There was a gif that was cut from this. After that speech, Will asked why his father didn’t love him and was legitimately crying. It wasn’t scripted. The actor playing Uncle Phil’s reaction was to just hug him and comfort him. That was unscripted too.
I heard the actor passed away. :-(
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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!
Signal boosting this A) because it deserves to be seen by more people, and b) because I appreciate some members of Congress are actually willing to see what it’s like living on food stamps in order to make their point about how horrifying cutting food stamps would be.
News flash, regressives: people on food stamps do not load up on Snickers bars and filet mignon. They’re limited in what they can buy, and oftentimes, it’s not enough to get by on. Go on thinking these are entitlements that let minorities live lives of luxury, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never go hungry.
You privileged, elitist pricks.
I have friends who are on food stamps. They have two kids and recently the amount of money they get for food stamps was cut by over $100. They have to plan their shopping very carefully and often run low on food and have to make things stretch.
They aren’t too lazy to work. One of them is employed currently and the other is trying to get a job but he’s waiting for an opening. Even when both of them were working they still made so little that they needed food stamps. The job market here totally sucks.
I think a lot of the wealthy schmucks in Congress are so up in arms and claiming people are just lazy and they don’t take the children into consideration. Even if the parents are/were lazy, the children should not have to suffer because of it. And the children can’t just be taken away because the parents are poor or don’t know how to budget well. Hell, the government itself doesn’t seem to know how to budget very well. What kind of example are they setting?
I really think they should start having free classes (but accept donations) that teach people how to budget and live within their means. A little spending in education (for those willing to accept it) could end up saving a lot of tax dollars in the long run.
For those of you who know me, you know that I’ve been living in China for over two years. Living abroad is fun and exciting, but it can also be a bit overwhelming and lonely at times.
That’s where Thor and Sif come in.
Thor (1 year) and Sif (6 months) have been my furry little buddies for a while now. They mean the world to me and their cuddles, love and distractions they offer have helped me immensely during the time I’ve had them. They are my babies, and I love them dearly.
And I’d like to take them back home with me.
After being here for more than two years, I’ve decided that it’s time for me to head back home. But I can’t imagine life back in the USA without my furry babies. There are restrictions on carrying pets on International flights from China to America, as well as concerns for Thor and Sif’s health and wellbeing if they were being checked (on one 11-14 hour flight, plus two additional flights). So I’ve decided to go with a pet relocation service that deals specifically with taking animals from one country to another, and that keep a close eye on the animals and their health the whole way.
The problem? This is not exactly going to be cheap.
I’m checking with different relocation companies, but so far the price is going to be roughly between $1500-2000 per cat (since I’m traveling across the world). I’m going to have a lot of expenses since I’ve decided to go back home, and I could use any help anyone is willing to give. I’ve had a few friends who have asked for my Chinese address, hoping to send me a care package of Reese’s peanut butter cups or something similar for Christmas… and as much as I appreciate it, I would much prefer being able to get my kitties back home with me.
Those who have pets know just how they work their ways into our lives and hearts, so any help is much appreciated. Thank you!
I’ve relocated pets from overseas before so I know how this goes. I actually had to make the tough decision to leave two beloved pets behind in Singapore (they were strays that we took in) because we were relocating to Guam and we heard horror stories about their so-called “quarantine”. Basically they put the pets in cages out in the open for 6 months and many of them died.The few that survived were never the same. We decided not to put them through that and the local vet assured us they would be easily adopted since both were fixed, friendly, and litter trained.
Now the kitties we adopted in Guam we had for longer and decided to take with us. Back in 2001 it was $300 per cat to have them shipped on the plane. They didn’t go on the same flight as us. They shipped them from Guam to Honolulu then to Houston and then to Seattle. We flew from Guam to Honolulu then to Los Angeles and then to Seattle. Our cats arrived on September 10th. I’d like to say it was all great, but they were quite traumatized by the trip. They did recover somewhat though.
I’ve heard horror stories about some of those companies that claim they will take good care of the animals, so I don’t know what call I would make in that situation.
Kunta Kitteh, Mewlatto, and Predicate.
This is from early September 2013.