Stargate SG-1: 200
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.
biggest and most elegant “fuck you” ever
I also can’t click to embiggen images, alt+reblog, or view videos.
Oh, Tumblr. I’m going to have to leave you until you get it together. This most recent update seems to have broken you.
So, real talk for a second guys
If you ever accidentally call 911, DON’T HANG UP. Stay on the line and tell the calltaker that you accidentally dialed. When you hang up, we either have to call you back or send out police which takes up valuable resources and wastes money. A simple “It was an accident” is all we need and everyone goes about their life much better
This makes me so happy. I feel the same way when I visit SeaWorld…it’s like going home. :D
Seriously had one of the best mornings in a long time. Got to tag along on a trip to SW with another intern, who’s doing a hearing study with the killer whales, and visit all my favorite killer whale trainers and killer whales. :)
Found out some more details about the NOAA study I’ve mentioned on here before. They’ve expanded the study and are now doing arial shots of ALL the whales, and comparing them to not just the SRKWs in Puget Sound, but to killer whales in the Arctic and Antarctic. I can’t wait to see both of these studies after they are published. It will be a few years, but nonetheless, I’m still stoked.
It was just nice to receive such a warm welcome from all the trainers when I showed up. They are all such amazing people that I look up to. I’m really thankful to have made all the connections and friendships I did with them last summer. I can’t wait to go back.
I can’t wait to read those studies in a year or two!
Dear internet, this is how you gently and thoughtfully change people’s minds. No shaming, no yelling, just a nice nudge to, “Aha!”
I will aspire to use classy same tone next time I try to educate someone about something!
Anonymous asked: Re: Food Deprivation - if the people who claim the FD was a thing that happens did some personal observation at the parks... They would KNOW that it doesn't happen. Ive seen the following occur countless times: trainers come out with buckets backstage and basically poor pounds of fish into their (the orcas not the humans, lol that'd be weird) mouths. Food deprivation literally does NOT happen.
I think people assume that since antis say that the animals “perform tricks for food” that if they don’t perform, they don’t get food.
Thanks for the ask anon!
I typed out a long thing about secondary reinforcers and how some people feel the trainer’s pausing in between incorrect behaviors tends to make people think that they are food deprived, but I didn’t think it was necessary. The animals are all fed based on their weight - Tilikum is actually a bit overweight I’ve heard, and so he’s been doing more high energy stuff recently! I’ve been to a circus and watched the behavior of animals that were food deprived, and I’ve seen many videos of this type of behavior - you don’t see it with the whales, dolphins, sea lions, or any other animals at the SeaWorld parks.
During trainer for a day, I also learned you can reinforce an LRS. I don’t know why people think that an LRS means they aren’t getting food????
Which is NOT the case. But it would be easy for one who has been influenced by their rhetoric to see an LRS after a behaviour and have that confirm in their brain that no “trick”=no food.
A lot of that comes down to just education. Anyone who’s researched SeaWorld (or been there, as the anon above has) knows that food deprivation is not used there, but if you haven’t done the research, it’s an easy mistake to make.
What we see through social media is a generation of ignorant social activists. Young men and women all too willing to care about and defend something they don’t truly understand and refuse to educate themselves further on because they assume the limited information they receive has been vetted by someone more knowledgeable than themselves. This happens on both sides of the fence, with both conservatives and liberals.
I’ve seen arguably intelligent young men and women stand up at banquets and rallies, demanding answers about things like healthcare, DOMA, federal military actions. Asking questions about things they’ve seen on Facebook, on twitter, things that they’ve taken little to no time to research for themselves, and they look like fools. No matter their age, they paint themselves with a red mark that announces ‘I’m not mature enough to be here, to discuss these issues’.
But even so, it isn’t truly about age. It’s about social awareness. You are not discounted until you make a mistake. Say the wrong thing or quote the wrong statistic. Until then, your legitimacy remains intact.
Tumblr is like this.
I’ve seen people furious over gay rights legislation that doesn’t actually exist. Wars that haven’t happened. Most recently text posts with tens of thousands of notes alleging that China and Russia are going to go to war with the US over Syria.
Blogs relaying damaging misinformation written by individuals who can’t seem to be bothered to read a newspaper or use google properly. This is a crippling trend, and no one sees it.
These people get untold attention and affirmation until one person with a large enough follower count points out the flaw in their argument. Corrects the mistake, and shifts the tide. But this doesn’t fix the thousands of people who liked and reblogged the original post. The damage is done.
If there is one thing I’ve learned from working on political campaigns, very little is more damaging than an activist who argues only one side of the story without recognizing the existence of the other; because your opinion, no matter how solid and seemingly factually based, is invalid the second your audience realizes they know more than you.
And the result of all of this is a generation of young activists who don’t understand why they aren’t being taken seriously.
a recent conversation with a colleague regarding social media (via onawingandaswear)
"A generation of young activists who don’t understand why they aren’t being taken seriously” fuck I want to make that the title of my blog
(via whythatsbullshit)Good rule of thumb: before you reblog something sensational (in a good or—usually—a bad way), check Snopes first.
Especially for Urban Legends (like “I heard a new way gangs like to [insert bad thing here]”) and myths (like “I heard water bottles contain carcinogens”).
LOOK AT THIS BABY
LOOK AT HER
Gorrammit, this is NOT how I wanted to spend my night.
Any future med students want to diagnose me?
Everyone be quiet, the queen is speaking.
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