Dude. My tonsil is so fucking swollen now. No insurance, no money, no change to either situation will happen in a timely enough fashion.
Somebody wanna buy me a round of antibiotics?
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.
Here in Washington, foodstamps and cash welfare are placed in separate accounts, accessed with the same ATM-style card. So it may appear as if somebody’s taking food money from the ATM, but that’s the cash allowance the state provides them each month.
True, there’s nothing stopping Johnny Nogooder from withdrawing his monthly $150 (more than a single person would get monthly, actually) and spending it on scratch cards, smokes, cocaine, or hookers.
Likewise, there’s nothing stopping me from spending my financial aid on scratch cards, smokes, cocaine, or hookers.
I have to assume that Johnny Nogooder is going to use his monthly pittance to pay for something important, like keeping his water turned on, or paying the phone company so he can continue communicating with his work, medical care providers, or family.
I’ve done cashier work off and on for a few years. Only once did I ever see somebody clearly abusing the system.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s First Press Conference - March 6, 1933
On March 6, 1933 Eleanor Roosevelt held the first of her 348 women’s only press conferences. Before this time, First Ladies had little contact with reporters. Eleanor recognized that holding regular conferences could enhance the public role of the First Lady - a role she transformed during her 12 years in the White House.
About 35 women attended Eleanor’s first press conference which was held in the Monroe Room on the second floor of the living quarters in the White House. The press conferences were attended by the major female reporters of the day - including Lorena Hickok, Ruby Black, Bess Furman, May Craig, Emma Bugbee and Martha Stayer.
Eleanor used these press conferences as a way to not only announce her schedule of activities but also as a platform to publicize the work of women leaders, answer her critics, and entertain questions on a variety of subjects. Topics covered everything from domestic issues like social programs, race, youth activism, etc. to international politics and the role of women in war and peace.
I’m actually a fan of the Roosevelts.
I wish “klokateer” was a job I could actually have.
I’d rather put a dog down before he kills. Likewise, understanding that my controlling and abusive nature will never change, I’d rather kill myself than kill somebody I love.
I’ve been stalling for so long now. I told myself I needed to plan. but instead of plan, I just stalled more, found more things to be uncertain about. No more of that silliness.
When I get back to Spokane, I’m just going to throw myself in the river.