Trump wants to cut back on food stamps for the poor and substitute with packaged food deliveries

I would like to point out that, in addition to all of the logistical, nutritional, economic, and social issues this presents, this is precisely the opposite of “small government”.

And this is being proposed by a “Republican” administration. So, y’know. First they did away with truth. Now they’re just throwing all pretense of ideology out the window as well.

Please file under #precursertotyrannny
From the article: The food delivery program would replace about half of food stamp benefits for households that qualify for the boxes.

Episode: Don’t Let Him Wipe or Flush | Harmontown

MEN OF FACEBOOK. will you spare 7 minutes to listen to Dan Harmon be real and human and apologize like he means it?

18:39. it will make you a better person. i promise.

(women, it’s definitely worth listening to. possibly triggering. but it may give you some hope.)
From the article: Episode: Don’t Let Him Wipe or Flush 01.10.2018Podcasts play pause stop mute unmute Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. We hear about the drunk driver that hit Dan’s house, plus Jeff’s trip to India. Ev…

I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter – The Everywhereist

Read me.
From the article: I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter Posted on Jan 10, 2018 47 Posted in: Nothing to Do With Travel, Personal Essay Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, but this recipe was included in Mario Batali’s se…

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

merry christmas eve eve!

did you buy presents from china this year? i’m not one for condemning whole countries, but maybe let’s try not feed this particular beast next year, eh? not that that will stop it. yikes. this madness is TOO REAL.

#blackmirrorIRL #socialscoring #bigbrotherisjudgingyou
From the article: The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents



From the article: Webcast of Falcon 9 launch of Iridium-4 from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base is now live. Falcon 9’s first stage for the mission previously supported the Iridium-2 mission earlier this year.

The FCC’s Ajit Pai now openly mocking net neutrality protesters with his dumb new video

Yeah, you’ll be able to do “all the things on the Internet” IF THE THINGS ON THE INTERNET PAY A BUNCH OF MONEY.

Good golly, I am continually flabbergasted by the goons who are in charge of our country.

From the article: We’re getting closer and closer to a crisis point on net neutrality, as current FCC chairman Ajit Pai wages a minor internet culture war to convince people to support his plans for a “free internet”—i.e., one where Obama-era protections don’t exist to stop service providers from charging d…

GOP tax bill would end deduction for wildfire and earthquake victims — but not recent hurricane victims

GOP tax bill would end deduction for wildfire and earthquake victims — but not hurricane victims.

So, Californians will be screwed. But not Floridans.

From the article: The House Republican tax bill would eliminate the tax deduction for losses from wildfires and other disasters, but grandfather in the tax break for victims of the recent severe hurricanes.