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    Abled Person: Hey man, can you hold this wad of $2,000 and this one penny for me while I open my wallet?


    The United States Government:

    (Watch how many people don’t get this.)


    #raises hand#i dont understand #please explain? 

    In order for disabled people to receive any sort of financial assistant for their housing, food, bills, medical supplies, etc., they cannot ever have more than $2,000 of resources to their name. Ever.

    It doesn’t matter what it’s for.

    You’re saving up for a new wheelchair?

    For college?

    To put a downpayment on a house?

    Hell man, you just happen to budget for once in your life so that you can have some extra money in case something bad happens?

    Your benefits immediately get cut off if you’re a cent over $2,000.

    And, even worse, you usually end up having to pay back every dollar the government gave you that month.

    So say you get $400. If they find out you’re twenty dollars over the resource limit, you have to give them all $400 back and you undergo an investigation of your funds to see if you will continue getting money.

    “What if I spend the money that day?”

    Doesn’t matter. In fact, from what I can tell, people who do this are actually put under investigation for fraud.

    And yes, this system literally kills people.


    Remember when “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out? one of Rocket Racoon’s creators, Bill Mantlo, suffered an accident in 1992 and has irreparable brain damage.

    before the movie came out, Marvel gave him an exclusive preview screening. SOme people were upset because they felt if Marvel was really wanted to thank mantlo, they should have donated money to Mantlo’s family.

    Bill Mantlo’s brother had to come out and explain: If Marvel gave them monetary aid, Bill Mantlo would lose his financial assistance.


    That’s so utterly depressing.




    I have friends on welfare who won’t pick up a penny in the street because they’d risk the welfare they struggled to get for 10 years.


    oh look another fucked up thing in this world. let’s just add it to the list. number 63858b


    My brother has been on California State SSI for autism for the last 10 years, and he absolutely has to (no joke, HAS TO) spend all 720 bucks of his SSI every month, because if he puts it in the bank he risks losing his SSI altogether.

    Sometimes, at the end of the month, he has no idea what to do with his money because the whole month went by and he still has 400-ish bucks in his account, and he fucking panics because he doesn’t want to get anywhere near 2,000.

    And here’s the funnest part of the story!

    One day he did a huge commission on Second Life and wound up earning 1500 bucks off of it, and he told the guy to donate it 500 bucks at a time over 3 months. The guy didn’t want to, and just donated all 1500, which put my brother at 2,036 bucks.

    The state IMMEDIATELY (I’m talking less than an hour) called him up to tell him over the phone that they were canceling his SSI, because they noticed he had gone over the 2,000 buck threshold. He had to tell them that someone had made a charitable donation to him and that this was not a common occurrence in any way shape or form, and upon not believing him, my mother had to call to talk to them as his legal caretaker and say basically the same thing until they called off the cancellation of his SSI money.

    He also had to cancel his renter’s assistance because it put him to 1,062 a month, so if he went 30 days without spending any money they’d cancel his SSI altogether. Like, none of us in the family have any fucking clue why that regulation is in place and it’s the stupidest shit in human history.

    Please, legal side of Tumblr, tell me what positive reasoning this law has?


    Happy 4th of July everyone! This is what the “nation of opportunity” looks like.


    There’s something called an ABLE account that can help. If you are on SSI and were diagnosed as disabled before the age of 26 you can apply for an ABLE account that will allow you to save up to $99,000. More people need to know about this!


    thank you so much for this information. i’m applying for an abled account right now





    I’ve been looking into SSI; I had no idea about this!


    Read till the end for the important info


    Reblog to literally save a disabled person’s life


    It needs to be said, again...

    Some people have, from time to time, taken issue with me when I express my belief that having a sexual preference against a race of people is an indication of bigotry towards that race. Allow me to take a moment to talk specifically to the concerns of those few.

    When I say “It’s time for people to realize that racial ‘preference’ is a strong indication of internalized prejudice against that skin color.”, and that “People should be asking why they feel that way and looking inward for solutions rather than writing off whole swaths of people without a thought.” What I mean is… dude… you might be a little bit racist. So, look in to it, would you?

    Now, like with all broad statements like this, there are some exceptions. For example, if you are a member of a minority group in a country whose systemic racism targets your minority… I don’t question if you have a bias against the majority. For example, I will not be telling a black man in the United States that he has to be attracted to white dudes. (Cue the gasps from white dudes who think somehow this is reverse racism, which doesn’t exist, but I can address that for you later with the small words and pictures that will help you understand.)

    Right now, people of color in America (specifically people with dark or black skin) are targeted by systemically maintained racist policies and practices. People with “black sounding” names are 50% less likely to be called in for a job interview. Black people are stopped, questioned, arrested, and shot dead by police at a greater percentage than their percentage of the population overall. So, I’m not going to increase the burden on those people by saying that not only are some people who share my skin color consciously and unconsciously making your life harder, but I’m going to insist that you are attracted to some of us. No. Is it still evidence of some bias? Of course. But let’s stop shooting black people in the street first, then we can talk about them working on their fear of white people.

    So, yes, if you’re keeping count, that does mean that when I put that paragraph in my online profile that, in the US, I’m mainly talking to white people. White people have no systemic reason to distrust or be fearful of people of color. All we have is racist hand-me-downs like relatives who express that people of color are lazy or a blight on our otherwise amazing country.

    Look… if you’re a white dude who has never in his life been attracted to a black man that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with that unless you assume it will never ever happen. The assumption that you will never be attracted to a person of color has been proven in studies (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279863184_Is_Sexual_Racism_Really_Racism_Distinguishing_Attitudes_Toward_Sexual_Racism_and_Generic_Racism_Among_Gay_and_Bisexual_Men) to be a strong indicator of internalized racism.

    Put another way… just because you’ve never been attracted to a black dude doesn’t mean you never will unless some part of you never wants to be attracted to a black dude.

    You may come back at me, “Yeah, but you’re gay… does that mean that you have to be attracted to women or you are a sexist?!!?” Firstly, there is a difference between being gay and being a bigot. Secondly, I identify as gay, but if I see a chick that I want to bang it would not surprise me nor cause a crisis in my self-identification. I’m open to the possibility, because there’s no reason to assume that just because I’ve never been attracted to a woman doesn’t mean that I never will.

    Take a breath.

    If you’re a white dude and you never have been attracted to any black dude AND assume you never will… it’s something that you should question. It doesn’t mean you are racist. It means that there is the _possibility_ of a bias. All I’m asking, is that you don’t dismiss the possibility. Use this as an opportunity to look inward and ask yourself hard questions. Asking those questions will always and forever help someone to grow.

    Now if you want to argue with me about this on a bear app or anywhere else…


    and this doesn’t have more notes? 



    Hey um, the 2019 Intersex Inclusion Survey is mainly being circulated in TERF circles right now, which I feel like I shouldn’t have to explain is uh… Bad? So please take it! Please circulate it! Share it on and off Tumblr!

    You don’t have Intersex or LGBTQ+ to take it!


    hey all- if you can, fill this out! It’s super quick and the idea of the results being skewed because of a shit sample is killing my lil research-brain. 

    White Cops Just *Hate* Don't-Be-Racist Training

    With the five-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing coming up tomorrow, Aug. 9, CBS News did an investigation of 155 police departments’ efforts to teach officers to try not to be quite so racist and shooty. And along the way, the reporters also managed to get a couple of white cops talking on video about just how much they despise any attempt to address implicit bias. The cops’ faces are hidden and their voices are altered, but their racism is clear as day: Implicit bias training is bad for morale because it might prevent cops from administering beatdowns to black people who need beatdowns. Yes, we’re paraphrasing, but only a bit. The training, they complain, is worthless because it reinforces a mean stereotype that “the police are racist, but specifically the white male police are racist.” The poor dears!

    Here’s the video from CBS; the same report with a slightly different intro and discussion ran on “CBS This Morning” yesterday.

    CBS News investigates police reforms including implicit-bias training www.youtube.com

    When asked if the implicit bias training was effective, the cops agreed: No it was not. “The content was the absolute worst training I’ve ever had.” And why was that? Well, you see, the training aims at helping people recognize that our own assumptions and biases may affect how we interact with others, and that’s just not fair to white cops.

    The training includes controversial claims like “People are inclined to stereotype black individuals as more aggressive,” and apparently that was just too much for Officers Breitbart and Duke:

    “It’s reinforcing the minority of society that has that blanket opinion about Caucasian males,” one of the officers said. “One of the first videos introduced in that training was reaffirming that you’re born a victim if you’re a minority.” “Alright, so what do you think the agenda is?” asked CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues. “Reinforcing that the police are racist, but specifically the white male police are racist,” the officer responded.

    ‘Elp, 'elp, I’m being repressed, he added, protesting the anti-white violence inherent in the system. Mesa cops appear to have a wee bit of an excessive force problem, what with several highly publicized excessive force cases, like when five cops brutally beat a black man, Robert Johnson, for not sitting down quickly enough; roughed up Gabriel Ramirez, a 15-year-old robbery suspect; beat up an 84-year-old woman; and hogtied a man who reported a break-in at his home (he had an outstanding warrant, so he deserved anything he got). Oh, yes, and then there was the guy who was on his hands and knees begging for his life when a cop shot and killed him for crawling in a threatening manner – that cop was fired and charged with murder, but was acquitted at trial.

    A 2018 Arizona Republic review of excessive force complaints against Mesa cops found that only two percent of 158 internal affairs investigations since 2014 ended up determining cops had been in the wrong. In the meantime, the city paid over a million dollars to settle lawsuits over excessive force.

    Shown video and asked to comment on three of those cases, one of the thin blue hate crimers insisted everything looked by the book to him: “There is nothing that those officers did that was outside of the training that they had received.”

    Pegues: That Robert Johnson video – is that what you’re taught to do?

    op: We’re taught to handle the situation.

    gues: Was that handling the situation or was that excessive force?

    Cop: That was handling the situation.

    In fact, training cops to try to get their racism under control is very very bad, one cop said, which makes sense since it’s obvious they don’t have a racist bone in their bodies, nor in the heavy flashlight they might need to beat you with.

    Trying to change what we have done, that has worked overwhelmingly effectively, becomes an officer safety issue, causing officers to second guess themselves, which is a complete change to when we first started.

    Beating people is overwhelmingly effective, and how dare the department try to change that. The cops are very sad they have to waste their time at all on this stuff; one said it was an awful waste of time and money, and that it “kills morale,” because instead of doing important stuff like firearms training, the cops have to sit for “this little show” aimed at making the public think cops are bad and need to stop being bad.

    Fortunately, said the cops, the training is presented with a friendly wink and nod, because nobody takes it seriously:

    They start the video with saying, “We are not telling you to do this. We are here to present it.”

    Mesa Police told CBS News that’s not the case, and that the training is meant to be taken seriously.

    One matter the CBS story didn’t get into was just how widespread such attitudes are in the Mesa Police; the police union held a no confidence vote in June against Chief Ramon Batista, and 95 percent of officers wanted him gone – only 23 of the 564 police employees supported his staying. A statement from the head of the police union sounded like it could have come from one of those officers in the CBS piece:

    “Everybody talks about the victims. Well, our officers are the victims,” said Will Biascoechea, President of the Mesa Fraternal Order of Police. “We are paid to win. When we show up to a call, do you pay your officers to lose? No, you pay them to win. So when we go there, we take action and we win. Now if you don’t comply, we’re still going to win.”

    It’s the police against the public, and don’t you dare try to change that.

    [CBS News / CBS News / Arizona Republic / KSAZ-TV]

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    source https://www.wonkette.com/white-cops-hate-dont-be-racist-training

    MUSIC ASKS these are actually pretty fucking hard but why not.

  • 1:A song you like with a color in the title
  • 2:A song you like with a number in the title
  • 3:A song that reminds you of summertime
  • 4:A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
  • 5:A song that needs to be played LOUD
  • 6:A song that makes you want to dance
  • 7:A song to drive to
  • 8:A song about drugs or alcohol
  • 9:A song that makes you happy
  • 10:A song that makes you sad
  • 11:A song that you never get tired of
  • 12:A song from your preteen years
  • 13:One of your favorite 80’s songs
  • 14:A song that you would love played at your wedding
  • 15:A song that is a cover by another artist
  • 16:One of your favorite classical songs
  • 17:A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
  • 18:A song from the year that you were born
  • 19:A song that makes you think about life
  • 20:A song that has many meanings to you
  • 21:A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
  • 22:A song that moves you forward
  • 23:A song that you think everybody should listen to
  • 24:A song by a band you wish were still together
  • 25:A song by an artist no longer living
  • 26:A song that makes you want to fall in love
  • 27:A song that breaks your heart
  • 28:A song by an artist with a voice that you love
  • 29:A song that you remember from your childhood
  • 30:A song that reminds you of yourself
  • "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”

    Isaac Asimov, Newsweek, 21 January 1980


    How is it that I can still spend my morning blocking and reporting the literally dozens of spambots that liked and re-blogged a shit-ton of my random posts overnight but you deem adayinthelesbianlife.tumblr.com - a completely excellent and informative and utterly non-pornographic and non-expolitative blog - as potentially containing “sensitive media” and block it from my view?

    Colorado cop Vanessa Schultz couldn't imagine why a hispanic teen running from his Wyoming home. So she pulled her gun on him.

    A warning for the good people of Wyoming! You never know when a trigger-happy Colorado cop might drop by to see the sights.

    Emily Mieure, from the Jackson Hole News & Guide:

    “Mr. Becerra, a diminutive 17-year-old Hispanic resident, was late one morning and running to catch his bus after leaving the apartment where he lived with his parents,” attorney Alex Freeburg stated in the complaint. “Without any more information, and without investigating any further, [Ms. Schultz, on vacation from Colorado] exited her vehicle, pulled out a pistol, and ordered Mr. Becerra to stop and get on the ground.”

    “While witnesses urged her to stop, and while Mr. Becerra pleaded with her, Ms. Schultz yelled ‘stay down’ and screamed ‘I have a gun and will shoot,’” the complaint states. “She continued to hold him at gunpoint in front of onlookers, relenting only after the police arrived and handcuffed Mr. Becerra under the erroneous impression that he had just committed a felony.”

    Taxpayer-dinging lawsuits are the only remedy here because prosecutors showed no interest in taking action. Shultz did nothing illegal, according to Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun, because it is reasonable to assume a running teen has committed a crime.


    a handful of french billionaires have pledged 600+ million euros for Notre Dame in less than 12 hours. let that put into perspective how easily billionaires could end world hunger, poverty, lack of access to healthcare/clean water/education but choose not to. 600+ million in twelve hours from just 3 people