all are excused. 

I’d love to throw down words with you, son. I’d crush you. c:;

Summary of how I look and talk since I live in a red state.

I’d like to apologize on behalf of Seattle

lel

nobbydraws:

bloominrose:

heysawbones:

the-unpopular-opinions:

If you live in any of the states highlighted in red, I automatically assume you are unintelligent. You are all nothing but a bunch of uneducated, backwards, racist, crooked teeth, inbreds who couldn’t properly speak your way out of a paper bag. First of all, it is YOU’RE not Y’ALL. Second of all, it’s called a SODA not a COKE. Third of all, they are called SHOPPING CARTS not BUGGIES. Fourth of all, your accents are beyond atrocious, and going back to basic 1st grade speech classes will be in order. I am so glad that most Southerners do not move out of their region. Even if you’re not a stereotypical hick, you all still have hick-like qualities about you. And you want to talk about your horrendous lack of education? Let’s look at the statistics.

1) West Virginia (17.1%)
2) Arkansas (18.8%)
3) Mississippi (19.4%)
4) Kentucky (19.7%)
5) Louisiana (20.3%)


Source
2nd Source 

Here, but that’s not all. What else does the South fail at? Right, let’s take at the “worst driving” records.

1. Louisiana
2. South Carolina
3. Mississippi
4. Texas
5. Alabama

So please, just know that if you are from the South, I truly and honestly believe that you are beneath me. I pity your educational systems (and drivers ed as well). If you’re from the South and you EVER in your life try to get into an argument with me, I will laugh at you in your face. You’re not worth my time. I hate the way people from Boston talk as well, but I can tolerate that much more than I can a hillbilly accent. I am extremely privileged to be living in Seattle. Where I was born and raised alone proves that I am far more intelligent than you are. If it ever came between a southerner having a job oppurtunity to work abroad and someone from a civilized place such as me, or somebody from New York or Conneticut or California, we are more likely to get hired. Just keep that in mind.

I really don’t consider Missouri a part of the south, so you all are excused. 

I’d love to throw down words with you, son. I’d crush you. c:;

Summary of how I look and talk since I live in a red state.

I’d like to apologize on behalf of Seattle

lel

treeofmana:

thebicker:

Yeahhhhhhh so this happened.

Makes you wonder if it was an internally-leaked exploit taken advantage of by people who saw its obvious non-NSA-related advantages.