meat inspection

Taken (Part Seven)

Pairing: Dean x Reader, Sam x Reader
Summary: When Sam, the reader’s fiancee, is kidnapped with no explanation, the reader uses the help of Dean to find her lost love.  However, many unforeseen things happen on the journey to find Sam. How will Dean and the reader deal with developing feelings for one another?
Reader Gender: Female
Word Count: 3,743
Tags: canon-level gore/violence, situational angst, eventual Dean x Reader
A/N: Bit of a filler part but the dialogue is important!



Realizing what he was doing, he snatched his hand away.  Damn it, he needed to stay focused.  You were here because of Sam.  You were Sam’s fiancée.  You loved Sam.  He was being delusional if he let himself act as if it was any other way.

Besides, you couldn’t possibly want him.  

Who would?

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DBQ/FRQ First Aid (Precolonial to Imperialism)

Tomorrow, you will be taking the APUSH Advanced Placement Exam. Determining on what college you want to go to, at least a three is commonplace. I don’t know about you guys, but my biggest problem is going the length of an entire essay (for example if they want me to talk about Colonial Times through the Revolution, but they just write “1763-1781” I wouldn’t know what to write about). Furthermore, I’m going to list eras, what happening during them in chronological order and a very brief description of what they did. Keep in mind that many eras (such as the 1960’s) are important both in foreign policy and domestic affairs. I will divide them accordingly. The DBQ will not ask for specific years, but it’s better to have a general understanding of the era they are asking you about so you can throw in some “specific evidence” to get that 7-9 essay. This chart is also particularly helpful with the FRQ. Anyway, let’s begin.

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Food For Thought

A/N: This story is for the lovely @i-lost-my-pika-shoe <3 xx

She gave me the idea to write a Destiel first meeting AU at a grocery store. A lil’ angsty, a lil’ fluffly, but I hope you like it, Pika ;) 


“Which one do you think would be more filling?”

Dean frowned a little as he turned to face the man whom he assumed was talking to him.

The stranger was wearing a tatty pair of jeans and a red hoodie, and had extremely ruffled hair. He was looking extremely perplexed - eyes squinted and head tilted slightly to the side as he switched between reading the labels on two different peanut butter jars.

“Huh?” Dean replied dumbly. He himself had been quietly inspecting the meat counter.

“Well, this jar says it contains less riboflavin, but this one says it has more sodium. That means it could taste less molecular I suppose…”

“I don’t think it really matters, dude” Dean replied. “Peanuts are peanuts.”

The man looked up at him with questioning. “What else would they be?”

Dean rolled his eyes as he turned back to his own production selection. He watched the man cautiously when he came to stand beside him.

“My name isn’t Dude; by the way, it’s Castiel.”

“Gesundheit” Dean quipped shooting the man a grin. It quickly faded though as it was apparent from Castiel’s expression that he didn’t understand the humour.
“What’s your name?” Castiel asked.

“It’s, uh…it’s Dean.”

“Hello, Dean.”

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Lest the power of fiction in the political sphere be doubted, remember Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. By personalizing the slave experience and bringing to light the subhuman ways slaves were treated, the 1852 novel heightened the tensions between Northerners and Southerners that erupted in the Civil War. Reportedly, Lincoln called Stowe “the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.” After reading Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel The Jungle, a riled-up Teddy Roosevelt launched his own investigation of food preparation and handling conditions. The public outcry in response to Sinclair’s scarily accurate descriptions of unsanitary food preparation brought about the signing of the Meat Inspection Act and other regulatory laws.

Henríquez’s novel is poised to have a similar impact on how people understand the immigrant experience. Calling the truth fiction is sometimes the best way, after all, to open people’s eyes.
The history books say that during the Progressive era, government trustbusters reined in business. Nonsense. Progressive ‘reforms’ – railroad regulation, meat inspection, drug certification and the rest – were done at the behest of big companies that wanted competition managed. They knew regulation would burden smaller companies more than themselves. The strategy works.
—  John Stossel
We are NOT soulmates Chapter seven

Long chapter for late update! If you’re not sure, i was late updating because I was doing a fan fiction for a friend in exchange for some cover art for this story!


Everybody go thank boxidot . tumblr . com for doing our cover art.

Will’s POV

I couldn’t think straight. Not with Nico standing so close to me. I glanced at him out of the corner of my eye as we walked down the busy streets of San Francisco. Thoughts raced through my mind a mile a minute. I had seen Nico’s past. From his early childhood to now. I had felt all of his pain, and experienced it first hand. And in return, any anger I had harvested for him melted away like butter. But there was one question that kept bothering me.

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Speak truthfully about animal suffering

Today the movie Earthlings and similar films move people to stop consuming meat and dairy.   In the early twentieth century, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle exposed the gruesome reality of the meat industry.  Though Sinclair intended to create sympathy for industry workers, his grim but truthful portrayal of animals’ plight turned many people from buying meat - only in part because the process was unsanitary.  Sinclair said he had “aimed at the public’s heart and by accident hit its stomach.”  The book also played a role in the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act and the eventual formation of the FDA.

Some people ask vegans to avoid presenting graphic depictions of current slaughterhouse abuses.  Yet when it comes to veganism or any other social issue, it’s counterproductive to gloss over the facts or avoid accurate descriptions in order to help an unaware public stay in denial.  When it comes to advocating for factory farmed animals, the most likely way to open people’s eyes and hearts is to speak the truth plainly and clearly.  Veganism isn’t just a diet.  It’s an awakening to animals' pain and living in a way that alleviates their suffering and makes our own compassion real.   


Assistant Secretary of Agriculture during the Carter administration, commenting on the inadequacy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Streamlined (Meat) Inspection System (SIS).