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Reblogged from happywithacalmlife
happywithacalmlife:

Freshly wound handspun that’s just begging to be a new project.

happywithacalmlife:

Freshly wound handspun that’s just begging to be a new project.

Reblogged from sunfoundation
livingonthedash:

alithea:

canisfamiliaris:

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?
The answer is NO.
The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
(via sunfoundation)

this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!
that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.


Also, big macs are one of the more expensive items on the McDonald’s menu. If you picked from the dollar menu (or use coupons like my family does most of the time when we eat fast food) you could easily feed a family of four for $10-$15.

livingonthedash:

alithea:

canisfamiliaris:

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

The answer is NO.

The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”

(via sunfoundation)

this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!

  1. that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
  2. the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
  3. also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
  4. that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
  5. same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
  6. there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
  7. you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
  8. seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
  9. eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
  10. there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.

Also, big macs are one of the more expensive items on the McDonald’s menu. If you picked from the dollar menu (or use coupons like my family does most of the time when we eat fast food) you could easily feed a family of four for $10-$15.

Reblogged from pinetreekate
pinetreekate:

Some yarn I’m making from fiber I’ve been blending with my hand combs: alpaca, angora, cormo, mohair. Then I’ll ply it with the plain alpaca singles I posted last week. (I’m deliberately spinning this a little thicker than the plain singles). It’s a giant experiment and I HOPE it turns out the way I’d like it to. In the meantime I’m having a lot of fun spinning it!

pinetreekate:

Some yarn I’m making from fiber I’ve been blending with my hand combs: alpaca, angora, cormo, mohair. Then I’ll ply it with the plain alpaca singles I posted last week. (I’m deliberately spinning this a little thicker than the plain singles). It’s a giant experiment and I HOPE it turns out the way I’d like it to. In the meantime I’m having a lot of fun spinning it!

Reblogged from pantyslime

queenmerbabe:

trepanties:

steampunkscarecrow:

meister-maka:

pantyslime:

please stop getting mad at cashiers for prices they have no control over

Or not being able to take your expired coupon.

or not being able to break any rule that is store or company policy

Or not being able to make the manager come up to the cash register any quicker

or when they can’t get someone to open up another register

(via thisragingpeace)

Reblogged from fiberbeat
fiberbeat:

Kbit On Brothers.  #multidirectional #scarf #silk #bells #handspun #handknit #handmade  (at Fiber Beat Head Quarters)

fiberbeat:

Kbit On Brothers. #multidirectional #scarf #silk #bells #handspun #handknit #handmade (at Fiber Beat Head Quarters)

Reblogged from svenpai

svenpai:

please google ‘fluffy cat’ and look at the first image result

(via verysleepyghost)

Reblogged from saltwaterblog
saltwaterblog:

Fiber Fusion Festival Northwest!! Who says the kids need to go to college? (at Evergreen State Fair)

saltwaterblog:

Fiber Fusion Festival Northwest!! Who says the kids need to go to college? (at Evergreen State Fair)

Reblogged from red-lipstick

red-lipstick:

Daniel Danger (b. Boston MA, USA) - Title with each Illustration.   Digital Arts

(Source: tinymediaempire.com, via verysleepyghost)

Reblogged from saltwaterblog
saltwaterblog:

Beth, holding my bag of Merino. #heaven #spinallthethings (at Evergreen State Fair)

saltwaterblog:

Beth, holding my bag of Merino. #heaven #spinallthethings (at Evergreen State Fair)

Reblogged from tiit
runsonpizza:


waffle and syrup bed sheets with fruit pillows 

runsonpizza:

waffle and syrup bed sheets with fruit pillows 

(Source: tiit, via verysleepyghost)

Reblogged from charlesxsavier
Reblogged from hartorotica

hartorotica:

I’m just saying -

Theoretically, since there seems to be no life form on Mars right now, and we have sent robots to transmit information to us, that implies that 100% of Mars’ current population consists out of robots.

We have a planet in our universe that’s solely inhabited by robots. Mars is a robot planet.

(via verysleepyghost)

Reblogged from galaxycosmos
galaxycosmos:

What’s that?
That’s my self-portrait, entitled Girl With The Parrot Earring

galaxycosmos:

What’s that?

That’s my self-portrait, entitled Girl With The Parrot Earring

(via fromacertainpointofview)

Reblogged from addictive-melody
Reblogged from justcallmemargaret

justcallmemargaret:

literally the only people i see complaining about the fact that All About That Bass isn’t “inclusive” to skinny people are skinny people gfdi