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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Yes. Its WalMarts fault for allowing poor people to buy food for their family and THATS what caused everyone to spread the word and make a run on Walmart stealing shopping carts full of food they knew they couldnt afford.
    why can't it be both their faults? Seems like your setting up some silly false dilemma and one that ignores walmarts across the country turn away customers everyday who can't afford to feed their family.

    It's not a ****ing charity

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    what `about walmart? They knowingly allowed the abuse to occur for likely what they saw as financial gain
    I would have said "because we'll get assraped in public opinion if we deny EBT users their food".

    The amount of money involved would really not be worth what you seem to be attempting to blame them for.


    That said, tis' my understanding that only a FEW wal-marts (or just one?) allowed this, so I am confused why this is...
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's a such a thing as self responsibility. Something none of those people can comprehend.
    do you find it ironic that you're using this argument to remove responsibility from walmart?

    jesus, talk about your corporate fellating

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabaholic View Post
    Why should the recipients get off scott free? The govt. should pay Wally World and take it off their next months' benefits until it's paid off.
    why should the govt be on the hook for walmart's mistake? Let them fuss around trying to squeeze a stone.

    But I agree, those people are not victims here. They're adults

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I would have said "because we'll get assraped in public opinion if we deny EBT users their food".
    That isn't my problem as a tax payer

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratrooper View Post
    Why do we insist on treating these adults like children that don't know better?
    probably for the same reason you insist on treating walmart as one: political interests ...

    Not sure why no one can't admit both parties were at fault and should face the consequences

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Also, Wal-Mart for giving the nod of approval to this. Corporations are people, right? This means we can put them in jail?
    I'd be OK with that too. The super markets in my area just stop taking them while the glitch was ongoing.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Your inability to recognize when theft has occurred may be why you are "very liberal". Just a thought...
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    n. the generic term for all crimes in which a person intentionally and fraudulently takes personal property of another without permission or consent and with the intent to convert it to the taker's use (including potential sale). In many states, if the value of the property taken is low (for example, less than $500) the crime is "petty theft," but it is "grand theft" for larger amounts, designated misdemeanor or felony, respectively. Theft is synonymous with "larceny." Although robbery (taking by force), burglary (taken by entering unlawfully) and embezzlement (stealing from an employer) are all commonly thought of as theft, they are distinguished by the means and methods used and are separately designated as those types of crimes in criminal charges and statutory punishments.
    Legal definitions trump your personal opinion. This wasn't taken by force, unlawfully, or embezzled. It was taken with the full consent of Wal-Mart and its employees. I don't understand what is worse. That you can't define what kind of theft this was or that you can't place blame where blame is due. If a company makes a mistake and customers take full advantage of it, it's not theft. For example, I have gone to the store and decided to purchase an item. When it was rung through, the pricing on the shelf was different than that which was shown. When that mistake is made most stores have a policy of honoring the price on the shelf EVEN if it is a mistake. That's not theft.

    In this case, Wal-Mart ignored the EBT limits. That's not the customer's problem. It's Wal-Mart's.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    why can't it be both their faults? Seems like your setting up some silly false dilemma and one that ignores walmarts across the country turn away customers everyday who can't afford to feed their family.

    It's not a ****ing charity
    No...it isnt a charity. And it made a business decision to allow people to purchase groceries to feed their family even though the fed system was ****ed up. And in return, people went on a wilding spree...and of course in your twisted ****ed up world, thats Walmarts fault.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    That's one of the problems with OPM (other peoples money)
    It is very addictive, and people just keep wanting more.
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