I don’t think it’s “incredibly stupid”. I don’t know what the ink is made of – it’s indelible but there’s only a small amount. Car exhaust and charred food consumption are more toxic objectively. The INSIDE of a can with the plastic lining I wouldn’t cook food in too often, but the outside top seems to be bare aluminum with a little bit of indelible ink on it. Can’t be worse than what gets through the waxed paper when marking meats for freezer storage with a sharpie

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making a 13 year old middle schooler happy for home lunch (when presumably most kids buy food in school) is probably no easy task. 13 year old me would probably want things differently and adult me would pack a lunch differently. But both 13 year old me and now-me would not say no to this either especially if I can use the nutella sandwiches as collateral with someone else

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Ted Agens my generation was accused of participation trophies. I am Gen X. in fact, one of my favorite aspects of being a Boy Scout was in the process of being removed, which was the skill things on the belt. they were considered participation trophies, and that was the early 80s. I also remember everybody getting trophies in certain events. and I believe in them because they also have first second and third place and I like coming home with something for my work. no kid is fooled, of course, but that’s not the point. I don’t buy into my generation’s collective amnesia in many of the things that they accuse millennials of our actually things they were accused of as X. but I was aware of pesticides in the 80s. we were taught to not eat foods that were homemade because they might have razor blades or poison. we had to wash off pesticides and it was the beginning of church potlucks might bring food poisoning and communion might spread disease I believe some of these things and other things I didn’t I was before the helicopter parenting era. i’ll also talk about helicopter parenting but I’m going to first acknowledge what I know of from my own childhood and acknowledge the BS from my own generation as adults on the “kids today” stuff when we shared it. with that framework in place ill give an answer

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there we go. Anyway, all the GAO did amounted to just a “public shaming” – not really tangible reprecussions. But the two highlighted companies did make some modifications to turn lemons-into-lemonaid so it’d get forgotten and it did. I was wrong about the low hours; 70% were full-time and still needed assistance. Some of these companies made changes like McDonalds and Walmart. Dollar General didn’t; I hope they don’t have a sad end; I like Dollar Tree but they’ve been playing the game of “do not hire enough workers” intentionally a bit too long. “McDonald’s was among the top five employers of Medicaid enrollees in five of six states and SNAP recipients in eight of nine states. Other notable companies with a large number of employees on federal aid include Amazon , Kroger , Dollar General , and other food service and retail giants. About 70% of the 21 million federal aid beneficiaries worked full time, the report found.”

 there we go. Anyway,
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“we” aren’t doing any of that. We’re trained, you and I, to punish the poor as moral failures and not look at the irrationally wealthy as moral failures for doing the same things on grander scales. The more we focus on someone looking for: house, food and forced to play a tiny version of the same games as the wealthy to get there, we punish them as moral failures for playing a mini version of the games of the wealthy. And then we don’t turn around and ascribe the same moral failings to the wealthy. So as long as excessive focus is on the poor playing minigames of the wealthy without the wealthy getting the same moral failure ascribed to them, I will give the poor a pass because they’re not using it get house #2, 3, 4, yacht #7, servants, etc.

 “we” aren’t doing any
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The support is only for mothers of very small children, up to age 5. I wouldn’t call that sugar daddy. Support’s only for food and is only up to age 5. There are other fragmented programs but since they abolished Welfare in the USA around 1993/94 it’s been a game of do-everything-right-or lose-minimal benefits chasing game for those with under 5 yr olds that have to deal with the bureacracy. Most people don’t know that welfare hasn’t existed in the USA for 25 years now – except those who have or know people that had to deal with citizen entitlements. I know those that have and do and it ain’t what talk radio, politicians, facebook know-it-alls and youtubers claim. Anyway, yeah. we’re basically in agreement just phrasing things differently

The support is only
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