when you try your best but don’t succeed
Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.
Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
I want a reality tv show where politicians have to live in poverty for a month. They have to live in Government housing, shop with food stamps, and get only a limited amount of money for clothes. Because here, they still have all their trappings, lilke nice cars and thousand dollar suits. I want them in Walmart jeans trying to determine if they can afford a carton of milk.
Give them a full calendar year. I want to see them confident in January, and sometime around June choking back tears at the Safeway because they are tired, so tired, of eating 25 cent cup noodles, eyeing other peoples’ full grocery carts with a dull bewilderment.
Let me see them despair because they have a persistent nagging cough that won’t go away and might be turning into pneumonia but the minute clinic is $60, which might as well be as six million dollars, either way they ain’t got it to spare - and that doesn’t count the cost of prescriptions. Let me hear them tell people about the muscle cramps they get at night due to eating non-nutritious garbage for months, the weakness from persistent hunger.
Let them know the shame and frustration of only owning one pair of cheap polyester pants for work and one pair of thrift-store jeans, and both persistently have ripped crotches and seams coming undone, no matter how many times they get sewn back up.
Let the women know the particular sort of despair that comes once a month when you can’t afford even the cheapest pads or tampons.
Let them understand the frustration of being charged a $35 fee for a $2 overdraft. Let them watch as the bank holds charges from different days in “pending” till they all come through on the same day, and the bank charges them four times for a single overdraft because “the charges all cleared at the same time”.
I want them to know the particular pain of having to decide between food for the week, or transportation costs to and from work. You can’t have both. Choose wisely.
You do not truly understand poverty until you’ve lived it and a month isn’t enough to encompass it. Not even close.
"No distinction on account of nationality, race, or caste, is recognized by God. He is the Maker of all mankind. All men are of one family by creation, and all are one through redemption. Christ came to demolish every wall of partition, to throw open every compartment of the temple courts, that every soul may have free access to God. His love is so broad, so deep, so full, that it penetrates everywhere. It lifts out of Satan’s influence those who have been deluded by his deceptions, and places them within reach of the throne of God, the throne encircled by the rainbow of promise. In Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free."
— Ellen G. White, Prophets and Kings pp 369
if you like good dogs, I’ll have this print and a few others with me at SPX this weekend! If you’re going to be there stop me and say hi!
An array of all my favourite Gordon Ramsay memes
These are the best so far!! XD
omg this is back XD
A photo I’d normally crop, but…. omg the cat’s head. I…. had no idea he was there at the time.
I can’t stop laughing
"I’m glad Disney makes CG movies now. I don’t have any drawing skills and can’t draw anything good without tracing (believe me, I’ve tried). So now I know that I can be an animator at Disney, just like I’ve always dreamed, because being a computer animator doesn’t require any drawing"
WOW whoa this is ignorant as all hell.
1. You need to understand anatomy and be able to draw in a 3D space, it requires more skill to be able to control shapes and also not break the model in order to move it.
2. If you cannot draw, if you cannot understand basic anatomy, you cannot animate period, no matter what medium you use.
3. Disney will not hire you. You need to be able to graduate a school and get past the judgement of teachers and show competence and this entire confession proves that you can’t do either.
4. Your attitude shits on people who actually work for that position. You’re saying “Man, I do not want to work, and CG is the perfect way to be lazy but get what I want!” You do not deserve it. You haven’t worked, you haven’t even shown that you cared and you simply will not get what you want assuming that CG is easier.
fuck this guy.
Tevin Campbell - Eye to Eye
Goofy movie had da best songs. Anyone wanna watch it together sometime?
E-Nabling the Future is an organization of volunteers who produce 3D-printed prosthetic superhero arms for kids in need.
i smiled so hard