they still can’t arrest one guy….that is literally
all that everyone is asking for right now. more than a month later and
they are still injuring and arresting innocent people to protect one
1 white man is worth more than a million black bodies, didn’t you know?
It’s very comforting to think we’ll be able to solve America’s nutrition crisis by building more grocery stores in low-income neighborhoods and educating low-income families on how to cook healthy, nutritious meals.
But the unfortunate truth is that more grocery stores and nutrition education (while helpful to some people) doesn’t address the larger problem — which is that eating is expensive.
According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of low-income families is increasing. The report defines low-income working families as “those earning less than twice the federal poverty line.”
In 2011, the low-income threshold for a family of four with two children was $45,622. If you estimate rent at $1000/month, which is quite low for a family of four, that leaves about $33,000 for health care, transportation costs, clothing, and groceries for four people. That’s $687.50 per person per month for every single expense except rent.
Let’s do some more math.
Gala apples are among the cheapest fruit nationally. The USDA lists them at $1.16 a pound at the time I’m writing this article. There are about three apples to a pound, so if you wanted to buy your two kids an apple for each day of the week, you would spend $5.80 just on an afternoon snack for your kids. And let’s keep in mind that apples are relatively low-calorie, which means they aren’t very filling.
Six bucks doesn’t seem like much to someone with a middle class salary, but when you’re working with a weekly budget of under $700 per week for everything you need, including car repairs, gas money, winter clothing for constantly growing children, toilet paper, laundry detergent, electric bills… $5.80 starts to look pretty hefty for a snack that won’t even satisfy.
“I look at this list and can’t help but wonder how she’s supposed to do it. If $11 of apples equals two snacks, but $3 in Ramen will feed her entire family for dinner, how can she possibly pick apples with her limited food stamp budget?”McClay wonders.“And how will she ever afford to fill half of every mealtime plate with fruits and veggies, the amount recommended by the same government that issued her food stamps?”
It’s a good question.
The US government heavily subsidizes some foods, such as corn and soybeans. The result is that processed foods that are heavy in these ingredients end up being cheaper than fresh produce, which is not as heavily subsidized, if it is at all.
There is a serious disconnect between what we should be eating to stay healthy, and what the economic reality is.
Husain Abdullah received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for praying on Monday. [Yahoo]
This is probably going to be a big deal tomorrow. The NFL can’t do anything right this year.
it is a big deal, how many times has tebow kneeled down? Has he ever been penalized? No. Bullshit. Then they have the audacity to be calling it excessive celebration, screw the NFL. Let a white Christian male kneel down and protect his ass, create a movement and call it tebowing, but once a Black Muslim Male does it, it’s flagged. IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL IT’S NO LONGER INVOLVING A WHITE CHRISTIAN MALE BUT RATHER A BLACK MUSLIM. LOAD OF B.S.
This should be posted in school hallways.
Your feminism isn’t worth shit if it doesn’t defend trans women
Tumblr doesn’t send anymore asks if you send a “.” and a letter or word without a space right after it.
Example: H…hello (doesn’t send it) - H… hello (will send it)
It says it sends the ask but it doesn’t. My gf and I were trying since 2 days now and we just found out what the problem was.
Pass it on.
This explains SO MUCH GRRGHH
the shitty system thinks its a url thats why
I didn’t ever really want to write this post, but recent events have forced me to. I need to find a temporary foster situation for my two bonded cats, Squirtle and Soren. This summer I left my rental house in the middle of the night because of an abusive roommate and while I can keep my dogs with me in my current living situation, I am unable to keep my cats. They have been boarding at the veterinary clinic that I work at, but I can’t keep them there forever. The original plan was to move back into my old house once my abusive roommate had left, but they completely trashed everything before leaving and it would be almost impossible to get it back to a livable state.
I would be looking for anyone in the Maryland, DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, or Pennsylvania area who might be able to look after my babies until I am able to move into my new rental house in May. They are both neutered, completely up to date on vaccines (rabies, distemper, FELV), and I would provide 100% of the food, veterinary costs, and whatever else they need. I would also be more than willing to give whoever is able to look after them what little extra cash I have for their troubles. Soren and Squirtle are both super sweet love bugs but they are easily frightened and stressed. Squirtle does really well with dogs and other cats, and Soren mostly just tolerates them.
If you’re able to help at all, please let me know! I’m willing to drive up to four hours away from Beallsville, Maryland in order to find them the best foster situation.
Jesus was a homeless Palestinian anarchist who held protests at oppressive churches, advocated for universal health care and redistribution of wealth, before being arrested for terrorism, tortured and executed for crimes against the state, now go ahead and explain to me why he’d vote conservative. I’ll wait.
i’m sorry that’s just the best sentence i’ve ever read
Canon Jesus is so much cooler than American Jesus.
What do you vultures think of when you see this picture? Confiscated goods from a poacher? The truth is much cheerier!
Go here to learn about “Imping”, a process in which feathers are put into the broken feather shafts of a bird with a messed up wing, so they can fly again!
Here is a video of the process.
You learn something new every day! I suppose it’s another good reason to report dead birds of prey to your local fish and game, so rehabbers can use their feathers.
Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour
*Flings this chart at baby boomers*
1. buy them new clothes and other accessories to make them feel more comfortable
2. slam dunk the old clothes into the nearest donation center where they belong
3. respect your child’s identity and use whatever name and pronouns they want you to use
sometimes one little thing will annoy me and then i just get annoyed at everything that’s ever annoyed me and i’m mad about things that happened like 2 years ago and i’m yelling at my mom for getting a divorce and she’s like where did this come from and i’m like THE VENDING MACHINE ATE MY DOLLAR.
I once broke down in tears when my dad told me that I forgot to put away the butter
this is me 100%
Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2)
Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace