oakland (and the world) musing.
Roadside angel. Highway 79.

Roadside angel. Highway 79.

Also found in said abandoned building on the side of the 79. (at Shelby County Line)

Also found in said abandoned building on the side of the 79. (at Shelby County Line)

I was trying real hard not to pick a favorite this litter but tabtab had other plans

I was trying real hard not to pick a favorite this litter but tabtab had other plans

Gray doesn’t approve of Kitty mayhem

Gray doesn’t approve of Kitty mayhem

Zooooonked out. Exploring is tiring ….

Zooooonked out. Exploring is tiring ….

Holy crap miss: Jeremiah???  Pics????????????? Xo

Holy crap miss: Jeremiah??? Pics????????????? Xo

Uh.

Uh.

Guess someone is not real into squirrels round here. (at FedEx Office Print & Ship Center)

Guess someone is not real into squirrels round here. (at FedEx Office Print & Ship Center)

Union St., Memphis. Nashville filter because : Tennessee.

Union St., Memphis. Nashville filter because : Tennessee.

Part of an unfinished mural on an abandoned and gutted building in the south end arts district of Memphis, across the street and down a block from the civil rights museum.

Part of an unfinished mural on an abandoned and gutted building in the south end arts district of Memphis, across the street and down a block from the civil rights museum.

Bet this was an amazing hotel when it still existed!!

Bet this was an amazing hotel when it still existed!!

Hit me up on my cell ;)

Hit me up on my cell ;)

I’m riding at least five miles today even if I do have to stop for air just as many times as miles ridden, mainly because I’m stubborn, determined and can’t afford another night in a hotel.

Eighty-three percent of food stamps go to households with children, seniors, and nonelderly people with disabilities. The Nov. 1 reduction means $36 less per month for a family of four and $11 less for a single person. In 2012, the average recipient got $133.41 in food stamps per month—that works out to $1.48 per meal. “Without the Recovery Act’s boost, SNAP benefits will average less than $1.40 per person per meal in 2014,” reports the CBPP.

(via daggerpen)

Not only this, but also?  Food stamps are a brilliant intervention for keeping money in the community.  They support the local grocery stores, which means that the grocery stores are able to employ people, etc.  (Doesn’t work quite so well, mind, when the local store is Super WalMart, but it’s something at least.)