peperomint:

me: *eating microwaved ramen noodles and watching kitchen nightmares* cannot believe this asshole didnt use fresh chicken in his paella, unbelievable

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ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

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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.

Okay, see it’s different where I’m from. It has to be a state to state thing because I worked at Dollar General and the ebt card not only had food stamps but a cash part. The cash part is meant for purchasing soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, etc. However, we sold cigarettes and people would swipe their card and use the cash part. Same with alcohol because you run the cash part like a normal credit card. People do abuse it where I’m from. They will literally hand their card to their kid and they come in and spend $20 on candy and soda. So there is some truth too this. People can buy non food items with the cash part of their ebt. People can’t use it at a restaurant, but they can use it for fast food or quick marts/gas stations. No, the cash part is not enough to buy electronics, but pet food yes. Cleaning products yes. People have bought cigarettes and alcohol with it. It does happen. Of course Fox news does blow everything up and make it dramatic, but you can use ebt for non food items and fast food….at least in my state.


naturepunk:

It’s like no one ever told him cats don’t like water. 

naturepunk:

It’s like no one ever told him cats don’t like water. 

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sleepyartist:

trekkiee:

mcroosa:

Mommy teaching babby easier water drinking way because drinking water is hard experience u get it in your nose. Jesus how she puts her paw on his head in the second one. Such concern and love.

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER FUCKING SEEN FROM CATS EVER

This makes me feel super bubbly

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Q
Hey! I don't want to come off as rude or oppressive or anything - I'm just plainly curious. What do Calvinists believe??
Anonymous
A

travelingtrickster:

Well, this is something I can talk on haha! Here are the five acronyms of Calvinism.

T - total depravity. This doesn’t mean people are as bad as they can be. It means that sin is in every part of one’s being, including the mind and will, so that a man cannot save himself.

U -unconditional election. God chooses to save people unconditionally; that is, they are not chosen on the basis of their own merit.

L - limited atonement. The sacrifice of Christ on the cross was for the purpose of saving the elect.

- irresistible grace. When God has chosen to save someone, He will.

- perseverance of the saints. Those people God chooses cannot lose their salvation; they will continue to believe. If they fall away, it will be only for a time.

 (why yes I did copy and paste this)

Basically, I believe what this doctrine says because it’s what I read in my Bible. So, God chooses us and we don’t choose salvation. Predestination and stuff. A lot of people are turned off by this because they think this means we have no reason to be spreading the Gospel. But no. It just means that when a person ‘accepts Jesus into their heart’ it isn’t actually them accepting it, but God extending his grace towards them. I know that sounds weird, but yeah. We also believe that when you are born, you are born into sin. You don’t just ‘gain’ it somehow. Everyone has sin in them and cannot rid themselves of it unless they have salvation. Jesus is the only way to heaven. So yeah. Most Christians already believe most of this, but you’d be surprised at how many would hate most of this. Like how can I say Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven?? That’s absurd!! But yeah, all roads lead to hell except for the one where Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for the sin of those who loved him. This isn’t saying he didn’t die for a starving man in Africa who believes in a goat god (idk i made something up), but because that man didn’t have salvation/rejected it, Jesus didn’t die for him. Does that make sense? If that man had accepted Jesus then yes Jesus would have died for him too. That’s why it says he died for all men because he truthfully did. All can achieve salvation. God just doesn’t choose everyone. So yeah. A lot of people don’t like it because it makes God seem like an exclusive item, but in truth, he is. Alrighty that was fun MORE THEOLOGY PLEASE.


whiteboyfriend:

no you havent seen it before press play

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quickweaves:

guccimaneuver:

britteryikes:

This is terrifying.

this is so fucking disgusting smh

My god I have never seen something so terrifying in my entire life

What did I just watch?
Are you serious? Is this real?
I’m so done.

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thefingerlesspianist:

If you remember

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I will personally hand a you a certificate of good childhood taste.

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