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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Except this: "without demand, there's no supply, right?"
    Go back-track the quotes involved to gain an understanding of what I asked.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    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.
    Maybe I should just post blanks for you to fill in so you can argue with what you wish I said. Get a little honesty, wouldja?
    I argued against what you posted - I can imagine that you'd be a little uncomfortable defending what you posted, so you resort to attacking me and not the message.

    WalMart is a $trillion corporation with virtually unlimited sales in all their locations. To suggest that Walmart would conspire to make a few bucks in this way is nonsense and a phony charge.

    It's plain and simple to those who aren't apologists for the criminal elements of society - people saw an opportunity to steal and some dove right in - they should be rounded up, forced to return the goods - any goods that have been consumed or can't be returned become the financial responsibility of the thief - and those who spread the word around the community that they could use their assistance cards to steal from WalMart and the government should go to jail.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede- MSN Money

    People abusing a system they new had limits the people who were practically stealing . Shame on you .
    Its BUSH'S fault!

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    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.
    As my posts indicate, it would never cross my mind to do this any more than it would cross my mind to loot stores and homes during a hurricane, like Katrina, or the aftermath of a tornado, forest fire, etc. But a certain segment of society, those who don't have a stake in building society or contributing to it, feast on the misfortune of others and steal any opportunity they get. It's why even in civilized societies such as ours we have to spend so much of our hard earned money on police and prisons.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Go back-track the quotes involved to gain an understanding of what I asked.
    alright then

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    For people in general, yes. But we aren't talking about people in general.
    So how can someone can be obese but malnourished ( unless your talking about a poor diet ) . One cant be starving while someone is over weight actually that would be better for one to skip a meal it would add more years to ones life ( for a obese individual of course ) .

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    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.
    1)No, I pointed out your ignorant and sheltered existence doesn't serve as a proof here. And that if you want to validate the claim it is very easy

    2) So confident in your position you needed to validate yourself with something so inanely generalized to be meaningless

    But I know this does happen on occasion, even if "constantly" is just a hackish narrative of BS, so why does it?
    people abuse the welfare system for all manner of reasons. Some have fake accounts, others are selling their benefits for drugs, etc

    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.
    Ugh, you haven't hung out in the ghetto much, huh?

    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?
    Who said everyone on welfare was lazy or that they abuse the system? The truth, much like with the subject matter of this thread, lays on both sides here: Some people need welfare and state assistance, others simply abuse it. Unfortunately the current system doesn't do a good job of weeding out the two.

    The answer is: you wouldn't.
    It's an easy source of revenue and welfare fraud or selling off your EBT isn't complicated. Honestly, you should get out more

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    go in there and try to buy some groceries without any cash. I guarantee you you don't walk out with anything
    You might, but one of the greeters will tackle you shortly afterwards in the parking lot. They're undercover security guards, of course.





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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    You might, but one of the greeters will tackle you shortly afterwards in the parking lot. They're undercover security guards, of course.





    I'm kidding, in case anyone took me seriously.
    people are just acting like walmart can't deny people making a purchase. When I am sure walmarts turn people away everyday

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