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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    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.
    It does NOT involve the use of ESP. Simply a recognition of the posters previous track record and political inclinations.

    And I did NOT accuse - I merely asked the question.

    But it has already been done by others. In post 20 - Apdst states that there would have been a riot had the store cut them off. Now just who is it that riots? Perhaps the same people that the right wing on this very site speculated would riot if the Martin decision did nto go there way. And again, we knew just what group those potential and predictedrioters woule be.

    So lets not play coy here.
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    Re: Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It does NOT involve the use of ESP. Simply a recognition of the posters previous track record and political inclinations.

    And I did NOT accuse - I merely asked the question.

    But it has already been done by others. In post 20 - Apdst states that there would have been a riot had the store cut them off. Now just who is it that riots? Perhaps the same people that the right wing on this very site speculated would riot if the Martin decision did nto go there way. And again, we knew just what group those potential and predictedrioters woule be.

    So lets not play coy here.
    Here is your question: "So very very predictable. How long will it take for the issue of race to rear its ugly head?" Unlike you, apparently, I don't spend any time trying to either read between the lines of what people wrote or trying to decode what the write into my language. I read what they write. If you have an axe to grind with someone, do it on a relevant thread. In the meantime, on this thread, you brought up race. As for your motives, perhaps it is you who is being coy.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I see, so WalMart is supposed to be like the government now and know every customer's individual financial status when they walk up to a checkout counter? Is that it? I guess you think it's okay too when a guy who goes into the bank and notices that he suddenly has $100,000 in his account when he knows he should only have $100 and he goes about withdrawing $5,000 and racking up debit purchases, right? The big bad corporation made him become a criminal, right?

    And I'll bet you're just the type of person who'd be screaming about WalMart being prejudicial, beating down the poor welfare mom, if the story had been that WalMart refused to honor purchases from a card that was accepting them even if common sense told you that the card limits had a technical/clerical problem, right?

    The problem with America today and much of western society is that too many people have "Obama syndrome" - nothing's their fault, somebody else was doing it too, or someone else started it, or he didn't know it was a problem, yada yada yada.

    Hold people responsible for their crimes and their actions - anyone who blatantly overspent on their cards knew they were scamming the system and didn't care - same as the people looting stores and homes during Katrina and other weather emergencies. They should be forced to pay restitution, if it takes a lifetime, and they should be subject to jail time if their crime was particularly egregious.

    You need to stop making excuses for bad behaviour.
    Read what I wrote. I didn't excuse anything. And WalMart knew it as a screw-up and went ahead and took full advantage. You don't think they made out like bandits? Those empty shelves represent a big sales day, thank-you-very-much.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    other walmarts, for one
    Link?
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    No its called Overnutrition

    In the United States, nutritional deficiencies have generally been replaced by dietary imbalances or excesses associated with many of the leading causes of death and disability. Overnutrition results from eating too much, eating too many of the wrong things, not exercising enough, or taking too many vitamins or other dietary replacements.

    Risk of overnutrition is also increased by being more than 20% overweight, consuming a diet high in fat and salt, and taking high doses of:

    •Nicotinic acid (niacin) to lower elevated cholesterol levels
    •Vitamin B6 to relieve premenstrual syndrome
    •Vitamin A to clear up skin problems
    •Iron or other trace minerals not prescribed by a doctor.

    Nutritional disorders can affect any system in the body and the senses of sight, taste, and smell. They may also produce anxiety, changes in mood, and other psychiatric symptoms. Malnutrition begins with changes in nutrient levels in blood and tissues. Alterations in enzyme levels, tissue abnormalities, and organ malfunction may be followed by illness and death.
    For people in general, yes. But we aren't talking about people in general.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    How many people here, and please answer honestly, would have done what these people did?

    How many of you would have spent as much as you could have with the card hoping to never have to pay it back?

    I for one would not have. If I had the card I would have known the limit and used it accordingly.

    Honest answers please.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    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

    People buying food at an extreme discount? Not sure why you would assume only "hungry" people would look to save money.
    In other words, you have no evidence, and you have to revert to ad homs in order to try to get that past me. Noted, and hilariously, I don't think you would last 20 seconds in some of the situations I've been in.

    But I know this does happen on occasion, even if "constantly" is just a hackish narrative of BS, so why does it?

    Hard to answer that without arriving at the answer of need. It requires networking, taking risks on illegal behavior, taking risks on health, and like we already went over, there's no "fun/status" motivation when it comes to food. Illegal markets of anything exist due to difficulty in purchasing something legally.

    To me -- someone who makes enough money at this point to buy myself basically whatever kind of food I want -- that seems like a lot of work and a lot of risk for no reason. After all, I keep hearing how lazy these people are. Why risk it, why make your trip more complicated, why take the risk on something being tampered with, why bother with all that if you've got plenty in your pocket and belly already?

    The answer is: you wouldn't.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Proof positive that excess supply creates demand.
    This has literally nothing to do with what I posted or asked.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Starve to death.... geez you folks are all about illogical and irrational and hysterical and drama queen quality hype.
    How long does it take the average obese individual to "starve to death"?









    A couple hours.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    This has literally nothing to do with what I posted or asked.
    Except this: "without demand, there's no supply, right?"

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