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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    First of all, show me this happens "constantly." Once you've done that, answer me this: without demand, there's no supply, right? And what would be the demand here?
    I have seen a video of it and if you can say that the people were starving it would be a joke Walmart Food Stamps Glitch: Shelves Emptied In Shopping Stampede [Watch] no one was malnourished one woman had a obese look to her

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    I have seen a video of it and if you can say that the people were starving it would be a joke Walmart Food Stamps Glitch: Shelves Emptied In Shopping Stampede [Watch] no one was malnourished one woman had a obese look to her
    I already explained to you one reason why this happens. You can be obese and malnourished at the same time. A lot of poor people in America are.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    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.
    You can pull out your law dictionary all you want, I'll stick with the simple advice that my mother gave me as a small child. "If it doesn't belong to you, don't touch it"

    But in any case it fits the definition. Those people knew that it was a glitch, there are reports that the the info went viral and people intentionally and knowingly took (with the cooperation of the Walmart corporate office) what they were not entitled to.

    This was a theft. Not of the products that filled the baskets of greedy immoral people, but of tax dollars. Walmart and the accomplices fraudulently conspired to take tax payer dollars without consent (They knew they were not entitled to the amount), converting tax dollars to their use for profit and personal consumption.

    It is not enough to have gained "consent", that consent must come from that rightful owner. If the neighbor to your left gives you permission to take the tool box out of the garage of the neighbor on the right; will you be surprised to find that you are a thief? No, it is self evident that the wrong party gave consent.

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    Re: Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    No it was part and parcel of why this story was posted here in the first place.
    I think you just did it again. I saw no mention of race in the discussion until you brought it up. If you can read the mind of the original poster, then your ESP is superior to mine. Aren't you one who complains that people infer things that you did not say? Seems unfortunate that you are doing that to others.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hyperbole much? They could have imposed a $300 limit per card. Starve to DEATH....
    Need I remind you what happens every time any person suggests that any spending is unnecessary?

    Daily Kos: Vote on Republican food stamp starvation bill expected today#

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Just a little story: I have a co-worker who is Hispanic. Who won his citizenship under Reagan amnesty. He lives in a largely Hispanic middle class neighborhood, and has friends and neighbors "all" of which he claims use ebt cards (they might be called snap here). He knows his community as a whole applies for assistance under false pretenses. He refuses to drink his friend's beer when offered because his friend's family receives food stamps while making better than 50K, per year in construction. This is not the exception in that Hispanic community, fraud is rampant.


    I will agree EBT is frequent in the Hispanic community, however it's not fraud. Realistically most Hispanic males do work construction or other type of those jobs but probably make no more than $17/hr, which would equal more or less $33,000.00/yr. No way are most of them they making $26/hr or roughly more than $50,000.00 a year even in construction, that is a very rare exception. And most of the time the mother is a stay at home mom. Then taking it at the 133% fpl eligibility in most states and on average Hispanic families have about 3-4 children and a retired parent or two living with them and they more than qualify. You know a co-worker, I live it.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    Need I remind you what happens every time any person suggests that any spending is unnecessary?

    Daily Kos: Vote on Republican food stamp starvation bill expected today#
    And this result is better?
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    do you find it ironic that you're using this argument to remove responsibility from walmart?

    jesus, talk about your corporate fellating
    Is it ok to steal someone's belongings, just because they left theor house unkocked?

    Did youvread far enough into the thread to see where I didn't let wal mart off the hooj, the way you're excusing fraudulent behavior by peopke who are already getting free ****?

    Walmart is damned, either way, while you people give a free pass, at the most lip service, to the welfare classers that participated in this embaressibg behavior.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    First of all, show me this happens "constantly."
    go hang out in front of any ghetto grocery store around the first of the month. Not my problem you live some sheltered and naive existence, and it certainly doesn't serve as some type of proof here


    If you can do that, answer me this: without demand, there's no supply, right? And what would the demand be for here?
    People buying food at an extreme discount? Not sure why you would assume only "hungry" people would look to save money.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Yes.


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    And you would have been ok when a riot broje out and someone got hurt, or killed? Don't lie...you would have condemned walnart for that too
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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