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Seltzer or other carbonated beverage.
Does that help the pill go down?
It definitely helps.
I take a literal handful of pills every morning with some seltzer.
Goes down like a charm.
I’ll have to get my hands on some… maybe. I only have to take about 6 more pills, so it’s not too bad.
You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
As a Venezuelan, let me explain:
When the government offers these “pensions” or “misiones” (missions), which basically function as government stipends, IT CONVENIENTLY FORGETS TO MENTION THEY ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT, which, if you trust the latest election results, is ONLY ABOUT HALF THE COUNTRY, so HALF THE HOUSEWIVES DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THIS. And if the pro-government propaganda would have you believe only “the rich” are against this socialist government, I’ll point out that HALF OF VENEZUELA’S ADULTS are most certainly NOT RICH.
THIS IS NOT DEMOCRACY, YOU CANNOT EXCLUDE HALF YOUR PEOPLE FROM BENEFITS JUST BECAUSE THEY DO NOT VOTE FOR YOU.
Now, I want to make clear that most of the Venezuelan Government reforms SOUND AWESOME ON PAPER! However THERE IS NO FOLLOW THROUGH! LET ME SHOW SOME EXAMPLES OF THIS:
Public hospitals and free health care (wich ARE NOT AN INVENTION OF CHAVISM WE HAD THOSE ALREADY WHEN I WAS A CHILD 25 YEARS AGO): Sounds great, right? Only the doctors and nurses working in them which are SUPPOSED TO RECEIVE AT LEAST MINIMUM WAGE, DO NOT GET PAYED AT ALL. It goes so far that they go on hunger and BLOOD STRIKES. FREE HEALTH CARE SOUNDS GREAT TO INTERNATIONAL MEDIA, NOT SO GOOD FOR THE ACTUAL VENEZUELAN PATIENTS. Also the hospitals have no supplies, machinery or medicines, I worked as a paramedic and rescue worker and actually have seen the hospitals IN CARACAS, THE CAPITAL where patients were carried up flights of stairs because elevators were not functioning and doctors have to guess the trajectory of bullet wounds because of non working MRI’s and x-rays. People strike in front of the Brazilian embassy BECAUSE CHAVEZ GAVE AWAY MONEY TO BRAZIL, WHILE IN VENEZUELA IT IS SORELY NEEDED.
Public schools and universities (ALSO SOMETHING WE HAD LONG BEFORE CHAVEZ): Awesome, everybody gets an education, right? Same as with the doctors, TEACHERS ARE NOT PAYED AND GO ON STRIKE. Also, the Bolivarian University, founded by Chavez? I would not recommend getting a degree from there, treating yourself with one of their doctors as they are more interested in the number of graduates (SO MANY GRADUATES, OBVIOUSLY THIS MEANS THE UNIVERSITY IS GREAT! :/ ) than the quality of their education. Further NOW WITH YOUR EDUCATION, HAVE YOUR DOSE OF POLITICAL INDOCTRINATION!
Freedom of the press: In a country where the governments owns ALMOST ALL TV STATIONS and the only one that remains independent DOES NOT TRANSMIT IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY? I think freedom of the press cannot be guaranteed in these circumstances, also, there is the “GAG LAW” which prevents journalists from reporting a number of news including basically anything against the government.
Price Controls for basic goods (like flour, bred, butter, milk, coffee…). Sounds great! Everybody will be able to buy cheap basic products!
WRONG! IN VENEZUELA, BASIC GOOD HAVE BECOME SCARCE, NO MILK NO SUGAR, I WENT TO THE BAKERY AND THEY HAD NO BREAD BECAUSE THERE WAS NO FLOUR. WE ARE EVEN RUNNING OUT OF TOILET PAPER! Mr. Gross can explain it better than me:
“The combination of price controls and currency controls spells trouble. While they can be good for consumers in the short run, they can be bad in the long run. If the government sets the price of any good—shoes, oil, wheat, or paper products—at a price below what it costs someone to make and distribute it, there’s no incentive for local suppliers to meet the demand. Say government policy stipulates that a roll of toilet paper must cost 50 cents, but the supplies and labor used to make a roll cost 52 cents. Local producers would simply stop producing, or find ways to export their products to neighboring countries where they might bring a higher price, or sell them on the black market. The result: scarcity for domestic consumers. In theory, when domestic suppliers reduce capacity and production, imported products could pick up the slack. But currency controls make it difficult for companies in Venezuela to import goods freely.
You don’t have to be an Ayn Rand devotee to understand that when there’s little or no possibility of profit from an economic activity, the market will stop providing it.” (Gross, 2013)
Venezuelan policies are not sustainable development, there is literally no economic plan or investment and no sustainable education or healthcare plan. IT IS ALL JUST BEAUTIFUL HEADLINES, DESIGNED TO FOOL THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEDIA, WHILE IN TRUTH THERE IS NO FOLLOW THROUGH AND CONDITIONS IN VENEZUELA ARE WORSE EVERY DAY!
Don’t get me wrong, I would LOVE for all these social programs to WORK and help our country out of poverty and criminality. And I would love for there be support to housewives, but DO NOT JUST TRUST A POPULIST HEADLINE made to help the GOVERNMENT LOOK GOOD while they run our country to the ground, look into the actual implementation and who can benefit from it, regardless of political orientation.
PS. Venezuela is a multicultural country where MOST PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR and more often than not MIXED PEOPLE OF VARYING COLOR with parents not belonging to a fixed ethnicity, I was really surprised that the poster (and the author of the linked article) emphasized “women of color”. In Venezuela a woman of color IS JUST AS LIKELY AS A WHITE WOMAN TO HAVE A JOB. So this is just MEDIA MANIPULATION, BECAUSE FOR ALL THE TROUBLES WE HAVE IN VENEZUELA, RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN WHO IS OR ISN’T A HOUSEWIFE ARE NOT ONE OF THEM!
I hate that groups like WBC and KKK exist not just because of the hate they exhibit but because they give people a standard to compare themselves to. People will make black people and watermelon, fried chicken, kool-aid jokes all day but be like “I’m not racist I’m not a part of KKK”. People will call things gay in a derogatory manner and call everyone under the sun a faggot but they’re “not a homophobe like those WBC people”.
No, you’re not. In some ways, you’re worse because at least those groups of people don’t befriend lgbt people and minorities for the sake of making fun of them later. They’re completely upfront about how bigoted they are.
drawing this was suffering (i have been awake a day straight pretty much now)
madoka print for ACEN heck ya
get well asap ;u;
I will! :D thank you~
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Does that help the pill go down?
So I just gained a follower a few moments ago with the name maartin4life
LISTEN TO ME
WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU DO
THEIR FUCKING PAGE
I JUST OPENED IT AND MY AVAST ANTIVIRUS TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS A FUCKING TROJAN HORSE
I think one of the coolest and most underrated things in Maple Story is its ACTUAL STORY.
It’s just super cool and deals with magic and time and all this stuff. It’s cool doing quests and reading what NPCs say and going “ohhh, that’s where it comes from.”
RAVEN’S HAIR IS A RAVEN OH MY GOD
dam grandpa lou u r hardcore