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Anaconda, Energy, and Funny: t1 Gravitas Free Zone Retweeted db pooper @lonelydandruff 2h I just realised americans think their medicine costs as much as they're charged for it Your Trusted Wizard @Choplogik iguess if i was an american & saw all the wildly exorbitant medical bills people get i would wonder how universal healthcare'd get paid for 07 216 357 queeranarchism: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny… This…. This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment. Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures. This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.   And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this. I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/ Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops. I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP. It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it. The rest of the world is not like this. Eat the rich. Resist. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. This  always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.
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Anaconda, Energy, and Food: t1 Gravitas Free Zone Retweeted db pooper @lonelydandruff 2h I just realised americans think their medicine costs as much as they're charged for it Your Trusted Wizard @Choplogik iguess if i was an american & saw all the wildly exorbitant medical bills people get i would wonder how universal healthcare'd get paid for 07 216 357 bogleech: the-library-alcove: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny… This…. This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment. Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures. This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.   And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this. I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/ Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops. I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP. It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it. The rest of the world is not like this. Eat the rich. Resist. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. My blood pressure medication (Candesartan) costs between $40-$125 USD for 30 tablets in the US.Here in Germany, 98 tablets costs me 5 Euro. The worst part is, the people pocketing the most of this money are powerful enough to keep it this way, and in the event that legislation of some kind actually brought prices down, they could cry to the government that their profits were taken from them and lobby to “make up” their losses in some way that you can guarantee will still hurt the lower classes.Most likely, they would end up getting billions in corporate welfare, and when it came time to make any budget cuts, they’d be able to use the same influence to keep their handouts while welfare and food stamps for poorer, hungrier people end up on the chopping block first.
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Animals, Children, and Family: <p><a href="http://enrique262.tumblr.com/post/176089416395/yourshadowisfollowingyou" class="tumblr_blog">enrique262</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://yourshadowisfollowingyou.tumblr.com/post/176089227719/influentialcreativity" class="tumblr_blog">yourshadowisfollowingyou</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://influentialcreativity.tumblr.com/post/157511809484/disease-danger-darkness-silence-boyonetta" class="tumblr_blog">influentialcreativity</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://disease-danger-darkness-silence.tumblr.com/post/157485039971/boyonetta-sao801-boyonetta" class="tumblr_blog">disease-danger-darkness-silence</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://boyonetta.tumblr.com/post/157461510399/boyonetta-ask-daddies-fire-sao801-do-you" class="tumblr_blog">boyonetta</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sao801.tumblr.com/post/157461382011/ask-daddies-fire-sao801-do-you-see-that" class="tumblr_blog">sao801</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://boyonetta.tumblr.com/post/157460553829/sao801-do-you-see-that-looks-like-a-joke-image" class="tumblr_blog">boyonetta</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ask-daddies-fire.tumblr.com/post/157460468607/do-you-see-that-looks-like-a-joke-image-right" class="tumblr_blog">ask-daddies-fire</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sao801.tumblr.com/post/157442904411/do-you-see-that-looks-like-a-joke-image-right" class="tumblr_blog">sao801</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Do you see that? Looks like a joke image, right? Well, it isn’t.</p> <p>This happens in Venezuela. It looks like nobody knows how is our crisis, because I’ve talked with a lot of people (Americans, French, Canadian and even Mexican people) who really don’t know what is happening.</p> <p>I’ll explain the imagen.</p> <p>In Venezuela, we haven’t medicines, even in the hospitals. This is because a patient with hypoglycemia is being attended in this way, because the hospital don’t have dextrose for the people. This is happening in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital. But not only in Caracas, is confirmed that in Maracaibo too, and who know where too.</p> <p>Another cases:</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="121" data-orig-width="342"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5fb2f2aaabe5c4c4817e7839c6fa3d44/tumblr_inline_olmpf8ei7B1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="121" data-orig-width="342"/></figure><p>“I take prednisone for animals because I can’t found it anywhere and it helps me, isn’t logic, but our health can’t wait”<br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="344" data-orig-width="351"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0fa4a0cc29ee55e117c14d87ad96bb23/tumblr_inline_olmpjjDHmX1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="344" data-orig-width="351"/></figure><p>“Confirmed, I’m medic performing in so many decadency. We even’t have privates places for dextrose for decompensated diabetics and believe me I could write for hours about so many that I’ve lived in the middle of this catastrophic crisis, where personally I’ve take with me a hurted pacient behind of a 350 because we haven’t ambulances, where we haven’t gloves for protect ourselves and a lot of  things like that, this is the reality…. It must be give “ORALLY” because the drink is rich in glucose (Sugar) for these pacients this imagen showes [She means the soda imagen] how is conected to a micromanager where it doesn’t looks very good… But it’s valid by an OROGASTRIC probe. As a heroic way, becase like we know “It’s incorrect”.<br/></p> <p><br/></p> <p>I even can give my own testomony. My mom is sick, and she must work everyday, I can’t help her because my leg is broken, and my brother must help his own family. She’s in pain everyday, and the money is too hard to found. If there’s money, but there’s no medicine. And, if there’s medicine, there’s no money, because all the treatments are very expensive, like everything, for our inflation on the 1600%.</p> <p><br/></p> <p>Please, help us.</p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/meJj-80PnRVvI77d8cjGbpA">@takashi0</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mr2qkRfP-E0sxYw3yMPXoWg">@klubbhead</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mI23vJ6wFVu1DrmxPw-ujYg">@satoshi01</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mIiX85InXZ_5gFO1XlH6zKA">@libertybill</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/maB0M_f1gCRojw_sShkpNHQ">@nunyabizni</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mZRc8t_VYK5ZPLf0vJnbeZg">@boyonetta</a> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m65-IAueX8Ok9qruUx8bbLg">@steven-universe-official</a> </p> <p>I’m sorry, guys. Can you help me to spread this? :C I need that people know about Venezuela’s situation. I’m sorry for bother you.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’d be very interested in seeing more information on this. This sounds like something out of a post-apocalyptic nightmare novel.</p> </blockquote> <p>Sure thing, my friend!</p> <p>Since 2014, our crisis is worse with the health zone. There’s no too many medicines, and a lot of operations and treatments are delayed for this same reason.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="533" data-orig-width="800"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/915af81143779859e52f112448287591/tumblr_inline_olnd2iBXMo1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="533" data-orig-width="800"/></figure><p>The hospitals don’t have spaces, litters or beds for the patients.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="451" data-orig-width="675"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/551fc8b45a48b4a3a2b89c6aec0db33e/tumblr_inline_olncviM6o91s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="451" data-orig-width="675"/></figure><p>If you go to a farmacy, there’s no medicine.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="354" data-orig-width="620"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b7e6b891d2a096ca10b548fba478ded9/tumblr_inline_olncv1pnq11s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="354" data-orig-width="620"/></figure><p>A lot of hospitals are in a terrible state.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="701" data-orig-width="1050"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/73044e7cf22ba1addaa05fc833d707ee/tumblr_inline_olnd27NybG1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="701" data-orig-width="1050"/></figure><p>Supplies that were lacking in public hospitals included sterile gloves and gauze, antiseptics, alcohol for medical use, scalpels, needles, catheters, intravenous solutions, nebulizers and surgical sutures. It was even common to lack basic cleaning supplies (such as bleach), which are essential to ensure a sterile environment in hospitals. Unhealthy conditions have led to in-hospital infections that could have been prevented.</p> <p>And this is only talking about the health zone.</p> <p>If we talk about the food shortage and the hyper inflation…</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="576" data-orig-width="1024"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3e6598b0cd50aef181991565614c3ffc/tumblr_inline_olnd3zeiBm1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="576" data-orig-width="1024"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="164" data-orig-width="308"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e65491e9970a7d4984870abd965190f4/tumblr_inline_olnd44LxOM1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="164" data-orig-width="308"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="400" data-orig-width="651"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/aefa613c49ccb9786046251f22c71077/tumblr_inline_olnd4v172r1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="400" data-orig-width="651"/></figure><p>We must do LOOOOOONG lines for hours for buy the basic food. Like flour, sugar, rice, pasta, meat, chicken…. </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="419" data-orig-width="696"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/890b4842d4301e27962575410fbbca25/tumblr_inline_olnd8kPjWb1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="419" data-orig-width="696"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="530" data-orig-width="950"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a63f01e839c608526170158f02efc4ab/tumblr_inline_olnd991QRD1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="530" data-orig-width="950"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="391" data-orig-width="570"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a57063433715feac1a2cb06369e8d2af/tumblr_inline_olnd9kTtu01s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="391" data-orig-width="570"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="533" data-orig-width="800"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f6266d67bd0450e64a5a121fd9d4e987/tumblr_inline_olnda5G2ja1s4quhx_540.png" data-orig-height="533" data-orig-width="800"/></figure><p>We only can buy one time at the week, for the last number of our ID. </p> <p>If you search in Google “The next Venezuela”, you’ll see we aren’t a country anymore. We are a level in the shitmeter.</p> </blockquote> <p>Christ, I’m so sorry. If there are any charities or reputable organizations we can donate to, I’d love to share links to them. ;;</p> </blockquote> <p>Y'all this shortage of necessities shit had been going on in Venezuela for at least a decade. I have never been able to help because I don’t know what charities are allowed in or out of Venezuela and I don’t trust the people who run those charities to tell the truth. </p> <p>Please - someone IN Venezuela. Give me a name. A valid website. Something. I will do my damnedest to make something happen, even if it’s just a few families getting fed a few days. </p> <p>(Love how they voted the fucker out and he’s still in power. Just. So awesome. -_-)</p> </blockquote> <p>This is the first time I see a post on this site about my country and it breakes my heart… Because I want to give you names of charities so you can actually help us but I know people that tried to donate meds and food but our fucking goverment blocked that help. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/28/world/americas/venezuela-refuses-us-aid.html?_r=0">They refuse to accept aid</a>. They are so fucking sick of power that just<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/23/organization-american-states-venezuela-nicolas-maduro"> don’t care about us.</a></p> <p>The only way we have to fight this crisis is through social media, we use twitter to find meds and food and we came up with a few apps like <a href="http://donamed.com/">Donamed </a>or<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intomylist"> Akiztá</a> to help us find what we need. </p> <p>There are a bunch of twitter accounts dedicated to locate meds, such as: <a href="https://twitter.com/spvzla">@spvzla</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/MedicinasEquiv">@MedicinasEquiv</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/Flapastillita">@Flapastillita</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/compartex1vida">@compartex1vida</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/sanandove">@sanandove</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/Donatumed">@Donatumed</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/AyudaMedicinasV">@AyudaMedicinasV</a> y <a href="https://twitter.com/DonandoMedicin1">@DonandoMedicin1</a></p> <p>For the people out there that want to help, like I said… it’s hard to tell you how you could do that because there’s no warranty that we’ll get the help. Still, I won’t let them win so I did my research and I found a few websites that I think you guys can trust and can donate to.</p> <p><b><a href="http://comparteporunavida.com/">http://comparteporunavida.com/</a> —&gt;</b> With your donation, this people get formula and nutritional suppliments for children in hospitals and homes in need.<br/></p> <p><b><a href="http://www.ayudahumanitariavenezuela.org/english.html">http://www.ayudahumanitariavenezuela.org/english.html</a> —&gt; </b>You can go to their online shop to buy medical supplies from a wish list, which are then delivered to those in need. <br/></p> <p><b><a href="https://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/donate/sponsor-a-child/">https://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/donate/sponsor-a-child/</a> —&gt;</b> I think you can choose and sponsor a Venezuelan child.<br/></p> <p><b><a href="http://www.chamos.org.uk/about-us/">http://www.chamos.org.uk/about-us/</a> —&gt; </b>They provide financial support for children to acquire medical, educational or other essential equipment.<br/></p> <p><b><a href="http://www.corazonymanosenaccion.com/dona_ahora.htm">http://www.corazonymanosenaccion.com/dona_ahora.htm</a> —&gt; </b>The thing with this site is that the bank accounts they work with are from here, so I don’t know the process when it’s an international donation.<br/></p> <p>The other sites I could find two gofundme created by people like you and me, I hope they mean well and that the money they receive reaches the people who really need it.</p> <p><b><a href="https://www.gofundme.com/FoodtoVenezuela">https://www.gofundme.com/FoodtoVenezuela</a></b><br/></p> <p><a href="https://www.gofundme.com/help-venezuela"><b><a href="https://www.gofundme.com/help-venezuela">https://www.gofundme.com/help-venezuela</a></b></a><br/></p> <p>If anyone knows more valid websites where people can go and make their donation, please feel free to add it.</p> <p>And of course  <b>SPREAD THE WORD!</b> The more we all know about the crisis, the bigger chance we have of making a difference in the lives of those who are suffering.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mCtVUGeyiLYOhO0glSDvyig">@enrique262</a> Some charities. </p> </blockquote> <p>Signal boost! </p> </blockquote>
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Cheating, Family, and Food: Cody Johnston @drmistercody The "all-time high" is .09%. Seems worth starving the remaining 99.91% over. Yes? Fox News @FoxNews Food stamp fraud at all-time high: Is it time to end the program? bit.ly/2ioovW4 12/27/16, 6:15 PM mockturtle29: constant-instigator: landlordkiller420: anarchapella: comcastkills: profeminist: Source even if the fraud was like 5% it wouldn’t compare to rich people cheating the system by trillions lmao Also, SNAP “fraud” is like exchanging some of your stamps for cash to buy necessities you can’t buy with stamps, like soap or deodorant or tampons TBH even if one hundred percent of people on food stamps were committing food stamp fraud I’d still be in favor of keeping the program around Hey I wanna talk about this. I work at a drug addiction counseling center. A ton of my clients have, at one time or another, sold their food stamps. This is basically exactly what the GOP is afraid of, right? Drug addicts selling their food stamps. I have learned, now, to ask them WHY they sold their food stamps. Here is an incomplete list of the answers: - I need tampons, and you can’t buy them with foodstamps - See above RE: toilet paper - I was living in a hotel with no kitchen then. I had to buy pre-prepared food - The homeless shelter won’t let me keep food in my locker or room, so I have to buy pre-prepared food (Yes, really) - I had to make rent - My sister had to make rent - My son had to make rent - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll die - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll loose control of my mental health But the absolute most common form of food stamp fraud I see? Giving away food stamps to other family members who get no food stamps or insufficient food stamps to feed their families. I see that every month. People glassy eyed and hungry because they gave away their food to their adult kids, their grand kids, cousins, siblings etc. So, is food stamp fraud rampant? In some places, yes. And I’m not about to chastise people for it. This needs to be said over and over.

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Cheating, Family, and Food: Cody Johnston @drmistercody The "all-time high" is .09%. Seems worth starving the remaining 99.91% over. Yes? Fox News @FoxNews Food stamp fraud at all-time high: Is it time to end the program? bit.ly/2ioovW4 12/27/16, 6:15 PM constant-instigator: landlordkiller420: anarchapella: comcastkills: profeminist: Source even if the fraud was like 5% it wouldn’t compare to rich people cheating the system by trillions lmao Also, SNAP “fraud” is like exchanging some of your stamps for cash to buy necessities you can’t buy with stamps, like soap or deodorant or tampons TBH even if one hundred percent of people on food stamps were committing food stamp fraud I’d still be in favor of keeping the program around Hey I wanna talk about this. I work at a drug addiction counseling center. A ton of my clients have, at one time or another, sold their food stamps. This is basically exactly what the GOP is afraid of, right? Drug addicts selling their food stamps. I have learned, now, to ask them WHY they sold their food stamps. Here is an incomplete list of the answers: - I need tampons, and you can’t buy them with foodstamps - See above RE: toilet paper - I was living in a hotel with no kitchen then. I had to buy pre-prepared food - The homeless shelter won’t let me keep food in my locker or room, so I have to buy pre-prepared food (Yes, really) - I had to make rent - My sister had to make rent - My son had to make rent - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll die - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll loose control of my mental health But the absolute most common form of food stamp fraud I see? Giving away food stamps to other family members who get no food stamps or insufficient food stamps to feed their families. I see that every month. People glassy eyed and hungry because they gave away their food to their adult kids, their grand kids, cousins, siblings etc. So, is food stamp fraud rampant? In some places, yes. And I’m not about to chastise people for it.

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Cheating, Family, and Food: Cody Johnston @drmistercody The "all-time high" is .09%. Seems worth starving the remaining 99.91% over. Yes? Fox News @FoxNews Food stamp fraud at all-time high: Is it time to end the program? bit.ly/2ioovW4 12/27/16, 6:15 PM constant-instigator: landlordkiller420: anarchapella: comcastkills: profeminist: Source even if the fraud was like 5% it wouldn’t compare to rich people cheating the system by trillions lmao Also, SNAP “fraud” is like exchanging some of your stamps for cash to buy necessities you can’t buy with stamps, like soap or deodorant or tampons TBH even if one hundred percent of people on food stamps were committing food stamp fraud I’d still be in favor of keeping the program around Hey I wanna talk about this. I work at a drug addiction counseling center. A ton of my clients have, at one time or another, sold their food stamps. This is basically exactly what the GOP is afraid of, right? Drug addicts selling their food stamps. I have learned, now, to ask them WHY they sold their food stamps. Here is an incomplete list of the answers: - I need tampons, and you can’t buy them with foodstamps - See above RE: toilet paper - I was living in a hotel with no kitchen then. I had to buy pre-prepared food - The homeless shelter won’t let me keep food in my locker or room, so I have to buy pre-prepared food (Yes, really) - I had to make rent - My sister had to make rent - My son had to make rent - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll die - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll loose control of my mental health But the absolute most common form of food stamp fraud I see? Giving away food stamps to other family members who get no food stamps or insufficient food stamps to feed their families. I see that every month. People glassy eyed and hungry because they gave away their food to their adult kids, their grand kids, cousins, siblings etc. So, is food stamp fraud rampant? In some places, yes. And I’m not about to chastise people for it.

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Cheating, Family, and Food: Cody Johnston @drmistercody The "all-time high" is .09%. Seems worth starving the remaining 99.91% over. Yes? Fox News @FoxNews Food stamp fraud at all-time high: Is it time to end the program? bit.ly/2ioovW4 12/27/16, 6:15 PM constant-instigator: landlordkiller420: anarchapella: comcastkills: profeminist: Source even if the fraud was like 5% it wouldn’t compare to rich people cheating the system by trillions lmao Also, SNAP “fraud” is like exchanging some of your stamps for cash to buy necessities you can’t buy with stamps, like soap or deodorant or tampons TBH even if one hundred percent of people on food stamps were committing food stamp fraud I’d still be in favor of keeping the program around Hey I wanna talk about this. I work at a drug addiction counseling center. A ton of my clients have, at one time or another, sold their food stamps. This is basically exactly what the GOP is afraid of, right? Drug addicts selling their food stamps. I have learned, now, to ask them WHY they sold their food stamps. Here is an incomplete list of the answers: - I need tampons, and you can’t buy them with foodstamps - See above RE: toilet paper - I was living in a hotel with no kitchen then. I had to buy pre-prepared food - The homeless shelter won’t let me keep food in my locker or room, so I have to buy pre-prepared food (Yes, really) - I had to make rent - My sister had to make rent - My son had to make rent - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll die - I needed co-pays to get my medication or I’ll loose control of my mental health But the absolute most common form of food stamp fraud I see? Giving away food stamps to other family members who get no food stamps or insufficient food stamps to feed their families. I see that every month. People glassy eyed and hungry because they gave away their food to their adult kids, their grand kids, cousins, siblings etc. So, is food stamp fraud rampant? In some places, yes. And I’m not about to chastise people for it.

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Quotes, All, and You: THE BARE NECESSITIES This is all you need... #sewing #quotes #quoteoftheday #quotestoliveby #artgalleryfabrics

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Bad, Food, and Hello: Lets raise $250 for North Koreon refvaees retvgees ask-north-korea: ask-north-korea: ask-north-korea: ask-north-korea: ask-north-korea’s Refugee Fundraiser OOC;; Hello everyone! It’s been a few months since I’ve opened this blog and you guys have been more supportive than I could ever imagine. I’m really surprised by how many people have complimented me on my OC and the information on this blog. However, I said in the beginning that I wanted to do some tangible good, so I’m going to use this blog to try and do that now. As we go into the New Year, we can collectively help someone else get a new start. So, I’ve set up a Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) fundraising page, the link to which can be found in my blog description (sorry for not putting it here but tumblr won’t show posts with external links in the search!). Our goal is to raise $250 in two weeks! (so by Jan 8!) According to LiNK, $250 is what it costs them to “provide food, clothing, and other necessities during [a refugee’s] journey to safety.” If just 1/3 of the people following this blog donate $1, we can easily reach that goal. You can even donate anonymously if you don’t want your name shown on the page! I know people can be strapped for cash this time of year, so don’t feel bad if you can’t donate! You can still reblog this post to help more people see it! #you know what would be awsome#if the hetalia fandom decided to all raise money for NK refugees#and like everybody got into it#and we all helped out#that would be nice#probably not going to happen tho Tags via @cassy-cass-can but yes this is what I am going for! We’re still just a little under halfway to the goal. The hetalia fandom is smaller than it used to be but if we band together we can still do some good! It only takes a little pitching in from those who are able, even just a dollar! We’re now at $138.03, just over half way! Keep it up! Don’t forget to keep spreading this! We have until Jan 8th and we’re still hovering at that halfway point.

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America, Anaconda, and Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders @SenSanders There's no state where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent. That's unacceptable. 4/10/17, 3:51 PM 5,379 RETWEETS 14.2K LIKES stfuprolifers: pidgepitchu: strict-constitutionalist: constitutioncutie: Minimum wage: $7.25 $7.25 x 40 hour full time work week: $290 $290 x 4 weeks per month: $1,160 In every Southern state (didn’t have time to look at the rest of the country) you can find some sort of studio apartment for around $500 per month, sometimes less than that. Why bother lying about something so easily disproven?  Because Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to fact check him, and they’ll ignore any contrary evidence that’s presented to them anyways. Things like this really tick me off and It’s not political or anything but it’s the fact that you think all that money is there. Here’s what I mean; That weekly check comes to, according to you, 290. Most places DO NOT pay for your half hour lunch that is required by law. So your beginning number was wrong. $7.25 x 7.5 hours a day x 5 days a week only gets you $271.88.  Most people in America get paid bi-weekly, so let’s double it to get the budget. $543.75. That’s GROSS, not NET. Out of that comes anywhere between 10% and 15% taxes depending on state so we’ll low ball it at 10%. Automatically down to $489.38 a pay check. Now health insurance. Usually anywhere from 70-100 a pay check for the cheapest plans. Again, we’ll low ball and go $70. So now we have $419.39 a paycheck. x 2  = $839.  Eight hundred thirty nine dollars. A MONTH. But again, you seem to think that’s fair. So let’s proceed. You say rent is $500? Okay. This person now has $339 left to buy groceries for the whole month, pay utilities, car payment, car insurance, and gas money to get to work.  Those are the bare needs. You have to eat. You have to pay for heat, water, garbage removal, gas and or electricity because apartments do not always include things and rarely all of the above. Most cities in America do not have public transportation. Mine doesn’t despite the fact that our population is over 15,000 people, not counting a taxi. If you have a car, you have to pay that. If you have a car, legally you have to have car insurance. You have to pay that. You have to have gas in that car to get to work to make that money. Now if you can tell me you can get all of that out of $339 you’re lying. You are so focused on rent that you aren’t thinking about everything else people have to pay for. Rent was an example. This is a breakdown of the budget you gave me and it’s not possible to live off that in 2017 America.  And BECAUSE this person makes over $800 a month, they probably won’t qualify for financial aid or food stamps. $800 is the line in my state where they won’t help you. No food stamps, financial aid, or government housing if you make more than $800 a month.  Why does it bother you that people deserve to live above the poverty line? This is so simple. It takes a certain amount of privilege to not even think about folks without living wages needing money to eat as well as have water, electricity, and transportation among so many other basic necessities. 

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Africa, Google, and Memes: WE CARE MORE ABOUTTHINGS BURIED IN THE GROUND IG: @CONSCIOUSVIBRANCY THAN THE REOPLE ONIT Diamond miners who work in small-scale mining – panning or digging for diamonds – produce about 15% of the world’s diamonds. But their wages do not reflect the value of their work. -- An estimated one million diamond diggers in Africa earn less than a dollar a day. This unlivable wage is below the extreme poverty line. As a result, hundreds of thousands of miners lack basic necessities such as running water and sanitation. Hunger, illiteracy, and infant mortality are commonplace. Even within developing countries, diamond mining communities are often the most impoverished. -- Besides being grossly underpaid, many diamond miners work in extremely dangerous conditions. Small-scale diamond mining is often conducted without training or expertise. Miners may lack safety equipment and the proper tools. They can easily die or be injured in landslides, mine collapses, and other accidents. -- Diamond mining also contributes to public health problems. The sex trade thrives in many diamond mining towns, leading to the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Environmental devastation resulting from diamond mining is another cause of disease. In Sierra Leone, miners have littered the landscape with thousands of abandoned mining pits. These pits fill with stagnant rainwater, become infested with mosquitoes, and serve as breeding grounds for malaria. -- "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos, is because things are being loved and people are being used." Consciousvibrancy Article: https:-www.brilliantearth.com-conflict-diamond-child-labor-?abv=81&utm_expid=1332916-304.hM-ctAR5RFOOfJL5tFLcng.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.ca%2F

Diamond miners who work in small-scale mining – panning or digging for diamonds – produce about 15% of the world’s diamonds. But their wages...

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